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The iMac Pro is a beast, but it's not for everybody

‘Pro’ means something different on the iMac than on the MacBook<p>The iMac Pro is available to order today, and if you're a Mac user, you're almost surely going to covet it. But for most people, it's a better idea to <i>covet</i> this machine than it is to actually <i>acquire</i> it. It starts at $4,999 and …

IMac Pro

Janet Yellen says bitcoin is a highly speculative asset — but the Fed played a key role in its rise

• <b>Bitcoin came into existence in 2009 in part as a response to fears about financial intermediation and banking following the financial crisis of 2008.</b>• <b><br>Aggressive rate cuts from the Federal Reserve and other central banks sparked fears, which proved unfounded, of high inflation that would sharply</b> …

Economy

Watch: Urban Downhill in the Steep, Narrow Streets of Grasse, France

Compared to the urban DH courses we’ve seen in places like Taxco, Mexico and Valpairaso, Chile, this course in Grasse, France appears to have even …

France

Billions of video site visitors unwittingly mine cryptocurrency as they watch – report

Popular sites Openload, Streamango, Rapidvideo and OnlineVideoConverter allegedly force users to mine tokens for cryptocurrency Monero<p>Almost one billion visitors a month to four popular video sites are being unwittingly forced to mine cryptocurrency, according to a report on the practice of so …

Cryptocurrency

Move over, bitcoin. Here comes litecoin

Bitcoin has been on amazing ride for the past few weeks. But there is actually another cryptocurrency that's enjoyed an even bigger spike lately.<p>It's called litecoin, and it has nearly doubled in just the past 24 hours and has surged more than 250% in the past week according to digital currency …

Cryptocurrency

The Untold Story of How Massive Success Made GoPro's CEO Lose His Way. Can He Recover?

The untold story of how massive success made GoPro's Nick Woodman lose his way--and how he plans to bring his company back from the brink.<p>Nick Woodman is crying.<p>Red-tailed hawks wheel around the sky outside the wall of windows of the GoPro founder's hilltop office in San Mateo, California. A few …

Drones

Apple will give you more cash for your dusty old Mac

Apple has increased its trade-in values for a bunch of old Mac models. Machines released in 2009 and later could now earn you up to $2,500. That’s a generous $1,000 more than the previous limit.<p>If you were thinking about treating yourself to a new Mac this Christmas, Apple just made it a whole lot …

MacBook Pro

50 Greatest Super Heroes In Comic Book History

If you want to start an instant debate with a fellow comic book or super hero fan, just ask them for their list of the greatest super heroes of all …

Comics

Watch: How We Dropped Corbet's Couloir on a Mountain Bike

Last week we shared the mountain bike segment from the Teton Gravity Research film, <i>Rogue Elements</i>. Perhaps the most thrilling part of the video was …

Mountain Biking

13 Super-Weird Facts You Should Probably Know

Trust us, one day these are going to come in handy.

Albert Einstein

17 Parents Everyone Was Talking About On The Internet In 2017

Dominating the internet AND wiping butts.

Parenting

31 Details From "Star Wars" That Will Make You Want To Rewatch ASAP

Lando stole Han's look!

Star Wars

Bitcoin exchange NiceHash loses millions to hackers

Exchange loses its virtual wallet in breach, which some reports say contained more than $60 million in cryptocurrency.<p>While many bitcoin investors are basking in record valuations, some are coming to grips with an astonishing loss.<p>Cryptocurrency marketplace NiceHash said Wednesday that hackers …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin tops $13,000, less than 24 hours after topping $12,000 for the first time

Bitcoin climbed above $13,000 Wednesday afternoon after topping $12,000 Tuesday night.<p>The digital currency began the year below $1,000 and its gains have accelerated as investor interest grows. Chicago-based CBOE Global Markets is planning to launch bitcoin futures on Sunday, while the world's …

Cryptocurrency

Steam Is No Longer Accepting Bitcoin

Valve has confirmed that it will no longer support Bitcoin as a payment option on Steam. The decision is “due to high fees and volatility in the …

Cryptocurrency

Square is unleashing crypto onto more of its user base

• <b>Square, the mobile-payments company, has been allowing some of its users to buy and sell bitcoin on its Cash App.</b>• <b><br>The company said on Tuesday it was rolling out the service to additional users.</b><p>Square is increasing the number of people eligible to buy and sell bitcoin on its Cash App, the company …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Is a 'Toxic Concept for Investors,' Yale Economist Warns

Add another voice to the chorus calling bitcoin a dangerous bubble: that of Yale University senior fellow Stephen Roach.<p>Roach, who also used to be …

Ray Dalio

Hidden Credit Card Benefits You Might Be Missing

Your credit card might offer more than cash back or hotel and airline rewards points.<p>Often, hidden in the fine print of your cardholder agreement, …

Consumer Reports

New Real-Time Payment System Could Help You Avoid Late Fees

A new “real-time payment” system that could help consumers avoid late payments and penalties was officially launched last month and will be rolled …

Banking

Revolut merges mobile banking with cryptocurrency trading

Revolut is merging traditional banking and cryptocurrency to let you buy, sell, trade, and hold Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ether alongside 25 world fiat currencies. The $90 million-funded mobile banking startup is trying to erase the divide between old and new money.<p>Revolut‘s CEO Nikolay Storonsky …

Cryptocurrency

50 Best Places to Travel in 2018

The 50 destinations that made our list this year include one of Canada's best cities, the world's design capital, and a remote, idyllic …

Travel

5 Bitcoin Rivals That Are Rapidly on the Rise

Bitcoin prices peaked at an all-time high of over $11,800 Sunday in one of the most dramatic value surges of any asset in living memory.<p>Today’s …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin: UK and EU plan crackdown amid crime and tax evasion fears

Cryptocurrency close to record high despite news Treasury plans to end traders’ anonymity<p>The UK and other EU governments are planning a crackdown on bitcoin amid growing concerns that the digital currency is being used for money laundering and tax evasion.<p>The Treasury plans to regulate bitcoin and …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin Futures Could Trigger a Lehman-Style Collapse, Billionaire Warns

Bitcoin prices soared to a new high last week on the news there will be a futures market for the currency starting on Dec. 18. But not everyone is …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin hits new high above $11,500 as the Winklevoss twins become the first bitcoin billionaires

• <b>Bitcoin hit a new high of $11,826.76 per coin on Sunday, according to Markets Insider data.</b>• <b><br>Bitcoin's meteoric recent rise means Winklevoss twins' $11 million bet on the cryptocurrency in 2011 is now worth over $1 billion.</b><p>LONDON — Bitcoin is back to its winning ways, posting a new record high on …

Cryptocurrency

Here's What Bitcoin's Smartest Skeptics are Telling Investors

Bitcoin continues one of the most dramatic price runups of any asset in living memory, posting prices above $11,800 this morning after starting the …

Bitcoin

A Startup Sportsbook's Big Bet On Creation Of Its Own Cryptocurrency

As the future of sports betting has become the most pressing issue in the gaming industry, at least in the United States, one company is focused on creating a more equitable and fair pricing model for bettors, with enhanced prospects of attaining long-term profitability, by reducing operator …

Bitcoin

Anger and confusion as crypto traders lose thousands in 'flash crash' on $54 billion exchange

• <b>"Flash Crash" hit cryptocurrencies NEO, OMG, and ETP on the Bitfinex exchange on Wednesday.</b>• <b><br>Price drop triggered exchange to liquidate many customers' leveraged positions, leaving some with thousands of dollars in losses.</b>• <b><br>Customers claim the orders weren't executed correctly and the platform was hit</b> …

Trading

TechCrunch founder launches crypto hedge fund

Michael Arrington, founder of pioneering tech news site TechCrunch, is raising up to $100 million for a hedge fund that will primarily invest in …

Startups

Two of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges are experiencing issues as bitcoin surges past $11,000

• <b>Two of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges, Coinbase and Gemini, both crashed on Wednesday morning.</b>• <b><br>Coinbase said it saw "all-time high traffic" which contributed to system outages.</b>• <b><br>Bitcoin soared over $11,000 on Wednesday, after hitting a record high of $10,000 on Tuesday.</b><p>Two of the biggest …

Cryptocurrency