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State of the Art: Facebook Conceded It Might Make You Feel Bad. Here’s How to Interpret That.

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Then came 2017. The concerns over social-media-born misinformation and propaganda during last year’s presidential race were one flavor of this worry. Another is what Facebook might be doing to our psychology and social relationships — whether it has addicted us to “short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops” that “are destroying how society works,” to quote Chamath Palihapitiya, one of several former Facebook executives who have expressed some version of this concern over the last few months.Mr. Palihapitiya, who is now a venture c... Read More
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Riot takes its League of Legends knowledge to after-school coding program

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Riot Games is bringing its game design experience to something beyond its smash hit multiplayer online battle arena League of Legends. It has partnered with 9 Dots, an organization that focuses on getting kids in Los Angeles interested in computer science. In addition to after-school sessions, 9 Dots also runs summer programs and hosts showcases. Its curriculum loops in activities like robotics, creating stop-animation films, and coding. It’s not only trying to get students excited about programming, but also ... Read More
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White House looks for ways to fund infrastructure plans

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Published on Dec 15, 2017Former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood discusses whether President Trump will be able to gain bipartisan support for his infrastructure plan, which is set to be released in January. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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White House looks for ways to pay for infrastructure plan

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Published on Dec 15, 2017Former Secretary of Transportation Ray Lahood on how the Trump administration can pay for its infrastructure plan. Category News & Politics License ... Read More
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How CA Technologies is brewing startups within a big enterprise

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I first met Otto Berkes when he was one of the founders of Microsoft’s Xbox team, alongside three other crazy Microsoft colleagues. They hatched a crazy scheme to get Microsoft in the console business, and now it’s a multibillion-dollar enterprise. I wrote a book about them and the work they did as intrapreneurs, or a team creating a startup within a big company. And many years later, Berkes is still focused on innovation and intrapreneurship. Berkes left Microsoft in 2011. The... Read More
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A road map and recipe for US-India defense ties

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The U.S.-India partnership has seen substantial growth since the early 1990s, and defense cooperation with India has emerged as the defining pillar of this important relationship. The focus on defense cooperation can be attributed to two major concerns that give both nations common cause: stability in the Indo-Pacific and international counterterror efforts. To achieve both, India needs to modernize its military and ensure some level of interoperability with its partners. The past few years witnessed the leadership of both nations... Read More
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Trump administration faces challenges in Mideast

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U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley says missile parts prove Iran is violating U.N. rules by selling weapons to rebels in Yemen. Iran's foreign minister fired back, saying the U.S. is trying to hide its own role in Yemen's civil war. Meanwhile, there's new fallout over President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Eurasia Group founder and president Ian Bremmer joins CBSN to talk about the latest developments, his recent trip to the Mideast and CBS News' new partnership with the Eurasia Group.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: ... Read More
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The Stan Cllymore Show: Lineker exclusive, Stan at Final Draw venue, Townsend on racism (E6)

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Gary LinekerEnglsih striker,interview, is widely regarded as one of the best English strikers ever, having scored almost 300 goals for clubs and country. He still holds England’s record for most goals scored in World Cup finals - ten. Today, he’s also one of the most popular pundits in the footballing media world. Shortly before Lineker hosted the World Cup draw in Moscow, we sat down for a chat with himRT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! ... Read More
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Sierra Leone migrants return after abuse in Libya

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About sixty migrants from Libya have been returned to Sierra Leone.This comes as reports of abuse in Libya which includes allegations of migrants being sold in slave trade markets.Al Jazeera’s Nina Devries reports from Freetown.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Race for the Galaxy launches Brink of War expansion

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Temple Gates Games debuted its take on the popular sci-fi card game Race for the Galaxy for mobile devices in May, and it launched its PC version of the digital card game in June. Now the company is adding its third expansion, Brink of War, so you can further conquer the galaxy. The expansion comes from studio head Theresa Duringer, a board game fanatic and indie game developer... Read More
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USDA first up in White House, GSA tech acquisition pilot

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Just one day after releasing its finalized IT Modernization Report the White House Office of American Innovation announced a partnership with the General Services Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to pilot a Centers of Excellence program that draws on the best talent in the public sector and industry to achieve many of the goals set out in the report. ... Read More
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The 15 best movies of 2017

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The year-end list-making urge is powerful. It’s like a nesting instinct — a drive to put things in order, to organize the world into something comfortable and manageable and orderly by assembling the best of everything in one place. For critics, it’s also a rare chance to remind themselves and their readers why they most likely got into this industry — to see amazing movies, to think about them in depth, and to try to call more attention to the industry’s most exceptional, affecting, and sometimes overlooked work. Every year-end best-of list is subjective, and this one is too. Personally, I’m a big fan of ambition, innovation, daring, and beauty in movies, and a film that tries something radical and mostly succeed... Read More
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With ‘Fellows’ effort, SBU podcasts a wider net

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By GREGORY ZELLER // It’s a big week for podcast innovations on Long Island. Just days after the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell launched a serialized podcast following the real-life adventures of first-year medical students, Stony Brook Southampton – in partnership with Connecticut-based WSHU Public Radio – has announced a first-of-its-kind Audio Podcast Fell... Read More
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Brave browser doubles down on privacy with DuckDuckGo search option

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Brave, the browser that blocks ads and trackers so you can surf the web faster and with more privacy, announced today that it has partnered with privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo to make browsing even more anonymous. DuckDuckGo now appears as one of 19 search engines available in the browser, along with Google, Bing, and Yahoo. It may sound redundant to have an anonymous search option in a browser that already promises to keep your data private. But the company explains that, even on Brave, “search engines such as Google record what the user enters in the search bar.” DuckDuckGo has ... Read More
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Triton Malware Targets Industrial Safety Systems In the Middle East

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Since Stuxnet first targeted and destroyed uranium enrichment centrifuges in Iran last decade, the cybersecurity world has waited for the next step in that digital arms race: Another piece of malicious software designed specifically to enable the damage or destruction of industrial equipment. That rare type of malware has now reappeared in the the Middle East. And this time, it seems to have the express intention of disabling the industrial safety systems that protect human life. Security firm FireEye today has ... Read More
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Agilesphere Helping to Modernise Civil Money Claims at Ministry of Justice

