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China joked about Trump’s tariffs: ‘It is only polite to reciprocate.’ Then it did.

BEIJING — The Chinese Foreign Ministry is not known for its sense of humor. But when the Trump administration announced plans to impose $50 billion worth of tariffs, it issued an unusually tart response.<p>On Tuesday, the White House warned that it plans to hit Chinese electronic, aerospace and …

China

Obama Cruelly Taunted Trump in Letter Riddled with Multisyllabic Words

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Barack Obama used the occasion of Donald Trump’s Inauguration to viciously taunt the incoming President by writing him a letter riddled with multisyllabic words, sources revealed on Sunday.<p>According to those familiar with the letter, Obama packed it with …

Donald Trump

Counter-protesters block neo-Nazi march to Berlin prison

BERLIN (AP) — Left-wing groups and Berlin residents prevented more than 500 far-right extremists from marching Saturday to the place where high-ranking Nazi official Rudolf Hess died 30 years ago.<p>Police in riot gear kept the neo-Nazis and an estimated 1,000 counter-protesters apart as the two sides …

Rights & Freedoms

These 5 Drugs Could Be Worth $45 Billion -- and They're Not Even on the Market Yet

Biogen, Johnson & Johnson, Lilly, AbbVie, and Celgene could have huge winners on their hands in the near future.<p>$45 billion for five experimental …

Biotechnology

46 House Republicans join Democrats in backing a US military study on climate-change threats

During his Senate confirmation hearing in January, Mattis described global warming as a "driver of instability" requiring a broader, "whole-of-government response."<p>So it was significant that the House on Thursday defeated an amendment to national defense authorization legislation that would have …

Climate Change

Wow! 92% of Patients Prefer Medical Marijuana to Opioids, New Survey Shows

Favorability toward medical weed is growing, but don't expect the federal government to change its stance anytime soon.<p>The marijuana industry has …

Cannabis

Brain-Eating Amoeba Found In Louisiana Tap Water; People Warned To Avoid Water In Nose

Louisiana’s Department of Health confirmed this week that brain-eating amoeba had been found in two water systems in the state.<p>Traces of Naegleria fowleri, a single-celled organism that can cause a rare, but fatal, brain disease, was found during routine water testing of Ouachita Parish’s North …

Immigration

India could become the first digital, cashless society

It's called India Stack.<p><b>The Foundations of a New Financial System</b><p>Before 2009, half of all Indians didn't have any form of identification, not even a birth certificate.<p>Without a form of identification, citizens couldn't access services like banking, insurance, or even get a driver's license. As …

India

Robots are preparing to fill 200,000 vacant construction jobs

However, that may not be the case in the construction industry.<p>In fact, with a growing shortage in labor, it's one sector that's particularly well-suited for an automation takeover.<p>According to a report released by McKinsey & Company earlier this year, the world of construction suffers from …

Construction Industry
Computer Hardware

5 Top Funds for Your 401(k)

It's difficult to recommend specific 401(k) funds, but here's a guide to help you pick the best funds available to you.<p>The problem with giving 401(k) …

This smartphone controlled paper airplane is so much more fun than a drone

Drones? Pfffff, quadcopters are old news. They’re great if you want to spend thousands of dollars on a professional-grade model that you use for …

Drones keep dropping drugs and porn into prisons

Used for smuggling into federal prisons a dozen times in five years<p>A new report from <i>USA Today</i> found that drones have been used more than a dozen times to fly contraband into federal prisons over the last five years, as scattered reports suggest the smuggling operations have proven popular.<p>The paper …

Drones
North Korea

Is Trump launching a new New World Order?

