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Fatal Tesla crash driver 'given warnings'


On May 7 past year in Florida, Joshua Brown was behind the wheel of his Model S, set to autopilot mode, when the vehicle ploughed into a white trailer truck, its systems apparently blind to the white vehicle in the blazing sun. The 500-page report describes how, on six occasions during the trip, Brown's vehicle had sounded the warning chime, reports Reuters . Despite the warnings, Brown kept his hands off the wheel before colliding with a truck on a Florida highway. Read More »

Travis Kalanick steps down as Uber's chief after shareholder revolt


The content of the letter, which was titled as " Moving Uber Forward ", revealed that the investors demanded that Kalanick resigned immediately and that the company needs a new leader to take ti to a better future. In a memo, Kalanick told employees about his decision. On Tuesday, the company embarked on a 180-day program to change its image by allowing riders to give drivers tips through the Uber app, something Kalanick had resisted. Read More »

OnePlus CEO Says OnePlus 5 Is Company's Fastest Selling Device


The base model has the same price tag as the high-end model of the 3T - $479 - while the high-end variant, which packs 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, has a price tag of $539. There's phase detect autofocus, too, so it should lock onto your subject super fast. The camera array may not set pulses racing in terms of using the OnePlus 5 as a strictly business phone. Read More »

Kepler Space Telescope Detects 10 New Earth-Like Planets

Susan Thompson, one of the Kepler research scientist for the SETI Institute in California and lead author on the new catalog study said, "With this catalog, we're able to extend out to the longest periods, those periods that are most similar to our Earth". Read More »

Nowell scores brace as clinical Lions tame Chiefs


The Lions head coach will sit down to pick the men to meet the All Blacks after being given food for thought by the Lions' crushing win over Waikato Chiefs earlier today. "It allowed them to kick for the corners, kick for penalties , and they built scoreboard pressure because of it". Let's keep in mind this was a Chiefs team missing 10 players, six of those All Blacks. Read More »

Saudi king upends royal succession, names son as 1st heir


King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud has changed his pick for a successor, naming his son Prince Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince and deposing Prince Mohammed bin Naif from the post. Saudi Arabia's top clerical council has endorsed King Salman's decision to put his 31-year-old son next in line to the throne. King Salman, who is 81, is reportedly in declining health and there was a power struggle between the two princes. Read More »

OnePlus 5 News and Details Arrives


The result of all that effort? Now, the new OnePlus 5 is also priced at under $500 for the base model, but the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant will set you back a mere $539. This huge amount of memory is a fairly essential necessity for today's flitting smartphone users. Alas, the screen OnePlus 5 supports only Full HD resolution, and frame he has, but the battery capacity of 4000 mAh, alas, it was not - it took a battery of 3300 mAh. Read More »

Sega Forever makes Genesis classics free on mobile


Games released every month; download them all! You can cough up £1.99 per game, however, if you want your retro fun ad-free. These will not be reimaginations of the classic hits, but "official emulations and portet games that pan all SEGA console eras, each adapted specifically for mobile devices while remaining faithful to the original games". Read More »

South Korea confirms drone discovered was from North Korea

Diplomatic experts in the US pointed out that his remarks could lead to a discord between Seoul and Washington and the discord could take concrete shape at their summit talks scheduled for late this month. While the USA conducts bomber flights in the region on a routine basis, Tuesday's joint training mission is particularly noteworthy as it comes just one day after the death of Otto Warmbier - a 22-year-old American who was detained in North Korea for 17 months. Read More »

Donald Trump takes swipe at Obama on student death


They said it should be a "call to action to those in the position to protect our American citizens here at home AND overseas". North Korea said last month that it was its sovereign right to "ruthlessly punish" U.S. Trump paid tribute to Warmbier's family, with whom he has spoken personally, saying "it's incredible what they have gone through". "A lot of bad things happened, but at least we got him home to be with his parents, where they were so happy to see him even though he was in ... Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy to drench southern US


