Facial Recognition Tech to Be Used in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo Olympics

The Japan Times has reported that organizers of the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 will be using facial recognition technology “to streamline the entry of athletes, officials, and journalists” to the venues. The Tokyo Olympics would be held from July 24 to August 9 while the Paralympics would be from August 25 to September 6. Security Measure According to sources “close …

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EtherDelta Suspends Service After Hack


  Famous cryptocurrency exchange company EtherDelta has suspended its operations after being hacked. Hackers replaced the company’s website with a fake portal that steals money, according to a Mashable article. EtherDelta Statement EtherDelta reported that “at least 308 ETH” (equivalent to $266,789) were stolen, along with “a large number of tokens potentially worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.” TechCrunch said …

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Eric Schmidt Stepping Down as Alphabet Executive Chairman

Eric Schmidt

Alphabet has announced on Thursday that Eric Schmidt, one of the company’s long-time officers, is stepping down as executive chairman and become a technical advisor on science and technology. Alphabet is Google’s parent company. In a press release, Alphabet said: “As of its next regular board meeting in January 2018, Eric Schmidt will be transitioning from his position as Executive …

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Internet Access Is a Legal Right, U.K. Declares

Internet Access

Just a week ago, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) killed net neutrality rules established during the Obama administration. (Read: FCC Votes to Kill Net Neutrality) Those regulations deterred internet service providers (ISPs) from blocking and slowing down Web traffic and proposing fast broadband service for a fee. Britain’s Ruling on Internet Service In the United Kingdom, however, the British …

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Google Chrome to Block Intrusive Ads Starting Mid-February 2018

Google Chrome

Tired of seeing those intrusive ads on Google Chrome? The days of that kind of advertisements are now numbered after Google revealed that it would turn on the browser’s ad blocking function on February 15 next year. Non-Compliant Ads Google announced back in June that it would be blocking ads on the browser that do not comply with standards but …

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Google Takes Another Step vs. Fake News

Google Fake News

Google has updated its Google News guidelines as part of its continuing fight against fake news on the Web. In the different content type subsection of Google News general guidelines, it states that: “Sites included in Google News must not misrepresent, misstate, or conceal information about their ownership or primary purpose, or engage in coordinated activity to mislead users.” The …

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Bitcoin Tycoon to Give $86M Worth of Bitcoins to Charity

Bitcoin Tycoon

A Bitcoin (BTC) tycoon announced that he would be giving away a little over 5,000 bitcoins worth $86.4 million to charity. (Read: What’s Bitcoin?) The anonymous cryptocurrency “whale” (another term used to describe those who own lots of bitcoins) announced on Reddit that he has set up the Pineapple Fund for his philanthropic endeavor. A website was also created for …

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Transitioning From Windows to Mac? Use This Crossover Program

Mac Windows

You’ve recently bought a Mac, and you’re excited to use it. When you reach home, you realize that your old desktop’s programs are powered by Windows, and you still want to use them on your Mac Let’s face it. Many people still use Windows programs, but Macs are gaining popularity. (Read: The Whole ‘Mac vs. PC’ Thing Is So Over) …

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A Photoshop Course Will Teach You the Skill for Only $29

Photoshop Courses

In the past, we’d leave Photoshopping to photographers because we don’t want to take the risk of coming out with horribly photoshopped images. (Read: 120 Photoshop Tips, Tricks and Fixes) Now, you can be a Photoshop pro through a Complete Photoshop Mastery Bundle composed of eight courses and 20 hours of training. Courses Offered The eight courses are: 1. Master …

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Lyft Now Operates in Toronto

Lyft Toronto

Lyft has gone international. The San Francisco-based ride-sharing company has begun operating in Toronto, Canada – its first service outside of the U.S. Lyft announced last month that it would be operating in Canada but did not say when. (Read: Lyft to Operate Soon in Toronto) Competition By launching its first Canadian service, Lyft is now out to compete abroad …

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