mashable.com Archives - 30 March 2015, Monday

  • Like Mike: College hooper slams eerily accurate Air Jordan impression

    Like Mike: College hooper slams eerily accurate Air Jordan impression

    mashable.com 09 Mar '15, 11pm

    somehow transporting himself back to college hoops. No, this is Rysheed Jordan, a 6-4 sophomore guard from St. John's who did a picture-perfect impression of His Airness this weekend. The two Jordans aren't related genetically — only cosmically.

  • The Apple Watch Edition will start at $10,000

    mashable.com 09 Mar '15, 6pm

    The company announced Monday that the 18-karat rose or yellow gold watch will start at $10,000 and go as high as $17,000. If that seems high — well, that's because this is an item aimed at a slightly different consumer base than Apple's typical tech products. In fact, the audience for...

  • U.S. to auction off another 50,000 bitcoins from Silk Road bust

    U.S. to auction off another 50,000 bitcoins from Silk Road bust

    mashable.com 19 Feb '15, 3am

    The United States Marshal Service said Wednesday that it plans to sell 50,000 bitcoins — worth nearly $12 million at current rates — that were seized from the computer of convicted Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht. The auction, which will take place early next month, is the third he...

  • Air Jordan's new exhibit lets you be like Mike

    mashable.com 14 Feb '15, 9pm

    It's possible Michael Jordan's most iconic shots were even harder than they looked — but that's something you can only truly understand if you try them under the same circumstances. In honor of Air Jordan's 30th anniversary and NBA All-Star Weekend, the brand has created an immersive ...

  • Britain asks Russia why its bombers were flying over the English Channel

    mashable.com 30 Jan '15, 9am

    LONDON — British commercial air traffic was disrupted Wednesday after two Russian warplanes were spotted flying close to UK airspace over the English channel. See also: 5 things we learned from UK's inquiry into poisoning death of ex-Russian spy The two planes didn't enter the airspac...

  • Bitcoin prices spike after news of first regulated U.S. bitcoin exchange

    Bitcoin prices spike after news of first regulated U.S. bitcoin exchange

    mashable.com 26 Jan '15, 3pm

    Bitcoin may be getting some of its groove back. Coinbase, a startup that develops a mobile wallet to buy and store the digital currency, announced Monday that it is launching the first licensed Bitcoin exchange in the United States with the goal to provide a more "reliable and secure ...

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

    Winklevoss twins launch Gemini, the 'regulated' Bitcoin exchange

    mashable.com 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?

    mashable.com 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

    mashable.com 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

    mashable.com 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.

  • #Russia dubs NATO major threat in new #military doctrine

    Russia dubs NATO major threat in new military doctrine

    mashable.com 26 Dec '14, 5pm

    President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a revised version of Russia’s military doctrine that names “NATO's military buildup” and expansion in Eastern Europe as the main external threats to the country’s security, according to a Kremlin statement. Russia's Security Council said after...

  • You can now pay for that Microsoft Xbox in bitcoins

    Microsoft now accepts Bitcoin for Xbox and Windows products

    mashable.com 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

    mashable.com 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...

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

    Sexual assault reports within U.S. military on the rise in 2014

    mashable.com 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 ...

  • 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

    mashable.com 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

    mashable.com 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...

  • More than 21,000 retailers accept Bitcoin payments

    mashable.com 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

    mashable.com 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...

  • #iRobot uPoint Turns #Military Robot Control Into Tablet Play

    iRobot uPoint Turns Military Robot Control Into Tablet Play

    mashable.com 09 Oct '14, 4am

    There are literally thousands of iRobot Packbots deployed around the world in everything from military operations to search and rescue and police incident investigation. Controlling these $100,000-plus robots takes a lot of patience and training, but that’s all about to change. iRobot...

