One man produced physical versions of bitcoins (before he realized he was <a href="http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/12/casascius/">angering the feds</a>). Bitcoin is a virtual currency that has been the subject of a recent Federal Election Commission discussion.
In 2014, Texas voters might just see something they haven't experienced in two decades — a competitive race for governor.
Current Republican Gov. Rick Perry isn't running for re-election, so it's an open race, with new faces and new optimism for Texas Democrats.
Earlier this year, the Democrats were once again facing the prospect of scrambling to find someone to run as their candidate. Then, on June 25, state Sen. Wendy Davis came to the Capitol in Austin wearing running shoes and ready to block a restrictive abortion bill.