Day: June 11, 2019

Technology News

VW’s partnership with self-driving car startup Aurora has ended – TechCrunch

A partnership between Volkswagen and self-driving vehicle startup Aurora has ended, according to a report by the Financial Times, citing three people familiar with the matter.  A spokesperson from VW confirmed the news, telling TechCrunch that “activities under our partnership have been concluded.” VW did not provide any further details.  Aurora didn’t provide any details […]

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Conservative News

Nancy Pelosi Says About Trump : ‘I’m Done With Him’

Can the head of one half of the Article One branch actually say they are done with the head of the Article Two branch? Also how fast do you think Thomas Jefferson and John Adams are spinning in their graves? Nancy Pelosi got a rare reprieve for a moment earlier today when she was asked […]

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“You should be ashamed”: Jon Stewart lays into members of Congress for not reauthorizing 9/11 fund, skipping hearing

The proverbial “clown nose” is as far off as it can be here. This is an effective impromptu speech, worth watching in full despite its length. He delivered it at a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, taking great offense at the lack of turnout among […]

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DJI gets into the battling robot business – TechCrunch

A little less than a month ago, DJI branched out from the world of gimbals and drones with the release of the Osmo Action, a new action camera that put GoPro firmly in the company’s sites. Now it’s back with another new category: educational fighting robots. The RoboMaster S1 seems like an odd fit at […]

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Quinnipiac: Biden leads Trump head to head by 13

Is it time to worry? Why, er, no, says political scientist Brendan Nyhan, who pointed on Twitter today to this piece he wrote in 2014. Hypothetical match-ups this far out from Election Day turn out to have no predictive power. In fact, according to one study, match-ups polled just 300 days out from Election Day […]

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Modern Fertility raises $15 million to sell its hormone tests — and gather more fertility data from its users – TechCrunch

Modern Fertility is a San Francisco-based company that sells fertility tests directly to consumers, but increasingly, those customers will be educating the company, too. Indeed, the two-year-old startup now plans to develop a database of anonymized data about its largely younger demographic. A fresh $15 million in funding led by Forerunner Ventures should help. Forerunner […]

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Facebook will not remove deepfakes of Mark Zuckerberg, Kim Kardashian and others from Instagram – TechCrunch

Facebook will not remove the faked videos featuring Mark Zuckerberg, Kim Kardashian and President Donald Trump from Instagram, the company said in a statement. Earlier today, Vice News reported on the existence of videos created by the artists Bill Posters and Daniel Howe and video and audio manipulation companies including CannyAI, Respeecher and Reflect.  The work, featured in […]

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Conservative News

After fighting Portland residents, Oregon department places boulders to discourage homeless campers

Last month I wrote about a dispute between the city of Portland and one neighborhood where homeless campers were creating a nuisance. There’s a fairly long backstory here which has to be explained for this to make sense. This all started with one woman named Tiffany Hammer (that’s her above) who decided she’d had enough […]

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Tesla has a design for a submarine car just sitting around – TechCrunch

Tesla wants to show off a prototype of an electric pickup this year and it’s working on bringing the Model Y and Class 8 semi truck into production. But really, who cares about any of that because Tesla apparently has a design for a submarine car just sitting around collecting dust. Tesla CEO Elon Musk […]

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How could Ken Cuccinelli be named “acting” head of USCIS if he didn’t work at the agency?

His first day on the job was yesterday, as “acting” head of the entire department. Normally an acting director is someone who’s already been at the agency for awhile, knows how things work, and can step into the director’s role in a pinch when there’s a vacancy to keep things running smoothly. (E.g., the deputy […]

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