The police shut down the Champs-Élysées after a shootout between officers and an attacker days before France holds the first round of its presidential election.
 Speculators flocked to Bitcoin and many of the alt-coins in hopes of getting in early and making a big exit, but everyday users haven’t warmed to cryptocurrencies. There are many reasons why, but one of the largest barriers to mainstream adoption is the price volatility of cryptocurrencies. So the question is, why do the prices change so much in the first place? It comes down to supply… Read More
Emmanuel Macron has no political party to speak of and has never held elected office, but he is one of the front-runners in Sunday’s election.
 Shopify introduced a new product at its developer conference today, which will reduce friction during online orders and simplify checkout across any stores that run on Shopify’s ecommerce platform. Shopify Pay is similar to other instant payment solutions that store your info for fast access later on, including PayPal Express Checkout, but it works across any store using Shopify as… Read More
The police said the demonstrators were trying to “agitate people” against an expansion of presidential powers, a lawyer for one of the detainees said.
 Silicon Valley and the tech community at large has been a staunch opponent of Trump’s immigration policies, from the “Muslim Ban” executive orders to H-1B restrictions. Today sees 162 companies banding together to file an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit challenging the revised immigration order issued in March. Read More
Britain will elect a new House of Commons on June 8, a vote that the prime minister hopes will strengthen her hand to negotiate a “Brexit.”
 Minutes ago, Sony announced the new Alpha 9 flagship with and a new G Master telephoto lens. The Alpha 9’s cherry on top is a new digital 35mm full-frame stacked 24.2MP CMOS sensor, with 20fps continuous shooting. It will be available next month for $4,500 in the United States and $5,299 in Canada. Read More