Win10 version 1803 incompatible with Toshiba solid state drives, too

It now appears as if Microsoft didn’t test the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, version 1803, with its own Surface Pro (2017) laptops, with any machines that use Intel SSD 600p or SSD Pro 6000p drives, or with any machines that contain Toshiba XG4, XG5…

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Shedding light on a cyclic molecule with a twist

As suggested by their name, Möbius molecules have a twisted loop structure, a special characteristic with many potential applications. A research team has revealed the properties of a type of Möbius aromatic molecule that expresses magnetism and retain…

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Popular encrypted email standards are unsafe – European researchers

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – European researchers have found that the popular PGP and S/MIME email encryption standards are vulnerable to being hacked, leading them to urge people using them to disable and uninstall them immediately.

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Optical tweezers — mini ‘tractor beams’ — help arrange artificial cells into tissue structures

Researchers have used lasers to connect, arrange and merge artificial cells, paving the way for networks of artificial cells that act like tissues.

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New phase of globalization could undermine efforts to reduce CO2 emissions

New research reveals the growth of carbon production from Chinese exports has slowed or reversed, reflecting a ‘new phase of globalization’ between developing countries that could undermine international efforts to reduce emissions. The study found tha…

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A micro-thermometer to record tiny temperature changes

Scientists have developed a micrometer-wide thermometer that is sensitive to heat generated by optical and electron beams, and can measure small and rapid temperature changes in real time. This new device can be used to explore heat transport on the mi…

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Forensics: New tool predicts eye, hair and skin color from a DNA sample of an unidentified individual

An international team has developed a novel tool to accurately predict eye, hair and skin color from human biological material — even a small DNA sample — left, for example, at a crime scene or obtained from archeological remains. This all-in-one pig…

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Tumor-like spheres help scientists discover smarter cancer drugs

The technique makes use of tiny, three-dimensional ball-like aggregates of cells called spheroids.

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Researchers may be underestimating roadkill numbers

A new study indicates that the number of wild animals killed by motor vehicles may be much higher than is generally reported or understood.

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Could a multiverse be hospitable to life?

A multiverse — where our universe is only one of many — might not be as inhospitable to life as previously thought, according to new research.

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What financial markets, cancer cells, and global warming have in common

A team of biophysicists presents a mathematically concise method for comparing different pricing models. This enables researchers to predict more accurately how parameters such as the volatility of stock prices change over time.

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SoftBank, PIF in early funding talks with banks on huge solar project – sources

DUBAI (Reuters) – SoftBank Group Corp and Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund are in early talks with banks about potential funding for a multi-billion dollar solar power project planned in the kingdom, say sources familiar with the matter.

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‘Big Short’ Steve Eisman blasts cryptocurrencies, bets against Deutsche Bank

Neuberger Berman portfolio manager Steve Eisman is betting against Canadian financials, Deutsche Bank and Wells Fargo.

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Citi warns that surging oil prices could soon create a ‘hostile environment’ for stocks

A dramatic upswing in oil prices over recent months could soon create a "particularly hostile environment" for global investors, Citi economists warned Monday.

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Uber hires an Amazon executive to head up its UK unit as fight to keep London license continues

Jamie Heywood, U.K. director of electronics at Amazon, will join Uber next month as regional general manager for Northern and Eastern Europe.

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A UK spy chief has accused Russia of ‘flagrant breaches’ of international law

The head of MI5 said the attempt to assassinate former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia risked several lives.

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German spy chief says regulation may be needed for social platforms

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s domestic intelligence agency on Monday suggested that regulations may be needed if the European Union cannot increase the accountability of social media platforms such as Facebook regarding illegal or dangerous content.

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Billionaire Ron Baron: We’re going to make ’20 times our money’ in Tesla

Buy and hold billionaire Ron Baron on Monday defended his investment in Tesla.

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Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse investigation

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc has so far suspended around 200 apps in the first stage of its review into apps that had access to large quantities of user data, in a response to a scandal around political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

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Israeli forces kill 28 in Gaza protests as anger mounts over US embassy

Israeli forces killed at least 28 Palestinians along the Gaza border on Monday, health officials said.

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Exclusive: Conoco moves to sell North Sea oilfields: sources

LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. oil major ConocoPhillips is preparing to sell its North Sea fields as the company focuses on shale operations in its home market, industry and banking sources said.

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The bond market is doing something it hasn’t done since 2007 — and could be signaling a recession

The yield curve is flatter than since before the financial crisis. Any more and there’ll be lots of talk of recession.

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Need a travel companion? Now you can rent a robot

Sharp’s humanoid robot, RoBoHoN wants to be a companion for humans. CNBC’s Uptin Saiidi tests it out in Tokyo.

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China’s Leshi warns of severe cash crunch, possible loss of key unit’s control

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Embattled Chinese tech firm Leshi Internet and Technology warned on Monday its cash flow was “extremely tight” and that it could lose control of a key smart TV subsidiary if its biggest shareholder did not repay money owed to it.

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OPEC raises oil supply forecast on surging US output but warns about global growth uncertainty

OPEC forecasts that U.S. drillers will account for most oil supply growth in 2018 but warns about the global economy.

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Uber names new UK boss as it battles to keep London licence

LONDON (Reuters) – Uber appointed a new boss for its UK business on Monday, as the taxi-hailing app fights to keep its drivers on the streets of London, its most important European market.

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Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse investigation

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc has so far suspended around 200 apps in the first stage of its review into apps that had access to large quantities of user data, in a response to a scandal around political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

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HSBC says performs first trade finance deal using single blockchain system

HONG KONG (Reuters) – HSBC Holdings Plc said on Monday it has performed the world’s first trade finance transaction using a single blockchain platform, in a push to boost efficiency in the multi-trillion-dollar funding of international trade.

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Tesla registers Shanghai electric car firm ahead of ownership rule change

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Tesla Inc has registered a new electric car firm in Shanghai, as China prepares to scrap rules on capping foreign ownership of new-energy vehicle (NEV) ventures.

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Tesla registers Shanghai electric car firm ahead of ownership rule change

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Tesla Inc has registered a new electric car firm in Shanghai, as China prepares to scrap rules on capping foreign ownership of new-energy vehicle (NEV) ventures.

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