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Uber changes policy, allows tipping for the first time

Uber on Monday embarked on a 180-day program to change its image by allowing riders to give drivers tips through the Uber app, something the company had resisted under Kalanick. Even though Uber as a company has been rocked with scandal over the past few months, the day-to-day operations for drivers has remained steady, these drivers told us. Read More

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Uber CEO Kalanick Resigns Under Investor Pressure

Uber has also been searching for a COO for months to help Kalanick. "Travis has always put Uber first", it reads. TravelPulse's Gabe Zaldivar reported last week that Kalanick's departure left the company with a committee of leaders, including Rachel Holt, manager of North America, Francis Frei, senior vice president of leadership and strategy and Liane Hornsey, chief of human resources. Read More

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Apple adds Virgin to US carrier lineup as Virgin ditches Android

Apple adds Virgin to US carrier lineup as Virgin ditches Android

Sprint does not break out the number of Virgin Mobile subscribers, but the company reported 12 million US prepaid subscribers at the end of May, which includes Virgin Mobile subscribers. Global calls cost an extra $5 or $10 a month, depending on whether you need the ability to call beyond Mexico and Canada. The unlimited data plan downgrades streaming video to DVD-quality automatically and is subject to similar limitations as Sprint's own unlimited plan, which can slow the download rate in ... Read More

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Moving Uber Forward: Travis Kalanick steps down as the company's CEO

Moving Uber Forward: Travis Kalanick steps down as the company's CEO

Kalanick says the move will allow the ride-sharing company to go back to building itself rather than become distracted by another fight . Uber's board said in a statement that Kalanick had "always put Uber first". The company also fired its APAC Business Head Eric Alexander for allegedly obtaining the medical reports of a Uber rape victim . These investors have also been with Uber right from the beginning. Read More

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Pokemon Go Undergoing Changes for Anniversary

Pokemon Go Undergoing Changes for Anniversary

This plan is part of Niantic, the developer of Pokémon Go , to revamp all existing gyms with the new update. Developer Niantic is saying that this gym change should make the feature interesting for absolutely everyone. More coins can be accumulated in " Pokemon GO " as long as the designated Pokemon remain longer on that gym. The patch notes indicate that all of these updates are being launched at the same time. Read More

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Tropical Storm Cindy to move toward Louisiana soon

Tropical Storm Cindy to move toward Louisiana soon

He said the Escatawpa River, at 15 feet Tuesday, would typically be lower than 3 feet at this time of year. "Rainfall totals ranging from 1.50" to almost 4.50" are possible and some flooding issues are likely to occur. We are not anticipating much in the way of strong wind in East Texas, however, wind gusts may exceed 25 miles per hour in some areas. "We're in communication with other state agencies", said Cormier. Read More

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Family: Freed student who died has 'completed his journey'

Family: Freed student who died has 'completed his journey'

Under existing law, all it would take is a designation by Tillerson — called a "geographic travel restriction" — to make all American passports invalid for travel to North Korea . He returned home to the Cincinnati area last week. People can live in a state of unresponsive wakefulness for many years with the chances of recovery depending on the extent of the brain injury. Read More

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OnePlus launches OnePlus 5 smartphone; check out price and specs here

As expected, the camera played a major starring role in the OnePlus 5 launch today, with confirmation arriving that the 20mp and 16mp duo of lenses underpins the handset's official slogan: "Dual camera , clearer photos ". Bluetooth 5.0 aptX & aptX HD, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou.This phone supports Dual SIM (nano + nano). OnePlus talks about their customer support, stating that they had just 5 people in their customer support team when they began, but now the team has gone up to over ... Read More

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McCain: Travelers to N Korea should sign waiver

Going by a surprisingly detailed scoop by the New York Times' David Sanger from last March, nearly all scenarios for escalation in North Korea are very ugly. officials decried as out of proportion to his alleged crime. The president made the comments a day after an American student, Otto Warmbier , died in the United States after being released from North Korean custody. Read More

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Australia suspends air strikes in Syria

Australia suspends air strikes in Syria

The Pentagon stated that the unmanned aerial vehicle of the Assad regime was a threat because it had weapons on board and was in close proximity to the forces of the US-led global coalition. command carry out a careful investigation and report about its results and the measures taken", the statement reads. USA -backed forces recently pushed into Raqqa, the northern Syrian city that served as the group's de facto capital. Read More

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London fire: Queen, not PM May, taps into national mood

London fire: Queen, not PM May, taps into national mood

The Queen's visit to a rest centre for evacuated families came 24 hours after the prime minister was criticised for not speaking to local families when she visited the scene. LONDON (AP ) - Queen Elizabeth II and senior royals have marked her official birthday in the annual Trooping the Color celebration. Prime Minister Theresa May has ordered a public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire . Read More

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Tropical Storm Bret forms; Cindy may be brewing

