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From Digital Trends: The value of cryptocurrencies is on the rise, but so are the risks from hackers

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have seen an explosion in value as of late, but this has also led to a new breed of malware designed to hijack your computer to mine cryptocurrencies.
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From Digital Trends: Prepare for liftoff! 17 upcoming space missions worth getting excited about

The space agencies around the globe are designing an array of sophisticated probes to investigate our galactic backyard and beyond. Here’s a timeline of future space missions set for the next decade.
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From Gizmodo: Guy Who Ran Really, Really Huge Scam Warns ICOs Are the “Biggest Scam Ever”

A hustler knows a hustle. So if you have ever considered sinking money into an initial coin offering—a complicated, barely regulated, and booming new form of financial vehicle where startups offer investors stakes in “newâ€� cryptocurrencies rather…

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From GeekWire: Full video: Inside the payments industry with Stripe co-founder John Collison at the GeekWire Summit


They may not know it, but anyone who has backed a company on Kickstarter or taken a Lyft is engaging with Stripe. The company provides the online payments backbone for Twitter, Kickstarter, Shopify, Salesforce, Lyft and more than 100,000 other companies. The company’s co-founder, John Collison, was interviewed earlier this month by Axios Chief Technology Correspondent Ina Fried at the 2017 GeekWire Summit about the progress Stripe has made in just a few short years. The company was in 2009 and based in San Francisco, and it is expanding rapidly in Seattle. Collison said the company has plans to grow to about 100 people by… Read More

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From VentureBeat: Natural language processing will help humans and machines have more empathy

GUEST: With the current breakneck pace of innovation, it may seem like technology is on an inevitable and aggressive path to solving all of humanity’s most pressing problems. And in some respects, we’re making great progress. We’ve broken tremendous ground in such areas as renewable energy, disease prevention, and disaster recovery. But when it comes to […]

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Essential cuts the price of its phone to $499

It’s no secret that the Essential Phone isn’t a hot seller. Whether or not you believe the sales estimates, it’s difficult to move large volumes of a $699 phone with limited carrier deals (in the US, only Sprint) and no brand recognition outside of s…

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