Monthly Archives: November 2017

Nasdaq plans to offer bitcoin futures in early 2018

Bitcoin continues to grow, hitting a $11,000 price per coin valuation less than a day after it topped $10,000. The cryptocurrency has been normalizing with investors, getting its own federally-regulated exchange this past July. Now, Nasdaq is planning to launch … Continue reading

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Satellites watch as Bali’s Mount Agung volcano propels ash and gas into the atmosphere, threatening climate cooling

With magma boiling at its peak and swelling its body from within, Mount Agung in Bali, Indonesia has awakened from more than a half century of slumber. Agung has been rumbling since August. Now it is propelling ash thousands of feet into … Continue reading

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HDMI 2.1 spec released, ushering in new era of dynamic HDR video

Enlarge / 10K is a lot of pixels. HDMI Forum reader comments 0 Back in January, the HDMI Forum—the trade association that develops the HDMI spec for video interconnects—outlined its plans for HDMI 2.1. That specification has now been finalized, … Continue reading

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Final Fantasy VII, As Told By Steam Reviews

People who review Final Fantasy VII on Steam aren’t really there to tell you about the game’s quality. They’re there to reminisce about their childhoods, and to shitpost. Final Fantasy VII came out in 1997. Since then, it’s been heralded … Continue reading

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Meet The 19-Year-Old Who Spent Over $10,000 On Microtransactions

At the height of the controversy surrounding microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront II, a Reddit user who goes by the name Kensgold posted an open letter to publisher EA and other developers in the video game industry. “I am 19 … Continue reading

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Avis tests fully connected fleet of 5,000 rental cars in Kansas City

Avis Budget Group Inc said on Thursday it has launched in the Kansas City, Mo., area its first fleet of cars that are fully connected to the internet, other vehicles, and to the car rental company via wireless technology. The … Continue reading

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Earthworms are thriving in Martian(ish) soil

A Dutch scientist found two baby earthworms wriggling around in soil that is supposed to replicate the surface of Mars. But we’re still pretty far away from gardening on the red planet. For now, scientists don’t have access to real … Continue reading

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