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Ask Slashdot: How Does One Freely Use Bitcoin In the Land of the Free?

New submitter devrtm writes: It appears that Bitcoin, a currency designed with anonymity in mind, can be effectively used almost anywhere in the world, except in a few countries where it is regulated, and in one country where you can only use it if y.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotMar 20th, 2017

Hefei Chang Xin keeps low profile but DRAM ambition remains unchanged

Hefei Chang Xin's ambition to grow its DRAM business has seen some progress though the China-based firm has now chosen to keep a low profile. The company has been quietly renamed to Rui-li (transliterated from Chinese) Integrated Circuit, and has ask.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News51 min. ago

Meet Stan, a robot that can pick up your car and park it for you

Stan is a robot that wants to park your car for you. The innovative system powering Stan has the potential to utterly transform how large parking lots use space, making them far more efficient than they are now. The post Meet Stan, a robot that can p.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 31 min. ago

Here’s how Twitter aims to entice you into cosy DM exchanges with brands

Twitter's desire to get users to engage more with brands has led to a new card that aims to encourage a DM exchange. Direct Message Cards offer responses to a question which, when a user selects one, flip into a DM session. The post Here’s how.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News3 hr. 15 min. ago

Article: Listen In: Fact or Fiction—Are Millennials Penny-Pinchers?

Are millennials careful with their money or are they, as one critic put it, wasting their cash on avocado toast? eMarketer forecasting analyst Marcus Johnson and demographics specialist Mark Dolliver take a look at the data......»»

Category: internetSource:  emarketerRelated News4 hr. 15 min. ago

Researchers Find Dozens of Genes Associated With Measures of Intelligence

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: We don't know a lot about the biological basis of our mental abilities -- we can't even consistently agree on how best to test them -- but a few things seem clear. One is that performance on a nu.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News5 hr. 31 min. ago

When AI Botches Your Medical Diagnosis, Who"s To Blame?

Robert Hart has posed an interested question in his report on Quartz: When artificial intelligence botches your medical diagnosis, who's to blame? Do you blame the AI, designer or organization? It's just one of many questions popping up and starting.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 59 min. ago

Sense Home Energy Monitor review

How inefficient is your fridge? What’s the biggest energy suck in your home? The Sense Home Energy Monitor can tell you all in an easy-to-use app -- and hopefully help you lower your electric bill. The post Sense Home Energy Monitor review appeared.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News8 hr. 7 min. ago

Two pros enter, one pro leaves: Microsoft’s Surface Pro takes on Apple’s MacBook Pro 13

The latest Surface Pro features updated hardware and a refined internal design, but how does it stack up against Apple's newest MacBook Pro? Here, we take a closer look at the hardware powering each. The post Two pros enter, one pro leaves: Microsoft.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News8 hr. 7 min. ago

Implications for SPs Arising from Smart Home Solutions in Mature Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) Markets

Smart homes are an important growth segment driven by large-scale adoption of internet of things (IoT). The total spending on smart home–related use cases within the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ) region is expected to become US$55 billion b.....»»

Category: hardwareSource:  idcRelated News8 hr. 31 min. ago

Federal Court Revives Wikimedia’s Challenge to N.S.A. Surveillance

An appeals court ruling on warrantless internet surveillance raises the chances that the Supreme Court could one day scrutinize the issue......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated News8 hr. 51 min. ago

Google Following Your Offline Credit Card Spending To Tell Advertisers If Their Ads Work

One of the new tools Google has announced for its advertisers today promises to tie your offline credit card data together with all your online viewing to tell advertisers exactly what's working as they try to target you and your wallet. Consumerist.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News9 hr. 15 min. ago

Watch Alchemist Accelerator’s Demo Day right here

Alchemist is one of those rare programs that focuses on enterprise startups. These aren’t your parents’ enterprise companies. Pitches today will span products that help businesses with crowdfunding, wearables, sustainable farming and mana.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News10 hr. 31 min. ago

IKEA"s affordable smart lights will dim with your voice

Last month, IKEA launched its own line of low-cost smart lighting, called TRÅDFRI, and up until now, users have had to rely on a remote control or a proprietary app to use the product. But no longer. Today, the Swedish retailer announ.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News10 hr. 59 min. ago

Verizon CEO confirms it is preparing its own live-TV streaming service

Verizon is planning to use its acquisition of Yahoo and AOL -- and the nearly 1.3 billion users that come with them -- to launch its own live-TV streaming service, just in case you wanted yet another option. The post Verizon CEO confirms it is prepar.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News10 hr. 59 min. ago

Turn your regular AC unit into a smarter one with the Ambi Climate 2

Ambi Climate has plenty of smarts to go around, now that it's introduced its second model, the Ambi Climate 2. Described as an AI-enhanced air conditioning tool, this smart home device monitors more than just your home's temperature. The post Turn yo.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News11 hr. 23 min. ago

38% off Inateck USB 3.0 to IDE/SATA Hard Drive Adapter - Deal Alert

This USB 3.0 adapter from Inateck can interface with up to three drives simultaneously. It is compatible with 2.5"/3.5" IDE/SATA hard drives and 5.25" IDE/SATA CD/DVD drives, and features a one-touch backup function. Use it to read an old internal.....»»

Category: mcitoshSource:  macworldRelated News12 hr. 15 min. ago

Breaking the iris scanner locking Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is laughably easy

The “future standard for phone authentication” is not ready for mainstream use. Enlarge (credit: Chaos Computer Club) Hackers have broken the iris-based authentication in Samsung's Galaxy S8 smartphone in an easy-to-execute attack that's a.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News12 hr. 15 min. ago

Merlon Intelligence raises $7.65 million in seed financing to combat money laundering

 OpenDoor, Oscar Health, Palantir and now Merlon Intelligence. Bradford Cross, founder of the venture capital firm Data Collective is joining the ranks of VCs who have caught the entrepreneurship bug, abandoning a cushy lifestyle for one with c.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News12 hr. 59 min. ago

Drobo 5N2 Five-Bay NAS Review

Today's focus is on Drobo's 5N2 Five-Bay NAS, an upgrade over previous models in terms of features and performance, and one to consider."... [PCSTATS].....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated News12 hr. 59 min. ago

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Review

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 may be one of the better-equipped tablets for consumers looking for a device that has it all – multimedia and productivity chops, useful feature adds and good looks as well. With its HDR-ready screen, quad speake.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated News12 hr. 59 min. ago