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Uber turns to A.I. to identify drunk riders
- June 12, 2018

The system, described by members of Uber's Trust & Safety team in 2016, tracks how someone normally uses Uber's app through AI - if they commit typos, their walking speed, and the rate at which they drop their phone. "Incidents, such as safety incidents and personal conflict incidents, can occasionally occur when users and/or providers behave uncharacteristically", the patent description says. (more...)
Rahul Gandhi to be welcomed by 1,000 auto rickshaws in Mumbai Rahul Gandhi to be welcomed by 1,000 auto rickshaws in Mumbai
- June 12, 2018

Gandhi will be in the city to address booth-level workers as part of "Project Shakti", which aims to empower the ground-level workers and facilitate two-way communication between the party workers and the central leadership. "Rs 2.5 lakh crore were given to 15 industrialists". The Congress president claimed that smaller businessmen couldn't grow in India and used the example of Coca-Cola to illustrate his point. (more...)
Daimler Allegedly Used 5 Defeat Devices In Diesel Cars
- June 12, 2018

KBA assumes the devices were meant to help a broad majority of Daimler's new diesel cars pass recently introduced Euro 6 emissions standards. Daimler, like other vehicle manufacturers, uses urea nitrate liquids to naturalize nitrogen oxide emissions in exhaust fumes. (more...)
The latest from Singapore: Trump predicts ‘terrific relationship’ with Kim The latest from Singapore: Trump predicts ‘terrific relationship’ with Kim
- June 12, 2018

We'll bring you the news as the day unfolds. In some instances, past deals struck by previous US administrations with North Korea paused - but failed to roll back - North Korea's program, which has only grown over the years. And it's my honor to be involved". After months of saber-rattling that gave way to flirtation, President Trump finally met face-to-face with Kim Jong Un at a hotel on Sentosa Island in Singapore on Tuesday morning. (more...)
Old Detroit train station sold for redevelopment Old Detroit train station sold for redevelopment
- June 12, 2018

According to the Detroit News , the train station and an adjacent book depository building are central to Ford's plan of develop an urban campus. With its massive columns, the building has become an iconic symbol of Detroit's fall from greatness. (more...)
Net neutrality rules are repealed. Here's what could happen next Net neutrality rules are repealed. Here's what could happen next
- June 12, 2018

The net neutrality rules were approved in 2015 . The chairman hasn't talked about any of those incidents where the ISPs discriminated against content by blocking websites or apps that could be their competitors or how their decision to offer paid and fast lanes to big companies could kill the innovation that is being heralded as the victor of this repeal . (more...)
Whataburger: "We'd never change our name to Whatapancake"
- June 12, 2018

It's not yet clear when or if IHOP will change the signs at its restaurants, such as this one in Hialeah, Fla. Both restaurant chains serve burgers and pancakes. The company encouraged customers to guess what the "b" would stand for, but not many were guessing burgers. Another user visited the a store location to test out the new menu, stating the lineup of burgers looked "delicious". (more...)
Elon Musk promises self-driving Teslas in upcoming software update
- June 12, 2018

This version, unsurprisingly dubbed the SpaceX option package, will be, according to Musk, the finest auto in history, never to be replicated. Musk claims that "these rocket engines dramatically improve acceleration, top speed, braking & cornering". (more...)
Elon Musk's 'not a flamethrower' devices show up on eBay for thousands
- June 12, 2018

Following the success of the flamethrower, Musk has started to tease the next Boring Company promotional product. They sought to tighten up the state's regulations on flamethrowers, which now apply only to devices that emit flames going out farther than 10 feet. (more...)
Amazon Prime discounts for Whole Foods stores spread to 10 more states Amazon Prime discounts for Whole Foods stores spread to 10 more states
- June 12, 2018

The tech giant's announcement comes days before it plans to open its highly anticipated Charlotte store on Stonewall Street uptown. Prime members will sign into the app using their Amazon accounts, and then scan the "Prime Code" inside the app when they check out at Whole Foods. (more...)
Bound flight from Rome diverted due to ‘potential security concern’ Bound flight from Rome diverted due to ‘potential security concern’
- June 12, 2018