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LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 14, 2017– Agilesphere, a partnership of talented experts dedicated to finding innovative solutions to the challenges we face as a society, has been awarded the renewal of a contract to work with the Ministry of Justice. Building on the success of previous work with the department, the team will be continuing their work, transforming the digital justice service to assist English and Welsh citizens resolve civil money claims. Civil money claims allow civilians to claim money they are owed by a person or business. The reformed service will make all parts of the process – from starting court proceedings through to the judgements – more modern, transparent and consistent. The service is ... Read More
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D.R. Barton, Jr., talks about the future of Alibaba’s online car vending machine

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Fox, Disney deal expected to face gov’t scrutiny: Gasparino

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Detected Closed Captioning: >> LIZ: WALL STREET JOURNAL REPORTING THAT DISNEY IS FINALIZING THE PACT TO ACQUIRE ASSETS FROM 21ST CENTURY FOX. NOW IT'S SET TO BE A $60 BILLION TAKEOVER OF CERTAIN ASSETS OF THE FOX ENTERPRISE. AGAIN, THIS COULD COME PRETTY RAPIDLY. THE SALE WOULD INCLUDE THE 20TH CENTURY FOX FILM STUDIO, THE SKY DISNEY WAS LEFT AFTER COMCAST OWNER OF NBC DROPPED OUT OF THE RACE ON MONDAY. LET'S GET TO CHARLIE GASPARINO WITH THE LATEST. >> CHARLIE: WELL IT WAS A BID DING WAR UP UNTIL A COUPLE DAYS AGO AND DISNEY WON THE BID. IS SO IF THE DEAL DOESN'T GO TRUST SCRUTINY FROM THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IF IT DOESN'T GO THROUGH, FOX IS GOING TO BE PAYING DISNEY A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF MONEY. NOW EXACTLY WHA... Read More

Bing starts using AI to highlight different perspectives for controversial topics

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Bing will now use AI-powered natural language understanding to help provide users with multiple highlighted perspectives when they search for different topics, Microsoft announced today. When users search for a controversial topic, Bing will provide users with different viewpoints, complete with source links to where they’re coming from. It’s supposed to help customers better understand different issues and give them the confidence to discuss topics that they’re being presented with. For less controversial topics, the search engine will still pull in answers from different sources, providing users with multiple factoids, with footnoted references for ea... Read More
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Microsoft announces new AI-powered search features for Bing

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Today, Microsoft announced a series of artificial intelligence-driven features for its Bing search engine to make it more conversational and nuanced. The news, unveiled at an event in San Francisco, means that Bing will make better use of object recognition, so-called machine reading (for parsing text and extracting meaning), and other techniques tuned and improved using AI training methods. Search results will now show both multiple perspectives and multiple sources, culled from a list of pre-approved news sources, to show Bing users different sides of issues ranging from the benefits and downsides of kale to the pros and cons of contentious political issues. This builds on an earlier feature, announced ba... Read More
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Microsoft is making subreddits more searchable with Bing

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Microsoft today announced a partnership with Reddit to surface the social news site’s content high up in Bing search results, so that searching for specific Reddit communities, pages, and info will spit back information gleaned from subreddits, AMAs, and other threads in a dedicated section. The news, part of a suite of new artificial intelligence-powered features underlying Bing’s search function, works by way of what Microsoft calls intelligent search. The company says intelligent search uses natural language processing to pair Reddit content with the appropriate search terms. The Reddit integration works in three ways. First, by typing in the name of a subreddit on Bing, you’ll get a live snapchat ... Read More
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Levy: What started in Patchogue is now mainstream

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At the Vision Long Island Smart Growth Summit last week I was asked by a reporter to provide advice to incoming Nassau executive Laura Curran’s transition team. The conversation made me reflect upon my own transitioning before I took office as Suffolk executive in 2004. It was there I decided I wanted to merge the county’s housing division with the Economic Development Department. I appointed the former head of the Long Island Housing Partnership, Jim Morgo, to head the new department. We created a vision that centered downtown redevelopment upon an infusion of new, vibrant workforce housing to be built in the vicinity of the walkable Main Street corridor. By the time we took the reins in January, I had already given th... Read More
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Twitch will start streaming US minor league basketball games

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For the first time, Twitch is going to start livestreaming the games of an official sports league. The NBA G League, the NBA’s official minor league, will stream up to six of its games each week, and will have a few interactive features on its Twitch channel, which goes live on Friday. Viewers will be able to click on a team name or logo to check on stats, and receive loyalty points for engaging with the stream. Points can be used to unlock achievements, climb leaderboards, and earn prizes. Twitch hasn’t given much detail yet on what kinds of prizes. The channel will be co-streamed by more than a dozen Twitch celebrities, including ... Read More
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Intel’s VR chief expects virtual reality to divide into multiple gadgets and markets

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Virtual reality hasn’t taken off in a big way with consumers, but Intel believes in its potential. It’s not clear just yet what will be VR’s biggest hit, but the platform will produce a huge amount of data that will have to be processed in the cloud using Intel infrastructure, said Frank Soqui, general manager of virtual reality at Intel. So Intel is working on improving VR on a variety of fronts, including more affordable and better headsets, impressive applications on the consumer side, and, for enterprises, ways to process all of the data in the cloud and deliver it efficiently to users. The to-do list includes improving WiGig, a wireless transfer technology that has a short range but delivers lots of bandwidth in the 60-... Read More
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Can tech save the mental, social, and spiritual health of the nation?

