Czechs roll out new Bitcoin-style virtual currency
The Czech Republic launched its answer to Bitcoin on Tuesday when new virtual currency CzechCrownCoin started trading.
German researchers develop defense software: Potential protection against the "Hacienda" intelligence program
Today, a group of journalists has reported the existence of the "Hacienda" spy program. According to this report, five western intelligence agencies are using the Hacienda software to identify vulnerable ...
'Warcraft' to memorialize Williams as character
Robin Williams' spirit will live on in the virtual world of Azeroth.
US agency warns consumers about Bitcoin risks
Federal regulators are warning consumers about the risks of using virtual currencies such as Bitcoin.
Spectacular 3-D sketching system revolutionizes design interaction and collaboration
Collaborative three-dimensional sketching is now possible thanks to a system known as Hyve-3D that University of Montreal researchers are presenting today at the SIGGRAPH 2014 conference in Vancouver.
States debate digital currency
Now that consumers can use digital currencies like bitcoin to buy rugs from Overstock.com, pay for Peruvian pork sandwiches from a food truck in Washington, D.C., and even make donations to political action committees, states ...
Engineers tap gaming technology to improve design
UNSW researchers are hoping to revolutionise engineering design with cutting-edge, low-cost 3D gaming technology.
'X-Men' VR experience coming to Comic-Con (Update)
Comic-Con attendees will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to enter the mind of Professor X.
Boosting the force of empty space
Vacuum fluctuations may be among the most counter-intuitive phenomena of quantum physics. Theorists from the Weizmann Institute (Rehovot, Israel) and the Vienna University of Technology propose a way to amplify ...
New York proposes regulations for virtual currency (Update)
New York became the first U.S. state on Thursday proposed establishing rules for firms involved in receiving, transmitting and storing virtual currency. The proposal by the Department of Financial Services would establish ...
It might seem a bit old school, but the Post Office is well placed to run mobile phones
The Post Office has announced plans to launch a mobile phone service later this year. It's a tough market to break into, however, with big supermarket chains already offering similar services. For most of ...
Bitcoin ATM builder targets money-transfer business
In a makeshift office - a living room crowded with desks, monitors and a beanbag chair - programmers are hacking away on computers, aiming to make their mark on the multibillion-dollar financial services industry.
Virtual reality crowds produce real behavior insights
The cognitive scientists in the Virtual Environment Navigation lab at Brown University are not only advancing a frontier of behavioral research but also of technology.
French police smash illegal Bitcoin trading ring
French police said Monday they had smashed an illegal Bitcoin trading network, seizing virtual currency worth 200,000 euros ($272,000) in the first such operation in Europe.