What Google’s quantum computer means for Bitcoin

By: Jose Antonio Lanz

document published—and later deleted—by NASA a few days ago revealed that we could soon be entering a new technological era: Google has achieved “quantum supremacy”—supposedly.

According to the Financial Times, Google claims to have successfully built the world’s most powerful quantum computer. What that means, according to Google’s researchers, is that calculations that normally take more than 10,000 years to perform, it’s computer was able to do in about 200 seconds.

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pple named UK’s top tech employer, US firms dominate the list

By: Vicky McKeever

Apple has been named the best tech company to work for in Britain, according to new research.

The global jobs website Indeed ranked Apple top after analyzing “hundreds of thousands” of job reviews left by employees of technology companies on its website.

Global events producer GDS Group and IT firm Cisco finished second and third respectively, while Microsoft and Siemens rounded out the top five rated firms. Fellow tech giant Amazon made the list, but only just, coming in at number 15.

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Peter Dutton calls new laws legalising recreation cannabis use ‘dangerous’ as federal government weighs up a challenge

By: AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATED PRESS

The federal government is considering challenging ACT laws legalising the recreational use of cannabis.

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has described the new laws as unconscionable.

‘I think it might be trendy for the ACT government to go down this path, and they’ll say they’re enlightened and progressive and all the rest of it,’ Mr Dutton told 2GB radio on Thursday.

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Verizon officially turns on 5G in New York, Boise and Panama City

By: ELI BLUMENTHAL

Verizon’s 5G network is continuing to slowly expand. In announcing that it’s officially turned on 5G in parts of New York on Thursday, the wireless giant turned on 5G in two additional new cities: Panama City and Boise. 

The three new cities bring Verizon 5G network count to 13, creating some distance from Sprint’s nine 5G cities and T-Mobile’s sixAT&T is still in the “lead” at 21 total cities, but unlike the other three carriers, it still doesn’t let consumers onto its network. 

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Why renewable energy makes economic sense for mining

By: GERARD PETER 

According to the survey, 42.86% would embrace renewable energy if it resulted in overall cost reductions cost. This was closely followed by reducing grid reliance (34.69%) and decreasing environmental impact (26.53%).

The Webinar, moderated by Mining Review Africa’s Editor-in-Chief Laura Cornish, focused on dealing with how to overcome power constraints for new and existing mining operations, particularly in remote regions on the continent.

With most state-owned energy utilities struggling to keep the lights on for the general population, it is increasingly difficult to rely on grid power to operate continuously. 

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Survey of investors shows growing anxiety over Elizabeth Warren’s rise in presidential polls

By: Chris Matthews

As Elizabeth Warren’s poll numbers rise, so does anxiety on Wall Street.

That’s a according to a survey of U.S. institutional equity investors published Tuesday by RBC Capital Markets, which showed a declining share of money managers expect President Donald Trump to win reelection next year. A rising expect the Democratic nomination to go to Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

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Bitcoin May See Brief Bounce After Defending Key Price Support

By: Omkar Godbole

  • Bitcoin is defending the key 200-day moving average support for the third consecutive day and may see a minor bounce to $8,700.
  • A corrective bounce, if any, will likely be short-lived, as the daily and weekly chart indicators are biased bearish. The cryptocurrency will remain on the hunt for a drop to $7,500, as discussed yesterday, as long as the resistance at $9,097 is intact.
  • A break above $9,097 is needed to weaken the bearish case. A stronger sign of bearish invalidation would be a move above the weekly chart resistance at $9,533.

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Tech startups in Vietnam emerge as beneficiaries of U.S.-China trade war

By:  Kevin McSpadden

On a quick walk from the hotel district of Ho Chi Minh City to the Reunification Palace — where the North and South of Vietnam became one country after the Vietnam War — tourists pass by vendors selling street food, pop-up tables with this week’s lotto tickets and taxi drivers pitching to everyone who walks by in the hopes of securing a fare.

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ACT legislative assembly legalises cannabis. What are some Australian pot-stocks to watch?

By: Kyle Rodda

Though not a complete decriminalisation of the drug, the ACT Legislative Assembly has passed a bill permitting growing cannabis for personal consumption. The law will come into effect on 31January 2020.

Although not a complete lift on the ban-on-bud, and with the law potentially clashing with Federal legislation, the developments in Canberra continue a gradual process of relaxing regulations and different prohibitions on cannabis by Australia’s state and territory governments.

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