Bitcoin fans, prepare your passports. If you want to be among the first to use a Bitcoin ATM, head to Canada.
The amount of wealth concentrated in Silicon Valley and the greater technology industry offers no small amount of conspicuous consumption: owning a fleet of private jets, maintaining extravagant estates, and throwing parties with live tigers.
The industry's wealthiest company founders and CEOs have so much money that each day offers a new invitation to chase their wildest dreams and indulge, from flying catamarans to building floating cities. Consider this: Thanks to a surge in Google stock, co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin made roughly $3 billion each in 24 hours last week.
They aren't alone. Facebook CEO Mark … Read more
A tea set, dolls, and a teddy bear set up at a table for a little girl. It would be sweet, if it wasn't in a dark, abandoned lodge filled with spider webs where a little girl named Sarah drowned in the late 1800s.
The toys were presumably laid out by someone trying to contact Sarah's ghost, which reportedly haunts the now-condemned Brookdale Lodge in Northern California's Santa Cruz mountains. In its heyday, the Brookdale Lodge played host to celebrities like James Dean and Marilyn Monroe and was a popular getaway for mobsters with its secret rooms … Read more
The Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM lens will cost about $899 when it starts shipping in November for Canon SLR cameras, the Japanese lensmaker said Friday.
The all-around zoom lens will ship for Nikon and Sigma cameras in December, with Sony support "soon" afterward, Sigma said at the PhotoPlus Expo in New York.
The 24-105mm is aimed squarely at Canon's EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, which often ships as the kit lens with high-end full-frame SLRs like the EOS 5D Mark III and which has a standalone price of about $800.
Sigma, which hit a … Read more
It's all very well commemorating the dead and all that.
But the real point of Halloween is to impress everyone else with your sartorial imagination.
This is something children must learn at a very early age.
All hail, then, to photographer Royce Hutain, who has created a marvelous and very slightly peculiar LED stick figure costume for his 22-month-old daughter, Zoey.
As KTLA reports, Hutain has sworn that he will post a how-to guide, so that all of the world's parents can turn their children into illuminated stick figures.
This should revolutionize Halloween parties everywhere and create a … Read more
Samsung Display, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, has inked a deal with Gorilla Glass maker Corning that could send shockwaves through the mobile market.
As part of the deal announced Tuesday, Samsung Display will hand over its 43 percent stake in a joint venture between the companies, called Samsung Corning Precision Materials, that produces LCD glass in Korea. In return, Samsung will receive $1.9 billion in convertible preferred shares and will invest another $400 million to get yet more shares. If those shares are converted -- and they likely would be -- Samsung will own 7.4 percent of … Read more
Two Firefox OS phones went on sale on Tuesday in Brazil, a country on which Mozilla has been pinning many of its Firefox OS hopes.
In addition to the Alcatel One Touch Fire, already the de facto flagship device for the nascent operating system since it's available in most countries that offer Firefox phones, Brazil gets the higher-end LG Fireweb.
The Fireweb ships with a 4-inch HVGA TFT screen, a 3G 1GHz Qualcomm processor, and a 5 megapixel camera. Telefonica's site says that it comes with 4GB of memory, while Mozilla says it's 2GB. The Fireweb starts … Read more
Look! Down on the ground! It's a gerbil! It's a naked mole rat! It's Super-Hamster! Just because Halloween doesn't even register in the rodent mindset, doesn't mean you can't dress up your small furry friend for the occasion. Or any occasion.
Etsy seller Chez Marmota is here to help you assemble your very own Legion of Super-Pets. The online store includes a wide selection of superhero costumes specially sized for the Rodentia set. Even better, there are plenty of photos of the seller's pets modeling those costumes.… Read more
Have you ever used an online dating site? One in 10 Americans say they have.
Polling 2,252 adults in the United States, the Pew Internet organization found that 11 percent of Internet users say they've used an online dating site such as Match.com, eHarmony, or OK Cupid. Further, 7 percent of all cell phone users surveyed said they've used a mobile dating app, Pew said in a report released Monday.
Attitudes toward online dating have also taken a positive spin. Among those polled, 59 percent agreed with the statement that "online dating is a good … Read more
Nokia has apparently set its sights on the iPod Shuffle, but when this alternative might hit store shelves is unknown.
EvLeaks, a Twitter account that has leaked Nokia devices images and details in the past with a high rate of accuracy, published a picture of what it claims is the upcoming Nokia Guru. The alleged device, which has been compared in previous rumors to the iPod Shuffle, comes without a display and appears to have a belt clip, similar to Apple's device. Its blue color in the image suggests Nokia will announce color options.