‘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 …

1,600 Hotel Guests In South Korea Were Secretly Livestreamed On The Internet

“There was a similar case in the past where illegal cameras were [secretly installed] and were consistently and secretly watched, but this is the first time the police caught where videos were broadcast live on the internet,” police in the South Korean capital of Seoul Two people were arrested on Wednesday in connection with the case, Two other people who were allegedly involved in setting up the spy cameras were also booked on Wednesday but were not detained, the Herald said. The group behind the site raked in about $6,200 from paying subscribers, police said. The perpetrators, if convicted, could face up to five years in prison and fines amounting to tens of thousands of dollars. spy cam epidemic.” Since …

SEC: Elon Musk Fully Ignored a Key Term of Settlement

In defiance of an October settlement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Elon Musk did not have his tweets pre-approved by an official Tesla babysitter, the SEC says in newly filed court documents. In a filing submitted Monday evening, lawyers for the federal agency wrote it was “stunning to learn” that “Musk had not sought pre-approval for a single one of the numerous tweets about Tesla he published in the months since the Court-ordered pre-approval policy went into effect.”a (The SEC lawyers also complained in the filing that “it took more than two weeks for Musk and Tesla to concede as much.”) The dispute dates back to August 2018, when Musk tweeted that he had “funding secured” for a …

The EU Hits Google With a Third Billion-Dollar Fine. So What?

European officials Wednesday fined Google €1.49 billion ($1.7 billion) for more than a decade of abusive practices in how it brokered online ads for other websites like newspapers, blogs, and travel aggregators. This is the third billion-dollar antitrust penalty levied against Google by the European Commission, which has fined the company more than $9 billion for anticompetitive practices since 2017. Some critics were quick to point out that the fines don’t seem to have eroded Google’s dominance. But the reaction also shows how much the debate around antitrust has intensified in just a few years, from fear that enforcement would stifle innovation to concern that even massive fines provide an insufficient check on dominant tech giants. As part of Commissioner …

Discount student tickets still available for TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2019

Here’s a shout-out to students fascinated by the world of robots and artificial intelligence. There’s a limited supply of discounted tickets left for TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics + AI, a one-day conference that takes place at UC Berkeley on April 18. Apply now to reserve your $45 student ticket, and spend a full day learning from the best minds, makers and investors in the business. What can you expect at TC Sessions: Robotics + AI? A jam-packed day of panel discussions, workshops, Q&As, demos and world-class networking. Here’s a sample: A panel discussion on human-robot interaction with Anca Dragan (UC Berkeley’s Interact Lab), Rana el Kaliouby (Affectiva) and Matt Willis (SoftBank Robotics). A workshop with Eric Migicovsky (Y Combinator): How to Launch …

Birthday Haul!! Some Things I’ve NEVER Gotten Before!!! | Perez Hilton – Perez Hilton

Perez is turning 41 on Saturday!!! And since he will be in Miami for spring break, Momma Perez and Sister Perez decided to give him their presents early! Very thoughtful gifts this year!! Watch! Enjoy! SHARE! And CLICK HERE for info and get tickets to our live podcast show! And CLICK HERE for more Momma Perez videos! And CLICK HERE for more unboxing videos! Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern is the strong, compassionate leader the world needs right now.

Jacinda Ardern is writing the playbook for stellar leadership following a mass murder in her country. New Zealand’s prime minister was unique in many ways before the Christchurch mosque shootings that killed 50 of her people. At 38 years old, Jacinda Ardern is one of the youngest heads of state in the world, and one of just two world leaders who have given birth while in office. She is a Mormon-turned-agnostic who ran a “relentlessly optimistic” campaign—her own words—and who found out she was pregnant only a month after being elected Prime Minister in 2017. Her meteoric rise to political power and popularity, dubbed “Jacindamania” by the media, put her under a pretty bright spotlight. She has solidly held her …

Ariana Grande fans can register to vote at her Sweetener World Tour concerts

(CNN)There’s no better time to be a good citizen than when you’re waiting in line for an Ariana Grande concert. The Sweetener tour kicked off Monday in the Times Union Center in Albany, New York — and Grande’s fans were more than thrilled with the idea. “She’s not having it (with) us young people not voting & letting them oldies control it all,” one fan said. “I love her.” “This is insane,” another fan tweeted. “She’s on another level. Voting is so important and this is just… she’s amazing.” HeadCount has partnered with other touring musicians before, including JAY-Z, Wilco, Phish, Dave Matthews Band and Dixie Chicks. Volunteers will also be at concerts of The Revivalists, Bob Weir & Wolf …

