Millennials would rather cop Bitcoin than Disney and Netflix stocks


According to a recently published report from investment management firm Charles Schwab, millennials invested more in Bitcoin than they did in the likes of Disney or Netflix over Q3 of this year. The figures come from the quarterly Schwab Report, which benchmarks the activity of retirement plan investors within self-directed brokerage accounts. Schwab’s figures show that millennials (25-39 years old) hold 1.84 percent of their assets in the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC). The GBTC is an investment product — from Digital Currency Group — that sells shares in the fund to accredited investors. The fund is managed for investors by…

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CHEAP: $1,300 off Sony’s beastly A7R IV mirrorless camera? Hell yeah!!!!


Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! I’m not a fan of cumbersome cameras. They’re a hassle to carry around and attract a lot more attention than I’m comfortable with. That’s why I’m a huge admirer of mirrorless cameras; even more so if they’re great at shooting both still images and video — like the Sony A7R IV. And as luck would have it, you can snatch one of these compact beasts at a $1,300 discount right now. Yep, you heard that right. There’s a 28-percent discount on the A7R IV,…

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Pokemon Go maker Ninatic is working with Qualcomm to build AR glasses


Pokemon Go creator Niantic announced last night it’s collaborating with Qualcomm to build AR glasses. The announcement, made at Qualcomm’s annual tech summit in Hawaii, meant both companies will join hands to create reference hardware, software, and cloud-components for AR-based wearable devices. The project will have two main components: Qualcomm’s newly announced 5G-supported mixed reality platform Snapdragon XR2, and Niantic‘s Real World Platform, which has powered games such as Pokemon Go, Ingress, and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. In June, Niantic announced it’s accepting applications from developers to gain access to its Real World Platform. The company added the collaborative platform built in…

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Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin is rising again’


Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Locke used to say: Let’s whip up a knowledge omelette! Bitcoin price We closed the day, December 05 2019, at a price of $7,448. That’s a respectable 2.68 percent increase in 24 hours, or $195. It was the highest closing price in four days. We’re still 62 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin’s market cap ended…

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Uber’s safety report revealed over 3,000 sexual assault cases last year


Yesterday, Uber finally released its full safety transparency report, including stats around sexual assault and harassment over 2018 and part of 2017 in the US — something the company left out of its report when in its initial release last year.  “Uber’s US Safety Report includes information about Uber’s actions on safety, as well as data on the most serious safety incidents reported on our ridesharing platform in 2017 and 2018,” the document outlined. “This includes traffic fatalities, fatal physical assaults, and sexual assault.” Back in 2017, Uber said that 2,936 passengers reported incidents of sexual assault while using the…

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Ugandan cryptocurrency startup promises jobs — steals employees’ money instead


A number of Ugandan citizens have been left in the lurch after being promised jobs at a cryptocurrency startup that’s gone dark. Independent Ugandan newspaper Daily Monitor reports that dozens of people in the Masaka District have been fleeced of their own money and employment after falling for the promises of a bogus cryptocurrency business. According to the report, Dunamiscoins Resources Limited opened in Masaka Town last month and began inviting individuals to invest and become part of its “digital currency network.” However, just a month after opening, Dunamiscoins’ offices have reportedly closed down. A businessman who worked next door…

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Report: Apple’s flagship 2021 iPhone won’t have any ports


Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is at it again, this time with a bold claim about an iPhone that’s nearly two years away. According to the generally accurate Kuo, at least one variant of the 2021 iPhone will have no ports whatsoever. While most of us assumed Apple would make the switch to USB-C at some point, it now seems like this might not be the case. According to Kuo, the 2021 iPhone will “provide the completely wireless experience” (via 9to50Mac). Kuo expects the charging port will be removed from the flagship model first. Because of course, power users are the…

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DeepMind’s Mustafa Suleyman joins Google AI


DeepMind and co-founder Mustafa Suleyman have decided to go their separate ways. Earlier this year there were disputed reports the two were arguing, some even suggested he’d been placed on leave. But now it seems he’s actually left the UK-based enterprise. And for its sister. Ouch. After a wonderful decade at DeepMind, I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be joining @Kent_Walker, @JeffDean and the fantastic team at Google to work on opportunities & impacts of applied AI technologies. Can’t wait to get going! More in Jan as I start the new job! — Mustafa Suleyman (@mustafasuleymn) December 5, 2019…

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OnePlus built a piano out of 17 phones because why not


Tech companies love to advertise their products with musical gimmicks. Last month, a Google ad showed off an incredibly impractical DJ rig built out of Pixel 4s to show off the phone’s gesture controls in the most basic way possible. And now OnePlus has built a full-sized piano out of seventeen 7T Pros to show off the fact it has, umm, a touchscreen, I guess? In OnePlus’ own words: Watch the OnePlus Phone Piano dial up the Christmas magic on its mission to connect people with what really matters this festive season—each other. With classical pianist Karim Kamar lending a…

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