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CES 2019 : Products of Technology assisting with emergency preparedness and response displayed

Consumer Electronics Show (CES) by Consumer Technology Association   this year also included a conference panel on how technology can help “create more resilient communities” by tackling problems including poverty, health, education, and sustainability.   The exhibits showcased a broad array of “tech for good” services which use robotics, drones, artificial intelligence and the like. Read More…

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Apple’s new iPhone XS Max explodes inside Ohio man’s trouser

Josh Hillard from Columbus, Ohio reported that he felt “large amount of heat” and ‘strange smell’ coming from his iPhone XS Max. Moments later, the phone started to emit green and yellow coloured smoke.   “Left no other option, I had to exit the room since there was a female in the break room with Read More…

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‘Big progress’ with China on trade tweets Trump after speaking l with Xi

  US President Donald Trump on Saturday claimed “big progress” is being made on trade talks with China, following a long telephonic conversation with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.   The US has imposed punitive tariffs on Chinese goods worth USD 250 billion per year. In retaliation, China imposed tariffs on USD 110 billion of Read More…

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US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis resigns over differences with Trump

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis will be “retiring, with distinction,” in February, President Donald Trump has said, a day after he ordered American troops to rapidly withdraw from war-torn Syria in an abrupt decision criticised by many as premature.   In his resignation letter sent on Thursday, Mattis told Trump it was the “right time” Read More…

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Einstein’s letter rejection of God set to be auctioned

A handwritten letter from physicist Albert Einstein in which he explicitly rejected God and religion is set to be auctioned at Christie’s auction house in New York City on Tuesday for the second time since he wrote it a year before his death.   Einstein wrote the “God letter” to German philosopher Eric Gutkind in Read More…

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Cops clueless how to get American tourist’s body from Andamans

The Sentinelese, who scholars believe are descendants of Africans who migrated to the area about 50,000 years ago, survive on the small, forested island by hunting, fishing and gathering wild plants.   Almost nothing is known of their lives, except that they attack outsiders with spears or bows and arrows.   Officials have traveled repeatedly Read More…

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Democrats capture House majority in rebuke to Trump, Republicans retain Senate

Democrats rode a wave of dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, giving them the opportunity to block Trump’s agenda and open his administration to intense scrutiny. With a House majority, Democrats will have the power to investigate Trump’s tax returns and possible conflicts of interest, Read More…

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India, China and six others temporary exempted from Iran oil sanctions

The US has told various countries, including India, to cut oil imports from the Persian Gulf nation to “zero” by November 4 or face sanctions. India, which is the second biggest purchaser of Iranian oil after China, is willing to restrict its monthly purchase to 1.25 million tonnes or 15 million tonnes in a year Read More…

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India will soon find out about US sanctions: Trump

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that India “will soon find out” about his decision on the punitive CAATSA sanctions after India signed a $5 billion deal to purchase the much-vaunted S-400 air defence system from Russia. Under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act or CAATSA sanctions, which was amended early this year, only Read More…