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Is Messi’s blockchain interest a sign football is changing?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Barcelona star Lionel Messi appears to have joined the blockchain debate From numbers on shirts to goal-line technology, the football industry has never been slow to adapt to new ideas and technologies.More recently, Video Assistant Referees (VAR) have emerged, while fan apps bring playing content and commercial products to supporters off the field of play. Now the sport - if a little tentatively
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Elon Musk: No ‘bonehead’ analyst questions please

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Elon Musk said "boring" questions were "not cool" Technology entrepreneur Elon Musk made the unusual choice of vetoing "boring" questions during Tesla's latest earnings call.The electric car maker posted a record quarterly loss of almost $710m (£523m) for the three months to March - more than double the same period last year.However, following a series of probing financial questions posed by analysts, Mr Musk
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Facebook engineer fired over stalking claims

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Facebook has lots of information about where people are and what they are doing Facebook has fired a security engineer accused of using his access to data to stalk women online. Chief security officer Alex Stamos in a statement to the BBC said: "We quickly investigated this situation and immediately fired the person."Facebook first began to investigate claims against the employee following complaints from
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TalkTalk broadband worst for customer service, says Ofcom

[ad_1] Image caption TalkTalk scored poorly for reliability and complaints handling TalkTalk has come last for the second year running in a broadband service report released by regulator Ofcom. The company's customers were the least likely to recommend their provider to friends. It scored poorly for reliability and complaints handling. A company spokesman said that while the "results are disappointing", TalkTalk was rolling out major service improvements. Virgin Media had
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Donald Glover’s Millennium Falcon tour: Star shows off cape wardrobe

[ad_1] Image copyright Star Wars/YouTube Donald Glover has given Star Wars fans an MTV Cribs-inspired look around the Millennium Falcon spaceship. The actor plays the super-slick Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo film.From a walk-in cape wardrobe to "where the magic happens", Donald says the iconic spaceship "has never looked better than when Lando had it".The Falcon will eventually fall into the hands of Han Solo, as Lando pays
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Australia’s Commonwealth Bank lost data of 20m accounts

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Australia's Commonwealth Bank has admitted losing the bank records of almost 20 million people.Names, addresses, account numbers and statements were stored on two magnetic tapes which were meant to be destroyed by a subcontractor in 2016.But despite not receiving evidence the tapes had actually been destroyed, the bank did not tell customers there was a potential problem.The breach is the latest scandal involving Australia's largest
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Xiaomi launches $10bn Hong Kong stock market listing

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has filed to list on Hong Kong's stock market, in a move that is expected to raise up to $10bn (£7.5bn).The stock market flotation will be the world's biggest debut in 2018, and the largest since fellow China tech giant Alibaba's raised $25bn in 2014.Xiaomi has bounced back after admitting last year it had grown too quickly. As well as China,
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Gamers mine cryptocurrency for charity

[ad_1] Gamers have been helping the charity Unicef raise funds for aid projects in Syria by mining a cryptocurrency. Participants donated spare computer processing time to mine the Ethereum cryptocurrency on behalf of the organisation.But the scheme, which has now ended, had its critics.BBC Click finds out more.See more at Click's website and @BBCClick. [ad_2] Source link