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Former NASA engineer gets revenge on porch pirates with glitter bomb

Former NASA engineer gets revenge on porch pirates with glitter bomb The device was equipped with a cup of glitter, four LG phones, a GPS-connected circuit board, and a repellant. Rober loaned the trap to a friend who had also been a victim of package thefts, catching a further four thieves in the process. [Full Article...]

Facebook Reportedly Developing Own Cryptocurrency For WhatsApp Transfers

Facebook Reportedly Developing Own Cryptocurrency For WhatsApp Transfers An exclusive report from Cheddar has revealed that Facebook's "small" blockchain consortium has been bolstering its defenses behind closed doors. In a post to his Facebook page in January, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated that every year he takes on a new personal challenge and so far has, "visited every U.S. [Full Article...]

How Often Do Government Shutdowns Happen?

How Often Do Government Shutdowns Happen? On Thursday, Trump said he would not sign any spending bill that doesn't include $5 billion for his wall at the U.S. -Mexico border. "The Senate has told senators there will be no votes tonight", reported CNN's Phil Mattingly. But those funds can not go toward the construction of a border wall. What parts of the government face the shutdown? Routine inspections for food safety would ... [Full Article...]

31st GST Council meeting

31st GST Council meeting Most of these items were charged, along with cascading effect, at 31 per cent. "If they are brought down from 28 percent to 18 percent implications are of 33000 crore". A 10 percentage point reduction in GST on cement could result in significant savings in the overall cost of construction in absolute terms, said R. [Full Article...]

Govt reaches out to start-ups, promises no coercive action on taxes

Govt reaches out to start-ups, promises no coercive action on taxes It added that "no coercive action or measures to recover the demands of completed assessment under income tax would be taken" against such firms. The committee, to be soon notified by the DIPP , will also look at issues pertaining to tax exemption available to startups under the StartUp India programme . [Full Article...]

Ford’s Noise-Cancelling Kennel Is for Dogs Scared of Fireworks

Ford’s Noise-Cancelling Kennel Is for Dogs Scared of Fireworks We all know that a lot of dogs find fireworks distressing and some owners struggle to find ways to calm their beloved pets. Ford says that RSPCA stats show that 45 percent of dogs in the United Kingdom display signs of distress when fireworks go off. [Full Article...]

Ford recalls almost 875000 pickup trucks in Canada and the US

Ford recalls almost 875000 pickup trucks in Canada and the US All of the trucks involved in the recall are equipped with engine block heaters, which is the root cause of the issue at hand. The company says in documents posted December 21 on the U.S. Ford dealers will inspect the engine block heater cable and replace it if necessary. Thankfully, it has not learned of any injuries stemming from the problem. [Full Article...]

Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn re-arrested on fresh charges

Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn re-arrested on fresh charges Prosecutors said they suspected that in October 2008, in the midst of the global financial crisis, Ghosn temporarily forced Nissan to take over a personal derivative contract that was sitting on $16.6 million in losses at the time, according to the wall Street Journal . [Full Article...]

'Santa rout' as Fed fails to cheer markets

'Santa rout' as Fed fails to cheer markets Prior increases have helped drive up the Fed's benchmark rate over 2 per cent - which in turn drives up borrowing costs for ordinary Americans. The fed acted after an extraordinary pressure campaign by President Trump, who fears further rate hikes will undermine the US economy, which could in turn cause him political challenges. [Full Article...]

Court case could lead to iPhone ban in Germany

Court case could lead to iPhone ban in Germany While continuous iPhone sales drop is one reason, the latest prediction comes as a result of Apple facing challenges in China following the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou . All iPhone models remain available to customers through carriers and resellers in 4,300 locations across Germany. "Qualcomm's litigation campaign notwithstanding, we hope that these actions by global competition autho... [Full Article...]

Marlboro Owners Just Made A $12.8 Billion Cash Deal With Juul

Marlboro Owners Just Made A $12.8 Billion Cash Deal With Juul We were skeptical as well", the Burns CEO said. "Today, we have been joined by an unlikely - and seemingly counterintuitive - investor in our journey", Juul Labs CEO Kevin Burns said in a press release that seemed crafted to address a tide of criticism. [Full Article...]