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Presented by Providence Ventures For anyone who has experienced a mental or behavioral health issue, either themselves or via a friend or family member, there is likely nothing more frustrating than trying to find help in our fragmented mental health system. My own experience with a neighbor who needs help (but doesn’t believe so himself) is that critical information ping pongs between his family, multiple neighbors, the police, a local hospital, and the public judicial system, with stigma laced throughout. No single source gathers, manages, or analyzes all of the data from the multitude of reported events, and no one person is accountable for finding and helping this sick individual. We all stand by on pin... Read More
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eBay acquires Canadian ecommerce analytics platform Terapeak

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Online retail giant eBay has announced plans to acquire Terapeak, an online platform that helps eBay, Amazon, and Shopify sellers grow their online sales. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded out of Toronto, Canada, in 2002, Terapeak leverages data around supply, demand, and pricing to arm merchants with the right information to sell their goods. For example, sellers can know in advance what kinds of products are selling well, the optimum prices to charge, and what kinds of things the competition is doing. ... Read More
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Kasisto Announces $17 Million in Series B Funding led by Oak HC/FT

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New funding to drive expansion and launch of new AI-powered conversational products for financial services organizations NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 13, 2017– Kasisto, creators of KAI, the leading conversational AI platform for finance, today announced a $17 million Series B funding round led by ... Read More
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Twitch will launch NBA minor league game streaming on December 15 — with fan commentary

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Twitch has been the place to go to see gamers show off their latest moves in the NBA 2K basketball video game series. Now, the livestreaming service could be the place you watch your favorite NBA team’s next supporting cast. Or your team’s future color commentator. Today, Twitch announced that it will stream NBA G League games beginning December 15. The G League is the NBA’s development league (hoop heads may recall it as the D League. It changed to G League this year). Each of NBA’s 30 teams have minor league affiliates (the Golden State Warriors have the Santa Cruz Warriors, the Boston Celtics’ minor league club is the Maine Red Claws, and so on). Twitch will livestream up to six of these G League games each wee... Read More
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Guns of Boom shoots its way to 20 million downloads on iOS and Android, adds esports

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Game Insight announced that Guns of Boom for iOS and Android has blasted its way to 20 million downloads in six months, and the company is unveiling a new mode for esports players. The Vilnius, Lithuania-based company has a big hit in the 4-versus-4 cartoony multiplayer shooter, which looks a lot like Valve’s Team Fortress 2 PC team shooter on mobile. The new esports Pro Play mode is a partnership with esports teams including NaVi, Virtus.pro, and SK Gaming. Guns of Boom is featured in the Apple App Store’s Best of 2017 as part of their Real-Time Competition games category, thanks in part to its mix of 3D touch (a iOS feature that detects ad... Read More

FR8 Revolution Announces Investment from Sandhills Publishing

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Investment and technology integration of Sandhills’ properties to enhance FR8Star marketplace for connecting shippers and carriers of flatbed and oversize/overweight loads OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 13, 2017– FR8 Revolution, creators of the FR8Star.com marketplace for open deck carriers and shippers, today announced it has completed a technology partnership and undisclosed investment from ... Read More
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Jamie Foxx ventures into eyewear industry with Privé Revaux partnership

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Published on Dec 12, 2017Actor and brand visionary Jamie Foxx along with founder David Schottenstein celebrate the launch Privé Revaux’s flagship store in New York City. Category License Standard YouTube License No Closed Captioning Detected within t... Read More
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Are There Generational Differences When It Comes To Sexual Harassment At Work?

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Enlarge this image Younger workers today expect the power dynamic at work to be more egalitarian, with less top-down management. And that is changing the dynamic for all workers. andresr/Getty Images hide caption ... Read More
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Indiegogo starts listing initial coin offerings

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Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo announced today on its website that it will begin listing a select number of initial coin offerings, in yet another step by the company to move beyond perk-based crowdfunding. While ICOs will be listed on Indiegogo, interested backers will have to go to a portal called First Democracy VC to invest. First Democracy VC is an SEC-registered equity crowdfunding portal that was developed through a partnership between Indiegogo and equity crowdfunding site MicroVentures. Indiegogo first partnered with MicroVentures ... Read More
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Waste Not, Want Not: Drink Beer To Feed Fish And Help Save The Planet

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Enlarge this image Forage fish like these at a Chilean processing plant are often used for fish meal used in aquaculture. But critics consider this inefficient and wasteful and worry it could deplete fish populations. Now several companies are developing protein substitutes to replace fish meal. Julio Etchart/ullstein bild via Getty Images ... Read More
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Grab Games: Reimagining esports behemoth League of Legends for the AR age

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Presented by Intel Grab Games and its founder Anthony Borquez are always chasing new experiences; always getting excited about new platforms and technologies. The team got into mobile gaming early and later dabbled in the social gaming space, but now they think the future is in VR and, a bit further off, AR. And it might also be on your tabletop. Borquez and Grab have been exploring VR and AR since 2013, as that first wave of excitement was just starting to gain momentum. “We got in there really early,” says Borquez. It was even before people started talking about motion-sickness. It was almost a foreign concept to put a headset on someone’s face and build a 360 VR game. It was out there.” It m... Read More
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FlowPlay overhauls Vegas World, ditches Adobe Flash for Haxe

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When Adobe decided to retire its Flash software, it was a big moment for FlowPlay. Fortunately, the Seattle maker of social games had anticipated the demise of Flash, which is scheduled to end in 2020. And today, FlowPlay is announcing it has converted its flagship social casino game, Vegas World, to an open-source, cross-platform development technology known as Haxe. The effort took two years and the transition of 1.4 million lines of code to convert the Flash-based code base to Haxe. As such, it is the largest ever project to l... Read More
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Samsung and Amazon will start streaming HDR10+ content tomorrow

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Samsung says it will start streaming videos in HDR10+ on its premium TVs in partnership with Amazon starting on Wednesday, reports Yonhap News. Samsung says it’s the first time HDR10+ content will be available through a streaming service. Around 100 TV shows and movies are available, including The Grand Tour and The Tick with more titles to be added. HDR10+ is available to those with Samsung’s QLED or UHD TVs and Amazon Prime Video. Samsung and Amazon announced the HDR10+ open standard for high dynamic range video ... Read More
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World’s First Equity-Linked Token, Finova Financial’s JCO to be Available through WeFunder Crowdfunding Platform

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Partnership with WeFunder Opens Door to Other Companies Interested in Using New JCO Model that Merges Blockchain, Crypto, and Crowdfunding WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 12, 2017– Finova Financial, a digital financial services provider transforming the future of global banking, announced today that it is partnering with crowdfunding platform WeFunder to make Finova’s ... Read More
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Why do you hold on to text threads?