Rush Limbaugh Claims Mosque Shooter Might Be A Liberal Green New Deal Supporter

mass shooting at two Even though the gunman who white supremacist, anti-immigrant manifesto, Limbaugh on Friday cited what he called “an ongoing theory” that the killer is actually a leftist trying to “smear his political enemies.”   The shooter says he’s not a conservative, not a Christian and that he identifies as an eco-fascist, which would make him a supporter of the Green New Deal. He adds that he disagrees with Trump on politics. Limbaugh, who spent much of his show politicizing the shooting, also slammed “the left” for supposedly politicizing the shooting.  transcript is on Limbaugh’s website, and an excerpt was posted online by the watchdog organization Media Matters.  Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & …

Nvidias Latest AI Software Transforms Doodles Into Photorealistic Landscapes In Seconds

Bryan Catanzaro, vice president of applied deep learning research at NVIDIA, compared GauGAN’s technology to a “smart paintbrush” that has the ability to fill details with rough segmentation maps. Technology like this, the company writes, could be highly useful for architects, urban planners, landscape designers, and even game developers. “With an AI that understands how the real world looks, these professionals could better prototype ideas and make rapid changes to a synthetic scene.” Catanzaro further explained, “It’s much easier to brainstorm designs with simple sketches, and this technology is able to convert sketches into highly realistic images.” In addition to the initial transformation, the human creator also has some creative agency in post-production. The app allows them to add style filters …

Amanda Holden first choice for Smack The Pony

“Come the series, Amanda dropped out and Doon Mackichan joined the gang, with Sarah Alexander as our ‘regular guest’. ” Holden, who’s now best known as a judge on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, still appeared in Smack The Pony, featuring in four episodes of the show’s first series. Making a comedy classic When it first went on air on 19 March 1999, Smack The Pony stood out as a primetime, female-led sketch show. There were some popular shows with female stars, like French and Saunders, and Victoria Wood’s As Seen on TV, but these were hugely outnumbered by male-dominated sketch shows, such as BBC Two’s The Fast Show and Channel Four’s Harry Hill. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Allen, …

U.S. Islamic Council Calls On Advertisers To Boycott Fox News Until Jeanine Pirro Is Fired

Council on Islamic-American Relations called on advertisers Monday to boycott Fox News until the network axes host  The call comes just days after Pirro’s Saturday night program, “Justice With Judge Jeanine,” was Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) may be “ It’s not clear what Pirro’s future is on the network. Fox has refused to comment on ““strongly” condemning Pirro’s statement. Tucker Carlson in the wake of racist and advertisers have already abandoned the program. At least four advertisers — Botox-maker Allergan, online marketplace Letgo, personal finance company NerdWallet and pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk — have all indicated President bring Pirro back on the air.  Also Monday, the cable news network announced it had hired former Donna Brazile as a Dana Perino’s Fox News …

A dead whale just washed ashore with 88 pounds of plastic waste in its stomach. This needs to stop.

A whale has washed ashore in the Philippines, its stomach so full of plastic it died of starvation and dehydration. The juvenile male curvier beaked whale was examined by scientists at the D’Bone Collector Museum, a non-governmental organization that specializes in animal preservation and education. The museum shared the story and photos of what they found in the whale’s stomach on Facebook, and it’s devastating. 40 kilos (about 88 pounds) of plastic bags including rice sacks, banana bags, and “multiple shopping bags” were pulled from the whale’s stomach. Scientists say that the copious amounts of plastic made it impossible for the whale’s digestive system to function properly.   “This whale had the most plastic we have ever seen in a …

Space Travel Causes Viruses To ‘Resurrect’ Inside Astronauts

It seems space travel has a very unexpected side effect – herpes. NASA scientists discovered that dormant herpes viruses lurking inside more than half of astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and Space Shuttle “resurrected” after time spent in space. The results have been published in Frontiers in Microbiology. Fortunately, very few went on to develop symptoms. However, the study authors warn, virus reactivation rates appear to increase as time goes on – an observation that could pose a major challenge to missions to Mars and further into deep space.  Herpes has spent thousands of years co-evolving with humanity, improving its chances of survival by existing alongside its human host. This means following initial infection, the virus lives in a latent or dormant …

UKs Automata raises $7.4M for its lightweight industrial desktop robot

Manufacturing has been one of the biggest and earliest adopters of robotics innovations in the last several years, but with that early movement has also come entrenchment: the industry is rife with expensive, oversized machines that often run on proprietary operating systems, making them hard to upgrade and use in consort with other robots. Now a startup out of London called Automata is hoping to tap into an appetite for change, with the launch of a “desktop” robotic arm called Eva that it says is smaller, cheaper and easier to use than the rest — under $5,000 compared to a pricetag of $25,000 for the piece of equipment it’s aiming to replace — and it’s raised $7.4 million to help do …