Month: January 2020

Google is temporarily shutting down all China offices due to coronavirus outbreak

Google is temporarily shutting down all of its China offices due to the coronavirus outbreak, the company confirmed to The Verge on Wednesday. The shutdown includes all offices in mainland China, as well as Google’s offices in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Currently, the offices are closed for the extended Lunar New Year holiday, a measure …

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New Chainalysis Report Sheds Light on Darknet Markets and the Need for Onchain Privacy

</header> <strong>Darknet market activity hit new highs in 2019, as shown in a new report from blockchain forensics firm Chainalysis. Despite concerted attempts from law enforcement (LE) to crack down on darknet markets (DNMs), coupled with several exit scams, crypto inflows and outflows surpassed $800 million last year.</strong> Also read: Monopoly Is a Tiny Darknet …

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PSVR Team Shooter ‘Firewall Zero Hour’ Comes to PS Plus Members for Free in February

<!– Share buttons by mashshare.net – Version: 3.4.0–><em>Firewall Zero Hour (2018)</em>, the tactical team shooter for PSVR, is headed to PS Plus members for free next month. The 4v4 team shooter arrives alongside Bioshock: The Collection and The Sims 4 as February’s free games. Like all free PS Plus games, the whole lot is entirely free …

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Calendar app Fantastical switches to a subscription for its Mac and iOS apps

Sponsored Links Flexibits Fantastical, one of the oldest and most loved calendar apps on Apple devices, just received its biggest update in years. The most significant change is that Fantastical is now a universal app you pay for through a subscription. As such, you don’t need to purchase separate licenses to use the app on …

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Coinbase Hires Google VP as Chief Product Officer

Coinbase has hired a former vice president of product at Google to be its chief product officer.  Surojit Chatterjee spent 11 years at Google, where he worked on payments, adtech and commerce. He most recently led the continuing development of Google Shopping, a service available in more than 90 countries. Prior to that, he was …

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Pinterest’s New AR Feature Lets You ‘Try On’ Makeup Pins

Pinterest joins the ranks of Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram with its new “Try On” mode. Pinterest, the popular social media platform that lets its 320 million active users worldwide everything from pin meatball recipes to the latest make-up tricks, has launched a new feature called Try On that lets you literally “try on” the latest …

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The cheapest climate target to hit? Around 2°C

Enlarge Michael Mees Quantifying the continuing cost of the increasing threat of climate change is, roughly speaking, impossible. Even just focusing on the financial impacts is daunting, much less putting a number on human suffering and species extinctions. But there are still things we can learn in the attempt. For example, some oppose action to …

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Alleged Launderer of $4B in BTC Vinnik Charged in France After Extradition

French authorities have charged former operator of now-shuttered crypto exchange BTC-e and Russian national Alexander Vinnik. Bloomberg reported on Jan. 28 that Vinnik’s lawyers said that he will remain in France to face his charges following his recent extradition from Greece. According to an unspecified official at the prosecutor’s office, Vinnik was charged with extortion, …

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Gloomy Eyes Coming To Oculus Quest And More PC VR Platforms February 14

After an initial release on Viveport, award-winning 360 degree VR movie Gloomy Eyes is coming to the Oculus Quest and other PC VR store platforms next month. Gloomy Eyes follows a young zombie boy who falls for a human girl, split across 3 episodic volumes. It’s narrated by Colin Farrell, who recently spoke about his …

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Best TV deals for the big game: Save up to $400 on LG, Samsung, TCL and Vizio – CNET

Getting a great deal on a new TV can make you feel like a champ too. Getty Images Hey TV shoppers, there’s a certain important NFL football game coming up this Sunday, Feb. 2. That’s just a few days away and it creates a deadline of sorts: your last chance to get a great deal on …

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