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Uber to Waymo: We aren't using your robocar laser beam secrets

In the response to the injunction, Uber was forced to note that Waymo's self-driving technology is now ahead of the ride-hailing company's. And well, now Uber says that those files never touched their servers. Needless to say, things are getting a bit interesting between Waymo and Uber, especially since Waymo's parent company Alphabet is an investor in Uber through their Google Venture company.

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Uber's legal defense: Waymo does LiDAR better, for now

The lawsuit accuses Levandowski of downloading more than 14,000 confidential and proprietary files shortly before his resignation. Uber's defense doesn't dispute that Levandowski stole the files; it just says that those files never made it to Uber's servers, and didn't influence the design of Uber's LIDAR.

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U.S. fires 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles on Syrian airbase

US President Donald Trump said he has ordered missile strikes against a Syrian airfield from which a deadly chemical weapons attack was launched earlier this week, declaring he acted in America's "national security interest" against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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Twitter Releases 'Lite' App Improved for Emergent Markets

Twitter Inc is launching a faster version of its mobile service on Wednesday aimed at people with sporadic connections or little data on their smartphone plans, hoping to pick up users in harder-to-reach emerging markets. "Today in India, we have partnered with Vodafone, one of the country's largest telecom operators with over 200m subscribers, to promote Twitter Lite to their customers as a way to get live sports updates on Indian Premier League matches, teams, and players as the cricket ...

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Russian Federation condemns United States missile strike on Syria, suspends key air agreement

The strikes were carried out in interests of Islamic State and other radical groups operating in Syria, Peskov added. Russia's main air base and a naval facility were not hit. All presidents reach a determination sooner or later about the thugs and dictators the US must deal with in the world regarding how much the USA can afford to allow these bad actors the leeway to violate worldwide law with impunity.

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Ravindra Gaikwad arrives in parliament, Shiv Sena backs him

Raju said it was up to Gaikwad to decide if he wanted to defuse the matter or aggravate it, as what has happened is in line with the law. "I am staring at a ban across all airlines", Gaikwad said and claimed that the charges against him are "unfounded" and should be taken back.

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Run oil companies propose daily fixing of fuel prices

Executives of state oil firms have also reportedly met Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and the ministry officials on Wednesday to discuss the idea of daily fuel pricing. Many advanced economies revise their fuel price on a every day basis. Instead, they will change the price everyday based on crude price movements. This means companies can easily take price hikes without worrying about political backlash.

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Ubuntu drops convergence and phones in favour of IoT, cloud

Shuttleworth did not explicitly call for the end of its Ubuntu Phone project, but Ubuntu Phone is built on Unity and its touch interface. "Work on the phone and tablet is also ending, the whole convergence story, really", Hall said. You might also know that most of the IoT work in auto, robotics, networking, and machine learning is also on Ubuntu, with Canonical providing commercial services on many of those initiatives.

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Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy blasted Republicans for using the so-called "nuclear option" Thursday to advance Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court. One hour after convening, around 11 a.m. - The Senate casts first vote to break the Democratic filibuster . "But no, I don't think the nuclear option has any impact on that".

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SpaceX to Launch Satellite on Top of Previously-Used Rocket Stage

The Falcon 9 lifted off out of Kennedy Space Center, in Florida, carrying communication satellites for its SES-10 mission . The recycled rocket carried a satellite into orbit for SES, a Luxembourg-based telecommunications company , which will provide internet and television service for Central and South America.

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Serbians protest outcome of presidential race for third day

On the occasion of the terrorist attack in St. Petersburg, Vucic extended his deepest condolences once more to Chepurin, the state leadership and the people of the Russian Federation, "with the belief that the Russian state will know how to deal with security challenges".

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Syria strike may signal the end of isolationist Trump

As news of the American military's first direct assault against the Syrian regime broke late Thursday, U.S. allies around the world expressed support for its response against Tuesday's devastating chemical attack in Syria. The Turkish health ministry on Thursday said initial analysis suggested victims were exposed to the deadly nerve agent sarin. The US ship of State is now starting to show an increasing tendency to hew to a straighter and more predictable course.

