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Astronaut set to be first African-American on Space Station crew removed from flight

A NASA astronaut who was slated to become the first African American to serve as a member of the crew aboard the International Space Station has been removed from her upcoming mission. Jeanette Epps, who had been scheduled to launch to the space station in ...
Published: Today
Source: Fox News
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Hacker jailed for DDoS attacks against Skype and Google

A 21-year-old has been jailed for two years after being convicted of launching DDoS attacks against high-profile technology firms. The UK's West Midlands police force said late last week that Alex Bessell, from Liverpool, was behind a string of attacks ...
Published: Yesterday
Source: ZDNet
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More than 10 percent of $3.7 billion raised in ICOs has been stolen: Ernst & Young

NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 10 percent of funds raised through “initial coin offerings” are lost or stolen in hacker attacks, according to new research by Ernst & Young that delves into the risks of investing in cryptocurrency projects online.
Published: Today
Source: Reuters
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AC3 emerges as frontrunner to acquire Bulletproof

A few days after officially rejecting an acquisition offer from Macquarie Telecom, cloud services firm Bulletproof has told shareholders it has received interest from a "number of parties" keen to acquire its business. In a statement issued to the ...
Published: Yesterday
Source: ZDNet
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Lunar fountain? Accessible ice could lurk in Moon's lava tubes

New images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) suggest there is an underground network of lava tubes beneath the lunar surface that could offer astronauts easy access to water. The stunning new photos show multiple small pits in a large impact ...
Published: Today
Source: Fox News
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NASA Testing Shape Memory Alloy For Foldable Aircraft Wings During Flight

In a series of recent trials, NASA successfully tested a new lightweight material to fold the outer portions of aircraft wings during flight. The material can be applied to both subsonic and supersonic flights, and will improve the aerodynamic ability of ...
Published: Yesterday
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The Morning After: Nike's PlayStation sneakers and Amazon Go

Welcome back to the week. Playboy demonstrates once again that it doesn't understand the internet, Nike and PlayStation come together in a sneaker and Amazon's checkout-free store opens to the public this week. Boing Boing warns that Playboy winning this ...
Published: Yesterday
Source: Engadget
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Nokia will disable the key feature of its priciest scale

The Pulse Wave Velocity tracking will be deactivated on January 24th. Nokia has announced that it will be disabling the headline of feature of its Body Cardio scale in a software update. The scale was sold with the ability to track Pulse Wave Velocity (PWV ...
Published: Yesterday
Source: Engadget
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Facebook says it can't guarantee social media is good for democracy

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) warned on Monday that it could offer no assurance that social media was on balance good for democracy, but the company said it was trying what it could to stop alleged meddling in elections by Russia or anyone ...
Published: Today
Source: Reuters
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2017 tech salaries: Silicon Valley slowed, Philadelphia had highest YoY growth

Generally speaking, the paychecks for tech workers in places like Silicon Valley, Seattle, and New York continue to be vastly larger than the paychecks of workers located outside of a major tech hub, even when adjusted for cost of living. However, there ...
Published: Yesterday
Source: VentureBeat
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Vivo is launching the first phone with an under-the-display fingerprint scanner

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. On January 24, China's Vivo will launch a smartphone with an under-the-display ...
Published: Today
Source: Mashable
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Facebook is planning to spend €10 million expanding its artificial intelligence centre in Paris

Facebook has announced that it plans to invest €10 million (£8.8 million) in its artificial intelligence (AI) centre in Paris, The Financial Times reports. The AI lab in Paris was opened in 2015, but now Facebook said it's investing money in expanding ...
Published: Today
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Tractor beam breakthrough could lead to levitating humans

Tractor beams have made the jump from science fiction to reality in recent years, but only for levitating very small objects. A new breakthrough could lead to futuristic, far out new uses for the technology and open the door to levitating much larger ...
Published: Yesterday
Source: CNET
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How bitcoin could change the world -- even if it crashes

The price of digital currencies like bitcoin, litecoin, ethereum, ripple and others have been all over the map in recent months, soaring over 1,000 percent before falling sharply amid government intervention in Asia. The get-rich-quick appeal of ...
Published: Yesterday
Source: CBS News

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