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What it’s really like to be sued by a patent troll — and how to stop it

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Patent trolls, more formally known as Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs), are entities that acquire patents for the sole purpose of suing companies in order to monetize them. They also happen to make a habit of piling on a tremendous amount of added work, expense, and stress onto legitimate operating companies. Preparing for possible litigation has become a standard “cost of doing business” over the years. As the General Counsel of Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALE USA, Inc.), I’ve spent the last few years engaging in battles with patent trolls, at a cost to my company and colleagues. Meanwhile, the PAEs themselves faced few ramifications. Recently, my company joined patent protection network LOT and the Open Innovation Ne... Read More
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A bunch of 11-year-olds designed the cars of the future, and the results are utterly delightful

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Every year we get served up a heaping portion of concept cars from automakers at CES and Detroit. Weird headlights, huge screens, and a bevy of doors that can’t be bothered to open in a traditional manner. But lately there’s a sense that car companies are just going through the motions. They give us playful ideas like augmented reality and a koi fish that’s your virtual personal assistant, but in the end they dump all their money into more trucks and SUVs. Which is why I’ll take these automotive designs from a group of 11-year-olds any day of the week. GoCompare, a Wales-based car insurance comparison company, asked a handful of London school children to ... Read More
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How to Pre-Order Both of Nintendo’s Labo Kits

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Nintendo has sold a lot of Switches in the last year thanks to the console's unique ability to play games on a TV and on the go, but also thanks to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey. Though they came from 30+ year-old franchises, both games helped millions fall in love with them all over again. In 2018, Nintendo is setting its sights in a direction it hasn't aimed at before: the do-it yourself crowd. ... Read More
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Nintendo Labo: The DIY cardboard accessory for Switch

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Nintendo has unveiled its latest release, and it's a little less high-tech than you might expect.Dubbed Labo, it is a series of DIY accessories for the hit Nintendo Switch console which are made of cardboard.A preview video suggests they can transform the Switch's Joy-Con controllers into a piano, a fishing rod, a motorbike or even a robot suit.Nintendo said the range of "interactive build-and-play experiences" would be released on 20 April.Initial pricing will st... Read More
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The DeanBeat: Publisher shakeups, Overwatch League debut, and crypto madness — gaming’s crazy week

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It was another momentous week for games as I traveled to Disneyland for the Casual Connect USA 2018 event, which drew 1,400 attendees to Anaheim, California. While I was listening to talks on subjects including diversity and blockchain, the game industry decided to play musical chairs with some of its most important leaders. Above: Matt Booty is the corporate vice president in charge of ... Read More
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Iris Automation raises $8 million to help autonomous flying machines avoid collisions

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Iris Automation, a San Francisco-based startup that’s building collision avoidance systems for industrial drones and other autonomous flying machines, has closed an $8 million Series A round of funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners, with participation from Bee Partners. Founded in 2015, Y Combinator alum Iris Automation claims a team of tech minds from the likes of NASA and Boeing and is one of a number of computer vision startups building technology that gives “eyesight” to autonomous vehicles. Though regulation has eased in some areas of the drone rea... Read More
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Genderwrecked review — soul-searching in a postapocalyptic wasteland

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In most postapocalyptic games, you’re struggling to survive. But in Genderwrecked’s world, you don’t face zombies or scrounge for supplies. Your mission sends you on an urgent search for meaning and certainty. You’re seeking a different kind of survival, one of emotional importance that will help you understand yourself and how you relate to others. Developers Heather Robertson and Ryan Rose Aceae’s visual novel is a journey through a desolate landscape filled with monsters, all grappling with loneliness, self-esteem, insecurities, and that ineffable thing called gender. It’s humorous, defiant in its glibness, and moving in its sincerity. It’s out now on Windows, Mac, and Linux, and even if you’ve never contended w... Read More
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What a government shutdown will mean for NASA and SpaceX

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With only a few hours left to pass a federal budget today, it’s becoming more likely that the US government is headed toward a shutdown at midnight. That means federal agencies like NASA will be forced to send some workers home without pay and alter daily operations. However, a shutdown won’t have a big impact on the space agency’s biggest projects, and commercial companies like SpaceX — which rely on NASA and other government hardware — probably won’t suffer any schedule delays. So far, NASA has been keeping quiet about this particular shutdown and has been directing all questions to the White ... Read More
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How AI will drive the human workforce of the future

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Ahead of his session at Big Data World, London 2018, George Zarkadakis, Digital Lead at Willis Towers Watson, discusses the role of AI techniques for advancing workforce opportunities   Data underlies everything we do at Willis Towers Watson; whether in insurance, in human capital or benefits. We support our clients to make use of their data too, with the help of insights, in order to significantly improve their competitiveness. As data becomes more varied and voluminous, machine learning has enabled a quantum leap in data utilization, offering opportunities for gaining new customer insights, engaging the workforce, predicting outcomes across a range of business problems, or developing ne... Read More
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What’s Really The Biggest Threat To The Coal Industry

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President Trump has talked about a war on coal. He also talks about job killing regulations on coal. He's right that the coal industry is in decline, but the biggest threat isn't regulation, it's the free market. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: The Trump administration had a plan to save the coal industry, but a panel headed by a Trump appointee rejected that plan. Stacey Vanek Smith co-hosts the Planet Money podcast The Indicator, where she's been reporting on the threats to the coal industry. STACEY VANEK SMITH, BYLINE: When President Trump took office, he promised to save the coal industry.... Read More
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July 2016 newsletter

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Our board member Esther Vargas of RPI also elected to InBIA board

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Esther Vargas, director of RPI’s Emerging Ventures Ecosystem and a new member of our own association board of directors, has also just been elected to the board of directors of the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA, formerly the National Business Incubation Association). For more, please read the InBIA news release. This is the first time ever we have had a director in common between the national and state associations, and the first NYS-based director of InBIA in many years. ... Read More
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BIA/NYS convenes 2016 annual meeting in Utica, announces new executive director

