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The 15 Most Brutal Corporate Firings

Think Ali Rowghani's abrupt and unceremonious dismissal from Twitter this week was bad? Check out these brutal executive ousters.<p>When Ali Rowghani resigned from the chief operating officer job at Twitter on Thursday, he announced it with a tweet, surely a first for a $22 billion company. But the …

Tuesday Night is Cocaine Night for Londoners

London has been branded the "cocaine capital of Europe" following a study into drug consumption habits across the continent.<p>Remember how the UK's …

Venezuela’s Agony: Weak President, Strong Generals, Riots and Cocaine

One year after his election, President Maduro is losing his grip. But it’s not the opposition that’s growing stronger; it’s the cocaine-corrupted …

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The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

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The Eye-Watering Science Packed in a Can of Tear Gas

Tear gas is a relatively modern invention—a non-lethal repellant developed from the killer chemical weapons of World War I. But each canister relies …

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Researchers find Android apps that covertly mine Dogecoin, one of them with more than a million downloads

Two apps in the Play Store, one of them with more than a million downloads, are mining cryptocurrency whenever the device is plugged in for charging.<p>Identified by the researchers of security firm Trend Micro, the apps are some of the first malware found in the Play Store that uses virtual currency …

Bitcoin Gets Another Boost As Circle Internet Raises $17 Million

After a stormy few weeks, the ship of bitcoin seems like it’s beginning to right itself.<p>Regulators are beginning to refine their thinking around the currency, and new startups based on the cryptocurrency keep raising money. The latest of these is Circle Internet Financial, which has raised $17 …

Venezuela President Maduro arrests 'three plotting generals'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1063000/1063720_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524636585_1f12574b96b297f97f6b2ec47f0bb0bf<p><b>Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has said that three air force generals have been arrested for plotting an uprising against his government.</b><p>Mr …

Los Bitcoin tendrán que empezar a pagar impuestos en Estados Unidos

Era de esperar. Llevamos años con la moneda virtual Bitcoin en funcionamiento, y ya estaba tardando en llegar una legislación que canalizara …

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Necktie Tips for Men: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

× Tie Tips: A Visual Guide Proper Tie Length. Tip of tie comes right to the top of your belt buckle. Tie a little long? Use the Windsor Knot – it …

Bitcoin Exchange Vircurex Battles Insolvency

The implosion of Mt. Gox has been widely heralded as a sign of a new era of Bitcoin companies, but there are still examples of the unpredictable and shady side of the cryptocurrency world, as developments at Vircurex demonstrate.<p>The Beijing-based virtual currency exchange is much smaller than Mt. …

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Watching these dogs confused by a magic trick is hilariously cute

Dogs can be incredibly smart but—when it comes to trusting humans—they are as naive as a little kid who doesn't know what a lie means yet. Watching …

Human trafficking: portrait of a modern epidemic

By Mark Esposito & Terence Tse<p>The experience of human trafficking is hidden by most media outlets and we often consider it as an absurd, at times …

Pantera, Fortress create a bitcoin fund

Fortress Investment Group LLC suffered a loss on bitcoin last year. Now the hedge fund firm is diving in even deeper.<p>In a fresh sign of the interest …

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Western Union CEO: 'First-World' Bitcoin Not Ready for Global Use

Western Union CEO Hikmet Ersek offered a strong criticism of bitcoin and other virtual currencies today, calling the payment methods "first-world in …

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Bitcoin revelation under scrutiny

Newsweek's blockbuster claim that it had found the creator of the bitcoin virtual currency is coming under intense scrutiny after a strongly worded denial by a Temple City man whom the newsmagazine dubbed "the face behind bitcoin."<p>Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto has hired a law firm and issued a statement …

Venezuela accuses US secretary of state of 'murder'

<b>Venezuela's Foreign Minister Elias Jaua has accused US Secretary of State John Kerry of inciting violence and called him a "murderer".</b><p>Mr Jaua was reacting to comments by Mr Kerry, who accused Venezuela of waging a "terror campaign against its own people" in its response to protests.<p>Venezuela has …

Venezuela says US trying to stoke violence

Venezuela's chief prosecutor has accused Washington of seeking to stoke violence in her country, after US politicians called for funding for activist groups there.<p>"There's no doubt that this is to fund the violent actions taking place in Venezuela," Luisa Ortega Diaz told reporters in Geneva on …

The “Stolen” Mt.Gox Data Contained Malware That Robbed Users Of Bitcoin

Security researchers at Securelist have found that the data “stolen” from Mark Karpeles’ computer actually contained a BTC-stealing Trojan that masqueraded as a back-end app for managing Mt.Gox trades. The app searched user directories for Bitcoin-related files – wallet.dat and bitcoin.conf – and …

Valve shows off latest Steam Controller ahead of GDC

After showing off a rough design update to its Steam Controller at its annual Steam Dev Days conference back in January, Valve has decided, definitively it would appear, to strip the touch screen from the handheld and replace it with a logo-emblazoned home button alongside start and select buttons. …

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8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains

Technology has altered human physiology. It makes us think differently, feel differently, even dream differently. It affects our memory, attention …

iOS 8 May Streamline Notification Center, Remove Game Center App, and More

Besides adding new Healthbook, TextEdit and Preview apps, Apple may also change existing pre-bundled applications in iOS 8, claims <i>9to5Mac</i>. Apps slated for improvement include Notification Center, Voice Memos, Messages, Game Center and CarPlay.<p>Apple may be simplifying existing apps like Notification …

Big Fish Games partners with Coinbase to accept Bitcoin payments for games

Big Fish Games is partnering with Bitcoin wallet provider Coinbase to allow gamers to buy their games and in-game virtual items using the increasingly popular Bitcoin digital currency. The move is part of a larger effort to get around transaction fees and support a global digital currency.<p>Zynga …