CryptoKitties, a game about digital cats, is bringing cryptocurrencies to the mainstream

A flood of demand in buying and selling digital cats brought cryptocurrency Ethereum to a crawl last week after unexpected demand clogged up the network. The cats being sold, called CryptoKitties, ended up making up 25 percent of Ethereum’s demand and earned the host site 4.5 million page views about a week after the digital cats launched.

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Lenovo Faces No Significant Penalty for Security-Destroying Superfish Debacle

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Lenovo has settled the case brought by the FTC and 32 states over its Superfish software and the security it broke with its own lax practices. The company faces no significant penalty for its actions.

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Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee wins Turing Award, comes out against erosion of online privacy

Just another feather in the cap of the man who brought us instantaneous worldwide communication, endless access to information, and cat memes. Oh, so many cat memes.

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Two of Razer’s triple-screen laptop prototypes stolen from CES

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Razer brought neat hardware to show off, but someone thought it was so neat they wanted to take it home.

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How to make an iPhone last longer instead of buying a new iPhone 7

The recent release of the iPhone 7 was met with the usual excitement brought on by Apple’s latest technology. People were lined up outside Apple Stores around the country for days before they were ready for sale. It’s no wonder why the demand is high for the iPhone 7. It has an amazing dual-lens camera with…

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HPE, HP Sued for Elbowing Out Older Employees


HPE and HP are facing a potential class action lawsuit brought earlier this month by four former employees. The companies engaged in widespread age discrimination during a restructuring of the legacy computer and printer manufacturer, according to their complaint. HP from 2012 to 2015 made a series of discriminatory job cuts involving tens of thousands of workers, the suit alleges. Cuts made late last year, when the company split into two separate units, reflected a well-publicized effort to become “younger,” according to the complaint.

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Hackers discover more than 100 vulnerabilities in Pentagon websites

High-tech hackers brought in by the Pentagon to breach Defense Department websites were able to burrow in and find 138 different security gaps, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday.

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Like Bo, now Apple's Siri knows baseball

Article Image Apple’s new tie-up with Major League Baseball seems to have brought more than dugout cred for the iPad — the company’s virtual assistant, Siri, now has access to a trove of modern-day and historic baseball statistics.

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Keynote roundup: Watch Apple roll out the iPhone SE and 9.7" iPad Pro

Article Image Apple’s annual springtime media event is in the books, and the company brought out two blockbusters in the powerful iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Watch as AppleInsider recaps the announcements and shows some new hands-on footage.

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What the Lava Lamp company makes now

The company that brought you the world famous Lava Lamp is changing its name: To better reflect its products, which now include a mix of party supplies and bathroom scales, Illiniois-based Lava Lite has rebranded itself Lifespan Brands.

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BBC brings iPlayer to the fourth-gen Apple TV in the UK

Article Image The BBC has brought its online streaming service, iPlayer, to U.K. owners of the fourth-generation Apple TV thanks to a promised app.

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New PC malware loads before Windows, is virtually impossible to detect

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A new form of attack has brought a long-standing criminal malware suite to an NSA level of sophistication.

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Personal Pickup comes to UK Apple Stores in continuing expansion

Article Image Apple on Friday brought Personal Pickup to shoppers in the United Kingdom, allowing them to buy products online but pick them up at their closest Apple Store on the same day.

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Judge dismisses Apple Store employee 'bag check' class action lawsuit

Article Image A California federal judge on Saturday tossed out a class action lawsuit brought against Apple by employees claiming the company’s anti-theft measures, specifically “demeaning” bag checks instituted in 2009, resulted in lost wages.

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Google Keep comes to iOS, Pixelmator 2.1 adds support for iPad multitasking & 8K images

Article Image Google officially brought its Keep notetaking platform to iOS on Thursday, while the Pixelmator Team updated its namesake iOS image editor with features like full multitasking on the iPad.

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