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VW"s Schmidt loved U.S. long before facing federal charges

Oliver Schmidt played a key role in a 2005 VW project designed to figure out what American consumers wanted. The German-born VW executive is now awaiting trial in a Michigan jail on charges tied to VW's conspiracy to skirt U.S. emissions rules......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsMar 4th, 2017

Supreme Court asked to nullify the Google trademark

The case comes two months after court’s “offensive” trademarks ruling. Enlarge (credit: Leon Neal/Getty Images) Is the term "google" too generic and therefore unworthy of its trademark protection? That's the question before the US Suprem.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News1 hr. 37 min. ago

Jonathan Coulton"s New Dystopian Album Becomes a Graphic Novel

An anonymous reader brings news about one of Slashdot's long-time favorite musicians: In April, musician Jonathan Coulton released Solid State, a sci-fi concept album that represented a significant departure -- both from Coulton's wry, bright, tunefu.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News2 hr. 29 min. ago

TVAddons Decimated Without Trial, Here’s a View of the Damage

Bell Canada, TVA, Videotron, and Rogers are collectively suing Kodi addon repository TVAddons. Before obtaining a civil search warrant, ostensibly to preserve evidence, the companies admitted to the court that the destruction of TVAddons was their tr.....»»

Category: internetSource:  torrentfreakRelated News7 hr. 8 min. ago

When games consoles were bookshelves: celebrating 35 years of Fighting Fantasy books

We catch up with Fighting Fantasy founders Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson. My first games console was a bookshelf. Long before I felt the call of Skyrim’s icy tundras, tackled the complex dungeons of Zelda or battled the undead foes o.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News7 hr. 8 min. ago

How to live forever

Or, perhaps more accurately, how to live long enough to live forever... Humans have wanted to live forever for as long as we've lived at all. It's an obsession that stretches back so far that it feels like it's somehow hard-coded.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News7 hr. 8 min. ago

"Mass Effect: Andromeda" is basically over and BioWare just confirmed it, folks

Five months. That's how long it's been since Mass Effect: Andromeda launched, and that's how long it took BioWare Montreal to admit that nothing more can be done with the ailing game's story mode. Technically, it wasn't even a full five months, as An.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News18 hr. 44 min. ago

Paul Allen Finds Long-Lost World War II Cruiser, the USS Indianapolis

An anonymous reader quotes the US Naval Institute News: Seventy-two years after two torpedoes fired from a Japanese submarine sunk cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA-35), the ship's wreckage was found resting on the seafloor on Saturday -- more than 18,000.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News21 hr. 8 min. ago

Former GE CEO Jeff Immelt close to becoming Uber’s CEO

 The long and dramatic process for naming a new Uber CEO may be coming closer to an end. First reported by Kara Swisher, our sources are also telling us that former General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt is still being seriously considered and the bo.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News21 hr. 37 min. ago

Hollywood"s Cybercrime Pains Are Bigger than Movie Leaks

Piracy is a long-running and even routine issue for Hollywood, whether it's street vendors hawking bootleg DVDs on street corners or video uploaded to file-sharing sites like Pirate Bay. Now cybercriminals are also putting embarrassing chatter and ot.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated NewsAug 19th, 2017

Spectacular color photos capture WWII air cadets in training

Aviation Cadet Thanas inspects an airplane engine.Image: Library of CongressOne year before the outbreak of World War II, a U.S. congressional board found that the Navy had insufficient training facilities to deal with a potential emergency demand fo.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsAug 19th, 2017

A simple eye test could alert you of onset Alzheimer"s years before symptoms emerge

Researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and other institutions have discovered that a retina scan could help diagnose Alzheimer's disease years before other symptoms start to emerge. The post A simple eye test could alert you of onset Alzheimer&.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 19th, 2017

Hyundai To Build a 300-Mile-Per-Charge Electric Car

On Thursday, Hyundai Motor said it will launch a long-range electric vehicle with a driving range of 500 km (311 miles) per charge after 2021. The company is reportedly planning 31 eco-friendly models by 2020, up from a previously flagged 28. Reuters.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Xbox One X "Project Scorpio Edition" could be on the way

Just like the Xbox One before it, Microsoft looks to be readying a special version of its next-gen gaming machine. Microsoft might be readying a special Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition, if leaks on two German retail websites are to be believ.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Live your laziest life with this super convenient charging pad

You come home from work. It’s been a long day—you’re tired, you’re hungry, and of course, your phone has died. The last thing you want to do is go crawling on the floor, looking for the gosh-darn cord to plug your phone in......»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Retina scan may detect onset of Alzheimer’s disease years before symptoms emerge

Researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and other institutions have discovered that a retina scan could help diagnose Alzheimer's disease years before other symptoms start to emerge. The post Retina scan may detect onset of Alzheimer’s dis.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

U.S. prosecutors recommend 3 years in prison for VW engineer Liang

Federal prosecutors recommended a three-year prison sentence for Volkswagen engineer James Liang for his role in widespread diesel emissions violations that have cost the German automaker as much as $25 billion......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Code chunk in Kronos malware used long before MalwareTech published it

Marcus Hutchins, the researcher who stopped WCry, complained his code was lifted. Enlarge / Marcus Hutchins, security researcher for Kryptos Logic. In May, he registered a domain name that neutralized the WCry ransomware worm. In August, he was.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

U.S. charges retired UAW official in ongoing corruption probe

Virdell King, a retired UAW official, was charged in a federal information with using a credit card from a training center for Chrysler employees to buy more than $40,000 worth of personal items......»»

Category: autoSource:  autonewsRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

How to watch the eclipse without eclipse glasses

With the solar eclipse just days away, everyone is trying to get their hands on a last-minute pair of eclipse glasses. But what if you don't have $250 to spend on a pair because you spent too much money on pizza the night before? In a new video,.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Here"s the umbilical cord iPhone cable you never asked for

Grow Cable is an umbilical cord smartphone cable that pulsates as it charges. The creator says it was designed as social commentary on the growing dependence over smart phones. The cable currently sells for $5,693.95 on Etsy. Read more...More about I.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017