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Japan‘s biggest cryptocurrency exchange suspends new registrations amidst regulatory clampdown

Governments all across the world are tightening the strings on cryptocurrency businesses and the latest one to get in trouble is Japanese cryptocurrency exchange desk bitFlyer. Following a regulatory clampdown in the country, bitFlyer has been forced to close new user registrations on its platform. The existing users will also have to undergo the know-your-customer (KYC) procedure again. The company was served with a‘business improvement o

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This motion alarm snitches on people purloining your possessions

Ever had something that you didn‘t want to move from the place it was at? Terrific good writing is all about shared experience. Yes, lovely reader, yes, today we‘re talking about and reviewing the Stilla, a bluetooth motion alarm that lets you know when the thing you put it on is moving so it doesn‘t move further than you want it to. Simple, yeah? We got hold of one to try it out. Using the Stilla is simple. You download the ap

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Don‘t understand databases? Learn how to build and manage one for under 50

Businesses need data analysis and analytics, so get in on this growing job sector with the training in the Ultimate SQL Bootcamp. Right now, the entire package is on sale for just 49 (87 percent off) from TNW Deals.

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Inside the mysterious Bitcoin hash that shook up the cryptocurrency community

#00000000000000000021e800c1e8df51b22c1588e5a624bea17e9faa34b2dc4a You know how geeky the cryptocurrency community is, when this is the trending hashtag on Twitter. This long sequence is a ‘block hash‘ - a cryptographic number that is produced when new transactions are validated and written on the Bitcoin blockchain.This particular hash belongs to block number 528249 created on Tuesday. Usually, no one is excited about block hashes - b

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Udacity‘s latest nanodegree will have you building apps on the blockchain for just 2,000

Like it or not (and I don‘t), Blockchain is the current hottest tech buzzword. Hundreds of products are being built around distributed ledgers, in fields as diverse as healthcare, finance, and even online gaming. To ensure that more developers can jump on this bandwagon, learning platform Udacity has launched a blockchain nanodegree program, which promises to teach coders everything they need to know to work in this growing niche. The cours

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Xiaomi is crowdfunding this hella cute e-bike

Most people know Chinese gadget maker Xiaomi for its Android phones and accessories but in its home country, it offers a vast array of products ranging from robot vacuum cleaners to desk lamps to travel pillows. It even crowdfunds new stuff in China, and its latest offering is this compact and ridiculously cheap electric bike. The 261 Himo bicycle can cover 50 kilometers on a single charge, by running a 250W brushless DC motor in power-assiste

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Meet the ‘reverse ICO,‘ where existing companies run a token sale

In 2017, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) netted a collective 5.6 billion, becoming one of the hottest tech trends of the year. Also referred to as token sale, ICO is a method for companies to raise funds by selling their own proprietary cryptocurrencies on the blockchain. In many cases, blockchain startups managed to raise millions of dollars by introducing nothing more than a conceptual whitepaper, a flashy website, a promo video and a team of vet

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San Francisco‘s newest restaurant has a robot flipping its burgers

If you find yourself in San Francisco and craving a hamburger, you might want to keep an eye out for Creatoron Folsom Street. The new joint, which is set to open to the public on June 27, offers burgers at 6, cooked from start to finish by a robot. The machine has been in the making for the past eight years; The Wall Street Journal explains that the contraption is 14 feet long, contains some 7,000 parts, costs under 1 million, and can prep 120 bu

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Meet the ‘reverse ICO,‘ where existing companies run a token sales

In 2017, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) netted a collective 5.6 billion, becoming one of the hottest tech trends of the year. Also referred to as token sale, ICO is a method for companies to raise funds by selling their own proprietary cryptocurrencies on the blockchain. In many cases, blockchain startups managed to raise millions of dollars by introducing nothing more than a conceptual whitepaper, a flashy website, a promo video and a team of vet

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11 ways to keep information safer in the cloud

With data breaches everywhere these days, it seems harder and harder to keep information safe. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to be a bit safer online. We asked members of theYoung Entrepreneur Council for tips on what anyone can do to better protect themselves online. It seems like we‘re hearing of a new data breach each month, giving companies transitioning to the cloud plenty reason to feel vulnerable. What‘s your best t

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Google Assistant‘s Continued Conversations feature makes voice commands less awkward

As it promised at its I/O Conference last month, Google has now enabled Continued Conversations in its voice-activated Assistant, so you don‘t have to invoke it with a ‘Hey Google‘ for every new command. That should make Google‘s app and smart speakers a little less awkward to use, especially when you‘ve got company around. It should also streamline the process of adding reminders to your schedule and items to your s

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MoviePass to launch ‘high demand‘ pricing starting next month

MoviePass, perhaps the best deal running for anyone who still visits their local theater, is about to get more expensive. According to a Business Insider report, the company plans to implement ‘high demand‘ pricing for popular movies starting in the next few weeks. In a system that‘s reminiscent of Uber‘s surge pricing, films that are popular with MoviePass subscribers will be subject to an extra 2 fee. ‘At certain t

