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Uber opening driverless auto research hub in Toronto

The ride-hailing giant will be collaborating with an AI university research center as it plows through a convoluted legal battle with Waymo over allegations Uber stole technology from Google's self-driving auto division. As part of Monday's announcement, Uber made a multi-year pledge to give at least $5 million a year to the fledgling institute. Urtasun is one of the first top female engineers in Uber's self driving department - a much-needed addition for the company.

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Emmanuel Macron eyes legislative elections after landslide win

After his victory on Sunday night, Merkel praised the success of Macron and his independent, politically centrist En Marche! movement. There's every chance that Macron will end up having to govern in a so-called "cohabitation" with representatives from parties beyond his nascent political movement, En Marche , which is being renamed as La Republique En Marche (Republic on the Move).

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California Lawmakers Vow To Thwart New Offshore Oil Drilling

Two groups held a protest Friday afternoon over President Donald Trump's offshore drilling order . The executive order President Donald Trump signed Friday could ease offshore oil drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans and possibly lead to oil exploration in new marine sanctuaries, including some off the California and Florida coasts.

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Prey: 10 Things To Know When Starting A New Game

It may also be one of the best games to ever grace the Xbox One due to its unique atmosphere. Another minor quibble is in the interface, where you need the action buttons to interact with the many in-game computer screens, instead of the mouse.

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Military orbiter's landing rattles Florida with sonic boom

Unmanned X-37B, which looks like a miniature space shuttle, was in orbit for more than 700 days before landing caused sonic boom that was heard across the state. So what was this unmanned aircraft doing in space that long? Previous missions landed the shuttle at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. "Today marks an incredibly exciting day for the 45th Space Wing as we continue to break barriers", said Brig.

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Don't let America down on health care, Trump tells Senate Republicans

Senate leaders say they are writing their own health care bill. Ball was on CNN's Inside Politics Friday, where the topic of the day was whether the GOP put their House majority at risk by passing the American Health Care Act . House speaker Paul Ryan appeared resigned to the legislative reality that the bill he unveiled with great fanfare would be altered as part of a "multistage process".

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Buffett criticizes United and its CEO over dragging incident

Mr Buffett's conglomerate and 3G have worked together on a number of deals and "there's a chance we will do more and perhaps even bigger things together", he said. "It was huge what they did on cutting taxes for the rich", he said. "The performance of these units in transition will each be a test of succession planning", said Lawrence Cunningham, a law professor at George Washington University who has written about Berkshire.

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Amazon Readies Touchscreen Echo Device

The Parks Associates study shows the adoption of smart speakers with personal assistants, including Amazon Echo, Dot or Tap or Google Home is at 11% of US broadband households. When quizzed by Gadgets360 about what he thinks about the Amazon Echo and Google Home , well, Amazon and Google probably don't want to hear it.

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Appeals court to weigh challenge to revised Trump travel ban

Trump has already made one federal appeals court nomination, selecting federal district judge Amul Thapar for a seat on the 6th Circuit. Then, on March 15, a three-judge panel at the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. But President Barack Obama dramatically changed its makeup, pulling the 4th Circuit to the center. University of Texas law professor Stephen Vladeck, who signed onto a brief challenging the first iteration of the ban, said Korematsu's lesson is that "even - if not especially - when ...

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Macron Will Be Tough on Brexit Without Punishing U.K., Says Aide

All 577 seats in the National Assembly are up for grabs. The online newspaper Gazeta.ru pictured Macron addressing French voters, saying the incoming president would "have to respond to the demands for change". Appearing alongside outgoing leader Francois Hollande in front of the Arc De Triomphe, the 39-year-old laid a wreath and spoke to veterans at a ceremony marking the end of World War II in Europe.

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John Oliver explains how you can help save net neutrality (again)

During his Sunday telecast, Oliver told viewers, "Sadly, it seems once more we the people must take this matter into our own hands". Net neutrality has been the subject of legal and political battles for over a decade, with both sides claiming to represent a "free and open" internet.

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Advanced Micro Devices, Inc

For instance, Canaccord Genuity analyst reiterated his Buy rating along with $17 PT as he remained optimistic over solid Ryzen launch and 2Q guidance. For our stock under consideration here, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc . ( NASDAQ : AMD ). Nomura Asset, Japan-based fund reported 26,100 shares. If you are reading this news story on another website, it was stolen and reposted in violation of U.S.

