Sky News
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But her actions stirred fierce passions and the High Court ruling, fierce criticism. from those who believe once people had voted to leave the EU, the Prime Minister should have been able to act. This whole case is an attempt to derail, delay, and, in fact, deflect the vote that happened on June 23rd last year. It is thought the Government is expecting to lose its appeal and has prepared legislation to put Theresa May wanted to avoid because of the risk of amendments and delay.
Hackaday
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If we believe science fiction from Minority Report to Iron Man , to TekWar the future of computer interfaces belongs to gestures. There are many ways to read gestures, although often they require some sort of glove or IR emitter, which makes them less handy (no pun intended). Some, like the Leap Motion, have not proved popular for a variety of reasons. Soli (From Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group) is a gesture sensor that uses millimeter-wave RADAR . The device emits a broad radio beam and then collects information including return time, energy, and frequency shift to gain an understanding about the position and movement of objects in the field. You can see a video about the device, below. You naturally think of using optical technology to look at hand gestures (the same way humans do). However, RADAR has some advantages.
ITV
17 minutes
You deserve to have the most magical day, happy birthday! That was amazing. I can't believe you're going to be 40. Look at back then, my family and everyone. Oh! Thank you! Can I blow it out? You are allowed.
Sky News
24 minutes
It is killing sea birds and turtles in the open ocean and it could also be damaging our health. Exclusive research shows that micro-plastic, these tiny bits, are getting into our seafood. Some scientists believe that up to 4000 bits could be getting into our bodies if we are consuming things like mussels and oysters and so on, and that's by the end of the century.
The Iran Project
28 minutes
Astana talks could lead to solutions for resolving the Syrian crisis, said Haji-Deligani. “This is while the terrorists in Syria have come to the end of the road and no longer maintain a firm foothold in the region. We are required to believe that we have the upper hand in the negotiations as the terrorists are not as powerful as they were.” He concluded that Astana talks are a prelude to overcoming the crisis in Syria.
Ruptly TV
an hour
Mandatory Credit: Presidencia de la Republica de Mexico President of Mexico Pena Nieto stated "we will work for a border that unites us and not one that divides us," in Mexico City, on Monday. SOT, Pena Nieto, President of Mexico (Spanish): "We will work for a border that unites us and not one that divides us. Even if Mexico recognises the rights of all nations, of all sovereign nations to guarantee its own security, Mexico does not believe in walls. Our country believes in bridges, in road junctions and rail crossings and the use of technology as the best allies to boost a good neighborhood. Our border must be our best space of co-existence, an area of security, prosperity and shared development." SOT, Pena Nieto, President of Mexico (Spanish): "We will look for agreements that bring certitude to investment and trade between Mexico, Canada and the US.
Voice Of America
an hour
Daily Express - Cars
an hour
VOLKSWAGEN has revealed the eventual successor to the VW Golf, a futuristic full-electric hatchback that can drive itself for sale in 2020.
Woot
an hour
In 1997, he renamed it eBay, and the rest is history. Meticulously careful media outlets from The Wall Street Journal to The New Yorker have printed this Pez dispenser story as fact. But in Adam Cohen's 2003 book The Perfect Store , eBay's third employee, PR manager Mary Lou Song, admitted that she had invented the Pez story after the fact, in hopes of attracting media attention. In the startup age, companies had to have a fun, pithy anecdote to explain their origins. Do you really believe that YouTube exists just because two nerds couldn't get a video to post online during a dinner party? Do you really think Google started in a garage? In the industry, these are called "creation myths," and a lot of them are more fiction than truth. "No one wants to hear about a 30-year-old genius who wanted to create a perfect market," Song told Cohen, defending her Pez lie.
The Event Chronicle
an hour
Ohio judge seeks eye for an eye with his sentences. By Brianna Acuesta While most judges dole out general sentences to criminals based on what the law allows, such as probation, jail, or prison time, Judge Michael Cicconetti from Painesville, Ohio tends to give out creative sentences that are similar to the accused person’s crime. Though they are not always a direct fit because you can’t punish a person by making them a direct victim of their own crime, Cicconetti tries his hardest to replicate the damage that the defendant has done and makes them endure that same feeling in the most humane way. There are several examples to choose from. A woman caught pepper-spraying a fast-food employee was told she would be doused with the same spray as a form of punishment for her act. Since the judge cannot lawfully force anyone to endure this, he simply made the woman believe that she would be sprayed as a method of scaring her instead.
GCMLP
an hour
Marvel Entertainment Group is part of the Disney Corporation, which earned $2.345 billion in the third quarter of 2016, with DC Comics earning 1 billion in revenue in 2016. Of the two, DC Comics has come out as the more progressive and less sexist, actively working to create female superhero standalone movies. One major complaint critics have of female superheroes is the way they are drawn. A woman superhero’s powers are often minimized by her physical appearance and proportions, which are often taken to the extreme. Some even believe “they are positively regressive in terms of the portrayal of male and female bodies, and gender relations” (LeBel, 2009, p.1). Sydney Feldhake, who spoke about female superheroes at an academic conference in 2016 added, “even though there are comic books out there that feature women in leading roles, most of the time the images portrayed are hypersexualized and focus on the women’s physical assets instead of her ability” (Feldhake, 2016, p.
