You have more choices than ever for traveling from one destination to another, and thanks to modern technology, mass transportation is the safest it's ever been.Despite this, your chances of dying while traveling in some type of vehicle — be it a boat, train, or a car — remains a nonzero probability.According to 2017 data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics and the National Safety Council, the most-recent data available from the agencies, there were 37,133 highway deaths, 831 railroad deaths, and 658 people who died in recreational boating incidents.Mass transportation has come a long way since the days of the horse and buggy.Combined with passive safety features like airbags, these are all designed to help prevent crashes, or reduce the likelihood of injury in a collision.Read more: The 10 nastiest cruise ships of all time
Apple has reportedly registered seven new MacBooks in the Eurasian Economic Commission database.The models were filed Thursday, and are listed as the A2141, A2147, A2158, A2159, A2179, A2182 and A2251, MacRumors said.Apple had just unveiled a slight update to its MacBook Pro lineup during WWDC earlier this month, with its 13- and 15-inch computers to feature Intel's faster eighth- and ninth-generation Core processors, including an eight-core version.It also announced a redesigned keyboard for the MacBook Pro.According to MacRumors, all filings this week appear to be for MacBooks, as they were described as "portable" computers in the database.MacRumors said filings with the Eurasian Economic Commission are a legal requirement to sell encrypted devices in Russia and other countries, and that they have previously foretold the announcement of new iPhones, iPads, iPad Pros, Apple Watches, Macs and AirPods.
A federal judge in Minneapolis has sentenced Paul Hansmeier to 14 years in prison for an elaborate fraud scheme that involved uploading pornographic videos to file-sharing networks and then threatening to sue people who downloaded them.“It is almost incalculable how much your abuse of trust has harmed the administration of justice,” said Judge Joan Ericksen at a Friday sentencing hearing.Way back in 2012, we started reporting on a law firm called Prenda Law that was filing lawsuits against people for sharing pornographic films online.Prenda wasn't the only law firm filing these kinds of lawsuits, but Prenda came up with a novel way of ginning up more business: uploading the films itself, including some that were produced by Prenda associates.A key part of the firm's strategy was to seek settlements of a few thousand dollars.The demanded sums were small enough that it cost less to settle the lawsuits than fight them.
Lyft said Friday that it's launching is own built-in-house scooter model.The first city to get the scooter is Denver.Lyft has said for months that it planned roll out its own scooter.This design has a 20% wider base, thicker wheels, longer-lasting battery, a brake that engages both wheels and a "more durable build," according to Lyft.And, because pink is the company's signature color, it also has pink wheels."For the first time, Lyft scooters will also feature our iconic pink wheels, making it undeniably clear that scooters are central to Lyft's vision for a future where cities are built around people, not private cars," said Caroline Samponaro, head of bike, scooter, and pedestrian policy at Lyft.
It's a different look for the comic than we've seen before: His normally cherubic face looks worn and tired, and his blue eyes have a muted gaze that carries the weight of a man who is scared and desperate.Gone is the beloved Emmy-award-winning comedian known for self-deprecating jokes about food, laziness and his five kids.He had three premieres earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, including Troop Zero, in which he stars with Allison Janney and Viola Davis, and Them That Follow, where he plays a member of a snake-handling Christian cult."I'm grateful that they're all coming out," Gaffigan says.He also talked about of heckling in stand-up, and how YouTube has changed comedy forever.Do I think I can do a good job at it?
Major Wall Street banks like Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan have invested over $460 million in Symphony, a startup building encrypted, cloud-based communication tools.Almost four years into the project, Symphony has over 300,000 users.The son of two former diplomats and a veteran Silicon Valley executive for almost two decades, Gurle is known as the consummate salesman who could "charm the birds from the trees," according to a former employee.Banks, asset managers, and even Google have invested over $460 million into Symphony, a secure, cloud-based chat platform conceived as a hub for any and all financial work.A single Bloomberg terminal costs $24,000 a year and the company controls around a third of the $28 billion global information market for financial markets data, analysis and news, according to estimates from Burton-Taylor International Consulting, a TP ICAP company.Founder Mike Bloomberg is one of the richest men in the world.
Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff.Apple has announced that Shortcuts, a powerful automation app for the iPhone and iPad, will come pre-installed on iOS devices.This is great news because it’s an incredibly handy app — based on Workflow which Apple acquired in 2017 — let’s you combine multiple actions to perform a specific task.Well, you can for example make it easier to open your favorite Apple Music playlist, finding travel times to an address, creating GIFs, and more.But one of its best uses in my opinion is use it as an RSS reader, and here’s how you do it:Step 1: Download the Shortcuts app from the App Store, if you haven’t done so already.
It looks brilliant with a 1080p screen, but the 4K option really makes its visuals pop.The XPS 15 is another favorite of ours, but if you’re not a Dell fan we have a selection of other fantastic 4K laptops to pick from.What we thought of the Dell XPS 13:The XPS 13 is our favorite all round laptop, so it’s perhaps no surprise that its 4K option tops the list of our favorite 4K laptops too.Whichever option you pick, though, the 4K touchscreen looks fantastic, even in bright offices and outside, thanks to its impressive 472 nits of brightness.It’s got great contrast, support for a wide gamut of colors, and better color accuracy than almost any competition in its bracket.
Amazon hit back at former Vice President Joe Biden on Twitter Thursday after he tweeted that Amazon should not pay a lower tax rate than firefighters and teachers."We pay every penny we owe," Amazon wrote on Twitter, adding that Biden's criticism should be focused on US tax code rather than Amazon itself.Amazon has not owed federal taxes in the past two years.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Amazon hit back at former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday after he criticized how much the tech giant pays in taxes."We've paid $2.6B in corporate taxes since 2016.
PHILADELPHIA--The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust announced today the 2019 class members of the Pew-Stewart Scholars Program for Cancer Research.The seven early-career scholars who make up the 2019 class are spearheading innovative research efforts designed to find cures for cancer, with each receiving a four-year grant to advance these initiatives.This is the sixth year that the Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust has partnered with Pew to support researchers pursuing groundbreaking work focused on better understanding the origins, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer."Pew is proud to support researchers who have dedicated their careers to this noble cause."The class of 2019 is examining several promising areas of cancer research, including strategies to reprogram tumor-associated immune cells, investigate a mutant protein in lung cancer, and develop methods to treat acute myeloid leukemia, among other topics."Curing cancer demands curiosity, ingenuity, and perseverance from researchers," said Peter M. Howley, M.D., chair of the Pew-Stewart national advisory committee.
Chinese companies have preferred to list in Hong Kong this year, but the freshly opened Science and Technology Innovation Board in Shanghai could be a “real shake up” in Chinese initial public offerings (IPO), a report by US law firm Baker McKenzie said.The firm expects that the new tech board at the Shanghai Stock Exchange, named the STAR Market, will challenge the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.The tech board started accepting applications in March, and approved its first three listings earlier in June from the biotech, semiconductor, and artificial intelligence (AI) industries.The new exchange is an attempt to keep China’s valuable homegrown tech firms from listing abroad.The STAR Market relaxed listing requirements compared with other exchanges in China, allowing for pre-profit and even loss-making companies to list.Last year, Hong Kong made a move along the same lines, changing its rules in order to allow pre-revenue biotech firms and some which operate on weighted voting systems to trade.
Spanish police have arrested 35 people allegedly involved in an international counterfeit bank card ring which laundered its profits using Bitcoin.Most of those arrested hailed from Spain, Nigeria, Cameroon, Morocco, and Equatorial Guinea.The criminals defrauded 210 victims in Spain, and a further 20 in Israel, Denmark, Germany, France, and Greece.Spain’s Civil Guard – the force leading the investigation – says it’s detected 104 fraudulent cards made in Spain and other 12 countries.The investigation was sparked after a car rental company in Alicante (Spain) reported the use of a fraudulent card.Fraudsters resorted to the widely used phishing method to gain victims’ credit card details and credentials.
Fusion-powered spacecraft may not be just a sci-fi dream for much longer.The Direct Fusion Drive (DFD) engine could take flight for the first time in 2028 or so, if all goes according to plan, the concept's developers said.(10,000 kilograms) robotic spacecraft to Saturn in just two years, or all the way out to Pluto within five years of launch, project team members said.(For perspective: NASA's Cassini mission made it to Saturn in 6.75 years, and it took the agency's New Horizons probe 9.5 years to get to Pluto.)Related: Superfast Spacecraft Propulsion Concepts (Images)And the engine doubles as a potent power source, meaning the technology could have a broad range of off-Earth applications.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 sits right in the middle of the phone maker’s 2019 lineup, between the budget Galaxy S10e and the top-of-the line Galaxy S10 Plus.But despite its middle child status, the S10 is a great phone.Its $800 sale price is less than the total amount of payments you’d make to your carrier to lease the device.For business travelers, this is especially helpful.The Galaxy S10 sports a near bezel-less 6.1-inch display, which only has a small hole in it to make room for a front-facing camera.The screen itself is stunningly crisp and bright, and arguably one of the top screens available on a smartphone today.
