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The UN Plans to Hit North Korea With Harsh New Sanctions Wednesday

The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on Wednesday to impose new sanctions on North Korea for its fifth and largest nuclear test, …

Google warns journalists and professors: Your account is under attack

A flurry of social media reports suggests a major hacking campaign has been uncovered.<p>Google is warning prominent journalists and professors that …

China's Ctrip agrees to acquire airfare comparison website Skyscanner for £1.4bn

The deal would be completed by end-2016, subject to customary closing conditions.<p>Ctrip.com International has agreed to acquire UK-based airfare …

Mark Zuckerberg Sells Another $95 Million In Facebook Stock

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sold another $95 million in Facebook stock within the past week, another step towards his goal of donating 99% of his Facebook stake to improve the world within his lifetime.<p>The Chan Zuckerberg Foundation and CZI Holdings LLC, the two entities that Zuckerberg and his …

Facebook

Apple reportedly stops making WiFi routers

We hope you weren't dead set on getting a new AirPort Extreme any time soon. <i>Bloomberg</i> sources claim that Apple has "disbanded" its WiFi router division, quietly ramping it down over the past year as team members joined other divisions (including the Apple TV group). Reportedly, the shutdown is …

Wi-Fi

6.9-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan's Honshu island on Tuesday, triggering tsunami waves and bringing back traumatic memories for locals of the devastating 2011 Fukushima disaster.<p>Residents in Fukushima Prefecture braced for the worst after a tsunami warning was issued early Tuesday …

Theresa May Hints at Transitional Brexit Deal for U.K. in Pro-Business Push

British Prime Minister Theresa May has hinted that she would pursue a transitional arrangement with the EU to soften the blow for U.K. business after …

Watch Tesla Model S P85D's lightning-quick acceleration prevent an accident

When we think about Tesla, the conversation often tips toward Autopilot, its self-driving feature. Less discussed, but equally impressive, are the numerous features that might just save your life while you’re piloting the car.<p>Tesla owner Jason Hughes captured one of these moments. The video above …

Wall Street keen for a fellow traveler at Treasury | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - With President-elect Donald Trump promising to spend as much as half a trillion dollars on infrastructure and slash taxes – initiatives that could add dramatically to the U.S. debt and balloon the budget deficit - Wall Street is far more focused on who will next head the U.S. …

Obama urges allies to keep an open mind about Trump as president leaves Europe

President Obamaleft Europe on Friday urging U.S. allies to keep their relationships strong — and to keep an open mind about President-elect Donald Trump.<p>In his final meeting as president with five key European allies, Obama praised the importance of NATO and other multilateral organizations, …

U.S., Peru Seize $30M in Counterfeit Dollars, Biggest Bust Ever

WASHINGTON — U.S. and Peruvian agents have seized a record $30 million in counterfeit dollars in the biggest netting of fake greenbacks ever by the U.S. Secret Service, the agency said on Thursday.<p>The stash was discovered when more than 1,500 Peruvian police, along with Secret Service agents, …

Secret Service

Sanders: If Trump has the 'guts' to take on corporate America, he's got an ally

<b>(CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump will find himself with an unlikely ally if he makes good on his promise to be an economic populist challenging corporate America, Bernie Sanders said Thursday.<p>"If Mr. Trump has the guts to stand up to those corporations," said the former Democratic presidential …

This $5 device can hack password-protected computers in just 30 seconds

Even the strongest passwords are fallible, and as Samy Kamkar demonstrates, sometimes it doesn’t take much.<p>Kamkar’s new exploit, PoisonTap, uses free software and a $5 Raspberry Pi Zero microcomputer. After attaching the Raspberry Pi to a USB adapter and plugging it in, the device goes to work. In …

Facebook and Google are optimistically asking Trump to work on immigration reform

The Internet Association, an industry body that represents Google, Facebook, and Amazon, among others, has sent Trump an open letter congratulating him on his shock win and laying out its policy priorities— including protecting strong encryption and carrying out surveillance reform, patent reform, …

The US will no longer feel like a haven for Jews under Trump

To the long list of things that Donald Trump’s election has upended, we should add one more: the way Jews see the world.<p>Bannon’s unveiling as Trump’s chief strategist is a layer cake of horrors | Lindy West<p>Read more<p>For most of the last century, Jews have regarded America as a safe haven. While …

