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CoinDesk Talks to Supporters, Critics at Craig Wright’s Contempt Hearing

[embedded content] CoinDesk traveled down to West Palm Beach on Aug. 5 to cover Craig Wright’s second sanctions and contempt hearing. Wright, the self-declared man behind bitcoin, failed to comply with a court directive to produce a full list of his bitcoin addresses acquired prior to 2014, as part of a $10 billion lawsuit brought …

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Legal Expert Katharina Pistor Weighs in on Facebook’s Libra

[embedded content] “You can’t put the genie back into the bottle,” said Katharina Pistor at our exclusive event in DC during the Libra hearings. Pistor, the Edwin B. Parker Professor of Comparative Law at Columbia Law School, explored the legality – and importance – of corporate tokens like Libra in a world that seems reticent to adopt …

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Tesla in Moscow crashes into tow truck while on Autopilot

Sponsored Links Mandi Wright/Detroit Free Press/TNS via Getty Images Another Tesla crash might serve as a reminder that Autopilot isn’t flawless. Driver Alexi Tretyakov reported that his EV (said to be a Model 3) crashed into a parked tow truck on Moscow’s Ring Road while Autopilot was active. The owner said the August 10th incident …

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Porsche Taycan test drive shows the EV’s repeatable launch control

Sponsored Links Fully Charged You’ll have to wait to September for the Porsche Taycan’s official unveiling, but the automaker is at least ready to answer one burning question: how well would the EV fare in a drag race? Quite well, apparently. Fully Charged has scored the first test drive of the Taycan for a non-Porsche …

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Youtube Censorship Drives Uptake of Crypto-Powered Video Platforms

</header> <strong>If the prospect of greater privacy and financial sovereignty doesn’t lure the masses to crypto networks, perhaps the ability to speak freely will. Lately, a lot of people who couldn’t give a damn about peer-to-peer cryptocurrency have taken a shine to peer-to-peer networks that run on the same censorship-resistant principles. As social networks run …

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Cult investigation game ‘The Church in the Darkness’ is available now

Sponsored Links Paranoid Productions/Fellow Traveler It took years to make, but Paranoid Productions’ ambitious The Church in the Darkness is finally ready. The cult investigation title has been released for computers through both GOG and Steam, and the console crowd can play it on PS4, Switch and Xbox One. All versions normally cost $20, although …

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‘Fortnite’ season 10 trailer is filled with the game’s greatest hits

Sponsored Links Epic Games Epic is finally ready to show a sliver of Fortnite season 10 a day before its August 1st debut, and it seems like nostalgia is the order of the day. The company has posted a brief story trailer suggesting that you’ll see locations, goodies and themes from the game’s two-year history, …

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Amazon’s ‘Transparent’ ends with a musical finale on September 27th

Sponsored Links Amazon Amazon’s long-promised Transparent series finale now has a release date. The two-hour musical extravaganza is coming to Prime Video on September 27th, and the trailer gives you an idea of just how the show will handle Jeffrey Tambor’s departure. It’s treating his character Maura’s exit as a sudden death, much like Frank …

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Sony is crowdfunding a wearable air conditioner

Sponsored Links Sony Are you struggling to cope with the heat outdoors? Sony might have a solution, if not as soon as you might like. The company’s First Flight program is crowdfunding a wearable air conditioner, the Reon Pocket, that slips into a pouch in a special t-shirt. The stealthy device sits at the base …

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Watch this ‘Heartman’ cutscene to learn more about ‘Death Stranding’

Hideo Kojima’s upcoming “cinematic adventure” game for PlayStation 4 is still quite a mystery, but this Death Stranding trailer that debuted at Comic-Con last week reveals more about it. Leaks of the video appeared online recently, but now you can watch it at home in full quality, as the character “Heartman” — based on filmmaker …

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