How to watch New Year’s Eve 2019 countdowns online

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How to watch New Year’s Eve 2019 countdowns online If you’d rather stream New Year’s Eve celebrations in North America than venture outside, you’ll have plenty of options… including a novelty or two. The most notable example comes from Times Square itself,…

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Beijing uses face-detecting smart locks to curb public housing abuses

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Beijing uses face-detecting smart locks to curb public housing abuses Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images China’s ever-growing reliance on facial recognition is spreading to public housing. Beijing is ramping up the use of face-detecting smart locks in public housing projects to bolster…

Nokia’s five-camera phone will include an in-screen fingerprint reader

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Nokia’s five-camera phone will include an in-screen fingerprint reader Evan Blass, Twitter Thanks to some leaks, Nokia’s five-camera smartphone is no longer a mystery — and it might just be one of the more intriguing handsets of 2019. Well-known leaker Evan Blass…

Mainstream Crypto Adoption: A Possible Tax Nightmare

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Mainstream Crypto Adoption: A Possible Tax Nightmare Crypto-currencies against the backdrop of a tax return.Getty I am not a tax professional or expert. Readers should seek advice from licensed tax professionals before making any decisions. Nothing written is financial or tax advice,…

FCC to suspend operations January 3rd unless funding resumes

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FCC to suspend operations January 3rd unless funding resumes Bloomberg via Getty Images It looks like the FCC will be joining the list of government offices that will shut down in light of the ongoing funding lapse. The commission released a statement…

Faraday Future comes crawling back to its main investor

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Faraday Future comes crawling back to its main investor AP Photo/Jae C. Hong Faraday Future is ending its very tumultuous year on a positive note… in a manner of speaking. The electric car startup has reached a restructuring deal with its main…

‘Fortnite’ New Year’s event forces players to dance when it turns 2019

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‘Fortnite’ New Year’s event forces players to dance when it turns 2019 Anadolu Agency via Getty Images If you’re spending New Year’s eve playing Fortnite, be prepared to party. Epic Games has set up an in-game event to celebrate the changing of…

Google aims to fix laggy interface on Chrome OS tablets

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Google aims to fix laggy interface on Chrome OS tablets Cherlynn Low/Engadget Chrome OS tablets still have some problems, not the least of which is lag. Even if you buy a higher-end model like some configurations of Google’s own Pixel Slate, there’s…

Our favorite games of 2018

Our favorite games of 2018

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Our favorite games of 2018 It didn’t take long for us to declare 2017 a pretty great year for games, with a spectacular roster that included Super Mario Odyssey, Wolfenstein: The New Colossus and Assassin’s Creed Origins. In our roundup last December…

Cryptocurrency End of Year Roundup, Highs and Lows From 2018 | NewsBTC

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Cryptocurrency End of Year Roundup, Highs and Lows From 2018 | NewsBTC This year has certainly been a tumultuous one for cryptocurrency. What started off with a bang ended with a whimper as the entire market shed 84% and $700 billion exited…

Popsugar’s celebrity look-alike app is leaking users’ photos

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Popsugar’s celebrity look-alike app is leaking users’ photos Rob Kim via Getty Images I can’t think of a more fitting way to end 2018 than with another, final data leak. This one is from #Twinning tool, the popular new app from Popsugar…

Best and worst coins of 2018: A cryptocurrency market analysis | finder.com.au

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Best and worst coins of 2018: A cryptocurrency market analysis | finder.com.au We compare the end-of-year cryptocurrency charts from the last day of 2017 with the last day of 2018 to see how the market has changed. It’s New Year’s Eve –…

Google is testing group calling in Duo

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Google is testing group calling in Duo Jon Fingas/Engadget Google’s upgrade strategy for Duo could include some highly sought-after features. Android Police sources say Google is testing a group calling feature in at least the Android version of its video chat app….

The Verge 2018 tech report card: The US government

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In 2018, tech needed government more than ever. We were surrounded by problems that the industry couldn’t solve on its own, whether it was Russian trolls, growing monopoly fears, or the ever-escalating pace of cybersecurity failures. Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/31/18161810/2018-tech-recap-us-government-congress-conservative-bias-climate-change-ice-trade-war

How Hackers Stole $1B From Cryptocurrency Exchanges In 2018

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How Hackers Stole $1B From Cryptocurrency Exchanges In 2018 According to the Cryptocurrency Anti-Money Laundering Report from Ciphertrace some $927 million had been stolen from cryptocurrency exchanges in the first three quarters of 2018 alone. That total will almost certainly have hit,…