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Is Bitcoin Dead? $1 Billion In Startup Investment Says No

Bitcoin has been declared dead about ninety times since it’s release in 2009, but this time it’s different. Instead of a media outlet breathlessly repeating assurances from a banking sector executive that the first blockchain based virtual currency is dead, the source of the obituary was none other …

Bitcoin

Lessons From Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki, former Apple evangelist and current advisor, investor and thought leader to startups, established brands like Google and Mercedes-Benz, and the business community at large, often speaks on lessons from Steve Jobs.<b>*</b><p>Since Guy worked for Steve Jobs twice, his talks are chock-full of …

Entrepreneurship

Time Travel: Theories, Paradoxes & Possibilities

Time travel — moving between different points in time — has been a popular topic for science fiction for decades. Franchises ranging from "Doctor …

Physics

Twitter's biggest change ever, Moments, lets you follow events

Just 24 hours after Twitter announced that Jack Dorsey would become the company’s permanent CEO, Project Lightning, the company’s long-promised way to follow events, has finally emerged.<p>It’s now called ‘Moments’ and marks the first fundamental product change since the company’s launch.<p>Moments is a …

Jack Dorsey

Microsoft challenges Apple w/ Surface Pro 4 iPad Pro competitor, Surface Book laptop aimed at MacBook Pro, more

At Microsoft’s event today it unveiled a huge array of ambitious and interesting tech which should be enough to make Apple stand up and take notice. The once-giant of the consumer electronics world has had to reinvent itself over the past couple of years, and judging from today’s event, it’s doing …

MacBook Pro

Tesla’s Model X is finally here, and I got to drive it

“I’m not sure anyone should make this car, really. I mean, yeah. There is far more there than is really necessary to sell a car,” Musk says, trailing off. There is a genuine sense of introspection that maybe — <i>just maybe</i> — the Model X is over-engineered, that Tesla took on too much, and that's why …

Apple sells record 13 million iPhones in first weekend for 6S, 6S Plus

The total exceeds the 10 million sold in the opening weekend last year for the previous versions of Apple's smartphone.<p>The iPhone phenomenon endures.<p>Apple said Monday it sold 13 million iPhone 6S and 6S Plus units from Friday through Sunday, the first three days of sales.<p>The tally represents a …

San Francisco

Early tests show iPhone 6s is nearly two times faster than rest of the industry

The iPhone 6s is so fast, not only does it destroy the iPhone 6 in speed tests, it tops the iPad Air 2 and every Android device on the market, according to initial benchmark tests.<p>Apple’s engineers managed to make some huge GPU improvements on the iPhone 6s thanks to new technology that allows the …

Mobile Technology

Tonight, a supermoon will shine red with the blood of the innocent

Actually it's just refracted light from the Sun<p>This Sunday, the Moon will provide a big, bloody show for those looking up into the night sky. A total lunar eclipse — sometimes referred to as a blood moon due to the Moon's dark red glow — is scheduled to begin at 10:11PM ET on Sunday.<p>But this …

Volkswagen's U.S. CEO Admits: "We Totally Screwed Up"

Yesterday’s launch of the U.S.-spec 2016 Volkswagen Passat was supposed to be a celebration for Volkswagen of America. Taking place in a trendy waterfront warehouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard overlooking Manhattan across the river, it was all set to be a swanky media affair, complete with a live …

California Air Resources Board

The best place to travel every month of the year

We teamed up with Kayak to find the best international destination to visit each month of the year.<p>Kayak calculated the median monthly airfare and median hotel rates for four-star properties in multiple destinations around the world. Activities and weather were also taken into consideration.<p>Here is …

Concorde may fly again by the end of the decade

A supersonic classic, back from the dead<p>Concorde, one of only two commercial supersonic jets ever created, may take to the skies again if an ambitious and dedicated crew of enthusiasts is successful in bringing it back from the dead. Club Concorde, as the group is called, is comprised of former …

Colorado Becomes First State to Generate More Taxes From Marijuana Than Alcohol

It was only a matter of time, but we can now officially report that Colorado has become the first state to generate more taxes from marijuana sales …

Cannabis

The 15 Must-See Debuts of the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Zuckerberg: Facebook is working on a ‘dislike’ button

Mark Zuckerberg has revealed that a dislike button is being worked on, and Facebook will be testing it soon. He shared that people have consistently been asking about this capability for years: “We’ve finally heard you and we’re working on this and we will deliver something that meets the needs of …

Social Media

22 Quotes From Albert Einstein to Take You Inside His Mind

Albert Einstein is arguably the most famous physicist of all time. His theory of relativity forever changed the way we perceive the world and opened …

A former Apple executive is selling his incredible $35 million California smart home

He started designing the contemporary home with a bevy of automated features in 2005, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>But by the time it was completed — just a few weeks ago — he no longer needed the 10,000-square-foot mansion, as his kids are all grown up.<p>Located in Santa Barbara, California, …

The best Bluetooth speaker gets a sequel: this is UE Boom 2

How do you improve on a "flawless" Bluetooth speaker? For Logitech's Ultimate Ears, the answer is make it louder, improve its wireless range, and give it a more durable design. Add those refinements together and you get the UE Boom 2, the sequel to our favorite portable speaker. Priced at $199 just …

Porsche Mission E Concept

Taking aim at Tesla.<p>German luxury automobile manufacturer Porsche is setting its sights on Tesla’s target market with its Mission E Concept vehicle. The ultra-futuristic and sleek car boasts 590 horsepower, and a claimed 310.7 miles of range on a 90 kWh battery. Porsche’s engineers devised a magnet …

Tesla

Stripe announces Relay, a single way to pay within mobile apps

Because mobile e-commerce really sucks<p>Payments company Stripe today announced Relay, a service that will let businesses create custom buying processes within mobile apps and allow for that process to move across different apps. Relay is designed to remove all the annoying form-filling activity …

Apple's plan to kill the hamburger menu

During Apple’s September event it announced a new technology called 3D Touch as part of the iPhone 6s. Apple calls it the “next generation of multitouch” and it isn’t mincing words when it comes to how important it is to the future.<p>Aside from the confusing naming, 3D Touch is similar to Force Touch …

Bitcoin’s leaders don’t know what’s next for Bitcoin

Bitcoin is at a crossroads. The digital currency and its deregulated network is maturing, but members of the community are lost — they can’t decide what the network should look like when it grows up.<p>Bitcoin is a decentralized currency that’s transacted on a public ledger called <i>the blockchain</i>. …

Bitcoin

BRABUS Gives the Gigantic Mercedes G500 4x4² a Powerful Update

A monster of a vehicle.<p>German tuning specialists BRABUS has already released a number of its souped up creations this year, including the Mercedes AMG GT S, but its latest work might just be its biggest, literally. The off-road Mercedes-Benz G500 4×4² has been reworked with rugged enhancements …

Off-roading

Stripe: the invisible $5 billion start-up powering the internet economy

While none of those has yet hit the high street, the revolution is well under way, and one company believes it can become to online payments what Google and Facebook became to information and socialising in the internet age. But you've probably never heard of it.<p>Stripe, a San Francisco-based …

FinTech

rossi sbaglia ma la caduta di lorenzo lo avvicina al titolo -l’orrenda festa per lo spagnolo a terra

<b>ROSSI</b><p><b>Benny Casadei Luccchi per</b> “il Giornale”<p>Chi sbaglia poco come Vale quando poi sbaglia sente il mondo cascargli addosso. Non si dà pace. Invece è …

Teen who wants to throw party hacks parents' phone and changes 'no' to 'hell yes' using autocorrect

Brendan found a way to ask his parents if he could throw a party without getting an answer he didn't want<p>It is perhaps a given that children these days know more about technology than their parents.<p>And this was perfectly demonstrated by a young man apparently who got his parents to agree to a party …

Shift raises $50 million to make selling your old car a less terrible experience

Shift Technologies, an online marketplace for used cars in San Francisco and Los Angeles, said on Tuesday it has raised $50 million in new …

The Nebia Showerhead Gives You a Better Shower With Less Water

Revolutionizing your daily shower routine.<p>Five years in the making, the Nebia Showerhead gives you a better shower by covering more surface area, while still consuming less water than the traditional showerhead. Conceived by Carlos Gomez Andonaegui, who ran a health club in Mexico City and noticed …

Mexico City