Tag Archives: Motherboard

Fungus: The Plastic of the Future

Motherboard dives head first into the R+D world surrounding the development of fungi as a viable replacement for plastic, and the people who hope it can lead to a better and more sustainable future

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Life Inside a Secret Chinese Bitcoin Mine

In October of last year Motherboard gained access to a massive, secretive Bitcoin mine housed within a repurposed factory in the Liaoning Province in rural northeast China. This is the infrastructure that keeps the digital currency’s decentralized network up and running, and its operators are profiting big time. The mine they visited is just one of six sites owned by a secretive group of four people, part of a colossal mining operation that, as of our visit, cumulatively generated 4,050 bitcoins a month, equivalent to a monthly gross of $1.5 million.

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All The Ways To Hack Your Phone

This is the last episode of this very interesting “hacking” documentary of Motherboard. For the video description: “Over the course of our “Phreaked Out” series, we’ve seen how devices such as urban control systems, moving vehicles, and smartphones are not impervious to hacks when connected to a network—cellular or wi-fi. In our third and final episode,we check out a slate of real-time phone hacks to tackle the question of mobile phone security”

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Past and Present

Following my previous post about the 30th years of the Macintosh, I thought that it was a good idea to post these pictures. Those are from the ifixit.com, a web site about product repair by users, tear downs, fixes etc. Despite the orientation of this website the photos that produces over the years are spot on for any tech enthusiast out there. You can find the full teardown here

Past, present and I would love to have the picture of the future as well! Can you guess what the next photo will be? Even smaller and faster? Or embedded in our body?

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