Amazon bets on mesh Wi-Fi for smart home push

In the smart home battle, Amazon and Google are taking a leading position in the smart speaker and mesh Wi-Fi router market respectively. Eero was staring into a future of commoditized router hardware alongside the likes of networking kingpins ... More..

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Bill Gates Has Some Harsh Words for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Tax Plan
by | Friday, February 15, 2019

Bill Gates Has Some Harsh Words for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Tax Plan

Instead, people with an ultra high net worth can sell stocks and other assets, adding to their wealth but not their taxable income. Gates, who held the title of the richest man on Earth on and off for decades...More..

JPMorgan launches its own cryptocurrency; the first for a major USA bank
by | Thursday, February 14, 2019

JPMorgan launches its own cryptocurrency; the first for a major USA bank

Also, he sees in the future the use of JPM Coin for "payments on internet-connected devices if that use for blockchain catches on". One of Wall Street's fiercest bitcoin critics may have been playing us all...More..

'Trumpworld Associate' Leaked Those Scandalous Texts From Amazon's Bezos
by | Thursday, February 14, 2019

'Trumpworld Associate' Leaked Those Scandalous Texts From Amazon's Bezos

Here's a closer look at Michael Sanchez's role in all of this. Bezos wrote in a Medium post that American Media, the parent company of the Enquirer , threatened to publish nude photos and details of his...More..

Fundstrat: Incremental Improvements Over 2019 Will Support Higher Crypto Prices
by | Thursday, February 14, 2019

Fundstrat: Incremental Improvements Over 2019 Will Support Higher Crypto Prices

Lee, however, is one of Wall Street's top pro-crypto analysts and his latest comments maintain that positivity. Lee went on to further explain his stance on Twitter , saying that "Positive developmental incr...More..

Amazon Cancels Plans To Build Headquarters In New York
by | Thursday, February 14, 2019

Amazon Cancels Plans To Build Headquarters In New York

The company plans to move forward with its office expansions in Virginia as well as Nashville, where it is building a new hub expected to employ 5,000 people. Local politicians and activists railed against the ...More..

Amazon, GM in talks to invest in electric pickup truck maker Rivian
by | Thursday, February 14, 2019

Amazon, GM in talks to invest in electric pickup truck maker Rivian

It would be a major boost for the Plymouth, Michigan-based startup, which aspires to be the first carmaker to the U.S. consumer market with an electric pickup. It bought a factory in IL for just $16 million fro...More..

Tesla introduces Dog Mode to keep furry friends cool
by | Thursday, February 14, 2019

Tesla introduces Dog Mode to keep furry friends cool

Once activated, the acceptable temperature limits are set and the work is done. If a minimal threat is discovered, like someone leaning on the vehicle, it switches to an "alert mode". The function remains on ...More..

US Solar Jobs Fall For Second Year In A Row
by | Thursday, February 14, 2019

US Solar Jobs Fall For Second Year In A Row

USA solar industry lost 8,000 jobs last year, the second consecutive year of decline, due to uncertainty over the Trump administration's energy and trade policies and a 30 percent tariff on imported solar...More..

5 injured on Delta flight after severe turbulence, emergency landing
by | Thursday, February 14, 2019

5 injured on Delta flight after severe turbulence, emergency landing

He said there was "crazy turbulence and injuries", saying that it prompted an emergency landing. He added: 'We did a nose dive, twice '. The non-injured passengers were treated to pizza and soda while wait...More..

China Trade Talks Set To Open In Beijing
by | Thursday, February 14, 2019

China Trade Talks Set To Open In Beijing

Xi will meet on Friday with officials including US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin , who are in the capital for crunch talks towards a trade deal, the South China ...More..

Airbus to scrap production of the A380 superjumbo jet by 2021
by | Thursday, February 14, 2019

Airbus to scrap production of the A380 superjumbo jet by 2021

Production problems and cost overruns in the billions of euros continued to plague the project, forcing Airbus to report its first-ever annual loss for the 2006 financial year. The company was forced to restr...More..

Nigeria’s crude oil production falls to 1.999m bpd
by | Thursday, February 14, 2019

Nigeria’s crude oil production falls to 1.999m bpd

Venezuela's heavy crudes, such as Merey, have few close substitutes, with the nearest being grades such as Brazil's Marlim, Mexico's Maya, Canada's Bow River and Cold Lake, or Iraq's Basra Heavy. Production has...More..

Tencent investment in Reddit sparks censorship worry in some users
by | Thursday, February 14, 2019

Tencent investment in Reddit sparks censorship worry in some users

Reddit is banned in China under the country's censorship laws. This is considerably lower than other massive platforms such as Facebook or Twitter . Search terms such as "six four" - a reference to the date...More..

