• World's first self-driving taxi trial begins in Singapore

    World's first self-driving taxi trial begins in Singapore

    theverge.com 27 Aug '16, 4am

    The first ever self-driving taxis available to the public have started picking up passengers in Singapore. The pilot scheme is a milestone in the development of self-driving cars, but relatively limited in scope. Only six autonomous vehicles — Renault Zoes and Mitsubishi i-MiEVs modif...

  • Singapore will ban civil servants from using the internet

    Singapore will ban civil servants from using the internet

    theverge.com 24 Aug '16, 7am

    Public servants in Singapore will be barred from using the internet at work, under a new policy aimed at protecting the city-state from cyber attacks and espionage. As Reuters reports , computers in some Singaporean ministries are already disconnected, or "air-gapped," from the web, b...

  • Mr. Robot Hack Report: Bitcoin burglary and self-destructing hardware

    theverge.com 21 Jul '16, 3am

    Mr. Robot is a show built on hacks. The mother of all hacks serves as the big cliffhanger at the end of the show's first season, and nearly every plot development leading up to it was nudged along by some kind of exploit. It’s rare to get through an episode without at least one digita...

  • Delphi tests self-driving car service in Singapore

    theverge.com 01 Aug '16, 4am

    If you find yourself traveling to the city-state of Singapore this year, you may be able to book a ride in a self-driven Audi using your phone. Singapore has jumped out as an early test ground for getting self-driving cars on public streets, and Delphi announced today that it will pro...

  • Bitcoin exchange hit with $61 million theft

    Bitcoin exchange hit with $61 million theft

    theverge.com 03 Aug '16, 12am

    Hackers have compromised the Bitcoin exchange Bitfinex, the company announced today , withdrawing roughly $61 million from various consumer accounts. The causes of the breach are still unclear, but the attackers appear to have bypassed Bitfinex’s mandated limits on withdrawals. "The t...

  • Bitcoin value surges as British pound tanks on Brexit

    theverge.com 24 Jun '16, 9am

    That's still far off the two-year high of $719 from earlier this month, but the volatile currency appears to be spiking thanks to Brexit. The price of bitcoin has been fluctuating wildly recently, due to a number of factors. Earlier this week, Hong Kong-based bitcoin exchange Bitfinex...

  • How an experimental cryptocurrency lost (and found) $53 million

    How an experimental cryptocurrency lost (and found) $53 million

    theverge.com 17 Jun '16, 7pm

    To understand how this could have happened, it’s necessary to know a little bit about how Ethereum works. The system is built on the same blockchain that powers Bitcoin, a system for holding and spending money based on cryptography rather than traditional intermediaries like banks and...

  • After Krispy Kreme and Starbucks, what food chain-themed shoes should Nike make next?

    theverge.com 23 May '16, 2pm

    Now, the logical conclusion of Nike's foray into breakfast: the Starbucks-themed SB Dunk Low Premium . No one is calling this an official partnership between Nike and Starbucks, but it might as well be, considering the signature green highlights paired with rich, coffee-colored canvas...