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The Drones And Cameras In This Dystopian Animation Are Horrifying

The dystopia created in this animation by Simon Russell is a world I hope to never be a part of: drones littered across the sky, surveillance cameras pointing every which way and for some reason, dubstep. It doesn’t all make sense, but Russell’s imaginative take on the look of futuristic drones and cameras are perfectly chaotic and crazy. Some floating orb drones look like mini Death Stars while other cameras are like machine guns.


Why The Future Of Bitcoin Depends On The Silk Road Trial

Over the weekend, Ross Ulbricht’s lawyer, Joshua Dratel, filed a motion asking the court to dismiss all charges against the Silk Road kingpin. It’s largely what you’d expect from a bullish defence attorney. But here’s the twist: Dratel throws bitcoin under the bus.


Ring Of Thieves Pulls Off Huge Luggage Heist At LAX

You probably don’t realise it, but hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of goods pass through airports every day inside of passengers’ baggage. Well, a ring of baggage handlers at LAX certainly realised it. Police say they have been stealing thousands of dollars worth of goods right out of people’s suitcases for months.


9 Incredible Aerial Pics Of London, Seen From A Police Helicopter

London looks cool from street-level. London looks really, really cool from a helicopter — specifically from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Air Support Unit, a fleet of three that flies around providing support to the ground-bound team below. In between felony-fighting duties, the officers manage to take some truly incredible urban shots.


Crooks Hack Into ATM Via A 15-Metre Tunnel

Forget infected USB sticks and complex card skimmers: sometimes, the low-tech solutions work just as well. Now, a team of crooks from Salford, UK, has used a simple old tunnel to steal cash from an ATM.


Why Self-Portraits Aren't A Good Idea When You're A Burglar

Taking a photo of yourself while inside someone else’s house illegally might not be the first, second, or even third thing you’d think to do — especially when using your victim’s own camera or mobile phone — but, hey, you’re probably not a burglar. Taking pics of yourself while holding your victim’s property is probably also not something you’d want to do — and you’d almost definitely not then post those photos to your victim’s Facebook page. But, again, you probably don’t think — if that’s what this can be called — they way burglars do.


Mother Bequeaths iPad To Sons, But Apple Won't Unlock It

When you die, don’t forget to include your Apple ID in your will. Because, if happen to bequeath any Apple devices to friends and family, they will be useless hunks of metal and glass without the secret word. At least, that’s what we’re left believing after a standoff between Apple and a dead mother’s sons.


Bitcoin Bank Flexcoin Shuts Down After $620,000 Heist

Flexcoin, famous for making bitcoin banking as easy as regular banking, is no more. The company shut its doors on Tuesday morning after hackers stole 896 bitcoins (nearly $US620,000) from its vault on Sunday. And the most unsettling thing? That wasn’t even the only bitcoin heist last weekend.


The 6 Biggest Bitcoin Heists In History

Ever since a single Bitcoin became worth a small fortune, there have been people trying to steal them. Sure, there have some small-time thieves who have stolen a few hundred dollars worth of Bitcoin here and there. But there have also been heists. Massive, highly orchestrated attacks that lead to millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency changing hands. And they just keep happening.


New US App Wants To Fight Parking Tickets For You

It’s happened to all of us. You get back to your car after a delicious brunch or productive visit to the bookstore only to find a demonic little slip of paper tucked under your windshield wiper. “But the meter was broken!” you think. “I’m going to contest this!” you say to yourself. No, you’re not.