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City in Upstate New York Issues Temporary Ban on Bitcoin Mining

Miners have flocked to a small city in upstate New York, but now the local government is slamming on the brakes.

GM Stations Chevrolet Bolts in Austin for Maven Ridesharing

Austin, the city that hassled Uber and Lyft two years ago, now welcomes Chevrolet Bolts EVs aimed at the gig economy.

Astronaut’s Gene Expression May Be Permanently Changed by Year in Space

After a year in space, NASA says Scott Kelly's genes behave differently, and the effect may be permanent.

A Blockchain-Based Approach to Smart Cities

Blockchain may well form the basis for a secure, distributed application platform; here's how blockchain-based technology might be used to empower cities.

Google Rebrands Android Wear as Wear OS, but the Platform Has Bigger Problems

After several years of fumbled updates and questionable feature changes, Google is wiping the slate clean. Android Wear is now Wear OS. Oh, if only the name was all that needed fixing.

Healthcare at SXSW 2018: Tomorrow’s Promise, Today’s Problems

Health expenditures in the U.S. are approximately 18 percent of GDP, up from around 5 percent in the 1960s. The reasons include a population that’s aging and living longer. But it also reflects a system with ever-rising costs that have gone mostly unchecked, and a system built around the providers of services, not around customer satisfaction.

Kepler Spacecraft Will Run Out of Fuel In the Coming Months

Mission managers say they expect Kepler to run out of fuel in the next few months, putting an end to nearly a decade of planet-spotting.

ET Deals Roundup: Last Chance to Pre-Order Galaxy S9 up to 50 Percent Off, $600 Lenovo Micro Desktop, and more

The Galaxy S9 is coming out soon, and this is one of the last opportunities to pre-order and save big. Depending on which provider you order from, you can potentially save up to 50 percent with trade-ins and credits in play. We also found great bargains on 4K TVs, home automation gear, and laptops, so take a look.

Ford Outlines the Future: More Safety Standard, More Telematics, More Crossovers

Ford's plan: An all-out new product offensive. Sell more hybrids than Toyota by 2021. Create more crossovers. Gain recognition for a standard driver assist / safety suite: with blind spot detection but without adaptive cruise control.

Logitech Packs All the RGB You Can Handle Into Its New G560 Gaming Speakers

They've got a lot of power, but also a lot of RGB. Isn't that what you want in new speakers?

AI at SXSW 2018: Of Hives, Ethics, Morals, and the Singularity

AI has captured the attention of people far outside the technology space, and the implications of the technology are far reaching, changing industries, eliminating many human jobs, and changing the nature of work.

Audi’s Traffic Light Countdown App Now Works in Washington DC

Audi V2I feature gives drivers a countdown until the light turns green. At long lights, it reduces stress. With Washington, it's now in nine cities.