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Bitcoin Foundation throws up everything you need to know about Bitcoin on GitHub

Bitcoin is all about decentralization — and now even its foundation is taking this route.<p>The Bitcoin Foundation has announced a set of community resources on GitHub to educate people about Bitcoin and its potential, its website announced today.<p>Today’s announcement details how the Bitcoin …

The Most Hyped Digital Currency Since Bitcoin Has Officially Launched

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, investors had already bought $2.6 million worth.<p>We're living in a time when an app that just says Yo is worth $10 million, so this shouldn't be too surprising.<p>But the digital currency world has been anticipating the first ether sale for more than a year and regards …

Tor Project makes efforts to debug dark web

<b>The co-creator of a system designed to make internet users unidentifiable says he is tackling a "bug" that threatened to undermine the facility.</b><p>The Tor (the onion router) network was built to allow people to visit webpages without being tracked and to publish sites whose contents would not show up …

KPIT's Green Car Gambit

KPIT is working to commercialize an automotive retrofit kit that can transform a gas guzzler into a plug-in hybrid. It has filed 17 patents for the system, called Revolo, and has already received four.<p>The hybrid kit consists of an electric motor, a battery system and software for controlling the …

Cable Companies: Google Threatens Net Neutrality, Not Us

The real threat to on­line free­dom is from In­ter­net gi­ants like Google and Net­flix, ac­cord­ing to ma­jor cable com­pan­ies.<p>Those sites could …

Chromecast turns one: why this small streaming stick became such a big deal

One year ago today, Google(S GOOG) surprised the world by announcing Chromecast, a small dongle that makes it possible to stream YouTube, Netflix(S …

An Electric Bus That Recharges While You Step Inside

A new system can charge batteries in 15 seconds, or just enough time to fill up between bus stops.<p>Electric buses aren’t new. The “trolley bus” system in San Francisco, for example, has been around for almost 80 years. But even though the older buses keep pollution down, they aren’t quite ideal: In …

Kids coding app Tynker expands to Android and adds game-making mode

Education technology startup Tynker is expanding to Android, after attracting more than 8.8 million children to computer programming courses through its website and iPad app.<p>The company has launched its Android tablet app on the Google Play app store, including a new mode – also available in the …

How DreamWorks reinvented animation software to make How to Train Your Dragon 2

Before it could make this summer’s blockbuster movie <i>How to Train Your Dragon 2</i>, DreamWorks had to build a whole new animation tool. Here’s the story of how the studio built software that lets animators work faster and more organically than ever before.<p>In the past, animation artists had to go …

Syria's children learn to code with Raspberry Pi

How did this British innovation go from a hobbyist curiosity to the war-torn middle east?<p>It will be another unsettled summer in the makeshift tent communities that line the valleys, mountains and border towns of Lebanon for the 300,000 children who have escaped Syria’s civil war.<p>But these young …

Portuguese Railroad Company Was Really Into Snowballs

One service that I like to provide is pointing my readers to ridiculous derivatives trades, and so a while back I pointed you to a ridiculous …

Edward Snowden: 'If I end up in chains in Guantánamo I can live with that' - video interview

Edward Snowden,World news,US news,The NSA files,Surveillance,Dropbox,Google,Skype,Media,Press freedom,Newspapers,Technology,Data protection,Internet,Data and computer security,Email<p>Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower, talks exclusively to Alan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of the Guardian, and …

Neil Whosis? What You Don't Know About The 1969 Moon Landing

Forty-five years ago, this week, 123 million of us watched Neil and Buzz step onto the moon. In 1969, we numbered about 200 million, so more than half of America was in the audience that day. Neil Armstrong instantly became a household name, an icon, a hero. And then — and this, I bet, you didn't …

Larry Summers's 4-Point Plan for Saving the Economy

Don't get distracted by the deficit: It's time to start fixing America's crumbling infrastructure.<p>ASPEN, Colo.—Larry Summers does not appear to think much of sanguine predictions about America’s economic future right now.<p>During an appearance Tuesday at the Aspen Ideas Festival, which is hosted by</i> …

An Uncertain Future For The U.S. Terrorism Insurance Program

If terrorists were to attack a U.S. city again, who would pay for catastrophic damage? In the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York, Congress provided the answer: the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act.<p>While most ordinary people will never have need of it, Douglas Durst, one of New York's …

Study maps fracking methane risk to drinking water

<b>A major study into the potential of fracking to contaminate drinking water with methane has been published.</b><p>The British Geological Survey and the Environment Agency have mapped where key aquifers in England and Wales coincide with locations of shale.<p>The research reveals this occurs under nearly half …

Oklahoma earthquakes linked to fracking wastewater wells, study says

Scientists have, for the first time, linked hundreds of earthquakes across a broad swath of Oklahoma to a handful of wastewater wells used by the fracking industry.<p>The research, published in the journal Science on Thursday, said about one-fifth of the quakes that helped turn Oklahoma into the …

A $35 Computer The Size Of A Credit Card Can Be Used For All Kinds Of Amazing Things

Originally conceived as an educational product for removing as many barriers as possible for teaching people to program, the Raspberry Pi has been popping up in various home-brewed tech creations, acting as the brain that makes all kinds of electronic doodads come to life.<p>Despite its low price and …