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North Korea willing to talk 'at any time'
The vice-foreign minister calls the US decision to cancel the 12 June summit "extremely regrettable".

Weinstein 'to surrender to police'
Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein expected to surrender to police on sexual misconduct charges, US media report

The Muslims who fast for 22 hours a day
The long days in Iceland mean that Muslims there have one of the longest Ramadan fasts in the world.

Amazon Alexa 'heard and sent private chat'
The tech giant has offered a rather convoluted explanation as to what happened.

Who says Americans don't know geography?
See if you could answer the question Venkat Ranjan did to win the National Geographic Bee prize.

Rush to buy Trump-Kim summit coin
Interest in coins marking the scrapped meeting soars and the White House gift shop website crashes.

EU's GDPR data rules come into force
The new EU data protection rules will give people more rights over how personal information is used.

Apple wins $539m in patent case
A US court ordered Samsung to pay Apple damages in a patent dispute which began in 2011.

Brazil reaches deal to suspend strikes
The government will scrap a fuel tax to allow negotiations with lorry drivers for the next 15 days.

Jury awards $1bn to woman raped as a teen
Hope Cheston's lawyers say it is the largest settlement ever agreed by a US jury in a rape case.

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r/leagueoflegends - Totalbiscuit has passed away, let us never forget the contribution he has given this game among many others
4251 votes and 206 so far on reddit

Drew Barrymore circa 1992
Imgur: The magic of the Internet

Streamable - free video publishing
Check out this video on Streamable using your phone, tablet or desktop.

Genna Bain on Twitter
“Rest in Peace my Dearest Love John @Totalbiscuit Bain July 8, 1984 - May 24, 2018”

RIP TotalBiscuit July 8, 1984 - May 24, 2018
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r/gaming - R.I.P TotalBiscuit
10261 votes and 601 so far on reddit

Genna Bain on Twitter
“Rest in Peace my Dearest Love John @Totalbiscuit Bain July 8, 1984 - May 24, 2018”

r/LivestreamFail - TotalBiscuit has passed away.
5155 votes and 351 so far on reddit

Teacher makes Sandwiches for students before their AP test.
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TIL that when the Brooklyn Bridge opened in 1883, the public doubted the stability of the bridge. Six days later, a pedestrian fell, causing a woman to scream, which led to a stampede that killed 12. Public concern was only dispelled a year later when P.T. Barnum marched 21 elephants across it.
On May 24, 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge, which took thirteen years to construct, opened, becoming the largest suspension bridge in the world.

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Apple has rejected iOS version of Steam Link app, Valve says
Denial cites "business conflicts" despite approval of other desktop sharing apps.

Gamers involved in December’s “swatting” death just got indicted
Gamers charged with obstruction for deleting possibly incriminating messages.

The DoJ is reportedly probing the murky world of bitcoin trading
Bitcoin and ether's rollercoaster rides will be investigated, Bloomberg reports.

Dealmaster: Memorial Day sales on TVs, laptops, and more are underway
Including deals on Vizio TVs, Dell and Lenovo laptops, PC gear, and more.

Comcast may soon control what you pay to watch your favorite sports teams
Comcast and Fox could merge—their networks carry 59 NBA, MLB, and NHL teams in US.

Samsung might save Android smartwatches from irrelevance
Qualcomm is failing Wear OS, but Samsung could save it with Exynos SoCs.

Amazon confirms that Echo device secretly shared user’s private audio [Updated]
The call that started it all: "Unplug your Alexa devices right now."

White House policy seeks fewer lawyers, more engineers at space companies
"They're moving quickly to address the shortcomings."

America, your offshore wind is coming: 1.2GW in contracts awarded
An industry stalled is being revived again.

Researchers identify a protein that viruses use as gateway into cells
If we can block this interaction, we'd block virus infections.

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Woman says her Amazon device recorded private conversation, sent it out to random contact
A Portland family contacted Amazon to investigate after they say a private conversation in their home was recorded by Amazon's Alexa -- the voice-controlled smart speaker -- and that the recorded audio was sent to the phone of a random person in Seattle, who was in the family’s contact list.