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Our 2016 annual meeting, held this year at thINCubator in Utica, attracted more than 90 attendees from around the state. At the meeting, we announced a management transition. Marc Alessi, an attorney, entrepreneur, and former state Assemblyman, will take over from David Hochman as the next executive director of the BIA/NYS. A biography of Marc is attached.  For the second year in a row, we marketed our meetings in partnership with the Upstate Venture Association of New York (UVANY), which held one of its regional meetings the night before, also in thINCubator. The day before, our sponsor NYSERDA also held a meeting of its clean-energy incubation contractors together with partners at Empire State Development’s Division of Scien... Read More
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Tech Garden-affiliated Genius NY accelerator searching for manager

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Our supporting member The Tech Garden is searching for a manager of the Genius NY program, a state-funded, $3 million accelerator for data-technology companies. Genius NY is one of several sources of early-stage financing that operate in close partnership with the incubator. Here is the job description for the Genius NY program manager. For more on Genius NY, please see this issue of CenterStateCEO’s newsletter from last year. The Tech Garden is also searching for... Read More
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June 2016 newsletter

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Clarkson celebrates expansion of incubator programs to additional building sites & a graduation

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Clarkson University, which operates the Peyton Hall business incubator, held groundbreaking ceremonies for additional incubator space in nearby Damon Hall and at Old Main, the old administration building at the heart of the university’s former campus in downtown Potsdam: A separate university news release also profiles The Robot Zone, a student-initiated business focusing on STEM education that has now graduated from the Peyton Hall incubator and operates from commercial space on Main Street.  ... Read More
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Two startups win $50k at AFRL Commercialization Academy demo day

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Two startups commercializing technology from the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate (AFRL/RI) won $25,000 apiece at the latest demo day of the Commercialization Academy held by the Griffiss Institute and Wasabi Ventures: Xompass FaaS, a service platform providing intelligence to the energy industry, won the judges’ vote; and OneTouchTrust, which combats identity theft, won the audience vote.  Principals of AFRL/... Read More
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LaunchPad LI joins BIA/NYS

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LaunchPad Long Island, a multi-site incubator, coworking, and acceleration program, has joined BIA/NYS as our newest supporting member. The four operating sites for LaunchPad are Great Neck, Huntington, Mineola, and NYIT with a fifth arrangement with Stony Brook University’s LIHTI to be announced shortly. Started by investor-entrepreneur Andrew Hazen, LaunchPad LI is a combination of an incubator operator and a non-profit acceleration program that provides services across five sites, three controlled... Read More
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Zahn Center selects grand prize winners in $150k venture competitions

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The Zahn Innovation Center at City College of New York (CCNY) announced the selection of four grand prize winners in its annual venture competition focused on the CCNY community. The winners receive an automatic spot in the incubator’s summer accelerator program and invitations to commercial accelerators: VeriPAD, an app to authenticate medication delivery in developing countries, won the $25,000 Zahn Social Impact Prize and will use the funds to test in Kenya and Lebanon.  Hybridia, a tool for laparoscopic surgery, won the $25,000 Zahn Technology Prize and will use the funds to tes... Read More
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May 2016 newsletter

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Why This Quantum-Encrypted Video Hangout Is a Big Deal

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It looked like just another conference call. A panel of suited men sat at a table, large white name tags and water bottles before them. The man in the center, illuminated by fluorescent lights, spoke to a camera in front of him. “It is such a privilege and thrill to witness this historical moment with you all,” said Chunli Bai, the president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, on that afternoon last September. His image streamed live to another table of suited men more than 4,500 miles away and six hours behind, at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna. The Austrian delegation responded to Bai with their own pleasantries. The mics, cameras, and screens made for a seemingly ordinary... Read More
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Forget the Robot Singularity Apocalypse. Let’s Talk About the *Multiplicity*

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For a species that’s conquered Earth and traveled through space and invented the Slapchop, we humans sure are insecure when it comes to technology. Our greatest fear: the singularity, when the abilities of AI and robots surpass those of humans, growing so advanced that civilization is forced to reboot as humanity spirals into existential dread. Or worse, the machines turn us into batteries, à la The Matrix. As fun as that all sounds, UC Berkeley roboticist ... Read More
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Cancer Diagnosis from a Blood Draw? Liquid Biopsies Are Still a Dream

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Nick Papadopoulos tracks down tumors for a living. Not with X-rays or CT scans, but with DNA. The oncologist and director of translational genetics at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center has spent decades uncovering the unique sets of mutations that define cancers—the kind of genetic signals that not only drive tumor formation and metastasis, but distinguish one cancer from another. And now, he’s working to develop a test that could sniff out those signals before a patient starts to get sick. It’s the kind of test that Papad... Read More
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AI Beat Humans at Reading! Maybe Not

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News spread Monday of a remarkable breakthrough in artificial intelligence. Microsoft and Chinese retailer Alibaba independently announced that they had made software that matched or outperformed humans on a reading-comprehension test devised at Stanford. Microsoft called it a “major milestone.” Media coverage amplified the claims, with Newsweek estimating “millions of jobs at risk.” Those jobs seem safe for a while. Closer examination of the tech giants... Read More
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Matter: In the Arctic, More Rain May Mean Fewer Musk Oxen

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Other grazing species, like caribou or Dall sheep, also may be harmed by increasing rain in the Arctic, Dr. Bowyer said: “It bodes poorly for big mammals.”A decade ago, Dr. Berger began traveling to Alaska to gather data on musk oxen. Each winter, he and his colleagues cruised across the frozen tundra in a sort of snow tractor until they found a herd.Rather than running away, the animals would form a defensive circle. Dr. Berger used long-lens camera... Read More
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Matter: In the Arctic, More Rain May Mean Fewer Musk Oxen

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Other grazing species, like caribou or Dall sheep, also may be harmed by increasing rain in the Arctic, Dr. Bowyer said: “It bodes poorly for big mammals.”A decade ago, Dr. Berger began traveling to Alaska to gather data on musk oxen. Each winter, he and his colleagues cruised across the frozen tundra in a sort of snow tractor until they found a herd.Rather than running away, the animals would form a defensive circle. Dr. Berger used long-lens camera... Read More
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Trilobites: They Hunt. They Gather. They’re Very Good at Talking About Smells.

