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Programmer Robert McNally Put Together An Awesome Presentation On What Bitcoin Really Is

Some former gold bugs certainly think so.<p>And its value has skyrocketed in recent months.<p>But many readers at this point are probably wondering ... what exactly is Bitcoin?<p>Robert McNally, an iOS developer at parking payment startup QuickPay, gave the following presentation to last year's Hackers' …

Bitcoin

Next-generation Mac Pro in various states of undress (eyes-on)

It wasn't behind protective glass this time, so that's definitely a step in the right direction for the next-generation Mac Pro, which was first trotted out at WWDC back in June. Today it was beautifully sprawled out for all the world to see, in various states of deconstruction. The display …

These 7 Books Predicted The Future With Eerie, Almost Unbelievable Accuracy

The late Tom Clancy was known for his uncanny ability to accurately predict future events with his fiction writing. His 1994 novel, "Debt of Honor," describes a September 11th-like attack, and his 2010 book "Dead or Alive" describes the capture of a Bin Laden-like public enemy.<p>While remarkable, …

Standing orders

WINSTON CHURCHILL knew it. Ernest Hemingway knew it. Leonardo da Vinci knew it. Every trendy office from Silicon Valley to Scandinavia now knows it …

One year on from the Higgs boson find, has physics hit the buffers? http://t.gu.com/nHFqS Despite the success of the Large Hadron Collider, evidence for the follow-up theory – supersymmetry – has proved elusive Photograph: Harold Cunningham/Getty Images

Developer Hacks His Microwave Into The Microwave Of The Future

Hello, and welcome back to today’s episode of “Why? LOL BECAUSE WE CAN.”<p>Tired of your dumb old microwave that just <i>shoots friggin’ radio waves at food</i> to cook it? Stupid thing probably can’t even play animated GIFs or send Snapchats or download the Fergie. What’s the point?<p>In the coolest mod I’ve …

Video: Take a tour of the future of home automation via Google Glass

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Revolv<p>Revolv, a connected home startup that used to be known as Mobiplug, has shown off a video of one of its …

Home Automation

Bitcoin will prosper — until governments or banks decide to crush it overnight

Advertisement<p>42 Comments<p>Credit: Guardian/Guy Grandjean, James Ball<p>Every currency created since the advent of money 2,700 years ago has fit nicely …

Moving is the worst. These tools make it a little better

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock<p>I’m moving, and while I have not yet found an app that will magically transport my stuff from the old …

Manage Individual App Permissions with XPrivacy

There’s no denying that privacy is a huge concern for a large number of mobile users across all operating systems. Short of smashing your wireless …

Mobile Development

Noam Chomsky: NSA surveillance is an attack on American citizens - http://bit.ly/14imZqy "Governments should not have this capacity. But governments will use whatever technology is available to them to combat their primary enemy – which is their own population," he told the Guardian. Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian

What is ASCII?

THE notion of assigning specific number values to letters dates back as least as far as 700 BC. According to an inscription from his reign, Sargon …

2.55pm revealed as most unproductive time of day in offices

Mid-afternoon is the least productive time of day for office workers, a new poll has revealed.<p>Researchers said 2.55pm was when most workers hit their …