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Avengers' Thanos sparks biggest ban in Reddit history

<i>Spoiler alert. This article contains plot details about Avengers: Infinity War.</i><p><b>Avengers: Infinity War baddie Thanos has prompted a mass cull of Reddit users.</b><p>The population of half a subreddit will be wiped from existence in honour of the super villain on 9 July.<p>The forum "/r/thanosdidnothingwrong" …

Internet

The 13 most common blockchain myths explained

With every new technology, there is hype and there is reality. Binary District Journal attempts to separate the wheat from the chaff and put to rest the common myths surrounding blockchain.<p>Everyone and their grandmother has heard of blockchain technology by now — unless you’ve been living under a …

Why Blockchain Is Booming In Liechtenstein, The Sixth Smallest Country In The World

It may be smaller than Brooklyn, but Liechtenstein is working on something pretty big.<p>With a population of 40,000 and only a single hospital, Liechtenstein is smaller than small, but a low tax rate over the years has made it a hub for financial services – part of the reason it’s now home to more …

European Travel

9 Industries That Will Soon Be Disrupted By Blockchain

In many industries, companies will need to adapt or be replaced.<p>Let's face it. Many people are resistant to technological changes in both their personal lives and at the office. However, what they often lack is the vision to see how the new technology they are resisting will improve their lives in …

Blockchain

How to use Electra to get Cydia in iOS 11

iOS 11 finally has its first jailbreak with Cydia support. Electra 1.0.1 is compatible with all of Apple’s latest devices — including iPhone X and the 10.5-inch iPad Pro — and all versions of iOS 11 up to iOS 11.1.2.<p>Here’s how to use it.<p>What you’ll need<p>There are a few things you’ll need before you …

Artificial Intelligence And Blockchain: 3 Major Benefits Of Combining These Two Mega-Trends

Previously I have written about the reality and potential of ongoing efforts to integrate blockchain with the internet of things (IoT). Now I am going to look at how encrypted, distributed ledgers could unlock new frontiers for another cutting-edge technology: artificial intelligence (AI).<p>AI, as …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Use Control Center's Apple TV Remote in iOS 11

In iOS 11, it's possible to add an Apple TV Remote interface to the Control Center that will allow you to quickly navigate and control playback on your 4K Apple TV or fourth-generation Apple TV using your iPhone or iPad. It's a great solution if you just can't get on with Apple's Siri Remote, and …

MyBagCheck lets you drop off your bags anywhere

MyBagCheck is a clever system that ensures you’ll be able to spend those extra few hours in a foreign city without having to lug around 50 pounds of Samsonite. The founder, Micah B. Lewis, created the app to allow people who have bags to get those bags picked up and stored during the day, something …

Apps

Risky AI business: Navigating regulatory and legal dangers to come

Artificial intelligence (AI) is cropping up everywhere in business, as organizations deploy the technology to gain insights into customers, markets …

Facebook’s tracking of non-users ruled illegal again

Another blow for Facebook in Europe: Judges in Belgium have once again ruled the company broke privacy laws by deploying technology such as cookies and social plug-ins to track internet users across the web.<p>Facebook uses data it collects in this way to sell targeted advertising.<p>The social media …

Privacy

The 5 Big Problems With Blockchain Everyone Should Be Aware Of

Blockchain is often touted as a world-changing technology and in many ways, it is. However, it isn’t necessarily the cure-all panacea for the world’s problems that many evangelists would have you believe.<p>Here’s a breakdown of some of the issues with blockchain that anyone thinking of using it …

Blockchain

Google’s nemesis: meet the British couple who took on a giant, won... and cost it £2.1 billion

Google was guilty. The European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, made that brutally clear. “Google abused its market dominance,” …

You can now book incredibly cheap flights with a new app that lets you bid on unsold airline seats

If, like 24 per cent of Britons, you are a chronic procrastinator - we may have found the perfect travel app for you.<p>Air Ticket Arena is a new UK-based start-up which launched on February 1 and gives you the opportunity to bid for last-minute plane tickets.<p>All you need to do is download the app and …

Simone Biles: Larry Nassar abused me, says four-time Olympic champion

<b>Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles says she was sexually abused by former Team USA gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar.</b><p>In an emotional statement, Biles, a star of the Rio Games, said she would not let Nassar "steal my love and joy".<p>Nassar was jailed for 60 years for possessing child sex …

IOC prepares to decide whether to ban Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics

<b>The eyes of the sporting world will be on the International Olympic Committee's headquarters in Lausanne later on Tuesday when President Thomas Bach announces whether he and his board have banned Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics.</b><p>For an Olympic powerhouse nation, the hosts of the next football …

Who are Egypt's militant groups?

