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Who is Satoshi Nakamoto, cryptocurrency’s elusive creator?

Since its creation almost a decade ago, bitcoin has transformed the world of modern finance as the first form of decentralized digital currency. But who is Satoshi Nakamoto, the man responsible for creating it?
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‘Steve No Jobs?’ Apple founder’s early job application is a mess

Before founding Apple, Steve Jobs was looking for work. A single-page job application filled out and signed by Jobs is going up for auction and is expected to fetch tens of thousands of dollars.
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All Chromebook touchpads will soon be cute enough to pinch (to zoom)

A new entry on Chrome OS's code contribution tracker suggests that all Chromebooks will soon support the previously lacking pinch-to-zoom gesture on touchpads -- finally adding something that's been available elsewhere for ages.
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Intel warned Chinese tech firms of security flaws before telling U.S. government

Intel reportedly warned several tech firms of the Spectre and Meltdown flaws before telling the U.S. government. Several of the companies were based in China, and vulnerabilities may have been known to Beijing before Washington.
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You should buy the Dell XPS 13 — just not with the 4K display

Dell's new XPS 13 is a smart, sleek, quick laptop, and the top choice for anyone seeking a 13-inch machine. Yet it does have one unexpected, and thankfully optional, problem -- the expensive 4K display.
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Did I do that? Intel is going to make a killing fixing its own Meltdown

Intel dropped the ball on Meltdown and Spectre. Now, it’s poised to profit off of its decision to sell critically flawed products to an unwitting populace. That’s a problem.
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See ya, Fitbit: VSP Global’s smartglasses make activity tracking look stylish

VSP Global is now rolling out Level, a set of "smart" glasses that tracks your daily activities, such as calories burned and distance traveled. The drawback is that the specs are only available through participating optometrists.
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Gaming without a GPU has never been easier, here’s how we did it

Do you really need a GPU for gaming? The integrated graphics you have right there in your work laptop can get the job done if you’re careful with your settings -- and your game selection.
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HP’s first Qualcomm-powered PC, the HP Envy X2, is available for pre-order

Among the first of Qualcomm's new Always Connected PCs, the HP Envy X2 is now available for pre-order, and its hardware suggests this laptop could live up to Qualcomm's lofty promises.
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Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Tiny rafts, self-cooling tents, and more

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
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From horror fests to shoot-’em-ups, here are the 20 best Oculus Rift games

Jumping into virtual reality for the first time with the Oculus Rift? We've rounded up our picks for best Oculus Rift games -- whether you're into platforming, puzzles, or virtual dogfights -- available through the Oculus Store.
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Robinhood lures digital coin traders from Coinbase with a free service

Robinhood Markets now offers a service for buying and selling Bitcoins and Ethereum without a per-share trading fee, but the availability is currently limited to five states. Support in other states will come in the near future.