BBC World

Birmingham crash: Six dead in 'horrific' smash
A seventh person was critically injured in the accident in Birmingham involving multiple vehicles.
Ban sale of mini mobile phones, justice secretary says
The tiny devices are designed to evade prison body scanners, the justice secretary says.
Barry Sherman: Family disputes reports on mystery double death in Canada
Barry Sherman and his wife were found dead at their home in Toronto, Canada, in unclear circumstances.
François Gabart: French sailor slashes around the world solo record
François Gabart cuts more than six days off the record for fastest solo sail around the globe.
Barack Obama prepares for his Today programme interview with Prince Harry
Barack Obama prepares for his Today programme interview with Prince Harry.
Switzerland funicular: World's steepest railway opens
The specially designed barrel-shaped carriages rotate as it ascends precipitous mountain slopes.
Who waltzed off with the Strictly glitterball?
Alexandra Burke, Gemma Atkinson, Debbie McGee and Joe McFadden competed for the coveted Strictly Come Dancing trophy.
Self-exclusion scheme in betting shops flawed
A self-exclusion scheme for addicted gamblers has been put to the test - and been found wanting.
Brexit: Theresa May says she 'will not be derailed'
The prime minister writes in two Sunday newspapers that she has "proven the doubters wrong".
Trump Russia inquiry: Mueller improperly obtained emails, lawyer says
A Trump ally says investigators on the Russia inquiry unlawfully obtained thousands of emails.
Pensions: Automatic saving to start at 18 under new plans
An extra 900,000 young people could automatically save into a workplace pension under the plans.
Celtic's 69-game unbeaten run ends
Hearts end Celtic's 69-game, 585-day unbeaten domestic run with a stunning Scottish Premiership victory at Tynecastle.
Brent PCs critically hurt after being hit by Maserati
The two officers were returning to their police car when they were struck.
Grenfell Tower: School in the shadow of disaster
Six months on, how pupils at one primary school are coping with the loss of a classmate and their homes.
Joe McFadden: Child star to dance champion
He is Scotland's first Strictly winner, but who is Joe McFadden and what else has he done?
Ashes: Did Mitchell Starc bowl 'ball of the 21st century' to James Vince?
Mitchell Starc's delivery to remove James Vince on day four in Perth is being dubbed the Ball of the Century.
Can you cook your entire Christmas dinner on a BBQ?
Barbecue champion Scott Lane shows you how to cook your Christmas dinner al fresco - sprouts and all.
Avid Christmas fan's 24 trees and 8,000 decorations
Geoff Stonebanks uses 24 trees to display his bauble collection.
Five secrets of a well-run A&E department
Luton & Dunstable hospital has the best-performing A&E in England. The BBC's Hugh Pym explains why.
Taking two million photos of Obama
During Obama's eight-year presidency, photographer Pete Souza took close to two million photos.
The caravan of mothers looking for their lost children
The children were migrating from Central America and disappeared while crossing Mexico.
Poverty and loneliness impact millions at Christmas
A church in Reading serves lunches to help people in poverty or suffering from loneliness at Christmas.
Vaginal mesh implants: The woman awarded a $57m payout
Ella Ebaugh was awarded a $57m payout after a mesh implant left her disabled.
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Belgium ends 19th-Century telegram service
Kevin Connolly looks at the surprising survival of a vintage messaging system in the age of Instagram and Twitter.
The 'Deep Freeze' murder: Who killed Anne Noblett?
It is 60 years since Anne Noblett's frozen body was found in a field - are we any closer to finding out who killed her?
How is a bullied child like 'Milkshake Duck'?
A video featuring 11-year-old Keaton Jones' anti-bullying plea went viral - but then the tone of the conversation changed.
Are seafood lovers really eating 11,000 bits of plastic per year?
A study has shown evidence of plastic appearing in seafood - but is this a danger to the public?
Raised on Janet Jackson: How the pop star shaped one fan's life
As Janet Jackson wraps up her State of the World tour, one fan reflects on the star's impact on her life.
The comedian who can't look at his audience
Comedian Chris McCausland, who is blind, dared to dream and now he has hit the big time on BBC Two's Live at the Apollo.
The French apprentices thriving on medieval roots
Hugh Schofield discovers some ancient strengths in a French apprenticeship system.
