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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 …

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Peter Higgs: I wouldn't be productive enough for today's academic system

Peter Higgs, the British physicist who gave his name to the Higgs boson, believes no university would employ him in today's academic system because he would not be considered "productive" enough.<p>The emeritus professor at Edinburgh University, who says he has never sent an email, browsed the …

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 …

This former outlaw racer now develops cop-evading tech

The last Banzai runner.<p>Once an outlaw freeway racer, Phil Henry created the electronic tools to seek, locate, and outwit speed cops. His stealth Dodge Challenger is proof that old habits die hard.<p>Even at 72, Phil Henry still loves the sound of air being sucked into carburetors at high speed, …

Dry-Brined Turkey

8 to 10 Servings<p>No patience for a traditional brine? The dry brine is applied directly to the turkey's skin for a few hours, delivering big flavor and less hassle. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Citrus and Peppercorn Dry Brine, Garlic …

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10 Off The Beaten Path Cities You Should Absolutely Visit

Ask a random person and they can easily rattle off the famous cities around the world, and the list will undoubtedly include New York, Paris, and London.<p>Paris is Paris and London is London, but that shouldn’t mean it’s the only city worth checking out. If you’re already planning to shell out the …

How License-Plate Scanners Are Eroding Our Privacy

Police officers don't respond kindly to being videotaped, yet law enforcement agencies on every level are tracking out comings and going via cameras that ID our license plate numbers. Here, PopMech contributor and Instapundit blogger Glenn Reynolds takes on the slow erosion of our privacy.<p><b>Here's a</b> …

Filson has its way with the AEV Brute

The Brute we know with the gear we love.<p>The AEV Brute started out life as a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, which was then stretched. Throw in a 61" x 60" pickup bed, bigger wheels and tires, and a plethora of toughened-up off road bits, and you get a lovable monstrostiy. The Brute is a huge success, …

Polaris ATV gets novel non-pneumatic tires [w/videos]

For the ultimate doomsday prepper, let us officially introduce you to the Polaris Sportsman WV850 H.O. Not only was this ATV inspired by the MV850 military vehicle, but it truly is an <i>all</i>-terrain vehicle with its trick non-pneumatic tires.<p>Starting at $14,999, you too can ride the same ATV as our …

The UAW's Last-Ditch Push To Organize Southern Car Plants

The United Auto Workers union has won many battles with the car companies, with legendary achievements like fully paid health care benefits, cost of living allowances and vacation days that many employees can only dream of.<p>But until now, it has failed to achieve its biggest goals: organizing the …

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

America's Midsize SUV Standard of Excellence<p>Jeep appears to have nailed it this time. After two decades of assembling its Grand Cherokee sport utility vehicle, the American automaker has finally delivered a world-class off-roader capable of taking on everything in its segment – and more – with a …

Five Stories You'll Care about in Politics Next Week

It's a new era in Washington, but somehow it feels like an old era – members of Congress have skipped town, President Obama is calling for a new …

Republicans Lost the Shutdown Battle, but They’re Winning the Fiscal War

If there’s one thing just about every­one can agree on, it’s that the Re­pub­lic­ans lost this fight — and badly. They sur­rendered on every point, …

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This Loophole Can End the Shutdown

Obama can overrule one obscure Carter-era opinion and reopen the government himself. Ben Jacobs explains.<p>The government shutdown has had drastic …

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2015 Ford F-series Super Duty

A reworked Power Stroke diesel, a beefier F-450, and a ranchier King Ranch.<p>The State Fair of Texas is a favorite location for pickup-truck manufacturers to hawk their latest and greatest products. This year, Toyota showed off its reworked 2014 Tundra, and two of the Detroit’s Big Three showed up …

Pelosi's votes may be key to Boehner

They’re virtually an afterthought in the battle to keep the government open into October, but House Democrats are more than willing to work with Republicans to cut a deal.<p>As long as it costs the GOP something.<p>House GOP leadership’s decision last week to back away from a continuing resolution from …

Ram Announces Towing Numbers for 2014 1500 EcoDiesel and V-6

In the realm of pickup trucks, determining top honors in power, displacement, and towing capacity is an endeavor as murky as keeping track of current and deposed Middle Eastern heads of state. Even in a downsized market, in which smaller engines are creeping into big trucks as the price of Texas …

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel gets 9,200-pound tow rating

The current-generation Ram 1500 is entering its fifth year on the market, but Ram's half-ton truck is not showing its age whatsoever. While we continue to wait for the fuel economy figures for the all-new EcoDiesel V6, Ram has released towing figures for trucks equipped with this new engine, as …

Snowden's nightmare comes true

Edward Snowden’s nightmare may be coming true.<p>Not exile; not the danger of imprisonment or prosecution; and not his newfound association with dictators, lawyers and impresarios.<p>Snowden’s worst fear, by his own account, was that “nothing will change.”<p>“People will see in the media all these …

Major U.S. Weapons Compromised By Chinese Hackers, Report Warns

A previously undisclosed portion of a U.S. Defense report lists the specific weapons system designs that it says have been at least partially …

Soldiers' faces predict aggression, military rank and number of children

What role has aggression played in human evolution? Can scientists predict who might be more aggressive? And how might increased aggressiveness be …