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  • Australia’s horrific new encryption law likely to obliterate its tech scene
    Australia‘s government signed a bill into law last week giving law enforcement agencies the right to force technology companies to reveal users’ encrypted messages. Another way of putting it: Australia‘s tech scene will soon be located on the Wayback Machine. The law was introduced as the Telecommunications and Other Legislation... Read more »
  • Google+ will die 4 months sooner thanks to new bug affecting 52 million users
    After announcing in October it would be shuttering Google+, its little-loved social media site, Google today announced that, thanks to yet another security flaw, the end would have to come much sooner than originally expected. The site will now shut down completely in April, rather than August, and access to the... Read more »
  • University College London tells us how it developed its blockchain program
    University College London has its own center dedicated to blockchain – it’s called the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies (CBT). UCL’s blockchain team will be joining us at our very own Hard Fork Decentralized this week in London. Free sign-ups for their event are now available. Before their event on... Read more »
  • Why Victorians feared modern technology would make everyone blind
    From concerns over blue light to digital strain and dryness, headlines today often worry how smartphones and computer screens might be affecting the health of our eyes. But while the technology may be new, this concern certainly isn’t. Since Victorian times people have been concerned about how new innovations might... Read more »
  • Create custom business plans and final projections with this $20 Upmetrics Business Planner
    Upmetrics can help you get that polished business plan knocked out in no time, and with a lifetime of access discounted right now to only $20 with promo code 'GREENMONDAY20' from TNW Deals, it’s the perfect time to give your big business idea the structure it demands.... Read more »

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  • Sony and Rhapsody prep an audiophile streaming service for Japan
    It's notoriously difficult for streaming music services to get a foothold in Japan -- this is a country where CDs still reign (72 percent of music revenue was for physical media in 2017). All the same, Sony and Rhapsody are giving it a shot. They'r...... Read more »
  • Instagram adds walkie-talkie voice messages
    You no longer have to strike up a live conversation if you want voice chats on Instagram -- the social network has launched walkie-talkie style voice messaging feature for direct messages. If you want to speak your mind, you only have to hold down a...... Read more »
  • 'Monster Hunter World: Icebourne' expansion arrives fall 2019
    There's about to be a whole lot more to explore in Monster Hunter: World. Capcom announced today that a new expansion called Monster Hunter World: Iceborne will be making its way to consoles in fall 2019. The massive update will include new locales,...... Read more »
  • Another Google+ data bug exposes info for 52.5 million users
    Google's semi-defunct social media platform Google+ has suffered its second data breach in three months and, as a result, will be completely shuttered in April, four months earlier than previously planned.... Read more »
  • GoPro will make 'most' of its US cameras outside of China
    China and the US may have declared a tariff truce (however tentative), but GoPro isn't taking any chances. It's moving "most" of its US-bound action camera production out of China by summer 2019 to reduce the effect of any potential tariff increases...... Read more »

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  • Xiaomi is bringing three more products to the US, and none of them are phones
    Xiaomi has three new products coming to the US — and, unfortunately, none of them are phones. The Mi Wireless Charging Pad, Mi Home Security Camera, and Mi Robot Builder Rover were all announced at a Friday pop-up event in New York City, where fans of the brand gathered to... Read more »
  • Instagram is bringing voice messaging to your DMs
    Instagram has added a voice messaging feature to its Direct messages. The feature allows users to send each other audio messages up to one minute long in private and group chats. The update is rolling out now for iOS and Android. Users with the feature can record messages by holding... Read more »
  • Samsung angers hypebeasts by partnering with fake Supreme brand in China
    Samsung is getting criticized by hypebeasts everywhere after it claimed to be collaborating with Supreme; in reality, it partnered with a Supreme rip-off. Samsung is actually partnering with a fake legal brand, a rival company based in Barletta, Italy, that beat Supreme NYC in a court case this summer regarding... Read more »
  • Google will shut down Google+ four months early after second data leak
    Google+ has suffered another data leak, and Google has decided to shut down the consumer version of the social network four months earlier than it originally planned. Google+ will now close to consumers in April, rather than August. Additionally, API access to the network will shut down within the next... Read more »
  • Alexa can now connect you with local businesses
    Alexa has been able to tell you the opening hours and phone numbers of local businesses since July, but a recent update means it can now actually place a call on your behalf. It doesn’t go quite as far as Google Duplex, which has Google’s voice assistant call businesses and... Read more »

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  • How to connect your PlayStation 4 to a smartphone or tablet
    Sony built the PlayStation 4 with smartphone and mobile integration in mind. Take a look at our guide for connecting your smartphone or tablet to a PS4, so you can browse profiles, trophies, and other content directly on your mobile device. The post How to connect your PlayStation 4 to... Read more »
  • Intel wants its fleet of drones to monitor America’s aging, unsafe bridges
    Intel has signed a deal to use its Falcon 8+ drones to carry out bridge inspections. The hope is that these drones will be useful in spotting potential problems before they become serious. The post Intel wants its fleet of drones to monitor America’s aging, unsafe bridges appeared first on... Read more »
  • Bundle up for the huge ‘Monster Hunter: World’ expansion coming in 2019
    Monster Hunter: World is getting a major expansion in fall 2019 called Iceborne. The expansion will be similar in scope as the Ultimate versions of previous Monster Hunter games, featuring new quests, monsters, weapons, and armor. The post Bundle up for the huge ‘Monster Hunter: World’ expansion coming in 2019... Read more »
  • I tried an LTE laptop for a month, and I wasn’t really convinced
    LTE laptops offer up plenty of benefits and are becoming more common. After spending one month with one in my daily life in New York City, I really wondered if it is something that consumers really need in their lives. The post I tried an LTE laptop for a month,... Read more »
  • Snatch Apple’s 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro for up to $1,200 off at B&H
    The latest deal at B&H is offering up 2017 15-inch Apple MacBook Pros, in space gray and silver, with Intel Core i7 quad-core CPUs, 16GB of RAM, and AMD Radeon Pro 560 GPUs with up to 2TB of SSD storage. The post Snatch Apple’s 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro for up... Read more »