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A giant LEGO brick just appeared in Manhattan

A giant LEGO brick just appeared in Manhattan

This afternoon a gigantic LEGO brick was delivered to New York City's Flatiron Plaza. This brick was delivered in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the toy's birth - and it'll sit there from today until Sunday. So don't go thinking it'll still be there when you wake up Monday morning. Go get your selfie on right this minute.

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MoviePass stops covering some popular AMC theaters

MoviePass stops covering some popular AMC theaters

Behind the limelight, the entertainment industry has always been a messy, sometimes even ugly one. But perhaps few expected that mess to extend even to movie theaters and tickets. But as this confusing turn of events prove, that is exactly the case. MoviePass subscribers have suddenly found themselves unable to use the service to purchase tickets at certain AMC theaters, and neither MoviePass nor AMC seem to be willing to give a direct answer as to why.

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Bitcoin news is not price: Weiss Ratings, Snoop, and Katy Perry

Bitcoin news is not price: Weiss Ratings, Snoop, and Katy Perry

There's a reason why today's reveal of Weiss Ratings for Cryptocurrency are important - and it's not the ratings themselves. You don't need to look to WeissCryptocurrencyRatings dot com to understand the significance of the company's move to open such a site. It is in the creation of this new "ratings" group that we find meaning. That and the DDOS attack South Korean hackers launched at the new site overnight.

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50 Cent’s Bitcoin stash: A play in 2 parts

50 Cent’s Bitcoin stash: A play in 2 parts

Rapper and actor 50 Cent realized this week that he had a stack of bitcoin in storage from a few years ago. 50 Cent, AKA Curtis James Jackson III, had an online shop in the year 2014 when he released his album Animal Ambition. Through Shopify, his store accepted payment in the form of USD and Bitcoin. Until this week, James forgot he'd had a stash of Bitcoin left from that adventure.

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VIVE FOCUS’s 8K VR player just made HTC’s headset fascinating

VIVE FOCUS’s 8K VR player just made HTC’s headset fascinating

Visbit has been working on video streaming technology for VR for quite some time, but now it appears that the company's work is ready for prime time. At an HTC VIVE product showcase in China, Visbit announced the launch of its new 8K VR Player, which allows for 8K playback on the VIVE FOCUS while being flexible in terms of internet connectivity.

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Bitcoin price evens out: Eth, Lumen, Neo revving up

Bitcoin price evens out: Eth, Lumen, Neo revving up

Some of the biggest volume cryptocurrency trades today have positive change thanks to Bitcoin's current price levels. While Bitcoin was a bit more volatile over the past week, the last couple of days have seen the most popular crypto pair, BTC/USDT, even out somewhat. Whenever Bitcoin pumps, alts fall. Whenever Bitcoin tanks, alts fall. Whenever Bitcoin stays relatively even, alts pump.

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Bitcoin dropped by earliest major payment supporter

Bitcoin dropped by earliest major payment supporter

In the year 2014, Stripe began to support Bitcoin. In 2018, they've decided that Bitcoin is no longer a viable means of digital payment. Instead, they say, Bitcoin's become less of a payment system and more of an asset. Stripe isn't all about keeping assets - as such, they're winding down Bitcoin support over the next few months.

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DJI Mavic Air vs DJI Spark: Just that much better

DJI Mavic Air vs DJI Spark: Just that much better

This week we're having a peek at the new DJI Mavic Air vs the slightly older DJI Spark. Both devices are small, and both are ready to roll almost anywhere a drone-flying user might want to fly. The Mavic Pro is the most popular super-portable drone from DJI, and the Spark is their smallest. The Mavic Air fits right in-between the other two.

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Bitcoin price: Why the sudden crash?

Bitcoin price: Why the sudden crash?

Bitcoin prices fell this morning across all exchanges, not necessarily because of any one news item, but of a combination of elements. The value of Bitcoin is volatile - that's not likely going to change any time soon. As such, even the smallest push can send the price of the cryptocurrency off a cliff. But it hasn't fallen for long - not for a while, anyway.

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Disney hires ex-Apple & Samsung director to lead its streaming service

Disney hires ex-Apple & Samsung director to lead its streaming service

Disney is continuing to make progress on building itself one of the top streaming video services when it launches sometime in 2019. The media giant has already been pulling its content and ending deals with rival Netflix, and now it appears to have hired someone with experience at some of the biggest tech companies to head operations. Specifically, Kevin Swint, who has served as an executive at both Apple and Samsung in recent years.

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Wells Fargo accounts drained as former CEO calls Bitcoin a pyramid scheme

Wells Fargo accounts drained as former CEO calls Bitcoin a pyramid scheme

Former Wells Fargo CEO called Bitcoin a pyramid scheme this week on CNBC's Squawk on the Street. The timing of this talk from Wells Fargo former-CEO Dick Kovacevich ended up being ill-timed, as less than 24 hours later, the bank began to have an "issue" which drained customer accounts. Wells Fargo put out a brief statement on the matter of the computer glitch, suggesting that it was due to Bill Pay transactions that their accounts were either drained completely or in overdraft.

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Amazon Studios shifts focus with big budget movie plans tipped

Amazon Studios shifts focus with big budget movie plans tipped

Amazon Studios is making some big changes, according to sources who say it will be sacrificing some "cheaper" indie content in order to pursue big-budget movies. Assuming this is true, it represents a big shift of focus for the company, which thus far has concentrated on indie work and "high-brow" content aimed at getting it awards and attention from big talent. Now that it has those things, sources say, Amazon's studio division will be making some original blockbuster movies.

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