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Intel’s Fundamentally New MESO Architecture Could Arrive in a Few Years

“Last year, Intel released a research paper detailing how its new MESO (Magneto-Electric Spin Orbit) architecture could reinvigorate performance and power scaling” writes Joel Hruska for extremetech.com. We covered MESO and the paper Intel released here, for those looking for more details on the technology.While promising — MESO could dramatically reduce switching voltage, switching energy, and allow for superior density scaling — Intel also stated that the technology could be as much as a decade away. Source: extremetech.com

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Sex robots are a hot trend for online porn

“Sex robots are also becoming a business tool to reckon with in the sex industry” writes Marcus Gilmer for mashable.com. In 2017, the site saw 21,402 total sex robot searches, a 60 percent jump over 2016’s total of 13,339. This doesn’t even take into account the ongoing — and growing — debate about the moral and ethical issues surrounding the sex robot industry, from what actually constitutes a sex robot, to the stigma attached to the idea of sex robots, all the way to (ugh, deep breath) builders being able…

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‘Father of Reaganomics’ says ‘get out of the market’ — bond and stock market — ‘and put your money in cash’

“However, his White House and fiscal policy pedigree have made him a hard-to-ignore voice on the outlook for the market and the economy” writes Mark Decambre for marketwatch.com. David Stockman, the so-called “Father of Reaganomics,” is at it again with his most recent prognostication of doom for Wall Street and the broader economy, even as the stock market tests fresh highs for the year.However, thus far the market has bounded higher after shaking off a withering decline toward the end of 2018 that culminated in the worst Christmas Eve drop…

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The last time traders were this bullish on Ether it suffered a 40% tumble

“Since the beginning of the year, Ether has climbed 38%, outperforming the best-known cryptocurrency, bitcoin, BTCUSD, +1.25% which has gained 14%” writes Aaron Hankin for marketwatch.com. With a single Ether ETHUSD, +2.75%  fetching around $146, a 40% decline would see the coin trade below $90 and a decline of 16.8% — the average 10-day fall when positioning reaches these extremes — would see the price fall to around $121. Source: marketwatch.com

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There’s ample evidence the Fed’s worst fears about the economy are coming true — and they signal that rate cuts are coming

“On the one hand, that decline could stem from a decrease in expected inflation on the part of market participants” writes David Rosenberg for businessinsider.com. The US economic forecast prepared by the staff for the January FOMC meeting was revised down a little, on balance, primarily reflecting somewhat lower projected paths for domestic equity prices and foreign economic growth.Participants noted that growth of business fixed investment had moderated from its rapid pace earlier last year.Participants noted that financial asset prices appeared to be sensitive to information regarding trade policy tensions,…

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Save up to 25% on home goods at Target — and more of today’s best deals from around the web

“For more deals and coupons at Target, check out our coupons page here” writes Amir Ismael for businessinsider.com. For even more deals and savings across the web, check out our coupons page.For more deals and potential savings at Best Buy, check out our coupons page here.For additional deals and coupons at Nike, check out our coupons page here.For more deals and coupons at Backcountry, check out our coupons page here. Source: businessinsider.com

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Dispensed: Pharma’s plan to go beyond drugs, erectile dysfunction medications for young men, and what privacy you have when you take a genetics test

“Here’s a look into why companies are prepping for a future that looks a lot more digital” writes Lydia Ramsey for businessinsider.com. The healthcare team is waiting in eager anticipation to see what drama unfolds next week at the Congressional hearing between drugmakers and lawmakers about drug prices. Source: businessinsider.com

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Judge rules federal prosecutors — including Trump’s former labor secretary — violated the law when they cut a cushy plea deal for billionaire Jeffrey Epstein

“Under his deal, Epstein pleaded guilty to a lesser Florida state felony prostitution charge and served 13 months in prison” writes Brendan Pierson for businessinsider.com. A 2007 agreement by US federal prosecutors not to charge the Florida financier Jeffrey Epstein with sex trafficking of minors violated the legal rights of Epstein’s victims by keeping them in the dark, a federal judge ruled on Thursday.Read more: Stunning new report details Trump’s labor secretary’s role in plea deal for billionaire sex abuser It was not immediately clear what effect the ruling would…

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