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U.S. opens investigation into fatal crash in Tesla

(Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Thursday it is opening a preliminary investigation into 25,000 Tesla Motors Model S cars after a fatal crash involving a vehicle using the "Autopilot" mode. The agency said the crash came in a 2015 Model S operating with automated driving systems engaged, and "calls for an examination of the design and performance of any driving aids in use at the time of the crash." It is the first step before the agency could seek to order a recall if it believed the vehicles were unsafe.



Qualcomm files 17 new complaints in China courts against smartphone maker Meizu

Qualcomm Inc has filed 17 fresh complaints in China against Meizu Technology Co, stepping up its battle with the Chinese smartphone maker after the two were unable to reach a licensing accord in the U.S. tech giant's biggest market. The patent infringement complaints by Qualcomm, submitted to intellectual property courts in Beijing and Shanghai on Thursday, mark the second time in a week it has taken legal action against Meizu, one of China's top 10 handset suppliers. Qualcomm is seeking to uphold terms of its landmark 2015 anti-trust settlement with China's economic policy panel, the National Development & Reform Commission (NDRC).



Google's diversity efforts show scant progress

By Deborah M. Todd SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet's Google on Thursday released data on its two-year-old initiative to create a more diverse U.S. workforce, saying it had more black, Latino and female employees but still lagged its goal of mirroring the population. The company released its diversity figures for the first time in 2014 and sparked a conversation among Silicon Valley tech companies that led many of its closest competitors to follow suit. Google's overall percentage of non-white, non-Asian employees in the United States did not move at all in 2015 from the year before, remaining at 2 percent for African Americans, 3 percent for Hispanics, 3 percent for multiracial individuals and less than 1 percent for Native American and Pacific Islanders, according to the company.



BMW teams up with tech firms for driverless cars: source

BMW is set to announce an alliance to develop self-driving cars with collision detection specialist Mobileye and computer chip maker Intel, a source familiar with the matter said, as the race to put driverless cars on the road heats up. The tie-up is likely to focus on technology being developed by Mobileye to give computer-driven vehicles better reflexes without driver input, ushering in an era of self-driving cars early in the next decade, analysts said. It will be attended by BMW Chief Executive Harald Krueger, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich and Mobileye Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Amnon Shashua, they said.



Uber driver data in Kenya helps bridge credit gap

By Neha Wadekar NAIROBI (Reuters) - Sidian Bank has approved its first car loans to experienced Uber [UBER.UL] drivers in Kenya, using a model the ride hailing service hopes can be rolled out across countries in Africa where a lack of customer data limits lending. Getting loans is one of the main hurdles facing small businesses and individuals across the continent as relatively few people have bank accounts or a credit score to go with them so lenders can assess risk. Under the Sidian Bank scheme, Uber's app for booking cars and registering customer satisfaction provides the data the lender needs to decide whether to offer Uber drivers relatively cheap loans to buy their own cars.



Ukraine central bank flagged cyber-attack in April: memo

By Natalia Zinets KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's central bank urged lenders in April to review security procedures, saying thieves had attempted to steal money from a Ukrainian bank using fraudulent SWIFT transfers, according to a confidential message obtained by Reuters. The warning, issued on April 28, did not identify the bank or say if the cyber attack had been successful, but said it had been similar to the theft in February of $81 million from Bangladesh's central bank. A spokeswoman for SWIFT had no immediate comment.



