Bitcoin just surged past $2,000 for the first time

Bitcoin just surged past ,000 for the first time
 The world’s most popular cryptocurrency is now worth over $2,000 per coin. It took  That’s according to a range of bitcoin exchanges, including Coinbase and Kraken. That valuation puts the total market cap of bitcoin — the total number of coins in circulation — at $32.92 billion. Bitcoin has been on a tear this year, as this chart from Coindesk shows. Bitcoin first… Read More


Source: Tech Crunch

Tesla extends free Supercharger use to all existing owners

Tesla extends free Supercharger use to all existing owners
When Tesla put an end to free lifetime Supercharger access for new customers, it left more than a few people crestfallen — one of the nicer perks of ownership just went out the window. However, Tesla has had a (partial) change of heart. As of now,…
Source: Engadget

SoftBank’s massive Vision Fund raises $93 billion in its first close

SoftBank’s massive Vision Fund raises billion in its first close
 SoftBank’s huge $100 billion investment fund — the largest tech fund in history — announced its first close today… and it’s huge. The Japanese telecom giant revealed that its VisionFund has closed an initial commitment of $93 billion from a bevy of high profile backers. They include Apple, Qualcomm, UAE-based Mubadala Investment Company, Saudi Arabia’s… Read More


Source: Tech Crunch

The bizarre naming trends that modern startups follow

The bizarre naming trends that modern startups follow
 Startups put great effort into finding the perfect name. Ideally, it should be short, memorable, descriptive, and easy to pronounce. Names that meet all the criteria are commonly taken, however, so most founders find a compromise. They settle on a creative misspelling, add a word or just string together sounds they like. In the end, the hope is that a well-named startup will have an easier… Read More


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Recommended Reading: Inside Apple's new spaceship campus

Recommended Reading: Inside Apple's new spaceship campus

One More Thing
Steven Levy,
Wired

Apple's so-called spaceship campus, or Apple Park, has been in the works for a while now, but this week Wired gave us a big update on the progress. The obsessive attention to detail, tunnel entry, modular "pod" se…
Source: Engadget

SteamVR makes its launcher 'more social' with Home

SteamVR makes its launcher 'more social' with Home
We've seen attempts at free-flowing virtual worlds from the likes of Second Life and the (dearly departed) PlayStation Home, but with VR we're getting another shot at it. First Facebook Spaces appeared, and now Valve is beta testing SteamVR Home. The…
Source: Engadget

How to hide tiny artworks in your URLs

How to hide tiny artworks in your URLs
We all know the humble URL; it tells the internet where we want to go. But, as digital artist Alexander Reben discovered, it can do so much more. It turns out that entire webpages can live within its character string — you just need to know how to b…
Source: Engadget

Security News This Week: Hoo-Boy, Mar-a-Lago’s Internet Is Insecure

Security News This Week: Hoo-Boy, Mar-a-Lago’s Internet Is Insecure

Security News This Week: Hoo-Boy, Mar-a-Lago’s Internet Is Insecure

Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn’t break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention. The post Security News This Week: Hoo-Boy, Mar-a-Lago’s Internet Is Insecure appeared first on WIRED.
Source: Wired

The Pot Startups Prepping for Jeff Sessions’ New War on Drugs

The Pot Startups Prepping for Jeff Sessions’ New War on Drugs

The Pot Startups Prepping for Jeff Sessions’ New War on Drugs

The next war on drugs will be fought by bureaucrats. A new strain of startups is making sure legal marijuana businesses are ready. The post The Pot Startups Prepping for Jeff Sessions’ New War on Drugs appeared first on WIRED.
Source: Wired