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5miles Opens New Blockchain Technology Lab, 5xlab

Dallas-based mobile technology startup seeks to develop and implement the first real-world blockchain solution in the peer-to-peer marketplace space DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 29, 2017– 5miles, the leading mobile marketplace in the U.S., has announced the formation of 5xlab, a blockchain lab that will offer technology development services for building a new digital net… VentureBeat

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Fitbit Ionic smartwatch introduces blood oxygen sensor

Fitbit has put on sale its first fully-featured smartwatch. The Ionic differs from the firm’s existing Blaze watch in that third-party developers will be able to release apps and watchface designs that can be installed on the device. It also introduces a sensor that can detect blood oxygen levels. Fitbit has also announced a forthcoming “special edition” in partnership with ...

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How to stop ISPs from spying on your IoT devices

Botnets are not the only threat to your Internet of Things (IoT) devices: Your internet service provider (ISP) can also detect and track your in-home activities by analyzing internet traffic from smart devices, even when those devices use encryption, according to a paper from Princeton University researchers. However, the researchers found a simple way to block ISPs from spying on ...

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Bitcoin boss urges cautious investment

The head of the Bitcoin Foundation, Llew Claasen, has urged people to invest “no more than they can afford” in the crypto-currency. He was speaking at the TEDGlobal conference in Tanzania about the potential for Bitcoin in Africa. Billions lack access to formal banking, but the uptake of mobile money means many are willing to embrace alternatives. Bitcoin had been ...

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