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Cambridge Analytica designed cryptocurrency to sell back your personal data

After stealing data from 87 million Facebook users, Cambridge Analytica wants to help you protect your own personal data by selling it back to you with its own cryptocurrency. The firm has been exploring the use of blockchain for this.
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Epson shrinks its cartridge-free ink, but it’ll still last you two years

The latest Epson WorkForce Pro uses a smaller design and smaller ink tanks -- but the ET-8700 still ships with enough ink to last the average small business two years. The all-in-one printer uses Epson's cartridge-free ink design.
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Researchers claim hackers can create havoc in the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive

A recent paper published by researchers from the University of New Haven in Connecticut shows that a vulnerability in OpenGL enables the team to alter the playing space and virtual environment on the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
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IRS E-File system crashes on Tax Day, promises to reopen within 8,000 years

April 17 is Tax Day, and to celebrate, the IRS E-file system went down for several hours. The IRS Direct Pay system was also down, but they're both back up now. Filers might enjoy a bit of an extension because of the outage.
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Want to hide your Pornhub browsing? Use digital currency to make payments

Adult-oriented site Pornhub is accepting cryptocurrency as payment for all products, including its monthly subscription service for premium content. More specifically, the site now accepts Verge Currency, which is built for anonymity.
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Microsoft wants to stuff Linux, not Windows 10, into Internet of Things devices

Microsoft revealed a new end-to-end platform for Internet of Things devices called Azure Sphere, consisting of a new microcontroller backed by a new Linux-based operating system. Linux is likely used due to its open-source roots.
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For $800, Dell's new gaming desktop lets you play almost anything

If you want to game at home on a budget, your options are plenty. But what’s the best? Starting at just $600, Dell’s Inspiron 5680 finds the balance between price and power, and that makes it the best budget gaming PC you can buy.
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Ad-free Facebook access could cost as much as $168 a year

An ad-free subscription to Facebook sound appealing, but it could cost as much as $14 per month. Likely, Facebook will continue to offer a free tier but asking users to pay is a tough sell.
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You could spend $1,000 on an iPhone, or buy one of these awesome laptops instead

Finding a decent laptop is easy, but finding one under $1,000 is a bit tricky. Luckily, we've taken some of the guesswork out of picking out a budget laptop, here are some of our favorites, the best laptops under $1,000.
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Google makes it even easier to get into A.I. with Raspberry Pi bundles

Google offers AIY kits that include everything you need to get started with voice and vision artificial intelligence, and it now throws in the required Raspberry Pi single-board computer.
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Tech companies pledge to not help governments pull off cyberattacks

A Cybersecurity Tech Accord signed by 34 technology companies promises to keep the internet safe. These companies pledge to not help any government conduct cyberattacks, to protect users, and to collaborate in initiatives.
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Kick off your streaming career with our complete guide to Twitch broadcasting

Streaming games on Twitch for the first time can be daunting to say the least, but with a few simple steps, it's remarkably easy to do. Here's how to do so using a PC, Mac, Xbox One, or PlayStation 4 console.