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  • 8 days ago
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    Skepticism rising in S. Korea ahead of 3rd summit with North

    The shine is starting to come off South Korean President Moon Jae-in's engagement strategy with the North. The liberal politician, who reversed nearly a decade of conservative hard-line policy toward North Korea after his election last year, is preparing for a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un amid growing public skepticism about his approach.

  • 10 days ago
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    How AI could help solve some of society’s toughest problems

    Machine learning and game theory help Carnegie Mellon assistant professor Fei Fang predict attacks and protect people. Fei Fang has saved lives. But she isn’t a lifeguard, medical doctor, or superhero. She’s an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University, specializing in artificial intelligence for societal challenges.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Bitmain Lost $328 Million Buying Bitcoin Cash, According to BitMex Research

    As part of an in-depth look into the mining giant ahead of its controversial planned initial public offering (IPO), BitMEX considered the potential for the company to recapture its former success while leveling thinly-veiled criticism at its management. “Bitmain can be a legendary crypto company, generating strong shareholder returns for decades to come, but in order to achieve this (and it’s a lot harder than it sounds) the Bitmain management team may need to improve their management of com...

  • 3 weeks ago
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    600 homes repaired, 26 million meals served and thousands helped through JJ Watt's relief fund

    Houston Texans star and Pewaukee native J.J. Watt provided a one-year update on the funds donated to victims of Hurricane Harvey and the numbers are astounding. Hurricane Harvey, which struck Houston on the morning of Aug. 26, quickly became the most deadly and costly hurricane in American history after inflicting nearly $200 billion in damages and taking an estimated 88 lives.

  • 1 month ago
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    World Reaches 1,000GW of Wind and Solar, Keeps Going

    Bloomberg NEF data indicate that the world has attained the landmark figure of 1TW of wind and solar generation capacity installed.

  • 1 month ago
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    Consumers are far more excited about new iPhones than Samsung’s latest flagship, survey shows

    Earlier this week, Samsung officially unveiled its new Galaxy Note 9 flagship, but now a survey from PC Mag indicates that consumers are far more excited about what Apple has in store for the iPhone this year… According to the survey, which asked 1,555 consumers what smartphone release they are most looking forward to, the “iPhone 9/iPhone 11/iPhone XI/iPhone SE 2” came in at the top.

  • 1 month ago
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    Papa John's sales drop amid founder controversy

    Papa John’s wants to move on from its famous founder, but John Schnatter says he isn’t going away. The fight underscores the challenges facing the pizza chain, which has slashed its sales outlook for the year after reporting a third straight quarter of sales declines in North America. Rival Domino’s continues to post gains. Even before the Forbes reported on July 11 that founder John Schnatter used a racial slur...

  • 1 month ago
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    Artwork listing names of dead refugees and migrants is destroyed

    An artwork featuring a list of the 34,361 refugees and migrants who have lost their lives trying to reach Europe has been destroyed in Liverpool. The list, which the Guardian published as a special supplement in June, was produced for World Refugee Day. It was posted on hoardings outside a building site in Liverpool’s Chinatown as part of Liverpool Biennial art festival.

  • 2 months ago
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    Sounds Like Everyone Should Lay Off That Cubs Fan Who "Stole" A Baseball From A Kid

    Sunday outrage gives way to Monday fact-checking. If you were one of the people who (reasonably) got very angry at a short video clip appearing to show an adult Cubs fan intercepting a ball meant for a child, you can stand down. The man, it now appears, is a good guy who does not deserve this at all, and indeed gave away every ball he got—including, earlier, one to that very same child.

  • 2 months ago
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    Trump says he can't say if Putin is friend or foe

    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he could not say if Vladimir Putin is a friend or foe, and that a meeting with the Russian president could be the easiest part of a tour of Europe that includes a NATO meeting and a visit to Britain.

  • 2 months ago
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    Google needs to learn from Amazon on how to build products for kids

    It's easy to think of mobile and its associated gadgetry as a two-way race between Apple and Google. When it comes to all things flashy that tech writers and Twitter pundits like to make words about, iOS and Android (their respective ecosystems actually) rule the roost. But that's not quite accurate — companies like AT&Timewarner or NBComcast Universal or Verizonhoo! (sorry) are huge corporations with very deep pockets that have all played significant roles in shaping our tech la...

  • 2 months ago
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    Nigerian dies in 'bullet-proof' charm test

    A self-styled traditional healer in Nigeria has died after one of his clients tested his "bullet-proof" charms on him. Chinaka Adoezuwe, 26, was killed after instructing the man to shoot him as he was wearing the charms around his neck. Police in the country's south-eastern Imo state say the client has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

  • 3 months ago
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    Factory workers lose jobs as steel tariffs put business in "crisis mode"

    Steel tariffs that went into effect the first week of June are causing a factory in Missouri to lay off dozens of workers due to lost business from cancelled customer orders. At the MidContinent Steel and Wire plant in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, where Magnum Fasteners products are made, 60 employees were laid off this month as certain operations were idled due to lost business from increased steel costs.

  • 3 months ago
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    Netflix Fires PR Chief After Use of N-Word in Meeting (Exclusive)

    In lengthy internal memo, CEO Reed Hastings addressed letting go top communications executive Jonathan Friedland: "His descriptive use of the N-word on at least two occasions at work showed unacceptably low racial awareness and sensitivity."