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As David Letterman’s first Netflix guest, Barack Obama warns against the ‘bubble’ of social media

David Letterman seems to be taking the title of his new Netflix show very seriously: On the very first episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman, he’s joined by former U.S. President Barack Obama. The episode has plenty of funny moments, like Obama ribbing Letterman about his nearly Biblical beard. But they cover substantive political topics, ...

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First sunrise in 40 days: Arctic Russian city greets daylight as polar night ends (PHOTOS)

Published time: 12 Jan, 2018 12:21 Having seen no sunlight for more than a month, the northern Russian port city of Murmansk has finally greeted a sunrise and a glimpse of daylight that lasted little more than half an hour. Crowds of local residents gathered on top of a hill to watch the sun emerge from the horizon on Thursday, ...

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Virgin Galactic’s Unity spaceplane successfully completes first 2018 test flight

Virgin Galactic conducted its first spaceplane test of the year with a high-speed flight over California’s Mojave desert. The reusable winged spacecraft is designed to carry up to eight people beyond the final frontier. Thursday’s test flight, Unity’s eleventh, went according to plan. “The glide flight tested transonic flight performance, stability and control,” said Virgin Galactic in a statement following ...

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Goldman of crypto: Billionaire bitcoin buff to launch first cryptocurrency ‘merchant bank’

Billionaire Michael Novogratz has unveiled plans to launch a full-service merchant bank dedicated to cryptocurrencies and blockchain-based ventures, with the aim of getting listed on Canada’s TSX Venture Exchange. Read more The Wall Street trader is planning to raise $ 200 million if the initial public offering (IPO) of his company is successful. The firm, named Galaxy Digital, is building ...

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Virtual Currency Girls: World gets its first cryptocurrency pop group

Published time: 11 Jan, 2018 14:50 As digital currency fever spreads across the world, a new all-girl pop band from Japan, called Kasotsuka Shojo, is on a mission to educate the public about personal finance, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Kasotsuka Shojo, which means Virtual Currency Girls, features eight singers, each representing a different virtual currency, including ethereum and ripple, that ...

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Assange getting Ecuadorian ID could be ‘first step’ to diplomatic immunity – rights activist

Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 21:39 The Ecuadorian ID reportedly granted to Julian Assange could mark his first step to obtaining diplomatic immunity, as Ecuador wants to resolve Assange’s indefinite embassy stay, human rights activist Peter Tatchell told RT. “Granting an identity card is potentially the first step towards granting citizenship of Ecuador. And there is a possibility that he ...

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Google’s first WorldSense VR headset, the Lenovo Mirage Solo, ships in Q2 for ‘under $400’

We got our first full look at a positionally tracked Daydream headset running Google’s WorldSense technology today. Lenovo unveiled the Mirage Solo headset today, which it hopes to ship in the second quarter of this year. The standalone device will sport a Qualcomm 835 chipset, 4GB of RAM and 64 gigs of onboard memory. It also will have dual mics, ...

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Theresa May ‘invisible’ in first photograph of new ‘white, male’ cabinet

Number 10 has released a photo of Theresa May’s first meeting with her new cabinet on Tuesday morning – but curiously, the prime minister is barely visible. Many have taken to Twitter to point out yet another gaffe. “Another optics government win – Theresa May is pretty much invisible in the photo of her new cabinet,” one user said. Another ...

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First Russian 5th generation Su-57 fighter jets to be put in service ‘very soon’

Published time: 6 Jan, 2018 14:50 The Russian military is expected to receive the first batch of fifth generation Sukhoi Su-57 fighter jets “very soon,” the corporation developing the plane said. The jet was known earlier as the PAK FA and T-50. “The newest 5th generation aviation complex T-50/PAK FA, for which we have high hopes and plans, will be ...

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Ethereum hits new high, soaring above $1,000 for first time

Published time: 5 Jan, 2018 09:28 Ethereum, the third-largest cryptocurrency by market value, has hit an all-time high after breaking through the $ 1,000 mark for the first time. The digital currency rose above $ 1,000 per unit in early trading on Thursday. Ethereum’s rise echoes that of other alternative cryptocurrencies, such as ripple, which have experienced massive surges as ...

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