Month Archives: February 2018

Teams, Microsoft’s Slack competitor, is about to become a whole lot more competitive
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Teams, Microsoft’s Slack competitor, is about to become a whole lot more competitive

Enlarge / Teams looks good, but it's unfortunate that its chat is quite bulky in a vertical direction. Teams looks likely to pick up a couple of key features that will make it much more competitive. The first of these is guest access. Currently on Teams, every person within a chat room must have an…

Chinese ban on small coal-burning ovens took 15 years
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Chinese ban on small coal-burning ovens took 15 years

Enlarge / Beehive coke ovens. Evidence of processing coal in what's called a "beehive coke oven" in China has been found dating as far back as the fourth century, and the technology involved has not changed much since. Beehive-shaped ovens are used to cook mined coal to turn it into coke, the preferred starting material…

20 states say Trump’s tax bill makes Obamacare unlawful and have filed a lawsuit
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20 states say Trump’s tax bill makes Obamacare unlawful and have filed a lawsuit

President Donald Trump's recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act might have rendered Obamacare unconstitutional, a lawsuit alleges.  Twenty states, including Texas, Wisconsin, Florida and West Virginia, claim that a provision of the tax bill has made former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act (ACA) illegal. The lawsuit, which was filed Monday, centers on a tax penalty in Obamacare's…

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