Malaysia Airlines Site Hacked By Lizard Squad

Malaysia Airlines screenshot Hacker group Lizard Squad, which took down Xbox Live and the Sony Playstation Network last month, have claimed credit for an attack on Malaysia Airlines’ website. The site currently displays a picture of a lizard in a top hat and monocle, as well as the text “404-Plane Not Found” (a reference to flight MH370, which disappeared in March), and “Hacked by LIZARD… Read More

The Reason To Be Cheerful About HoloLens

 With the release of the HoloLens, Microsoft put something out there that has a chance of being transformative. Not in the high concept way, but in a general way especially for gaming. But is Microsoft able to bring it home, or will it get lost in…

What VR Pioneers Can Learn From New York’s Hottest Play

3249057879_f1abaac48c_b Editor’s Note: Noah Nelson reports on virtual reality for, a tech culture site from Youth Radio.  After two years of hype from the tech press about the return of virtual reality, we’re waking up to the hard reality of a content gap. The skepticism stems from the observation that while VR is neat-o, there’s not that much you can actually do with it at… Read More

Coinbase Is Opening The First Regulated Bitcoin Exchange In The U.S.

 Fresh from scoring a massive $75 million funding round, bitcoin payment firm Coinbase has revealed that it will open the first licensed bitcoin exchange in the U.S. on Monday. Read More

Fly Or Die: Canary Home Monitoring System

 The home security market is quickly heating up. As IoT continues to be a dominating trend, security systems that use smaller, faster technology will become the central hub of the home for a fraction of the cost of traditional home monitoring syst…

The Human Impact Of The Industrial Internet Of Things

industrialinternet Will digital technology be positive for workers and jobs? Amid today’s public debate about the consequences of artificial intelligence and advanced robotics, along comes the industrial Internet of things. Little understood but potentially very significant for multiple industry sectors, this next wave of technology will create more jobs than it will destroy, according to the majority… Read More

A16Z Leads $58M Round In UK’s TransferWise To Ramp Up Its P2P Transfer Business

TransferWise TransferWise, the fast-growing UK-based P2P money transfer startup that has reportedly been in talks with Facebook for remittance services, has raised now raised a large round of funding led by one of the social network’s earliest backers. Andreessen Horowitz is heading up a $58 million round of investment, a Series C round with participation also from previous backers Sir Richard… Read More

More Than 200,000 Photographers Have Participated In EyeEm’s “Missions” For Brands

eyeem Whenever a new social network or online community springs up, it seems pretty inevitable that brands will eventually try to build a presence there. Naturally, this can cause lots of handwringing and eye-rolling — that’s why emphatically ad-free social networks like Ello attract a lot of interest, but also seem rather quixotic. So I was glad to get an update on what EyeEm is doing… Read More