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This week on Why’d You Push That Button, we’ve been hypnotized by the romance of New York in December and we’re acting accordingly! Twinkle lights, snow banks, and love letters. I recommend listening with a cup of hot chocolate or a bucket of that popcorn that has the little paper dividers between the three flavors. Get cozy; hold hands. The big question: how do you decide to delete or save text threads from friends, family, or significant others? If you have 3GB of texts from an ex, you’re never actually going to scroll back to the beginning, so why can it feel so hard to let go? If you have absolutely no old t... Read More
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Jaunt expands VR media platform into AR and mixed reality

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Jaunt debuted in 2013 as a platform for viewing virtual reality movies and 360-degree entertainment. Now it is expanding beyond that with its Jaunt XR platform. The platform from the San Mateo, California-based company will now be expanded to include augmented reality and mixed-reality content, with the latter referring to content that combines various types of real, augmented, and virtual content. Jaunt XR will be a white-label distribution platform, meaning big brands and media could adopt it to launch their own stores or web sites for mixed-reality conte... Read More
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The FCC and FTC announce partnership to watch the internet burn

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A draft agreement announced by the FCC and FTC today outlines how the agencies will work together after net neutrality is killed. Under the plan the FCC will review complaints about ISPs, and determine if they are disclosing bad behavior like blocking or throttling content. The FTC will also investigate these disclosures, to make sure they are disclosures. Then, they will do nothing about the actual bad behavior. The FCC is expected to vote on Thursday to replace net neutrality with ... Read More
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Dreamworks’ Jeffrey Katzenberg on the future of media

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Published on Dec 11, 2017U.S. film maker Dreamworks is expanding its business in China. Co-founding partner Jeffrey Katzenberg introduced the company's big move to CGTN. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: Act... Read More
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Sonaria tackles the challenges of VR music and sound design

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The Pollen Music Group has done sound design and composed the music for over two dozen virtual reality films now, including Glen Keane’s Duet and Patrick Osborne’s Pearl, which is the first VR film to be nominated for an Academy Award. Most recently, it created Sonaria, a VR experience for the Google Spotlight Stories platform. Partnering with Chromosphere, it’s the first time Pollen has both directed the visuals as well as the sound. It’s available now on iOS and Android through the Google Spotlight Stories app, as well as on HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift through Steam. Sonaria follows the journey of two seals in ... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Grand Opening Of Digital Command Center To Monitor NYPA Power Plant Operations, Encourage Energy Innovation

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Center is Latest Example of Governor Cuomo's Investment in Clean Energy Technology and Innovation and Advances State's Goal for NYPA to Become Nation's First All-Digital Utility. Albany, NY - December 11, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the opening of a new, cutting-edge digitized power asset monitoring and diagnostic center at the New York Power Authority's headquarters in White Plains. The initiative is a major milestone in the Governor's Reforming the Energy Vision strategy to build an energy system that is cleaner, more resilient and affordable and is part of the Governor's investment in clean energy technology and innovation. The new ... Read More
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Bots are poised to take over the travel industry

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It’s been a long time coming for road warriors — artificial intelligence is finally infiltrating the travel industry, and it’s bringing a host of new conveniences and capabilities with it. From personalized recommendations and booking to digital concierge service, here’s how AI will help make traveling a little less hectic. Plan your next vacation through bots AI stands to make a big impact in travel planning. Airlines and travel agencies alike use chatbots to automate the booking process and answer questions without involving an actual agent. And if an agent is needed, AI-powered apps can make smart suggestions based on context to ... Read More
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Three Major Deals Point To A Maturing, And Global, Music Startup Landscape

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Enlarge this image Rich Riley is chief executive officer of Shazam Entertainment Ltd., which is said to be undergoing an acquisition by Apple. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption... Read More
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Sweden’s Hultqvist: The need to up security cooperation in the EU

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Over the past few years, the security situation in Europe has deteriorated. Russian actions constitute a serious challenge to the European security order. Russia’s conflict in Georgia in 2008 and the Russian aggression against Ukraine in 2014, with the illegal annexation of Crimea, show that Russia is prepared to use military means to achieve political goals. Russian disinformation campaigns are a reality and something we take seriously. We also see more Russian activity in the Arctic. We have seen an increase of military activi... Read More
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US Navy secretary: The path to restoring naval readiness

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Years of operating under the 2011 Budget Control Act and over nine years of continuing resolutions have imposed high costs on the Department of the Navy. Some of these costs have been financial, but budget caps and delays have also had deep impacts on our ability to resource our mission. The resultant effect of continuing resolutions and lack of budgets produces a U.S. Navy and Marine Corps team that is operating at a level less than optimal when compared to known funding on a regular budget cycle. Finding the right remedy ― which is an imperative ― will require ingenuity and partnership on all sides. ... Read More
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European Business Summit chief: The EU defense market — a sea serpent becoming reality?

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If the defense sector has always been of crucial importance for the European project, the establishment of a common defense market has presented itself as a struggle. Ever since the era of the Cold War and the failure of the European Defence Community to fully emerge, the shadow of a common defense market has not ceased haunting its Brussels offices. Yet, nowadays, some encouraging developments must be highlighted, notably the signature of 23 member states as part of a joint notification on Permanent Structured Cooperation, or PES... Read More
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Ukroboronprom head: Ukraine’s military industrial complex during hybrid warfare

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Three years ago, Ukraine was facing an unexpected challenge – Russia’s military aggression. The annexation of Crimea and the first battles in Donbass were a total shock to the Ukrainian armed forces and the domestic defense industry. At that time, defense and law enforcement agencies were uncapable of performing their tasks; weapons and military equipment were not ready for operational use; and the military-industrial complex could not meet the needs of the Army. Unfortunately, over the past 25 years, Ukrainian defense enterpr... Read More
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It’s electric: New Russian bus in demand around the world

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A Russian trolleybus manufacturer has produced a cutting-edge new electric vehicle that's generating interest around the world.RT's Miguel-Francis Santiago went to visit their factory to find out what sets it apart from the rest.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Like us on... Read More

