• United Airlines CEO will testify on Capitol Hill
  • Boy, four, killed after being hit by car in Leeds – BBC News
  • Elon Musk reveals slick new video of his futuristic underground tunnels\n
  • Dear tech companies: Please stop it with the shady privacy policies
  • Supersonic jet service could be landing in Dubai

United Airlines CEO will testify on Capitol Hill

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz.Image: rick kern/Getty Images for United Airlines After his company dragged a man off an airplane, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz lost out on a seat as chairman of United’s board. Now, he has to go to Congress. Munoz will testify in front of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Tuesday, the committee announced Friday. Munoz will have to answer questions about the incident, which…

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Elon Musk reveals slick new video of his futuristic underground tunnels\n

You’ll never want to drive on regular roads again after you watch Elon Musk’s slick video of his futuristic underground transportation tunnels. The tech mogul revealed the video at the TED conference in Vancouver as he delved deeper into his latest project, The Boring Company. Theres no real limit to how many levels of tunnels you can have, Musk said, according to Recode. The deepest mines are much deeper than…

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Dear tech companies: Please stop it with the shady privacy policies

Image: vicky leta/mashable When The New York Times reported the popular inbox-cleaning app Unroll.me was providing anonymized user data to Uber as part of the ride-hailing company’s bid to crush competition from Lyft, the backlash was swift. Outraged users took to Twitter, bashing the company and pledging to delete the service. CEO Jojo Hedaya quickly apologized, but it did little to quell the outrage. Later, Unroll.me cofounder Perri Chase wrote…

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Supersonic jet service could be landing in Dubai

Dubai boldly brands itself as “The Future City,” with space age architecture, next-level tech hubs, and paradigm-shifting transportation systems so it’s only fitting that the resurgence of supersonic travel could find a home amid all the other next-gen innovations here. The leaders of Boom, the supersonic jet startup backed by Richard Branson, gave a pitch presentation to the Dubai Future Foundation earlier this week, according to the UAE publication The…

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Apple’s self-driving car spotted out on California streets

What's out on the streets, Tim Cook?Image: Richard Drew/AP/REX/Shutterstock Apple’s self-driving car looks to have finally hit the streets. Evidence that the company is finally kicking its long-rumored auto project into full gear has mounted over the last month. With state clearance in hand and a clear directive, the only piece left out of the puzzle is the car itself and thanks to an anonymous source, who claims to have…

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Wow, the Tesla Model 3 interior sure looks nice

Check out that display.Image: Teslarati Tesla Model 3s have yet to ship to customers, but that doesn’t mean they’re not already on California roads. An observant passerby spotted a blue Model 3 in the wild on April 27 being driven near the company’s Palo Alto headquarters and managed to capture photos of the vehicle’s interior. As Teslarati reports, the pics appear to show the final version of the car’s dashboard….

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Boy, 5, missing for week after father was found unconscious at California park

The father of a 5-year-old boy reported missing about a week ago in California has released a statement saying he is desperate to find his son, on the same day homicide detectives searched his home. Aramazd Aramazd Andressian Sr., released the statement through his lawyer Friday. “I am desperate to find my son, Aramazd Jr. and need the public’s help,” the statement said. “I hope and pray for the safe…

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From Gandhi to guns: An Indian woman explores the NRA convention

Atlanta (CNN)Guns are not a part of the culture of my homeland, except perhaps for the occasional Bollywood movie in which the bad guy meets his demise staring down the wrong end of a barrel. The Indians may have succeeded in ousting the British, but we won with Gandhian-style civil disobedience, not a revolutionary war. Trump: Eight-year assault has come to end I grew up not knowing a single gun…

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Uber’s controversial self-driving car leader steps aside: report

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick (left) and Anthony Levandowski (right) in happier, less litigative times.Image: Tony Avelar/AP/REX/Shutterstock UPDATE: April 27, 2017, 5:52 p.m. EDT This story has been updated to include Uber’s confirmation of the original report. Anthony Levandowski, the embattled head of Uber’s self-driving car program, has announced internally he’ll recuse himself from work as the head of the company’s Advanced Technologies Group (ATG). The move, which was first reported…

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Google’s massive camera backpack made me scream and wobble

Image: ng yi shu/mashable What do you get when you put an almost 4-foot high backpack on someone that’s barely 5-foot-2? A lot of screaming, balancing, and wobbling. SEE ALSO: Google’s Street View Gets Stunning Imagery from the Grand Canyon So it wasn’t the most graceful when I tried on Google’s Street View Trekker, one of several pieces of equipment the company uses to capture its Street View imagery. The…

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Drug dealer praised for his business savvy by a judge, despite it being illegal

"It obviously wasn't the best business, but it's a good business model."Image: LA Times via Getty Images We often like to cast criminals as dumb, but one illegal operation has really impressed a judge. 20-year-old Brodie Gary Satterley from Maroochydore, Australia, was sentenced to three years’ jail with immediate parole, and was also praised for his business skills in court, according to Sunshine Coast Daily. SEE ALSO: Chinese ‘Breaking Bad’…

