Best Tech Stories around the web #155

This week: Bitcoin does not dominate his market, a fortune spent by Amazon on Lord of the Ring, the dark side of replay sessions revealed, Moderat’s animated VR music video and a humanoïd robot to be your next assistant.

Bitcoin does not dominate the cryptocurrency market: study by phys.orgThe first complete study of the entire cryptocurrency market between 2013 and 2017 has concluded that no cryptocurrency has shown a strong selective advantage over the other and that all cryptocurrencies face an uncertain fate. Read more

Why Amazon Just Spent a Fortune to Turn Lord of the Rings Into TV by

Amazon has acquired the television rights to J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy series The Lord of the Rings. With this deal, which industry publications estimate at being worth $250 million, Amazon can use the classic Middle-earth mythology as a canvas for several different TV shows, including backstories of beloved characters like Aragorn. Read more

The dark side of 'replay sessions' that record your every move online by

When internet users visit, a software company may record every keystroke, mouse movement, and scroll, potentially exposing medical conditions such as alcohol dependence, or the names of drugs a user has been prescribed, according to Princeton researchers. Read more

Reminder Virtual Reality: Talking With the Creators of Moderat’s Animated VR Music Video on

Moderat’s single “Reminder” was released in full effect early last year, but their ground-breaking music video is now coming to the Jaunt VR platform. Read more

This Humanoid Robot May be Your Next Assistant by

Toyota just unveiled the T-HR3, a humanoid robot. The robot is designed to be controlled by a human operator with the help of a virtual reality headset. Read more