Bitcoin conference dragged for pulling bitcoin transactions for tickets

January 14, 2018

Bitcoin is getting dragged for not working well as a currency at its own conference.Image: ALEX HOFFORD/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock The irony of a conference dedicated to all things cryptocurrency that’s unable to accept bitcoin payments for conference tickets is glaring. On the North American Bitcoin Conference ticketing page — where last minute tickets are $1,000 USD for the Jan. 18-19 event in Miami — an explanation for the “no cryptocurrency” policy cites…

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The 2018 internet resolution everyone should have: Bring back your browser bar

December 30, 2017

An open memoranda, to all marginally-smart people/ consumers of internet “content”: Hi. Some doubts. Do you… Want the internet to be better in 2018? Want your favorite media stores to survive 2018? Want the proliferation of “fake news”( both the now-meaningless word and actual bullshit news) to stop? Actually care about deep, true reporting? Actually care about neighbourhood writing and reporting? Actually care about writing that isn’t written for the…

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Uh oh, a major Bitcoin upgrade just got postponed indefinitely

November 24, 2017

No 2x today . Image: Alexander Demianchuk/ getty It ain’t easy being Bitcoin. The cryptocurrency has undergone several forks within the parameters of the last year while simultaneously skyrocketing in value and was on course for potentially another fork set to take place in mid-November. It’s that last part which has run into a pretty serious velocity hump. Known as Segwit2x, the plan was to both doubled the Bitcoin block…

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‘Silicon Valley’ star Kumail Nanjiani lashes out against tech companies

November 11, 2017

Kumail Nanjiani is a comic with some very dark anticipates . Image: Donald Bowers/ Getty Images for The New Yorker Starring in a comedy about tech isn’t ever funny, one of HBO’s Silicon Valley stars explained in a cynical Twitter thread Wednesday. Kumail Nanjiani, who plays software engineer Dinesh in the Tv serial, shared some thoughts on how tech corporations don’t consider the ethical ramifications of what they’re build. SEE…

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Another reason why you should never ever download Flash on your Android phone

October 20, 2017

Image: getty images Consider this yet another PSA on why you should never ever download Adobe Flash Player, or anything resembling it if you’re employing an Android phone. Security researchers at ESET have discovered a new kind of ransomware infecting Android phones on a tier nobody’s ever seen before. Called DoubleLocker, the exploit encrypts the data on the infected machine and then changes its PIN number so victims are locked…

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Equifax was allegedly hacked months before its massive breach

October 10, 2017

Jeez . Image: RHONA WISE/ EP-AEFE/ REX/ SHUTTERSTOCK Equifax was hacked this past summer. You already know this. Nonetheless, according to a brand-new report, the company’s computer systems were likewise allegedly broken into in March. And here’s the kicker: The same crew might be responsible for both occurrences. That’s right, the same culprits behind the stealing of personal information on potentially 143 million Americans might have been poking around in…

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Surprise: Google doesn’t make the top 10 best companies for gender diversity in tech

August 13, 2017

Not on the roll. Image: FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/ EPA/ REX/ Shutterstock It’s been a tough week for diversity in tech. Former Google engineer James Damore’s memo has ignited a meaningless debate about whether or not ladies are inherently less capable of vocations as software engineers. With the memoranda treated among many as a legitimate article of scientific analysis, it can be deterring for the persons who see it as manipulating science…

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Ubisoft’s CEO says it’s figured out a couple of ways to make games stickier

August 6, 2017

Image: UBISOFT/ SUPPLIED What do today’s millennials look for in games? Ones they can play together, articulates Ubisoft’s CEO Yves Guillemot. “Millennials asking questions games they can play with pals more and more, so that’s why we’re going increasingly into multiplayer games. “We see that service industries is changing towards a more community-oriented one, ” Guillemot told Mashable at the company’s Singapore studio. SEE ALSO: ‘Skull& Bones’ is the PvP…

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The story about a guy who laundered $4 billion reads like a Bitcoin detective story

July 28, 2017

Greek powers say they have arrested a Russian boy wanted in the United States on distrust of masterminding a money laundering running involving at the least$ 4 billion through bitcoin transactions . Image: AP/ REX/ Shutterstock A Russian man was accused by a U.S. jury on Wednesday on accusations of laundering more than$ 4 billion through a Bitcoin exchange, Reuters reported. Alexander Vinnik, 38, and likely operator of popular Bitcoin…

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IDO3D Print Shop lets you make tiny 3D toys and copy your own stuff

July 28, 2017

The IDO3D Print Shop kit . Image: lance ulanoff/ mashable Fake news can even infect the tech gizmo world. Take IDO3D 3D Print shop from Redwood Ventures. It’s a $60 kid’s toy that would like you to believe it’s a 3D printer. It’s not. That’s Fake Gadget News. It’s actually a 3D injection mold structure that uses UV lightthe same kind that your dentist are applied to harden fillingsto create…