You should care about this Facebook Messenger security flaw no matter what Fa...
Yes, Facebook says that anyone can see any of the three million links that are shared every hour in private conversations. That?s a feature, not a bug. But before you get too freaked out about this type of Messenger ?feature,? you should know that your privacy isn?t exactly breached, and a hacker would have a seriously hard time figuring out who shared which link with whom. DON'T MISS:  5 ways the iPhone is still better than Android after all these years Belgium-based security researcher Inti De Ceukelaire revealed in a post on Medium earlier this month that links shared in Messenger chats are found by Facebook?s crawler tool, which gives them a numerical identifier so that they can be displayed over and over after being shared once. It turns out that developers can request any object in Facebook by its number, including these shared links. The researcher was able to extract 70 links in 10 minutes, without being able to obtain information about the chats from which they originated. Facebook, meanwhile, told The Daily Dot that De Ceukelaire indeed contacted the social network about the flaw, but said that it's not a flaw at all. It?s how Facebook works, and it can?t be used by hackers for malicious purposes. Facebook is "confident that the risk to URLs people share in messages is very low." The company has various protections in place to prevent abuse, including rate limiting on requests and throttling that "can detect suspicious activity and which we have recently strengthened further." The company said that the technique used "could only return random URLs and would not tie the sharing of a link to any particular person on Facebook. We have not seen abuse of this matter, and we are constantly working to make the security of our systems stronger.? "As always, we are focused on keeping your message content safe," Facebook added. From the looks of it, people can?t spy on other anyone's Messenger chats as a result of these publicly available links. That means you can still send links in Messenger without worrying who reads them, other than Facebook. But you should still be wary of this flaw. If you?re looking to share personal data hosted on some site or a personal server, then absolutely avoid sharing links on Messenger because these links can indeed be found. Send private links using Signal instead. Or WhatsApp. Or iMessage. All these chat apps feature end-to-end encryption, with the first two working across platforms.
GoPro?s new backpack lets you stuff five GoPros in a backpack

GoPro Do you love GoPros? Are GoPros your thing? GoPro knows you love GoPros, so today it announced a new backpack called the Seeker. It's for you, GoPro fan. It fits five GoPros inside. Five. It also comes with space for a bag of water, with its having a 16-liter compartment. But really, anyone buying this bag is doing so for the GoPro aspect. So, in addition to those five cameras you can stuff inside the Seeker's dedicated GoPro section, the backpack also comes with three mounting options: two over-the-shoulder ones and a chest mount. The Seeker is available on GoPro?s website for $169.99. ...



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How to make Burger King?s outrageous Mac n? Cheetos at home
Earlier this week, we reviewed an incredible new food innovation from Burger King: Mac n' Cheetos. Okay, it may not be something worthy of being called an innovation, but we can't deny that globs of deep-fried mac and cheese buried within a Cheeto is a surprisingly tasty treat. If you, like me, are intent on devouring this quintessential American treat, you might want to try to hit up a local Burger King before the promotion ends. Now I know what you may be thinking: what if I don't live near a Burger King? Not to fear, we've got you covered. Recently, we stumbled across a video which gives us the low down on how to make Mac n' Cheetos right in your very own kitchen. And surprisingly enough, the solution is incredibly simple, if not a bit odd. DON'T MISS:  5 ways the iPhone is still better than Android after all these years Thanks to Brandi Milloy over at Popsugar, you no longer have to discreetly order the tasty treat that is Mac n' Cheetos in public, nor embark on a walk of shame back to your house or apartment. With this easy recipe, you can now feel embarrassed about your eating choices right in the privacy of your own home! What a fitting tribute to the stereotypical American diet as we steadily approach the fourth of July holiday. But enough blabber, onto the good stuff. The video below lays out all the steps, but if you wanna cut to the chase, here's what you need to know. Take some refrigerated and already-cooked macaroni and cheese and roll them into the shape of a Cheeto, more or less. Then, freeze it. Step two is where things get interesting. Here's when you need to take a few bags of Cheetos and dump a whole bunch of them into a blender. Keep that machine going into the Cheetos are ground up into a very fine cheesy powder  Take a bowl and fill it with 2 eggs and a 1/2 cup of milk. Stir vigorously!  Take another bowl and fill it with approximately 1 cup of flour.  Remove the mac and cheese from the freezer and start coating each frozen piece with flour.  Following that, dip each flour-coated mac and cheese bite into the egg bowl  Next, remove each bite and apply the Cheetos crumbs for its outer coating  Freeze the Mac n' Cheetos before cooking them for approximately 2-3 minutes in oil pre-heated to 350 degrees  Rejoice and enjoy! You're living out the American dream! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lz5pLAbvO8M
Tesla under investigation after first Autopilot-related death
Serial's Adnan Syed has been granted a new trial

Adnan Syed, the subject of This American Life's 2014 Serial podcast, has been granted a new trial, The Baltimore Sun reports. Syed was convicted in 2000 of first-degree murder when he was just 19 years old. In 1999, Syed's ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee was found dead in a Baltimore park.



