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How do bitcoin transactions work?

Even Satoshi Nakamoto, the elusive creator of bitcoin, admitted that his invention is hard to explain–because there is nothing you can compare it to. …

The secret engine technology that made the SR-71 the fastest plane ever

On December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers flew the first airplane ever at 6.8 mph (10.9 km/h). Only 61 years and five days later, the Lockheed SR-71 …

Military Aircraft

Hitler’s Hail Mary

The Battle of the Bulge, the Third Reich’s final major offensive, was a military failure that still managed to surprise the Allies, claim thousands …

GE just invented the first “internet of things” device you’ll actually want to own

If you’ve always wanted to be able to check, from anywhere in the world, exactly how many eggs are in your fridge at home, the Egg Minder is for you. Sure, it sounds silly. Do we really need an internet-connected device and companion smartphone app to tell us something so inessential? But it’s no …

Internet of Things

A Summer Reading List for Marketers

Spoiler alert: I dropped out of university.<p>It’s true. I entered university with the best of intentions. At the same time, I was already publishing a couple of music magazines that were becoming successful. As I ventured down the road of burnout by trying to be both a publisher and a full time …

Rethinking Security for the Internet of Things

Cyber attacks, once primarily directed against networks to steal confidential information and wreak virtual havoc, have begun to expand and are now directly affecting the physical world. For example, the recent hacking of the Associated Press’s Twitter account by the Syrian Electronic Army and …

The Anatomy of the Social Media Command Center

Beingyourbrand.com has created The Anatomy of the Social Media Command Center so that you can learn more about a few of their favorite social media …

Subways of North America

Now this is truly meta. A subway map visualization of all the Subways of North America from Randall Monroe of xkcd.com.<p><i>For the pedantic rail</i> …

The Foursquare Visualizer

Foursquare has release a new Foursquare Visualizer, that creates an interactive data visualization of your own activity for the last 12 months. I …

John Pring - What Makes an Infographic Cool?

Guest Post by John Pring<p>For many, infographics are a relatively new phenomenon; we still get calls and enquiries from businesses and individuals who …

The 10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2013 - MIT Technology Review

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Breakthroughs