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Uber resumes self-driving car program in San Francisco after crash
- March 29, 2017

The collision was caused by a human-driven vehicle failing to yield to the Uber vehicle while making a turn, according to the Tempe police department. Uber faces a lawsuit from Alphabet's self-driving auto company, Waymo, which claims Uber stole trade secrets following its hiring of Anthony Levandowski, a former engineer on Google's self-driving vehicle team. (more...)
Father of Autistic Son Says Neil Gorsuch's View 'Threatened' His Son's Education Father of Autistic Son Says Neil Gorsuch's View 'Threatened' His Son's Education
- March 29, 2017

The student involved is identified only as Endrew F .in court documents . His autism affects his cognitive functioning, language and reading skills, and his social and adaptive abilities. With their son losing skills and exhibiting worsening behavior issues at home, the Perkins family decided that, though it would be hard, they would look into enrolling Luke in a residential school. (more...)
Trump Tosses Obama's 'Clean' Energy Plan, Embraces Coal
- March 29, 2017

We are also optimistic about working with the Trump Administration to help our people given the President's unwavering support for coal jobs and mine workers. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, who previously challenged the legality of the plan when he was Oklahoma's attorney general, recently said on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" that the rollback would be both "pro-growth and pro-environment". (more...)
Russia criticises US-led coalition over bombing of Syria dam
- March 29, 2017

Syrian rebels backed by the USA say they have taken full control of a key airbase near the so-called Islamic State's stronghold, Raqqa. The road to the Tabqa dam in northern Syria is strewn with evidence of the clashes between a US-backed alliance of fighters and ISIL. (more...)
Delta throws shade at United in a not-so-subtle way Delta throws shade at United in a not-so-subtle way
- March 29, 2017

This weekend, a United Airlines gate attendant at the Denver International Airport told two teenage girls they could not board the flight to Minneapolis wearing leggings . And it was all because those girls were wearing leggings. United Airlines also said it reserved the right to refuse service to anyone that its employees deemed were inappropriately dressed. (more...)
Note 7 Set For New Lease Of Life
- March 29, 2017

The star-crossed Samsung Galaxy Note 7 - the ambitious new smartphone whose problems with fires prompted an unprecedented and costly product axing, warnings from airlines and a host of one-liners from late-night comedians - may be headed back into the hands of consumers. (more...)
Tesla is sending a lot more cars to China
- March 29, 2017

Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd acquired a 5 per cent stake Tesla , the California-based electric vehicle maker, for $1.78 billion. Tencent paid about $1.8 billion for the small share of Elon Musk's company, according to the document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). (more...)
The UK Just Released The 'Most Secure Coin In The World' The UK Just Released The 'Most Secure Coin In The World'
- March 29, 2017

Allerdale council's parking meters are also set up for the new £1 coins, with a spokeswoman adding: "Our parking metres are fairly new and were already set up for the new coin, so the change is not going to cost us anything extra". The new 12-sided coin is said to include high-security features, such as a distinctive non-symmetrical shape and a bi-metallic structure which make it much more hard for fraudsters to recreate. (more...)
Dave Chappelle Co-Headlined With Chris Rock In NOLA Dave Chappelle Co-Headlined With Chris Rock In NOLA
- March 29, 2017

Now he's returned with two stand-up comedy specials on Netflix: " The Age of Spin: Dave Chappelle Live at the Hollywood Palladium " and " Deep in the Heart of Texas: Live at Austin City Limits ". The mystery of which Detroit rapper gave Dave Chappelle some weed so strong he bombed his show and got booed has been solved. Well Eddie Murphy wasn't there, but the audience was littered with celebrities including Rosario Dawson and Tyra Banks. (more...)
White House on lockdown 'after man claims he has bomb' White House on lockdown 'after man claims he has bomb'
- March 29, 2017

Update 11:16 a.m. ET: The White House has since released a statement denying The Washington Post's report. Road closures were immediately put into effect around the White House . He was separated from the package, detained without incident and is now in Secret Service custody, the spokesperson said. There have been several recent security incidents near the White House grounds. (more...)
You can now call your congressman through Facebook You can now call your congressman through Facebook
- March 29, 2017

