• BMW, Daimler: You can trust us with car-sharing data
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    Associated Press

    BMW, Daimler: You can trust us with car-sharing data

    Automakers Daimler and BMW say that trustworthy handling of personal data will be a key competitive advantage in their new joint venture that offers app-based services like free-floating car-sharing in big cities. Joining their efforts means they can more quickly achieve rapid growth and win dominant

  • Galaxy Fold: What is the point of Samsung's new foldable phone?
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    The Independent

    Galaxy Fold: What is the point of Samsung's new foldable phone?

    After many rumours and leaks, Samsung has finally revealed its groundbreaking folding phone. It's certainly an exciting innovation but, really, what is the benefit and what will it be used for – Oh, and how can Samsung get away with charging $1,980 or €2,000 for it? The Galaxy Fold was the opening

  • World's food supply 'under threat' from increasing loss of biodiversity, warns UN report
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    The Independent

    World's food supply 'under threat' from increasing loss of biodiversity, warns UN report

    The world’s food supplies are increasingly under threat from the ongoing destruction of the planet’s biodiversity, a new report has warned. Plants, animals and micro-organisms which are crucial to supporting and upholding the human diet are not being protected, the study by the United Nation's Food

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    Associated Press

    YouTube walks a tightrope with its video makers, advertisers

    YouTube has plenty of problems to deal with, ranging from advertiser boycotts to a recommendation engine often blamed for encouraging conspiracies on the video-sharing network. The snubbed YouTubers and their fans quickly retaliated with a passive-aggressive but potent protest. Within a week, "

  • SpaceX launch: Israeli spacecraft lifts off for first-ever privately funded Moon mission
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    The Independent

    SpaceX launch: Israeli spacecraft lifts off for first-ever privately funded Moon mission

    An Israeli spacecraft is attempting the first ever privately-funded moon landing after it hitched a ride aboard a SpaceX rocket. The launch of the Falcon 9 rocket on Thursday evening is the first stage in Israel‘s bid to become just the fourth country to successfully conduct a lunar landing, after Russia

  • Galaxy S10 vs iPhone XS: How does Samsung's latest phone match up to Apple's best?
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    The Independent

    Galaxy S10 vs iPhone XS: How does Samsung's latest phone match up to Apple's best?

    Samsung has thrown down the latest gauntlet in its decade-long duel with Apple, unleashing three new smartphones that it hopes will compete against the latest iPhone range. The entry-level Galaxy S10e and higher-end Galaxy S10+ each offer something different in terms of size, specs and price but it

  • Pothole City: 2019 will be a bumpy ride but there could be a high-tech fix
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    CBC

    Pothole City: 2019 will be a bumpy ride but there could be a high-tech fix

    Since the beginning of 2019, the city of Toronto has repaired 13,467 potholes. "If somebody feels that they want to file a claim against the city they can go onto our web site toronto.ca and search pothole claims," Mills said. "Which is more of a temporary fix," said Mills.

  • Israel joins rush to the moon as first lunar lander launched by Elon Musk's Space X
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    The Telegraph

    Israel joins rush to the moon as first lunar lander launched by Elon Musk's Space X

    ASpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel's first lunar lander on a mission that if successful will make the Jewish state only the fourth nation to achieve a controlled touchdown on the moon's surface.

  • Cyberspy agency says networks are protected as U.S issues Huawei warning
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    CBC

    Cyberspy agency says networks are protected as U.S issues Huawei warning

    Government and cyber security officials are insisting that Canada already has restrictions in place to protect sensitive information after a top Trump official warned that the U.S. won't share information with countries that use Huawei in their systems. During an interview with Fox Business Network

  • Hayabusa 2: Japanese space agency successfully lands spacecraft on asteroid nearly 200 million miles away
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    The Independent

    Hayabusa 2: Japanese space agency successfully lands spacecraft on asteroid nearly 200 million miles away

    The Japanese space agency has successfully landed a space probe on an asteroid nearly 200 million miles away, it has said. The spacecraft – named Hayabusa 2, after a falcon – will now start scrabbling around on the planet looking for clues about the origins of life. Landing the spacecraft was so difficult

  • Nasa 'well on its way' to finding alien life with Mars project, says boss
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    The Independent

    Nasa 'well on its way' to finding alien life with Mars project, says boss

    Nasa is “well on its way” to finding alien life, its boss has said. The space agency is involved in a whole host of projects looking for traces of life elsewhere in the solar system, and has regularly speculated on how far away it might be discovering it. As the space agency said goodbye to the Opportunity

  • Spacecraft successfully lands on small asteroid 186 million miles from Earth
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    Sky News

