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Apple’s market value hits $1 trillion

Apple has become the world's first public company to be worth $1 trillion (£767bn). The iPhone maker's market value reached the figure in New York on Thursday and its shares closed at a new record high of $207.39. The stock has been rising since Tuesday when it reported better than expected results for ...
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The Surface Go reviews are in, and… they’re a bit all over the place

By admin | August 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Poor performance One thing almost every review agrees on is that the Go’s processor is slow. The Pentium 4415Y is a 6W processor running at 1.6GHz (with no turbo boosting). As with other Intel chips, that power draw is configurable, and Microsoft has apparently cut it to 4.5W. It should still hit 1.6GHz, but the…

Shenzhen Tech Girl Naomi Wu: My experience with Sarah Jeong, Jason Koebler, and Vice Magazine

By | August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

For the past few years, I’ve fought for my right to participate in my field as an equal- because I’m qualified not through some charity or quota. I fight in the tradition of the hacker community- with tech. I have engineered and deployed WiFi hacking drones to send messages and built and worn LCD clothing…

How social media platforms are shaping the present and future of crypto

By | August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

in Crypto News Cryptocurrencies present very low barriers to entry and are highly liquid, unlike any historical financial asset class. The nature of social media allows for an exponentially larger volume of information, discussions, opinions, positions, and strategies to be shared at a devastating pace. This strengthens social media’s foothold on the crypto-market and facilitates…

Samsung’s official launch video for the Galaxy Note 9 has also now leaked…

By | August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) August 3, 2018 The forthcoming phablet has been pretty comprehensively leaked already. And clearly hasn’t had a radical (cosmetic nor form factor) makeover. (This is not the fabled folding phone Samsung is slated to be working on for next year.) The Note 9 will also be officially unveiled on August 9.…

Learning From Henry Kissinger

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Neal Boenzi/The New York Times During his years as President Nixon’s and President Ford’s most influential foreign policy adviser, 1969-77, Kissinger put these ideas to work. He participated in marathon haggling sessions with some of the most battle-hardened figures of the 20th century, including Zhou Enlai, Leonid Brezhnev, Anwar Sadat, Yitzhak Rabin, Hafez al-Assad and…

A New Device Can Hear Your Thoughts

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An Optimist’s Guide to Solving Climate Change and Saving the World

By | August 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

TWEET Imagine, for a second, that the debate on climate change is over. Donald Trump is no longer president, of course. The political and economic influence of the fossil fuel industry is in freefall, climate change denial is an absurdity from the past that only your grandparents still talk about, and every political and business…

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Confirmed: Fortnite on Android will drive its bus past Google’s 30% cut [Updated]

By | August 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Enlarge / Fortnite’s season five outfits and cosmetics. If XDA’s report is accurate, Epic Games won’t have to give up 30 percent of Android purchases of these outfits to Google. Epic Games Share this story Update 2, August 3, 1:25pm ET: As Epic prepares to roll Fortnite’s first Android version out in the very near…

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Fortnite for Android: Epic tells us why it won’t be on Google’s Play Store

By | August 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

People playing Fortnite on the Nintendo Switch at E3 2018. Josh Miller/CNET ), Sweeney commented to us via email: Open platforms are an expression of freedom: the freedom of users to install the software they choose, and the freedom of developers to release software as they wish. With that freedom comes responsibility. You should look…

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Masayoshi Son: SoftBank’s unicorn hunter – CNNMoney

By | August 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

How billionaire Masa Son is shaking up Silicon Valley By Seth Fiegerman Not far from the storied venture capital firms on Sand Hill Road, there’s a palatial estate where Masayoshi Son, Silicon Valley’s newest kingmaker, shapes the future. Reaching him requires driving into a leafy enclave filled with mansions overlooking Palo Alto before passing through…

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An Open Letter to Microsoft About Poor Windows 10 Update Experiences

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14 Susan Bradley, an 18 year Microsoft MVP focused on Windows patching and patch management, has sent an open letter to Microsoft executives Satya Nadella, Carlos Picoto, and Scott Guthrie about the frustration Windows 10 users have when dealing with installing new updates. This letter includes the results of a survey taken by over 1,000…

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5 Questions for Evaluating a Distributed Database

By | August 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

+ Ed Huang, co-founder and CTO of PingCAP Ed Huang (twitter: @c4pt0r) is the co-founder and CTO of PingCAP and the Chief Architect of TiDB/TiKV. He’s a former infrastructure engineer, lifelong hacker, and open-source fanatic. When I first started building TiDB with my co-founders, we encountered countless challenges, pitfalls, and critical design choices that could…

