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3 Things To Know About the Future of Virtual Reality

Strap on a rectangular black headset, and you can traverse a sunken ship at the bottom of the ocean or climb to the top of a snowcapped mountain. …

Porsche is about to splash billions of dollars on its EV efforts

Porsche said this week that it’s doubling its planned investment in all-electric and hybrid cars to $7.4 billion.<p>The money will be pumped into …

Electric Vehicles

China’s biggest battery producer could become world’s biggest after raising $2 billion in an IPO

Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL), China’s largest automotive battery maker, has been making strides in the past few years thanks to the country’s rapid deployment of electric vehicles.<p>The company is now reportedly aiming to become the world’s largest automotive battery maker with a new …

3 Stocks to Buy When the Market Crashes

With the market down over 7% in just a few days, investors are getting fearful that the next crash is coming soon. These three investors each have a …

Hedge Funds Push the Price of Bitcoin to New Highs

SAN FRANCISCO — The chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, Jamie Dimon, has called Bitcoin a fraud and made it clear that he will not allow his bank to begin trading the virtual currency any time soon.<p>But that has not stopped a growing wave of big Wall Street investors — many of them hedge funds — from …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin is closing in on its all-time high

The price of the red-hot currency was up more than 4% on Monday above $4,800 a coin, less than $200 shy of its all-time high of $4,983, according to data from Markets Insider.<p>Bitcoin hit nearly $5,000 at the beginning of September, but quickly saw its price decline amid news of a crackdown in China …

Disney built a blockchain, and now its creators are trying to turn it into a commercial platform to compete with Ethereum

<b>-It's designed to be more private than other popular blockchains like the bitcoin and ethereum protocols.</b><p><b>-Now some of the developers behind the technology want to build a commercial business to make it easy for less technologically savvy businesses to get involved.</b><p>From animatronics to digital …

Angry Birds IPO expected to value parent Rovio at $1 billion

Remember Angry Birds? Well, apparently enough people are still playing it to justify an IPO.<p>Rovio Entertainment, the Finnish parent of the popular smartphone game, is getting ready to go public on the Helsinki Nasdaq in two weeks. And it’s set the price range for an IPO that would value the company …

It’s over: China’s biggest bitcoin exchanges will halt all trading services for local customers

The last hope for digital-currency trading in China is dead.<p>China’s two largest bitcoin exchanges, Huobi and OKCoin, said on Saturday (Sept. 16) that they will halt all trading services for local customers. It’s an about-face from their statements just a day earlier, in which the two companies said …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin bounces up more than $900 from the week's low

LONDON — The price of Bitcoin is surging on Monday after a week in which it lost more than $1,000 in value and dropped below $3,000 per coin for the first time in over a month.<p>Bitcoin collapsed spectacularly last week as news of a regulatory crackdown in China broke. The cryptocurrency dropped 16% …

Robots will soon do your taxes and your bookkeeper is cool with that

Up until about ten years ago, choosing a career in accountancy was considered a safe bet. It came with a decent salary, plenty of job opportunities and all sorts of benefits. Robots were still a distant reality. Something to worry about for blue-collar workers, maybe, but in no way threatening to …

Artificial Intelligence

As Bitcoin prices climb, Siacoin offers an attractive alternative

Everyone is looking for the next Bitcoin. Finding a currency with potential not just to change the world, but also net multiple thousand percent returns over the next several months, though, isn’t as easy as an influx of new contenders would have you believe.<p>But it doesn’t matter. Wealth creation …

Cryptocurrency

This $25 device will double the internet speed on your computer

If you use a modern home Wi-Fi solution like the Google Wifi or our favorite mesh system, the AmpliFi HD, you’re undoubtedly enjoying lightning fast …

With Amazon reviews, quantity draws more buyers than quality

A study using phone cases on Amazon.com found that we're more likely to favor a product based on the quantity of reviews, rather than what they say, …

