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Miners spend $17 million a day for a shot at $4.4 million of bitcoin

The price of a single bitcoin, now sitting at $899, is derived from many mysterious sources: supply and demand, potential future business value, animal spirits. One factor is less widely understood: The price of bitcoin depends on the price of electricity.<p>Bitcoin are produced by “mining,” having …

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Lamborghini officially reveals new Veneno Roadster

Sexy or vulgar – whatever you thought of the Veneno which Lamborghini unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show this past March, it didn't much matter. Because by the time we saw it, all three examples were already bought and paid for... at the equivalent of $3.9 million each. But if you had that much cash …

Oculus Rift VR Headset To Run Android Powered By System-On-A-Chip

The Oculus Rift is one of the most hyped gadgets in the video game industry, and with good reason: It promises to finally bring about mainstream virtual reality gaming.<p>Speaking with Engadget, id Software co-founder and Oculus Rift Chief Technology Officer, John Carmack, said that a retail version …

Modern Eco-Friendly Homes Set Amongst the Trees

<i>Primeval Symbiosis (Single Pole House)</i> is an architectural design project by architecture student and interior designer Konrad Wjcik that seeks to organically install living spaces in forests without disrupting the innate beauty of nature. Wjcik's detailed presentation lays out the many benefits of …

Watch Prince Perform “Let’s Go Crazy” at His Pajama Dance Party

There was dancing, pancakes, and silk robes. Here’s a performance from Prince’s pajama party at Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota that kicked off …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …