News Summary on Thursday, March 14th 2019

Sir Vince Cable to stand down as Lib Dem leader in May

[] Explaining his decision, he told the Daily Mail his wife wanted to spend more time with him But I take pride in seeing the party recovering strongly, with last year’s local election results the best in 15 years, record membership and a central role in the People’s Vote campaign

Front page in Polish paper: 'How to spot a Jew'

[] Listed were markers such as Names, anthropological features, expressions, appearances, character traits, methods of operation and disinformation activities Nonetheless each and every one of them deserves condemnation, including the one in question The law was later watered down, removing the prison terms The Washington Post Diversity Most Viewed in World Loading

Trump tweets 'VETO!' after Senate votes to block his border emergency declaration

[] Twelve Republicans who worried about executive overreach supported it in an embarrassing blow to the president More than a dozen states and several other groups have challenged the executive action It passed a resolution Wednesday to end U.S. support for a Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen in a challenge to Trump's relationship with Saudi Arabia

Senate rejects national emergency declaration in sharp rebuke to Trump

[] Trump declared a national emergency last month after signing a funding agreement that did not include the money he requested to build a wall Given Trump’s anticipated veto, the best chance of blocking his emergency declaration may come through the courts, where the action faces serval legal challenges from Democratic state attorneys general, borderland residents and environmental groups

British ex-soldier to be charged in Bloody Sunday killings

[] After the announcement, they were unable to hide their disappointment with the decision One of Saville's more damning conclusions was that Wray was shot twice once as he ran away, and once as he was on the ground Veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have also faced prosecution in the U.K

Businessman charged with ordering murder of Slovak journalist

[] Read More Numerous people were detained by police in raids in the Kosice and Presov regions following the attack The government of Slovakia offered a 1-million-euro ($1.13-million) reward for information relating to the murderers, but a political crisis quickly engulfed the country The murders triggered major public protests and eventually led to the resignation of Prime Minister Robert Fico

Democrat Beto O'Rourke jumps into 2020 U.S. presidential race

[] Greeted by cheers when he arrived early Thursday at an event in Keokuk, Iowa, O’Rourke told the crowd it was his first visit ever to their state He outlined challenges facing the United States, from immigration to climate change, saying, The foundational challenge to get all of this done, is to fix our democracy Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles

Beto O'Rourke: Who is Beto O'Rourke the man running for 2020 presidency?

[] The challenges that we face right now, the interconnected crises in our economy, our democracy and our climate have never been greater He identifies as a centrist ‘New Democrat’ and has distanced himself from progressives within his party Mr O’Rourke married wife Amy, the daughter of real estate businessman William Sander, in 2005

Boeing 737 Max 8 GROUNDED: What airlines have Max 8? Countries grounding Boeing 737 MAPPED

[] All 157 passengers and crew died after an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed just minutes after taking off from capital Addis Ababa on Sunday (Image: GETTY) The FAA previously said a review had showed no systemic performance issues Ethiopian Airlines also said today that the black box flight recorders from the aircraft will be analysed in Paris

Who is Frank Cali? New York's Gambino mafia crime boss who was shot dead

[] The area was used as the location for fictional crime boss Don Corleone's compound in the 1972 film 'The Godfather' AP:Associated Press 5 Gambino family crime boss John Gotti leans back during a break in testimony in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan 1990 Getty - Contributor 5 Gotti had ordered the death of Paul Castellano, pictured dead on the sidewalk

One British soldier to face murder charges over 1972 'Bloody...

[] However, much of the material which was available for consideration by the Inquiry is not admissible in criminal proceedings, due to strict rules of evidence that apply, he said British troops subsequently withdrew from the province, but tensions still persist and a car bomb exploded outside Londonderry’s main courthouse in January Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles

Alesha MacPhail's mum's anguish at learning about tot's murder on FACEBOOK

[] THE mum of Alesha MacPhail has revealed her anguish over learning of her daughter's brutal murder on Facebook HORROR OBSESSION Alesha was abducted from her bed while on a family holiday last July before suffering catastrophic injuries at the hands of beast Campbell - who was obsessed with online horror character Slender Man

Brexit vote time today: What time is the vote today? Will Brexit be delayed?

[] If MPs approve Mrs May's deal before the summit, then the extension would be until June 30 Mrs May warned this would require the UK to take part in elections for the European Parliament in May But the House needs to face up to the consequences of the decisions it has taken The remaining 27 EU states must then unanimously agree to the request

Boeing 737 Max planes grounded WORLDWIDE triggering travel chaos, airport delays after Ethiopia Airlines crash

[] We remain in close dialogue with the aviation authorities and Boeing, and follow their instructions and recommendations The European Aviation Safety Agency said that at this early stage of the more recent investigation, it cannot be excluded that similar causes may have contributed to both events EPA 14 It comes after a deadly crash in Ethiopia which killed all 149 passengers - including nine Brits

What the college cheating scandal says about race

[] Many underrepresented minorities say they're constantly having to prove themselves and their qualifications for a spot MUST WATCH Don Lemon: Trump was right It's interesting that the privileged people will have other people of color thinking that we stole something from them

Senate votes to end support for Saudi-led war in Yemen

[] The United Nations Food Program says nearly 3 million children and pregnant or nursing mothers are malnourished in the war-ravaged country Christopher S. Murphy (D-Conn.) said before the vote that the resolution will be seen as a message to the Saudis that they need to clean up their act

US Senate passes bill to halt Saudi military support in Yemen

[] A soldier loyal to the Saudi-Emirati-backed government mans a machine gun on a vehicle passing by a mural depicting late UAE founder Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan [Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images] Washington, DC - The US Senate voted 54-46 to block further involvement by the US military in the war in Yemen, where Saudi and UAE bombings conducted with American weapons are blamed for causing mass civilian deaths, starvation, and disease Peace talks United Nations special envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths met with US senators behind closed doors on March 11

'Manafort's f---ed': New York state prosecutors emerge as the biggest threat yet to Paul Manafort

[] Even if he doesn't, federal guidelines indicate he could get out of prison as early as 2024 For the second count, Jackson sentenced Manafort to 13 months in prison When you have to ask yourself which prosecution is worse, the federal one of the state one, you're in some big trouble either way, he said

Arsenal vs Rennes, Europa League Round of 16, second leg: live score and latest updates

[] 🔴⚫️ 🎥: PenvenCpic.twitter.com/HMcNENucMB Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 14, 2019  The teams are out on the pitch now, this was obviously a lot earlier Emery's team has to overturn a 3-1 deficit and these are the players who will attempt to do just that:

John Terry and Roy Keane involved in touchline spat during Villa's win over Forest

