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

Sleek new SUVs dominate reveals at New York auto present

Auto shows may be waning in importance as companies find other ways to introduce new products, but the New York International Auto Show still has a healthy list of new vehicle debuts.
April 20, 2019

Legal Weed: Here's Where Every 2020 Presidential Candidate Stands on Marijuana Reform and Legalization

With an ever-growing field of contenders running for president, especially in the Democratic Party, once-fringe measures like marijuana legalization have become a litmus test for the candidates’ commitment to progressive politics.  
April 20, 2019

The Lynching of James Byrd Jr.: Two Decades Ago This Racist Murder Shocked America. Now His Killer Faces Execution

For the past two decades, John William King has sat on death row in Texas, waiting to die for his part in an atrocious hate crime that shocked America. Now, finally, it is his time. This is the story of his victim.
April 20, 2019

'Winds of Winter' Has Unicorns, Says George R.R. Martin, Which Could Mean Big Things For Davos Seaworth

Forget winter, unicorns are coming to Game of Thrones. George R.R. Martin described the new addition to the A Song of Ice and Fire bestiary while speaking with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on National Geographic Channel’s late-night talk show StarTalk. At the end of a wide-ranging interview covering the science of wildfire, the perils of worldbuilding and Martin’s childhood notebooks (in which he invented a whole system of planets surrounding Alpha Centauri), GRRM dropped a single hint regarding the next book in the ASOIAF series, The Winds of Winter.
April 20, 2019

Nintendo Switch Coming to China Via Tencent, But Will It Sell in a Console-Hostile Market?

The administration of Guangdong province has given gaming company Tencent permission to distribute the Nintendo Switch console across China.
April 20, 2019

Report: FTC contemplating oversight of Facebook’s Zuckerberg

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are reportedly considering seeking some kind of oversight of Mark Zuckerberg’s leadership of Facebook over the social network giant’s mishandling of users’ personal information.
April 20, 2019

Microsoft faces down a brand new declare that pro-diversity hiring isn’t honest to white males

Microsoft employees have been using an internal message board to criticize the company’s pro-diversity efforts, referring to the hiring of women and minorities as “discriminatory” against white and Asian men, according to a report from Quartz. Microsoft has left these threads untouched, drawing criticism from other employees who feel the company talks up its diversity and inclusion efforts, but takes little meaningful action to reinforce them at a cultural level.
April 20, 2019

Robert Mueller Laid Roadmap for Potential Indictment Against Trump When He Leaves Office: Ex-Watergate Prosecutor

The long-awaited report from Robert Mueller on Thursday stated that, despite numerous failed attempts by Trump to thwart the investigation into Russian election interference, the special counsel would not conclude whether the president committed obstruction of justice.
April 20, 2019

After 2 years of Russia probe drips, are you numb to all of it?

WASHINGTON (AP) — For two years there’s been the drip-drip-drip of the Russia investigation and the tweet-tweet-tweet of President Donald Trump assailing it. Numb yet?