Bitcoin miners have extracted 80 percent of all the bitcoins there will ever be

With 21 million being the maximum potential number of the cryptocurrency that will ever exist, we’re edging ever closer toward that number. The latest milestone reached was the 80 percent mark, with 16.8 million coins mined.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/15/bitcoin-miners-have-extracted-80-percent-all-bitcoins-there-will-ever-be.html

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Drones are being used to deliver blood, saving lives in Africa

Drones have been used to deliver a great number of things, from packages to pizzas to beer. But one company is using drones to deliver blood in an effort to save lives in Africa.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/02/drones-are-being-used-to-deliver-blood-saving-lives-in-africa.html

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The US government is asking Facebook for more and more data on its users

Facebook is getting a growing number of requests for data on the social network’s users from U.S government entities, according to the company’s latest transparency report.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/20/us-government-is-asking-facebook-for-more-and-more-data-on-its-users.html

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Twitter's purge of far-right accounts sparks backlash, praise and confusion

Twitter began enforcing its new rules on hate speech and abuse on Monday, suspending a number of far-right accounts including those linked to prominent white nationalists and neo-Nazis, prompting responses that range from defiance to praise and bafflement.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/20/twitters-purge-far-right-accounts-sparks-backlash-praise-and-confusion.html

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Twitter begins purge of far-right accounts as new hate speech rules take effect

Twitter has begun enforcing new rules to combat hateful and abusive content today and a number of well-known far-right organizations and users were suspended.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/18/twitter-begins-purge-far-right-accounts-as-new-hate-speech-rules-take-effect.html

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Robot security guard freaks out homeless people … and neighbors

The robot was put into place to try and deal with the number of needles, car break-ins and other crimes that have reportedly come from a nearby encampment of homeless people.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/13/robot-security-guard-freaks-out-homeless-people-and-neighbors.html

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How to Take a Screenshot in Windows

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There are a variety of third-party tools for taking screenshots in Windows, but there are a number of included options that go beyond the Print Screen key. We break them down.

The post How to Take a Screenshot in Windows appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/260311-take-screenshot-windows?source=Computing

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How Facebook is stopping ISIS and Al Qaeda from posting extremist content

Facebook is using artificial intelligence to help with a number of different issues, the latest being spotting posts of people who may be suicidal in an effort to prevent them from doing harm.The company is also using machine learning and other automated techniques to help spot and delete terrorist-related content from ISIS and Al Qaeda, with the company claiming 99 percent of content it removes is detected before it is spotted by users.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/04/how-facebook-is-stopping-isis-and-al-qaeda-from-posting-extremist-content.html

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Twitter targets white nationalists and far-right activists in de-verification purge

Twitter removed the “verification” check marks from a number of white nationalists and far-right activists at a purge on Wednesday, a week after the platform came under fire for verifying an open white nationalist who organized fatal white nationalist rally in Charlottesville in August.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/16/twitter-targets-white-nationalists-and-far-right-activists-in-de-verification-purge.html

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Apple says fix coming for 'crackling' iPhone 8 issue

A small number of iPhone 8 units are experiencing a “crackling” noise in the device’s earpiece, according to news reports. Apple says a fix is coming, though.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/27/apple-says-fix-coming-for-crackling-iphone-8-issue.html

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Kari's Law: A 911 Fix That Will Make the US Safer


The 911 emergency number was created when telephones were connected by wires, before cellphones or VoIP in the home, and before Multi-Line Telephone Systems in the enterprise. In the early days, anyone could dial 911 for police, fire or medical emergencies. However, in 2017, dialing 911 unfortunately is no guarantee that a call for help will reach a 911 service that can identify the location of the caller immediately. When consumers dropped land lines and started using Internet phone services, a 911 problem surfaced.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84752.html?rss=1

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What's Up With Google Docs


Google on Wednesday introduced a number of collaborative features to its office productivity tools. The latest versions of Google Docs, Sheets and Slides will include new editing functionality that will enable office teams to work together in real time on the most up-to-date versions of their files. The new features will ensure that every collaborator is working on the same document, explained Birkan Icacan, product manager for Google Docs. Changes to the documents can be made not only via a desktop, as was possible with previous versions of the software, but also via Android and iOS mobile devices.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84742.html?rss=1

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Microsoft Boosts Phone Linking in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

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The Fall Creators Update already packs a number of new features and abilities, but MS apparently isn’t done adding new options quite yet.

The post Microsoft Boosts Phone Linking in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/253270-microsoft-adds-smartphone-linking-new-features-windows-10s-fall-creators-update?source=Computing

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AMD Announces Threadripper Speeds and Pricing, Lists Ryzen 3 Specs

AMD shared a number of new CPU details today, including its plans for Ryzen 3, a new 12-core Threadripper option, CPU pricing, and a rough launch window.

The post AMD Announces Threadripper Speeds and Pricing, Lists Ryzen 3 Specs appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/252362-amd-announces-threadripper-launch-window-speeds-prices-details-upcoming-ryzen-3?source=Computing

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Famed Apple engineer details the iPhone's secret history

With the 10th anniversary of the iPhone’s release this week, a number of Apple engineers who played an instrumental role in the iPhone’s creation have been conducting interviews and shedding new light on how Apple managed to create such a revolutionary product in just about two years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/30/famed-apple-engineer-details-iphones-secret-history.html

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Chrome Beats Edge in New Battery Life Tests

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Microsoft has made a number of impressive claims about Microsoft Edge’s battery life — but those claims aren’t holding up under independent analysis.

The post Chrome Beats Edge in New Battery Life Tests appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/251600-independent-analysis-throws-doubt-microsofts-edge-battery-life-claims?source=Computing

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Scientists may have found evidence of a parallel universe

The idea that we might be living in just one of an infinite number of universes has been fodder for scientific debate and sci-fi movie plots for a long time, but coming up with evidence to support the theory has been hard to come by.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/01/scientists-may-have-found-evidence-parallel-universe.html

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