[] The former Premier League hard-men exchanged heated words with each other as tensions boiled over in the Midlands clash But ultimately the situation was defused before there were any real handbags And it saw them leapfrog ex-boss Martin O’Neill’s side into eighth just two points off the play-off places

Kyle Edmund suffers defeat to Roger Federer at Indian Wells Masters

[] But Federer saved them all and booked his place in a 13th Indian Wells quarter-final when Edmund sent a forehand into the net Conditions are tough with the glare, and the jump of the ball is sometimes hard to find the rhythm and timing PA Keep up to date with all the latest news with expert comment and analysis from our award-winning writers

Charlie Whiting: Lewis Hamilton and F1 drivers pay tribute following race director's death

[] You will see many, many stories on here today of what a lovely, kind, warm man he was, Humphrey said And that was the start of four of the greatest years of my life Sleep well Charlie and give our love to Ayrton, Jules, and a few of your other friends up there

Cheltenham 2019 tips: Horse racing expert reveals 7 best bets for TODAY at Cheltenham

[] Paisley Park is the big favourite and is expected to run well with Aidan Coleman on board, but there is a lot of class in the field with the likes of Faugheen, Black Op and Top Notch in contention But there should be some good value over the seven races today as weather begins to improve Yesterday was nearly called off the wind was so strong on Tuesday but things are beginning to settle down in Gloucestershire

Jürgen Klopp says Liverpool are back on the map after win over Bayern Munich

[] Liverpool suffered an early setback when the captain, Jordan Henderson, limped off with an ankle injury that is set to rule him out of the Premier League trip to Fulham on Sunday Andy Robertson also picked up a booking in stoppage time that means he will miss the first leg of the quarter-finals but they were the only blemishes on an otherwise impeccable night for Klopp’s team It’s just a good moment for Liverpool and let’s enjoy that

Facebook product chief Chris Cox leaving, along with head of WhatsApp

[] It isn’t clear what future plans the executives have Instead, the leaders of each app will report to Zuckerberg The news of Cox’s departure comes a week after Zuckerberg announced a new privacy-focused mission for Facebook that will emphasize private messaging over public sharing We Want to Hear from You Join the conversation Comment

The Walt Disney Of Retail: Meet The Billionaire Building The Malls Of The Future

[] He got inspiration from Charleston, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia, translating wide streets and low building heights into his new open-air shopping center, where a green-and-gold trolley designed by one of Walt Disney’s Imagineers shuttles visitors the quarter-mile from one end of the mall to the other

U.S. Grounds Boeing 737 MAX Fleet

[] The FAA is grounding the entire Boeing 737 MAX fleet, a day after the agency said the planes were safe to fly. The U.S. ban comes as more nations suspended flights of the jets following the fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash. WSJ's Robert Wall explains the FAA's reversal. Photo: Getty

Avengers Endgame trailer breakdown: All you need to know about NEW Avengers trailer

[] Avengers: Endgame is one of the most anticipated movie events of 2019 Captain America (Chris Evans), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), War Machine (Don Cheadle), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) are all wearing the suits

Inside Dan Osborne and Jacqueline Jossa's rollercoaster love story

[] You can hear this on the tape, when Daniel tells me I've broken up the family, despite the fact he moved on when I was four months pregnant – causing a considerable amount of strain and stress during such a precious time – only to then return once our son was born and leave again when he was four months old

How the Obama administration missed the fentanyl crisis

[] A Post investigation uncovers how federal officials failed to address the rising threat of synthetic opioids. Emily Rauhala breaks down Justin Trudeau’s first major political scandal. And Isabelle Khurshudyan on the changing face of hockey referees.

Luke Perry buried in Tennessee

[] The Beverly Hills 90210 star died on March 4 at a hospital in Burbank, California, days after suffering a massive stroke An Ohio native, Perry owned a farm in Vanleer, Tenn., where he lived part time since the mid-'90s, according to the Tennessean It is dedicated to Luke, as all episodes will be for the rest of our run

Digital Trends Live: Facebook Outage, Best of SXSW, and More | Digital Trends

[] We were also joined by Jake Chamseddine, a photographer and member of the Sony Alpha Collective, who has documented the lives of musical artists such as Lorde, Galantis, Panic! at the Disco, and more Digital Trends correspondent Pavi Dinamani also dropped by the show to discuss the best of SXSW, and emerging technologies editor Drew Prindle talked about the latest version of the OneWheel, the OneWheel Pint

Avengers: Endgame new trailer calls back to MCU's beginnings, hints at future

[] Marvel Studios We then see Cap, Nebula, Ant-Man, Hawkeye, War Machine, Iron Man (who clearly makes it home) and Black Widow in fancy, matching white Avengers outfits Everything we know about the last season of Game of Thrones: Winter is coming, but until then we're left with reports and juicy rumors

Facebook reportedly faces criminal investigation over data sharing with Amazon, Apple and more

[] At least two major companies that make smartphones and other devices have been subpoenaed by a grand jury in New York seeking records from the firms, the Times reported, citing two people familiar with the situation We've provided public testimony, answered questions, and pledged that we'll continue to do so Then on Wednesday, Facebook suffered its largest-ever outage, as the social network and Instagram went down for most of the day across the globe

Democrat Beto O'Rourke announces 2020 White House bid

[] It’s a strategy that could serve him well in Iowa, which kicks off presidential voting and where Cruz campaigned in all 99 counties before winning its caucus during the 2016 GOP presidential primary But it’s a question he may not be able to duck forever, especially with Sanders in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary fray

Boeing's newest plane becomes its biggest headache

[] WASHINGTON (AP) Boeing’s newest version of its best-selling airliner ever was supposed to boost its fortunes for years to come While early satellite tracking data showed similarities between the Ethiopian jet’s flight path and Lion Air, Elwell said the FAA was skeptical of the low-resolution images

US announces more support for ‘heroic’ White Helmets in Syria

[] Palladino’s statement, however, acknowledged that the group operates solely in areas outside of the control of the regime Evidence of White Helmet involvement with anti-government militants and other abuses, such as organ harvesting and endangering children, was presented to the UN in December

Abe suggests he won't seek 4th term as LDP president

[] It is a matter of course to abide by the rule, Abe, who returned to power in late 2012, told a parliamentary committee session As this is my last tenure, I will concentrate on achieving results with full might, said the 64-year-old, who will become Japan's longest-serving leader in November this year, surpassing Taro Katsura's all-time record of 2,886 days in office

ROYAL SPLIT: Meghan Markle and Kate WILL have separate royal offices –Queen gives approval

[] Meghan and Harry showed signs of forging their own paths within the Royal Family following the announcement of their engagement in 2017 Meghan had earlier that day visit Canada House with her husband Prince Harry where the pair met with young Canadians living in London and around the UK

UK lawmakers vote in favor of delaying Brexit departure date

[] UK parliament approves motion seeking delay of Brexit    2 Hours Ago | 01:05 U.K Members of Parliament (MPs) voted 412 to 202 for an extension of Article 50 which sets out the EU departure process beyond its current March 29 deadline The motion was in danger of being radically altered by a series of amendments, which would have frustrated May's government once again

The Brexit process heads for extra time

[] Along the way the government for once narrowly fended off defeats on amendments to its motion Even if she loses again, the margin of defeat will surely shrink, increasing the chances that it will pass eventually But during a long Article 50 extension demands for another consultation of the voters will only get louder

Brexit Bulletin: Race is now on to whittle away hardline opposition to PM's deal

[] So it seems, as one official notes, that Article 62 only helps if you really are looking for a legal ladder to climb down – a ladder, of course, that was kicked away by Mr Cox’s legal advice but which commentators like Henry Newman at Open Europe are looking to rebuild

A Dozen Republicans Rebuke Trump Over His Emergency Declaration

[] We tried to cut a deal, the president didn’t appear interested, Sen The Republican senators who bucked Trump and supported the resolution were Lee, Mitt Romney of Utah, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Jerry Moran of Kansas, Roger Wicker of Mississippi, Rob Portman of Ohio, Marco Rubio of Florida and Roy Blunt of Missouri The Senate also voted Wednesday to end U.S. support for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition fighting in Yemen ― a resolution that the White House has similarly threatened to veto

Civilians killed as government air strikes hit Syria's Idlib

[] Last September, Russia and Turkey, which backs opposition groups in Idlib, agreed to create a demilitarised zone that put on hold an offensive on Idlib which was dubbed dumping ground for evacuees who fled government offensives in other parts of the country

Donald Trump says NO to second Brexit referendum ‘it would be unfair’ to Brexit voters

[] I think they are probably going to have to do something because right now they are in the midst of a very short period of time, at the end of the month and they are not going to be able to do that MPs are voting tonight on a last-minute delay after twice rejected Theresa May's Brexit deal

RussiaGate: The Mother of All Distractions

[] A  real politick  analysis might advise the insertion of wedges between China and Russia so as to head off the perceived threat to the USA of a hybrid big-power control over a region of the world that has long been considered indispensable for truly global hegemony

Brexit: A view from France - 'Britons get out of the EU'

[] A new leadership would have the legitimacy to push through the deal, or decide not to At the same time as many links as possible should be maintained without trying to hold on to a partner that has always been loved, but one that has decided to rebuild his life

Peter Strzok: Hillary Clinton was ‘not considered a target’ in email investigation

[] Doug Collins, Georgia Republican, inserted the transcripts into the Congressional Record during a floor speech, defying a Justice Department that he felt was moving too slowly to clear the information for public consumption The Strzok transcript shows some surprising disconnects between the two lovers

Oh **UK! What next for Brexit?

[] Parliament must seize the initiative WHEN HISTORIANS come to write the tale of Britain’s attempts to leave the European Union, this week may be seen as the moment the country finally grasped the mess it was in To believe that a new tenant in Downing Street could put them back together again and engineer a majority is to believe the Brexiteers’ fantasy that theirs is a brilliant project that is merely being badly executed

American Public and Iraqi Politicians Agree: US Should Get Out of Iraq

[] Fash the Nation  is excellent, conservative, in-depth political analysis From the Associated Press: Iraqi lawmakers were smarting after the U.S. president left three hours after he arrived without meeting any officials, drawing unfavorable comparisons to the occupation of Iraq after the 2003 invasion

Tusk to encourage EU27 to be open to long Brexit delay

[] The prime minister, after yet another defeat in parliament, had told MPs in the Commons on Wednesday night that a long extension would likely require the election of British MEPs in May The no-deal [Brexit] is in nobody’s interest, we have made that clear again and again

Greece's financial crisis still evokes pain and fear in Athens: 'We just have to smile, pretend'

[] Years of financial mismanagement alongside a culture of clientelistic politics, where goods and services were exchanged for political support, culminated in a long-term recession Nikolas complained there hasn't been a significant improvement for people and there's still way too many taxes I think the future is going to be difficult for everyone, Kostas concluded

Britain faces TWO YEARS of Brexit limbo unless Theresa May wins vote

[] If there is still no trade deal in place by the end of the three year transition, then Britain would finally leave with no deal 'Labour will tax the rich and giant corporations to end austerity, fund our public services properly, and rebuild our economy so it works for the many, not the few.'

Trump rants about Mueller investigation as ally Roger Stone faces court hearing - follow live

[] She told the House the texts reflected the FBI continuing check-in as to how quickly to operate That’s why, in an era of political lies and Brexit bias, more readers are turning to an independent source Subscribe from just 15p a day for extra exclusives, events and ebooks – all with no ads

Boeing supports suspension of 'entire global fleet' of 737 MAX

[] The United States has grounded Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft over safety fears, days after other countries halted use of the plane after an Ethiopian Airlines crash killed all 157 people on board Software fix Sunday's Ethiopian Airlines crash was the second accident involving the US-based aerospace giant's MAX 8 model within six months

French Colonel: US Forces in Syria Allow Arab Proxies to Kill, Destroy

[] The US alleged that the mosque was being used as a base by Daesh operatives; some 22 militants were also killed in the blast How many Hajins will it take to understand that we are on the wrong track I guess it doesn't pay to criticize your allies in a war zone

Macron says Brexit withdrawal deal not 'negotiable'

[] But he reiterated that the withdrawal agreement cannot be renegotiated Macron's comments came after the House of Commons rejected a no-deal in on Wednesday March 13th following a vote rejecting the deal negotiated by the British PM and the EU on March 12th

Brexit LIVE: John Bercow hints he will BLOCK third vote on deal - May facing MORE chaos

[] It continues: Whether the second motion is substantively the same as the first is a matter for the chair Furthermore, the approach taken by the government to lump products under the same high-level tariff code, for example whole carcasses and high value cuts of fresh beef, means there is a high chance of market distortion for many sectors who are deemed to have been treated sensitively

Gov't warns organizations against firing pregnant foreign trainees

[] Last November, a Vietnamese woman in her 20s who arrived to train at a paper factory in western Japan, told the union that an official of a training center, a subcontractor of her supervisory organization, told her either choose to abort or return to your home country

War Crimes Galore: How NATO Alienates Those It Claims to Help

[] NATO’s and the US military’s desecration of corpses, attacks on wedding parties, mosques, hospitals and market places - along with the bombing of allied troops, torture of prisoners, and their notoriously unaccountable drone warfare - are  a few of the alliance’s more infamous outrages in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, and Somalia StarTribune, March 23, 2017 US military says fight with Taliban killed 33 civilians, Mpls

