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  • You can now pay for that Microsoft Xbox in bitcoins

    Microsoft now accepts Bitcoin for Xbox and Windows products 11 Dec '14, 6pm

    It's now possible to pay for Microsoft products with Bitcoin — just in time for the holidays. Microsoft customers in the United States can use the digital currency to add money to their online accounts and purchase software, apps and games, including those for Xbox consoles — like Xbo...

  • Apple hiring fashion-focused store staff for Apple Watch… #Fashion #Apple #Luxury #Wearables Ad…

    Apple hiring fashion-focused store staff for Apple Watch launch, report says 09 Dec '14, 2am

    If Apple opened a luxury section in its Apple stores, would the workers' shapeless blue T-shirts be replaced by dressy black blazers with an Apple logo on the chest? The tech giant is hiring new fashion-focused staff for its brick and mortar stores, according to a report — and that co...

  • More than 21,000 retailers accept Bitcoin payments 15 Nov '14, 11am

    One significant indicator of the cryptocurrency's influence over retailers will be the number and value of Bitcoin transactions during this year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. In 2013, Bitcoin transactions skyrocketed to 6,296 on Black Friday, and $487 million was exchanged on...

  • #Sexualassault reports within U.S. #military rise in 2014

    Sexual assault reports within U.S. military on the rise in 2014 04 Dec '14, 9pm

    Sexual assault reports within the United States military increased in 2014, according to a new survey released on Thursday by the Department of Defense. Reports rose because military personnel have more confidence in the reporting system, and not because the number of sexual assaults ...

  • Duped by a fake Louis Vuitton? Not with this smartphone camera lens 13 Nov '14, 2am

    Japanese tech company NEC is creating an on-the-fly method to make sure the Coach bag you're about to buy is the real deal. The company is developing a product identification system that could help you spot counterfeits or knockoffs of the things you buy. This way, no one would be abl...

  • Thanks for flying with us! Your Wi-Fi charges are $1,171.: A passenger on a Singapore Airlines

    Passenger responsible for $1,171 Wi-Fi bill on Singapore Airlines 18 Nov '14, 4pm

    A passenger on a Singapore Airlines flight was surprised to find that the charges for using the in-flight Wi-Fi were just a tad higher than expected. Jeremy Gutsche signed up for a 30MB Internet plan for $28.99 during a flight on Nov. 12. The plan's terms included additional charges f...

  • Auto-lacing sneakers hit Kickstarter 18 Nov '14, 11am

    It was only a matter of time before someone truly tackled the age-old task of creating those “Back to the Future” power-lacing shoes. Nike announced it would be auctioning off 1,500 pairs of the shoes back in 2011 . But while they were a visual replica of the shoes found in “Back to t...

  • Introducing Cryptocurrency to the Country's Poorest Indian Reservation

    One Man's Lonely Quest to Build 'Bitcoin for Native Americans' 18 Sep '14, 1pm

    RAPID CITY, South Dakota — Payu Harris’ apartment is in shambles. Pots clutter the kitchen sink; the dish rack holds a cellphone charger. The room smells of stale cat litter and the bathroom tap runs dry. But Harris has more important things on his mind than chores – things that, if h...

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