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The world's first Bitcoin ATM is coming to Canada next week

After dumping the penny last year, Canada is taking another step towards the fiscal future with the launch of the world's first publicly-accessible Bitcoin ATM next Tuesday. As <i>Wired</i> reports, the landmark machine will be installed outside of a coffee house in downtown Vancouver, allowing members of …

How Vice's Tim Pool used Google Glass to cover Istanbul protests

What is Google Glass good for, beyond showing off at technology conferences? Google's augmented eyewear has plenty of sceptics, but here's one scenario:<p>"When there's a wall of police firing plastic bullets at you, and you're running through a wall of tear-gas, having your hands free to cover your …

The First Quantum Teleportation In A Computer Chip

In a milestone for quantum computing, researchers at ETH Zurich have demonstrated quantum teleportation in a solid-state circuit. Even more, they’ve broken something of a quantum speed record – they estimate that their system could teleport 10,000 quantum bits per second. This teleportation …

A look back at GE's decade-spanning search for a man-powered robot suit

In 1959, Robert Heinlein gave the world exoskeleton-clad soldiers in <i>Starship Troopers</i>. The idea of an augmented worker or supersoldier, though, wasn't limited to fiction. A year before <i>Starship Troopers</i> was published, GE engineer Albert Mosher had unveiled the first of a series of prototypes he …

Make love, not war: a military contractor helps build a dating app

Instead of bad guys, Hinge wants to help you find dates<p>If you Google "John Kleint," you won’t come up with much. This time last year, Kleint was working for a military defense contractor that he won’t name. "Big data analytics," he calls the job. "Projects involved analyzing a large social graph of …

Tel Aviv latest city to consider futuristic 'maglev' personal transport system

A futuristic transportation system developed by NASA's Ames Research Center could finally be coming to fruition in Tel Aviv — should the project clear all the necessary regulatory hurdles, of course. Tel Aviv mayor Ron Huldai told <i>Bloomberg News</i> earlier this week that the SkyTran system, which uses …

Why were women finally added to 'Call of Duty: Ghosts' multiplayer?

Yesterday, <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i> introduced the first playable female characters ever featured in <i>Call of Duty's</i> multiplayer campaign. The change, Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg tells <i>Polygon</i>, has long been one of the most requested features in the game: "If I had a billboard chart of requests, this …

Out Of The Comics, Into Reality: Jet Pack Moves Closer To Market

From Buck Rogers to James Bond, we all have a pretty concrete mental image of a jet pack — a motorized backpack with little handles in front and smoke shooting out of the back.<p>The New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Co. doesn't just think it's turned the jet pack of your imagination into a reality. …