Partnership with Coinlab

Mt. Gox announces CoinLab as their exclusive partner in the United States and Canada. As of March 29, all US and Canadian customers currently transacting with Mt.Gox will transact through CoinLab, Inc. Mt.Gox will continue to provide back-end exchange clearing services, and transition over handling of customer accounts, deposits, withdrawals, and other functions to CoinLab’s US-based […]

LAPD says body not recovered, cabin too hot

The LAPD disavows previous reports that a burnt body had been recovered from the cabin. The cabin is too hot for entry. Heavily armed police surrounding the cabin say they saw Dorner enter but never leave the building as it was consumed by flames.  

AP Source: Dorner did not leave cabin

Christopher Dorner never came out of a California mountain cabin, and a single shot was heard inside before the cabin was engulfed in flames, an anonymous law enforcement official told The Associated Press. Officials are waiting for the fire to burn out before approaching the ruins to search for a body.

SWAT team enters cabin, building on fire


The cabin Christopher Dorner is believed to be holed up in is now fully engulfed in flames, according to CBS2′s Carter Evans, who also reported that tear gas was fired into the house before the fire broke out. A shot was also fired around that time, and sources told CBS2′s Juan Fernandez that tracks were […]

Deputy in shootout dies

One of the deputies involved in a gun battle with fugitive former police officer Christopher Dorner has died of his wounds, law enforcement sources told The Times. The San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Hundreds of rounds were exchanged was part of a quickly […]

Dorner barricaded in cabin, 2 police injured

Accused killer Christopher Dorner was surrounded by police inside a Big Bear area cabin after getting into a gun battle Tuesday that left two San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies injured, officials said. Days ago, Dorner broke into a cabin off Route 38, a source said. He allegedly tied up the couple inside and held them […]

NYT: Not fake

John Broder responds to Musk’s accusation: My account was not a fake. It happened just the way I described it. Border also notes that Elon Musk called him before the article went up on the Web, to offer sympathy and regrets about the outcome of his test drive. He said that the East Coast charging […]

Don’t shoot, I’m not Chris Dorner T-shirts appear


In response to the LAPD shooting at least 3 innocent people in a manhunt for Chris Dorner residents of Los Angeles have begun wearing shirts and placing signs and bumper stickers on their vehicles that read, “Don’t shoot, I’m not Chris Dorner. Thank you.”

Feds: Dorner fled to Mexico report inconclusive

Former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner was suspected last week of  fleeing to Mexico, according to a federal court document. The criminal complaint filed in federal court on Feb. 7 charges Dorner with fleeing to avoid prosecution and states that there was reason to believe he had crossed the border into Mexico. However, the report was later disavowed by […]

Bill Gates AMA


Bill Gates does an AMA on Reddit, where he discusses vaccines, climate change, And Steve Jobs. Original thread here. A summary of Gates’ answers can be found here.

Musk: NYT review is fake

Musk takes to twitter to denounce the NYT review as fake: NYTimes article about Tesla range in cold is fake. Vehicle logs tell true story that he didn't actually charge to max & took a long detour. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 11, 2013 Tesla blog coming soon detailing what actually happened on Broder's NYTimes […]

Murder charges filed

Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach files charges against Christopher Dorner for the murder of Riverside police Officer Michael Crain, in a shooting that police described as an ambush, and the attempted murder of three other officers. Zellerbach said at a news conference that was guarded by four officers armed with rifles. By both his words and conduct, he […]

Hundreds of tips flood in

Several tips came in within a few hours after the award announcement, including a reported Dorner sighting that had police surrounding and evacuating a Lowe’s Home Improvement store in LA’s San Fernando Valley, police spokesman Gus Villanueva said. A search of the store yielded no evidence that Dorner was there or had been there. Los […]

$1 million reward announced

Officials announce a $1-million reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Christopher Dorner, the former LAPD officer wanted in the killings of three people. at a news conference Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said: We will not tolerate this reign of terror. Our dedication to catching this killer is steadfast. This search is not a matter of ‘if.’ It’s a matter […]

