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Apple Watch apps now track ski performance

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Skiers, rejoice! It just got a lot easier to track your mountain treks. Due to an Apple Watch update that combines GPS and altimeter (altitude) measuring, ski apps are now able to quantify performance. If you’re wondering how many calories you’ve burned or how fast you were going, all that data is available and more. The new features are rolling out today, with Ski… Read More

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Sea President Nick Nash is leaving to start his own Asia-focused investment fund

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Nick Nash is leaving his role as group president of Sea, the Singapore-based games and e-commerce company that went public in the U.S. last year, to start his own startup fund. Sea announced that Nash will exit the company at the end of 2018, giving it plenty of time to transition and find a replacement. In the meantime, TechCrunch understands that Nash will begin fundraising with a view to… Read More

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Baidu’s video business iQiyi to raise up to $1.5B in US IPO

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Baidu’s iQiyi video division is set to become the latest Chinese tech company to go public in the U.S. after it filed to raise up to $1.5 billion via an IPO on the Nasdaq. The service was started in 2010 by search giant Baidu, which owns a dominant 70 percent of the company. Xiaomi (eight percent) and Hillhouse (six percent) are the other major names that have backed it. A… Read More

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TechVets launches to offer UK military veterans a route into cyber and startups

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There’s a problem in the UK tech industry and it’s staring us in the face. The tech industry is growing at twice the rate of the wider economy and now contributes around £97bn a year, up 30pc in five years. And yet only 4% of military veterans work in ICT, which is 20% fewer than non-veterans. Yes, a military veteran is five times less likely to go into tech than a non-veteran. Read More

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ET Deals Roundup: Amazon Fire Stick for $30, Dell XPS Gaming PC for $670, and more

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Looking for an extremely low-cost streaming solution? For a limited time, Amazon is selling the Fire TV Stick for 25 percent off the sticker price. You can also save big on a six-core gaming rig, a USB-C hub, H&R Block tax software, and so much more.The post ET Deals Roundup: Amazon Fire Stick for $30, Dell XPS Gaming PC for $670, and more appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Our predictions of who will win at the 2018 Oscars on Sunday night — and who really should win

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Danny Moloshok/Invision/APThe 90th Academy Awards will finally be here on Sunday, after months of campaigning (and millions of dollars spent) by studios and independent distributors to get their best and brightest recognition.On paper, it could turn out to be a dull night. A few categories (like best actor and best supporting actress) seem to be a lock for specific actors. And the odds-on favorites to win best picture — “The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” — haven't been that popular with general audiences. Both movies’ combined domestic box office ($105 million) is around what “Wonder Woman” had its opening weekend.But if we learned anything from last year’s Oscars, you never know what kind of surprises could come. And the best-picture race is one of the most wide open in recent years.Here are our predictions on who we think will win the major categories and who we think should win.The Academy Awards air on ABC on Sunday at 8 p.m. EST/ 5 p.m. PST.B…

Dick's will stop selling assault rifles in wake of Florida school shooting — and some customers are already threatening to boycott (DKS)

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Dick's Sporting Goodschanged its policies to stop selling assault-style firearms and no longer selling guns to shoppers under the age of 21. The retailer is already seeing backlash and boycott threats from some customers. Customers on the left and right have already threatened to boycott companies with ties to the NRA and brands that cut ties with the guns-rights group. Dick's Sporting Goods will no longer sell assault-style weapons and stop selling guns to people under the age of 21, the company's CEO Ed Stack announced Wednesday morning.

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The federal judge Trump once attacked for his Mexican heritage just gave Trump a major border-wall victory

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Reuters/Jorge DuenesThe judge that President Donald Trump previously accused of being biased and "a Mexican" just ruled in favor of the border wall.During his presidential campaign, Trump repeatedly attacked US District Judge Gonzalo Curiel over his Mexican heritage, although Curiel was born in Indiana.Curiel gave a subtle nod to the controversy in his ruling, citing Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as a "fellow Indiana native" who frequently handles cases "surrounded by political disagreement."
The federal judge that President Donald Trump once argued was too biased by his Mexican heritage to handle lawsuits against Trump University just ruled in favor of his long-promised border wall.US District Judge Gonzalo Curiel ruled Tuesday that the Homeland Security Department can waive compliance with certain environmental laws to build the wall, dealing a major blow to the main challenge to the Trump administration's efforts.

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Valeant's revenue slides as competition heats up (VRX)

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ReutersValeant Pharmaceuticals' revenue fell 10% to $2.16 billion, narrowly missing estimates.The company faced increased competition for some of its major products.Its 2018 revenue forecast was below expectations.(Reuters) - Valeant Pharmaceuticals' forecast for 2018 revenue fell below Wall Street estimates, as the company faces intensifying competition for some of its major products.The Canada-based drugmaker's U.S.-listed shares fell 3.4 percent to $17.87 in premarket trading on Wednesday.

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This inconspicuous pair of glasses might just be the first fitness tracker I actually want to wear — here’s how it works

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Level Smart Glasses Promo VideoI've been waiting for the perfect fitness tracker. I'm into the concept, but I don't like wearing a watch all day every day.Ideally, a fitness tracker wouldn't get in my way while I type, and would be something I wouldn't mind wearing on a daily basis. It wouldn't feel like a chore to wear, and I wouldn't have issues remembering to wear it in the first place.So I was intrigued when VSP Global, a network of eye-care companies, came out with a fitness tracker in the form of prescription glasses. The Level smart glasses are starting to roll out in select areas, and — since eyewear is having a bit of a moment in terms of style and affordability — they couldn't have come at a better time.Here's a look at the Level smart glasses and how they do what they do:The Level smart glasses wirelessly sync to the mobile app on your phone. The app updates approximately every 60 seconds if it's open, and every 15 minutes if it's…

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Here comes GDP ...

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Adam Glanzman/GettyThe Commerce Department will release its second estimate of fourth-quarter gross domestic product at 8:30 a.m. ET. Economists forecast that the value of all goods and services produced in the US increased at an annualized rate of 2.5%, according to Bloomberg. That's down from the 2.6% growth rate stated in the first estimate, as economists project that consumer spending, the biggest contributor to the economy, was not as strong as initially reported. The consensus forecast now sees 3.6% growth in personal consumption, down from 3.8%. 

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