Bitcoins and brothels: Cryptocurrency may be coming to the Bunny Ranch

The rise of bitcoin may have been one of the biggest stories of 2017, but its acceptance as a means of payment is still limited. Now, the Bunny Ranch, the famous Las Vegas brothel, is looking to cash in on the trend.

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Google reveals Matt Lauer and Hurricane Irma are 2017's top searches

Google revealed Wednesday that the search engine’s top searches in 2017 included Hurricane Irma, Matt Lauer and Meghan Markle all topped the list.

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Obama beat Trump in 2017's most retweeted tweets

On Tuesday, Twitter released its lists of the most shared/retweeted and liked tweets in 2017 and former President Barack Obama had a significant presence on both lists, whereas tweets from President Trump were nowhere to be found.

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iPhone X, Bitcoin, WannaCry and more: Biggest tech stories of 2017

As in previous years, 2017 was a huge year across the technology landscape. New products were announced, backlash against the tech sector became more pronounced than it has been in years and concerns about how technology is being used for nefarious reasons popped up seemingly daily.

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As Bitcoin tops $10,000, Elon Musk denies he is its creator

One of the biggest stories of 2017 has been the surge in the price of bitcoin, the cryptocurrency touted an alternative to gold and other investments. For years, many have wondered who the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of bitcoin, is.One person it’s not? Elon Musk.

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An estimated $30 billion in Bitcoins may be lost forever

The Bitcoin cryptocurrency’s value has increased exponentially in 2017, which means that with an estimated few million coins misplaced over the years, nearly $30 billion may have been lost forever.

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As Bitcoin nears $10,000, Elon Musk denies he is its creator

One of the biggest stories of 2017 has been the surge in the price of bitcoin, the cryptocurrency touted an alternative to gold and other investments. For years, many have wondered who the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of bitcoin, is.One person it’s not? Elon Musk.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/28/as-bitcoin-nears-10000-elon-musk-denies-is-its-creator.html

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OpenWorld 2017


I spent last week at Oracle’s customer event, OpenWorld 2017, in San Francisco. When I wasn’t drinking from an information fire hose, it was alternately fascinating and exhausting. There were major announcements in database, blockchain, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and other stuff I’m associated with only tangentially. For instance, my eyes glaze over when they start talking about bare metal servers and going serverless, so I’ll limit my observations here to database and security, with a few dashes of other things.

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iPhone X's hottest new feature might come to every new iPhone next year

Apple’s 2017 iPhone lineup is particularly interesting because it features devices with completely different authentication schemes.

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iPhone 8 specs just leaked hours before Apple's big event

Now that Apple’s iPhone lineup for 2017 has been thoroughly spoiled by leaks, one of the few mysteries that remains is how the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will stack up against the iPhone X.

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From affordable and handsome to thin and vibrant, these are the best Samsung TVs

The best Samsung TVs of 2017 run the gamut from simple and affordable solutions for the everyman to thin and elegant screens for deep-pocketed buyers on the hunt for some of the best picture quality on earth.

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Your insurance adjuster may soon be a drone or an app

As per the 2017 Future of Claims Study survey by LexisNexis Risk Solutions, insurance companies are looking to “virtual” methods of handling claims. 38 percent of insurers no longer send employees for physical inspections.

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Powerful aircraft from around the world impress at UK military airshow

Stunning aircraft from around the world were on display at the 2017 Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, England.

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AMD Beats Q2 2017 Expectations on Strong Ryzen, Epyc Sales

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AMD beat Wall Street expectations for Q2 2017 and is on track to deliver a strong Q3 and Q4, with Vega and Threadripper both debuting in August.

The post AMD Beats Q2 2017 Expectations on Strong Ryzen, Epyc Sales appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/253078-amd-beats-q2-expectations-strong-ryzen-epyc-sales-zen-apus-launching-year?source=Computing

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Python Tops 2017’s Most Popular Programming Languages

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IEEE Spectrum’s top programming languages for 2017 are out, and this time, Python tops the overall list.

The post Python Tops 2017’s Most Popular Programming Languages appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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OTA Report: Consumer Services Sites More Trustworthy Than .Gov Sites


The Online Trust Alliance on Tuesday released its 2017 Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll. Among its findings: Consumer services sites have the best combined security and privacy practices. FDIC 100 banks and U.S. government sites are the least trustworthy. The number of websites that qualified for the Honor Roll reached a nine-year high. However, the audit identified an alarming three-year trend: Increasingly, sites either take privacy and security seriously and do well in the audit, or they lag behind significantly in one or more critical areas.

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Nintendo Switch consoles will soon be available to buy at GameStop

As exciting as the Nintendo E3 2017 Spotlight showcase was, it was somewhat undercut by the fact that thousands of consumers still haven’t been able to get their hands on a Switch console.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/21/nintendo-switch-consoles-will-soon-be-available-to-buy-at-gamestop.html

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