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To better understand why the Jahai have this knack with naming smells, researchers compared a different group of hunter-gatherers on the peninsula, the Semaq Beri, with neighbors who are not hunter-gatherers. Even though they shared related languages and a home environment, the Semaq Beri had a superior abilitiy at putting words to odors. These results challenge assumptions that smelling just isn’t something people are good at. They also show how important culture is to shaping who we are — and even what we do with our noses.[READ: ... Read More
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Trilobites: Debunking the Myth That Earthquakes and Full Moons Are Linked

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There is some sound science connecting Earth’s temblors and the moon. That’s because during full and new moons, Earth, the sun and the moon fall along a nearly straight line. This celestial alignment tugs at our planet, raising tides in the oceans and in the solid earth. Let's Debunk More Misconceptions ... Read More
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Celebrating Newark, One Supper at a Time

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The club’s growth has coincided with signs of a rebirth in a city whose population has been inching up after decades of sharp decline. Amazon this week announced that Newark was among the cities on its shortlist for a second headquarters. And, along with the many new locally owned restaurants, other recent big-name additions to the city include The Halal Guys, Whole Foods and Marcus Samuelsson’s restaurant, Marcus B&P.The Supper Club has... Read More
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This Robotic Prosthetic Foot Gives Patients The Perfect Fit

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This is a robotic prosthetic foot that was created by HumoTech. This is a spin-off from Carnegie Mellon's Biomechatronics Lab. They create advanced robotic prosthetics and exoskeletons and their focus is to match patients with a better-fitting prosthetic. A prosthetic that doesn't fit well could give patients discomfort, and this can be a common issue with current prosthetics. Here's how it works for a HumoTech patient. HuMoTech lets amputees test multiple feet in various conditions. Then, patients report how each foot affects their mobility. This gives HuMoTech immediate feedback to choose the best possible fit. The prosthetics are simple and lightweight and can hold up to 25 pounds. This small team is taki... Read More
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He Traded a Tortoise for a Turtle. He Got 6 Months in Jail.

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Without a car, Mr. Waters hopped on a Metro-North train to Connecticut with Millenium, who was still riding in the shopping cart, Ms. Waters said. Mr. Waters got off at the Fairfield train station, where the man had been waiting. Mr. Waters gave him Millenium, who the nature center said was worth $2,500, and the man handed over $300 and the musk turtle, according to the district attorney’s office.At this point in Millenium’s disappearance, the staff at the Alley Pond Environmental Center had discovered he was gone, noticed the hole in the rear fence of his enclosure and called the police. The news media ... Read More
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The Humble Ascent of Oat Milk

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The company decided to introduce its product not on grocery shelves but at specialty coffee shops, where baristas could act as oat-milk ambassadors to customers and other professionals within the brewing and roasting communities. In just a year, Oatly has spread from 10 locations in New York to more than 1,000 locations nationwide. Over oat-milk hot chocolates at La Colombe on Vandam Street, a shop regularly flooded by workers from nearby tech companies and art galleries, Josey Markiewicz, who manages training and quality assurance at the cafe, described the Oatly onslaught.“Their groun... Read More
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Right at Home: Surviving a Bad Airbnb Review

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I admit that I partake in ratings culture. When I booked that cottage online, I sifted through the reviews, trying to glean whether the location was as pristine as the pictures suggested. I didn’t spend much time wondering how those depictions made the host feel — I just wanted to make sure the place wasn’t a dump. I understand that hosts want reassurances, too. No one wants to rent to a person who used the last rental as a temporary brothel or ... Read More
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New York Today: New York Today: The Women’s March Returns

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Photo Last year’s scene near Grand Central Terminal. Credit Nicole Craine for The New York Times Updated, 11:30 a.m.Good morning on this sunny Friday.... Read More
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Don’t Mind the Day Care Downstairs

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One neighbor, Irene Taylor, 74, a retired New York City schoolteacher, noticed the day care and decided to get involved. “I introduced myself to Wendy, started talking to her and giving her advice. And I started to interact with the kids and talk to some of the parents. I see what she’s doing for the kids in the neighborhood.”Ms. Taylor, known as “Mama” by the locals, has lived in Bed-Stuy since she was 16, with a foray to Georgia after she retired. “Without places like this, I don’t know what the neighborhood would be like,” s... Read More
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Leaving Africa, and Living in Limbo

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“So I start a new life,” he said. “And it was not easy.”Elizabeth is an industrial city just across from Staten Island that has long been a critical portal for immigrants escaping persecution and searching for opportunity. Listen to This Story Matt Katz and WNYC produced an audio version of Mr. Twendele’s story. You can hear it here. ... Read More
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Amazon Chooses 20 Finalists for Second Headquarters

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Hans Riemer, president of the Montgomery County Council, found out from a friend via text message.“My heart skipped a beat,” he said.The process will now shift into a new phase, with Amazon representatives communicating more directly with the finalist cities as they prepare to select a winner later this year — and perhaps with cities being even more outspoken about why they should be chosen. Emissaries from Amazon are expected to visit the finalist locations in person. Some of the finalists are neighbors, setting up what are likely to be ... Read More
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When Trading in Bitcoin, Keep the Tax Man in Mind

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For the most part, that means Bitcoin and other digital currencies will be treated similarly to an investment like stocks — but not always. Given the speed at which these currencies have caught on — Bitcoin was released only in 2009 — regulators haven’t quite kept pace. The I.R.S. issued basic guidelines in 2014 for digital currencies, but tax experts say some of the rules are subject to interpretation.Other aspects, however, are quite clear. “Every time you transfer a cryptocurrency, you might trigger a gain and pay a tax,” said Selva Ozelli, a tax... Read More
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Lebanese Intelligence Turned Targets’ Android Phones Into Spy Devices, Researchers Say

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GDGS is Lebanon’s main internal intelligence agency, and its director, Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim, a career army general, has a rising profile and a broadening portfolio. The agency oversees residency permits for foreigners, from diplomats and tens of thousands of Southeast Asian domestic workers to more than a million Syrian refugees. The agency’s expertise and clout has traditionally been seen as stemming from its human intelligence, not from high-tech espionage techniques.Speaking ahead of the report’s publication, General Ibrahim told Reuters: “General Security does not have these type of capabilities. We wish we had these c... Read More
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Where Amazon May Build Its New Headquarters

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Amazon’s hunt for a second headquarters, after several months of publicity stunts and dangled perks from cities and regions vying to lure the e-commerce giant, has been narrowed to 20 options from ... Read More
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They Have Seen the Future, and It’s Wasting Zombies at the Arcade

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Climbing into the driving simulator transports you from Hubneo’s sterile confines into a rumbling car on a European racetrack, the growl of the engine blasting into your headphones. As the virtual speedometer climbs, a human driver’s jaw will clench involuntarily, or relax into a grin. The steering wheel feels heavy with the friction of the tires on the asphalt, and the machines are sensitive to what’s happening on the track. If the driver skids into a curve, the driver’s stomach lurches too.Nan Wen, 18, an attendant who was overseein... Read More
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IBM May Finally Stop Shrinking. But Is It a Turnaround?

