Sandboxes Aren’t Enough: Blockchain Leaders Seek Regulation Relief | Crypto

Trendy news on Computing Technology Even in blockchain-friendly jurisdictions, regulatory hurdles and old-fashioned mindsets are holding back innovation and growth for the industry. At least, that’s the conclusion you might have drawn from some of the talks at the Concordia Summit in New York Monday. The event, taking place alongside the United Nations General Assembly, included a special track devoted to blockchain discussions. For example, so-called sandboxes may help both regulators and startups to work out new practices…

Critical MacOS Mojave vulnerability bypasses system security | Computing

Trendy news on Computing Technology macOS Mojave is Apple’s latest operating system. With the launch of a new version of macOS from Apple typically comes a culmination of new features, better performance, and enhanced security. Unfortunately, the previous statement might not necessarily be true as security researcher Patrick Wardle, co-founder of Digita Security, has discovered that MacOS Mojave includes a severe security flaw; the bug is currently present on all machines running the latest version of macOS and allows…

macOS 10.14 Mojave vs Windows 10 October 2018 Update: which OS is now ahead? |…

Trendy news on Computing Technology Now that macOS 10.14 Mojave is out in the wild, we here at TechRadar thought it would be the perfect time to figure out which 2018 operating system (OS) update brings more to the table – macOS Mojave or the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. Both OS are extremely popular, and are good at different things, but which has the richest suite of features? We know that most people have already chosen their camp, but for anyone on the fence, this one goes out to you. As a general rule, macOS is going…

How to enable dark mode in MacOS Mojave | Computing

Trendy news on Computing Technology If you like dark themes, Apple has made dreams come true with an all-new dark mode in in MacOS Mojave. Previous versions of MacOS allowed you to switch to a dark menu bar and dock, but this left many people unsatisfied. This new feature provides an OS-wide dark theme that affects pretty much all the native MacOS features with a classy black/gray look. If this is exactly what you’ve always wanted for your Mac, we can show you how to access and enable this mode with just a few steps. Step 1:…

Bank of America Files New Patent for Multiple Digital Signatures on a Distributed…

Trendy news on Computing Technology The U.S.’s second-largest bank, Bank of America (BofA), has filed a new patent for adapting multiple digital signatures in a distributed network, according to a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) filing published September 18. The new patent proposes a system for managing data communication from Internet-connected devices. The document underlines that “the invention provides automated determination of which devices are communicating to which third-party entities and, in some…

The best and worst bits of macOS 10.14 Mojave | Computing

Trendy news on Computing Technology Apple has finally launched macOS Mojave unto the world, free for (almost) all who own a Mac laptop or desktop. The new operating system (OS) brings a lot of exciting new features – namely a new Dark Mode – but also, unsurprisingly, a few new bugbears. Every new OS comes energized with new tools and optimization, as well as its share of disappointments and at times even controversies. Apple’s macOS 10.14 is no different, save for the controversy: none of that … yet. So, join us as we…

Bing is dead, long live the new, cross-platform Microsoft Search | Computing

Trendy news on Computing Technology Microsoft is moving on from its Bing search engine to something a little more unified. Like Windows itself, which has seen unification across multiple platforms, Microsoft is now maneuvering its search tool into a similar digital form factor. Microsoft Search, as it will be known, will be the main search tool for Microsoft Office, Windows itself, and the online Bing search platform. In converting its search tool into something more widely applicable to different software and web platforms,…

The macOS 10.14 Mojave changes you haven’t heard about | Computing

Trendy news on Computing Technology Apple’s macOS 10.14 Mojave finally launched today after months in public beta, and can be downloaded right now—assuming your Apple computer is still compatible.  Swapping High Sierra for Mojave will net you some exciting user interface (UI) improvements. We’ve highlighted some of the best tools Mojave has to offer, from Dark Mode’s eyestrain-reducing color palette to Apple’s newest privacy, anti-clutter and quick action tools.  But once you’ve mastered the basics, dig deeper into Mojave’s…

Coinbase Just Partnered With A Token Startup in Bid to Attract Pro Traders |…

Trendy news on Computing Technology U.S.-based crypto exchange Coinbase has teamed up with the token-based trading protocol startup Caspian in an effort to boost its offerings aimed at pro traders and financial firms. Under the deal, Coinbase Pro will integrate Caspian’s “full stack” of tools to bring additional trading and portfolio management capabilities, according to a Caspian Medium post published Monday. Kayvon Pirestani, director of institutional sales at Coinbase, said in the post: “Customers will be able to take…

Australia’s Securities Watchdog Has Halted 5 ICOs Since April | Crypto

Trendy news on Computing Technology The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) said late last week that it has stopped five initial coin offerings (ICOs) from taking place since April. In a statement, the commission indicated that some of those token sales – which were unnamed – “will be restructured to comply with the applicable legal requirements.” It’s a notable, statement from Australia’s chief securities market regulator, signaling that it is open to some ICOs – albeit ones that are conducted within the…

