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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Creeping Decentralization and CRM


One of the big stories of next year might be decentralization. Decentralization is what it sounds like: pushing centralized processes and decision-making to the periphery, where it is believed people can be more effective at dealing with whatever is on tap. Western democratic capitalism runs circles around Soviet style centralized command-and-control economics. Although the Soviet Union is long gone, command and control still thrives in China, Cuba, North Korea, and even in modern Russia.

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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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Internet Pioneers Urge Cancellation of Net Neutrality Repeal Vote


A group of 21 leading technology pioneers this week penned an open letter to key congressional leaders asking them to pressure FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to cancel Thursday’s planned vote to repeal Net neutrality. The process is severely flawed, they argued, and a rules repeal poses an imminent threat to the Internet. The FCC proposal seeks to rescind Obama-era regulations that treat Internet access providers like utilities, protecting consumers and rival services from preference of one content service over another.

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Heartbreaking video of starving polar bear stirs controversy among conservationists

A video of a starving polar bear recently went viral, tugging at viewers’ heartstrings as the emaciated creature makes its way across an iceless wasteland. Some experts, however, say that the video, which has been seen by millions of people, may not be all that it seems.

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Meet the US Army's new pistol

In future battles, U.S. soldiers will have a new sidearm for personal protection. The Army’s new pistol may see more action than the last thanks to a design that has great potential for offensive purposes like close quarter combat.

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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.

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Facebook slams former exec over comments on social media's ills

In a rather unusual move, Facebook has fired back at Chamath Palihapitiya after the former Facebook exec said social media is “destroying how society works.”

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Intel Reportedly Cutting ‘Intel Inside’ Spending, Could Drive Higher PC Prices

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A new report suggests Intel will sharply reduce its advertising cost-matching as it pivots to new markets like the Internet of Things, data centers, and cloud services.

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2018 Honda Clarity Review: This Midsize Plug-In Hybrid Could Be Your Only Car

Forty-seven miles on battery, 340 miles on gas and electric, and room for five, the Clarity beats the Chevy Volt on comfort and comes close on range. Unlike the EV and fuel cell Clarity variants, the PHEV makes immediate sense.

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Steve Wozniak, other tech pioneers, blast FCC's net neutrality repeal

Steve Wozniak and other tech pioneers are trolling the FCC’s efforts to end net neutrality with a new letter that says, “You don’t understand how the internet works.”

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New B2B Payments Platform Reaches Across Borders


Nanopay has unveiled a new platform that will let companies process business-to-business payments between bank accounts across borders. The platform is currently in private beta. It will become generally available in February, initially enabling cross-border payments between Canada and the United States. Cross-border payments with India and China will be added in Q2. The platform will enable account-to-account payments, with full visibility and payment context with ISO 20022 metadata to enable straight-through processing, or STP.

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How to Take a Screenshot in Windows

Windows 10 desktop

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.

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Nintendo Switch becomes enormous hit, sells 10M units in under 9 months

Nintendo announced its hybrid console, the Switch, has already sold 10 million units around the globe.

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Tragic skyscraper plunge: Daredevil climber was planning to propose to his girlfriend the next day

Daredevil climber and social media star Wu Yongning, who recently plunged to his death when scaling a 62-story skyscraper, was reportedly planning to propose to his girlfriend the following day.

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Former Facebook exec says social media is 'destroying how society works'

Chamath Palihapitiya, a former Facebook executive and the CEO of venture capital firm Social Capital, said in a November interview that social media is damaging society and voiced concerns about its impact on his own children.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/12/former-facebook-exec-says-social-media-is-destroying-how-society-works.html

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