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Flights canceled as record air pollution chokes Shanghai

The highest possible health warning has been issued for the city<p>Smog has all but choked the life out of Shanghai Friday, as authorities issued the highest possible health warning for the city. Hundreds of flights were delayed or canceled, schoolchildren were forced indoors (where conditions weren't …

The World's Most Powerful Bitcoin Miner Is Worried About How It Could Destroy Bitcoin

How hard is it?<p>The makers of the most powerful miner in the world can't even satisfy the insatiable demand for their product, because they would probably ruin Bitcoin if they did.<p>Here's the problem: Bitcoins are mined by computers solving math problems. More technically, they unlock blocks of …

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

Bungie will release 'Destiny' on September 9th, 2014

<i>Halo</i> creator Bungie's new universe has a release date. Today, Bungie and Activision have announced that <i>Destiny</i> will launch worldwide on September 9th, 2014.<p>If you've been watching the epic sci-fi / fantasy shooter closely, you might note the new release date counts as a bit of a delay. <i>Destiny</i> was …

Inside India’s Aadhar, The World’s Biggest Biometrics Database

India’s Unique Identification project, also known as Aadhar, earlier this week finished capturing demographic and biometric data of over half a billion residents–the largest biometric project of its kind currently in the world.<p>It’s been a multi-year effort not without its critics among privacy and …

Up-close with a Bitcoin mining powerhouse (video)

Alex Lawn is in New York on a pitstop, arriving in from Sweden on his way to next week's Inside Bitcoin conference in Las Vegas. He hasn't slept much. The way he describes it, no one at KnCMiner does much sleeping these days, as the company races to become the driving force in the rapidly expanding …