Daimler teams up with China's Baidu in connected cars driveMon, 25 May 2015 11:58:21 GMT FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German carmaker Daimler is to make software from web services company Baidu available in its Chinese Mercedes-Benz cars as part of a trend of deepening ties between carmakers and consumer technology companies.
Alibaba's latest gambit in fighting fakes: foster local brandsMon, 25 May 2015 03:05:56 GMT PUTIAN, China (Reuters) - Criticized and even sued by luxury brand Gucci and others for facilitating the counterfeit goods trade, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has been quietly piloting a scheme to try to curb fakes at source.
Alibaba's latest gambit in fighting fakes: foster local brandsSun, 24 May 2015 21:50:16 GMT PUTIAN, China (Reuters) - Criticized and even sued by luxury brand Gucci and others for facilitating the counterfeit goods trade, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has been quietly piloting a scheme to try to curb fakes at source.
Daimler and Qualcomm to develop in-car tech, wireless chargingSun, 24 May 2015 02:19:47 GMT FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Carmaker Daimler on Saturday announced a partnership with mobile technologies company Qualcomm Inc. to explore wireless recharging of mobile phones in cars as well as recharging of electric cars without cables.
Intelligence Agency: opening up to a changing worldSat, 23 May 2015 01:20:47 GMT SPRINGFIELD, Va. (Reuters) - Much about the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency remains classified, but the U.S. spy agency that maps and analyzes the earth is opening up more than ever, from sharing computer source code on a public website to tapping new sources of intelligence.
Founder of Facebook's Oculus hit with lawsuitFri, 22 May 2015 19:12:04 GMT SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The founder of virtual reality glasses maker Oculus VR Inc, acquired by Facebook Inc for $2 billion, has been accused of taking confidential information he learned while working with another company and passing it off as his own, according to a lawsuit filed this week.
U.S. moves to facilitate social media in CrimeaFri, 22 May 2015 17:13:39 GMT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday authorized American businesses and individuals to facilitate personal communications over the Internet like social media, instant messaging and photo sharing in Crimea, annexed by Russia from Ukraine last year.
Contest for Nokia's HERE seen as a three-way raceFri, 22 May 2015 16:31:49 GMT NECKARSULM, Germany (Reuters) - The contest for Nokia's maps business has become a three-way race between German carmakers, a consortium including Uber and Baidu, and a third group including China's Tencent and Navinfo, people familiar with the process said.
One thing veterans want you to know about Memorial Day Do not thank me for my service because today is not about me at all. That's what a number of fellow military veterans said, when I asked what they wanted people to know about Memorial Day. "It's not about us," said Staff Sgt. Jay Arnold, a soldier...
Gunman, 7 other soldiers killed in Tunis barracks shooting TUNIS, Tunisia — A Tunisian soldier opened fire on fellow troops at a military barracks in the capital Monday, killing seven people before he was himself killed, a spokesman for Tunisia's Defense Ministry said.Belhassen Oueslati said 10 others were injured in the shooting, including one person who was in a serious condition.He described the incident as an "isolated act, not a terrorist act" and said the motive will be determined by an investigation.Police reinforcements were sent to the area after the shooting, combing nearby streets, while a helicopter...
Privacy often trumps transparency with police shooting videos Cameras mounted inside patrol cars captured every moment. With their guns drawn, Gardena, Calif., police officers screamed instructions at three men on the sidewalk. The officers warned them to keep their hands above their heads, mistakenly believing that they had been involved in a robbery. Exactly what happened next is in dispute, but what is undisputed that the men were unarmed when police opened fire, killing one and seriously wounding another. Afterward, the Gardena Police...
Couple missing for 2 weeks found in California wilderness WARNER SPRINGS, Calif. — A couple missing for two weeks were found Sunday in a remote part of San Diego County with the elderly husband dead and his wife severely dehydrated, after surviving on just rain water and some food, authorities said.Cecil Knutson, 79, Dianna Bedwell, 68, were found near a Boy Scouts camp on the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation near Warner Springs, sheriff's Lt. Ken Nelson said.Knutson's body was near a white car and Bedwell was inside the vehicle, he said.They were last seen leaving the...
More than 430 dead in India heatwave More than 430 people have died in two Indian states from a days-long heatwave that has seen temperatures nudging 50 degrees Celsius, officials said Monday.
A 'family hero' of Vietnam War will be remembered LOS ANGELES — Monteen Purdie cut the strings off an apron, then starched and ironed them before delicately placing them inside a card for her son. Almost half a century later, Linda Smith reminded her mother of the gift she gave to Robert in 1967 as he headed to basic training for the Marines — as a boy became a man leaving a mother for war.
John Nash: A life of great struggle and even greater success TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994, but not without a struggle with mental illness that would make him a household name even more so than his achievements in mathematics. Nash had read the classic "Men of Mathematics" by E.T. Bell by the time ...
Rip Currents: How to Avoid the Ocean's Greatest Danger As summer approaches, people are thinking about the beach and other outdoor activities. Summer also means that lifeguards along the East and Gulf coasts are prepared to deal with one of the greatest dangers: rip currents.
Rolling Thunder Thousands of riders take part in the annual Rolling Thunder First Amendment Demonstration motorcycle run, seeking to highlight U.S. armed forces members believed to be prisoners of war or missing in action.
New Orleans housing police officer shot dead in patrol car A New Orleans housing authority police officer was found shot to death as he sat inside a patrol car near a construction site, officials said on Sunday, in a fresh reminder of the dangers of working in law enforcement in the United States.