mashable.com Archives - 18 December 2017, Monday

  • 'Star Wars' masks made from old Louis Vuitton bags will make you turn to the dark side

    mashable.com 18 Dec '17, 11am

    For most fashionistas, the very idea of cutting up a Louis Vuitton handbag is tantamount to sartorial sacrilege. But, these upcycled designer bags are every Star Wars fan's dream-come-true. Artist and upcycler Gabriel Dishaw is turning vintage Louis Vuitton bags into Darth Vader, Kylo...

  • 'Star Wars' masks made from old Louis Vuitton bags will make you turn to the dark side

    mashable.com 18 Dec '17, 11am

    For most fashionistas, the very idea of cutting up a Louis Vuitton handbag is tantamount to sartorial sacrilege. But, these upcycled designer bags are every Star Wars fan's dream-come-true. Artist and upcycler Gabriel Dishaw is turning vintage Louis Vuitton bags into Darth Vader, Kylo...

  • North Korea, exiled from the global economy, turns to bitcoin

    North Korea, exiled from the global economy, turns to bitcoin

    mashable.com 12 Dec '17, 6pm

    It's tough to maintain a healthy national economy when most banks on the planet won't accept your business. That's the dilemma facing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, as mounting economic sanctions cut his country out of the world economy. To stave off the looming financial crisis, Ki...

  • Bitcoin is the perfect asset for the age of millennials

    mashable.com 07 Dec '17, 10pm

    When you take a cool photo and share it online, do you care if it disappears tomorrow? If you don't, I'd say there's a good chance you're younger then 30. I know this because Snapchat, the popular photo-sharing app which (typically) makes your photos disappear after a while, has a pre...

  • Hackers make off with thousands of Bitcoins whose value keeps growing

    mashable.com 07 Dec '17, 4pm

    Cryptocurrency marketplace NiceHash has reported that nearly $70 million in bitcoin has been swiped from its service by hackers, a revelation that comes as bitcoin continues to climb to new heights of value . SEE ALSO: Bitcoin just made the Winklevoss twins billionaires NiceHash annou...

  • Bitcoin hits $15,000 and is already trading at $19,000 in Korea

    mashable.com 07 Dec '17, 10am

    If you bought 1 bitcoin yesterday, it would've cost you $12,000 and someone in your family probably would've called you a mad man. Just one day later, however, you'd be able to sell that bitcoin for $15,000. The market cap of the world's most popular cryptocurrency is currently at $25...

  • Steam no longer accepting Bitcoin as payment, because it's too volatile

    Bitcoin is no longer accepted at gaming store Steam

    mashable.com 07 Dec '17, 5am

    The rise and rise of Bitcoin might make some people richer, but it's been a headache for companies that accept it. Steam, the gaming digital distribution service owned by Valve, will no longer take Bitcoin as a form of payment. SEE ALSO: This was Bitcoin's big year, but where does it ...

  • Bitcoin breaks through $12,000 like it's no big deal

    One bitcoin is now worth more than $12,000

    mashable.com 06 Dec '17, 10am

    On Wednesday, the price of one bitcoin broke through $12,000, a first for the cryptocurrency. At time of writing, Bitcoin is trading at $12,740, according to CoinMarketCap . SEE ALSO: Bitcoin just made the Winklevoss twins billionaires Bitcoin's market cap broke $200 billion for the f...

  • This was Bitcoin's big year, but where does it go from here?

    What's next for Bitcoin?

    mashable.com 05 Dec '17, 6pm

    Some big changes have happened, but not on Bitcoin's blockchain. Instead, several projects "hard forked" from Bitcoin, taking over its blockchain history but making changes to the software. The most prominent of these, Bitcoin Cash, initially seemed to be a hastily put together projec...

  • 2 Airbnb hosts could be fined up to $148,000 for illegally renting out their apartments

    2 Airbnb hosts could be fined up to $148,000 for illegally renting out their apartments

    mashable.com 05 Dec '17, 9am

    Singapore hasn't eased up on Airbnb, taking action against two hosts here. On Tuesday, two home owners were charged with illegally renting out four apartment units through Airbnb, and could face fines of up to $148,000. SEE ALSO: How to check if your Airbnb host is secretly filming yo...

