Daily Archives: May 10, 2018

Tech devices that make for great last-minute gifts for anyone

Makula Dunbar Contributor Editor’s note: This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter . When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. It should be easy to give a gift. But it can be hard trying to choose which gift to give. That’s especially true with technology, where products ...

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Apple invests $10M in greenhouse gas-free aluminum smelting

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard joined key execs from Apple and industrial manufacturers Alcoa and Rio Tinto to announce a new process for smelting aluminum that removes greenhouse gases from the equation. Alcoa and Rio Tinto are creating a joint venture in based in Montreal called Elysis, to help mainstream the process, with plans to ...

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7 people, including 4 children, shot dead in southwestern Australia

Seven people have been discovered dead near the town of Margaret River, south of Perth, Australia, police say. They are believed to be victims of a mass shooting, with guns found nearby. Four of the victims are children. Police were called in early on Friday morning to a rural property near Margaret River. Upon their arrival, they discovered seven people dead ...

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Trump's environment czar Pruitt in trouble over ethics

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, who is under scrutiny for his lavish spending habits at taxpayers’ expense, must answer to ethics concerns, the White House has said. “The president is pleased with the job that he’s doing as the administrator. However, the issues that have been raised that I think you guys are all familiar with ...

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The many twists and turns of hardware

Steve Sloane Contributor More posts by this contributor The mystery of the public marketplace Getting to the root of the revenue multiple Note: This is the final article in a three-part series on valuation thoughts for common sectors of venture-capital investment. The first article, which attempts to make sense of the SaaS revenue multiple, can be found here; the second, on public ...

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Amid Prince Charles' visit, Greece demands return of Elgin Marbles looted by Brits 200yrs ago

Hosting Prince Charles and his spouse, the Greek president demanded that the UK return the precious Parthenon Marbles, which were seized in the early 19th century by Thomas Elgin and exhibited in the British Museum since then. Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos voiced the request for the return of the Parthenon Marbles in the middle of a visit by Prince Charles ...

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Verizon stealthily launched a startup offering $40-per-month unlimited data, messaging and minutes

Earlier this year, Verizon quietly launched a new startup called Visible, offering unlimited data, minutes, and messaging services for the low, low price of $ 40. To subscribe for the service, users simply download the Visible app (currently available only on iOS) and register. Right now, subscriptions are invitation only and would-be subscribers have to get an invitation from someone who’s ...

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EU wants to 'replace' US after it ditched Iran nuclear deal. But can it?

Europe needs to replace the US as the world leader as Washington is no longer fits this role, the EU Commission head said following Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. Whether the EU can do it is another matter. “At this point, we have to replace the United States which as an international actor has lost vigor, and ...

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Verizon stealthily launched a startup offering $40-per-month unlimited data, messaging and minutes

Earlier this year, Verizon quietly launched a new startup called Visible, offering unlimited data, minutes, and messaging services for the low, low price of $ 40. To subscribe for the service, users simply download the Visible app (currently available only on iOS) and register. Right now, subscriptions are invitation only and would-be subscribers have to get an invitation from someone who’s ...

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Lagerfeld mulls renouncing German citizenship, blames Merkel for rise of 'neo-Nazis'

Hamburg-born fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has said he may rescind his German citizenship, saying he “hates” Chancellor Angela Merkel for paving the way for the resurgence of neo-Nazism with her open-door migrant policy. Lagerfeld, the long-time creative director of Chanel often referred to as the Emperor of fashion, took a new swipe at Merkel over her controversial migrant policy that ...

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