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Is Amazon Raising Prime Price?

Posted on February 15, 2014

Amazon’s recent statement that it’s contemplating raising the price of its free-two-day-shipping membership program by $20 to $40 from its current $79 annual rate has ignited a firestorm of sorts and led to a UBS stock downgrade on Wednesday that cited concern that a significant percentage of existing Prime members won’t renew at a higher […]

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Snowden Still Providing Leaks of Secret NSA Files

Posted on January 15, 2014

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The National Security Agency has implanted software in about 100,000 computers around the world, allowing the United States to surveil those machines while creating a trail that can be used to launch cyber-attacks. Though most of the software is installed by gaining access to computer networks, the NSA can also employ technology that enters computers […]

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Digital Tulips: The Bitcoin Mania

Written by Gary North on December 3, 2013

In 1637, the tulip bulb investment mania peaked in Holland. It had made some people rich. Now it was about to make others poor. Bulb prices rose steadily throughout the 1630s, as ever more speculators wedged into the market. Weavers and farmers mortgaged whatever they could to raise cash to begin trading. In 1633, a […]

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One-Day Construction: A 3D Printer Creates Parts for a Sandstone Building.

Posted on October 11, 2013

Thinking big is apparently no challenge for architects Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger. They’ve created a 3D printed room using algorithms to design its intricate cathedral-like interior. Assembled from 64 massive, separate, sandstone parts printed out with a huge 3D printer, the room contains 260 million surfaces printed at a resolution of a tenth of […]

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