Dave Fredericks

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Should you trust Bitcoin? It depends on what you think the virtual currency is for

There is a future when the City of London <i>really</i> doesn't sleep:<p>Trading still stops on the Stock Exchange at five sharp, but the banker doesn't stop. …

Former Microsoft manager wants to create 'Starbucks of Pot'

Washington's new law legalizing marijuana will go into effect in late 2013.<p>SEATTLE (AP) — For the activists who led the effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Washington state last fall, Jamen Shively was one of their biggest fears: an aspiring pot profiteer whose unabashed dreams of building …

What is a Dyson sphere?

Are some advanced civilizations in our galaxy now collecting all of the energy emitted by their stars? If so, we would call their energy-collecting …

So Far, There Are Only 3 Big Winners in the Smartphone Market

Apple, Samsung, and Google.<p>Benedict Evans<p>Benedict Evans has a great post describing the market for smartphones (and phones more broadly) in three charts and about 600 words. Admirable economy! Let me try to compress the argument even further.<p>If one looks at profits, only two companies make a …

Google to begin inviting non-developers to become Glass Explorers

By now, all the developers who signed up to receive Glass prototypes should have the headgear in hand, so Google's ready to move on to the next phase. Over the next few weeks, the company will begin sending invitations to successful #ifihadglass applicants. Invites will come via Google+, so you'll …