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Yesterday   Facebook's handling of personal data is under the spotlight again with a new report suggesting that sites leveraging Facebook's API for verification purposes could be allowing the harvesting of data through Javascript trackers.

2 Days Ago   Amazon has a brand-new patent to its name, but it's nothing to do with retail. The internet giant now has a patent on the ability to identify Bitcoin owners through the use of amalgamated sales and telecoms data.

3 Days Ago   Getting yourself set up to stream games online is easier today than ever before, but if you need a little help getting started, here's a quick and easy step-by-step guide on how to stream on YouTube Gaming.

3 Days Ago   If you need to learn how to download YouTube videos, this guide will take you through it step by step. We have picked the best solutions both online and off, letting you choose the one that's right for you.

3 Days Ago   Apple may be expected to refresh or replace its MacBook Air lineup later this year, but that doesn't mean Best Buy's new offer of one at as low a price as $650 isn't tempting, especially if you've wanted one for a while.

4 Days Ago   The HTC Vive Pro is now much more capable than it was when it launched just a short while ago. With a brand-new SDK from HTC, its front-facing cameras can now be used to explore augmented reality applications.

5 Days Ago   The PlayTable is a blockchain backed Android tablet that wants to let you and your kids play with toys and games in a way that’s just not possible with ‘old fashioned’ board games.

5 Days Ago   What are smart contracts? They're a potential way to circumvent the legal middle-men that have been a necessary part of every contractual obligation for hundreds of years.

5 Days Ago   Nvidia could be faced with an investigation from the FTC or the E.U. Commission following claims that its GeForce Partner Program engenders anti-competitive practices by forcing board partners to not sell AMD products.

5 Days Ago   Blockchain technology might have the support of many thousands of developers, but it's no panacea. In a chat with some of the premier blockchain developers, we look at the most serious problems the technology faces today.

5 Days Ago   Blockchain might not be the best technology for every situation, but it can do more than underpin Bitcoin transactions. Governments could be one of the best uses, protecting citizens' data from interference.

5 Days Ago   What is a blockchain? It was once merely an academic idea and today it's the backbone of the cryptographic industry, helping to send billions of dollars worth of digital assets all over the world.

8 Days Ago   Take control of what you and yours can access online by learning how to block a website. It's easier than you might think and can be handled by Windows, MacOS, or on your router, so no devices can access it.

8 Days Ago   Cryptominers are now one of the most common types of malware, beating out long standing malicious software like ransomware. But is this new type of threat here to stay?

9 Days Ago   Although some cryptocurrencies can be mined with general purpose hardware like graphics cards, the biggest like Bitcoin, need ASIC miners; hardware that's designed specifically to do one thing and one thing only: mine.

9 Days Ago   Cortana, Microsoft's digital voice assistant, is one of the biggest additions to Windows 10. Like Siri on the iPhone, Cortana gives you access to all sorts of different hands-free features.

9 Days Ago   When the General Data Protection Regulation comes into play in May 2018, it will have a sweeping effect on how personal data is handled online. Though it's an EU law, it has some major implications for online companies like Facebook.

10 Days Ago   Starting April 23, Futuremark will be no more. The company itself isn't going away but its name is. While benchmarks should all remain the same, they will soon be collected under a new banner.

10 Days Ago   AMD's latest microcode fix for the Spectre exploit (Variant 2) has been released, though it will rely on motherboard manufacturers picking it up to see widespread adoption among affected users.

12 Days Ago   Looking to learn how to share your screen on Skype? You've come to the right place. Whether you're using the latest Universal Windows Platform app, or the Classic Desktop version, we'll take you through it step by step.

12 Days Ago   Google has released a new update for its Chrome browser on the Canary build, adding a new, easy-access menu for emojis which you can use just by right-clicking any text box -- once you've enabled it, that is.

13 Days Ago   When it comes to cloud storage, Dropbox and Google Drive are some of the most popular choices -- and with good reason. But when it comes to things like file syncing, storage, and security, which is ultimately the better service to use?

15 Days Ago   Contemporary cryptocurrency mining has seen both AMD and Nvidia's midrange graphics card pricing reach ridiculous heights in recent months. Nvidia has also spoken out against this new trend.

15 Days Ago   In a move that critics claim could drive cryptocurrency trading underground, the Indian central banking authority has announced a ban on offering banking services to anyone involved in trading Bitcoin or its altcoins.

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