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Despite bad press, Udacity founder says he’s found the ‘magic formula’ for online education

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: mtkang<p>It hasn’t been a great few months for massive open online classes (or MOOCs), particularly those offered by the …

Baffled By Bitcoin? This Beginner's Guide Will Help

Bitcoin is the virtual currency that everyone seems to be talking about. It’s compelling and growing in popularity, but also highly controversial; Bitcoin has been ruled illegal in Thailand and the US government plans to launch a formal investigation into the cryptocurrency.<p>Bitcoin is also …

Google's Evernote rival Keep Gets Time and Location Reminders

Google today announced an update to its note-taking Keep app, adding time and location reminders as well as making it easier to add photos to your notes. You can download the new Android and Chrome apps from Google Play and the Chrome Web Store respectively, or simply check out the updated Web …

Box gets more generous, gives users 10GB of personal cloud storage

Box may not be the first company you think of when it comes to cloud storage, as it's largely focused on serving business needs. Still, while Box's bread and butter is the enterprise, the company does dabble in personal storage, and today Box users had their lockers double in size to 10GB. That's …

Wait, what? Yahoo tops Google in US traffic

Yahoo bumps Google from the top spot on ComScore's list of 50 most-visited Internet properties, a position held by Google since 2008.<p>For the first time in five years, Google is no longer No. 1 in US Internet traffic, and its top spot was taken by a surprising competitor -- the once lackluster Yahoo.<p>…

Is Google Ready to Buy Its Way Into TV With an NFL Deal?

Here’s a fun combination to ponder: The world’s most powerful media company and America’s most popular sport.<p>That could happen if Google buys the …

NFL

Cracking The Code: Just How Does Encrypted Email Work?

If the past few months have taught us anything, it's that everything we do online leaves a digital trail. While it may seem like there's not much we can do about it, there are some tech companies that are working to obscure that trail a little bit, with a process known as encryption.<p>Micah Lee, a …

Wikileaks Just Released A Massive 'Insurance' File That No One Can Open

Anti-secrecy organization Wikileaks just released a treasure trove of files that, at least for now, you can't read.<p>The group, which has been assisting ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden after he leaked top-secret documents to the media, posted links for about 400 gigabytes of files on their Facebook …

Can Marijuana Improve Your Emotional State?

It's no secret that marijuana can put a smile on many people's faces, but research suggests that the drug's positive effects go beyond just getting …

The Brain

Google Is Talking To The NFL About Buying The Rights To Broadcast Games On YouTube

Google would get the NFL's "Sunday Ticket<br>package, which broadcasts all the out of town games. DirecTV currently owns that package, but its deal with NFL expires next year, so the NFL is starting to talking to potential bidders.<p>The current package costs DirecTV $1 billion a year. Ben Schacter at …