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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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Bitcoin broke through to all-time high last week

In spite of many warnings that the purchase of bitcoins was risky and even claims that it was a fraud, bitcoin went above $5,000 per coin on Thursday reaching a new high of $5,856. 10 during the day.

Samsung's new trackable tag will use narrow network technology

Samsung claims that its new Connect Tag will be the first mobile product to use narrowband network technology (NB-IoT) . The Connect Tag will provide location information using GPS, Wi-Fi based positioning and cell ID for location tracking.

New device helps treat pulmonary hypertension

San Francisco - A new device, the Third Pole is able to generate nitric oxide (NO) from the air that can help improve oxygenation and treat pulmonary hypertension a common problem among some newborns.

Op-Ed: Canada will be better off if Trump rejects NAFTA

Arlington - Many commentators appear worried that US President Trump will end up sabotaging any new NAFTA deal by insisting on new provisions that Mexico and Canada cannot accept.

Main US stock indices end week higher with new Nasdaq record

New York - The US three main stock indices ended the week on Friday slightly higher and the Nasdaq recorded another all-time high even as President Trump delivered a speech in which he refused to certify a nuclear agreement with Iran.

Sony introduces new Xperia Touch high-tech projector

Tokyo - Sony introduced the Xperia Touch projector at the Mobile World Congress earlier this year. The device will now be made available in the United States priced at 1,699.99 through Amazon.

Alibaba to invest $15 billion in cutting edge technology

Hangzhou - The Chinese giant firm Alibaba has announced that it will invest $15 billion over the next three years into cutting edge technology including artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum computing.

Dubai police adopt three new cutting edge tech devices

Dubai - Dubai police have adopted a new crime fighting instrument that can be a drone or a hoverbike. Earlier this year they introduced a robocop and robocop cars.

Op-Ed: Does "water witching" work?

Dowsing is one type of divination used in attempting to find ground water (water witching) , buried metals or ores, gemstones, oil, grave sites and much else. Most consider it a pseudoscience.

GPS, self-steering and autonomous tractors

Farmers have been using GPS systems on their tractors for some time. Now they are being used with self-driving tractors and soon with autonomous tractors that drive themselves.

Google AI chief claims biased algorithms are a big danger

Social concerns are at the forefront of Artificial Intelligence conversations right now. John Giannandrea AI chief at Google is concerned that bias is being built in to many of the machine-learning algorithms by which the robot makes decisions.

US stocks appear poised to pull back after record highs

New York - After a stellar day on Thursday with all three indices setting records two of three major US indices lost ground on Friday although not very much and the Nasdaq nudged slghtly higher to another record.

Saskatchewan farm using 21st century technology

Battleford - Farms on the Canadian prairies have grown much larger over the years. In 2016, the agriculture census counted 43,457 incorporated family farms, along with 5,135 non-family corporations. New tools are helping farmers grow these developing businesses.

Thailand held Big Bang exhibition on digital transformation

Bangkok Metropolis - Thailand just recently staged "Digital Thailand Big Bang 2017" as part of what is termed Digital Transformation Thailand. It is part of a broader plan to reform the Thai economy and society called Thailand 4.0

Danish company produces smart sensor solution to help save water

Copenhagen - Peter Nartoft, Chief Executive Office (CEO), of Aqubig heads a company that makes a smart water sensor solution that not only can tell you when your water consumption increases or decreases but also how it compares with the consumption of others.

Peugeot offers folding electric bicycles to fit in auto trunks

Driving a car through the central parts of large cities is becoming more of a problem with difficulties parking, traffic jams, noise and pollution.

Diabetic children in school need more than stylish glucose meters

Scientists from the University of Wellington in New Zealand suggest glucose testing meters be more stylish so that children with type I diabetes are not embarrassed when they use the meters in school.

Tech and funding problems plague Obamacare enrollment system

Washington D.c. - Open enrollment in Obamacare (ACA) is just about a month from now. However, the White House is cutting back on funding but also those states who use the federal market place are facing technical difficulties.

Use of tattoos to measure blood sugar being researched

Cambridge - The Dermal Abyss project is a collaboration between researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers Katia Vega, Xin Liu,. Viirj Kan, and Nick Barry with Ali Yetisen and Nan Jiang from the Harvard Medical School.

2017 car models incorporate advanced technology often as standard

As shoppers consider purchasing a new car they most notice some changes in this year's models. Many boast excellent gas mileage, have high-rise views of the road and some have smaller interiors.
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