Daily Archives: September 11, 2018

What not to expect from Apple’s hardware event

Tomorrow’s the big day. You’ve no doubt heard all the rumors by now, but for those who need a little help getting up to speed, check out the rumor roundup we ran last week. As ever, though, it’s important to lower expectations as much as possible, so as to not wallow in one’s own inevitable crushing disappointment. It’s a philosophy ...

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Oregon man sentenced to 50 years exonerated after dog he ‘shot’ is found alive

An Oregon man sentenced to 50 years in prison for sexually abusing his daughter has had his conviction overturned and received an apology from the state, after a dog he allegedly shot was found alive and well. Deschutes County district attorney John Hummel apologized on behalf of the state for prosecuting Josh Horner from Redmond, Oregon. The 42-year-old plumber was ...

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Comma.ai’s George Hotz ousts George Hotz as CEO

Comma.ai’s board, of which founder George Hotz is the only member, is making changes at the autonomous driving startup: Hotz is no longer CEO of the company. A new CEO, who Hotz declined to name, is expected to be announced Friday via the company’s Medium blog. He confirmed that the CEO is indeed a human and a “very talented one,” ...

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Russia will ask UN to lift some North Korea sanctions – Deputy FM

Moscow will propose to the UN Security Council to reward North Korea with a gradual relaxing of sanctions if it takes the necessary steps towards denuclearization, Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov said. “As North Korea takes steps on denuclearization, we believe that the UN Security Council has the authority and should address the issue of adequate easing of the sanctions ...

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California man arrested for trying to stab Republican Congress candidate

Alameda County police have arrested a knife-wielding man who reportedly attacked congressional candidate Rudy Peters with a switchblade after making “disparaging remarks” about the GOP. The suspect in the assault on Peters, who was only referred to as “a political candidate for a local congressional seat” in the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office report, has been identified as Farzad Fazel, 35. ...

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Apple’s iPhone event will be live streamed on Twitter for the first time

Apple’s iPhone press event will be live streamed on Twitter for the first time, TechCrunch has confirmed. This news backs up an earlier report from last month, which claimed Apple would expand the ability to watch the event to Twitter’s platform, instead of only through Safari and Apple TV or Microsoft Edge on Windows 10, as in the past. Many had ...

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Gone in two seconds: How to hack & steal a Tesla Model S (VIDEO)

Despite a raft of security features, thieves armed with $ 600 worth of radio and computer equipment demonstrated they could steal a Tesla Model S in just two seconds by wirelessly cloning the electric car’s key fob. Tesla’s flagship Model S – which starts at $ 75,000 – offers keyless entry and driving. After all, an owner who’s paid almost ...

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Facebook’s ‘Rosetta’ system helps the company understand memes

Memes are the language of the web and Facebook wants to better understand them. Facebook’s AI teams have made substantial advances over the years in both computer vision and natural language recognition. Today, they’ve announced some of their latest work that works to combine advances in the two fields. A new system, codenamed “Rosetta,” helps teams at Facebook and Instagram ...

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'Naughty snakes!' Pythons fighting over female fall through ceiling of Australian home (VIDEO)

Many homeowners worry about burglars breaking in, but no one expects snakes to fall from the ceiling and fight in the middle of their bedroom. However, that’s exactly what happened at a home in Australia. The shocking ordeal – which happened at a home in the Brisbane suburb of Kenmore Hills – saw two coastal carpet pythons drop from a ...

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'Stage a mutiny!' Duterte dares Philippine military to act if they don't like his leadership

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has dared soldiers to “stage a mutiny” if they aren’t happy with his leadership, saying they’re free to join the side of his fiercest critic in Congress, Senator Antonio Trillanes. “Stage a mutiny or revolution or whatever,” Duterte said in an interview with Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo on Tuesday, as quoted by ABS-CBN TV. ...

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