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UK company linked to laundered Bitcoin billions

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Mt Gox bitcoin exchange theft is the largest in the crypto-currency’s history A UK company has been linked to the laundering of 650,000 stolen bitcoins worth £4.5bn, a BBC Radio 4 investigation has found. The coins were taken by hackers from Tokyo-based Bitcoin exchange ...

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The day that changed your phone forever

Whether you’re a developer who’s working on mobile apps, or just someone enjoying the millions of apps available for your phone, today is a very special day. It’s the 10-year anniversary of the original iPhone SDK. I don’t think it’s an understatement to say that this release changed a lot of ...

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Obituary: Trevor Baylis – BBC News

Trevor Baylis believed that the key to success was to think unconventional thoughts. It was this mindset that saw him develop his clockwork radio after hearing about the problems of educating African people about HIV and Aids. It enabled those in remote areas without electricity, or access to batteries, to ...

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BuzzFeed’s Matthew Henick takes content role at Facebook

Matthew Henick, formerly the head of BuzzFeed Studios, is joining Facebook’s media partnerships team, where he will serve as head of content planning and strategy. In a post on Facebook, Henick argued that the social network is “a storytelling platform at its core,” and it sounds like he wants to ...

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Facebook swings at Twitter with Breaking News label

Facebook’s algorithm is terrible at surfacing breaking news, often showing urgent posts hours or even days later when more facts have since emerged or the story has changed. This has made Twitter the default home for this content, but that position has weakened since Twitter implemented its own relevancy algorithm ...

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Apple’s over-the-ear headphones could feature noise-canceling

The plot thickens. Last week, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that Apple has been working on over-the-ear headphones in addition to new AirPods. Today, Bloomberg confirms this information and adds that these new headphones could also feature noise-canceling capabilities. KGI said that this new product should be available at some ...

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Trevor Baylis: Wind-up radio inventor dies aged 80

Image caption Trevor Baylis campaigned to make theft of intellectual property a white-collar crime The inventor of the wind-up radio, Trevor Baylis, has died aged 80, the manager of his company has confirmed. David Bunting said Mr Baylis from Twickenham, south-west London, died on Monday of natural causes after a ...

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