[PHOTOS] Cornered singer for sex video filming goes to police

[] Jung Joon-young, third from left on front, charged with illegal filming and distribution of sex videos featuring himself and his dates, face a mass of journalists after he arrived at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency in Jongno-gu, Seoul, in Wednesday morning, to receive the authority's questioning He, while keeping his words to minimum, said he will sincerely answer to the authority's questions

Two towers, two fires - but both signed off by same engineering firm

[] County Court Judge Ted Woodward found in his ruling at VCAT that Thomas Nicolas was responsible for 39 per cent of the $5.7 million costs related to the fire Of these, at least 24 apartments are the subject of emergency orders that mean residents will be unable to return to them for at least the next five months, and potentially up to one year

Pentagon eager to test banned missiles after discarding Cold-War-era nuke treaty

[] It is unwise for the US and NATO to match an unhelpful action by Russia with another unhelpful action , AP quoted Daryl Kimball of the Arms Control Association, who pointed out that the Pentagon hadn't even made a case that such missiles were strategically necessary

India on HIGH ALERT as supersonic Pakistani F-16 fighter jets enter Line of Control

[] READ MORE: India-Pakistan tensions ERUPT as Pakistan 'deploys' F-16 fighter jet The two nuclear powers have been shelling and firing with heavy arms at each other (Image: GETTY) Pakistan has also claimed to have deployed their army across the LoC

Federal prosecutors are investigating Facebook’s data deals with phonemakers

[] The move was meant to help both Facebook and the companies building the devices people used to access Facebook products Just last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company would be pivoting to a privacy-first model while merging the underlying infrastructure of its messaging apps

NBA Teams That Will Be Most Active on Trade Market This Summer

[] Acquiring the stars necessary to speed things up hinges on their free-agency success Dan Favale covers the NBA for Bleacher Report Follow him on Twitter (@danfavale) and listen to his  Hardwood Knocks  podcast, co-hosted by SLC Dunk's Andrew Bailey

Chris Broussard: DeMarcus Cousins brings a dimension to Warriors that maybe one team can handle (VIDEO)

[] Chris Broussard: DeMarcus Cousins brings a dimension to Warriors that maybe one team can handle Video Details Chris Broussard gives his thoughts on the Golden State Warriors' 106-104 win against the Houston Rockets Hear why Broussard thinks DeMarcus Cousins' low post skillset makes the Warriors hard to deal with for every team besides maybe one

Mother of the Martin Twins

[] Cooleemee, North Carolina, is a town of approximately 900 people that has long dealt with deep-seated prejudice In a B/R exclusive with Master Tesfatsion, the Martin twins and Jenny describe the struggles of living under a cloud of aggressive discrimination

Colin Cowherd: Giants’ reluctance to move on from Eli Manning is the ‘greatest mystery in sports’ (VIDEO)

[] Colin Cowherd: Giants’ reluctance to move on from Eli Manning is the ‘greatest mystery in sports’ Video Details It looks as if Eli Manning will be qurterbacking the New York Giants again this season., leaving many baffled Hear why Colin Cowherd calls the Giants-Manning relationship the 'great mystery in sports.' More Videos »

Bracket Watch: Who's still hanging onto a bid for now?

[] We’ll be updating the Bracket Watch every day, and with every automatic bid that is clinched, right up until the Selection Committee releases the real thing (16) Fairleigh Dickinson /Norfolk State (8) Washington vs (15) Bradley Full SI.com NCAA Tournament Bracket Watch (as of March 14)

50 best NFL free agents still available: Suh, Berry, more

[] NFL mmqb NFL Free Agency The 50 Best NFL Free Agents Still Available Quickly While most of the big names are off the board, there's still plenty of talent left available in free agency The question is whether he still can after tearing his ACL last October

Skip Bayless on LeBron’s message about Lakers’ season: ‘He dealt himself this hand from the start’ (VIDEO)

[] Skip Bayless on LeBron’s message about Lakers’ season: ‘He dealt himself this hand from the start’ Video Details This season is not how LeBron James or the Los Angeles Lakers waned it to go, and LeBron made some recent statements regarding their slim playoff chances as well as how the injuries affected the year Skip Bayless thinks LeBron is sending the message that everybody else is responsible and he's not accountable

Cris Carter thinks Kyler Murray removed doubts after Oklahoma’s pro day (VIDEO)

[] Cris Carter thinks Kyler Murray removed doubts after Oklahoma’s pro day Video Details Cris Carter discusses whether Kyler Murray solidified himself as the No. 1overall pick at Oklahoma's Pro Day hear what Cris had to say about Kyler and his draft stock

Early NFL free agency winners: Browns, Patriots, more

[] But Green Bay will be out of excuses if this doesn’t lead the Packers back to the playoffs this year The marriage with Jameis Winston in Tampa never worked, so Jackson going back to a team that should never have gotten rid of him (thanks, Chip Kelly!) is the right move

AFL baulks again at twilight grand final

[] Luke Shuey (left) and Dom Sheed with the premiership cup.Credit:Eddie Jim The decision, ratified by the AFL Commission at their meeting in Melbourne on Thursday, puts the prospect on hold for at least 12 months The AFL had debated a shift to twilight last year, too

Stephen Curry Leads Warriors Past James Harden, Rockets Without Kevin Durant

[] The two-time defending champions snapped Houston's nine-game winning streak and took a step toward breaking out of a slump that saw them go 4-6 in their previous 10 contests This article will be updated to provide more information soon Get the best sports content from the web and social in the  new B/R app

Penny's Promise

[] Desmond Merriweather was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer The coaching duo teamed up to win three straight middle school championships while keeping the kids safe from Memphis' complex gang/territorial structure For more on Penny and Dez's friendship watch 'One Cent' on Facebook Watch by Players Only Films and Evolve Studio

Longtime market bull sees unsettling parallel between today and March 2000

[] This time around, Bernstein, , says he’s not worried about nosebleed valuations creating another massive meltdown, but he does fear that skittish investors have a flawed way of thinking about corporate earnings that could ultimately set them up for disappointment

Here’s what Wall Street hopes for Boeing

[] The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration late Wednesday moved to ground the Max fleet, citing new satellite evidence pointing to similarities between the two crashes Claudia Assis Claudia Assis is a San Francisco-based reporter for MarketWatch We Want to Hear from You Join the conversation Comment

Spotify boss warns of price rises in Apple antitrust dispute

[] He added that leaving the App Store was not a realistic choice for Spotify, or any competing internet service in this day and age Apple, he said, shouldn’t be permitted to impose restrictions that break the law and cause consumers harm in the process, for the sole purpose of disadvantaging competitors

Billionaire Stephen Ross Insists Hudson Yards Is For Everyone. And He’s Unhappy That No One Believes Him.

