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Bitcoin Weekly 2014 October 1: Circle exits beta, Square plans POS system for BTC, Reddit alt-coin IPO, OpenBazaar 2.0

This week Circle gets the center ring after coming out of its lengthy closed beta to throw open its doors to the unwashed masses. The company hopes to provide another portal for consumers to enter into the bitcoin economy and … Continue reading ?

Following its rivals, Verizon brings more data to More Everything plans

Following the lead of AT&T and Sprint, Verizon Wireless will now be giving subscribers of its More Everything plans even more data, though you'll have to sign up this month to qualify. More data begins with the 12 GB plan, which will...Show More Summary

Path Places

New from Path: Places gives you the power to message your favorite local businesses to request appointments, make reservations, or even check out prices and hours. It’s all by text. And it’s all for free. Getting answers from a local business is now as easy as texting a friend. Show More Summary

Pair of European Counter-Strike teams find new homes

Two teams trying to make their mark in the European Counter-Strike scene have just gotten a big boost.

Facebook apologizes for spurning drag queens, might do something about it

Facebook's real name policy has cause quite a stir recently, especially among the drag queen community. Several performers found themselves on the receiving end of a merciless deletion because they used their stage names, rather than their legal...

Facebook Apologizes For 'Real Name' Policy That Forced Drag Queens To Change Their Profiles (FB)

Facebook has been under fire recently for requiring people to use their legal names for their Facebook accounts, or risk getting those accounts suspended.  Among those affected by this policy are drag queens, who — along with San Francisco Supervisor David Campos and other LGBT advocates — met with the social network today to discuss the policy. Show More Summary

The New 'American Horror Story' Main Titles Are A Creepy Thrill

Welcome to your worst nightmares, clown haters The new American Horror Story: Freak Show main titles are here, ready to terrify you with twisted images of razor-toothed clowns, warped skeletons and whatever the hell that blobby thing is See also: 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Promo Takes You Inside the Carnival Are they over the top? Maybe. Show More Summary

?How To Sharpen Any Knife

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A sharp knife isn't just sharper, it's a safer, more efficient, more precise tool. And, like most people, your knives are probably dull. Here's how to fix that quickly, easily and cheaply. Read more...

Netflix and Amazon outstrip TV on LGBTQ diversity

Television is lightyears ahead of film when it comes to representation in Hollywood.

Apple's New Payments Platform May Arrive Oct. 20 (AAPL)

Apple's new payment platform, Apple Pay, might launch with the rollout of iOS 8.1 on Oct. 20, according to Bank Innovation's Ian Kar. Sources close to Apple told Kar the exact timetable isn't set yet, but Apple Pay will be availableShow More Summary

The Real Reasons Most People Can't Innovate

1 hour agoTechnology : The Goods

Innovation requires a certain amount of risk-taking. Do you have what it takes?

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel hitting Mac Oct 14, same day at consoles and PC

Developer Aspyr has announced that it will release the highly anticipated Mac version of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel on Oct 14th, the same day the title hits PCs and consoles. More importantly, the Mac version will launch with all of the same...

'The Theory of Everything' Trailer Is a Cosmic Delight

The Theory of Everything was brightest among a very small constellation of highlights from last month's Toronto International Film Festival, leaving no doubt that Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones (as Stephen and Jane Hawking) will be up for acting Oscars in February. No trailer can do justice to Theory — a must-see on Nov. Show More Summary

Kinesthetic Communication, and the Power of Touch -- a Killer App for Apple Watch and Beyond?

Kinesthetic Communication, and the power of touch-a killer app for Apple Watch and beyond? After the recent Apple Developer conference, one question on many an Apple fan -- and shareholder's--minds is that of the potential success of the Apple Watch (yes I promise to not use any "time will tell" puns here). Show More Summary

23 Items That Are Cheaper On Amazon

Amazon made a name for itself by offering cheaper prices than brick-and-mortar retailers. But with thousands of products, it can be hard to ascertain where the deals are. We asked the team at DealNews to compile some products that are cheaper on Amazon. Show More Summary

Accused White House Intruder Pleads Not Guilty

WASHINGTON — Accused White House fence-jumper Omar J. Gonzalez has pleaded not guilty to charges that he ran into the presidential mansion while carrying a knife. Gonzalez's lawyer entered the plea on behalf of his client in a proceeding Wednesday before U.S. Show More Summary

Facebook’s Chief Product Officer apologizes to the LGBTQ community in a Facebook post

1 hour agoTechnology : GigaOM

Following the exodus of Facebook LGBTQ members to Ello, Facebook's head of product published a post admitting to the company's mistakes and promising to rectify them.

This Guy Cashed In His Frequent Flyer Miles For A $18,000 Ticket On Singapore Airline's Incredible 'Suites Class'

First class can be plenty luxurious, but it's nothing like Singapore Airline's iconic Suites Class. Travel blogger Derek Low recently cashed in his frequent flyer miles to purchase a $18,125.30 round trip ticket in Suites Class, and thankfully he took lots of gorgeous photos of his journey. Show More Summary

This Homemade Iron Man Gauntlet Can Fire Actual Rockets [Video]

This Iron Man gauntlet by prop maker Patrick Priebe can fire real rockets. The gauntlet features a palm-mounted laster and an actual rocket launcher. Of course, he’s not providing plans to help people build one of themselves, naturally. [AnselmoFanZero | Via IO9]

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