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Meet the quantum blockchain that works like a time machine – TechCrunch

A new — and theoretical — system for blockchain-based data storage could ensure that hackers will not be able to crack cryptocurrencies once the quantum era starts. The idea, proposed by researchers at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, would secure cryptocurrency futures for decades using a blockchain technology that is like a time machine. You can check ...

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TfL journeys dominated by contactless payments

TfL has revealed that London’s transport network is going increasingly contactless when it comes to payments, with over half of all journeys now paid for this way. Transport for London has released new figures showing that over 17 million pay as you go (PAYG) trips are being paid for using a contactless debit or credit card, or smart device. At ...

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Car nicking gadgets can be found on AMAZON for £100

GETTY Easy peasy: Amazon are selling gadgets that help criminals break into cars The devices help criminals to hack into key fobs to snatch vehicles. Police chiefs have blasted the online giants for making it easy to nab motors. David Jamieson – police and crime commissioner for the West Midlands, where vehicle thefts have risen by 80% – ...

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Volvo newest 3-seat concept car’s cabin is a light and scent haven

Volvo has brought the Northern Lights into its most luxurious car, with a new S90 Ambience Concept promising maximum sensory sway for those who have a driver to focus on the road. Set to debut at the Beijing Auto Show in China, the concept car shows what Volvo describes as a luxury beyond just materials and design. Instead, the goal ...

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PayPal Australia introduces a new $6 fee for overseas money transfers

PayPal Australia has made a number of changes to its financial services guide, including adding a new $5.99 fee for overseas personal money transfers to a “friend and family member”. If all or part of that transfer is covered by a credit or debit card, Aussies will also cop a 2.6% fee, plus a currency conversion fee. Before the updated ...

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Apple lags behind Amazon & Google in ‘positive impact on society’ survey

A new joint survey between Recode and SurveyMonkey aims to show what technology companies Americans perceive as having the biggest impact on society. The survey asked the question, “Which of the following companies has the most positive impact on society today?” Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip Coming in at the top of the survey is Amazon, which received 20 percent of ...

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Pivotal CEO talks IPO and balancing life in Dell family of companies – TechCrunch

Pivotal has kind of a strange role for a company. On one hand its part of the EMC federation companies that Dell acquired in 2016 for a cool $67 billion, but it’s also an independently operated entity within that broader Dell family of companies — and that has to be a fine line to walk. Whatever the challenges, the company ...

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How to recycle your used and unwanted gadgets

If your iPhone or MacBook is still in good shape, you should consider selling it, but if it’s old or beat up you can still score a gift card by turning it into Apple’s recycling program. For iPhones, iPad and Apple Watches you’ll be asked to fill out a form attesting to the product’s condition and given a trade-in quote, ...

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Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, Buick Enspire, BMW M2 Competition: This Week’s Top Photos

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 spy shots – Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien Enlarge Photo Ford’s latest prototypes for the Mustang Shelby GT500 are wearing the least camouflage gear yet. Clearly visible are the car’s new aero elements, massive brake discs, and the famous cobra badge. 2020 Ford Focus ST spy shots – Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien Enlarge Photo Another vehicle ...

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Gadgets and Accessories That Every Car Needs to Have

The pleasure of driving a good car, on an open road, with the warm summer breeze blowing in your hair can only be increased by the best gadgets and accessories available on the market. After all, we could all use a cup holder and a stand for our phone, but there’s so much more to work with! The list of ...

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German Supreme Court dismisses Axel Springer lawsuit, says ad blocking is legal – TechCrunch

Germany’s Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit yesterday from Axel Springer against Eyeo, the company behind AdBlock Plus. The European publishing giant (which acquired Business Insider in 2015) argued that ad blocking, as well as the business model where advertisers pay to be added to circumvent the white list, violated Germany’s competition law. Axel Springer won a partial victory in 2016, when ...

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Frustration be gone: this robot will build Ikea furniture for you

Every Ikea shopper faces the same dilemma: shell out hundreds of dollars to have someone build your bargain-priced beds and bookshelves, or spend hours following inscrutable assembly instructions, losing bolts and screwing the wrong parts together until your head explodes. Mercifully, thanks to a group of roboticists in Singapore, Ikea shoppers could eventually have a third option.  The Control Robotics ...

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