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Two men and their quest to make Bitcoin truly untraceable

For some, Bitcoin doesn't go far enough towards truly unregulated, untraceable currency. Cody Wilson, the man behind the world's first lethal 3D-printed gun, and Amir Taaki, a Bitcoin entrepreneur, are the two crytpo-anarchists leading the effort to build software that hopes to make Bitcoin …

Now (almost) anyone (with cable) can watch CNN the way they want to

Back in April CNNx launched, letting viewers jump through the news of the day and watch what they want, when they want. The only problem? Other than the fact that it's restricted to CNN's iPad app and web site, only subscribers to a few providers could actually access it. Now, CNN is rolling out …

Encrypted To The Last Drop

Everything is for sale in the dark web marketplaces. Anonymous buyers can procure everything from prescription painkillers to exotic designer drugs. You can hire sex workers and buy weapons in the same exchange. Danger lurks around every corner and Satoshis flow like water while whales make it rain …

Microsoft Teases Tuesday Launch for New Nokia Device

"Summer brings out our inner glow," Nokia said in the vaguely worded teaser.<p>Microsoft’s devices unit is teasing a Tuesday launch for a new product, perhaps in the Nokia X line of Android-based products.<p>The company posted an item to its Conversations blog on Friday, with a countdown clock and a …

Samsung Galaxy F may go toe-to-toe with iPhone 6 come September

Samsung certainly hasn't shied away from very public battles with Apple, and the Korean manufacturer may indeed be readying for another rumble this …

Google's driverless car: no steering wheel, two seats, 25mph

Google has demonstrated its own driverless car, a design that does away with all conventional controls including the steering wheel, and says it will build 100 of the vehicles for testing with the eventual aim of "bringing this technology to the world safely".<p>The company had for several years been …

Adobe apologises for global Creative Cloud failure

<b>Adobe has apologised for a system failure that knocked its Creative Cloud service offline for users around the world.</b><p>Creative Cloud is the firm's subscription model for businesses or individuals using its Photoshop, Premiere Pro and similar products.<p>With the system down for around 24 hours, many …

Was This 1997 Encounter The Moment Larry Page First Got The Idea For Google?

The reason Google quickly became the dominant search engine is that it did something that other search engines had not bothered to do: It examined the number and relevance of links between pages, not just the keywords on them.<p>Today, Bloomberg tells a charming story of the other guy — an Italian …

Russian Space Rocket Carrying $29 Million Satellite Explodes

A Russian rocket carrying the country's most advanced communications satellite exploded shortly after launch early Friday, Russian state media …

Kickstarter: Augment modular charging solution for iPhone 5/5s reinvents the battery case (Video)

Augment is a new case series from Rubix that puts a spin on the traditional battery case. Rubix is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter to produce this product line, but don’t let that get you down. This is definitely worthy of your hard-earned cash if you’d like to have the benefits of a …

Popular iOS strategy game Summoner Wars comes to Android

Summoner Wars started out its life as a tabletop card game, only to come to iOS in 2012, where it quickly became quite popular. Now years later, the game is making its way over to Android as well.<p>For those unfamiliar, Summoner Wars has you take control of forces on a battlefield, while you play the …

Zagg Invisible Shield Glass: Perhaps the best investment for a new iPhone

Advertisement<p>19 Comments<p>I’m such a bad iPhone(s aapl) owner. I generally take good care of my handsets, mainly because I sell them to upgrade from …

Review: Proximo, the feature-packed Bluetooth tagging system for the forgetful

We’ve all done it. You put your keys down, and five minutes later you have no idea where they are. You could swear you put your phone on the kitchen table last night, but it’s not there now. You put your bag under the restaurant table and then walk out without it. Doing all three in the same week …

If You Really Must Snap iPad Photos, Try the Olloclip Lens

Hands on with Olloclip iPad 4-in-1 Photo Lens<p>Olloclip at Work<p>Olloclip in the Box<p>Olloclip Gear<p>Olloclip on iPad Air Sideview<p>Olloclip on the …

