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Uber Threatens to Fire Self-Driving Car Engineer in Waymo Case Uber Threatens to Fire Self-Driving Car Engineer in Waymo Case
- May 19, 2017

Apparently, Uber General Counsel Salle Yoo has told Levandowski, a former Waymo executive, that he must comply with the order to return Waymo documents or face possible contract termination, Levandowski's lawyers said in a court filing. Earlier, Uber said it would appeal a judge's order rejecting its attempt to arbitrate Waymo's trade secret claims, according to a court filing. The driverless vehicle company pointed out that even though Levandowski is not a defendant of the lawsuit, the ... (more...)
We've (unknowingly) created a radiation shield around the Earth using radios We've (unknowingly) created a radiation shield around the Earth using radios
- May 19, 2017

Upon detonation, a first blast wave expelled an expanding fireball of plasma, a hot gas of electrically charged particles. The tests conducted by the United States and USSR involved exploding nuclear weapons at 16 to 250 miles above the surface. (more...)
Noida cyber cell gives tips on preventing WannaCry attack
- May 19, 2017

The ransomware has hit various IT systems in more than 150 countries, including Russian Federation and the United Kingdom, in one of the most widespread cyber attacks in history. Apple's Mac computers were not targeted by this ransomware attack so are clear. The ongoing attack, which specifically targets Microsoft operating systems, made headlines last week after it compromised one of the UK's largest hospital systems. (more...)
Zomato to update the security of 6.6 mn accounts Zomato to update the security of 6.6 mn accounts
- May 19, 2017

The company said it will post an update on how the breach happened once they "close the loopholes". According to Zomato‚ the person behind the hack came forward and told them exactly how they did it‚ and agreed to delete the data in exchange for the company setting up a bounty programme for security researchers. (more...)
OPPO A37 officially announced in Taiwan with a 16MP selfie cam OPPO A37 officially announced in Taiwan with a 16MP selfie cam
- May 19, 2017

It is powered by MediaTek's MT6750T octa-core SoC clocked at 1.5GHz and paired with 4GB of RAM. Oppo was reported to launch the Oppo A77 on May 26. The primary camera at the rear consists of a 13MP sensor with phase detect autofocus and a dual LED flash. (more...)
Verizon will be the first United States carrier to sell a Tango phone Verizon will be the first United States carrier to sell a Tango phone
- May 19, 2017

The New Jersey-based wireless carrier will start selling the ASUS ZenFone AR this summer, the company revealed, without providing a specific release date that will presumably be revealed in the coming weeks. ASUS claims the audio should be exceptionally loud thanks to a 5-magnet speaker system. A 23-megapixel camera accompanied with two more sensors for depth sensing and motion tracking will be featured on the rear side of the handset, while its front panel will house an 8-megapixel sensor. (more...)
Traders Purchase High Volume of Call Options on NVIDIA (NVDA) Traders Purchase High Volume of Call Options on NVIDIA (NVDA)
- May 19, 2017

Morgens Waterfall Vintiadis & Co Inc decreased Nvidia Corp (NVDA) stake by 16.28% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Stephens Inc. AR now owns 1,926 shares of the computer hardware maker's stock worth $132,000 after buying an additional 179 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Google challenges Apple's Siri by opening digital assistant to iPhone
- May 19, 2017

What's more, the assistant will soon be able to complete transactions and supply information about objects captured by the smartphone's camera, executives said. Google didn't offer anything in the way of benchmark comparisons, except to say that the TPU2 smokes IBM's Deep Blue, a computer that's about 20 years old - a comparison that is worrying and odd. (more...)
Google Pixel 2 Specs, Price, and Release Date Rumors Roundup Google Pixel 2 Specs, Price, and Release Date Rumors Roundup
- May 19, 2017

If any, it appeared to be completely on par with the internals of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+, Samsung's first 2017 flagship. As per the Geekbech listing , Google Pixel 2 XXl aka Taimen will feature Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 processor running at 1.9GHz, which is also used in the USA edition of Samsung Galaxy S8, and will offer 4GB of RAM. (more...)
Chevrolet to pull out of India, South Africa Chevrolet to pull out of India, South Africa
- May 19, 2017

