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Fed Research Considers Negative Interest Rates Effective Policy Tool

A research paper published by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco shows how negative interest rates could become an important policy tool for fighting future economic downturns. The paper examines the market response to the introduction of negative interest rates by five major central banks. Also read: Where US Regulators Stand on Cryptocurrency Fed […] The post Fed Research Considers Negative Interest Rates Effective Policy Tool appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Bitcoin Cash Roundup: Adoption Stories and New Developments

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) adoption, development, and participation continue to spread as there’s been a myriad of BCH-related announcements in the last few weeks. Moreover, there’s now over 18 million bitcoin cash in circulation and only three million coins left to mine. Also read: Ethereum Name Service Adds Infrastructure for Multi-Currency Support Bitcoin Cash Adoption and […] The post Bitcoin Cash Roundup: Adoption Stories and New Developments appeared first on Bitcoin News.

The new iPhone is ugly

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a bit old-fashioned when it comes to phones. Everyone scoffs at my iPhone SE, but the truth is it’s the best phone Apple ever made — a beautiful, well designed object in just about every way. But damn is the iPhone 11 Pro ugly. And so are […]

Circle Drops Poloniex Leaving US Crypto Traders High and Dry

According to a blog post published by Circle, the cryptocurrency firm is releasing its subsidiary exchange Poloniex which is now owned by an “Asian investment group.” The trading platform will become an independent company called Polo Digital Assets, Ltd., and after November 1, 2019, U.S. residents will no longer be able to use the platform. […] The post Circle Drops Poloniex Leaving US Crypto Traders High and Dry appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Huawei Nova 5T is the trendy flagship smartphone with 5 AI cameras

Huawei Nova 5T is the trendy flagship smartphone with 5AI cameras

Russia Blocks 2 Crypto News Websites

Russian authorities have restricted access to a couple of cryptocurrency news outlets. The formal reasons for the censorship move are different in each case but the end result is the same. In both, regulators have acted on the basis of a law that empowers them to block online sources of information that have been banned […] The post Russia Blocks 2 Crypto News Websites appeared first on Bitcoin News.

It worked! NASA’s plan to get its InSight tool digging again pays off

NASA's InSight lander is doing some great work on Mars. It's been listening closely for rumblings from inside the planet and even provides timely weather reports back to Earth. It's great... but it could be even greater. Shortly after deploying its instruments it quickly became clear that one of the tools just wasn't performing as expected. The self-burring "mole" tool, which is designed to dig up to 16 feet into the surface just couldn't get a grip, stalling out and putting one of the mission's objectives [..]

Hue Bulbs Support Out-Of-Home Control On Nest Mini Without Bridge

The Philips Hue bulbs and Nest Mini speakers have a special relationship. One which makes the two very useful to have as a pair. The bulbs now support out-of-home control without a Hue Bridge. If you're new to this whole home automation thing, the Hue Bridge is a device you need to control some of [...] Read More... The post Hue Bulbs Support Out-Of-Home Control On Nest Mini Without Bridge appeared first on Android Headlines.

Telegram Offers to Postpone Launch of the TON Network

Telegram, which was surprised with a last minute restraining order on the sale of its tokens in the U.S., is now ready to delay the launch of the TON network until the spring of next year. The company has informed the New York court reviewing the case that it can suspend all operations with grams […] The post Telegram Offers to Postpone Launch of the TON Network appeared first on Bitcoin News.

One of the Pixel 4’s best new features only works if you enable gesture navigation

The Pixel 4 is finally official, which means we’re no longer speculating on what it can or can’t do based on leaks. The phone has a bunch of signature features, including 3D face unlock, Motion Sense radar-based gestures, and a dual-lens rear camera, but those aren’t necessarily the best things about the phone. Yes, the camera upgrade is definitely noteworthy, but the Pixel 4 has a few tricks up its sleeve that aren’t available on other phones. One of them is inspired by the iPhone: The new Recorder app tha[..]