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Skeptics abound. IBM is expected to have gotten an extra lift in the most recent quarter from currency gains and strong sales of a new line of mainframe computers. Without that help, the company’s revenue would decline by 2 percent or so, according to an estimate from A. M. Sacconaghi, a financial analyst for Sanford C. Bernstein.“Is a turnaround afoot? I don’t see it yet,” Mr. Sacconaghi said.There is no doubt, though, that there are signs of pro... Read More
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Bitcoin Falls Below $10,000 as Virtual Currency Bubble Deflates

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One person on Reddit wrote about persuading family members to buy digital tokens late in 2017 and regretting it.“Fast forward to today,” the user, going by the screen name PM_ME_UR_ROOM_VIEW, wrote. “I opened my phone and I find a barrage of messages from them accusing me of scamming them and tricking them into crypto because they lost money, I tried to explain to them that this is normal and it will bounce back soon and it’s just a correction and don’t sell but they aren’t listening.”For skeptics of virtual currencies, the falling prices have provided some vindication.... Read More
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Florida firm acquires Intelligent Product Solutions

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West Palm Beach, Fl.-based Forward Industries has acquired Hauppauge-based Intelligent Product Solutions, a product design and development company, for an undisclosed amount of cash, equity and earn outs contingent on the firm’s performance. Intelligent Product Solutions’ clients include leading consumer electronic brands, medical device makers, enterprise and security solution providers and Internet of Things connected solutions, such as Google, Physio Control, PepsiCo, Motorola, ABInBev, Zebra and Charity Water. “The company is an excellent strategic fit for Forward Industries,” Forward Industries CEO Terry Wise said in a written statement, citing its “expertise and strong track record in designing connected/Int... Read More
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Sapraicone: I would buy you a cup of coffee but it would break the law

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If left unchallenged, it is now illegal for a title insurance representative in New York State to buy a client a cup of coffee. Say what? This writer is not in the title industry, but I am a business owner and there should not be a single entrepreneur anywhere in New York who shouldn’t be very concerned about the actions of the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS). They have just imposed regulations that make it a violation for anyone in the title industry to so much as buy a potential client a cup of coffee, much less go out to dinner to build a working relationship. Make no mistake. If this regulation is allowed to run amuck it could serve as a regulatory model that will harm every entrepreneur, ... Read More
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Why New York Hires 200 People to Pretend They’re Homeless

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The annual count, scheduled for Monday, is part of a nationwide estimate of homelessness, which helps to determine annual federal grants.The city uses the percentage of decoys who are not found as a margin of error, one of several factors used to come up with the final estimate. “All of our efforts here are essentially checking our work,” said Steven Banks, the city’s commissioner of social services.The decoy program is known as the “shadow count,” and the people who brave the cold year after year say they do it not for the pay of $85, but as a civic duty.... Read More
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New York State, Not the City, Will Decide Congestion Pricing. Here’s Why.

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Photo Although it may seem to make sense for New York City to decide whether it wants congestion pricing, the State Constitution gives... Read More
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Retrial of Senator Menendez Adds Twist to Midterm Elections

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Republicans, who have already been highlighting Mr. Menendez’s legal troubles, say they hope the corruption issue will hurt other Democrats in congressional races in New Jersey. The Democratic Party is targeting several Republican seats in the state as part of an effort to reclaim control of the House.“The top of the ticket always matters,” said Michael DuHaime, a Republican strategist. “I think Republicans would love a very competitive, strong race at the top.”... Read More
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Christine Beshar, Trailblazing Lawyer, Dies at 88

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“I can feel it in my gut still,” she recalled in a video interview with Bloomberg Law in 2013. “What do you do when profession and family clashes?”Cravath’s 60 or so partners approved the on-site service with only one dissent, she said.Years later she found that professional women had more alternatives.“I have thought a lot about how I’d counsel my daughters if they said they wanted to take time off with their children and be a wife and... Read More
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Facebook to Let Users Rank Credibility of News

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The same criticism has also engulfed other social media companies such as Twitter, which on Friday said it was emailing notifications to 677,775 people in the United States that they had interacted with Russian propaganda accounts around the time of the 2016 election.For publishers, Facebook’s new ranking system rai... Read More
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Congestion Plan for Manhattan Gets Mixed Reviews

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The plan, which was outlined in a report released Friday, would create a congestion zone stretching from 60th Street south to the Battery, from the Hudson River to the East River. Trucks and commercial vehicles would be charged a fee of $25.34 to enter during peak traffic times. The plan would also impose a surcharge of $2 to $5 on trips in for-hire vehicles, including yellow taxis and Uber cars, in much of Manhattan.While congestion pricing has been adopted in cities around the world including London, Stockholm and Singapore, it has never bee... Read More
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A Maine Racetrack Didn’t Lure Amazon. Multiply That Disappointment by 218.

