Sci-tech

Waymo chief says his tech would have averted fatal Uber crash

Waymo chief says his tech would have averted fatal Uber crash In a letter sent to Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi and shared with the media, Ducey said: "It [the crash] raises many questions about the ability of Uber to continue testing in Arizona". Herzberg was walking a bicycle across the road, outside of the crosswalk, when the accident occurred. Following early investigations into the fatal collision, Tempe's police chief Sylvia Moir said "It's ... [Full Article...]

Microsoft Edge browser debuts on iPad and Android tablets

Microsoft Edge browser debuts on iPad and Android tablets Following a brief period of beta testing that started earlier in March , Microsoft is rolling out support for iPad and Android tablets to everyone across both platforms. There's also a "Continue on PC" button for pushing a web page to your Windows 10 PC, which is really convenient. What is missing here is being able to "split screen" this app with other iPad apps like you can with Safari. [Full Article...]

Google announces the first Chrome OS tablet: The Acer Chromebook Tab 10

Google announces the first Chrome OS tablet: The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 While it's hard to know the order in which these things happened, the ability to use Chromebooks in tablet form would obviously be semi-pointless without the addition of Android app support and the Google Play Store. The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 shares some specs with the Samsung Chromebook Plus , but it doesn't have a keyboard. It also ships with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. [Full Article...]

FTC investigating Facebook over privacy practices; shares slide

FTC investigating Facebook over privacy practices; shares slide Facebook shares fell by as much as 6 per cent after the Federal Trade Commission revealed the existence of its investigation, a step it has taken only rarely. A bipartisan coalition of 37 state attorneys general also wrote to Facebook on Monday, demanding to know about the company's role in the manipulation of users' data by Cambridge Analytica and its policies and procedures for protecting pr... [Full Article...]

Apple Is Making A Foldable iPhone For 2020

Apple Is Making A Foldable iPhone For 2020 Aside from having Apple Pencil support, the new iPad - expected to be the cheapest tablet from Apple yet - is going to come with a new software for the classroom, people familiar with the matter said on condition of anonymity. Hopefully, Apple would have address this limitation on the new iPad . The event invitation [above] looks an terrible lot like an Apple Pencil drawing, and t... [Full Article...]

Picture of new Hurriyat chief's gun-totting son goes viral

Picture of new Hurriyat chief's gun-totting son goes viral The family has lodged a missing complaint. "It has come to our notice and we are looking at it". Sehrai's interview was released days before Junaid joined the Hizbul militant group. The two jointly formed Tehreek-e-Hurriyat in 2004 after parting ways with Jamaat-i-Islami following a bitter public duel over the latter's alleged support to the ruling PDP in 2002 state assembly elections which br... [Full Article...]

Gun violence survivor ready to march Saturday

Gun violence survivor ready to march Saturday Across the country, more than 800 marches have been scheduled for Saturday. - Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to take part in " March for our Lives " events Saturday, demanding gun reform to make students safer at school. "I know that a lot of them have been talking on Twitter, they've been talking to politicians". "We want a seat at the table, and we want to weigh in on this pr... [Full Article...]

Mozilla pulls ads from Facebook after spat over privacy controls

Mozilla pulls ads from Facebook after spat over privacy controls On Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg finally faced the music amid anger over the manner in which his company sat by while a shady data mining firm acquired the personal data of 50 million Facebook users to profile them and bombard them with political messages to sway elections. [Full Article...]

Ex-French president Nicolas Sarkozy defends himself against 'mad allegations' of corruption

Ex-French president Nicolas Sarkozy defends himself against 'mad allegations' of corruption Le Figaro newspaper published a lengthy account of what it said was a verbatim declaration by Sarkozy to magistrates. Sarkozy's entourage did not immediately confirm the text's authenticity, but did not dispute it either. Then in November 2016, ahead of the 2017 presidential election, Mediapart published a video that allegedly showed French-Lebanese businessman Ziad Takieddine saying he had... [Full Article...]

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is getting an Event Mode to test unusual game settings

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is getting an Event Mode to test unusual game settings Fortnite mania continues to sweep the nation, and Epic Games has continued to capitalize on that by giving fans new reasons to come back. "It grows the genre". Fortnite's popularity can be specifically attributed to its free-to-play and cross-platform model. Until its launch as an Xbox-exclusive in December , PUBG was available only on Windows. [Full Article...]

