Unused 1997 McLaren F1 goes up for sale, could shatter price record

Unused 1997 McLaren F1 goes up for sale, could shatter price record

The car in question is chassis no. 060 (of just 64 road-going F1s) that sports a Dandelion Yellow body color and an incredibly low mileage — just 148 miles (239 kilometers). The seller, UK-based Tom Hartley Jnr, claims the car is "the lowest mileage F1 in existence." The ad also says the reading on the odometer represents the McLaren pre-delivery test mileage, which means this yellow F1 was never driven by its current owner. Not only that, but it was never registered either.

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Google’s first mobile chip is an image processor hidden in the Pixel 2

Google's first mobile chip is an image processor hidden in the Pixel 2

One thing that Google left unannounced during its Pixel 2 launch event on October 4th is being revealed today: it’s called the Pixel Visual Core, and it is Google’s first custom system-on-a-chip (SOC) for consumer products. You can think of it as a very scaled-down and simplified, purpose-built version of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon, Samsung’s Exynos, or Apple’s A series chips. The purpose in this case? Accelerating the HDR+ camera magic that makes Pixel photos so uniquely superior to…

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Bank of America Report: Bitcoin’s True Value ‘Impossible to Assess’

Bank of America Report: Bitcoin's True Value 'Impossible to Assess'

A potential move by global brokerages to offer products around cryptocurrencies could have a big impact on the wider market, analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch wrote. In an Oct. 16 research note entitled "Introducing cryptocurrencies – what are they good for?", the analysts tackle bitcoin as well as other cryptocurrencies such as ethereum and XRP. The note both covers the basics of the market and dives more specifically into the growing galaxy of open blockchain networks in operation today.

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A tech-destroying solar flare could hit Earth within 100 years

A tech-destroying solar flare could hit Earth within 100 years

The sun could be one of our biggest threats in the next 100 years. If an enormous solar flare like the one that hit Earth 150 years ago struck us today, it could knock out our electrical grids, satellite communications and the internet. A new study finds that such an event is likely within the next century. “The sun is usually thought of as a friend and the source of life, but it could also be the opposite,” says Avi Loeb at Harvard University. “It just depends on circumstances.”

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Richard Branson partners with Elon Musk, promises London to Scotland in 45 minutes

Richard Branson partners with Elon Musk, promises London to Scotland in 45 minutes

British billionaire Richard Branson on Thursday placed another bet on the future with an investment in Hyperloop One, which is developing super high-speed transportation systems. Hyperloop One said Branson's Virgin Group would take the company global and rebrand itself as Virgin Hyperloop One in the near future.

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Putin Orders the Issue of Russia’s National Cryptocurrency – the Cryptoruble

Putin Orders the Issue of Russia's National Cryptocurrency – the Cryptoruble

Russia's president Vladimir Putin has reportedly ordered the issue of the national cryptocurrency, the "cryptoruble." The Russian Minister of Communications and Mass Media has revealed some details of this new currency.

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Research Shows Half a Billion People Are Mining Cryptocurrencies Without Knowing It

Research Shows Half a Billion People Are Mining Cryptocurrencies Without Knowing It

The company behind the ad blocking program Adguard has analyzed the most popular 100,000 websites for cryptocurrency mining scripts. They found that over 500 million people have been mining cryptocurrencies and “they have no idea it is happening.” Each website running the script earns an estimated $43,000 within the three-week period studied.

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