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April 20, 2019

Boston Dynamics’ newest video reveals herd of robotic canines hauling truck with ease

Boston Dynamics’ latest video of its four-legged robot, SpotMini, is just over a minute long.But that’s all the time it takes to impress upon viewers that the technology company has developed machines capable of pulling a full-size box truck up a slight incline.
April 20, 2019

Probation for Mass. man who despatched powder to Trump sons, others

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man who sent threatening letters with white powder to President Donald Trump’s sons, Antonio Sabato Jr., Sen. Debbie Stabenow, and a law professor was sentenced Friday in federal court to five years of probation.
April 20, 2019

College Graduate Hiring Rates, Salaries Expected to Increase however so Is Loan Debt

Employers intend to hire almost 11 percent more college graduates from the class of 2019 than they did from the class of 2018, according to a survey released last week by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. 
April 20, 2019

WannaCry hero pleads responsible to growing banking malware

Marcus Hutchins, best known for his role in stopping the 2017 WannaCry ransomware attack, has pleaded guilty to two charges related to computer hacking conspiracy. The other eight charges will be dismissed as part of a plea deal first reported by ZDNet.
April 20, 2019

Beverly man who despatched white-powder letters to Trump household to serve probation

A man who pleaded guilty to sending letters containing white powder to President Donald Trump’s family will serve five years of probation, according to federal officials .
April 20, 2019

Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers and More Late-Night Hosts Take on Mueller's Report

Late-night hosts had a field day mulling over the details of special counsel Robert Mueller’s highly anticipated report on Thursday night. Despite President Donald Trump’s many claims Mueller’s report “completely exonerated” him from colluding with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential election, there were still plenty of damning details in the report, including instances of Trump’s attempts to obstruct justice.
April 20, 2019

Science doesn’t clarify tech’s variety drawback — historical past does

Editor’s note, April 19th, 2019: We’re republishing this story today because of a report at Quartz that — like the infamous memo from former Google employee James Damore — some Microsoft workers are now internally criticizing the company’s diversity policies, suggesting yet again that biological differences may make women less suited for engineering jobs. This story may help explain why that logic is flawed.
April 20, 2019

Snapchat Egg Hunt 2019: How to Play and Where to Collect Golden Easter Eggs

The Snapchat Easter Egg Hunt returns to Snapchat this weekend. The augmented reality game is similar to the game Pokémon Go and allowed users to walk around the Snapchat Map and collect Easter eggs. Last year there were more than a million eggs hidden in the map for users to collect. 
April 19, 2019

Mueller report: Trump largely didn’t derail Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sought the removal of special counsel Robert Mueller, discouraged witnesses from cooperating with prosecutors and prodded aides to mislead the public on his behalf, according to a hugely anticipated report from Mueller that details multiple efforts the president made to curtail a Russia probe he feared would cripple his administration.
April 19, 2019

This $2,799 emulator is the fanciest retro recreation console round

Retro games keep resurfacing in all types of emulators, but Swedish artist and craftsman Love Hultén has created one that goes the extra mile if you really want a full, nostalgia-fueled experience. His newest design, called Yesterday Vision, is a handmade midcentury-inspired monitor enclosure that can play games from classic systems.