Driver killed in Tesla Autopilot crash filmed a close call earlier this year

The driver killed in the first known fatal crash of a Tesla vehicle in the semi-autonomous Autopilot mode had previously posted a viral video of his Model S avoiding an accident with Autopilot engaged. Joshua Brown, a 40-year-old Ohio man who regularly posted Tesla videos to his YouTube account, received more than 1.7 million views to a dash cam video of his Model S avoiding a collision on a highway. The video even garnered a tweet and a link from Elon Musk. In its blog post, Tesla said Brown "was a friend to Tesla and the broader EV community, a person who spent his life focused on innovation and the promise of technology and who believed strongly in Tesla?s mission.



Tesla?s Autopilot is being investigated after a fatal crash
Tesla's Autopilot software often works like magic, but there's clearly a long road ahead before we find ourselves in a world filled with fully autonomous vehicles. Most recently, a driver of a 2015 Model S who had Tesla's Autopilot software activated was involved in a fatal accident when it crashed into a tractor-trailer. Now comes word via Reuters that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into the crash amid concerns that a glitch in the car's Autopilot software may have played a role in the tragic accident. DON'T MISS:  This is the iPhone 7 leak we?ve been waiting for The report reads in part: The agency said the crash came in a 2015 Model S operating with automated driving systems engaged, and "calls for an examination of the design and performance of any driving aids in use at the time of the crash." It is the first step before the agency could seek to order a recall if it believed the vehicles were unsafe. Addressing the matter, Tesla just published the following blog post on the incident a short while ago. "We learned yesterday evening that NHTSA is opening a preliminary evaluation into the performance of Autopilot during a recent fatal crash that occurred in a Model S. This is the first known fatality in just over 130 million miles where Autopilot was activated. Among all vehicles in the US, there is a fatality every 94 million miles. Worldwide, there is a fatality approximately every 60 million miles. It is important to emphasize that the NHTSA action is simply a preliminary evaluation to determine whether the system worked according to expectations. Following our standard practice, Tesla informed NHTSA about the incident immediately after it occurred. What we know is that the vehicle was on a divided highway with Autopilot engaged when a tractor trailer drove across the highway perpendicular to the Model S. Neither Autopilot nor the driver noticed the white side of the tractor trailer against a brightly lit sky, so the brake was not applied. The high ride height of the trailer combined with its positioning across the road and the extremely rare circumstances of the impact caused the Model S to pass under the trailer, with the bottom of the trailer impacting the windshield of the Model S. Had the Model S impacted the front or rear of the trailer, even at high speed, its advanced crash safety system would likely have prevented serious injury as it has in numerous other similar incidents. It is important to note that Tesla disables Autopilot by default and requires explicit acknowledgement that the system is new technology and still in a public beta phase before it can be enabled. When drivers activate Autopilot, the acknowledgment box explains, among other things, that Autopilot ?is an assist feature that requires you to keep your hands on the steering wheel at all times," and that "you need to maintain control and responsibility for your vehicle? while using it. Additionally, every time that Autopilot is engaged, the car reminds the driver to ?Always keep your hands on the wheel. Be prepared to take over at any time.? The system also makes frequent checks to ensure that the driver's hands remain on the wheel and provides visual and audible alerts if hands-on is not detected. It then gradually slows down the car until hands-on is detected again. We do this to ensure that every time the feature is used, it is used as safely as possible. As more real-world miles accumulate and the software logic accounts for increasingly rare events, the probability of injury will keep decreasing. Autopilot is getting better all the time, but it is not perfect and still requires the driver to remain alert. Nonetheless, when used in conjunction with driver oversight, the data is unequivocal that Autopilot reduces driver workload and results in a statistically significant improvement in safety when compared to purely manual driving. The customer who died in this crash had a loving family and we are beyond saddened by their loss. He was a friend to Tesla and the broader EV community, a person who spent his life focused on innovation and the promise of technology and who believed strongly in Tesla?s mission. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends."
Netflix is being sued for raising its prices
I think most TV and movie lovers would agree that one would be hard pressed to find a service that provides more bang for the buck than Netflix. In addition to a growing stable of quality original programming, Netflix also has a wide selection of movie and TV content. And even though Netflix's content library is 40% smaller today than it was four years ago, the quality of content available is arguably unmatched anywhere else. But rolling out an endless string of original content and securing licensing deals with Hollywood studios isn't cheap, a business reality that has naturally forced Netflix to raise its prices over the past few years, even for longtime subscribers. And so, not surprisingly, Netflix now finds itself on the receiving end of a lawsuit. DON'T MISS:  This is the iPhone 7 leak we?ve been waiting for Remember when we told you recently that you're about to start paying more for Netflix ? The Hollywood Reporter reports that a Netflix subscriber who was led to believe that he was grandfathered in under Netflix's $7.99/month rate recently filed a class action suit against the streaming giant for increasing his monthly rate to $9.99. "For a period of time, Netflix solicited persons to subscribe to Netflix's streaming service by guaranteeing that Netflix would not increase monthly subscription prices as long as the subscribers maintained the subscription service continuously," the complaint reads in part. "Netflix has broken its contract with these subscribers by unilaterally raising monthly subscription prices." Consequently, the subscriber in question -- one George Keritsis -- is suing Netflix for breach of contract and is hoping to secure class action certification. Is the $2 increase annoying? Sure, but let's be honest -- it's still a much better deal than what Hulu charges for its commercial-free streaming tier. Netflix has yet to issue a statement on the lawsuit but we'll keep you posted as to how this one progresses.

