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Just when you think you have seen all the creativity in the crypto-world, something new comes up to leave you flabbergasted. Meet OneSingleCoin - a cryptocurrency that plans to overtake Bitcoin, with just a single coin in circulation. The cryptocurrency‘s founder prefers to stay anonymous as many others in the industry. But he was happy to share more details about his project when we approached him. ‘You can call me William,‘ he
It seems that Microsoft isn‘t done experimenting with blockchain technology. Microsoft and Ernst Young (EY) announced the launch of a blockchain solution for content rights and royalties management on Wednesday. The blockchain solution is first implemented for Microsoft‘s game publisher partners.Indeed, gaming giant Ubisoft is already experimenting with the technology. After successful testing, Microsoft and EY hope to implement the
Ever since I was a little girl I‘ve had trouble falling asleep. 7-year old me didn‘t mind though, and was perfectly happy lying awake at 3am reading. Now I‘m older. And I need my sleep. What used to be hours of night-time bliss are now hours of terror, every minute awake driving me increasingly closer to insanity. So when I heard about this Dreampad thing I paid attention. The Dreampad? It‘s a pillow that looks normal in e
A bunch of modern cars already let you unlock your vehicle using your phone, but there isn‘t a standard to ensure that the feature will work across devices for years to come. Thankfully, a number of tech firms and automakers are coming together to sort that out. More than 70 companies, including the likes of Apple, LG, Samsung, Panasonic, Audi, GM, BMW, Hyundai, NXP, Qualcomm, and Volkswagen, have joined hands under the Car Connectivity Con
Back in March 2017, Microsoft announced at the Game Developer‘s Conference that it would bring mixed reality experiences to its Xbox consoles in 2018. It‘s walking back that promise, as it wants to focus on MR for PCs instead. Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz at E3 last week, Microsoft Chief Marketing Officer Mike Nichols said, ‘We don‘t have any plans specific to Xbox consoles in virtual reality or mixed reality.‘ That
Remember MSN.com? It‘s still around and Microsoft is trying to bring it back by relaunching its mobile apps with a new moniker. Available for Android and iOS, Microsoft News brings you stories from the company‘s MSN News effort, that‘s been online for several years with a modern interface that should be familiar to folks who‘ve tried Apple News and Google News. The service brings curated news from more than 1,000 publish
At first glance, a YouTube competitor that lives within Instagram seems like a smart idea. It‘s not. Or, it might be. I don‘t know. The move makes a lot of sense. Facebook-owned Instagram, according to a recent Pew Research survey, is trailing only YouTube in use among teens. Some 85 percent of Americans aged 13 to 17 say they use YouTube, with Instagram coming in second at 72 percent. Snapchat is hot on Instagram‘s heels at 69
Instagram is making a play for YouTube‘s video throne with the launch of IGTV, a new app where users can upload videos longer than one minute. The app, revealed at an event today by Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom, hosts videos up to one hour in length. Anyone can upload videos, either from the dedicated app or from Instagram itself. Everything is mobile-oriented, meaning videos are in portrait mode. Rumors about it have been passed along for w
The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) recently cracked down on the makers of a device called the Autopilot Buddy, a gadget that allows people to trick Tesla cars into thinking the driver has their hands on the steering wheel. Autopilot Buddy is a fantastic example of a heartless piece of technology that tries to capitalize on consumers‘ ignorance. Not everyone is tech-savvy, and being able to afford a Tesla doesn&lsq
I recently wrote a 80-page guide to how to get a programming job without a degree, curated from my experience helping students do just that at Springboard, a leading data science bootcamp. This excerpt is a part where I focus on unique ways non-STEM students and dropouts looking for programming jobs should differentiate themselves. As somebody who has had to perhaps beat a non-traditional path through to programming jobs, you‘ll need to do
