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From two pizzas to a £17m mansion: Bubble fears over bitcoin's soaring value



News October 21, 2017


He paid 10,000 Bitcoin for two pizzas.Five thousand Bitcoin per pizza seemed like a fair deal at the time.Today, the same amount would buy you a Notting Hill mansion, valued at £17m. In fact, the sellers of 4 Stanley Gardens will...

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Faulty jetpack forces ISS astronaut to abandon spacewalk



News October 20, 2017


Joe Acaba was five hours into a six-hour maintenance operation on an exterior robotic camera, when Houston decided the handles on the safety unit had "popped out" once too often.The jetpack itself is a back-up safety measure, desi...

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Shooting stars to 'zip across the sky' as Earth moves through comet debris



News October 20, 2017


Stargazers are hoping to see the meteor shower peak this weekend, with the Orionid meteors - which appear every year - producing around 20 meteors every hour.The meteoroids from Halley's Comet will strike Earth's atmosphere at a s...

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Web giants vow to remove online extremist content within hours



News October 20, 2017


Earlier this year, G7 leaders backed Theresa May's call for a crackdown on extremist content online.After a two-day meeting on the Italian island of Ischia, the nations and the world's largest web companies have pledged to remove ...

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Google offers hackers $1,000 bounty to hack and fix Play Store apps



News October 20, 2017


Bug bounty programmes are a popular way for companies to reward hackers who find vulnerabilities in their software and disclose them to developers so they can be fixed rather than exploited.The focus on app security comes as Googl...

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