Asian shares battered after Fed raises rates for fourth time

Asian shares battered after Fed raises rates for fourth time The fourth rate hike of 2018 lifted the target range for the Fed's benchmark overnight lending rate by a quarter of a percentage point to a range of 2.25 percent to 2.50 percent. economy continues to perform well and no longer needs the Fed's support either through lower-than-normal interest rates or by maintaining of a massive balance sheet. [Full Article...]

Japan court denies extended detention of Nissan's Ghosn

Japan court denies extended detention of Nissan's Ghosn According to NHK, prosecutors believe Ghosn arranged that, following his retirement, he would receive the difference between the salary documented in Nissan's reports and that actually paid out. The scandal has shaken the partnership between Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi Motors, with Saikawa calling for changes to weaken Renault's control over Nissan. [Full Article...]

Google in China the plug — Search engine Dragonfly

Google in China the plug — Search engine Dragonfly The decision followed accounts that Google's privacy team had complained to executives when questionable data collection practices by some of the project's engineers were leaked to the press, leading to an internal rift within the Dragonfly development team. [Full Article...]

US Senate approves bill to avert government shutdown

US Senate approves bill to avert government shutdown Senators late Wednesday approved by voice vote a measure that keeps the government funded to February 8. "The House and Senate will not approve a wall from reprogrammed funds or anything else". Some 70 members missed Wednesday's session, nearly as many Democrats as Republicans. Trump has told Republicans he won't sign it. Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi, who is on track to become speaker ... [Full Article...]

Budweiser maker teams up with cannabis company to explore pot drinks

Budweiser maker teams up with cannabis company to explore pot drinks The recreational use of cannabis in the US has not been legalized at the federal level, however 10 states (Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, Washington) and Washington, D.C. Canada, which became the world's first major country to fully legalize the recreational use of cannabis in October, is expected to approve cannabis-based products, including... [Full Article...]

Morocco: Killing of Scandinavian backpackers linked to terrorism

Morocco: Killing of Scandinavian backpackers linked to terrorism Authorities confirmed the lone suspect arrested in the killing of the tourists in Morocco's Atlas Mountains is connected to a terrorist group , and three other suspects are on the run. At least one of the suspects has been linked to an Islamic terror group. The killing has shocked Morocco, a popular tourist destination where such attacks on foreigners are extremely rare. [Full Article...]

White House Relents on Wall, But Dems Don't Like $1B Immigration Fund

White House Relents on Wall, But Dems Don't Like $1B Immigration Fund The White House said on Tuesday it would search for already appropriated government funds to be redirected towards building the wall, since Congress was not cooperating with its request for the money. The majority leader's legislation will continue funding for border security at current levels. Brian Kolfage , 37, had raised almost a $1 million of his $1 billion goal on a GoFundMe page titled... [Full Article...]

Coulter Rages Against Trump Softening On Wall: He'll Have 'No Legacy Whatsoever'

Coulter Rages Against Trump Softening On Wall: He'll Have 'No Legacy Whatsoever' This is the same Coulter who wrote the best-selling book "In Trump We Trust", promoting Trump's candidacy just before the 2016 election. That equates to roughly [$5 billion], even if we get half, that's half the wall. "I have grandparents who immigrated to America legally, they did it the correct way and it's time we uphold our laws, and get this wall BUILT!" Far more money coming to the U.S. [Full Article...]

Elon Musk unveils prototype Boring Company tunnel under Los Angeles

Elon Musk unveils prototype Boring Company tunnel under Los Angeles Modified electric cars would be lowered into the tunnel and travel at speeds up to 150mph (240km/h), Mr Musk says. As usual, it appears that Tesla CEO and Boring Company founder Elon Musk has promised more than he can deliver. Instead, cars would be driving themselves at speeds of 150 miles per hour, but we're far from reaching such speeds. The company has so far won a bid to build a tunnel ... [Full Article...]


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