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Lawmakers Say Briton Killed in Drone Strike Was Threat to UK

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British lawmakers say a U.K. man killed by a Royal Air Force drone strike in Syria was an Islamic State group attack planner who posed a "very serious threat" to Britain.


'More Transparency' Needed Over Lethal Drone Strike Against British Radical, Lawmakers Says

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For the strike to be justified under the UN Charter, the strike must be a necessary and proportionate response to an armed attack which is deemed imminent. However, the lawmakers said that they were unable to assess if this was the case, as they were denied a look at a key governmental submission.


World's Last Male Rhino Getting Help From Tinder Dating App

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FILE In this Monday Dec. 21, 2009 file photo, Sudan, a northern white rhino, arrives at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. There's just one male northern white rhino left in the world, and he's getting some help from the Tinder dating app. A Kenyan wildlife conservancy is teaming up with Tinder for a campaign called "The Most Eligible Bachelor in the World," focusing on the rhino named Sudan. They are raising money for research to save the species from extinction.


ABB, IBM Team up on Industrial Artificial Intelligence

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"This powerful combination marks truly the next level of industrial technology, moving beyond current connected systems that simply gather data, to industrial operations and machines that use data to sense, analyze, optimize and take actions that drive greater uptime, speed and yield for industrial customers," ABB Chief Executive Ulrich Spiesshofer said in a statement.


Waymo Testing Self-Driving Car Ride Service in Arizona

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Waymo autonomous vehicle group will begin testing a self-driving car program for hundreds of families in Phoenix, Arizona and is buying 500 Chrysler minivans to do so, the companies said on Tuesday.


Passengers in Viral Airline Videos Have Same Lawyer

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FILE - In this Thursday, April 13, 2017, file photo, attorney Thomas Demetrio speaks at a news conference in Chicago. The woman who sobbed after an American Airlines flight attendant took her stroller now has a lawyer, Demetrio, who also represents the Kentucky doctor who was dragged from a United Express flight earlier in the month. American says the woman on the flight on April 21, was supposed to leave her doublewide stroller to be stored in the cargo bay, not take it into the cabin.


Dish Unveils $999 System to Make Live Online Video Easier

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This April 19, 2017, photo shows a SlingStudio, left, and its wireless adaptor, called the CameraLink, on display, in New York. Dish, a company better known for old-school satellite TV, wants to make it easier for people to stream quality video live over YouTube and Facebook. Dish is unveiling a wireless device, SlingStudio, meant to enable multi-camera productions without fancy equipment. The wireless device collects videos from up to 10 smartphones and traditional cameras as they are being shot.


Apple Self-Driving Car Testing Plan Gives Clues to Tech Program

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The iPhone maker joins a long list of carmakers, start-ups and technology rivals, including Alphabet's Waymo, that are testing cars on state roads. Apple is looking for new hit products and autonomous car technology is expected to revolutionize the traditional auto industry.


Elon Musk on Mission to Link Human Brains With Computers in Four Years: Report

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In March, the Wall Street Journal reported that Musk had launched a company through which computers could merge with human brains. Neuralink was registered in California as a "medical research" company last July, and he plans on funding the company mostly by himself.


Facebook Gives Peek Inside Unit Studying Brain-To-Text Technology

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Facebook launched the research shop, called Building 8, last year to conduct long-term work that might lead to hardware products. In charge of the unit is Regina Dugan, who led a similar group at Alphabet Inc's Google and was previously director of the U.S. Defense Department's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA.