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Craig Wright, the man already suspected of being the inventor of Bitcoin, has today come out and publicly claimed that he is indeed responsible for the cryptocurrency. The BBC reports that Wright "has provided technical proof to back up his claim using coins known to be owned by Bitcoin's creator" and that prominent Bitcoin community members have also corroborated his claim. Beside the mystery of how Bitcoin actually works, the biggest puzzle around the digital currency was its origination, long attributed to the name of "Satoshi Nakamoto." Wright has now confessed that was his pseudonym, revealing his true identity in what he says is an effort to restore the privacy of the people around him.

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By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian tech entrepreneur Craig Wright, long-suspected of having created crypto-currency Bitcoin, has confirmed his identity in an interview with the BBC released on Monday, ending years of speculation. (Reporting by Matt Siegel; Editing by Nick Macfie)

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Datto recently announced its new file sync and share product Datto Drive. But will it be able to compete in a crowded market?

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Many different kinds of personal transportation are undergoing an electric revolution, but electric bikes might make up the biggest section of the market. Over the last year or two, CEO Mike Burtov has been drumming up press interest in the GeoOrbital wheel while his company worked on refining the product.

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Hulu is reportedly planning to move beyond offering consumers on-demand replays of popular TV shows; early next year, the company's subscribers might be able to watch them live — if they're willing to pay more money. The Wall Street Journal is tonight reporting that Hulu is working on an internet TV product in the same vein as Dish's Sling TV and Sony's PlayStation Vue. It's currently being positioned to launch in early 2017.

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Japan has some fairly strict drone regulations that bar private pilots from flying the devices in public parks, but that hasn't stopped a fleet of the remote controlled vehicles from taking to the skies to perform a "ballet" accompanied by traditional Japanese shamisen music, set against the beautiful backdrop of Mount Fuji. The effect marries the old and the new, sandwiching the modern drones between players of centuries-old instruments and Fuji itself, an immovable and ancient symbol of Japan.

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Consumers can't get enough of online video, an increasingly they are willing to pay for it. The rise of services like Netflix is one example, as are the ad-free versions introduced by YouTube and Hulu. Smaller independent creators have also begun to tap into this demand, selling episodes, seasons, and subscriptions to their loyal fans through services like VHX.

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Fingerprint readers are increasingly ubiquitous in smartphone design, so much so that the question is not whether to include one, but where to put it. Where some manufacturers have chosen to add readers into buttons on the front or raised sections on the back of their devices, LG Innotek has a new idea — put it under the phone's screen. The LG affiliate announced today that it had developed a new fingerprint sensor that it has slotted into a tiny 0.01-inch (0.03 milimeter) space cut into the underside of smartphone cover glass, allowing device designers to incorporate fingerprint readers without dedicated buttons, pads, or other exposed elements.

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BMW's i3 electric car will have a little more juice for 2017, gaining a bigger battery to boost its electric range from 80 to 114 miles. Thanks to denser lithium ion batteries, the i3 goes from 22 kWh to 33 kWh without physically increasing the size of the battery pack. The fuel tank on the Range Extender model, which uses a 650cc two-cylinder gasoline engine to charge the battery on longer journeys, also sees a small increase in capacity, going from 1.9 to 2.4 gallons.

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Apple continues its "Shot on iPhone" ad campaign with a new Mother's Day commercial, seemingly created with the intention of sending me into a wild tailspin because here I am creating internet content, and all the while I've apparently forgotten to call my dear old Mom (on a landline, of course). Apple just wanted to remind us that it's coming, via some very heartwarming photos and a nice man with an inoffensive voice and an acoustic guitar. Have we reached peak Apple?

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Beyoncé's visual album Lemonade will debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, Billboard reports. This milestone makes Lemonade Beyoncé's sixth album to reach the top of the charts. Lemonade sold 653,000 equivalent album units (which now includes streams) in its first week (ending April 28th), making it the biggest album in terms of sales so far this year, according to Billboard.

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Something strange is happening with Radiohead. You could probably write that sentence at almost any time and it would be true, but, as Pitchfork points out, today the band has started erasing everything from their website, Facebook, and Twitter. No tweets, no cover images, no profile pictures, an empty Facebook page. Thom Yorke has also deleted all of his tweets.

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Terrence Malick's upcoming documentary, The Voyage of Time, just got a release date — at least in IMAX form. The Film Stage found the date buried in a recent IMAX press release: October 7th, 2016. There's no word yet on when the feature version will be released.

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The official CIA Twitter account is a strange place, filled with ICYMI's from decades ago, facts about invisible ink, and images of counterfeit Nazi paraphernalia. The agency will often tweet about historic military operations whose details are no longer classified, but today it seems to be taking that premise to a potentially regrettable place by "live-tweeting" the 2011 raid at Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan as if it were happening in real time.

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Chance the Rapper just traded in his White Sox hat for a hat bearing the number three — a reference to his upcoming third mixtape. Yesterday, the Chicago rapper tweeted the above illustration, which is likely the mixtape's album art. If his 2012 mixtape 10 Day, and 2013's Acid Rap are any indication, Chance loves to put illustrations of his own face on his album covers.

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Samsung is working on an app capable of sending recordings from straight from parents to premature babies still in the hospital, Engadget reports. The app, called Voices of Life, allows parents to record stories and lullabies, and then removes any high-frequency sounds that would be uncomfortable for the baby to hear. Samsung released a video about the app that shows a small speaker set inside the baby's incubator presumably connected to the app.

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