Facebook’s David Marcus Quits Coinbase to Avoid ‘Appearance’ of Conflict of Interest

Facebook blockchain head David Marcus announced he was quitting his position on the board of U.S. cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Friday, August 10, in a statement seen by various media outlets. Marcus, who joined the exchange’s board in December 2017 and...

/ August 11, 2018

Vladimir Putin Is Basically Tywin Lannister

Former chess champion Garry Kasparov sounded the alarm about Vladimir Putin’s regime in his 2015 book Winter Is Coming. The title echoes the motto of House Stark from the HBO series Game of Thrones, and that’s no accident. “As you...

/ August 11, 2018

Medical Cannabis Could Help Solve Opioid Crisis | Op-Ed | NowThis

Medical cannabis could be a silver bullet for treating chronic pain — so why are doctors prescribing opioids? » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe Pamela Hadfield, co-founder of HelloMD, found out about the benefits of cannabis after suffering from migraines for...

/ August 11, 2018

Space Photos of the Week: Dead Stars and a Cute L’il Comet

This ghostly image captures a death. The red filaments of gas are remnants of a supernova explosion called HBH 3. Astronomers think it happened anywhere between 80,000 and 1 million years ago, and these markers stretch 150 light years across—among...

/ August 11, 2018

This Weekend’s Best Deals: LG, Apple, Dell and More

Got exciting weekend plans? We don’t, either. So what if you don’t have anything on the docket except watching all of season one of The Expanse while basking in the technological marvel that is air conditioning? While you're at it,...

/ August 11, 2018

Jimmy O. Yang Spent Years Getting Ready for Crazy Rich Asians

Hong Kong, where the comedian Jimmy O. Yang was raised, is known for being a trade capital. Yang’s father was a businessman, and growing up, Yang wanted to be just like him. He moved to the United States when he...

/ August 11, 2018

Stolen plane closes Seattle-Tacoma airport before crashing

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPlane followed by fighter jets An airline employee who stole an empty passenger plane from Seattle airport has crashed on a nearby island. Authorities said the man had made "an unauthorised take-off"...

/ August 11, 2018

Only 48 hours left to apply for Startup Battlefield Latin America

Corra, o tempo está se esgotando! You have only 48 hours left to apply for Startup Battlefield Latin America on Nov. 8 in São Paulo, Brazil. Want to launch your company to the world — and possibly become the first Startup...

/ August 11, 2018

Star-Swallowing Black Holes Reveal Secrets in Exotic Light Shows

Black holes, befitting their name and general vibe, are hard to find and harder to study. You can eavesdrop on small ones from the gravitational waves that echo through space when they collide—but that technique is new, and still rare....

/ August 11, 2018

Details on Tesla Going Private Are a Little Clearer, But Not Much

Nearly a week after Elon Musk sent the markets and the media into a tizzy by tweeting he wants to take Tesla private, there's some more information about how he'd do it, and what it would mean for the company....

/ August 11, 2018

Dutch peace campaigner faces up to a month in jail following a peaceful protest at the Faslane nuclear submarine base

Dutch peace campaigner Willemien H faces up to a month in jail following a peaceful protest at the Faslane nuclear submarine base near Helensburgh on Wednesday morning. The retired sonar engineer, a resident of the nearby Faslane Peace Camp, was...

/ August 11, 2018

Five Questions For: ‘Documenting Hate: Charlottesville’ Producer Karim Hajj

This week, just prior to the one-year anniversary of the tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia, and an anticipated “Unite the Right 2” rally in Washington, D.C. this Sunday, PBS Frontline and ProPublica premiered the first installment of their two-part series, Documenting...

/ August 11, 2018

Japan Unveils Results of On-Site Inspections of 23 Crypto Exchanges

Regulation The Japanese financial regulator has finished the on-site inspections of 23 cryptocurrency exchanges. The agency found many problems and has released a report outlining them. The regulator will use the findings to tighten its review procedures of new crypto...

/ August 11, 2018

Drought crisis: Convoy drives 200km to help farmers in need

Dozens of volunteers are travelling in a convoy from Sydney to deliver much-needed goods to some of New South Wales' drought-stricken farmers.  More than 20 cars are making a 200-kilometre journey from Lithgow to Yeoval, south of Dubbo, to provide...

/ August 11, 2018

Lombok lifted 25 centimetres by deadly quake

Posted August 11, 2018 14:59:43 Photo: The map shows ground deformation from the earthquake beneath Lombok. (Supplied: NASA) Scientists say the powerful Indonesian earthquake that killed more than 300 people has lifted the island it struck by as much as...

/ August 11, 2018

Lawsuits accuse Tesla’s Musk of fraud over tweets, going-private proposal

Tesla and Chief Executive Elon Musk were sued twice on Friday by investors who said they fraudulently engineered a scheme to squeeze short-sellers, including through Musk's proposal to take the electric car company private. The lawsuits were filed three days...

/ August 11, 2018

Bitcoin Dominance Rate Hits 50% For First Time in 2018

Bitcoin (BTC) now makes up 50 percent of the entire cryptocurrency market capitalization. Shortly past 03:00 UTC on August 11, CoinMarketCap's bitcoin dominance rate – an indicator that tracks the percent of the total cryptocurrency market capitalization contributed by the...

/ August 11, 2018

How Blockchain Will Disrupt The Healthcare Industry

It is not strange to find some folks explaining blockchain technology as a simple method of payment. Until this very moment, many people still do not know that blockchain has a much greater use than just cryptocurrency. The blockchain is...

/ August 11, 2018

Parcelforce Worldwide Made Easy with WooCommerce Royal Mail Shipping plugin

WooCommerce has made a world of difference for business owners looking to open an online store, manage orders and handle deliveries. There are many useful plugins that you can make use of in order to simplify the entire process. Lately,...

/ August 11, 2018