Bitcoin pegged sidechains whitepaper reveals new horizons for cryptocurrency

Kyt Dotson | October 23rd

This last summer Adam Back, developer of the Bitcoin algorithm HashCash, and Austin Hill, founder anonymous networking and privacy technology company Zero-Knowledge Systems, teased the idea of Bitcoin sidechains: a mechanism for transferring Bitcoins to a separate-but-connected...»

GIFs are about to change social media like you never imagined

Saroj Kar | October 23rd

Introduced in 1987 by CompuServe, the GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is still alive, because it allows users to create animated images. GIF became part of the Internet culture and is now widely available, some might say ubiquitous, even on...»

Sumo Logic unveils Transaction Analysis component for its analytics platform

Kyt Dotson | October 23rd

Sumo Logic, a machine data intelligence company based in California, today announced the general availability of Transaction Analytics as part of its analytics platform. This technology applies the concept of mining connections between transactions to take complex...»

The 9 best female-friendly tech companies

Mellisa Tolentino | October 23rd

In an effort to help women achieve a work-life balance in favor of the enterprise, Facebook Inc. has started offering the option to cover the costs of freezing their female employees' eggs. Following suit,...»

Uber worth fighting for: Here’s 3 reasons for the protest

Eric David | October 23rd

Uber Inc. may be pushing its way into new markets every day with its popular ride-sharing mobile app, but many of its drivers are not happy with the direction in which the San Francisco-based company is heading. ...»

Google boosts passwords with USB security key, no good for mobile

Eric David | October 23rd

Google Inc. announced a new 2-step verification USB key yesterday that eliminates the need to memorize long, complicated passwords for Google services, while providing better security at the same time. Google had already offered a...»

Microsoft/IBM alliance targets Amazon’s cloud dominance

Maria Deutscher | October 23rd

Mutual self-interest can drive even rivals to embrace each other, as IBM and Microsoft have done with a new alliance  that's aimed at leveling the playing field against infrastructure-as-a-service kingpin Amazon.com Inc. and, to a lesser extent, each...»

These Kinect apps now available for Windows 8 and 8.1

James Farrell | October 23rd

Microsoft Corp. has just come up with a new fixture for Windows 8 and 8.1, reiterating the software giant's desire to unify its platforms. Xbox One owners with a Kinect will now be able to connect to their PC...»

Ubuntu Server 14.10 adds new features for OpenStack & containers

Mike Wheatley | October 23rd

Canonical has just shipped Utopic Unicorn, the latest version of its Ubuntu Server operating system. And while it isn't quite the Promised Land of operating systems that the name suggests (there...»

With Fabric, Twitter wants to be developers’ new best friend

Collen Kriel | October 23rd

At Flight on October 22, their first developer conference in four years, Twitter announced an app development platform called Fabric. Twitter is aiming to become the first stop...»