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Toyota is testing a hydrogen fuel-cell powered semi

Toyota built a larger sibling for the hydrogen fuel cell powered Mirai, a semi truck. The automaker is testing a water-expelling big rig at the Port of Los Angeles that it hopes will yield data to help build a fleet of zero-emission trucks.<p>Gallery: Toyota Portal Project | 11 Photos<p>11<p>Called the …

LaCie’s Thunderbolt 3 dock offers up to 20TB of storage

2big<p>LaCie announced the latest version of its RAID storage dock, and it takes full advantage of Thunderbolt 3. The LaCie 2big Dock comes with up to 20TB of storage and can transfer files at a very quick 440MB/s.<p>It also features a number of ports including a USB 3 (front) and USB 3.1 (rear) ports, …

Thunderbolt

Russia warns of serious consequences from U.S. strike in Syria

UNITED NATIONS/MOSCOW/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russia warned on Friday that U.S. cruise missile strikes on a Syrian air base could have "extremely serious" consequences, as President Donald Trump's first major foray into a foreign conflict opened up a rift between Moscow and Washington.<p>The warships USS …

Middle East

Tesla is now more valuable than Ford because it’s no longer just a car company

What’s in Tesla’s gas tank? The company, which saw its value surpass Nissan in February, is on a tear. After stumbling in late February, Tesla’s stock has rebounded and the company is now taking on the biggest car makers well ahead of schedule. Shares in the 14-year-old Tesla closed up more than 7% …

Tesla

New immigration policy could preclude computer programmers from securing a visa

Over the weekend, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) quietly slipped in new guidelines that preclude computer programmers from securing an H-1B visa.<p>For workers in specialty occupations, the H-1B visa allowed US companies to employ “graduate level workers” in certain fields. The bulk …

The Dust-Up Over Gibraltar: What's The Big Deal About The Little Peninsula?

Let's get something straight up front: Spain and the U.K. are not going to war over Gibraltar.<p>That, at least, is what politicians from both countries have been carefully asserting since Michael Howard, a former British Conservative party leader, made a not-so-subtle suggestion Sunday that force …

Europe

Adobe's experimental app copies one photo's style to another

Photo retouching and style matching (not to be confused with Prisma-like Instagram filters) is challenging work that requires a trained eye and hours of labor. At least, it was, until AI took that job, too. Researchers from Adobe and Cornell University have showed off an experimental app called …

Tutorials

LinkedIn revamps timeline with Trending Storylines: curated, algorithmic news clusters

LinkedIn — the social network for professionals that’s now a part of Microsoft — has long been working on ways to get its 465 million users to stay on the site longer and use it for more than simply looking for jobs and quick networking exchanges — part of its bigger advertising and audience play — …

Social Media

Canadian man charged in Yahoo hack loves fancy cars, parties

HAMILTON, Ontario (Reuters) - The Canadian charged in connection with a massive hack of Yahoo accounts that the United States says was a Russian plot is a young man who has boasted on social media of his wealth and love of expensive cars, online accounts show.<p>Karim Baratov, a 22-year-old dual …

Trick-Or-Treating

Soon You Will Be Able To Use An App To Summon A Water Taxi To Get Around Paris

The sleek, silent hydrofoils that can easily cross the city in 15 minutes (while leaving no carbon footprint) will be a welcome relief from overcrowded streets.<p>When the city of Paris banned cars from a two-mile stretch along the right bank of the River Seine–formerly one of the busiest streets in …

Transportation

Google officially makes YouTube social with Uptime

Uptime emerges from Area 120 – Google’s own internal startup incubator<p>Last year, Google opened up Area 120. The idea was to give employees the tools …

Nicola Sturgeon 'fails to promise Scotland would remain in the EU after independence'

Nicola Sturgeon's position on Scottish membership of the EU has "unravelled", Ruth Davidson has warned, after the First Minister failed to say the nation would remain a member of the European Union if it became independent.<p>The leader of the Scottish Conservatives warned that neither Ms Sturgeon or …

Nicola Sturgeon

Bentley challenges Tesla’s idea of electric luxury with a gorgeous new concept car

The future of Bentley design and the future of motoring are embodied in the EXP 12 Speed 6e<p>Bentley wanted to bring a surprise to this year’s Geneva Motor Show, and it certainly achieved its goal by unsheathing a snow-white, all-electric concept car this week: the EXP 12 Speed 6e. I was here in …

