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Marine from Camp Pendleton and vehicle missing after ski trip; search underway

FOX News

Matthew Kraft, a Marine lieutenant, has been reported missing this month, as a search continued Friday. Authorities' search continued Friday for a Marine based in Camp Pendleton, Calif., who was reported missing from a skiing trip earlier this week. First Lt. Matthew Kraft, with the 1st Marine Division, went on a backcountry trip on the Sierra High Route, but was not seen after his scheduled return date, the Inyo County Sheriff's Office said in a missing-person release. Local law enforcement reported him missing, the officials said. Kraft's itinerary began out of the Kearsarge Pass trailhead on Feb. 23 and was scheduled to end March 4 or 5 near Bridgeport, Calif., the release said.


Toyota makes a new $394 million bet on flying taxis

The Japan Times

SAN FRANCISCO – Toyota Motor Co. is making a $394 million (¥43.3 billion) investment in Joby Aviation, one of the handful of companies with the seemingly implausible goal of making electric air taxis that shuttle people over gridlocked highways and city streets. Toyota is the lead investor in Joby's $590 million Series C funding, alongside Baillie Gifford and Global Oryx and prior backers Intel Capital, Capricorn Investment Group, JetBlue Technology Ventures, SPARX Group and its own investment arm, Toyota AI Ventures. The deal, for now, makes the Santa Cruz, California-based Joby the best-funded "eVTOL" (electric vertical take-off and landing) startup in a booming category that must overcome significant regulatory hurdles and concerns about passenger safety and noise, bringing the total money it has raised to $720 million. "Air transportation has been a long-term goal for Toyota, and while we continue our work in the automobile business, this agreement sets our sights to the sky," said Toyota President and Chief Executive Officer Akio Toyoda. "As we take up the challenge of air transportation together with Joby, an innovator in the emerging eVTOL space, we tap the potential to revolutionize future transportation and life."


Parents of dead girl lose case to access her Facebook account and see if she was cyber bullying victim

The Independent - Tech

The parents of a girl who died after being hit by a subway train have lost their appeal for access to her Facebook account. The 15-year-old died in Berlin in 2012, and her parents say they want to use her Facebook messages to work out if she was a victim of online bullying, and if she took her own life. Berlin's court of appeals has rejected their claim and ruled in favour of the social media site, which has repeatedly rejected their requests. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.


British people are using Wi-Fi hotspots to watch porn in public

The Independent - Tech

One in 12 British people use public Wi-Fi to access pornographic content, according to a new report. Some of the most popular places to watch pornography in public are restaurants, train stations, offices and libraries, though the street is also a common choice. Norton by Symantec has warned public Wi-Fi users that they risk exposing themselves to hackers, unless they start taking proper precautions. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.


Uber across the border into Mexico? A new service fails to live up to its hype

Los Angeles Times

I was standing on the sidewalk outside La Bodega, a bustling grocery store on West Olive Avenue, awaiting my Uber driver. I could see from the app that Alejandro and his white Nissan Sentra were four minutes away. On the other side of San Ysidro Boulevard, in the distance, the hills of Tijuana shimmered in the late afternoon haze. Two months ago, to great fanfare, San Francisco-based Uber announced a cross-border service, apparently the first for a smartphone transportation app. Riders would be able to order an Uber to cross into Mexico from the San Diego area.