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Forget .com or .net — get a .tech address for 10 years for just $39.99

If you’ve tried to land yourself a cool domain name for a new website during the past decade, you’ve probably encountered an inconvenient hurdle — all the good domains were scooped up ages ago. Now, your options for domain name that don’t include strange abbreviations, spaces, or an impossible to remember word salad are pretty limited. Show More Summary

Dutch court rules that Bitcoin is a legitimate ‘transferable value’

A Dutch court has ruled in favor of a petitioner who was owed 0.591 BTC by a private company. Significantly, the judgement classifies Bitcoin as a “transferable value” – a strong sign towards the mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies.  The petition was filed in a Dutch court by one Mr. Show More Summary

How and why you should include diversity in your business strategies

The results are in: Diversity drives business success (and in far more ways than just profit).  A diverse workplace can make you feel more comfortable expressing yourself, helping you bring your best ideas, your best work, and your best self. Show More Summary

7 Ways To Boost Your Conversion With Instagram Ads

Instagram is one of the hottest social media platforms on social media right now. The people on this platform are the individuals who make this platform so great. There is so much to do and find on Instagram it’s actually overwhelming at times. Show More Summary

Binance denies it’s being shut down in Japan

Contrary to reports from Japanese news outlet Nikkei, Binance has denied rumors that Japan’s Financial Services Authority (JFSA) is planning to issue a warning requiring the cryptocurrency exchange desk to shut down its operation in the country. Show More Summary

We’re looking for the best young digital talent in the Netherlands

Dutch entrepreneurs, digital designers, coders, and academic researchers: if your work is kick-ass, we want to hear from you. After last year’s incredible success, the T500 program is back. We want to continue recognising and celebrating...Show More Summary

UK launches the world’s first crypto assets task force

Britain has announced a plan to establish a special ‘task force’ for crypto assets, in a statement from the office of the Treasury of the UK. Philip Hammond, UK Finance Minister, said in the statement: I am committed to helping the sector grow and flourish, and our ambitious sector strategy sets out how we will ensure the U.K. Show More Summary

Research: Cryptocurrency exchanges have pretty weak password security

Paranoid cryptocurrency traders might want to go the extra mile and set up an even stronger password than their preferred exchange desk suggests. New research indicates that most exchanges in the blockchain space allow users to create accounts with poorly secured passphrases. Show More Summary

Mozilla suspends advertising on Facebook after Cambridge Analytica scandal

The Mozilla Foundation, maker of the Firefox web browser, has announced it plans to suspend all advertising activities on Facebook. The move comes in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which has embroiled the popular social networking site. Show More Summary

Slack’s new policy lets bosses read employees’ DMs without consent

If your company uses Slack for group communication, you might want to watch what you say in Direct Messages with your colleagues: the app now lets administrators export all the data shared through it, including those private conversations – without notifying you. Show More Summary

Path founder considers rebuilding his social network as Facebook takes a hit

In the wake of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica controversy, Dave Morin, the CEO and co-founder of rival social network Path, tweeted that he’s considering rebuilding his site after being overwhelmed by requests to do so. Within hours,...Show More Summary

YouTube wants to ruin music videos and get you to pay for its upcoming streaming service

YouTube wants a larger piece of the streaming music pie than it’s currently earned, so it’s come up with an audacious plan that you’re going to hate – and it involves more ads. In an interview at SXSW, YouTube’s global head of music, Lyor Cohen, said that people who listen to plenty of music on the platform will encounter more ads between tracks. Show More Summary

This is Uber’s dashcam footage of the fatal self-driving car accident

Tempe police today released footage of the self-driving car crash that cost a woman her life. The edited footage shows both an internal ands external view of the car that struck Elaine Herzberg as she walked her bike across an empty road late Sunday evening. Show More Summary

Google is reportedly working on “blockchain-related” cloud technology

Blockchain Kodak, blockchain taxis, blockchain pizza! What’s next? Why Google, of course. According to a report by Bloomberg, Google is working on “blockchain-related” technology for its cloud business. It would theoretically help make customers feel their data is more secure. Show More Summary

YouTube is banning gun videos. Now they’re reappearing on Pornhub.

YouTube today updated its policies on videos containing firearm and firearm modifications, banning demo videos, how-tos, and anything containing links to sites that sell guns. Needless to say, the gun enthusiast community on the site is not taking happy about it, and some are starting to find unconventional new hosts for their content. Show More Summary

The OnePlus 6 may cost $749 for the 256 GB option

Just a few weeks ago, a leak gave us our first idea of what the OnePlus 6 might look like. Today, another leak is giving us a clearer idea of what specs the device might ship with, as well as what it might cost. According to a post on...Show More Summary

Mark Zuckerberg responds to the Cambridge Analytica scandal

After days of relative silence from his company, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has responded to the Cambridge Analytica scandal. We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can’t then we don’t deserve to serve you. I’ve been working to understand exactly what happened and how to make sure this doesn’t happen again. Show More Summary

Killer robots? Cambridge Analytica and Facebook show us the real danger of AI

We were warned, time and time again, by one expert after another. AI doesn’t play fair, it can’t make moral decisions, and it relies entirely on humans for ethics. When those humans are (allegedly) Alex Nix, Steve Bannon, and Dr. Aleksandr Kogan we’re all in a lot of trouble. Show More Summary

MIT’s new robot fish is eerily realistic

Researchers at MIT today revealed their fishiest project yet: a swimming robot. SoFi is an autonomous underwater vehicle that looks like a fish, swims like a fish, and even has a fisheye lens for its built-in camera. It’s here to uncover the ocean’s mysteries by pretending to be just another Nemo or Dory in the sea. Show More Summary

Pablo Escobar’s brother has launched his own cryptocurrency: Diet Bitcoin

The blockchain space is truly full of surprises. It appears that Roberto Escobar, the biological brother of notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar, has launched his own cryptocurrency: Diet Bitcoin (DDX). A hard fork of the Bitcoin network, the new currency promises to offer a faster and lighter alternative to Bitcoin. Show More Summary

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