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Bitcoin could bounce back big-time in 2018: analyst

[ad_1] Despite its price plunge, some diehard bitcoin aficionados still say the beleaguered cryptocurrency could hit six figures by year’s end. Tone Vays, a New York-based cryptocurrency analyst and blockchain consultant, has been among those arguing that the wild swings in bitcoin value since its debut in 2009 at less …

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NYU student paid his tuition with bitcoins profits

[ad_1] College tuition can be a tough nut to crack. Students in pursuit of their dreams often rely on hard work and student loans to get them through the lean years, when they have to pay for college and living expenses. But some New York Unversity students are paying for …

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Waymo moves one step closer to officially launching

[ad_1] The race to launch America’s first autonomous ride-hailing service is heating up under the desert sun. Waymo put the heat on Uber and other rivals last month when it got the approval of Arizona authorities to operate as a Transportation Network Company, or TNC. Waymo, the self-driving car unit …

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Facebook ignores criticism, moves ahead with chat app for kids

[ad_1] Facebook is forging ahead with its messaging app for kids, despite child experts who have pressed the company to shut it down and others who question Facebook’s financial support of some advisers who approved of the app. Messenger Kids lets kids under 13 chat with friends and family. It …

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Apple may completely do away with iPhone home button

[ad_1] Apple may be plotting to kill off the home button for good. The iPhone maker informed developers Thursday that starting in April, all new apps submitted to the App Store must support the iPhone X’s ultra HD display. This means that moving forward,every developer must make sure its apps …

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We’re a step closer to making real-life lightsabers

[ad_1] Scientists have brought lightsabers one step closer to reality, by creating a new type of “interactive” light. Normally, light beams simply pass through each other, but researchers have found a way to get photons – which emit light – to interact with each other. It sounds complicated, but it’s …

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Worldwide AI consciousness may replace human speech

[ad_1] In just 32 years, humans won’t speak to each other and will instead communicate through a worldwide consciousness instead – using just our brains. According to artificial intelligence research, this “hybrid intelligence” will understand the feelings of the people connected to it, and use their minds to help it grow. …

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These mechanical ‘cockroaches’ could be the future of robotics

[ad_1] A cockroach might be the key to a scientific breakthrough in robot technology. Researchers at UC Berkeley developed a small-sized robot based on the unique movements and capabilities of the insect, specifically to better “understand how animals can rapidly transition from running on level ground to climbing up vertical …

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Nearly 100 Earth-like ‘exoplanets’ found outside our solar system

[ad_1] Scientists have discovered nearly 100 new “exoplanets” in the search for Earth-like planets that could support life. It’s a major breakthrough that reveals new planets that range in size from smaller than Earth to celestial bodies even bigger than Jupiter. The findings were made by a team of international …

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Apple workers keep bumping into glass walls at new HQ

[ad_1] Silicon Valley is known for moving fast and breaking things, but Apple may want its employees to slow down in order to not break themselves or the company’s new $5 billion headquarters. According to documents and sources, Apple has run into a problem at Apple Park: Because so much …

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