Ashes: England face defeat as Australia inch closer to winning back urn
England face defeat in the third Ashes Test after closing day four on 132-4 in their second innings, still 127 runs behind.
Bradley Lowery: Award for Sunderland mascot at BBC Sports Personality
Bradley Lowery, the six-year-old Sunderland mascot who died from cancer, will be recognised with the Helen Rollason Award at Sunday's BBC Sports Personality show.
Pint-sized Ashes: England in battle to save the Ashes
England will be battling to save the Ashes on the final day of the third Test, after rain brought an early end to day four in Perth.
BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017: Meet the contenders
Find out more about the 12 nominees for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017 award, to be presented on Sunday.
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The Register

Google ramping up AI in China, Nvidia's Titan V, Intel's hip-hop misstep
<h4>And more in your machine-learning news summary</h4> <p><strong>Roundup</strong> Here's your quick guide to news in the AI world beyond what <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/emergent_tech/artificial_intelligence/">we've covered this week</a>.…</p>
Merry Xmas, fellow code nerds: Avast open-sources decompiler
<h4>RetDec will turn binaries into something more legible</h4> <p>Malware hunting biz and nautical jargon Avast has released its machine-code decompiler <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://github.com/avast-tl/retdec">RetDec</a> as open source, in the hope of arming like-minded haters of bad bytes and other technically inclined sorts with better analytical tools.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Top Silicon Valley tech battle judge probed over sex pest claims
<h4>Alex Kozinski accused of showing women clerks porn, sexually harassing staff</h4> <p>A misconduct inquiry has been opened into top US tech judge Alex Kozinski over allegations that he showed female law clerks pornography and repeatedly asked inappropriate sexual questions.…</p>
Facebook confesses: Facebook is bad for you
<h4>Grazing FB is ruining your life, admits social network after probing its army of addicts</h4> <p>Facebook has just publicaly slapped itself upside the head, admitting that its very existence is often detrimental to the wellbeing of its users.…</p>
Oi, force Microsoft to cough up emails on Irish servers to the Feds, US states urge Supremes
<h4>AGs pressure America's top court to make Redmond hand over overseas messages</h4> <p>Microsoft should not be able to “shield evidence” held on Irish servers from US prosecutors, a group of 35 US state attorneys general has argued.…</p>
Pest control: Eggheads work to help RoboBees dodge that fly-swatter
<h4>Whoosh... gust of wind - sorry chaps, I'm out</h4> <p>Engineers and programmers working on a robot bee project could soon have the faux insects behaving more like real bees, according to engineers and roboticists at Cornell and Harvard.…</p>
Poor NASA sods sent to spend Xmas in Antarctic ahead of satellite launch
<h4>In search of cold, hard facts, scientists prep 470-mile adventure</h4> <p>A NASA team is heading on a trip arcing around the South Pole to check that their new satellite's measurements from space are just as good as their own back on terra firma.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
A million UK homes still get crappy broadband speeds, groans Ofcom
<h4>Some 4% of properties trundle below 10Mpbs</h4> <p>Just over a million premises in Blighty, or 4 per cent of properties, cannot get speeds of 10Mpbs, according to a comprehensive report by regulator Ofcom.…</p>
We need to talk about mathematical backdoors in encryption algorithms
<h4>Yo, NSA maths chaps, can you hear me? – Black Hat man</h4> <p>Security researchers regularly set out to find implementation problems in cryptographic algorithms, but not enough effort is going towards the search for mathematical backdoors, two cryptography professors have argued.…</p>
Microsoft's 'Surface Phone' is the ghost of Courier laughing mockingly at fanbois
<h4>New hinge design looks back not forward</h4> <p>The handful of fans anticipating a Microsoft "Surface Phone" should brace themselves for disappointment.…</p>
Russia could chop vital undersea web cables, warns Brit military chief
<h4>ACM Sir Stuart Peach is right – but only to a point</h4> <p>The head of the British Armed Forces, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, has warned that Russia could cut off the UK by severing undersea communications cables.…</p>
Brit film board proposed as overlord of online pr0nz age checks
<h4>Campaigners say body 'will be pushed to block' large number</h4> <p>The British Board of Film Classification will be responsible for regulating age checks for UK users of online porn websites, if the government gets its way.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
BlackBerry won't kill BB10 until 2020, pulls regular Priv updates
