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How to steal Bitcoin in three easy steps

Earlier this month, someone pulled off the largest heist in the history of Bitcoin, the virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet. The illegal drug bazaar Sheep Marketplace was plundered, either by hackers or insiders, and about $100 million worth of the currency was stolen from …

Learning to code? EngineHere can connect you with devs in a virtual classroom

Want to learn to code? You’ll have plenty of options to choose from, with dozens of providers promising to teach you computer programming skills in no time.<p>But Benjamin Plesser, founder of EngineHere, believes he’s found the optimal “learn to code” model. Plesser is a software developer who …

Silicon Valley investor wants to split California into six states

SAN FRANCISCO -- Technology investor Tim Draper is trying to drum up support to split California into six states, one of them being Silicon Valley.<p>His argument for redrawing the California map: The state is underrepresented in Washington. He's looking to get an initiative on the California …

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Sprint dead last in Consumer Reports' phone service survey

Sprint is eating everyone's dust.<p>The nation's third-largest wireless carrier by subscriber base sank to the bottom of a survey conducted by Consumer Reports over cell phone service. Sprint scored "dismal marks" in value, voice, text messaging, and 4G reliability, according to Consumer Reports' …

How Valve’s announcements have changed gaming forever

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>In one week, Valve has changed the gaming landscape for the next generation. Before now, everyone was focused on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launches, with …

Magician David Copperfield's $800 Million Fortune Could Make Him A Future Billionaire

David Copperfield might be most famous for extravagant illusions that include making the Statue of liberty disappear and walking through the Great Wall of China. But perhaps his biggest feat yet is the enormous nine-figure fortune that the raven-haired 57-year old has quietly amassed over his …

'Myst' was a revolutionary game, but it didn't start a revolution

<i>Myst</i> came out of nowhere. When it first launched in 1993, the lonely adventure game was unlike anything people had played before. There were no enemies, no action, and the world itself was arguably the most important character. And thanks to the advent of CD-ROM technology, it also featured some of …

Here's What Happens To Google Employees When They Die

It’s no surprise that the employee benefits of Google are among the best in the land—free haircuts, gourmet food, on-site doctors and high-tech “cleansing” toilets are among the most talked-about—but in a rare interview with Chief People Officer Laszlo Bock I discovered that the latest perk for …

6-ounce hamster steers 33,000-pound truck

Charlie the hamster has truly blazed new ground for his species. He has steered a massive truck weighing more than 16 tons, which is about 33,000 pounds more than he weighs. The 6-ounce rodent was drafted by Volvo to show the world just how easy it is to steer the new FMX construction truck.<p>The …

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Rides<p>The Ducati Monster is one of the most iconic motorcycles ever created. It’s almost hard to believe, but this year it’s celebrating its 25th …

HDMI 2.0: What you need to know

<b>Update: There's been a small update, called HDMI 2.0a.</b><p><b>Update 1/2017: There's been another update, this one is called</b> <b>HDMI 2.1</b><b>.</b><p>The HDMI Forum, the nonprofit body that oversees the HDMI specification, recently announced version 2.0. There were numerous changes, not least support for higher frame rates …

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iPhone 5s vs. HTC One

Size<p>As the sizes of Android phones have crept up over the last few years, Apple has been a lot less eager to boost the iPhone's size. So here we see …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Hacker sentenced to three years for breaching police sites

After pleading guilty to computer fraud for hacking into several police Web sites, John Anthony Borell III was sentenced to three years in federal prison on Thursday, according to the Associated Press.<p>Borell, 22, is from Ohio but was accused of breaching the Web sites of police agencies in Utah, …

Argentina arrests teen hacker who netted $50,000 a month

<b>Police in Argentina have arrested a 19-year-old man accused of heading a gang of hackers who targeted international money transfer and gambling websites.</b><p>Dubbed "the superhacker", the teenager was making $50,000 (£31,500) a month, working from his bedroom in Buenos Aires, police say.<p>The arrest …

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