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Bitcoin boom prompts growth of coin-mining malware

Image copyright Vichai Image caption Generating crypto-currencies involves lots of computer hardware The booming price of Bitcoin and other crypto-coins has kicked off a gold rush among malicious hackers keen to cash in, warn security firms. Many sites are now harbouring code that secretly uses a visitors’ computer to mine the valuable e-cash coins. The […]

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How games firm made Destiny 2

“Absolutely we took criticisms of the original Destiny to heart,” Jason Jones, co-founder of Bungie, tells Newsbeat. “We knew it had amazing parts… but we also saw the real mistakes we made.” In a rare interview inside their Seattle offices, in the US, he says the experience shaped how they tackled Destiny 2. “It was […]

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The global shop

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Online shopping has become a $2.3tn global business In 1995, someone sold a broken laser pen for $14 on a site called AuctionWeb. This was the rather inauspicious start for online shopping, an activity that now generates a colossal $2.3tn (£1.75tn) in global sales. But these days, shoppers want […]

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How does this look? Be your own virtual make-up artist

French cosmetics chain Sephora has introduced technology that enables its customers to try on make-up virtually and test out different colours and shades before buying. Its “virtual artist” tech is also available as a mobile app. Like other retailers competing in a fast-moving digital landscape, the company is using online tools to engage customers in […]

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Native American tribe sues Amazon and Microsoft

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some believe the patent holder is using a loophole to avoid scrutiny A Native American tribe is suing Amazon and Microsoft for infringing data-processing patents it is holding. The patents were assigned to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe by technology company SRC Labs, and it will receive a share […]

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Still photographs spring to life

New software makes it possible to breathe life into still photo portraits. The project was developed in Israel with the help of a leading social network. It has the potential to become the net’s next viral hit, but also has more serious long-term uses, as one of its creators explains. Source link