mashable.com Archives - 06 March 2013, Wednesday

  • Cyber Warriors Will Be Embedded in #Military Commands

    Cyber Warriors Will Be Embedded in Military Commands

    mashable.com 28 Feb '13, 3pm

    Troops fighting in the growing combat area of cyberspace will operate from keyboards situated within each geographic military command, Cyber Command officials said. The 900-member Maryland-based organization that is subordinate to the Nebraska-headquartered Strategic Command could mus...

  • Bitcoin’s New Bubble: Digital Currency Now Trading at $30

    Bitcoin's New Bubble: Digital Currency Now Trading at $30

    mashable.com 22 Feb '13, 5pm

    For the second time in Bitcoin’s history, the digital currency has surpassed an exchange rate of $30 per Bitcoin. The exchange rate is a significant milestone for the four-year-old currency best known for enabling online drug deals , gambling and other illicit activity. Since August, ...

  • Pentagon Wants Smartphone Biometric Scanning Tool

    mashable.com 15 Feb '13, 2am

    The Pentagon wants soldiers to be able to scan people's faces, eyes and thumbs with their smartphones. That's why the Department of Defense has inked a $3 million deal with California-based tech company AOptix , to develop its "Smart Mobile Identity System," as first reported by Wired...

  • Alexander Wang Teams Up With Samsung for Crowdsourced Handbag

    Alexander Wang Teams Up With Samsung for Crowdsourced Handbag

    mashable.com 11 Feb '13, 6pm

    showed his collection on Saturday night, his work is far from over. He is partnering with Samsung to crowdsource designs for a limited edition bag. Using Samsung Galaxy Note II smartphones, members of Wang's inner circle of friends, family and artists will doodle their own digital pri...

  • How to Order a Pizza With Bitcoins: Bitcoin, the decentralized digital currency, can be used to pay for online

    How to Order a Pizza With Bitcoins

    mashable.com 06 Feb '13, 3pm

    Bitcoin, the decentralized digital currency, can be used to pay for online strippers , drugs , and even WordPress services . Now you can add pizza delivery to that list. The aptly, albeit somewhat unimaginatively, named Pizzaforcoins.com makes it possible for anyone to place a pizza o...

  • Low-Cost 3D Printer a Hit on Kickstarter

    mashable.com 31 Dec '12, 10pm

    Downloadable sneakers may become reality sooner than later, but for now one of the main barriers stopping 3D printers from gaining widespread appeal is the massive price tag. The RoBo aims to change that, however -- and if early reaction on Kickstarter is any indication, this 3D print...

  • Social Media News and Web Tips – Mashable – The Social Media Guide

    mashable.com 05 Nov '12, 9pm

    Mashable is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable’s 20 million unique visitors and 6 million social media followers ...

  • Bitcoin: How the Internet Created Its Own Currency

    Bitcoin: How the Internet Created Its Own Currency

    mashable.com 05 Nov '12, 9pm

    Like Tweet +1 Share Pin It Share Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer decentralized digital currency. It differs from traditional, government-backed currencies in that there is no central issuer, and there are no middlemen involved for various transactions. Back in 1998, the concept of crypto-cu...

  • 3D Printer Breaks Kickstarter Tech Funding Record [VIDEO]: You may be able to download your sneakers before to...

    3D Printer Breaks Kickstarter Tech Funding Record [VIDEO]

    mashable.com 24 Oct '12, 1am

    Like Tweet +1 Share Pin It Share You may be able to download your sneakers before too long, but to really get in on the fun you’ll probably want to have a 3D printer at home. Enter the Form 1, a Kickstarter project billed as “an affordable, high-resolution 3D printer for professional ...

  • Codeacademy Releases Free Ruby Development Courses — https://t.co/km2JqlAY

    Codeacademy Releases Free Ruby Development Courses

    mashable.com 04 Oct '12, 11pm

    Like Tweet +1 Share Pin It Share Codecademy is expanding its catalogue of free, interactive programming tutorials with the launch of five Ruby courses . The New York-based startup has also brought its Python track out of beta and added two new courses on top of the original six it rel...

  • Singapore

    Bots Drive 16% of U.S. Web Traffic [INFOGRAPHIC]

    mashable.com 30 Sep '12, 4am

    Like Tweet +1 Share Pin It Share Along with trolls and Rickrolls , bots are the scourge of the Internet. Automated clicks on ads and other web content drive down value, diminish investments and hurt integrity. And the bot problem only seems to be getting worse as technology advances. ...

  • Kate Middleton’s Prabal Gurung Dress Hits Amazon’s Discount Site

    Kate Middleton's Prabal Gurung Dress Hits Amazon's Discount Site

    mashable.com 17 Sep '12, 3pm

    Like Tweet +1 Share Pin It Share The much-photographed Prabal Gurung dress Kate Middleton wore on a recent trip to Singapore is going on sale at Amazon’s daily deals site for fashion goods Monday. The wool and silk-blend dress will be listed for $738 — 73% off the original retail pric...

  • Popular Bitcoin Exchange Shuts Down After Attack - via @tecca

    Popular Bitcoin Exchange Shuts Down After Attack

    mashable.com 05 Sep '12, 8pm

    Like Tweet +1 Share Pin It Share Tecca Follow @tecca Bitfloor, the largest Bitcoin exchange market in the U.S., is temporarily halting trading until further notice after an attack on its system. The hackers walked away with 24,000 Bitcoins — valued at $250,000 based on current trading...

  • Top 10 Tech This Week [PICS]

    mashable.com 26 Aug '12, 7pm

    If you're as crazy about Instagram as I am, you might also be wishing for an InstaCube , a digital picture frame created specifically for the popular smartphone picture-sharing service. Its Wi-Fi connected 600x600-pixel LCD touchscreen lets you enjoy Instagram just like you do on your...