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Wilder Wants Joshua In Unification Fight

Joshua charged out with a ferocious onslaught in the fifth that sent Klitschko to the canvas, but the experienced former champion recovered well and it was the British fighter who ended the round gasping for air. Immediately after the fight, Joshua said, "Well, what can I say". "We help out the village she came from and If I could do more on a large scale, I'll definitely come down there and associate myself more with Nigeria", Anthony Joshua added.

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SpaceX postpones classified US military launch

As of earlier this morning, SpaceX was advising a 7:15 AM liftoff time, but was monitoring winds in the upper level of the launch range as a possible issue. The launch was delayed from April 16. A roaring rocket launch and thunderous landing attempt promise to grab the Space Coast's attention shortly after sunrise Sunday.

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Joseph Parker successfully defends WBO heavyweight title

The WBO's eighth-ranked fighter, Dillian Whyte, was part of Sky Sports' coverage in the United Kingdom, and he made it clear what he thinks of Parker. Parker (23-0, 18 KOs) is set to fight next overseas, with WBA and IBF champion Anthony Joshua a potential opponent. The Daily Mirror called the fight "lacklustre" and ran an unscientific poll where two thirds of respondents voted that Parker did not deserve a shot at Joshua.

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Kiwi Nicholson wins first Badminton title at 37th attempt

Their preparation had been good for badminton and Price expected him to go well. In the collecting ring, fellow competitor, Jonty Evans, gave three cheers to Andrew , who thanked Michael Jung for "helping him out", by having a fence down.

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Apple Reported Second-Quarter Earnings of 2017

Apple declined to provide any additional details but Cook said it would announce more about the fund later this month. "By doing that, we can be the ripple in the pond", Cook said. This is up from $50.5bn this time past year. I actually think comprehensive tax reform is so important to this economy. Apple's contribution amounts to a tiny fraction of its $257 billion in cash.

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Galaxy S8: Samsung says pre-orders up compared with Galaxy S7

Despite the tests, a SquareTrade survey found that smartphone owners are twice as likely to buy the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ as they are an iPhone in the next six months. Samsung confirmed there's nothing wrong with the phone's screen and said that a software update adjusting the screen's color calibration will be coming this week.

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Unseen64 Uncovers the Canceled Game That Was 'Sonic the Hedgehog Extreme'

Unseen64 spoke with ex-staffers at Vision Scape who told the channel they pitched the unsolicited prototype to Sega and Sonic chief Yuji Naka, and as far as they were concerned, all parties agreed to move forward with the project. Welp. Without comment from Sega, it's tough to know the exact reasoning behind why Vision Scape's prototype was seemingly cloned. There was also a race mode in development as well.

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'Revenge porn' on 'mass scale' in Australia

Dr Anastasia Powell of RMIT University said while the rate for revenge porn is high, there is a significant likelihood that there are many more victims out there. Monash University's Dr Asher Flynn said social media companies needed to take stronger action. "The victims in those scenarios should not be blamed for taking pictures of themselves and sharing them, and what we should be doing is focusing on the behaviour of the perpetrators rather than the victim", she said.

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SpaceX launches Falcon 9 on secret, classified mission

SpaceX has specialized in testing rocket landings and launching used rockets back into space. If any difficulties developed, a secondary launch window for the NROL-76 mission was to open at 4 a.m. Musk battled for years to break the monopoly on the military's launch business held by United Launch Alliance , a partnership of Lockheed Martin and Boeing.

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Astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks record for longest time in space

Already the first woman to command the International Space Station (2008 and 2016), as well as the holder or the most spacewalks for a female, Whitson is now outright leader of the new landmark, which was surpassed this morning. President Donald Trump called NASA astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) Monday to congratulate them for breaking a record. Whitson, who uses the name AstroPeggy on her social media accounts is an Iowa native with a doctorate in biochemistry from ...

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Xiaomi: Why Mi 6 does not include headphone jack

Huawei reportedly ditches the 3.5mm headphone jack in Honor 9 - making it a resemblance to iPhone 7. Of course, it is hard to ascertain the legitimacy of the images, so we'll simply have to wait for an official confirmation from Honor before saying with any degree of certainly that this is indeed the end of the road for the 3.5mm audio jack on flagship Honor devices going forward.

