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Choking Delhi vows pollution tax, car-free days to improve air | Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s polluted capital, New Delhi, will within two months impose a tax on commercial vehicles entering the city and prohibit the use of cars on certain busy routes once every month, its transport minister said on Tuesday.<p>Vendors selling drinks stand beside vehicles near the …

Here's how to live stream the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 event

The slate of fall tech announcements continues Tuesday with the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Event.<p>You can live stream the event on Microsoft's website or …

Surface Pro 4

Federal investigators probe Amtrak train accident in Vermont

The fences are installed in known rock-slide areas and are designed to send signals if they are hit with debris, Amtrak CEO Joseph Boardman said.<p>Boardman said slide fences are used in parts of New York, but Vermont transportation officials said it's not believed that any are in the state.<p>"Whether …

Soon, just about anybody will be able to make an Apple Watch band

Style is subjective, but Apple will soon let anybody make bands for Apple Watch. Through a distributor, the company is selling magnetic lugs that attach to the watch, opening the platform up to third-party manufacturers.<p>Currently, only stainless steel slugs for the 38mm and 42mm Apple Watch are …

How The Brains Of Happy, Successful People Are Wired

Greater connectivity in the brain may be linked to greater happiness and life satisfaction.<p>It seems that some people may really have all the luck. According to the "general intelligence g factor" theory, if you're adept at one cognitive function (like working memory), you're likely to be adept in …

Facebook Will Beam the Internet to Africa Using this Satellite

Facebook is teaming up with French satellite operator Eutelsat to launch a satellite that will beam Internet connectivity to more than 14 countries …

Africa

Venezuela hits back at U.S. for questioning its democracy | Reuters

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s foreign minister on Monday blasted her U.S. counterpart John Kerry for questioning the country’s democratic credentials ahead of legislative elections the ruling socialists are forecast to lose.<p>Venezuela's Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez attends a news conferences …

Apple acquires advanced smartphone artificial intelligence startup Perceptio

Bloomberg reports that Apple has acquired Perceptio, a startup that focuses on developing technology that allows companies to run artificial intelligence systems on smartphones, but without the need for sharing as much user data in the cloud.<p>Perceptio was founded by Zac Stone and Nicolas Pinto with …

Asus releases new app that allows quick creation of custom watchfaces

The same day as its ZenWatch 2 became available via the Google Store, Asus has this evening launched a new app that allows users to design custom watchfaces. The app, cleverly called the ZenWatch FaceDesigner, is compatible with both the ZenWatch and ZenWatch 2.<p>ZenWatch FaceDesigner allows users to …

Apple resolves issue that delayed iOS 9 App Thinning, WWDC content now searchable by keyword

After initially holding back a new iOS 9 feature called App Thinning (or App Slicing) that allows developers to ship smaller apps to customers and download additional content as needed, Apple now says it has resolved the issue that caused the delay. Starting with the recently released iOS 9.0.2, …