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BCH Script Meeting Aims to Enhance the Programming Language in Bitcoin Cash

</header> <strong>Bitcoin Cash developers actively participate in video meetings in order to discuss the ongoing development of the <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BCH</a> ecosystem. <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BCH</a> software engineers met for the first time in 2020 last Thursday to examine the May upgrade and specification work. Following the meeting, on January …

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Bioplastics continue to blossom—are they really better for the environment?

Enlarge / Spilled garbage on the beach off the Black Sea in Bulgaria. iStock / Getty Images Plus The English metallurgist Alexander Parkes never saw the widespread realization of his spectacular 19th-century invention, celluloid, the first plastic. While a revolutionary breakthrough, Parkesine, as it was called, was expensive and brittle. It was used in objects …

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Guidemaster: Smartwatches worthy of replacing your favorite timepiece

Enlarge / The Apple Watch Series 5. Valentina Palladino <div class=”article-intro”><strong>Update</strong>: Our Smartwatch Guidemaster was originally published in February 2018. But recently, we’ve been looking back at all of the smartwatches we’ve tested in the past two years in order to update our picks. Below is our guide to the best smartwatches you can buy …

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Inside TASBot’s semi-secret, probably legal effort to control the Nintendo Switch

A sneak peek of the Super Mario Maker 2 gameplay that TASBot will show off, live, on stock Nintendo Switch hardware and software this weekend For years now, the TASBot team has shown time and again that tool-assisted speedruns—which can feature superhuman input speeds powered by frame-by-frame emulator recordings—can actually work on unmodified console hardware. …

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Forget Top Gun: Maverick—let’s settle Blue Thunder vs. Airwolf once and for all

Enlarge / Look at this crap I used to do in elementary school. Peter Opaskar In June 2020, the nostalgia-industrial complex will pump out Top Gun: Maverick, which will undoubtedly feature hotshot pilot Tom Cruise slaughtering a few dozen foreigners in order to complete his character arc. Cruise may do the hardest salute you’ve ever …

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Turn-by-turntables: How drivers got from point A to point B in the early 1900s

Enlarge / The Jones Live Map was an early 20th century attempt at turn-by-turn navigation. Seal Cove Auto Museum It’s easy to take modern GPS navigation for granted; it’s no longer a novelty. Not only is it offered on the dashboard of your car, it’s on every smartphone in everyone’s purse or pocket. But if …

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How modern tech has powered our favorite superheroes through the years

Enlarge / Just a small sampling of Stan Lee’s work. Indisputably, he was the creator or co-creator of some of the most iconic comic book characters of all time Marvel Comics From Wonder Woman to Watchmen, it’s not easy to envision what pop culture would be like today without the impact of superheroes. It’s also …

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This time, for sure! Ars Technica’s 2020 Deathwatch

Enlarge / If your company makes the Ars Deathwatch, there are always other options. Sean Gallagher Wow, that 2019, though. While we had hopes of a glowing new year as it began, it turns out the glow we saw instead was just the Cherenkov radiation from nuclear-powered Russian doomsday torpedoes. Or perhaps it was the …

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The 2010s: Decade of the exoplanet

Enlarge / Artist conception of Kepler-186f, the first Earth-size exoplanet found in a star’s “habitable zone.” NASA/Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech The last ten years will arguably be seen as the “decade of the exoplanet.” That might seem like an obvious thing to say, given that the discovery of the first exoplanet was honored with a Nobel Prize …

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The 2010s were full of video games we’ll gladly revisit for decades to come

Enlarge / Very nature-oriented color scheme to our 2010s video gaming favorites. Microsoft / Jonathan Blow / Riot Games / Derek You As the 2010s come to a close, looking back on the thousands and thousands of video games that were made over the last ten years is a daunting task. It’s so daunting, in …

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