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Jared Kushner says a fake Guccifer tried to blackmail him for Bitcoin

July 25, 2017

The Kush . Image: REX/ Shutterstock Jared Kushner prince of the United States and future savior of the Middle East wants you to know that not all computer crazies worked to help his father-in-law during the course of its 2016 presidential campaign. The Kush sat before investigates in Congress on Monday to talk about his meetings with Russian tribe leading up to last year’s election, and he wanted the committee…

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Buyers fear police have secretly seized the last big dark web market standing

July 23, 2017

A sampling of the goods . Image: Dreaming sell The Silk Road, Silk Road 2.0, AlphaBay, and Hansa: These are the dark-web marketplaces shuttered by law enforcement, leaving online buyers and sellers of drugs, weapons, and who knows what else scrambling to find the next online bazaar for their illicit wares. They saw it in Dream Market, but as the last big-hearted pitch-dark market standing picks up steam, consumers are…

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Alpha Bay, Hansa taken down in coordinated global cybercrime operation

July 21, 2017

It’s get harder to make illegal transactions on the Dark Web Image: ingibiork/ Shutterstock A massive world endeavor shut down a pair of enormous darknes web marketplaces where transactions of drugs, firearms, and stolen data reportedly made at the least$ 1 billion. SEE ALSO: A dark web marketplace went down, and oh boy did its customers freak out The FBI, DEA, the Dutch National Police, and Europol worked to take…

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In the future, money could become too smart for you

July 20, 2017

Image: Bob Al-Greene/ Mashable Money is pretty simple nowadays: A piece of paper or a digital resource that you can exchange for goods and services. Someone else takes care of all the fine print. Some various kinds of central authority issues the money, calculates its appreciate, and works to ensure that that wire transaction you’ve mailed “re going to the” privilege recipient. But money is changing. First there was Bitcoin,…

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Elon Musk’s vision of Tesla’s future might be bolder than you think

July 19, 2017

Short version: By 2022, you’ll likely be allowed to afford a Tesla, but you won’t need to . Image: AP Photo/ Marcio Jose Sanchez A quote attributed to writer William Gibson posits that “the future is already here, it’s only not very evenly distributed.” Well, Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk merely is to say when that will change at the least when it is necessary to car possession. More…

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Researchers made a scary new video tool to make Obama say anything

July 18, 2017

Image: University of Washington We live in frightening hours. It’s often hard to distinguish actuality from fiction, and it doesn’t help that our very own chairperson, Mr. Donald J. Trump, obsessively rants about “fake news media” anytime he’s criticized. Sadly, fake report isn’t “re going away” anytime soon, and it’s probably going to get much worse in the very near future thanks to brand-new video editing tools being made by…

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CoinDash takes a hit as hackers steal $7 million worth of Ether

July 18, 2017

Oops . Image: Shutterstock/ Lightboxx All it took was three minutes. Shortly after proceeding live, CoinDash’s July 17 Initial Coin Offering( ICO) was in serious trouble. The company, which allows for the trading of the popular cryptocurrency Ether( the “money unit” of the Ethereum platform ), was all set for a big fundraising round with investors given the chance to invest in CoinDash with Ether. It’s a well-established practice similar…

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AlphaBay has reportedly been shut down by authorities

July 15, 2017

Probably not an accurate representation of a typical AlphaBay patron . Image: imageBROKER/ REX/ Shutterstock AlphaBay, a dark entanglement marketplace for wares in the “not exactly legal” list, went offline in early July, and countless customers presupposed the admins decided to make away with their money. But a new report from The Wall street Journal am of the view that AlphaBay was actually taken down in a coordinated action by…

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Good morning, Verizon customers! By the way, you’re screwed

July 14, 2017

Image: AP/ REX/ Shutterstock This tale was revised at 1:07 p.m. ET . If you’re a Verizon patron, you need to change your PIN the personal identification number you use when contacting customer services right now. A security firm divulged on Wednesday that information on millions Verizon accounts was disclosed on an unsecured server. The message consisted of the subscriber’s reputation, cellphone number, and the note PIN. The last-place constituent…

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Goodbye, Windows Phone! It was nice knowing you

July 13, 2017

If your telephone still has these tiles, you should probably oust it . Image: Mashable Windows Phone, Microsoft’s mobile stage and the only scaffold that ever ran close to being a serious opponent to iOS and Android in the post-BlackBerry age, is no more. On Tuesday, July 11, Windows Phone 8.1 fell down Microsoft’s “end of support” category for software, which intends there will be no updates to it of…

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