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Microsoft to take on Amazon Go with own checkout-free retail solution

The details: A report from Reuters says the tech company is working on a system which will track what a customer in a given brick-and-mortar store puts in th...


Trump approves tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin argued against imposing the tariffs at a White House meeting on Thursday but he was not expected to prevail, the offici...


SEC announces cryptocurrency ether is not a security

Ether investors got a reprieve Thursday when a top USA regulator said transactions involving the token aren't subject to federal securities rules, ending months...


OPEC sees 'considerable uncertainty' in oil market

Kazakhstan's oil output in the first five months of 2018 rose 6.4 percent from the same time a year ago to 37.7 million tonnes (1.83 million bpd), the Deputy ...


Vladimir Putin says football unites planet as World Cup begins in Russian Federation

The United States proposed staging 60 out of the 80 games at the 2026 World Cup, the first edition of the tournament that will include 48 teams. After an open...


Average worker can't afford 2-bedroom apartment anywhere in USA, report says

A Vermonter making minimum wage would need to work 1.7 jobs to afford a one-bedroom rental home or apartment, according to a report released Wednesday. Compa...


Musk's Boring Company wins bid to build high-speed system in Chicago

Mayoral spokesman Grant Klinzman told GeekWire in a tweet that the Boring Company won the bid. It is unknown when the project will go online , but the conc...


Tesla Touting 10 Rocket Thrusters for New Roadster

Musk initially referred to these boosters as "small rocket thrusters " but, in a tweet elaborating upon earlier claims, he stated it would be a " composite o...


IPhone X Plus with Triple Rear Cameras Schematics Leaked

This is now in debate across the media, with many stating that the third slot is simply for the flash, however this contrasts previous schematics where the flas...


Federal Reserve hikes key interest rate for second time in 2018

The statement the Fed issued today after its latest policy meeting ended suggested that he does. Risks to the economic outlook appear roughly balanced. Estima...


Price manipulation caused Bitcoin's huge 2017 surge, researchers say

Evidence of price manipulation was found in all of those, too. "Overall, our findings provide substantial support for the view that price manipulation may b...


Italy Summons French Envoy After Macron Blasts Refusal to Accept Migrant Ship

He has accused charities of working with human traffickers but said Italy would not stop rescuing migrant boats itself. France's Finance Ministry hoped to sho...


Uber turns to A.I. to identify drunk riders

A driver set to pick up a particularly tipsy passenger might get a notification on their phone beforehand, or they could be told to meet the rider at the design...


Fed raises key rate and sees possible acceleration in hikes

The Fed move came after a two-day meeting where its members discussed the robust state of the U.S. economy and the potential impact of a trade war amid rising t...


Chinese official backs removal of US troops from Korean Peninsula

South Korea and the United States forces themselves were shocked by the news, but North Korea and China both seized on this concession. Trump on Tuesday ...


Trudeau supports Trump on North Korea, but won't respond to barbs

Trump is in Singapore where he is meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. In addition to rejecting the insults aimed at Mr. Trudeau , the measure pass...


Uber driver who booted 2 kissing women has license suspended

The advertising technology consultant released a one minute video of the driver kicking the couple out. "This doesn't feel right", Iovine said. "At one point ...


Trump declares oil prices too high, blames OPEC

President Donald Trump is also pressuring them to temper crude prices. Oil prices have risen about 60 percent since past year after the Organization of Petrol...


Toyota pours $1 billion into ride-hailing firm Grab

The investment by Toyota is the largest-ever by an automaker in the global ride-hailing sector, the six-year-old start-up said in a statement on Wednesday. To...


Dixons Says Almost 6 Million Cards Targeted in Cyberattack

According to Dixons Carphone, there's now "no evidence" that any fraudulent activity has taken place as a result of the breach. Dixons Carphone has informed t...