Bitcoin surges past $2,000, and no one is really sure why

A little over two months ago, Bitcoin achieved a symbolic milestone: After an intensive period of growth, the price of one Bitcoin surpassed the price of an ounce of gold. That seems like ancient history....

YouTube Kids comes to smart TVs

YouTube Kids, the application offering a filtered version of YouTube that’s more kid-friendly, is now natively available on the big screen for the first time, Google announced today. Previously a mobile-only application, YouTube Kids will...

It’s clearly not a great time for companies with nearly identical circle logos

Well, this is awkward. When The Circle — the 2017 James Ponsoldt film based on Dave Eggers’ dystopian novel — hit theaters, it was emblazoned with a bright red circle (we see what you did...

Internet Archive: “DRM for the Web is a Bad Idea”

Brewster Kahle, who invented the first two search engines and went on to found and run the Internet Archive has published an open letter describing the problems that the W3C's move to standardize DRM for...

These hijabis are turning themselves into gorgeous fantasy characters

Image: hijab cosplay gallery/saakira cosplayer/facebook A growing community of Muslim cosplayers are sharing ingenious ways of integrating their hijabs into fantasy outfits. With a touch of creativity, they've used the religious head covering to double...

China’s floating solar project shows the country’s ambitious clean energy ambitions

A 40-megawatt floating solar farm in China's coal-rich Anhui province. China has installed a massive field of solar panels on a particularly poignant site: a lake formed by the collapse of abandoned coal mines. The...

Ann Druyan on the new Carl Sagan-narrated Apple commercial

Apple released this lovely new commercial featuring Carl Sagan reading from his magnificent 1994 book Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space, now available as an audiobook. This surprising partnership spurred...

My crush on Draco Malfoy made me absolutely despise Harry Potter

Image: warner bros / mashable composite To all die-hard supporters of Harry Potter and his plight to end all evil: you'd best look away now. I had a fervent crush on Draco Malfoy as a...

While investment firms ponder ICOs, this team is barreling ahead with a $100 million...

Most investors are trying to get a handle on initial coin offerings, which have begun racing through the tech ecosystem like a fire, veering off into multiple directions and causing excitement and confusion and some...

Elon Musk and U.S. tech giants tell Trump not to ditch the Paris Climate...

The slogan "NO PLAN B" is projected on the Eiffel Tower during the 2015 Paris climate talks. Elon Musk and other titans of the U.S. tech sector are urging President Donald Trump not to pull...