<h4>Thank you for your support</h4> <p>BlackBerry has announced "continuing support" for the legacy BB10 OS phones it once made – but won't be updating its first Android phone, the Priv, regularly any more.…</p>
BT, Sky bury hatchet with deal to sell each other's telly channels
<h4>Intended to boost former state monopoly's 'ailing TV service'</h4> <p>BT and Sky have set aside their long-running feud and signed a deal to sell their channels on each other's platforms in the UK.…</p>
Former Intel EMEAR sales director takes Chipzilla to tribunal
<h4>Claims unfair dismissal, sex discrimination, withholding bonuses</h4> <p>Intel Corp's former Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Russia (EMEAR) sales director, who lost her job a year ago, is making an employment tribunal claim against the company which includes a series of accusations including sexual discrimination.…</p>
UK needs a 'digital twin' to keep track of its data assets – report
<h4>... and companies need to share their info nicely</h4> <p>The UK needs high-quality, standardised and more open data to improve its national infrastructure – and companies need to get used to sharing, a report has said.…</p>
Erase 2017 from your brain. Face ID never happened. The Notch is an illusion
<h4>Under-glass fingerprint sensors are HERE</h4> <p>Apple is said to have made a virtue out of a necessity with its iPhone X – creating the notorious "Notch" to house a sophisticated facial-recognition system, Face ID.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Guess who's developing storage class memory kit? And cooking the chips on the side...
<h4>Huawei ... who, who, who, who? I really wanna know</h4> <p><strong>Analysis</strong> Huawei has made a move towards storage class memory that suggests it believes infrastructure driven by the tech is not only possible but inevitable.…</p>
Kubernetes 1.9 version bump is near – with APIs to extend the system
<h4>Latest container wrangling bits should drop on Friday</h4> <p>Assuming a handful of lingering issues can be resolved, the open-source <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://github.com/kubernetes/kubernetes/releases">Kubernetes</a> project will introduce version 1.9 on Friday.…</p>
Engineer named Jason told to re-write the calendar
<h4>Dentist’s office disapproved of perceived personalisation</h4> <p><strong>On Call</strong> Welcome again to On-Call, <i>The Reg</i>’s Friday column celebrating readers’ stories of being asked to fix the unfeasible.…</p>
Sigh. It's not quite Star Trek's Data, but it'll do: AI helps boffins clock second Solar System
<h4>Kepler-90 has same number of planets as our Sun</h4> <p>Our Solar System is no longer the largest known planetary system in the Milky Way – after scientists confirmed the existence of an eighth planet, Kepler-90i, around a Sun-like star on Thursday.…</p>
Xen Project says new version 4.10 has found balance between security and novelty
<h4>Splendid isolation for VMs, and a hand for ARM servers</h4> <p>The Xen Project has released version 4.10 of its hypervisor.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Ex-Microsoft intern claimed one of her fellow temps raped her. Her bosses hired him
<h4>Woman's nightmare revealed in discrimination lawsuit</h4> <p>An ex-Microsoft worker has accused the US software giant of bungling her internal complaint that a fellow employee raped her while she slept.…</p>
Cable Labs gives OpenStack, and itself, some help on the edge
<h4>Serverless functions running on a set-top box could be a thing before long</h4> <p>CableLabs, the organisation that figures out to help pay TV operators sweat their networks, has launched OpenStack installers for its software-defined networking and network function virtualization efforts.…</p>
Oracle swallows sales spurt from one of its niche categories: Cloud
<h4>Lot of invoices to customers, still a small slice of database giant's biz</h4> <p>Oracle topped analyst expectations and continued its push into the cloud computing space with another strong quarter.…</p>
5 reasons why America's Ctrl-Z on net neutrality rules is a GOOD thing
<h4>Shut your whining, it's going to be great</h4> <p><strong>Analysis</strong> The FCC voted 3-2 Thursday morning to <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/12/14/fcc_net_neutrality_vote/">get rid of net neutrality rules</a>.…</p>
Exploding alien bodies' space death-rays gave Earth its radiation cloak
<h4>It says so right here, in this paper</h4> <p>Scientists have solved a 60-year mystery by figuring out the source of harmful and highly energetic electrons whizzing around in Earth’s inner radiation belt.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Funnily enough, no, IT admins who trash biz machines can't claim they had permission
<h4>Court makes quick work of techie's long-shot appeal</h4> <p>In a not particularly surprising <a target="_blank" href="https://regmedia.co.uk/2017/12/14/michael_thomas_appeal.pdf">decision</a>, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, USA, this week ruled that Michael Thomas, in his former role as IT operations manager for web hosting biz ClickMotive, was not authorized to <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/23/michael_thomas_appeals_conviction/">trash company files and infrastructure</a> as he claimed.…</p>
