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US construction spending grew just 0.1 percent in February

US construction spending grew just 0.1 percent in February

WASHINGTON — Spending on U.S. construction projects ticked up a mere 0.1 percent in February from the prior month, a sign that a growing economy is doing little to spur a more rapid pace for building homes, hospitals and highways.
Mt Gox CEO: I Don't Want Bankrupt Bitcoin Exchange's Billions

Mt Gox CEO: I Don't Want Bankrupt Bitcoin Exchange's Billions

The former chief executive of what was once bitcoin's largest exchange has again apologized for his role in the company's 2014 collapse and demise into bankruptcy. In a Reddit post on Wednesday, Mark Karpeles issued a letter to the exchange's users, many of whom have been locked in a years-long ....
Studies link legal marijuana with fewer opioid prescriptions

Studies link legal marijuana with fewer opioid prescriptions

NEW YORK (AP) — Can legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction and fatal overdoses? Two new studies in the debate suggest it may. Pot can relieve chronic pain in adults, so advocates for liberalizing marijuana laws have proposed it as a lower-risk alternative to opioids.
This might be the fastest delivery drone in the world

This might be the fastest delivery drone in the world

Some drone-delivery startups are trying to revolutionize the way we get pizza or packages. Others are trying to save lives. Zipline, the California-based startup that has been flying delivery drones in Rwanda since October 2016, announced today (April 3) that it’s launching a new fleet of drones that it says are likely the fastest in the world.
Bitcoin prices jump after Japanese online broker reportedly makes bid for a crypto exchange

Bitcoin prices jump after Japanese online broker reportedly makes bid for a crypto exchange

Bitcoin prices rose above $7,400 Tuesday after reports that Japanese online brokerage firm Monex Group is looking to take over recently hacked Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck.
Facebook's Zuckerberg fires back at Apple's Tim Cook

Facebook's Zuckerberg fires back at Apple's Tim Cook

Facebook's chief executive has defended his leadership following criticism from his counterpart at Apple. Mark Zuckerberg said it was "extremely glib" to suggest that because the public did not pay to use Facebook that the firm did not care about them.
Henderson embraces technology in quest to become smart city

Henderson embraces technology in quest to become smart city

Henderson will integrate new technologies in a three-year plan to become a smart city, saying the technology upgrades will improve the quality of life for residents. Nevada’s second-largest city unveiled its Smart City Strategy earlier this month with a focus on enhanced citizen services, public safety, education and transportation, ..
Facebook introduces more customizable avatars to social VR app Spaces

Facebook introduces more customizable avatars to social VR app Spaces

Facebook is announcing that more customizable avatars, or virtual characters, are coming to Facebook Spaces, its social virtual reality application. The fully redesigned avatars in Facebook Spaces are more expressive and customizable than in the past. The update is all in the spirit of having a meaningful social experience in VR.
120 Million? Vitalik Proposes Cap on Ether Cryptocurrency

120 Million? Vitalik Proposes Cap on Ether Cryptocurrency

Vitalik Buterin has penned a new proposal that could lay the foundation for resolving one of the ethereum network's biggest outstanding questions - whether a limit on the amount of ether that could be created would ever be set.
Smart cars, gadgets, devices, wearables and the world of connected technology

Smart cars, gadgets, devices, wearables and the world of connected technology

A ransomware attack March 22 on the city of Atlanta devastated its systems, and served as a reminder of the security problems that exist surrounding Internet devices. The cyber attackers demanded about $51,000 in bitcoin to release control over the city's computer systems. The ransomware shut down workers' computers and printers and prevented the public


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