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  • Welcome to the World, Drone-Killing Laser Cannon | WIRED

    wired.com 27 Aug '15, 2pm

    Hang on to your drone. Boeing’s developed a laser cannon specifically designed to turn unmanned aircraft into flaming wreckage. The aerospace company’s new weapon system, which it publicly tested this week in a New Mexico industrial park, isn’t quite as cool as what you see in Star Wa...

  • The Bitcoin Schism Shows the Genius of Open Source | WIRED

    wired.com 19 Aug '15, 2pm

    Mike Hearn is one of the primary engineers behind bitcoin, the digital currency that aims to remake our financial system . Or at least he used to be. Over the weekend, Hearn told the world that he and a group of other coders were forking the bitcoin project, creating an alternate vers...

  • The Bitcoin Schism Shows the Genius of Open Source | WIRED

    wired.com 19 Aug '15, 4pm

    Mike Hearn is one of the primary engineers behind bitcoin, the digital currency that aims to remake our financial system . Or at least he used to be. Over the weekend, Hearn told the world that he and a group of other coders were forking the bitcoin project, creating an alternate vers...

  • From #Brothels to #luxury, #mapping 400yrs on one #NYC block: |@WIRED #SoHo #Manhattan #History #Ma…

    From Brothels to Luxury, Mapping 400 Years on One NYC Block | WIRED

    wired.com 07 Aug '15, 7pm

    Eventually, the factories moved out, and the area fell into decline in the early 1900s. In the 1940s, urban planners declared it an “obsolete area.” A city commissioner, Robert Moses, proposed tearing down 53 acres of existing buildings to make room for huge apartment blocks and a fre...

  • Overstock CEO Uses Bitcoin Tech to Spill Wall Street Secret | WIRED

    wired.com 05 Aug '15, 6pm

    Patrick Byrne, CEO and chairman of Overstock.com. Joe Pugliese/WIRED The global stock market spans about $101 trillion in financial securities . And at any given moment, about $1.7 trillion is out on loan. Hedge funds, mutual funds, and other traders don’t just buy and sell stock. The...

  • Step Out in These Intergalactic Star Wars Sneakers | WIRED

    wired.com 29 Jul '15, 11pm

    The signs are all there that something is amiss with the calm in the wake of Westgroup’s failed acquisition of Mutiny. After Skylar Astin—playing the smarmy backstabber his face suggests he was born to play—swoops to replace Joe (Lee Pace) at Westgroup, the oil company’s goals become ...

  • Overstock CEO Uses Bitcoin Tech to Spill Wall Street Secret | WIRED

    wired.com 05 Aug '15, 6pm

    Patrick Byrne, CEO and chairman of Overstock.com. Joe Pugliese/WIRED The global stock market spans about $101 trillion in financial securities . And at any given moment, about $1.7 trillion is out on loan. Hedge funds, mutual funds, and other traders don’t just buy and sell stock. The...

  • MIT's Bitcoin-Inspired 'Enigma' Lets Computers Mine Encrypted Data | WIRED

    wired.com 30 Jun '15, 11am

    Enigma’s homomorphic technique works by mimicking a few of the features of bitcoin’s decentralized network architecture: It encrypts data by splitting it up into pieces and randomly distributing indecipherable chunks of it to hundreds of computers in the Enigma network known as “nodes...

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