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Amazon’s new Part Finder helps you shop for those odd nuts and bolts

Got an odd screw, nut, bolt, washer or fastener you need to buy more of, but have no idea to how to find the right one? Amazon’s “Part Finder” can help. The company has rolled out a new feature on mobile that lets you point your camera at the item in question, so Amazon can scan it, measure it, then ...

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Google’s new ‘Grab and Go’ project helps business loan Chromebooks to their employees

At Google, the company offers a ‘Grab and Go’ program that allows employees to use self-service stations to quickly borrow and return Chromebooks without having to go through a lengthy IT approval process. Now, it’s bringing this same idea to other businesses. Chromebooks have found their place in education and a number of larger enterprise companies are also getting on ...

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Tiny ‘ghost particle’ helps scientists solve century-old space radiation mystery

A tiny ‘ghost’ subatomic particle, detected by scientists as it was racing through the Antarctic ice, may hold the key to the biggest mysteries of the universe and open up a new kind of astronomy based on the study of neutrinos. Since cosmic rays were discovered in the early 1900s, scientists have been working to find the source of the ...

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Train passenger helps rescue 26 girls from the ‘child traffickers’… with just one tweet

A train passenger is being hailed a hero after saving 26 girls from suspected child traffickers. Adarsh Shrivastava raised the alarm by tweeting authorities after spotting the girls on a train in the Uttar Pradesh, north India. Shrivastava noticed the 26 girls, who he thought looked distressed, traveling in the same carriage as him on Thursday. Concerned that something untoward ...

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Russian bank helps Venezuela defy US sanctions on cryptocurrency

The world’s first state-backed digital currency ‘el petro’ launched by Venezuela this year to circumvent US sanctions is reportedly getting help from a Russian bank. According to Associated Press, Russia’s Evrofinance Mosnarbank has become the first international financial institution so far willing to back the petro after US authorities warned potential investors over related risks. Investors who registered with Venezuela’s ...

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Petro-yuan helps Russia & China dump US dollar in oil trade

China is the world’s biggest crude consumer and buys most of its oil from Russia. However, most settlements are still in US dollars. The launch of the petro-yuan now allows Moscow and Beijing to use national currencies instead. Read more China and Russia are actively reducing dependence on the dollar in bilateral trade. In October 2017, Beijing launched a payment ...

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China helps Pakistani missile program by providing advanced tracking system – report

China has reportedly provided Pakistan with a highly advanced optical tracking system, which will be a boon to its missile program. The move is an apparent poke in the eye of India, which is becoming China’s main regional rival. The delivery of the system was reported by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in a statement, the South China Morning ...

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Amazon’s new GameOn API helps developers add eSports competitions to their games

Here’s a curious bit of news for your Monday morning: Amazon wants to be the backend for gaming tournaments. They’ve built a new, AWS-powered platform called “GameOn” for third-party developers, allowing them to easily add things like tournaments, leaderboards and leagues to their games. Fittingly for Amazon, there’s a product fulfillment aspect to the new API — competition organizers can ...

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Microsoft Soundscape helps the visually impaired navigate cities

Microsoft today launched Soundscape, a new iOS app that aims to give people who are blind or visually impaired a greater awareness of their surrounding by using 3D cues. It’s worth stressing that the app isn’t about replacing guide dogs or canes. Instead, it’s all about enriching people’s perception of their surroundings. A guide dog can’t tell you that your ...

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Microsoft Soundscape helps the visually impaired navigate cities

Microsoft today launched Soundscape, a new iOS app that aims to give people who are blind or visually impaired a greater awareness of their surrounding by using 3D cues. It’s worth stressing that the app isn’t about replacing guide dogs or canes. Instead, it’s all about enriching people’s perception of their surroundings. A guide dog can’t tell you that your ...

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