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YouTube adds new monetization options for creators

YouTube announced today it would be adding new options for creators to make money from their content. Most of the options are reminiscent of what other platforms have tried, but they could still alleviate a problem YouTubers have been facing for over a year. Neal Mohan, YouTube‘s chief product officer, introduced the new features at VidCon, the annual conference for online video makers. The first feature, and the most obviously beneficial,

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Google‘s AR measurement app is coming to an Android Phone near you

Back at WWDC, Appleannouncedit was giving every iPhone a ruler in the form of an AR app called Measure. Now Google is firing back with an app also called Measure. Actually Google technically beat Apple to the punch. Measure has been available for a while on Tango devices (remember Tango?). But this is the first time Google has felt confident enough in its AR tech to bring it to other Android phones. The app works with any phone that‘scompat

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Review: The Super Anthony robot kicked and punched its way into my heart

Super Anthony is a little fighting robot with the punching power of a full-grown person. It‘s a premium-grade gadget that‘s meant for serious enthusiasts. I got my hands on one to determine if it was a contender or pretender. It‘s a bit difficult to figure out exactly what Super Anthony is all about at first. The 38 cm (14.9 in) tall machine is billed as a fighting robot and comes programmed with punches, kicks, and combat roll

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Nintendo and Xbox team up for crossplay. Why not Sony?

Microsoft and Nintendo are certainly looking cozy together these days. The latter just released a trailer promoting the new crossplay available between the Xbox One and Switch - and it‘s most notable for who‘snotin it rather than who is. The game which supports this new friendship is Minecraft. Here‘s the trailer for this collaboration between two of gaming‘s heavyweights: Notice anything there? Maybe just a touch of shade

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Democrat beholden to AT&T destroys California net neutrality bills

Assembly Member Miguel Santiago, a California Democrat, struck a deathblow to the state‘s ‘gold standard‘ net neutrality bills yesterday. This scores a huge victory for some of Santiago‘s biggest donors: ATT, Comcast, and Charter. Rather than send the nation‘s toughest consumer internet protections ahead unchanged for a vote, the Santiago-led Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee forced telcom friendly ame

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Game like the 90s never ended with a free SNES Classic on us!

After selling out with lightning speed, Nintendo is giving the SNES Classic one last production run this year - and we want to make sure you get one with the Super NES Classic Edition Giveaway.

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Valve disables item trading for Dutch players following lootbox controversy

Valve has disabled trading for Dutch CS:GO and Dota 2 players, thanks to a lawsuit from gambling authorities and a controversy a year in the making. The context: The Netherlands was one of multiple countries to investigate lootboxes in the last year. In case you don‘t remember, the whole thing began when Warner Bros crowbarred lootboxes into its single-player gameMiddle Earth: Shadow of War last year. It reached a fever pitch whenStar Wars:

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Report: Apple considered removing the charging port from the iPhone X

When Apple removed the headphone jack from the iPhone 7, it set off an industry-wide epidemic of bad design choices. We‘re still recovering. So we should all be grateful that, according to a Bloomberg report, Apple‘s idea to remove the lightning port from the iPhone X didn‘t come to fruition. The report centers aroundthe delays behind Apple‘s wireless charging mat, the AirPower. Apple was originally hoping to release it in

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This AI hiring platform is a ‘Technology Pioneer‘ according to World Economic Forum

Pymetrics is a New York-based AI hiring-platform, that allows companies to hire more diverse candidates. The company boasts clients of very large sizes, such as Unilever, Google, Airbnb,and Twitter. And now, they were just named ‘Technology Pioneers‘ by the World Economic Forum (WOF). Pymetrics‘ hiring platform allows job applicants to assess games and tasks. assess games and tasks. But here is where it gets cool: Depending on t

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The future of sports at TNW2018: Drone racing, Gattaca, and more

Technology has a great impact on how we consume and interact with sports. Something as simple as a video assistant referee has already altered the FIFA World Cup - so what can we expect for the future? At TNW Conference‘s Offside track, we discussed the changes occurring with sports and technology. We‘ve highlighted the key takeaways right here: Kevin Langeree, Kiteboarder Kevin discussed how the rise of technology has enabled him to

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5 Ways Tech Can Save Your Business Money

When you run a business, you do all that you can to save as much money as possible. Doing everything from reusing equipment to switching out the lightbulbs in your office will help you save money here and there, but it may not always be as much as you would like or need. There are quite a few other ways that you can save money as well including whittling down your staff, raising your prices, or otherwise pinching pennies-so to speak-in an effort

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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigns over improper relationship with employee

Intel today announced the resignation of CEO Brian Krzanich, citing a violation of the company‘s fraternization policy. CFO Bob Swan will fill in as interim CEO while the company conducts a search for its next top executive. The details: Krzanich‘s resignation is effective immediately. He‘s also giving up his seat on Intel‘s board of directors. It would appear the company has a zero-tolerance policy for fraternization and

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