The Boeing 767-300 jet was about 200 kilometres west of County Clare when the plane was redirected back. On the ground, authorities at Shannon implemented emergency procedures which involved mobilising its own fire service and alerting other statutory agencies. (more...)
The Trump-Kim Summit: What You Need to Know
- June 11, 2018

Given the uncertainty and the constant back and forth, there has been much speculation the world over about the possible outcomes of the Trump-Kim meeting, especially about whether Pyongyang would agree to complete denuclearisation. The story was reported the front page of the ruling party's newspaper and was the only item on Monday's first news broadcast on Korean Central Television, which for many in the North is the only channel available. (more...)
'Fair trade now fool trade': Trump hits back at G7 'Fair trade now fool trade': Trump hits back at G7
- June 11, 2018

Trump, who is in Singapore for meetings with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, tweeted that "Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal" and suggested that Canada is "bragging" in an unspecified release about benefiting from United States trade. (more...)
Facebook let select companies have Facebook let select companies have "special access" to user data, per report
- June 11, 2018

In the latest revelation about Facebook's data-sharing practices, the social media giant acknowledged Friday that it gave certain companies extended, special access to user data in 2015 - data that was already off limits to most developers. (more...)
Jaguar Land Rover moves Discovery production to Slovakia Jaguar Land Rover moves Discovery production to Slovakia
- June 11, 2018

Previously, JLR had said the manufacture of the Discovery would be split between Solihull and Slovakia. The investment, totaling hundreds of millions of pounds, according to the people, could cut both ways. Jaguar Land Rover first announced its intention to begin production of the Discovery in Slovakia in 2016, but did not mention at the time that the process could involve the migration of the model's entire UK-based production line. (more...)
Singapore Celebrates Trump's Birthday with Lobster and Cake Singapore Celebrates Trump's Birthday with Lobster and Cake
- June 11, 2018

Not a personal insult, but one of the most intimidating of Trump's threats came in August after USA media reported Pyongyang had successfully miniaturised a nuclear warhead to fit into a missile. Hundreds of North Korean security experts have no doubt been up nights wondering how to safeguard Kim Jong Un since Trump shocked the world by accepting the North's invitation to meet. (more...)
Dispute Between CME, Crypto Exchanges Prompted CFTC Market Manipulation Probe Dispute Between CME, Crypto Exchanges Prompted CFTC Market Manipulation Probe
- June 11, 2018

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has launched an investigation into Coinbase, Bitstamp, Kraken as well as ItBit exchanges. According to Wall Street Journal CME had asked for the information through a third party which calculates the Bitcoin price for use in the futures. (more...)
Ikea plans ban on single-use plastics by 2020 Ikea plans ban on single-use plastics by 2020
- June 11, 2018

The ban on plastics in customer and co-worker restaurants will originally apply to 363 stores in 29 markets through the company's biggest franchise Ingka Holding B.V and controlled entities. Along with battling plastic, Ikea's upping their focus on sustainability in their cafes by introducing more vegetarian meals and snacks. Torbjorn Loof, chief executive at Inter Ikea Group, said: "Through our size and reach we have the opportunity to inspire and enable more than one billion people to ... (more...)
North Korean leader, Singapore’s PM discuss Korean Peninsula situation
- June 11, 2018

Another question is whether Trump will take up the issue of human rights - with North Korea accused of a host of state-sanctioned rights abuse including extrajudicial killing, torture and kidnapping. The summit would discuss "building a permanent and durable peacekeeping mechanism on the Korean Peninsula, the issue of realising denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula" and other issues "as required by the changed era". (more...)
Million Dollar Lottery Winner Conceals Her Identity By Wearing An Emoji Mask Million Dollar Lottery Winner Conceals Her Identity By Wearing An Emoji Mask
- June 11, 2018

If you ever win the lottery, you may want to take a few pointers from the latest Jamaican Super Lotto victor on how to protect your privacy. Kingston-based gaming and lottery company Supreme Ventures Limited said her mask was chosen by members of the public and was picked from a series of masks including those from hit movies Scream and Ironman. (more...)

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