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Google Apps Users Can Now Get End-to-End Email Encryption

Google on Thursday announced a new partnership that will bring full scale encryption to Google Apps.<p>Working with email data protection company Zix, …

The Oculus Rift Will Battle PS4 And Xbox One At E3

Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo….Oculus? It’s no surprise that Oculus VR has just announced they’ll be bringing the Oculus Rift to E3, as they’ve had a presence at many, many gaming events to date, and E3 will be a can’t-miss for them.<p>But now, the situation is different. The Oculus Rift is no longer just …

The Real Undiscovered Godfather In Bitcoin: FinCEN

The controversy roiling the Bitcoin community continues with the outing and then cloaking of the man fingered by Newsweek as Bitcoin’s Louis Pasteur. But the unassuming Dorian S. Nakamoto, a Japanese-American man in California, denied having anything to do with the digital currency in an interview …

Order Up! Food Businesses Find An Appetite For Bitcoin

Hungry for a Philly cheesesteak or a hot Reuben sandwich? That'll be about 0.001 bitcoin, please.<p>From restaurants to breweries, to even your local farmers market and lemonade stand, the popular cryptocurrency has inched its way into the food industry, as more vendors consider it a valid form of …

Cyber attack on bitcoin a big warning to currency's users

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A massive cyber attack from unknown sources that has been spamming bitcoin exchanges is highlighting some of the dangers people can encounter when they exchange cash for digital currencies like the bitcoin, experts said on Wednesday.<p>Some of Bitcoin enthusiast Mike Caldwell's …

Indian feds raid Bitcoin exchange as other traders suspend service

On Tuesday, the Reserve Bank of India sent out a stern warning against trade in Bitcoin and other virtual currencies, stating that the currencies were not approved by the central bank and more ominously that "the traders of VCs on such platforms are exposed to legal as well as financial risks." It …

Gorgeous Robox 3D printer hopes it can do for 3D printing what the iMac did for personal computing

In 1999, my elementary school got every single kid to love computer class with a single move: It replaced a fleet of Macintosh Classic IIs with iMac …

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

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 …

At Bitcoin conference, two 'gurus' draw a crowd

LAS VEGAS — In the highly insulated world of Bitcoin devotees, a small clutch of early adopters are treated like rock stars.<p>Shortly after his panel on investment opportunities, former child star Brock Pierce (<i>The Mighty Ducks</i>) was engulfed by a throng of admirers. He wasn't surrounded for his …

Miners spend $17 million a day for a shot at $4.4 million of bitcoin

The price of a single bitcoin, now sitting at $899, is derived from many mysterious sources: supply and demand, potential future business value, animal spirits. One factor is less widely understood: The price of bitcoin depends on the price of electricity.<p>Bitcoin are produced by “mining,” having …

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Researchers create a more accurate alternative to Wi-Fi for tracking people through walls

Back in June, MIT researchers revealed they had figured out how to use Wi-Fi to track moving objects through walls. Today, the same team announced …

iPad: $1.50 per year

If you fully drain and charge your iPad every other day it will use about 12 kWh of electricity per year. Source: Electric Power Research Institute

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This Awesome Stop-Motion Video Was Shot Using 1,000 Pictures Entirely On Google Glass

Some vendors in China stop taking bitcoin as payment

Some vendors in China, the largest marketplace for bitcoin, have stopped accepting the unregulated digital currency after the government there warned against its use, state media reported.<p>Baidu, an online search engine and Web services company, said it has temporarily stopped using bitcoin for …

The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

The World's Most Powerful Bitcoin Miner Is Worried About How It Could Destroy Bitcoin

How hard is it?<p>The makers of the most powerful miner in the world can't even satisfy the insatiable demand for their product, because they would probably ruin Bitcoin if they did.<p>Here's the problem: Bitcoins are mined by computers solving math problems. More technically, they unlock blocks of …

Why Samsung just launched the world’s largest floating vessel

The <i>Prelude</i> is longer than the Empire State building or Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Towers are tall and displaces six times as much water as the world’s largest aircraft carrier. It won’t be completed until 2017, but its enormous hull was just launched from drydock in a South Korean shipyard. It was …

China's central bank warns financial institutions of Bitcoin risks

China central bank People’s Bank, Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and another three authorities in finance issued today a notice on Bitcoin, cautioning financial institutions and payments services against risks.<p>They made clear that financial institutions are not allowed …

The Next Generation Of USB Connector Will Plug In Either Way

Truly revolutionary<p>The USB 3.0 Promoter Group, which is a group of tech companies that promotes USB, has announced that the next USB plug specification is currently being developed.<p>The new plugs and receptacles will be bilaterally symmetrical, so <i>never again will you try and fail to plug in a USB</i> …

In Long Run, Nissan's Ghosn And Tesla's Musk Have Good Reason To Fear Fuel Cells

Renault Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn and Tesla Motors honcho Elon Musk have both been loud advocates for battery-powered vehicles, but their recent bad-mouthing of hydrogen fuel cell powered cars is a reminder that neither of these technologies will make much of an impact any time soon.<p>Ghosn, leader of …

The Buzziest Social Network, According to Hip-Hop

In business and in hip-hop, your reputation is all you have.And, right now, Twitter’s rep is booming (in the rap world, at least).This according to …

In The Future, Your iPhone Password Could Be Your Face

If your fingerprint isn't secure enough for you, you might be able to use your face to unlock your iPhone someday.<p>Apple Insider reported Tuesday on a new Apple patent called "Personal computing device control using face detection and recognition." In other words, the technology would let you unlock …

The Amount Of Computing Power Dedicated To Mining Bitcoin Has Gone Parabolic

Bitcoin mining is becoming a serious business.<p>This chart, from Bitcoin wallet service and block explorer Blockchain.info, shows the amount of computational power worldwide dedicated to Bitcoin mining — the process of maintaining the public ledger of all Bitcoin transactions, and of being rewarded …

On third attempt, SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket

Private space company SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched successfully and delivered a satellite to orbit above Earth after a series of disappointing …

Broadband firms set to get easier sewer access across Europe in upcoming rule change

Broadband rollouts in parts of Europe are likely to get substantially cheaper and easier, after a committee of the European Parliament backed plans …