The media frenzy over the alleged founder of Bitcoin appeals to universal human curiosity. Mystery, intrigue, a dash of conspiracy! If that's not enough to turn Bitcoin into a household word, what is?
For years, Reddit, tech blogs and mainstream media outlets have speculated about the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto. Newsweek says it finally has the answer, but many people are criticizing the story.
It's spring break for tech geeks as an estimated 30,000 take part in the SXSW Interactive Festival. The director, Hugh Forrest, expects surveillance, privacy and wearable devices to be hot topics.
The film ignited protests in the Islamic world, but this copyright claim comes from an American actress who appears in the movie. Google plans to fight a court order to pull the video from YouTube.
Researchers are paying people pennies to take their surveys on MechanicalTurk.com, an Amazon site. Researchers save time and survey-takers earn a few bucks.
BMW has started making a car with optional laser headlights, which are brighter and more energy-efficient than even LED lights. Laser technology could also end up in street lights and projectors.
We're used to rounding up the total on our taxi ride or dropping a buck or two in a jar at the coffee shop. Now, new high-tech ways to pay are nudging us to tip more generously and more often.
College Station, Texas, is losing countless companies to towns with faster Internet, one councilman says. It's now one of several cities considering a more aggressive approach to securing broadband.
The once-futuristic concept is closer than ever to becoming a reality. Parallel parking? Let the car find the perfect approach. Squeezing into a tight space? Hop out and use your smartphone.
Even staunch privacy advocates are concluding that it's impossible to protect personal data completely. The best hope for online privacy, they say, lies in legal safeguards that prevent abuse.
Banished is a new indie city-builder game, but instead of raising taxes and managing the affairs of a metropolis, the focus is on survival in the harsh times of a medieval era with limited resources.
Gamers are attracting millions of fans to their live competitions and bringing in some serious prize money. E-sports teams can be bought for millions, and players are traded for thousands.
In this week's roundup, a major Bitcoin player collapses, a tiny camera that automatically snaps photos throughout the day and — can you believe it? — the Web's birthday cake has 25 candles.
Police are buying software programs that help them track suspicious activity on the Web. But they come with a risk: If they're used too aggressively, the department could end up in court.
KQEDThe Android-based Blackphone, set to hit the market this summer, will help answer the question of whether consumers are willing to pay for privacy.