Mt. Gox Co., the bitcoin exchange that collapsed in February, gave up on a plan to revive itself, dealing a setback to creditors seeking the recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars in the virtual currency
“There are no prospects for the restart of the business,” Chief Executive Officer Mark Karpeles said in a statement on the company’s website. The Tokyo District Court dismissed the application for civil rehabilitation Wednesday and appointed an administrator of the company’s assets in…
Philip Seymour Hoffman, the celebrated actor who died of a drug overdose in February, is set to appear in two forthcoming films. He plays a man trying to hide the truth behind his stepson’s accidental death in the forthcoming God’s Pocket, and he appears in A Most Wanted Man, a spy thriller based on a John le Carre novel.
A trailer for God’s Pocket, set in the late 1970s and based on Pete Dexter’s novel of the same name, was just released and shows Hoffman in the role of Mickey ScarpatoMad…
The universe is full of unseen elements, but the sixth episode of Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey
No water bottle? No problem.
Ooho, a biodegradable, water balloon-like blob, could soon be a cheap, environmentally friendly alternative to the ubiquitous plastic bottle.
Up to nearly 50% of 2.4 million tons of discarded plastic comes from plastic water bottles, according to the
Humans are accustomed to drawing in the air. We gesture with our hands when talking and will try to illustrate charade secrets by “drawing” objects in space. 3D-printing pens takes those gestures, makes them tangible and, in the hands of an artists, beautiful. Recent 3D-printing pens have been cool, but clunky affairs. LIX Pen, however, is something different. It’s light, small and apparently needs no more power than you can draw from your run-of-the-mill laptop. Now it’s coming to…
While many were geeking out about the Game of Thrones season premiere Sunday night, The Simpsons was getting equally nerdy with its ever-changing show intro.
This week’s episode’s intro honored Minecraft, as the Simpson family entered a blocky, pixelated version of Springfield and their home that perfectly matched the tone of the voxel-based game sensation.
While Minecraft is definitely topical enough for inclusion on The…
The U.S. government created its own version of Twitter based on SMS messaging to help undermine the Cuban government, according to a new, eye-opening report by the Associated Press today. The report details efforts by a team of tech contractors to build and launch a messaging network in Cuba that would be hidden away from the country’s strict surveillance and control of the flow of… Read More
The elusive good night’s sleep is something we can only dream about.
Though we always plan to get a full eight hours of rest, something (read: Netflix) keeps us awake. But if you have serious goals about sleeping better, Quirkology has a few little-known tips for helping you get the best rest possible
Learn why the blue glow from digital screens keeps us up at night, and why donning a pair of socks at bedtime could be the key to falling…
Microsoft unveiled a series of new features for Office 365‘s Outlook users, including an Android web app, and tools for decluttering your inbox and collaborating on documents.
Jeff Teper, the Redmond, Wash. company’s corporate vice-president, revealed the changes on Monday at the Microsoft Exchange Conference in Austin.
Codenamed “Clutter,” the feature aims to make it easier for people to go through their inboxes by automatically…
With the rise of services such as Spotify, Pandora, iTunes and countless others, it’s clear that digital music is booming. But when it comes to music discovery, new listeners bypass these apps and tools for a class device — the radio.
According to a new report from Edison Research and Triton Digital, AM/FM radios remain the most popular method of finding new artists. Word of mouth via friends and family is the second most popular, with YouTube nabbing the third spot.
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