DOJ Investigation May Have Serious Repercussions For Google's Future

The ongoing DOJ antitrust investigation into Google may be more serious than initially thought, according to a statement made by laid-off journalists from the Save Journalism Project and former Justice Department Antitrust Division attorney Seth Bloom. The 14-year former General Counsel to the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee points to what he says is "Google's anticompetitive conduct [...] Read More... The post DOJ Investigation May Have Serious Repercussions For Google's Future appeared first on Android Head[..]

iPad price cut at Walmart: save $100 on the 9.7-inch Apple iPad

The 9.7-inch Apple iPad is on sale at Walmart with a $100 price cut ahead of Black Friday.

$35B face data lawsuit against Facebook will proceed

Facebook just lost a battle in its war to stop a $35 billion class action lawsuit regarding alleged misuse of facial recognition data in Illinois. Today it was denied its request for an en banc hearing before the full slate of ninth circuit judges that could have halted the case. Now the case will go […]

Phone Comparisons: Google Pixel 3 vs Google Pixel 4

Following the 'XL' variant comparison, it's time to pit the Google Pixel 3 vs Pixel 4. The Google Pixel 4 is the smaller variant of Google's brand new flagship, while the Pixel 3 played that role last year. It's hard to deny that both of these phones are compelling, but how do they compare. Is [...] Read More... The post Phone Comparisons: Google Pixel 3 vs Google Pixel 4 appeared first on Android Headlines.

Arlo Video Doorbell Can Capture Your Visitors From Head To Toe

Arlo is one of the biggest names when it comes to wireless security cameras. Adding to its strong repertoire of such home automation products, the California-based company has now launched a video doorbell. Aptly named Arlo Video Doorbell, it is the company's first such offering. Arlo Video Doorbell Arlo may have been a little late [...] Read More... The post Arlo Video Doorbell Can Capture Your Visitors From Head To Toe appeared first on Android Headlines.

Huawei's Mate X Foldable Handset May Be Unleashed On October 23

The Huawei Mate X foldable smartphone was announced back in February during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, and it seems like it may finally launch before the end of this month. The Mate X was supposed to become official earlier this year, but Huawei decided to postpone it. The company wanted to make [...] Read More... The post Huawei's Mate X Foldable Handset May Be Unleashed On October 23 appeared first on Android Headlines.

It worked! NASA’s plan to get its InSight tool digging again pays off

NASA’s InSight lander is doing some great work on Mars. It’s been listening closely for rumblings from inside the planet and even provides timely weather reports back to Earth. It’s great… but it could be even greater. Shortly after deploying its instruments it quickly became clear that one of the tools just wasn’t performing as expected. The self-burring “mole” tool, which is designed to dig up to 16 feet into the surface just couldn’t get a grip, stalling out and putting one of the mission’s objectives in[..]

Is America's Federal Banking System Considering Its Own Digital Cryptocurrency?

America's lawmakers and Federal Reserve officials "are so concerned about Facebook's plans to launch a new digital currency," reports Politico's financial services reporter, "that they're contemplating a novel response -- having the central bank create a competitor." Momentum is building for an idea that was once considered outlandish -- a U.S. government-run virtual currency that would replace physical cash, a dramatic move that could discourage major companies like Facebook from creating their own digital[..]

Is America's Federal Banking System Considering Its Own Digital Cryptocurrency?

America's lawmakers and Federal Reserve officials "are so concerned about Facebook's plans to launch a new digital currency," reports Politico's financial services reporter, "that they're contemplating a novel response -- having the central bank create a competitor." Momentum is building for an idea that was once considered outlandish -- a U.S. government-run virtual currency that would replace physical cash, a dramatic move that could discourage major companies like Facebook from creating their own digital[..]

