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Xapo CEO explains their heavily guarded offline Bitcoin vaults & the future of cryptocurrency (Ben Popper/The Verge)

2 hours 24 min ago

Ben Popper / The Verge:
Xapo CEO explains their heavily guarded offline Bitcoin vaults & the future of cryptocurrency  —  Meet the man building the Fort Knox of bitcoin  —  Can security fit for a super villian's hideout help make bitcoin mainstream?  —  In July, a bitcoin startup named Xapo announced …

Asus ZenWatch will feature voice commands, sub-$200 price confirmed by CEO (Florin T./PhoneArena)

3 hours 14 min ago

Florin T. / PhoneArena:
Asus ZenWatch will feature voice commands, sub-$200 price confirmed by CEO  —  While LG and Samsung already unveiled the new smartwatches that they're going to bring to IFA 2014 next week (the G Watch R and Gear S, respectively), Asus prefers to wait until September 3 before fully revealing its first smartwatch.

Europol launches taskforce to fight worlds top cybercriminals (Tom Brewster/Guardian)

3 hours 44 min ago

Tom Brewster / Guardian:
Europol launches taskforce to fight worlds top cybercriminals  —  Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce to coordinate investigations into hacking, malware and other online crimes  —  Cybercrime experts from police forces around the world are coming together to form a new body …

Apple 'not likely' to ship redesigned power adapter, Lightning cable with 'iPhone 6' (AppleInsider)

4 hours 19 min ago

AppleInsider:
Apple ‘not likely’ to ship redesigned power adapter, Lightning cable with ‘iPhone 6’  —  Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo on Monday poured cold water on recent rumors that Apple was preparing to migrate to a reversible version of the Lightning charge cable as well as a larger, possibly …

Europe details plan to nab 700MHz broadcast spectrum for mobile by 2020 (Liam Tung/ZDNet)

4 hours 49 min ago

Liam Tung / ZDNet:
Europe details plan to nab 700MHz broadcast spectrum for mobile by 2020  —  Summary: Europe sets out how UHF spectrum in the 470-790 MHz band will be used to support future demand on 4G networks.  —  Liam Tung  —  The European Commission has outlined its plan to turn over the 700MHz spectrum currently used …

Google Sends Invites for September 15 India Event; Android One Launch Likely (NDTV Gadgets)

5 hours 4 min ago

NDTV Gadgets:
Google Sends Invites for September 15 India Event; Android One Launch Likely  —  Google has sent invitations for an event in India on September 15.  While the invite itself says “More details closer to the date!”, it is expected that the much-awaited Android One smartphones will make their debut at the event.

China gives Microsoft 20 days to provide explanation in anti-trust probe (Reuters)

5 hours 24 min ago

Reuters:
China gives Microsoft 20 days to provide explanation in anti-trust probe  —  (Reuters) - A Chinese anti-trust regulator said on Monday it has given Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) 20 days to reply to queries on the compatability of its Windows operating system and Office software suite amid a probe into the world's largest software company.

Baidu's new chief scientist and Google Brain founder Andrew Ng on the new AI lab he's leading (Robert Hof/Forbes)

5 hours 59 min ago

Robert Hof / Forbes:
Baidu's new chief scientist and Google Brain founder Andrew Ng on the new AI lab he's leading  —  Interview: Inside Google Brain Founder Andrew Ng's Plans To Transform Baidu  —  Little known outside China, the Chinese search engine Baidu scored a coup earlier this year when it hired Andrew Ng …

EU Sends Questionnaire to Rivals Over Facebook Deal With WhatsApp (Frances Robinson/Wall Street Journal)

7 hours 14 min ago

Frances Robinson / Wall Street Journal:
EU Sends Questionnaire to Rivals Over Facebook Deal With WhatsApp  —  Officials Seek to Identify What Separates a Social Network From a Messaging Application  —  BRUSSELS—European Union antitrust officials have sent a detailed questionnaire to competitors and customers of Facebook Inc …

Nude celebrity picture leak looks like phishing or email account hack (Charles Arthur/Guardian)

8 hours 9 min ago

Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Nude celebrity picture leak looks like phishing or email account hack  —  Apple's iCloud service may have been the source of the photos but security experts think password hacks are likely explanation  —  The leak of pictures and, allegedly, videos of Jennifer Lawrence by an unknown hacker has security experts - and Apple - puzzled.

