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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.


Google Tests Connecting Doctors With Online Patients

The web can be a precarious place to find accurate information regarding your health. With only a list of symptoms to type into a search engine, your mild headache could just be a headache…or the early stages of brain cancer. It’s always best to consult a doctor if you’re concerned and Google is trying to make it easier.


Apple And Reddit Shut Down The iWorm Botnet

Last week, a Russian security firm discovered that over 17,000 Mac computers had been infected with a malicious software called iWorm that connected infected devices to a botnet by using Reddit to unearth links to command servers. This weekend, both Apple and Reddit took measures that rendered the software ineffective.


Hackers Are Using Reddit To Connect 17,000 Macs To A Botnet

Bad news for Mac users: You’re at risk for an insidious malware that will connect your computer to a botnet. Hackers have developed a backdoor entry called “Mac.BackDoor.iWorm” that gains access to Macs and uses Reddit to connect the hacked computer with a command server.


The Internet Is On Go-Slow Today To Support Net Neutrality

Websites including Reddit, Pornhub, Twitter and Netflix are all slowing down today in support of net neutrality. In this article, the Electronic Frontier Foundation explains why — and how you can join in.


Reddit's New App Lets You Read AMAs On Your iPhone

Reddit’s AMAs (Ask Me Anything) are the one of the best things about the network. But let’s face it: Reddit isn’t the world’s prettiest website. The learning curve is fairly steep. Clearly, Reddit thinks so too, because it has now released a rather good-looking app to read and participate in AMAs.


Watch This Guy Desperately Try To Save His Dying, Water-Bound Drone

Keeping your gadgets charged is important. More and more our very lives are stored on our smartphones. If they die, we’re cut off our friends, work email, and Reddit. There’s also the nightmare of realising your drone’s battery is dying while it’s 50-feet above a body of water.