Month: November 2017

The Canadian ghost town that Tesla is bringing back to life

(Bloomberg) — Ironically, Cobalt, Ontario—population 1,100—was built on silver. Remnants of a boom that transformed the town more than a century ago are everywhere. A mine headframe still protrudes from the roof of the bookstore, which was previously a grocery. The butcher used to toss unwanted bones down an abandoned 350-foot shaft in the middle …

Hands-on: The Razer Phone comes with a 120hz display and incredibly good speakers

Smartphones in 2017 have been defined by devices with curvy form factors and ever-shrinking bezels. Razer’s first smartphone – simply called the Razer Phone – is having none of that. It’s a big, boxy, chunk of metal with the first 120 hz display on a smartphone and hearty bezels sporting the best speakers I’ve heard in …

The ultimate, 3500-word, plain English guide to blockchain

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of Bitcoin and blockchain. After all, they are one of the most trending topics these days  —  the ultimate buzzwords of the year. Even people who’ve never mined cryptocurrency or understand how it works, are talking about it. My non-techie friends are completely at loss …