• Tesla's August Autopilot update will begin to enable
Tesla's August Autopilot update will begin to enable "full self-driving features"

And while cars produced since October of 2016 have all the hardware Tesla says is necessary for self-driving, enabling that hardware requires paying a total of $8,000 in optional fees for many Tesla vehicles. "It's super messed up that a Tesla crash resulting in a broken ankle is front page news and the (approximately) 40,000 people who...

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  • New iPhone X Plus notch screen and triple camera leak
New iPhone X Plus notch screen and triple camera leak

As always, Apple is expected to announce the new iPhones sometime in September. Both these iPhones will be ultra-premium variants with top-notch features. And why not, considering that the iPhone X was reportedly the best selling smartphone in the first quarter of 2018 after helping Apple post its best Q4 quarter in the history of the company...

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  • U.S. Government Bonds Fall After Fed Raises Rates
U.S. Government Bonds Fall After Fed Raises Rates

This marks the seventh time the Fed has hiked rates since 2015, per Reuters , and is part of a slow process to return rates to normal levels. Projections released after the Fed's two-day meeting in Washington show policymakers expect the USA economy will grow 2.8% this year , while unemployment falls to 3.6%.

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  • Bitcoin crash accelerates as Tether fingered
Bitcoin crash accelerates as Tether fingered

The researchers noted that the "bitcoin reversal did not exist before Tether was prevalent in the market and disappears during the period when Tether stops being printed". Or, in layman's terms: to counteract price declines, it looks like somebody at Bitfinex is using Tether to buy bitcoin. "When prices are falling, the Tether creators ca...

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  • Boat carrying over 900 migrants docks in Italy
Boat carrying over 900 migrants docks in Italy

It would also represent a complete reversal of the open-doors migrant policy she adopted in 2015, which saw more than 1 million migrants enter Germany and is seen as having fuelled a sharp rise in support for the rightwing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party and caused deep rifts within her conservative bloc.

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  • Uber will be able to identify drunken passengers
Uber will be able to identify drunken passengers

The premise of the software is to use a learned algorithm to determine a user's state of inebriation. It also calculates the time the rider has interacted with the Uber app. While the system could be used to prevent drunk and disorderly passengers from riding, CNN pointed out that it could be a draw for some drivers. Ideally, this would give Uber...

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  • Fed Raises Interest Rates, Signals Faster Hikes on the Way
Fed Raises Interest Rates, Signals Faster Hikes on the Way

He'll likely address the decision to hike rates and the Fed's views on the overall economic outlook. Estimates of longer-run interest rates were unchanged and seen reaching as high as 3.4 percent in 2020 before dropping to 2.9 percent in the longer run.

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  • Donald Trump Tweets: North Korea No Longer A Nuclear Threat
Donald Trump Tweets: North Korea No Longer A Nuclear Threat

It appears even Trump was unclear on whether there was any record of his 40-minute talk with Kim . As part of the inter-Korean thaw, the Games were attended by North Korea and there was concern the military exercise could jeopardise the rapprochement.

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  • Show of solidarity after Donald Trump attacks Justin Trudeau on Twitter
Show of solidarity after Donald Trump attacks Justin Trudeau on Twitter

Canada's House of Commons Monday condemned the personal attacks on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by U.S. President Donald Trump and his surrogates. Although he insisted he had a good relationship with Mr Justin Trudeau , just days after leaving in disarray a G-7 summit the Canadian prime minister had hosted, Mr Trump took another dig at h...

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  • Doubts Over OPEC Weigh on Crude Prices
Doubts Over OPEC Weigh on Crude Prices

In its closely watched Monthly Oil Market Report published today, OPEC revised up its non-OPEC supply growth estimate by 130,000 bpd compared to last month's report, and now expects non-OPEC supply growth of 1.86 million bpd in 2018 compared to 2017.

