26,000 and Counting: America is Installing Hundreds More Bitcoin ATMs Each Week

The cryptocurrency-ATM company Coinmover has over 100 machines in stores in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Washington state — and plans to have 1,250 machines in 18 states by the end of the year, reports the Boston Globe. Right now each machine is selling "an average of about $40,000 in cryptocurrency each month." There's a nationwide surge in easier ways to buy cryptocurrencies, with bitcoin ATMs leading the way. According to the industry tracking site Coin ATM Radar, there w...
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Slashdot reader Striek writes:, a Canadian VoIP provider [also serving the US], has been under a sustained, and presumably massive DDoS attack which started on the September 16th, 2021. The attack has been disruptive enough to be covered by major media outlets, including Hacker News, ZDNet, Ars Technica, BleepingComputer, CTV News, and The Toronto Star. They have so far refused to pay a ransom demand, which has grown from 1 bitcoin at the outset ($45,000 USD at that time), to 100 bitco...
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110,000 Affected by Epik Breach - Including Those Who Trusted Epik to Hide Their Identity

Epik's massive data breach is already affecting lives. Today the Washington Post describes a real estate agent in Pompano Beach who urged buyers on Facebook to move to "the most beautiful State." His name and personal details "were found on invoices suggesting he had once paid for websites with names such as,, and". The real estate brokerage where he worked then dropped him as an agent. The brokerage's owner ...
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The 'Rain Sound' in iOS 15 Is Way More Than Just a Relaxation Tool (gizmodo)

Every software update Apple issues comes packed with new-and-improved features designed to help users get more out of their iPhones, and iOS 15 is no exception. But perhaps the most useful among the hotly anticipated features that iOS 15 offers is a new suite of accessibility options for people with mobility, vision,…Read more... [Author: Brianna Provenzano]
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iPhone 13 and 13 Pro review: If you could have three wishes (ars technica)

Enlarge / The iPhone 13 Pro Max, photographed by the iPhone 13 Pro in low light. Imagine you were visited by a genie who would grant you three wishes, but they all had to be about what you want from your next smartphone. As market research and surveys tell it, almost everyone would make the same three wishes: great battery life, excellent cameras, and big, beautiful screens. This year, Apple is that technology genie, because that’s exactly what the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, an...
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Google Sues India's Competition Commission - For Sharing Its Findings About Google (slashdot)

Google used its "huge financial muscle" to illegally hurt competitors, the Competition Commission of India found after an antitrust investigation. But now Reuters says Google is suing the commission — for leaking the results of that investigation to the press: "We cooperated fully and maintained confidentiality throughout the investigative process, and we hope and expect the same level of confidentiality from the institutions we engage with," Google's statement added... India's antitrust autho...
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6,000 Evacuated After Volcanic Lava Flow Spreads on Spanish Island

On Monday RockDoctor (Slashdot reader #15,477) wrote: Regular readers may remember recurring concerns over the instability of the island of La Palma, in the Canaries archipelago [population: 85,000]. Estimates of the threat ranged from 100 megadeaths (from tsunami impacts on the coasts of about a dozen countries bordering the Atlantic — including the eastern seaboard of America) down to a 10- to 30- metre tsunami with a few thousand deaths in the Canaries and other Atlantic islands (Madeira, Azo...
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Can Antimatter Be Generated in a Lab?

"An international team of physicists have come up with a way to generate antimatter in the lab," reports Popular Mechanics, theoretically "allowing them to recreate conditions that are similar to those near a neutron star." This setup, at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) research laboratory in Germany, involves two high-intensity laser beams that can generate a jet of antimatter, as outlined in a paper published earlier this summer in the journal Communications Physics. That could mak...
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Linus Torvalds Recognizes Linux's 'True' 30th Anniversary Date

While it's been argued that Linux has four different "birthdays," last Friday saw the 30th anniversary of Linux's very, very first release — version 0.01. That special first release "was never publicly announced, and I only emailed a handful of people in private about the upload," Torvalds remembered on the Linux kernel mailing list. He no longer has copies of those announcement emails, "so there's no real record of that. The only record of the date is in the Linux-0.01 tar-file itself, I suspe...
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How water-resistant smartphones keep liquid out

Nowadays, the majority of expensive smartphones are water-resistant, if not waterproof. However, what does this really mean? Can you confidently toss your phone into a pool? Given that water is one of the most frequent ways phones are destroyed, it’s critical to understand how these phones are designed to keep the liquid out.  To keep liquid out, manufacturers achieve water resistance by gluing the phone’s exterior components together using a strong adhesive. Additionally, they usually utiliz...
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Why Cloud Services Are Important For Your Backup Business?