[] That is if you consider the heart of the city to be an old Long Island Rail Road yard on the edge of the Hudson River that had to be topped with a $1 billion platform before construction on most of Hudson Yards’ buildings could begin in 2014 Read this story from 2016 about 10 Hudson Yards, the development’s first office building

GE's Culp faces investors in key test as CEO

[] Culp has pledged to overhaul flailing GE’s power sector, a multiyear endeavor that is expected to eat up significant portions of available cash CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX BUSINESS APP The company previously slashed its quarterly dividend to a penny, but Culp recently said it would rise to a level in line with our peers

27 Pictures That Pretty Much Perfectly Sum Up Grandpa Culture

[] A chair that NO ONE else could sit in ('cause it was his chair): 2 And, of course, a bucket hat for when fishing did occur: 14 A windbreaker for any day the weather was slightly chilly: 23 Bottle openers from before the Civil War: 25

Rosario Dawson And Cory Booker Are Not Just Dating — They're Madly, Truly In Love

[] Wow, that is a set up if I've ever heard one, Booker said before answering the question If you think the couple is preparing to go to the altar, that's up in the air A spokesperson for Booker's office did not immediately respond to BuzzFeed News' request for comment

Dylan Sprouse Congratulating Barbara Palvin On Becoming A VS Angel Is The Type Of Support I Need

[] I knew it.' Which is no surprise, because we all know just how supportive Dylan can be Well, make some room, because we're hopping on that Barbara Palvin-support-train too! Congratulations! Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Top trending videos Watch more BuzzFeed Video Looks like there are no comments yet Sign in and be the first to comment! Post comment

Facebook, Axios And NBC Paid This Guy To Whitewash Wikipedia Pages

[] Illustration: Isabella Carapella/HuffPost; Photos: Getty Executives at the news company Axios were outwardly unperturbed when Jonathan Swan, one of the Politico-for-kids site’s star reporters, attracted widespread condemnation last November for gloating about getting President Donald Trump to consider ending birthright citizenship NBC, too, apparently decided to put Sussman’s service to use in the aftermath of The New Yorker’s bombshell Harvey Weinstein report and, later, the allegations of sexual misconduct against Matt Lauer

Mark Ruffalo Just Found Out That People Think He Looks Like Noah Centineo And His Reaction Was Priceless

[] ...and then Noah Centineo responded with this!! Noah @noahcent Son https://t.co/PsRgpTmB17 06:43 AM - 14 Mar 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Don't tease us AND THEN MARK RUFFALO POSTED THIS!! My ovaries are quaking Sign in and be the first to comment! Post comment

Netflix's "One Day At A Time" Has Been Cancelled And Fans Are Not Happy

[] ODAAT has taught us so much about the community around us please #SaveODAAT https://t.co/6TvGy8Wfym 05:35 PM - 14 Mar 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite typo queen irene | #saveodaat 🍓 @richardsharmns i can't believe netflix legit just cancelled one day at a time

Ambassador Burns' Delusional Book About Russia Is a Neocon Job Application for 2020

[] The author is the longest serving foreign correspondent covering Russia That semi-psychotic episode leads to more of the same According to Burns,  Obama’s initial question produced an unbroken 55-minute monologue filled with grievances, sharp asides, and acerbic commentary I sat wondering about the wisdom of my advice and my future in the new administration

Millennials were scooping up Boeing's stock amid the 737 Max's turmoil (BA) | Markets Insider

[] And on Thursday, data collected by Markets Insider showed the number of accounts holding Boeing shares jumped by 68% from a week earlier to 29,000 accounts Despite the recent sell-off Boeing was still up 16% this year as the company's fourth-quarter earnings report highlighted strong fundamentals and positive expectations surrounding the rollout of the 777X, its 747 replacement

23 Celebrities When They Were 21 Compared To Now

[] She's actually 50 but this was one of the latest pictures I could find Mariah Carey at either 48 or 49 (again, we don't know) Top trending videos Watch more BuzzFeed Video Looks like there are no comments yet Sign in and be the first to comment! Post comment

Scott Disick Dedicated A Post To Khloé Kardashian On ~Woman Crush Wednesday~ And Fans Have Thoughts

[] And some pointed out that Scott is in a relationship with Sofia Richie, but rarely posts anything like this about her Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Looks like there are no comments yet Sign in and be the first to comment! Post comment

19 Details From The "Avengers: Endgame" Trailer That I Literally Can't Stop Talking About

[] Scott Lang has escaped the Quantum Realm and most likely returned to find everyone he loves gone based on this distressed pic of him looking at Missing posters Nebula becoming part of the team is making me EMOTIONAL! 15 Sign in and be the first to comment! Post comment

Instagram And Facebook Were Down For Hours Yesterday And People Nearly Lost Their Minds

[] Shay 🥀 @issacrime Instagram users when insta goes down for .01 milliseconds #instagramdown #instagramnotworking #InstagramBlackout2019 08:01 PM - 13 Mar 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite 20 kendell🌻 @DaKendellFire Twitter , Snapchat , and YouTube at the moment Sign in and be the first to comment! Post comment

The New "Bachelorette" Cast Is Here And I'm Gonna Need Some More Info, STAT

[] Second things second, I would like to *calmly* say that it is a CRIME an actual crime that they only released the names, ages, and locations of the men and not their always hilarious bios Ryan S. (25) Philadelphia, PA Buckle up, everyone

The First Full "Avengers: Endgame" Trailer Just Dropped And Here Are The Best Reactions

[] Amongst the general badassery, there are a lot of quick shots and little scenes that have people shaking Nebula is ready for revenge! f saw captain marvel x2 @frostyIoki am i the only one who got emotional over nebula's shot Sign in and be the first to comment! Post comment

[FULL TEXT] Dirty talks among K-pop stars reconstructed

[] Jung Joon-young looks back as he walks to Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency in Jongno-gu for questioning on Thursday morning Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk By Dong Sun-hwa The following is the translated reconstruction of the KaKao Talk chats of actor Jung Joon-young, who is being investigated over filming and sharing sex videos showing him having sex with several women Seungri of K-pop act Big Bang was reportedly included in one such chatroom

Here's How The "Aladdin" Remake Compares Side-By-Side With The Original

[] View this video on YouTube Unbelievable sights! Indescribable feelings! While the film definitely has a flair all it's own, as a life-long Disney fanatic, it's difficult not to notice the MANY nods to the framing and layout of the original He's got the monkeys, let's see the monkeys!): But let us not forget, at the end of the day, this is a LOVE STORY

More travel chaos as French customs agents reject €14 million government offer

[] By early evening on Wednesday the line of trucks waiting to get to England through the tunnel had stretched to four kilometres (2.5 miles), the local prefecture said The customs agents are demanding an increase in overnight pay, a danger allowance, and more staff and resources to help with greater controls that will be put in place once Britain breaks away from the European Union, currently scheduled in just over two weeks When divided by the number of agents, there is not much left, he said

