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Uber Is Testing Its Self-Driving Cars With Passengers In Pittsburgh
- August 19, 2016

Volvo Cars CEO Hakan Samuelsson said Thursday they were proud to be picked by Uber, which he called "one of the world's leading technology companies". Over the long-term, Uber and rivals such as Lyft could cut the cost of paying drivers if they can gradually incorporate self-driving cars into their fleets. (more...)
Germany to meet Sweden in Olympic final - News
- August 19, 2016

However, the last time these two teams met in a knockout game - in the final of the 2011 Pan American Games - Canada did prevail on penalty kicks. This year was particularly heartbreaking, and Marta collapsed in tears after the semi-final shootout loss to Sweden . (more...)
DP World partners with Hyperloop One DP World partners with Hyperloop One
- August 19, 2016

The Dubai-based company said net profit for the six-month period attributable to owners of the company rose to $608 million from $405 million a year earlier, DP World said. The partnership will conduct a feasibility study to investigate the business case, route options and cost to build and operate the system. Abu Dhabi has said it aims to increase the capacity of its new Khalifa Port, only about 50 kilometres (30 miles) down the coast from Jebel Ali, to 15 million TEUs by 2030 from 2.5 ... (more...)
Under President Trump, prospective immigrants would face political test
- August 19, 2016

He is expected to declare an end to nation building if elected president, replacing it with what aides are calling "foreign policy realism" focused on destroying the Islamic State group and other terror organizations. Trump has repeatedly won praise from his Republican colleagues for his scripted remarks, only to earn their scorn shortly after for comments made off the cuff at rallies, such as when he said "second amendment people" could do something about Hillary Clinton appointing Supreme ... (more...)
Security footage shows US swimmers returning to Olympic village after purported robbery
- August 19, 2016

According to the official, the petrol station manager then arrived. He said they had broken a door at the station, but staff there on Thursday said they believed the swimmers had only torn down a poster from the wall. The pair were with Lochte on the night of the incident, and AP reports that they - along with a fourth American swimmer, Jimmy Feigen - had agreed to speak with local authorities about the alleged armed robbery . (more...)
California's Cajon Pass wildfire brings destruction and uncertainty
- August 19, 2016

Authorities confirmed on Tuesday night that the wildfire had burned over a dozen structures, some of which are homes. Firefighters faced searing temperatures and steep terrain on Thursday as they toiled to contain a fast-moving Southern California wildfire that has forced tens of thousands of people from their homes. (more...)
Check Out 15 Minutes of South Park: The Fractured But Whole Gameplay Check Out 15 Minutes of South Park: The Fractured But Whole Gameplay
- August 19, 2016

As The Verge notes , you can pass gas to fight, move around or just for the hell of it. We generically called this idea Smell-O-Vision (it wasn't until later that I realized that was once a real thing that apparently failed miserably) but now, it would seem that Ubisoft has taken it upon itself to create a modern-day version for a new video game. (more...)
Lochte fabricated story about being robbed at gunpoint
- August 19, 2016

Two of the swimmers ran into the street and the guard, likely a policeman moonlighting as security, pointed a gun at the other two. An armed security guard confronted the swimmers , the police official recounted, but did not point a gun at them. (more...)
Uber to offer self-driving cars in Pittsburgh
- August 19, 2016

The first self-driving Uber cars in Pittsburgh will be modified XC90s, reported Bloomberg . Furthermore, Uber plans to deploy a fleet of driverless cars in Pittsburg, by allowing customers to summon autonomous vehicles on their phones starting later this month. (more...)
China stocks edge down, shrug off Shenzhen-Hong Kong connect scheme approval China stocks edge down, shrug off Shenzhen-Hong Kong connect scheme approval
- August 19, 2016

Chinese traders have shown more appetite for investing in Hong Kong stocks, with less than 20 percent of the 250 billion yuan quota left unfilled. China's powerful State Council said Tuesday that the government had approved plans to link trading between the Shenzhen stock exchange and the Hong Kong market, paving the way for the long-awaited reform. (more...)
No Man's Sky gets experimental patch on PC No Man's Sky gets experimental patch on PC
- August 19, 2016