FCC douses America's net neutrality in gas, tosses over a lit match
<h4>Watchdog's clown, er, chairman debases policymaking in the United States</h4> <p>Despite the clearly stated and serious concerns of a broad cross-section of industry and society, on Thursday morning a mocking, preening excuse of a regulatory chairman tore down US rules that ensured content over the internet was kept free from manipulation by companies that sell access to the global network.…</p>
MCubed returns to London in 2018, call for papers open
<h4>Doing AI or ML? Really? Tell us about it</h4> <p><strong>Events</strong> The <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mcubed.london/call-for-papers/e">call for papers for MCubed 2018</a> is open, and we really want to hear how you're putting machine learning, AI and robotics to work in real organisations.…</p>
Honey, I shrank the company: Tintri's dire third quarter presages a worse final one
<h4>Firm considers sale and looks to slash expenses</h4> <p><strong>+Comment</strong> CEO Ken Klein is having to eat dust after Tintri's poor IPO saw sales staff leave. Third quarter results are dire, the fourth quarter looks even worse, and Tintri is considering selling itself.…</p>
UK's map maker Ordnance Survey plays with robo roof detector
<h4>Machine learning algo can classify thousands in time puny human groks one</h4> <p>Britain's map maker is demonstrating that machine learning isn't all hot air – but has discovered just how much donkey work is involved.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Voda customers given green light by Ofcom to ditch contracts
<h4>Roaming hike of £5 a day means more to exit required</h4> <p>Thousands of Vodafone customers have been given the green light by UK comms watchdog Ofcom to ditch their contracts, after the mobile phone provider hiked international roaming fees to £5 per day.…</p>
Which distant Mars-alikes could we live on? Ask these Red Planet data-sifters
<h4>MAVEN probe observations shed light on atmosphere loss</h4> <p>Scientists are applying knowledge gained from studying Mars to calculate how the atmospheres of theoretical exoplanets would behave.…</p>
Murdoch's Fox empire is set to become a literal Mickey Mouse outfit
<h4>Disney buys Fox empire for $66bn, news divs to be spun off</h4> <p>Most of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox empire is being flogged to Disney for $66bn, including large chunks of the film and telly businesses.…</p>
'Subdued' year for poor old Capita means more 'restructuring' needed
<h4>In plain English, offshoring and automating jobs, of course</h4> <p>Outsourcing giant Capita is broadening its "restructuring" programme (AKA offshoring and automating more jobs), while reporting that 2017 has been a "subdued" year for the biz in a trading update today.…</p>
Hell's bells! Lights out at Diablo Technologies as plug pulled on website
<h4>Lawyer tells patent hearing day-to-day operations suspended</h4> <p>NVDIMMer Diablo Technologies has suspended day-to-day operations, according to its lawyer.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
UKIP appeals against ICO request for info on Brexit data dealings
<h4>Commish 'forced' to invoke statutory powers with 'difficult' organisations</h4> <p>UKIP has appealed to the information tribunal after the Information Commissioner's Office ordered it to hand over details about its use of data analytics during the Brexit campaign.…</p>
UK.gov delays biometrics strategy again – but cops will STILL USE the tech
<h4>Tech's too 'fast moving' for framework, but not for slurping your face</h4> <p>The Home Office has admitted the UK’s biometrics strategy won't be published until next year, as MPs slam an "unacceptable" delay of more than five years.…</p>
Sons of Sun DriveScale tempt cloud-lovers with composable infrastructure rig
<h4>Adventures in on-premises hyperscale rackland</h4> <p><strong>Analysis</strong> Composable infrastructure startup DriveScale believes composability is not primarily about hardware. Its CEO told us: "Hardware doesn’t drive software any more" and "SoCs are everywhere now", so "use the network as your backplane" because "100Gbit Ethernet is faster than PCIe 4 lane".…</p>
Gemalto spurns €4.3bn proposal. So we're in with a chance then, says Atos
<h4>You say you're not into us. Let's 'dialogue' over dinner</h4> <p>Dutch security biz Gemalto has spurned outsourcing giant Atos' unsolicited offer of a €4.3bn (£3.79bn) buyout describing the proposal as "opportunistic".…</p>
EE Business Broadband digital transformation: Portal offline until July
<h4>You guys OK with paper print-outs for the next eight months?</h4> <p>EE Business Broadband customers will have to make do with old-fashioned paper print-outs for the next eight months because the UK firm's online portal is down.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Disk drives spin, are you listening? In the lane, servers glistening...
