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Monthly Archives: January 2019

Freezing Minnesotans Putting “Significant Strain” On Natural Gas System; Hotel Rooms Offered Amid Outage

Residents in central Minnesota braving a historic cold snap of minus 21 degree s are being urged to turn down their thermostats and reduce how much natural gas they use, according to CBS Minnesota. The announcement by Xcel Energy is due to the extreme weather conditions which have put a “significant” strain on their natural gas infrastructure.  “We need those in Becker, ... Read More »

FBI Arrests 2nd Chinese National For Stealing Trade Secrets From Apple

We imagine there’s nothing that would put a damper on trade talks quite like another indictment accusing a Chinese national of doing the exact thing (corporate espionage and stealing US trade secrets) that senior Trump Administration officials had warned would be deal-breaking for future negotiations. Yet, on the very day high level trade talks began in Washington, it appears that’s ... Read More »

AMD’s latest earnings should have Intel and Nvidia shaking

AMD is one of the few tech companies surging on Wall Street this past week, besting the likes of Intel and Apple with favorable earnings.The chipmaker’s revenue of $1.42 billion (about £1.09bn, AU$1.97bn) for its fourth quarter means that it was up 6% year-over-year.  Yes, it narrowly missed Wall Streets’ $1.44 billion (about £1.10bn, AU$2bn) estimates, its stock price is ... Read More »

Best ergonomic office chairs 2019: top seats for comfort when working

We’re quite prepared to spend perhaps thousands of pounds on PCs, tablets or phones, and maybe a good chunk of money on a huge 4K eye-friendly monitor. But we may well be sat in front of all this expensive equipment in a £30/$30 desk chair.And while our eyes are being treated nicely by that monitor’s flicker-free or low blue light ... Read More »

The best portable laptop battery chargers and power banks in 2019

If you’re looking for an easy, portable way to charge your laptop, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve sorted through dozens of chargers and gathered up the best portable laptop battery chargers on the market.Because, if you’re trying to get some work done on one of the best laptops while traveling, then one of the top portable laptop battery ... Read More »

Galaxy S10 Plus-bound? Samsung officially reveals 1TB storage chip for smartphones

Samsung has officially introduced a 1TB embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) – in other words, the first terabyte-sized native storage solution that’ll likely make its way to mainstream phones. Presumably, this will include the company’s upcoming Galaxy S10 flagship device, which will be unveiled in less than a month.More storage is obviously a good thing in consumer devices, and they’re ... Read More »

MIT researchers are training a robot arm to play Jenga

Turns out training a robotic arm to play Jenga is a surprisingly complex task. There are, so to speak, a lot of moving parts. Researchers at MIT are putting a modified ABB IRB 120 to work with the familiar tabletop game, utilizing a soft gripper, force-sensing wrist joint and external camera to design a bot that can remove a block ... Read More »

Rigetti launches the public beta of its Quantum Cloud Services

Rigetti Computing, one of the leading startups in the quantum computing space, today announced the public beta of its Quantum Cloud Services (QCS) platform. With this, developers can get access to Rigetti’s quantum processors, as well as all the classical computing resources necessary to build and test quantum algorithms on this hybrid platform. Beta users will get $5,000 in credits toward ... Read More »

Google’s also peddling a data collector through Apple’s back door

It looks like Facebook is not the only one abusing Apple’s system for distributing employee-only apps to sidestep the App Store and collect extensive data on users. Google has been running an app called Screenwise Meter, which bears a strong resemblance to the app distributed by Facebook Research that has now been barred by Apple. In its app, Google invites ... Read More »

Nomura Spots A Key Risk In Today’s Fed Message That “Most Are Not Aware Of”

As discussed last night, going into today’s Fed decision there is a concern among traders that, as Nomura’s Charlie McElligott recaps today, it will be difficult for the Fed to not sound somewhat “hawkish” (relatively-speaking) and disappoint “doved-up” markets expectations following the recent policy outlook shift and the subsequent engineered market rally since the Dec meeting, where Committee members have ... Read More »