Ford recalls almost 1.5 million pickup trucks that can downshift without warning
by | Thursday, February 14, 2019

Ford recalls almost 1.5 million pickup trucks that can downshift without warning

Ford said select 2011-2013 model year trucks with six-speed automatic transmission could experience an unintended downshift into first gear without warning, which could result in the loss of vehicle control. A ...More..

Apple iPhone shipments dive in China as Huawei digs in
by | Thursday, February 14, 2019

Apple iPhone shipments dive in China as Huawei digs in

Apple CEO Tim Cook said when Apple announced its revenue miss in January that almost all of the revenue miss can be attributed to China . Apple no longer breaks out detailed numbers on iPhone shipments ...More..

Amazon buys router company Eero to hook deeper into the home
by | Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Amazon buys router company Eero to hook deeper into the home

Amazon announced today that it's buying eero, a popular mesh router start-up that has made easy-to-setup whole home Wi-Fi without dead zones. "We have a shared vision that the smart home experience can get ...More..

Morgan Stanley acquring Calgary-based Solium Capital in $1.1B deal
by | Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Morgan Stanley acquring Calgary-based Solium Capital in $1.1B deal

Morgan Stanley already has 320 share scheme clients that collectively manage schemes on behalf of 1.5 million employees, although its focus is on Fortune 500 companies. Shares of Morgan Stanley rose 0.9 per cen...More..

Opec oil production falls as Saudi Arabia slashes output
by | Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Opec oil production falls as Saudi Arabia slashes output

Oil Storage Tanks at Cushing, OKThe global oil market will struggle this year to absorb fast-growing crude supply from outside OPEC, even with the group's production cuts and US sanctions on Venezuela and Iran...More..

Ghosn changes lawyer team, adds hotshot attorney, in change of strategy
by | Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Ghosn changes lawyer team, adds hotshot attorney, in change of strategy

He has denied the charges. A former prosecutor, Otsuru's representation of Ghosn pitted him against one of his old colleagues. The scandal has already cost Ghosn his leadership positions at Nissan and partner...More..

May delay: UK PM asks lawmakers for more time on Brexit
by | Wednesday, February 13, 2019

May delay: UK PM asks lawmakers for more time on Brexit

The government has tabled an amendable motion for debate on Thursday, seeking the House's continued support for the prime minister to demand "alternative arrangements" on the controversial Irish backstop . The...More..

Airline sues passenger who missed his flight
by | Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Airline sues passenger who missed his flight

The hack took advantage of the airlines' ticketing system, whereby multi-stop journeys are typically cheaper than non-stop flights. If a passenger books a flight from Sofia to Warsaw with an ongoing connectio...More..

Tesla owners to soon get a Dog Mode
by | Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Tesla owners to soon get a Dog Mode

According to an article published by CNET , the official Twitter account of Tesla Owners Silicon Valley tweeted Elon Musk about some updates on the "Sentry Mode". The mode will also include a message on the ...More..

by | Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Consumer Inflation At 2.05% In January, Lowest Since June 2017

Factory output growth in the previous month was revised downwards to 0.3 per cent, from 0.5 per cent previously. The Retail Prices Index (RPI), a separate measure of inflation, was 2.5 per cent, down from 2.7...More..

Allegiant Airlines announces flights from Wichita to Destin, Florida
by | Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Allegiant Airlines announces flights from Wichita to Destin, Florida

A Shreveport Regional Airport Facebook post says the first flight will take off May 17 and is now scheduled to continue through September 2. "We are thrilled to celebrate our 13 nonstop destination at ABE, as...More..

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport rolls towards Geneva debut
by | Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport rolls towards Geneva debut

Its lightweight, compact body combined with an SUV's commanding driver sightlines give the ASX excellent handling and easy drivability. For European markets, Mitsubishi says the updated ASX will again b...More..

Bezos probe concludes mistress' brother was Enquirer source
by | Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Bezos probe concludes mistress' brother was Enquirer source

U.S. President Donald Trump returns to the White House after receiving his annual physical exam at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on February 8, 2019 in Washington, DC. When Stephanopoulos d...More..

Man accepts lottery jackpot in 'Scream' mask
by | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Man accepts lottery jackpot in 'Scream' mask

Last month, a man in Iowa won $1 on a scratch ticket and drove all the way down to lottery headquarters and insisted on being paid out with a massive novelty cheque. Andrew Parish, Kingston, Jamaica, in the G...More..

McDonald’s Donut Sticks Look Like Churros But Even Better
by | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

McDonald’s Donut Sticks Look Like Churros But Even Better

The golden brown treat is sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, and has a crunchy outside and soft inside. McDonald's is adding cinnamon sugar-dusted doughnut sticks to its breakfast menu, as it faces increased comp...More..

Top US officials arrive in China for trade talks as deadline looms
by | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Top US officials arrive in China for trade talks as deadline looms

Beijing asserts almost all of the South China Sea as its territorial waters. Negotiators from the world's two largest economies began their latest round of talks this week ahead of the March 1 deadline for a...More..