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Cryptocurrencies and the meteoric rise of Bitcoin, Dogecoin seems to have been soured by recent concerns about the massive energy needed for their mining. But a family of generational farmers in the UK has come up with a casual solution to the intricate, global problem. It’s the method they have adopted to mine the digital assets that is grabbing headlines, which uses
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Alphabet’s Google would not be able to eliminate user-tracking technology that is important to advertisers from its Chrome browser without sign-off from Britain’s competition regulator under a proposal released on Friday. The company said it had welcomed the opportunity to work with the regulator on its initiative to reconcile privacy and competition concerns. The Competition
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Volkswagen AG’s US unit said a data breach at a vendor impacted more than 3.3 million customers and prospective buyers in North America. Nearly all those impacted were current or potential customers of Audi, one of the German automaker’s luxury brands. Volkswagen Group of America said on Friday an unauthorized third party obtained limited personal information
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Banks must set aside enough capital to cover losses on any Bitcoin holdings in full, global banking regulators proposed on Thursday, in a “conservative” step that could prevent widescale use of the cryptocurrency by major lenders. The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, made up of regulators from the world’s leading financial centres, proposed a twin
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Jack Dorsey on Friday put out word that his financial payments startup Square is thinking about making a real-world wallet for safely pocketing Bitcoin. Hardware wallets can be used to store the digital currency offline, synching with applications for transactions on the internet as needed. Another option for cryptocurrency owners is to use “virtual” wallets,
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Zoom has a popular audio notification feature that tells you when a participant joins or leaves a meeting. This is particularly useful when you’re waiting for someone, but it can be irritating when you’re part of a large conference meeting or event and you constantly hear notifications as people come and go. The audio notification
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Microsoft on Friday blamed “accidental human error” for its Bing search engine not showing image results for the query “tank man” in the United States and elsewhere after users raised concerns about possible censorship around the Tiananmen Square crackdown anniversary. Users, including in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Singapore, reported Friday that when they performed
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The Reminiscence trailer is here. Set in a dystopian near future with rising water levels flooding cities, mankind has created technology that allows people to fully immerse themselves in their past experiences, making them feel as real as real life. It’s in this setting that we follow a moody Hugh Jackman playing a “private investigator
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Amazon’s camera unit, Ring, is planning to make police requests for users’ video footage through its neighborhood watch app more transparent, the company said on Thursday, a move that follows criticism that its products facilitate surveillance and profiling. Public safety agencies such as police and fire departments now must request material from their communities through
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Byju’s, the Indian edutech giant, on Wednesday announced its partnership with Google to aid online learning to Indian schools. The deal is aimed to integrate Google Workspace for Education with Byju’s Vidyartha to provide a collaborative and personalised digital platform that is claimed to be available for free to participating educational institutions. Educators enrolled in
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Twitter is one of the most microblogging and social networking platform globally. It not only allow people to voice their opinions online but creates an space for people to reach out to others or for organisations to reach out to their customers. Twitter has a massive userbase and every user has a feed where they
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