Android Creator Puts Essential Up for Sale, Cancels Next Phone
Essential Products Inc., a startup co-founded by Android creator Andy Rubin that launched last year to great fanfare, is considering selling itself and has canceled development of a new smartphone, according to people familiar with the matter.

Mortgage rates have been rising at a pace not seen in almost 50 years
Mortgage rates continued their upward march this week, extending the most prolonged increase in rates in 46 years. According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average climbed to 4.66 percent with an average 0.4 point.

Opinion | That Moon Colony Will Be a Reality Sooner Than You Think
Space travel and commerce are being revolutionized by private industry. It is time for government to catch up.

Apple's $539 Million in Damages Is a ‘Big Win’ Over Samsung
Apple Inc. won $539 million from Samsung Electronics Co. in the final throes of the companies’ U.S. court struggle over smartphone technology, seven years after the start of a global patent battle.

Wired Elements
Common UI Elements with a sketchy hand-drawn look.

In Twitter’s early days, only one celebrity could tweet at a time
Early Twitter workers are dishing on the site’s blunder years

experiencor/self-driving-toy-car
self-driving-toy-car - A self driving toy car using end-to-end learning

1100 Tor Relays Still Run End-of-Life Versions
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techcrunch


The electric scooter saga in San Francisco
Bird, LimeBike and Spin deployed their respective electric scooter programs in San Francisco last month without receiving explicit permission from the city. The city has been working with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency since late February to develop a permitting program.

Jury finds Samsung owes Apple $539M in patent case stretching back to 2011
A patent case that began back in 2011 has reached a conclusion, with Samsung ordered to pay about $539 million to Apple over infringements of the latter's patents in devices that are now long gone. The case has dragged on for years as both sides argued about the finer points of how much was owed pe…

Snapchat launches less creepy Send and Request Location features
Snapchat is taking another shot at location after its always-on coordinate-broadcasting Snap Map proved a bit invasive for some users. Snapchat now lets you send your on-going real-time location to a friend, or request theirs, which show up on the Snap Map and within your message thread. Essentiall…

Andy Rubin's Essential is reportedly up for sale and has cancelled work on its next smartphone
Essential, the smartphone company helmed by Android co-creator Andy Rubin is trying to sell itself and has cancelled development of its next phone, Bloomberg reports. The report states the Essential has hired Credit Suisse Group AG to advise them on potentially selling itself. The company raised $3…

OpenStack in transition
OpenStack is one of the most important and complex open-source projects you’ve never heard of. It’s a set of tools that allows large enterprises ranging from Comcast and PayPal to stock exchanges and telecom providers to run their own AWS-like cloud services inside their data centers. O…

The 8 features Amazon and Google must add to the Echo and Home
The Amazon Echo and Google Home are amazing devices and both have advantages over the other. In my home, we use the Amazon Echo and have them around the house and outside. I have the original in the living room, a Dot in bedrooms, my office and outside, a Tap in my woodworking workshop and [&hellip…

GOAT launches electric scooters in Austin
GOAT, a dockless electric scooter company, has launched in Austin, after receiving official permits from the city’s transportation department for its pilot program. Unlike what’s happened in San Francisco with startups Bird, Lime and Spin, GOAT says it wants to work in tandem with city …

Netflix magic market number larger than big cable company's magic market number
Netflix’s market cap is now larger than Comcast, which is pretty much just a symbolic thing given that the companies are valued very differently but is like one of those moments where Apple was larger than Exxon and may be some kind of watershed moment for technology. Or not. A couple notes o…

Twitter unveils new political ad guidelines set to go into effect this summer
Following the unrelenting wave of controversy around Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, Twitter announced new guidelines today for political advertisements on the social networking site. The policy, which will go into effect this summer ahead of midterm elections, will look tow…

The AI in your non-autonomous car
Sorry. Your next car probably won’t be autonomous. But, it will still have artificial intelligence.

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