Day: July 12, 2019

Ethereum-Based Augur Enhancement App Veil Closes Up Shop

The Ethereum-based predictions platform Veil is shutting down, according to an official Medium post on July 11. As of July 11, no new markets will be added to the platform. Trading will be disabled entirely on July 24. Veil co-founder Paul Fletcher-Hill recommended that users redeem open positions, withdraw positions from active markets, and withdraw …

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Scientists unveil image of quantum entanglement for the first time ever

Sponsored Links University of Glasgow For the first time ever, physicists have captured an image of quantum entanglement. In a paper published in the journal of Scientific Advances, scientists from the University of Glasglow shared the first known image of a Bell entanglement. The photo depicts two photons interacting and sharing physical states for a …

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If you bought influencer bathwater, could you test it for DNA?

A Reddit post made a major splash on the internet this week when it claimed that the infamous, $30 “GamerGirl bathwater” being sold by social media star Belle Delphine contained no human DNA — and therefore might not be her bathwater at all. This was promptly challenged by other Reddit users and debunked: the shipments …

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OurPact returns to App Store, reviving debates about Apple’s impartiality

<figcaption class=”caption”><div class=”caption-text”>Tim Cook on stage during an Apple event in September 2018. </div><div class=”caption-credit”><a rel=”nofollow” class=”caption-link” href=”http://live.arstechnica.com/apples-september-12-2018-gather-round-event/”>Valentina Palladino</a></div></figcaption> </figure> Software may come and go from the App Store, but this week marks a return that could have some real significance for Apple. OurPact, an app that lets parents monitor and limit their children’s use …

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Audi e-tron will ‘give Tesla shoppers a run for their money,’ says Consumer Reports

By Simon Alvarez Posted on July 12, 2019 When Consumer Reports published its first impressions of the Audi e-tron, the organization proved quite optimistic about the German carmaker’s all-electric SUV. In a recently uploaded video, Consumer Reports‘ Mike Quincy, Jon Linkov, and Jennifer Stockburger provided more insights about their experience with the e-tron, covering several …

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CCP Remains ‘Bullish’ On The Future Of VR As Market Hasn’t Reached ‘Maturity’

CCP Games, developers of epic space MMO EVE Online and VR games like EVE: Valkyrie and Sparc, aren’t as into VR as they once were but it’s not being written off entirely. Back in late 2017 CCP Games publicly announced they’re withdrawal from heavy involvement in VR projects. After releasing EVE: Valkyrie alongside the Oculus …

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Gartner, IDC agree that PC sales are up—but they don’t agree what a PC is

Enlarge / Does this Chromebook count as a traditional PC? Gartner says no, IDC says yes. Valentina Palladino We’ve been hearing for quite some time that the traditional PC is dying, but it’s not quite dead yet. Business analyst firms Gartner and IDC tackle the numbers differently, but both agree that sales of traditional PCs …

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Facebook’s FTC fine will be $5 billion—or one month’s worth of revenue

Enlarge / Thumbs down. Getty Images | Ted Soqui The Federal Trade Commission and Facebook have reportedly agreed on a $5 billion fine that would settle the FTC’s privacy investigation into the social network. With Facebook having reported $15 billion in revenue last quarter, the $5 billion fine would amount to one month’s worth of …

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Miners Flock to Iran Where Bitcoin Mining Is Set to Be Sanctioned

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>According to regional reports, the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) is planning to allow licensed cryptocurrency mining as long as operations are charged for electricity based on the price of export. The CBI governor, Abdol Nasser Hemmati, explained that mined cryptocurrencies should flow back into the Iranian economy.</strong> Also read: Bitcoin Miner …

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Crypto Prediction Market and Derivatives Platform Veil Is Closing

Veil, the crypto-focused prediction market and derivatives platform, is closing its doors. Launched in January, the Veil web interface allowed users to place bets on Augur prediction markets, offering an instant settlement API to pay out on clear outcomes. The startup’s co-founder, Paul Fletcher-Hill, wrote in a Medium post: “We believe that cryptocurrencies and the …

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