Month: October 2018

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Bitcoin is 10 years old today — here’s a look back at its crazy history

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Wednesday marks the 10th anniversary of the paper which led to the creation of bitcoin, the first ever cryptocurrency.
On October 31 2008, bitcoin’s mysterious founder Satoshi Nakamoto published a nine-page long academic style paper called “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System.”
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MIT invites you to control a human on Halloween

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Would you like to control another human being and experience what it would be like to be inside their mind?
Massachusetts Institute of Technology has built a software program called BeeMe that enables web users to suggest actions for a hired actor to perform.
From 23:00

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Which DIY Tech Repairs Are Legal Under the Latest DCMA Copyright Rulings

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Every three years, the U.S. Government hears arguments from private citizens, small businesses, tech experts, and major corporations on what kinds of repairs or modifications users should legally be allowed to perform on the tech they own. The most recent of these hearings was

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Twitter just lost 9 Million users

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Twitter’s monthly user count took another hit last quarter, diving by 9 million amid an ongoing crackdown meant to rid the platform of bots, spam, and other problematic accounts. The company said this morning that its monthly user base fell to 326 million

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Tim Cook says tech’s dark side is real

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Today’s tech industry is hurting people and strong regulations are needed to protect user privacy, Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a speech in Brussels on Wednesday.
“We see vividly — painfully — how technology can harm rather than help. Platforms and algorithms

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‘This is Wakanda’: the black tech entrepreneurs taking on Silicon Valley

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It’s just past 6pm when the conversation at the coworking space turns to Amazon HQ2, tech jobs, and gentrification. Around the table are four technologists: one just launched a lesbian dating app; another recently exited his first startup and is working on a second;

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This is how the Blockchain Could Break Big Tech’s Hold on A.I.

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SAN FRANCISCO — Pairing artificial intelligence and the blockchain might be what you would expect from a scammer looking to make a quick buck in 2018.
The two concepts, after all, are two of the most buzzed about and least understood ideas in the

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‘Tech addiction’ solutions are a billion-dollar market opportunity

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Stroll into a restaurant, ride the elevator, or visit the mall, and you’ll notice people just can’t stop checking their phones. For some, it’s a pesky habit, but for others, it’s a thirst that’s hard to quench — arguably an addiction.
“Tech addiction,” as

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Is Calling For Bloomberg To Retract Its Chinese Spy Chip Story

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Apple CEO Tim Cook, in an interview with BuzzFeed News, went on the record for the first time to deny allegations that his company was the victim of a hardware-based attack carried out by the Chinese government. And, in an unprecedented move for

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Samsung practically confirmed the Galaxy S10 will pack the same chip tech as the iPhone XS

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Samsung on Thursday announced that it has started production of EUV 7nm LPP chips, which is a very complex way to tell the world that 7nm chips will be ready in time for the Galaxy S10 launch next year. If 7nm sound familiar, that’s

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