The White House is downplaying reports it may investigate Google and Facebook. It seems a draft executive order seen by the press may not be ‘official’ and could have something to do with Yelp, which has been running an increasingly hostile public policy campaign against Google of late.
A bug in Bitcoin Core could have allowed hackers to ‘break’ bitcoin.It would have let them create more bitcoins than the currency’s hard cap. The limit on the number of bitcoins is a key feature, and this bug could have led to a lower price per bitcoin, not to mention the potential for many cryptocurrency enthusiasts to lose faith in the basic tenets of the field’s biggest name.
Boston Dynamics is famous for its robot dogs, but as it gets ready to launch its first consumer version, who would actually want one? They’re certainly not autonomous, like some of the company’s videos have implied.