Microsoft Says Still Accepts Bitcoin, Apologises for ‘Inaccurate Information’

False alarm, everyone. Microsoft isn’t dropping support for payments via Bitcoin currency from theMicrosoft Store. The Redmond, Washington-based said on Monday that it conveyed inaccurate information over the weekend. Bitcoin community took a big blow last weekend when a support page on Microsoft website said that the company won’t accept the cryptocurrency on Microsoft Store, […]

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Sony PlayStation Vue Online TV Service Launched Nationwide in the US

Sony said Monday its Internet-based television service aimed at luring consumers away from cable subscriptions was being expanded to the entire US market. The PlayStation Vue will offer streamlined “bundles” for as little as $30 a month without long-term contracts. The network launched in a handful of US cities a year ago, will have content […]

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Amazon Granted Patent for Authorising Payments With Selfies

Online retail colossus Amazon last week was granted a US patent on using selfies – instead of passwords – for shopping when using smartphones. Seattle-based Amazon reasoned that combining sensor and camera capabilities in smartphones with face and gesture recognizing software results in higher security than passwords or identification numbers. “Such approaches provide for user […]

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Online Harassment Must Be Met Head-On: SXSW Panel

Online harassment and sexism is demeaning women and can no longer be brushed aside as an ugly side of social media and the gaming industry if they are to thrive, panellists on Saturday said at the South By Southwest (SXSW) tech meeting in Austin. The gaming summit at one of the premier events on the […]

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Bangladesh Bank Says Hackers Tried to Steal $951 Million

Bangladesh’s central bank confirmed on Sunday that cybercriminals tried to withdraw $951 million from its US bank account, as the country’s finance minister said he first got to know of one of the biggest bank heists in history through the media. Unknown hackers breached the computer systems of Bangladesh Bank, and transferred $81 million (roughly […]

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Facebook’s AI Team Maps Earth to Beam Internet Access to All

Social networking giant Facebook is using its artificial intelligence (AI) technology and resources to map the entire Earth and launch the world’s most detailed population maps that will help it beam cheap Internet to remote areas. To begin with, the Facebook AI team crunched 14.6 billion images of maps from across 20 countries, including India, […]

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Microsoft Pulls Bitcoin Support From Windows Store

Microsoft no longer accepts payments in Bitcoins on the Microsoft Store, a limitation that stretches to the Windows Store. The company updated its support page to note that it has dropped support for the aforementioned virtual currency from its app store on Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile platforms. The company’s decision to pull support […]

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