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What happens to your crypto when you die?

As the crypto industry matures, one consideration often left ignored is estate planning for your assets when you pass.

Empathy raises $30M for a personal assistant that helps with the practical and emotional process of bereavement

Death is one of the hardest things to cope with in life, both from an emotional and organizational standpoint. And what’s worse is that the latter of these is inevitably compounded by the fact t

Empathy emerges from stealth with $13M for a digital assistant aimed at bereaved families

Death, despite being one of the most inevitable of life’s events, can also be one of the most complicated and problematic. Fraught with emotional and religious complexities, for many families it

Facebook is introducing a new ‘Tributes’ section for memorialized accounts

Facebook is rolling out a new feature for memorialized accounts that will allow people to leave messages in a Tributes section that is separate from the rest of the profile’s timeline. Depending on

Wondery wants to become Hollywood’s podcast dream factory

When Hernan Lopez, the former chief executive of Fox International, started the podcast network Wondery roughly two years ago with a seed investment from his former bosses at Fox Networks Group, podca

Google’s New Inactive Account Manager Gives You Control Over Your Digital Afterlife

What will happen to your Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive and Google+ accounts after you die? That’s probably not something you really want to think about, but as more and more of our data now lives

Google Reader’s Death Is Proof That RSS Always Suffered From Lack Of Consumer Appeal

The idea of RSS was one that never quite gripped with normal Internet users. Sure, for us geeks who absolutely love consuming as much information as possible, RSS is a wonderland. When Google launched

Man dies playing Wii Fit

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/wii-fit-board2_1123147f.jpg">In another example of out-of-control electronic violence, another good man was been struck dead thanks to vi

What happens to your online presence when you die in real life?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/wowdeath.jpg" />So here's a weird question for y'all: what happens when you die? More specifically, what happens to the “online version

Bury me with my BlackBerry, please

“No, don’t recycle my BlackBerry — put it in my coffin with me.” Noelle Potvin, family service counselor for a funeral home and cemetery in Hollywood, California, is noticing a

Better a dead Symbian than an open one

Livin’ on the high end. TheRegister makes an interesting point: Symbian is dead. Once Nokia bought and decided to open-source it you can be certain that it will end up in low-end, developing mar

Video: How should Mario die?

Happy Monday, Readers! I hope the weekend treated you well with some hard earned rest and relaxation. I thought we’d start off with something easy to get you in the right state of mind for the d

Australia's 'green' graveyard uses GPS to find graves

Now the environmentally conscious can continue their quest to clean up this dump we call Earth by requesting to be buried near Lismore Memorial Park Cemetery in the Northern Rivers region of Australia

Professor: The iPhone will destroy the Internet!

I’m an expert when it comes to cellphones and wireless devices of all kinds. I write about them and the technologies they utilize every single day. That being said, I’m no professor. Jonat

Get the last laugh by insisting that your family send your ashes to the moon for $10,000

Funerals are expensive. To my family and friends; I’d rather my funeral have an open bar, a band, and a gigantic velvet painting of me than an open casket and a bunch of people crying. I’d

Today is Netscape Navigator's last day; Pour one out for our homie

[photopress:netscape_1.jpg,full,center] It’s a sad day for the Internet, as today marks the final day of Netscape Navigator, the first mass market graphical Webrowser and the precursor to our fa

Study: Cell phone radiation affects protein expression

Here it is, your daily dose of semi-rational fear. A bunch of females (two Jettas full) had a patch of skin exposed to an hour of 900MHz radiation from GSM phones. The researchers then checked out ski

DVI slowly going the way of the buffalo

Omigosh DVI, I can’t believe you’re leaving already. You JUST got here! Stick around for a bit, huh? I won’t miss your prohibitively expensive cables and the constant fear of pending

Pleo dies

Ugobe, into your hands I commend my spirit. It is finished. This big nasty men at DVICE posted a video of them abusing and eventually killing their Pleo dinosaur. The video is horrible. They choke the

Update: Cellphones won't explode burning you and your family alive

Remember yesterday we brought you news of a Korean man who owned an LG cellphone that exploded and killed him? Ok, it wasn’t the phone, it was something else. We’re still not sure what, bu
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