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The U.S. stock market is up ever so slightly this month. And if the benchmark S&P 500 is able to eke out a gain for December, it will make history. This would be the first time ever that the blue-chip index had a gain for all 12 months of a calendar year.

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No bears here! Market on the verge of making history

Max Keiser predicts cryptocurrency market cap to top $1 tln. #OPINION


Keiser - Crypto Headed For $1 Tln Market Cap

A very quiet day on Friday saw the price for crude oil gain modest ground as the United Nations warns of possible trouble in northern Iraq.


Oil prices inch up ahead of rig counts

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'The Last Jedi' destroyed me and I am not OK: How to process the big surprise

Netflix Yesterday, Netflix quietly dropped a trailer (which is, for now, viewable only through the service) for an upcoming eight-part docuseries called The Toys That Made Us. Debuting on Friday, December 22, the project takes viewers back to perhaps the start of modern toy collecting—the 1980s. The series comes from producer Brian Volk-Weiss, who ha

Ars Technica

A toy story for nerds like us—Netflix’s The Toys That Made Us doc drops next week

Elon Musk’s SolarCity acquisition played a large part in breaking the solar industry’s five-year winning streak, according to a report released Wednesday from the Solar Energy Industries Association and Greentech Media. Overall, residential solar sales are down 13 percent in the US this year, following five straight…Read more...


SolarCity's Sales Drop Is Darkening Solar's Prospects Around the Country

 Amazon Alexa can now play music that’s popular in a given city through a new feature called “Local Popularity.” That means you can ask Alexa to play the “top songs in Los Angeles” or the “hits in Tokyo,” and the assistant will play different tracks every day, the company says. The goal with the addition is to aid in music discovery – by… Read More


Alexa can now play the top songs in a city and similar tracks

Enlarge / Time to blow this taco stand. (credit: Brandon Readman) Thargoids. If you're a regular Elite Dangerous player, you know the name—they're the enigmatic insectoid Big Bad Guys of the Elite universe that series co-creator David Braben has been teasing us with for a few years now. As far back as early 2015, Braben has been answering our repeated questions of "Where are the

Ars Technica

It’s happening: Aliens are shooting up human space stations in Elite Dangerous

Google and Amazon are the leading brands for home digital assistants this year with little competition. Apple also has the Siri-powered HomePod, but given that it is not available yet and carries a more premium price tag, it is not likely to take away market share from Google and Amazon...


Samsung working on Bixby-powered smart home speaker

Facebook knows what people think of its effect on mental health.

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Facebook worries it might be bad for you, adds a mute button

A basis point is a unit of measure used in finance to describe the percentage change in the value or rate of a financial instrument.


What is a basis point (BPS)?

Zen Protocol is a platform built for finance. We designed Zen to solve a real problem: trading assets without relying on third parties. Our team is based in Tel Aviv, with backgrounds in maths, finance, design, and marketing. Some of us have been involved in the Bitcoin space since 2011, and we’ve been creating tools to make Bitcoin better since 2013. In 2016, we began work on Zen


Zen Protocol – Redefining Asset Trading and Crypto Finance

Bethesda has really gone all-in with virtual reality. Whereas many developers and publishers have toyed with the medium, releasing smaller experiments to test the waters, over the last few weeks Bethesda has released three of its biggest games in VR. On the surface, it sounds great. With a VR headset, you can become fully immersed in the thrilling horror of Doom, the post-apocalypt

The Verge

Fallout, Doom, and Skyrim show the limits of blockbuster games in VR

Sitting in an armchair by the fire in a cottage in France with a glass of wine in hand, I look like the very epitome of holiday bliss. Except for one rather crucial detail: despite my surroundings, I can't tear myself away from Slack. I'm not sure quite what I'm looking for as I scroll aimlessly through channel after channel, but it's at this precise moment that I realise that my s


I'm a secret Slack lurker and it's ruining my time off

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