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A silver lining for Cryptocurrency

A silver lining for Cryptocurrency

Lifestyle, Tech, Tech (news), Technology
130 coffee shops in Europe started to accept and sell Crypto just before the Central Bank of the Russian Federation shared their excitement that the ‘fever’ over cryptocurrency has begun to cool off.   The announcement made by the head of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, Elvira Nabiullina, stated that the cryptocurrency fever has gradually begun to disappear, as more practical investments have surfaced over the past few months. However, a startup called Cyclebit has just proved them wrong, offering a solution for crypto enthusiasts that find the ordinary paying methods a bit boring and ironically, for the cash and card users - unsafe. Cyclebit seeks to make crypto a part of everyday life, giving the possibility to use your assets to pay for the day-to-day expen
Could Mark Zuckerberg face a coup at Facebook?

Could Mark Zuckerberg face a coup at Facebook?

Featured, Tech, Tech (news), Technology
  Facebook shareholders join call to boot Mark Zuckerberg out following the social media platform’s recent falsified video viewership figures scandal.   The pressure piles on to replace Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder, chief executive officer and chairman of the social media and networking service Facebook – with shareholders publicly making their displeasure know and looking to instate an independent chairman at Facebook with the aims of making the company more accountable for its actions.   The ongoing shareholder campaign to remove Zuckerberg recently received the backing of three state treasurers and a top New York official.   In September 2016 Facebook admitted to inflating viewing figures by including views lasting a few seconds. Facebook util
What does your smartwatch say about you?

What does your smartwatch say about you?

Culture, Lifestyle, Tech
Writing: Stephany Malcolm|Subbing: Kate Reichardt Smart watches: they are the ultimate accessory to go with your smartphone. They can answer your calls and act as a personal trainer...and tell the time, too. 2017 has seen a jump in technology, whether this is down to the latest iPhone upgrades, introduction to wireless headphones or waterproof handsets. Smart watches are soaring this year with the range of choices. Dominated by the Apple watch, classic watch-making brands have followed suit, and added technology to beautifully crafted time pieces. A fusion of the old and new. A watch isn't simply always there to tell the time, as the icon Ian Fleming once said, "A gentleman's choice of timepiece says as much about him as does his Saville Row suit.” The Voice of London Lifesty
‘Frowning Pile of Poop’ emoji sparks outrage

‘Frowning Pile of Poop’ emoji sparks outrage

News, Tech, Tech (news), Technology, UK, World, World
Plans to introduce the new 'Frowning Pile of Poop' emoji have been flushed, after controversy sent typographers spiralling into fierce debate. You might be wondering what all the fuss is about? Well, Unicode Consortium said they felt ‘embarrassed’ by the plans to create a new 'Frowning Pile of Poo' emoji, as an alternative to the original 'Smiling Pile of Poo' popular emoji. Unicode is where people work to create popular emojis that appear on Google, Facebook and Twitter (Yes, this is a real job!) The proposal to implement changes are currently undergoing scrutiny by members of the Emoji Subcommittee. Michael Everson, typographer, responded to the proposal with outrage: "Will we have a CRYING PILE OF POO next? PILE OF POO WITH TONGUE STICKING OUT? PILE OF POO WITH QUESTION MARKS F
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