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Top crypto experts warn governments over encryption backdoors

Intentionally weakening encryption—the scrambling technology that can be used to secure data—is a bad idea.<p>That’s the conclusion reached by 13 of the …

Ambitious new tech aims to revolutionize touchscreens

The ambitious GHOST (Generic, Highly-Organic Shape-Changing Interfaces) research project is building technology that will let consumers use their fingertips to literally drag data out of touchscreen displays, bringing it into the 3D world.<p>GHOST is the brainchild of four universities in the U.K., …

Meet the man building a stock exchange that doesn’t screw people over

<i>Welcome to our new series — How did you get that job? — where we’ll run interviews with interesting people about their work and how they came to be doing it.</i><p>When Brad Katsuyama came to the US in 2002 to run the trading desk for the Royal Bank of Canada, he thought he understood the game. If he …

WIRED Money speakers predict the disruptive future of finance

Over the last couple of months WIRED has been lucky enough to interview some of the fintech heavy hitters who are lined up to speak at WIRED Money, …

Microsoft Windows 10 Bombshell: It's Free For Everyone

<b>Edit:</b> Since publishing this article, Microsoft has since altered its original blog post and has more recently added a statement from Microsoft’s Gabe Aul, who has apologized for the confusion caused by the original post in relation to the supposed ‘free’ Insider copies of Windows 10 referred to in …

Windows 10

Germany's most popular paid app is a secure messenger loved by millions — now it's taking on the US

Created in 2012, Threema prides itself on its end-to-end encryption and security features. It's a minnow next to big messaging apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. WhatsApp has 800 million monthly active users; in contrast, Threema has just 3.5 million.<p>But Threema's userbase <i>has</i> skyrocketed by …

13 Apps That'll Teach You Something New Every Day

Superfood for your noggin.<p>The buzz around "brain-training" apps like Elevate, Lumosity, Peak, and others recently came into question after a 2014 study by the Stanford Center on Longevity doubted the effectiveness of brain games to improve your cognitive abilities.<p>The study concluded that …

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Xbox One Wireless controller adapter, for Windows 10 only, goes on sale this fall for $25

Microsoft has claimed for the last year or so that it plans to rededicate itself to PC gaming, and one of the results of that is an upcoming dongle.<p>The company plans to release the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows, as it is officially known, this fall for $25. This USB stick will enable you to …