Indians Are Using TikTok To Learn English

China's TikTok this week launched an education program in India as the popular short-video app looks to expand its offering and assuage local authority in one of its biggest markets. From a report: This is the first time TikTok has launched a program of this kind in any market, a spokesperson told TechCrunch. TkTok, owned by the world's most valued startup Bytedance, said it's working with a number of content creators and firms in India to populate the platform with educational videos. These bite-sized clip[..]

Indians Are Using TikTok To Learn English

China's TikTok this week launched an education program in India as the popular short-video app looks to expand its offering and assuage local authority in one of its biggest markets. From a report: This is the first time TikTok has launched a program of this kind in any market, a spokesperson told TechCrunch. TkTok, owned by the world's most valued startup Bytedance, said it's working with a number of content creators and firms in India to populate the platform with educational videos. These bite-sized clip[..]

Boeing Pilot Complained of 'Egregious' Issue With 737 Max in 2016

A Boeing pilot working on the 737 Max said in messages from 2016 that a new automated system was making the plane difficult to control in flight simulators, more than two years before it was grounded following two deadly crashes. From a report: The pilot, Mark Forkner, complained that the system, known as MCAS, was causing him trouble. "It's running rampant in the sim," he said in a message to a colleague, referring to the simulator. "Granted, I suck at flying, but even this was egregious," he went on to sa[..]

Boeing Pilot Complained of 'Egregious' Issue With 737 Max in 2016

A Boeing pilot working on the 737 Max said in messages from 2016 that a new automated system was making the plane difficult to control in flight simulators, more than two years before it was grounded following two deadly crashes. From a report: The pilot, Mark Forkner, complained that the system, known as MCAS, was causing him trouble. "It's running rampant in the sim," he said in a message to a colleague, referring to the simulator. "Granted, I suck at flying, but even this was egregious," he went on to sa[..]

Watchmen HBO beginner's guide: what to know before you watch

If you’re tuning into the Watchmen, here’s everything you need to know.

The world's smallest full-frame mirrorless camera, Sigma fp now available in India

Sigma fp is a full-frame mirrorless snapper that is supremely lightweight at 370g and can record at 4K UHD resolution.

Global Crisis Looms as IMF Report Cites Its Own Policy as Dangerous

In a new report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) entitled “Global Financial Stability Report: Lower for Longer,” the group gives an overview of the current debt-ridden and precarious state of affairs in global economics. Not lost on some economists, however, is the irony that these modern realities are the direct result of policies historically […] The post Global Crisis Looms as IMF Report Cites Its Own Policy as Dangerous appeared first on Bitcoin News.

SEC Wants Second Look at Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Proposal

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is reviewing its order issued last week pertaining to a rejected proposal for a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). The proposal was filed by NYSE Arca for the Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Trust. Meanwhile, the SEC is also evaluating a proposed rule change for a different type of bitcoin ETF. […] The post SEC Wants Second Look at Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Proposal appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Nintendo Switch hits another sales milestone

Nintendo’s North American Switch unit sales have already surpassed the lifetime worldwide unit sales of the Wii U. The company announced Thursday that they had sold 15 million units of the popular handheld console in North America, further noting that the Switch had been the most popular console in the U.S. for 10 months in […]

SLP Token Ecosystem Built on Bitcoin Cash Continues to Blossom

The Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) has come a long way since its inception and more than 4,900 SLP tokens have been created to date. During the last few months, SLP usage has grown significantly with people constructing various types of unique ideas that create more use cases for these token concepts. Also read: SEC Commissioner […] The post SLP Token Ecosystem Built on Bitcoin Cash Continues to Blossom appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Balance Box Game Requires A Steady Hand

In the distant past, engineers used exotic devices to measure orientation, such as large mechanical gyros and mercury tilt switches. These are all still useful methods, but for many applications MEMS motions devices have become the gold standard. When [g199] set out to build their Balance Box game, it was …read more

Google Says You Should Tell Guests About Your Smart Home Devices

Google hardware SVP Rick Osterloh reportedly thinks that house guests should be warned about in-home smart devices. That's based on comments Mr. Osterloh made during a recent interview with the BBC when asked about the proposition. The executive not only indicates that telling guests about his smart home speakers, displays, and cameras is something he [...] Read More... The post Google Says You Should Tell Guests About Your Smart Home Devices appeared first on Android Headlines.

