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PUBG rumored to drop on PS4 soon

The Korean game ratings board dropped a listing for a PS4 version ofPlayerUnknown‘s Battlegrounds, indicating a long-awaited release is on the horizon - and not a moment too soon for the floundering battle royale game. The listing was spotted earlier today by Twitter user@Nibellion, and clearly shows ‘PLAYERUNKNOWN‘S BATTLEGROUNDS PS4‘ along with a description of the violence inherent in the game. PUBG for PS4 has popped u

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Researchers paid people to talk to themselves so AI will sound less dumb

A team of researchers from the University of Edinburgh developed a novel method for teaching AI to respond to queries in a more conversational manner: They paid people to talk to themselves. It turns out that paying one person to pretend to be two people is a cost-effective way of training an AI to recognize natural human language. That may seem like a no-brainer, but the interesting part is that it also produces better results than current multi

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Beauty app teams up with Kik to bring cryptocurrency to 92 million women

AR-powered vanity platform Perfect365, which touts more than 100 million (mostly female) users, is the latest startup to embrace blockchain technology and tokenize its platform. Through a collaboration with messaging giant Kik, the beauty app will soon reward users with Kin cryptocurrency for their activity on Perfect365. To earn tokens, users will have to complete surveys and other tasks on Perfect365. With an audience made up of 92 percent wome

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Europol: Criminals are still using Bitcoin, but ISIS loves ZCash

Europol has found that Bitcoin is still the chosen cryptocurrency of the internet underworld. The insight comes from Europol‘s latest Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) report. Among other things, the research claims cybercriminals still favor Bitcoin over other cryptocurrencies despite its lack of anonymity features. Europol also notes Bitcoin‘s share of the cryptocurrency market has dropped significantly, from over

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UK shipping giant floats blockchain as a solution to sink supply chain woes

The UK‘s leading port operator is planning to explore blockchain as a possible tool to improve the performance of British shipyards. Associated British Ports (ABP) today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to work with blockchain logistics developers, Marine Transport International (MTI), Dry Bulk Magazine reports. ABP operates some 21 ports all over the UK, and is responsible for processing 25 percent of the nation&lsquo

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Google‘s 3 secrets for startups struggling with hiring

At one point or another, the bane of every startup founder‘s existence is hiring. Not only do most startup teams have little to no professional hiring experience, but the process alsotakes a huge amount of time and effort most startups don‘t have. Cutting corners and careless decisions, however, can lead to bad hires that could be dreadful for business. Two weeks ago, I went to a workshop at TQ - TNW‘s tech hub -led by Google fo

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If you‘ve ever been curious about CAD and 3D printing, here‘s the resource motherlode for under 2 a book

Understanding CAD (computer-aided design) and 3D printing is becoming a much sought after talent, from large-scale modern design manufacturers to smaller boutique producers. Learn all the skills needed to do that whole process right from start to finish with the CAD and 3D Printing eBook Bundle, available now for less than 2 a book, only 19.99.

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Texas regulator goes after cryptocurrency scammers boasting fake Obama endorsements

The Texas State Securities Board (TSSB) is taking emergency action against cryptocurrency scammers, peddling fake endorsements and posing as well-established blockchain services. In a statement from yesterday, TSSB Commissioner Travis J. Iles revealed the board has issued a cease and desist letter for three cryptocurrency businesses. The suspected businesses are currently under investigation. The TSSB claims that Coins Miner Investment, DGBK Ltd,

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Coinbase, EOS, and Stellar paid 60K to white-hat hackers this week

There has been a sharp increase in payouts from cryptocurrency bug bounties. Major platforms Coinbase, EOS, Stellar, and Augur have all recently rewarded hackers (the good kind) handsomely for discovering security flaws. Notably, Block.one the company behind EOS paid out bug bounties worth more than 60,000 over the past week. Six of those bounties were labeled as ‘critical threats,‘ earning rewards of 10,000 each the maximum amount

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Chaos follows Linux dev community‘s new code of conduct

On Sunday, Linus Torvalds the chief programmer of Linux Kernel sent out a letter in which he apologized for his hostile behavior towards others in the community that maintains the project. He added that he will be taking some time off: I am going to take time off and get some assistance on how to understand people‘s emotions and respond appropriately. Torvalds is referring to what he described as ‘My flippant attacks in emails&lsquo

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ACLU says Facebook ads allow employers to favor men over women

On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)submitted a complaint to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against Facebook. It claims the platform‘s ad options have allowed employers to post adverts that allow discrimination based on gender. ‘Facebook has created and profited from a powerful tool for discrimination against female and other non-male job applicants,‘ the complaint explains. ACLU‘s c

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NY Attorney General: Cryptocurrency exchanges lack security, fairness, and integrity

Cryptocurrency exchanges may not be as safe as we first thought. A report from the state of New York‘s attorney general has revealed that most exchanges do not have basic consumer protections in place, leaving them vulnerable to manipulation. ‘Many virtual currency platforms lack the necessary policies and procedures to ensure the fairness, integrity, and security of their exchanges,‘ state Attorney General Barbara Underwood sai