The Internet giant does not have comprehensive information on the roughly 519,000 elected government representatives in the United States, but no other database does either. It lists only one phone number for each person, even though many officials have several numbers (Congress members, for example have at least one Washington number and one local number; Town Hall seems to mostly list the D.C. (more...)
Pakistan says Facebook vows to tackle concerns over blasphemous content Pakistan says Facebook vows to tackle concerns over blasphemous content
- March 29, 2017

Khan calls Facebook's actions a "very big improvement". Punjab Assembly had adopted a motion against blasphemous content on social media last week while Islamabad High Court in a recent hearing had suggested a ban on social media over the presence of the the content that hurt sentiments. (more...)
HTC U flagship rumored to feature Snapdragon 835, touch-sensitive metal frame HTC U flagship rumored to feature Snapdragon 835, touch-sensitive metal frame
- March 29, 2017

According to Venture Beat , the smartphone now codenamed as HTC Ocean, will be unveiled as the HTC U . The device is said to be powered by Qualcomm's top-of-the-line Snapdragon 835 SoC akin to Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+. Under the hood, the flagship will match the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, coming in with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC that should be paired with at least 4GB RAM. (more...)
Cheney blasts Russia's alleged interference in US election Cheney blasts Russia's alleged interference in US election
- March 29, 2017

In his speech to the Economic Times Global Business Summit in the Indian city of New Delhi on Monday, Cheney listed off some of Putin's recent actions as examples of how he believes Russian Federation is flexing its muscles as a global power. (more...)
LG to launch mobile payment service in South Korea this year
- March 29, 2017

Samsung pay basically links all your credit or debit cards onto an app, where you can undertake digital transactions directly from the cards without the need to carry them every day in your wallet. We will try to give more benefits to consumers through LG Pay ", said Kim Hong-joo, head of LG Electronics' mobile communications product planning unit. (more...)
Watch the First Ever Monster Truck Front Flip Watch the First Ever Monster Truck Front Flip
- March 28, 2017

The flip occurred at the Monster Jam World Finals XVIII in Las Vegas. Many thought that the flip was a stupendous accident, but O'Donnell revealed that it was a calculated move. O'Donnell started the flip by driving on his two back wheels with the front of his vehicle suspended in the air, and then the unthinkable happened. For a moment, it looked like he would lose control and topple over, but O'Donnell kept the truck's balance and rode away, to the delight of the crowd. (more...)
President of embattled Uber leaves after 6 months
- March 28, 2017

While that hunt appeared to threaten Jones' role as second in command to Kalanick, in a statement to Recode , Jones simply says his leadership approach is "inconsistent" with what he saw happening at Uber. But, Mr. Jones left because of Uber's continued struggle with issues around sexual harassment and sexism, according to technology news site Recode . (more...)
Android O's developer preview is here
- March 28, 2017

Background services, location updates and "implicit broadcasts" will all be subject to automatic limiting by Android to help developers create apps that don't trash your battery life . Going by the features cited by Google , the new Android O comes with improved notifications under the feature called 'notification channels .' With this feature, users can group particular notifications based on their interest. (more...)
Ex-BioWare animator weighs in on Mass Effect Andromeda's weird facial animations Ex-BioWare animator weighs in on Mass Effect Andromeda's weird facial animations
- March 28, 2017

From the vast deserts covering Eos to the neon jungles of Harvarl, Mass Effect: Andromeda is an awe-inspiring game to explore. This will force players to discard items that they might want to keep. Mass Effect Andromeda is now available on PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4. Despite its obvious flaw, the fans still enjoyed the story of the game with many of them saying that the story was great. (more...)
Everything you need to know about Bixby, Samsung's new virtual assistant
- March 28, 2017

On its website, Samsung notes that Samsung Pay supports both NFC and MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission) allowing a user to send a magnetic signal from the smartphone to the payment terminal's card reader. These include: swiping up to launch the service, authenticating via PIN or fingerprint and making payments using a compatible phone. Samsung said most existing digital assistants can perform only a few selected tasks for an application, but Bixby will be able to do virtually everything ... (more...)

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