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United Airlines had the most animal deaths of all U.S. airlines two years in a row

Smh, United.Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Next time you’re taking a plane trip, you might want to consider leaving your pets at home … especially if you’re flying United. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s February 2017 Air Data Consumer Report, United had the most animal deaths of all United States airlines in 2016 for the second year in a row, might we add. Yikes. It’s been a terrible, no…

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Vauxhall ‘reckless’ over Zafira fires, say MPs – BBC News

‘Tardy’ Vauxhall was “too slow to acknowledge drivers’ concerns, too slow to begin an investigation, too slow to address the causes and too slow to alert drivers of real safety concerns. Drivers and their families were needlessly put at risk,” committee chair Louise Ellman said. The first report of a Zafira fire was noted by Vauxhall in 2009, and in 2014, internal concerns over a pattern in reports of fires…

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Tour de Yorkshire 2017 to get under way – BBC News

The race is jointly organised by Welcome to Yorkshire, the region’s tourism agency, and French company Amaury Sports Organisation (ASO), which organises the Tour de France and other prestigious races in the European calendar. Welcome to Yorkshire said the 2016 race attracted about a million spectators, generated about 60m for the local economy and was watched by 11.4 million TV viewers in 178 countries. Media playback is unsupported on your…

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The LA riots were a rude awakening for Korean-Americans

Los Angeles (CNN)Chang Lee gripped his fingers tighter around the gun and screamed at potential looters from the rooftop of the small strip mall where he stood. The 35-year-old had never held a firearm before the LA riots. Lighting up the blocks around him, Lee could smell the fires burning in Los Angeles’ Koreatown. “Where are the police? Where are the police?” Lee whispered over and over from his rooftop…

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Gett buys Juno to expand ride-hailing business in United States

Image: gett There soon will be one less ride-hailing app to choose from for those still boycotting Uber. Gett, one of the largest players in the New York ride-hailing market, has acquired Juno for $200 million, TechCrunch reported Wednesday. SEE ALSO: The feud between Britain and Sean Spicer is getting ridiculous Gett will acquire all of Juno’s existing business, including its network of drivers and its employees, according to TechCrunch‘s…

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Google follows Facebook by letting staff protest on May 1

The Google logo on the newly opened Google Office in the Sihlpost Building in Zurich, Switzerland.Image: walter BIERI/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Google employees won’t be punished for taking a day off to protest Donald Trump on May 1, International Workers Day. Those who choose to protest will join around 340,000 service workers who are reportedly set for a one-day strike. SEE ALSO: Google Maps can now tell you where you parked your car…

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Book nerds will love this shop’s very creative Instagram

If you are a book nerd, you will absolutely love this. SEE ALSO: Endlessly creative bookstores show how much we still need more books from women An independent book store in France had a rather ingenious idea to literally bring books to life on Instagram. To the joy of its 21,000 followers, Librairie Mollat is regularly posting pictures of staff and customers as they mirror the pose seen on the…

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Masked man with multiple guns arrested outside Dallas police station

DALLAS –  A man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after showing up to Dallas PD Southwest patrol with a mask, guns and drugs in his vehicle and threatening to shoot. In the mans car was a mask in the style worn by the group Anonymous, multiple guns and marijuana. A Dallas police major tweeted a photo of the items. #DPD officers continue working hard. 1 guy arrested at SW with this….

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The Pope’s perilous mission to Egypt

(CNN)When Pope Francis travels to Egypt on Friday, he will retrace a journey his namesake made nearly 800 years ago, with a somewhat similar mission in mind. The friar survived, but his plan didn’t. Malik al-Kamil refused to convert to Christianity. But the conversation was courteous, according to tradition, and ended with the sultan offering a peace treaty that included Christian control of Jerusalem. The Crusaders rejected the proposal, and…

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HuffPost shows off its slick new look

Image: huffpost When talking about the future of the Huffington Post brand, editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen points to the homepage “splash” following the news that Bill O’Reilly had been let go from Fox News. “BILLY ON THE STREET” blared the headline in big, red letters. Image: mediaite That’s a sensibility that Polgreen wants to not just keep but expand. On Monday, the Huffington Post is rolling out its biggest redesign ever…

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Illinois teen dies after being punched at party

A Clinton County, Illinois high school seniors dreams to graduate and attend college were shattered after authorities said another student struck him with a fatal blow. The county coroner said the incident happened at a party Saturday night at a party near Germantown. Somebody hit 18-year-old Jacob J. Arter. Friends rushed Arter to the hospital in their own car. He was pronounced dead less than an hour later. Its an…

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Child protection scheme for Scottish sport ‘not working’ – BBC News

The Scottish government plans to have new legislation in place by 2019. Who needs to undergo background checks? But the committee said it believed action needed to be taken now to strengthen the PVG scheme and to ensure “unsuitable people” were prevented from doing regulated work. It also called for a strengthening of the “minimum operating requirements” that sport governing bodies are required to meet in relation to child protection….

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