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  • Winklevoss twins launch Gemini, the 'regulated' Bitcoin exchange

    Winklevoss twins launch Gemini, the 'regulated' Bitcoin exchange 24 Jan '15, 1am

    It's no secret Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are betting big on Bitcoin: They've reportedly invested at least $11 million in the cryptocurrency, and they predict it could be even bigger than Facebook . On Friday, the brothers announced the launch of Gemini , which they call the "next-g...

  • Adidas 'Ultra Boost' sneakers: a marathoner's dream?

    Adidas 'Ultra Boost' sneakers: a marathoner's dream? 22 Jan '15, 7pm

    When Adidas came out with what it called the world's most high-tech sneaker two years ago, it was unclear if the embedded "energy boosters" — basically bits of bouncy styrofoam — into the sole was just a gimmick, or could actually improve a runner's performance. Since the debut, the c...

  • A $5,000 Rolex and other weird things you can buy on the relaunched New York Times store

    The 9 weirdest things you can buy from the relaunched New York Times store 16 Jan '15, 6pm

    The New York Times has launched a redesign of its store , as the paper of record looks to generate some additional revenue through ecommerce. Some publications have embraced online stores as a way to provide retailers with a chance to reach their targeted audiences. Fashion magazine L...

  • Missing AirAsia plane: Search operations suspended overnight 28 Dec '14, 4am

    An AirAsia Indonesia plane with 162 people on board has gone missing on its way to Singapore after it requested to deviate from its flight path due to weather, the airline said Sunday. Search and rescue operations have been suspended for the night; they will resume tomorrow.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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