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Lincoln to Relaunch Aviator Badge at New Auto Show

Lincoln will debut its crossover with the resurrected Aviator name this month at the New York auto show, and it will be based off the redesigned Ford Explorer large crossover, expected in 2019, Ford Motor Co. executives confirmed Thursday. While announcing a new-product blitz that will give the company the freshest portfolio among full-line automakers […]

Toyota Stops Autonomous Car Testing After Uber Car Kills One

Toyota Motor Corp. has halted tests of its “Chauffeur” autonomous driving system on U.S. public roads after a Uber Technologies Inc. vehicle operating in autonomous mode under the supervision of a human safety driver struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona, on Sunday evening. “Because we feel the incident may have an emotional effect […]

Class Action Against BlackBerry Over Handset Sales May Proceed

BlackBerry‘s hope to squash a lawsuit has been dashed by a U.S. judge who says the legal proceedings can move forward. Plaintiffs allege BlackBerry “inflated its stock price and defrauded shareholders” by suggesting sales of BlackBerry 10 handsets were much better than they really were. The case was originally dismissed in March 2015, but new […]

Ford Possibly In Talks to Buy Detroit’s Michigan Central Station

Ford Motor Co. is in discussions to purchase the dilapidated Michigan Central Station in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood just outside of downtown, say reports. The exact status of negotiations is unknown. But two sources familiar with the matter said a deal for the automaker to redevelop the 500,000-square-foot former train station off of Michigan Avenue owned […]

Twitter Is Planning To Ban Cryptocurrency Ads

Twitter is preparing to ban cryptocurrency ads. The company will roll out the new policy in two weeks, according to leaks from people in the know at the firm. Advertisements for initial coin offerings, token sales, and digital wallets to store the virtual currencies will all be prohibited. Twitter may also decide to eliminate ads […]

Volkswagen Will Assemble The New 5-Seat Atlas In Chattanooga

Volkswagen plans to invest $340 million to bring a third vehicle to its assembly plant in Chattanooga — a five-seat version of its Atlas crossover. The new crossover will be be revealed next week at the New York auto show, said Hinrich Woebcken, CEO of Volkswagen Group of America. It is expected to enter production […]

President Trump, In A First, Bans A Cryptocurrency For the US

On Monday, President Trump signed an executive order declaring Venezuela’s Petro digital currency off limits to US citizens. This is the first time the US has  banned a cryptocurrency The US  accuses Venezuela of trying to circumvent US sanctions against the country by issuing the controversial currency. The Petro is claimed to backed by Venezuela’s […]

Uber Suspends Self-Driving Car Tests After Pedestrian Death

A self-driving car operated by Uber struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Ariz., Sunday night. The incident could be the first pedestrian death involving a self-driving vehicle. The car was in autonomous mode but had a human riding along to take control of the vehicle if necessary, according to the Tempe Police Department. The […]

LG Releases Open Source Version of WebOS

LG today made an open version of the webOS platform available to developers and the public. Anyone can download webOS Open Source Edition from LG’s web site and use the the code for whatever they wish. WebOS was originally developed by Palm for smartphones and later cultivated by HP before being purchased by LG. LG chiefly uses the […]

Adrian Lamo, The Hacker Who Gave Up Wikileaks Source Chelsea Manning, Is Dead

Adrian Lamo, a computer hacker best known for passing on information that led to the arrest of Chelsea Manning, has died aged 37. In online messaging conversations, Manning confided in him, describing confidential military material Manning had sent to Wikileaks. Wikileaks published the video of a US helicopter strike that killed seven people, including a […]

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