Daily Archives: January 2, 2018

Samsung to show off smart glasses, directional speaker at CES

File photo: People are silhouetted as they pose with mobile devices in front of a screen projected with a Samsung logo, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica October 29, 2014. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic) Samsung today offered a peek at three new projects brewing inside its in-house idea incubator Creative Lab (C-Lab). The tech giant plans to show off the projects—a ...

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Canadian ambassador deletes tweet, photos of New Year's Day visit to Myanmar beach

A Canadian ambassador has deleted a New Year’s Day tweet he made while on a visit to Myanmar as that country continues to struggle through a brutal humanitarian crisis. Peter MacArthur, who serves as Canada’s ambassador to Indonesia, praised the country’s beaches in a posting that was published just before 10 a.m. Monday. MacArthur deleted a tweet posted Monday from Myanmar, ...

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Vice Media suspends 2 top execs after sexual misconduct report

Vice has suspended two top executives after a New York Times report on sexual misconduct at the digital media company. Vice Media has suspended its president, Andrew Creighton, and chief digital officer Mike Germano, as it investigates allegations against them, according to a company memo sent to employees Tuesday. A Vice spokesman declined to comment. The Times had reported in ...

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This tiny sea monster had creepy mouth appendages

Artistic reconstruction of the tiny sea predator <em>Habelia optata</em>.  (Joanna Liang/Royal Ontario Museum) When Habelia optata first skittered into public consciousness more than a century ago, scientists didn’t know what to make of it. The long-extinct sea predator, which flourished during the middle Cambrian period about 508 million years ago, measured less than a inch long, yet it wasn’t an animal you’d ...

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South Korea offers to talk with North on Winter Olympic co-operation

South Korea on Tuesday offered high-level talks with rival North Korea to find ways to co-operate on next month’s Winter Olympics in the South. Seoul’s quick proposal following a rare rapprochement overture from the North a day earlier offers the possibility of better ties after a year that saw a nuclear standoff increase fear of war on the Korean Peninsula. ...

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Countries rarely default on their debts

VENEZUELA is an unusual country. It is home to the world’s largest reserves of oil and its highest rate of inflation. It is known for its unusual number of beauty queens and its frightening rate of murders. Its bitterest foe, America, is also its biggest customer, buying a third of its exports. In defaulting on its sovereign bonds last month ...

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DeRozan drops Raptors record 52 points in OT win over Bucks

​On Monday morning, DeMar DeRozan sat down to watch footage of Michael Jordan’s magnificent final few minutes of the Chicago Bulls’ thrilling Game 6 win over Utah in the 1998 NBA Finals. On Monday evening, DeRozan made some history of his own. DeRozan scored a career-high and franchise-record 52 points and the Toronto Raptors opened the new year with a ...

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