Bob Iger: Disney Has 'Much Better' Chance of Closing Fox Deal Than Comcast

  1. Bob Iger: Disney Has ‘Much Better’ Chance of Closing Fox Deal Than Comcast  Variety
  2. Disney Ups Bid For Fox To $71.3 Billion, 10% Higher Than Comcast’s  Deadline
  3. 21st Century Fox Agrees to Higher Offer From Disney  Wall Street Journal
  4. AT&T can proceed with $85 billion bid for Time Warner, judge rules, paving way for landmark deal  USA TODAY
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Oppo Find X revealed: Here is Android's iPhone X… done better

  1. Oppo Find X revealed: Here is Android’s iPhone X… done better  Firstpost
  2. Oppo Find X launched: Full specs, top features, India price and everything you need to know  India Today
  3. An Android vendor you hardly know just launched an all-screen, no-notch iPhone X rival  BGR
  4. Mechanical camera sliders are the coolest terrible idea of 2018  The Verge
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Canada just legalized weed, and it's looking better every day

Canada just legalized weed, and it's looking better every dayCanada just legalized marijuana nationwide.  In a historic vote on Tuesday, the Senate approved Bill C-45. Also known as the Cannabis Act, Bill C-45 legalizes weed possession and sales for adults, and allows up to four marijuana plants per household. The bill previously passed in the House of Commons.  SEE ALSO: We hitched a ride on Potlandia, a dispensary touring ‘cannabus’ Like statewide legalization in the United States, it’ll be a while before people can just walk into a shop and order up a nice eighth. Each province is implementing different aspects of the bill in the next 8 to 12 weeks — while the federal government has jurisdiction over parts like illegal sales to minors and assigning licenses to growers, it’s up to the provinces to manage retail sales and distribution laws.  Adults will be allowed to possess up to 30 grams of marijuana, and products will be sold in plain packaging with labels that are clearly marked. Provincial governments can also establish stricter rules like limiting home growth. Three provinces have already expressed plans to ban home growth altogether, according to CBC.  Canada’s federal government started the arduous journey to legalization in April 2017. In a press release, the government of Canada admitted that “the current approach to cannabis does not work.”  It’s been too easy for our kids to get marijuana – and for criminals to reap the profits. Today, we change that. Our plan to legalize & regulate marijuana just passed the Senate. #PromiseKept — Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 20, 2018 “It has allowed criminals and organized crime to profit, while failing to keep cannabis out of the hands of Canadian youth,” the statement said. “In many cases, it is easier for our kids to buy cannabis than cigarettes.” Justin Trudeau tweeted that because it’s too easy for kids to buy weed, “criminals reap the profits.”  The Canadian government planned for retail sales to start in the beginning of July, but the start date was pushed because the Senate required more time to review the bill. Now that it’s passed through both houses of Parliament, Trudeau has to decide the date when legalization is official.  Senator Tony Dean, who sponsored the Cannabis Act, called the legislation’s passing “transformative social policy.”  “A brave move on the part of the government,” he told CBC.  Canada is the second country behind Uruguay to legalize cannabis for adults at the national level. Currently, nine states and Washington D.C. have legalized cannabis for adults in some form in The United States, but marijuana remains illegal under federal law.  President Donald Trump has previously hinted that he would support an effort to end the federal ban on marijuana.  WATCH: Is marijuana legal? The confusing state of America’s laws

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Faster, cheaper, better: A new way to synthesize DNA

Researchers have pioneered a new way to synthesize DNA sequences through a creative use of enzymes that promises to be faster, cheaper, and more accurate. DNA synthesis is a fundamental tool in the rapidly growing field of synthetic biology, in which organisms can be engineered to do things like decompose plastic and manufacture biofuels and medicines. This discovery could dramatically accelerate the pace of scientific discovery.
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Google AI is sometimes better than doctors at predicting when patients will die

  1. Google AI is sometimes better than doctors at predicting when patients will die  Business Insider
  2. Google Thinks It Can Predict When You Will Die  Vanity Fair
  3. Google can predict when you’ll DIE with 95% accuracy using AI  The Sun
  4. Google is training machines to predict when a patient will die  Los Angeles Times
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‘America is better than this’: What a doctor saw in a Texas shelter for migrant children

‘America is better than this’: What a doctor saw in a Texas shelter for migrant childrenA prominent doctor has spoken out against the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the US border. Dr Colleen Kraft, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, visited a shelter for children under the age of 12 that runs along the Texas border with Mexico. The shelter in question held 60 beds and had a little playground for children.

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Better be safe than sorry: Economic optimization risks tipping of Earth system elements

Optimizing economic welfare without constraints might put human well-being at risk, a new climate study argues. While being successful in bringing down costs of greenhouse gas reductions for instance, the concept of profit maximization alone does not suffice to avoid the tipping of critical elements in the Earth system which could lead to dramatic changes of our lifelihood. The scientists use mathematical experiments to compare economic optimization to the governance concepts of sustainability and the more recent approach of a safe operating space for humanity. All of these turn out to have their benefits and deficits, yet the profit-maximizing approach shows the greatest likelihood of producing outcomes that harm people or the environment.
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Xbox Project Scarlet: Microsoft Wants High Framerates, Better CPU Performance

  1. Xbox Project Scarlet: Microsoft Wants High Framerates, Better CPU Performance  Forbes
  2. Microsoft is ‘reworking’ its Xbox app for Windows 10 to focus on PC gamers  The Verge
  3. Microsoft Is Gearing Up for the Next Console War  Motley Fool
  4. Halo Infinite – E3 2018 – Announcement Trailer  YouTube
  5. How Microsoft is pouring more money into winning E3  VentureBeat
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Trump rips GOP's Sanford on primary day: 'He's better off in Argentina'

  1. Trump rips GOP’s Sanford on primary day: ‘He’s better off in Argentina’  The Hill
  2. The Latest: President Trump Tweets Against US Rep Sanford  U.S. News & World Report
  3. Trump Scorches Mark Sanford on Primary Day: ‘Better Off in Argentina’  Daily Beast
  4. ‘I’m a Dead Man Walking’  POLITICO Magazine
  5. Loyalty To Trump On The Ballot In Tuesday’s Primaries  NPR
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