This week, it was colder in Florida than it was in Alaska

But don’t let the weather fool you about the climate. Orange you glad it didn’t snow harder? Wikimedia Commons Though it sounds like a factoid ripped straight from Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, experts confirmed that Jacksonville, Florida really was colder than Anchorage, Alaska on Tuesday. With strange weather fronts and severe storms blowing across the… Please follow and like us:

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Trust in digital technology will be the internet’s next frontier, for 2018 and beyond

By Bhaskar Chakravorti, Senior Associate Dean, International Business & Finance, Tufts University. Trust in online systems varies around the world. Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock.com After decades of unbridled enthusiasm – bordering on addiction – about all things digital, the public may be losing trust in technology. Online information isn’t reliable, whether it appears in the form of news,… Please follow and like us:

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Sharp Reactions in Congress to Trump Tweet on North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweet warning North Korea’s leader that he has a “Nuclear Button” that is “much bigger & more powerful” than Kim Jong Un’s set off a series of sharp reactions Wednesday on Capitol Hill as the Senate gaveled in for its first day of business in 2018. “It’s embarrassing, it’s counterproductive and it’s… Please follow and like us:

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How to find the best apps—and avoid the duds

Become an expert app hunter. Download only the best apps for your device. Apple To make your life as convenient and productive as possible, you should fill your phone with the most fun and useful apps available. But with millions of app-store listings to check out, you can easily waste time on pointless or even dangerous… Please follow and like us:

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China covertly offering North Korea missiles, aid to halt nuclear program

China’s Communist Party adopted a secret plan in September to bolster the North Korean government with increased aid and military support, including new missiles, if Pyongyang halts further nuclear tests, according to an internal party document. The document, labeled “top secret” and dated Sept. 15 – just 12 days after North Korea’s latest underground nuclear blast… Please follow and like us:

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Trump Praises Iranian Protesters, Assails ‘Brutal and Corrupt’ Regime

U.S. President Donald Trump praised Iranian protesters Tuesday, saying they were “finally acting against the brutal and corrupt” regime in Tehran, even as Iran’s supreme leader accused the government’s enemies of stirring the violent anti-government demonstrations. Trump contended in a Twitter comment that “all of the money” that his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, “so foolishly… Please follow and like us:

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Straightening of curve at derailment site near Seattle had not been state priority

SEATTLE — The curve where Amtrak Cascades 501 derailed Dec. 18, killing three people, was identified years ago as an obstacle to Washington state’s dream of creating high-speed rail. The corridor between Lakewood and Nisqually “includes unsuitable sharp curvature,” said the state’s long-range plan, written in 2006. “A new connection, largely on structure because of differences… Please follow and like us:

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Social media companies should ditch clickbait, and compete over trustworthiness

By Aram Sinnreich, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, American University School of Communication and Barbara Romzek, Professor of Public Administration and Policy, American University. It’s time to build trust. Arthimedes/Shutterstock.com Social media websites and online services, created to profit from connecting people and encouraging global conversations, have a deep and troubling dark side. Malicious users have… Please follow and like us:

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Trump tweet trashes Amazon, USPS shipping price breaks

WASHINGTON, December 30, 2017: Just when you thought this New Year’s weekend would be a quiet one, the President fired off another provocative Trump tweet this Friday a.m.: Why is the United States Post Office, which is losing many billions of dollars a year, while charging Amazon and others so little to deliver their packages, making… Please follow and like us:

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9 things you’ll likely pay more for in 2018

With 2017 just about in our rear view, it’s a good time to remember that pretty much nothing stays static over an extended period. Prices are no exception. That’s why it’s important that we adjust our expectations (and our budget) for 2018. Unless you always buy in bulk and have loaded up gobs and gobs of… Please follow and like us:

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Facebook, Twitter Threatened With Sanctions in Britain

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter could face sanctions in Britain if they fail to be more forthcoming in providing details about Russian disinformation campaigns that used their platforms in the run-up to last year’s Brexit referendum, the chairman of a British parliamentary inquiry committee warned. The companies have been given until January 18 to hand… Please follow and like us:

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12 bad tech habits you need to resolve to stop doing this New Year

Give 2018 a fresh start. A new year, a new start with your apps and gadgets. Annie Spratt/Unsplash Your brain may make New Year’s resolutions hard to keep, but that doesn’t stop us from promising to improve our lives each December. As 2017 turns into 2018, make sure you don’t forget about bettering your digital life… Please follow and like us:

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SpaceX Satellite Launch Pictures Show Alien-Like Scene In California Sky

The sky above California was lit with an alien scene Thursday evening as private spaceflight company SpaceX launched 10 of its Iridium satellites. Bystanders captured pictures of the eerie and beautiful spacescape along with their own explanations of what was happening. SpaceX planned to launch the satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, California. The… Please follow and like us:

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Coinbase Down: As Bitcoin Price Falls, Exchange Temporarily Halts Buying, Selling

Friday’s sudden plummeting of bitcoin prices has people asking if the cryptocurrency bubble is popping and now a major player in the space is temporarily halting all buying and selling on its exchange. Coinbase announced the news on its site Friday morning. “All buys and sells have been temporarily disabled. We are working on a fix… Please follow and like us:

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Republican tax plan headed to president

WASHINGTON — The House and Senate passed the sweeping GOP tax plan on near-party-line votes as congressional Republicans moved to give President Donald Trump his most significant legislative victory of the year — one that has come at a steep political cost. Polling indicates the $1.5-trillion package remains broadly unpopular, contributing to a political environment in… Please follow and like us:

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