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Kodak Bitcoin mining ‘scam’ evaporates

[ad_1] Image caption The Kodak KashMiner appeared at CES in January The company behind a Kodak-branded crypto-currency mining scheme has confirmed the plan has collapsed.In January, a Bitcoin mining computer labelled Kodak KashMiner was on display on Kodak's official stand at the CES technology show in Las Vegas.But critics labelled it a "scam" and said the advertised profits were unachievable and misleading.Now the company behind the scheme says it will
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Aliens killed by spelling mistake in 2013 Colonial Marines game

[ad_1] Image copyright SEGA An infamously dreadful 2013 Aliens video game is now believed to have fallen victim to the most chilling of threats in the universe: a typo.Aliens: Colonial Marines was released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 to terrible reviews.Many of them mentioned how badly the artificial intelligence (AI) behaved.But it has now emerged that a single stray "a" in the game's code may have been to
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How two strangers set up Dropbox and made billions

[ad_1] Image copyright Dropbox Image caption Drew Houston (left) had never met Arash Ferdowski before they launched Dropbox together The BBC's weekly The Boss series profiles a different business leader from around the world. This week we spoke to Drew Houston, founder and chief executive of US cloud storage company Dropbox.Drew Houston says it felt as if he had just two weeks to find a complete stranger to marry.Back in
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Facebook will not remove fake news – but will ‘demote’ it

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Facebook says it will not remove fake news from its website because it does not violate its community standards.The social network is currently running an advertising campaign in the UK that declares "fake news is not our friend".But it said publishers often had "very different points of view" and removing fabricated posts would be "contrary to the basic principles of free speech".Instead, it says posts that
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A musical instrument for astronauts and other news

[ad_1] BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best technology stories of the week including;A family in France has become the first to live in a 3D printed houseChip maker Nvidia uses artificial intelligence to improve imagesAnd researchers at MIT develop a zero-gravity musical instrument to provide a soundtrack for space travelSee more at Click's website and @BBCClick. [ad_2] Source link
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Phone in the right hand? You’re a hacker!

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Hackers are finding it too easy to circumvent traditional cyber defences, forcing businesses to rethink their security strategies. Many firms are now harnessing big data and adopting cutting edge verification checks. In fact, some can even identify you by how quickly you type your computer keys, or how you hold your mobile phone. In these days of regular space travel, nanotechnology and quantum computers it
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Fake Twitter users: Celebrities lose followers amid crackdown

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Twitter has defended its decision, saying it will 'build trust' Some of the world's biggest celebrities have lost millions of Twitter followers after the company cracked down on "locked" accounts.US singer Katy Perry, the most-followed user on Twitter, and Lady Gaga lost about 2.5 million followers. Barack Obama went down 2.1 million.Twitter said it had taken the decision due to its "ongoing and
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Cambridge Analytica staff set up new firm

[ad_1] Image copyright Auspex Image caption Ex CA employees promise Auspex will be an ethical consultancy Former staff from scandal-hit Cambridge Analytica (CA) have set up another data analysis company.Auspex International will be "ethically based" and offer "boutique geopolitical consultancy" services, according to its website.CA was shut down by its parent company, SCL Elections, which itself faces criminal charges over failure to supply data when requested.Auspex will work in the