Tropical Storm Bret forms; Cindy may be brewing

Tropical Storm Cindy is meandering over the central Gulf of Mexico, and forecasters warn that it's dumping heavy rains that could trigger life-threatening flash floods. It's maximum sustained winds are at 40 miles per hour (65 kph) and the storm is moving toward the northwest at 10 miles per hour (17 kph). "As a heads up, southern Georgian Bay and just east of Toronto along the 401 corridor through Hamilton and southwest to Sarnia and Windsor could see heavy rain". Read More

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US coroner investigating death of student freed from N. Korea

I'm grateful that we were able to get him home, even if the result was unbearable. He was leaving North Korea on January 2, 2016, when he was detained at the airport. President Donald Trump has offered condolences to Warmbier's family. He said he was kept isolated most of the time but not physically abused. Another cautioned against reading too much into the message, arguing that there was no meeting earlier in the day that could have spurred the comment or that that tweet foretold some ... Read More

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Who is Trump's new lawyer, Jay Sekulow?

Who is Trump's new lawyer, Jay Sekulow?

Sekulow: No, he's not being investigated! At first Sekulow denied Trump is under investigation , as the Washington Post reported last week for possible obstruction of justice. Because the special counsel, under the special counsel regulations, reports still to the Department of Justice, not an independent counsel", Sekulow said. Read More

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Study shows Earth's lethal heat worsens

Study shows Earth's lethal heat worsens

An estimated 20,000 people died; a subsequent study suggested the number was as high as 70,000. The University of Hawaii study , which looked at 164 cities across 36 countries, looked at almost 2,000 deadly heat waves since 1980, including a European heat wave in 2003 linked to 70,000 deaths, a 2010 Moscow heat wave that killed about 10,000 people and a 1995 Chicago heat wave that claimed 700. Read More

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Osinbajo vows to put operators of electricity generating sets out of business

Osinbajo vows to put operators of electricity generating sets out of business

India's draft National Energy Plan, updated previous year, estimates that the country will have as much as 175 GW of installed renewable capacity by 2022. While that will slow the pace of global warming, another $5.3 trillion of investment would be needed to bring enough generation capacity to keep temperature increases by the end of the century to a manageable 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius), the report said. Read More

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Tesla driver ignored repeat Autopilot warnings before fatal crash

Following a fatal accident in a Tesla Model S on Autopilot in May 2016 , both the National Transportation Safety Board Office of Public Affairs (NTSB) and the U.S. (A medical report also found traces of marijuana in his system, though it's unclear whether or not THC might've played a role in the accident.) The driver heads to court tomorrow on charges of violating the right of way. Read More

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The Scientific Discovery That Explains Stonehenge and the Summer Solstice

The Scientific Discovery That Explains Stonehenge and the Summer Solstice

The summer solstice, which falls between spring and autumn, starts June 20 and lasts until September 23. Summer solstice, which marks the longest day of the year and the first day of summer, occurs today, June 20. Watch the sunset - Identify a good spot in advance and enthrall yourself with the stunning hues of nature as the sun goes down. The longest day of 2017, for anyone living north of the Equator, is June 21. Read More

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A Fully Renewable Energy Grid Is Too Costly For Now

These newer generating resources are also contributing to the varied reliability services - such as frequency and voltage management, ramping and load-following capabilities, provision of contingency and replacement reserves, black start capability and sufficiency electricity output to meet demand at all times - that electric grids require to provide electric services to consumers on an around the clock basis. Read More

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Pakistan stun defending champions India to win Champions Trophy

Reigning champions India went into Sunday's showpiece as strong favourites after thrashing Pakistan in the group stage, but found themselves on the receiving end of a crushing 180-run defeat at The Oval. Giles Clarke, the president of the England and Wales Cricket Board and head of the ICC's Pakistan task force said, in comments reported by the Guardian in March: "The desire is to give the cricket-starved Pakistani supporters the chance to see some of the world's finest players in live ... Read More

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Apple And IKEA To Team Up For Augmented Reality Furniture App

Now, thanks to an interview with Ikea digital transformation manager Michael Valdsgaard at Di Digital, we're getting a little more information on the fruits of that partnership. Now, as per the company, Apple's AR platform will allow for a much greater quality and consistency. We have nearly 400 and we want to complement them in as many ways as possible through mobiles, social media, AR, and third-party e-merchants. Read More

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London Mayor Admits Fire Caused by 'Mistakes and Neglect'

London Mayor Admits Fire Caused by 'Mistakes and Neglect'

The 24-story Grenfell Tower in the north Kensington neighborhood in west London is near several major transport hubs. The government on Saturday promised a public inquiry and police have opened a criminal investigation. Cundy said authorities plan to release video and photographs from inside the badly-charred building. "If something needs to be done to make buildings safe it will be done". Read More

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