6,000 Camembert cheeses recalled in France in E.Coli scare

[] Many strains of E coli usually cause humans no harm, but there have been cases of people falling extremely ill and even dying from an E coli-related illness Cows in a field near the Normandy village of Camembert, where the famous cheese originated Symptoms, which can sometimes take several days to appear, include diarrhoea, stomach cramps, nausea, and vomiting

'US Would Get Ass Handed to It' in War With Russia, Claims Pentagon-Aligned Think Tank

[] Meanwhile, trillions of dollars are to be slashed from vital public services of healthcare and education in the Trump administration's budget Rather, it's all about finding excuses, pretences and charades in order to funnel unlimited amounts of public money into the Pentagon military-industrial complex

Japan to seek global rules on autonomous ‘killer robots’

[] But an AI-equipped machine could mistakenly strike a wrong target because of a glitch in the system, leading to serious conflict The government, however, plans to research and develop AI or unmanned equipment to secure safety and reduce the burden of the Self-Defense Forces

Economic Sanctions: Washington's Best Tool to Control the World

[] Here is a very small sampling of SDNs from the PDF version of the complete listing: In total, there are 1157 pages listing the names of over 6000 SDNs and blocked individuals We need look no further than the example of Vladimir Putin who, despite nearly five years of sanctions, still retains the backing of the majority of Russians as shown here:

15 Tweets That Are So, So Specific, But So, So Funny

[] JOAN OF ART @umcornell Willy Wonka after nearly killing 4 children and their parents before brainwashing a 5th child to do the same. horace @trashygaytweets My white blood cells trying to keep my body healthy when all I eat is chipotle and all I drink is iced coffee 01:10 AM - 08 Mar 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite 9

21 Secrets About The "Captain Marvel" Costumes That Will Make You Say, "Wait, That's Really Cool"

[] And it’s a triangle that makes up the facets of a star ...she also has an added pair of golden metallic stripes extending out of the star on her chest He continued, It's as if she’s PROMOTED in rank, she’s earned her stripes so to speak Sign in and be the first to comment! Post comment

Chrissy Teigen Lost Her Hamster And Hilariously Documented The Saga On Twitter

[] This weekend, Chrissy Teigen shared a very important life update with the world christine teigen @chrissyteigen thank u for your tips 02:18 AM - 13 Mar 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Her security cameras were ON Sign in and be the first to comment! Post comment

AKB48 bows out of annual fan popularity vote for top members

[] What will happen next year and beyond has yet to be determined More than 3.83 million votes were cast in the 2018 election The AKB48 Group will continue to work with each passing day to become a group that our fans want to genuinely cheer on, the management company said in a statement posted on its website

Here's How The Cast Of "Full House" Reacted To This Lori Loughlin Mess

[] The bust included dozens of others, including Felicity Huffman from Desperate Housewives Although that old episode of Full House where he and Aunt Becky try to scam their kids' way into a preschool is now going viral Sign in and be the first to comment! Post comment

This "Full House" Episode Foreshadowed The College Admissions Scam, So I Re-Watched It

[] Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF The whole mess starts out with Becky and Jesse's snooty friends telling them that picking a pre-school is the most important decision you can make for your kid, or else they will be failures for life ...and Jesse admits he lied a little on the application, aka said that he and Becky are ambassadors among many other things Sign in and be the first to comment! Post comment

19 More "Mom Catchphrases" That Are Entirely Too Relatable

[] My mom has so many catchphrases, but my personal favorite was 'sit down before you fall down.' Sophia Blunt 12 Whenever someone answers her by just nodding their head rather that speaking, she says 'I can't hear your head shaking!' Michelle Brown Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF 13 Sign in and be the first to comment! Post comment

Youth Climate Strike sparks debate on use of students as props

[] They’re putting the emotional and mental health of young people at risk so they can use them as pawns for their own political agendas, said Mr. Taylor Environmentalists argue that it’s appropriate for children to be front and center, given that they will suffer the most from any catastrophic consequences from rising greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere So if adults aren’t going to act on their own, young people will make them

The Tip, the Yale Coach and the Wire: How the College Admissions Scam Unraveled

[] The investigation, Operation Varsity Blues, snared families at the highest economic echelons accused of pushing their way ahead of other college applicants with lies, bribes and cheating.

23 Pictures That Show Just How Long The War In Afghanistan Has Been Going On

[] As of this article's publication, the United States has been at war in Afghanistan for 17 years, five months, and six days The Superbowl wardrobe malfunction was years away: 17 02:01 AM - 27 Feb 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Top trending videos Watch more BuzzFeed Video Looks like there are no comments yet

These 21 Photos Of Kids Meeting Their TV And Movie Heroes Will Warm Your Heart

[] These little Ghostbusters thanked Kristen Wiig for saving the city at the premiere of the movie: 13 Show us in the comments below! Top trending videos Watch more BuzzFeed Video Add Yours! Add text, image, or both Attach Image Attach Image Submit Your message was posted successfully Sign In to Add Yours

Adventurous taps live actors and AR to take families on high-tech scavenger hunts

[] That may be true for something like Google’s AR Stickers where it’s a little stationary 3D model, but when you start talking about actual storylines, the fact is that AI just can’t make reliable sense of a dynamic environment when it comes to a game or experience

‘Ape Out’ and ‘Baba Is You’ demonstrate the depth of simplicity

[] The games we see advertised the most aren’t necessarily the best representatives for what has become an incredibly diverse medium Its graphics and simple grid-based movement place it in company with The Adventures of Lolo or similar block-pushing games from the ’80s and ’90s

Bipartisan bill proposes oversight for commercial facial recognition

[] As The Hill points out, the proposed legislation does not include some of the same provisions around the use of facial recognition by law enforcement that Microsoft has mentioned previously, including the requirement of a court order to limit ongoing government surveillance of specified individuals

YourChoice Therapeutics is developing unisex, non-hormonal birth control

[] YourChoice Therapeutics a startup launched by a team of Berkeley researchers, including two experts in sperm physiology and sperm-egg interactions dreams of producing a unisex, non-hormonal alternative to existing contraceptives They’re all based on that over 60-year-old idea of hormone-based drugs I think now, women stand up and say, ‘we are sick of it.’ It’s a new era for fertility tech

Avengers: Endgame new trailer calls back to MCU's beginnings, hints at future

[] Marvel Studios We then see Cap, Nebula, Ant-Man, Hawkeye, War Machine, Iron Man (who clearly makes it home) and Black Widow in fancy, matching white Avengers outfits Everything we know about the last season of Game of Thrones: Winter is coming, but until then we're left with reports and juicy rumors

