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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

Announcing the agenda for TechCrunch’s Battlefield Australia, Sydney Nov 16

 Hard to believe that TechCrunch’s first Startup Battlefield Australia is just one month away.  The Sydney event on Nov. 16 at ATP’s Locomotive Workshop will present a tremendous day of programming and an epic competition to find th.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News16 min. ago

Google launches “strongest security” opt-in program for high risk users

 Google has today launched a free, opt-in program aimed at users who believe their Google accounts — such as Gmail, Drive, YouTube etc — to be at particularly high risk of targeted online attacks. Read More.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News16 min. ago

Bitcoin engineer Jameson Lopp SWATted by angry crypto fans

 An engineer for BitGo, Jameson Lopp, faced down a horde of police officers with rifles at his home in Durham, North Carolina after someone sent an anonymous tip regarding a hostage situation at his home. The engineer has been vocal on Twitter a.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News16 min. ago

Alexa adds support for custom lists

 Amazon today announced it’s improving one of Alexa’s most-used features: lists. The company is expanding both the Shopping list and To-Do list functionality to allow Alexa device owners to create their own lists for any purpose R.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News16 min. ago

Sony turns its eye to Nintendo Switch

Well this is interesting: Sony and Nintendo may usually be video game rivals, but a new Sony label will soon be bringing a game to Nintendo Switch. Sony has launched a new publishing label called Unties, and one of its first titles will be a strategy.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated News24 min. ago

Twitter is the latest to fill your feed with auto-playing video ads

Your Twitter feed is going to get even busier thanks to the microblogging service unlocking auto-playing video ads for advertisers. Starting today Video Website Cards are available to every ad-buyer. In limited beta tests (like the one embed.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  engadgetRelated News24 min. ago

Android 8.1 Oreo Release Date, Beta & Details

Android 8.1 Oreo Release Date, Beta & Details is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile. Google’s confirmed the next version of Android Oreo and Android 8.1 will land for select devices in the weeks ahead. The first update to Google’s.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  gottabemobileRelated News24 min. ago

One man, a 300-year plan, and billions of dollars are reshaping tech as we know it

Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a grand 10-year plan last year for his social networking giant. But another business leader is swooping in with something far greater: a 300-year plan.  His name is Masayoshi Son, and he's the man behind a $100 billion v.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News32 min. ago

Move over, Bitcoin: Ethereum is the next big thing in cryptocurrency

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. You've probably heard of Bitcoin, that digital currency and payment system created by a mysterious inventor nearly 10 years ago that eliminates the.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News32 min. ago

AirAsia Japan announces a mid-4Q17 launch date

AirAsia Group has announced it will shortly return to the Japanese market with the confirmed upcoming launch of AirAsia Japan (DJ, Nagoya Chubu). Following a lengthy certification drive with the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transp.....»»

Category: aviationSource:  ch_aviationRelated News39 min. ago

[PHOTOS] GM Brings Hydrogen-Powered War Elephant to US Army

One of the big problems with getting new vehicle propulsion technology to become accepted is that it just costs so much money—for example, battery electric vehicles have been steadily growing, but the cost of building the infrastructure needed to c.....»»

Category: autoSource:  thenewswheelRelated News39 min. ago

CAMI Assembly Plant Strike Comes to an End as Workers Agree to a New Four-Year Contract

Exactly one month ago today, members of the Unifor union and workers at the General Motors CAMI Assembly Plant in Ingersoll, Ontario went on strike, seeking stronger job security. Fortunately for GM, the strike fell short of of its one month mark. In.....»»

Category: autoSource:  thenewswheelRelated News39 min. ago

ZTE’s Axon M packs the power of two smartphones into one with foldable dual screens

As radical as the iPhone X may look when compared to Apple's other recent smartphone releases, it's still a fairly standard-looking handset. Save for its edge-to-edge display and the camera housing notch, the iPhone X isn't really breaking any new gr.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  bgrRelated News40 min. ago

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL review roundup: Better than iPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8?

Google unveiled the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL a few days ago, and they’ll ship to your door on October 19th, assuming you preordered one. But if you’re the kind of person who purchases a new phone only after reading early reviews, you should kn.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  bgrRelated News40 min. ago

Researchers use AI to banish choppy streaming videos

Nobody likes it when their binge watching is disrupted by a buffering video. While streaming sites like Netflix have offered workarounds for connectivity problems (including offline viewing and quality controls), researchers are tackling the.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  engadgetRelated News40 min. ago

Panama Papers journalist assassinated by car bomb in Malta

Daphne Caruana Galizia, one of the lead journalists on the Panama Papers story, has been assassinated by a car-bomb in the town of Bidnija in northern Malta. (more…) Daphne Caruana Galizia, one of the lead journalists on the Panama Papers s.....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated News40 min. ago

Classic Hanna-Barbera sound effects

https://twitter.com/spacetwinks/status/920311615404302336 In this video [via], Hanna-Barbera sound editor Paul Douglas's 10 favorite sound effects are presented for your amusement and transformative use. It's sadly missing the "running" sound, thoug.....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated News40 min. ago

8 Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Problems & How to Fix them

8 Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Problems & How to Fix them is a post by Travis Pope from Gotta Be Mobile. Windows 10 Fall Creators Update problems have arrived along with Microsoft’s free new Windows 10 update. Here’s how you can fix them on yo.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  gottabemobileRelated News40 min. ago

Video: Scott Kelly stopped by and we got to ask him a few questions

A short video interview wherein we also ask about booze in space. (video link) Former astronaut Scott Kelly spent most of 2015 and a bit of 2016 in low-Earth orbit aboard the International Space Station, functioning as a human guinea pig.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News40 min. ago

Researchers craft an LED just two atoms thick

It can produce or sense photons for optical interconnects within chips. Enlarge / Hexagonal boron nitride, one of the materials used here. (credit: Wikimedia Commons) Modern computers are, in many ways, limited by their energy consumption and.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News40 min. ago