• Criminals are already using the Ashley Madison leak for blackmail

    theverge.com 21 Aug '15, 7pm

    As these extortion schemes continue, it's important to note that many of the email addresses in the database do not correspond to actual Ashley Madison customers, since the company allowed for database entry without confirmation. That's led to awkward surprises for those who found the...

  • Sony's Metal Gear Solid Walkman is a truly tasteful video game tie-in

    theverge.com 19 Aug '15, 12pm

    In celebration of the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Sony has released a bunch of Phantom Pain -branded electronics, including a new version of its high-fidelity Walkman, the super-expensive ZX2. The customized music player is listed for ¥140,000 on Sony's site (that's...

  • Mt. Gox was Bitcoin's ugliest success story

    theverge.com 03 Aug '15, 5pm

    This weekend, Mt. Gox founder Mark Karpeles was arrested in Tokyo , bringing years of confusion and paranoia to an end. Starting in 2010, Karpeles ran the largest and most powerful bitcoin exchange, but the site went offline in February 2014 after it was discovered that $400 million i...

  • What you need to know about Bitcoin

    theverge.com 07 Jul '15, 4pm

    Will bitcoin make me rich? That was my first question about Bitcoin when I heard the term years ago. I didn't know a thing about cryptocurrency, or why or how a bitcoin might be used, but it sounded like an internet gold rush. I never invested in bitcoin, and that may have been the ri...

  • shy college student who helped build Bitcoin into a global phenomenon

    theverge.com 10 Jun '15, 1pm

    These days the technology known as Bitcoin is a hot topic among the digerati of Silicon Valley and barons of Wall Street. But years before Bitcoin was a global phenomenon and the subject of financial speculation, it was a piece of open-source software that was struggling to attract mo...

  • uTorrent's latest update installs a cryptocurrency miner

    theverge.com 06 Mar '15, 3pm

    Bitcoin miners are a common way for botnet owners and other online criminals to make a profit off of compromised machines, leaving users to bear the cost of the excess computing power. As a result, bundling a bitcoin miner as part of an update is a somewhat slimy move, particularly fo...

  • Apple Watch is no harder to steal than a Rolex, but it should be

    theverge.com 14 May '15, 3pm

    The Apple Watch and Android Wear smartwatches are no easier or more difficult to steal than other watches. Do prized Rolexes or Tag Hauer watches come with anti-theft measures built in? Of course not. But long before tech companies were mandated to do so by law, Apple put its foot dow...

  • Looking for a $10,000 luxury watch? Don't buy the Apple Watch Edition

    theverge.com 09 Mar '15, 10pm

    At today’s Apple Watch announcement we learned just what it can do and how much it will cost. Comparisons between "smart" watches (about which I write maybe one-and-one-fourth days of the year) and traditional mechanical watches (about which I write some 364 days of the year) have bee...

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