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  • Driving a Tesla in Singapore incurs $11,000 carbon tax | News

    geek.com 10 Mar '16, 3pm

    When Elon Musk setup to develop Tesla electric vehicles he was hoping to reduce the carbon footprint of the cars we all drive. A side effect of that being we should face less tax because electric vehicles produce no emissions, at least directly. However, in Singapore driving a Tesla i...

  • uTorrent caught installing a Bitcoin miner | Apps and Software

    geek.com 06 Mar '15, 4pm

    If you’re a µTorrent user and you just updated to or installed the latest version, you may have gotten more than you bargained for. Your PC could be running a Bitcoin miner in the background without your knowledge. Several µTorrent forums users have reported seeing their CPU usage jum...

  • Dope becomes first feature film to accept Bitcoin

    Dope becomes first feature film to accept Bitcoin | News

    geek.com 16 Jun '15, 8pm

    No matter how much money Dope makes when it opens on Friday, June 19, it will already make its way into the history books as the first film to accept Bitcoin as payment for tickets. Open Road Films, MovieTickets.com, and GoCoin have all made a pact to work together to make the digital...

  • Singapore’s Prime Minister wrote a Sudoku solver and shared it on Facebook | Apps and Software |

    geek.com 05 May '15, 11am

    Politicians. It doesn’t matter where you live, it’s really hard to like many politicians due to their actions, inaction, views, experience, or any mix of those. However, occasionally a politician ends up surprising you in a positive way, and the Prime Minister of Singapore has done ju...

  • The Bitcoin Foundation is essentially broke, says new board member | News

    geek.com 08 Apr '15, 12pm

    Bitcoin was conceived of as a completely open, decentralized currency. As its popularity grew, it was decided there should some sort of public face for the most popular of cryptocurrencies. This is how the Bitcoin Foundation came about in 2012, with an assortment of high-profile Bitco...

  • Bitcoin is being stolen at gunpoint in New York

    Bitcoin is being stolen at gunpoint in New York | News

    geek.com 20 Feb '15, 7pm

    Most of the Bitcoin -related crime you hear about has to do with shady internet dealings or virtual stashes of the cryptocurrency being stolen from online repositories. But a good old-fashioned stick-up? That’s a new one. Apparently there have been a spate of such crimes in New York t...

  • Pay for poop with Bitcoin, have it mailed to your boss

    Pay for poop with Bitcoin, have it mailed to your boss | Geek-Cetera

    geek.com 04 Nov '14, 4pm

    We have long been removed from the days when 10,000 Bitcoins can purchase you nothing more than two pizzas; at today’s current Bitcoin exchange rate, those pizzas were purchased for $3.47 million. Nowadays, mega retail outlets like Overstock accept the cryptocurrency — and it even beg...

  • Bitcoins for sex: Escort agency becomes first to accept payment in Bitcoin

    Bitcoins for sex: Escort agency becomes first to accept payment in Bitcoin | News

    geek.com 27 Sep '13, 9pm

    Though the Bitcoin craze has died down at this point, that doesn’t mean the cryptocurrency isn’t still valuable. When we last left off with Bitcoin, the pseudo currency recovered from its massive rise and fall, and was sitting pretty at around $80 to $140 per coin, which is where it h...

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