Diapers.com Founder Could Raise $50 Million or More for New Startup

We're pretty sure it will be something around shopping. And it will certainly be mobile.<p>Marc Lore is plotting his next thing.<p>Less than a year after the former CEO of Diapers.com parent company, Quidsi, left Amazon along with his co-founder Vinit Bharara, he has spoken with investors about raising …

5 things you should never pay for on Android

The idea that the best things in life are free is true up to a point. So why do some people pay for things they don’t really have to? We’re not talking about piracy here, but there are premium apps and services out there that simply don’t offer anything over the best free examples. Anyone that …

New Samsung Model Numbers Leaked

Serial leakster @evleaks has had its fair share of information revealed in the past, but in one of the most recent tweets, additional information on …

Dos Owl's Odin packs an Android-powered PC into a tiny projector

By Ben Furfie<p>Have you ever woken up and thought to yourself… damn, I really want a tiny project with more tech packed into it than clothes in a …

Android user sues Apple for not delivering texts after she ditched her iPhone

A former iPhone user is suing Apple for not delivering her text messages after switching to a competitor’s smartphone.<p>The lawsuit follows similar complaints by ex-iPhone users, in which they claim they aren’t receiving text messages after leaving iOS for Android.<p>While this appears to be a technical …

Grasswire founder Austen Allred is trying to build a Wikipedia-style platform for real-time news

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr user Petteri Sulonen<p>We’ve seen some fascinating experiments by both professional and amateur journalists in …

Study: Xbox One, PS4 consume ridiculous amounts of unnecessary power

Both Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4 consume between two to three times the power of their predecessors—mostly waiting around for …

Dual Carbon batteries: Is this finally the breakthrough we've been promised for so long? - ExtremeTech

Dual Carbon batteries: Is this finally the breakthrough we’ve been promised for so long?<p>By on May 15, 2014 at 9:43 am<p>This site may earn affiliate …

New buildings must be superfast broadband-ready from 2017 says EU

All new buildings and major renovation work must be ready for connecting to superfast broadband from 2017 under new European regulations.<p>Developers …

The Zeus Is A 3D Printer, Scanner, And Teleportation Machine All In One

The future, as they say, is already here, but it’s just not very evenly distributed. To wit: the Zeus, a 3D printer that can scan and copy objects and, using the Internet, “fax” objects to other printers. That’s right – it’s the first 3D all-in-one.<p>Created by AIO Robotics, the $2,499 printer has a …

AMD supply issues may be ending, as R9 graphics card prices are falling to original rates

Though they’ve been on the market for a while now, according to The Tech Report, the prices for AMD’s lineup of Radeon R9 graphics cards have only …

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Literally crank out GIFs with a whimsical, hackable camera

It's not too difficult to make your own animated GIF with the right tools. But like any piece of single-purpose hardware, an entire camera dedicated to the process feels so much more luxurious. Otto, which launched on Kickstarter yesterday, puts a lens and a Raspberry Pi microcomputer into a simple …

What you need to know about online advertisers tracking you

Spend lots of time online? Then perhaps you've heard of targeted advertising, "Big Data" analysis and complaints of privacy violations by advertising companies. The ads above your Gmail inbox? Yeah, those. As it turns out, most people don't like being tracked by advertisers. Surprise! As such, a …

Flappy Bird Is Returning To The App Store!

If you somehow managed to miss out on one of the largest App Store sensations this year before it was pulled by its developer, you're in luck. Flappy Bird is set to return to the App Store with some new features that'll make a seemingly overnight success an even bigger deal than it was …

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Become A Vigilante With This App That Lets You Report Cars In Handicapped Spaces

Call it a dose of citizen justice. Parking Mobility allows everyday people to help police catch those who make the lives of the disabled harder.<p>Mack Marsh knows what happens when someone parks illegally in a disabled parking space. Disabled himself, he’s gone to the hospital three times as a direct …