North Korea’s willingness to temporarily suspend nuclear testing can be explained by geology

Just days after North Korea announced it was suspending its testing programme, scientists revealed that the country’s underground nuclear test site had partially collapsed. This assessment was based on data gathered from smaller earthquakes that followed North Korea’s biggest nuclear test in 2017. A new study published in Science has now confirmed the collapse using satellite radar imaging. The collapse may have played a role in North Korea’s change in policy. If correct, and with the hindsight ...
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Review: Anker’s Soundcore Flare is a perfect party speaker for only $60

Chinese tech megabrand Anker makes some remarkably decent Bluetooth speakers. These tend to be cheap and solidly utilitarian. They’re good, but they don’t come with many bells and whistles or much visual pinache. However, the Anker Soundcore Flare bucks that trend. Not only is it the best looking Anker speaker I’ve ever tested, but it’s also the best sounding. The pièce de résistance? It only costs $59.99. This is part of Anker’s strategy to capture the middle-ground of the consumer audio market...
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Monday Memo: Retailers report results, U.S. home data, Fed minutes

The business week ahead
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Whitewater river in Colorado a bright spot amid grim drought

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) — Despite a severe drought across the Southwestern United States this spring, there should be plenty of water for rafters and anglers in one of the nation’s most popular mountain rivers. State and federal officials say water from melting snow is rushing into the Arkansas River in central Colorado, thanks to a […]
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Microsoft just bought an AI startup to improve Cortana’s conversational skills

Microsoft has agreed to acquire Semantic Machines, a Berkeley, California-based startup that develops conversational AI – systems that help bots speak to humans naturally – in a bid to improve its Cortana voice assistant. That’s a big win for Microsoft, because Semantic Machines’ team includes some serious talent in this space: its members have worked on the core systems that powered Google Now; its CTO is the former Chief Speech Scientist for Siri at Apple, while others came on board from speec...
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Obelisk explains the state of ASICs and crypto mining

The startup Obelisk wants to create more secure, more future-proof networks for cryptocurrencies like Decred and Siacoin. Obelisk is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nebulous, Inc. Nebulous, Inc. is the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Oil prices boosted by news China, U.S. put trade war 'on hold'

U.S. and China agree to work on a wider trade agreement.
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‘Jurassic Park’ dinosaur expert’s next big thing: holograms

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana paleontologist who consulted with director Steven Spielberg on the “Jurassic Park” movies is developing a three-dimensional hologram exhibit that will showcase the latest theories on what dinosaurs looked like. Jack Horner and entertainment company Base Hologram are aiming to have multiple traveling exhibits ready to launch next spring. They […]
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A Guide to the Different IT Sales Jobs Available

When it comes to IT sales jobs, you may be thinking that you will simply be in a call center selling a service over the phone; on the contrary, there are many roles within IT sales that could be of interest to those seeking a challenging and rewarding career.
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New silicon photonics will cut data center power by up to 50% and increase supercomputer speed

New optical modulators (the device that encodes digital information onto a light signal) use 100 times less energy than commercial modulators and the research modulators are only 5% of the size of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Stock futures soar as tariff dispute “put on hold”

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday that the United States and China will work on a wider trade agreement.
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Economic talks between US-China result in truce in trade war

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after the world’s two biggest economies reported progress in talks aimed at bringing down America’s massive trade deficit with Beijing. “We are putting the trade war on hold,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday. After high-level talks […]
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This website lets you curate podcast playlists for friends (or yourself)

If you’ve been meaning to listen to all those excellent podcast episodes you’ve read about online, or want to finally get your best mate hooked on podcasts, Listen Notes has you covered with a handy playlist creation tool. Lifehacker explains that you can use the site’s podcast search engine to find any show, and then select episodes to add to a custom playlist. When you’re finished, you can access your playlist in any podcast player – be it Apple Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Overcast, Stitcher, or w...
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Week ahead features retail earnings, Fed speeches

Big name retailers will report along with housing-related reports.
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How salary transparency can lead to a more trusting workplace

As many tech companies scramble to become more diverse and inclusive, unequal pay has been found to be the top factor impacting inequality in the workplace. To fix this problem, some companies have made the bold move of going transparent with employee salaries. However, this brings with it a whole new range of problems, and for many tech companies, it can seem like more trouble than it’s worth. Social media management company Buffer is leading the charge in this realm and believes transparency i...
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Italy moves toward populist government

ROME (AP) — Italy’s president has convened the leaders of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League for consultations that could lead to the first populist government in the eurozone’s third largest economy. The prospect of a 5-Star-League government is weighing on markets and on Italy’s European allies. The cost of borrowing to fund […]
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6 things I learned marketing for startups (and early stage companies)

