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Scandal Erupts in Unregulated Fantasy Sports Betting

Oct 07 2015


Fantasy sports betting has become a very large industry over the last couple years and now there is a full blown scandal. This industry is unregulated and based on the fantasy games that many individuals play of assembling players into teams and competing head-to-head each week. The  two fantasy companies involved in the scandal Draftkings and FanDuel.

On Monday the two companies release statements after allegations came out that one company employee was using insider information to trade on the other companies platform. The draft kings employee took released data for the third week of the NFL and went to FanDuel where won $350,000 for that week.

New Gmail Address Blocking Feature


Block Annoying Messages Easily on Gmail

Gmail is launching a new, useful little feature today, making it easier to block a specific email address with only two clicks. So, if you are receiving a lot of emails from someone you don't want to hear from, now it will be even easier to ban that address from getting to your inbox. And, you can always unblock them later, if you want to.

Gmail has always allowed you to filter incoming messages, but it wasn't very straightforward. The new Gmail feature makes it even easier to block unwanted messages with just two clicks.

Click On Any Super Mario Brothers Google Search Results


Join the Google Easter Egg Hunt by Clicking in Your Super Mario Brothers Google Search Results

Everyone who grew up during the 90's know the role that Super Mario Bros played in their lives. I, myself played the awesome Nintendo game for endless hours and worked to death just to have enough to buy my own Nintendo unit. One day, I will introduce my kids to the game and explain why I love it despite its crude graphics and simple game play.

Super Mario Bro as first released on September 13, 1985 and to commemorate it's 30th year, Google came up with an Easter Egg Hunt anyone can join by typing the "Super Mario Brothers" keywords in the Google search bar.

Verizon To Offer Free Live Streaming


Verizon is launching a new phone app called Go90 (title the phone 90 degrees for video) that could provide free streaming to customers of certain shows. The app might also be available to non-customers while being supported by ads. The service is to rival Netflix and Hulu, targeting the younger generation and those that have stopped paying for cable service (cord cutters).

The Tesla Model 3 Sedan


Elon Musk made public today that the Tesla model 3, a smaller model to compete with the BMW 3 Series, is going into production in 2 years and will be available at a reasonable price of $35,000. Next March the car will be revealed and preorders will start. Many are excited about the chance to own a car that has been only available at much higher retail prices. The car is being hyped as something totally different from what is on the road today but at the same time not being weird to drive.

Guideline Technologies Makes 401K Investing Easy


Kevin Busque, founder of Guideline Technologies and TaskRabbit, discovered that setting up 401k retirement programs within small businesses was a lot of work and many employees did not take advantage of the saving option. Four months ago he started the new company Guideline Technologies to increase 401k participation for smaller businesses and has already received $2 million in seed money.

The company doesn’t work with managed funds that have high costs, but instead is mostly working with Vanguard and their popular low cost index funds. Plus the interface the company has developed for employees to setup and fund their accounts is a lot user friendly than prior options in the marketplace.

Sorry Honey, I Had An Ashley Madison Account


Users of the website Ashley Madison had their account information released to the public today and might be scrambling to save their marriages. The site which promised total privacy in addition to some other things, was hacked recently and now the data from that hack is being made public. The dumped data included government officials and executives from large corporations. The hackers threatened to release all the information they had on 37 million users, and now have released some of the most damaging. The issue raising real concerns about Internet security.

Search the Ashley Madison Hacked Data here or here.

The New Halo 5 Themed Xbox One Is Coming Soon


You should check out the Halo 5-Themed Xbox One. This brand new Xbox will arrive in October, and Halo fans will want to get their hands on this piece of memorability.

If you want to get your hands on the limited edition Halo 5, then you will be able to do so for $500. This special edition of the Xbox One features a military symbol that was inspired by Halo, as well as metallic blue accents. Asides from that, the Xbox One features 1TB hard drive and an Xbox One gamepad is connected to it.

If you want the system, then you can pre-order it now, and on October 20 the system will be available and a week later Halo 5 will be released.

Microsoft’s Windows 10 Cures Ills Of Windows 8; Adds Bells And Whistles


Microsoft's Windows 10, the corporation's latest operating system, launches Wednesday (July 28). Windows 10 corrects Windows 8 problems and adds new features. Windows' 1.5 billion users will find the feel and look of the venerable operating system introduced in 1985 has returned.

Microsoft's has had some problems with updates to the Windows operating system; Windows 8 is probably best known. Windows 8, designed for devices used as both a PC and a tablet, failed to meet the mark. The OS was beset by problems, confused users, and did not enhance users computer experience. A flood of reports of inferior performance by Windows 8---confusing changes, and difficulty of use---meant the majority of Windows users did not upgrade from release 7. Windows 8's failure led to the downfall of Microsoft's CEO being fire. His replacement, Satya Nadella, has admitted the release was flawed.

Apple Working Toward Greener Policies

Apple Working Toward Greener Policies

In an attempt to become a better steward of the world's ecosystem, Apple will soon offer free recycling of its products. Also, renewable energy sources will soon power its stores, offices and data centers. Recently, Apple debuted a new environmental section on its website, highlighting the company's efforts to become more green and reduce electronic junk in the word's landfills.

Operating 420 stores worldwide and selling over 1 billion tech products over the past 7 years, Apple has changed its practice of giving gift cards in trade for consumers' still-working devices. Now all Apple devices,including the iPhone 5S, will be eligible for free recycling, whether they work or not.