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Walmart opens first high-tech small-sized supermarket in China

“BEIJING (Reuters) – Walmart Inc said on Monday it has opened its first small-sized high-tech supermarket in China, which will stock products that customers will also be able buy on the U.S. retailer’s store on Chinese online marketplace JD.com” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The move comes as “smart retail” gains popularity in China, as retailers and tech giants such as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Tencent Holdings Ltd cut deals to integrate shoppers’ online and offline experience.Walmart’s store, located in the southern city of Shenzhen, will stock more…

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Hightech Ethereum Kidnapping Botched By Old Fashioned Stupidity

“He then transferred the Ethereum to a well known American cryptocurrency exchange where he transferred it to Bitcoin in his own name” reports newsbtc.com. Meza entered the victim’s apartment found his wallet and successfully transferred the Ethereum to his own account.When Louis Meza met his victim at a Ruby Tuesdays in Times Square he thought his cryptocurrency ship had come in. Source: newsbtc.com Share This:

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GLMX reboots high-tech platform in post-crisis repo environment

“The rise of non-bank institutions marks an evolution in the multitrillion-dollar repo market” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. But post-crisis rules have forced banks to adopt higher leverage ratios after a panic in the repo market shuttered Lehman Brothers.As banks have retreated from repo deals, they have also stepped back from their roles as deal mediators.GLMX acts as an intermediary between funds looking to finance trading bets and money-market investors with ready cash. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Amazon’s high-tech automated grocery store of the future is also super creepy

“You walk into the store, scan your Amazon Go app as you pass through the turnstile” writes Zach Epstein for bgr.com. It’s all done via a combination of hardware and software meant to prevent lines from forming, and ensure a customer experience that no other retail store can offer.Amazon is ready to deliver another blow to retail stores, in the form of a grocery store that’s so high-tech that it doesn’t need cashiers to make sure you pay for the goods you want to purchase.On that’s the price to pay…

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While you were glued to Twitter, a high-tech job passed you by | Thomas Friedman / Syndicated columnist

“Quantum computers, with their exponential processing power, will be able to crack most encryption without breaking a sweat” writes Thomas Friedman for seattletimes.com. Last week I visited the same lab, where my hosts showed me the world’s first quantum computer that can handle 50 quantum bits, or qubits, which it unveiled in November.Talia Gershon, an IBM researcher, posted a fun video explaining the power of quantum computers to optimize and model problems with an exponential number of variables.The result is computers that may one day “operate 100,000 times faster than…

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Everything Londoners need for a healthy new year, without leaving home

“Scroll through the gallery above to see the best home fitness gadgets, equipment, food boxes and clothing to get 2018 off to a healthy active start, without leaving your living room” writes Prudence Ivey for independent.co.uk. Even better, you won’t need to leave your house to buy your new gear as it’s all available for online purchase.Between online workouts, streamlined wearables and minimalist equipment, you can rest assured you won’t be adding bulky clutter to your small city space too.Luckily, the home workout and wellness scene is thriving thanks to new…

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Eschewing High-Tech Hotel Amenities in Favor of Old-School Record Players…

“In Boston, the Verb Hotel (nightly rates from $125) has provided record players in its 93 rooms since last year” writes Shivani Vora for nytimes.com. The Shorebreak Hotel, in Huntington Beach, Calif. (nightly rates from $219), introduced a record player in its new library area earlier this year.Guests are encouraged to check out these vinyls and listen to them in the library; the hotel staff also rotates different ones on the player during wine hour, held daily at 5 p.m.When Schafer Newman stayed at the Goodland, in Goleta, Calif., last…

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Meet the anti-drone: The high-tech system that detects and takes down intruding drones

“As drones will be an indispensable part of future technology, regulation of drones is essential,” Quek said” writes Uptin Saiidi for cnbc.com. Another player in the space is SkySafe, an anti-drone technology backed by Andreessen Horowitz.TeleRadio said it’s currently in discussions and testing its device with governments in Asia and the Middle East as demand for anti-drone systems increases. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Google commits $1B in grants to train U.S. workers for high-tech jobs

“That money will be used to help launch the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator, aimed at preparing the American workforce for high-tech jobs” writes Minutes Ago Matthew for techcrunch.com. The number of high-tech jobs had doubled.” The company is committing $10 million to Goodwill as part of the initiative — the largest Google.org has committed to one organization. Source: techcrunch.com Share This:

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