<h4>Walking in a storage wonderland – the top 10 news stories of the year</h4> <p><strong>Analysis</strong> It's been a crazy storage news year with a furious blitz of announcements and events, some of which stand out more than others.…</p>
So what happened with the patent judge and the Euro Patent Office?
<h4>You won't believe this but it's a mess</h4> <p>Despite having been repeatedly criticized for abusing his position amid the suspension of a patent judge, the president of the European Patent Office (EPO) is seemingly still using the organization's secretive nature to influence the affair.…</p>
IETF protects privacy and helps net neutrality with DNS over HTTPS
<h4>Yes, this really is called DOH, but this one's far from a face palm</h4> <p>The Internet Engineering Task Force has taken the first steps towards a better way of protecting users' DNS queries and incidentally made a useful contribution to making neutrality part of the 'net's infrastructure instead of the plaything of ISPs.…</p>
Please, please, c'mon, just... please, pretty please, just, like, please use our AI – Microsoft
<h4>Cortana, Office, Bing, Azure get machine-learning boost</h4> <p>Microsoft has bunged a load of AI-powered features into its software – from Azure and Office 365 to Bing and Cortana.…</p>
Reminder: Vast majority of serfs toiling away as Mechanical Turks for megabucks Amazon earn less than min wage
<h4>$2 an hour? Jeez, thanks, Jeff</h4> <p>People wanted for tedious work. Low wages, variable hours, location flexible. Career growth doubtful. Not much in the way of recognition or thanks.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Microsoft plans Hyper-V-and-other-clouds-to-Azure migration tool
<h4>VMware-to-Azure was just the beginning</h4> <p>Microsoft has revealed the Azure Migrate tool it announced as supporting lift and shift from on-prem vSphere to Azure will also become capable of doing the same for on-premises Hyper-V applications and applications in rival clouds. But the company’s stayed schtum about the identity of the mystery VMware partner that has helped it build its bare metal VMware service in Azure.…</p>
Google boffins tease custom AI math-chip TPU2 stats: 45 TFLOPS, 16GB HBM, benchmarks
<h4>Missing key info, take with a pinch of salt, YMMV</h4> <p>If you've been curious about the potential performance of Google's <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/17/google_io_2017/">TPU2</a> – its second-generation custom neural-network math acceleration chip – well, here's an early Christmas present.…</p>
nbn™tries to ease peak hour crunch with cheaper bundles
<h4>50 Mbps / 100 Mbps now bundle CVC capacity</h4> <p>nbn™ has announced new wholesale bundles it hopes will overcome the despised peak-hour crush: a 50 Mbps access product with 2 Mbps of CVC traffic in the bundle; and a 100 Mbps access product with 2.5 Mbps of CVC.…</p>

Wired News

Gift Ideas for Environmentalists 2017: Bags, Shoes, and Workout Gear
These thoughtful gifts won't destroy the planet.
Roy Moore's Horse-Riding Skills Top This Week's Internet News Roundup
Roy Moore's horse's name is Sassy—and the horse has a Twitter account now.
Jeep's New 2018 Wrangler Is Exactly What the Off-Roading Fans Ordered
The new generation of the classic off-roader gives drivers exactly what they want—and other automakers should do the same.
Secret Link Uncovered Between Pure Math and Physics
An eminent mathematician reveals that his advances in the study of millennia-old mathematical questions owe to concepts derived from physics.
