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Ken Hanly

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



Shell Airflow Starship semi truck seeks a fuel economy record

San Diego - Bob Sliwa left from San Diego last Thursday night in a carbon-fiber-bodied, diesel powered semi truck. He is attempting to set a record for fuel economy for big trucks by the time he reaches Jacksonville Florida next Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Ontario NDP catching up to leading PCs in Ontario election

Toronto - The NDP is closing the gap between it and the Ontario Progressive Conservatives. The change in polling has occurred despite the initially huge PC lead and the fact that the left is split between the New Democrats and Liberals.

Zcash a cryptocoin stressing privacy gains 50 percent last week

At the end of the third week of May the overall cryptocoin market was deep in the red. The total market capitalization of the market dropped 14.48 percent to $366 billion over the last seven days. The month-to-date losses are close to 30 percent.

Bitcoin price managed to breach $8,500 again Sunday

Bitcoin closed below key technical levels on Thursday indicating a bearish trend but the consequent sell off bottomed out at $7,925 on Friday to be followed by a rally over the weekend boosting the price over $500 dollars.

Google's human sounding bot will identify itself in conversations

Mountain View - Employees finally got some answers this week on how Google's new Duplex human sounding robot will work. It will identify itself at the beginning of the conversation as a Google assistant robot.

Ethereum is number one blockchain in new Chinese index

Beijing - According to the Chinese Global Public Chain Assessment Index released on May18, Ethereum is the number one blockchain. Bitcoin was only 13th.

Op-Ed: Sergei Skripal discharged from hospital with no press questions

Salisbury - Two months after being poisoned by a nerve agent in Salisbury UK, 66-year old Sergei Skripal, a former Russian spy, was discharged from the Salisbury hospital on Friday.

Bitcoin price dips below $8,000 before minor recovery

Bitcoin's (BTC) price dropped to a one-month low below the $8,000 level. It was down to $7,925 earlier today on Bitfinex. This is its lowest price since April 18.

Nissan launches all-in-one solar package in the U.K.

As with rival electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla, after making some progress in the EV market with the Nissan Leaf, Nissan is now setting sights on the home with batteries and solar panels to form a complete home energy solution.

Zuckerberg to answer European MPs' questions behind closed doors

Brussels - Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to answer the questions of European parliamentarians about the impact Facebook has on the privacy of European citizens.

Bitcoin drops close to $8,000 level as crypto markets decline

Over the past day the price of bitcoin has been dropping considerably. From a high of $8,824.17 on Tuesday to a low of just $8,292.10 just after midnight on Wednesday, a 6 percent decrease. However, it is still above the $8,000 level.

Coinbase exchange to store crypto assets for establishment firms

San Francisco - Coinbase, the cryptocurrency exchange, is reaching out to help Wall Street type institutional giants become more comfortable using its platform to invest in cryptocurrencies.

Logitech's new wireless gaming mouse boasts advanced technology

Lausanne - Logitech's new G305 wireless gaming mouse is the latest in a lineup of gaming mice. It brings Logitech's top-of-the-line HERO optical sensor to a less expensive device.

Op-Ed: Progressive Conservatives have big lead in Ontario election polls

Toronto - The Canadian Broadcasting System has a useful poll-tracker that continually updates polling averages for the main parties in the Ontario provincial election that is to take place this June 7.

Boston Dynamics' SpotMini dog-like robot can open doors

Waltham - After 26 years Boston Dynamics is at last preparing to sell one of its many robots. The founder, Marc Raibert claims that the dog-like robot SpotMini is already in pre-production and will be commercially available in 2019.

New Google Duplex AI sounds exactly like a human voice

Mountain View - After widespread criticisms about the issues raised by Google's new Duplex system that uses AI to imitate the human voice to make appointments, the company notes that the system will have disclosure built into it.

Bitcoin price stuck in the $8,000 to $9,000 range

Bitcoin joined other cryptocurrencies in ending the first week of May with descending prices. As of Sunday the price of bitcoin was well above its recent low but is still trading well below the $9,000 level.

NAFTA talks break for the weekend with no agreement as yet

Washington - After a week of talks there is still no deal for a new North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The only agreement was to resume negotiations soon.

Facebook may launch its own cryptocurrency

A report from Alex Heath of Cheddar news service claims that Facebook is planning to launch its own cryptocurrency. The company is said to be focused on using the platform to make it easier to make payments.

Raid on South Korean exchange roils cryptocurrency markets

Seoul - In South Korea prosecutors have reportedly raided the biggest cryptocurrency exchange in the country UPbit. The prosecutors suspect the exchange has been engaged in fraud.
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