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The Verge 2017 tech report card: Apps

“On the gaming side of apps, 2017 saw some big releases too, in a welcome change from last year” writes Dec Est for theverge.com. Another big trend of 2017 apps was augmented reality.Facebook added stories (and tried to guilt users into using them with digital ghosts of friends.) Medium — a largely text based app — added stories!. The biggest story about apps in 2017 was, well, stories.There were the big fad apps, too: remember when Twitter was full of people using FaceApp to add creepy smiles to people?.  Source:…

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The Latest: Over 70 CA shops licensed to sell retail pot

“The Latest on recreational marijuana sales in California (all times local): More than six dozen marijuana retailers have been licensed to start selling recreational pot in California on New Year’s Day” reports foxbusiness.com. But finding legal pot may be a challenge in the first days of recreational sales in California.Californians may awake on New Year’s Day to a stronger-than-normal whiff of marijuana as America’s cannabis king lights up to celebrate the state’s first legal retail pot sales.In Sacramento, the state’s capital, at least four shops have received licenses to being…

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The Best 3D Printing Stock of 2017 — and How It Gained 101%

“Earlier this year, I called Proto Labs “the best 3D printing stock to buy in 2017″ — and it really came through” reports foxbusiness.com. The following chart shows how the 3D printing stocks listed on a major U.S. stock exchange performed in 2017.Its year-to-date performance at that time was second to last of the six 3D printing stocks, and well behind the three leaders, Stratasys, Materialise, and 3D Systems.Operating margin in this business lags that of the 3D printing business in the U.S., which management is taking steps to address. Source:…

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5 Colorado deputies shot, 1 fatally, in ‘ambush’ attack

“Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle said his son, Douglas County sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Pelle, underwent surgery from injuries suffered in the attack and was recovering” writes Associated Press for latimes.com. They all went down almost within seconds of each other, so it was more of an ambush-type of attack on our officers,” Spurlock said. Source: latimes.com Share This:

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Tips for buying marijuana in California: Bring cash, be careful, be patient, do your homework

“Q: Is it legal to transport recreational marijuana in my vehicle?” writes Gary Robbins for latimes.com. Q: Can I have a delivery service bring recreational marijuana to my home?. And remember that you cannot transport cannabis across state lines, even to places like Nevada, where recreational marijuana is legal.Recreational marijuana is scheduled to go on sale at licensed stores in California on January 1st, or shortly thereafter, depending on the location. Source: latimes.com Share This:

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AUD News Reviews 

AUD Daily Review December 31, 2017

AUD Daily Review for December 31, 2017 2018 Forecast for EUR/AUD, GBP/AUD and AUD/JPY Patterns on some Australian Dollar markets indicates a mixed bag of performance. AUD may start off strong against EUR and GBP.   AUD/USD 2018 Forecast Includes a Smooth Start and Rough Finish AUD/USD forecast using Elliott Wave hints at prices being supported and a possible move to 82 cents.   USD/JPY and AUD/USD Forecast January 2, 2018 The US dollar fell against the Japanese yen during the trading session on Friday, and what would have been…

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Sydney Trading Session Heads Up Sunday, December 31, 2017

Sydney opening news digest Oil closes above $60 a barrel for the first time in 2.5 years Oil prices spiked to their highest level in two and a half years after a pipeline exploded in Libya.   Argentina’s currency nosedives again this year Argentina’s currency, the peso, suffered another bruising year, down 15% in 2017. A mix of political and economic setbacks, despite some victories, drove the currency down.   Stocks 2017: It was an epic year The Dow raced 25% higher in 2017, getting even closer to 25,000 and…

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