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The first time I saw the word "Metaverse" was in Neal Stephenson's 1992 sci-fi novel "Snow Crash." The word has evolved over the years to describe immersive virtual worlds. These environments can be experienced on your computer on a 2D screen, but are best experienced using technology such as VR, AR, XR, MR, etc. This is where Facebook believes we/they are headed, and they are assembling a high-powered product team to get us/them there. Continue Reading →
According to the AP, Amazon is pushing a service called "Key for Business" as a way to cut down on stolen packages by making it easy for Amazon’s delivery workers to leave packages inside apartment buildings and office lobbies, rather than outside. Continue Reading →

REvil Has Gone Dark

REvil, the ransomware gang that attacked meat supplier JBS Foods this spring and a major IT software vendor this month, has mysteriously gone dark. Its websites are gone and there has been no word from their spokespeople. Continue Reading →
Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority said that Binance Markets Limited, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange, “is not permitted to undertake any regulated activity in the U.K.” While some news outlets are reporting this as a ban, the key phrase is "regulated activity." The U.K. isn't banning crypto; it is refusing to regulate crypto-based derivatives and other types of transactions that are illegal in the U.K. unless they are regulated. This will limit the types of transactions you can do on binance.com in the U.K., but Brits will still be able to buy and sell their crypto. Continue Reading →
Bitcoin crashed hard this weekend, and the selloff doesn't seem to be turning around too quickly this morning. The crypto markets have been unusually volatile recently, and a contributing factor may be the Chinese government's serious crackdown on bitcoin mining operations. Continue Reading →

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