Bloomberg:China Bans Financial Companies From Bitcoin Transactions — Chinas central bank barred financial institutions from handling Bitcoin transactions, moving to regulate the virtual currency after an 89-fold jump in its
Nicole Perlroth / NYT Bits:Microsofts General Counsel: N.S.A. Hacks Were An ‘Earthquake’ For Tech — Microsoft is the latest company to try to protect its data from its own government. — An article on Thursday
Brad Smith / The Official Microsoft Blog:Microsoft to expand encryption, increase software transparency to protect customer data — Protecting customer data from government snooping — The following post is from Brad Smith, General Counsel &
Jon Fingas / Engadget:Google invites Glass Explorer Edition owners to upgrade their eyewear — Google promised early Glass wearers that they could eventually upgrade to next-generation Explorer hardware, and that
Wall Street Journal:Apple, China Mobile Sign Deal to Offer iPhone — Tie-Up Would Give Apple Access to 700 Million Subscribers … China Mobile Ltd. has signed a long-awaited deal with Apple Inc. to offer iPhones
Zach Walton / WebProNews:Google May Have Lost NORAD, But Its Still Tracking Santa This Year — After years of collaboration with Google, NORAD decided to partner with Microsoft instead last year to release its Santa
Last weekend’s doozy of a storm followed a classic Northwest weather script.Winds gusting to 40 mph blew moisture-rich air from the ocean into the Cascades and Northern Rockies, dumping snow on the mountains while leaving lower elevations bare.The winds &nda …
Theres no debate about it, Mike Tomlin screwed up on Thanksgiving night. The Pittsburgh Steelers head coach stepped on the field during his teams game against the Baltimore Ravens in week 13 and now hes paid for it dearly.
According to residents of the Evergreen Apartments RCMP are investigating the suspicious death of a woman who died in her apartment on Friday November 29. By Monday morning several residents tell Castanet police officers were going door to door at
Scrooge has arrived in Washington. He comes in the form of holiday party throwers who are hosting a party and specifically indicating that reporters who attend will not be able to cover what happens there.
Make it the most wonderful time of the year with a roundup of our December must haves! If youre looking for glamorous gift ideas to coordinate with your fashion finds, look no further than our selection of glitzy tech accessories.
In the fifth battle of stars in the annual Mid-Summer Classic, the American League plated four runs in the first inning, exploded for five tallies in the sixth, and then staved off a late rally by the senior circuit to
We introduce a simple procedure of multivariate signal analysis to uncover the connectivity structure among cells composing a living tissue and describe how to apply it for extracting insight on the effect of drugs in the tissue.
Being healthy and obese is a myth, researchers say People who are obese and have normal blood pressure, cholesterol and blood-sugar readings will still be unhealthy and die sooner compared with people who have a normal body weight, according to
The imminent Childish Gambino album Because the Internet (as rumored, recorded at Chris Boshs house) leaked over the weekend so the rapper/actor provided a streaming link to an iTunes site so that his fans could hear it while supporting him.
American Mariachi, by photographer Greg Miller and writer Peter Short, tells the story of how Southern mariachi bands like Mariachi Mexicanisimo de Atlanta tour the region, playing to audiences of immigrants and learning to please the gringos at the same
Because who is perfect?Disabled mannequins will be eliciting astonished looks from passers-by on Zurichs Bahnhofstrasse today. Between the perfect mannequins, there will be figures with scoliosis or brittle bone disease modelling the latest fashions. One will have shortened limbs; the
Though humans often liken themselves to top predators such as lions, a new study (paywalled) used FAO data to calculate the human trophic level (HTL), i.e. the position of Homo sapiens in the food chain, and found that humans are
In a rare occurrence that only affects the area about once a decade, the Grand Canyon was recently filled with a dense, white fog due to heat inversion (Flickr gallery with a few short video clips; Flickr search for grand
The legal framework of terrorism has been ... complex. Under the Bush Administration, terrorists were deemd to be unlawful enemy combatants, and not afforded the protections of the III Geneva Convention. The policy, thought not the name, has continued under
Wonder Woman will be finally be appearing on the big screen, though not in her own film. Instead shell appear in the untitled Batman vs Superman movie set to open in 2015 that will be directed by Zack Snyder. The
ALEC calls for penalties on freerider homeowners in assault on clean energy.The American Legislative Exchange Council commonly know as ALEC which raises over 90% of its funds from corporate backing is associated with the Dominionists web.Wisconsin State Rep. Chris Taylor
In case you were starting to miss the daily insanity that is Rob Ford, Torontos admitted crack-smoking, tax-cutting, drunken stupor of a Mayor, your wait is over. Newly-unredacted wiretaps from the police investigation into attempts to retrieve the infamous video
In the introduction the editor mentions that the premise of the book came about because he had a discussion with other members of the comic world and they were debating which one comic run youd want with you if you