Daily Archives: July 10, 2018

Samsung’s ‘Galaxy Watch’ trademark fuels speculation about a Wear OS device

Samsung’s got a new smartwatch on the way. That much seems certain. It’s been about a year since the last big announcement, and the company is about to have two large platforms in the form of August’s Note 9 Unpacked event and Berlin’s IFA trade show the following month. A couple of new tidbits, however, are fueling speculation that things ...

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Is insurance a rich enough game to disrupt?

Martha Notaras Contributor For the last decade, the largest technology companies have increasingly looked outside of tech to grow their operations. From automotive to retail to groceries, these companies use massive competitive advantages in the form of data, consumer relationships and software engineers to fundamentally change markets. Now, companies like Apple and Google and Amazon are eyeing innovation across the ...

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Israel wants to send landing craft to the Moon by year’s end (VIDEO)

Israel aims to be the fourth country in the world to land an unmanned spacecraft on the Moon, the SpaceIL nonprofit organization announced. If the December launch goes well, the Israeli flag may grace the Moon by next February. “We will put the Israeli flag on the Moon,” said Ido Anteby, CEO of SpaceIL, during Tuesday’s press conference in Tel Aviv, ...

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FBI agent who shot a man while showing dance moves at Denver nightclub allowed to carry weapon again

An FBI agent charged with second-degree assault, after accidentally shooting and wounding a person while performing his dance moves, may still carry a gun on and off duty, a court in Denver has ruled. Chase Bishop, 29, shot to nationwide fame on June 2 during a dance battle at the Mile High Spirits club in Denver, Colorado where his federally ...

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Is insurance a rich enough game to disrupt?

Martha Notaras Contributor For the last decade, the largest technology companies have increasingly looked outside of tech to grow their operations. From automotive to retail to groceries, these companies use massive competitive advantages in the form of data, consumer relationships and software engineers to fundamentally change markets. Now, companies like Apple and Google and Amazon are eyeing innovation across the ...

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Monsanto accused of ‘fraud & bullying’ during court hearing on ‘probably carcinogenic’ weed killer

Agrochemical giant Monsanto has engaged in “scientific fraud” and bullying, in attempts to conceal that its popular weed killer Roundup has potential links to cancer, a lawyer has argued, in a landmark lawsuit against the company. The global chemical corporation has “specifically gone out of its way to bully … and to fight independent researchers,” said attorney Brent Wisner, speaking at ...

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With Lockbox and Notes, Mozilla launches its first set of mobile Test Pilot experiments

Mozilla’s Test Pilot program for Firefox has long been the organization’s way to trial some of its more experimental ideas for new browser features. Now it’s expanding this program to include mobile apps, too, with the launch Firefox Lockbox, of a password manager for iOS and Notes by Firefox, a note-taking app for Android. Both apps have a connection to ...

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US accuses Iran of using diplomats as cover for terrorism

The US views Iranian embassies in Europe as a cover for plotting terrorist attacks, State Department officials said, after Tehran slammed the arrest of its diplomatic envoy as an outlandish ‘false flag’ operation. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo intends to urge European allies to scrutinize Iranian diplomats more closely, an unnamed official told reporters on the way from the ...

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US releases $200bn list of Chinese products for possible new tariffs

Accusing China of not negotiating “seriously” on trade, the Trump administration has released a list of products it wants to impose a ten percent tariff on, amounting to $ 200 billion. The new tariffs would kick in within 60 days. The 200-page document, released on Tuesday by the US Trade Representative’s office, gives notice to those who wish to comment ...

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Ex-Apple employee charged with stealing self-driving car secrets

A former Apple employee who downloaded a plan for a self-driving car circuit board and booked a flight to China was arrested at the San Jose airport on July 7th. The man, Xiaolang Zhang, had made known that he was going to go work for a Chinese self-driving car startup and was bouncing with the secrets, perhaps as a bounty ...

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