Adam Engels

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27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

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BitTorrent experiments with decentralized private-chat service

Are you longing to chat in private — not just “off the record” but off the grid? BitTorrent today released an internal alpha of its server-less chat app, making your dreams of truly private chats a near-reality.<p>BitTorrent realized the word “privacy” means different things to different people and …

These Are The 9 Hottest Startups In Los Angeles

Disney bought Maker Studios for $950 million, Facebook bought Oculus VR for $2 billion, and Apple recently scooped up Beats for $3.2 billion. Meanwhile, ad tech startup Rubicon recently went public.<p>Throughout all of Los Angeles, there are 892 startups, according to an open source map called …

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Protestor Tech: Apps In The Hands Of Revolutionaries

The modern-day protestor and revolutionary needs more than just a helmet, throwing-stones and heart filled with righteous passion. These days technology offers invaluable tools to those speaking out against oppressive regimes.<p>This week Anchorfree – a Mountain View, California-based firm that offers …

Why you’re wrong about communism: 7 huge misconceptions about it (and capitalism)

Most of what Americans think they know about capitalism and communism is total nonsense. Here’s a clearer picture<p>As the commentary around the recent deaths of Nelson Mandela, Amiri Baraka and Pete Seeger made abundantly clear, most of what Americans think they know about capitalism and communism is …

How feds use one “seed” and 3 “hops” to spy on nearly everyone

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Lightspring<p>The U.S. government has tried to reassure critics of its massive phone surveillance program …

Norway's government says Bitcoin isn't real money

Governments worldwide are trying to solidify their positions on Bitcoin. Chinese regulators banned financial institutions from using Bitcoin earlier this month, while in July, Thailand's government declared the virtual currency's use illegal due to a lack of applicable laws. Now Bitcoin has taken …

Up-close with a Bitcoin mining powerhouse (video)

Alex Lawn is in New York on a pitstop, arriving in from Sweden on his way to next week's Inside Bitcoin conference in Las Vegas. He hasn't slept much. The way he describes it, no one at KnCMiner does much sleeping these days, as the company races to become the driving force in the rapidly expanding …

From Treasure To Trash: Man Tosses Out Bitcoin Wallet On Hard Drive Worth $9 Million

Years ago, when renovating with friends, I took off my rings so that they wouldn’t get damaged. In the flurry of clean-up, the rings got tossed into the trash. Despite going through bag after bag of garbage, we couldn’t find them. I was not happy.<p>That has to be nothing compared to what James …

Bitcoin Mania: How To Create Your Very Own Crypto-Currency, For Free

With Bitcoin now worth potentially more than an ounce of gold, I’m capping off my series of Bitcoin posts with an attempt to answer a recurring question. How to go about creating your very own crypto-currency.<p>When looking at the various crypto-currencies that have emerged over the last few months, …

As Bitcoin tops $1,200, does its fate rest in China's hands?

A surge in Chinese demand underlies bitcoin's astronomical rise over the past few months—the alternative digital currency topped $1,200 early Friday—underscoring the nation's interest in digital currencies as alternative investments.<p>The question lingers: is it only a matter of time before the …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin hits $1,000 for the first time

The virtual currency Bitcoin, a decentralized form of money that approximates cash on the internet, has never been worth more. The price of a single bitcoin has soared above $1,000 on Mt. Gox, one of the main exchanges where the currency is bought and sold. As of this writing, the price is $1,020 …

Cash Is Dead. Are Credit Cards Next?

The fu­ture of money has ar­rived, and it’s called Coin.<p>It looks like a cred­it card. It’s the size of a cred­it card. It swipes in cred­it card …

Analyst Predicts Bitcoin Will Go Over $1000 This Week: 'This Is A Classic Bubble'

As Bitcoin’s value continues its ridiculous climb, into the $600s and $700s on popular exchanges, a price forecasting analyst states the obvious, “This is a classic speculative bubble.” Based on its current momentum, he predicts that it may go as high as $1,700 within the week.<p><i>Disclosure: I own</i> …

Bitcoin Companies and Entrepreneurs Can't Get Bank Accounts

In the first week of July, Jay Shore got bad news. U.S. Bank and Chase informed him they were closing the accounts for his company, Coinabul, a San Diego-based precious metals buyer that sells silver and gold for Bitcoin. They didn’t want to house his half-million dollars. Chase was mum on the …

The Day SF Became Gotham City: How a Metropolis Is Making a 5-Year-Old's Wish Come True

On Friday, November 15, San Francisco became Gotham. The city did not do this for Comic-Con, nor to film a new movie. The city did this to fulfill …

Anonymous Hacker Jeremy Hammond Sentenced To Max Penalty Of 10 Years In Prison

One of the most active hackers in the collective known as Anonymous and the source of WikiLeaks’ largest ever leak of secret documents was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison–the most severe penalty so far of any of the activist hackers who rampaged across the Internet in the chaotic summer of …

How to watch LSU vs. Alabama: Preview, TV time, odds and more

Here's all the information you need in order to catch the game between the Tigers and Tide.<p>Alabama's No. 1 spot in the BCS standings will be on the line again Saturday when the Tide host LSU (8 p.m. ET, CBS). The Tigers represent one of the last significant hurdles that Alabama has to clear to get …

The 40 Must-Have Android Apps for the Power User

For the longest time, Android was an operating system that eschewed visual flair in favour of giving flexibility and power to the user, and since third party developers took their cues from the OS itself, their apps tended to be complex and unabashedly ugly.<p>Somewhere along the way, right around the …

Steroids can benefit athletes for a decade after use

<b>New research suggests that athletes who use steroids for a short period can benefit for their entire careers.</b><p>Experiments with mice showed that a brief exposure to testosterone allowed the mice to rapidly regain muscle later in their lives.<p>The scientist behind the study says that if a similar effect …

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Man buys $27 of bitcoin, forgets about them, finds they're now worth $886k

Bought in 2009, currency’s rise in value saw small investment turn into enough to buy an apartment in a wealthy area of Oslo<p>Bitcoin: what you need to know<p>This article was originally published on 29 October 2013. Due to a technical fault, it has been republished here, on a new page.<p>The meteoric rise …

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