China plans asteroid base for interstellar travel and mining

In an effort to mine precious metals worth potentially trillions of dollars and aid interstellar travel, China has plans to build a base on an asteroid, likely to happen “in the near future.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/10/china-plans-asteroid-base-for-interstellar-travel-and-mining.html

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New malware forces your phone to mine a cryptocurrency

iPhone malware

New malware is forcing Internet users to mine a new cryptocurrency. Worse — it could infect your smartphone.

The post New malware forces your phone to mine a cryptocurrency appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/241021-malware-cryptocurrency-mining-zcash?source=Computing

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Batterygate Will Kill Samsung's Holiday Shopping Season


When news of Samsung’s Batterygate first surfaced, I think that mine may have been the only voice saying the Samsung brand would suffer significant damage, but the company didn’t realize it yet. It was lonely, but lately others have come to agree. Samsung now is going through one of the most painful times any company ever has endured. Its brand is severely damaged, and to make matters worse, the injury was both self-inflicted and preventable. So what’s the real problem with the Galaxy Note7? Defective batteries caused phones to overheat.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84026.html?rss=1

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Put a stop to harassing calls and texts

A friend of mine just got out of a rough relationship. Unfortunately it didn’t go well as her ex was calling and texting her nonstop to both try and win her back and insult her (I did say it was a rough relationship). After a few days, she just couldn’t take it anymore and came to me for help in blocking this guy.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/07/15/put-stop-to-harassing-calls-and-texts.html

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NSF suspends researcher who misused supercomputers to mine bitcoins

A researcher who misused Government-funded supercomputers to mine bitcoins has been suspended by the National Science Foundation.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/06/10/nsf-suspends-researcher-who-misused-supercomputers-to-mine-bitcoins/

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