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Sirius soars; Twitter tumbles on downgrade

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Sirius XM Holdings Inc. climbed on Monday after a buyout offer from Liberty Media Corp., while Twitter Inc. and First …

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Surface Pro 2 now shipping with faster processor, just two months after launch

Microsoft has started updating the Intel processor in its Surface Pro 2 tablets. The software giant originally released the Surface Pro 2 on October 22nd, and after just two months the latest retail units now contain a processor clocked at 1.9GHz instead of the stock 1.6GHz Intel i5-4200U chip that …

New Leaks Detail How The NSA’s ‘TAO’ And ‘ANT’ Units Spy On Devices, Global Networks

New leaks emerged today in Germany’s <i>Der Spiegel</i> newspaper about the scope of electronic surveillance conducted by the United States’ National Security Agency.<p>In short, it looks like the agency has even more access to personal data than we already thought.<p><i>Der Spiegel</i> says it has obtained documents …

Some vendors in China stop taking bitcoin as payment

Some vendors in China, the largest marketplace for bitcoin, have stopped accepting the unregulated digital currency after the government there warned against its use, state media reported.<p>Baidu, an online search engine and Web services company, said it has temporarily stopped using bitcoin for …

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, …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

JFK in Photos

Fifty years after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, The Atlantic has resurfaced some of its best journalism about the 35th president and his legacy in a new collection: JFK In His Time and Ours. Although Kennedy was in office for barely more than a thousand days, his presidency and his presence …