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Gaza children return to school after war

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Some half million Gaza children made a delayed return to school on Sunday after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings.<p>Gaza Education Ministry official Ziad Thabet said the opening is for …

The Fitness Band/Alarm Clock That Motivates You with Electric Shocks

Goodbye, self-motivation. Hello, 340 volts of move your ass.<p><b>It's hard to fathom</b> a feature missing from modern fitness bands and smartwatches. They measure heart rate, blood pressure, sleep patterns, steps, fat, and funds. Now fitness bands do one more thing: Shock the piss out of you.<p>Coming in …

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Congress to probe secret 'Cuban Twitter' as lawmakers claim they were misled

Lawmakers want more details on the fake Twitter-like service that the US government launched in Cuba in hopes of spurring protest and heightening discontent among the country's youth. Rajiv Shah, head of the US Agency for International Development — which was behind the hushed effort — is scheduled …

Overstock.com Reportedly Plans To Accept Bitcoin In 2014

Overstock.com is moving to accept Bitcoin as payment in 2014, the CEO told The Financial Times. Apparently the retailer has the ambition to become the first major online retailer to accept the digital currency. And it very well could be. No other major retailer has announced a similar plan yet. …

Mt. Gox Makes Bitcoin More Accessible in LATAM

Mt. Gox is no longer the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange, but it remains hugely influential and it has now teamed up with payments company Astropay to make buy and selling Bitcoins in Latin America easier.<p>The partnership means that Bitcoin fans in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, …

Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Introduces One-Time Password Card

One of the world’s largest Bitcoin exchanges Mt. Gox announced that it has introduced a one-time password card (hat/tip CoinDesk), a physical product that it is shipping out with immediate effect, as it seeks to beef up security on the platform.<p>Basically the OTP card introduces a second layer of …

Wild day for Bitcoin: currency cracks $700, feds say no new laws are needed

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Guardian/Guy Grandjean, James Ball<p>Don’t expect the Bitcoin hype to die down anytime soon. On Monday, the virtual …