New YouTube Rival To Pay Cryptocurrency To Both Stars & Fans

Some online communities offer bonuses to participating members in order to spur growth, but a new YouTube competitor called Rize wants to take that concept a bit further by offering a new cryptocurrency called Props as a participation prize for both content creators and community members. The new currency and the first app to use […]

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Future AI May Help With Music Education & Production

Artificial intelligence may be well-equipped to handle big data and analytics in its current form, but as it evolves, it’s shaping up to double as a great tool for musicians to learn and hone their craft. No matter where you are in the music world, there are technological tools available to help you, from the […]

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Hackers Spoofed Google’s Search Ads To Steal Cryptocurrency

Ukrainian hacker group Coinhoarder has been revealed as the agents behind a massive spoofing of the Google ads system that resulted in the group being able to steal more than $50 million in cryptocurrency from an undisclosed number of victims. Tech giant Cisco cooperated with Ukrainian authorities in an investigation spanning six months before finally […]

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SpaceX Asks To Launch Broadband Satellites In Next 24 Months

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has asked the FCC for permission to launch and operate two broadband satellites on a testing basis within the next 24 months. The pair of satellites that are proposed for launch are called Microsat 2a and Microsat 2b, names that indicate that they will be similar in nature and stature to a […]

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Tulane University Dean Wants To Use VR To Fight Addiction

Talk of using virtual reality to help the mentally troubled by recreating triggers in a safe environment is not entirely new, but a dean from Tulane University wants to zero in on using that technique to help people with addiction. Patrick Bordnick, the dean of Tulane University’s School of Social Work, has a long history with […]

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Chrome 68 Launches In July, Will Label All HTTP Pages Insecure

Google’s Chrome browser will be hitting version 68 on the stable channel in July of this year, and when it drops, it’s going to be labeling all non-encrypted, HTTP-based webpages as insecure. This means that users will see an exclamation point in the address bar, as shown in the picture below, and a warning that […]

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Dig Dog May Be History’s First Game Coded Without Hands

Coding is already a complex and nuanced art that can be quite difficult, but when his hands failed him due to a repetitive strain injury, developer Rusty Moyher couldn’t bring himself to call it quits, and instead used assistive technology to create Dig Dog, quite possibly the first game to ever be coded completely hands-free. […]

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Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus Oreo Update Does Not Have Project Treble

Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus have begun to get their updates to Android 8.0 (Oreo) in some variants, and users who have gotten the update have discovered that it indeed does not come with Google’s Project Treble. Treble is a modular base framework for Android that takes some initial setup by manufacturers, […]

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Android Might Soon Support Always-On NFC Connectivity

The Android OS’s current NFC code shuts the NFC hardware off entirely when the device is powering down or when the user turns off NFC, but a new code commit in the Android codebase points to some functionality that may change that. The code commit actually introduces version 1.1 of the NFC hardware abstraction layer, […]

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Verizon Gets Top RootMetrics Score For Ninth Test In A Row

US carrier Verizon has won the honor of being named the top wireless provider in the nation by research firm RootMetrics for the ninth testing period in a row. As always RootMetrics conducted its own independent testing of all four of the major carriers in various spots across the nation in order to gather its […]

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