This girls robotics team from Afghanistan was denied visas to the U.S.

July 4, 2017

Team Afghanistan at work.Image: first global A robotics competition team of Afghan girls won’t be able to watch their creation compete in person. They were recently denied one-week visas to the United States to come to Washington, D.C., for the First Global Challenge, a new robotics competition that focuses on providing clean water. SEE ALSO: U.S. visa applicants may have to hand over their social media handles The team twice…

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How Americas Aircraft Carriers Could Become Obsolete

July 3, 2017

President Donald Trump has been consistent in his argument that the U.S. Navy has shrunk to a woefully inadequate size. The Republican has repeatedly said he wants the service to expand, including a fleet of a dozen aircraft carriers. That plan isn’t in the Pentagon’s current budget, but on July 22 the Navy will formally commission precautionary signal to North Korean aggression. The is the first of four planned -class carriers,…

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An airport in Houston is using facial recognition technology on U.S. citizens

July 2, 2017

Image: michael Reynolds/Epa/REX/Shutterstock Customs and Border Protection (CBP) evidently doesn’t need Congress to begin using facial recognition of United States citizens. Officials at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston and Logan International Airport in Boston earlier this week began to scan faces of U.S. citizens and other passengers on specific flights. Congress has nine times passed legislation authorizing the use of biometric technology on non-U.S. citizens as a way of…

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Tim Cook has an idea of who’s sending Trump’s 3 AM tweets

June 11, 2017

It's *obviously* college kids.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock UPDATED (4:00 p.m. ET) to include a few more quotes from Cook President Donald Trump’s tweets are finding their way into everything nowadays … even Tim Cook’s commencement speech at MIT. SEE ALSO: Trump Twitter bot reminds us that all his tweets are coming from the White House The Apple CEO took a swipe at Trump’s infamous Twitter habits Friday, just a few hours after…

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URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 6, 2017

London (AP) — The latest on the attacks in the London Bridge area (all times local): 12:18 a.m. Australia's foreign minister says three Australians have been injured in the knife attacks at London Bridge and in London's Borough Market. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says Candice Hedge is recovering in St. Thomas' Hospital and Andrew Morrison had received stitches for a wound and was on his way home to Australia. Both…

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Run, Hide, Tell? London Attack Response Likely Saved Lives

June 5, 2017

( AP) — College student Vashu Tyagi was leaving his dorm and heading to a nearby bar to celebrate the end of class Saturday night in London when he saw parties flowing furiously down the street. As three adults with massive bayonets moved through the locality, jabbing anyone in their itinerary, police screamed at Tyagi and others to get back inside — an say he ascribes with saving his life….

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BMW to Seek Compensation From Bosch for Car-Production Stoppage

May 31, 2017

Robert Bosch GmbH after missing parts for models including the bestselling 3-Series sedan caused production stoppages in Germany, China and South Africa. A lack of steering gears supplied by Bosch, the world’s largest car parts supplier, means there’s only limited vehicle production at various German plants, while factories in Tiexi, China, and Rosslyn, South Africa, have moved up or extended planned interruptions, BMW purchasing chief Markus Duesmann said Monday in…

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Japan’s BITPoint to Add Bitcoin Payments to 100,000s of Outlets

May 29, 2017

BITPoint Japan Co., the company behind pay for tickets, is planning to give hundreds of thousands of Japanese retail outlets the ability to accept the digital currency. “We’re holding discussions with a retail-related company,” Genki Oda, BITPoint’s president, said in a recent interview. “By going through a company providing payment terminal services to shops, we have the possibility of increasing its use at one stroke. It’s easier than talking to lots of…

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How to Earn Millions in China’s App Economy

May 29, 2017

Subscribe to  on Apple Podcasts Subscribe to  on Pocket Casts  In the U.S., free content — whether that's cooking tutorials on YouTube or the latest news on Twitter — is supported by advertising. In China, however, companies have succeeded in getting people to directly pay for what they consume, opening up a new source of revenue for the booming app industry and lucrative opportunities for content creators. This week, Bloomberg Technology's Selina…

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