Former DEA agent pleads guilty to extorting $700,000 in Bitcoin

Definitely a sad way to end a successful career in the DEA, agent Carl M. Force will be sent to prison for up to twenty years for his role in extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars in Bitcoin.

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Asus’ magical Pegasus 2 Plus includes 3GB of RAM and a 1080p screen for good measure

Asus recently announced the Pegasus 2 Plus, the company's successor to 2014's budget-friendly Pegasus X002. The Pegasus 2 Plus is improved in virtually every way from its predecessor, though pricing and availability weren't disclosed.

Mobile

Wildcat, maker of the Corvette-powered Land Rover, is building a badass Light Strike Vehicle

British automaker Wildcat has launched a crowdfunding platform to produce two new models, the MV-LSV and the W22. The lightweight W22 is designed for track day performance and SUV-like luxury, while is MV-LSV is a high-speed military vehicle.

Cars

Aston Martin will team up with Red Bull Technologies on a new supercar

Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing's Adrian Newey will reportedly team up to design a supercar to rival the McLaren P1 GTR and LaFerrari FXX K. The target launch date is sometime in 2018.

Cars

IndieVice accessory turns smartphone into a pro-like filmmaking camera

The IndieVice is an accessory that transforms a standard smartphone into a pro-like camera for filmmaking. It lets you attach lenses, as well as accessories like lights, microphones, and stabilizers.

Photography

Comedy Central’s Key and Peele, Daily Show, and more land on the Roku

Comedy Central has been quietly added to the Roku channel store, making it possible for Roku users to stream the network's vault of shows, including select content that doesn't require a cable subscription login.

Dustin Hoffman says film at its worst in 50 years

2015 has been a year of box office records so far, but it's up for debate whether 2015 can be considered a quality year for Hollywood. Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman says that film is at its "worst ever."

The Voyo V2 mini-PC is a desktop that thinks its a laptop

With so many PC options no bigger than a slice of bread, the Voyo V2 hopes to appeal to users with its optional 64GB solid state drive and an unusual added feature - a battery.

Computing

This robotically-stabiilized exoskeleton could give soldiers perfect aim

The system, dubbed Mobile Arm eXoskeleton for Firearm Aim Stabilization, or MAXFAS, definitely isn't the first device of its kind, but it's got a few tricks up its sleeve that other exoskeletons don't

Cool Tech

Update: AMD releases statement about Fury X liquid cooling pump whine

Pumped about the idea of a high performance, single chip AMD card once again? Be careful if you're thinking of the new Fury X for your next buy, as some outlets are reporting annoying, persistent pump whine.

Computing

The wait for Skylake is almost over, first desktop chips likely to hit August 5th

While no release date has been officially confirmed, reports suggest that Intel will reveal Skylake-S at Gamescom on August 5th, 2015.

Computing

T-Mobile received more data requests from the government than Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon

T-Mobile issued its first-ever transparency report, which revealed the fourth-largest U.S. carrier received more data requests from the U.S. government than Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon did.

Mobile

“We screwed up,” Reddit CEO Ellen Pao admits in an apology post

Reddit CEO Ellen Pao is offering an abject apology for the series of grievances faithful Reddit users have leveled against her. In a Reddit post of her own, Pao acknowledged, "We screwed up."

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Your Instagram pics are about to look a whole lot better with 1080-pixel resolution

Instagram finally supports higher-resolution images of 1080 x 1080 pixels. Previously, the app only allows 640 x 640-pixel resolution images, even though smartphone cameras now have higher-resolution screens and cameras.

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