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Hong Kong plans TV ad campaign to warn against ICO and crypto investments
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 Most financial authorities worldwide have warned their citizens on the risks of buying bitcoin or investing in ICOs, but Hong Kong is going a step further. Concern is such in the country that authorities are taking to TV and other media to warn of the risks of investment. Today the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau […]

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SEC cools traders’ hot plans for cryptocurrency-based exchange traded funds
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 The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has serious concerns about the securities industry’s plans to create exchange traded funds around cryptocurrency. In a strongly worded letter to the heads of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and the Investment Company Institute, the director of the division of investment management, Dalia Blass said that there […]

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Iced tea company scraps plans to raise millions for blockchain pivot
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Enlarge (credit: Lipton / Timothy B. Lee) Last month we covered the story of the Long Island Iced Tea Company rebranding itself as Long Blockchain as part of a broader shift in corporate strategy. The company’s stock price tripled over night. On Friday, we got the first concrete details of the company’s new blockchain strategy. […]

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The PC BIOS will be killed off by 2020 as Intel plans move to pure UEFI
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Enlarge / The IBM PC XT 5160, the origin of the x86 BIOS. (credit: Veradrive) Speaking at UEFI Plugfest, a hardware interoperability testing event held by the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Forum earlier this month, Intel announced that by 2020 it was going to phase out the last remaining relics of the PC BIOS […]

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FCC Will Also Order States To Scrap Plans For Their Own Net Neutrality Laws
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: In addition to ditching its own net neutrality rules, the Federal Communications Commission also plans to tell state and local governments that they cannot impose local laws regulating broadband service. This detail was revealed by senior FCC officials in a phone briefing with reporters today, and […]

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Apple plans to add a 3D sensor to the back of the iPhone, too
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Enlarge (credit: Samuel Axon) The iPhone X’s front-facing TrueDepth sensor array could be used for more than just Face ID authentication, and it fits neatly into Apple’s broader march into augmented reality on the iPhone, but the iPhone X’s rear camera still uses a combination of motion sensors and two rear cameras for AR. That […]

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Verizon, AT&T Announce Plans To Build and Share Hundreds of New Cell Towers
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An anonymous reader shares a report: Verizon and AT&T announced a joint venture with Tillman Infrastructure to build and share hundreds of cell towers in more in a move that is sure to be seen as a threat to more established tower companies. The companies said the new structures “will add to the overall communications […]

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Star Wars: Battlefront II changes its loot box plans… but is it enough?
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Enlarge / This shot is from Star Wars: Battlefront II’s single-player mode. It’s not yet clear whether or how much loot boxes will figure into this mode, so let’s focus on what we DO know thanks to Tuesday’s announcement. (credit: EA/DICE) Ahead of Star Wars: Battlefront II‘s launch in a few weeks, its publisher EA posted […]

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Google plans software update to fix another Pixel 2 audio issue
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Google just announced software updates are incoming to deal with issues Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners are reporting with their screens and speakers, and now there's another one on the list. Its audio recordings seem to have an issue that makes them s…

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