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“Very disappointed,” said the Bay Area Council, which had submitted a bid on behalf of San Francisco and four neighboring cities.Amazon’s obsessive desire to please its customers has created a fearsome retail juggernaut and made its founder, Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world. This sense of disappointment in the company, however transient it may prove, is something new.... Read More
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New York Set to Acquire the Next Generation of Subway Cars

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As part of the agreement, the cars will be assembled entirely in America. They will be built in Kawasaki’s plant in Yonkers in Westchester County, and another facility in Lincoln, Neb.“We’re thrilled,” said John Samuelsen, international president of Transport Workers Union, which fought for the jobs component of the agreement. “The billions of dollars that transit agencies spend every year on new rail cars and equipment should to every extent possible be used to create jobs for American families, not jobs overseas.”The cars, which are designated as R211 , will be provided in th... Read More
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Quality King Distributors is expanding

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Quality King Distributors, a distributor of pharmaceuticals and health and beauty aids, is planning an expansion in Bellport. The company, which has 919 employees and a payroll of $77 million, is planning a $700,000 build-out of the 560,000-square-foot distribution center at 35 Sawgrass Drive. Renovations include new offices, computer facilities, a photo studio and a prototype company store. The company is working with Town of Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency, which recently approved a package of economic incentives. In exchange, the company plans to move 40 jobs from a now-closed facility in Sunrise, Florida, that had been operated by its affiliate Perfumania Holdings. In August, the Nussdorf family, ... Read More
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Quality King Distributors is expanding

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Quality King Distributors, a distributor of pharmaceuticals and health and beauty aids, is planning an expansion in Bellport. The company, which has 919 employees and a payroll of $77 million, is planning a $700,000 build-out of the 560,000-square-foot distribution center at 35 Sawgrass Drive. Renovations include new offices, computer facilities, a photo studio and a prototype company store. The company is working with Town of Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency, which recently approved a package of economic incentives. In exchange, the company plans to move 40 jobs from a now-closed facility in Sunrise, Florida, that had been operated by its affiliate Perfumania Holdings. In August, the Nussdorf family, ... Read More
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Cuomo ‘revenue raisers’ (also known as taxes) raise GOP ire

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls them “revenue actions” and “revenue raisers.” Also known as taxes and fees, the approximately $1 billion in boosters included in the Democratic governor’s state budget proposal certainly raise something else: the ire of Republicans in the Legislature who say New Yorkers are taxed enough and pay too many fees already. “No” was Senate Republican leader John Flanagan’s one-word answer when asked if fellow GOP members were likely to support the new taxes and fees unveiled during Cuomo’s budget presentation Tuesday. But there’s plenty of negotiating to get done by the time the budget’s April 1 deadline rolls around. The governor’s $168 billion spending plan includes a variet... Read More
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Cuomo ‘revenue raisers’ (also known as taxes) raise GOP ire

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls them “revenue actions” and “revenue raisers.” Also known as taxes and fees, the approximately $1 billion in boosters included in the Democratic governor’s state budget proposal certainly raise something else: the ire of Republicans in the Legislature who say New Yorkers are taxed enough and pay too many fees already. “No” was Senate Republican leader John Flanagan’s one-word answer when asked if fellow GOP members were likely to support the new taxes and fees unveiled during Cuomo’s budget presentation Tuesday. But there’s plenty of negotiating to get done by the time the budget’s April 1 deadline rolls around. The governor’s $168 billion spending plan includes a variet... Read More
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Restaurant Week on Long Island starts Sunday

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Dining enthusiasts looking for a local deal, take note. The Long Island Restaurant Week winter events starts Sunday, Jan. 21, and runs through Jan. 28. During this week, diners will find three-course price fixe meals for $28.95, except on Saturday, when participating restaurants may opt to offer the meal until 7 p.m. Founded by Steve Haweeli, who also heads up WordHampton Public Relations, the promotion, which takes place three times a year, was designed to jumpstart demand during what are usually slow periods in the restaurant industry. A full list of participants is featured on longislandrestaurantweek.com. ... Read More
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Restaurant Week on Long Island starts Sunday

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Dining enthusiasts looking for a local deal, take note. The Long Island Restaurant Week winter events starts Sunday, Jan. 21, and runs through Jan. 28. During this week, diners will find three-course price fixe meals for $28.95, except on Saturday, when participating restaurants may opt to offer the meal until 7 p.m. Founded by Steve Haweeli, who also heads up WordHampton Public Relations, the promotion, which takes place three times a year, was designed to jumpstart demand during what are usually slow periods in the restaurant industry. A full list of participants is featured on longislandrestaurantweek.com. ... Read More
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Officials eye rental housing for LI industrial park

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Elected officials and business leaders are launching an economic study of the Hauppauge Industrial Park aimed at identifying opportunities for growth. The study, which will be undertaken by the Regional Plan Association, will focus on ways to retain and attract employees, including redeveloping existing properties to add rental housing and creating a friendlier environment for millennials at the 11-square-mile park, which officials say is the second largest industrial park in the country. The new effort, announced at a press conference in Commack Friday, comes on the heels of an economic impact study completed last month by Stony Brook University, which identified the park as a major economic engine for Long Island. Compani... Read More
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Coast Guard to launch small drone competition

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WASHINGTON — Last year, the Coast Guard netted its third largest drug bust of all time with the help of a small drone. Now, the service wants that kind of ISR capability for all of its national security cutters, and plans to jump start a competition in the coming weeks. The Coast Guard intends to release a request for proposals within the next three to six weeks for small UAS services, with the award worth no more than $300 million, said Lt. Emma Lutton, a spokeswoman of the service. A contract award is expected sometime during ... Read More
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Coast Guard to launch small drone competition

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WASHINGTON — Last year, the Coast Guard netted its third largest drug bust of all time with the help of a small drone. Now, the service wants that kind of ISR capability for all of its national security cutters, and plans to jump start a competition in the coming weeks. The Coast Guard intends to release a request for proposals within the next three to six weeks for small UAS services, with the award worth no more than $300 million, said Lt. Emma Lutton, a spokeswoman of the service. A contract award is expected sometime during ... Read More
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No. 274: Out-of-the-Voxx thinking, a literal lightbulb moment, an Amazonian longshot and making waves in Hauppauge

