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Can you murder a robot?

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Back in 2015, a hitchhiker was murdered on the streets of Philadelphia. It was no ordinary crime. The hitchhiker in question was a little robot called Hitchbot. The “death” raised an interesting question about human-robot relationship – not so much whether we can trust robots but whether the robots can trust us. The answer, it Read More

Elon Musk never sought approval for a single Tesla tweet, U.S. SEC tells judge

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(Reuters) – Chief Executive Elon Musk has never sought pre-approval for a single tweet about Tesla Inc since striking a court-approved deal about how to communicate important information about the electric vehicle maker, the top U.S. securities regulator told a judge on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Tesla CEO Elon Musk attends the Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory groundbreaking Read More

Elon Musk tweet about Tesla violates settlement agreement, U.S. regulator tells court

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(Reuters) – A tweet about Tesla Inc production targets by Elon Musk was “a blatant violation” of a court order to get his written communications pre-approved, U.S. securities regulators told a judge on Monday, doubling down on the government’s demand to find the Tesla CEO in contempt of a previous fraud settlement. FILE PHOTO: Tesla Read More

Man is caught by a whale – and lives to tell the tale

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By Sharon Marris, news reporter A tour operator who was almost swallowed by a whale has said the experience made him realise just how small humans are. South African Rainer Schimpf had been filming a sardine run – where gannets, penguins, seals, dolphins, whales and sharks gather fish into bait balls. As he was snorkelling Read More

Instant view: China's February commodity imports fall across the board

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(Reuters) – China’s imports of major commodities fell across the board in February from a month earlier, according to official data released on Friday. The Lunar New Year holiday fell in early February this year. <img src="https://s3.reutersmedia.net/resources/r/?m=02&d=20190308&t=2&i=1364002448&r=LYNXNPEF2707P&w=450" aria-label="FILE PHOTO: Workers transport imported soybean products at a port in Nantong, Jiangsu province, China April 9, 2018. Read More

Michael Jackson abuse debate reignited: No room for defense in the #MeToo era?

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A new documentary rigorously details allegations of child abuse made against Michael Jackson and has reignited the decades-old controversy surrounding the musical icon – but the #MeToo era has already given its verdict. When police began investigating Jackson over accusations of child molestation in 1993, the world quickly divided into two equally resolute camps; those Read More

Exchange between Cohen and congresswoman turns into instant meme

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Michael Cohen, President Trump’s ex-fixer, delivered a hard-hitting testimony before Congress on Wednesday that most would agree was devoid of any humor. Yet one brief exchange from the day-long testimony between Cohen and Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., has turned into a meme on social media. When asked how many times Cohen was directed to “threaten an individual Read More

JPMorgan Chase to create digital coins using blockchain for payments

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(Reuters) – JPMorgan Chase & Co said on Thursday it plans to launch its own digital coins, called “JPM Coin”, that customers will be able to use for instant transfer of payments over a blockchain network. FILE PHOTO: A view of the exterior of the JP Morgan Chase & Co. corporate headquarters in New York Read More

Nestle set to sell first Starbucks coffee under $7.15 billion deal

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FILE PHOTO: A giant coffee bean is pictured at the Nespresso plant, part of food giant Nestle, in Romont, Switzerland, November 19, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo VEVEY, Switzerland (Reuters) – Nestle will sell Starbucks-branded coffee at grocery stores and online in Europe, Asia and Latin America from this month as it seeks to increase its Read More

Two competing forces are setting the price of oil

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By Julian Lee on 2/10/2019 Photo: Offshore Latin America. WASHINGTON (Bloomberg Opinion) — As winter keeps its grip on the northern hemisphere it is the oil bulls, not the bears, who have gone into hibernation. The price rally that greeted the new year has fizzled out as renewed concerns about demand growth outweigh the tightening Read More