Call it the Petro-Powers vs. the Greens<p>That Donald Trump is a grand disruptor when it comes to international affairs is now a commonplace observation in the establishment media. By snubbing NATO and withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, we’ve been told, President Trump is dismantling the …

Geopolitics

Intel and Microsoft’s latest investment binge shows AI land grab is intensifying

Intel and Microsoft have been on something of an artificial intelligence (AI) investment binge of late, with the chip and software giants announcing a slew of deals this week via their respective VC arms — Intel Capital and Microsoft Ventures.<p>Perhaps the most notable of these was Element AI, which …

Donald Trump is proving too stupid to be president

The evidence continues to mount that he is far from smart — so far, in fact, that he may not be capable of carrying out his duties as president.<p>There is, for example, the story of how Trump met with the pastors of two major Presbyterian churches in New York.<p>"I did very, very well with evangelicals …

Donald Trump

10 Highest-Yielding Dividend Stocks in The Dow Jones Industrial Average

All 30 Dow components pay dividends, and here are the top 10.<p>The <b>Dow Jones Industrial Average</b> is made up of 30 of the most established and mature U.S. …

Investing

Elon Musk wants to link computers to our brains to prevent an existential threat to humanity

Elon Musk is a busy guy.<p>He's developing electric vehicles, self-driving cars, tunnel-boring infrastructure technology, and re-usable rockets (with the goal of getting humans to Mars).<p>Given Musk's ambitiousness, it's not totally surprising that he is also launching a company that will look into ways …

Singularity

Sixty-Four Percent Of U.S. Households Have Amazon Prime

Amazon is big. Four out of every $10 spent online in the U.S. is with Amazon (43%). Eighty percent of online growth comes from Amazon sales. Currently, there are approximately 80 million Amazon Prime members – that’s 64% of households in the U.S.! These stats and facts about Amazon come from the …

eCommerce

The US is looking at a major tank upgrade, but a weapon to counter it is already out there

The US Army is considering various systems to better shield tanks and armored vehicles from RPGs, antitank missiles, and other enemy fire.<p>But the latest version of the RPG, a staple in the arsenals of Russia and other forces, may already be a step ahead of the active-protection systems the US may …

Military

There's An AI Revolution Underway And It's Happening In Canada

Watch out U.S.—there’s a new startup hotbed in town and it’s coming from our neighbors to the north. I recently spent a week in Toronto and Montreal working with new startups and can’t believe the passion and energy I felt there. The DNA of Canadian entrepreneurs is charged with technical …

Startups

Experts think bitcoin's tech is the future of finance

Even if bitcoin fades into obscurity, finance experts believe that the technology behind it will live on and even change how financial services work. According to a study conducted by Swiss non-profit World Economic Forum, the blockchain, which is the public ledger that makes bitcoin transactions …

Big data’s humble beginnings

Joe Apprendi Contributor<p>Joe Apprendi is a general partner at Revel Partners.<p>Clicks. Once upon a time they were the most powerful tool in assessing online ad performance. A humble beginning, but much has changed. The data-driven measurement and predictive analytics technologies that launched adtech …

Big Data

5 useful robots that will make your annoying chores fun again

While we aren’t living in any sky-rise <i>Jetsons</i> apartments just yet, home automation has come long away since its humble beginnings. Dishwashers have …

Robotics

Why the year of VR glasses will morph into the decade of AR

Innovative new applications using virtual reality headsets are seemingly popping up everywhere these days, especially in the gaming, education, and entertainment arenas. While we will likely look back at 2016 as the year of VR, many industry observers believe augmented reality (AR) glasses may …

Top-Secret NSA Report Details Russian Hacking Effort Days Before 2016 Election

The report indicates that Russian hacking may have penetrated further into U.S. voting systems than was previously understood. It states …

Cybersecurity

Apple's HomePod speaker pumps up the volume on tech rivals

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Apple is hoping a new smart home speaker will strike a chord with music lovers — the latest test of the iPhone maker's ability to redefine markets originally staked out by its rivals.<p>The trend-setting company also is putting new twists on existing products as it delves …

Apple

Snapchat buys a company to help it better track your whereabouts

Snap may have lost a bunch of money last quarter, and by a bunch we mean $2.2 billion. But it's just a young company trying to build a sustainable …