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Ex-NASA engineer makes holiday comeback with updated trap to catch out doorstep delivery thieves

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The former NASA engineer-turned-YouTube star, who earned viral acclaim last year with his glitter bomb booby trap for doorstep delivery thieves, has made a festive comeback — just in time for season’s gift-giving spike. Source link: Click here for more
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With Xi’s backing, China looks to become a world leader in blockchain as US policy is absent

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President Xi says China needs to “seize the opportunities” presented by blockchain, in what appears to be one of the first instances of a major world leader backing the tech. Source link: Click here for more
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Why digital health has been such a disappointment, and how to change that

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Let’s face it: Digital health has been one of the more disappointing areas of investment in decades. Neal Khosla, founder of Curai, explains why that is. Source link: Click here for more
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Prime Leverage: How Amazon Wields Power in the Technology World

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Software start-ups have a phrase for what Amazon is doing to them: ‘strip-mining’ them of their innovations. SEATTLE — Elastic, a software start-up in Amsterdam, was rapidly building its business and had grown to 100 employees. Then Amazon came along. In October 2015, Amazon’s cloud computing arm announced it was...
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Why in the next decade companies will launch thousands more satellites than in all of history

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SpaceX, OneWeb, Amazon and more have plans to launch tens of thousands of internet satellites in the next decade. Source link: Click here for more
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The highest-paying freelance jobs of 2020 where you can earn $90,000 or more

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The 25 highest-paying freelance jobs in 2020 where you can earn $90,000 or more range from contract law and data visualization analyst to digital marketing consultant, according to Upwork. Source link: Click here for more
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As Google, Apple and others get into the banking business, here’s what you need to know

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Google, Amazon, T-Mobile and Apple are all vying for your cash, but before you open a checking account, here’s how they measure up to a traditional bank. Source link: Click here for more
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How open-source software took over the world

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Software used to be proprietary, but over the past decade, open-source tools have seen a meteoric rise. This software is freely available and is developed collaboratively, maintained by a broad network that includes everyone from unpaid volunteers to employees at competing tech companies. Here’s how the business model works. Source...
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Space investing became real this year as Morgan Stanley hosts packed NYC investor summit

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Morgan Stanley hosted its second annual space summit for investors, featuring the leaders of Virgin Galactic, Planet Labs, Maxar and more. Source link: Click here for more
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Adobe’s stock jumps to record close as investors cheer cloud transition

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Adobe rose almost 4% on Friday, closing at an all-time high and reflecting the company’s extended move from desktop software to the cloud. Source link: Click here for more
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Alexa can now respond in the voice of Samuel L. Jackson — here’s how to set it up

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You can now ask Alexa to talk to Samuel L. Jackson to get him to read you the weather, the news, your calendar entries and more. It costs $1. Here’s how to set it up. Source link: Click here for more
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Facebook lost some hard drives in a car break-in, but employees probably shouldn’t worry — here’s why

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Theft of unencrypted hard drives from a Facebook employee’s car led the company to announce another privacy and security incident to its employees. For a number of reasons, however, the employees probably shouldn’t worry, and the public probably shouldn’t be surprised. Source link: Click here for more
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Apple dodges iPhone tariff after Trump confirms trade deal agreement with China

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The deal in the midst of the Christmas shopping season is a major reprieve for Apple, which has established a massive supply chain based in China that produced 218 million iPhones in 2018. Source link: Click here for more
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Former refugee develops video game that puts you in search of peace

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Washington — A new video game went on sale Thursday that may be like none you have ever seen. Perhaps, because its developer faced challenges few of us will ever experience. For Lual Mayen, this is more than a video game. It’s a personal story. The 25-year-old knows about survival....
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The 2010s had an appetite for disruption – let’s take a look back

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Disruption has become an overused and abused buzzword, but it’s an appropriate term when it comes to markets, money, technology and politics in the 2010s. Source link: Click here for more

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