Donald Trump

Telstra launches Smart Home devices and pricing

Telstra customers can sign up for a Smart Home package for AU$25 per month, with a choice between two packages and the ability to add on more IoT …

Nike's Self-Lacing Sneakers Won't Actually Cost $1,000 A Pair

We in 2016 still don’t have flying cars yet, but <i>Back to the Future</i> has successfully predicted something other than Donald Trump.<p>After giving away …

Banks surge on hopes Trump victory will ease regulation

expectation that Donald Trump’s victory in the US election will result in less intense regulation on the financial sector was a major driver behind two of Britain’s biggest banks leaping to the top of the FTSE 100 yesterday.<p>Barclays took the top spot on the blue-chip leaderboard, rising 5.2pc or …

'He is gonna try to kill cops': 911 calls reveal the terror of Orlando nightclub shooting

By 3:20 a.m. on June 12, officers had figured out the gunman in Orlando's Pulse nightclub was Omar Mateen and were dialing his cellphone repeatedly. Most of the time, he didn't pick up.<p>When a negotiator who called himself "Officer Andy" dialed and redialed, he and another police officer talked …

Leaked Brexit memo: Whitehall struggling to cope and no single plan

Whitehall is struggling to cope with the scale of work generated by the Brexit vote and the lack of a common strategy among cabinet ministers, according to a report about a leaked Cabinet Office memo.<p>The note found that departments were working on more than 500 projects related to leaving the EU …

Civil Service

Dollar Hits an 11-Month High as Yields Spike

The U.S. dollar hit an 11-month peak on Monday as the risk of faster domestic inflation and wider budget deficits if Donald Trump goes on a U.S. spending binge sent Treasury and other benchmark global bond yields ever higher.<p>It was a painful mix for assets in many emerging market countries. …

Clinton, Obama pledge unity behind Trump presidency | Reuters

(Reuters) - Republican Donald Trump put aside the celebrations and focussed on Wednesday on his 73-day transition to the White House as rival Hillary Clinton promised to bury the bitterness of their long presidential race and work to unify a divided country.<p>After Trump’s stunning upset of the …

CNN's 'Unprecedented': Trump told Christie he didn't think he'd last past October 2015

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's February endorsement of Donald Trump shocked observers as the first sign of capitulation from the Republican establishment to the man who would eventually become their nominee -- and then their president.<p>It could've easily been the other way …

RBS chairman calls on Theresa May to draw up Brexit transitional plan

The chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland has warned that banks could pull operations out of Britain unless Theresa May draws up transitional arrangements for the country’s exit from the EU.<p>Sir Howard Davies said it would be damaging if there was no transitional plan and that banks would have to make …

Financial Services

In phone call, China's Xi tells Trump cooperation is only choice | Reuters

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. President-elect Donald Trump that cooperation was the only choice for relations between the world’s two largest economies, with Trump saying the two had established a “clear sense of mutual respect”.<p>There has been intense …

Donald Trump snubs Theresa May by calling string of other world leaders before the Prime Minister

The state of the 'special relationship' was thrown into doubt today after Donald Trump snubbed Theresa May by calling a string of world leaders first.<p>…

Student Finance loans 'illegal and unenforceable', says top lawyer

Government student loans are “illegal” and “unenforceable”, a top lawyer has said, arguing that graduates must be reimbursed for signing misleading …

College & University

Donald Trump Invites Theresa May To Visit His White House 'As Soon As Possible'

ASSOCIATED PRESS<p>Donald Trump has invited Theresa May to visit him as “as soon as possible” once he takes over as President of the United States, …

The Unexpected Management Genius of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg

<b>By Adam Lashinsky</b><p>Photo: Courtesy of Facebook<p>November 10, 2016, 6:30 AM EDT<p>Here’s what you can learn from Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year.<p>The …

Tesla doubles the energy density of its commercial batteries

While Tesla's solar roof / Powerwall event isn't until tomorrow, the product that preceded both, its commercial... cousin, Powerpack, has been upgraded and is already shipping to companies. The company says Powerpack 2 has double the energy density than the original model, paired with a new …

Clean Energy