HTC’s Vive Focus standalone VR headset launches in China on December 12

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While there’s still no word on a western release, HTC’s first standalone VR headset, the Vive Focus, finally has launch details for China. The company confirmed today that pre-orders for the headset, which runs on its new Vive Wave platform, will start on December 12th, with first shipments expected in January 2018. You can pre-order from the official Vive website. You can check out a new trailer of it below. As for pricing, there’s a standard ‘Almond White’ edition of the device that costs ¥3,999 ($604.49). Yes, that’s slightly more expensive than the $600 PC-based Vive in the US, but it’s important to remember that that he... Read More
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Why the GCC trading bloc isn’t living up to its name – Counting the Cost

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When the annual Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Kuwait ended abruptly this week, so too, did hopes of a breakthrough in the bloc's biggest crisis in decades.The meeting was the first since Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt cut trade and diplomatic ties with Qatar in June, after accusing it of supporting "terrorism", allegations that Qatar denies.The GCC summit concluded abruptly on Tuesday instead of Wednesday, with delegates leaving Kuwait after a closed session.But even before the summit officially kicked off, divisions were very much on display.The UAE announced it had formed a new economic and military partnership with Saudi Arabia that would be separate from t... Read More
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Tigertron debuts its eco-friendly ethos with VR dolphin game: Jupiter & Mars

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The Tigertron studio unveiled its debut game, Jupiter & Mars, at Sony’s PlayStation Experience event tonight. It’s a single-player virtual reality puzzler set in a future where humanity is now extinct — however, its influence is still felt in the world’s oceans. Tigertron developed the title in partnership with Australian studios Tantalus Media and Wicked Witch Software, and it’s slated to release on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR in May 2018. Jupiter and Mars are two dolphins who are attemptin... Read More
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After fighting common enemy ISIS, how will rising tensions between U.S. and Iran affect Iraq?

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In a 2016 offensive to take Mosul back from ISIS, the U.S. and Iran fought on the same side without ever publicly acknowledging it. The militant group defeated, both countries still have a stake in Iraq and tensions have been rising. Special correspondent Reza Sayah has the final installment of our series Iran Rising in Iraq, in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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VR transforms health care: 3D human model coming to a school near you

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Surrounded by darkness, the looming 20 foot skull is so close I can touch it. With the click of a mouse, the 3D model of the human head and neck pivots and I’m inside the eye socket examining this complex system from the inside out. It’s A viewpoint typically reserved for surgeons on the operating table; I’m amazed by the scale and detail of the mechanism that gives us the miracle of sight. Above: Creative and medical teams examine the 3D Neck and Head project in... Read More
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How US Army Cyber Command plans to increase employee morale

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WASHINGTON ― Despite a rocky start in its inaugural year being assessed by the Partnership for Public Service for its annual Best Places to Work in Government, U.S. Army Cyber Command is taking steps to help create a healthier work-environment for the future. U.S. Army Cyber Command was ranked 147th out of 150 agency sub-components on the list. Partnership crafted the list by quantifying employees’ engag... Read More
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Horoscopes by PsychicDeb for December 2017

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Aries – The desire to help co-workers provides you with more than you can handle. Your enthusiasm is great, but a scattering of energies could make you less effective. Focus on large-scale projects and research. Let another handle the details. Taurus – This month’s accent is on romance; a partnership. Be open to any new ideas proposed. A brief journey is possible, one which could draw you closer to a loved one. Make a phone call or text that you have been putting off – open communication lines. Gemini – A domestic adjustment is in the picture. Changes must be made in the home so that everyone involved has room for self-expression. Someone with a distinctive voice ... Read More
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Janelle Monae takes on the art world

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Janelle Monae is exploring the intersection between technology and surveillance in a new art installation she created in partnership with the women’s website Refinery29. (Dec. 8)Subscribe for more Arts and Entertainment News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet fast, accurate coverage of every arts and entertainment story making headlines worldwide, from festivals and premieres to births, deaths, scandals and arrests, plus celebrity react... Read More
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5miles to Integrate CyberMiles Token into Online Marketplace

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On the heels of CyberMiles’ initial coin offering, leading local marketplace app releases latest version with 5miles Wallet integration of new cryptocurrency DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 8, 2017– CyberMiles (CoinMarketCap: ... Read More
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This Iran-backed militia helped save Iraq from ISIS. Now Washington wants them to disband

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In 2014, when most U.S. ground forces were gone and Iraqi forces were too weak, the threat of ISIS in Iraq spawned the PMF, a government-sanctioned militia that was armed, funded and trained by Iran, America's long-time foe. In the second installment of our series “Iran Rising in Iraq,” special correspondent Reza Sayah reports in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Marketers, don’t miss out on the ‘perfect storm’ of esports

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The $700 million global competitive gaming industry is one of the largest yet most underutilized marketing channels in the digital marketing space. In an era of growing skepticism toward traditional methods of advertising, esports offers a new and lucrative gateway for marketers to reach over 385 million people globally. In fact, even more than the hard-to-reach male population, esports is growing popular among ... Read More
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Artificial Intelligence Seeks An Ethical Conscience

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Leading artificial-intelligence researchers gathered this week for the prestigious Neural Information Processing Systems conference have a new topic on their agenda. Alongside the usual cutting-edge research, panel discussions, and socializing: concern about AI’s power. The issue was crystallized in a keynote from Microsoft researcher Kate Crawford Tuesday. The conference, which drew nearly 8,000 researchers to Long Beach, California, is deeply technical, swirling in dense clouds of math and algorithms. Crawford’s good-humored talk featured nary an equation and took the form of an ethical wake-up call. She urged attendees ... Read More
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Partnership and Collaboration in Trade Finance Education For Washington State SME Exporters

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This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. Yuki Fujiyama is a trade finance specialist in the Office of Finance and Insurance Industries and the author of the Trade Finance Guide: A Quick Reference for U.S. Exporters.  Diane Mooney is the Director of the U.S. Commercial Service Seattle. ... Read More
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Tri-State Restaurant Club founders launch ‘Foodie Card’

