Virtual Currency is “Real” Money, at Least According to the IRS

Virtual currency is being used as legal tender all over the world, but many people still don’t consider it to be “real” money. Earlier this year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a notice that declared “virtual currency is treated as property for U.S. federal tax purposes.” This declaration not only means that general tax […]

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Enter Newegg’s Back-to-School Sweepstakes and Win a $10,000 Gift Card

If you’re gearing up for school, I hope you’re taking advantage of Newegg’s #BeEquipped sale. Not only do we have everything you need to ace your classes discounted up to 78% off, but we’re also offering an extra 10% off if you pay with Bitcoin. When you combine these great deals with Newegg Premier and […]

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How Will Self-Driving Cars Shape Our Future?

Self-driving vehicles will eventually be a part of our everyday commute. In the year 1300, Pope Boniface VIII invented what we now refer to as “traffic control” when he declared that people should travel on the left-hand side of the road. His reasoning was simple: you needed your right arm free to wield your sword […]

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Cryptocurrency Goes Mainstream: Las Vegas Installs Bitcoin ATM on The Strip

Sin City, USA: Now Accepting Bitcoin What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Unless what happens is winning money. In which case, you can now convert your cash into Bitcoin. The Las Vegas Strip, a 4.2 mile stretch of road known for its luxurious hotels and swanky casinos, has just installed its first Bitcoin automated […]

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Wireless Charging is Finally Coming to Vehicles, What Took so Long?

The Powermat is coming to GM. When I bought my first car in 2004, the first accessory I installed in my VW was an iPod adapter kit. The iPod was still in its infancy and not many people listened to them in cars, but being a huge music fan meant that I took advantage of […]

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The Battery of the Future is Almost Here

Li-ion batteries may soon be replaced by pure lithium, greatly increasing our devices’ potential. Portable electronics are very convenient except for one thing: Their battery life is horrible. No matter what the capacity of their battery is, they all require frequent recharging throughout the day and have a limited lifespan that lasts between 400 to 1200 […]

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Are We Losing Interest in Tablets?

The teleautograph is considered by many to be the first tablet. Tablet computers were first conceptualized in the late 1800’s when inventor Elisha Gray created the telautograph. His creation was a precursor to the modern fax machine and was the first device that transmitted handwriting to a stationary sheet of paper. For the first time […]

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Newegg Helps Invalidate Another Phony Patent Assertion Claim, Holds on to Perfect Nine-Year Track Record After Appeal on Patent Troll Cases

“Device profiles conventionally describe properties of a device or element within a digital image processing system that capture, transform or render color components of an image. An improved device profile includes both chromatic characteristic information and spatial characteristic information. The device profile is generated by use of both chromatic and spatial characteristic functions within a […]

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The World’s First Hoverbike Could Revolutionize the Drone Industry

In Back to the Future 2, Marty McFly time travels to the year 2015 to save his future children from a lifetime of disastrous events. The film is full of slapstick humor, intense action and one of the most memorable soundtracks of all time. Anyone that’s seen it will probably tell you it’s one of […]

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Gearing Up for School? Don’t Be Like Me — Protect it!

My laptop barely survived college and it wasn’t cheap. My high school graduation gift from my parents was a shiny new (and very expensive) laptop. They were so proud that I was going off to college, they wanted to give me something special that would last me all four years. Little did they know that […]

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