Month: July 2018

Bitcoin Price Hits One-Week Low In Drop Below $8K

The price of bitcoin fell below $8,000 for the fourth time in seven days Tuesday as the cryptocurrency's value sank to its lowest level since July 23. As of press time, the world's largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization is averaging $7,764.44,...

/ July 31, 2018

Top Stories in July 2018: How 3-D Gun Printing Became a First Amendment Case

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/ July 31, 2018

Airstream’s Nest Is a Compact Escape Pod That Doesn’t Skimp on Luxury

Airstream founder Wally Byam began experimenting with fiberglass back in the 1950s. A half-century (and then some) later, his company has finally built the Nest, a plastic trailer that’s as stylish and rugged as the iconic, road-tested aluminum capsules. While...

/ July 31, 2018

Zimbabwe election: Mnangagwa and Chamisa both upbeat

Image copyright AFP Image caption Vote counting continued through the night Zimbabwe is awaiting the results of its landmark elections, with both frontrunners saying they are confident. President Emmerson Mnangagwa said he had received "extremely positive" information but opposition leader...

/ July 31, 2018

New Ripple-Based Decentralized Exchange Launches in San Francisco

A new Ripple (XRP)-based decentralized crypto marketplace, DCEX, has now opened registration for retail and institutional accounts, according to a press release published July 30. The new San Francisco-based platform runs on technology developed by blockchain firm AlphaPoint, and will...

/ July 31, 2018

Slovakia alarmed by pro-Putin Night Wolves bikers’ base

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Night Wolves call their Slovak base a WW2 museum The Slovak foreign ministry says it is "disturbing" that the Night Wolves - a Russian nationalist biker gang close to President Vladimir...

/ July 31, 2018

What Does It Take to Put a Waterfall on a Skyscraper?

[embedded content] You don't see this very often—a 350-foot artificial waterfall pouring out of a skyscraper. It looks cool, but it also looks expensive. Gushing water isn't free: You not only have to get the H2O, but you need energy...

/ July 31, 2018

Abolish ICE: Why We Need to Abolish Immigrations and Customs Enforcement | Op-Ed | NowThis

Sean McElwee, co-founder of Data for Progress, thinks ICE should be abolished. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe “ICE, or Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was created in 2003, as part of post-9/11 legislation that housed immigration enforcement under the Department of...

/ July 31, 2018

U.S. labor costs post largest annual gain since 2008

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. labor costs increased in the second quarter as employers boosted benefits for workers, leading to the largest annual increase since 2008. The Employment Cost Index, the broadest measure of labor costs, rose 0.6 percent after an...

/ July 31, 2018

Despite Pledging Openness, Companies Rush to Patent AI Tech

At Google’s cloud computing conference in San Francisco last week, CEO Sundar Pichai mused on his company’s commitment to openness, and artificial intelligence. “We create open platforms and share our technology because it helps new ideas get out faster,” Pichai...

/ July 31, 2018

Questions Need To Be Asked About Global “Wild” Firestorms: Mother Nature OR Technology?

By Catherine J. Frompovich According to select news reports we in the USA are permitted to know and to see by those who control the news, “it’s fire season, and the world seems to be burning.” According to The Los...

/ July 31, 2018

Bedroom DJ’s Dad “Had It Up To Here With That Racket”

A bedroom DJ’s dad has reportedly “had it up to here with that racket” and is currently considering a “house wide ban” on DJing. Dan Smyth, who bought his teenage daughter a set of decks after encouraging her to get...

/ July 31, 2018

Girl Who Made Boyfriend Choose Between Going Out And Her Changes Facebook Status To Single

A girl who made her party-loving boyfriend choose between going out and her, has reportedly just changed her Facebook relationship status to “single”. Amanda Bremner, a thirty-year-old IT worker from Glasgow, Scotland, claims that she thought an ultimatum was the...

/ July 31, 2018

Nintendo’s profit jumps 88% as it nears 20 million Switch sales

Nintendo released its latest earnings report today and the headline is that the company has now sold nearly 20 million Switch consoles. The actual number is 19.67 million as of the end of June, so add July sales and the...

/ July 31, 2018

UK Group Threatens to Sue Facebook Over Cambridge Analytica

Lawyers for a group of UK residents whose Facebook data was harvested by Cambridge Analytica are now threatening to sue for damages. In a 27-page letter served to the company Tuesday, they accuse Facebook of violating British data privacy regulations....

/ July 31, 2018

Dixons Carphone now says ~8.8M more customers affected by 2017 breach

A Dixons Carphone data breach that was disclosed earlier this summer was worse than initially reported. The company is now saying that personal data of 10 million customers could also have been accessed when its systems were hacked. The European electronics and...

/ July 31, 2018

Bitcoin.org Removed from Bitcoin Core Website

News About four days ago news.Bitcoin.com reported on a dispute concerning the removal of the owner of Bitcoin.org, an anonymous figure known as ‘Cobra.’ At the time a Github contributor opened an issue on the website’s repository, saying that Cobra...

/ July 31, 2018

Reclaim the Power calls for national emergency meeting

As the government gives a green light to the first frack in the UK in seven years, an anti-fracking network Reclaim the Power calls for the national emergency meeting to discuss the next steps of resistance to fracking in Lancashire,...

/ July 31, 2018

Collector Leonard Lauder on How Vintage Postcards Can Help Us Understand Propaganda in the Present

Leonard Lauder was first drawn to postcards as a boarding school student in Miami Beach. Lauder,  the 85-year-old chairman emeritus of the Estée Lauder Companies, especially loved the ones that area Art Deco hotels doled out for free, with images...

/ July 31, 2018