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Italy court blocks Uber services in Italy, citing unfair competition
- April 08, 2017

Uber's hard year continues: the cab-hailing service has been effectively banned from Italy after a Rome judge ruled the service represented unfair competition for the taxi companies and services already on the streets. Luckily the company has been given a 10 day grace period to remove their operations, but that's still not a lot of time to completely shut down their operations and move elsewhere. (more...)
White House denies reports of a shakeup
- April 08, 2017

One insider sums up the main complaint against Bannon thusly: He "isn't making "Dad" look good". Pressure is on White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, right, seen here with Bannon. It's been an "open secret" that Bannon and Kushner often clash "face-to-face", according to senior officials. And he watches with rage as Kushner and his ally Gary Cohn pull Trump toward the center. (more...)
Gas attack survivors hail U.S. strike
- April 08, 2017

Syria denied using chemical weapons. Moscow called the resolution "unacceptable". The Kremlin said it received advance warning from the US about the strikes, the Associated Press reported . "This step by Washington is causing significant damage to Russian-American relations, which already are in deplorable shape", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday in Moscow. (more...)
The US warned the Russians ahead of Syria missile strikes
- April 08, 2017

Israel: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement that, "in both word and action, President Trump sent a strong and clear message...that the use and spread of chemical weapons will not be tolerated". "We are concerned about the current situation in Syria and call for political settlement", Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said. (more...)
NVIDIA's new 381.65 driver has Quake Champions support NVIDIA's new 381.65 driver has Quake Champions support
- April 08, 2017

NVIDIA this week announced their new GP102 based Titan Xp graphics card with all 3,840 CUDA shader processor cores unlocked and the memory clocked at 2850 MHz. The update also adds an SLI profile forthe upcoming Descent: Underground and fixes graphical anomalies in Rise of the Tomb Raider , Battlefield 1 , and Serious Sam HD . (more...)
Georgia man on Carnival cruise goes overboard near Caribbean Georgia man on Carnival cruise goes overboard near Caribbean
- April 08, 2017

The cruise ship contacted the Seventh Coast Guard Command Center and a search ensued. The Coast Guard says it directed a search helicopter and cutter to the area to look for Scott. The cruise ship continues to search on scene along with two other vessels. The ship's crew was alerted around noon, and a request was sent for a search party to the U.S. (more...)
Ex-FBI chief likely to oversee payments to air-bag victims Ex-FBI chief likely to oversee payments to air-bag victims
- April 08, 2017

In January Takata pleaded guilty to wire fraud and also agreed to create an nearly $1 billion fund to compensate victims and automakers who sustained costs for recalling vehicles equipped with the air bags. It is the largest automotive callback in USA history. Honda then confirmed that Neaton airbag modules were used for mass production while Takata modules were used for replacement service parts only for the 2003 Honda Accord. (more...)
Injury concerns for Dortmund ahead of Bayern encounter Injury concerns for Dortmund ahead of Bayern encounter
- April 08, 2017

Bayern are in firm control of the Bundesliga table, and they hold a ten-point advantage over second place RB Leipzig. "It is obvious that when we are passive in our game we are not even half as strong as when we bring a certain intensity into it". (more...)
North and South Korea face off on Pyongyang football field North and South Korea face off on Pyongyang football field
- April 08, 2017

North Korea has continued its threat against the US and South Korea despite several warnings from the global community. "Right now he can't reach our homeland", Robinson insisted, and while North Korea isn't believed to have the capability of firing such missiles in the first place. (more...)
Shane Kimbrough, Peggy Whitson Second Spacewalk on Thursday to Break Records
- April 08, 2017

American astronaut Peggy Whitson, 57, made her eighth career spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS ) on Thursday. Whitson and her station commander Shane Kimbrough completed preparations for a new docking port at the station. (more...)
News of Iraq trip with Kushner midair poses security risks
- April 08, 2017

In the meantime, who is Jared Kushner? Kushner also comes with financial entanglements, with new disclosures showing that he and his wife, Ivanka Trump, have property and investment holdings worth as much as $740 million. -Mexico relations later that day. The greatest diplomatic minds of the century all failed at this Sisyphean task, but at least Trump gave Kushner instructions. (more...)
Trump believes Susan Rice committed crime, declines to provide evidence
- April 08, 2017

Rice reportedly asked to unmask the identities of people affiliated with the Trump campaign and transition "on dozens of occasions", according to the Bloomberg report. "The allegation is that somehow Obama administration officials utilized intelligence for political purposes". "It would be nice to know the universe of people who have the power to unmask a US citizen's name", South Carolina Republican congressman Trey Gowdy pressed. (more...)
SpaceX's Historic Launch Proves Recycled Rockets Are the Future of Space Exploration
- April 08, 2017

Plus the Space Shuttle cost $450 million per launch . Speaking at a post-flight press conference, SpaceX founder Elon Musk expressed his joy at successfully reusing the Falcon 9 for the first time. This particular one was first launched in April 2016, and was put on the launchpad last night equipped with a communications satellite. "It's been fifteen years to get to this point", Musk continued. (more...)
Trump removes Stephen Bannon from National Security Council post Trump removes Stephen Bannon from National Security Council post
- April 08, 2017

This would mean reducing the role of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs and the national intelligence director. NSC meetings would now be led, according to the same filing that included Bannon's removal, by the relatively new National Security Adviser H.R. (more...)
Most Active Stock: Bank of America Corporation (BAC)
- April 08, 2017

They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Bank of America Corp from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $28.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, March 21st. (more...)
Adobe teases new app that will change the future of selfies Adobe teases new app that will change the future of selfies
- April 08, 2017

That last feature - the ability to copy the style of any given photograph and transfer it to another photograph - was described in detail by a joint research team last week. It shows a dude taking a bad, embarrassing selfie and improving it using tools that apply artificial depth of field, tweak the perspective so it's not clear it was taken from so close to the face, and steal aesthetics from other portraits of other dudes. (more...)
Your internet provider can share your web history
- April 08, 2017

The president's move triggered a groundswell of opposition from internet users and privacy rights organizations. Today's action comes after Senate and House voting where Republicans voted to repeal these privacy rules that were issued by the FCC under Obama. (more...)
Google TPU chomps data at least 15x faster than regular hardware Google TPU chomps data at least 15x faster than regular hardware
- April 08, 2017

Google's goal (starting in the year 2013), was to improve cost-performance for neural networking (in this case Deep Neural Networking) by 10x over GPUs . So, while you won't be seeing a TPU in your future superphone, server, or gaming PC any time soon if at all, specialized chips for each component or each job inside the system are a possibility, and could bring huge performance and power improvements. (more...)
Jimmy Kimmel celebrates Don Rickles' life with tearful tribute
- April 08, 2017

Potato Head. Rickles, a Manhattan native who served the Navy during World War II, worked the nightclub circuit in the 1950s but hit it big with his first appearance on " The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" in 1965, according to Variety . (more...)
Google Home and Google Wi-Fi launched in the UK Google Home and Google Wi-Fi launched in the UK
- April 08, 2017

Expect 2.5 hours of video playback from the built-in battery or 6 hours of music streaming. All in all, such a merger makes sense and would streamline Google's home product offering to just this future device and the Chromecast. The Google Home speaker uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to understand context and answer follow-up questions to your initial voice commands. (more...)

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