The last two affordable station wagons in America are about to retire

The Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen and Golf Alltrack (pictured) will soon have more in common with the born-again Beetle than the emblem on their nose. The German automaker confirmed both nameplates will...

To Foil Hackers, ‘Morpheus’ Chip Can Change Its Code In the Blink of An...

Todd Austin, a professor at the University of Michigan, is working on an approach known as Morpheus that aims to frustrate hackers trying to gain control of microchips by presenting them...

Congressional testimony reveals some faults in Facebook’s digital currency plans

As Facebook continues to lay the foundation for getting some of the world’s largest payment processing and technology companies a seat at the global monetary policy table, the company faces significant...

Uber’s in-car shopping service now sells way more than just snacks

CargoNext time you take an Uber, don’t be surprised if the driver nudges the conversation toward talk of, say, Amazon’s smart speakers or Apple’s AirPods. OK, it might simply be idle chit-chat,...

Geek Trivia: Tech Giant Hewlett-Packard’s Name Was Decided By?

Hewlett-PackardAnswer: A Coin Toss In 1939, Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard founded a computer company in a Palo Alto garage that would go on to become one of the largest technology companies...

Georgia Tech’s ant-sized micro-robots move through vibration

The above image is a shot of Georgia Tech’s latest robot posed next to a penny. The 3D printed bot is roughly two millimeters in length — or about the size...

Banking startup N26 raises another $170 million at $3.5 billion valuation

Fintech startup N26 is raising $170 million a few months after raising $300 million. While it’s technically structured as a new round, the company considers today’s new funding as an extension...

Coder Proposes Alternative to Bitcoin’s ‘Notoriously Unreliable’ Testnet

Introduced Wednesday, a new proposal called Signet offers a fresh alternative to bitcoin’s test network. The software plays a crucial role for developers, serving as a place where they can test their...

Stalking apps: Google deletes 7 Android trackers from the Play Store

While there are already a bunch of legitimate apps and services that can let you know the whereabouts of family or friends, there are also a few sinister variations that...

‘The Raspberry Pi 4 Needs a Fan’

Author and programmer Jeff Geerling explains in a blog post why the new Raspberry Pi 4 needs a fan. Unlike previous Pis that didn't require a fan or heatsink to avoid...
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Kremlin Critic Bankrolls Putin Challenge with $3 Million Bitcoin Haul

By CCN: Alexei Navalny, who attempted to run for president against Vladimir Putin and continues to be a viable Putin opponent, has raised...

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