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Magic just showed its first product to investors on Monday — now it may be worth $40 million

Magic — the service that lets you text a number and get "anything you want as long as it's not illegal" — is raising $12 million from Sequoia Capital at a $40 million valuation, just a few days after graduating from the Y Combinator startup accelerator program, reports TechCrunch.<p>If Sequoia is …

Startups

Over To You: Best Way To React To Bad Requests When DJing

As we covered in the Friday Roundup yesterday, DJ Dan – a well-known DJ/producer on the underground house scene in the US – was punched when he …

Potent New Painkiller May Prove Lethal for Addicts, Critics Warn

The new painkiller Zohydro was approved just a few months ago and isn't even on pharmacy shelves yet, but the potent pill has already sparked a firestorm of protest from doctors and activists who fear that it will lead to abuse, addiction and deaths.<p>The Food and Drug Administration, which approved …

The Kids Behind @HistoryInPics Are Trying to Build a Legit Business

Eric Damier drove to the hotel in Los Angeles to pick up his business partners, Xavier Di Petta and Kyle Cameron, both of whom are barely old enough …

Microsoft Partners With DocuSign To Bring eSignatures To Office 365

Microsoft and eSignature service DocuSign today announced a long-term partnership that will make it easy for Office 365 subscribers to submit and sign documents without leaving Microsoft’s Office apps.<p>This new solution, the two companies announced, will be available in the Office Store early next …

Learn to code through dungeon crawling

Looking at a bunch of code for the first time can be something of a daunting affair. All those strings and symbols can simply look like a mess to the …

Open Source Software

Miley Cyrus Defends Introducing Joe Jonas to Weed

Miley Cyrus defended introducing Joe Jonas to pot when they were teenagers, telling the <i>New York Times</i>, “If you want to smoke weed, you’re going to …

New York State considers licensing Bitcoin traders

On Friday, the New York State Department of Financial Services announced it will be holding a public hearing on virtual currency regulation, specifically considering whether a certification called "BitLicense" might help manage the spread of online currencies like Bitcoin. The new license would …

Over $1 million stolen from Bitcoin digital wallet service, claims site owner

Another hack has hit Bitcoin. Over a million dollars have been stolen from a service that offered a digital wallet service for owners of Bitcoin, according to the owner of the site. The site was called Inputs.io, and it offered a convenient way for users to store and use Bitcoins. But it's all gone …

Traktor News Show – Mavericks, VU Meters, Controller Hate & More

Welcome to the <b>3rd episode of the traktor news show</b>. You can get involved in the comments right on youtube or below on this page.<p>If you ant the links …

Emerging Technology

FBI struggles to seize 600,000 Bitcoins from alleged Silk Road founder

The FBI has found that seizing an anonymous decentralised peer-to-peer currency was trickier than it seemed, following the Bureau’s bust of the international drugs marketplace, Silk Road.<p>When Ross Ulbricht, known as Dread Pirate Roberts to users of the site, was arrested last week, the FBI seized …

Jony Ive: The man behind Apple's magic curtain

The reclusive and prolific Jony Ive, the man behind the Apple iPod, meets with USA TODAY for a rare interview about Apple's once and future mission.<p>CUPERTINO, Calif. — The man who designed the iPod ponders the question with furrowed brow.<p>"That's a good one," says Jony Ive, when asked what he would …

This App Can Make Anyone A Video Game Designer

Draw the design for a level on graph paper, and Pixel Press can translate it into a real, playable game<p>Who hasn't sat on the couch at the end of a marathon gaming session and wondered what it would be like to make a game rather than just play one? With Pixel Press, anyone can do both—no coding …

Everything that’s wrong with Microsoft, as told by veterans who abandoned the company

It’s possible, even likely, that Microsoft is about to enter the darkest period in the firm’s history. Darker, even, than July 2000, when it seemed the US government might dissolve the house that Bill built, and force the company to be split into two different companies.<p>The revenue Microsoft earned …

Why Did Humans Invent Music?

Darwin and others have said it was a way to woo. Others believe music is social glue—a theory bolstered by a new study.<p><b>Why did humans invent music?</b><p>Until the hot tub time machine becomes a reality, the answer to that question will remain as mysterious as the true identity of the '60s garage band ? …

Apple’s iPhone Trade-in Program Is Already Being Piloted, Here’s How It Works

Apple is about to introduce an iPhone trade-in program that will allow users to walk into a Retail store and trade up from an old model to a new one. We’ve heard some interesting details about the way that the program will work, and indeed, is working right now in some pilot Apple Stores.<p>The …

5 Reasons to Go to the Outer Banks, North Carolina

The Outer Banks, North Carolina, is one of the best beach destinations that you’re not going to. With miles of sandy beaches, gentle surf, and an …

From $1,000 a Night, to $1,000 a Month

In February of this year, my husband and I quit our well-paid and exciting jobs, left California and the company we helped build, and set off to travel the world. Our goal: live on $1,000 (each) a month.<p>This isn't a particularly difficult thing to do if you don't <b>do</b> much, but we had big plans. We …

US Director Of National Intelligence Launches Tumblr Site “IC On The Record” To Assuage Surveillance Concerns

The U.S. office of National Intelligence launched a new site today to promote government transparency in the wake of the months-long scandals surrounding the National Security Agency’s surveillance tactics.<p>“In June, President Obama requested that Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper …

Here are the PlayStation 4's 33 'launch window' games, from Knack to Minecraft

Between the PlayStation 4's November 15th launch at retail and December 31st, Sony claims 33 games will be available. That includes heavy hitters like <i>Knack</i>, <i>Watch Dogs</i>, <i>Minecraft</i> and <i>Battlefield 4</i>, as well as smaller properties like <i>N++</i> and <i>Contrast</i>. We've dropped the full list just after the break for …

Study Finds No Link Between Hallucinogens And Mental Problems

How risky are psychedelic drugs to mental health? Not nearly as much as you might have imagined.<p>People who had taken LSD, psilocybin (the brain-bending chemical in magic mushrooms) or mescaline at any time in their lives were no more likely than those who hadn't to wind up in mental health …

Samsung Galaxy Gear pegged as a smartwatch coming September 4

It’s time for the smartwatch market to heat up: After a trademark filing for “Galaxy Gear” earlier this month, Samsung is reportedly planning to …