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  • New vs. old in back-to-school gear

    New vs. old in back-to-school gear

    Ultrathin laptops help you find information, but writing things down, on paper, in a notebook, helps you learn and remember. Wireless headphones make your music better and more portable, but earplugs ensure sleep. And though your smartphone is the camera you always have with you, an instant camera creates actual moments you share with just one person, not the world (on purpose or accidentally). Read More

  • Neon Fever Dream is a gripping thriller set at Burning Man Crunch Network

    Neon Fever Dream is a gripping thriller set at Burning Man

    Below is an excerpt from
    Neon Fever Dream by Eliot Peper. Neon Fever Dream is about a dark secret hidden in the swirling dust and exultant revelry of Burning Man. It’s a fast-paced thriller with a diverse cast that weaves together everything from the ripple effects of the Sri Lankan civil war to the impacts of new technology on international organized crime. I chose this excerpt because… Read More

  • Make your commute suck less

    Make your commute suck less

    Everything you do to make your commute better is like an early-stage investment in your success at work. Start earning dividends early by borrowing some of our hundreds of hours of research and picking up the best devices and accessories for commuters. They make your twice-daily trek by car, rail or bike worry-free, comfortable, and sometimes even fun. Read More

  • Apply to The Duke Of York’s next series of Pitch@Palace events

    Apply to The Duke Of York’s next series of Pitch@Palace events

    The Duke Of York in England runs a unique series of events called Pitch@Palace which have become a respected fixture in the London startup scene. Application are now open for the next series of events. Entrepreneurs can apply from any of the following areas: • Biotech and Medical Technology
    • Consumer Technology and Internet of Things
    • Cybersecurity
    • Data Management and Analytics
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  • Take your work setup on the road

    Take your work setup on the road

    You’ve got a great workspace set up and the best gear for getting things done, so why do you feel your favorite coffee shop calling to you? Because you’re craving a chance to drop the stress of your usual desk, your computer, and the people around you. Because you’ve created a habit of blaming your environment for distracting you. Because your brain needs novelty. Read More

  • WWDC 2016

    WWDC 2016

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  • Things to make your home office legit

    Things to make your home office legit

    Quick survey: How much time have you spent setting up your starred channels and notifications in Slack? How often have you rearranged the home screen on your phone in the past three months? How much effort did you put into picking out the desk for your home office? Your chair? Wait—are you just using your laptop on a card table? Read More

  • The Blockchain is the new Google Crunch Network

    The Blockchain is the new Google

    The following is an excerpt from The Business Blockchain: Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology by William Mougayar. In it, Mougayar waxes ecstatic about the future of distributed databases. At its core, the blockchain is a technology that permanently records transactions in a way that cannot be later erased but can only be sequentially updated, in essence keeping… Read More

  • F8 2016

    F8 2016

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  • Apple vs. FBI

    Apple vs. FBI

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  • 8 Cool Everyday Carry Gifts For A Tactical Holiday

    Our friends at Everyday Carry have been looking at cool stuff for years and we asked them for some amazing advice on gear for folks who want stuff that will last us a few years after New Year’s Eve. Their collection of watches, flashlights, and batteries will keep you ready to rock this year and into the next decade. Selections by Everyday Carry’s Jacob Dean. Read More

  • An (Important) Disproof Of The One-Time Pad Crunch Network

    An (Important) Disproof Of The One-Time Pad

    In a recent TechCrunch article I was quoted calling the one-time pad a “unicorn”. Inevitably, I was roundly criticized. But what none of the commenters (or myself) realized, however, was how appropriate the term “unicorn” was. The perfect security of the one-time pad, like a unicorn, is imaginary. Claude Shannon’s seminal proof of the perfect secrecy of… Read More

  • What Is 21.co Really Building? An Excerpt From Digital Gold

    What Is 21.co Really Building? An Excerpt From Digital Gold


    Today we’re thrilled to offer an exclusive excerpt from Nathaniel Popper’s Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money, the definitive book about bitcoin. In this chapter we learn, in detail, the secrets behind the mysterious 21.co. Originally called 21e6, the company grew in secrecy to become one of the highest… Read More

  • Kidnapping, Nigeria’s Quick Pay Day, Ransoms Its Future Crunch Network

    Kidnapping, Nigeria’s Quick Pay Day, Ransoms Its Future

    While the world lauded Nigeria’s noteworthy successes and worried about Boko Haram’s kidnappings and murders, most media ignored a troubling and growing kidnapping-for-profit racket. If Nigeria wants to convince the world she’s open for business and can lead the so-called MINT economies (Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, Turkey), this kidnapping industry has to stop. Read More

  • TAG Heuer’s Android Move Means Switzerland Is Embracing The Smartwatch

    TAG Heuer’s Android Move Means Switzerland Is Embracing The Smartwatch

    Today the Swiss watch industry makes a major leap into embracing the smartwatch. LVMH Watch Group head Jean-Claude Biver is not a man to ignore pop culture and all that is modern even though he made his money running companies that sell traditional, mechanical watches. Today, sitting as the CEO of Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer, he stands with representatives from Intel and Google announcing the… Read More

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