Forget the IPO, the ICO is the cool new way to get funded

June 19, 2017

… exploited a bug in the code to steal a big chunk of the raised funds. To fix this, Ethereum forked into a new software version, restoring the funds, but the incident led to a big drop in Ethereum’s price. So when will this bubble burst? Despite the issues outlined above, the ICO craze currently looks and feels like a bubble. Tiny, unknown startups which barely have a functional product are raising tens of millions of dollars within hours. By amassing big amounts of ETH, which (typically) …

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Facebook and Google are taking unprecedented steps to crack down on bad ads

June 19, 2017

… translated into code without collateral damage. Finally, Apple finished out the requisite threesome for a Journalistic Trend with a ban on autoplay videos and tracking cookies in its latest desktop version of Safari. While Safari accounts for a relatively small share of the overall browser market, it is nonetheless, of course, the default on popular Apple products, and there’s always a chance the company could expand the feature to mobile. With less skin in the advertising game, Apple …

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Carla Bruni on Music, Melanias Nudes, and Those Pesky Donald Trump Rumors

June 19, 2017

… thats sure to make headlines is her version of The Rolling Stones Miss You, originally sung by Mick Jagger. Bruni dated the nimble rock legend at the height of her modeling fame in the early 90s, shortly after splitting from Eric Clapton, but maintains that it is in no way a coded message to her ex-lover. Some other Stones songs would probably be more suitable with my voice, but we did Miss You because we found a Latin way into it. The beat was very disco, so we took it down a notch, shares …

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Samsung’s 49-inch ultrawide curved monitor is really ultrawide

June 11, 2017

… your mom, now you can send her money, too The CHG90 has a 32:9 aspect ratio, so you can see full game scenes. It also has a 1,800R curvature and 178-degree viewing angle like a better version of what you get when combining smaller monitors together. Samsung says the screen is perfect for first-person action-heavy games. The monitor costs $1,499 and is available for preorder. Smaller displays 32-inch and 27-inch cost $699 and $599. WATCH: Even dogs are getting behind the fidget spinner movement …

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10 classic iPhone apps that will die with iOS 11

June 11, 2017

The next version of iOS is going to kill a lot of apps. In an effort to modernize and de-clutter its App Store, Apple will officially end support for all apps that haven’t been updated to support the newer 64-bit processors that debuted with the iPhone 5S. As many as 187,000 apps could vanish when the iOS 11 rolls out along with this change, according to estimates from marketing firm Sensor Tower.) SEE ALSO: The coming app-pocalypse could kill some of the iPhone’s greatest hits …

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It’s Simple: Either Trump Or Comey Is Lying. Who Is More Credible?

June 9, 2017

Comey laid out his version of events before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday,detailing comments the president had made to him about the FBIs investigation into links between Russia and the Trump campaign and its probe of Trumps former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Comeys account suggests that the president attempted to interfere with the bureaus investigations,pressed the then-FBI director to pledge Trump his loyalty and asked him to get out the word that the president …

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Lyft teams up with another self-driving car partner to bring its first autonomous rides to Boston

June 8, 2017

… will be Renault Zoe electric cars like those used in the Singapore program, will be owned by nuTonomy, which has a separate partnership with Renault’s parent company, the PSA Group. The Lyft app will be tweaked for the self-driving pilot, and Green hinted that it will be extended into the car with a version of the app running on a console inside the vehicle. The program is headed to Boston largely due to nuTonomy’s ties to the city the startup spun out from MIT and still calls Boston …

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URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 5, 2017

… shot dead all three attackers in Saturday night's attack, which left seven people dead, but that the investigation is continuing. ___ This version corrects the day of the attack to Saturday. ___ 11:15 a.m. Spain's Foreign Ministry says that one Spaniard is among the dozens wounded in the London attack. A ministry spokeswoman has told The Associated Press that the Spanish man has been taken to a hospital where he is being treated for wounds described as not serious. The spokeswoman …

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Chlo Grace Moretz responds to squeamy ‘Red Shoes’ marketing

June 3, 2017

… lent my voice to a beautiful script that I hope you will all see in its entirety https://t.co/IOIXYZTc3g Chlo Grace Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz) May 31, 2017 “The actual story is powerful for young women and resonated with me. I am sorry for the offense that was beyond my creative control,” she added in a third tweet. For now, we’ll have to see the full film to see if this version of events checks out. Mashable reached out to Moretz’s representatives for comment. WATCH: …

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After a week with Nokia 3310, I just might ditch my smartphone

June 2, 2017

… “So cool!” “They’re still making those?” “I want one for my kids.” “Does it have snake?” (It does, in fact, have Snakebut a modern version, arguably crappier than the original). But if the phone itself isn’t, well, great, then what’s all this talk about never going back to a smartphone? The Nokia 3310’s a dumbphone, and it’s as good as entry as any dumbphone to the smartphone-free life. I realized I truly didn’t …

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How Wonder Woman finally made it to the big screen

May 30, 2017

… WGA strike. 2000s: Despite all that, everyone wants a piece of Wonder Woman. The above is just the half of it lots of others kept trying to get Wonder Woman made. Paul Feig pitched a version. So did Patty Jenkins. (She actually got the gig eventually, but we’ll get to that.) Nicolas Winding Refn told anyone who’d listen that he wanted to make a movie starring Christina Hendricks. None of them managed to make much headway. Wonder Woman in TV development hell Adrianne Palicki …

