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Uber suspends self-driving car program after Arizona crash

Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] suspended its pilot program for driverless cars on Saturday after a vehicle equipped with the nascent technology crashed on an Arizona roadway, the ride-hailing company and local police said. The accident, the latest involving a self-driving vehicle operated by one of several companies experimenting with autonomous vehicles, caused no serious injuries, Uber said.Even so, the company said it was grounding driv......
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LOL, the Treasury Secretary Says Automation of Jobs Is "50-100 More Years" Away

Steve Mnuchin takes the automated stairs. Photo: Getty Steve Mnuchin, the genius behind Suicide Squad and our nation’s treasury secretary, isn’t worried about artificial intelligence or automation. It’s not even on his radar, so just relax. On Friday, Mnuchin sat down with Axios’ Mike Allen to talk about a wide range of issues including the strength of the dollar, tax reform, and Donald......
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Lyft will allow riders to round up their fare to make a charitable donation

In the coming weeks, Lyft will introduce a new program called Round Up & Donate, which will allow riders to make a charitable contribution when they take a ride with the service. Riders will be able to opt into the program, which will automatically round up their fare to the nearest whole dollar. The company announced the program in an ad in The New York Times, stating that “parking your backsides in the back seats across the nation is......
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Financial Infidelity Is Common and Can Ruin Your Relationship, So Start Talking About Money

Photo by Pixabay. Financial infidelity is a fancy phrase for hiding money from your partner, and it’s actually a pretty common issue. It can also be a hugely problematic one. Money is already one of the leading causes of stress in a relationship. Combine that with lying about money and you have a recipe for disaster. MEL magazine points to a few interesting stats:A recent survey a CreditCards.com survey that found 12 million Ame......
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Twitter, United Airlines and girls in spandex leggings: How your Sunday #content gets made

It’s Sunday. Do you have a spare minute to watch a $36 billion corporation get swamped by Twitter? Here you go. This morning, Twitter user Shannon Watts reported that girls that were supposed to be on a Denver to Minneapolis flight weren’t allowed to board until they changed out of spandex leggings. Some of the girls changed their clothes, and others never got on the flight, Watts said: 1) A @united gate agent isn't letting girls in legg......
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Old Nerd Reviews: Burger King's *NEW* Crispy Chicken Sandwich FOOD REVIEW

Here he is again the immortal, the happy, and the very cool Old Nerd Reviews. Today the Old Nerd who goes by the name of Tony gives a kick butt review on Burger King's *NEW* Crispy Chicken Sandwich which is available at Burger King locations near you. How will the Old Nerd review this Buirger King sandwich? You will only find out by watching his well made and produced video below. Make sure you visit his YouTube channel and subscribe becau......
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Don’t Seek Demonic Powers Online

A lot of you folks come here to Geek.com to learn how to summon demons. Don’t lie; we can see the numbers and search terms. “Can I really summon Lucifer?” “How to summon a demon on someone else.” “How to make deals with demons.” “Sad Satan.” There’s no shame in this. We’re grateful y’all are so interested in figuring out how to bring Buné the Three-Headed or Forneus the Demon of Language to this mortal plane. You’re even emailing editors fo......
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While You Were Offline: Trump Is President and You’re Not, FYI

It says a lot about the modern world that, in the day after a terror attack in London, the mayor of the city actually has to take time out of his day to talk about a tweet from the son of the president of the United States. Quite what that says remains unclear, but it’s definitely a sign of how important social media and the internet have become in even the most dire situations. If the world is this hyper-connected, is it any surprise we ca......
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Most common cells in the brain help us anticipate rewards

A rodent. reader comments 0 Cerebellar granule cells, which make up the cerebellum, are the smallest and most abundant of all neuron types in the brain. These cells are known to contribute to motor function, attention, language, and fear. A recent study published in Nature demonstrates that these cells may also contribute to our expectations of whether a given action will result in a positive reward. It's a discovery that d......
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StarCraft Remastered brings 4K graphics, modern audio, and more to the legendary RTS

Blizzard's StarCraft Remastered unveiled: 4K support, updated audio, and more Don't care about shiny new graphics? StarCraft Anthology will be free starting later this week, once Blizzard issues the new 1.18 update. Thank you Your message has been sent. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. Credit: StarCraft: Remastered ");});try{$("div.lazyload_blox_ad").lazyLoadAd({threshold:0,forceLoad:false,onLoa......
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Self-cleaning gym bags and coffee table Pong

At any given moment, there are approximately a zillion crowdfunding campaigns on the web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll find no shortage of weird, useless, and downright stupid projects out there — alongside some real gems. In this column, we cut through all the worthless wearables and Oculus Rift ripoffs to round up the week’s most unusual, ambitious, and exciting projects. But don’t grab your wallet just yet. K......
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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus release date, news and features

Update: Samsung has detailed its upcoming Bixby AI assistant in full and confirmed that there will be a hardware button to launch it. We've also seen the Galaxy S8 Plus in several different colors, heard new pricing rumors and seen more evidence that the 3.5mm headphone jack isn't going anywhere.The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is for our money the best phone you can buy right now, coupling the sheer power of the Samsung Galaxy S7 with a bigger b......
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Head to head: The best calendar apps for iPhone, iPad, and macOS

After two months spent examining the calendar app heavy-hitters available for iPhone and macOS, AppleInsider helps you narrow down the choices.The winner of the best calendar app for every user of macOS and iOS is...not included in this showdown. It's not that we're on a peculiar quest to determine which is the second best, though. Instead, it's because the best app for most people is Apple's own Calendar.If you're an AppleInsider reader, y......
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On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century (Unabridged) - Timothy Snyder

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The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the 20th century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience.