75% Of Ikea's Catalog Is Computer Generated Imagery (Mark Wilson/Co.Design)

9 hours 14 min ago

Mark Wilson / Co.Design:
75% Of Ikea's Catalog Is Computer Generated Imagery  —  You could have fooled us.  Wait, actually, you did.  —  The best special effects are often the ones you never notice—which may make Ikea the most skillful special effects studio in the world.  The Swedish furniture company …

With its own livestreaming technology and popularity with big Twitch users, Google doesn't need to own Twitch (Peter Bright/Ars Technica)

12 hours 19 min ago

Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
With its own livestreaming technology and popularity with big Twitch users, Google doesn't need to own Twitch  —  Google doesn't need Twitch for game streaming  —  When it comes to the game and e-sports streaming scene, Twitch is the 800-pound gorilla.  But when it comes to online video as a whole …

Digitally controlled infrastructure is increasingly vulnerable to electromagnetic weapons (William A. Radasky/IEEE Spectrum)

14 hours 59 min ago

William A. Radasky / IEEE Spectrum:
Digitally controlled infrastructure is increasingly vulnerable to electromagnetic weapons  —  Electromagnetic Warfare Is Here  —  A briefcase-size radio weapon could wreak havoc in our networked world.  In the 2001 action movie Ocean's Eleven, criminals use an electromagnetic weapon to black out a portion of Las Vegas.

In E-Sports, Video Gamers Draw Real Crowds and Big Money (Nick Wingfield/New York Times)

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:20

Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
In E-Sports, Video Gamers Draw Real Crowds and Big Money  —  A video game tournament in Seattle in July.  Pro gaming, called e-sports, is becoming a lucrative worldwide spectator sport.  —  Credit: Stuart Isett for The New York Times  —  SEATTLE — A bewitching creature — half woman …

Uber and Lyft are becoming indistinguishable commodities to riders and drivers both (Farhad Manjoo/New York Times)

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 21:50

Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Uber and Lyft are becoming indistinguishable commodities to riders and drivers both  —  Uber and Lyft Have Become Indistinguishable Commodities  —  If you need a ride, pull out your phone and load up the Lyft app.  Or try Uber.  Really, it doesn't matter which you pick.

How Lyft evolved from Zimride and pioneered the peer-to-peer ride-sharing model (Ryan Lawler/TechCrunch)

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 21:35

Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
How Lyft evolved from Zimride and pioneered the peer-to-peer ride-sharing model  —  Lyft-Off: Zimride's Long Road To Overnight Success  —  When John Zimmer and Logan Green launched a new ride-sharing service called Lyft in the spring of 2012, they instantly knew they had a hit on their hands.

AT&T sues Cox, says the cable provider's DVRs, set-top boxes, and modems infringe on patents (Joe Mullin/Ars Technica)

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 20:10

Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
AT&T sues Cox, says the cable provider's DVRs, set-top boxes, and modems infringe on patents  —  It's made-for-TV patent war, as AT&T sues Cox  —  The majority of patent lawsuits today are brought by “patent trolls” that do nothing but sue—but suits between actual competitors do still happen.

Veteran Tech Journalist Anand Shimpi Headed to Apple (John Paczkowski/Re/code)

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:05

John Paczkowski / Re/code:
Veteran Tech Journalist Anand Shimpi Headed to Apple  —  Anand Lal Shimpi, the editor and publisher of the well-regarded AnandTech site, is going to work at Apple.  —  An Apple rep confirmed that the company was hiring Shimpi, but wouldn't provide any other details.

Apple has also reached a deal with Visa and MasterCard for its mobile wallet (Matt Townsend/Bloomberg)

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 15:15

Matt Townsend / Bloomberg:
Apple has also reached a deal with Visa and MasterCard for its mobile wallet  —  Apple Said to Team With Visa, MasterCard on IPhone Wallet  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) plans to turn its next iPhone into a mobile wallet through a partnership with major payment networks, banks and retailers, according a person familiar with the situation.

FCC's new CTO Scott Jordan, who will have an impact on policy, is a net neutrality expert (Nancy Scola/Washington Post)

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 14:20

Nancy Scola / Washington Post:
FCC's new CTO Scott Jordan, who will have an impact on policy, is a net neutrality expert  —  The FCC's next CTO is a net neutrality expert  —  The Federal Communications Commission has announced that it has named a new chief technology officer: Scott Jordan, a professor of computer science at the University of California at Irvine.

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