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Ken Hanly

Digital Journalist based in Brandon, MB, Canada. Joined on Jun 28, 2009
Expertise in General business news & info, Politics, Education

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Samsung Galaxy Foldable starts at just $1,980

The Galaxy Fold, Samsung's new foldable, is a clear attempt for Samsung to assert its place as being in the forefront of mobile's future. Samsung had more time displaying the device today than when first revealed.

Tesla's giant battery in Australia turns in a top performance

The huge battery at Hornsdale in South Australia is continuing to make its mark on the energy market in Australia. It made another $4 million in the fourth quarter from providing services. The battery is on track to recoup a third of its cost in one year.

Bitcoin closing in on the $4,000 level

An article on CoinDesk by Sebastian Sinclair notes that bitcoin(BTC) has passed through its 100-day moving average for the first time in 127 days. The move indicates the bulls are willing to test the upper range of the ascending triangle.

Bitcoin bounces back to over $3,900 in recovery mode

Bitcoin(BTC) seems to be once again in recovery mode as it is moving up but has not as yet broken the $4,000 barrier. However, it has been above $3,900. Its low so far today has been its opening price so the trend is up for now.

Op-Ed: Tesla needs to find new customers for the Model 3

After Tesla had a year first of "production hell" and then "delivery hell" as far as Model 3 production was concerned the question now arises how many more customers are there for the vehicle especially the higher priced models.

Sourcing material for a clean energy future

Even many politicians are now stressing the importance of transitioning to clean energy. This means more solar panels, large-scale batteries, electric vehicles (EVs) and wind turbines. It means more demand for materials that make such technology possible.

Op-Ed: Twitter talks of adding a clarification function to their tweets

Twitter is thinking of adding a feature that would allow users to add context and clarification to old tweets. The new feature was explained back on Valentine's Day in San Francisco at a Goldman Sachs event.

Many Twitter direct messages that are deleted still exist

According to security researcher Karan Saini Twitter retains direct messages for years even though they have been deleted by you and others, and even from accounts that have been deactivated and suspended.

US factory output drops last month as auto sales fall sharply

Washington - US manufacturing output dropped sharply in January as motor vehicle production wracked up its worst decline since back in 2009. There were also declines in a broad range of goods. This could stoke fears of a sharp slowing of factory activity.

JP Morgan first major US bank to announce its own cryptocurrency

New York City - In an ironic twist JP Morgan has announced that it will launch a cryptocurrency tied to the US dollar. The coin will be called the JPM Coin and it will be used to make instantaneous payments using blockchain technology.

UK report claims environment in five different crises

The report by the UK-based Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) said that the multiple environmental crises have reached a critical stage due to human impacts and now threaten to destabilize society and the global economy as well.

Smartwatch sales in US grew more than 60 percent in 2018

Smartwatch sales in the US were up more than 60 percent in 2018. As the wearables market begins to mature more people are buying smartwatches. The data is provided by the NPD Group. Total sales last year were nearly $5 billion.

In five EU nations EVs are cheaper to buy and run than gas cars

New research shows that electric vehicles are now cheaper to run than gas or diesel vehicles in five different European countries.

Small town on Russian Arctic island attracts over 50 polar bears

Dwindling sea ice and a garbage dump buffet are probably two causes of a huge influx of polar bears to towns in the Russian arctic. The situation is risky for both polar bears and humans as their proximity increases the potential for conflict.

Cannabis co-operatives may help small producers go legal

Many small producers who were already producing marijuana before it was legalized claim that the new marijuana legislation framework excludes many small producers with much experience.

Tesla to roll out Sentry and Dog Modes for Teslas this week

There are often news reports of dogs, and even young children, being left in cars that overheat in the sun with harmful or even fatal results. Tesla's new Dog Mode would solve that problem by keeping the car inside at around room temperature.

Large investor in Tesla increases stake by about $32 million

The second largest shareholder of Tesla stock Baillie Gifford and Co. has increased its share in the well known maker of electric cars and energy storage batteries. CEO Elon Musk is the largest shareholder who owns about 20 percent of Tesla.

Amazon launches its own shopping channel

Seattle - Amazon is copying the practice of some brick-and-mortar stores by starting its own shopping channel, Amazon Live, which will promote its own products. This is another challenge to retailers as Amazon now controls about half of US e-commerce market.

Bitcoin breaks through $3,700 briefly as crypto market booms

Yesterday the crypto market surged from a total $111 billion capitalization to $121 billion a jump of $10 million after several lackluster weeks. The market is nearly recovered from January levels of about $130 billion.

Finland finished a guaranteed income project for the unemployed

From January 2017 until December 2018, 2,000 Finns without jobs were provided with a monthly payment of the equivalent of about $634 US dollars for two years.
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