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Boston Dynamics Robots Can Now Run Outside, Navigate Autonomously - ExtremeTech

By on May 14, 2018 at 7:27 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Boston Dynamics, a company …

'Snow emergency' as powerful spring storm pounds parts of U.S.

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A powerful spring storm pummeled the U.S. Midwest and Plains on Saturday with blizzard conditions and high winds, while tornadoes and thunderstorms menaced some of the South.<p>Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota were under warnings for blizzard-like conditions. The city …

Weather

AP Explains: US targets heart of China's economic blueprint

BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump's threat to hike tariffs on technology imports from China strikes at the heart of Beijing's state-led blueprint …

Trade war escalates as China says it will impose tariffs on 128 U.S. exports, including pork and fruit

The Chinese government plans to immediately impose tariffs on 128 U.S. products, including pork and certain fruits, a direct response to President Trump’s recent moves to pursue numerous trade restrictions against Beijing.<p>If U.S. goods become more expensive in China, Chinese buyers could opt to …

Globalization

Stormy Daniels on 60 Minutes: The 6 biggest revelations

Stormy Daniels appears on <i>60 Minutes</i> in her first televised interview Sunday night detailing her alleged affair with Donald Trump. The adult film …

Donald Trump

Trump's Legal Threats Backfire

The president is used to getting his way by bluster and intimidation, but the strategy that once worked for him is now working against him.<p>Minutes after the Stormy Daniels interview on <i>60 Minutes</i>, Team Trump fired off a heavy-breathing lawyer’s letter, bristling with phrases like “cease and desist” …

These are the places that (most likely) host alien life

The compounds found in Enceladus, such as methane, carbon dioxide, ammonia and hydrogen, can be either produced or used for growth by …

Hacker who turned in Chelsea Manning to FBI dead at age 37

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities in Kansas have confirmed the death of the computer hacker who turned in Chelsea Manning to law enforcement for …

State Officials Say They Received A Warning About Cracks Before Bridge Collapse

<b>Updated at 10:05 p.m. ET</b><p>Florida transportation officials say that an engineer with the private firm that designed the concrete bridge that collapsed Thursday called the state two days before the incident to report cracks in the structure.<p>It's not immediately known whether the reported cracks …

Engineering

Trump administration finally announces Russia sanctions over election meddling

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Trump administration announced Thursday it is enacting new sanctions on Russia, including individuals indicted last month by special counsel Robert Mueller, in a sweeping new effort to punish Moscow for its attempts to interfere in the 2016 US election.<p>In enacting the …

Donald Trump

Go Time? Rumor mill puts NCAA coaches, teams in awkward spot

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Danny Hurley doesn't want to make it about himself.<p>And yet Hurley has been around the game all his life. He knows how these things go. A young(ish) coach with a pedigree and a track record of success gets it going at one level of college basketball, and soon the next level comes …

John Skipper Says Cocaine Extortion Attempt Led To ESPN Departure

Former ESPN President John Skipper has opened up about his shocking departure from the company last December.<p>In an exclusive interview with the</i> …

Former Apple Employees Reflect on Siri's 'Squandered Lead' Over Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant

<i>The Information</i> has published an in-depth look at how Siri has transitioned from one of Apple's most promising technologies into a "major problem" for the company. The article includes interviews with a dozen former Apple employees who worked on the various teams responsible for the virtual …

Amazon’s top original shows generated an estimated 5M new Prime members

Amazon’s original content efforts are paying off, at least in terms of driving new sign-ups for Prime, which is ostensibly their main value to the commerce giant. Documents obtained by Reuters show that the top Prime video original programming, including 19 shows covered within, were accountable …

generated

Google just changed the name of Android Wear to Wear OS

The Android Wear brand introduced in 2014 is going away and being replaced with a new name: Wear OS. A new area of Google’s website has officially confirmed the change. Wear OS even has a new slogan: “Make every minute matter.” For now, that’s really all the news there is; since it works on both …

When will the sales begin? And other Toys R Us-related questions, answered.