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Cloak and Dagger is a new Android attack that can steal your passwords and more

Image: uservice_spb Most malware requires some form of active user interaction in order to infect a device a click on a link in a phishing email, or the installation of software from an unverified source. But a new type of attack, dubbed Cloak and Dagger, can basically take over your Android phone without your (conscious) help. Worse, no major version of Android is safe at this time. SEE ALSO: Whoops. Millions of Android phones are wide open to hackers Described by a team of researchers from …

May 27, 2017
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All the weird news that happened on the day ‘Star Wars’ opened 40 years ago

… sleazy soap opera of a movie called The Other Side of Midnight. If you had your ear to the ground, you could hear the rumble approaching. The Star Wars novelization, released in late 1976, had been a bestseller. The Marvel comic book version of the movie had started flying off newsstands in March. Star Trek was one of the hottest TV shows in syndication, not to mention merchandising; there was clearly an appetite for space stuff. But not even the most wild-eyed science fiction fan predicted that …

May 26, 2017
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This radical video by Shonda Rhimes and Dove is what unapologetic body positivity is all about

… The series spotlights real women redefining beauty and Meredith is no doubt doing just that through her brainchild Fat Girls Dance. SEE ALSO: Plus-size women are using exercise as activism, and it’s glorious The video racked up over 1.5 million views in less than two days, exposing countless people across social media to Meredith’s story of self-acceptance. A shortened version of the video also appeared as an ad during the season finales of Rhime’s shows Scandal and …

May 21, 2017
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Who gets hurt by GOP’s ‘pro-life’ hypocrisy

… the Gag Rule have shown that it doesn’t actually decrease abortions, but because it does cut off access to contraception, it actually makes abortion rates go up. Who knows what will happen when the rule cuts off access to HIV drugs or vaccines. I’ve reported on the Global Gag Rule from Ghana, one of the countries hit hardest by Bush’s version of the rule. What most pro-lifers in America don’t seem to realize — or don’t care about — is that the health …

May 20, 2017
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Learn how to ace the new rules of the job application process

… you’re going to give that short version, the slightly longer version of the ‘tell me your story,’ question.” 5. Remember you’re interviewing the company, too. Cavoulacos says: “As you’re going through this process, it’s really something you can spend a lot of time thinking about: ‘Am I impressing them?’ ‘Do they want me?’ and then all of a sudden you get to the end of the road and you’re like: ‘Oh! Uh, do I want …

May 19, 2017
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Fox Stands By DNC Murder Conspiracy Theory Even After Main Source Changes Story

… no evidence of such a connection himself. It was always clear that Wheeler was repeating information that he had heard from another source, instead of relaying the results of his own probe. But his revised version doesnt necessarily mesh with the timeline of the stories publication. The Fox 5 story went live Monday evening; the first Fox News version posted on Tuesday, just after 6 a.m. Eastern Time, and relied on the Fox 5 piece as a source. It was only later that the Fox News piece was …

May 18, 2017
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Hands on with the world’s first 4K TV with built-in Alexa voice controls

… to take a look at Westinghouse and Elements Amazon Fire Edition 4K TVs primarily because I didnt even know these two budget tech brands still existed. Still, I gave them the benefit of the doubt. If they were able to tap Amazon to essentially integrate the excellent Fire TV set-top box into their 4K TVs, there must be more than meets the eye. And there is. I own an original Amazon Fire TV (not the 4K version) and Ive often booted it up and wondered why nobody has turned it into a TV interface. …

May 18, 2017
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Apple will host big-name musicians and high-profile workshops to kick off new program

… to upgrade their phones every time it rolls out a new version, even if the company might be facing diminishing returns in the innovation still possible with each new iteration. If nothing else, the program is an affirmation that Apple has no problem with people who loiter in its stores just to mess around with the display gadgets. WATCH: Testing out Apple’s new wireless AirPods More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsWP Video Profits – Single Site License WP Link Shield …

May 17, 2017
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Axe wants men to rethink masculinity, but can an ad really help?

… running ads portraying adult women as slaves to their senses and casting men as lonely losers until, that is, they doused themselves in Axe body spray, at which point the ladies came running. Not anymore. The new “Is It OK for Guys?” spot is the latest installment of Axe’s “Find Your Magic” campaign, which launched last year by urging men to ditch macho stereotypes and embrace a more enlightened version of masculinity instead. Now, Axe wants its customers to know …

May 17, 2017
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A 22-year-old \

… said he’s worried the authors of the malware could release a new and improved version without a kill switch, or that copycats could unleash similar attacks. “I think it is concerning that we could definitely see a similar attack occur, maybe in the next 24 to 48 hours or maybe in the next week or two,” Huss told the AP. “It could be very possible.” Security experts said the perpetrators of this attack remain unknown. The malicious software was identified in more …

May 16, 2017
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Microsoft helps out stubborn Windows XP users with WannaCrypt update

Image: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images Still stubbornly running an ancient version of Windows, despite the security threats? You’re in luck, this time. The ransomware attack known as WannaCrypt that sent organizations and individual users around the world scrambling for security cover has been addressed by Microsoft, the company behind the most widely used operating system on the planet, with a new software update. And, to the relief of many holding onto old versions of Windows, the update …

May 14, 2017
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