<b>More than 200 people have died in an unprecedented attack targeting a Sunni mosque in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula during Friday prayers, highlighting the alarming threat posed by jihadist militants in the region.</b><p>So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, the deadliest of its kind in …

Sinai Province: Egypt's most dangerous group

<b>The militant group Sinai Province is the most active insurgent group in Egypt. It has been linked to a number of deadly attacks, mostly in North Sinai, but also in the capital, Cairo, and other provinces.</b><p>The Islamist group, initially known as Ansar Beit al-Maqdis (Supporters of Jerusalem), has been …

Uber Paid Hackers to Delete Stolen Data on 57 Million People

Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies Inc., a massive breach that the company concealed for more …

Russian doping: Wada gets new intelligence around state-sponsored programme

<b>The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has told Russian authorities the "best solution" would be to "work with them" after receiving intelligence it hopes will provide proof of systematic state-sponsored doping.</b><p>Last year, a report commissioned by Wada found evidence Russia operated a programme from …

Detective by Charlie is an AI tool that's like having your own personal CIA

Imagine having a button that can instantly tell you (virtually) everything there is to know about something or someone. That, in a nutshell, is Detective by Charlie, which uses natural language processing (NLP) and AI to unearth and collate information about a particular subject in a couple of …

Baroness Grey-Thompson says Para-athletes told not to speak out about classification

<b>British athletes were threatened with not being selected if they spoke out about classification concerns in Paralympic sports, MPs have been told.</b><p>"It's somewhere between bullying and control," said 11-time Paralympic champion Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.<p>She was speaking at a Parliamentary …

Whistleblower makes claims of systematic doping in China

A Chinese whistleblower, now seeking political asylum in Germany, has claimed there was a systematic doping programme in China during the 1980s and …

Daphne Caruana Galizia death: Killer watched Malta blogger’s car explode

Mark Sampson: FA criticised by sports minister Tracey Crouch over 'sorry saga'

<b>Sports minister Tracey Crouch has urged the FA to improve, after its handling of discrimination claims against ex-England women's boss Mark Sampson.</b><p>She has previously warned the governing body could lose £30m-£40m of funding if it does not reform.<p>"I hope the FA learns lessons from this whole sorry …

Please stay, says the Law Society: Solicitors' body launches bid to attract overseas lawyers post-Brexit with new courses

The Law Society has today launched an open-armed appeal to keep foreign lawyers coming into the country post-Brexit, unveiling new courses to help …

Law Society

It's time for the government to get off Lance Armstrong's back

At what point will society’s fury against Lance Armstrong be satisfied?<p>Will it be when Armstrong has to sell his remaining luxury items, including his houses in Aspen and Austin? Or will it be when Armstrong has to hand over most of his earthly possessions not to the people he truly wronged – such …

Cycling

The best streaming stick and streaming box you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>The Insider Pick:<p>The world is changing. Gone are the days when a cable subscription was necessary to watch all the latest and greatest TV …

Smart TV

‘We are with you Catalunya’ – the revolt in Spain is bigger than flags and language | Paul Mason

Two million Catalans braved the threat of a police boot in the face to demand independence. As with Scotland and Greece, this was a modern, cosmopolitan form of nationalism<p>The first group that tried to build the barricade were schoolkids. They linked the crash barriers together across the alleyway …

After the Catalan referendum: what happens next?

Likely scenarios following Sunday’s referendum, after which the Catalan government declared 90% of voters were in favour of independence from Spain<p>As promised, the region’s pro-independence majority government staged a unilateral referendum on separating from Spain. In doing so, it defied the …

Europe

Catalan referendum: In pictures

<b>Violence has broken out in Catalonia during a massive police operation to halt an independence referendum which Spain's constitutional court has suspended.</b><p>Emergency services have treated people who were injured when police smashed their way into polling stations to seize ballot boxes.<p><b>Warning: Some</b> …