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The surprising things stolen from luxury hotels…

“One of the most surprising thefts, Keilmann told CNN, was a stuffed boar’s head taken from a hotel in France” writes Amy Woodyatt for cnn.com. An astonishing 49 hotels reported that mattresses had been stolen from their premises since January 2018, CEO of Wellness Heaven Tassilo Keilmann told CNN, adding that it was likely hotels could have suffered multiple thefts. And one guest in an English hotel pocketed the numbers from the door of his room — something the hotel only discovered when the next occupant couldn’t find it. Source: cnn.com

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Fund managers deploy machines to decipher British election riddle

“Using social media analysis to make political calculations is largely unproven” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Said Haidar, chief investment officer of macro hedge fund firm Haidar Capital Management, said he found bookmaker betting odds a more accurate predictor than opinion polls. Source: 95kqds.com

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Stock pickers are shunning the cardinal rule of investing as they fight the machines trying to replace them — and they’re still losing

“Active fund managers are bucking diversification and opting for concentrated stock picks as passive investing grows in popularity” writes Finanzen Net Gmbh for businessinsider.com. WSJ finds that the concentrated funds have still underperformed the S&P 500 and their diversified rivals since the ongoing equity bull market commenced in 2009.Less diversified funds holding 20 stocks or fewer lagged even more, rising an average 133 percentage points less than the S&P 500 over the same period.Their behavior goes against one of the cardinal rules of investing, which suggests that you can mitigate…

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Mamma mia! This defense of Trump is worse than the Republicans’ efforts | Letters

“Phil Murphy made a signed campaign pledge to fund paper ballots and optical scan machines” writes Letters To for nj.com. Republicans in Congress too have sworn to defend the law and the Constitution, not to trump them every day in their defense of a lawless president.This is my reaction when I read Paul Mulshine’s columns in defense of President Donald Trump’s corruption and abuse of power. Source: nj.com

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Steam Controller has been discontinued and is now at its lowest price

“Steam Controller has been discontinued and is now at its lowest price Valve is perhaps best known for the Steam PC games store and Half-Life” reports slashgear.com. What the company isn’t really known for is its hardware, like the Steam Machines and the physical Steam Link.Now yet another such product is about to bite the dust as the eccentric Steam Controller’s price drops as Valve clears out its stock. Source: slashgear.com

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Grocery-carrying robots are coming. Do we need them?

“Corporate giants like Amazon, FedEx and Ford have already been experimenting with sending delivery robots to doorsteps” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. Other startups like Starship Technologies have a more conventional business plan for their own delivery robots.While Forrester’s Gownder isn’t impressed with the Gita, he’s bullish about delivery robots of the Starship variety because their autonomy will help save labor costs.The robots, which look like oversized ice chests on wheels, can carry up to 20 pounds (9 kilograms). “I love them.The wheeled cargo robots that have already made…

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Searching for a killer: Inside the CDC’s scramble to solve a mysterious vaping disease

“The findings reinforced official health warnings against using e-cigarette and vaping products that contain THC, especially those bought off the street” writes Lena H for washingtonpost.com. In many infectious disease outbreaks, disease detectives have some idea of the likely culprit, or at least a sense of how to approach the investigation.But the devices had been sold for more than a decade without reports of such a disease. Source: washingtonpost.com

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Bitcoin ATMs Worldwide Hit New Milestone, Surpassing 6,000

“Over three-quarters of the machines installed worldwide are in North America, nearly 20% in Europe and only 2% in Asia” writes Adrian Zmudzinski for cointelegraph.com. Online resource CoinATMRadar shows that there are currently 6,004 machines installed worldwide, over 65% of which are in the United States.Furthermore, 108 machines have been deployed this month and data also shows that the average daily number of Bitcoin ATMs installed is 11 — the fastest pace this year. Source: cointelegraph.com

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Seattle faith groups reckon with AI — and what it means to be ‘truly human’

“But Yasmin Ali, a practicing Muslim and AI and Faith member, has seen AI used as a tool for good and bad” writes Seattle Times Business for seattletimes.com. The discussion on transhumanism drew members of the community unaffiliated with the church, including David Brenner, the board chair of Seattle-based organization AI and Faith.On the other hand, some faith perspectives have cropped up in recent years that hold AI at the center of their value systems. Source: seattletimes.com

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