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To its holders, bitcoin is immensely valuable. Except, that is, for holders of the seven tiles required to spell ‘bitcoin’ on the Scrabble board. The word, which has now been added to the official Scrabble dictionary, is worth a mere 11 points. The significance of its inclusion to Bitcoin proponents, however, is notably greater. Also[…]
Pokémon Go has just reached two big milestones. The mobile AR game has now earned $2 billion, according to Apptopia, a third-party provider of app data. The location-based game has also introduced a new Pokémon for the first time, the mythical Meltan. Pokémon Go became a phenomenon during its launch in the summer of 2016. While it[…]
Speedrunner kosmickid12 has broken the world record for the Super Mario Bros. speedrun, using perfect deployment of glitches. Kosmickid12 came in at 4 minutes, 55 seconds, and 913 milliseconds, shaving a third of a second off the previous record, held by somewessince May. He completed the run on an original Nintendo Entertainment System without using[…]
Just when cryptocurrency prices were starting to look better, digital asset markets shaved around $19 billion USD off the entire crypto-economy. Today the cryptocurrency ecosystem’s 1,900+ coins have an overall market capitalization of about $210 billion and about $14 billion in global trade volume. Also read: Ebang Announces 44 Terahash E-11 Miners With 10nm Chips The[…]
Amazon has donated $1 million to the Wikimedia Endowment, a fund that keeps the online encyclopedia Wikipedia running. In a press release, the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that hosts Wikipedia, said Amazon’s donation reflects a growing trend of companies that use the site’s content giving money to keep it going. Wikipedia relies heavily on donations[…]
The number of wild tigers in Nepal has nearly doubled since 2009 to 235, according to the government’s latest survey. In 2009, there were just 121 tigers in the Terai Arc Landscape (TAL), a range that spans India and Nepal. “This significant increase in Nepal’s tiger population is proof that when we work together, we[…]
Google has officially expanded its Reserve With Google service to cover more activities, as the company continues on its mission to make Google itself the first and last stop for all your online booking needs The internet giant first piloted Reserve with Google way back in 2016 in a handful of U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, New York City,[…]
The Seoul Southern District Public Prosecutors’ Office has reportedly indicted two executives of South Korean crypto exchange Coinnest for accepting a bribe in exchange for listing a cryptocurrency. According to local media, they received 1 billion won (~US$890,000) worth of cryptocurrencies – mostly BTC. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals[…]
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella cites BMW’s integration of Alexa and Cortana as a model for modern tech partnerships
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at the Microsoft Ignite conference in Orlando. (Photo Via Microsoft Livestream) Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has some words of advice for companies navigating today’s tech landscape: own the process, be original and choose your partners wisely. Full Coverage: News and analysis from Microsoft’s Ignite 2018 event in Orlando These insights give[…]
Porn has always pushed the edges of technology, from VHS videotapes to virtual reality. And now it may also push the envelope for augmented reality (AR). ARConk, an AR porn service, debuted recently, giving consumers the ability to place animated porn stars in the real world. It remains to be seen if this kind of[…]