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Where should CNET Road Trip go in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas?

The days are warm and sunny here in Northern California, and though it's only the middle of March, it already feels like summer is just around the corner.

One reason is that I've started the planning in earnest for Road Trip 2014, my ninth-annual journey to highlight some of the best destinations around for technology, military, aviation, architecture, science, nature, and so on.

For seven of the past eight years, CNET Road Trip has taken me all around the roads of the United States, giving me the opportunity to visit the Pacific Northwest, the Southwest, the Southeast, the … Read more

The 404 1,442: Where we're all mixed up (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- Popcorn Time is just like Netflix, but everything is pirated.

- Polygon examines everything that went wrong with the "Street Fighter" movie.

- People are selling their organs on Facebook.

- In which Jeff attempts to explain cloud-gaming in Titanfall to Justin.… Read more

Impossible Road review

Impossible Road is an arcade-style game featuring a vessel that you have to guide down a winding track with no guard rails. With nothing on the screen but the track, your vessel, and the controls, there are few distractions and no place to hide in this game. But it's definitely addictive, and can find hours of entertainment once you get the hang of the controls.

Opening Impossible Road means that you're ready to race. On the screen, you'll see a track, somewhat like a roller coaster, twisting and turning down out of sight on a white background. … Read more

Where should CNET Road Trip go in Texas?

Summer seems far, far off, but here in Northern California, with rain finally making a small dent in our worst-ever drought, it nevertheless is already starting to feel like it's around the corner.

Perhaps that's because I've just begun my planning for Road Trip 2014, my ninth-annual journey to highlight some of the best destinations around for technology, military, aviation, architecture, science, nature, and so on.

For seven of the past eight years, CNET Road Trip has taken me all around the roads of the United States, giving me the opportunity to visit the Pacific Northwest, the … Read more

Alleged Silk Road creator indicted on 'kingpin' charges

The alleged operator of the online drug bazaar Silk Road, which was seized last October, has been indicted on four charges.

The US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara announced Tuesday that Ross Ulbricht, who allegedly went by the moniker "Dread Pirate Roberts," could now face a minimum of 30 years in prison and a possible maximum sentence of life in prison.

The charges against Ulbricht include counts of narcotics conspiracy, continuing criminal enterprise, conspiracy to commit computer hacking, and money laundering conspiracy. The "continuing criminal enterprise" charge, or "kingpin" … Read more

Silk Road forfeits $28M in Bitcoins seized from its servers

Federal prosecutors announced Thursday the forfeiture of $28 million in Bitcoins seized from Silk Road, an online marketplace that allowed the anonymous sale of illegal merchandise.

Preet Bharara, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced the forfeiture of 29,655 Bitcoins seized from Silk Road's server in connection with a civil forfeiture action against the online marketplace, which was seized by the FBI in October. Bharara emphasized that the Bitcoins had been seized in connection with the investigation and not due to the currency's unregulated nature.

"These bitcoins were forfeited not because they … Read more

The 404 1,402: Where we explore the Deep Web with Alex Winter (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- Only six days to go to fund "Deep Web: The Untold Story of Bitcoin and The Silk Road."

- Follow Alex Winter on Twitter.

- Head here to watch Downloaded, Alex's documentary about the rise and fall of Napster.

- Check out Alex's last appearance on the show.… Read more

Silk Road is resurrected with a new Dread Pirate Roberts

Buying illegal drugs on the Internet may be making a comeback. It's been a month since the FBI shuttered the online black market Silk Road, but it appears a clone has risen in its stead.

Silk Road 2.0 opened for business on Wednesday, according to dark-Web-focused site All Things Vice. Simultaneously, Twitter user Dread Pirate Roberts, which is allegedly the same moniker as the original Silk Road operator, tweeted the announcement of the new drug marketplace.

"#SilkRoad is back up. Deja vu anyone? #weriseagain," Dread Pirate Roberts tweeted.

#SilkRoad is back up. Deja vu anyone? #weriseagainRead more

Spray-on Starpath makes roads glow at night

A glow-in-the-dark pathway? Yes please. A glow-in-the-dark pathway that harvests UV light during the day to power its nighttime illumination? Yes please very.

UK company Pro-Teq Surfacing just introduced Starpath, a spray-on technology that can be applied over concrete, tarmac, wood, or any other existing solid surface to give it an artificial sparkly blue glow.

The idea is that the aggregate non-reflective, anti-slip light source can enhance visibility at night, making for a potential money-saving alternative to street lamps and stepping in to aid local governments that may be trying to cut costs by cutting nighttime lighting altogether. … Read more

Silk Road drug busts multiply, eight new people arrested

Authorities are not stopping with the takedown of Silk Road's alleged owner; they've also started going after supposed drug dealers who used the online black market Web site.

Since alleged owner Ross Ulbricht's indictment last week, eight people in three different countries have been arrested in association with Silk Road. Authorities claim all these people were dealing drugs on the site.

In the US, two people were arrested in Bellevue, Wash., for allegedly dealing cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine to hundreds of buyers, according to journalist Brian Krebs. Steven Lloyd Sadler, 40, was allegedly a top seller on … Read more