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Whenever someone brings up Bitcoin, the first thing that comes to everyone's mind is an image of Mike Tyson. After all, cryptographic currencies beloved by investment wonks, libertarians and drug kingpins go hand-in-hand with the controversial former heavyweight champion of the world. That's why i...

August 21st 2015 at 10:41am 0 Comments
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Today on In Case You Missed It: If Jaws has kept you out of the ocean, there's another way to experience surfing. Just pay $4,000 for the Onean Electric Surfboard and cruise lakes and rivers instead. And you can re-live the glory days of Saved by the Bell and Zumba pants with an iOS app that tu...

August 21st 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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The internet is awash with reports that Spotify, the music streaming service, is adopting The Big Book of Dystopian Futures as its new corporate policy. The furor is over the company's updated privacy policy, which includes new statements about what it will and won't do with your data. A brief rea...

August 21st 2015 at 8:31am 0 Comments
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The whole point of the European Union's "right to be forgotten" laws is to remove links to irrelevant or outdated data about a persons life from Google, but a vicious cycle of news about the removal of links to news is making that impossible. Think about it: Google removes links about your sordid p...

August 21st 2015 at 2:37am 0 Comments
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The FCC is developing a video access platform that will allow American Sign Language (ASL) users to communicate with businesses and government agencies more easily, Chairman Tom Wheeler announced on Thursday. With it, users will be able to make video calls as well as send text and audio to the per...

August 20th 2015 at 11:30pm 0 Comments
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Emoji are insanely popular, despite the near-endless stream of stickers and GIFs that dominate our messaging apps these days. But depending on where you live, some emoji are more popular than others. The folks behind SwiftKey, the predictive keyboard app for iOS and Android, have been mining their...

August 20th 2015 at 2:12pm 0 Comments
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I placed my very first order on Amazon.com for two very popular albums back on June 20th, 2000. I'd later go on to place about 230 orders, including everything from a mattress (no wait, make that two mattresses; don't ask) and soap -- lots and lots of soap. I loved Amazon so much that at one point...

August 20th 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Everybody loves a good animated GIF but they're just such a pain to create from a mobile device. Or rather, they were a pain to create on mobile devices now that Giphy's new mobile camera app is available. The Giphy Cam is a free iOS app that allows users to create and share animated gifs as easil...

August 20th 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Google has given everyone a rare look inside its server rooms and detailed how keeps up with the massive growth of its search business. In a blog post, Google Fellow Amin Vadat said that the company's current network, Jupiter, can deliver a petabit per second of total throughput. That means each o...

August 20th 2015 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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You're probably no doubt aware that no packet of data you send on the internet is safe from prying eyes. And because of the way traffic is routed, those packets often take a ride through nations that are keen to observe or even censor that data -- like China, North Korea or yes, the US. However, r...

August 20th 2015 at 10:13am 0 Comments
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Today on In Case You Missed It: Germany is trying to revive a decades-old plan for a hypersonic commuting plane which would deliver people from Frankfurt to Australia in 90 minutes. A video for a social connection app called Knock Knock stars a couple celebs who will likely never ask to be conne...

August 20th 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Comcast is launching pilot schemes for its low-cost internet service aimed senior citizens, coming to San Francisco and Palm Beach County, Florida. It forms part of Comcast's Internet Essentials service that launched in 2011,offering cheaper internet connections to low-income families since 2011....

August 20th 2015 at 1:00am 0 Comments