• Trans Mountain supporters hit the Hill for one-day lobbying blitz

    Trans Mountain supporters hit the Hill for one-day lobbying blitz

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    The spill comes days before a deadline set by Kinder Morgan for its controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Trudeau dispatched Morneau to negotiate a deal with Kinder Morgan in mid-April, a week after the company halted all non-essential spending on the $7.4-billion pipeline pending reassurances from Ottawa that opposition to the project was not going to prevent it from being completed.
  • Storm Alberto gains strength approaching northern Gulf Coast

    Storm Alberto gains strength approaching northern Gulf Coast

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    A water spout, a risky vortex of wind and water, was spotted late Sunday about 7 miles off shore of Alligator Point, Florida, said Roth. Forecasters say heavy rains from Subtropical Storm Alberto could cause flooding across most of SC. Along the Gulf Coast and Big Bend, some mandatory and some voluntary evacuations were underway Sunday after a forecast for a 2- to 4-foot storm surge.
  • Subtropical Storm Alberto forms in western Caribbean

    Subtropical Storm Alberto forms in western Caribbean

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    Friday with a new, full advisory at 10 p.m. An area of low pressure near Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula could morph into a tropical storm in the coming days. Saturday and running to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The start time for the rain and storms associated with Alberto remains fluid. The biggest impacts from Alberto are set to arrive on Monday, Memorial Day , into Tuesday.
  • The Apple drops for Samsung

    The Apple drops for Samsung

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    Apple and Samsung have been at each other's throats over legal issues regarding patent infringements. Meanwhile, the patent trial which kicked off yesterday with jury selection was proved so hard to find unbiased jurors that choosing eight of them from the 74 candidates took an nearly whole day.
  • Is Google Tracking Android Users Secretly? Oracle Claims So

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    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the country's privacy commissioner said they were reviewing the findings of a report by Oracle Corp . It falls back on using Google Play or Google Maps icon to ensure that it can evade detection. Oracle also found that Google could also be gathering round 1GB of person data monthly.
  • Nasa will send helicopter to Mars to test otherworldly flight

    Nasa will send helicopter to Mars to test otherworldly flight

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    The helicopter is the result of four years of testing and redesigning a standard helicopter to shrink it down to an object that weighs a little less than four pounds. This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle on Vera Rubin Ridge, Mars . Up to five flights are planned over the 30-day test campaign, starting with a flight where the helicopter will ascent to an altitude of three meters and hover for 30 seconds.
  • Kansas picked as participant in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program

    Kansas picked as participant in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program

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    Now, the vision is to deliver packages using drones with its customers, which include FedEx , 7-Eleven and Domino's Pizza Inc., ultimately bringing drone delivery to homes across America. "Drones are a transformative technology and for them to truly become a part of everyday life the industry must work with state and local stakeholders who work and live where these drones will operate".
  • Penn alum John Legend's voice is coming to Google Assistant

    Penn alum John Legend's voice is coming to Google Assistant

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    Making the competition in Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered assistants space tougher, Google on Tuesday announced that people will soon have a choice of choosing from six voices, including one of musician John Legend , to talk to " Google Assistant ".
  • Gmail Smart Compose will help you type better emails

    Gmail Smart Compose will help you type better emails

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    Google is giving Gmail a substantial update, offering better integration with G Suite apps, along with security , collaboration, and AI enhancements. "For example, if it's Friday it may suggest " Have a great weekend! " as a closing phrase". If Spring's just sprung, Smart Compose might suggest "happy Spring!" During Google I/O 2018 , the company revealed a new Smart Compose feature which will be added to Gmail.
  • Fitbit finally realises women exist with new female health tools

    Fitbit finally realises women exist with new female health tools

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    And it gets smarter as you log. Fitbit says it takes about two cycles for the app to really get to know your cycle to make more accurate predictions. Once your device receives the update, quick replies will be turned on automatically for every notification that comes through to your watch. Fitbit also upped the customization ante by giving wearers the ability to fully customize the smartwatch , offering a variety of apps like Starbucks, Strava, and Flipboard, as well as a number of ...
  • Instagram Makes Serious Money Moves With New Payment Feature

    Instagram Makes Serious Money Moves With New Payment Feature

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    Thankfully, with today's update to the service, you can now view videos from Facebook or Instagram right in a conversation thread itself without worrying that you would be force to leave WhatsApp for the duration of the video. This is also great news for brands as they now get to enable their target audience to buy rather than just show them promotions. WhatsApp is the world's most popular chat app, with over 1.5billion users each month.
  • Waymo self-driving car crashes in Arizona

    Waymo self-driving car crashes in Arizona

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    The driver of the Waymo minivan , the only person in the vehicle, "sustained injuries which required hospitalization", according to Tyler. It was the first pedestrian death caused by a self-driving vehicle. Detective Seth Tyler said the driver of that Honda had to swerve to avoid slamming into a vehicle that had the green light and was moving into the intersection.
  • Facebook fires engineer for misusing data access privileges and stalking women

    Facebook fires engineer for misusing data access privileges and stalking women

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    On Tuesday, Business Insider reported that Facebook fired one of its engineers who was accused of doing just that . She did not say where the conversation took place, but in a separate tweet said she had "Tinder logs". After receiving word of the staffers' termination, Stokes thanked the numerous Facebook employees who reached out to her to offer assistance. The company has been under pressure since it company disclosed that a researcher gave data on 87 million Facebook users to ...
  • Oculus Go now available for purchase, starts at $199

    Oculus Go now available for purchase, starts at $199

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    Oculus Go, the standalone, wire-free virtual reality (VR) headset from the makers of Oculus Rift , is now on sale. The Oculus Go minimizes friction and promotes a surprisingly capable baseline for bringing new consumers into VR for the first time.
  • WhatsApp expands its capabilities with group video calling and stickers

    WhatsApp expands its capabilities with group video calling and stickers

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    Today is F8 (pronounced “eff eight”), which is Facebooks annual developer conference where Instagram has just announced a bunch of new features coming to the platform. AR camera effects are coming to Instagram . Explore meanwhile has been redesigned to change the way users discover posts, people and experiences in the app.