  • More to Business Than Boots: Why Helm is American-Made

    mashable.com 07 Oct '14, 5pm

    Sneakers were Helm Boots founder Joshua Bingaman’s first passion. Growing up in Norman, Okla., he and his brother always had the newest, hottest pairs on the market. Air Jordans, Bo Jacksons, Scottie Pippens — you name it. See also: One Man's Mission to Build America's Appetite for Ar...

  • What Bitcoin Slump? Blockchain Raises $30 Million

    What Bitcoin Slump? Blockchain Raises $30 Million

    mashable.com 07 Oct '14, 1pm

    The price of bitcoin may be on the decline, but that hasn't stopped bitcoin startups from attracting significant funding. Blockchain , the most popular Bitcoin wallet service, announced Tuesday that it has raised $30.5 million in a Series A round, marking one of the largest funding ro...

  • Introducing Cryptocurrency to the Country's Poorest Indian Reservation

    One Man's Lonely Quest to Build 'Bitcoin for Native Americans'

    mashable.com 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...

  • Australia's First Bitcoin EFTPOS Card Will Allow You To Buy Your Groceries

    mashable.com 18 Sep '14, 4am

    SYDNEY — An Australian company is trialling a bitcoin EFTPOS card, allowing customers to spend the digital currency in retail stores. CoinJar, a Melbourne-based bitcoin platform, is taking the next step to make bitcoin more accessible to the public with the release of Swipe cards. See...

  • Nicole Kidman's Dad Antony Dies in an Accident in Singapore

    Nicole Kidman's Dad Antony Dies in an Accident in Singapore

    mashable.com 12 Sep '14, 11am

    SYDNEY — The father of Australian actress Nicole Kidman has died after an accident in Singapore on Friday morning. Dr Antony Kidman was visiting his daughter Antonia, her husband Craig Marran and her six children when he fell after breakfast in his hotel room, the Australian Women's W...

  • PayPal's Braintree Gambles on Bitcoin and One-Touch Payments

    mashable.com 08 Sep '14, 8pm

    PayPal users will soon be able to pay merchants in Bitcoin. Braintree, the payments company acquired by eBay last year, announced it will be adding support for Bitcoin payments to its platform in the coming months. The company is also making it easier for users to pay merchants in the...

  • U.S. Marine Corps Bulldog Chesty Gets Promoted to Corporal, Is Good Boy #military #dogs

    U.S. Marine Corps Bulldog Chesty Gets Promoted to Corporal, Is Good Boy

    mashable.com 30 Aug '14, 5pm

    The U.S. Marine Corps' top dog (in the literal sense) has been promoted to the rank of corporal following a ceremony in Washington on Friday. Gen. James Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps, promoted Chesty XIV from lance corporal. Amos told onlookers that Chesty had "grown into the j...

  • White Ho#use Orders Review of Programs That Arm #Police With #Military Gear

    White House Orders Review of Programs That Arm Police With Military Gear

    mashable.com 23 Aug '14, 9pm

    The White House is ordering a review of the programs that transfer military hardware from the Pentagon to local police departments, according to news reports. The review will examine the decade-old program that has allowed hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of hardware, ranging fr...

  • Retailers Who Take Bitcoin Love It

    mashable.com 06 Aug '14, 6am

    If you've been following the news about Bitcoin , you've probably come away with the idea that the currency is unstable, potentially lucrative and more of a novelty than an actual payment method that people use on a daily basis. Retailers who take Bitcoin say something different. For ...

  • Retailers Who Take Bitcoin Love It

    mashable.com 06 Aug '14, 6am

    If you've been following the news about Bitcoin , you've probably come away with the idea that the currency is unstable, potentially lucrative and more of a novelty than an actual payment method that people use on a daily basis. Retailers who take Bitcoin say something different. For ...

  • Overstock to Pay Employee Bonuses in Bitcoin

    mashable.com 31 Jul '14, 7pm

    Overstock, which began taking bitcoin in January and posted $1 million in sales two months later, is so enamored with the currency that it plans to offer employee bonuses in bitcoin too. Judd Bagley, a rep for Overstock, says the company is trying to figure out how to offer bitcoin bo...