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Anarchist hacker Amir Taaki says bitcoin’s boom means it’s on the verge of a collapse

Amir Taaki is notorious in the bitcoin world for his radical political beliefs and technical skills—which is saying something in a culture that has spawned a cast of infamous characters, like the cryptocurrency magnate “Bitcoin Jesus” or the rapper CoinDaddy.<p>Taaki, 29, an influential bitcoin voice …

Bitcoin Could Fall 'Big Time' But Not Just Yet, Says Crypto Trader

With the price of Bitcoin rising to a new record and in touching distance of the $13,000 mark, a respected FX and crypto trader believes that while the digital currency’s value is unlikely to be slowing in the near future, “Bitcoin will not be able to hold its position as the leader, and will even …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin's Coming Split: What You Need to Know

<b>(Important update</b>: The leaders of the SegWit2X faction announced on Wednesday, November 8 they would suspend their plan to split bitcoin in …

Apple's New iPhones Have Some Concerns

Interested in Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus which are on sale now? Or maybe you’re saving up for the heavily redesigned iPhone X? Well, new information has revealed further nasty surprises which may change your mind about all three…<p><i>‘Great Secret Features’ and ‘Nasty Surprises’ are my regular</i> …

Mobile Technology

Google may be quietly tracking everywhere you go — here's how to turn it off

You probably don't know the answers to these questions — but Google might.<p>How? It's thanks to a feature nestled away in your Google account called Location History. If you care about your privacy, you should probably check it out.<p>Location History is exactly what it sounds like: It's a comprehensive …

Maps

A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Elon Musk About Business and Investing

Elon Musk is a classic missionary founder who is more interested in changing the world and creating enduring businesses than just the financial …

Afghanistan civilian deaths may have been caused by US airstrike

At least 18 people believed to have been killed in Sangin in what is claimed to be first civilian deaths under Donald Trump<p>US airstrikes in Afghanistan’s Helmand province may have been responsible for the deaths of at least 18 civilians, mostly women and children, according to the UN and local …

Learn to make Vietnamese beef pho in record time

Read our interview with Andrea Nguyen, author of <i>The Pho Cookbook</i>, and after your brain is primed for a steamy bowl of beef pho, learn how to make a …

Recipes

20 Gmail Hacks Only Savvy Users Know

These tricks and tips will make you a Gmail power user.<p>There’s an endless amount of tricks, tips and extensions that can boost your Gmail game. From undoing a sent email to pre-writing messages to sending money -- Gmail has taken email to the next level.<p>To keep up with all of these tips and tools …

Google

6 Google products and services you never even knew existed

You likely use Google search and Google Maps on a regular basis, but there are a lot of products and services from the company that aren't as well known. Did you know you could take a virtual tour of the Met Museum in New York or explore the Milky Way from your desk? Here's a look at a few things …

Google Search

Why Do Some Songs Sound Like Being on Coke?

We've picked five songs to soundtrack the next regrettable night you spend in a stuffy living-room somewhere.<p><i>This post ran originally on THUMP UK.</i><p>Apart from the <i>really</i> bad ones—heroin, krokodil, ibuprofen—cocaine is the worst drug. It's a moreish substance for boorish sods, a grindingly joyless way …

Technology trends changing the world as we look ahead

There’s an age old saying that humans tend to overestimate what can be accomplished in one day, but underestimate what can be accomplished in one year. As 2016 comes to a close, it is a good time to zoom out the lens, and get reflective on what has happened this year, and predictive about what we …

Israel risks sliding toward apartheid

<b>(CNN) —</b> Israel, and by extension the United States, are poised at the entrance to a dangerous path. The model democracy of the Middle East risks transforming into a global pariah on the scale of South Africa when it was in the depths of its apartheid nightmare.<p>After decades of Arab-Israeli …

Israel

The 27 best startups that launched this year

While 2016 might have spelled trouble for some well-established startups, it also saw the birth of companies tackling things like a cure for cancer, life-saving drones, and competition for Uber.<p>Business Insider spoke to founders and venture capitalists and took a look at funding data to identify …

