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Bitcoin Passed $5,000 and is Climbing

Bitcoin is on a roll lately. It's been climbing and setting new records almost every week. This past week, a new milestone was set as it topped out over $5,000. There is no guarantee that this online money can keep its value at all - let alone keep climbing. I know that if I start investing time and energy into Bitcoin again, it will plummet. I'll stay away so the rest of you can make money. I have a feeling that we'll soon see a market correction and because of that, I sure wouldn't invest money into it right now. If I had coins though, you can bet I'd cash out. Maybe I could hold off and make a little more, but I'd still take my money and run - if I were me.

It’s not clear how long Bitcoin can maintain this sharp price increase going forward, many people believe the price of Bitcoin will go up and up with some saying that $10,000 or even $100,000 is possible. The last time Bitcoin saw an increase in price this sharp was back at the end of 2013 when the price dropped by 60% by 2015 before it managed to pull itself back together.

Source: Neowin

Fan Remake of Tomb Raider 2 Using Unreal Engine 4

If you enjoyed the puzzle-platformer style of the old Tomb Raider games, but want better visuals, a fan is working on a remake of Tomb Raider 2 - using the Unreal Engine 4. He's been working on it for a while now, and there is a long way to go. That being said, there is a playable demo of some of the work he's got done. If you're a fan on the series, you should really check it out. It looks pretty solid for a fan-made remake.

Source: Kotaku

Fan Remake of Tomb Raider 2 Using Unreal Engine 4

If you enjoyed the puzzle-platformer style of the old Tomb Raider games, but want better visuals, a fan is working on a remake of Tomb Raider 2 - using the Unreal Engine 4. He's been working on it for a while now, and there is a long way to go. That being said, there is a playable demo of some of the work he's got done. If you're a fan on the series, you should really check it out. It looks pretty solid for a fan-made remake.

Source: Kotaku

Palm Smartphones in 2018?

Not sure how reliable the next rumor is, but there is talk that the Palm brand could be making a comeback in 2018. Some of you out there might remember the good old Palm Pilot which was one of the first smart devices out there and was hugely popular. Of course Palm was eventually bought out by HP, who then sold Palm OS to LG and the brand to TCL and for the most part has become a forgotten brand name. TCL is looking at bringing it back in 2018 but at this point its just talk and in an already crowded market I'm not giving it high hopes of being a game changer. SlashGear has the story.

A new Palm smartphone has been tipped to be coming in the year 2018, made by the folks at TCL. The Palm brand has been in limbo for the past half-decade, moving in and out of HP-connected devices then on into relative obscurity. The Palm operating system was acquired by LG and continues to be used (in some form or another) in LG smart TVs to this day – as such, it won’t be coming with the Palm phone set for next year.

Samsung testing self-driving cars

Samsung has gained a license to test self-driving cars in California, making them the latest big technology company to be working on a self-driving solution. The self-driving market is obviously a huge market and everyone wants a bite. BBC has the story.

The permit means its driverless vehicles will be able to travel on the same routes as cars driven by humans.

The firm has said it had no plans to make its own driverless cars, but instead will make control systems for so-called autonomous vehicles.

In May, Samsung got permission to test self-driving cars in South Korea fitted with its own sensors and software.

The company has taken several different steps recently to bolster its self-driving car technology division.

Best Buy salesperson will now come to your house

Best Buy is trying out a new service where they will send a salesperson to your house to give you recommendations on what gadgets you need (or need to upgrade). While I guess you do have to give Best Buy credit for trying something new, I can honestly say the last thing I want is for a Best Buy salesperson to be following me around my house trying to score a sale. I can understand people wanting advice on what they need, but sometimes getting it from a salesperson (who is employed based on the fact that he makes sales) might not be the best way to get the job done. The Verge has the full story.

Best Buy has found that shoppers spend more money when at home than in store. CEO Hubert Joly says the in-house service is one way the company will open up “latent” customer demand. Sales associates are responsible for promoting the service — when customers ask about certain products, the salesperson will suggest an in-home visit. The topics discussed during the home visits usually involve recommendations for products and gadgets, and other services. Best Buy says the salespeople working in the in-home service receive hourly rates, or a salary, and not commissions. The company already operates a “Geek Squad” facility, but that’s a paid service that offers repairs and installations.

Tim Cook is doing just fine

Tim Cook is having a pretty good 2017 thanks to a nice $89.2 million dollar stock bonus he received this week. The stock is part of a 10-year deal he signed when he took over and has increased in value as Apple's stock price has gone up. Half of the stock was giving to him based on performance, the other half was simply because he was still at Apple. I'm sure no one will have an issue with this big payday, I'm sure he works hard... CNBC has the story.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has collected $89.6 million as part of a 10-year deal that he signed as an incentive to keep the iPhone maker at the forefront of the technology industry after he took over the reins in 2011 from company co-founder Steve Jobs.

The windfall detailed in a Monday regulatory flowed from 560,000 Apple shares sold during the past week.

Cook received half the award because Apple's stock delivered shareholder returns in the top third of the Standard & Poor's 500 index during the past three years.

He got the other 280,000 shares for simply staying on the job.

Apple fighting 4K movie pricing

Apple is fighting with Hollywood on just how much a 4K movie should cost in iTunes. Apple is saying $20 is the price, Hollywood thinks there should be a $5 to $10 surcharge. There is a bit of irony in the fact that Apple has always been willing to charge a premium and try to justify why you have to pay more but even they can see that providing 4K content at $30 isn't a great idea. It'll be interesting to see who wins this battle, but as a consumer who has watched plenty of movies that weren't worth $5, both sides in the end might come out losing regardless of the decision. The Verge has the full story.

Apple is struggling to come to agreement over what to price Ultra High-Definition (4K) films from on its upcoming new Apple TV, reports The Wall Street Journal. Apple wants to charge $19.99 for major titles in 4K, which is in line with what it charges for newer HD movies, but some Hollywood studios want add an extra $5 to $10 surcharge. The company is set to reveal a new Apple TV device at its September 12th event, with the new set-top to finally support 4K and HDR streaming.

Another Smart-Home Flaw

Data privacy has improved when it comes to IoT devices in the past year and companies are taking more care to ensure your data remains secure. On the other side of the coin is the fact that your ISP can actually see pretty much everything you've got going on - even if it's encrypted - due to the fact that they are doing the routing. There are ways they can track pretty much exactly what is going on, and that may cause some concern for some users. I figure they already see what I watch on Netflix, so it's not a big deal. That, and I don't have a smart home.

Once they’re identified, the ISP (in this case played by the researchers) can simply watch for increases in traffic. What those changes in traffic mean are either self-evident or perfectly able to be inferred with a little analysis. By watching a sleep tracker, the ISP can see when the user gets in bed and wakes up, perhaps even how well they sleep, whether they get up in the middle of the night and so on.

Source: TechCrunch

iPhone 8 Coming Sept. 12

Before you get all excited about the date for the iPhone 8, please remember that Apple never hard-launches products anymore. They announce and then you have to wait. Also keep in mind that the last few release cycles from Apple have resulted in the non-S version of the device, basically the S-version of the previous device - wearing a new jacket. I'm not sure what Apple has planned in terms of hardware, but the going rumor is that it will be ultra expensive.

The company's annual fall keynote event, which has become one of the biggest days of the year for tech enthusiasts, is typically used to showcase the latest and greatest hardware offerings from Apple. Rumors about the Sept. 12 target date recently began to pick up steam, as the date fits within the company's pattern established over the last few years.

Source: Mashable

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