YourNewsWire
an hour
President Trump's newly appointed head of the FCC looks set to abolish the net neutrality rules, meaning that the federal government will no longer regulate the Internet. Ajit Pai, a fierce critic of the net neutrality rules, was selected by Trump to chair the Federal Communications Commission. Thehill.com reports: Pai has had good relations with congressional Republicans and he will be closely watched as he works with House Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) and his Senate counterpart, Chairman John Thune, (R-S.D.) to undo the many tech and telecom regulations passed under the Obama administration. But some believe that Pai could also be at odds with the Trump administration on some issues. Pai is generally lauded by the industry for his anti-regulatory stance, leading many to believe that he will look favorably at the proposed AT&T-Time Warner merger if it comes under FCC scrutiny.
Beijing Bulletin
an hour
Moldovan President Igor Dodon has said he does not believe his country will ever be part of the European Union and that in order to be fully unified, it is necessary 'to find common ground with Russia
Politico
an hour
DippinDots on Monday tried to cool tensions with White House press secretary Sean Spicer. “We’ve seen your tweets and would like to be friends rather than foes,” CEO Scott Fischer wrote in an open letter Monday. “After all, we believe in connecting the dots.” Spicer had an extended gripe against DippinDots, according to his personal Twitter feed. In tweets in April 2010 and September 2011, Spicer declared that DippinDots wasn't “the ice cream of the future.” And in November 2011, he seemed to celebrate the company’s problems, tweeting a Wall Street Journal report on its filing for bankruptcy — while personally distinguishing it as “Ice Cream of the Pastalongside the Journal’s original headline. The most recent tweet on the topic from Spicer's personal handle came in September 2015. “If Dippin Dots was truly the ice cream of the future they would not have run out of vanilla,” he wrote then, copying the Washington Nationals on the tweet.
Ruptly TV
an hour
As well here we have brought forward a lot, we have shown openness and readiness for rapprochement. This readiness has to be there on both of the sides. I always say that if I came to Germany from Syria or Afghanistan, I probably couldn't immediately understand everything either, how everything is organised and governed here, it is not so easy, believe me. It wasn't so easy even after the German unification to copy everything instantly, how things are done here." Angela Merkel, German Chancellor (German): "But naturally Germany is a country into which a lot of people flee and want to come, because we have order, legal order, which secures justice and human dignity, and that's exactly why we wait that those who come here to us hold this legal order, our constitution, and understand that freedom of religion, freedom of opinion, protection of citizens and people, requires not only tolerance but also respect from each person and that only with this respect towards our order a peaceful coexistence is possible.
21stCenturyWire
an hour
Marketing Land
an hour
I'm excited to kick off the third year of The Stackies, which will culminate in an opening awards ceremony at the MarTech Conference in San Francisco, May 911, 2017. Of course, like all agile marketers, we believe in improving with each iteration. So we've tweaked and expanded the... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article.
Windows Blog
an hour
Windows 10 respects your freedom to choose protection software and services that you like best. We believe the new Windows Defender Security Center lives up to these principles and we are committed to working with you, as well as security experts and organizations throughout the technology industry to create safer experiences for everyone with Windows 10. *Windows Hello requires specialized hardware, including fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor or other biometric sensors and capable devices.
Windows Blog
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Antiwar.com News
an hour
With Iraqi officials presenting the invasion of western Mosul is imminent, ISIS has reportedly expelled the civilian population from residential areas along the Tigris River, deploying weaponry and positioning snipers in the area in preparation for trying to prevent the Iraqi Army from crossing the river. That may not happen immediately, however, as the Iraqi Army today retracted their claimed victory in eastern Mosul , conceding that they didn't really have total control over that side of the city, which they've been invading for the past three months. Iraqi officials termed the initial claim of victory a mistake, though they did not elaborate on how close they believe they are to totally taking control of that side of Mosul. Officials had previously claimed to control the overwhelming majority of eastern Mosul for weeks. Western Mosul is the more populous, and more heavily defended side of the city for ISIS forces, and Iraq's military so far has not advanced on the western side of the river to the city limits.
Antiwar.com News
an hour
Mulvaney's fiscal conservatism gives him credibility, and reason to believe he'd be trying to deliver a budget in good faith that doesn't explode the debt. That is also reason for hawks to fear him, and will doubtless lead to some tension around his confirmation.
MacRumors
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Autocar
an hour
“I also believe the increases in Insurance Premium Tax – which will rise another 2% in June - and fraud continue to dog the industry,” he added. Lloyd said most fraudulent claims are linked to unnecessary payouts for whiplash. “Claiming for an injury even if none was suffered is so embedded in British culture that 44% of respondents [to a recent AA study] agreed that making a claim for injury has become ‘an easy way to make money’”, he continued. Another factor for the rising premiums is the growing cost of average repairs. David Brown, insurance partner at KPMG UK, said “The cost of accidental damage is rising fast so fast I believe it’s becoming a much bigger threat to motor policy price inflation than whiplash. Car insurance premiums rise by 16.3% in a year, says AA Brown explained that insurers had seen a 20% increase in the average cost for accident repairs.
Daily Mail - Sport
an hour
MIKE DICKSON IN MELBOURNE: You will find many in these parts who believe that the world No 9 has a genuine shot against the most significant icon in women's sport.