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Over 70 cryptocurrency hedge funds have closed down in 2019 due to low institutional interest in the funds, according to a report by the Crypto Research Fund. The disinterest of the investors is a result of the volatile nature of the bitcoins and other digital currencies which have been showing tremendous swings in prices in the last year. The hedge funds that closed down mostly catered to pension funds family offices and capital-rich individuals. Of the 70 closed funds, nearly 50 were based in North America and Europe. The Asia-Pac...
Craiglist, the classified ads website, has finally decided to launch its mobile app. The Craigslist app is now available on the Apple app store for iOS customers and is in the beta form for Android on Google Play store. Craiglist iOS App The Craigslist iOS app is minimalist, similar in design and functionality to its web format and has climbed up to number six on Apple’s shopping chart. One can browse through the various categories listed from jobs to houses, furnishings, and furniture, a place to stay or meet, post ads, edit, re...
Apple gets plenty of love from its customers as one of the most valuable brands in the world. If you’re wondering how Apple commands such an authoritative presence in the mind of the modern customer, then you’re at the right place. From time to time, Apple likes to dump features that consumers don’t necessarily like. Some are even controversial. The removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack from Apple’s iPhone 7 is touted as one of the most controversial moves in smartphone history. In Apple’s defense, the 3.5mm jack is nothing but a...
Qualcomm recently unveiled the second iteration of its Ultrasonic Fingerprint sensor—the 3D Sonic Max at the annual Snapdragon Tech Summit. The second-generation 3D Sonic Max comes with two-finger authentication, better speed, ease of use, and a larger area. Alex Katouzian, SVP and general manager of mobile at Qualcomm made the announcement of the 3D Sonic Max at the annual Snapdragon Tech Summit, saying, "The latest version of our ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. 3D Sonic Max offers a recognition area that is 17x larger than the prev...
The SpaceX Dragon aircraft will be carried by the Falcon 9 rocket from the Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Thursday. This is SpaceX’s 19th resupply mission to the space station as part of NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services program. The space capsule will be carrying over 5,700 lbs. (2,585 kilograms) of crew supplies and scientific equipment. Less than half of the supplies are meant for scientific experiments. SpaceX to launch beer experiment & might mice The cargo supplies are mad...
The year is coming to a close and for media outlets and companies, it is time to publish lists of the most popular, the trendiest or the most innovative, and more. Apple published a list of “Best of 2019” from its App Store recently. It is a comprehensive look at the apps and trends matching Apple’s philosophy that made the Apple community feel more connected and happy. The winners come from its varied hardware platforms including iPads, iTV, iPhone and of course Mac. Apple’s annual list of best performers includes the jury’s choice...
TikTok, the popular short-format video app, has been hit by a class-action lawsuit by a California college student for illegally transferring user data to servers in China. The suit has been filed by Misty Hong seeking a ban on TikTok and its Beijing-based parent company, ByteDance, from transferring any private data to unknown servers in China and harvesting biometrics of users without consent. Hong claimed that she downloaded the app in April 2019 and made some videos but did not post them on the app, nor did she create an account...
A study released recently by the U.S. Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command states that the machines integrated with the human brain can enhance the cognitive and physical performance of the body and will be “technically feasible by 2050 or earlier.” These cyborg soldiers would rule the battlefield in thirty years. In effect, it means that the U.S. military is considering making cyborg warriors who will be mechanized soldiers. It will be a meeting of machines with brains. The report — “Cyborg Soldier 2050: Human/Machine Fus...
Social video network TikTok is under scrutiny limiting the reach of users with disabilities. According to the German digital rights site "Netzplitik" TikTok’s practice of downranking, moderating and prioritizing the contents has been questionable. Their policy has limited the reach of disabled users including people with facial disfigurement, Down syndrome and other issues. What's worse, TikTok has also included fat and queer people in the list of disabled people which is again highly objectionable. As TikTok’s new policy suggests, t...
Samsung’s Galaxy S series phones are the most anticipated releases of the year and with rumors doing the rounds about Samsung Galaxy S11 being released in early 2020, there is a lot of speculation about its features. Traditionally, Samsung announces its Galaxy S series phones just before the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona in February, so one can expect the Galaxy S11 and Galaxy S11+ to be unveiled around that timeline. This is if Samsung follows its previous release dates. Galaxy S11 Price The pricing is most likely to b...
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