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Tesla recalling 53000 vehicles worldwide for brake problem

Tesla recalling 53000 vehicles worldwide for brake problem

The company said the cars are safe to drive until the parking brake is replaced. Tesla believes the gear could have been "improperly manufactured" in less than 5% of the estimated 53,000 cars in question. Tesla Global Sales & Service President Jonathan McNeill confirmed during his visit to the company's local affiliate headquarters in Cheongdam-dong, southern Seoul, that it will build six supercharger stations in Seoul, three at highway service stations and the remaining five in other ... Read More

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13 arrested in pro and anti-Trump rallies

Thousands protested at the University of California, Berkeley after alt-right Milo Yiannopolous was invited to speak on campus. "We must become like them", she said referring to her opponents, "subversive". Despite the disturbance and cancellation of a weekly farmer's market event, due to the event, a stand was still opened during the rallies. Numerous attendees at the Washington D.C. Read More

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Atlas V rocket set for Tuesday launch

In a statement, NASA said "minimum viewing distance is typically miles away from the launch pad, but the live 360 stream enables viewers to get a pads-eye view". Cygnus will then approach close enough for the station's 55-foot-long robotic arm to grapple the supply craft and connect it to one of the ports on the orbiting laboratory. Read More

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Russia, Iran and Syria issue warning to US

Russia, Iran and Syria issue warning to US

Russian Federation says the chemicals that killed civilians last week belonged to rebel forces, not Assad's government, and accused the USA of acting on a false pretext. Donald Trump (left) and Vladimir Putin. Still, Mr Lavrov sought to put a positive spin on the talks with Mr Tillerson , saying they helped improve mutual understanding. Read More

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Crocodile-Like Ancient Cousin, Teleocrater Rhadinus, Confuses Scientists — Dinosaur Evolution

Crocodile-Like Ancient Cousin, Teleocrater Rhadinus, Confuses Scientists — Dinosaur Evolution

A simplified depiction of phylogenetic relationships within Archosauria, including Teleocrater rhadinus. The combined work allowed Teleocrater's position in the archosaur family tree to be finally determined. The story that teleocrater tells is quite complex, the scientists say. Members of this new lineage also had a crocodylian-like ankle joint, or "crankles", with some classic dinosaur characters, such as depressions for enlarged dinosaur-like jaw. Read More

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Elon Musk to Tesla's disgruntled shareholders: Buy Ford

Tesla has announced its first-ever electric truck will be unveiled in just a few months' time. Speaking about the lorry, Mr Musk said his team had done an "amazing job" and the vehicle would be "seriously next level". Pabrai noted that Marchionne disagrees with Elon Musk about the Model 3. The driver and the fuel are the two most important costs per mile in the freight industry and Tesla could make some significant improvements with both an electric and autonomous truck. Read More

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EPA head tells coal miners 'regulatory assault is over'

EPA head tells coal miners 'regulatory assault is over'

Even coal company executives have publicly expressed doubts that rolling back regulations will stem the coal industry's decline. "We are hopeful that Administrator Pruitt will work with us to stop the systematic regulatory approach to dismantle industry, and work with us to continue responsible mining and contribute billions to Pennsylvania's economy", she said . Read More

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Burger King's Whopper gets negative definitions in ad stunt

Burger King's Whopper gets negative definitions in ad stunt

Burger King is launching a TV ad that triggers Google Home devices, and it has a potentially disastrous flaw. "But I've got an idea". It said: "The Whopper is a burger, consisting of a flame-grilled patty made with 100% beef with no preservatives or fillers, topped with sliced tomatoes, onions, lettuce, pickles, ketchup, and mayonnaise, served on a sesame-seed bun". Read More

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Samsung Tips Best Quarterly Profit in Over Three Years as Chips Soar

Samsung Tips Best Quarterly Profit in Over Three Years as Chips Soar

Lee faces five charges that could entail at least five years in prison if he is found guilty. Samsung Electronics said Friday its first-quarter profit jumped 48 percent, a better-than-ex. The verdict is expected to be delivered in late May. "But there was no such need", Song said. That overshadowed Samsung reporting quarterly profit of almost $9 billion - its highest in more than three years - and the start of pre-orders in South Korea for its newest flagship smartphone. Read More

