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Google admits that advertisers wasted their money on more than half of internet ads

Online advertising is a fickle thing. It accounts for 20% of the ad industry’s total spending, and over 90% of revenue for the internet giants Google and Facebook. That said, no one seems to have any idea whether it actually works.<p>That uncertainty reached a new high this week, as Google announced …

Digital Advertising

11 Websites That Will Make You Smarter About Money

Not everyone has a financial adviser, and not everyone has the time to read a personal finance book.<p>Luckily, there's the internet.<p>We've made learning about money easier for you by compiling a list of some of our go-to websites for money advice.<p>Happy browsing.<p><b>Why we like it:</b>Investopedia's dictionary …

Personal Finance

The 6 mobile games that will help get you through Thanksgiving

Ignore your family with these helpful games<p>Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year, a chance to spend a few days with family and friends and enjoy an amazing meal. But there's also a lot of downtime, whether it's due to travelling across the country or hiding to avoid your uncle droning on about …

This Popular Financial Tip Will Cost You $1 Million

If you blindly follow a tip that nearly every financial adviser recommends, it could cost you $1 million. But you can't even call it a financial tip. …

BitPay brings one-touch payments to bitcoin with new NFC-compatible checkout app

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Duncan Rawlinson/Flickr<p>It’s not burdensome to buy an item with bitcoin. A retailer rings up an order and presents the …

9 Apps to Help You Completely Organize Your Life

Email was supposed to make our lives easier. Instead it’s become a dumping ground for travel itineraries, receipts, social-­media updates, work …

Apps

Beth Tweddle: why the best way to cope with trolls is to ignore them

The former gymnast talks about being abused on Twitter, loving Candy Crush and encouraging kids to be active<p><b>You started competing in gymnastics for the Great Britain senior team in 2001, aged 16, and retired last year. How did technology change the sport?</b><p>Oh, it grew and grew throughout my career. …

How to secure your iPhone with iOS 8 password managers and Touch ID

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>There are two enhanced features of iOS 8 that can change how users manage their secure information. The first is Apple’s …

Facebook’s Anonymous App Could Kill Trolls With Secret Identity

Wack-a-mole. That’s what it’s usually like fighting trolls, bullies, and spammers in anonymous communities. Ban them and they just start new accounts. That’s why the fact that Facebook knows who you really are could be the key to its upcoming anonymous app.<p>You could stay anonymous to other users, …

The dark horse rises: Could Yik Yak be the real winner among anonymity apps?

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Yik Yak<p>While the tech community was frothing and fretting over the likes of Secret and – to a lesser extent – Whisper …

‘The Snappening’ Is Real: 90,000 Private Photos and 9,000 Hacked Snapchat Videos Leak Online

In the wake of widespread celebrity hacking, a third-party Snapchat client dubbed SnapSaved was reportedly breached, leading to the biggest leak of …

US Marshals leak likely Bitcoin auction bidders, by mistake

Committing a common email blunder, the government agency accidentally reveals a list of potential bidders for Silk Road's seized bitcoins.<p>It's happened to most people -- you write an email and press send only to realize the message also went to unintended recipients by accident. Well, that's what …

Bitcoin

Bonnaroo for You: Must-Sees and Secret Treasures for 5 Types of Fans

Our picks for rockers, hip-hoppers, ravers, jammers and weirdos<p>Bonnaroo is reliably the most eclectic of all of America's mega-festivals, and the …

How Coachella, Bonnaroo and More Festivals Revamped the Music Industry

Go inside the festival economy in our special report<p>In 2001, the last time Outkast hit the road for a major tour, they were coming off a …

​Why Is Binge-Viewing So Popular in a Short Attention Span Age?

Still groggy from spending the weekend watching an entire new season of "Orange Is the New Black"? You're not alone.<p>Netflix says the women-in-prison series, whose second season premiered on the streaming service over the weekend, is its most popular show, even more popular than "House of Cards," …

How to Get All World Cup Matches in Your Google Calendar

The FIFA World Cup is only days away and, if you’re just as excited as we are, you’ll want to know when all of the matches kick-off.<p>So here’s a super-quick guide for adding all of the legendary tournament’s fixtures to your Google Calendar account:<p>1) Open up the web version and hit the arrow icon …

The Other Tunnel

The Art of Being Pharrell

On January 26, at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Pharrell Williams, who has been a musical sensation for most of his 41 years, had one of those rare nights that are life-changing. He won four Grammys, including Producer of the Year, but the awards were not the only reason that the evening—maybe …

New Electronic Music Chart: Top 10 Dubstep Songs Of The Week

47<p>SHARES<p>I don't have anything particularly clever to say this week, but what I do have are 10 very great dubstep tracks that I think you should …

How to run a record label

By Kiran Sande of Blackest Ever Black. Plus, the UK's best new boutique labels<p>The 10 British record labels defining the sound of 2014<p><b>Deceive, exaggerate, obfuscate</b><br>When you first start out, everything will go wrong. Learn to pass off your hapless missteps as deliberate, possibly even</b> …

Everything You Need to Know About the Bitcoin Protocol

<i>This research is courtesy of Sander Duivestein, professional speaker and trendwatcher at VINT, the International Research Institute of Sogeti, and Patrick Savalle, founder and technical director at Mobbr crowd payments.</i><p>Bitcoin is big news again. The digital cryptocurrency is on the frontpage of …