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Tracking the food scene is a favorite pastime for many, which is where the Tri-State Restaurant Club, a 52,500-member Facebook group created by Neil and Emma Foster. This is where food enthusiasts share photos, tips, thoughts, reviews and other meal-related matters. And now the Fosters are gearing up to give back. In January of 2018, the Fosters are launching Foodie Card. It’s a subscription-based program that costs $29.99 per year, and gives members a 10 percent discount off their total dine-in bill at participating restaurants, which have not yet been announced. For each card purchased, a full day of meals is donated to those in need through the club’s partnership with City Harvest and Island Harvest. “As of ... Read More
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Bolt Threads creates $198 hat made from synthetic spider silk and wool

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Bay Area biotechnology company Bolt Threads has launched its second consumer-focused garment, taking the form of a Best Made-branded hat that combines bioengineered spider silk with wool fibers. Costing $198, the head-warmer is limited to just 100 units and goes on sale today through BestMadeCo.com. Founded in 2009, Bolt Threads’ previously stated mission is to engineer the “next generation of high-performance fashion fibers.” The company launched out of stealth in 2015 and went on to raise $90 million in venture capital funding, including a ... Read More
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Cloud Distribution adds data centre team and two new vendors

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A data centre infrastructure team and two vendors have been added to the payroll at Cloud Distribution. Bosses at Cloud Distribution, a value-added distributor that currently specialises in security, networking and storage, decided the firm’s portfolio should expand into data centre infrastructure (DCI). This expansion means the introduction of a DCI team. Deals have also been signed to bring in vendor partners Actifio and Accelstor. These companies now sit alongside firms such as Acronis, Arista Networks, and Pivot3 in Cloud Distribution’s list of vendor partners. The entire portfolio will be managed by Cloud Infrastructure’s new DCI team. The data centre team will be a source of information for Cloud ... Read More
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Tom Wheeler slams Ajit Pai’s plan to kill net neutrality rules

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Enlarge / Then-FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler with current FCC Chairman Ajit Pai testify before the House Judiciary Committee about Internet regulation on March 25, 2015 in Washington, DC.Getty Images | Chip Somodevilla Former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler took aim at his successor's plan to eliminate net neutrality rules today, saying that FCC Chairman ... Read More
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Lyft is now offering self-driving car trips in Boston

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Lyft’s first self-driving car pilot is officially underway. The company is sending autonomous vehicles — developed by the startup NuTonomy — to pick up passengers in Boston’s Seaport district, which is a growing tech hub. The cars are not completely driverless, as human safety drivers will remain behind the wheel, ready to take control when needed. But it’s a big moment for Lyft, which has seen its star rise this year as its main rival Uber was beset by numerous self-inflicted scandals. Here’s how it works: riders will randomly be paired with one of NuTonomy’s self-dr... Read More
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Neil Gaiman’s Wolves in the Walls will premiere as a VR experience at Sundance

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Wolves in the Walls VR, a virtual reality adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean’s eponymous children’s book, will premiere at next year’s Sundance Film Festival. The episodic experience follows Gaiman’s story as participants play a character who can interact with its young protagonist Lucy, who is convinced that wolves live in the walls of her house. It’s being developed by former members of the now-defunct Oculus Story Studio, resurrecting a project that was believed to be canceled... Read More
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Leadership determines best agencies to work in, research finds

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Leadership engagement is the number one indicator of the best federal agencies to work in, according to Mallory Barg Bulman, vice president of research and evaluation at the Partnership for Public Service, which Wednesday released its “2017 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” rankings with Deloitte. “It is really important and critical that leaders listen,” said Bulman, adding that positive changes in agency rankings can often be “directly related to leaders paying attention.” ... Read More
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The power of partnership, for security and deterrence [Commentary]

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Defense News Weekly's Jeff Martin is on the ground in Dubai for the 2017 Dubai Airshow and Air Chiefs Conference, reporting on the potential acquisition of the F-35 by the UAE and other Gulf countries. In addition to the mega-deals announced in the trade press, a highlight of the recent Dubai Airshow — and the Dubai International Air Chiefs Conference that preceded it — was the unmistakable evidence of the extraordinary level of sophistication in n... Read More
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GCC summit ends a day early amid diplomatic rift

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Saudi Arabia and the UAE announced a new economic and military partnership separate from the GCC and their leaders did not attend the summit.Kuwait's foreign minister has told GCC leaders that the bloc remains crucial to regional stability and that Kuwait would continue to mediate the dispute in the Gulf region.It's the first summit after Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE imposed a blockade on Qatar in June.Al Jazeera's Mohammed Jamjoom reports from Kuwait City.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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Changhua Wu discusses China and Canada’s cooperation on climate change

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Detected Closed Captioning: Now For Moral Cooperation Between Canada and China Especially On The Climate change And Clean Energy Fronts I'm Joined By Qionghua Woon The Director For China And Asia At The Office Of Jeremy Rifkin Welcome To The Show Thank You Now China And Canada Made A Joint Statement On Their Commitment To Cooperate On Climate Change What Were The Biggest Takeaways From That It's A Really Great Positive Signal For The Two countries Coming Together Particularly at This Moment When The U.s. Is With literal Withdrawing From The International Climate Change Regime And More Urgently Than Ever The Global Community Requires And Those Who Demands Leadership From Large Economies A China Is Already In The Leadership Li... Read More
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Qualcomm Is Building Awesome Windows PCs Out of Smartphone Parts

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There was a time when every gadget did something completely different. Your phone was fast and lasted three days in your pocket, but it could only do a few things. Your computer was massively capable, but so big you couldn't lug it anywhere. Everything had a purpose, and they rarely overlapped. But now? Now it's different. You can watch movies, play games, and do Very Serious Work on any number of devices—phone, laptop, tablet—and in lots of different places. Every device is an everything device. The tech industry seems to understand the way the world is going, and is changing accordingly. Samsung's DeX system... Read More
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Qualcomm is partnering with AMD to power connected laptops

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At Qualcomm’s conference on Tuesday, AMD’s corporate vice president and GM Kevin Lensing made a surprise guest appearance, announcing that the two companies were working together to power a new line of HP and Asus PCs, powered by Snapdragon 835. The Always Connected PCs are powered by gigabit LTE, to stay connected without relying on Wi-Fi. AMD has had a lot of new releases this year, including the launch of the flagship desktop ... Read More
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No power grab: Bolstered EU defense can’t happen in isolation