Tesla’s new accounting chief has SolarCity roots

[] Tesla has turned to two insiders to manage and oversee the company’s finances Musk said Ahuja would likely stay on as a senior advisor for probably years to come He then served as Tesla’s assistant corporate controller between February 2017 and May 2018 before taking the lead position

The next frontier in real estate technology

[] Patricia NakacheContributor Patricia Nakache is a general partner at Trinity Ventures This leaves little money left over for savings, much less for home ownership, the largest financial expenditure of most people’s lifetimes Longer work hours make community harder to build organically, so many millennials place value on employers and landlords who facilitate it for them

Turtle Beach is buying fellowing gaming accessory maker Roccat

[] In a press release tied to the news, Turtle Beach CEO Juergen Stark calls the deal, a key step in achieving our goal of building a $100 million PC gaming accessories business in the coming years Certainly that would make a lot of sense in the short term

Apple ad focuses on iPhone’s most marketable feature — privacy

[] I did find it interesting that the iconography of the ‘Private Side’ spot very very closely associates the concepts of privacy and security But attempting to ignore that you host the data platforms that thrive on it is a tasty bit of prestidigitation But that might be a little too verbose as a tagline

Two Top Facebook Executives Leaving Company

[] Two top Facebook executives are leaving the social-media giant—Chief Product Officer Chris Cox, who oversaw Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, and Chris Daniels, who headed the WhatsApp unit

UC Berkeley’s Ken Goldberg and Michael I. Jordan will discuss AI at TC Sessions: Robotics + AI April 18

[] He has co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed papers on automation, robotics and social information Book your tickets today and save $100 before prices increase Startups, make sure to check out our demo table packages, which include 3 tickets for just $1500

Firework officially launches a short-form video storytelling app, backed by Lightspeed

[] Facebook usage declined for the first time in a decade, while video-centric apps like TikTok are being touted as the future of social media This format lends itself better to short stories, rather than the remixed, music-backed memes found on TikTok, the company believes

Uber will reportedly file for IPO next month

[] On an adjusted, pro-forma basis, Uber’s net loss in the final quarter of 2018 was a slimmer $768 million In its S-1, Lyft outlined its program to give a maximum cash bonus of $10,000 to drivers in good standing who have completed at least 20,000 rides as of February 25, 2019

This robot can park your car for you

[] The startup has been working on a robot called Stan Stan robots will make your car accessible shortly before you land After the door is closed, the startup controls the environment from start to finish Now, let’s see if Vinci Airports plans to expand its partnership with Stanley Robotics to other airports around the world

Verified Expert Lawyer: Chinh Pham

[] Chinh Pham got his first degree in genetics, but realized his real interest was the law as it applies to technology Below, you’ll find founder recommendations, the full interview, and more details like their pricing and fee structures Almost instantly, I was the nanotech expert at my firm and quickly became known as a nanotech specialist in the business world

Huawei has built an Android alternative in case US tensions increase

[] The company has understandably been prepping for a further downtown in relations by building its own in-house alternative to Android Huawei began building the software in earnest after a U.S. ban on ZTE The company saw a 50 percent jump in revenue in spite of mounting concerns We’ve reached out to Huawei for further confirmation

Twitter wants workforce to be at least 5% black, 5% Latinx by the end of this year

[] Here’s the full breakdown of Twitter’s demographics Missing from this chart is sexual orientation and gender identity because we had lower participation in our self-ID survey for this category, Twitter wrote in its blog post In a tweet today, Berland said the company is currently conducting the analyses and will share the results once they’re ready

Microsoft open sources its data compression algorithm and hardware for the cloud

[] The amount of data that the big cloud computing providers now store is staggering, so it’s no surprise that most store all of this information as compressed data in some form or another just like you used to zip your files back in the days of floppy disks, CD-ROMs and low-bandwidth connections Microsoft stresses that it is also contributing the Verilog source code for register transfer language (RTL) that is, the low-level code that makes this all work

Daily Crunch: Telegram soars after Facebook outage

[] The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories Uber reportedly raising $1B in deal that values self-driving car unit at up to $10B Uber is in negotiations with investors, including the SoftBank Vision Fund, to secure an investment as large as $1 billion for its autonomous vehicles unit

Mammoth Biosciences adds the final piece of the CRISPR diagnostics puzzle to its toolkit

[] Are you learning that HPV is present or absent, or are you learning whether it’s a strain of HPV which has a risk of cervical cancer The other CRISPR proteins are limited in the types of DNA or RNA strands they can target, but the Cas14 is more flexible and can edit any sequence of proteins

Microsoft launches Game Stack, brings Xbox Live to Android and iOS

[] These days, after all, most games feature some online component, even if they aren’t multiplayer games, and developers need a place to store player credentials, telemetry data and other info In addition to these announcements, Microsoft also today said that it is bringing an SDK for Xbox Live to iOS and Android devices so that developers can integrate that service’s identity and community services into their games on those platforms, too

HotelTonight, Slack stakeholder Accel stays on top with $2.5B fund

[] At 35 years old, it has served them well, bagging the firm dozens of high-profile exits, including nine IPOs and 12 acquisitions in the last four years When Tiny Speck pivoted to become Slack, the company’s chief executive officer Stewart Butterfield offered to pay back it’s Series A and B investors, including Accel

SEC Chairman Clayton blasts bitcoin as critics assail regulatory stance

[] Fundstrat Global Managing Partner Thomas Lee on the stocks investors should consider for their portfolios and the outlook for bitcoin Bitwise Asset Management also submitted a proposal last month that it argues solves the regulatory uneasiness from regulators

Gearbest security lapse exposed millions of shopping orders

[] The content of some people’s orders has proven very revealing, Rotem said In December 2017, the company confirmed accounts had been breached after what was described as a credential stuffing attack Shodan Safari, where hackers heckle the worst devices put on the internet

Faraday Future is selling its Las Vegas site for $40 million

[] The struggling carmaker is hoping to sell the 900-acre plot for $40 million It planned to build its FF 91 electric vehicle there, but is moving production of the car to Hanford, California It also laid off a number of employees and slashed pay by 20 percent in October as the company endured another tough year

ProdPerfect gets $2.6 million to automate QA testing for web apps

[] The hope is that ProdPerfect gives engineers the opportunity to keep building the product instead of spreading their resources across building a QA testing suite Growing pains catch up with businesses as a team expands quickly and we have to make sure that we’re picky and that we reinforce the values we have

Lyft’s second head of diversity wants to take a more holistic approach

[] I think that this work is difficult enough and you do want to be sure that you have the top-down support from leadership and are open and willing to learn but also to evolve At the time, 40 percent of Lyft’s workforce identified as female while 52 percent of its employees were white

Can there be too much competition between startups?

