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  • How ten-year-old Evernote evolved for the current app market

    How ten-year-old Evernote evolved for the current app market

    Evernote today rolled out a redesign, in which it swapped out its familiar colors for a refreshed look. It appears to be a relatively simple look, but when the Evernote team pulled back the...

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  • I’m pretty sure this DIY karaoke robot wants to devour my soul

    I’m pretty sure this DIY karaoke robot wants to devour my soul

    A sorcerer by the name of Hunter Irving recently found a discarded child’s toy in a shop of horrors. Its visage was so terrifying it inspired him to create a machine that uses popular music to...

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  • Bitfi is threatening the hackers who hacked its ‘unhackable’ crypto-wallet

    Bitfi is threatening the hackers who hacked its ‘unhackable’ crypto-wallet

    This is getting ugly. It appears the creators of the purportedly (but not really) “unhackable” cryptocurrency wallet Bitfi, endorsed by John McAfee, have sent veiled threats to the security...

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  • Browser mining is generating over $250K worth of cryptocurrency every month

    Browser mining is generating over $250K worth of cryptocurrency every month

    New academic research has discovered that embedded cryptocurrecy miner CoinHive is generating $250,000 worth of Monero every month – most of it going to just 10 individuals. The research, released...

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  • EmailThis organizes all your web reading into one simple app — get it now at 86% off

    EmailThis organizes all your web reading into one simple app — get it now at 86% off

    EmailThis helps you build your own library of web content to read at your leisure the way you want to digest it. Right now, you can lock in a lifetime of access to EmailThis service at a fraction...

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  • Square now lets all US CashApp users buy and sell Bitcoin

    Square now lets all US CashApp users buy and sell Bitcoin

    Square is expanding its cryptocurrency services across the the US. Its subsidiary CashApp announced that American users can now use the application to buy and sell Bitcoin in all 50 states. The...

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  • How technology is changing the fashion industry

    How technology is changing the fashion industry

    In recent years, technology has been dabbling in the fashion world. With the shift from brick-and-mortar retail shopping, technology’s impact has been difficult to ignore – especially with...

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  • Twitter is now recommending users follow cryptocurrency scambots

    Twitter is now recommending users follow cryptocurrency scambots

    Despite constant pressure to ban them, it appears Twitter is actively contributing to the cryptocurrency scam epidemic on its platform and encouraging users to follow obvious scambot accounts. The...

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  • Maduro’s Petro cryptocurrency will be an official currency in Venezuela – like the Bolivar

    Maduro’s Petro cryptocurrency will be an official currency in Venezuela – like the Bolivar

    In a bid to save Venezuela from hyperinflation, embattled President Nicolás Maduro has mandated that his Petro cryptocurrency become the nation’s second official currency. By August 20, Venezuela...

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  • DeepMind says its AI can detect eye diseases as well as human doctors

    DeepMind says its AI can detect eye diseases as well as human doctors

    Over the past two years, DeepMind, the AI firm spun off from Google, has been working on a new way to spot eye diseases that could rob people of their sight. The company says it’s now ready to...

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  • iOS 12 won’t support group FaceTime calls at launch

    iOS 12 won’t support group FaceTime calls at launch

    Back in June, Apple made a big fuss about group calls coming to FaceTime in iOS 12 – but it looks like the feature won’t arrive for a while yet. 9to5Mac reported that the iOS 12 Developer beta 7’s...

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  • Google is tracking your every move even when you tell it to stop – here’s how to fix it

    Google is tracking your every move even when you tell it to stop – here’s how to fix it

    If you’re using an Android phone or have Google apps installed on your iPhone, the search giant is almost certainly tracking your location constantly – even if you’ve turned that setting off,...

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  • Porsche and Epic Games show off new lighting features for Unreal Engine

    Porsche and Epic Games show off new lighting features for Unreal Engine

    Epic Games today showed off an amazing real-time lighting demo in Unreal Engine 4 featuring the new Porsche 911 Speedster concept car. Best of all, the demo ran on a pair of Nvidia’s just-revealed...

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  • Analyst: Renewable energy will be ‘effectively free’ by 2030

    Analyst: Renewable energy will be ‘effectively free’ by 2030

    Analysts at Swiss investment bank UBS believe that by 2030, we could all be living without much of a carbon footprint — at least at home. The analysts believe that the cost of renewable energy...

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  • FBI warns of massive ATM scam that could affect banks worldwide

    FBI warns of massive ATM scam that could affect banks worldwide

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently warned banks that cybercriminals are poised to carry out an “ATM cash-out,” an operation that gives thieves access to untold sums of money by...

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  • Researchers teach autonomous cars to deal with irrational humans

    Researchers teach autonomous cars to deal with irrational humans

    A team of researchers recently determined that both human drivers and autonomous vehicles tend to prioritize the safety of their own vehicle over those around it. People are selfish, and AI acts a...

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  • An 11-year-old hacked a government website and changed election results at DEFCON

    An 11-year-old hacked a government website and changed election results at DEFCON

    Last Friday, an 11-year-old apparently managed change election results within 10 minutes. While at this year’s DEFCON, he and many other children were offered the chance to hack into a mock-up of...

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  • We need to stop glorifying innovation. Here’s why.

    We need to stop glorifying innovation. Here’s why.

    In the United States, and to a lesser extent around the world, we’ve been glorifying innovation for the past century or more. But if we want to create a balanced society, which can sustain itself...

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  • John McAfee’s ‘unhackable’ cryptocurrency wallet has been hacked (again)

    John McAfee’s ‘unhackable’ cryptocurrency wallet has been hacked (again)

    Remember John McAfee’s supposedly “unhackable” cryptocurrency wallet? It appears a group of researchers is about to prove the once-lauded antivirus pioneer wrong. After cracking the so-called...

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  • The Meg’s giant shark is an AI-powered marvel

    The Meg’s giant shark is an AI-powered marvel

    The worldwide box office was dominated by a 75-foot-long shark over the weekend. The Meg, a Warner Bros. film, managed to rake in over $140 million amid the global feeding frenzy. And everyone...

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