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Senate sleuths focus on ex-State Department aide in Clinton email ?cover-up?

As Hillary Clinton seeks to rebound from a highly critical report from the State Department?s inspector general, Senate investigators and a conservative group are zeroing in on newly revealed evidence about the activities of a now retired State Department computer specialist in orchestrating what they charge was a ?cover-up? of the former secretary of state?s email practices. The role of John Bentel, whose identity as a key figure in the email probes was first reported by Yahoo News on Wednesday, is expected to be one focus of questioning today when Clinton?s former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, is deposed in a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch over the State Department?s handling of Freedom of Information Act requests relating to Clinton?s emails, according to a source close to the case.



Statue of Liberty, other world sites threatened by climate change, says U.N.

The Statue of Liberty is seen in New York harbor. Climate change might dampen Lady Liberty?s glow, according to experts. The United Nations released a report Thursday saying 31 natural and cultural World Heritage sites in 29 countries are vulnerable to the effects of climate change: rising temperatures, rising sea levels, intensifying storms, longer droughts and so on.



19 people rescued from Kentucky cave



G7 told to act on antibiotics as dreaded superbug hits U.S.

By Kylie MacLellan and Ben Hirschler ISE-SHIMA, Japan/LONDON (Reuters) - Britain told the G7 industrial powers on Friday to do more to fight killer superbugs as the United States reported the first case in the country of a patient with bacteria resistant to a last-resort antibiotic. U.S. scientists said the infection in a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman "heralds the emergence of truly pan-drug resistant bacteria" because it could not be controlled even by colistin, an antibiotic reserved for "nightmare" bugs. In Japan, British Prime Minister David Cameron said leading countries needed to tackle resistance by reducing the use of antibiotics and rewarding drug companies for developing new medicines.



Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukes

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) ? With an unflinching look back at a painful history, President Barack Obama stood on the hallowed ground of Hiroshima on Friday and declared it a fitting place to summon people everywhere to embrace the vision of a world without nuclear weapons.



IOC: 23 positives in retests of samples from London Olympics

LONDON (AP) ? Nearly two dozen athletes tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics, adding to the more than 30 already caught in retesting from the 2008 Beijing Games.



19th-century shipwreck unearthed in Boston



Can affirmative consent apps combat campus sexual assault?

The creators of YES to SEX, a smartphone app that promises to help ?all gender partners get and give a safe sexual consent in as little as 25 seconds,? have released a new platform that allows colleges and universities to customize the application to meet the specific needs of their campuses. YES to SEX founder Wendy Mandell-Geller told Yahoo News that after launching the original version of the app in April, she soon realized its potential to make an impact on university and college campuses. In addition to providing users with an up-to-date guide to giving and receiving sexual consent under Title IX, the app?s new college format can be customized to reflect each school?s policies ? as well as its color scheme.