Galaxy S10 In-display Fingerprint Reader Logs In Just About Anyone

Samsung Galaxy S10 in-display fingerprint scanner is believed to be one of its main selling points. However, it seems the technology is not as revolutionary as Samsung says. According to a British couple, it can easily be gamed. Samsung is aware of the problem. Lisa Neilson defied Samsung when she picked up an unauthentic £2.70 [...] Read More... The post Galaxy S10 In-display Fingerprint Reader Logs In Just About Anyone appeared first on Android Headlines.

Phone Comparisons: Google Pixel 3 XL vs Google Pixel 4 XL

It's time to compare two Pixel flagships, last year's and this year's, the Pixel 3 XL vs Pixel 4 XL. The Google Pixel 4 XL was announced a couple of days ago, as of writing this article. That device was announced alongside the Pixel 4, its smaller sibling. The Pixel 3 XL, on the other [...] Read More... The post Phone Comparisons: Google Pixel 3 XL vs Google Pixel 4 XL appeared first on Android Headlines.

Worried About Bats in your Belfry? A Tale of Two Bat Detectors

As somebody who loves technology and wildlife and also needs to develop an old farmhouse, going down the bat detector rabbit hole was a journey hard to resist. Bats are ideal animals for hackers to monitor as they emit ultrasonic frequencies from their mouths and noses to communicate with each …read more

Scarlett Johansson says ‘Black Widow’ will bring us closure

Going into Avengers: Endgame, we knew some of our favorite superheroes would end up dying for good while trying to undo the snap, and Marvel delivered. Tony Stark was always a top contender to sacrifice himself to save everyone else, but Natasha’s death was an unexpected surprise — albeit a brilliant one, given how it all went down. Fans were still quick to point out that Black Widow didn’t get the same recognition as Iron Man, and they complained that the writers and directors didn’t consider giving Nat a [..]

Popular app Snaptube caught serving invisible ads and charging users for premium purchases they haven’t made

A popular video downloader app for Android has been found generating fake ad clicks and unauthorized premium purchases from its users, according to a security firm. Snaptube, which boasts some 40 million users, allows users to download videos and music from YouTube, Facebook, and other major video sites. The app, developed in China, is not […]

Logitech’s MX Master 3 mouse and MX Keys keyboard should be your setup of choice

Logitech recently introduced a new mouse and keyboard, the MX Master 3 ($99.99) and MX Keys ($99.99) respectively. Both devices borrow a lot from other, older hardware in Logitech’s lineup – but they build on what the company has gotten really right with input devices, and add some great new features to make these easily […]

Bitcoin ATM in Miami Airport Raises Questions About Traveling With Crypto

Miami based bitcoin ATM maker Bitstop has recently installed Miami International Airport’s first crypto ATM, according to a press release issued October 15. The installation adds to the 106 machines the company has already placed across the U.S. Further, it raises important questions about the benefits and legality of traveling with crypto in lieu of […] The post Bitcoin ATM in Miami Airport Raises Questions About Traveling With Crypto appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Sentons launches SurfaceWave, a processor and tech to create software-defined surfaces that supercharge touch and gesture

As handset makers continue to work on ways of making smartphones more streamlined and sleek, while at the same time introducing new features that will get people buying more devices, a startup that is pioneering something called “software-defined” surfaces — essentially, using ultrasound and AI to turn any kind of material, and any kind of […]

Huawei Mate X Design Changed To Include A Release Button

The Huawei Mate X will feature a brand new physical key when it gets launched. A Huawei Mate X hands-on video surfaced on YouTube, showing off the device, and that new hardware button. The new button on the Huawei Mate X is partially orange That button is placed on the back of the Huawei Mate [...] Read More... The post Huawei Mate X Design Changed To Include A Release Button appeared first on Android Headlines.

