Bitcoin will be priced at $250,000 come 2022 according to Tim Draper, someone who has invested in the likes of Tesla, Skype, and Hotmail. Noteworthy is the fact that he holds 30,000 bitcoins.
The Central Bank of Iran has announced that other banks in the country are banned from buying and selling bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The bank is trying to clamp down on illegal transactions.
Amazon has now launched Amazon Skill Blueprints for Alexa in the United States. Users can create lots of custom skills from over twenty new templates spanning four categories that have been launched.
Apple has announced that it will make a donation to Conservation International every time someone submits an iPhone through the GiveBack programme. It also launched a disassembly robot called Daisy.
Google has shipped support for the Oculus Rift with its latest stable release of Google Chrome. In order to enable the functionality, users must head to the flags settings; read more for instructions.
Amazon and Best Buy have announced a partnership that will bring next gen Fire TV Edition smart TVs to the U.S. and Canada starting this summer. Toshiba and Insignia will make some of the products.
Google source code suggests that the web giant may be making it possible to boot Windows from the Pixelbook natively. The work may also allow developers to boot Fuchsia OS up more easily.
Pavel Durov has announced that he will donate millions of dollars this year in order to bolster VPN and proxy services in order to allow users to circumvent government bans of the app.
Nokia has joined forces with Smart City Capital in order to help develop smart city projects in Canada to meet the Smart Cities Challenge programme criteria set out by the country this year.
Amazon has announced the availability of nine new books that are available for download, free of charge, through its translation AmazonCrossing service. The offer is part of World Book Day.
Google has announced that its Funding Choices programme will launch in an additional 31 countries over the next several weeks. The programme helps site owners recover lost funds due to ad blockers.
Russia has blocked Telegram after the messaging firm decided not to hand over encryption keys to the FSB. Telegram developers will make back-end changes in order to keep the app working.
Mozilla has updated Firefox for iOS which enables tracking protection by default in both regular and private browsing modes. The update also brings a slew of enhancements specifically for iPad.
Spotify and Hulu have teamed up to start offering a bundle for $12.99 per month. It has been opened up for Spotify Premium users initially and free users will be able to purchase it in the summer.
Facebook has announced the new Data Abuse Bounty Program in an attempt to tackle third parties who misuse people's Facebook data. The firm has suggested that rule breakers will face legal action.
Mark Zuckerberg is set to testify on issues that have been plaguing Facebook for the past year. There will be two different sittings on Tuesday and Wednesday. Read on to learn how to watch them.
Facebook has teamed up with several pro-democracy foundations in order to fund researchers, with access to Facebook datasets, in order to see how social media affects the outcomes of elections.
Apple has announced the (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition versions of its iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. To save making a new iPhone X, it has released a red folio case that will cost $99.
Amazon has announced that its Key product has been made available to right across the U.S. for a temporarily reduced price, and that customers now have five new smart locks to choose from.
Ofcom has finally concluded its 5G spectrum auction, announcing which companies have won what. O2, Vodafone, and EE have all come out of it pretty well while Three failed to make big gains.
The UK government has announced that it is taking bids from cities around the country in order to receive funding to roll out 5G network connectivity. A decision on the winner will be made by summer.
Valve commented on the recent removal of Steam Machines from the navigation menus on its website. The firm said that the page was only receiving a low amount of traffic so it decided to delist it.
Facebook Messenger now supports 360 degree photos and HD videos. In order to send and receive this content, you must update your Messenger client to the newest version, and be using Android or iOS.
Samsung has announced the Notebook Odyssey Z laptop aimed at gamers. The firm will release the device in April, with the U.S. release slated for Q3. No pricing details were announced.
The Tor Project has announced that its XMPP client, Tor Messenger, has been discontinued. The privacy group gave a few reasons for the project's cessation, as well as advice for existing users.
The Linux kernel, which is currently 20.3 million lines of code long, looks set to go on a bit of a diet by version 4.17. 500,000 lines of code will be shed thanks to architecture deprecation.
The dieting app, MyFitnessPal, has said that it experienced a breach in February which resulted in the loss of data from 150 million accounts. The hackers stole usernames, emails and hashed passwords.
Facebook has announced changes to its privacy settings. The new changes make sifting through your settings on mobile much less laborious, thus empowering users to make better privacy decisions.
Playboy has announced that it is pulling its accounts from Facebook due to the recent revelations of data misuse. The firm says it had a following of 25 million users on the platform.
Sources with knowledge on Facebook's smart speaker projects have revealed that the devices won't be shown off at the Facebook developer event in May. The firm plans to reveal them this year though.
Facebook has announced that Mark Zuckerberg will not attend the committee hearing regarding Cambridge Analytica's misuse of user data obtained from Facebook. The company will send its CTO or CPO.
Chinese firm, Xiaomi, has announced a new eSports grade laptop dubbed the Mi Gaming Laptop. The device will be available in China from April 13th and will set buyers back 8,999 yuan.
Facebook has announced that it has rolled out the local content algorithm to News Feeds all around the world, no matter which country you are based in, nor the languages you speak.
Jack Dorsey, Square and Twitter CEO, has stated that he sees bitcoin becoming the single global currency in just ten years. His vision may be derailed, though, as more countries restrict bitcoin use.
Facebook has spoken out about the collection of SMS and call history following recent media coverage. The firm has advised that you can turn the feature off and remove numbers from the platform.
The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note device is going to ship with an in-display fingerprint scanner, according to sources familiar with the topic. The suggestion further corroborates a previous report.
Microsoft has announced that Azure Databricks is now available to the general public. With Azure Databricks, Microsoft has laid emphasis on productivity, scalability, and security.
Apple is two years ahead with its 3D face sensing technology, Face ID, according to suppliers of the required hardware. According to the suppliers, Android devices won't catch up until 2019.
Google has announced that users of the Las Vegas Monorail can now save their mobile tickets to Google Pay in order to board the vehicle more quickly. Once saved, just scan your phone on the reader.
Mozilla's Firefox web browser is now available for Linux users as a snap package. It gets updates when they're ready, and it also allows users to switch between development channels more easily.