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How Bitcoin Works

Bitcoin is a digital currency that exists almost wholly in the virtual realm, unlike physical currencies like dollars and euros. A growing number of proponents support its use as an alternative currency that can pay for goods and services much like conventional currencies. Bitcoin is the first and …

Apple Confirms WWDC Keynote Presentation Will Be Monday June 10th

In an unsurprising announcement, Apple has confirmed that the keynote address for the Worldwide Developers Conference will be at the Moscone Center on June 10, the first day of the conference.<p>The company did not disclose any speakers or agenda, but Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected to take the stage …

Apple Announces WWDC 2013 Scheduled for June 10-14, Tickets on Sale Tomorrow

Apple today announced that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take place June 10-14 at the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco. The company also announced that tickets for the event, which will be priced at $1599, will go on sale tomorrow at 10:00 AM Pacific Time.<p>“We …

You Could Probably Spend Your Entire Life On Starck's New Gadget-Friendly Sofa

Philippe Starck is known for designs that are as functional as they are beautiful. So it's not surprising that when it came to designing a sofa, the …

Furniture

WhatsApp Denies Report of Talks Regarding Acquisition by Google

WhatsApp business development head Neeraj Arora has told <i>AllThingsD</i> that an earlier report claiming Google was on the verge of acquiring the company for $1 billion is not true. WhatsApp is the company behind the popular iOS app <i>WhatsApp Messenger</i>.<p>Neeraj Arora, WhatsApp’s business development head, …

5th Generation iPad to Begin Production in July-August

DigiTimes claims that Apple will begin volume production of the 5th generation iPad in July-August 2013. The timeline reportedly comes from sources in Taiwan-based supply chain makers.<p>Mockup of 5th Generation iPad next to an iPad mini<p>A July-August ramp up of production runs counter to many of the …

International Pillow Fight Day in London's Trafalgar Square

Thousands of people battered each other until feathers flew in London's Trafalgar Square on Saturday for International Pillow Fight Day.<p>Thousands of people armed with fluffy pillows flocked to Trafalgar Square on Saturday to battle it out for International Pillow Fight Day.<p>Amateur footage shows …

iOS 7 Running Behind, Rumored to Have Significant Visual Makeover

In a Branch chat, which at the time of this writing is still going on, <i>Daring Fireball's</i> John Gruber says, according to what he's heard, iOS 7 is running behind schedule and that it will bring a significant user interface (UI) refresh.<p>What I've heard: iOS 7 is running behind, and engineers have been …

Are iTunes Links Being Downranked by Google?

Searching for direct links is a popular way to locate apps, but it appears that Apple's App Store links are being downranked by Google. As <i>TechCrunch</i> points out, a search for "Whatsapp iTunes" or "Whatsapp iPhone" would normally rank the target URL high on the search results page, but that doesn't …

Report: Facebook's Secret Android Project Isn't a Facebook Phone But a Home Screen Dedicated to Facebook

The WSJ is reporting that Facebook's upcoming Android event will be a home screen—as in the first screen you see when you flip on your …

Social Media

Global internet slows after 'biggest attack in history'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/965000/965751_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524690549_48726fde81d5eb903715543ab63cc5d3<p><b>The internet around the world has been slowed down in what security experts are describing as the biggest cyber-attack of its kind in history.</b><p>A row …

Apple Cutting iPad Mini Shipments in Q2 2013 to Prepare for Next Generation?

<i>Digitimes</i> is reporting that Apple is set to cut shipments of iPad mini in the second quarter of 2013, according to its industry sources.<p>The cut is said to be a 20% reduction for the month of April, with steeper cuts potentially following in the remainder of the quarter, although the report does not …

Live Your Bowie-Inspired Astronaut Dreams With This Kaleidoscopic ‘Space Helmet’

Author: Annaliza Savage. Annaliza Savage Design<p>Date of Publication: 03.27.13.<p>Time of Publication: 4:21 pm. 4:21 pm<p>Jennifer Mann is an engineer with a …

eBay's Sell it Forward splits auction proceeds with Goodwill

eBay's latest initiative is a little different from its more recent efforts that have focused mostly on re-branding and expanding the reach of PayPal. Sell it Forward encourages users to sell their used clothes and donate half the proceeds to Goodwill. The pilot program is currently only available …

Gmail app updated with swipe to move between messages, multiple select edit mode

Google updated its Gmail for iOS app today with the ability to swipe right or left to move between messages without going back to the inbox.<p>Version 2.1 also includes the ability to enable edit mode by selecting a message in the inbox. Once in edit mode, Google said users could tap on messages to …

First Phase of Apple's New Reno, Nevada Data Center Ready to Open

In the middle of 2012, it was reported that Apple was looking at investing up to $1 billion over 10 years to build a new data center and other facilities near Reno, Nevada. Today, <i>AppleInsider</i> reports that Apple's first small data center project in Reno appears ready to go online.<p>The initial Reno …

Evernote for Windows Phone updates with redesign, improved tags, and more

Windows Phone users who are yearning for a better Evernote experience on their mobile devices are now in luck. The app just received a major update …