The Pirate Bay Takes Heat for Testing Monero Mining


The Pirate Bay has come under fire for testing a Monero javascript miner as a possible means for generating new revenue to replace its current model of making money through advertising on the site. It reportedly hijacked the processing power of its own users to help generate revenue. Monero is an open source digital currency, like bitcoin, with one important difference. “Monero is one of the few valuable cryptocurrencies that can be mined with CPU power,” noted Sherrod DeGrippo, director, emerging threats, at Proofpoint.

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Fitbit’s leaked smartwatch: What’s new, what’s missing

The Fitbit Blaze didn’t set the world on fire, but its maker hopes that the sequel wins over more shoppers—and more people away from the Apple Watch.

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Twitter accused of deleting tweets slamming United Airlines

Twitter is coming under fire for allegedly deleting tweets critical of United Airlines following Sunday’s controversial incident where a passenger was forcibly removed from a flight.

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iPhone 8 said to feature exciting next-gen augmented reality tech

When there’s smoke, there’s fire, and when it comes to Apple’s interest in augmented reality, there’s a whole a lot of smoke that’s becoming increasingly impossible to ignore.

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Can Former Amazon Fire TV Exec Save Apple TV From Itself?


Apple has hired Tim Twerdahl, the former head of Amazon’s Fire TV unit, in an effort to revive its struggling Apple TV business, which has been losing market share to rival streaming content services. Twerdahl reportedly joined Apple this month as VP in charge of product marketing for Apple TV, and the company shifted the unit’s former head to a post responsible for negotiating content deals. Amazon hired Twerdahl in 2013 as general manager of the Amazon Fire unit. Twerdahl previously was a vice president for smartwatch developer WIMM Labs.

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Yahoo hack: The 'Exxon Valdez of security breaches'

Yahoo is coming under fire from security experts after the tech giant confirmed that more than one billion customer accounts have been compromised in a massive data breach.

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AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Stop Providing Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note7 Phones

Amid more reports of replacement Samsung Galaxy Note7 phones catching fire, AT&T Wireless, T-Mobile, and Verizon said they’ve quit exchanging the phones for new versions.

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Galaxy Note 7 explodes in Australian hotel, causes $1,380 in damage

Amid reports of Galaxy Note 7 devices either catching fire or exploding, Samsung last week initiated an unprecedented recall for its high-profile and initially high-praised phablet.

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Intel fires the equivalent of 1.2 AMDs, restructures away from PC, mobile business

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Intel announced it will fire 12,000 workers across the globe and reiterated it is focusing on non-PC, non-mobile markets to gain new revenue and market share.

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Citing fire concerns, NY City bans hoverboards from all subways, trains, and buses

While it’s fair to say that most hoverboards do not suddenly catch fire and burn down homes, there is clearly a problem with sub-standard units hitting the market, a few of which do suddenly catch fire and burn down homes.

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Fire breaks out at Foxconn's main iPhone factory, no injuries or production setbacks reported

Article Image A fire erupted Sunday evening at Foxconn’s main iPhone manufacturing facility in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, though no one was hurt and it didn’t affect production, the company claimed.

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5 ways to customize your Android home screen

When you first fire up an Android gadget and get past the lock screen, you’ll find yourself on the home screen. Depending on who manufactured your gadget, it might be sparse with just a few icons, or crammed with icons and widgets.

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Amazon says Fire TV was top streaming device at US retailers, but only before new Apple TV launched

Article Image Amazon on Tuesday touted the performance of its first-party product lineup — particularly the Fire TV, which the retailer said was the best-selling streaming media player in the U.S. across all retailers. But the cited data only covers the months leading up to the debut of the fourth-generation Apple TV.

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Opinion: Even with technology, you can't have it all

Technology has always been about choice: Fire allowed us to choose to live in colder climates. Electric lighting offered us the choice to read at night. Drugs give us the freedom to choose stressful, self-destructive lifestyles.


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Amazon Fans Fire's Flames


Amazon has confirmed and detailed the bare-bones Fire tablet, which will sell for just $49 — and it announced five other Fire family additions while it was at it.
Flanking the Fire tablet are the refreshed Fire HD, the Fire TV with 4K, the Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote and the updated Fire Kids Edition. Amazon announced two flavors of the revisited Fire HD, and a gaming bundle built around the Fire TV. The new tablets will begin shipping on Sept. 30., and the streaming hardware goes out in October. The new TV hardware is available now.

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