Automotive Design

Sessions met with Russian envoy twice last year, encounters he later did not disclose

Then-Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) spoke twice last year with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Justice Department officials said, encounters he did not disclose when asked about possible contacts between members of President Trump’s campaign and representatives of Moscow during Sessions’s …

Donald Trump

Spotify is close to offering lossless-quality music

Tidal's lossless-quality music streaming was its original selling point over big name rivals, but it might not have that advantage for much longer. Both <i>The Verge</i> sources and Reddit members have discovered that Spotify is prepping its own lossless offering, Spotify Hi-Fi. Much like with Tidal, …

UPS tests drone deliveries, eyes future price changes | Reuters

(Reuters) - Package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc said on Tuesday it will consider raising prices across the board in coming years to offset pressure on margins, particularly from the rising costs of delivering packages to e-commerce customers.<p>A drone demonstrates delivery capabilities …

Free Trade

How to print from your iPhone and iPad with or without AirPrint

Whether you’ve just gotten your first iPhone or iPad or have had iOS devices for a long time and need a quick refresher, it’s useful to know how to print directly from your device. Read on for a couple of options to easily print directly from iPhone and iPad.<p>The easiest way to print from iPhone and …

Lithium miner Bacanora eyes slice of German electric car market

An Aim-listed miner is hoping to drive off with a slice of the European electric car market by reviving an old lithium mine near Dresden.<p>Bacanora Minerals, which is developing a lithium project in Mexico to cater for the Asian market, now wants a toehold in Europe, and believes it can feed the …

Electric Vehicles

SpaceX Pushes Target Date for First Mars Mission to 2020

In a Friday press conference reported by Mashable, SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell said the company was delaying its first mission to Mars. The …

Space Travel

Bill Gates says robots should be taxed like workers

In a new interview with Quartz, Microsoft founder Bill Gates makes a rather stunning argument—that robots who replace human workers should incur taxes equivalent to that worker’s income taxes.<p>“Right now, the human worker who does, say, $50,000 worth of work in a factory, that income is taxed . . . …

Utah Republican argues against equal pay for women: It’s ‘bad for families’ and society

In a letter criticizing a bill that addresses pay gap in the workforce, a Utah Republican said that men have traditionally earned more than women and, citing “simple economics,” argued that things should stay that way.<p>James Green’s letter to the editor, published in two local publications earlier …

Salt Lake City
Immigration

Modified Tesla Model S goes from 0-62 mph in 2.1 seconds

We already know that the Tesla Model S, especially in its most powerful, 100D iteration, can get ludicrously fast.<p>But it doesn't stop there. A …

Amazon Is Reportedly Planning Physical Grocery Stores

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Customers
Weather

Facebook has finally made its move against one of Amazon's biggest properties

Say what you will about people watching other people play video games live. The numbers don't lie.<p>Twitch is available on every game console to either watch games played or to broadcast your own. It's available on phones, tablets, computers, and set-top boxes like the Apple TV. It's the standard …

Social Media

How to see everything Google knows about you

The tech giant collects tons of data about you, including your search history, location, and voice searches that help improve Google's services and provide relevant ads.<p>But you might be surprised to know that Google can easily take a look at all of the data it has on you.<p>In October, The Guardian …

Apps

Google-funded 60Tbps trans-pacific internet cable is ready

Google’s $300 million trans-pacific ‘FASTER’ cable is ready to use.<p>The cable, first announced about one year ago, brings up to 60Tbps (Terabits per second) Internet speed between Japan and the US. The cable will surface in Oregon and two posts in Japan: Chiba and Mie prefectures.<p>From those points, …

French Billionaire Opens Free Coding University '42' In Silicon Valley

French technology entrepreneur and billionaire Xavier Niel (#129 in 2016 and #7 in France with a net worth of $8 billion) is investing $100 million of his own money to bring his Paris-based ’42′ coding school to Silicon Valley.<p>The name ’42′ is a nod to Douglas Adams’ science-fiction series <i>The</i> …

High School

Meizu says Pro 6 is the world's first 10-core smartphone

Have you heard of Meizu? It's another Chinese company that makes cheap smartphones. And while those used to come with the caveat of dubious build …

Phones