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Fans react to a thrilling weekend of action in the Premier League

The Blues will want to avoid giving Spurs the chance to close the gap to just four points in midweek though when they host Pep Guardiola's Manchester City at Stamford Bridge , a game in which they will be looking to quickly bounce back. The alternative scenario, that fourth-placed City could win and help Tottenham Hotspur close the gap at the top to four points, does not bear thinking about for the Spain worldwide.

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Putin to meet with security council after USA missile strikes on Syria

However, Mr Gethins added: "If any military action depreciates his ability to conduct chemical actions then, of course, it's a good thing if that can be stopped, but we don't know that yet". The United States launched 59 Tomahawk missiles on a Syrian air base in Homs this morning in response to a chemical attack allegedly carried out by the Assad regime, which killed at least 80 people in Khan Sheikhun earlier this week.

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Those with power threatening to be violent: Congress on Ravindra Gaikwad issue

Gaikwad booked the ticket from Air India's website at 5 a.m. today". Ever since Mr. Gaikwad beat up an Air India staff member with his chappal , all airlines have put a flight ban on him. The party felt the government is also dithering for "political or opportunistic reasons" on the issue of clear action on the matter of Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad.

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Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping begin 'very frank' talks in U.S.

President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping , with their wives, first lady Melania Trump, left, and Chinese first lady Peng Liyuan, right, pose for photographers before dinner at Mar-a-Lago, on April 6, 2017, in Palm Beach, Fla .

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Robert Reich: Trump's Pledge on Coal Jobs Is Going Up in Smoke

In other words, Trump won't be "bringing back your jobs", as he vowed when he signed measures reversing President Barack Obama's climate and energy policies. Shipments of USA metallurgical coal, used in the production of steel, have recently shown up in China following a two-year hiatus - in part to offset banned shipments from North Korea and temporary delays from cyclone-hit Australian producers.

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U.S. coal companies ask Trump to stick with Paris climate deal

Trump's order directed the Environmental Protection Agency to review the regulation to decide whether to "suspend, rescind, or revise it". Two of the top US coal companies reportedly asked the White House to back down on President Trump's vow to pull out of the landmark Paris climate pact, arguing that the deal could protect its global interests.

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China and America's diverging paths on climate leadership

These actives are beyond the purview of the federal government. It also lifts the moratorium on the federal leasing of coal reserves and revisits estimates for the "social cost of carbon" that justified climate regulations . Gas is clean and cheap. Solar energy is exploding worldwide, an nearly sixfold increase in just the last five years. Solar and wind represented 65 percent of all capacity added in 2016 as both sources of renewable energy continued to surge.

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Donald Trump and Xi Jinping makes friends over steak

Trade is one of the biggest hot-button issues, given Trump´s charges in his presidential campaign that Chinese trade practices were killing U.S.jobs and his vow to impose 45 percent tariffs on Chinese imports. "Our current trade deficit with China runs just about $30 billion a month", he says. "I don't expect a grand bargain on trade. I think what you are going to see is that the president makes very clear to Xi and publicly what we expect on trade", a USA official told Reuters, speaking on ...

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Xiaomi Mi 6 pops up at GFXBench with SD835

Both the selfie shooter as well as the rear camera support 4K video recording. It has a body made of Aluminium and plastic and features 6.44-inch Full HD (1920x1080) IPS display. Its features included Snapdragon 650 processor, accompanied by 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, expandable through micro SD cards, as well as a battery of 4,850 mAh.

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SpaceX's reused Falcon 9 rocket launch was a success

The first "flight proven" booster to go back to space is making the trip nearly one year after it was used to launch a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station last April. "This is going to be ultimately a huge revolution in spaceflight". Rocket fans, get excited - because SpaceX just made history . Until now, orbital rockets could only be launched into orbit once.

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On Equal Pay Day, Maloney Calls for Passage of Paycheck Fairness Act

The stat that women earn 20% less "does not factor in numerous choices that women and men make-including education, years of experience and hours worked-that influence earnings". Tuesday is Equal Pay Day , the date signifying how far into 2017 women have to work to catch up to the wages men earned in 2016. "We're proud to shine a light on Missouri's gender wage gap because there shouldn't be any question about it - women deserve equal pay for equal work", stated Missouri Democratic Party ...

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Qantas's inflight internet wi-fi takes off

So no matter where you're sitting, Qantas has made sure you can stream shows and movies or get some work done just as quickly as the next person. The Qantas rival said the three-month testing period will be used to test the customer response to the GoGo's 2Ku technology on which passengers will also be able to use streaming services such as Netflix, Pandora and Stan.