Facebook today announced a pilot program that would allow group administrators to charge members for exclusive content. In a blog post, the company revealed the test would include a small number of groups in the parenting and homemaking niches - including college planning, meal prep, and home cleaning. According to Sara Mueller, who started a cleaning group called Declutter My Home: Since I started Declutter My Home, it‘s been motivating an
Everything happens quickly in the cryptocurrency world. Last December, Bitcoin‘s value reached an all-time high of about 20,00, around the same time people were spending millionson CryptoKitties. BTC‘s value, now, rests at 6,700. And those cats? They‘re dying of neglect. When the blockchain-based game CryptoKitties launched last December there were plenty of people in the cryptocurrency community who hated it. But its overnight
When I reviewed the Loupedeck earlier this year, I was surprised to find it cut down my photo editing time nearly in half I actually timed it. A chunky slab full of knobs and buttons, it adds an intuitive tactile element to the normally grueling process of editing hundreds of photos. Problem was, it felt cheap. Even though it was effective, it didn‘t feel great to use, particular due to flimsy buttons. That‘s no longer an issue. The
You may have noticed something different in the 2018 World Cup. For the first time ever, the Virtual Assistant Referee (VAR) system is being used to help make decisions during games. And already we are seeing it cause controversy. It‘s no surprise that VAR has caused debate, considering the furor that surrounded VAR in the English FA Cup and the Bundesliga. But although VAR receives huge attention, we should not forget that it is only the m
Facebook is testing autoplaying video ads inside of Messenger, and holy crap this is a bad idea. The context: Facebook confirmed to Quartz yesterday it was rolling out the ads next Monday to a small group of users. While a spokesperson insisted the user would be ‘in control‘ of their ad experience, that basically means you can hide and report ads of your choosing. You can‘t opt out of it. Stefanos Loukakos, Messenger‘s hea
It appears controversial cryptocurrency issuer Tether (USDT) is yet again trying to prove its legitimacy to the larger blockchain community. The company has hired a law firm co-founded by former FBI director Louis Freeh to look into its financial situation. ‘Earlier this year Tether engaged Freeh, Sporkin Sullivan LLP (FSS) to review bank account documentation and to perform a randomized inspection of the numbers of Tethers in circulation
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The main international airport of the Netherlands will now let you convert those ‘leftover euros‘ at the end of your Eurotrip to cryptocurrency. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol announced today that it has installed a ‘Bitcoin ATM‘ to let passengers convert euro to Bitcoin and Ethereum. The ATM is installed for a six-month trial period - to gauge demand for the service among passengers.Schiphol says that it is the first European
Some eight years ago, a collection of expressive little icons -emoji - showed upin our smart devicesand now it‘s hard to imagine life without them. Everyone uses them - teenagers, adults, corporations and even large institutions like the EU. Emoji aren‘t just silly icons for adding flair to our online conversations. Some argue that emoji is a ‘lingua franca‘ - a bridging language that allows us to communicate across spoken
Running is one of the world‘s most popular physical activities, but, unlike other sports, the average participant is rarely coached. If you play football, squash, hockey, or train a martial art, the chances are you‘ve had or have lessons. But running? I know folks who have completed multiple marathons, but have never even spoken with a coach. This is where Runvi comes in. The device which has reached its funding goal on Kickstarter
The European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs just voted ‘yes‘ on highly controversial parts of the EU‘s new Copyright Reform. The controversial articles - 11 and 13 - effectively establish link tax, censorship machines, and ban memes. There was heavy resistance to the contested articles from internet activists, lobbyists, and members of European Parliament (MEPs), but all was for nought and the articles passed with a 13:12
You know it is just a regular day when you read about a cryptocurrency heist. Today‘s victim is South Korean exchange desk Bithumb. The companyreported that nearly 35 billion Won (31.6 million) were stolen from its exchange. The hack began last night and lasted until today morning Korean Standard Time (KST). Bithumb has taken all regular cautionary measures following the hack. The company has halted all its deposits and withdrawal services,