One of the Internet's strangest mysteries just got more bizarre.
Why is the press chasing a 64-year-old man named Dorian S. Nakamoto across Southern California?Because he could be the key to one of the biggest mysteries of the Internet Age and the creator of a virtual currency that, in total, is worth more than $7 billion.
A sophisticated piece of spyware has been quietly infecting hundreds of government computers across Europe and the United States in one of the most complex cyber espionage programs uncovered to date.
Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler looks back at the company's climb to success after donations hit the $1 billion mark.
The long-sought creator of the buzzy digital currency bitcoin could be a reclusive man living a quiet life in California, claims a new report in Newsweek.
Updated at 11:44 p.m. ET:Newsweek writer Leah McGrath Goodman told the AP that she stood by her story on Dorian S. Nakamoto, saying, "There was no confusion whatsoever about the context of our conversation — and his acknowledgment of his involvement in Bitcoin.
Six-second video-sharing app Vine has announced that porn is no longer welcome on its servers, calling it "not a good fit for our community," and has posted guidelines on just what is and isn't "explicit sexual content.
When drone operators try to fly their birds not for fun but for profit, the Federal Aviation Authority has reminded them — sometimes with fines, sometimes with phone calls — that its guidelines do not permit the commercial operation of drones in the U.S.
A new Web app that promises vast increases in reading speed has been making the rounds in social media and tech news. But experts in the field say that the technique not only doesn't work, it didn't work when it was first proposed, either — more than 40 years ago.
Privacy advocates have asked U.S. regulators to halt Facebook's $16 billion acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp until there is a clearer understanding of how the company intends to use the personal data of WhatsApp's 450 million users.
A federal judge on Thursday rejected Apple's request for a permanent sales ban in the United States against some older Samsung smartphones, a key setback for the iPhone maker in its global patent battle.U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, Calif.
Facebook is about to get a make-over. If you’re experiencing déjà vu, don’t worry; you are not imagining things.One year ago, Facebook announced a News Feed redesign. It promised “more vibrant” content and a “fresh new look.” It turns out that users were not in love with it.
When Daehee Park and JT Marino left the tech start-up they worked for to strike out on their own, they landed in mattresses.
Microsoft Research has released free software that scientists or students can use to analyze animal behavior captured on video.
Don't want to be a Barbie girl?Last year, artist Nickolay Lamm created an alternative: a doll with a body based on the average measurements of a 19-year-old American woman, taken from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The 3-D model he posted online soon went viral.
The long-sought creator of the buzzy digital currency Bitcoin could be a reclusive man living a quiet life in California, claims a new report in Newsweek.
Just how well does your office soda machine know you? A network of smart, connected vending machines will soon use facial recognition, NFC and a membership program to market and sell everything from food to electronics on their giant touch screens.
There's nothing quite like the smell of frying bacon in the morning, but how can you get that without actually getting up, heating a pan and throwing a couple pieces on? Why, get the Oscar Meyer Wake Up & Smell the Bacon app and accessory for your iPhone, of course. Yes, this is real.
It may seem sometimes that drummers have more arms than the rest of us, but of course they only have the two — and losing one of those can mean the end of their career. A new robotic prosthesis could potentially not only give a drummer his or her hand back, but add a spare.
This week's selfie at the Oscars was a record-breaker for Twitter, but just a drop in the bucket for the traffic in smartphone self-portraits.A survey commissioned by PicMonkey suggests that nearly half of all U.S.
Facebook does not “Like” illegal gun sales.On Wednesday, the company announced that it was taking steps to curb illegal firearm sales, including taking down posts that offer to sell guns without background checks.
A senior executive at Target has resigned following the massive credit card data breach at the retail giant.Chief Information Officer Beth Jacob, who had been in the post since 2008, stepped down effective Wednesday, the company said.
Autumn Radtke, the CEO of an upstart online currency exchange, died last week under mysterious circumstances at her home in Singapore.Radtke, the U.S.-born head of First Meta, was found dead by local police Feb. 28, with the cause of death yet to be determined.
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, bitcoin investors and villains of "The Social Network," have signed on to be the 700th and 701st passengers on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane. And in keeping with their evangelism for the virtual currency, the twins paid their fare in bitcoins.
Some people fall for online scams, some don’t. A study shows that online behaviors and life experiences can make someone more vulnerable to fraud.
It's near impossible to use a computer nowadays without the Web luring you back for one reason or another. These programs could help.
Crashing websites and overwhelming data centers, a new generation of cyber attacks is costing millions and straining the structure of the Internet.
It’s not you, it’s your status updates.Luckily, Facebook understands the complicated nature of online relationships. That is why it now gives you the option of blocking specific websites without blocking the person who shares them.
Touchscreen technology has been around since the 1970s. But how exactly does it work? Touchscreens work by using the human finger as an electrical conduit - the phone doesn't even know it's your finger – just that it's something that can carry a current. Lauren Goode explains.
Facebook took a leap into what has become a multibillion-dollar race to corner wide swathes of the globe where people do not have regular access to the Internet, placing a bet on drones this week as winged carriers of wireless.