LAPD reopens Dorner’s case

The LAPD announces it will reopen the case of the firing of Dorner, who said in his “manifesto” he released that he will will keep killing until the truth is known about his case. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said in a statemen: I am aware of the ghosts of the LAPD’s past and one of my […]

NYT: Supercharger fail

The New York Times has trouble testing  Tesla’s ultrafast charging stations between New York and Boston. The new 480-volt Supercharger stations, at service plazas in Newark, Del., and Milford, Conn., are some 200 miles apart, well within the Model S’s 265-mile estimated range (EPA)  for the version with an 85 kilowatt-hour battery and wellwithin Tesla’s claim […]

Supporters create Facebook pages

CBS reports that thousands of people actually support Dorner. One Facebook page says Dorner should run for president of the United States. “We propose electing a man who could no longer sit idly by and watch as malicious tyrants abuse the innocent.” The description on the page “We Are All Chris Dorner” chillingly says, “Yes, this […]

Jesse Jackson: I understand your pain

Rev. Jesse Jackson posts an open letter to Christopher Dorner: *Dear Christopher Dorner, I understand your feelings of hurt and pain. I make this plea to you to stop spreading the pain, the hurt, and the fear. Please stop. Don’t take any more lives. Christopher, your mother is distraught and deeply concerned for your safety. […]

50 LAPD families under guard. Dorner tries to attack

50 LAPD families’ mentioned as potential targets are under armed guard and surveillance. Police Chief Charlie Beck said: They are not only targets, but likely likely victims Dorner has already possibly tried to attack one of the names on his list. On Thursday, his truck was spotted in the area of one of the potential targets […]

Panetta, Dempsey: No communication with Clinton

At a Thursday hearing in the Senate, Republican Ted Cruz asked both Leon Panetta and General Dempsey if they had been in contact with Hillary Clinton CRUZ: In between 9:42 p.m., Benghazi time, when the first attacks started, and 5:15 am, when Mr. Doherty and Mr. Woods lost their lives, what conversations did either of you have […]

Dempsey: ‘We never received support request’

General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the State Department never requested “support” in Benghazi: McCAIN: Why didn’t you put forces in place to be ready to respond?,” Senator John McCain asked the general. DEMPSEY: Because we never received a request to do so, number one. And number two, we […]

Truck found

Authorities confirm that a burned-out truck matching the description of a getaway vehicle owned by triple-murder suspect Christopher Dorner was found in the San Bernardino mountains. Police found two AR-15 assault rifles in the truck, which had a broken axle.

Panetta: Obama absent on 9/11


Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testified this morning on Capitol Hill that he met with President Obama at a 5 o’clock prescheduled gathering, where they spent about 20 minutes talking a lot about the American embassy that was surrounded in Egypt and the situation that was just unfolding in Benghazi. The president left operational details, including knowledge […]

Dorner allegedly calls victim’s father

ABC News reports that a man claiming to be Dorner called Randall Quan  – four days after he allegedly murdered his daughter and 11 hours after he allegedly shot three police officers – one of them fatally. The man told Quan he ‘should have done a better job of protecting his daughter.’

Two officers shot, one killed

Around 1:35 a.m: Two officers were stopped at a red light at Arlington and Magnolia while on routine patrol when someone shot at them. Both officers were hit and transported to a local hospital. Michael Crain, 34, an 11-year veteran of the force, was killed. Crain served two tours in Kuwait as a rifleman in the U.S. Marines, according to […]

NTT DoCoMo to invest in 500 Startups

Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo has announced that it is investing in 500 Startups, as part of a deal that sees it launch its own mobile-focused incubator in Japan in partnership with the US company. DoCoMo revealed plans for its own startup-focused venture last October, and it says that the project is worth 10 billion yen — approximately $109 million […]

Dorner gains access to Naval Base, tries to steal boat in San Diego

Dorner gained access this week to the Naval Base at Point Loma and stayed in a motel there. Two sailors reported Dorner approached them Wednesday and spoke with them for about 10 minutes at a San Diego coastal riverine unit — a quick, small boat fighting team — where Dorner served in 2006. As a […]

Dorner’s ‘Manifesto’ released

In a 20-page document Dorner lays out a long list of complaints against fellow LAPD officers who he blames for a 2008 termination. In the document, Dorner gives shout outs to people he likes: Anderson Cooper, Charlie Sheen, Piers Morgan, Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush, and even suggests who Hillary Clinton should pick for her […]

David Byrne: Swartz methods “sloppy”.