It will likely need those resources more as a seven-year growth period of USA industry sales comes to an end. "Our decision in India is an important milestone in strengthening the performance of our GM International operations and establishing GM as a more focused and disciplined company", said Jacoby. (more...)
SKorea says it wants to reopen communications with North amid missile crisis SKorea says it wants to reopen communications with North amid missile crisis
- May 19, 2017

North Korea has defied all calls to rein in its nuclear and missile programs, even from China, its lone major ally, calling them legitimate self-defense. He has shown a willingness to challenge the United States, saying that Seoul should reconsider its deployment of an advanced USA missile defense system to better cope with North Korean threats. (more...)
Saudi Arabia to buy arms worth $300 billion Saudi Arabia to buy arms worth $300 billion
- May 19, 2017

The official, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the arms package could end up surpassing more than $300 billion over a decade to help Saudi Arabia boost its defensive capabilities while still maintaining USA ally Israel's qualitative military edge over its neighbors. (more...)
English Football Association approves retrospective bans for diving
- May 19, 2017

The FA, meanwhile, has also announced it has passed reforms it proposed in March following criticism from the Government about how it was being run. How will the new bans work? The new offence, coming under the name of " Successful Deception of a Match Official ", will be in force from the start of the 2017-18 season. (more...)
FCC votes 2-1 to advance repeal of Obama-era internet rules FCC votes 2-1 to advance repeal of Obama-era internet rules
- May 19, 2017

The three commissioners voted two to one along party lines. The transformation of Internet service into a basic necessity for many Americans has forced Internet providers to look elsewhere for growth. And she questioned the reliability of Pai's data, which claimed that ISP investments in broadband have declined since the regulations were approved. (more...)
Google's newest vision-based product is here to make your life easier
- May 19, 2017

That may sound like science fiction, but the threat is real enough to prompt warnings from respected technology leaders and scientists, including Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking. Pointing the camera at a restaurant front and seeing instant reviews on the screen is, for instance, just one of the things this feature is capable of. (more...)
Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave passes away Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave passes away
- May 19, 2017

The minister who is known for his efforts for conservation of the river wanted his last rites to be conducted in Bhadrabhan. Jain also recalled his love for rejuvenating rivers and said he made concerted efforts to organise worldwide river festivals on the banks of the Narmada. (more...)
Representative: Rocker Chris Cornell has died at age 52 Representative: Rocker Chris Cornell has died at age 52
- May 19, 2017

Michael Woody, Director of Media Relations for the Detriot Police Department, confirms to Radio.com that the death is being investigated as a possible suicide , but that the cause of death has not yet been determined by the medical examiner. (more...)
HTC is making a new standalone Vive VR headset for Google
- May 19, 2017

The headsets, from HTC and Lenovo, will use Daydream , Google's virtual reality platform that was launched in 2016. Bavor also provided some updates for Google Daydream View, the VR headset that works with compatible smartphones that went on sale last November. (more...)
Reds, Arsenal and City chase CL spot
- May 19, 2017

Pep Guardiola's men will go into Sunday's trip to Watford in third place, two points above Liverpool and three clear of Arsenal , knowing victory will seal direct qualification for the 2017/18 Champions League group phase. Georginio Wijnaldum says qualifying for the Champions League can be the start of something big for Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp. Last season they lost both the EFL Cup final (on penalties to Man City) and the Europa League final (3-1 to Sevilla). (more...)
Nopes, YouTube Mobile Livestreaming Option Is NOT Available for Everyone Yet Nopes, YouTube Mobile Livestreaming Option Is NOT Available for Everyone Yet
- May 19, 2017

YouTube originally had a requirement of 10,000 subscribers for users to go live on a tablet or mobile device, which was pretty demanding for the ordinary user. "We've been experimenting and expanding mobile live streaming for nearly a year now". At that time, the Google-owned service stated that it had an edge over competitors, as streamers and viewers could search live broadcasts like they search recorded videos. (more...)

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