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Do not touch your phone while charging …

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Do not touch your phone or anything plugged into it when charging …

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Don’t use phone while charging … could not find the origin of these images.

Looks real to Bear and it is so sad. Possibly happened in the Philippines. Shared on Google + .

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Who is polluting the world …

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Stop polluting we have only one world.

What do you think of this person’s opinion?

Bear thinks the people who develop a pollution free environment will be the world leaders. Sorry the US Government seems to be going in the wrong direction. The past won’t guarantee the future.

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The long-awaited death of cash may finally be coming …

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Do you want to get rid of notes and coins Bear does!

“The World Bank says digital money — which lets people buy, pay and transfer money from even simple feature phones — can have an even bigger impact on the developing world, encouraging more savings and entrepreneurship. For all those reasons, noncash transactions are rising at a rate of 11 percent yearly, helped along by electronic and mobile payments, according to a report last year from Capgemini and BNP Paribas.”

“Minting and printing money is an expensive proposition, which is one reason countries like Sweden, Norway and Nigeria are actively working to remove cash from circulation. Boosters of that change tout the benefits of reducing fraud, easier budgeting and the ability to quickly pay for stuff from anywhere in the world.

Some companies are doing a good job of persuading people to pay electronically. China’s tech giants Alibaba and Tencent have convinced people to use mobile payments at a rate of trillions of dollars a year.”

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Please visit The long-awaited death of cash may finally be coming – CNET for more.

Bear uses paywave with the card all the time. I still keep a small amount in notes in my wallet which will not need to be replaced for months sometimes. Never use coins anymore. I like the idea of using my phone for payments as I have not only physical security but need to use fingerprint as well for security.

My bank has no branch in my town and have not been to a branch in years. Thank you electronic banking.

My one bitch is I understand the Government in Aussie gets $0.15 tax on every electronic transaction. THIS IS TOO MUCH. Reform in this area is needed from both State and Federal Governments.

After you have read the article tell me how you feel?

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PS: Bear achieved a milestone this week. The last of my paper files has been scanned and stored in the cloud (OneDrive). With great relish I took the old wooden filing cabinets down the back and burnt them. Taken 10 years but now I have a cleaner office and a very efficient filing system with OneNote. Thank you Microsoft it works great. I can even scan the rare paper document received with Office Lens on my Pixel 2 mobile and store it.

NO MORE PAPER FOR BEAR LOVE IT

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Everyone hates talking to humans on the phone right …

Let Google AI handle it for you …

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Bear thinks this is really getting crazy your machine will be talking to their machine next! Says Bear who has a Pixel 2 and uses voice commands all the time.

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‘Interactive’ sex doll breaks down after huge number customers try it out at Austrian electronics fair …

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Broken: Samantha the Sex Robot has been sent for repair, after overexcited visitors at the Arts Electronica Festival in Linz, pictured, left the robot ‘heavily soiled’ and with broken limbs.

  • Samantha is a £3,375 robot that was on display at a festival in Austria
  • The interactive sex doll reacts to touch and responds when spoken to
  • Overexcited visitors at the fair left robot ‘heavily soiled’ with broken limbs
  • Creators say the visitors at the fair treated the doll ‘like barbarians’
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Testing, testing: Samantha’s designer Sergi Santos said visitors at the fair had treated the robot ‘like barbarians’

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A growing number of brothels in Austria, where prostitution is legal and regulated, are adding sex robots to their roster

Please visit story via Sex doll breaks down after huge number punters try it out | Daily Mail Online.

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The Pentagon is close to awarding a $10 billion deal to Amazon despite Trump’s tweets attacking the company …

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The Pentagon is close to awarding a $10 billion deal to Amazon despite Trump’s tweets attacking the company

  • The Pentagon is close to awarding a cloud services contract worth as much as $US10 billion with Amazon, according to a source with knowledge of the deal.
  • “I can’t imagine any possible way that the deal could be stopped,” this person said.
  • Trump has been attacking Amazon on Twitter and he dined Tuesday with the chief executive of Oracle, which is competing against Amazon for the Pentagon contract.
  • But the White House said Wednesday that Trump is not involved in the contract bidding process.

via The Pentagon is close to awarding a $10 billion deal to Amazon despite Trump’s tweets attacking the company | Business Insider

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Google matches 100 percent of its power consumption with renewables …

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“When you look at the number of datacenters the hyperscale companies are developing worldwide, it can be a little frightening from an energy usage standpoint, but Google announced today that it acquired enough renewable energy to match 100 percent of its power consumption in 2017. That’s good news, but it’s not as good as using 100 percent renewable energy.

The distinction is important. Think of this kind of purchase like a carbon offset. For every bit of polluting energy, they buy a corresponding bit of renewables. It’s not ideal, but it’s a step in the right direction.” …

via Google matches 100 percent of its power consumption with renewables | TechCrunch

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