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Secret Handshake Lets You Pay With Hand Gestures And Leap Motion – No Phone Or Card Required

One of the TechCrunch Disrupt hacks this year is the brainchild of Matthew Drake, an Atlanta-based employee of advertising firm 22squared. Secret Handshake, Drake’s hack this year, uses the Leap Motion gesture controller, combined with Clover’s shopping cart point-of-sale API, to allow people to …

FEC reviews Bitcoin donations

Coming soon to a political campaign near you: Bitcoin donations?<p>The Federal Election Commission is poised to determine rules governing donations made in Bitcoins and how they apply to political campaigns.<p>Attorneys for Conservative Action Fund PAC asked the agency decide if political candidates and …

Georgia Tech Launches Its Own Crowdfunding Site For Science Research

By launching a fundraising site specifically for its researchers, Georgia Tech adds a review process and lab fees to the crowdfunding process.<p>Allison Jo Mercer, a researcher at Georgia Tech, is developing an adhesive based on a brilliantly sticky fish. Her work could some day translate into …

Googler’s Programming Board Game for Kids Meets Kickstarter Goal in Five Hours

Most of the time, teaching computer skills to children requires the use of a computer. But a new board game that conveys programming concepts without …

Board Games

Microsoft Finally Offers To Pay Hackers For Security Bugs With $100,000 Bounty

For years, Microsoft has refused to offer financial rewards to researchers who tell the company about security flaws in its software, even as Google and Facebook have ratcheted up their so-called “bug bounty” programs. Now the software giant has suddenly changed its mind–and it’s even offering even …

New Study Says You Can Predict The Stock Market With Google!

But new research finds the financial world doesn't just respond to the Internet; the Internet can also predict what the stock market will do. The research isn't the first to find such online clairvoyance. For example, Google may even be able to predict medication side effects before doctors can, …