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Google's navigation app Waze opens up its first carpooling trials

Google-owned mapping service Waze has started a carpooling trial in Tel Aviv, Israel, according to Reuters.<p>The service, called RideWith, will charge a small fee for passengers to pay fellow drivers for a lift to or from work. Unsurprisingly, it’ll use Waze’s mapping app for navigation.<p>In theory, it …

Canada, Japan at odds over B.C. timber in TPP trade talks: documents

One of Canada's most protected industries — British Columbia timber — has been targeted by Japan in the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks, The Canadian Press has learned.<p>Japan is pushing Canada to eliminate or modify the controls it imposes on B.C. log exports — a practice that is …

Honda, Toyota, Nissan want to change how you fill up the tank

The lack of fueling stations is one of the bigger—and more expensive—challenges that stand in the way of the widespread adoption of hydrogen-powered …

Fuel Cell

Kids With ADHD Getting Wrong Drugs, Study Finds

Too many kids with ADHD may be getting strong antipsychotic medications meant to treat diseases such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, a new study finds.<p>And many are getting these drugs without any kind of diagnosis indicating they have a psychiatric disorder, the survey found.<p>Not only do …

Mental Health

Robot kills worker at Volkswagen plant in Germany

Contractor was setting up the stationary robot when it grabbed and crushed him against a metal plate at the plant in Baunatal<p>A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen’s production plants in Germany, the automaker has said.<p>The man died on Monday at the plant in Baunatal, about 100km (62 …

Automotive Industry

Australia hails 'tremendous' UN barrier reef decision

The world's biggest coral reef ecosystem, which has had World Heritage Site status since 1981, has been under increasing threat from climate change, farming run-off, development and the coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish.<p>"This is a tremendous decision," Environment Minister Greg Hunt told the …

Australia

Xiaomi Mi 4i kernel source code release

The Xiaomi Mi 4i is one of the best smartphones you can get for around $200. Developers and tinkerers look for something more than just the best bang for the buck, though. They want to be able to create, flash and modify their phones’ software in order to truly customize their experience. The sad …

Mobile Technology

Macy's cuts ties with Trump; NY mayor slams Trump's immigrant comments, city reviews contracts

The Macy's department store chain joined an ongoing exodus from association with Donald Trump and New Mexico's governor and New York City's mayor slammed him over his comments on Mexican immigrants.<p>Gov. Susana Martinez of New Mexico, the nation's only Latina governor and a rising star in the …

TransAsia crash pilot pulled wrong throttle, shut down sole working engine

Report into plane crash that killed 43 people in Taiwan says captain had previously failed training on dealing with engine failure<p>The captain of a TransAsia Airways ATR mistakenly switched off the plane’s only working engine seconds before it crashed in February, killing 43 people, Taiwan’s …

Airplanes

Uber backlash: taxi drivers' protests in Paris part of global revolt

The taxi-hire company faces resistance worldwide, signalling trouble for other ‘sharing economy’ companies, such as AirBnB<p>“Got chased by a mob of taxi drivers who threw rocks,” tweeted the singer Courtney Love from Charles de Gaulle airport. She was caught up in what is becoming a global trend: the …

Sharing Economy