We will still have a lot of cloud cover into Wednesday morning and breezy winds, but the effects from Cindy will definitely lessen by Wednesday night. Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers, but rain chances should slowly go down toward Wednesday evening. The National Hurricane Center extended the warning from Texas to the Alabama/Florida state line in its 10 p.m. Read More »

Kepler Space Telescope Makes New Discovery, NASA Says We Are Not Alone

With this new data, the catalog suggests that about half of the exoplanets in our galaxy are either gaseous, with no surface, or have such a heavy atmosphere that life as we know it would not be possible. A habitable zone refers to the area surrounding a star where liquid water could exist on a planet's surface. They also used an algorithm called Robovetter to correct for noise in the data, Overbye reports, helping to bring the accuracy of the observations up to 90 percent. Read More »

7 questions for Spicer's return to the White House podium


The Trump administration has frustrated White House reporters by also restricting the use of audio and video during the briefings. During his first on-camera press briefing in over a week, the press secretary did not answer a question about whether Trump believed the Russians interfered in the United States election, saying he hadn't spoken with Trump about the topic. Read More »

Elon Musk Headed For Space


It will be capable of launching 300 metric tons (330 tons) to low Earth orbit (LEO), or 550 metric tons (600 tons) in an expendable variant, Musk said . The weather in our new home will be "a little cold" because it is further from the sun, but we can warm it up according to Musk. "If we had a floating platform off the coast of NY, 20-30 miles out, you could go from NY to Tokyo in 25 minutes and across the Atlantic in 10 minutes", he says. Read More »

Jared Kushner to hold talks with Israel, Palestine this week


The new settlement - the first since 1992, according to Israeli NGO Peace Now - is meant to house residents of the illegal West Bank outpost of Amona after the Israeli military demolished it in February. There is a catch, it depends heavily on the US President maintaining good relations with the Arab world in the long term. Kushner and Greenblatt accompanied President Trump in his May visit to Israel where he met with both Netanyahu and Abbas. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy officially forms in Gulf of Mexico


NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tropical Storm Cindy formed Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico, hovering south of Louisiana as it churned tides and spun bands of heavy, potentially flooding rain onto the central and eastern Gulf Coast. Tropical storm warnings are in effect along the Louisiana and Texas coasts and points inland. Tropical Storm Cindy still looks very disorganized but the center of circulation doesn't matter as it will be more of a rainmaker type of storm instead of a big wind threat. Read More »

Victor declared in highly watched Georgia special election


Democrats still must flip 24 GOP-held seats to regain a House majority next November. Democrats hope a victory next Tuesday will fuel momentum for the 2018 midterm elections. However, it was Trump's collapse - besting Hillary Clinton by just 1.5 points in the district in 2016 - that led Democrats to believe it could be in play. Read More »

Coroner still probing death of US student held by N. Korea

He died on Monday . How did Otto Warmbier end up in a coma? On Tuesday, a US official, who did not want to be identified, said USA spy satellites had detected movements recently at North Korea's nuclear test site near a tunnel entrance, but it was unclear if these were preparations for a new nuclear test - perhaps to coincide with high-level talks between the United States and China in Washington on Wednesday. Read More »

Amid turmoil, Queen Elizabeth says Britain sombre but steadfast


Grief over a London high-rise tower fire that killed dozens turned to outrage Friday amid reports that the materials used in a r. Queen Elizabeth and her grandson Prince William visited a community center Friday where some of the survivors are being housed, and where volunteers have been inundated with donations of clothes and food. Read More »

Spicer seeks more strategic role at White House

As Trump's administration looks to replace Spicer-or possibly promote him, now that Communications Director Michael Dubke has left-it looks like his waistline may be a prominent factor in the decision making process . "The president clearly wants a bill that has heart in it", Spicer said, referring to a report that Trump told tech CEOs the current GOP bill "needs more heart". Read More »

