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L.L. Bean Wants to Know WhereDespite massive blood-letting in the cryptocurrency markets over the past few weeks, the pace of brands just announcing some kind of ambiguous "blockchain" venture in hopes they can send their stock... prices skyrocketing has barely slowed down. Photo company Kodak is now selling crypto miners, while other bit players...
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SpaceX rocket survives anRight now, SpaceX is only reusing rockets to a limited degree -- it's disposing of vehicles after a short while when they're unlikely to survive their next flight. With its latest launch, though, it... got lucky. Elon Musk has confirmed that the Falco...
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Monkeys have been successfullyIt's now been over two decades since scientists in Scotland successfully cloned a sheep and named the newborn Dolly. In the years since, the technology that powers cloning has advanced slowly but... steadily, and while many scientists fear the inevitability that one day a human clone will be created, others are pushing the field into new areas. The latest example of cloning's ceaseless march forward is the birth of Hua Hua and Zhong Zhong, a pair of baby monkeys that are the byproduct of the first successful somatic cell nuclear transfer performed with primates. The newborn monkeys, who are currently just shy of two months old, were created by scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Early indications are that the little fellas are doing quite well and appear perfectly healthy, but many...
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Boston Dynamics' SpotMiniBoston Dynamics is at it again. The team this week unveiled another version of its versatile dog-like SpotMini robot, which once again features a mechanical arm that gives it a whole new set of... skills. The post Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini robot now features a terrifying appendage appeared first on Digital Trends.
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(Reuters) - The operator of a shuttered bitcoin-denominated exchange was arrested on Wednesday on federal charges that he lied to U.S. securities regulators to avoid taking responsibility for the... theft by hackers of virtual currency now worth nearly $70 million.
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Wikipedia ends data-freeWikipedia Zero will shut down across 72 countries this year, ending zero-rated access to the online encyclopedia.
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Google wants to help saveGoogle is working with 911 operators in the US to test a new location-sharing technology, and it could help save tens of thousands of lives each year.
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This bitcoin miner could end the GPU shortage

Slash Gear - 15 Feb 2018 03:30
This bitcoin miner could endCryptocurrency mining fever is behind GPU shortages and increased prices, leaving many PC gamers unhappy, but that reality could be changing soon. According to sources, Bitmain is planning to launch... Ethereum ASIC Miner F3 with 72GB of DDR3 DRAM. The launch is expected to happen in the second quarter of this year, giving crypto-enthusiasts a new option for mining their …
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'BuckHacker' Search EngineThis makes searching through leaky Amazon Web Services servers much easier.
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Lens Review: Fujifilm GF 110mm F2 R WR (Fujifilm GF)

The Phoblographer - 5 Feb 2018 07:00
My time with the Fujifilm GF 110mm F2 R WR can be characterized as a really interesting one. At the moment of publishing this post, it's the fastest lens available for the Fujifilm GF lineup. And in... terms of typical 645 medium format, it's a fast lens. But the GF system is a smaller format than 645--and so it's possible to go to f1.8 or even f1.4. That would really give us a medium format look and feel that full frame 35mm wouldn't be capable of doing. Though with a lens like this, you're getting the light gathering abilities of f2 but the depth of field of somewhere around f1.5. Then your focal length gives you the compression of a 110mm lens but the field of view of an 85mm equivalent lens. Couple all of this with weather sealing, solid build quality, and beautiful image quality and...
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Elon Musk's Zombie ApocalypseElon Musk's Boring Company has sold $7 million worth of flamethrowers. The Tesla CEO claims the flamethrower is perfect for fighting off hordes of zombies.
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Google Testing New Ways To FixGoogle is testing new features to remove inaccurate and offensive results from its snippet function. Late last year, the function came under fire when it produced offensive results as vital... information on the topic.
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Apple teases Seoul, SouthAs we reported earlier this month, Apple is set to open its first store in South Korea this weekend, on January 27th. Ahead of that grand opening, the company has shared new images of the store in a... press release... more…
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Apple adjusting App StoreApple today has sent an email to App Store developers informing them of upcoming price changes in select countries. The company says that value added tax, or VAT, has changed in some countries and... thus it will adjust developer proceeds. Other countries will also see App Store prices updated. more…
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Allow Burger King's newA new Burger King ad is trying to teach customers about net neutrality, using Whoppers to criticize the recent repeal of regulations that proponents said ensured equal access to the Internet....        
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Alexa and Siri answers whoWho will win the Super Bowl? Just ask your home smart device or your phone. They seem to have the answer.        
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Google parent tops bigGoogle parent Alphabet Inc. outspent all other companies on lobbying Washington D.C. bureaucrats and politicians in 2017
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How SpaceX plans to bringThe first Starlink satellites are set to launch aboard a Falcon 9 on Wednesday. It could be the start of a whole new way to share Elon Musk memes.
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Cryptocurrency-miningAttackers who mined 10,829 Monero coins over 18 months target a new server platform.
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SensAheart Can Test For HeartSensAheart can predict a heart attack before it's about to occur. The device was created by Emil Katz, the founder and CEO of Novamed, after his closed friends ignored symptoms of a heart attack.
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Snapchat Puts Snap Maps OnlineSnapchat added the Snap Maps feature online. Now everyone can view stories without having to go to the app. Stories can be viewed online without having to sign in.
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That's according to research firm eMarketer. Facebook is losing young users even quicker than expected, according to new estimates by eMarketer. The digital measurement firm predicted last year that... Facebook would see a 3.4 percent drop in 12- to 17-year-old users in the U.S. in 2017, the first time it had predicted a drop in usage for any age group on Facebook. The reality: The number of U.S. Facebook users in the 12- to 17-year-old demographic declined by 9.9 percent in 2017, eMarketer found, or about 1.4 million total users. That's almost three times the decline expected. There were roughly 12.1 million U.S. Facebook users in the 12- to 17-year-old demographic by the end of the year. There are likely multiple reasons for the decline. Facebook has been losing its "cool" factor for years,...
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Nike PG2 PlayStation Shoes

The Gadget Flow - 9 Feb 2018 16:00
Get your hands on Paul George's second signature shoe with the Nike PG2 Playstation Shoes. The PG2 shoes feature a number of homages to PlayStation, such as the light-up tongue with a PS logo in blue.... Additionally, you can turn the lights on or off using a button found inside the sneaker. You'll also experience a pulse when you press it that is similar to the vibration from a DualShock controller. Furthermore, you don't have to charge the batteries since...
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Deepfakes, an increasingly popular form of media that masks the face of a celebrity or other party over the face of a person in a video, continue to be pushed off internet platforms, a new website has... cropped up as a popular home for the content--and is using its newfound popularity to mine for cryptocurrency.
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Both chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and chairman Christopher Giancarlo of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) will warn Congress tomorrow about how risky... cryptocurrencies are for investors and the financial syste...
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