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‘Patriot not alternative to S-400’: Turkey eyes buying air defense missiles from US & Europe

Turkey is discussing the purchase of surface-to-air missiles with the US and the European Union, saying the American Patriot is no alternative to Russian S-400. “I can say that our discussions with the US regarding [the purchase of] Patriot missile system are continuing,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy told reporters on Friday, as cited by the state-run Anadolu news agency. ...

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Sources: Google is buying Lytro for about $40M

Last week, Google showed off a new app to display immersive photography in virtual reality, and a multi-camera technique for capturing it, and now it looks like there may be plans to enhance that with some bolted-on technology created by a third party. Multiple sources tell us that Google is acquiring Lytro, the imaging startup that began as a ground-breaking camera company ...

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Amazon is buying smart doorbell maker Ring

With Nest’s first smart video doorbell right around the corner, Amazon is busy buying up the competition. After acquiring Blink just two months ago, Amazon is now acquiring Ring, makers of the self-titled Ring doorbell (plus a bunch of other security gear, like solar security cameras, floodlight cams and an in-home alarm system). GeekWire broke the rumor this afternoon, and ...

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Florida Governor to raise age limit for buying gun and bans bump stock sales

Governor Rick Scott declared that he wants to raise the age limit for buying a firearm in Florida to 21. The announcement comes after last week’s mass shooting in a Parkland high school that killed 17 people. “We will require all individuals purchasing firearms to be 21 or older,” Scott said in a statement on Friday. “There will be exceptions ...

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Apple could be buying cobalt from mining companies directly

Cobalt is the new oil. Car companies and battery manufacturers are all rushing to secure multiyear contracts with mining companies for their lithium-ion batteries. According to a Bloomberg report, Apple is also participating in this game as the company wants to secure its long-term supplies. The company has never done this before with cobalt. Apple relies on a ton of ...

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Inside Joymode, a subscription service saving you from buying all of the things

Surveying the retail world right now, it’s hard to see anything but Amazon. The company offers a degree of convenience for buyers of stuff that’s never been equalled (which, while being hyperbolic may also be true), and it has made consuming new crap nearly effortless. In the process it’s become the boogeyman that haunts the dreams of small retailers and ...

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Private investors buying electric power stations in Russia to mine cryptocurrency

Two electric power stations in Russia have been sold for the purpose of cryptocurrency mining, the Kommersant newspaper reported, citing sources. It is the first such deal in the country. The two power stations are in Perm Region, on the western slopes of the Middle Ural Mountains, and in the neighboring Republic of Udmurtia. The facilities will be used to ...

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Public cross 'Thin blue line': Officer defends buying dinner in uniform

Published time: 8 Jan, 2018 12:40 The Twitter community has rallied to support a UK police officer, who says he was verbally abused by a member of the public while shopping in a supermarket in his uniform. Police constable Dan Healey, attached to the Lincolnshire Police Department, gave his account online of being accosted by a man while shopping for ...

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Amazon, Microsoft staff busted buying sex workers trapped in trafficking industry

Published time: 26 Dec, 2017 13:40 Edited time: 26 Dec, 2017 14:00 Scooped-up electronic communications between pimps and tech-sector employees at reputable Seattle-based companies such as Microsoft and Amazon is another hit for the tech industry, already reeling from sexism charges. A cache of tech-sector emails sent to brothels and pimps, obtained by Newsweek via a public records request to ...

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Americans buying & selling employee uniforms in new craze to beat crowds on Black Friday

Published time: 24 Nov, 2017 01:54 Edited time: 24 Nov, 2017 01:55 The insanity for Black Friday bargains has reached new heights in the US, after one joke suggestion to sell a Walmart uniform to anyone seeking to skip ahead of the lines went viral and spawned dozens of similar but real offers. It all reportedly started with Twitter user ...

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