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InVenture Provides Personal Finance Help And Credit Scores To Underbanked Individuals

There are more than 2.5 billion people without a credit score in the world today, which means that there’s no way for them to find banking help when they need it. A new startup called InVenture is looking to solve that problem, with personal finance tools that not only help the underbanked keep …

A Clever Hack Makes Any Receipt Printer Spit Out The U.S. Constitution

Swiss artist Thibault Brevet apparently has an affinity for America’s most treasured document: the Constitution. He created a hack that can produce a brand-new paper copy of it from any receipt printer.<p>Brevet, best known before this for a project called “Grand Central” that used a robot equipped …

Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours'

Future biotechnology could be used to make prisoners feel as if they were serving a 1,000 year sentence, a team of scientists claim<p>Future biotechnology could be used to trick a prisoner's mind into thinking they have served a 1,000 year sentence, a group of scientists have claimed.<p>Philosopher …

MIT Students Invent A Universal Language Made Of GIFs

Created by MIT Media Lab, GIFGIF is a new project that tries to analyze the emotive power of GIFs.<p>Which GIF better expresses happiness? This one of Ren and Stimpy bouncing up and down, or this one of <i>Lost’s</i> John Locke grinning with an orange slice in his mouth? Does your opinion change if Grumpy Cat …

Lego Cubestormer robot solves Rubik's Cube in less time than it takes to read this headline

Until yesterday, the world record for fastest time in solving a Rubik's Cube was 5.27 seconds, which was set in the fall of 2011 by a Lego robot named Cubestormer 2. Thanks to the machine's successor (aptly named Cubestormer 3), the time to beat is now <i>3.253 seconds.</i> The robot, which is the third in …

How Time Warner Cable and CBS are making the FCC look like chumps

Back in January 2011, I predicted that the<p>Federal Communications Commission's approval of theComcast-NBCmerger would be a disaster for the consumer.<p>Allowing the merger of a major cable operator with a major network would undermine the public interest by giving Comcast too much market power. Cable …

Apple to make year-end push for slice of dashboard

While Steve Jobs regretted not making an iCar, Apple for years was ambivalent about the auto industry. Now it's vying for dashboard space held by …

Car Tech

It’s time Google came to grips with how it enables the surveillance state

Google portrays itself as the sort of responsible internet giant that pushes back against intrusive federal requests for user data and is not a collaborator in the US government’s program to eavesdrop on the internet traffic of pretty much the entire world. But merely by providing ever more ways to …

Facebook pays out $1M to people hacking it

In the last two years, Facebook has paid $1 million to 329 hackers for being able to find the holes Facebook’s own team just can’t see.<p>The Bug Bounty program launched two years ago in an effort to employ the talent being used in the smart, but underground hacker communities. These folks were likely …