  • The Winklevoss twins are now among the world's first bitcoin billionaires

    The Winklevoss twins are now among the world's first bitcoin billionaires

    mashable.com 04 Dec '17, 5pm

    The Winklevoss twins now have an undisputed achievement to their name. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are believed to be among the first bitcoin investors to pull in a billion-dollar return after the cryptocurrency’s value surged to nearly $11,500 on Monday. Once derisively referred to ...

  • Even 'Kardashians' can't keep up with bitcoin

    mashable.com 01 Dec '17, 3am

    It’s been derided as a fad that panders to the weaker facets of human nature. But Keeping Up With the Kardashians – the reality TV series featuring an ensemble cast of the eponymous family – has endured for what some would describe as 14 long seasons. Meanwhile, the Kardashian family ...

  • Even 'Kardashians' can't keep up with bitcoin

    mashable.com 30 Nov '17, 3pm

    It’s been derided as a fad that panders to the weaker facets of human nature. But Keeping Up With the Kardashians – the reality TV series featuring an ensemble cast of the eponymous family – has endured for what some would describe as 14 long seasons. Meanwhile, the Kardashian family ...

  • Learn to invest in Bitcoin so you can finally make those millions

    What's the big fuss about BItcoin—and how to get in on it

    mashable.com 29 Nov '17, 10pm

    is a solid place to start for total beginners. This two-part crash course will get you up to speed with all that's going on in cryptocurrency and what it means for the future. You'll learn to buy, trade, and store Bitcoin, so you can actually feel comfortable getting in on the booming...

  • Bitcoin just lost $2,000 worth of its value in a couple hours

    Bitcoin just lost $2,000 worth of its value in a couple hours

    mashable.com 29 Nov '17, 8pm

    Bitcoin's bubble just burst, at least a little bit. The high-flying cryptocurrency declined more than $2,000 dollars in the span of a few hours on Wednesday. It's one of the sharpest drops in recent memory and a stark reminder of the volatility of the cryptopcurrency that is suddenly ...

  • Bitcoin and Ethereum reach new highs, laugh at your puny savings accounts

    Bitcoin's price is now $11,000

    mashable.com 29 Nov '17, 1pm

    These days, there's just no stopping Bitcoin. Just one day after crossing the important psychological barrier of $10,000 per bitcoin , the price rose another 10 percent. Bitcoin was currently trading at $11,153 as of Wednesday morning, according to CoinMarketCap . SEE ALSO: Ladies and...

  • New Converse sneaker line uses GORE-TEX technology to stay dry

    mashable.com 29 Nov '17, 1am

    Soggy Converse sneakers are pretty much a given if it starts to drizzle. But with the sneaker company's new Urban Utility line , a little rain won't dampen anyone's day. Converse, owned by Nike, teamed up with Gore — the company known for its GORE-TEX fabric invented in 1969 — to crea...

  • New Converse sneaker line uses GORE-TEX technology to stay dry

    mashable.com 29 Nov '17, 12am

    Soggy Converse sneakers are pretty much a given if it starts to drizzle. But with the sneaker company's new Urban Utility line , a little rain won't dampen anyone's day. Converse, owned by Nike, teamed up with Gore — the company known for its GORE-TEX fabric invented in 1969 — to crea...

  • Ladies and gentlemen, one bitcoin is now worth $10,000

    Bitcoin hits a record high of $10,000

    mashable.com 28 Nov '17, 11am

    It seems unreal, but it's true: The price of digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin has just hit $10,000. The all-time-high milestone comes after a period of ultra-fast growth, in which the price of Bitcoin rose from about $3,000 to $10,000 in less than three months. And on Jan. 1, 2017, the ...

  • Bitcoin reaches new record high, breaks $9,000

    Bitcoin hits record high, breaks $9,000 over Thanksgiving weekend

    mashable.com 26 Nov '17, 3pm

    Bitcoin is getting closer and closer to $10,000. The cryptocurrency hit a record high of $9,033 per bitcoin early Sunday morning. The price rose steadily over the weekend and surpassed $9,000 at around 6:40 a.m. UTC (1:40 a.m. ET), according to CoinDesk's Bitcoin Price Index . It now ...

