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New mosquito trap smart enough to keep just the bad bugs
Technology
Published in 17-2-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) A smart trap for mosquitoes? A new high-tech version is promising to catch the bloodsuckers while letting friendlier insects escape and even record the exact weather conditions when different species emerge to bite. [...] when the robotic traps were pilot-tested around Houston last summer, they accurately captured particular mosquito species those capable of spreading the Zika ...>>
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The Zuckerberg manifesto: How he plans to debug the world
Technology
Published in 17-2-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) Mark Zuckerberg's long-term vision for Facebook, laid out in a sweeping manifesto , sometimes sounds more like a utopian social guide than a business plan. While most people now use Facebook to connect with friends and family, Zuckerberg hopes that the social network can encourage more civic engagement, an informed public and community support in the years to come. "Across th ...>>
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GOP leaders unveil new health law outline, divisions remain
Technology
Published in 17-2-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) Top House Republicans unveiled a rough sketch of a massive health care overhaul to rank-and-file lawmakers Thursday, but a lack of detail, cost estimates and GOP unity left unresolved the problem that's plagued them for years: At a closed-door meeting in the Capitol basement, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and other party leaders described a broad vision for voiding much o ...>>
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Surprise, surprise. AT&T trumpets its own new unlimited plan
Technology
Published in 17-2-2017
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Sprint also said Thursday that it's letting unlimited customers watch video in high definition rather than DVD quality. AT&T's unlimited plan degrades video to DVD quality, but customers can turn HD video back on for free.
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 17-2-2017
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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McDonald's testing crab sandwich in San Francisco area
Technology
Published in 10-2-2017
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SAN JOSE, Calif. Following its success with garlic fries, McDonald's of the Bay Area is testing another regional favorite: a crab sandwich.

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Super Bowl LI sets new record for data used on Wi-Fi
Technology
Published in 10-2-2017
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A record 11.8 terabytes of data traversed the Wi-Fi network during Super Bowl LI, according to official numbers released Thursday by Extreme Networks, the official Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi analytics provider of Super Bowl LI.

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Mexico raises key rate as inflation surges, peso stumbles
Technology
Published in 10-2-2017
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Mexico's central bank raised borrowing costs for a fourth straight meeting as President Donald Trump's election undermined the peso and fuel prices soared, sending inflation spiraling above target.

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Tequila billionaires reap windfall as Cuervo IPO triggers surge
Technology
Published in 10-2-2017
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Juan Francisco Beckmann Vidal and Juan Domingo Beckmann -- the heirs to the family that controls tequila giant Jose Cuervo -- are seeing their net worth soar a day after the company carried out Mexico's biggest IPO in more than three years.

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Group 1 Automotive posts stronger 4th-quarter earnings
Technology
Published in 3-2-2017
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Group 1 Automotive's earnings improved during the fourth quarter despite slower sales in Texas and other oil-centric markets.

 

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Houston private equity firm grows construction business with acquisition
Technology
Published in 3-2-2017
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The Sterling Group owns the majority of DexKo Global. The Tie Down Engineering acquisition follows other company asset purchases in recent months.

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Houston isn't the most romantic city. But it loves love songs, sales show
Technology
Published in 3-2-2017
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Houston was one of five cities where Amazon customers streamed the most love songs in 2016, according to the retailer.

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HFF arranges financing for Hanover Post Oak
Technology
Published in 3-2-2017
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HFF has arranged fixed-rate financing for Hanover Post Oak, a 355-unit high-rise apartment building, on behalf of The Hanover Co.

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Mexico exports no longer just avocados, tequila
Technology
Published in 3-2-2017
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Cars and trucks such as the Ram 1500 crew cab, Ford Fiesta and Chevrolet Trax fill U.S. dealer lots. Even while Mexico's oil production has fallen steadily, U.S. imports from Mexico increased 638 percent since 1993, just before the North American Free Trade Agreement took effect, according to the U.S. Trade Representative's office. The top-selling U.S. imports from Mexico in 2015 in ...>>

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Genes may help grocery tomatoes catch up to heirloom taste
Technology
Published in 27-1-2017
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Scientists think they can put the yum back into the grocery tomato by tinkering with its genetic recipe. Researchers are reinstalling five long-lost genetic traits that add much of the sweet-yet-acidic taste that had been bred out of mass-produced tomatoes for the past 50 years. [...] Klee and colleagues looked at the genomes of the mass-produced tomato varieties and heirloom tomatoes to try to ...>>
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