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SEC official says Ethereum is not a security, freeing it from oversight

The Securities and Exchange Commission has reportedly been scrutinizing Ether, second only to bitcoin in value, to determine whether it should be considered a security; today, an SEC official stated it is not.

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The way blockchain-based cryptocurrencies are governed could soon change

Proof of Work algorithms, which govern how bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies run, have proven slow and costly. So developers are eyeing a faster and more efficient algorithm: Proof of Stake.

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Why dual-screen laptops are twice as good

Dual-screen laptops are better tablets than tablets, better laptops than laptops – and better desktops than desktops.

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CIO Leadership Live with James Rinaldi, CIO, Director for Information Technology, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Ep 11

In this episode, host Maryfran Johnson talks with James Rinaldi, CIO at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, about opening up data silos and driving data transformation; having a seat at the table to lead change; and using technology to explore...

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14 wireless chargers for Apple's iPhone X

Thinking about wireless charging now that the iPhone supports it? We've compiled a list of Qi-enabled chargers that will pair perfectly with Apple's top-end phone, as well as the iPhone 8 or 8+ and various Android devices.

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What is network virtualization? Pioneer Martin Casado explains

Network virtualization pioneer Martin Casado explains the concept behind network virtualization, how the technology works and why it was created.

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Will Apple play nice with others to make Siri smarter?

We’re going to hear lots about embedded vision product development during the Embedded Vision Summit, but the first announcement may have implications for Apple's machine learning systems.

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Location-based services move beyond mobile and into enterprise apps

The ability to access location-based services (LBS) via a real-time API/SDK is critical to making future services and applications useful, especially in business.

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Overstock.com puts a lot of stock in blockchain

Four years ago, Overstock.com began accepting bitcoin as a form of payment. It also created a venture capital arm that has invested in a dozen companies using bitcoin's underlying technology to create a new trust model.

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De Beers and other jewelry industry giants create blockchains to verify gems

The world's major jewelry and gem businesses are deploying a blockchain electronic ledgers that will verify the origins of their products, all the way from the mines to the retail cases.

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Two vendors now sell iPhone cracking technology – and police are buying

Local and regional police departments and federal agencies are lining up to buy technology from two companies whose products can bypass iPhone security mechanisms.

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Blockchain will be the killer app for supply chain management in 2018

The distributed ledger technology that underpins cryptocurrencies is now poised to disrupt supply chain management – especially in the global shipping industry.

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Cisco shakes up collaboration efforts; morphs Spark into Webex

Cisco Spark will become Webex Teams as part of a ‘fundamental shift’ that includes new leadership and more A.I. integration.

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Blockchain moves into top spot for hottest job skills

Blockchain development is now the hottest skill in the freelance job market, growing more than 6,000% since this time last year and putting it on pace to be the new “cloud” of the 21st Century, according to a new report.

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Why a Walmart VP had a ‘religious conversion’ to blockchain

Frank Yiannas, Walmart’s vice president in charge of food safety, detailed the revolutionary benefits of the electronic ledger technology at MIT's 'Business of Blockchain' conference.

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Confused about mobile platforms? You’re not alone. Here’s clarity.

Finally: Here are answers to the questions everyone suddenly has about mobile and IoT platforms.

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Wireless charging over distance just got a boost

Companies developing wireless charging that can be projected up to several meters away have partnered with electronics industry stalwarts, paving the way for actual product shipments this year.

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The promise and the power of the business-focused IBM Watson digital assistant

Digital assistants today will clearly pale in comparison to what they will evolve into. IBM is leading the charge for this next generation, and it is targeting not the home, but business.

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