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PS Plus October 2018 games

SEPTEMBER is nearly over but that means it's nearly time for a whole new batch of PlayStation Plus games.<p>The highlights next month Nioh and Diablo 3 …

PlayStation Plus

'500 Transactions a Second': Vitalik Says Zk-Snarks Could Scale Ethereum

A form of cryptography pioneered by zcash might help scale ethereum, founder of the platform Vitalik Buterin said on a research forum Saturday.<p>Named …

Online Privacy

Global spending on digital marketing nears $100 billion: study

(Reuters) - Spending on digital marketing grew by 44 percent last year in the United States and Britain to $52 billion, a study has found, estimating that global outlays on such tactics are approaching $100 billion.<p>In contrast to placing online ads through intermediaries, digital marketing, or …

Digital Marketing

The Role Of Marketing In GDPR

Shortly after we completed one marketing campaign, a company we partnered with on the program asked us to share our leads with them. When I explained …

Online Privacy

A 'Ghosted' Halloween Costume Actually Exists And It's The Stuff Of Dating Nightmares

Being 'ghosted' is the stuff of nightmares when it comes to online dating, so it is only natural that it has now been turned into a Halloween …

Halloween Costume

Please Don’t Give Your Genetic Data to AncestryDNA as Part of Their Spotify Playlist Partnership

Ancestry, the world’s largest for-profit genealogy company, has announced a new partnership with Spotify to create playlists based on your DNA. Using …

Online Privacy

M&A Monday, Dip Buying Distract From Tech Wreckage: Taking Stock

Stocks are taking a relatively modest hit on news that China scrapped talks with the U.S. just in time for tariffs from both sides to take effect. …

S&P 500

Where to buy Red Dead Redemption 2 cheap, and Special Edition details

Rockstar is taking us back to the wild west for a second time (well, third technically) this October, to delve into the exploits of the notorious Van …

Red Dead Redemption

How to escape Google's forced logins on Chrome 69

According to security researcher S. Bálint, any time someone using Chrome 69 logs into a Google service or site, they are also logged into Chrome-as-a-browser with that user account. Essentially, Google is forcefully logging users into Chrome.<p>Chrome browser’s privacy policy notes that if you are is …

Tech Trends

5 Simple Ways to Stop People From Draining Your Energy

Biological Energy<p>A biological research team at Bielefeld University has made a ground breaking discovery showing that plants can draw an alternative …

Nature Communications

Firm to boost SMEs capacity through social media

A multimedia agency, NixxHash Communication has concluded plans to host its maiden digital training to boost the capacity of Small and Medium …

Social Media

Bark, The App That Sees All Your Kids' Sexts, Has Scanned Over 2 Million Phones

Child monitoring apps are marketed to keep kids safe, but experts say many raise privacy concerns.<p>Bark, a firm that sells parental smartphone-monitoring software, claims to have scanned more than a billion messages from 2 million children since it launched in 2016. The app, which monitors kids’ …

Apps

Vote for Dezeen's movie Elevation to win a Lovie Award!

Elevation, Dezeen's documentary about how drones will transform cities, is a finalist at the Lovie Awards 2018. Vote now to help us win!<p>The 18-minute …

Awards

Esports degree: 'I won't spend three years playing games'

<b>Esports is big business, with the global economy forecast by analysts to reach $900m (£685m) by the end of the year. Riding the wave of this rapidly expanding industry is Staffordshire University, which has just begun teaching undergraduate and masters courses in the subject.</b><p>But who is studying for …

Study Skills

Yubico launches new YubiKey 5 Series 2FA keys, supports passwordless FIDO2 and NFC

Yubico, one of the more well-known names in two-factor hardware security keys, has just revealed its new YubiKey 5 Series: four new keys that all …

What Life’s Taught Me About the True Meaning of Success

What is success?<p>It’s a big question.<p>Many times we compare ourselves to others to define it.<p>Is it an expensive car?<p>A big house?<p>Designer …

Digital Marketing

Hong Kong Has Seen an Alarming Surge in 'Romance Scams'

A whole lot of women in Hong Kong are getting swindled by people on online dating sites—police there have recorded 330 victims of “romance deception” …

Hong Kong

Rise Of The Eco Village: How Technology Is Creating Smart Communities

While we’ve all see the effects of urban sprawl, one village is taking this spread to a whole new level. According to an article by Fast Company, ReGen Villages is a new form of urban sprawl that is taking advantage of technology in a whole new way.<p>The Netherlands’ micro-city is offering residents …

Water

The First Family of Memes

At home with the married couple behind the funniest accounts on Instagram.<p>M<i>eme</i> /noun; Internet slang /: a humorous image or text that is copied and shared widely. For example, a snapshot of a man on a motorcycle with a barrel of cheeseballs strapped to the passenger seat, or a ferret wearing a …

Coney Island

Could the struggling retail sector be the banks' next big problem? The RBA thinks so

The Reserve Bank posed an interesting question last week: are Australia's banks, and therefore the broader economy, vulnerable to a shaky retail …

Commercial Real Estate

Monthly collections start across Welsh county

<b>Controversial monthly bin collections will be rolled out across a county on Monday - the first area in England and Wales to make the move.</b><p>Waste destined for landfill will now only be collected once a month in Conwy county following a trial.<p>It has been met with controversy, with residents and …

Recycling

Seven Ways To Vet A Nonprofit Before You Donate Your Money Or Time

Today’s consumers are very socially conscious. There’s no shortage of opportunities to contribute to charitable fundraisers or volunteer your time with a local organization, and it’s easier than ever to find them thanks to social media.<p>Unfortunately, not every nonprofit is properly managed, and …

Nonprofits

Google's Pichai Moved Quickly to Squash the Latest Report of Political Bias at the Firm—And He Had To

When it emerged late last week that Google employees discussed manipulating search results to combat prejudice and Islamophobia, the timing of the …

Tech Industry

Apple testimony to Senate committee will include support for federal privacy regulations

By<p>Apple will advise to the Senate it supports federal regulations relating to privacy, a report ahead of the September 26 hearing claims, with the …

Senate Committees

Comcast Stock Slides After $40 Billion Bid for Sky as Fox Stays Mum on Stake

Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) shares slipped lower in pre-market trading Monday after the biggest U.S. cable group topped rivals Walt Disney Co. (DIS) and …

Universal Music

We Are Tinder Soldiers

We Are Tinder Soldiers Ethnically Ambiguous<p>In episode 61, the girls have a less conventional episode where they discuss tattoo's and cultural …

Cultural Appropriation

Why this Gwynedd film-maker is highlighting 'true scale' of plastic pollution in Arctic Circle

Plastic material dumped in the sea off the North Wales coast can be taken north to waters above the Arctic Circle by prevailing winds and …

News (Wales)

Journalism Matters

If the rich ecosystem of the Irish press is to survive, it needs to be cared for by a supportive public policy<p>A few years ago, it was easy to imagine …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

New Asus Zenbook Pro 15 Adds Second Screen To Powerful, Thin And Light Ultrabook

Mobile device manufacturers, which often leverage similar underlying platform technologies, are in a near-constant state of dismay in an attempt to differentiate their products from the competition. Different materials and intelligent industrial design can help set a machine apart, and thinner form …

ASUS

Revealed: which banks have had the most IT glitches?

Customers are regularly being denied access to their online accounts, telephone banking and mobile apps as banks suffer repeated services problems.<p>While the beleaguered TSB attracted much criticism for its IT fiasco earlier this year, other banks have also had to contend with major systems …

Personal Finance (UK)