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hartford police test new tech during marathon

During the Hartford Marathon last month, as thousands of runners plodded through 26.2 miles, one child got lost amid the sea of spectators. But police administrators overseeing the event knew where their officers were in real time, and dispatched the closest one. The child was returned not long after. It’s easy to react that quickly when each officer has a beacon in his or her pocket. And that’s just what Globekeeper, the latest piece of technology that Hartford police are testing, offers. “For the marathon, layer of redundancy over what we already do,” Lt. Brandon O’Brien, the commander of Vice, Intelligence and Narcotics units said. “It could be a huge assist to us as far as our day-to-day operations, a complimentary piece for keeping track of information and everyone involved. We’re testing it…

sprint, t-mobile end merger talks

Wireless carriers Sprint and T-Mobile called off a potential merger, saying the companies couldn’t come to an agreement that would benefit customers and shareholders. The two companies have been dancing around a possible merger for years, and were again in the news in recent weeks with talks of the two companies coming together after all. But in a joint statement last Saturday, Sprint and T-Mobile said they are calling off merger negotiations for the foreseeable future. “The prospect of combining with Sprint has been compelling for a variety of reasons, including the potential to create significant benefits for consumers and value for shareholders. However, we have been clear all along that a deal with anyone will have to result in superior long-term value for T-Mobile’s shareholders compared to our outstanding stand-alone performance…

ap finds hackers hijacked at least 195 trump web addresses

Four years ago, well before the furor over allegations Moscow meddled in the 2016 election that put Donald Trump in the White House, at least 195 web addresses belonging to Trump, his family or his business empire were hijacked by hackers possibly operating out of Russia, The Associated Press has learned. The Trump Organization denied the domain names were ever compromised. But a review of internet records by the AP and cybersecurity experts shows otherwise. And it was not until this past week, after the Trump camp was asked about it by the AP, that the last of the tampered-with addresses were repaired. After the hack, computer users who visited the Trump-related addresses were unwittingly redirected to servers in St. Petersburg, Russia, that cybersecurity experts said contained malicious software commonly used to…

volkswagen, google cooperate on quantum computing research

German automaker Volkswagen and Google have announced plans to cooperate in exploring possible uses in the auto industry for quantum computers. Quantum computing, a technology that’s still in its early phases, uses the quirks of quantum physics to perform calculations at far higher speeds than current computers. Volkswagen said Tuesday that specialists from the two companies will work together using Google quantum computers, jointly developing algorithms and simulations. The automaker said it wants to use quantum computers for traffic flow optimization, exploring structures for new materials such as batteries for electric cars, and to develop artificial intelligence that could be used for self-driving vehicles. DRONE DEVELOPERS SHOW NEW TECHNOLOGY AT YBOR CITY ‘RODEO’ With a hum like a thousand bees, the small Hivemind Nova quadcopter lifted off for a mission seen as one of the…

report: apple moved offshore billions to new tax havens

Apple revamped its overseas subsidiaries to take advantage of tax loopholes on the European island of Jersey after a crackdown on Ireland’s loose rules began in 2013, according to The New York Times and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists . The news outlet and the nonprofit investigative organization cited confidential records that were obtained by the German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung (“ZOOT-doi-cheh DZEYEtung”) and shared. The cache of 13 million secret documents came from Appleby, a Bermuda-based law firm that helps businesses and wealthy individuals find tax shelters. The moves came after a U.S. Senate subcommittee found in 2013 that Apple had avoided tens of billions of dollars in taxes by using overseas havens. The paper said Apple has $128 billion in offshore profits not taxed by the U.S. Apple moved the tax…


The video streaming service Netflix initially appeared to be overly adventurous when it started producing its own content in 2013. However, much of it has since attracted significant critical and popular acclaim - and pave the way for a dramatically different business model for Netflix itself. Recently, more and more companies have been trying to edge into the original content game - but how did we reach this point, and what does the future hold as Stranger Things 2 wows the world? SOMETHING OF A QUIET REVOLUTION Many of Netflix’s content efforts have, when launched, come across as relatively low-key. Just think of Dear White People, the comedy-drama which was adapted from Justin Simien’s 2014 indie film of the same name. We could also cite the Netflix original series BoJack Horseman -…