A $50 Million Hack Just Showed That the DAO Was All Too Human

Sometime in the wee hours Friday, a thief made off with $50 million of virtual currency. The victims are investors in a strange fund called the DAO, or Decentralized Autonomous Organization, who poured more than $150 million of a bitcoin-style currency called Ether into the project. Code was supposed to …

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The best moments from Apple's huge developers conference

We were live at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Monday where CEO Tim Cook and company rolled out new software features for its smartwatch and steaming TV device. We live-blogged the entire show from the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, bringing you all of the news …

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The best, the worst, and the rest of E3 2016

The weeklong sensory overload / carnival of wonders lovingly known as E3 is over, even if we’re all still hearing that slight thump-thump-thump of an overpowered booth subwoofer. So while we all pack up and fly off to our calmer and quieter homes, it’s time to reflect on the dozens …

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Why Bolivia turned away Bill Gates' chicken donation

Bolivia’s outrage yesterday at being a beneficiary of Bill Gates’s “Coop Dreams” — a project with Heifer International to donate 100,000 chickens to poor countries — shocked many. But upon closer examination of Bolivia’s political climate, none of us, Gates included, should be surprised. Under its current president Evo Morales, Bolivia …

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