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The 5-Hour Rule Used by Bill Gates, Jack Ma and Elon Musk

By | August 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Related: How Do Your Reading Habits Compare to Elon Musk’s, Mark Zuckberg’s and Warren Buffett’s? Reflect: Other times, the five-hour rule includes reflecting and thinking. This could be just staring at the wall or jotting down your thoughts. Jack Dorsey and LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner are well-known thinkers, while entrepreneur Sara Blakely is a longtime…

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Hot Weather Melts Sweden’s Highest Peak

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August 2, 2018, 1:40 AM EDT How Rising Temperatures Can Fry the Economy LISTEN TO ARTICLE Email This summer’s exceptionally hot weather has seen the south peak of Kebnekaise lose the crown as Sweden’s highest point. Instead, Kebnekaise’s north peak is now higher after soaring temperatures melted enough of the glacier that sits on top…

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Israel: an engineer’s view of the startup nation – Adeva

By | August 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

more than 6000 startup companies 1,100 to 1,380 startups are established in Israel every year Israel takes the third place on the NASDAQ (US stock exchange market) by the number of companies, right after US and China. This fact also relates to the fact that their R&D expenditure as a proportion of GDP is 4.3%,Â…

Surface Go Battery Life Tested: Could Be a Dealbreaker

By | August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

MORE The Surface Go has so many things going for it. A gorgeous display, a keyboard with a real touchpad and the ability to run full Windows (once you do the free upgrade from S Mode). And based on our Surface Go benchmarks, it’s also faster than the typical budget laptop. There’s just one BIG…

Meanderful: The secrets to OSE option trading and the Canadian interlisted arb

By | August 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Kickstarter for “The Accidental HFT firm” closes in twenty-something hours. The Korean trading will get some more meat on the bone beyond the original piece. We’ll have a new meander around how successful trading can work for futures and options at the OSE for the Nikkei-225. This was a feat my old firm failed…

Google Is Courting Trouble in China

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August 2, 2018, 10:51 AM EDT Big trouble in brittle China. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg Shira Ovide is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering technology. She previously was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal.

What Kurt Vonnegut Can Teach Us About Coping with the Internet

By | August 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Now that our past can never die, we have to live more like four-dimensional aliens ralfalmadorians do it in four dimensions. The aliens of the Kurt Vonnegut universe, most notably appearing in Slaughterhouse-Five, find it quaint that humans can only see what’s happening to them right now. Tralfalmadorians, instead, “can see where each star has…

The Engineer’s guide to the future – freeCodeCamp

By | August 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

So what can you do? Take a look at the cloud vendors (Google, AWS, IBM etc) and see what AI/machine learning services they have, and try them out. Try out the open-source tools, like TensorFlow. There’s a heap of online courses, find a good one and get learning. Here’s a post from freeCodeCamp last year…

The rumours are true – Fortnite on Android doesn’t use Google Play

By | August 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Why not just use the pre-existing store instead of making players jump through hoops? On open platforms like PC, Mac, and Android, Epic’s goal is to bring its games directly to customers. We believe gamers will benefit from competition among software sources on Android. Competition among services gives consumers lots of great choices and enables…

Square now lets developers use its Reader to build custom checkout experiences

By | August 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

@ / 2 days Square, the company you know from your favorite coffee shop’s checkout counter, is opening to developers its Reader hardware. Using the new Square Reader SDK, developers will be able to build their own custom checkout and point of sale experiences, no matter whether that’s a self-ordering kiosk, a mobile app for…

How Not to Talk About Climate Change

By | August 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Alyssa Battistoni The New York Times Magazine claims in a blockbuster new article that democracy and human nature are to blame for the climate crisis. They’re wrong. A home burns during the Carr Fire on July 27 in Redding, CA. Justin Sullivan / Getty Our spring issue, looking at the democratic revolts of 1968, is…

See Photos of Explorers Sleeping in the Wildest Places

By | August 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

July 30, 2018 Humans need sleep. Our bodies don’t care how busy or worried or uncomfortable we are: Eventually, we must succumb. But how can anyone rest while perched on a ledge thousands of feet off the ground or wedged into the prow of a heaving boat? Amazingly, these explorers, photographers, and adventurers find a…

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