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What you need to know about bitcoin

Its rise to mainstream prominence has been riddled with drama and controversy, but after eight years, bitcoin is still the top dog in the cryptocurrency world<p>What is bitcoin?<p>Bitcoin emerged in early 2009, in the wake of the near-collapse of the global financial system, as a digital platform …

Messaging App Jott Is Blowing Up Among Junior High And High Schoolers

As Facebook and YikYak try to grow a younger audience, a startup that taps into one of the key attribute of teen users – no money for data plans – is blowing up.<p>Jott, a messaging app that works without a data plan or WiFi connection, has caught on among junior high and high school students, …

Apps

How Ford Models Changed the Face of Beauty

The little-known story behind a pair of young newlyweds in post–World War II Manhattan who launched the era of the supermodel.<p>When Eileen Otte and Jerry Ford eloped to San Francisco in November 1944, in the midst of World War II, it was hardly surprising that Jerry should declare his profession as …

High Fashion

20 best iPhone and iPad apps and games this week

iPhone,iPad,iOS,Apple,Apps,Technology,Media,Games,Mobile,Mobile phones,Smartphones,Tablet computers,Google,Children's tech,Digital music and audio,Gmail,Virtual reality,Email,Tomb raider,Zynga,Culture<p>MixRadio, Google Photos, Make My Day, Capitals, Geometry Wars 3, Til Morning’s Light, Inbox by …

Apps

LVMH, Accel And More Pour $40M Into Fashion E-Commerce Aggregator Lyst

On the heels of Farfetch raising $86 million last month, another fashion commerce startup out of London has picked up a significant round of funding. Lyst, a site that lets people shop across 11,500 different online stores using a single check-out, has picked up $40 million in a Series C round of …

eCommerce

Apple Watch App Store Goes Live With 3000+ Apps

Ahead of the Apple Watch's retail debut, Apple showcases a handful of recommended apps.<p>The Apple Watch hasn't yet shipped, but already developers have created thousands of apps to run on it. And ahead of the device's arrival at market tomorrow, Apple has crowned a handful of must-haves among the …

Southwest reports record earnings in the first quarter

The lower fuel prices buoying the airline industry helped low-cost giant Southwest (LUV) post record profits in the first quarter.<p>The airline saw a profit of $453 million, or 66 cents per share, counting special items, a new high for the quarter. That was up from the $152 million profit, or 22 …

Family of American al-Qaeda hostage 'devastated' by his death

The last time the public saw American aid worker Warren Weinstein was in a video released by al-Qaeda in December 2013, more than two years into his captivity by the terrorist group.<p>Weinstein was wearing a gray track suit and a black knit cap. A scraggly beard covered his face. He told the world he …

Exclusive: Google is close to making Android Wear work on the iPhone

But will Apple let it happen?<p>Google is working on getting its Android Wear smartwatch platform to work with the iPhone, and it is close to finishing the final technical details, according to a source close to the development team. If Google released it and if Apple allowed it on its platform, it …

The Children of ISIS

On the day he planned to make his sacred journey, or <i>hijra</i>, to the Islamic State, 19-year-old Mohammed Hamzah Khan woke up before dawn at his house in …

Islam

What I’m Reading: BBC News Reporter Laura Locke

<i>It’s hard to predict the future of tech. Overnight sensations can turn into tomorrow’s duds, and anyone claiming to know a thing about what’s next should have plenty of credibility.</i><p><i>One such person is Laura Locke, tech reporter for the BBC. Formerly at TIME, Locke focused her career on covering all</i> …

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The new MacBook's single port comes with a major security risk

After years of development, USB Type-C is making a very big debut. Last week, Apple announced its new MacBook would come with just a single Type-C plug for both power and data, a move that allowed for the slimmest MacBook ever. A few days later, Google unveiled the new version of its flagship …

Information Security

Ivy League’s meritocracy lie: How Harvard and Yale cook the books for the 1 percent

“We are credentializing a new elite by legitimizing people with an inflated sense of their own merit”<p><i>A special lottery is to be held to select the student who will live in the only deluxe room in a dormitory. There are 100 seniors, 150 juniors, and 200 sophomores who applied. Each senior’s name is</i> …

Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns

Do teachers really know what students go through? To find out, one teacher followed two students for two days and was amazed at what she found. Her report is in following post, which appeared on the blog of Grant Wiggins, the co-author of “Understanding by Design” and the author of “Educative …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

Houzz Tour: New Comforts in the Cotswolds

This house on the edge of the Cotswolds, England, was originally designed in 1911 by Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott, a prominent architect during …

Three hacks for adding permanent storage to your MacBook Air or Retina Pro through the SD card slot

MacBook Airs and Retina MacBook Pros offer practically zero upgradability, but one area that there is some flexibility with is storage. Many third party memory manufactures are taking advantage of the SD card slot present in MacBook Airs and Retina Pros to add semi-permant storage to these Macs. We …

OS X Yosemite - Everything You Need To Know

125<p>SHARES<p>As well as announcing iOS 8, Apple also announced a new version of OS X they're calling Yosemite.<p>The interface elements and functions are …

Apple OS X 10.10 Yosemite: The Top 6 New Features

Apple walked audiences through Mac's newest operating system OS X Yosemite on Monday at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, and not …

Teenager builds browser plugin to show you where politicians get their funding

The murky world of lobby groups bankrolling politicians is garnering more attention, but is there a way to find out which representatives are in the pocket without a lot of tedious research? A 16-year-old programmer has developed a browser plugin that, when you mouse-over the name of a US lawmaker, …

5 stunning tips that will make you an iTunes master

The native iTunes application offers many features and controls for handling your songs and movies, but sometimes it can seem too overwhelming to understand. In today’s video, we give you five quick tips that will help you master iTunes. You’ll learn how to customize your store settings, access a …

Rise and Shine! Get Your Daily Briefing

Gabriella Schwarz / June 2, 2014<p>We’ve seen from “Flipboard in the Wild” that Flipboard often goes hand-in-hand with something caffeinated and …

Take the Plunge: 11 Swimming Holes Around the World

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may top your typical list, but there are plenty of other swimming holes around the world that will capture your heart.<p>So, pack your swimsuit (and a sense …