Cryptography expert mocks idea of ‘Facebook Coin’

Facebook's rumored cryptocurrency project hasn't even launched, and yet it's already a punchline for the tens of thousands of security professionals, cryptographers, and researchers gathered at the annual RSA conference.  On March 5, in the San Francisco Moscone Center, the hotly anticipated Cryptographers’ Panel met to discuss the future of cryptography, the internet, and e-commerce.…

Sanctions, Venezuela, and US intentions

The United States ramped up pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday, issuing new sanctions against the embattled leader's allies, and encouraging regional leaders to freeze assets of the country's state-owned oil company. Vice President Mike Pence made the announcement during a meeting with the Lima Group, a bloc of North and South American…

‘Pictionary Air’ is a futuristic take on ‘Pictionary’ with no paper

Image: Jeff O'Brien / Krystal DeBord / mattelBy Kellen Beck2019-02-21 17:54:39 UTC Pictionary without anything to write on seems like it wouldn't work. Well, you haven't seen Pictionary Air. Pictionary Air is the latest iteration of the classic group game, eschewing the tried-and-true pencils and papers of the past for a more modern version of…

Surreal memes deserve their own internet dimension

In November, the surreal meme creator @surrealvault decided to shutter her merch shop, which had existed for only two days. Though she'd originally seen the store as a viable way to monetize her page, she ended up feeling uncomfortable with the idea. "Surrealism exists to confuse, amaze, inspire and entertain," she wrote on Instagram. "It…

I’ll never quit ‘Hitman 2’ if it keeps inviting me back for more

I feel the most tense right after a kill. There's still a job to finish and an escape to stage. It's never easy, and if I fail... that's it. I can't go after the target ever again. That's the brilliance of Hitman 2's Elusive Target challenges. They're available in the game for two weeks. If…

I don’t like horror. Unless it’s in a video game.

I don’t really like horror. That is, unless it’s happening in a video game like Resident Evil 2. I haven’t watched much horror in my life for the simple fact that I don’t particularly enjoy being scared. I don’t like watching characters that I’m supposed to root for go through harrowing, terrifying scenarios. On top…

Giuliani says Trump didn’t collude with Russia — but he’s not so sure about...

Donald Trump’s repeated claim that there was “no collusion” between his presidential campaign and Russia has apparently not convinced his own lawyer. In an CNN interview Wednesday, Rudy Giuliani refused to rule out that members of the 2016 campaign colluded with Moscow, but said Trump himself had nothing to do with it. When asked about…

YouTube reveals what curse words will get your video demonetized

YouTube clears up what kind of profanity is OK to say and still get paid for its creators.Image: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty ImagesBy Matt Binder2019-01-14 21:16:21 UTC Hell yeah. YouTube is finally letting creators know what curse words they can use without taking a financial hit.  In a video uploaded to its Creator Insider channel,…

LG’s gigantic, flowing TV screen is a feast for the eyes

Welcome to LG's "Massive Curve of Nature" installation.

This wearable AI translator lets you talk freely and naturally in different languages

Timekettle Technologies' WT2 Plus can translate speech into more than 20 languages.

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