Space Photos of the Week: Where Stars Go to Live and Die
The universe is full of nurseries incubating new stars—and when they finally explode, their remnants tell scientists about their stellar lives.
Gifts Ideas for Travelers 2017: Luggage, Bags, Sleep Aids, Entertainment
Make somebody's trip a little easier with these suitcases, headphones, cameras—even a Land Cruiser.
Who Wants a Pet Direwolf? Perhaps a Passenger Pigeon?
Science writer Britt Wray has spent the last few years investigating "de-extinction"—the effort to bring back long-lost species.
Facebook Squashes 19-Year-Old Bug, and More Security News This Week
A Facebook bug, the Kaspersky ban becomes law, and more of the week's top security news.
OnePlus 5T Review: The Best Android Phone for $500
The OnePlus 5T is fully stocked and fashion-forward, making it one of the best Android phones you can buy.
Artificial Intelligence Is Killing the Uncanny Valley and Our Grasp on Reality
Artificial intelligence-generated video, photos, and audio that mimic the real world are already here. Now we get to live among them.
Google Glass, Oculus, HoloLens: The Race for Augmented Reality Glasses Starts Now
The big players in tech, from Google to Amazon, and some little players, too, are jockeying to own augmented reality.
The iPhone Is Still Bigger than Donald Trump
While we were freaking out about the state of American politics, tech kept moving on.
Amazon's Alexa Wants You to Talk to Your Ads
This year, voice assistants like Amazon Alexa got big. Next year, get ready for the advertising feeding frenzy.
How to Be a Television Futurist in Four Simple Steps
From Netflix to Facebook and HQ Trivia, television is in turmoil. To sound smart about its future, look no further than this guide.
Bitcoin and Blockchain Will Reveal What They're Actually Good For in 2018
Bitcoin and blockchain have burst into the mainstream. But its biggest value is not in replacing traditional cash.
Secrecy Is Dead. Here's What Happens Next.
In the new world order, any information or data will be public information. Now we have to figure out how to live in a world without privacy.
Silicon Valley Techies Still Think They're the Good Guys. They're Not.
Silicon Valley is slow to come to terms with the fact that it's become the new Wall Street. In 2018, that needs to change.
Koch Brothers Are Cities' New Obstacle to Building Broadband
The Taxpayers Protection Alliance, backed in part by the Koch brothers, tried to kill a municipal fiber-optic project to deliver high-speed internet access in Louisville.
New Evidence Could Blow Open the Uber/Waymo Self-Driving Lawsuit
The Jacobs letter, a potentially key piece of evidence in the trade secrets lawsuit between Waymo and Uber, was made public—and boy do we have questions.
Gadget Lab Podcast: Our Favorite Gadgets From 2017
The editors of WIRED discuss some of their favorite products, and spot a few trends along the way.
MobileCoin: A New Cryptocurrency From Signal Creator Moxie Marlinspike
MobileCoin aims to make cryptocurrency transactions quick and easy for everyone, while still preserving privacy and decentralization.
Silicon Valley's Immortalists Will Help Us All Stay Healthy
All over Silicon Valley and elsewhere, executives follow weird revitalization fads. They think the code of aging can be hacked and death made optional.
The Whirl Is Not Enough: Hundred-Dollar Fidget Spinners
These titanium, brass, and Damascus steel objets d'art will long outlast the plastic doo-dad craze.
How Bossip Smashed Headline Conventions to Smithereens
The gossip site and its competitors know that it’s not just what you say—it's who you're speaking to, and from what angle.
Review: August Smart Lock Pro + Connect
This gorgeous Wi-Fi-enabled lock will take care of all your coming and going needs.
McLaren Does Supercar Minimalism, Palestinians Reroute Around Waze, and More This Week in the Future of Cars
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How Ford Build a New Kind of Engine for Its GT Supercar
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Gift Ideas for Cooks From 2017: Kitchen Gadgets, Chefs Knifes, Kitchen Appliances, and Coffee Gear
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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Will Be Too Inclusive for Some People. Good.
Rian Johnson didn't just make a great movie—he tore down every sacred cow reactionaries have left.
The Hard Math Behind Bitcoin's Global Warming Problem
Current trends say generating new bitcoins will use all the power in the world by 2020. That might not happen, but the technical issues aren't going away.

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