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100 cryptocurrencies described in four words or less

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Nate Murray is a programmer, musician and beekeeper. He works at IFTTT and has been working with terabyte-scale data since 2009. This list describes cryptocurrencies. Each gets four words. There are many. Some are landmarks. Some are scams. Hopefully this provides orientation.   Name | Sym. | Description ----------------|-------|------------------------------------------ Bitcoin ...

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​Toyota​ ​Mobility​ ​Foundation launches $4M prize for mobility tech targeting lower-limb paralysis

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Toyota​ ​Mobility​ ​Foundation,​ a charity set up by Toyota in 2014 to help bring about “a truly mobile society,” has launched a $4 million competition to encourage the development of new smart mobility technology to support the lives of people with lower-limb paralysis. Dubbed the ‘Mobility​ ​Unlimited​ ​Challenge​’, the competition ...

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Amazon is making a ‘Lord of the Rings’ prequel series

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Amazon is making a Lord of the Rings TV show, but it isn’t a straight adaptation of the greatest fantasy series of all time — it’s a prequel. The show, which already carries a multi-season commitment, will “explore new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring.” Of course, ...

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Arab springs and AI winters

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Remember the Arab Spring? “Revolution 2.0”? Remember how we imagined, full of triumphal optimism, that social media would become the web that knit the oppressed masses better, would empower them to join together and overthrow their oppressors and stride shoulder-to-shoulder together into a better world? Yeah, those were the days. ...

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Instagram could let you follow hashtags soon

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Instagram is testing a new feature with a small fraction of its user base. As spotted by Pippa Akram and The Next Web, some users can now search for a hashtag and follow this tag in particular. Instagram used to feel like a carefully curated community. Now, thanks to the ...

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