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Yesterday’s “plastics” are today’s crypto tokens

By | 2017-08-21T03:43:16+00:00 August 20th, 2017|Categories: Android|

If the Braddocks were throwing a pool party today, their son Ben wouldn’t be contemplating a career in plastics; he’d know the future is in crypto tokens.   Mr. McGuire: I want to say one word to you. Just one word. Ben: Yes, sir. Mr. McGuire: Are you listening? Ben: Yes, I am.

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Microsoft kicks off Xbox One X pre-orders today with a limited ‘Project Scorpio’ edition

By | 2017-08-21T02:40:47+00:00 August 20th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Microsoft just pulled the trigger on Xbox One X pre-orders, offering up the souped up version of its console for $499. Unveiled back at E3 in June after a year’s worth of teasers, the latest Xbox One features more memory and improved processing designed for 4K playback. The company is also using its

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Taxes in the gig economy

By | 2017-08-20T22:43:02+00:00 August 20th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Kristen Berman Contributor Kristen Berman is a co-founder of Duke's Common Cents Lab with Professor Dan Ariely. Common Cents is generously supported by MetLife Foundation. Kristen was on the founding team of Google's behavioral economics team, and was previously the founder of Irrational Labs, a behavioral economics nonprofit focused on health and happiness.

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Week 32 in review: Nokia 8 and Asus Zenfone 4 quartet go official

By | 2017-08-21T03:46:32+00:00 August 20th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

In a welcome change of pace, this week brought a few major announcements to go with the usual leaks. Nokia, now under HMD management, brought its first proper flagship as the 8 went official in London. Coming with dual Zeiss camera and a Snapdragon 835, the Nokia 8 will aim to fight it

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German writer held in Spain on Turkish warrant granted conditional release | World news

By | 2017-09-06T04:26:36+00:00 August 20th, 2017|Categories: Investigative News|

Germany welcomed the release on Sunday of a German writer detained in Spain on a Turkish warrant and accused Turkey of abusing the international system used to hunt down fugitives. Turkish-born writer Doğan Akhanlı, who has German citizenship, was arrested on Saturday while on holiday in southern Spain. Akhanlı was conditionally released after

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Google needs to pay Apple a small fortune to remain the default search engine on iOS

By | 2017-08-20T19:41:07+00:00 August 20th, 2017|Categories: Apple|

Apple and Google could be the biggest frenemies in tech. While they both compete like there’s no tomorrow, they also partner on some very specific deals. For instance, Google is paying a ton of money to remain the default search engine on iOS. As CNBC first reported, according to a Bernstein analyst, Google

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Gillmor Gang: Ah-Clem | TechCrunch

By | 2017-08-20T21:25:09+00:00 August 20th, 2017|Categories: Android|

The Gillmor Gang — Philip Proctor, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, Denis Pombriant, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Saturday, August 19, 2017. The Firesign Theatre’s Phil Proctor joins the Gang. Topics preclude: will the realDonaldTrump please step down, what is reality, Siri’s Easter egg, and other mysteries from the vaults of time. @stevegillmor, @FIRESIGNPHIL,

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Let’s review some of tech’s big second quarter financial stories

By | 2017-08-20T17:33:32+00:00 August 20th, 2017|Categories: Facebook|

Now that the second-quarter “earnings season” — when all of the biggest public tech companies spill their financial guts to the public — is over, and it was filled with a lot of weird stories that seemed a little outside of the mold that we normally see. There weren’t any blockbuster product launches,

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Weekly poll: now that the Nokia 8 is official, is Nokia back?

By | 2017-08-21T02:43:15+00:00 August 20th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

It’s back! Or is it? The Nokia 8 was unveiled this week, marking both the return of camera-focused Nokia flagships and a new option for a high-end pure Android phone. The phone checks some of the boxes for a 2017 flagship, but also misses some. The Nokia 8 has a microSD slot (unlike

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Cryptowestworld | TechCrunch

By | 2017-08-20T17:34:35+00:00 August 20th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time there lived a mysterious, brilliant inventor, now lost to history, who created a kind of autonomous zone wherein the traditional rules of governments and law did not apply. It was scoffed at as escapism, but over time it drew an ever-growing crowd who

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