When you have a backup business process, you are sure to reduce the risk of data loss. In case of any disaster, you need not worry about lost data. The entire backup process is managed on the cloud and thus, there is no need to install any physical hardware. You also need not spend on software as well as hardware, apart from paying a huge amount for IT support. The cost of data backup is therefore important to your business. Secure and Easy to Use: The right data backup solution provides...
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Apple TV Plus Had Fewer Than 20M Subscribers as of July 2021 in U.S. and Canada, Tech Giant Told IATSE

Apple told the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees — which is on the cusp of a member vote to authorize a strike — that Apple TV Plus had fewer than 20 million subscribers in the U.S. and Canada as of July 2021, according to the union. By claiming it had under the 20 million-subscriber […]
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What Happened When Germany Tried to Fight Online Hate Speech?

"Harassment and abuse are all too common on the modern internet," writes the New York Times. "Yet it was supposed to be different in Germany." In 2017, the country enacted one of the world's toughest laws against online hate speech. It requires Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to remove illegal comments, pictures or videos within 24 hours of being notified about them or risk fines of up to 50 million euros, or $59 million. Supporters hailed it as a watershed moment for internet regulation and a mo...
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Google Doodle honors Christopher Reeve on 'Superman' actor's birthday

Saturday's Google Doodle honors Christopher Reeve, the "Superman" actor who became an activist for the disabled, on what would have been his 69th birthday.
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Google Sues India's Competition Commission - For Sharing Its Findings About Google

Google used its "huge financial muscle" to illegally hurt competitors, the Competition Commission of India found after an antitrust investigation. But now Reuters says Google is suing the commission — for leaking the results of that investigation to the press: "We cooperated fully and maintained confidentiality throughout the investigative process, and we hope and expect the same level of confidentiality from the institutions we engage with," Google's statement added... India's antitrust autho...
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How a plant virus could help stop cancers from reaching the lungs

Using a virus that grows in black-eyed pea plants, nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego developed a new treatment that could keep metastatic cancers at bay from the lungs.The treatment not only slowed tumor growth in the lungs of mice with either metastatic breast cancer or melanoma, it also prevented or drastically minimized the spread of these cancers to the lungs of healthy mice that were challenged with the disease.The research was published Sept. 14 in the journal Advance...
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Apple says third-party apps must update to fully use iPhone 13 Pro's 120Hz display

Apple says developers will have to update apps to make full use of the iPhone 13 Pro's 120Hz display.
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Amazon is having a SECRET SALE on Apple products today

Whether you're looking for AirPods to improve your listening experience or iPads to level up your productivity, this Apple sale on Amazon is perfect for you.
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New tech to prevent Li-ion battery fires

Materials scientists from Nanyang Technological University Singapore have found a way to prevent internal short-circuits, the main cause of fires in Li-ion batteries.Billions of Li-ion batteries are produced annually for use in mobile phones, laptops, personal mobile devices, and the huge battery packs of electric vehicles and aircraft.This global battery demand is set to grow, with electric vehicles alone requiring up to 2,700 GWh worth of Li-ion batteries a year by 2030, equivalent to some 225...
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The Semiconductor Shortage is Getting Worse

"The global semiconductor shortage that has paralyzed automakers for nearly a year shows signs of worsening," reports the Washington Post, "as new coronavirus infections halt chip assembly lines in Southeast Asia, forcing more car companies and electronics manufacturers to suspend production." A wave of delta-variant cases in Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines is causing production delays at factories that cut and package semiconductors, creating new bottlenecks on top of those caused by soa...
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A virtual reality 'empathy machine' to stop domestic abusers from reoffending to begin trials, report says

