theverge.com Archives - 28 April 2017, Friday

  • Surging Bitcoin prices inspire a wave of scams

    Surging Bitcoin prices inspire a wave of scams

    theverge.com 23 Mar '17, 12pm

    New research from the security firm ZeroFox shows a surge in Bitcoin-related crimes during the first three weeks of March, just as the cryptocurrency was moving to integrate into conventional financial markets. The scams varied from straightforward phishing attempts to more elaborate ...

  • Show Notes: Damnit, Verizon

    Show Notes: Damnit, Verizon

    theverge.com 10 Mar '17, 10pm

    Let’s just start with telecom news and ranting, because that’s why we’re all here, right? Jake Kastrenakes dug into the FCC’s walk back of ISP privacy rules , which will basically let broadband providers sell your browsing history and other data. Their big argument is that Google and ...

  • The SEC just handed Bitcoin a huge setback

    SEC just handed Bitcoin a huge setback

    theverge.com 10 Mar '17, 9pm

    The Securities and Exchange Commission has denied the application for the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust ETF, in a stunning defeat for its founders, the Winklevoss Twins. In an order today , the commission found that the proposed fund was too susceptible to fraud, due to the unregulated nat...

  • Louis Vuitton made an iPhone case that costs seven iPhones

    theverge.com 09 Mar '17, 2pm

    When shopping for an iPhone case, most people throw something like a thin $15 piece of plastic around their new phone and call it a day. But if you’re feeling a little more bold, Louis Vuitton can hook you up with a $5,500 case covered in golden crocodile leather, with four hard corne...

  • Uber now has mapping cars on five continents in its bid to overtake Google Maps

    theverge.com 13 Feb '17, 7pm

    Uber announced today that it would begin generating its own 3D maps of Singapore. This was the latest in a blizzard of news surrounding the ride-hail company’s increased investment in mapping, the goals of which appear to be twofold: outpace Google, and lay the groundwork for Uber’s f...

  • Don’t believe the story about hackers locking guests in their rooms at a luxury hotel -

    theverge.com 30 Jan '17, 3pm

    A story that’s been circulating over the past week — “Hotel ransomed by hackers as guests locked in rooms” — should be taken with a little more than just a pinch of salt. According to a report (since amended) by The Local , the computer system at the four-star Austrian hotel, the Seeh...

  • US students continue to lag in math, as Singapore leads global survey

    theverge.com 06 Dec '16, 12pm

    Students in Singapore are the world’s top performers in math, science, and reading, according to an international education survey released today , as teenagers in many East Asian countries continue to out-perform those in other parts of the world. US students performed at average lev...

  • Bitcoin service ordered to hand over two years of user records to IRS

    theverge.com 30 Nov '16, 9pm

    Today in Northern California District Court, a federal judge ordered the Bitcoin wallet service Coinbase to hand over records of all transactions that took place during 2014 or 2015, as part of a larger investigation into possible tax fraud by Coinbase users. “The taxpayers being inve...

  • Let’s hope these sneakers with LED screens are not the footwear of the future -

    theverge.com 23 Nov '16, 4pm

    “Things to put your feet in” probably falls somewhere on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, but there’s no way that includes these things. Vixole’s new “e-sneakers ” come with an LED screen near the heel that the wearer can customize with drawings, photos, or a preloaded design via the comp...

  • Another self-driving car company will test its vehicles in the US

    theverge.com 21 Nov '16, 5am

    NuTonomy , an autonomous vehicle software startup that’s been testing its technology in Singapore , announced that it had signed an agreement with officials in Boston to bring its self-driving cars to that city’s streets. NuTonomy said it will begin testing its self-driving Renault Zo...

  • I'd rather tie my own shoes than pay $720 for Nike's self-lacing sneakers

    theverge.com 14 Nov '16, 8pm

    Nike is releasing the consumer version of its self-lacing sneakers, the HyperAdapt 1.0, on December 1st for $720, says says Jacques Slade , a YouTube personality most known for his sneaker channel. The shoes were first introduced in March after the company created its limited edition ...