    Spacecraft successfully lands on small asteroid 186 million miles from Earth

    A Japanese spacecraft has landed on an asteroid more than 186 million miles from Earth on a mission to uncover clues about the origins of life. The Hayabusa 2 probe, named after a falcon, touched down on Ryugu - an asteroid just 900m (3,000ft) in diameter. Scientists at the Japan Aerospace Exploration

  • Israel flying to moon after SpaceX launch
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    The Canadian Press

    Israel flying to moon after SpaceX launch

    An Israeli spacecraft rocketed toward the moon for the country's first attempted lunar landing, following a launch Thursday night by SpaceX. A communications satellite for Indonesia was the main cargo aboard the Falcon 9 rocket, which illuminated the sky as it took flight. Israel seeks to become

  • Israel flying to moon after SpaceX launch
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    Associated Press

    Israel flying to moon after SpaceX launch

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An Israeli spacecraft rocketed toward the moon for the country's first attempted lunar landing, following a launch Thursday night by SpaceX.

  • Claims in El Chapo case highlight perils of 'Googling juror'
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    Associated Press

    Claims in El Chapo case highlight perils of 'Googling juror'

    NEW YORK (AP) — Claims of jury misconduct in the trial of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman have drawn new attention to the digital-age challenge courts face in preventing jurors from scouring media accounts or conducting their own research before rendering a verdict. It's a phenomenon

  • 'Historical Google Earth’ showing lost British landscapes created by Cambridge University
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    The Telegraph

    'Historical Google Earth’ showing lost British landscapes created by Cambridge University

    Few people will remember the ‘Cornish Alps’ which once dominated the skyline around St Austell.

  • Japanese spacecraft touches down on asteroid to get samples
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    Associated Press

    Japanese spacecraft touches down on asteroid to get samples

    TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese spacecraft touched down on a distant asteroid Friday on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on Earth.

  • Cellphone internet access bringing changes fast to Cuba
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    Associated Press

    Cellphone internet access bringing changes fast to Cuba

    HAVANA (AP) — After a tornado slammed Havana in late January, Mijail Ramirez complained on Twitter that authorities were threatening to evict him from his damaged home. A week later he said the government had changed its mind and would help him rebuild the house.

  • Claims in El Chapo case highlight perils of 'Googling juror'
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    Associated Press

    Claims in El Chapo case highlight perils of 'Googling juror'

    NEW YORK (AP) — Claims of jury misconduct in the trial of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman have drawn new attention to the digital-age challenge courts face in preventing jurors from scouring media accounts or conducting their own research before rendering a verdict. It's a phenomenon

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    The Canadian Press

    The Latest: Israel flying to moon after SpaceX launch

    Israel is on its way to the moon, following a dramatic nighttime launch by SpaceX. The rocket is carrying three separate spacecraft, most notably Israel's privately funded lunar lander. Israel seeks to become only the fourth country to successfully land on the moon, after Russia, the U.S. and China

  • The Latest: Israel flying to moon after SpaceX launch
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    Associated Press

    The Latest: Israel flying to moon after SpaceX launch

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Thursday night's SpaceX launch carrying Israel's privately funded lunar lander (all times local):

  • Japanese probe touches down on asteroid in hunt for clues about origin of life
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    The Telegraph

    Japanese probe touches down on asteroid in hunt for clues about origin of life

    A Japanese probe sent to examine an asteroid 170 million miles from the Earth for clues about the origin of life and the solar system landed successfully on Friday.

  • White House ends California talks on mileage dispute
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    Associated Press

    White House ends California talks on mileage dispute

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday broke off talks on vehicle mileage standards with California, increasing the chances of a court battle that threatens to unsettle the auto industry.

  • Japan’s Hayabusa 2 successfully touches down on Ryugu asteroid
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    The Guardian

    Japan’s Hayabusa 2 successfully touches down on Ryugu asteroid

    A Japanese spacecraft has successfully touched down on a speeding asteroid 300 million kilometres from the Earth as it attempts an audacious manoeuvre to collect samples and bring them back for scientists to study. The Hayabusa 2 probe touched down on the asteroid Ryugu at around 11:30pm GMT on Thursday

  • Nestle, AT&T pull YouTube ads over pedophile concerns
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    Associated Press

    Nestle, AT&T pull YouTube ads over pedophile concerns

    Several companies, including AT&T and Nestle, are pulling advertisements from YouTube over concerns about inappropriate comments on videos of children. A video from a popular YouTuber and a report from Wired showed that pedophiles have made unseemly comments on innocuous videos of kids. YouTube says