Google’s ‘Surprise’ Nest Microphone Was a Flub – Not a Privacy Scandal

Google copped to making a mistake Thursday by not disclosing a microphone component  present in its Nest Guard devices, an enhancement to the Nest Secure suite. No Reports of Actual Consumers Bothered By Google’s Secret Nest Microphone Google’s surprise microphone alarmed consumer privacy advocates, but no word yet from any major news sources reporting that actual Nest Guard users were unhappy about Google waiting to disclose the microphone until it had developed the software applications for it. Instead, the media row over Google’s surprise microphone centers on the complaints of Washington-based political activists who say they speak for the consumer,

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Fortnite Mastermind Tim Sweeney Defends EOS Blockchain Bloat

Gaming mogul Tim Sweeney, best known these days for founding the company behind Fortnite, made the unusual decision to defend the size of the EOS blockchain in a tweet today. What’s wrong with 4TB for a global transaction ledger? That fits on a $200 hard drive. — Tim Sweeney (@TimSweeneyEpic) February 22, 2019 Crypto Blockchain Size: How Big Is Too Big? EOS Weekly created a video expressing concern over the current size of the EOS blockchain. Sweeney wondered what the big problem with a 4TB blockchain is. How did the greatest strength of EOS (its speed) turn into its greatest

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Virtual Reality Park Limited and Virtual Park Conduct ICO in the Virtual Reality Park Market

Virtual Reality Park Limited, the leading virtual reality parks operator, announces the initial deployment of Virtual Park platform tokens in 2019 to enter the world market and scale the entire platform. The volume of investments attracted in cryptocurrency is $40M for Soft Cap and $150M for Hard Cap. Investments will be directed to the opening of 28 virtual reality parks mainly in America, Europe and the UAE in accordance with the company’s plans. One Virtual park combines several active VR zones with a total area of 800 to 3,000 square meters. Currently, the company already has an international franchise network,

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Bitcoin Expert Eviscerates US Treasury’s ‘Fascist’ Crypto Blacklist

In a discussion about the US Treasury Department Office of Foreign Asset Control’s addition of cryptocurrency addresses to the “no pay list,” Bitcoin speaker and celebrity Andreas Antonopoulos called the move “completely useless” and “fundamentally fascist.” US Treasury Blackballs Bitcoin, Petro Addresses Not just Iranian Bitcoin addresses have been added to OFAC’s list, but several other blockchains as well, including the Petro. OFAC’s database is not searchable by address, which led the Let’s Talk Bitcoin host to suggest that it should somehow be fed into crypto nodes so that wallets can automatically warn users. Antonopoulos pointed out that a typical

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Dow Smashes Through 26,000 as Trump & China Sing Kumbaya

The Dow and U.S. stock market rebounded sharply on Friday, as President Donald Trump prepared to greet China’s top trade negotiator following a week of negotiations in Washington. Dow Roars Back to Life All of Wall Street’s major indexes reported gains on Friday and were on track for weekly increases. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 188 points, or 0.7%, to 26,039.38. The blue-chip index opened 56 points higher, reflecting a strong pre-market session for Dow futures. Twenty-seven of 30 Dow index members were trading in positive territory. Intel Corp (INTC) was the biggest gainer, climbing 2.9%. Pfizer Inc. (PFE),

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Tesla Stock Enters Panic Mode after Consumer Watchdog Issues Scathing Report

Tesla has been on a tear in ramping up production of its Model 3. However, the automaker’s efforts may be in vain. Model 3 buyers say they aren’t satisfied. Their unhappiness was reflected in an annual survey conducted by Consumer Reports. As a result, it said it could no longer recommend the vehicle that’s become Tesla’s flagship. On the news, Tesla’s stock took a dive, as investors continue riding the roller coaster that comes hand in hand with being in Elon Musk’s passenger seat. From Crème de la Crème To Plain Vanilla Scathingly, Consumer Reports said it would no longer recommend the

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68% of US Millennials Say High School Sucks at Stock Market Education

The vast majority of US millennials wish that they had learned more about the stock market and other financial matters in high school, and they say that the education system failed to prepare them for real-world challenges related to personal finance. US High Schools Get Failing Grade in Stock Market Education Currently, high schools teach students subjects like algebra, geometry, and chemistry to try to hone their problem-solving skills. The education system seems to believe STEM subjects help teenagers understand how the world works, without really preparing them for modern challenges. A Nitro survey of 1,000 millennials who attended public

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Tesla Will Be a Major Winner With a Progressive U.S.-China Trade Deal

Tesla, the $51 billion carmaker, could be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the U.S.-China trade deal if a comprehensive agreement is reached in the near-term. In recent weeks, the U.S. and China have reportedly sped up the process of addressing core issues presented by both countries. While the current deadline of the trade deal on March 1 could be delayed by 60 days, negotiators of the trade deal have become increasingly confident in the prospect of the establishment of a full accord in the months to come. If the trade war comes to an end in the near-term as

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NASA Scolds Elon Musk Over ‘Serious Challenges’ Facing SpaceX Launch Schedules

Nasa is pressuring SpaceX and its embattled CEO Elon Musk to fix rocket design and safety issues that could keep the U.S space program grounded firmly on Earth. The government space agency took SpaceX to task in its 2018 annual report released this month, noting four “key risks” to the rocket and capsule system designed by Musk and his staff, according to Reuters. Those and other risks present “serious challenges” to SpaceX’s launch schedule, including a possible manned flight of its Crew Dragon spacecraft this summer. One of those risks is SpaceX’s rocket canister, which has been redesigned since one

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Klimatas-Creating an Investment Platform That Will Help in the Accomplishment of the Sustainable Development Goals

Scientists over the years have tried to find another planet which could be fully inhabited by humans but to no avail. This shows how our planet Earth should be of a high priority to us and also should be one of our top most priorities to ensure that this planet is maintained to sustain us into the future. The world has seen so many changes over the centuries through the use of scientific knowledge and technological advancements. Day in and day out, our scientists are exploring new ways to make life better and safer for human beings. Think about the

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