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Think You Can Live Offline Without Being Tracked? Here’s What It Takes

We asked the most privacy-aware people we could find what it would take to go off the radar. Hint: You’re going to need to do more than throw away your laptop.<p>Nico Sell, the cofounder of a secure communication app called Wickr, has appeared on television twice. Both times, she wore sunglasses to …

Adventures of a Serial Trespasser

Bradley Garrett, a photographer and researcher with a background in anthropology and archeology, has spent the past five years of his life exploring hidden and forgotten parts of cities all over the world. Sneaking into sewers and bunkers, through metro tunnels and up skyscrapers, Garrett calls his …

Bitcoin Falls 15% Following FBI’s Silk Road Seizure

Bitcoin is taking it on the chin following the FBI seizure of Silk Road, a popular – and partially hidden – marketplace for drugs and other items generally outside the orbit of the law. As TechCrunch reported earlier today, about $1.2 billion in Bitcoin flowed through Silk Road, resulting in a …

Star Wars lightsabers finally invented

Wannabe Jedi Knights rejoice, for scientists have discovered that the famous lightsaber weapon wielded by Luke Skywalker and his ilk in the long-running space opera saga might one day exist beyond the realms of fiction.<p>Harvard and MIT physicists writing in the new edition of Nature say they have …

Jay Z Sold Crack as a Teenager: “I Was Thinking About Surviving”

<b>Jay Z</b>'s childhood was far different than daughter <b>Blue Ivy</b>'s will be. In the November issue of <i>Vanity Fair</i>, the 43-year-old rapper and <b>Beyonce</b>'s husband …

Beware the false widow spider: small, deadly – and in the UK http://t.gu.com/pmmcR

This Stunning Time-Lapse of New York City is a Must-Watch

New York City isn’t what it used to be. Soldiers with M-16s stand guard at Grand Central Station, walking through Times Square feels like you’re on …

Sold, The App That Sells Your Stuff For You, Arrives On Android

Too<p>lazybusy to handle selling your stuff on eBay or Craigslist, or having a yard sale? Yep, same here. That’s why a startup called Sold, launched earlier this year, had me intrigued. Its big idea is to take the whole e-commerce process out of your hands by pricing your items for you, finding a …

4 reasons why it’s such a great — and crazy — time to be in the IT business

Box Co-Founder and CEO Aaron Levie is only 27 years old, but he’s remarkably insightful when it comes to assessing the business of information …

Man quoted nearly £1.2 million to insure his Vauxhall Corsa

A motorist got the shock of his life when he applied for insurance for his ten-year-old Vauxhall Corsa and was quoted nearly £1.2 million.<p>Rhys Barker …

The best free torrent client 2018

Streaming services are gaining ground as one of the most popular ways to enjoy TV shows, music and movies, but torrents still have their place for …

Why the UK is the 'sweet spot' for tech start-ups

When it comes to building an international tech business from the ground up there's no better place to start than in Britain.<p>TechRadar spoke to …

How did Dropbox scale to 175M users? A former engineer details the early days - http://tcrn.ch/12juQm1

Ripple allows payments to any Bitcoin address straight from its client

Remember OpenCoin’s Ripple, the distributed currency exchange that’s trying to court the Bitcoin crowd? Well, the Google(s goog)-backed venture is …

The Bitcoin believers

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3 reasons why Bitcoin is getting its groove back

Bitcoin is in a slump. In recent months, the crypto-currency has been in the news for all the wrong reasons: the Department of Homeland Security shut …

Bitcoin: how I made a virtual fortune What started off as essentially a hobby became a virtual company with market capitalisation worth around £250,000. http://gu.com/p/3hxpn Photograph: Rick Bowmer/AP

Facebook’s #hashtags will be great for marketers (users, not so much)

After Facebook caved and added hashtags, users brought up the one topic that comes up anytime the company makes yet another of its infamous updates: …

A gigabit is not enough. New research takes us to 400Gbps.

<i>This article was updated at 11:46 a.m. PT to correct the bandwidth measurement in the article’s excerpt and to clarify a statement about</i> …