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Please watch this ridiculous video of a man riding a sheet of ice after breaking a pool

“You’d be this pumped too if you rode a giant iceberg out of your pool” writes Charlotte Roos for mashable.com. This ice pirate pulled a seriously impressive stunt when he destroyed the lining of an above ground pool.While taking out the side of the pool, he stood on top of the insanely thick sheet of ice inside the pool and was able to successfully ride the wave of water that poured out. Source: mashable.com

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As investors panic about the rising chance of a global recession, this ‘canary in the coal mine’ suggests they may be right

“The drop in South Korean exports comes at a febrile time for the global economy” writes Will Martin for businessinsider.com. A Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey released this week showed that investors are more worried about the possibility of a global recession than anything else right now.A data point often considered a “canary in the coalmine” for the global economy had a second consecutive dreadful month, according to preliminary data released Thursday.Exports dropped 11.7% year-on-year in the first 20 days of the month, the Korean Export Service said Thursday.South…

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Roundup: Samsung launches $1,980 foldable smartphone, Galaxy S10 with triple-camera setup …

“Along with the expected Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10+, the company kicked off Unpacked by showing off the Galaxy Fold, a foldable smartphone/tablet hybrid that will go on sale in April for a salty $1,980” writes Anker Usb-c Power for 9to5mac.com. The S10 smartphones also feature WiFi 6 (802.11.ax) support and come with storage capacities up to 1TB. Under the hood, the Galaxy S10 and S10+ both use a Snapdragon 855 processor. Source: 9to5mac.com

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How to close apps on the Apple Watch, and other troubleshooting tips

“Here, we walk through how to close apps on the Apple Watch and a few general troubleshooting tips for when apps on the watch aren’t working” writes Abigail Abesamis for businessinsider.com. Below, we detail a few of those tips for how to troubleshoot problematic apps specific to the Apple Watch: Closing apps won’t extend your Apple device’s battery life, according to Wired.Press the side button on the Apple Watch to show your apps. Source: businessinsider.com

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Market Snapshot: Stock-index futures edge lower as investors watch trade talks, await Fed minutes

“LC, +1.40% stock tumbled 6.1% in off-hours trade, after the peer-to-peer lending firm announced fourth-quarter results Tuesday evening that fell short of analyst forecasts” writes Deputy Markets Editor for marketwatch.com. U.S. stock-index futures were pointing to a flat open Wednesday, as investors kept an eye on U.S.-China trade talks in Washington and awaited minutes of the Federal Reserve’s January policy meeting.Cadence Design Systems CDS, +8.79% stock was up 7.9% before the bell after the firm reported fourth-quarter results Tuesday evening that topped consensus expectations, while raising its first-quarter outlook. Source: marketwatch.com

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detailed tactics used by China’s Huawei to steal Apple’s trade secrets

“Another indictment accused Huawei of stealing trade secrets, wire fraud, and obstructing justice for stealing robotic technology from T-Mobile U.S. for testing smartphone durability” writes Am Pst for macrumors.com. Last month, the United States Justice Department announced a series of criminal charges against Chinese smartphone maker Huawei for stealing trade secrets, bank fraud, wire fraud, and obstructing justice.Eventually, Huawei found a willing supplier and the connector was built into the MateBook Pro.The Information’s report includes numerous other examples of Huawei’s attempts at stealing information from Apple.One former Apple employee interviewed…

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Report details Huawei’s efforts to steal Apple’s IP, including pressing suppliers for Apple Watch details, copying a MacBook Pro component, debriefing new hires

“Another indictment accused Huawei of stealing trade secrets, wire fraud, and obstructing justice for stealing robotic technology from T-Mobile U.S. for testing smartphone durability” writes Am Pst for macrumors.com. Last month, the United States Justice Department announced a series of criminal charges against Chinese smartphone maker Huawei for stealing trade secrets, bank fraud, wire fraud, and obstructing justice.Eventually, Huawei found a willing supplier and the connector was built into the MateBook Pro.The Information’s report includes numerous other examples of Huawei’s attempts at stealing information from Apple.One former Apple employee interviewed…

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Fitbit Charge 3 vs. Versa: Which one should you buy?

“As the Versa was released in April 2018, a new edition of the watch potentially called Fitbit Versa 2 may be around the corner” writes Lexy Savvides for cnet.com. But the Charge 3 has fewer watch faces to choose from than the Versa, which has plenty of third-party options.From using previous heart rate trackers and smartwatches (and comparing with the Versa), running at the same intensity on the same route never gave me a max heart rate over 190.For pure fitness trackers, there’s the Alta HR and Charge 3, or…

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