A stock image shows a man using a virtual reality headset. Getty Images France will trial "empathy machines," which use virtual reality technology, from October, per rfi. 30 male volunteers - all convicted of domestic violence - will take part in the experiment. The experiment is part of an effort to stop domestic abusers from re-offending, rfi reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. France is trialing a virtual reality "empathy machine" as part of an effort to deter men...
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Chris Pratt Cast as Voice of Mario for New 'Super Mario Bros' Movie

Newsweek reports: Chris Pratt is in a celebratory mood, following the announcement that he's set to voice lead character Mario in an animated movie adaptation of the enduring video game Super Mario Bros. The Guardians of the Galaxy star joins a star-studded cast in the movie, which includes Charlie Day as his brother Luigi, Anya Taylor-Joy [from The Queen's Gambit] as Princess Peach, Keegan-Michael Key [co-creator of Key & Peele] as Toad, and Jack Black as villainous turtle Bowser... Also includ...
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LUP Jakarta Encourages Indonesians To Explore Their Own Wonderful Home

In the first half of 2021, Indonesia has become one of the red zone areas due to the spread of new variants of covid which made us have to undergo a strict lockdown for an indefinite time. As a part of one of Indonesia’s biggest e-commerce, group, Blibli Travel (Sahabat Perjalananmu) invite and encourage Indonesian to explore the local beauty of their own home as a travel destination by sharing a series of fun staying-at-home ideas using a little help of products that can be easi...
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Allstate Insurance Reviews 2021 [Pros, Cons, And Cost]

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Allstate Insurance Review In Our Opinion: Allstate is a smart choice for car insurance for its extensive coverage and long list of discounts. Additionally, it has plenty of local agents. Industry Standing: 95 Availability: 100 Coverage: 90 Affordability: 80 Customer Service: 85 Online Experience: 90 Pros Works through a ...
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Why EFF Flew a Plane Over Apple's Headquarters has the story: For the last month, civil liberties and human rights organizations, researchers, and customers have demanded that Apple cancel its plan to install photo-scanning software onto devices. This software poses an enormous danger to privacy and security. Apple has heard the message, and announced that it would delay the system while consulting with various groups about its impact. But in order to trust Apple again, we need the company to commit to canceling this mass surveillanc...
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Google Photos' Nude-Friendly Folders Coming To All Android Phones Soon

Google Photos' Locked Folder feature, which lets you hide sensitive photos and videos from your main library and secure them in a passcode- or biometric-protected folder, is coming to all devices running Android 6 and above. The Verge reports: The feature was released exclusively on newer Pixel phones in June. Google hasn't provided an exact date for when the feature is releasing more widely, noting only that it's "rolling out soon." When it announced the feature onstage at Google I/O in May, Go...
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Top Stories: iPhone 13 Launch, iOS 15 Features, iPhone 14 Pro Rumors, and More

Following Apple's big media event last week, this week saw users able to get their hands on much of the new hardware and software, headlined by the iPhone 13 lineup and iOS 15. This week also saw some new rumors, including a fresh report about next year's iPhone 14 Pro and our own discovery of what are likely to be the display resolutions for Apple's upcoming redesigned MacBook Pro models, so read on for all of the details! First Impressions From New iPhone 13 and 13 Pro Owners All four i...
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The Queen of Stonks: How Nancy Pelosi became the biggest meme in investing

Nancy Pelosi has become an unlikely investing meme. Win McNamee/Getty Images The investing world has a new meme: Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker and star stock-picker. Pelosi's husband's winning tech trades have shot the couple into the investing limelight. While some meme about insider trading, others actively copy, and follow, the Pelosi approach. See more stories on Insider's business page. Move over GameStop and dogecoin, the investing world has a new meme: Nancy Pelosi, the Sp...
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Apple reportedly told a TV and movie workers’ union its TV Plus had fewer than 20 million subs

Apple doesn’t report its streaming subscriber numbers
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Lenovo Smart Clock 2 review: Your smart bedside companion

The Lenovo Smart Clock 2 has all the power of a Google Home, plus a whole lot of extras, in a small package.
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