As it turns out, Reddit has cataloged evidence that the released game on PS4 and PC is very different from what was originally promised. This short video outlines the basic process used to create these unofficial mods. In this universe, you are truly alone... Not severe enough to get it pulled from sale, but bad enough that I know more than one person who threw up their hands, got a refund, and bought it for a console instead. (more...)
Intel Releases The Tiny Joule Compute Module Intel Releases The Tiny Joule Compute Module
- August 19, 2016

The Intel Aero Platform consists of the Aero Compute Board ($399), which is about the size of a deck of playing cards (88mm x 63mm x 20mm); the optional Vision Accessory Kit ($149), which includes three different cameras (including an Intel R200 RealSense camera) and cables; and the Enclosure Kit ($69), a mechanical enclosure created to hold the board and accessory cameras. (more...)
Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Coupe Leaked Online Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Coupe Leaked Online
- August 19, 2016

The coupe is formally called the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6. Other details remain scarce, but I predict the vehicle will have a huge enormous engine and an opulent lovely interior that is nicer than your house. The concept also has no side mirrors - cameras located on the fenders will relay information to the driver. The strip extends the width of the interior, so passengers can set their own controls. (more...)
Most dogs enjoy your praise more than treats, study finds Most dogs enjoy your praise more than treats, study finds
- August 19, 2016

In the third experiment that dogs were placed in a maze, and had the choice to seek praise from their owner or food, and after the first two tests Berns was pretty sure what the researchers were find in the third. "Ozzie was a bit of an outlier", Berns said, "but Ozzie's owner understands him and still loves him". Over the course of 32 trials, the 13 participant dogs were presented with the three objects. (more...)
Ghost Recon: Wildlands' Gamescom 2016 Trailer Shows Off Character And Weapon Customization Ghost Recon: Wildlands' Gamescom 2016 Trailer Shows Off Character And Weapon Customization
- August 19, 2016

Players will be able to select either a male or female character each of which are animated appropriate to their gender and then select from a variety of different characteristics such as face type, tattoos, hair, hat, top, pants and shoes to create their own unique Ghost. (more...)
Obama administration to phase out some private prison use
- August 19, 2016

The federal government started to rely on private prisons in the late 1990s due to overcrowding. "Private prisons served an important role during a hard period, but time has shown that they compare poorly to our own Bureau facilities", she said. (more...)
Phelps wins 23rd Olympic gold medal Phelps wins 23rd Olympic gold medal
- August 19, 2016

Phelps is now the most decorated Olympian of all time , with 28 medals in all, but he is getting used to carrying a new kind of hardware in his role as dad. Phelps said plans now include dedicating himself to family and travel. "If this is the end that was a great way to cap off an incredible career". While he does not have to put himself through the daily grind of training, it seems nearly certain that Phelps' next career involves continuing to try to boost the sport's profile. (more...)
Hacker dumps personal info for Democratic representatives and donors, plus top Republicans
- August 19, 2016

In releasing the documents, the hackers, who USA intelligence officials believe are backed by the Russian government, said there is still more information to be made public. After that intrusion, USA authorities began investigating its connection to an earlier cyber attack on the DCCC. President Barack Obama said in late July that Russian Federation may have been behind the leak of the hacked Democratic National Committee emails. (more...)
Mobile phasing out data limits _ but will you save money?
- August 19, 2016

Thank you for reading and relying on TulsaWorld.com for your news and information. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article. Customers looking for more high-speed data can add 1 GB of 4G LTE data for $5 per month or 2 GB of 4G LTE data for $10 per month. There are some noteworthy catches to T-Mobile's unlimited offer that are worth taking into account. (more...)
Rare Tyrannosaurus rex skull arrives at Seattle museum Rare Tyrannosaurus rex skull arrives at Seattle museum
- August 19, 2016

The T. rex was found by paleontologists from Burke Museum and the University of Washington (UW) in Montana's famous dinosaur-fossil haven, the Hell Creek Formation. Since the skull was disarticulated before preservation, it is a virtually undistorted specimen and the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skull ever found. (more...)

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