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Exclusive: Bitcoin promoter to plead guilty to unlicensed money transmission
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem has reached a plea deal to resolve U.S. charges that he engaged in a scheme to sell over $1 million of the digital currency to users of illicit online marketplace Silk Road, his lawyer said Friday.






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MSN Messenger to end after 15 years
Microsoft's MSN Messenger will be switched off in China in October, bringing a final end to the 15-year-old service.

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last updated: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:39:17 +1000

IBM Watson cooks up some new dishes
When not busy helping to find new treatments for cancer, IBM Watson is helping to cook up a few new dishes as well.

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Exclusive: Bitcoin promoter to plead guilty to unlicensed money transmission

Bitcoin Foundation Vice Chairman Shrem exits the Manhattan Federal Courthouse in New YorkBy Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem has reached a plea deal to resolve U.S. Shrem, the former vice chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation, will plead guilty next Thursday in New York federal court to unlicensed money transmission, Marc Agnifilo, his lawyer told Reuters in an email. Prosecutors had previously charged Shrem with operating an unlicensed money transmitting business, money laundering conspiracy and failing to file suspicious activity reports with government banking authorities. Federal authorities shut down Silk Road last year, though a new Internet marketplace under the same name was launched in November.


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How to survive the apocalypse
EARTHQUAKE, volcano eruption or tsunami? No-one really knows how the world will end, but when it does, an expert says you need to know these seven things.

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Facebook restores $14K ring to owner
A WOMAN thought she’d lost her $14,500 wedding rings forever — until a man who found them with his metal detector shared a picture on Facebook.

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Meet Japan’s real-life Batman
JAPAN has its own real-life Batman rolling around the streets on a Batcycle with a full Christopher Nolan styled suit.

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last updated: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:41:00 PDT

Mom tries to Facebook-shame daughter, gets pizza on face
A mother makes her daughter pose for a picture to prove that it will travel far and wide on the Web. She ends up getting prank calls, pizza deliveries, and a lesson for herself.

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last updated: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:32:47 -0400

Can You Guess These TV Shows By Their Emojis?

Where is a good zombie emoji when you need one?

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5 Awesome Things Apple’s New iPhone 6 Is Rumored to Have
It’s Apple devotees’ favorite time of the year again. MoreHands On with the Unique Sprint Aquos Crystal Smartphone from SharpApple Is Replacing Some iPhone 5 Batteries for FreeBoy With Brain Tumor Found Alive in Spain, Parents Arrested NBC NewsSen. Feinstein: Obama 'Too Cautious' on ISIS NBC NewsFad or The Future? Why Wearable Tech May Not…

It’s Apple devotees’ favorite time of the year again.

Apple appears set to roll out its new iPhone this month, with a planned September 9 event likely to mark the unveiling of the fabled iPhone 6. Just like unicorns or Tupac, we can’t be absolutely sure what features the new iPhone 6 will have. But the rumors have been flying thick and fast, and expectations are high.

Here are some of features strongly rumored to be on the new iPhone 6.

A Model With a Bigger Screen.

Some Apple critics have compared the iPhone 5’s puny 4-inch screen unfavorably to Samsung’s flagship phones, like the Galaxy S5, which has a 5.1-inch screen. The iPhone 6 is expected to silence the complainers, with one iPhone 6 model rumored to have a 5.5-inch screen, which is quite a big jump in size. A second model may have a 4.7-inch display, which is also a pretty big increase, and certainly much larger than the comparatively minuscule iPhone 4 display, which was a mere 3.5 inches.

Near Field Communication (NFC).

Near Field Communication is essentially a way to wirelessly connect devices over a very short range. The Financial Times reported Friday that Apple is working with a Dutch chipmaker to add NFC capabilities to the new iPhone, opening up the possibility of mobile, pay-by-touch payments and open other potential applications.

Mobile Payments.

The iPhone 6’s purported NFC capabilities will mean Apple could turn the iPhone into a mobile wallet, allowing users to pay for goods and services with a swipe of the phone. Apple is reportedly holding talks with credit card companies and banks on the effort, and thanks to Apple’s massive database of financial data it’s collected through the App Store and iTunes, this could be push mobile payments into the mainstream.

Sapphire Glass.

One of the biggest complaints with the iPhone and other smartphones is that they’re pretty fragile devices, considering how often we use them and how expensive they can be — and there are few things uglier than a cracked iPhone display. Well, Apple is developing synthetic sapphire at its new facility in Arizona, the Wall Street Journal reports, a harder and more expensive material that can replace glass. And if this can be believed, sapphire is remarkably resilient. Plus, Apple already used sapphire in smart parts of the iPhone 5 (over the camera lens) and in the iPhone 5S (for the home button/fingerprint scanner).

iOS 8.

Apple’s new operating system is one of the few things we do know a lot about, and it’s official information from Apple this time. For instance, we know that Apple is rolling out a new HealthKit app as part of iOS 8 that allows users to keep track of their personal health and fitness data, which also pulls in data from other sources like Nike+ apps and health institutions. We also know that iOS 8 allows you to share apps, music and books purchased with the same credit card with your family, as well as save photos, video and documents to iCloud. The camera software will have a shot timer and other improvements, and group messaging will be more versatile: you can now add or drop someone from a conversation, finally.

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liamalexander: My daily stats: 12 new followers, 9 new unfollowers via http://t.co/hROlspGI
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alanjonesUK: RT @PopSci: Scientists finally have some answers about the mysterious "dark matter" in the human genome: http://t.co/Gm4Fh0B6
alanjonesUK: RT @PopSci: Scientists finally have some answers about the mysterious "dark matter" in the human genome: http://t.co/Gm4Fh0B6

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Twitter’s new onboarding flow still ignores what makes it such a special place
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This week, Twitter rolled out an overhauled onboarding experience for new users of the social network. We previously ran the old one through its paces and thought that the experience showed why the company is struggling to grow, but does this new one fare any better? We signed up for a new account to find out. The signup screen the company uses is still the same as before; it still recommends awful usernames like @6wzSZN1Cyuj6gpZ, which I chose for my shiny new account. The step after this is where the new onboarding wizard starts. On the old wizard, you were...

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