In a blog post, musician David Byrne discusses issues regarding Swartz arrest and suicide: I don’t disagree with many of Swartz’s points. I can certainly see the point that much academic data, when freely available, can have a greater chance to spur insights and creativity from researchers and scientists around the world than if it […]

Supporters fight over legacy

Friends and supporters of Aaron Swartz are involved in a dispute over what Swartz’s legacy should be, and how best to pursue it. At Swartz’s Capitol Hill Memorial, open-access supporters repeatedly interrupted Berin Szoka, the president of the libertarian-leaning organization Tech Freedom. When Szoka suggested Swartz’s actions deserved some measure of punishment, others shouted in protest, saying […]

Duke and Duchess fly to Caribbean villa

The royal couple takes a vacation at a $30,000-a-week luxury villa on the exclusive island of Mustique, a private island in the Caribbean where Princess Margaret once had a holiday home and which is frequented by stars including Mick Jagger. Kate’s parents, Michael and Carole Middleton, also flew out with them but have rented a property nearby […]

Panetta: Intelligence came from enhanced interrogation

On Meet the Press Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta admits (again) that information gleaned from waterboarded detainees was used to track down al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and kill him. The real story was that in order to put the puzzle of intelligence together that led us to Bin Laden, there were a lot of pieces out […]

Panetta: Bengahzi ‘not 9-1-1’

Leon Panetta said Sunday that lack of intelligence information and logistical challenges made it difficult to respond quickly to the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, last year. Panetta said the administration had no warning about the attack, despite requests for more security from U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens in the weeks leading up to […]

Quan and Lawrence found dead

Monica Quan, 28, and her 27-year-old fiancé Keith Lawrence are found fatally shot inside Lawrence’s Kia in the parking garage of their Irvine condo complex. Authorities believe Christopher Dorner, a former U.S. Navy reservist, targeted the daughter of Capt. Randy Quan, in what police are calling a revenge killing. Quan, who is now a retired LAPD […]

Artist painted second portrait

Criticism over his portrait led Paul Emsley to question his work and even try capturing the pregnant royal a second time, this time as more glamorous and upbeat. According to  Washington Post, his second version of Kate’s portrait only made him realize the original was exactly what he set out to create. He has not allowed anyone to […]

Prank DJs will not face charges

The Crown Prosecution Service said there was no evidence to support a manslaughter charge against DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian, who posed as the Queen and Prince of Wales to call the King Edward VII’s hospital in central London when Kate was being treated for a rare form of pregnancy sickness. Nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who transferred them […]

Clinton: Benghazi critics refused to ‘accept the facts’

In her last one-on-one interview before she steps down on Friday (1 Feb), Clinton told AP that the attack in Benghazi was the low point of her time as America’s top diplomat. But she suggested that the furor over the assault would not affect whether she runs for president in 2016. She also said that critics […]

Congresswoman posts revamped ‘Aaron’s Law’ on Reddit

Rep. Lofgren (D-Calif.) posts a revised and expanded “Aaron’s Law” — her proposal to reform the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in honor of Aaron Swartz to Reddit. The new draft addresses some of the concerns that were raised when the first proposal was made public. The bill de-criminalizes terms of service violations and defines what “access […]

Retires from Navy Reserve

Dorner retires from the Navy Reserve as a lieutenant. He had been trained in counterinsurgency and intelligence. It is also believed that he received flight training during his time in the Navy. Though the exact nature of his flying skills are not known, the Transportation Security Administration issued an advisory.