• Uber self-driving car exec steps aside during Google lawsuit
Uber self-driving car exec steps aside during Google lawsuit

Uber was accused by former Google autonomous vehicle project and now standalone Alphabet company Waymo of using its homegrown laser range-finder technologies. Levandowski in the email, seen by The Wall Street Journal. Uber has maintained that while Levandowski is the leader of its self-driving program, he was not a LiDAR engineer and simply "contri...

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  • Microsoft Surface sales go south in 3Q
Microsoft Surface sales go south in 3Q

For the fiscal third quarter, ended March 31, overall revenue on an adjusted basis climbed 6 per cent to $US23.56 billion ($31.5 billion), but missed analysts' average estimate of $US23.62 billion. The growth was attributed to growth in both cloud services and server products; the flat operating income due to increased operating expenses in s...

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  • The Case for and Against Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)
The Case for and Against Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT ) now has a consensus Price Target of $70.22. The company's shares closed yesterday at $68.27, close to its 52-week high of $68.38. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 18th will be paid a $0.39 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 16th. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.30%.

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  • Indian soldiers, 2 suspected rebels killed in Kashmir
Indian soldiers, 2 suspected rebels killed in Kashmir

The Indian Army said that two attackers were also killed in gunfire that continued for almost four hours. The situation is tense but under control as combing and search operation is on to nab the terrorists who escaped after attacking the army camp.

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  • Strike forces South African Airways to cancel 32 flights
Strike forces South African Airways to cancel 32 flights

Passengers and media are advised to contact South African Airways for flight-specific information and queries on 27 (0) 11 978 1111 or 0861 606 606. With immediate effect, customers will be able to purchase a single itinerary for travel on flights of both carriers in one simple transaction and enjoy convenient connections via New York-John F.

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  • Cassini concludes final fly by of Titan
Cassini concludes final fly by of Titan

During this "Grand Finale", Cassini will make 22 dives between Saturn and its rings. When Huygens landed on Titan in January 2005, it became the furthest landing from Earth a probe had ever made. Nasa scientists do not expect any matter larger than smoke particles, but is being cautious. The orbits will bring Cassini close to debris and ro...

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  • Amazon's $200 Echo Look will judge your outfits
Amazon's $200 Echo Look will judge your outfits

However, a camera-equipped Echo is likely to raise new snooping concerns, especially if images are being processed by Amazon's algorithms to assess style choices. The new device is available by invite only to U.S. customers. The feature gives users recommendations of what looks well and compares outfits side by side.

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  • LinkedIn Crosses 500 Million Users
LinkedIn Crosses 500 Million Users

The networking platform for professionals apparently went over 500 million users recently, TechCrunch reports, which is great news for Microsoft . In other words, you can now easily peruse the resumes of half a billion people. Giving sales professionals the ability to write select Sales Navigator activities in emails, messages, notes and cal...

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  • Signs Of Hospitality To Life Found On Saturn's Moon Enceladus
Signs Of Hospitality To Life Found On Saturn's Moon Enceladus

This finding led to the conclusion that microbes on the moon can get energy through a process known as methanogenesis - which is carried out by combining hydrogen with carbon dioxide present in water. Researchers speculate that, as with Enceladus, this could be evidence of water erupting from the moon's interior. From these observations scienti...

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  • Google applies the brakes to fake news
Google applies the brakes to fake news

Google has a team of evaluators - real people - to monitor the quality of Google's search results. "Today, in a world where tens of thousands of pages are coming online every minute of every day, there are new ways that people try to game the system".

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  • Trump won't fire Spicer because he 'gets great ratings'
Trump won't fire Spicer because he 'gets great ratings'

And yet, the president keeps Spicey around. At least Spicer should be at ease, though: To keep his job, he just keeps to continue commanding the afternoon cable news bloc with his biting commentary. President Trump walks out with Spicer on January 22. "You know, you had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn't even sink to using chemical weapo...

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  • DeMarcus Ware To Retire As A Dallas Cowboy
DeMarcus Ware To Retire As A Dallas Cowboy

Ware spent the first nine of his first 12 NFL seasons with the Cowboys after Dallas selected him out of Troy with the 11 choice in the 2005 NFL Draft. Ware had two sacks in the Broncos' Super Bowl victory after the 2015 season. Ware recorded 138.5 sacks in his career, good for 8th all-time, and he was the second fastest in National Football League ...

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  • Gionee M6S Plus with 6GB RAM, 6020mAh battery launched
Gionee M6S Plus with 6GB RAM, 6020mAh battery launched

Gionee M6S Plus is priced at 3499 yuan ($508) and comes in Ink Black color for the 64GB variant. The M6S Plus is the third smartphone Gionee has launched in its M6 lineup, joining the M6 and M6 Plus - both of which made their debut in China past year.

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  • Suspect Enters Dallas Office Building, Kills Supervisor Before Killing HImself
Suspect Enters Dallas Office Building, Kills Supervisor Before Killing HImself

When officers arrived on the scene, they suspected the shooter was in a meeting room. The building was cleared about 12:50 p.m., Blankenbaker said. Blankenbaker said during a news conference Monday afternoon that police officers fired one shot in the incident, a shotgun blast used to shatter a glass door so that officers could gain entry into the...

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  • China's first cargo spacecraft docks with orbiting space lab
China's first cargo spacecraft docks with orbiting space lab

The Tianzhou-1 cargo ship and Tiangong-2 space lab will have another two dockings, Xinhua reported. Last year, China cut communications with its first prototype space station, Tiangong 1, which was launched in 2011. According to Chinese space authorities, there have been more than 600 ground tests that demonstrated Tianzhou-1/Tiangong-2 docking h...

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  • Mario Kart 8 Switch Controller Restrictions are Weird
Mario Kart 8 Switch Controller Restrictions are Weird

As you walk through, motion sensors initiate flashing lights and the Mario theme song. We seriously can not wait to see all the cosplayers who won't miss this flawless picture opportunity. Many committed Nintendo fans are resigned to the fact that next week they will be buying Mario Kart 8 for a second time. However, if this is a sign for t...

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  • Apple self-driving car testing plan gives clues to tech program
Apple self-driving car testing plan gives clues to tech program

During the testing phase of a self-driving auto, a driver is there behind the steering wheel to manually control the vehicle in case of technology glitch. Apple has applied for a permit for six drivers to drive three Lexus RX450h SUVs. Whether Apple plans to build its own self-driving auto remains unclear, with some expecting the company to simpl...

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  • Mets slugger Cespedes limps off with hamstring cramp
Mets slugger Cespedes limps off with hamstring cramp

Duda left Wednesday night's game with a hyperextended elbow. Cespedes will have an MRI on Friday, and manager Terry Collins called the injury "a concern". Moreover, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal tweeted that starter Jacob deGrom had to have his start pushed back to Saturday due to neck stifness. DeGrom's setback was the latest to seemingly come...

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  • NASA providing 1st live 360-degree view of rocket launch
NASA providing 1st live 360-degree view of rocket launch

There are no side mounted solids on the first stage. The stream was suffering from serious buffering and latency problems, which is a real issue when you're waiting minutes for one five-second thing to actually happen. Orbital ATK's composite structures and retro motors also supported today's launch of the ULA Atlas V rocket . Another launch...

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  • Have right to standardise place names in Arunachal: China
Have right to standardise place names in Arunachal: China

The Global Times in an editorial published on Friday (21 April) warned New Delhi that it would pay "dearly" for escalating tensions with Beijing over its territorial dispute. While relations between the two countries have been edgy, China has invited India to the "One Belt, One Road" conference in Beijing next month. Delhi said yesterday...

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