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Congressional Hearings: We Must Distinguish Digital Commodities From ICOs

On March 14, 2018, the House Financial Committee held a hearing entitled “Examining the Cryptocurrencies and ICO Markets.” This was the first hearing in which members of the U.S. Congress, specifically a subcommittee on capital markets, securities and ICO markets, addressed cryptocurrencies and ICOs. Witnesses at the hearing included Dr. Chris Brummer, Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center; Mike Lempres, chief legal and risk ...
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LG may make iPhone X-like screen notch optional on G7 - CNET

If you've got your eye on LG's new phone but aren't a fan of its much-rumored iPhone X-like notch, this might please you: It appears to be optional. Ever since Apple released its  iPhone X  in November with a black notch above the screen that houses the phone's front-facing camera and other sensors, a gaggle of Android phone makers has been rumored to be adopting the design. LG is expected to join the fray with its new phone -- likely to be...
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US buys Afghanistan “Eliminator” attack planes—Cessnas with Hellfires

The US military has fought the Taliban in Afghanistan for 16 years now, and frequently has done so from the skies with Hellfire strikes by Predator and Reaper drones. Now the US is buying the Afghan military something with the same sort of sensors, loitering time and firepower—except humans will have to sit in their cockpits. The US Air Force has inked a new deal with aerospace and defense company Orbital ATK to provide seven AC-208 Elimina...
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Earther Stephen Hawking Was Terrified of Climate Change | The A.V.

Earther  Stephen Hawking Was Terrified of Climate Change | The A.V. Club  Internet sleuths may have discovered the identity of The Office’s Scranton Strangler | The Takeout  Empty on the inside: Trump Jr.’s chocolate rabbit interview gets memed | Read more... Original link
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Google built a rotating rig of GoPros to capture more realistic VR images

Google has begun experimenting with using light field photography to capture more realistic virtual reality scenes, the company announced in a blog post today . A new demo app was also released that will be available on the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets to show off what the company’s VR team has captured. Light field photography was made popular by futuristic camera company Lytro . Instead of only capturing the l...
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Twitter stock is up on a bunch of news we already knew about

Twitter stock had a great day: Shares were up more than 7 percent on Wednesday, and the stock is higher than it’s been in more than two years. Why is Twitter having a great day? It’s not entirely clear, though Twitter generated some headlines. In fact, there were three separate stories about Twitter products published in the last 24 hours, which is a lot for a company that isn’t known for launching new products with that kind of cadence. Tu...
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Theranos and Silicon Valley's 'Fake It Till You Make It' Culture

More than two years after a Wall Street Journal investigation exposed potential fraud at blood-testing startup Theranos, many of us have forgotten about the company. The Securities and Exchange Commission has not. Wednesday, the regulatory agency charged CEO Elizabeth Holmes and former President Ramesh Balwani with an “elaborate, years-long fraud in which they exaggerated or made false statements about the company’s technology, business, an...
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Judge Says Yahoo Still On The Hook For Multiple Claims Related To Three Billion Compromised Email Accounts

A federal judge is going to let a bunch of people keep suing Yahoo over its three-year run of continual compromise . Yahoo had hoped to get the class action suit tossed, stating that it had engaged in "unending" efforts to thwart attacks, but apparently it just wasn't good enough to prevent every single one of its three billion email accounts from falling into the hands of hackers . In a decision on Friday night, U.S. District Judge Lucy Ko...
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SciLinux: Important: 389-ds-base on SL6.x i386/x86_64

LinuxSecurity.com: 389-ds-base: remote Denial of Service (DoS) via search filters in SetUnicodeStringFromUTF_8 in collate.c (CVE-2018-1054) * 389-ds-base: Authentication bypass due to lack of size check in slapi_ct_memcmp function in ch_malloc.c (CVE-2017-15135) SL6 x86_64 389-ds-base- 389-ds-base-debuginfo- 389-ds-base-debuginfo- [More...] Original link
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PlayTable uses blockchain to connect video games and physical objects

I’ll be honest: When I first got the pitch for “the first blockchain-based video game console,” I assumed it must be some kind of gimmick. But Jimmy Chen, co-founder and CEO of Blok.Party , said the Ethereum blockchain is “a critical part of this experience,” allowing his team to create “this seamless bridge between the digital and physical worlds.” Today, Blok.Party is unveiling its PlayTable console, which combines elements of tabletop an...
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