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How industry can tap the European Union's $6B-plus defense fund Jorge Domecq, chief executive of the European Defence Agency, digs into investment of the European Defence Fund, whether companies based in the U.K. will get a shot at those investments post-Brexit and what the EU's growing focus on defense means for NATO. BRUSSELS — A high-level summit in Brussels was told that a solid European defense industry is critical for an autonomous European defense sector. ... Read More
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How New Yorkers Would Lose Under the Republican Tax Bill

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Ms. Metcalf, who teaches history at Westchester Community College, said she had tried to use TurboTax software to estimate how their tax returns would be affected. Currently, they can deduct the more than $20,000 a year they pay in school and town taxes, and the 7 percent of their income that goes to state taxes. Losing those deductions means the family could wind up paying considerably more, Ms. Metcalf said.That prospect has the Metcalfs rethinking their financial future. Ms. Metcalf said she dreaded the prospect of telling her youngest chil... Read More
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Interview: Gen. Jarmo Lindberg, head of Finland’s Defence Forces

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HALIFAX, Canada — As tension between Russia and NATO continues, Finland finds itself in a difficult position due to its shared border with Russia. While it remains unaligned with NATO, Finland is moving on a similar trajectory as many of its Western European neighbors, with plans to funnel more money into its defense budget and increase participation in training exercises. Gen. Jarmo Lindberg, head of Finland’s Defence Forces, is charged with leading the country’s military as it grows its reserve force and makes several larg... Read More

Nvidia launches Shield TV set-top box in China with remastered Nintendo titles

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Nvidia is launching its Shield TV set-top box in the Chinese market. And the gaming-focused device will come with remastered versions of Nintendo titles from the earlier Wii and GameCube platforms. Some of the Nintendo titles that will be available for the first time in China (at least legally) are New Super Mario Bros. for the Wii, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and Punch-Out!. They will be remastered in 1080p resolution and available on the Nvidia Shield in China today. Since China doesn’t allow Google services, Nvidia’s machine will have streaming, store, and smart assistant features that come from local Chinese partners. Nvidia and N... Read More
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Karen Woods discusses the economic ties between China and Canada

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Detected Closed Captioning: Well For More On The Economic Size between China And Canada Were Joined By Karen Woods Senior Associate At Solstice public Affairs Welcome To The Show welcome Thank You For Having Me So Help us Understand Just How Important Is This Trip From The Canadian Perspective Well You Know Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Made A Trip To China Last Year In The G20 Event And This Year Certainly Marked a Very Important Milestone In The Sense That He Had A Meeting With President Xi Jingping And Now It's A Good Time To follow Up And You're Right In Your Introduction That China Is Canada's Second Largest Trading Partner But I Like To Remind Our Viewers That A United States Still Remains Our Number One trading Partne... Read More
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Girl Scouts hope to change the face of AI, robotics, and data science

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The Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced today a new partnership with Raytheon, an innovator in the cybersecurity space, to further the organization’s objective to encourage young women to develop skills in science, technology, engineering, and math, aka STEM. The pair is teaming up to launch the GSUSA’s first national computer science program and coding challenge for girls in middle and high school. According to the official release, “the program aims to prepare girls in grades 6-12 to pursue computer science careers in fields such as cybersecurity, artificial i... Read More
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Microsoft renews its Surface NFL deal for another year

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Microsoft struck a five-year deal with the NFL to make Surface the official tablet of the league more than four years ago. While the deal was supposed to run for five years, Microsoft is now renewing it for a sixth year. Surface will now continue to be used for video reviews until the end of the 2018 / 2019 season. “We're excited to help the NFL change the game with Surface devices being used by players and coaches on the sidelines to make more informed decisions, referees using Surface for instant replay to enhance the speed of the game, and teams using Microsoft products in ... Read More
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Houthis: Saleh was ‘conspiring’ with Saudi-led coalition

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Yemen's ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed by Houthi rebels near the capital, Sanaa, a development expected to have major implications for the war in the Arab world's poorest country.The death was first announced on Monday by the Sanaa-based interior ministry, controlled by Saleh's allies-turned-foes, the Houthi rebel movement.The Houthis accused their former ally, Saleh, of switching sides to conspire with the Saudi-led coalition.Al Jazeera's Imtiaz Tyab reports.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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Charter brags about big speed boost—after saying Title II stalled investment

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EnlargeGetty Images | Oppenheim Bernhard Charter Communications is really excited to tell you about all its new broadband network investments. "Increasing Flagship Broadband Speeds; Giving Customers More For Less," is the title of the company's latest announcement on this topic. The second-largest cable company in the US has increased its standard download speed from 60Mbps to 100Mbps—"at no extra cost to our customers"—whil... Read More
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Toys of Hope in Nassau

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The Nassau County Police Department and the NCPD Explorers – in partnership with County Executive-Elect Laura Curran of Baldwin and Legislator Kevan Abrahams of Hempstead – traveled around the County this past weekend, distributing toys to children in economically disadvantaged areas. The Toys of Hope Children’s Charity & American Giving Project Toy Parade held on Saturday, Dec 2, distributed more than 3,000 toys to children from Pre-K to 6th grade, in Roosevelt, Uniondale, Freeport and Baldwin. Acting Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder joined the toy caravan, which featured a float carrying Santa with gifts. Police motorcycles and patrol cars led the parade, giving children and their families a... Read More
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Now on Oracle’s Campus, a $43 Million Public High School

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Putting a charter school — that is, a publicly funded school that has its own school board and operates independently — on the campus of a tech giant is a new twist on the evolving relationship between big tech companies and schools.Big Silicon Valley companies have been in a race to shape students’ education and use schools to train their next generation of workers. And companies like Ford Motor Company, in 1916, and more recently, ... Read More
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Yemen ex-president Saleh killed by Houthis – reports (DISTURBING FOOTAGE)

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The former President of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, has been killed by Houthi fighters, the country's Houthi-controlled interior ministry confirmed. However, Saleh’s party denies reports of his death.READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8tseRT LIVE ... Read More
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Airbus innovation threatened by corruption scandal and loss of CTO

