Image copyright Getty Images One of China’s biggest Bitcoin exchanges has said it will stop trading, after a government warning over virtual currencies. BTCC said it would stop buying and selling on 30 September in response to tightening regulation. It comes after authorities banned initial coin offerings on 5 September….

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Image copyright AFP Image caption Many African nations have low net speeds but high mobile penetration The digital divide separating developed and developing nations is in danger of becoming a chasm, warns a UN report. The divide has grown thanks to accelerating net connection speeds in developed nations and static…

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If you’ve been meaning to upgrade your 30-year-old cassette collection to something more modern, or make permanent backups of old mix tapes, take a look at this 2 in 1 Audio Cassette to MP3 Music Converter, available now in the Boing Boing Store. This device makes an excellent walkman replacement….

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Image copyright Getty Images A company behind a record 146 million illegal calls about payment protection insurance has been fined £350,000. People were left feeling harassed and threatened by the recorded – also known as automated – calls from Your Money Rights Ltd, based in Carmarthenshire. The company broke the…

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Image copyright AFP Ryanair is to cancel 40 to 50 flights every day for the next six weeks, in a bid to improve punctuality of flights. The budget Irish-based airline announced the plan on Friday, saying that it was “unacceptable” that its punctuality had fallen below 80% in the first…

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Data center provider CentralColo has announced a comprehensive rebranding, starting with a name change. It is now called Element Critical and will be pursuing an “aggressive acquisition strategy” to combat the limited customer data center choices. Element Critical currently has two data center facilities in Northern Virginia and Silicon Valley….

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In an announcement timed with this year’s MWC Americas, the city of Atlanta is receiving an Internet of Things (IoT) boost, in the form of a sensor-enabled data network that monitors traffic, parking, and pedestrian movement. AT&T, Current by GE, and Georgia Power have collaborated to fit 200 LED streetlights in…

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