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For Venezuela’s 1 percent, a lavish wedding amid crisis

ACARIGUA, Venezuela (AP) — It was the sort of celebration that’s become rare in troubled Venezuela: a lavish destination wedding of two young entrepreneurs at a dude ranch on the country’s vast tropical plains, a region known for its rugged cowboys on horseback rounding up cattle — and where camps like this one cater to […]
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Catalan ex-president visits German prison, donates books

BERLIN (AP) — The former president of Spain’s Catalonia region, Carles Puigdemont, has returned to a German prison where he spent nearly two weeks last year to drop off a donation of books. Puigdemont’s visit to the prison in Neumuenster on Monday came a year after he was arrested in Germany’s far north as he […]
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US stocks open lower on concerns over global growth

U.S. stocks edged lower in early trading Monday, extending losses from a broad sell-off last week, as new economic data stoked investors’ worries over slowing global growth. Technology companies accounted for much of the decline. Health care and energy stocks also helped pull the market lower. Chipmaker Nvidia dropped 1.5 percent, UnitedHealth Group fell 1.5 […]
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E-scooters may return April 26, Portland says, with new rules to curb sidewalk riding

Depending on your viewpoint, it’s time to celebrate or shake your fists to the sky: Electric scooters may return to Portland streets as soon as April 26, transportation officials said. The Portland Bureau of Transportation announced Monday that it would accept applications for a one-year permit, and the companies will face a new set of […]
Tags: Business, Nation, Northwest


With A.I.-powered autofocus, the Sony a9 just got even better with new firmware

The speedy Sony a9 is a download away from more accurate autofocus. New firmware version 5.0 for the Sony a9 brings artificially intelligent autofocus modes to the action-oriented camera, as well as a boost to image quality with updated processing. The post With A.I.-powered autofocus, the Sony a9 just got even better with new firmware appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Photography, AI in photography, Camera Firmware Update, Sony, Sony a9


Arlo reloads Ultra 4K HDR Amazon Echo and Google Home premier security camera

Arlo relaunched its flagship Arlo Ultra 4K HDR security camera system with worldwide availability. Arlo fixed issues from a limited early release and now the marquee brand is available in multiple configurations with A.I-driven monitoring. The post Arlo reloads Ultra 4K HDR Amazon Echo and Google Home premier security camera appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Smart Home, Arlo Ultra, Deals, Security Camera


As Apple takes on Netflix, is YouTube ditching its original content strategy?

On the same day Apple is expected to launch a video subscription service to rival Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, YouTube is reportedly stepping away from its planned big-budget original content ambitions. The post As Apple takes on Netflix, is YouTube ditching its original content strategy? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Home Theater, News, Streaming video, YouTube


Twitch streamer somehow beats Bloodborne and all Souls games without getting hit

A Twitch streamer named The Happy Hob has managed to play through all Dark Souls games, Demon's Souls, and Bloodborne in a row without getting hit a single time. He has been attempting the feat for months. The post Twitch streamer somehow beats Bloodborne and all Souls games without getting hit appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, News, Bloodborne, From Software, No Hit Run, Sekiro, Souls


Report: Nintendo will release two new Switch models in 2019

According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Nintendo will unveil two new Switch models at E3 and release them this year. One of the models will target hardcore gamers, while the other will be budget friendly. The post Report: Nintendo will release two new Switch models in 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, News, 3DS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch news


Facebook Live post nets wiretapping guilty plea for student

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A Maryland university student has pleaded guilty to illegally wiretapping a congressional staffer and putting the conversation on Facebook Live without consent. The state prosecutor’s office said Monday a plea agreement was reached with Jake Burdett, a Salisbury University student. Under the agreement, Burdett will receive probation before judgment and 100 […]
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Korea Box Office: ‘Money’ Defeats ‘Captain Marvel’

Korean crime drama “Money” debuted on top of the South Korean box office, preventing “Captain Marvel” from topping the chart for three consecutive weekends. It is the story of a young stockbroker who dreams of riches but becomes caught in a stock market scam. Opening on Wednesday, the Showbox release earned $12.0 million from 1.54 […]
Tags: Asia, Box Office, Global, News, Captain Marvel, Idol, Korea, Money


Amazon sale knocks $200 off the price of 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

If you always wanted to buy a MacBook Pro but found it a bit too expensive, now is your chance to save. A base version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is currently on sale at Amazon for $1,600. The post Amazon sale knocks $200 off the price of 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Computing, Deals, News, 13-inch Macbook Pro, Amazon, Apple MacBook Pro


Florida’s Housing Market: Median Prices, Inventory Rise in February 2019

Orlando, FL –  March 22, 2019 (PRNewswire) Florida’s housing market reported higher median prices and increased inventory (active listings) in February compared to a year ago, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 18,966 last month, up 1.9 percent compared to February 2018. “Homebuyers in Florida have grown accustomed to dealing with a shortage of for-sale inventory, especially when it comes to first-time buy...
Tags: Real Estate News, February, Florida, News, Real Estate


Appeal by Amazon’s Zappos on data breach suit rejected by U.S. High Court

(Bloomberg) — The U.S. Supreme Court turned away an appeal by Amazon.com Inc.’s Zappos unit, letting a lawsuit proceed over a 2012 hack that exposed the personal information of 24 million customers. The online shoe and clothing retailer argued unsuccessfully that the customers couldn’t sue without proof of concrete injury, such as the impending misuse […]
Tags: Amazon, Business, Markets, Retail, Technology


