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  • Huawei CFO seeks bail, cites health fears behind bars: court documents A top executive of China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd argued that she should be let out on bail while awaiting an extradition hearing due to severe hypertension and fears for her health while incarcerated in Canada, court documents released on Sunday showed. Source: Reuters: Huawei CFO seeks bail, cites health fears behind bars: court ...
  • Australia competition watchdog flags concerns over tech firms' use of user data Australia’s competition regulator on Monday outlined concerns about the ability of social media companies like Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google to monetize content and the extent to which consumer data is used for targeted advertising. Source: Reuters: Australia competition watchdog flags concerns over tech firms' use of user data
  • 'Hard deadline': US-China must reach trade deal by 1 March, says Lighthizer US trade representative says new tariffs will be imposed if trade negotiations are not achieved by the 90-day deadlineUS-China trade negotiations must achieve success by 1 March or new tariffs will be imposed, US trade representative Robert Lighthizer said on Sunday, clarifying the “hard deadline” after a week of seeming… Source: The Guardian: 'Hard deadline': ...
  • People Are Refusing to Use Self-Checkout Because It’ll “Kill Jobs” Fighting The Tide A new story by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation looks at a group of people who are fighting the future: shoppers who refuse to use self-checkout lines because they’re worried they’ll lead to job loss. “They’re trying to basically herd everyone in, get everyone used to the self-checkouts to… Source: Futurism: People Are Refusing ...
  • China summons US ambassador over Huawei CFO's arrest Terry Branstad urged to cancel arrest warrant for Meng Wanzhou and end her ‘egregious’ detention China has summoned the US ambassador in Beijing to protest about the detention of a senior Huawei executive in Canada after US law enforcement officials issued a warrant for her arrest last week.The official Xinhua… Source: The Guardian: China summons ...
  • This Island Nation is Getting Power From Sugarcane Instead of Oil Pour Some Sugar On Me The island nation of Mauritius has little in the way of natural resources — historically, it’s depended on imported petroleum to generate electricity. But increasingly, according to Phys.org, leadership on the island is preparing for an energy-scarce future. They’re investing in solar, wind and hydropower, but… Source: Futurism: This Island Nation ...
  • China Warns of 'Grave Consequences' Over Arrest of Huawei Executive China has warned the Canadian ambassador that if Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of telecom and tech giant Huawei, is not released, there will be “grave consequences,” CBS News reported on Sunday.Read more… Source: Gizmodo : China Warns of 'Grave Consequences' Over Arrest of Huawei Executive
  • Rep. Jerry Nadler Says Trump Hush Payments Could Be Impeachable Offense Many eyes currently are on Democratic Rep. Jerrold “Jerry” Nadler because he likely will become the next chairman of the House Judiciary Committee come January.Read more… Source: Gizmodo : Rep. Jerry Nadler Says Trump Hush Payments Could Be Impeachable Offense
  • A New Battery Could Store Ten Times the Power as Lithium-Ion Batteries Not Included Batteries are great. They power many hallmarks of the future, from smartphones to electric cars. The problem, of course, is that batteries never seem to last quite long enough on a charge — and their environmental footprint is substantial. Now, though, an all-star team of researchers from Caltech,… Source: Futurism: A New Battery ...
  • The First Sex Robot Was Conceived in Ancient Greece The age of android brothels and lifelike sex robots may seem cutting edge—until you’ve heard the story of the man who had sex with his ivory sculptures, and the Greeks who habitually had public intercourse with statues.Read more… Source: Gizmodo : The First Sex Robot Was Conceived in Ancient Greece
  • Watch a US Spy Satellite Launch Fail Seconds Before Liftoff Spy Satellite Late last night, a U.S. spy satellite was scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard a Delta IV Heavy rocket built by the United Launch Alliance. But at the last moment — just 7.5 seconds before liftoff, according to Space.com — mission control was forced to abort… Source: Futurism: Watch a US ...
  • Elon Musk on Tesla’s Manufacturing Woes: “It Was Life or Death” Life or Death Tesla CEO Elon Musk said this week that his electric car company faced an existential crisis when it ran into trouble manufacturing the Model 3, its hotly anticipated all-electric sedan. “It was life or death,” Musk said during an interview with the CBS show 60 Minutes. “Those betting… Source: Futurism: Elon Musk on ...
  • The Kindle Paperwhite Is Finally Waterproof, and On Sale For the First Time Ever Basically every device Amazon makes was on sale for Black Friday, with one glaring exception: The new, waterproof, Bluetooth-equipped Kindle Paperwhite. So if you were holding out on a deal for all your pool and bathtub reading needs, your patience has been rewarded today with a $30 discount.Read more… Source: Gizmodo : The Kindle ...
  • Where is the boundary between your phone and your mind? As our online existences become less distinct from ‘real life’, experts raise concern about the growing power of big techMany of the boundary lines in our lives are highly literal, and, for the most part, this is how we’ve been trained to think of boundaries: as demarcations shored up by… Source: The Guardian: Where is ...
  • The 20 best gadgets of 2018 From electric bikes and fold-up drones to combat robots and digital skipping ropes… the year’s most desirable technologyInstead of relying on heat, this innovative device employs the Coanda jet-flow effect (which helps keep planes airborne) to wrap and style hair. It requires relearning how to coax your locks, but you… Source: The Guardian: The 20 ...

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