Is there life after Windows? How Microsoft needs to innovate to stay relevant |…

Trendy news on Computing Technology This year is the 20th anniversary of Windows 98, and when that operating system launched, Microsoft was on top of the world. The Windows operating system was on the vast majority of PCs and laptops, for which there was a rapidly growing market. Competing operating systems, such as Linux and Mac OS, were relatively niche products that were only installed on a fraction of PCs, and by 1999 Microsoft was valued at $620 billion. However, times change – that’s especially true in the world of…

IBM Awarded Patent for Autonomous Self-Servicing Devices Within Blockchain-Based…

Trendy news on Computing Technology IBM has won a patent for the autonomous self-servicing of networked devices that form part of its Autonomous Decentralized Peer-to-Peer Telemetry (ADEPT) environment. The patent, first filed in late June 2016, was awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) September 18. IBM first unveiled a proof-of-concept (PoC) for ADEPT in partnership with Samsung back in March 2016. The system uses a blockchain protocol as a basis for a distributed network of devices — what Samsung has…

French MPs Propose Legal Framework for All ‘Digital Assets’ Providers, Sources…

Trendy news on Computing Technology The French government is reportedly planning to provide a legal framework for all “digital assets” providers, local news agency LesEcho.fr reported September 21.    Three members of President Emmanuel Macron’s party, La République En Marche (LREM), have proposed an amendment to French legislation for regulating all service providers in the crypto industry, sources told LesEcho.fr. The National Assembly is reportedly set to discuss the amendment by the end of September.   The amendment,…

500 Transactions a Second- Could Scale Ethereum | Crypto

Trendy news on Computing Technology A form of cryptography pioneered by zcash might help scale ethereum, founder of the platform Vitalik Buterin said on a research forum Saturday. Named zk-snarks, Buterin said, by using the tech, ethereum can potentially scale “by a huge amount,” up to 500 transactions per second, without relying on layer-two scaling solutions, such as Plasma or Raiden. As detailed by CoinDesk, zk-snarks allow for large batches of information to be compressed into so-called succinct proofs, which remain the…

Winklevoss’ Crypto Exchange Gemini Eyes Entrance Into UK Market, Sources Report |…

Trendy news on Computing Technology Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, creators of U.S..-based cryptocurrency trading platform Gemini, are looking to expand the platform to the U.K. market, sources told the Financial Times (FT) September 24. The Gemini Trust Company, founded in New York in 2014, is currently ranked the 58th largest crypto exchange globally by adjusted daily traded volume, according to CoinMarketCap. The FT cites two unnamed insider sources as reporting that Gemini has now hired advisors to oversee its potential…

Nevermind the Stagnating Market, Binance Is Pushing Further in Its Expansion |…

Trendy news on Computing Technology Sept. 15 came with the announcement from the Binance co-founder and CEO Changpeng Zhao (also referred to as ‘CZ’): One of the largest global crypto exchanges will start testing a crypto-fiat exchange in Singapore. While no further details have been specified, the crypto-fiat Singapore-based exchange will presumably support the local Singapore dollar. A closed beta testing was conducted on Sept. 18., after that CZ shared a hope the platform could start its work within months. Starting an…

40 years of the laptop: how mobile PCs changed the world | Computing

Trendy news on Computing Technology Main image: The IBM ThinkPad 700 series first appeared in 1992 If you own a PC there’s a very good chance it’s a lightweight and portable laptop, rather than a big and bulky desktop. Those rectangular boxes that are tethered to your desk have been declining in popularity, with laptops now far outstripping them when it comes to sales. Thanks to an almost constant stream of innovations, the humble laptop has become slimmer and lighter than ever before, while the hardware inside them has…

Regulators Are Landing Punches, But There’s a Long Crypto Fight Ahead | Crypto

Trendy news on Computing Technology Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. There are shifts at ShapeShift and not everyone’s happy with them. When the token exchange recently announced a new “membership” model with mandatory account identification, there was outrage from certain…

The best dual monitor wallpapers | Computing

Trendy news on Computing Technology freestocker/123RF Do you have a dual-monitor setup that makes it difficult to find handsome wallpapers and backgrounds? Once you have set up your multiple monitors, you can use these sources to find the best dual monitor wallpaper for you. If you’re wondering how to make these backdrops to work on your computer, check out Wallpaper Engine application. It will give you serious control over what your desktop looks like. Whether you opt for static images, animated backdrops, or even…

Iceland’s Industry to Shift From Crypto Mining to ‘Pure Blockchain Business,’…

Trendy news on Computing Technology Iceland’s crypto industry is expected to move away from crypto mining and shift to “pure blockchain businesses.” This is according to forecasts made by a number of local industry insiders who talked to the news site Red Herring September 23. Halldór Jörgensson, chairman of Reykjavik-based Borealis Data Center, told Red Herring that demand from local crypto and blockchain facilities is “shifting more towards the pure blockchain business,” rather than focusing on Bitcoin mining. According to…