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South Korean millennials are reeling from the Bitcoin bust

South Korean millennials are reeling from the Bitcoin bust

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For months, Seoul resident Ye-won Oh monitored cryptocurrency markets voraciously, refreshing her phone practically every minute of every day. In early 2017, she invested $40,000 in Ethereum, which has become wildly popular in South Korea. Like many young Koreans living through Korea’s difficult economy, she came to see her investment as “the only way out.” […]

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Neil Gaiman’s How to Talk to Girls at Parties looks thoroughly bonkers

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“They’re just girls,” said Vic. “They don’t come from another planet.” That’s the key line of Neil Gaiman’s How to Talk to Girls at Parties, a short story nominated for a Hugo in 2007 and available in full to read on his website. The story follows two 15-year-old boys who inadvertently crash the wrong party […]

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New indie project could lead to a bunch of Wear OS smartwatch competitors

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Soon, there could be a number of indie operating systems for your smartwatch, sprouting from an open-source code project launched last week. Indie developers making budget smartwatches can now use starting code from Project OpenWatch to craft their Android-based operating systems. The OpenWatch project is live as of last week. It was released by Blocks, […]

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Panera Bread leaked customer data on its website for eight months

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Panera Bread issued a statement to Fox News this week saying it resolved a data breach that exposed the personal information of “thousands” of customer records. However, according to KrebsOnSecurity, the company was first alerted to the issue by security researcher Dylan Houlihan eight months ago but initially dismissed it as a likely scam. The […]

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Dell XPS 15 is getting Intel’s new chip and a 1050 Ti GPU

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Intel’s new high-end laptop processors aren’t just for people who like to aesthetically identify as gamers. Dell is cramming the new six-core H-series CPU into a mild refresh of its popular XPS 15 form factor. The entry-level model starts at $999 with integrated graphics and the Core i5-8300H CPU, but you can scale all the […]

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Don’t be so sure you know what a lowercase G looks like

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Can you pick out a lowercase G from a lineup? Researchers from Johns Hopkins University found that a surprising number of adults can’t. In fact, many of the adults they tested weren’t aware that there are two versions of a lowercase G at all and don’t know how to draw the less common one. The […]

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The Moto G6 series might be released in May

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Motorola’s popular and inexpensive G series of phones is due for an update, and rumors increasingly point toward some new models arriving very soon. The latest leaks suggest the forthcoming Moto G6 could be released next month alongside two additional versions: a G6 Play and a G6 Plus. Pages on Fry’s website, which have since […]

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Heaven’s Vault is a game about translating an ancient alien language

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Initially, the premise for Heaven’s Vault sounds like a typical video game. You play as a young woman named Aliya Elasra, accompanied by her temperamental robot Six, and together you explore a series of moons that were once home to a mysterious ancient civilization. But the ruins aren’t filled with violent aliens to kill or […]

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Apple Music had a better Weeknd than Spotify

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The Weeknd’s latest project, My Dear Melancholy, pulled in over 26 million streams in its first 24 hours on Apple Music, with the lead song “Call Out My Name” pulling in 6 million of those streams, the company tells The Verge. That in itself isn’t a record, but Apple Music’s numbers did beat out the […]

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Digital Storm Equinox: 15.6-inch 1080p144 with Core i7 and GTX 1070 Max-Q

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Along with Intel’s latest CPUs for notebooks, Digital Storm on Tuesday is introducing a new high-performance laptop for the thin form-factor market, the Equinox. The botique vendor’s latest looker is powered by Intel’s six-core i7 processor as well as NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX GPU with MaxQ tuning. The system is designed to deliver maximum gaming performance […]

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