  • Get 25% off Nike sneakers and clothing on Black Friday

    Get 25% off Nike sneakers and clothing on Black Friday

    mashable.com 24 Nov '17, 7pm

    Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. If you've been saving up for a pair of the latest Nike sneakers, we've got news for you. Nike U.S. has a wild sale going down this Black Friday. Head over to Nike's website , find so...

  • Bitcoin's little brother Ethereum is at an all-time high

    The price of Ethereum reaches a new all-time high at $440

    mashable.com 24 Nov '17, 3pm

    It's not only Bitcoin that's breaking records these days. Now that the dust around the cancelled Bitcoin fork has settled, several other cryptocurrencies are booming. Ethereum, a cryptocurrency that's also a platform for decentralized apps, has hit a record high on Friday, surpassing ...

  • This virtual cocktail glass wants to 'turn' water into wine

    mashable.com 24 Nov '17, 2am

    This "virtual glass" wants to trick your tastebuds. Researchers at the National University of Singapore have designed a cocktail glass which is capable of tricking your senses into thinking that the water you're drinking is actually, well, anything else. SEE ALSO: This knife uses ultr...

  • This virtual cocktail glass wants to 'turn' water into wine

    mashable.com 23 Nov '17, 11am

    This "virtual glass" wants to trick your tastebuds. Researchers at the National University of Singapore have designed a cocktail glass which is capable of tricking your senses into thinking that the water you're drinking is actually, well, anything else. SEE ALSO: This knife uses ultr...

  • Woman has a brilliant method of sneaking snacks into the movies

    Sneaking treats into the movies? Here's a clever trick

    mashable.com 23 Nov '17, 2am

    Sneaking in your own snacks to a cinema can be an anxious moment. While some opt for the simple handbag stash, one woman by the name of Angela Brisk has come up with a novel way to hide all your delicious treats. SEE ALSO: Elevator technician reveals the truth about elevator scenes in...

  • How to talk to your Mom and Dad about Bitcoin on Thanksgiving

    How to talk to your Mom and Dad about Bitcoin on Thanksgiving

    mashable.com 22 Nov '17, 2pm

    “What is this Bitcoin thing?” says your mother as she passes you a hefty bowl of mashed sweet potatoes. Dad pauses, mid-nibble on a turkey leg to chime in, “Yeah, is that real money?” Oh God, they want to have The Talk . SEE ALSO: Ron Paul is now selling your grandparents Bitcoin on F...

  • Uber riders are again getting charged thousands of dollars for trips they didn't take

    Uber riders are again getting charged thousands of dollars for trips they didn't take

    mashable.com 21 Nov '17, 8pm

    Uber's "phantom rides" have struck again. Multiple Uber riders in Singapore are reporting being charged for rides halfway across the world that they never took, with charges of up to $2,949 (S$4,000). SEE ALSO: Flying taxis could be here by 2020 thanks to Uber One Uber rider says she ...

  • Singapore museum adds an interactive virtual forest

    mashable.com 21 Nov '17, 4pm

    This is one unusual forest that visitors aren't likely to forget soon. At the National Museum of Singapore, a new permanent exhibit will come alive as more people fill the room. SEE ALSO: Flying an X-Wing in virtual reality is absurdly cool Housed in a three-story deep circular struct...

  • Uber riders are again getting charged thousands of dollars for trips they didn't take

    mashable.com 21 Nov '17, 9am

    Uber's "phantom rides" have struck again. Multiple Uber riders in Singapore are reporting being charged for rides halfway across the world that they never took, with charges of up to $2,949 (S$4,000). SEE ALSO: Flying taxis could be here by 2020 thanks to Uber One Uber rider says she ...

  • Uber riders are again getting charged thousands of dollars for trips they didn't take

    mashable.com 21 Nov '17, 9am

    Uber's "phantom rides" have struck again. Multiple Uber riders in Singapore are reporting being charged for rides halfway across the world that they never took, with charges of up to $2,949 (S$4,000). SEE ALSO: Flying taxis could be here by 2020 thanks to Uber One Uber rider says she ...