High court won’t referee dispute over Michael Jordan images

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it won’t referee a dispute between Nike and a photographer who took a famous image of basketball great Michael Jordan. The high court declined Monday to hear the copyright case brought by photographer Jacobus Rentmeester. Rentmeester took a famous photograph of Jordan for Life magazine in 1984. It […]
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Chairman of India’s ailing Jet Airways resigns

NEW DELHI (AP) — The chairman of India’s private Jet Airways has quit amid mounting financial woes which have forced it to suspend 14 international routes and ground more than 80 planes. A statement by the airline says its board on Monday accepted the resignations of Chairman Naresh Goyal, his wife and a nominee of […]
Tags: Business, Nation, Nation & World


Ethiopian Airlines CEO says pilots got correct training

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian Airlines’ CEO says the pilots who flew the plane that crashed on March 10 had trained on “all appropriate simulators,” rejecting reports that they had not been properly prepared to handle the new aircraft. Tewolde Gebremariam said in a statement Monday that the airline owns simulators to help pilots […]
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Germany works to fix air traffic control software glitch

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s air traffic control agency says a software issue that has caused disruption for several days won’t be resolved until at least midweek. The problem at a control center in Langen, just outside Frankfurt, emerged last Wednesday. It has forced control agency Deutsche Flugsicherung to reduce capacity in the air by 25 […]
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Community data in the draft e-commerce policy – Parminder Singh

by Parminder Jeet Singh, IT for Change With data being the most important economic resource, ownership and economic appropriation of data’s value will determine how individuals, firms and countries fare in the formative digital economy. The latter will supersede the industrial economy paradigm,... ...
Tags: News, Community Data, eCommerce, India, Policy


Community data in the draft e-commerce policy

by Parminder Jeet Singh, IT for Change With data being the most important economic resource, ownership and economic appropriation of data’s value will determine how individuals, firms and countries fare in the formative digital economy. The latter will supersede the industrial economy paradigm,... ...
Tags: News, Community Data, eCommerce, India, Policy


Dublin Airport has a novel idea for tackling rogue drones

There are a growing number of technology-based solutions for dealing with rogue drones flying near airports, but officials at Dublin Airport have come up with another idea for keeping the skies safe. The post Dublin Airport has a novel idea for tackling rogue drones appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Emerging Tech, News, Drones, Dublin Airport, Ireland, Rogue Drones


Asian shares sink, tracking Friday’s retreat on Wall Street

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares tumbled in Asia on Monday after Wall Street ended last week with a broad retreat, while Thailand’s market saw a moderate loss following a general election that appeared likely to keep the incumbent, junta-backed prime minister in power. Japan’s Nikkei 225 stock index skidded 3.1 percent to 20,962.77, while the Shanghai […]
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Long-awaited video service expected from Apple on Monday

Apple is expected to announce Monday that it’s launching a video service that could compete with Netflix, Amazon and cable TV itself. It’s a long-awaited attempt from the iPhone maker, several years after Netflix turned “binge watching” into a worldwide phenomenon. The new video service is expected to have original TV shows and movies that […]
Tags: Business, Entertainment, Nation, Technology, Television


Banks ask RBI to allow recurring payments in UPI 2.0: Report

Indian lenders have asked the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to allow customers with UPI 2.0-enabled devices to use the recurring payments feature for such things as the monthly instalments on their loans, insurance premiums, and mutual fund investments, the Economic Times reported. UPI is a mobile... ...
Tags: Banks, Digital Payments, eCommerce, Government, Mobile, News, Reserve Bank of India, Payments, RBI, Recurring Payments, UPI, UPI 2.0


Scientists wreck a smartphone in a blender, but not just for fun

It’s oddly mesmerizing to watch a smartphone get torn apart inside a blender. Researchers recently did just that in a bid to find out which materials make up a handset, and also to encourage people to think more about recycling. The post Scientists wreck a smartphone in a blender, but not just for fun appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, News, Phones, Scientists, Smartphone Experiment


Apple teases Monday’s big event with an early look into Steve Jobs Theater

Apple is gearing up for a big event on Monday where it's expected to unveil a video-streaming service. But more than 12 hours before it starts, the company has apparently already cranked up the event's livestream ... The post Apple teases Monday’s big event with an early look into Steve Jobs Theater appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Home Theater, Movies & TV, News, Apple livestream, Apple TV, Steve Jobs Theater


Apple teases Monday’s big event with early livestream from Steve Jobs Theater

Apple is gearing up for a big event on Monday where it's expected to unveil a video-streaming service. But more than 12 hours before it starts, the company has apparently already cranked up the event's livestream ... The post Apple teases Monday’s big event with early livestream from Steve Jobs Theater appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Home Theater, Movies & TV, News, Apple livestream, Apple TV, Steve Jobs Theater


Bingo and bongs: More seniors seek pot for age-related aches

LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (AP) — The group of white-haired folks — some pushing walkers, others using canes — arrive right on time at the gates of Laguna Woods Village, an upscale retirement community in the picturesque hills that frame this Southern California suburb a few miles from Disneyland. There they board a bus for a […]
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Utah family suffers extreme stalking through service calls

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah family has become the victim of extreme stalking involving unwanted service providers repeatedly being sent to their home, according to the homeowner and police. Walt Gilmore’s family in suburban Salt Lake City has been the target since August of a stalker using phone calls and texts to send […]
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Survey: Business economists see slowdown in growth this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s business economists foresee a sharp slowdown in U.S. economic growth over the next two years, in sharp contrast to the Trump administration’s predictions that growth will accelerate this year and next. That finding comes from the latest survey by the National Association for Business Economics being released Monday. Its economists […]
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