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Tighten your seat belts: Climate change could increase air turbulence

The study specifically looked at anthropogenic climate change, or climate changes caused by human activity in transatlantic winter flights. The prevalence of air turbulence in general would likely increase anywhere between 36% and 188%, Williams found.

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Close up pictures of Jupiter taken by Hubble Space Telescope

However, the Great Red Spot is slowly shrinking - a trend seen since the late 1800s. Jupiter is extra close and extra bright this week, and that means some incredible, new close-ups. The final image shows a sharp view of Jupiter and reveals a wealth of features in its dense atmosphere . With its vast and powerful storms and hundreds of smaller vortices, the atmosphere of Jupiter is divided into several distinct, colourful bands, parallel to the equator.

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AT&T, Comcast, Verizon to gain from Internet privacy rules signed by Trump

The easing of restrictions has sparked growing anger on social media sites. Verizon does not sell the personal web browsing history of our customers. AT&T and Verizon are the biggest internet providers. Within this regulation, the ISP's will need consumer content before they use a certain geolocation, health information, financial information, children's information and web browsing history for marketing and advertisement purposes.

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More than half Americans approve of Obamacare now

It will, however, be the fault of Republican lawmakers who refuse to work on simply fixing the weaker components of the ACA and instead want to give huge tax breaks to the insurance companies. That proposal was included in the failed GOP overhaul. The failure to secure a deal on health care has left both Trump's and Republicans's approval ratings at record lows just months into a new administration.

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Probable Team Of KKR And GL

However, they both exuded confidence about their own batting and their team's chances in IPL 2017. Although, being a newbie, Gujarat led by Suresh Raina made an impact by finishing on top of the points table. In Darren Bravo, Manish Pandey and Chris Lynn , the Knight Riders have batsmen known to intimidate the opponent. Brendon McCullum against Piyush Chawla promises to be an exciting contest; in the context of the IPL, the KKR leg-spinner has dismissed the Kiwi batsman on four occasions ...

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Xbox Scorpio will cost $499 according to Digital Foundry

Xbox Scorpio will be without this key Xbox One feature when the holiday 2017 release date rolls around. An adapter was also needed if you wanted to buy the Xbox One S console too. Hz more than its PlayStation 4 Pro rival and 0.55GHz more than the current Xbox One S. The gaming site said performance was "remarkable", with the console's additional power bringing benefits for games running in high definition as well as 4K.

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Nintendo Switch 2.1.0 Firmware Update Available with New Features

You can see a crack of daylight at the center. Some Nintendo Switch units are warping, with the suggestion the warping occurs when in docked mode. Speaking of the console, it looks like the Switch is still available online and in some retails stores.

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Billionaire JB Pritzker to announce Illinois governor bid

Pritzker, 52, acknowledged his own wealth and opportunity. CHICAGO, April 6 Billionaire investor J.B. Pritzker, heir to the Hyatt Hotels Corp fortune, formally entered a growing Democratic field for IL governor on Thursday, labeling Republican Bruce Rauner a "failure" as the state's chief executive.

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Trump's security adviser reaffirms plan to deploy missile defence system - Seoul

Cheong Seong-chang, a senior research fellow at Sejong Institute outside Seoul , said that could come in the form of another nuclear or ICBM test after the summit. North Korea failed in an attempt to launch a ballistic missile from its east coast two weeks ago. According to the report, the launch was more of a comment than a loud provocation: a USA defense official confirmed the missile was a SCUD, rather than an advanced ballistic missile, and it turned out to be a dud.

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Kremlin support for Assad not unconditional

The strikes did not target sections of the Syrian base where Russian forces were believed to be present. Asked whether his country would give access to a fact-finding mission over the use of chemical weapons, he said: "Our experiences with worldwide investigating committees were not encouraging , because they come out of Damascus with certain indications which then change at their headquarters".

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SpaceX successfully launches first recycled rocket into orbit

But Musk said his company has so far spent about $1 billion to develop reusability for the launch booster, the most expensive part of the rocket. SpaceX has stated reusing hardware reduces the cost of launching a Falcon 9 rocket by about 30 percent.


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