The People’s Bank of China reportedly warned financial institutions to restrict access to bitcoin exchanges. Following the news, yesterday’s international bitcoin price dropped by around $40 in a few hours.
African Farmer is a free, open source online game that simulates the decisions and uncertainties faced by small-scale farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa. The game challenges players to manage a farming household in a village and presents them with a variety of tasks, from determining food prices, diets and work, to dealing with weather events and disease.
The thinnest substance known to science, Graphene, is 300 times stronger than steel and harder than a diamond. It is transparent, flexible, an excellent conductor of heat and electricity, and could well replace silicon, plastic, and glass in some applications.
Twitter’s 41-year-old CEO Ali Rowghani, who has had a hand in almost every major business initiative since he joined four years ago, now has to convince the masses that they need to join Twitter.
Android malware threats keep rising, says F-Secure, although they are still fewer than what PCs get. The company found 275 new threat variations for Android, compared to one for iOS and Symbian respectively between January 1- March 31.
Rajeev Suri, Nokia’s newly-appointed president and CEO, is expected to take on his new position on May 1. After closing the sale of its devices and services unit to Microsoft, Nokia now plans to use some of the cash on hand to slash debt and repurchase next year’s shares.
Nod, coming this year, is a wireless Bluetooth ring that sits on the forefinger. It aims to add gestural controls to various platforms, from computers to Google Glass to smart appliances.
Filmmakers digging in New Mexico have found hundreds of “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” cartridges in a landfill. Atari’s game is generally seen as the worst video game ever made and a contributor to the downfall of the 1980s video game industry. There is speculation that thousands or even millions of Atari cartridges were buried southeast of Albuquerque.