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Humans were in Philippines thousands of years before previously thought

CNN - Top Stories - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 12:06pm
About 709,000 years ago, someone butchered a rhinoceros using stone tools on the Philippine island of Luzon. That may not seem remarkable -- except that humans weren't supposed to be in the Philippines so long ago.
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Humans were in Philippines thousands of years before previously thought

CNN - Top Stories - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 12:06pm
About 709,000 years ago, someone butchered a rhinoceros using stone tools on the Philippine island of Luzon. That may not seem remarkable -- except that humans weren't supposed to be in the Philippines so long ago.
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Nikola (Motors) is Suing Tesla

Slashdot - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:50am
An anonymous reader shares a report: Nikola Tesla invented alternating electrical current. Nikola Motors is a mobility company working on a hydrogen-powered semi truck. Tesla makes fully electric vehicles and last December unveiled its EV Semi. Nikola Motors is suing Tesla Motors over patent infringements, according to Electrek. Nikola alleges that Tesla infringes on three of its patents: fuselage design, a wraparound windshield on a semi truck and a mid-entry door. Nikola claims that these design similarities have "caused confusion" among customers and stolen away over $2 billion in business, and that if problems arise with Tesla's Semi (like battery fires or glitches with autonomous driving), they'll be attributed to Nikola. Typical patent troll stuff.

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Nikola (Motors) is Suing Tesla

Slashdot - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:50am
An anonymous reader shares a report: Nikola Tesla invented alternating electrical current. Nikola Motors is a mobility company working on a hydrogen-powered semi truck. Tesla makes fully electric vehicles and last December unveiled its EV Semi. Nikola Motors is suing Tesla Motors over patent infringements, according to Electrek. Nikola alleges that Tesla infringes on three of its patents: fuselage design, a wraparound windshield on a semi truck and a mid-entry door. Nikola claims that these design similarities have "caused confusion" among customers and stolen away over $2 billion in business, and that if problems arise with Tesla's Semi (like battery fires or glitches with autonomous driving), they'll be attributed to Nikola. Typical patent troll stuff.

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Armenia's capital brought to standstill by protesters

CNN - Top Stories - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:43am
Armenia's capital Yerevan was brought to a standstill on Wednesday as thousands of demonstrators blocked roads and danced in the streets, after parliament refused to elect their protest leader as the new prime minister.
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Armenia's capital brought to standstill by protesters

CNN - Top Stories - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:43am
Armenia's capital Yerevan was brought to a standstill on Wednesday as thousands of demonstrators blocked roads and danced in the streets, after parliament refused to elect their protest leader as the new prime minister.
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'Rigged system': Trump rips his own Justice Department

CNN - Top Stories - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:34am
President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to "get involved" with the Justice Department's ongoing task of producing documents to lawmakers after accusations the agency has refused requests on a variety of topics.
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'Rigged system': Trump rips his own Justice Department

CNN - Top Stories - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:34am
President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to "get involved" with the Justice Department's ongoing task of producing documents to lawmakers after accusations the agency has refused requests on a variety of topics.
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Stephen Hawking's final (mind-bending) research paper published

CNN - Top Stories - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:31am
Stephen Hawking may be among the stars now, but he has managed to gift the world one more research paper, published this week in the Journal of High Energy Physics.
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Stephen Hawking's final (mind-bending) research paper published

CNN - Top Stories - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:31am
Stephen Hawking may be among the stars now, but he has managed to gift the world one more research paper, published this week in the Journal of High Energy Physics.
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Tech Giants Hit by NSA Spying Slam Encryption Backdoors

Slashdot - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:13am
A coalition of Silicon Valley tech giants has doubled down on its criticism of encryption backdoors following a proposal that would give law enforcement access to locked and encrypted devices. From a report: The group, which focuses on efforts to reform government surveillance, said in a statement that it continues to advocate for strong encryption, and decried attempts to undermine the technology. "Recent reports have described new proposals to engineer vulnerabilities into devices and services -- but they appear to suffer from the same technical and design concerns that security researchers have identified for years," the statement read. The renewed criticism follows a lengthy Wired article, in which former Microsoft software chief Ray Ozzie proposed a new spin on key escrow. Device encryption has hampered police investigations, and law enforcement officials have pushed tech companies to fix the problem -- even by way of suing them.

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Tech Giants Hit by NSA Spying Slam Encryption Backdoors

Slashdot - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:13am
A coalition of Silicon Valley tech giants has doubled down on its criticism of encryption backdoors following a proposal that would give law enforcement access to locked and encrypted devices. From a report: The group, which focuses on efforts to reform government surveillance, said in a statement that it continues to advocate for strong encryption, and decried attempts to undermine the technology. "Recent reports have described new proposals to engineer vulnerabilities into devices and services -- but they appear to suffer from the same technical and design concerns that security researchers have identified for years," the statement read. The renewed criticism follows a lengthy Wired article, in which former Microsoft software chief Ray Ozzie proposed a new spin on key escrow. Device encryption has hampered police investigations, and law enforcement officials have pushed tech companies to fix the problem -- even by way of suing them.

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This little boy used his toy cars to block road in protest

CNN - Top Stories - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:05am
The little boy holds open his arms as he stands, satisfied, in front of a rainbow-colored line of toy cars he's placed in the middle of a street.
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This little boy used his toy cars to block road in protest

CNN - Top Stories - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:05am
The little boy holds open his arms as he stands, satisfied, in front of a rainbow-colored line of toy cars he's placed in the middle of a street.
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Up to 270 women may have died after UK breast cancer screening failures

CNN - Top Stories - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:47am
Up to 270 women in England may have died because they were not called for a final breast cancer screening, the British government disclosed on Wednesday.
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Up to 270 women may have died after UK breast cancer screening failures

CNN - Top Stories - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:47am
Up to 270 women in England may have died because they were not called for a final breast cancer screening, the British government disclosed on Wednesday.
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