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The SMS codes meant to protect your account seem to do nothing of the sort.
Text: TL:DR; Your password and 2 factor authentication (the code sent via SMS to your phone supposedly to protect your account) won't stop people stealing money off your credit card via your Uber account If the value of your currency has changed in the meantime relative to the one you were charged in, ...
Although Bitcoin's Lightning Network is now up and running, there's still misconceptions about what using it is like.
Text: Just like the web doesn’t require you to have a direct connection between your laptop and the website you want to access, lightning doesn’t require you to have a direct connection between you and the person you want to pay. Instead, you only need a channel with one node that is connected to the n...
Google's drive to make the web searchable is inevitably changing it. But is it changing it for the good?
Text: Somewhere in my regular haze of dozens of daily googles, something seemingly-not-strange-at-all was actually so strange that it managed to bubble up to my attention. I was in the middle of playing the video game, Breath of the Wild and I was stuck, so I reached for my phone and searched for “how ...
This Bitcoin tweak helps the whole network process more transactions, and you can start using now.
Text: What’s so good about SegWit Firstly, it increases the amount of transactions that can fit in each block. Since each block takes about 10 minutes to be created, this means that more transactions can be processed per second. The amount of fees that Bitcoin users pay depends on how hard it is to get...
Uber's terrible behaviour is well documented, but they're not the only ride-hailing app around.
Text: Uber’s not the only game in town. Although they might be the most well-known ride-hailing service, their shoddy practises mean a healthy appetite is developing for companies that aren’t quite so passionately against playing it fair. What have they been getting up to? Why should you look for an al...
There's a long history of predicting the prices of traditional assets, but what could end the run away growth of cryptocurrency investment?
Text: A stock market bubble bursts when companies go bust. A real estate bubble bursts when people can’t pay their loans and homes are foreclosed. So when does a cryptocurrency bubble burst? Let’s talk Bitcoin for now, and get the obvious out of the way. The price is decided by the market, by supply an...
Putting off work seems like an irrational, emotional thing to do. But there might be logical reasons why you'd rather be doing something else.
Text: Hypothetical: if you knew for a fact, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that if you invested one month of effort, that you would end up with, say, a million dollars, would you knuckle down and do it? Or continue binge watching Silicon Valley? The goal in question can be anything. Maybe you want to buil...
Meet the trail blazing LGBT politicians elected to lead their countries.
Text: In the United States, women only got the vote in 1920. Racial segregation only ended in 1964, and same-sex marriage was only legalised in 2015. As recently as 2003, same-sex sexual activity was illegal in fourteen US states. Given that 50% of Americans are women, 28% are non-white, and around 5% ...
For game developers: we look at why you shouldn't use inheritance for your classes, and what you can use instead
Text: If you’re organising your game objects in a hierarchy and you have at least a mildly complicated game, you’re doing it wrong. The reason is your objects will be far too varied and complicated in form to be accurately represented as such. The alternative is a component model. This is very basic. I...
Learn how to block in-app and video ads on Android, without root.
Text: Ads on websites and in apps are annoying enough, but apps that pop up a 30 second video ad while you're going about your business are much harder to put up with. While there's browsers that block ads on the web, in-app ads are tougher to eliminate. But it's possible on Android, without root acces...
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