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The end of the tunnel (and lights): Welcome to the blessed end of another work week. Today is Jan. 19 and the 135th anniversary of the first-ever electric lighting system employing overhead wires – Thomas Edison’s novel system started juicing Roselle, NJ, on this date in 1883. Speaking of bright ideas: The neon tube light was patented on this date, by inventor George Claude (1915), and the granddaddy of wordy board games, Scrabble, made its commercial debut (1955). Happy birthday: Dolly Parton (who turns 71) and Janis Joplin (who would have been 75). Now there’s a “Happy Birthday” duet we’d like to hear. What celebrity rendition of the birthday song is yo... Read More
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No. 274: Out-of-the-Voxx thinking, a literal lightbulb moment, an Amazonian longshot and making waves in Hauppauge

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The end of the tunnel (and lights): Welcome to the blessed end of another work week. Today is Jan. 19 and the 135th anniversary of the first-ever electric lighting system employing overhead wires – Thomas Edison’s novel system started juicing Roselle, NJ, on this date in 1883. Speaking of bright ideas: The neon tube light was patented on this date, by inventor George Claude (1915), and the granddaddy of wordy board games, Scrabble, made its commercial debut (1955). Happy birthday: Dolly Parton (who turns 71) and Janis Joplin (who would have been 75). Now there’s a “Happy Birthday” duet we’d like to hear. What celebrity rendition of the birthday song is yo... Read More
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Turkey’s Aselsan begins serial production of missile hunters

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ANKARA, Turkey — Military electronics specialist Aselsan, Turkey’s largest defense company, has signed a contract with the Turkish government for the serial production of missile hunters. Aselsan said in a statement that the contract with Turkey’s defense procurement agency, the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries, involves the serial production of an air-defense fire-control center, modernized 35mm towed guns and air-defense systems, and 35mm airburst ammunition. ... Read More
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Turkey’s Aselsan begins serial production of missile hunters

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ANKARA, Turkey — Military electronics specialist Aselsan, Turkey’s largest defense company, has signed a contract with the Turkish government for the serial production of missile hunters. Aselsan said in a statement that the contract with Turkey’s defense procurement agency, the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries, involves the serial production of an air-defense fire-control center, modernized 35mm towed guns and air-defense systems, and 35mm airburst ammunition. ... Read More
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Griffin interested in airborne missile defense

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WASHINGTON – The man poised to become the first ever undersecretary of defense for research and engineering supports investing heavily in airborne missile defense and directed energy weapons, as well as new ways of moving technology from theory to production. Michael Griffin, the former NASA administrator up for the R&E job, faced few tough questions during his nomination hearing Thursday, but did give insight into some of the areas he may focus on after what appears to be an inevitable confirmation. ... Read More
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Griffin interested in airborne missile defense

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WASHINGTON – The man poised to become the first ever undersecretary of defense for research and engineering supports investing heavily in airborne missile defense and directed energy weapons, as well as new ways of moving technology from theory to production. Michael Griffin, the former NASA administrator up for the R&E job, faced few tough questions during his nomination hearing Thursday, but did give insight into some of the areas he may focus on after what appears to be an inevitable confirmation. ... Read More
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From CES: The sea is alive with cheap, powerful robots — and that will be dangerous

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To walk the halls at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is to be bombarded by the most cloying vision of the future. Robots that dance in sequence! Segway inspired suitcases that walk behind harried travelers! Virtual reality goggles that show tiny imaginary battles over geodoes! Amidst the audio-visual assault of the show floor, there was a trend in consumer robotics that I think is worth following: underwater robots are here, and plentiful, and will likely only get better and cheaper in the years to come. Undoubtedly, t... Read More
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From CES: The sea is alive with cheap, powerful robots — and that will be dangerous

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To walk the halls at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is to be bombarded by the most cloying vision of the future. Robots that dance in sequence! Segway inspired suitcases that walk behind harried travelers! Virtual reality goggles that show tiny imaginary battles over geodoes! Amidst the audio-visual assault of the show floor, there was a trend in consumer robotics that I think is worth following: underwater robots are here, and plentiful, and will likely only get better and cheaper in the years to come. Undoubtedly, t... Read More
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From CES: The sea is alive with cheap, powerful robots — and that will be dangerous

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To walk the halls at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is to be bombarded by the most cloying vision of the future. Robots that dance in sequence! Segway inspired suitcases that walk behind harried travelers! Virtual reality goggles that show tiny imaginary battles over geodoes! Amidst the audio-visual assault of the show floor, there was a trend in consumer robotics that I think is worth following: underwater robots are here, and plentiful, and will likely only get better and cheaper in the years to come. Undoubtedly, t... Read More
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Environment New York: Progress on Energy Storage Can Expedite New York’s Shift to Clean Energy

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New York, NY - January 18, 2017 - People have known for decades that virtually unlimited energy resources like solar and wind energy are cleaner and healthier than energy produced by dirty fuels. But, utilities and consumers occasionally express concern about the variability and dependability of those renewable sources. Those concerns are fading with the emergence of game-changing energy storage technologies. According to a new white paper released today by Environment New York, the rapid growth of less expensive wind and solar energy and the plummeting... Read More
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The Heat: Climate change Pt 2

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Last year, six major hurricanes devastated the United States and Caribbean. There were heatwaves in Australia and Europe, melting in the Arctic, wildfires, drought and massive flooding in South Asia. Now comes a new survey from the World Economic Forum involving one thousand top experts from around the world. And for the second year in a row, they rank “extreme weather events” as posing the most prominent risk. To discuss all of this: Dylan Murray, policy adviser with The Nature Conservancy. Benny Peiser, director of The Global Warming Policy Foundation. Alvin Lin, director of China Climate and Energy Policy at the Natural Resources Defense Council. David Doniger, senior strategic director of the NRDC... Read More
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The Heat: Climate change Pt 2

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Last year, six major hurricanes devastated the United States and Caribbean. There were heatwaves in Australia and Europe, melting in the Arctic, wildfires, drought and massive flooding in South Asia. Now comes a new survey from the World Economic Forum involving one thousand top experts from around the world. And for the second year in a row, they rank “extreme weather events” as posing the most prominent risk. To discuss all of this: Dylan Murray, policy adviser with The Nature Conservancy. Benny Peiser, director of The Global Warming Policy Foundation. Alvin Lin, director of China Climate and Energy Policy at the Natural Resources Defense Council. David Doniger, senior strategic director of the NRDC... Read More
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The Heat: Climate change Pt 2

