Dockless bike sharing is expanding to Bellevue, applying lessons from Seattle

Dockless shared bikes, LimeBike, Spin, and Ofo, in Seattle. (GeekWire Photo / John Cook) Dockless bike-sharing is picking up speed in the Pacific Northwest and across the country. Transportation officials in Bellevue, Wash., are planning a small dockless bike-sharing program, which allows residents to pick up and drop off bicycles throughout the city using an[…]

HTC stealthily releases Vive Tracker 2018 for $99

Roughly one year after releasing the original Vive Tracker to developers and less than six months after the consumer release, HTC has quietly started to offer an updated Tracker on its web site. The new version is officially known as Vive Tracker (2018), HTC confirmed today to Tom’s Hardware, and can be distinguished from the original[…]

Bill “On Digital Assets” Filed in the Duma, Disagreements Resolved

The draft-law “On digital financial assets” aimed at regulating crypto-related matters in Russia has been officially filed in the State Duma on Tuesday. Disagreements between the Central Bank and the Ministry of Finance have been resolved, according to Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseev. The CBR will have the final say in regards to the circulation[…]

Mainstream Media Reports of “Blockchain Elections” in Sierra Leone Are All Fake News

The hype around so called applications of “blockchain technology” is nothing new, as many people have successfully used it to get free publicity for themselves, riding the coattails of Bitcoin’s success. But while it so far was limited mainly to promoting ICO tokens and inflating stock prices, now it seems to have crossed a border[…]

Facebook stock plunges amid reports of Trump campaign consultants using unauthorized data from 50M users

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivering the keynote at the F8 developer conference. (Facebook Photo) Facebook shares were down more than 7 percent Monday in the wake of damaging reports that Republican campaign operatives obtained data from 50 million users to inform the campaigns of President Donald Trump and other conservative candidates. Cambridge Analytica, a firm[…]