The Samsung Galaxy Fit has finally arrived today, after being announced back at Samsung's Galaxy S10 event.I've been wearing the $99 tracker on my wrist for a little over 24 hours.How does it compare to affordable Fitbits, or to Samsung's other new fitness watch, the Galaxy Watch Active?The Galaxy Fit feels more like a lightweight, budget fitness tracker than the round, higher-design Galaxy Watch.Despite its lower-key look, it has some impressive specs: it's 5ATM water resistant, has onboard heart rate (and Samsung's "stress level" tracking, which seems a little unreliable/confusing), automatic sleep tracking, automatic activity workout tracking (for walking, running, biking, rowing, elliptical) plus phone notifications.Galaxy Fit vs. Fitbit Inspire HR
Microsoft has been in the software game for decades, but, Xbox consoles aside, only in recent years has the tech giant dipped its toes into the hardware arena with its surprisingly great Surface devices.The Microsoft Surface lineup contains some great Windows tablets (a couple of which are on sale right now), but it also features a few unique lightweight ultrabooks like the Surface Laptop and Surface Book.Despite an increasingly crowded market for ultrabooks and 2-in-1 laptops, these super-sleek Surface laptops have managed to leave their mark, cementing Microsoft’s foray into PC hardware design a largely successful one.If you’re in the market for a featherweight Windows laptop, read on:Given how much laptop hardware has slimmed down over the past few years, it’s no surprise that featherweight “ultrabooks” like the Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 are quickly becoming the future of portable PCs.The MacBook Air arguably kickstarted this trend, but Apple is no longer the only game in town, and the Surface Laptop 2 is a solid alternative for Windows users.
After the Golden State Warriors stole Game 5 from right under the noses of the Toronto Raptors to keep the NBA Final series alive, Game 6 shifted to the Bay Area.As the Most Online of all the major sports, the NBA is the best place for in-game commentary, especially on social media.Drake, on track to become the most obnoxious basketball fan in the history of the game, was obviously ecstatic.Moving into the second quarter, the Raptors maintained just a 1-point lead.The second quarter was a seesawing affair with neither team really getting on top.Klay Thompson was fouled outside the arc, what, three times?
Tesla Denied Tariff Exemption for Chinese-made CPU in the Model 3 – FutureCarWhat happened: The U.S. government denied Tesla’s tariff exemption request for the Chinese-made CPU used in its popular Model 3 sedan.In a letter dated May 29, the US Trade Representative’s Office said the component is “a product strategically important or related to ‘Made in China 2025’ or other Chinese industrial programs.” The CPU is manufactured by Quanta Shanghai.A separate exemption request by the supplier of the Model 3’s touchscreen, SAS Automotive USA Inc, was also denied.Why it’s important: In a securities filing on April 29, Tesla wrote, “our costs for producing our vehicles in the US have also been affected by import duties on certain components sourced from China.” The company previously claimed that choosing a different CPU supplier would have “delayed the Model 3 launch by 18 months.” The 25% import tariff has also affected other US automakers, with General Motors stopping domestic sales of its Chinese-made Buick Envision, which accounted for nearly 15% of the brand’s sales in 2018.
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The recent E3 trailer for the Avengers game has given rise to some speculation that the game may contain a crossover with the PS4 Spider-Man game.Some are hoping for a game version of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — which is unlikely, but would be amazing if it turned out to be true.In Spider-Man, should you and your friendly neighborhood Peter Park visit the Avengers tower in the Upper East Side, he’ll say something to the effect of, “Too bad they’re never around.They’re on the West Coast or something.”In the trailer for the Avengers game, the Avengers are indeed on the West Coast, San Francisco specifically, when something called “A-Day” occurs that fractures the group.Was Peter on to something or was that just a sly dig at the in-comics West Coast Avengers that coincidentally presages the new game?