Polar Vortex to Bring Extremely Cold Weather in US, Facebook Paid Teens to Mine Device Data + 3 More Hot News of Wednesday, Jan.30

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Nexter.org made a list of the most important  you need to know this Wednesday morning (January 30).

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1. Grammy-winning R&B singer James Ingram dies at 66

R&B singer James Ingram, the two-time Grammy Award-winner and legendary vocalist known for hit songs “Just Once” and “One Hundred Ways,” has died at age 66.

2. “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett allegedly assaulted in possible hate crime

Chicago police have opened a hate crime investigation after a cast member of the television show “Empire” alleged he was attacked by men who shouted racial and homophobic slurs at him and physically attacked him.

3. US to shiver in ‘once-in-a-generation’ polar vortex

The most extreme arctic blasts, caused by a spinning pool of cold air known as the polar vortex, could bring temperatures as low as -53C (-64F).

4. Facebook paid teenagers to mine device data

Facebook has been conducting research that gathers highly personal data from paid volunteers, a report has revealed. TechCrunch said participants – including those aged 13-17 – have been paid up to $20 (£15.30)-a-month to open up their phone to deep analysis.

5. Tesla launches new cheaper Model S and Model X

As spotted by Electrek, the automaker has launched cheaper versions of its Model X and Model S with a 100kWh battery pack, now that you can’t buy the 75kWh iteration. It’s now selling the Model S for $85,000, with its range locked by software to 310 miles (498 kilometres). The Model X goes for $88,000, with a 270-mile (434-kilometre) range.


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Polar Vortex to Bring Extremely Cold Weather in US, Facebook Paid Teens to Mine Device Data + 3 More Hot News of Wednesday, Jan.30
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