Vincent Foster?s sister: Trump?s comments are ?beyond contempt?

Sheila Foster Anthony, sister of former Clinton White House aide Vincent Foster, took to the Washington Post opinion page Thursday to admonish Donald Trump for his recent comments about her brother?s death. Earlier this week, the same paper published an interview with Trump in which the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was quoted drudging up a decades-old conspiracy theory about Foster?s 1993 suicide.



Video shows before police kill unarmed man



No new signal from EgyptAir jet since day of crash as search intensifies

CAIRO/PARIS (Reuters) - No new radio signal has been received from an EgyptAir jet since the day it crashed in the Mediterranean last week, sources close to the investigation said on Friday. A radio signal picked up on the day of the crash from the plane's emergency locator transmitter (ELT) allowed officials to determine a broadly defined search zone, but nothing new has since been detected, the sources told Reuters. "There has been nothing since day one," a source familiar with the investigation said.



Trump doubles down on Elizabeth Warren ?Pocahontas? attack after Native Ameri...

You tell me,? Trump asked. The woman replied that she was offended, and Trump quickly repeated the phrase. ?Oh, oh really ? oh, I?m sorry about that,? Trump said before turning to a reporter who had asked about Warren, immediately using the term again.



Donald Trump unlikely to pick woman or minority as running mate

The possibility of appearing to pander is among the reasons Donald Trump would be unlikely to pick a woman or a minority as his vice presidential running mate, his campaign chairman says.



Paul Ryan ally doubts speaker will ever fully endorse Trump

He has been called an ?intellectual prodigy? and is one of the most influential thinkers and writers in conservative Republican politics. Yuval Levin, founding editor of National Affairs magazine, is also an informal adviser to House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the most prominent Republican national leader to decline ? at least so far ? to endorse presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Levin also worked as a White House policy adviser to former President George W. Bush and has since been part of a movement within Republican politics to move the party toward a solutions-oriented disposition, in contrast to many in the party whose main goal has been to block the agenda of President Obama and the Democrats.



What Obama should do on torture

Like a lot of two-term presidents nearing the last bend in the road, Barack Obama seems guided by equal parts conviction and whimsy these days, without much regard for political consequence. The president has expounded publicly on race and political civility, shaken hands with a Cuban Castro, commuted a slew of sentences for drug offenders, plunged the federal government into the debate over transgender Americans in restrooms. Obama clearly isn?t going to declassify the full text of the Senate?s mammoth, landmark report on torture, and maybe that?s the right call ? I don?t know.




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Senate sleuths focus on ex-State Department aide in Clinton email ?cover-up?

As Hillary Clinton seeks to rebound from a highly critical report from the State Department?s inspector general, Senate investigators and a conservative group are zeroing in on newly revealed evidence about the activities of a now retired State Department computer specialist in orchestrating what they charge was a ?cover-up? of the former secretary of state?s email practices. The role of John Bentel, whose identity as a key figure in the email probes was first reported by Yahoo News on Wednesday, is expected to be one focus of questioning today when Clinton?s former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, is deposed in a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch over the State Department?s handling of Freedom of Information Act requests relating to Clinton?s emails, according to a source close to the case.



Statue of Liberty, other world sites threatened by climate change, says U.N.

The Statue of Liberty is seen in New York harbor. Climate change might dampen Lady Liberty?s glow, according to experts. The United Nations released a report Thursday saying 31 natural and cultural World Heritage sites in 29 countries are vulnerable to the effects of climate change: rising temperatures, rising sea levels, intensifying storms, longer droughts and so on.



19 people rescued from Kentucky cave



G7 told to act on antibiotics as dreaded superbug hits U.S.

By Kylie MacLellan and Ben Hirschler ISE-SHIMA, Japan/LONDON (Reuters) - Britain told the G7 industrial powers on Friday to do more to fight killer superbugs as the United States reported the first case in the country of a patient with bacteria resistant to a last-resort antibiotic. U.S. scientists said the infection in a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman "heralds the emergence of truly pan-drug resistant bacteria" because it could not be controlled even by colistin, an antibiotic reserved for "nightmare" bugs. In Japan, British Prime Minister David Cameron said leading countries needed to tackle resistance by reducing the use of antibiotics and rewarding drug companies for developing new medicines.



Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukes

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) ? With an unflinching look back at a painful history, President Barack Obama stood on the hallowed ground of Hiroshima on Friday and declared it a fitting place to summon people everywhere to embrace the vision of a world without nuclear weapons.



IOC: 23 positives in retests of samples from London Olympics

LONDON (AP) ? Nearly two dozen athletes tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics, adding to the more than 30 already caught in retesting from the 2008 Beijing Games.



19th-century shipwreck unearthed in Boston



Can affirmative consent apps combat campus sexual assault?

The creators of YES to SEX, a smartphone app that promises to help ?all gender partners get and give a safe sexual consent in as little as 25 seconds,? have released a new platform that allows colleges and universities to customize the application to meet the specific needs of their campuses. YES to SEX founder Wendy Mandell-Geller told Yahoo News that after launching the original version of the app in April, she soon realized its potential to make an impact on university and college campuses. In addition to providing users with an up-to-date guide to giving and receiving sexual consent under Title IX, the app?s new college format can be customized to reflect each school?s policies ? as well as its color scheme.



Vincent Foster?s sister: Trump?s comments are ?beyond contempt?

Sheila Foster Anthony, sister of former Clinton White House aide Vincent Foster, took to the Washington Post opinion page Thursday to admonish Donald Trump for his recent comments about her brother?s death. Earlier this week, the same paper published an interview with Trump in which the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was quoted drudging up a decades-old conspiracy theory about Foster?s 1993 suicide.



Video shows before police kill unarmed man



No new signal from EgyptAir jet since day of crash as search intensifies

CAIRO/PARIS (Reuters) - No new radio signal has been received from an EgyptAir jet since the day it crashed in the Mediterranean last week, sources close to the investigation said on Friday. A radio signal picked up on the day of the crash from the plane's emergency locator transmitter (ELT) allowed officials to determine a broadly defined search zone, but nothing new has since been detected, the sources told Reuters. "There has been nothing since day one," a source familiar with the investigation said.



Trump doubles down on Elizabeth Warren ?Pocahontas? attack after Native Ameri...

You tell me,? Trump asked. The woman replied that she was offended, and Trump quickly repeated the phrase. ?Oh, oh really ? oh, I?m sorry about that,? Trump said before turning to a reporter who had asked about Warren, immediately using the term again.



Donald Trump unlikely to pick woman or minority as running mate

The possibility of appearing to pander is among the reasons Donald Trump would be unlikely to pick a woman or a minority as his vice presidential running mate, his campaign chairman says.



Paul Ryan ally doubts speaker will ever fully endorse Trump

He has been called an ?intellectual prodigy? and is one of the most influential thinkers and writers in conservative Republican politics. Yuval Levin, founding editor of National Affairs magazine, is also an informal adviser to House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the most prominent Republican national leader to decline ? at least so far ? to endorse presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Levin also worked as a White House policy adviser to former President George W. Bush and has since been part of a movement within Republican politics to move the party toward a solutions-oriented disposition, in contrast to many in the party whose main goal has been to block the agenda of President Obama and the Democrats.



What Obama should do on torture

Like a lot of two-term presidents nearing the last bend in the road, Barack Obama seems guided by equal parts conviction and whimsy these days, without much regard for political consequence. The president has expounded publicly on race and political civility, shaken hands with a Cuban Castro, commuted a slew of sentences for drug offenders, plunged the federal government into the debate over transgender Americans in restrooms. Obama clearly isn?t going to declassify the full text of the Senate?s mammoth, landmark report on torture, and maybe that?s the right call ? I don?t know.




