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Skyscraper-sized asteroid will buzz Earth

Imagine a piece of rock the size of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper speeding through space 15 times faster the world’s fastest manned aircraft. Now imagine that piece of rock buzzing toward Earth on its way to making a nearby pass (and by “nearby,” we mean more than 11 times the …

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5-year-old girl who beat cancer is killed by runaway car outside her school

A five-year-old girl who beat cancer as a toddler has died after being hit by a runaway car, according to reports. Camila de Almeida Torcato, from Toronto, Canada, was 2 when she was diagnosed with cancer. She battled through rounds of grueling surgery and chemotherapy to successfully fight off the …

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Ghana’s version of Silicon Valley launched   

A Ghanaian-American fibre optics inventor, Dr. Thomas Mensah, has officially launched the Silicon Valley of Ghana at the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (GI-KACE) in Accra on January 15, 2018. The Silicon Valley of Ghana is under the Ministry of Communications and the Ministry of Science and …

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Keanu Reeves to star in Squarespace Super Bowl ads

Keanu Reeves is getting the Super Bowl treatment. “The Matrix” actor will appear in a Squarespace ad campaign during the Super Bowl, which airs on Feb. 4. The campaign, which extends beyond the 30-second in-game commercial, will feature Reeves in a series of three different commercials. Reeves teamed up with …

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Apple to pay $38 billion in repatriation tax

Apple will make about $38 billion in tax payments to bring funds kept overseas back to the United States under new federal tax laws, the company said on Wednesday. Apple said it expected to invest over $30 billion in the United States over the next 5 years, and would create …

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China wants to use giant lasers to get rid of space junk

Mankind has done a remarkably efficient job of covering the Earth with garbage and clutter, so it should come as no surprise to learn that we’re doing the same thing up in space. The Earth’s orbit is full of old satellites that have been unused for years, as well as …

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Twitter swears it’s not reading your private messages

Twitter has denied claims that it regularly reads private messages sent on the popular social network. The tech giant spoke out after a recent report showed footage that showed alleged Twitter employees talking about how they often browse personal direct messages, or “DMs.” In the clip, one supposed staffer who …

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Smart vending machines could change e-commerce as we know it

Lowly vending machines that spit out candy, soda and smokes are so last century. New-fangled machines that sell down jackets and cell phones are on the verge of becoming vital cogs in the e-commerce, want-it-now revolution — serving as around-the-clock, around-town warehouse-like distribution points that make the last mile to …

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Ex-Uber engineer paid Tesla mole for company info: nanny

Beware the nanny. The epic legal battle between Silicon Valley heavyweights — Uber and Google’s Waymo — took an interesting turn on Tuesday thanks to bombshell accusations made by a former nanny of a key figure in the case. Erika Wong, who cared for the children of Anthony Levandowski, claims …

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Facebook’s efforts to stop fake news are making it worse

Facebook is trying to fix its “fake news” problem that gained prominence after the 2016 US presidential election. But it’s far from actually winning the battle, as the fake news phenomenon continues to be a worldwide problem. A new report highlights one of Facebook’s new efforts meant to remove news …

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