[] Obviously, there is a spectrum here from lethargic monopoly to cutthroat competition that causes more problems than it’s worth (environmental damage in the hopes of cutting costs, fraud, deceit, etc.) Our writer Jake Bright covered the news and provided insightful context around Jumia’s business model, its footprint, and the state of e-commerce in Africa Subscribe for free  to follow all of our discussions and debates

Where do the top presidential candidates stand on breaking up Big Tech?

[] Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images Last Friday, Sen If they didn’t, he said, they should take aggressive action when it’s needed, because our very liberty is at stake Klobuchar was one of the only candidates for president who mentioned issues like data privacy and net neutrality in her official campaign announcement

Korean e-commerce unicorn Coupang hires Walmart’s former global chief compliance officer

[] The company also reminded Jorgensen of learning about Amazon and later on Alibaba in their early days, then watching them develop into the world’s biggest e-commerce players Rosen says Rocket Delivery has fulfilled more than one billion items since September 2018

UK asks competition watchdog to put adtech market review top of its to-do list

[] For these reasons I am today writing to ask whether the CMA Board would prioritise a decision on whether to take forward a market study into digital advertising market, as soon as you consider it possible to do so, and come forward with recommendations

Your future iPhone or cable subscription could come with a side of video games

[] And it's best known for MapleStory, a free game in which players travel a fantasy world defeating monsters, exploring dungeons and creating unique characters Apple iPhone XS Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X How To • Apple iPhone XS/iPhone XR event live blog and livestream: Preshow starts at 9 a.m. PT, noon ET News • iPhone XR shipments diluted by Apple iPhone XS, 8 and 7, analyst predicts Apple reading • Your future iPhone or cable subscription could come with a side of video games Mar 14 • The four-door sports car that isn’t Mar 13 • Qualcomm, Apple make closing arguments in patent trial Mar 13 • Apple Music is now available on Amazon Fire TV • See All

China is about to overtake America in AI research

[] Two graphs from AI2 showing China and America’s share of top 10 percent and top 1 percent of most-cited papers We need more funding, says Etzioni, and even more importantly, the administration has been discouraging talented students from coming and staying in the US

Forget the Galaxy Fold and Mate X, the Motorola Razr is the foldable phone to beat

[] And it's coming back in 2019 with a foldable screen Samsung had a mic-drop moment and launched the Galaxy Fold just days before the conference got started Though foldable phones are the new hot thing, we truly have no idea how this folding screen trend will pan out

WeWork Labs is launching a food tech accelerator

[] We think it is one of the most exciting areas in the world right now, because this isn’t merely about encouraging businesses this is about the future of the world, no less than what our children will eat Adler said the plan is to open a temporary Food Labs office on May 1, then move into the permanent flagship space on October 1

Facebook and Instagram are finally recovering from one of the worst outages in their history

[] There were signs of life early on Thursday morning, Eastern Time Facebook is yet to confirm it is officially back online, however Read more : Facebook and Instagram go down for hours in major outage Below is a graph from DownDetector, a website where people can report outages of popular internet services, as of 4 a.m. ET A source told the broadcaster: We are racing to spin up new machines as others go down

Former Dropbox exec Dennis Woodside joins Impossible Foods as its first President

[] I’m equally thrilled to focus on providing the award-winning Impossible Burger and future products to millions of consumers, restaurants and retailers According to a statement, Woodside will be responsible for the company’s operations, manufacturing, supply chain, sales, marketing, human resources and other functions The company currently has a staff of 350 divided between its Redwood City, Calif

Google is shutting down Spotlight Stories, its immersive film studio

[] These have included tie ins with The Simpsons and the Wes Anderson film Isle of Dogs , as well as original films such as Help (from Fast and the Furious director Justin Lin), Aardman Animation’s Special Delivery , and Pearl which was nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 2017 Academy Awards Since its inception, Spotlight Stories strove to re-imagine VR storytelling In 2015, the studio’s films became more widely available after its app came to non-Motorola Android devices, iOS, and YouTube’s 360-degree film platform

Surging costs send shares of ecommerce challenger Pinduoduo down 17 percent

[] Chinese e-commerce challenger Pinduoduo is raising over $1 billion more Pinduoduo is presenting a stark contrast to consistently profitable Alibaba, which generates the bulk of its income from charging advertising fees on its marketplaces China’s Qutoutiao is burning millions of dollars to take on TikTok parent

Breedr raises £2M led by LocalGlobe for its livestock data and trading platform

[] The first is that too much guesswork leads to a mismatch in supply and demand Working with farming groups, Imperial College London, and Dunbia (one of Europe’s largest processors of red meat), it plans to use blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) to capture the flows of data and transactions between multiple parties within the livestock industry

Gamechanger Charity Comforts Sick Kids with Games | Digital Trends

[] Gamechanger Taylor Carol was diagnosed with Philadelphia Chromosome-Positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, commonly shortened to ALL Leukemia, in May of 2006 Streamers were often bigger stars than the athletes and actors charities had often partnered with in the past

Countries look at ways to tinker with Earth’s thermostat

[] GeoengineeringCountries look at ways to tinker with Earth’s thermostat Cooling the climate THE IDEA OF COOLING the climate with stratospheric sunshades that would shield the planet from the sun’s warming rays moved up the international agenda this week, with mixed results Over the past decade, several studies have suggested that sunshades could disproportionately affect rainfall, bringing drought to some regions

Google removed 2.3B bad ads, 1.5M bad apps and 28M bad pages, plans new Policy Manager this year

[] Google is a tech powerhouse in many categories, including advertising Some 31 new policies were added in the last year to cover more categories of suspicious ads, Spencer said The same will be launched in the EU and India this year ahead of elections in those regions

MIT’s deflated balloon robot hand can pick up objects 100x its own weight

[] Soft, biologically inspired robots have become one of the field’s most exciting offshoots, with machines that are capable of squeezing between obstacles and conforming to the world around them The gripper itself is made of an origami-inspired skeletal structure, covered in either fabric or a deflated balloon It’s a principle the team recently employed on another project designed to create low-cost artificial muscles

This robot gripper looks like a wilted flower, but it can lift 100 times its own weight

[] ‘Oh, you’re hungry.’ Credit: Jason Dorfman - MIT CSAIL If someone asked you to imagine a robot, says Daniela Rus, a professor at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), you’d probably think of a human-shaped bot or some heavy-duty industrial robot arm This is because traditional robot grippers made of metal and hard plastics struggle with delicate items and irregular shapes

Tiny claws let drones perch like birds and bats

[] This lets it characterize surfaces nearby and match those to a library of examples that it knows it can rest on Dollar, Danica Kragic and Fu Zhang, from Yale, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the University of Hong Kong, and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology