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Understanding Ethereum, Bitcoin’s Virtual Cousin

Bitcoin has many cousins and competitors. None have grown more popular than Ethereum, a global computer network with its own virtual currency, called Ether.<p><b>What is Ethereum?</b><p>Ethereum is a global computing network operating according to rules defined by Ethereum software.<p>Those rules allow the …

Cryptocurrency

Here's what quantum computing is and why it matters

Researchers for IBM, Google, Intel, and others are in a fantastic scientific arms race to build a commercially viable quantum computer. They already exist in laboratories, and we’re only a few years away from the beginning of what may turn out to be an entire shift in how we think about computing.<p>A …

Paris is closing in on London as Europe’s startup capital

French startup investments between Q2 and Q3 2016 rose by over 200% to $857 million in deal flow, according to the report.<p>French investment deal values trailed UK by just $62 million in the third quarter of 2016.<p>All 65 investments in French companies in Q3 were concentrated on Paris-based companies.<p>…

Venture Capital

The man who revolutionized Google’s hiring is joining a handyman startup

Laszlo Bock spent 10 years running human resources at Google, where his innovations helped grow the search engine into a technology giant with more than 60,000 employees.<p>For his next challenge, Bock’s focus will be more modest. He’ll be a strategic advisor to Thumbtack, a startup with about 500 …

Human Resources

Tesla is taking a huge risk with the Model 3 — and it may not pay off

The Model 3 will deliver more than 200 miles of range on a single charge and benefit, for a fee, from Tesla extensive Supercharger network, which will enable long-distance drives.<p>After selling $100,000 luxury sedans for several years and adding a luxury SUV in the Model X in 2015, the company is …

Catch Up on the Biggest Scientific Discovery of 2016 in Nine Minutes

A lot of cool science happened in 2016, but the obvious “holy shit!” moment came when physicists announced they’d confirmed the existence of …

Why Warren Buffett Made $12 Billion In 2016

Warren Buffett made $12 billion in 2016 and reclaimed his position as the second richest person in the world, according to Forbes’ billionaire rankings.<p>How did he do it?<p>There are three primary reasons behind his investment performance, which helped increase his net worth to $74 billion.<p><b>1. The</b> …

Investing

The 88-Year-Old Tailor Who Dresses Trump and Obama Is Suing Brooks Brothers

The 88-year-old tailor whose handmade suits have been worn by everyone from President Eisenhower to President-elect Trump delivered a different kind …

Want to Raise Wildly Successful Kids? Science Says Do This for Them (but Their Schools Probably Won't)

A 45-year study of 5,000 gifted students reaches some controversial conclusions.<p>This is a story about gifted kids, science--and a big mistake.<p>It starts with a longitudinal study of some the most intelligent young people the United States has ever produced--a study involving more than 5,000 students …

Kobe Bryant to Begin His Next $100M Chapter

Meet Kobe Bryant, venture capitalist.<p>The retired NBA star will today unveil his venture-capital fund, a $100 million vehicle for investing in technology, media and data companies.<p>Mr. Bryant, who turns 38 Tuesday, isn't going it alone: He is partnering with 43-year-old Jeff Stibel, a longtime …

Golden State Warriors

SolarCity's founders will earn $1 a year, lay off workers ahead of Tesla takeover

SolarCity will soon have fewer employees to carry out chairman Elon Musk’s clean-energy dreams for the California solar installer.<p>SolarCity …

No Man's Sky is a fine example of one type of game (but many people were expecting another)

I'm writing this a couple of days after the release of No Man's Sky. The incandescent vapour of Internet opinion is coalescing around a cooling core …

2016 August 19 - Perseid Fireball at Sunset Crater

<b>Perseid Fireball at Sunset Crater</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Jeremy Perez<p><b>Explanation:</b> On the night of August 12, this bright Perseid meteor flashed …

Astronomy

Space, Climate Change, and the Real Meaning of Theory

I used to be an astronaut, a spacewalker on the International Space Station. Naturally, most of my fifteen-year crew career was spent on the ground, working with engineers to get the Station built and fully crewed for scientific research, but the day-in, day-out flow of this ground work was …

James Bond's drinking habits through the decades

As the conjecture over new twists in the <b>latest Bond film</b> fizzes, fans will be reassured that some things never change. Bond might be a more modern man, but the gadgets, the cars, his behaviour towards women and, of course, the habitual martini will remain. <b>The martini</b> is synonymous with the world’s …

James Bond

Adding multiplayer to a huge video game takes longer than a week

This shouldn’t have to be said, but we talked to developers about it anyway<p>Making video games is hard. Making online multiplayer games is even harder. This is a fact of life that’s obvious to developers, but sadly is often lost on players and some members of the press.<p>This tweet went a bit viral …

The Onion Omega2 is a tiny little computer that only costs $5

The product follows the Raspberry Pi’s naming scheme of Produce + Greek<p>The Onion Omega2 is the latest tiny computer continuing in the tradition of the Raspberry Pi. The Omega2 is the successor to last year’s Omega, a hackable, expandable, and affordable computer that was one-fourth the size of the …

What I Learned Working With Jony Ive’s Team On The Apple Watch

Bob Messerschmidt sold his company to Steve Jobs and went to work building the Apple Watch in 2010. He saw a lot during his three years at Apple.<p>Meet Bob Messerschmidt.<p><i>Apple quietly acquired Messerschmidt’s startup in 2010 (after Messerschmidt sent Steve Jobs an unsolicited email, but that’s</i> …

3tags.org

Dodge Brings Back the Charger Daytona and Challenger T/A

New performance versions offer retro looks, but no extra power.<p>Before this weekend's Woodward Dream Cruise, Dodge has revealed two new versions of the Challenger and Charger—the Challenger T/A and the Charger Daytona. Both packages are available with either Dodge's 375-horsepower 5.7-liter V8 or …

Scientists might have discovered a fifth force of nature, changing our whole view of the universe

It’s one of the most important parts of physics: there are four fundamental forces in the universe. And it might be completely wrong.<p>Scientists have …

Intel’s Joule platform lets makers build computer vision into almost anything

Intel’s new Joule maker board is designed to provide a platform for makers to create powerful computer vision products, and “seamlessly transition from prototype to at-scale robotics, machine vision,” drone and other products, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich explained on stage today at Intel’s annual …

Sean Murray says the No Man's Sky patch will make people very happy

Hello Games founder Sean Murray says a big No Man's Sky patch is now in testing, but if you don't want to wait, you can grab it right now through the …

No Man's Sky

The edge of the universe is closer than scientists previously thought

The visible universe just shrunk by 320 million light-years in all directions, updating a famous calculation that physicists first made 13 years ago.<p>If you're trying to calculate the size of the cosmos, the speed of light — the fastest anything can go — is a tempting place to begin and end. You'd …

3tags.org

Warren Buffett brilliantly explains how bubbles are formed

Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway's CEO, has said cryptocurrencies "definitely will come to a bad ending."<p>He was speaking in January on what's probably the highest profile financial-bubble suspect right now.<p>When he publishes his annual letter to shareholders on Saturday, readers will be checking …

21 Genius Travel Hacks We Learned from Instagram

Whether you’re prepping for a weekend getaway, a destination wedding or a legit beach vacay, Instagram is often the first place you head to get inspo on where to eat, what to see and, most importantly, how to travel with a little less stress. Wait, what? Yup. Your fave social network is here to …

These 5 Crazy Thought Experiments Show How Einstein Formed His Revolutionary Hypotheses

They're not easy.<p>Albert Einstein, one of the greatest minds of the 20th century, forever changed the landscape of science by introducing …

The Double-Slit Experiment That Blew Open Quantum Mechanics

Is light a wave or a particle? Yes.<p>The physics equations you learned in school don't work on the atomic scale. We have Newtonian physics to explain the world we can see and feel, and we have Einsteinian physics to explain the behavior of matter and light in the universe, but we observe a bunch of …