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  • Dixons Carphone Breach Hits 5.9 Million Cards
Dixons Carphone Breach Hits 5.9 Million Cards

It said an investigation, which started last week, indicated there was an attempt, going back to July a year ago, to compromise data on 5.9 million credit cards in one of the processing systems of Currys PC World and Dixons Travel stores. Dixons Carphone says it has contacted the relevant banks. About 105,000 cards issued outside the European Unio...

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  • Coinbase finally announced the Next Coin to be Listed; Ethereum Classic
Coinbase finally announced the Next Coin to be Listed; Ethereum Classic

The announcement did not specifically state when ETC would be available on Coinbase-operated platforms, only that it would happen in the "coming months" and would appear in its institutional and professional products before being made available through its retail-focused brokerage service.

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  • Uber CEO slams driver who booted lesbian couple over kiss
Uber CEO slams driver who booted lesbian couple over kiss

Iovine and her girlfriend Emma Pichl are still upset after being thrown from that Uber auto. The couple was heading back to Manhattan on Saturday after celebrating a friend's birthday at a Brooklyn bar. He said they played loud videos on their phones and that one of the women put her feet up on the seats. "It's my own vehicle, I didn't feel comfo...

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  • Bitcoin Price Manipulation Probe Linked to Futures Market
Bitcoin Price Manipulation Probe Linked to Futures Market

The Wall Street Journal claims that the CFTC's investigation was spurred by a lack of responsiveness to requests from CME that Bitstamp, Coinbase, Itbit, and Kraken to provide trading data back in January. CME and the CFTC are expected to monitor trading for that hour to determine whether individual trades distort the futures price. Neither Bits...

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  • Toyota to buy $1-billion stake in Grab
Toyota to buy $1-billion stake in Grab

Grab called it the largest-ever investment globally by an automotive manufacturer in the ride-hailing sector. A man walks past a Grab office in Singapore March 26, 2018. "We will work with partners like Toyota to continue to transform transportation in Southeast Asia", Grab said in an email. Toyota has installed its data recorders in Grab-operate...

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  • Mercedes recalls cars over emission
Mercedes recalls cars over emission "shutdown devices"

This latest development follows news a year ago that saw Daimler accused of selling over one million cars with excess emissions in Europe and the USA, following earlier reports in the German media. The main offenders in this case are diesel-powered versions of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan, GLC SUV as well as Vito commercial vehicle. Daim...

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  • Uber launches a low-data Lite app that's just 5MB in size
Uber launches a low-data Lite app that's just 5MB in size

For many people with older or budget Android phones , it's still something they must contend with every day. Uber's competitor Ola also has a Lite version of its app which was launched last December in India. Among others, Uber Lite boasts a 300-millisecond response time (at least in theory), making the booking process a breeze, and offe...

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  • GOP scolds Trump team for feud with Canada
GOP scolds Trump team for feud with Canada

President Donald Trump's trade adviser Peter Navarro expressed regret Tuesday for having said there is "a special place in hell" for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau . According to the USTR, America counts Canadian goods that are shipped to regional trading hubs within the United States and then re-exported back to Canada or Mexico as US...

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  • AT&T-Time Warner Merger Gets The Green Light From Federal Court
AT&T-Time Warner Merger Gets The Green Light From Federal Court

A federal judge on Tuesday gave his blessing to telecom giant AT&T's drive to take over the Time Warner media conglomerate. The case has drawn attention from all sides including Sling TV's President Warren Schlichting, who testified against the merger.

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  • Mulroney says he's 'never seen anything' like Trump surrogates' attacks on Trudeau
Mulroney says he's 'never seen anything' like Trump surrogates' attacks on Trudeau

Nevertheless, Trump appears determined to up-end the trade relationship, insisting that the United States is the loser, and has demanded that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) be renegotiated or abandoned. Trump was asked about the contrast between the respect he accorded Kim here Tuesday and the hostility he showed Trudeau in recen...

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