How Social Wallets Will Change The Cryptocurrency Industry

How Social Wallets Will Change The Cryptocurrency Industry

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How Social Wallets Will Change The Cryptocurrency Industry In the past year, the mainstream world has embraced the idea of the blockchain and crypto-based transactions, even making 2018 the so-called year of the blockchain. The topic has moved past mere buzzwords and opened…

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Hiding in plain sight: The YouTubers crowdfunding piracy

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Hiding in plain sight: The YouTubers crowdfunding piracy I never imagined I would be watching Kitchen Nightmares, starring the world renowned chef Gordon Ramsay, in my downtime on YouTube. I knew of Ramsay and his ruthlessness from shows like Hell’s Kitchen, but…

Sierra snowpack could drop significantly by end of century

Sierra snowpack could drop significantly by end of century

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Sierra snowpack could drop significantly by end of century A future warmer world will almost certainly feature a decline in fresh water from the Sierra Nevada mountain snowpack. Now a new study by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley…

Nerdy, written erotica doesn’t need Tumblr to survive

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Nerdy, written erotica doesn’t need Tumblr to survive If you lose your copy of Brave New World, it’s simple to replace the entire story, word for word, by buying a new version of the book from Barnes & Noble or borrowing one…

‘Monster Hunter World: Icebourne’ expansion arrives fall 2019

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‘Monster Hunter World: Icebourne’ expansion arrives fall 2019 Sony There’s about to be a whole lot more to explore in Monster Hunter: World. Capcom announced today that a new expansion called Monster Hunter World: Iceborne will be making its way to consoles…

‘Rage 2’ serves up open world mayhem on May 14th, 2019

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‘Rage 2’ serves up open world mayhem on May 14th, 2019 Avalanche/Bethesda/id Software Bethesda, Avalanche and id Software have nailed down a release date for Rage 2. The Mad Max-like open world shooter will be available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One…

The Snapdragon 855 is a 7nm CPU primed for 5G, AI and more

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The Snapdragon 855 is a 7nm CPU primed for 5G, AI and more As we hurtle towards 2019, Qualcomm has been busy introducing the world to its latest products that are likely to drive next year’s biggest trends. At the first keynote…

Modeling the microbiome: Physicists develop new mathematical approaches to analyze interactions between gut bacteria

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Modeling the microbiome: Physicists develop new mathematical approaches to analyze interactions between gut bacteria The gut microbiome — the world of microbes that inhabit the human intestinal tract — has captured the interest of scientists and clinicians for its critical role in…

Enhancing our vision of the past

Enhancing our vision of the past

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Enhancing our vision of the past An international group of scientists led by researchers from the University of Bristol have advanced our understanding of how ancient animals saw the world by combining the study of fossils and genetics. Ancestors of insects and…

Undercover investigation: Socio-economic survey of pangolin hunting in Assam, India

Undercover investigation: Socio-economic survey of pangolin hunting in Assam, India

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Undercover investigation: Socio-economic survey of pangolin hunting in Assam, India Alarming footage captured by World Animal Protection and the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) at University of Oxford reveals the heart-breaking moment a pangolin is brutally killed for its body parts to…

NVIDIA’s new AI turns videos of the real world into virtual landscapes

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NVIDIA’s new AI turns videos of the real world into virtual landscapes NVIDIA Attendees of this year’s NeurIPS AI conference in Montreal can spend a few moments driving through a virtual city, courtesy of NVIDIA. While that normally wouldn’t be much to…

Gene Therapy Tackles a Common Birth Defect: Deafness

Gene Therapy Tackles a Common Birth Defect: Deafness

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Gene Therapy Tackles a Common Birth Defect: Deafness Hannah Corderman is trying to fill in the blanks in her world, but the blanks are growing bigger. She cannot always hear conversations, so she nods or smiles at what seem like appropriate moments,…

Facebook and MIT tap AI to give addresses to people without them

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Facebook and MIT tap AI to give addresses to people without them Florian Gaertner via Getty Images About four billion people in the world are without a physical address. The MIT Media Lab and Facebook are teaming up to create a solution…

Focus on resistance to HIV offers insight into how to fight the virus

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Focus on resistance to HIV offers insight into how to fight the virus Of the 40 million people around the world infected with HIV, less than one per cent have immune systems strong enough to suppress the virus for extended periods of…