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India Cracks Down on Bitcoin Exchanges

A number of Bitcoin exchanges in India have suspended their services days after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) warned that use of the cryptocurrency could violate money laundering and financial terrorism laws.<p>Among the services that are pausing, INRBTC.com says “the only option left now is suspend …

Apple Renews Motion Calling for U.S. Ban on Samsung Products

During the original Apple v. Samsung trial in 2011, Apple requested an injunction to prevent Samsung from selling its Galaxy line of smartphones and tablets within the United States. Apple stated that the products in question violated three of its multitouch software patents, including the …

Military tech in 2014: Lasers, drones, and cyberops

Sometime in 2014, the US Navy expects to have a laser weapon aboard a ship in the Persian Gulf.<p>It won't at all, however, tip the balance of power there. The Navy sees the deployment of the USS Ponce with its single solid-state laser weapon as an "at-sea demonstration" -- and directed-energy gear …

The Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset Will Blow Your Mind

The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset that is most definitely the future of gaming.<p>The device straps onto your head and completely immerses you inside a video game. It also has motion sensors so you can look around as if you were really inside the world.<p>But it's nearly impossible to explain. …

Would Elon Musk Sell Tesla To GM Or Ford In PayPal Redux?

Tesla has been on a remarkable run this year, with the stock up nearly 360% as the company rolled out its award-winning Model S to thousands of new customers. But perhaps that means it’s a perfect time to sell out to an established player like Ford or GM.<p>That’s what Yra Harris of Praxis Trading …

Netflix outage interrupts streaming in US, Canada and Latin America (update: fixed!)

As they do each year, the holidays have brought their usual assortment of family gatherings, overeating and service outages, including one tonight affecting Netflix. We're able to play videos on some of our devices but not others, and users are flooding Twitter with reports that it's out. The …

Amazon’s holiday success and UPS’ holiday fail highlight the internet economy’s problems

Shipping giant UPS failed millions of customers this holiday season, missing the delivery of “a small percentage of its packages” on the Christmas …

Depreciation hits electric cars hard

Plug-ins are worth less compared to their original value over five years than conventionals<p>Plug-in electric cars may be cutting-edge technology, but an analysis suggests that most will depreciate more dramatically over five years than their conventional counterparts.<p>Some of the biggest value gaps …

Google tries to protect partners, Nexus devices from Rockstar

Google is looking for an early victory against Rockstar, a patent troll company that’s suing several companies invested in the Android ecosystem.<p>Rockstar is a shell company created by Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry, and other companies that purchased the patent portfolio of the now-defunct Canadian …