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Square Crypto Is Creating a ‘Lightning Development Kit’ for Bitcoin Wallets

Square Crypto is hoping to galvanize Lightning development with a new tool kit, currently under construction.

Grasping Lightning: Mapping the Key Players in Bitcoin’s Next Phase

All kinds of groups are developing for lightning, the likely future of bitcoin payments. Here's a guide to notable players and projects.
Why Your Next iPhone Might Not Have a Lightning Port

Why Your Next iPhone Might Not Have a Lightning Port

There are many things that separate Apple’s products from its competitors. One of the most iconic is the Lightning port, Apple’s proprietary charging and connection cable that most of its products
Europe’s war on chargers could give Apple an iPhone problem – or an opportunity

Europe’s war on chargers could give Apple an iPhone problem – or an opportunity

European rules demanding a universal charger could force Apple to ditch its Lightning cable – or hasten its transition to an entirely wireless world for the iPhone that many believe has been the
Europe’s war on chargers could give Apple an iPhone problem – or an opportunity

Europe’s war on chargers could give Apple an iPhone problem – or an opportunity

European rules demanding a universal charger could force Apple to ditch its Lightning cable – or hasten its transition to an entirely wireless world for the iPhone that many believe has been the

How Apple’s going to make MacBook Pro even MORE Pro, this week on The CultCast

This week on The CultCast: Apple is working on a way to make your existing MacBook Pro far more powerful — we’ll tell you everything we know. Plus: Get your wallet ready … the updated 13-inch MacBook

2021 may be the year iPhone finally loses its Lightning connector

Apple is expected to deliver at least one iPhone model without a Lightning connector next year, according to a new Barclays report. The device won’t make the switch to USB-C, as previous rumors have
Barclays: iPhone 12 Models Will Have 'Refreshed' Face ID System, Lightning Connector Could Be Dropped in 2021

Barclays: iPhone 12 Models Will Have 'Refreshed' Face ID System, Lightning Connector Could Be Dropped in 2021

iPhone 12 models will feature a "refreshed" front-facing TrueDepth system that benefits Apple supplier Lumentum, according to Barclays analysts Blayne Curtis, Thomas O'Malley, and Baylie Harri. This
Why the Taal volcano's eruption created so much lightning

Why the Taal volcano's eruption created so much lightning

After sleeping for over 40 years, the Philippines' Taal volcano awoke over the weekend, blasting a plume of ash at least 32,000 feet into the sky. And in this ominous plume, thunder clapped and
The Dream of a Common Charger Is Alive—Despite Apple's Complaining

The Dream of a Common Charger Is Alive—Despite Apple's Complaining

The European Parliament is fed up with e-waste—in particular, charging cables. To fix the problem, lawmakers are debating a binding measure that would force gadget makers to use a standardized

EU Parliament debates forcing Apple to kill the Lightning port

The European Parliament will soon vote on whether to require all phones, tablets and other mobile devices to use a single type of charger. If passed, this could force Apple to abandon its proprietary

Europe Deliberating a Law that Forces Smartphones to Have Same Charging Port, Apple Voices Concern

European regulatory authority is mulling legislation to force all smartphone manufacturers to use a standard charging port. If passed, the law will make it mandatory for all smartphone manufacturers
Thor's hammer be damned! Scientists find megalithic lightning rod on Scottish Isle

Thor's hammer be damned! Scientists find megalithic lightning rod on Scottish Isle

1p>In some electrifying news straight out of Scotland, scientists from the University of St. Andrews have discovered a Neolithic surprise in the form of remnants of an ancient megalithic rock
Data from the International Space Station confirms: Lightning is insane

Data from the International Space Station confirms: Lightning is insane

Gamma rays, an electromagnetic pulse, and a huge UV halo, all in less than a second.
ISS Sees Thunderstorm Beaming Electromagnetic Pulse Into Space, Producing Gamma Rays and 'Elves'

ISS Sees Thunderstorm Beaming Electromagnetic Pulse Into Space, Producing Gamma Rays and 'Elves'

At 8:01 p.m. on October 10, 2018, a bolt of lightning flashed inside of a storm cloud just east of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The International Space Station was passing overhead at the time,
ISS Sees Thunderstorm Beaming Electromagnetic Pulse Into Space, Producing Gamma Rays and 'Elves'

ISS Sees Thunderstorm Beaming Electromagnetic Pulse Into Space, Producing Gamma Rays and 'Elves'

At 8:01 p.m. on October 10, 2018, a bolt of lightning flashed inside of a storm cloud just east of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The International Space Station was passing overhead at the time,

Nayuta Claims Its Android Lightning Wallet Is the First to Build in a Bitcoin Full Node

Japan-based startup Nayuta has released what it says is the first lightning network wallet with a built-in bitcoin "full node."

Apple may ditch the Lightning port on a 2021 iPhone

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is known for his frequently accurate Apple predictions based at least in part on supply channel connections... and if he's on the mark this time, he might raise some eyebrows. Kuo

Scientists Recreated Volcanic Lightning by Blasting Ash Out of a Cannon

There is nothing on Earth quite like volcanic lightning. Witnessing chaotic towers of tumbling ash emerge from an explosive convulsion at the apex of a mountain is already jaw-dropping enough. The

6 ways to charge your iPhone

Did you know that there are many, many ways to charge an iPhone? Here are six fast, convenient and secure ways to charge your iPhone. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)