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Samsung confirms it is making ASIC chips for cryptocurrency mining
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 Fresh from toppling Intel as the planet’s biggest seller of chipsets, Samsung has confirmed that it has begun manufacturing ASIC chips which are used to mine bitcoin, ether and other cryptocurrencies. “Samsung’s foundry business is currently engaged in the manufacturing of cryptocurrency mining chips. However we are unable to disclose further details regarding our… Read More

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New measurement confirms: The ozone is coming back
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Enlarge / Each year’s ozone hole is a little bit different. (credit: NASA) The Montreal Protocol, which went into effect in 1989, is a rare instance of a global agreement to solve a global problem: the release of vast quantities of ozone-destroying chemicals into the atmosphere. In the decades since, however, changes in ozone have […]

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DOJ confirms new criminal probe linked to Waymo v. Uber lawsuit
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Enlarge (credit: Bloomberg / Getty Images News) A newly-released letter has formally acknowledged what was only briefly stated last month in a San Francisco courtroom: federal prosecutors have an open criminal investigation into Uber. Late last month, as part of the proceedings in the high-profile and ongoing Waymo v. Uber trade secrets lawsuit, US District […]

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Crunch Report | Apple Confirms Shazam Acquisition
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Apple confirms its Shazam acquisition, MyEtherWallet knockoff goes live on the App Store and is now removed and the NFL is partnering with Verizon and is now streaming football games to everyone. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

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BMW confirms i8 Roadster hybrid debut for Los Angeles auto show     – Roadshow
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The convertible version of the BMW i8 hybrid sports car makes its debut in Los Angeles, in a three year follow-up to the original.

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Dan Gilbert confirms he’s trying to get Amazon to build its second HQ in Detroit
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 Dan Gilbert wants Amazon in Detroit. The real estate mogul confirmed to TechCrunch that he has formed internal and external teams to fully explore the possibility of Amazon locating its second HQ in Detroit. Amazon would join General Motors, Quicken Loans, Ally Financial, Comerica and others in having a headquarters in the city’s bustling downtown […]

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New Study Confirms the Oceans Are Warming Rapidly
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An anonymous reader shares a report from The Guardian, written by John Abraham, who discusses the rising ocean temperatures and the important factors that affect ocean-temperature accuracy: The most important measurement of global warming is in the oceans. In fact, “global warming” is really “ocean warming.” If you are going to measure the changing climate […]

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LG confirms 5K MacBook display router issue, will outfit new ones with extra shielding
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 Earlier this week, word got out that LG’s fancy new UltraFine 5K Display were having some serious issues, becoming “become unstable” and “unusable” when placed near a router. At the time, 9to5Mac spoke to an LG support rep, who confirmed that it was a known issue and advised keeping the screen at least two meters […]

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Massive meta-study confirms the health benefits of cannabis
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After digging through more than 10,000 separate clinical studies, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine on Thursday issued a groundbreaking, 400-page report on the potential benefits and detriments posed by cannabis use. The bi…

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