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Texas Man Arrested For $4.5 Million Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme

A Texas man has been arrested on wire fraud and securities fraud charges for his operation of what authorities allege was a Bitcoin-related Ponzi scheme that raised millions of dollars through a purported online digital hedge fund. Trendon Shavers, known in Bitcoin forums as “Pirateat40,” was …

Michelle Phan Is Building a Beauty Empire (Full Video)

Phan's e-commerce startup Ipsy now has an $84 million run rate. Its slightly larger competitor Birchbox is valued at $545 million.<p>At the <b>Code/Mobile</b> conference last week, the speaker lineup included two self-made stars who have built their personal brands to translate across many mediums: Kim …

Amazon's Diversity Statistics Reveal a Lot of White Males

Amazon became the latest tech giant to publicly reveal its workforce demographics on Friday, and while it isn't quite as monochromatic as others in the industry, there's still a palpable lack of women and minorities. Overall, the company's employees are 63 percent male, 37 percent female, though …

Demographics

After Mass Protests, Hungary Gives Up On Internet Tax

Days after some 100,000 people took to the streets in protest, Hungary's government has given up on plans to tax Internet usage.<p>As we reported, opponents said the tax was the government's attempt to "create a digital iron curtain around Hungary."<p>The Wall Street Journal reports that today, Prime …

Net Neutrality’s Future Remains A Glorious Muddle

The FCC is expected to vote on new neutrality rules in December. What those rules will entail remains a high-stakes parlor game.<p>Out this week from the Wall Street Journal’s Gautham Nagesh was a report indicating that, similar to some plans proposed by extra-governmental individuals and groups, the …

Amazon Exec: 'We Didn't Get The Price Right' On The Fire Phone

"We didn't get the price right," Amazon senior vice president of devices David Limp told Mangalindan. "I think people come to expect a great value, and we sort of mismatched expectations. We thought we had it right. But we're also willing to say, 'we missed.' And so we corrected."<p>Amazon's Fire …

Mobile Technology

Fly Or Die: Motorola Moto X

The Moto X (2nd gen) is a welcome addition in a world full of big phones. It’s relatively slim and compact and, just like its predecessor, comes with options for customization for the back panel.<p>But going beyond that, the $500 phone comes unlocked and is spec’d to impress, with a 5.2-inch 1080p …

7 things you didn’t know your Web browser could do

The most-used program on your computer is your Web browser, but there's a good chance you don't know much about it besides how to visit your favorite sites. There are a lot of myths about browsers, some of which I've dispelled in the past, but today I want to help you get the most out of your …

Edward Snowden’s Privacy Tips: “Get Rid Of Dropbox,” Avoid Facebook And Google

According to Edward Snowden, people who care about their privacy should stay away from popular consumer Internet services like Dropbox, Facebook, and Google.<p>Snowden conducted a remote interview today as part of the New Yorker Festival, where he was asked a couple of variants on the question of what …

Mobile revolution shakes up Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Smartphones, tablets and other gadgets aren't just changing the way we live and work. They are shaking up Silicon Valley's …

Sexting may be the new normal for many teens, researchers say

Sexting may be part of the new normal for teenagers who are on the verge of becoming sexually active, new research shows.<p>Teens who told researchers they had sent naked pictures of themselves to someone in 2011 were nearly one-third more likely to be sexually active in 2012 than teens who had sent …

Los Angeles

Finally, there’s an iOS keyboard that sounds like Jack Nicholson

What a time to be alive<p>Watching the slow and steady trickle of third-party keyboards arrive on the App Store is like seeing a desert get rain for the first time. And like that dry, cracked earth, my own thirst for new ways to poke out emails and texts is insatiable. That is maybe the only way to …

The FCC May Redefine ‘Television’ to Include the Internet

The Fed­er­al Com­mu­nic­a­tions Com­mis­sion is con­sid­er­ing wheth­er to treat cer­tain on­line video ser­vices the same way it treats cable and …

Hands On With Ping, The New App From Secret

The company behind anonymous sharing app Secret is back with a new app, Ping, which tries to be your new best friend.<p>The app, available for iOS and Android, is simple and mysterious, with even the App Store listing offering only “you’re going to like me” for the description. Once you launch, you …