The other day as I was putting new strings on my guitar, something interesting happened. As the sixth and final string slid up into tune, the other strings came alive; it’s a fairly normal occurrence called sympathetic resonance, and it made me think of the successful marketing teams that I’ve led or been on — those times when the team and marketing channels were working together in harmony, and the brand and product were resonating with consumers. This is especially important to get right quick...
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NASA shipper Orbital ATK launches space station supplies

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — One of NASA’s prime shippers, Orbital ATK, has launched a fresh load of supplies to the International Space Station. The Antares rocket blasted off from Wallops Island, Virginia, before dawn Monday, treating early risers along the East Coast to a cosmic light show, at least where skies were clear. The […]
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Fintech is disrupting big banks, but here’s what it still needs to learn from them

Much of the hype around fintech focuses on what traditional banks do wrong: they’re slow to adopt new technology; they don’t center the customer; they’re too big to respond nimbly to change. This narrative is part of why fintech continues to attract massive investment, with $31 billion total flowing into the sector last year, according to KPMG. The truth is that there’s actually a lot that banks do right — things that fintech startups can struggle to replicate. I mean, there’s a reason why they’...
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Counter-terrorism police get real training from virtual terrorists

  What if you could save an airport from terrorists, escape insurgents in South Sudan, and rescue civilians in an underground station all in one morning? With modern technology, the ability to recreate these scenarios within virtual and augmented reality is here, and we’re using it to help train counter-terrorism officers and aid workers. Historically, such training would be provided through classroom and online exercises and real-world training scenarios. But with these new technologies, we’re ...
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Japanese Outraged at Little Witch Academia Price Gouging

Disgruntled Japanese fans who were looking to buy the now released Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time from Steam have been dismayed over having to pay more than western barbarians, surely confusing many as to why that is. Twitter users posted screenshots of the Japanese Steam store and the US Steam store price tags: Japanese […]
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Stock futures soar 200 points as tariff dispute “put on hold”

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday that the United States and China will work on a wider trade agreement.
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This startup wants to make buying a dog online safer and more ethical

Each year, Brits buy 1.5 million puppies, with much of the trade happening online. For obvious reasons, this can be a difficult and risky process, not least for the dogs involved. While there are some reputable breeders, there are also far too many unscrupulous puppy farmers. These high-volume breeders care only about their bottom line, and not the health of the dog. It can often be difficult distinguishing between the two categories of rearers. One service trying to fix the online dog market is...
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Roger Ver has found a new use for cryptocurrency: crowd-bribing

UNICEF may be using cryptocurrencies to crowd-fund children in Bangladesh, but Roger Ver has found a better utility for them. Ver is asking his twitter followers to send Bitcoin Cash (BCH) to a HK stock exchange official in order to get him to promote the cryptocurrency to his nine million Weibo followers. Ver was meeting with Shusong Ba, Chief China Economist at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE), when he tweeted a picture of them together, along with Ba’s BCH address. “I’m currently explainin...
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How to use influencer marketing to successfully launch your product

Influencer marketing is a proven method that marketers use to promote their products and services. That’s because influencer marketing has the potential of generating eleven times higher ROI than outbound marketing. Because of this increased effectiveness, brands especially like to work with influencers when launching new and unknown products. They can significantly elevate your brand by building hype about the product and building trust among your target audience. My intention behind writing th...
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Wanna make animations, but don’t have art or coding training? No problem with Animatron

You can find out actually how to create brilliant animation and graphics with a surprisingly simple, surprisingly effective method with a lifetime subscription to the Animatron Studio Pro Plan. It’s on sale right now for over 90 percent off — just $49.99.
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US, China agree to cut American trade deficit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China have agreed to take measures to “substantially reduce” America’s massive trade deficit with China, but the Trump administration failed to get the Chinese to commit to a specific numerical goal. Still, the talks, which began Thursday and ended Saturday with the issuance of a joint statement, may […]
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Only 13% of College Savers Are Using This Valuable Tool

If you're not saving for college in a 529 plan, you could be missing out.
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What this revenge porn site’s shutdown means to one of its victims

The Dutch police recently located and shut down the servers of Anon-IB, a message board notorious for revenge porn, i.e. nude photos that have been obtained and reshared without the owner’s consent. In 2011 nude photos of Emma Holten, a Danish feminist activist, were hacked from her email account and posted online, including on Anon-IB. She later received international attention for how she chose to handle the situation, by publishing a nude photoshoot of herself, in an effort to emphasize the d...
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The Nintendo Switch is finally getting Resident Evil 7 – but you’ll have to stream it

Over a year since its launch, Capcom’s horror FPS Resident Evil 7 is finally coming to the Nintendo Switch. The bad news is that it’ll only be available in Japan when it’s released this week – and that you’ll need a constant internet connection to play it. That’s because the game will be streamed to your device instead of being installed and run off the Switch. A 45MB installer will get you started, but after that, every pixel on your screen will be beamed from the cloud. That’s certainly not id...
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