Day: December 6, 2017

Wikipedia co-founder wants to put the world’s knowledge on the blockchain

Everipedia today announced Wikipedia co-founder Dr. Larry Sanger would be joining the company as it prepares to bring its online encyclopedia to the blockchain. Blockchain is best known as the technology that Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies run on, but its applications go far beyond simply making the Winklevoss twins rich. Bjork is using it …

The best (and most terrifying) images of the LA fires are on Snapchat

Snapchat users are filming some incredible, if frightening footage of the Los Angeles fires, and their Stories are gathered into a blazing communal narrative on Snap Map. For those of you who don’t live in California and might not have seen the blaze, it looks like this: Not the typical morning commute… pic.twitter.com/kJIOQeqsIK — A. …

Those awful Facebook Year In Review videos are back, prepare yourself

As the year comes to a close, annual wrap-ups are most companies favorite way of reminding us just how much we love using their services. Unfortunately, Facebook’s ‘Year In Review‘ videos have the opposite effect on me. So prepare yourself because as of today, they’re back once again to clog up our newsfeed. Unlike Spotify’s ‘Yearly Wrapped’ …

Take a virtual reality drive across Britain’s most beautiful roads

Britain isn’t all gloom, rain, and Slough. If you escape the city, you inevitably come across some picturesque scenery that wouldn’t look amiss in a Peter Jackson movie. Co-op Insurance, one of the UK’s biggest insurers, asked veteran motoring journalist Colin Goodwin to pick out Britain’s best roads, and then turned them into a series …

Hands-on: Windows 10 on Snapdragon processors could change everything (eventually)

It’s been several months since Microsoft announced it was bringing mobile-style ARM processors to Windows 10 and now we’re finally seeing the fruits of that labor. Say hello the “Always Connected PC,” the first batch of which are powered by Qualcomm processors. Qualcomm apparently thought I was cool enough to fly me out to its …

Winklevoss twins turn Zuckerberg’s money into Bitcoin billions

The Winklevoss twins are officially Bitcoin billionaires. Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss (hereafter: Winklevi), are perhaps most famous for suing Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after he allegedly stole their idea and turned it into the social media goliath now known as Facebook. It’s a shame, really. From the outside, it seems the Winklevi have lived a …