  • A self-driving taxi was involved in a ‘minor’ accident in Singapore - The

    theverge.com 18 Oct '16, 3pm

    A self-driving taxi operated by a startup called NuTonomy was involved in an accident in Singapore today, according to a Facebook post by the city-state’s Land Transport Authority. The incident, which was first reported by Reuters , involved the driverless car colliding “at a low spee...

  • A love letter to a knockoff Louis Vuitton flip phone

    theverge.com 12 Oct '16, 12am

    Dear knockoff Louis Vuitton flip phone, I’ve been looking for you. I don’t know if I'll ever find you in the US, but I want to believe. I want to imagine that one day I could take your gold-plated body out to the clubs in Brooklyn and show you off. I know everyone would be jealous. I ...

  • Singapore’s self-driving cars can now be hailed with a smartphone -

    theverge.com 22 Sep '16, 7pm

    The world’s first self-driving taxi has finally found its ride-hail network. On Thursday, NuTonomy, an MIT-spinoff testing self-driving cars in Singapore, announced a partnership with Grab, the Uber of Southeast Asia. The partnership will allow NuTonomy to expand its public trial , wh...

  • Nike's self-lacing sneakers finally go on sale November 28th

    theverge.com 21 Sep '16, 8am

    Nike has finally announced when it will begin selling its self-lacing sneakers inspired by the shoes worn by Michael J. Fox in Back to The Future II. According to a tweet from the company's Heidi Burgett , the HyperAdapt 1.0 will be available for "experience & purchase" starting on th...

  • Nike's self-lacing sneakers finally go on sale November 28th

    theverge.com 21 Sep '16, 7am

    Nike has finally announced when it will begin selling its self-lacing sneakers inspired by the shoes worn by Michael J. Fox in Back to The Future II. According to a tweet from the company's Heidi Burgett , the HyperAdapt 1.0 will be available for "experience & purchase" from the 28th ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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    Adidas’ limited edition sneakers are made from recycled ocean waste |

    theverge.com 08 Jun '16, 9am

    Last year, Adidas unveiled a prototype 3D-printed sneaker made from recycled plastic ocean waste. The design was a collaboration with Parley for the Oceans , an organization that raises awareness about the environmental destruction of the oceans. Now, Adidas and Parley have launched a...

  • 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...

  • Supposed Bitcoin founder says 'goodbye' after presenting fake evidence

    Supposed Bitcoin founder says 'goodbye' after presenting fake evidence

    theverge.com 05 May '16, 2pm

    Craig Steven Wright, the man claiming to be mysterious Bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto, is abruptly withdrawing from public life . Wright posted today that he would offer no more evidence to prove his identity, just days after he publicly claimed the Satoshi mantle in a series of coo...

  • The latest Bitcoin inventor claims don't add up

    latest Bitcoin inventor claims don't add up

    theverge.com 02 May '16, 3pm

    Bitcoin is based on a simple idea: all you need is math. It’s the same idea that fueled the cypherpunks and forged large parts of the web. If you get the math right, you can trust it, and then you don’t need to trust authorities or institutions. Over time, those authorities will withe...

  • Craig Wright claims he is the enigmatic Bitcoin inventor

    Craig Wright claims he is the enigmatic Bitcoin inventor

    theverge.com 02 May '16, 7am

    suspected of being the inventor of Bitcoin , has today come out and publicly claimed that he is indeed responsible for the cryptocurrency. The BBC reports that Wright "has provided technical proof to back up his claim using coins known to be owned by Bitcoin's creator" and that promin...

  • You can now buy games on Steam using Bitcoin

    theverge.com 28 Apr '16, 10am

    Valve has partnered with Bitcoin payment service Bitpay to bring everyone's favorite cryptocurrency to games platform Steam. Bitpay says it was approached by the company because it wanted to internationalize its operation, making it easier for Steam users in emerging markets to to buy...

  • Facebook considers letting users add a tip jar to make money from posts

    theverge.com 23 Apr '16, 7pm

    Facebook is exploring new ways for individual users to profit from their posts on the network, The Verge has learned. A user survey distributed this week hints at a broad range of ways that users could make money or promote a cause, including a tip jar, branded content, and taking a c...