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Bottle Opener With Magnetic Top Catcher

My brother in law inspired this project, he has a bottle opener on the wall in his kitchen but every time you open a bottle you have to quickly catch the top or pick it up off the floor. I decided to make something a little better.

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Ham & Cheese Grits Casserole

My book club ladies often ask me to bring “those grits.” I'd tell you how to store them, but I never have any left! — Debi Mitchell, Flower Mound, Texas
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Germany wants to regulate a 24-hour livestream as a broadcaster

And importantly, this isn't a one-off case. Officials see this as setting an example that could apply to other livestreams that fit the terms. While they'd like to see legislation that specifically regulates internet streams, they've decided to apply existing law in the meantime.The problem, of course, is that this isn't a modest request for most people. On top of the usual paperwork, streamers are looking at a cost of between €1,000 to €10......
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The first official 'Justice League' trailer, shot by shot - CNET

VIDEO iPhone 8: Everything we know so far This is all the iPhone 8 reports and rumors in one place. From a 5.8-inch OLED display, reports of wireless charging and even a 3D scanner for facial recognition, it's all here. ......
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Comcast Launches New 24/7 Workplace Surveillance Service

America's largest ISP just rolled out a new service that allows small and medium-sized business owners "to oversee their organization" with continuous video surveillance footage that's stored in the cloud -- allowing them to "improve efficiency." An anonymous reader quotes the Philadelphia Inquirer: Inventory is disappearing. Workplace productivity is off. He said/she said office politics are driving people crazy. Who you gonna call...? Co......
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Reader Discussion – Who Is Your Favorite Mass Effect Character?

Mass Effect Andromeda is finally upon us, and while it has its own issues, it's still looks to be a good game, according to our own Joe Juba. I haven't played it, but I'm hoping that, if nothing else, it can offer me some great character moments, the kind that made me like the series so much.  In case that doesn't happen, let's reminisce: Who's your favorite Mass Effect character? Mine is easily Tali'Zorah nar Rayya, who meets Shepard while......
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Uber grounds entire self-driving fleet as it probes Arizona crash

Uber has now grounded its entire autonomous test fleet in the U.S., following an accident in Arizona which left one of its Volvo SUVs flipped on its side earlier today. The car was in self-driving mode at the time of the incident. As we reported earlier, the company suspended the pilot in Arizona in the immediate aftermath of the crash. But it has now said it’s grounded its entire autonomous fleet — so also in the two other regions where it......
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This Week In Techdirt History: March 19th - 25th

Five Years Ago This week in 2012, the public got a terrifying glimpse of the extent of the NSA's surveillance capabilities thanks to some excellent journalism, which put the agency on the defensive trying to downplay its powers. While this was going on, Senators Wyden and Udall were pressing the Obama administration to open up about its secret interpretation of the Patriot Act. In the fallout of the Megaupload indictment, a restraining ......
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Uber has grounded its self-driving cars in Arizona after one was involved in an accident

On Friday night, a self-driving Uber vehicle was involved in a collision with a human-driven car in Tempe, Arizona that caused the semi-autonomous vehicle to flip on its side. Uber’s car was being driven in autonomous mode but there were no passengers in the vehicle at the time of the crash, according to an Uber spokesperson, just a safety driver. The company has since grounded all its self-driving vehicles in Arizona while it conducts an ......
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TV’s Best Political Show Might Just Be The Originals. Yeah, the One With the Vampires

Political drama is all over TV lately, from the Beltway machinations of Scandal and Madame Secretary to tales of intrigue like The Americans and 24: Legacy to Sean Spicer’s press briefings. But the political soap opera I’m most excited about these dats isn’t any of those—it’s a spinoff of the teen drama The Vampire Diaries. Yes, really. The Originals might be a supernatural soap opera about stupidly good-looking bloodsuckers fighting in New......
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The fictional NASA in Life is run by a bunch of psychopaths and idiots

Life, or as stylized during the opening credits, L I F E, is about six astronauts aboard the International Space Station for a fictional “Mars Pilgrim Mission” sometime in the very near future. As you can tell from the title, the film is partly about the meaning of life and partly about a violent space creature who wreaks absolute havoc on the ISS. The creature is a new form of life and its MO is destroying human life. Truly, this is a loa......
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