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Despite its equity investments, its $116 billion-plus in dry powder and ownership of dozens of other businesses , small and large, Berkshire Hathaway is primarily an insurance company. Buffett reminds us that, "Performance comes, performance goes. Fees never falter." Buffett simply bought the low cost index. Buffett said Monday the joint venture with Amazon 's Jeff Bezos and J.P.
  • All-new Volvo V60 family estate revealed

    All-new Volvo V60 family estate revealed

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    Fresh off the debut of the new Volvo V60 wagon, the Swedish carmaker has already confirmed plans for its next product. Figures of the the top-of-the-line T8 variant should be familiar too, as this hybrid pushes you forward with 390 horsepower (303+87) and 472 foot-pounds.
  • Snap responds to the 1.2 million petition signers who hate the redesign

    Snap responds to the 1.2 million petition signers who hate the redesign

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    On the other hand, after the redesigning of app company has been facing a lot of criticism , and with these new features, Snapchat is trying to gain users' interest back. A couple of weeks ago, Snapchat woke up to a flood of netizens criticizing the platform for a design change it had introduced. Snap Inc. has responded to a widely-signed petition demanding it roll-back an unpopular redesign of its Snapchat mobile apps for iPhone and Android .
  • Samsung shares take a hit as iPhone X sales slump

    Samsung shares take a hit as iPhone X sales slump

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    This week, Nikkei reported that Samsung is now set to make 20 million displays for the iPhone X, but that number could end up falling. The original target was for around 45 million to 50 million iPhone X displays, reports Nikkei . Wall Street analysts have been shouting for months that the iPhone X sales were far below expectations. The cost of the average iPhone now sits at $796.
  • Swype Keyboard is now discontinued

    Swype Keyboard is now discontinued

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    Bad news for anyone that's having issues with it on a new phone. Nuance later confirmed the same to XDA Portal as well. Former Swype CEO Mike McSherry - who was instrumental in growing the mobile keyboard's usage and later sold the company to Nuance - told GeekWire that it was sad to see the product "mothballed".
  • Sea Level Rise Accelerated by Climate Change

    Sea Level Rise Accelerated by Climate Change

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    Scientists analysing 25 years of satellite data discovered that global sea level is not rising at a steady 3mm per year , as previously thought. Such rises are feared to be likely to cause "significant difficulties" for coastal cities and low-lying regions, especially once storm surges are taken into consideration.
  • International Space Station going private: Who are the key players?

    International Space Station going private: Who are the key players?

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    According to U.S. government, the proposed $150 million will be used to create a programme to help prepare private companies or commercial entities to take over the ISS operations over the next seven years, as reported by BBC. Wörner sees a continuing demand for research in Earth orbit and predicted: "We will need experiments under conditions of weightlessness in low earth orbit beyond 2024".
  • Elon Musk will name his next drone ship 'A Shortfall of Gravitas'

    Elon Musk will name his next drone ship 'A Shortfall of Gravitas'

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    They've developed two series of the special discs; one resides in Musk's personal library, and the other is now rocketing through space in a car's glovebox. According to Musk, the core didn't have enough ignition fluid to light the two outer engines of the booster for its final approach to the ship. The fix, he said , was "pretty obvious".
  • Vonn vows to win for late grandfather

    Vonn vows to win for late grandfather

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    The gold she returned in Vancouver eight years ago was the first by an American woman in the downhill. Her grandfather Don Kildow passed away at the age of 88 in November. She said the the pressure is even greater now because this is her last Games and "because I want to end on a high note". "Because of the schedule and because it's my last Olympics, it's very important to me to attend", she said, "and I'm going to get as much of the Olympic experience in these next two weeks as possible".
  • Twitter Records First Profit, Video Ad Revs Drive Boost

    Twitter Records First Profit, Video Ad Revs Drive Boost

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    The company reported fourth quarter revenue of $732 million, an increase of 2% year-over-year. Advertising revenue totaled $644 million in the lastest period, up 1% year-over-year, while O&O advertising revenue gained 7% to $593 million.
  • Ford Ranger Raptor Makes Brief Online Debut Looking Mean and Sexy

    Ford Ranger Raptor Makes Brief Online Debut Looking Mean and Sexy

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    Ford has, at long last, pulled the wraps off of the brand-new, high-performance Ford Ranger Raptor pickup in Thailand, where Australia's supply of mid-size Ford trucks is built. If that's piqued your interest, then here are five facts about the new Ford Ranger Raptor that you need to know. The underlying frame uses different grades of high-strength low-alloy steel.
  • Spec Comparison: Huawei Mate 10 vs Huawei Mate 10 Pro

    Spec Comparison: Huawei Mate 10 vs Huawei Mate 10 Pro

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    Massdrop, a site that offers group discounts when enough people order a specific item, is offering a $100 discount on the Mate 10 Pro , cutting the price down to $699. Those devices previously sold on US carriers did not support 5G, but the Mate 10 Pro will. It boasts Huawei's in-house Kirin 970 processor instead of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, the chip typically found on 2017 flagships.
  • Ancient arachnid: 100-million-year-old spider found trapped in amber

    Ancient arachnid: 100-million-year-old spider found trapped in amber

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    Their body length is around 2.5 millimeters (0.1 inches) and their tail size is 3 millimeters (0.2 inches) which is longer than the body. The Cretaceous-era critter has been dubbed Chimerarachne yingi , borrowing its name from the Chimera , a mythological creature composed of the parts of several different animals.
  • Tesla, Australia to turn 50000 homes into power generators

    Tesla, Australia to turn 50000 homes into power generators

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    The scheme is part of a tie-up between the South Australian government and Tesla , Elon Musk 's business creation. "We will use people's homes as a way to generate energy for the South Australian grid, with participating households benefitting with significant savings in their energy bills".
  • Spotify is testing a new app that's just for listening to playlists

    Spotify is testing a new app that's just for listening to playlists

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    Like Spotify's core service, there's a personalization element with user-based playlists created once enough music has been played for it to gather data. Apparently you can add or delete playlists that exist, but can't create new ones. Stations will offer some personalization as users listen to their favorite programs, according to the app description.