Tech

With his very first post, he became a Twitter sensation

The Twitter logo appears at the post where it trades on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Gary Lee had zero tweets to his name as of Jan. 12. That changed in a big way on Jan. 13, when he posted this series of tweets about his Korean heritage and suddenly became Twitter famous, reports ...

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Venezuela, Russia aim to dodge sanctions with cryptocurrency, but experts aren't buying it

The governments of Russia and Venezuela are turning to cryptocurrencies in an effort to dodge international sanctions, but cybersecurity analysts and former government officials say it’s a long shot. Nicolas Maduro, president of the oil-rich but economically beleaguered South American country, said in early January on state television that he had ordered the creation of 100 million “petro” backed by “the ...

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11 innovative ways to make money online

“Online work” used to mean “money grabbing scam.” You might find a job selling things online for a commission or writing blogs for money, but these rarely provided a living wage, or even enough spare change to justify the time commitment. Times have changed. The internet has finally become profitable, not just for startup entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, but for ...

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Seventh right whale necropsied died from fishing gear

The seventh dead North Atlantic right whale to undergo a necropsy in the Gulf of St. Lawrence last summer died after being entangled in fishing gear, according to newly updated results. The two-year-old female whale was found tightly wrapped in heavy ropes and other fishing gear on Sept. 19 near Miscou Island, N.B., with deep cuts on its body, mouth, fins and in its blubber. ...

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Amazon calls first NFL streaming season a success

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Albert Wilson (12) reaches for a pass while surrounded by Tennessee Titans defenders, Jan. 6, 2018.  (Reuters via USA Today Sports) Amazon is calling its first season of live-streaming NFL games a success. The company said its biggest audience was in Washington, D.C., followed by Washington state, Colorado, Oregon and Utah. But Jim DeLorenzo, head ...

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Bears and roads don't mix, say U of A grizzly researchers

The science is stacking up on the need to close some roads, especially those first constructed for resource extraction, to improve struggling grizzly bear populations in Western Canada. Higher road density leads to lower grizzly bear density, says population ecologist Clayton Lamb, a PhD candidate at the University of Alberta. He co-authored a study that appears Tuesday in the Journal of Applied ...

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Virtual reality game allows teachers to play role of school shooter: report

Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment is a $5.6 million program developed by the U.S. Army and DHS.  (DHS) A virtual reality video game being developed by the U.S. Army and Homeland Security Department allows users to experience the perspective of an active school shooter. The game, Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment, or EDGE for short, is intended to prepare teachers for an ...

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