China-U.S. trade gap jumped by 10% to an all-time high.

According to the report from the General Administration of Customs, the China-U.S. trade gap jumped by 10% to an all-time high of $275.8 billion last year, accounting for about 65% of the country’s total trade surplus and 2% of total Chinese gross domestic product.

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President Barack Obama is David Letterman’s first Netflix guest

David Letterman seems to be taking the title of his new Netflix show very seriously: On the very first episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman, he’s joined by former U.S. President Barack Obama. Read More

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Tour Google’s CES booth

For the first time ever, Google has a big presence at CES. You can’t look out of a window and not see a Google logo somewhere. But the one thing that didn’t work out so well for the company was its massive booth in the parking lot in front of the Las Vegas Convention Center.…

via A tour of Google’s reopened CES booth — TechCrunch

Google Is On a Mission to Upstage Amazon at This Year’s CES

At last year’s CES, among the biggest technology conferences of the year, it felt like you couldn’t turn a corner without hearing about Alexa, Amazon’s virtual assistant. This year, Google is hoping to make sure that doesn’t happen again.

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The U.S. Spy Satellite Launched by SpaceX Failed to Reach Orbit

A U.S. spy satellite that was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a SpaceX rocket on Sunday failed to reach orbit and is assumed to be a total loss, two U.S. officials briefed on the mission said on Monday. The classified intelligence satellite, built by Northrop Grumman, failed to separate…

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Western Digital showcases ‘world’s smallest’ 256GB flash drive, new wireless My Passport, more #CES2018

As part of CES 2018, Western Digital has a handful of announcements today that it says bring new ways for users to consume, capture, and preserve their photo and video content. The announcements include an ultra-small USB 3.1 drive, a new My Passport Wireless SSD, and more…

via Western Digital showcases ‘world’s smallest’ 256GB flash drive, new wireless My Passport, more — 9to5Toys