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Insanely lifelike Morgan Freeman portrait painted on an iPad

A talented artist can get a lot of mileage out of the various art apps available for the iPad, but we ain't never seen anything like this. Digital …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone everywhere. To drive home this point, I give you exhibit A: Earlier this week, Facebook came under fire when it was revealed that the data of more than 50 million …

More democratic freedoms in Saudi Arabia? Not going to happen

<b>RT:</b><i>There have been protests since 2011 in Saudi Arabia. There have been many arrests since then too, but there hasn’t been much global media coverage</i> …

Watch NFL players freak out when the ice cream truck comes

The Baltimore Ravens decided to reward their players on Monday with one thing they knew everybody would love–ice cream.<p>Let’s break down exactly what happened here.<p>First, a Miss Twist ice cream truck came out on the practice field…<p>…and everybody freaked out.<p>Some players had a tough time …

SEC Charges Texas Man With Running Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme

That's about $63 million at today's prices.<p>He apparently went by the handles "<i>Pirate</i>" and "<i>pirateat40</i>."<p>Here was the scheme:<p>The SEC alleges that Shavers promised investors up to 7 percent weekly interest based on BTCST's Bitcoin market arbitrage activity, which supposedly included selling to …

FreedomPop CEO Is Skeptical About AT&T's No-Contract Plan

There’s a revolution of sorts happening among American mobile phone carriers.<p>AT&T has announced a new no-contract, no-down-payment plan called Next, allowing U.S. customers to subscribe to a smartphone over monthly instalments and upgrade after just one year. Prior to July 26, when the plan comes …

The story of the “Ok, Glass” phrase, and why it’s not “clap on,” “device, please” or “pew, pew, pew”

The history behind the “Ok, Glass” phrase used to activate the Google Glass voice commands has been recently shared by Glass Marketing Manager Amanda Rosenberg, who also revealed what other candidates were in place for the hotword.<p>By now you may have heard “Ok, Glass” a few times when looking at …

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Warm up your wrist: 5M smartwatch shipments expected in 2014

Smartwatches of some sort have been around for years without truly making a dent in the mainstream consumer market. That’s all about to change, …

Audible for Android gets design overhaul, improved library management and more

Amazon knows that although a number people prefer (or need, in some cases ) audio over visuals to absorb published works, it's still very important to provide a pleasant experience on the design front. In light of this, the Audible Android app has now been updated with a completely redesigned user …

Meet the Moto X face-to-face in new leak

The Moto X leaks are coming fast and furious now as the first (hopefully) great phone created by Motorola as a wholly "Google company" inches toward the market.<p>This past week we saw what was believed to be a Moto X in the hands of Google chairman Eric Schmidt, showing off the curved backside that's …

Bitcoin will prosper — until governments or banks decide to crush it overnight

Every currency created since the advent of money 2,700 years ago has fit nicely into one of two classifications: Either it was a <i>representative</i> money …