Technology and Money

Chinese Police Bust World Cup Gambling Ring With More Than $1 Billion In Cryptocurrency
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Chinese authorities have arrested six suspects behind a World Cup gambling ring that was hosting more than 10 billion yuan — or $1.5 billion USD — worth of cryptocurrency bets, according to a statement released yesterday by the police department in Guangdong province. The gambling syndicate […]

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2018 MacBook Pro packs way more power into its 15-inch frame     – CNET
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Apple steps up to Intel’s eighth-gen CPUs and doubles down on RAM and storage.

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New 2018 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro: Everything under the hood     – CNET
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This minor refresh features an eighth-gen Intel processor, more RAM and storage for the same price.

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2018 BMW X3 review: Stable, steady and serene     – Roadshow
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The BMW X3 offers great utility and a smooth ride, but optional extras can add up quickly.

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Huawei P20 Lite review: Cheap and gorgeous Moto G6 alternative     – CNET
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The Moto G6 has nothing on the P20 Lite’s classy looks.

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New iOS Security Feature Ripe for Defeat
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A new feature in iOS 11.4.1, which Apple released earlier this week, is designed to protect against unwanted intrusions through the iPhone’s Lightning Port. However, the protection may be weak at best. The feature, called “USB Restricted Mode,” disables data transfer through the Lightning Port after an hour of inactivity. A password-protected iOS device that […]

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How Smart Should a Home Be?
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One of the loudest buzzes in the Internet of Things is around smart homes. Vendors have rushed to connect everything imaginable within a house, including lights, appliances, entertainment systems, windows, shades, door locks, ceiling fans, faucets, smoke detectors, security systems, furniture — basically anything with a battery or power cord now can be connected, and […]

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Uber gets into scooters, every VC is raising, and why private equity loves SaaS
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Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had the full crew in the studio along with a friend. The excellent Connie Loizos hosted, and Matthew Lynley and I were both on as well, along with our guest this week: Graham Brown, a partner […]

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Pieter van der Does of Adyen joins us at Disrupt Berlin in November
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TechCrunch Disrupt coming back to Berlin on 29-30 November 2018. We’re delighted to announce that Pieter van der Does, CEO and co-founder of European online payments giant Adyen, will be joining us on stage. A leading expert with over 15 years experience in the payments industry, Pieter van der Does was CCO before co-founding Adyen […]

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