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Gold posts modest gain as stocks, dollar fall

By Myra P. Saefong | Marketwatch Gold futures settled with a gain on Tuesday, as declines in global equities and a weaker dollar offered haven-related support for the metal. But the climb was modest, as a recent drop in oil prices to a nearly seven-year low dulled the metal’s appeal …

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Meet our future RoboSimian heroes – CNET

We can’t wait to carpool RoboSimian! Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET Not all robots are built for war and destruction. In fact, at this year’s DARPA Robotics Challenge, professor Katie Byl and her team from the UC Santa Barbara Robotics Lab showed off RoboSimian — a multi-limbed, ape-like robot built …

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Liquid Bitcoin

By Jon Evans | TechCrunch.com Happy Halloween! Let’s talk about the scariest thing in the tech world today. No, no, not bubbles, drones, or unicorns: Bitcoin. Seriously. (Mostly.) Whether you think it’s a boondoggle scam, a libertarian Trojan horse that threatens governments, the scourge of Wall Street, or the thin …

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