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Last year, six major hurricanes devastated the United States and Caribbean. There were heatwaves in Australia and Europe, melting in the Arctic, wildfires, drought and massive flooding in South Asia. Now comes a new survey from the World Economic Forum involving one thousand top experts from around the world. And for the second year in a row, they rank “extreme weather events” as posing the most prominent risk. To discuss all of this: Dylan Murray, policy adviser with The Nature Conservancy. Benny Peiser, director of The Global Warming Policy Foundation. Alvin Lin, director of China Climate and Energy Policy at the Natural Resources Defense Council. David Doniger, senior strategic director of the NRDC... Read More
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The Heat: Climate change Pt 3

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Last year, six major hurricanes devastated the United States and Caribbean. There were heatwaves in Australia and Europe, melting in the Arctic, wildfires, drought and massive flooding in South Asia. Now comes a new survey from the World Economic Forum involving one thousand top experts from around the world. And for the second year in a row, they rank “extreme weather events” as posing the most prominent risk. To discuss all of this: Dylan Murray, policy adviser with The Nature Conservancy. Benny Peiser, director of The Global Warming Policy Foundation. Alvin Lin, director of China Climate and Energy Policy at the Natural Resources Defense Council. David Doniger, senior strategic director of the NRDC... Read More
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The Heat: Climate change Pt 3

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Last year, six major hurricanes devastated the United States and Caribbean. There were heatwaves in Australia and Europe, melting in the Arctic, wildfires, drought and massive flooding in South Asia. Now comes a new survey from the World Economic Forum involving one thousand top experts from around the world. And for the second year in a row, they rank “extreme weather events” as posing the most prominent risk. To discuss all of this: Dylan Murray, policy adviser with The Nature Conservancy. Benny Peiser, director of The Global Warming Policy Foundation. Alvin Lin, director of China Climate and Energy Policy at the Natural Resources Defense Council. David Doniger, senior strategic director of the NRDC... Read More
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Nintendo Labo: Price, Details, Release Date

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Suffice to say the Nintendo Switch is a hit beyond what anyone could have expected. The versatile, modular console sold more than 10 million units in its first 10 months, and became the fastest-selling console in US history. That's all the more impressive given Switches were nearly impossible to find in the console's early months, as Nintendo (like everyone else) seriously underestimated its appeal. For Nintendo, then, 2018 becomes a year of doubling down. The Switch is working, so the company's eagerly looking for ways to extend its reach. That could come from more games, certainly, or apps like Netflix that would he... Read More
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Nintendo Labo combines the Switch with cardboard for new interactive experiences

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Nintendo revealed a new line of games for the Switch. Nintendo Labo has players creating special docks for the Switch and its Joy-Con controllers to make new experiences. Its first products, the Robot Kit and the Variety Kit, will come out on April 20. In the reveal video, examples including creating a cardboard piano, a robot-like backpack, and a fishing pole. Nintendo Labo combines real-world crafti... Read More
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Nintendo is making a bunch of weird DIY cardboard toys for the Switch and they’re awesome

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Nintendo has long been the quirkiest major video game publisher, a company eager to buck industry trends in pursuit of fun. Last year, as competitors at Sony and Microsoft continued to turn consoles into living room PCs, Nintendo released a comparatively underpowered tablet that blurred the line between portable and home gaming, and turned it into a huge success. Now, the company plans to follow up the red-hot debut of the Switch with a new initiative that taps into what Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima calls “new ways of playing” — and it involves a lot of cardboard. Today, the company revealed a new initiative dubbed Nintendo... Read More
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Nintendo is making a bunch of weird DIY cardboard toys for the Switch and they’re awesome

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Nintendo has long been the quirkiest major video game publisher, a company eager to buck industry trends in pursuit of fun. Last year, as competitors at Sony and Microsoft continued to turn consoles into living room PCs, Nintendo released a comparatively underpowered tablet that blurred the line between portable and home gaming, and turned it into a huge success. Now, the company plans to follow up the red-hot debut of the Switch with a new initiative that taps into what Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima calls “new ways of playing” — and it involves a lot of cardboard. Today, the company revealed a new initiative dubbed Nintendo... Read More
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You could be fined and jailed for drunk droning in New Jersey

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Drunk droning is apparently a thing, and one that’s officially illegal in the state of New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie signed the bill into law on his last day in office this past Monday, banning the use of drones while under the influence of alcohol, narcotics, or other hallucinogenics. The new regulations follow similar thresholds as the state’s drunk driving laws, which prohibit drivers from operating a vehicle when their blood alcohol content is 0.08 percent or higher. The law also bans people from flying drones to surveil a prison, interfere with first responders, or in pursuit of wildlife. Violators could face up to six months in prison plus a $1,000 fine. New Jersey is the first state that has of... Read More
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Community-led R&D can power job growth in small-town America

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Over the past few years, economic inequality has become a topic of focus for economists, politicians, and leaders of industry. Tech titans are starting to discuss concepts like the future of capitalism, universal basic income, and wealth redistribution as the technology they’ve developed starts to automate more an... Read More
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Community-led R&D can power job growth in small-town America

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Over the past few years, economic inequality has become a topic of focus for economists, politicians, and leaders of industry. Tech titans are starting to discuss concepts like the future of capitalism, universal basic income, and wealth redistribution as the technology they’ve developed starts to automate more an... Read More
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Brimes: $400K (and 20 KW) from wave-energy history

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A Hauppauge energy company riding the waves of a leading-edge clean-gen technology is closer than ever to a critical pilot project in the waters off the Philippines. But with a signed letter of intent from one of the Southeast Asian island country’s largest utility companies to provide up to $600,000 to the cause, Brimes Energy still needs about $400,000 in working capital to proceed with its ambitious plans. That’s the breakdown from CEO Ramuel Maramara, a native Filipino who continues to make inroads with the Philippine Energy Regulatory Commission and that corporate partner, which has invoked a confi... Read More
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Understanding AI’s strengths and weaknesses in the workplace

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Much of the conversation about tech in the workplace centers on jobs that will be replaced by AI, as well as the technology’s impending effects on workplace dynamics. Without question, this is a revolution in the making, and some businesses will thrive within it while some get left behind. However, let’s not forget that this cutting-edge tech is still not a one-size-fits-all solution. There are some tasks that artificial intelligence excels at, and others that the technology will not be able to effectively complete for decades, or even centuries. There’s no sho... Read More
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Understanding AI’s strengths and weaknesses in the workplace

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Much of the conversation about tech in the workplace centers on jobs that will be replaced by AI, as well as the technology’s impending effects on workplace dynamics. Without question, this is a revolution in the making, and some businesses will thrive within it while some get left behind. However, let’s not forget that this cutting-edge tech is still not a one-size-fits-all solution. There are some tasks that artificial intelligence excels at, and others that the technology will not be able to effectively complete for decades, or even centuries. There’s no sho... Read More
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Apple, Capitalizing on New Tax Law, Plans to Bring Billions in Cash Back to U.S.