Nintendo's Ring Fit Adventure is the perfect game for those who hate the gym

Intimidated by the weight room? Well, Nintendo's latest release brings the gym experience to your home.

Best standing desk 2019: the most comfortable standing desks ranked

Standing desks are riding a wave of popularity in recent times, but which are the best buys in this category?

Hands-On With Apple's New Beats Solo Pro Headphones

On Tuesday, Apple's Beats brand introduced the new Beats Solo Pro headphones, the company's first on-ear headphones with active noise cancellation. The new $300 headphones don't launch until October 30, but we've already had a chance to test them out so check out our video below for our early impressions. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Starting with the unboxing experience, you'll find that the Beats Solo Pro headphones come with a new soft case covered in a nice felt-like mater[..]

OnePlus 8 Pro will swap the pop-up camera for a hole-punch, leak claims

Image: 91Mobiles / @OnLeaks A new leak says that OnePlus could replace the pop-up selfie camera used by the OnePlus 7 Pro and 7T Pro with a hole-punch notch in the OnePlus 8 Pro. The leak comes courtesy of 91Mobiles, which created the unofficial renders based on information provided by tipster OnLeaks. The images also show a fourth sensor on the back of the next OnePlus flagship — a 3D time-of-flight sensor for depth-sensing. Alongside the renders, 91Mobiles also notes that the phone will have a 6.65-inch c[..]

Amazon's The Boys season 2: Cast, trailers, plot theories - CNET

Get the latest on the upcoming season of Amazon's dysfunctional superhero series starring Karl Urban.

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make a Rube Goldberg Machine

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. At least that’s what the [Sprice Machines] thought when they decided to turn a house into the set of a 9-minute long Rube Goldberg machine to make lemonade. (Video embedded below.) The complex chain reactions runs across multiple rooms, using everyday objects …read more

Master & Dynamic’s class-leading true wireless earbuds just got a massive upgrade

Almost exactly one year and one month ago today, New York City-based premium personal audio brand Master & Dynamic announced its first-ever true wireless earbuds. They blew us away. The MW07 cord-free earphones bested leading rivals like the Apple AirPods in every way, offering a sleeker and more comfortable design as well as much better sound isolation. Most importantly, of course, they sounded amazing. Now, just over one year later, Master & Dynamic is back with a massive upgrade that improves everything [..]

Oracle ACEs at the BGOUG Autumn Conference, Nov 15-19 in Pravets, Bulgaria

The Bulgarian Oracle User Group Autumn Conference will be held November 15-17, 2019 at the Hotel Riu Pravets Resort in Pravets, Bulgaria. The conference features 40 sessions in nine tracks, so there's something for everyone. Several of those sessions will be presented by the ACE program members, as listed below. So if you're in that part of the world, or plan to be in mid-November, this event will be worth your time. BGOUG Autumn Conference November 15-17, 2019 Hotel Riu Pravets Resort Quater Ezeroto, 8, 21[..]

‘Why Are You Afraid?’ – Watch Roger Ver Debate Nouriel Roubini on Cryptocurrency

Starting a debate by calling nearly everyone in the room “economically illiterate” doesn’t usually end well for someone attempting to persuade an audience, but that’s just what American economist Nouriel Roubini did on Tuesday, in his debate with Bitcoin.com Executive Chairman Roger Ver. The 40-minute, high-energy volley of arguments and ad homs is as entertaining […] The post ‘Why Are You Afraid?’ – Watch Roger Ver Debate Nouriel Roubini on Cryptocurrency appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Long Live Jibo, Our Adorable Robot Companion

Jibo, the adorable robot made by Jibo, Inc., was getting phased out, but that didn’t stop [Guilherme Martins] from using his robot companion for one last hack. When he found out that the company would be terminating production of new Jibos and shutting down their servers, he wanted to replace …read more