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The Mt. Gox death spiral continues. The big-name bitcoin exchange has now filed for bankruptcy protection here in the U.S., as well as Japan, and hackers are saying they've uncovered evidence of fraud at the Tokyo-based company, after allegedly breaking into a website controlled by its CEO. Mt. Gox was once the most popular site for ...
The ability to watch House of Cards without Netflix sends a clear signal that the entertainment and cable industries aren't about to let some Northern California tech company change television without exacting a price.
With lawmakers slow to pass legislation curbing NSA surveillance, it's up to the technology community to step in and devise solutions that will better protect online communications from snoops, said Edward Snowden, speaking today from Moscow at the South by Southwest conference in Austin.
NASA is calling on coders to help in the hunt for potentially dangerous asteroids. Over the next six months, the agency will be offering a total of $35,000 in prizes in a contest series that aims to improve the way telescopes detect, track, and analyze incoming space rocks.
It's been a little more than 100 years since this country witnessed an accumulation of economic power to rival what Comcast is assembling. Like the Gilded Age magnates who controlled oil and refining and leveraged their product with railroads, Comcast, the country's largest cable company, is building a cash-generating machine that controls every aspect of its business.
In his most recent series, Refineries and Gas Stations, star photog LaChapelle has turned his camera toward trash.
Southern California's Metrolink has become the first commuter rail system in the country to implement a new automatic safety system.
Paradoxically, scientists have made super-tough glass by introducing tiny cracks into it -- an idea they came up with after studying the architecture present in things like tooth enamel and seashells.
Is it possible to explain the neuroscience of decision making in 30 seconds? Wired Science blogger Christian Jarrett gives it his best shot.
The internet is a tracking and monitoring machine. We will ceaselessly self-track and be tracked. We're expanding the data sphere to sci-fi levels and there's no stopping it because too many of the benefits we covet derive from it. Our central choice now is whether this surveillance is a secret, one-way panopticon -- or a mutual, transparent kind of 'coveillance' that involves watching the watchers...
A group of students in Sweden made a robot dedicated to pop star Robyn. Its primary mission? To dance on its own.
At $250, TomTom's Multisport HRM GPS watch is more expensive than its competitors, but that's because it does so much more.
In the movies, RoboCop is half-man, half-machine; but in the real world, he's half-man, half CGI. For the new reboot of the sci-fi classic RoboCop, the filmmakers opted to use a real suit coupled with digital effects to achieve a realistic look. FXguide's Mike Seymour dives into the combination of costuming and computer magic that ...
Imagine what a picture of all the food you eat in a day would tell you about your eating habits. What about when you compare it to that of a neighbor, a person in another state, another part of the world?
For centuries people have been simultaneously fascinated by what's inside the human body and squeamish about getting close enough to a cadaver to actually find out. "There's this tension between the desire to know, and what it takes to get that knowledge," said David Jones, a historian of science at Harvard Medical School and one of the curators of a new exhibit that illustrates some of the ways in which people have wrestled with that tension through the ages. Science, culture, and religion have all played a role.
Today's neuroscientists need expertise in more than just the human brain. They must also be accomplished hardware engineers, capable of building new tools for collecting and analyzing the brain.
Sarker Protick's photographs of his frail grandparents are the latest chapter in a photographic tradition that pays attention and devotion to family. They embody one answer to the eternal question. Love makes a good photograph.
Matt Gunn, an independent model aircraft or drone operator in Cleveland, says the recent court ruling barring the Federal Aviation Administration from enforcing rules prohibiting the commercial use of drones amounts to "mud being flung in their face." Gunn is among more than a dozen small-scale drone operators whom the FAA ordered to cease-and-desist their commercial work with unmanned vehicles, orders nullified Thursday.