Quantum 'hashtags' may prove the existence of a strange particle

Hashtags could soon be useful for a lot more than fostering discussion on your favorite social network. Researchers have developed a hashtag-shaped quantum chip (shown below) that could confirm the existence of the oddball Majorana particle, which exists as both matter and antimatter at the same …

Keep your iPhone in your pocket and shoot with this little guy instead

So, here’s a conundrum: You love your iPhone camera, but sometimes, you want to shoot a little more adventurously, say, as you bike down a mountain. …

Gear & Gadgets

Western Digital releases a massive 20TB desktop storage system

Western Digital has announced a new 20TB version of its My Book Duo storage system, the highest capacity system it has ever made. The new RAID-optimized system features speeds up to 360 MB/s sequential reads, and comes with a USB-C port and two USB 3.0 ports.<p>The My Book Duo also comes with 256-bit …

New robot cop can detect weapons, but can it stay dry too?

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>We've become increasingly incapable of policing ourselves.<p>So now we're asking the robots to do it.<p>The poor robots aren't used to this sort of work. Just last month, a Knightscope security robot fell into a …

Robots

Hands-on with Astropad’s new MacBook dongle that turns your iPad into a powerful second screen

Astropad, the company behind many popular and incredibly powerful iOS apps, has unveiled an all-new hardware product. Called Luna Display, Astropad explains that this accessory is the “first and only hardware solution that turns any iPad into a true, wireless second screen display.” Read on for our …

Bitcoin rallies to new record, market cap hits $50 billion for first time

Bitcoin surged above $3,000 to reach a new all-time high over the weekend, less than a week after a split that worried some investors.<p>Bitcoin BTCUSD, …

Qantas extending free on-board Wi-Fi to second aircraft

Qantas has built out new ViaSat Wi-Fi technology onto a second domestic aircraft ahead of extending the service to an additional eight planes by the …

A Remote Chinese Province Uses Its Climate To Grow A Big-Data Industry

To the rest of China, the remote, landlocked region known as Guizhou province has been a wild and rugged backwater, for all but the last 500 years of the country's history. Now, it's at the leading edge of China's technological ambitions.<p>Aboriginal tribes inhabited this part of Southwest China …

MIT researchers give the white cane used by the visually impaired a high-tech update

The iconic white cane has helped provide empowerment and mobility for generations of visually impaired people and has now received a high-tech update …

Einride’s T-Pod self-driving transport EV gets a full-scale prototype

Swedish tech startup Einride has built a full-scale prototype of its T-Pod, the electric autonomous transport vehicle it hopes will eventually replace smaller heavy-duty trucks, featuring remote control operation and a 200 kWh energy capacity with a maximum range of around 124 miles.<p>The Einride …

This startup helps Uber drivers make extra cash by selling random stuff in their cars

Anyone who's been stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic in an Uber probably could have used a pair of headphones or an Altoid at some point.<p>Cargo is a …

Startups

Softbank's £71 billion tech fund is reportedly going to invest in Deliveroo

According to a Sky News report, the $93 billion (£72 billion) Softbank Vision Fund is reportedly in talks to invest in the food delivery startup.<p>One source told Sky that a successful deal would make Deliveroo London's latest tech "unicorn", the nickname given to startups with a valuation of more …

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Tesla: $500, Here We Come?

By<p>Updated May 24, 2017 9:37 a.m. ET<p>Shares of <b>Tesla</b> (TSLA) have taken a break following their rapid rise above $300 this year. So how much upside is …

Unity, whose software powers half of all new mobile games, lands $400 million from Silver Lake

Unity Technologies, a 13-year-old, San Francisco-based company that makes development tools for video game creators, has raised $400 million in fresh funding from the private equity firm Silver Lake. A “big chunk” of the round went toward purchasing the shares of longtime employees and earlier …

Google's $5,000 4K digital whiteboard goes on sale

It only took half a year, but Google's first take on a digital whiteboard is finally available. Google has started selling the Jamboard in the US for $4,999 plus $600 per year for management and support ($300 if you buy one by the end of September). As before, it's ultimately a 55-inch 4K display …

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