BlackBerry to provide software for Jaguar Land Rover vehicles

BlackBerry to provide software for Jaguar Land Rover vehicles The QNX unit, which has always been used to run vehicle infotainment consoles, is expected to start generating revenue in 2019. It includes middleware technology to manage media, web browsing, speech integration, smartphone connectivity, over-the-air software updates, Bluetooth, and acoustics processing for hands-free calls. [Full Article...]

Egypt arrests, expels British reporter ahead of election

Egypt arrests, expels British reporter ahead of election A number of civil protection officers, firefighters, police and emergency services have reportedly arrived at the scene and formed a perimeter around blast site. But the Islamic State militant group has been calling for attacks to disrupt the election, which runs for 3 days from Monday. The extremists of Ansar Beit al-Maddis have killed hundreds of soldiers, policemen and civilians, mainly in ... [Full Article...]

Tesla, Inc. (TSLA) -Price to Earnings Ratio Evaluation (P/E)

Tesla, Inc. (TSLA) -Price to Earnings Ratio Evaluation (P/E) The Cleararc Capital Inc holds 14,831 shares with $768,000 value, down from 20,885 last quarter. Virtus Advisers Inc accumulated 0.11% or 25,658 shares. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley on Monday, May 15 to "Equal-Weight". The stock of Tesla, Inc . (NASDAQ: TSLA ) on Tuesday, January 2. The firm has "Sell" rating given on Friday, August 14 by S&P Research. [Full Article...]

See the upcoming, smaller 'PUBG' map in action for the first time

See the upcoming, smaller 'PUBG' map in action for the first time The first iteration of the Event Mode is pretty simple, as the PUBG Corporation intends it to be. The Xbox One version of PUBG is still very rough around the edges and hasn't even received Miramar yet. According to a recent blog post, the small 4x4 km island map will be tested on the game's test server for all to try out and will eventually be available on the game's live servers depending o... [Full Article...]

Stocks tumble as investors fear escalating USA and China trade conflict

Stocks tumble as investors fear escalating USA and China trade conflict Prices for Treasury bonds and gold rose. All three major indexes took their biggest weekly tumbles since January 2016. "Understandably, the prospect of a trade war between the world's two largest economies is not particularly desirable for investors", said Craig Erlam, senior market analyst at Oanda. [Full Article...]

Grant wins out in three-way GOP race in Ives' district

Grant wins out in three-way GOP race in Ives' district Even before Rauner's projected victory, the Republican Governors Association sought to cast Pritzker, heir to the Hyatt hotel riches, as a "self-serving IL political insider" while poking at the Blagojevich tapes, obtained and published by the Chicago Tribune , which reveal Pritzker offering the former governor an unvarnished take on race relations and state politics. [Full Article...]

Siri Bug on iOS 11 will Read out Your Hidden Messages

Siri Bug on iOS 11 will Read out Your Hidden Messages The company is yet to provide a timeline for the update, but users in the meantime can go ahead and disable Siri when the phone is locked to ensure that hidden notifications remain private. Originally spotted by Mac Magazine , all someone has to do is ask Siri to read a notification out loud whereupon Siri will read it aloud. Another workaround for the iOS bug requires you to completely disab... [Full Article...]

Dying in Sea of Thieves will soon cost you in-game gold

Dying in Sea of Thieves will soon cost you in-game gold After voting on which voyage to undertake, your crew must identify which way to head, working cooperatively to reach your destination and keep things afloat. You can check out the Sea of Thieves website for further game details. You'll find yourself repeating the same three fetch quests with the more hard ones just adding riddles and additional objectives to spice things up. [Full Article...]

Fresh Cambridge Analytica Revelations on Election Hacking, Facebook Faces FTC Investigation

Fresh Cambridge Analytica Revelations on Election Hacking, Facebook Faces FTC Investigation For almost two hours Wednesday, the Facebook officials met privately with staffers from both sides of the political aisle, according to two people who attended the meeting. But what's a year between friends, hey? "It happened because Facebook allowed apps to access not just sensitive information of people who used those programs - but their friends as well", writes Mozilla . [Full Article...]

Siri Bug Lets Strangers Hear Your Messages

Siri Bug Lets Strangers Hear Your Messages The bug works on the most recent iteration of iOS ( iOS 11 .2.6) and is said to work on the iOS 11.3 beta as well. It has reported it to Apple . Even with the " Show Previews " featured set to display only "When Unlocked"(Settings Notifications Show Previews ), you can still ask Siri to read any hidden notifications out loud by saying "Hey Siri , read my notifications". [Full Article...]


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