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Wow, Who Could Have Predicted 59 Percent of 2017’s ICOs Are Already Dead or Doomed

Hey, remember initial coin offerings, the almost totally unregulated form of investment vehicle in which investors trade real cash or assets in exchange for virtual “tokens” in cryptocurrency-backed startups? You know, that hot new crypto market that the Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort, warned everyone was rife with scams? Those very ICOs that the Securities and Exchange Commission told everyone to be very careful about because of the “greater opportunities for fraud and manipulation”? Continue reading Wow, Who Could Have Predicted 59 Percent of 2017’s ICOs Are Already Dead or Doomed

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Mercedes-Benz Owner Daimler AG May Have Rigged Emissions Tests

Daimler AG, the automaker which produces the Mercedes-Benz line of luxury vehicles, is facing growing scrutiny after US investigators reportedly found that it installed software to cheat diesel emissions tests on cars, Bloomberg and Reuters reported.

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Pyeongchang Olympics Hit By Cyber Attack, With Widespread Rumors Russia to Blame

Officials at the 2018 Pyeonchang Winter Olympics have occurred that a cyber attack hit the games, taking its website as well as TV and internet access at its main press center offline, the Guardian reported.

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Nintendo Labo

On Wednesday, Nintendo announced a new line of peripherals that use, wait for it, cardboard to supplement the Switch experience. Launching April 20, Nintendo Labo transforms the Switch into new devices, including a piano, miniature house, and fishing rod. Players order cardboard modules, build, then insert the Switch’s Joy Con controllers. Using sensors, the controllers adapt to what’s been built.

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Intel Claims 90 Percent of Affected CPUs Have Live Patches Just as Rumors of New Attacks Arrive

This morning in a press release, Intel announced that it has “issued firmware updates for 90 percent of Intel CPUs introduced in the past five years.” But it’s possible the flurry of patches is just beginning.

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Bandage-Like Gadget Could Make Stitches and Staples a Thing of the Past

A Seattle-based startup has developed an innovative “skin closure device” that exhibits the anchoring strength of sutures and staples, but is nearly as easy to apply as a bandage. Called microMend, the device is performing well in clinical studies, and it may only be a matter of time before one gets stuck on you.

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