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Warmbier death raises pressure on White House

Washington( CNN) Otto Warmbier’s death as a result of his therapy in North Korea could increase calls for the US to take a tougher string on China, as the two nations prepare to meet in Washington on Wednesday. It’s an approaching that resembles the Obama administration strategy and, eyewitness remark, has shown no greater success in hindering Pyongyang’s steady parade towards developing nuclear weapons and the issue of missiles capability…

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How the presidents American Tech Council should tackle reforming government tech

(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) They will discuss five major topics: how Washington can better procure technology; adaptation of private technology to government problems; tech workforce improvement; an exchange program to bring more engineers into the government; and finally, H1B visas. Having served as a senior officer in the federal government (in both the Bush and Obama Administrations), and after working privately as a venture capital investor, try to act…

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Apple just created, and killed, a generation of AR businesses

Two weeks ago, Apple introduced ARKit, its solution for placing 3D objects realistically into a real place. Basically, augmented reality. And it just so happens that the Holy Grail of the home decor and architecture game has been, for years, being able to place decor and furniture inside a customers actual space. Over the past decade, as mobile has taken off, that dream has been transferred from the desktop web…

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Sean Spicer said to be seeking a new role away from press briefings

Those familiar with developments in the situation read Trumps press secretary has reached out to possible successors at the podium as he aims a most strategic role White House press secretary Sean Spicer is seeking to take on a most strategic persona that would give him a limited vicinity in the daily White House press briefs, according to a senior administration official and three beings familiar with the potential changes….

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Hugsy snags $220k to bring its smart baby blanket to market

Hugsy, a Dutch startup thats developing a smart blanketdesigned to help the care of newborns and premature babies, has raised 200k (~$220k) in seed funding via the Leapfunder European angel investor network. The blanket started out as a student project nearly two years ago, when CEO and co-founder Sylvie Claes was studying for her MSc in industrial design at the Eindhoven University of Technology. The idea came from a collaboration…

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Otto Warmbier dead: Trump condemns ‘brutal’ North Korea regime

President Trump slammed North Korea’s “brutal regime” Monday after the death of college student Otto Warmbier, who was released by the communist nation in a coma last week. “Lot of bad things happened,” Trump said during a White House meeting with technology CEOs, but at least we got him home to be with his parents.” “It’s a brutal regime,” Trump went on, “and we’ll be able to handle it.”

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Trump tells tech CEOs that Washington needs to ‘catch up with the revolution’

At a meeting with top tech chairwomen Trump promised a conversion of outdated federal engineering, which astonishingly still includes floppy disks Donald Trump called for cleaning conversion of the federal governments engineering during the first session of the American Technology Council, to be defined by exec tell Recode . Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, for example, called on the government to are benefiting from the type of commercial engineering that Amazon…

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Asgardia: the world’s first space nation

Hong Kong (CNN)Coming soon: a nation in space for humans. Russian scientist Dr Igor Ashurbeyli announced his plans to form the world’s first independent nation that operates in outer space in October 2016. Since then, hundreds of thousands of people have signed up to be citizens.

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Hctor Morenos stoppage-time header earns Mexico draw against Portugal

Hctor Moreno headed in late to give Mexico a 2-2 draw against Portugal in their Confederations Cup Group A match, after Cdric Soares had seemed to give Portugal the win five minutes earlier Anybody seeking answers to the thorny issue of Cristiano Ronaldos future at Real Madrid would have been disappointed here, and perhaps doubly so because the Portugal captain did not produce the kind of statement performance that is…

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More must be done about extremist content online, says Google

Firm announces four measures to tackle problem, including better detection and greater counter-radicalisation efforts Google has introduced four new measures to tackle the spread of terrorist material online, saying the threat poses a serious challenge and that more immediate action needs to be taken. It has pledged better detection of extremist content and faster review, more experts, tougher standards and an expansion of counter-radicalisation work. Kent Walker, a senior vice-president…

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