Public funeral planned for US student freed from North Korea

In their statement Monday, Warmbier's family said they believed the young man had found a peace of sorts after being flown home. The president says if Otto Warmbier had been returned home to the US earlier, "I think the result would have been a lot different". Read More »

USA coroner investigating death of student freed from N Korea

During a news conference Tuesday from the Oval Office, President Donald Trump implied that former President Barack Obama was partially responsible for the death of American college student Otto Warmbier . There will be more interviews and records reviewed. The Cincinnati Enquirer as well as Fox 19 report that the coroner's office will honor the family's objection to an autopsy. Read More »

Family: Freed student who died has 'completed his journey'

He said the form would require Americans to affirm they're aware of what's transpired to other USA citizens, such as Warmbier, whom the senator said was "murdered" by the North. North Korean state media said he also was arrested on suspicion of committing "hostile acts" against the government. "This had happened while Mr. Warmbier was in the detention of North Korean authorities", Moon Jae-in said Tuesday. Read More »

US military shoots down Iranian-made drone in southern Syria

That led Russian Federation, a close ally of Bashar Assad, to warn that it would target USA -led coalition planes flying west of the Euphrates River. US -led coalition has made it clear to all parties publically that hostile intent and actions of pro-regime forces toward coalition forces in Syria conducting legitimate counter-ISIS operations will not be tolerated. Read More »

NASA releases Kepler Survey Catalog to find hundreds of new alien worlds

With the latest release, Kepler has detected a total of 4,034 planet candidates , of which 2,335 have been verified as exoplanets . The catalog is vital to the project's mission. "Understanding their frequency in the Milky Way will help design future NASA missions to find another Earth", said Mario Perez , Astrophysics Division of the Space Agency, Scientific Leader of the Kepler Mission. Read More »

Longest day of the year means summer is officially here


You may have seen "Happy First Day of Summer" posts popping up on your social media sites, but if you're questioning the timing of the posts, you may not be alone. Tuesday is the summer solstice and the peak of summer daylight in Alaska. The first day of summer nearly always falls on June 20 or 21. The summer solstice occurs during the hemisphere's summer. Read More »

Tesla reportedly nears agreement to build a vehicle factory in China


Revenue of Tesla in China jumped to more than $1 billion in 2016. A number of other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of TSLA. If you are viewing this piece of content on another site, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of USA and worldwide copyright and trademark law. Read More »

Most Iranian Ballistic Missiles Failed to Reach Intended Target in Syria


Addressing his Likud faction at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, on Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to the latest Iranian threat with a counter-warning. The missile strikes are Iran's first direct military move in the region since the Iraqi invasion of the country in 1980, and the strongest signal to regional archrivals, mainly Saudi Arabia, which has sought to test Iran's patience. Read More »

Snapchat Stock Price Dives After Facebook Announces 250M Daily Instagram Story Users


Facebook's global head of sales, Carolyn Everson, in an interview with CNBC , said Instagram Stories now boasts 250 million daily active users - a third of which are businesses and one million are advertisers. You can also choose to Discard the video from the toggle so that it disappears as it would have done. Instagram introduced live video streaming last November with a focus on private live streams for friends and followers. Read More »

Tropical storm warning issued for Louisiana's Gulf Coast


The tropical storm warning has been extended westward to High Island, Texas . Residents along the Gulf Coast are getting ready for a lot of rain courtesy of "potential" Tropical Cyclone #3. The wind shear is expected to increase in the days ahead, which could cause this future tropical storm to dissipate or weaken in the Caribbean by mid-week. Read More »

Volkswagen Unveils New Polo with Natural Gas Engine Option


The most obvious highlight here is the new exterior dimensions and design. On top it look a lot more dynamic thanks to the new proportions. The GTI , which has swapped out the old 141kW 1.8-litre turbo-petrol engine for a 147kW 2.0-litre unit, will be hitting Australian showrooms after the release of the rest of the range, around Q3 next year. Read More »