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Photo Inside a building at Apple’s new headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. The company said Wednesday that it planned a $350 billion contr... Read More
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Hobby Lobby forfeits 245 additional Iraq religious artifacts

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Hobby Lobby Stores, which has a presence on Long Island, voluntarily turned over to the U.S. government 245 smuggled Iraq religious artifacts, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. In July of 2017, the Oklahoma City-based craft store agreed to pay a $3 million federal fine and forfeit thousands of ancient Iraqi religious artifacts smuggled from the Middle East that the government alleges were purchased in December of 2010 and intentionally mislabeled for import. The 245 additional items were turned over Wednesday were part of that agreement, according to U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue. Hobby Lobby’s devout Christian owners have long shown an interest in the biblical Middle East and started to collect historically s... Read More
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Bitcoin below $10,000; value halved since mid-December

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Bitcoin fell below $10,000 Wednesday, extending a sell-off that has erased about half the digital currency’s value in one month. Other digital currencies fell sharply as well. Bitcoin has slumped about 30 percent just this week as traders worry that regulators in South Korea will crack down on trading of digital currencies. The price of bitcoin fell 13 percent to $9,823 as of 1:26 p.m. Eastern Time, according to Coindesk. Bitcoin hasn’t caught on as a currency for buying things, as intended. But it has drawn huge interest from traders, and its price has soared over the past year, and has also had several sharp drops. The price of one bitcoin went from $1,000 at the beginning of last year to nearly $20,000 in Dece... Read More
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Beyond sci-fi: CA Technologies partners on robotics research

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Once upon a time, cooperation between a human being and technology looked, well, a lot like a science fiction view of the world on shows like “Lost in Space.” Today, human and machine collaboration is common, as machine learning lets equipment modify and develop new patterns based on input from human beings. As human and machine learning converge, CA Technologies is partnering on a collaborative robotics project, designed to improve the way human beings and technology can work together, with the government of Finland, Tampere University of Technology and Tieto in Finland. The firm is working on the project, known as Cobotics, to develop “safe, secure and effective human-to-robot workflows.” CA Technologies sa... Read More
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Samansky: Eliminate emojis from all company correspondence

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By Arthur W. Samansky We’ve recently had World Emoji Day, an Emoji Movie, and, from time-to-time, media coverage around rollouts of new emojis. We even have animated emojis on a new smartphone model. They are ubiquitous. For that reason, in-house lawyers and external legal counsel should urge development of company rules to prohibit these pictures in workplace-related activities. Emojis, and their emoticon cousins – despite all the reasons for their popularity – should have no place in business communications in the global and culturally diverse environment. That includes placing these pictograms in corporate presentations, or emails and text messages to coworkers – regardless of their functional l... Read More
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State of the Art: It’s Time for Apple to Build a Less Addictive iPhone

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Government regulation and more restraint from users might also help, but the former is unlikely and the latter is insufficient. So who’s left?The same company that always seems to turn up when it’s time to cross into a new era of technology: Apple.I got to thinking about Apple’s responsibility last week when two large investors wrote an open letter asking the company to do more abo... Read More
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On the Waterfront, a Mob Watchdog Is Fighting to Survive

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Barry H. Evenchick, a New Jersey lawyer who served on the commission several years ago, said that he “was convinced then and still am” of the need for the commission because “labor racketeering still goes on.”Besides, Mr. Evenchick added, dissolving the commission would not save taxpayers any money because it is funded by a tax on cargo that comes into the ports. The bill that Mr. Christie signed calls for that money, about $13 million annually, to go instead to the New Jersey State Police, which would take on the responsibility of sta... Read More
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Op-Ed Contributor: Facebook Doesn’t Like What It Sees When It Looks in the Mirror

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But 2018, it seems, is going to represent what Silicon Valley would call “an inflection point” on the morality graph. Facebook is leading the charge, with the announcement last week by Mr. Zuckerberg that the company felt “a responsibility to make sure our services aren’t just fun to use, but also good for people’s well-being.” In practical terms, this means that Facebook will be reducing the amount of so-called public content — often provocative posts from businesses and... Read More
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Horizon Radiation | Space Time

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Learn about Horizon radiation and why it's essential for us to understand as we continue our journey towards the Unruh Effect and Hawking Radiation.You can further support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetimeGet your own Space Time t­shirt at ... Read More
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After Cyclists Died, Safer Crosstown Bike Lanes Are Planned for Midtown Manhattan

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“We clearly feel an urgency on the safety, but we’ve been working on this for several years,” said Polly Trottenberg, the city’s transportation commissioner. “We’ve long known this is a key part of the cycling network we need to build out in Manhattan.”Citywide, the number of bicyclists killed in crashes rose to 23 in 2017, from 18 the year before, even as pedestrian deaths fell sharply to 101 from 148 during the same period. Overall, traffic fatalities declined to 214 last year, ... Read More
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Tech We’re Using: How Technology Is (and Isn’t) Changing Our Reading Habits

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How is technology affecting the publishing industry?About a decade ago, when Amazon introduced its first e-reader, publishers panicked that digital books would take over the industry, the way digital transformed the music industry. And for a while, that fear seemed totally justified. At one point, the growth trajectory for e-books was more than 1,200 percent. Bookstores suffered, and print sales lagged. E-books also made self-publishing easier, which threatened traditional publishers.... Read More