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Aubrey de Grey is working to cure aging whether you like it or not

Don‘t think about living forever. Just think about never getting sick, ever again. At least that‘s how Aubrey de Grey would like you to contextualize his work. The notoriously bearded biomedical gerontologist is the scientific spark that lights up so many all-caps ‘immortality‘ headlines. De Grey wants to increase human longevity so significantly that death could become a thing of the past, a condition people fell prey to

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Sony unveils its 100 PlayStation Classic with 20 pre-loaded games

Following the trend of bringing retro consoles back to delight nostalgic gamers, Sony has launched the PlayStation Classic a smaller, modern take on the original PlayStation from 23 years ago. The Classic is nearly half the size of the first PlayStation, which read CD-ROMs and sold 100 million units worldwide. It‘ll come with 20 well-loved titles including Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms. You&l

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AI can protect elephants from poachers - here‘s how

A project by the USA‘sCornell Universityhas been using Artificial Intelligence to help with protecting elephants in Afrika against poaching. Named theElephant Listening Project(ELP), the initiative tracks elephant herds across the Nouabal-Ndoki National Park in the Republic of Congo. The tracking of elephants is done through 50 sensors placed in various locations in the park. A major focus has been to monitor elephant activity at numerous f

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Samsung might launch its first quad-camera phone on October 11

It seems that Samsung is set to push the limits in photography with mid-range phones. According to a leak from SamsungMobile.News, Samsung will be launching its first phonewith four rearcameras Galaxy A9 Star Pro (2018) on October 11. Thecameras will be placed vertically on the left with LED flash underneath them on the back of the phone. Samsung earlier teased a possible quad-camera phone with an invite which said ‘4X Fun‘. Let the

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Mozilla‘s new Firefox Reality browser brings the web to your VR headset

Mozilla has launched Firefox Reality, a web browser custom built for use with VR headsets. Version 1.0 is now available for free in Viveport, Oculus, and Daydream app stores. The goal with this project, which the organization has been working on for years, is to make it easy to enjoy 2D and immersive content on the web as easily as possible. To that end, it supports web search using the mic on your headset so as to negate the need for typing; it

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Review: Monoprice‘s M565 is a 200 gateway to planar magnetic headphones

Dissect a random pair of headphones and there‘s a good chance you‘ll see something like this: a cone-shaped diaphragm speaker placed in front of a metal coil magnet. This basic design has been the foundation for most speakers and headphones for roughly a century; you‘ll find it in everything from everything to the cheapest earbuds to the most expensive hi-fi setup. But headphone companies have branched out in the past decade or

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Google Home Hub leaks ahead of Pixel 3 event

Though everyone is focusing on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, Google likely has more devices planned for its October 9 event. Following rumors of two new Chromebooks, a leak of Google‘s Home Hub smart display is making the rounds today courtesy of MySmartPrice. Unless these are some classy fakes, the images show off a device conceptually similar to other Google Assistant devices with a screen, which are in turn similar to Amazon‘s Echo S

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Women get just 47 cents in equity for every 1 awarded to male colleagues

The gender pay disparity isn‘t a secret. We knowthat women make 0.82 for every dollar a man makes, still, in 2018. It‘s well-documented that tech‘s biggest companies, including two newly-minted trillion dollar corporations, employ women in fewer than a third of their leadership positions. And still, in 2018,only 24 Fortune 500 companies have female CEOs. As bleak as this all sounds, there‘s another problem for women in tec

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45-year-old arrested after threatening to kill a child over Fortnite beatdown

Gamer rage is one thing, but a 45-year-old New York man took things way beyond the legal limits when he allegedly threatened to murder an 11-year-old child who beat him in an online game yesterday. According to local law enforcement, suspect Michael Aliperti has been charged with second-degree aggravated harassment and acting in a manner to injure a child. He was arrested at approximately 1 AM local time this morning after police received reports

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YouTube merges Gaming with main site after standalone app fails to impress

Google today announced it‘s shuttering YouTube Gaming, replacing it with a page on the main site. The company is hoping that the Gaming page, while not very dissimilar to the Gaming site, will help bring more viewers and content creators together now that they aren‘t being forced to shuffle between two sites. With YouTube Gaming on the YouTube homepage, you can browse the games and creators you love and discover new ones as well. Who

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Vankyo‘s Leisure 410 LED projector is bright, brilliant, and budget-friendly

When it comes to purchasing a projector for your home theater there‘s usually only one important question for consumers: How much do you have to spend? Because, typically, inexpensive projectors don‘t perform well. The idea of, let‘s say, a 99 projector that‘s bright, clear, and capable of working even in broad daylight seems pretty stupendous. Meet the stupendous Vankyo Leisure 410 LED projector. I got my hands on a revie

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