Daniel Lauridsen

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SoCalGas pleads not guilty to criminal charges in massive natural gas leak case

Southern California Gas Company has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges stemming from a ruptured well in LA County that leaked for weeks<p>Southern California Gas Company pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to misdemeanor criminal charges stemming from a weeks-long leak of gas from a storage well …

Corruption

A Series Of Unfortunate Tech Predictions - The Smartphone Is Dead

This one is so plainly obvious it can’t even be classed as a prediction anymore. At the time of writing, Ericsson has also released a report which surveyed 100,000 consumers on their own predictions for the top tech trends in years to come. Unsurprisingly, the smartphone will no longer be seen as …

Artificial Intelligence

Venus and Jupiter will appear to collide this week in a spectacular nighttime show

<i>This post has been corrected</i>.<p>Over the last month, Venus and Jupiter have gradually converged in the night sky. Tonight, June 30, is the main event: They will pass within a third of a degree of each other, allowing you to cover them both with the same finger.<p>The two planets will then stay within two …

Astronomy

Giant American robot wants to lay the smackdown on Japanese rival

Two giant robots with blazing guns is what apocalyptic nightmares and Michael Bay films are made of. While those autonomous machines continue to live in the fictional world, a breed of towering rideable robots is becoming a reality. One such machine is the MegaBot, a 15-foot tall bot large enough …

2 Uber executives ordered to stand trial in France

PARIS (AP) — Two Uber France managers have been ordered to stand trial to face charges including "deceptive commercial practices" and complicity in illegal activities linked to its low-cost ride-hailing service, the Paris prosecutor's office said Tuesday.<p>Thibault Simphal and Pierre-Dimitri …

Roads

Paying more workers overtime could rebuild America's middle class

For decades, America’s workers have been putting in more hours for less money, but now the U.S. Department of Labor is taking an important step to …

Obama Administration

How same-sex marriage could ruin civilisation

In the wake of the US supreme court ruling that legalised same-sex marriage throughout America, many commenters and objectors have claimed it will have disastrous consequences. But rather than just dismissing them as irrational bitterness, it’s important to consider the genuine scientific basis for …

Same-sex Marriage

Google’s artificial-intelligence bot says the purpose of living is 'to live forever'

Researchers at the company programmed an advanced type of "chatbot" that learns how to respond in conversations based on examples from a training set of dialogue.<p>And the bot doesn't just answer by spitting out canned answers in response to certain words; it can form new answers from new …

Artificial Intelligence