Scammers And Sceptics Are Strangling The Future Of Digital Money

Bitcoin devotees and other cryptocurrency fans say that maths gives their radical ideas so much potential. But starting a new value system also requires a level of faith in the people using the maths. As “shitcoin” scams pile up, it’s becoming clear that new currencies need trust too. And they don’t have it.

There's A Modern TV Hidden Inside This Classic 1950s Philco Predicta

There’s nothing quite as retro-futuristic as the Philco Predicta television from the late 1950s. That bubbly, detached picture tube. The metal frame. It’s gorgeous. Unfortunately, the iconic TV set is also notoriously unreliable — and what good is a broken Predicta TV? Well, it turns out it makes a pretty bitchin’ monitor frame.

Nootropics And The Lab Rats Of Reddit

Eric Matzner tells me he takes 30 to 40 pills a day. He is 27 and perfectly healthy. Thanks to the pills, he says he hasn’t had a cold in years. More importantly, the regime is supposed to optimise the hell out of his brain, smoothing right over the ravages of ageing, sleep deprivation and hangovers.

Social Graph Reveals Disturbing Connections Between Subreddits

The people who run some of Reddit’s most popular forums, including ones that have been defaults, are also the same people creating forums for nonconsensual pornography and snuff pictures.

Reddit Finally Banned Stolen Porn 

Reddit is finally slamming the banhammer on porn posted without the permission of the people it depicts. This means no more leaked nude photos, no more revenge porn and no more creepshots. In an announcement, the Reddit team admitted that they’d “missed a chance to be a leader in social media when it comes to protecting your privacy” by allowing this sort of stuff to go down.

Edward Snowden's Reddit AMA Sure Is Going Great So Far

The man who blew the whistle on the NSA’s most intense spying schemes and opened all our eyes to a world where virtually nothing you do online goes unwatched by the Power That Be is doing a little AMA on Reddit right now, to promote his new movie CITIZENFOUR.

Bill Gates: Digital Currency Can Help The Poor, But Not Bitcoin

Bill Gates has high hopes for digital currency as an important banking tool for the poor. But Bitcoin isn’t one of those currencies, he said in a Reddit AMA today. At least not in its current form.

Realistic Version Of Reddit Alien Mascot Is Cool And Creepy As Hell

Kudos to redditor ChristopherDesign for this cool version of the three-eyed Reddit alien mascot, rendered in Cinema 4D and finished in Photoshop.

Reddit Starts Crowdfunding Site To Fill The World With Reddit Baubles

Reddit just launched a crowdfunding platform called Redditmade so moderators can enlist their fellow redditors to fund projects. Why ask outsiders to do something for you when you have your own in-house cabal at your disposal?

Reddit Just Bought An Aussie-Made App And Made It An 'Official' iOS Reddit Client

If you browse Reddit from an iOS device, you’re probably doing it via Alien Blue. It’s an Aussie-made app and it’s the best way to view the self-styled front page of the internet on your Apple gadgets. It turns out that Reddit knows a good app when it sees it: the company behind the social content sharing platform just bought the Australian-made app and made it the unofficial official way to browse Reddit on iOS.