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A student has died after falling from cliffs in Ireland while taking a selfie. The man in his 20s fell from the landmark Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare around 3.15pm on Friday afternoon. The man fell from an area south of the main viewing spots near to the visitor center at the popular Irish beauty spot. Hundreds of tourists taking in the scenery and walk witnessed the search operation from the cliff top, Gardai are treating the incident as a "tragic accident". The man who died is believed to be an Indian national who was living and studying in Dublin. Once the casualty was located, the Rescue 115 winchman was lowered down to the water to recover the body. It was flown to Doolin where the crew was met by gardai. The victim was then transported the short distance to the Coast Guard station...

Google is adding a new transit option to Maps: Lime scooters and bikes. Maps will now offer the option to direct you toward the nearest shared vehicle and factor that into your travel time. Maps already offer a similar integration for services like Uber and Lyft. Google will give you Lime as an option, along with the location and estimated price, and forward you over to the Lime app to actually find and book the scooter or bike in question. Google is rolling out the Lime integration in 13 cities around the world to start: Auckland, New Zealand; Austin, Texas; Baltimore, Maryland; Brisbane, Australia; Dallas, Texas; Indianapolis, Indiana; Los Angeles, California; San Diego, California; Oakland, California; San Antonio, Texas; San Jose, California; Scottsdale, Arizona; and Seattle,...

Bitcoin is in the middle of an astounding price drop, reaching prices as low as $3,520 in recent days and wiping out all gains from coins purchased this year. As of press time, the price was hovering around $3,900, a roughly 40 percent drop from two weeks ago. The result is the worst price drop since April 2013, refreshing old doubts about the soundness of bitcoin as an investment vehicle. It’s a dramatic turn from 2017 when the value passed $15,000 at the beginning of December to peak just below $20,000. After that, prices plummeted. By January of this year, it lost half of its peak value and continued to drop. The drop has been particularly dramatic in the last couple of weeks. The price drop is likely the result of a series of forks this year, which produced parallel currencies like...

Google settled a racial discrimination claim brought by a contractor who says that the company failed to adequately protect him from being “treated as a terror suspect,” while on the job for Google Maps, reports The Guardian. The Guardian says that Google retracted a contract offered to Ahmed Rashid (an alias) after he complained about being racially harassed on the job. Rashid, whom the paper identifies as a UK citizen of Moroccan descent, told the paper that he worked as a third-party contractor to “surreptitiously gather information about the strength and range of wifi signals inside individual stores in the targeted shopping centers,” which would allow users to use Google Maps with greater accuracy via WiFi signal, rather than GPS. Rashid explained to the paper that he and his...

Harvard University researchers have developed a new powered exosuit that can make you feel as much as a dozen pounds lighter when walking or running. Scientific American reports that the 11-pound system, which is built around a pair of flexible shorts and a motor worn on the lower back, could benefit anyone who has to cover large distances by foot, including recreational hikers, military personnel, and rescue workers. According to the researchers, who have published their findings in the journal Science, this system differs from previous exosuits because it’s able to make it easier to both walk and run. The challenge, as shown by a video accompanying the research, is that your legs work very differently depending on whether you’re walking or running. When walking, the team says your...

Sony has sold 100 million PS4s

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Sony’s PlayStation 4 console has been a huge hit for the company, and it has now hit the 100 million sales milestone. Sony revealed in its latest earnings that the company sold 3.2 million PS4 devices in the quarter ended June 30th, meaning exactly 100 million have now been sold in total. Sony was previously sitting at 96.8 million PlayStation 4 consoles after the previous quarter. While sales of the PS4 might be slowing down, it’s still the fastest home game consoles to reach 100 million unit sales, according to Daniel Ahmad, Senior Analyst at Niko Partners. That’s faster than both the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo’s popular Wii console. The PlayStation 4 reached this milestone after just 5 years and 7 months, and less than 3 years after passing 50 million sales. Sony’s PS4 sales...

WhatsApp on KaiOS, the OS used by the Nokia 8110

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KaiOS, the phone operating system used on feature phones like last year’s Nokia 8110 remake, finally has an official version of WhatsApp. The app can be downloaded from the KaiStore for KaiOS devices with 256MB or 512MB of RAM, and it will come preinstalled on select phones starting in the third quarter of this year. The KaiOS version of the app supports both calling and messaging, and it includes end-to-end encryption just like it does on Android and iOS. WhatsApp has been gradually released for select KaiOS devices over the past year. Last September, the app came to JioPhone handsets, which run the OS, and Android Authority reported that it came to the Nokia 8110 back in April, but only in India. Today marks the first time it is available in a broader worldwide release. The app is now...

The UK’s data watchdog has announced plans to fine the airline British Airways a record £183 million over last year’s data breach. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said that “poor security arrangements” at the company lead to the breach of credit card information, names, addresses, travel booking details, and logins for around 500,000 customers. The fine would be the largest the ICO has ever issued, BBC News reports, far more than the £500,000 fine against Facebook for the Cambridge Analytica scandal that affected millions. British Airways will now have 28 days to appeal the ruling before it is made final. In a statement, the Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said that the loss of personal data is “more than an inconvenience” and said that companies...

Torrent site The Pirate Bay has long been infamous for allowing people to download pirated movies and TV shows. But now, it looks like it's giving users a new option: streaming. For certain titles, a green play button appears next to the download buttons, which gives the option to "Play now using Baystream". BayStream, according to TorrentFreak, allows you to stream videos in your browser, although right now, it's not clear who runs BayStream, and what their connection is to The Pirate Bay. The streaming feature also doesn't appear to be fully functional yet. This isn't the first time The Pirate Bay has tried to enter the world of streaming. In 2016, the torrent site enabled Torrents Time, a plug-in that similarly allowed in-browser streaming, but not of the best quality. (Torrents Time...

What Is Credit In Banking

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Between the Wells Fargo fiasco and the 2008 financial crisis, customers have grown leery of banks and are currently thinking about credit unions to park their money. Credit unions accept deposits and make loans so precisely, are they distinct? For one, they've a history. The credit unions were established meaning the individuals who kept their money in the credit union helped handle it and today, they operate this way. Therefore, you are treated as a member, not a client, and have the right. Personal finance specialist Tal Frank tells mental 'floss, membership means you may expect service than at a bank. If comparing a credit union to a local bank that is small or a community bank, you find that you obtain a high degree of service Frank says. The smaller men try harder. They have more of...