Safety-Obsessed Volvo Goes After Distracted, Speedy Drivers

Volvo has had it up to här with drivers. The Swedish carmaker has spent decades building a reputation based on safety (and low-key luxury), but humanity’s taste for speeding, distraction, and impaired driving remains a threat no airbag, semi-autonomous system or moose-detection system can neutralize. So this week, Volvo announced a raft of potentially controversial initiatives that will help deliver on its Vision 2020 goal—no more deaths or serious injuries in its new cars—by making its customers behave. After announcing a few weeks ago that it will limit the top speed of all its new cars to 112 mph, Volvo will roll out efforts to eliminate impaired driving, keep young drivers in check, and help its competitors benefit from its …

Costa Rica’s Zero-Carbon Plan Could Be a Model for the World

Carlos Alvarado Quesada has heard all the naysayers before. In February, the 39-year-old president of Costa Rica committed to ridding the country of fossil fuels by 2050. If successful, Alvarado's plan could make Costa Rica the first zero-emissions country. With a population of merely 5 million, this leafy Central American nation is not a major contributor to the world's climate crisis. So why bother then? "People ask me a lot, why do this if you are so small," Alvarado said in a meeting last week with editors at WIRED's San Francisco office. "They say, you're not going to move the needle or affect the scale of the problem." China, the US, and India hold the dark distinction of leading the …

What to Expect From Monday’s Big Apple Event

If Apple has “one more thing” to add at the end of its event Monday, it might just be something you’ll read or watch in the near future—not the hardware you’ll watch it on. The March 25 event will be focused on media, with an assemblage of top magazine publishers and entertainment executives gathered to support, at least outwardly, Apple’s latest efforts around content aggregation and distribution. This is all part of its “services” business, and it’s an increasingly important part of the company's future. The maker of premium hardware knows that it can only sell so many gadgets, and getting people hooked into its software platforms and apps is a critical part of ensuring they still buy Apple. The …

YouTube Mom Arrested For Allegedly Abusing 7 Adoptive Children When They Didn’t Participate In Her Videos – Perez Hilton

Machelle Hobson (above) was arrested last Friday after officers conducted a welfare check at her home in Maricopa, Arizona and found The children told authorities they were pepper-sprayed, beaten, and deprived of food and water if they didn’t participate in the 48-year-old’s YouTube series, which featured them in different silly scenarios. The probable cause statement alleged that the children “have not been in school for years,” adding that Hobson allegedly “took them out of school” so they can keep filming their series. But Hobson’s two adult sons, Logan and Ryan Hackney, are backing the children’s story. After being taken into custody with Hobson, Logan allegedly admitted that the kids would be locked in the closet for extended periods as punishment. Logan …

For the first time, the biggest prize in mathematics has been awarded to a woman.

Photo by Andrea Kane/Institute for Advanced Study For the first time since the award was first presented in 2003, math’s most prestigious award has been given to a woman. Modeled after the Nobel Prize, the Abel Prize is awarded by the King of Norway to people who have greatly influenced their field of mathematics. It comes with a cash prize of 6 million Norwegian kroner ($700,000). This year’s honoree is Karen Uhlenbeck, a mathematician and professor at the University of Texas. She also hold the titles of Visiting Senior Research Scholar at Princeton University and Visiting Associate at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS). Uhlenbeck is best known for her work with partial differential equations, but has worked in multiple …

What Apple is up against in the streaming-video world

New York (CNN Business)We don’t know exactly what Apple will debut during its big press event on Monday. A new streaming-video product? A revamped TV app and video storefront? There’s Disney (DIS), which will demo its new service Disney+ at an investor day on April 11. The House of Mouse has one of the most vast (if not the most vast) content libraries in Hollywood: We’re talking “Star Wars,” Marvel, Disney Animation, Disney live action, Pixar and now, thanks to its $71 billion acquisition of Fox’s assets earlier this week, even more content. Disney also owns a controlling stake of Hulu, which gives it an even bigger slice of the streaming pie. AT&T (T)‘s WarnerMedia, CNN’s parent company, is also …

Kylie Jenner Is Moving On As Jordyn Woods Likes Tweets Seemingly Referencing The Tristan Thompson Scandal! – Perez Hilton

It’s hard to believe it’s only been a month since the Jordyn Woods and Tristan Thompson alleged cheating scandal unraveled, leading Khloé Kardashian to Their sources claim it was the Facebook sit-down that put the nail in the coffin for Stormi Webster‘s momma as Woods denied hooking up with Thompson, only claiming he initiated a kiss on the lips as she was leaving a party at his house. Yikes! Kylie is apparently ready for her former bestie to come pack up the rest of her belongings still at the Jenner household, but is willing to be amicable with Jordyn in the future. It’s a huge downgrade for the 21-year-old model as she was known as the Kylie Cosmetics‘ live-in bestie, …

Jennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez Receive Presidential Endorsement Of Their Engagement

Alex Rodriguez has acknowledged the many well wishes he and his fiancée, On Friday morning, Rodriguez posted a photo on Twitter of a handwritten note he received from former President Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Talk about the big news from GDC with TechCrunch writers

The Game Developers Conference concludes today in San Francisco but that doesn’t mean our coverage is over. TechCrunch writer Lucas Matney and Extra Crunch contributor Eric Peckham were at the Moscone Center and got a first-hand glimpse into what is coming up for gamers and developers alike. And at noon PT today they’ll be sharing what they saw with Extra Crunch members on a conference call. First, there can be no discussion about gaming news this week without mentioning Google’s new game-streaming service Stadia. As Lucas wrote this week, the service will let gamers leave their hefty GPUs and expensive systems behind … and the service can be used on devices with a Chrome browser and an internet connection. They’ll …

What do lottery winners spend their money on?

She was working in a temporary admin job and living with her mother in a flat in Edinburgh at the time. Image copyright PA Image caption Carer Sue Richards still works, despite winning £3m on a scratchcard Sue Richards was on the way home from a night shift as a carer in 2016 when she bought a scratchcard and won £3m. She and her partner bought a new home in Essex, four new cars, a motor home, and holidays abroad. She also helped her children get onto the property ladder. Last year, Ms Richards marked the anniversary of her win by having a bottle of champagne mown into her lawn. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLottery millionaires …

Daily Crunch: Facebook admits password security lapse

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Facebook admits it stored ‘hundreds of millions’ of account passwords in plaintext Prompted by a report by cybersecurity reporter Brian Krebs, Facebook confirmed that it stored “hundreds of millions” of account passwords in plaintext for years. The discovery was made in January, said Facebook’s Pedro Canahuati, as part of a routine security review. None of the passwords were visible to anyone outside Facebook, he said. Facebook admitted the security lapse months later, after Krebs said logs were accessible to some 2,000 engineers and developers. 2. To …

US military vet recounts arrests in Haiti to AP

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – An American security contractor at the center of a mysterious case roiling Haitian politics says that he and a group of fellow veterans were sent to Haiti on a mission to protect a businessman signing a more than $50 million contract at the country’s central bank. Chris Osman tells The Associated Press that he and six fellow contractors were arrested by Haitian police during what was supposed to be a simple reconnaissance of the route their client would take to the bank the following day. The 44-year-old retired Navy SEAL says the operations “went bad for us.” It’s the first on-the-record interview by any of the arrested men.

Americans Share 30 Things They Didnt Realize Were American Until They Went Abroad

Have you ever thought that there are things that only your country does but seems that everybody else doesn’t really understand it at all? Well, according to this askredit thread, Americans definitely have this problem. After getting asked “What is something you didn’t realize was typically American until you went abroad?”, people flooded the post with an endless list of customs that nobody else in the world would consider to be normal. From garbage disposals and free public bathrooms to extreme portion sizes, Americans like to do things their own way. #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20 #21 #22 #23 #24 #25 #26 #27 #28 #29 #30

UC Irvine stun Kansas State for first NCAA tournament win in school history

The Anteaters toppled Kansas State in a major shocker as top seed Virginia rallied from a 14-point deficit to survive an upset scare against Gardner-Webb Evan Leonard hit back-to-back 3-pointers to start a run of 12 straight points in the second half that sent No 13 seed UC Irvine to a 70-64 victory over fourth-seeded Kansas State. The Anteaters (31-5) held on after that run and stunned the regular-season co-champions of the Big 12 for the first tournament win in school history. UC Irvine lost 57-55 to Louisville in 2015 in its only previous trip to the tournament. One year after making a run to the Elite Eight, the Wildcats (25-9) had a short stay in the tournament as they …

‘Cancel Brexit’ petition hits 1m signatures

“Should it reach 17.4 million respondents then I am sure there will be a very clear case for taking action,” she told MPs. She added: “It’s absolutely right that people do have the opportunity to put their views and that can then spark yet another Brexit debate.” At one point, the petitions committee said there were nearly 2,000 signatures a minute. In December, the European Court of Justice ruled that the UK can unilaterally revoke Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union. This means the UK can decide to stay in the EU without the consent of the 27 other member states. Few MPs have mentioned this as a potential option so far. May in Brussels to urge …