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Noise pollution turns up the volume in America's parks

Land managed by the federal government also tended to be less impacted by human noise than land under local control. I just hear this rumble coming. The problem has gone national. A newly published study has found that humans have doubled the background noise volume in 63-percent of the nation's protected wildlife regions. But it does provide a baseline of noise levels now that future park managers can use for comparison.

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Pokemon GO: Grass-type event announced with full details

Imagine sitting at a McDonald's store, eating your fries and burger, and just waiting for various Pokemon to spawn near you in Pokemon GO . It's possible that some of the legendary all-stars of the Pokemon franchise might start circulating around Niantic's community events, so we may start seeing some of the rare and powerful monsters as soon as June or July.

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Trump talks about Mars mission on call with record-breaking astronaut

Trump called the International Space Station from the Oval Office, congratulated Whitson, and urged NASA to go further, even saying - perhaps jokingly - that he would like to send an American to Mars "during my first term or at worst during my second term".

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Samsung Galaxy C10 to have Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor says report

Model number SM-G892A has been revealed by the User Agent String which suggests, unsurprisingly, that this device will be heading to AT&T. Unfortunately, the only information we have found out from it is that the Galaxy S8 Active will be running on Android 7.0 Nougat OS.

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Samsung says Galaxy S8 pre-orders outpaced S7 by 30pc

As always, Consumer Reports wants to enter the scene by sharing its review and analysis of the smartphone. "The response is humbling, energizing, and points to a great launch week", Samsung Electronics America president and COO Tim Baxter said in a statement .

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Harmon Kardon's Cortana-Powered 'Invoke' Speaker Revealed on Company Site

That Harman Kardon Cortana speaker we've been getting excited about in recent weeks has quietly, and perhaps prematurely been revealed. Microsoft said it would team up a year ago with Harman Kardon as part of a new Internet of Things initiative powered by Cortana.

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Priyanka Chopra dismayed by child sexual abuse in Zimbabwe

The xXx: Return of Xander Cage actress kept mum at that time , but now she has expressed her views about facing the "identity crisis" in the west. "I am from India and I have seen wealth and poverty live together all my life", she said.

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Apple launching $1B fund to boost to USA jobs market

Services also did very well. Cook also said Apple plans to fund programs that could include teaching people how to write computer code to create apps, and will release more details about the effort this summer. The news, which Cook disclosed in an interview with CNBC's Jim Cramer, indicates that Apple's executive leadership is intent on heading off any potential conflicts between the company and President Trump, who has promised to bring jobs back and pressure corporations to invest ...

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Always Dreaming wins the 143rd Kentucky Derby

The 3-year-old son of Bodemeister splashed home to a 2 3/4-length victory to don the roses bestowed upon the victor of America's most famous race for the 143rd time. "He did it himself from there". He was fractious in the morning, refusing to relax. "We'll gallop him up to the race". He channeled his aggression into a determined effort on a track turned into goo by on and off rain before the race.

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Why Do People Celebrate Cinco De Mayo?

It's actually the day commemorating the Battle of Puebla in 1862, when Mexican forces defeated the French even though they were woefully outnumbered. Today we take a moment to cherish the liberties we enjoy for ourselves and our posterity. Good Morning America host Lara Spencer failed hard in 2014 when she appeared on the show in a sombrero and referred to the holiday as "Cinco de Drinko" in what was supposed to be a Mexican accent.

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Facebook shuts down bogus British fake news accounts

Facebook has deleted "thousands" of accounts in the United Kingdom in a crackdown on fake news - amid fears groups are trying to influence elections. The full-page print ads appear in the Telegraph , the Times , Metro and the Guardian and include the same 10 tips to help readers spot fake news the social network launched on Facebook itself last month .

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Russia-backed Syrian safe zones plan goes into effect

The initiative was proposed by Russia, President Bashar al-Assad's most powerful ally, with the support of Turkey, which backs the opposition. Political and armed opposition groups have rejected the proposal, saying Russian Federation has been unwilling or unable to get Assad and his Iranian-backed militia allies to respect past ceasefires.


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