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Sharp's axe too blunt; lenders to push for deeper restructuring
TOKYO, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Sharp Corp's leading bank creditors are likely to demand a more sweeping restructuring at the struggling Japanese TV and display maker as a condition for extending new loans, said people involved in the ongoing talks.
Australia's Fairfax Media mulls $1 bln writedown - report
MELBOURNE, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Australian newspaper publisher Fairfax Media is considering a writedown of more than A$1 billion ($1.06 billion) on the value of its top newspapers, a report in a rival newspaper said on Friday.
Yahoo may rethink use of cash from Alibaba deal
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc may re-evaluate plans for the cash it gets from a multibillion-dollar sale of half of its 40 percent stake in Chinese Internet company Alibaba Group.
UPDATE 2-Google pays $22.5 mln to settle Apple Safari charges
* Penalty is largest FTC has ever imposed for violating an order
UPDATE 2-U.S. judge backs RIM in patent dispute with Mformation
* RIM shares rise more than 4 percent following ruling (Adds comment from Mformation, updates share price move)
UPDATE 3-Nvidia rides Tegra wave, beats on revenue outlook
(Adds comment from CEO, details on supply and margins; updates stock price)
UPDATE 2-Virus found in Mideast can spy on bank transactions
* Gauss found in Lebanon, Israel, Palestinian territories
UPDATE 2-Nokia sells 500 patents, Qt software to counter losses
* Sells 500 patents to U.S. firm Vringo, Qt to Finnish Digia
UPDATE 1-Goldman Sachs adds Cisco to conviction buy list
* Goldman cites fast growth for addition to conviction buy list
Infosys faces new lawsuit over visa whistleblower
MUMBAI, Aug 9 (Reuters) - A former U.S. employee has filed a lawsuit against Infosys Ltd, India's No.2 software services provider, saying he was harassed for pointing out possible misuse of U.S. business visas, according to a copy of the lawsuit seen by Reuters.

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Tesla driver killed in crash while using car's 'Autopilot' - SFGate

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Tesla driver killed in crash while using car's 'Autopilot'
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WASHINGTON (AP) ? The first U.S. fatality using self-driving technology took place in May when the driver of a Tesla S sports car operating the vehicle's "Autopilot" automated driving system died after a collision with a truck in Florida, federal ...
Fatal crash of Tesla Model S in Autopilot mode leads to investigation by federal officialsLos Angeles Times
Tesla confirms first death in Autopiloted Model SNew York Daily News
Fatal Crash Of Tesla Model S Highlights Limitations Of AutopilotForbes
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Decades after the Montreal Protocol, there are signs the hole in the ozone la...

Los Angeles Times

Decades after the Montreal Protocol, there are signs the hole in the ozone layer has begun to heal
Los Angeles Times
For the first time in 30 years, the gaping hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica is showing signs of healing. Every year since it was discovered in 1985, scientists have watched the hole grow bigger from one Antarctic spring to the next, eventually ...
Decades later, gaping hole in the ozone is shrinking, say scientistsChristian Science Monitor
'Healing' detected in Antarctic ozone holeBBC News
The Antarctic ozone hole has finally started to 'heal,' scientists reportWashington Post
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Android Nougat? Really? Here are at least eight better names - CNET

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Android Nougat? Really? Here are at least eight better names
CNET
Perhaps Android Nuomici would have been better? Wikipedia/Public domain. The wait is over, and once again we have a new version of Android to look forward to, complete with a name that honors yet another sweet treat... I think. Android N will ...
HTC Android Nougat Update Release DetailsGotta Be Mobile
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Android Without Google: A Brief And Mostly Uninspiring HistoryFast Company
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Spotify and Apple are staring each other down while flipping the bird - TechC...

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Spotify and Apple are staring each other down while flipping the bird
TechCrunch
The companies are at it again, and this time it's not only bothersome to the businesses themselves, but to the end consumer. Going to the next level in an ongoing spat over Apple's subscription rules, it would appear that Apple has rejected Spotify's ...
Spotify claims Apple rejecting latest version of its app, anticompetitively favors Apple Music9 to 5 Mac
Spotify Accuses Apple of Using App Store Approval Process as a 'Weapon to Harm Competitors'Mac Rumors
Report: Spotify Goes After Apple Over App Store PoliciesPC Magazine
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Apple Patent Would Block You From Taking Video at Concerts - PC Magazine

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Apple Patent Would Block You From Taking Video at Concerts
PC Magazine
There's a lot of buzz about a new Apple patent, which describes a system that would allow concert planners and musical artists to prevent concert-goers from taking any pictures or videos at the venue. We're not convinced Cupertino will do much with it.
Apple wants to bust your bootlegs by blocking iPhone video recording at concertsDigital Trends
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Spacecraft Juno nears planet orbit, but Harvard team may already have predicted part of what it will find
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Harvard researchers observed evidence of the transition of hydrogen to metallic hydrogen by squeezing a sample of liquid hydrogen between two diamond tips. Credit: Mohamed Zaghoo/Harvard SEAS. In less than a week, the spacecraft Juno will arrive at ...
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Meet Furby Connect: Always-connected, knows what time it is, and yes, it fina...

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Meet Furby Connect: Always-connected, knows what time it is, and yes, it finally has an off switch
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Hasbro's Furby, that weird, warbling piece of toy nostalgia that just won't die, continues on in 2016. This year, however, Furby wants to stay connected via Bluetooth, receiving new information. It might know what time it is, or what the World Series ...
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Was That an Earthquake? Google Knows
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Google wants to help you stay informed and safe in the event of an earthquake. The Web giant on Thursday announced it is bringing earthquake information right to its search results page. Now, if you feel the effects of a quake, you can can ask Google ...
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They're Just Like Us: Oculus CEO Hacked Thanks to Terrible Password - PC Maga...

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They're Just Like Us: Oculus CEO Hacked Thanks to Terrible Password
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All right, everyone. Grab your mobile devices, raise your right hands, and repeat after us: I will change my Twitter password. I will not use the same password on every service. I will use features like two-factor authentication, when services provide ...
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Facebook's 'Echo Chamber' Eyed as Election Nears
Facebook is going out of its way to show its neutrality - an increasingly urgent matter as the U.S. presidential election approaches.
'Future Shock' Author Alvin Toffler Dies at 87
Toffler is also credited with having coined the term "information overload" to describe people's struggle to keep with exponentially expanding data.
U.S. Opens Tesla Probe After Fatal Crash in 'Autopilot'
NHTSA said preliminary reports indicate the vehicle crash occurred when a tractor-trailer made a left turn in front of the Tesla at an intersection.
Apple Patented a Device to Stop You Recording Live Shows
Apple just had a patent approved by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that would disable iPhone cameras from recording or photographing live shows.
Stem Cell Clinics Pop Up Across the U.S.
Two experts found more than 570 clinics offering "stem cell" treatments, many with little or no proof they work or are even legal.
Hacker Takes Over Oculus CEO's Twitter, Announces New Boss
An apparent hacker has used the Twitter account of the CEO and co-founder of Oculus to announce a new head of the company.
Amazon Announces 'Prime Day' Deals for July 12
Amazon has finally lifted the lid on its second-annual Prime Day sale, which it's touting as the 'biggest Amazon event ever.'
Americans Want Silicon Valley to Steer Self-Driving Cars
Americans want to buy and ride in self-driving cars, but they do not want the "brains" of those vehicles to come from automakers, a survey found.
Google's European Data Centers to Run on Norwegian Wind Power
Google has bought the entire 12-year power production from a wind power farm to supply its European data centers with renewable energy.
Facebook Feed: Why You'll See More Friends and Family
Facebook says it will now put posts from friends and family that users are 'likely to care about' at the top of their news feed.
This Dating App Aims to Connect Brexit 'Remain' Voters
There may soon be a dating app that really gets to the 'heart' of Brexit, helping 'the forgotten, Remain-voting 48 percent' find love.
Zuckerberg's New Six-Foot Wall Irks His Hawaii Neighbors
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's wall has been sparking heated discussion recently. Except this particular Facebook wall is made of stones.
Uber Software Tracks Drivers for High Speed, Sudden Stops
Using smartphone sensors to peek over its drivers' shoulders, Uber is promising to keep a closer eye on their behavior.
Some Tesla Shareholders Want Less Dominance by Musk
An investor group wants Tesla to add two independent directors to its board and separate the roles of chairman and chief executive.
Social Media Accounts May Be Factored in Foreigner Visits to U.S.
Customs and Border Patrol agency issued has proposed asking some foreign visitors for their social media handles when traveling to or from the U.S.

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