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Google Home partners with KB Homes to make houses smarter

Google Home partners with KB Homes to make houses smarter

Home developers throughout the country compete to provide the best experience to their customers, but most focus on details like the quality of the countertops, hardwood floors versus carpet, and other design features. KB Home is taking home design to the next level by providing its own smart home system in several locations across the country.
Bitmain’s AntPool Activates Controversial AsicBoost for Faster Bitcoin Mining

Bitmain’s AntPool Activates Controversial AsicBoost for Faster Bitcoin Mining

Bitmain’s mining pool, AntPool, has supposedly activated one of their controversial methods of mining Bitcoin more efficiently, called AsicBoost. The controversial Bitcoin mining “hack” supposedly increases mining efficiency by up to 20% and is controversial because many developers claim that its use damages the Bitcoin network.
Bitcoin sheds almost $1,000 in 24 hours

Bitcoin sheds almost $1,000 in 24 hours

The sharp sell-off that gripped cryptocurrency markets on Wednesday has extended into a second day, with major digital assets across the spectrum continuing to fall during trading on Thursday.
Cointopia raises $3 million for marketplace for blockchain companies and services

Cointopia raises $3 million for marketplace for blockchain companies and services

Cointopia announced it has raised $3 million and is opening its marketplace connecting blockchain companies with top-tier service providers. That means that if you’re starting a blockchain startup or are a big company looking for blockchain services, the Cointopia Marketplace is there for you.
Chances of your Amazon Alexa being hacked are slim, says former hacker

Chances of your Amazon Alexa being hacked are slim, says former hacker

According to reports, smart speakers are one of the fastest growing areas of smart home technology. It’s easy to understand why. Both Amazon Alexa and Google Home lend convenience to everyday tasks and controlling smart home devices, and the novelty of speaking to a computer has not yet worn off for many. On the flip side,
Senate Bill Would Legalize Medical Marijuana For Military Veterans

Senate Bill Would Legalize Medical Marijuana For Military Veterans

Two Democratic U.S. senators filed legislation on Wednesday that would effectively legalize medical marijuana for military veterans and let government doctors help them access it. Under the Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) physicians would be empowered to issue medical cannabis recommendations in accordance with the laws of a growing number of states.
It's better to rent than to buy in today's housing market

It's better to rent than to buy in today's housing market

t is easily the question most asked by anyone moving into their first home or downsizing into retirement. Should I buy or should I rent? For nearly a decade the answer has been buy. The crash in home prices, combined with record-low mortgage rates made buying and owning a home both cheaper than renting one and a better investment.
2019 iPhone sticking with Face ID, but Android moving to in-screen fingerprint sensors

2019 iPhone sticking with Face ID, but Android moving to in-screen fingerprint sensors

Unsurprisingly, Apple does not plan to integrate fingerprint sensors under the screen of its 2019 iPhone, leaving the field open for Android adoption. In a note seen by AppleInsider, Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International securities believes that Apple has left Touch ID behind for full-screen iPhones,
Construction spending ticks up in July, led by public sector

Construction spending ticks up in July, led by public sector

Construction expenditures were 0.1% higher in July than in June, led by the public sector, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. Outlays in July were 5.8% higher than a year ago.
Calpers’ Bet on Sacramento’s Planned Tallest Tower Splits Board

Calpers’ Bet on Sacramento’s Planned Tallest Tower Splits Board

Sacramento officials are cheering a decision by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System to build what would be the tallest tower in its hometown. But some inside Calpers’ boardroom are concerned the 550-foot project represents too much risk.
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