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Amazon Founder Sells $1 Billion In Stock To Finance Rocket Company

Amazon Founder Sells $1 Billion In Stock To Finance Rocket Company

Bezos told reporters he wants to make space travel as common as airline flights, hoping to bring the cost down by 99 percent with the use of reusable rockets, the Colorado Springs, Colorado, Gazette reported . There is no estimate yet for how much Bezos will invest overall on Blue Origin . The 53-year old entrepreneurial magnate wants to see the commercial space travel industry expand at the scale of today's internet-driven businesses. Read More

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Hyundai, Kia recall 1.4M vehicles; engines can fail

Hyundai, Kia recall 1.4M vehicles; engines can fail

NHTSA's defect report on the Kia vehicles affected by the recall explains that after the engines' crankshafts were machined, their oil passages may not have been completely cleared of metallic debris. The recall helped push Hyundai Motor shares lower by as much as 2.7%, compared with a 0.4% decline in the broader market. Hyundai and Kia combined are the world's fifth-largest automaker. Read More

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Boeing signs $3 billion deal with Iran's Aseman Airlines

Boeing signs $3 billion deal with Iran's Aseman Airlines

New planes were one of the things Iran most wanted out of that deal. Aseman, Iran's third-largest airline by fleet, flies domestic and global routes. Iran Air also will lease 29 new Boeing 737s. "The agreement was sealed with the attendance of Boeing representatives in Tehran after a year of negotiations between the Iranian company and Boeing ", IRNA reported. Read More

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Lynch visits Raiders amid talk of comeback

Lynch visits Raiders amid talk of comeback

Furthermore, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that a deal between Lynch and the Raiders "eventually will happen". It was reported earlier Lynch was considering coming out of retirement to play for his hometown Raiders. "Marshawn is trying to figure things out, the Raiders are trying to figure things out". Luckily the Raiders have two complementary running backs in Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington . Read More

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Enjoy the incredible photos of SpaceX's historic launch

Enjoy the incredible photos of SpaceX's historic launch

The cost of rocket fuel is less than 1 percent of the total cost of a launch , meaning if boosters can be refueled rather than discarded, the cost of launches could decrease dramatically. "It's a bit sooty", he said with a smile. SpaceX's rival firm, Blue Origin, owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, successfully completed similar rocket recovery tests, but all of its missions were suborbital, not orbital, ones. Read More

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Ford recalls F-250 pickups that could roll while in park

Ford recalls F-250 pickups that could roll while in park

As a result, the vehicle could move without warning. They were built at a plant in Kentucky and sold in North America from October 2015 through this past Thursday. Included in that vehicle were certain 2014 Ford Escapes, 2014 and 2015 Ford Fiesta STs, 2013-14 Ford Fusions and 2013, 2014 and 2015 Ford Transit Connect vehicles all equipped with 1.6-liter GTDI engines. Read More

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Uber's self-driving cars get into another crash

Uber's self-driving cars get into another crash

No one involved in the crash has been seriously hurt, according to Uber. The program was set in place to notice the viability and feasibility of a potential self-driving fleet of cars integrating into Uber's main ride-hailing service. Speaking to Bloomberg News Montenegro mentioned another vehicle which is said to have failed to yield for the Uber auto. Uber Technologies has been forced to suspend all its autonomous vehicles development following an accident in the US. Read More

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Nintendo Explains Joy-Con Wireless Issues, Cites

Nintendo Explains Joy-Con Wireless Issues, Cites "Manufacturing Variation"

Otherwise, hit up Nintendo, and make sure you know it's clear that this isn't a design issue but a manufacturing variation . The gaming company is now offering a fix to users who contact its customer support line. YouTuber Spawn Wave was able to fix the issue by soldering a copper wire to the antenna circuit in order to move the antenna to the bottom of the controller. Read More

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