Big-box chain Toys R Us, which filed for bankruptcy last year, is planning to close or sell all 800 of its U.S. stores in the coming months. The company says it was burning through $50 million to $100 million in cash a month as it struggled to pay back billions in debt.<p>“The stark reality is that …

Trump Says He Made Up Deficit Claim in Talk with Trudeau, Baffling Canadians

OTTAWA — First were the tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber. Then came a trade action over a Canadian jetliner, and duties on newsprint. Most recently the United States and Canada battled over potentially crippling duties on steel and aluminum that President Trump introduced last week.<p>And all along …

iHeartMedia Turns The Dial To Bankruptcy

<b>Updated</b> <b>1:04 p.m.</b> <b>ET</b><p>The "substantial doubt" that iHeartMedia's corporate leaders expressed around the company's likelihood of surviving another year, mentioned in its quarterly financial report last November, has been put to rest.<p>iHeartMedia, the country's largest radio broadcaster with around 850 …

Los Angeles

Adults: It's your move, students say after historic walkouts

They bowed their heads in honor of the dead. They carried signs with messages like "Never again" and "Am I next?" They railed against the National Rifle Association and the politicians who support it.<p>And over and over, they repeated the message: Enough is enough.<p>In a wave of protests one historian …

Gun Control

Conor Lamb Wins Pennsylvania House Seat, Giving Democrats a Map for Trump Country

Conor Lamb, a Democrat and former Marine, scored a razor-thin but extraordinary upset in a special House election in southwestern Pennsylvania after a few thousand absentee ballots cemented a Democratic victory in the heart of President Trump’s Rust Belt base.<p>The Republican candidate, Rick Saccone, …

Government

UK, US, Germany and France unite to condemn spy attack

Joint statement deplores ‘assault on UK sovereignty’ and says only plausible explanation is that Russia is responsible<p>The leaders of Britain, the US, Germany and France have released a joint statement strongly condemning the Salisbury nerve agent attack as “an assault on UK sovereignty” and saying …

Angela Merkel

Denmark braces for one of most gruesome murder trials in its history

<b>Copenhagen, Denmark (CNN) —</b> There is nothing routine about the murder trial opening Thursday at the City Court of Copenhagen.<p>Nearly seven months after the mutilated torso of Kim Wall washed ashore, Danish inventor Peter Madsen is expected to take the stand, charged with killing the 30-year old …

Crime

Back to school: West Virginia teachers return to classroom

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — At Stonewall Jackson Middle School in West Virginia, students filed past a sign that read: "Welcome back, let's roll."<p>It's …

Systemic failures plague DC veterans hospital, inspector general finds

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A report from the Department of Veterans' Affairs inspector general found that the Washington DC VA Medical Center has for years "suffered a series of systemic and programmatic failures to consistently deliver timely and quality patient care," and heightening the potential for …

Health Care

Sri Lanka blocks social media as deadly violence continues

Reports of attack on Buddhist temple sparks anti-Muslim riots in Kandy district<p>At least two people have been killed and eight others injured in anti-Muslim riots in a popular tourist district in central Sri Lanka as the government blocked Facebook and other social media services in an effort to …

Sri Lanka

Harvard professor retires amid allegations of sexual misconduct

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Harvard University government professor announced his retirement Tuesday amid allegations of sexual misconduct.<p>"I am retiring from my job at Harvard at the end of this semester. It has been a privilege to serve the University," Jorge Dominguez wrote in an email to colleagues.<p>Attorney Leon …

German court hands long jail terms to far-right 'terrorists'

DRESDEN, Germany (Reuters) - A German court sentenced seven men and one woman to four to 10 years in jail on Wednesday for founding a far-right terrorist group responsible for attempted murder and bomb attacks on refugee shelters and politicians in the former Communist East.<p>Defendants of the the …

Judiciary

China’s influence looms as Sierra Leone goes to the polls

Beijing has been a close ally of outgoing president and is seen as a powerful player in an unusually open election<p>A strange slogan went up from the hundreds of Sierra Leoneans struggling to catch a glimpse of Samura Kamara, the presidential candidate for the ruling All People’s Congress. “We are …

Disease