Startups

17 incredibly useful Google products and services you didn't know existed

Most of us have heard of Google's well-known and much-loved tools — Gmail, Google Earth, Google Maps, and many more. Those products and services are used by millions of people around the world every day.<p>What many people don't know, however, is that Google actually has a bunch of other features and …

Apps

How To Transfer Video Or Music Files To Your iPhone, iPad Or iPod Without iTunes

Do you ever wish you can just drag and drop music and videos you to your Apple device without using iTunes? Ever found the video you’re trying to transfer is rejected as it’s in the wrong format? There’s a fantastic program that lets you bypass iTunes altogether – it even converts your files on the …

iPod

20 reasons why Reinhold Messner is the world's greatest living man

To mark World Mountain Day, we're paying homage to (probably) the coolest person on Earth right now. Here's why we love him:<p>1. He was the first man to climb every mountain over 8,000 metres<p>There are 14 peaks on Earth with summits in the “death zone”, above 8,000 metres (26,000 feet). Just over 30 …

Mountaineering

The new PAX 3 lets you vape both loose-leaf flower and concentrates

Pax Labs, makers of some of the world’s most popular loose-leaf flower and nicotine vaporizers, has today announced a new flagship vaporizer in the form of the Pax 3.<p>Not only is Pax 3 the third generation of Pax’s flagship device, but it also happens to have three ovens for dual-use among both …

Snowden and WikiLeaks clash over leaked Democratic Party emails

By Andrea Peterson<p>, Reporter<p>Two of the biggest names in government data leaks clashed over how to responsibly release information on Twitter on Thursday.<p>It started when Edward Snowden tweeted that WikiLeaks' "hostility to even modest curation" was a mistake. WikiLeaks wasn't happy about the …

Scandinavian interior design ideas that you'll love

Scandinavian style in interior design is incredibly popular, and today we present ideas in which you will fall in love.<p>– Wooden folding chairs, …

Interior Design

21 grilled chicken recipes in flavors you didn't even know you want

Because it's just not a summer weekend without the scent of grilled chicken in the air.

The 200 billion dollar chatbot disruption

In 2014, Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion. That astronomical number set off waves of speculation as to what value Facebook could possibly see in a company with just 55 employees and roughly $20 million in revenue, although it had 500 million users. At last week’s F8 conference, that …

Chatbots

How to Make Korean Fried Chicken Wings at Home

Since the late 1990s and early 2000s, Korean Fried Chicken, which is said to have been invented by one of two Korean restaurant chains (Pelicana Chicken and Mexican Chicken), has expanded from its Seoul origins to achieve international recognition. And it's no wonder why: Doused in a salty-sweet …

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs iPhone 6s Plus

For a lot of people, the only comparison worth making in the smartphone world is between the latest and greatest from Samsung and Apple, and with their respective flagship release cycles out of sync, we have a new comparison to make every six months.<p>Samsung Galaxy S7 review<br>• Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge …

Phones

12 iPhone Storage Tricks Everyone Should Know

<b>1 | Find out which apps are hogging the most space</b><p>Did you know you can see which apps are taking up the most space in just a couple of taps? Head to …

This Startup Makes Selling Furniture Easier Than Ever

If you have ever sold something so big as a loveseat on Craigslist, you know it can be at least as painful as it is productive. But as with nearly …

Try these 5 official Google apps on your Samsung Galaxy S7 to dramatically improve your user experience

Have you been following all of the reviews lately of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge? One of the biggest topics every reviewer touches on is …

Edward Snowden says FBI’s claims are “BS,” explains how they can bypass auto-erase [Video]

We said yesterday that the war of words on the Apple/FBI dispute were hotting up, and Edward Snowden has now taken things a step further, suggesting that the FBI’s claims that they need Apple to access the iPhone are … not true. His comments were reported by <i>The Intercept</i>, which posted video of the …

Edward Snowden