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Since Tom Enders became CEO of European aerospace giant Airbus in 2012, he has sought to shake up nearly every corner of the company with an aggressive plan to make its culture more innovative. But it seems those efforts could be derailed, with a double whammy of bad news hitting the main rival of U.S.-based Boeing. The first blow came last week when the company confirmed that CTO Paul Eremenko was leaving to take a job with a U.S. aerospace company. Coming from Google, Eremenko had been a shocking choice for the CTO (chief technology officer) role. But his attempts to inject Airbus... Read More
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Flexenclosure earns first Australian contract with Virtutel

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Swedish prefabricated data centre manufacturer has been commissioned to build 20 data centres across Australia by telecoms provider Virtutel. Initially deploying in Albury, New South Wales, the Australian telecommunications firm will establish facilities in regional cities across the country, through its data centre subsidiary VirtuDC. The project is part of the company’s wider intention to establish a set of interconnected carrier-neutral data centres all over the country, in order to be able to serve technologies that require low latency connections at ‘the edge’, such as IoT devices and driverless cars. Swedish firm Flexenclosure specialises in setting up data centre facilities in extremely challenging env... Read More
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US defense secretary meets with Egyptian officials in Cairo

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CAIRO — U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis met Saturday with Egyptian officials to discuss cooperation between the two countries, the first stop on a trip that will also take him to Jordan, Pakistan and Kuwait. Mattis’ visit came just over a week after the worst-ever Islamic militant attack in Egypt’s modern history took place in the troubled northern Sinai where over two dozen extremists descended on a mosque and killed more than 300 worshippers. ... Read More
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World Internet Conference attracts worldwide talent to China’s Wuzhen

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Detected Closed Captioning: shirred Benefits And The Shared Future For International Cyberspace His Message To The Conference Chinese President Xi Jinping Set The Explosive Growth Of Internet Has Brought Both Opportunities and Challenges He Caught Four Nations To Work Together In Buting The Cyberspace Community With His Shared Future He Said That China's Digital Economy Will Enter The Fast Lane And China Will Open A Store Wider And Wider While hanging A Member Of The Politburo Standing Committee Of The Central Committee Of The Communist Party Of China Made A Keynote Speech Echoing President Xi's Message And Stressing The Promotion Of The Digital Economy innovation And Openness Connectivity between Nations This Year's Theme I... Read More
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Dames Making Games must find a new home for its inclusive nonprofit workspace

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Dames Making Games is a Toronto-based arts nonprofit that focuses on creating an inclusive community for video game developers, particularly those who are transgender, nonbinary (not identifying as only a man or woman), and women. Since the start, its home has been Gamma Space, a coworking and event space for indie devs. Unfortunately, Gamma Space announced that it will be closing at the end of this year. “It’s a major blow, but we knew the day would come that our lease would be up and renewing it financially impossible,” said Jennie Robinson Faber, DMG’s cofound... Read More
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Acting Studios Are Struggling. Does It Matter?

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For much of the 20th century in New York, independent acting studios, many of them inspired by the Russian theater master Constantin Stanislavsky and the formation of the Group Theater, trained actors who revolutionized the craft and became marquee names, like Marlon Brando and Ellen Burstyn. But gradually, several of these studios joined forces with universities (Stella Adler was the first to go collegiate, in 1972), where their budgets and institutional power dwarfed the reach of the independent institutions. Meanwhile colleges outside of New York also started to of... Read More
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For up-and-coming tech hubs, corporate partnerships are vital

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Unlike Silicon Valley, where the capital, talent, and temperament for change are all there to help a startup go from idea to IPO, startups elsewhere don’t always have access to the resources necessary to grow and scale. At the same time, corporations across the country are facing an onslaught of new threats. New technologies, new business models, and a changing consumer landscape are chipping away at the foundations of long-standing industries. A largely untapped opportunity exists for tech hubs across the country to foster greater innovation by helping startups and corporations collaborate to leverage e... Read More
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Google might merge back with Nest to make more smart home products

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Google is considering bringing Nest back into its family after the two became separate brands in 2015 under holding company Alphabet, people familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal. Nest could potentially rejoin Google’s hardware team and the two could make more smart home products that rival Amazon’s lineup of Alexa devices. The two are already pretty integrated — Google Home users can control Nest thermostats and pull up Nest Cam streams throug... Read More
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Amazon launches Alexa for Business platform, bringing voice services to the office

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Amazon is bringing its AI assistant to the workplace with a new service called Alexa for Business. The news was announced today by Amazon CTO Werner Vogels onstage during the keynote address at the AWS re:Invent being held this week in Las Vegas. Alexa for Business will be able to place meeting calls with RingCentral, Cisco, Polycom, Zoom, and other communication companies that can respond when you say “Alexa, join my meeting.” The platform will also include Salesforce to answer questions about business performance, Concur for expenses, SAP SuccessFactors for HR, and other third-party voice services for the enterprise. A series of features added to Alexa since launch make the AI assistant better equipped to enter the... Read More
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Sommetrics Adds Prominent Healthcare Leaders to Board of Directors and Advisory Board

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Raymond Huggenberger, former CEO of Inogen, joins board of directors, and Randall Whitfield, former vice president and general manager of the therapeutic care group at Philips Healthcare, joins as senior advisor. SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–November 30, 2017– Sommetrics, a company providing products and services to improve sleep quality, today announced the addition of Raymond Huggenberger to its board of directors and Randall Whitfield to i... Read More
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HPE working with industrial technology firm towards Industry 4.0

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HPE is partnering with Swiss industrial robotics and automation firm ABB to get better insights from the data produced in industrial settings. The global partnership will use HPE’s hybrid IT services to help customers make the most of the mass of data that is created by ABB’s industrial technology products. This, the companies believe, will help customers improve their businesses with increased efficiency and flexibility. ABB is a leader in the type of technology likely to be used in what has been termed ‘Industry 4.0’. This means smart, connected technology being used in heavy industry, construction, manufacturing and retail. The advantage of using connected devices in these settings is that the data they produce ... Read More