Apple is reportedly shutting down its Beats Music streaming service

According to a report from TechCrunch, Apple plans to shut down the Beats Music streaming service it recently acquired through its acquisition of Beats. The report cites several sources close to the situation including “several prominent employees at Apple and Beats”:<p><i>Many engineers from Beats Music</i> …

Adobe Adds Aviary to App Development Toolbox

The company said the purchase will help as Adobe looks to integrate its creative tools into more apps.<p>Adobe said Monday that it is buying Aviary, a privately held maker of tools that help mobile developers build photography capabilities into their apps.<p>The company said the purchase will help as …

This is what SwiftKey looks like on iOS

When Apple announced that iOS 8 would add support for third-party keyboards earlier this summer, all eyes quickly turned to Swype and SwiftKey, two massively popular Android keyboards. Both companies quickly confirmed that they'd be coming to Apple's mobile platform, and now — one week out from the …

Smartphones are about to get awesome again

Smartphones. They’re all just a bunch of undifferentiated rectangles, right? You’d be forgiven for feeling a little jaded about the rate of innovation in smartphones over the past couple of years. A 4-inch iPhone still dominates the consumer landscape, HTC is still designing beautiful but flawed …

Twitter Bot Helps Chicago Officials Find Dirty Restaurants

The bot led to 133 restaurant inspections and 21 shutdowns in a 10-month period.<p>Those <i>moules frites</i> you had at the French bistro last night were delicious, but now you're feeling kind of funny. Worse than funny. Actually, you're trapped in your bathroom, suffering from food poisoning. Who are you …

Social Media

Netflix Plus Oculus Hack Shows What Binge-Watching in Virtual Reality Is Like

Netflix may be using Internet distribution as a means to disrupt the traditional broadcast and cable-network model, but this week, the company showed …

Google Chrome arrives in Cuba

Google brings its browser to isolated island nation following Eric Schmidt's campaign for greater web access<p>Google Chrome is now available for download in Cuba, one of the world's most isolated internet regimes. Google announced the move in a short Google+ post Wednesday, noting that American …

There Still Isn't One Good Way to Represent the Internet in Art

But a new video shows how filmmakers arrived at a single, elegant way to depict texting.<p>Last fall, one of the nation’s most prestigious performing-arts organizations devoted a great deal of money and time to make GChats taller than giraffes.<p>Or, not GChats, precisely. But in the service of its art, …

Advice You Can Run With: 5 Tips on Designing for Mobile

<i>This post was originally published on the</i> <i>Shutterstock blog</i> <i>and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>Mobile technology is transforming consumer behavior. Last year, mobile devices were on track to outpace the number of people in the world, and it’s estimated that by 2017, there will be 1.4 mobile …

Leaked Document Suggests 128GB Option for iPhone 6

Schematics leaked from phone repair company GeekBar (via <i>G 4 Games</i>) suggest that Apple may be readying a 128GB model of their upcoming iPhone 6. …

Netflix is now paying Time Warner Cable for direct access and faster streams

Advertisement<p>27 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock/Devonyu<p>Time Warner Cable signed a direct interconnection deal with Netflix, making it the fourth of the …

Shift's debit card lets you pay with both real and virtual money

Part of the challenge of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies has simply been the need to juggle different apps and cards to use every payment option at your disposal. Wouldn't it be nice if one card could handle everything? You might just get your wish. Shift Payments is testing a new debit card …

Murder Suspect Asked Siri For Help Hiding The Body

• Home<br>• Apple<br>• iOS<br>• News<br>• Murder Suspect Asked Siri For Help Hiding The Body<p>Chris Hauk - Aug 13, 2014<p>A murder suspect apparently asked Apple’s virtual …

Samsung unveils Galaxy Alpha, a metal phone to rival upcoming iPhone 6

Samsung has shed its traditional plastic shell for a metal frame on the Galaxy Alpha, its latest smartphone announced Wednesday.<p>The Galaxy Alpha is a shinier, ultrathin version of Samsung's flagship<p>Galaxy S5and will go on sale early next month, just in time to duel with theiPhone6.<p>Many of the …

iPhone

WeedMaps Partners With Uber So You Don’t 420BlazeIt And Drive

Dude, where’s my car? Back in the garage because you took an Uber rather than driving high. At least that’s the idea behind leading “Yelp for marijuana” service WeedMaps and Colorado pot shop The Clinic partnering with Uber. Each time a new rider enters the promo code “clinicms”, Uber will donate …