Federal judge rules Apple cannot be forced to aid in NY iPhone unlocking, cites ‘unreasonable burden’ – Apple Insider


Apple Insider

Federal judge rules Apple cannot be forced to aid in NY iPhone unlocking, cites 'unreasonable burden'
Apple Insider
Apple was handed a crucial win in its fight for encryption on Monday, as a New York federal judge denied a government All Writs Act-based motion to compel Apple's assistance in bypassing the encryption safeguards of an iPhone linked to a years-old drug …
New York Judge Rules US Government Can't Force Apple to Unlock an iPhoneMac Rumors


NY Judge Rules In Favor Of Apple In Government Request For iPhone DataTechCrunch
Apple Wins in Brooklyn Battle Over Unlocking iPhoneBloomberg
Macworld –Reuters –Washington Post
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People trusted this robot in an emergency, even when it led them astray – ITworld


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People trusted this robot in an emergency, even when it led them astray
ITworld
When it comes robots, humans can be a little too trusting. In a series of experiments at Georgia Tech that simulated a building fire, people ignored the emergency exits and followed instructions from a robot — even though they'd been told it might be
Trust in Robots During Emergencies May Not Be WiseClaimsJournal.com


Humans might be too trusting of robots in emergenciesSlashGear
In emergencies, should you trust a robot? Georgia Institute of TechnologyEurekAlert (press release)
NH Voice –Gizmodo
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The ultimate VR headset buyer’s guide – The Verge


The Verge

The ultimate VR headset buyer's guide
The Verge
If you go back to the 1990s and start reading about "virtual reality," you'll quickly realize that the term could refer to anything from a full Lawnmower Man simulation system to a 3D model on a computer screen. Things have gotten simpler since then
Cardboard VR viewer now available for purchase in Google's storeMashable


VR headsets now offered in the Google Store; models include Cardboard and the Mattel View-Master VRPhone Arena
Google Now Selling Cardboard and Other VR Headsets on Google StoreDroid Life (press release) (blog)
Phandroid.com –Android Headlines – Android News –Gizmodo
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Kids will soon be able to turn their Happy Meals into VR goggles in Sweden – Mashable


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Kids will soon be able to turn their Happy Meals into VR goggles in Sweden
Mashable
Fast food juggernaut McDonald's is rolling out a pilot program in Sweden that turns Happy Meal boxes into virtual reality goggles. With a few flips and folds, kids can transform the box into a smartphone holder, which provides a kinda-sorta VR
McDonald's has a Happy Meal box that turns into a virtual reality headsetFox News


'Happy Goggles' Bring Virtual Reality to Swedish McDonald'sNBCNews.com
McDonald's turns some Happy Meals into VR goggles?CNBC
USA TODAY –The Verge –TIME
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Google Maps for iOS Gets More Detour-Friendly – PC Magazine


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Google Maps for iOS Gets More Detour-Friendly
PC Magazine
Good news for those of you who use Google Maps on your iPhone. Now you can add detours to your route for places like gas stations, restaurants, grocery stores, and more — without exiting navigation mode. This feature first arrived on Android in
Waze Announces Version 4.0 With New, Cleaner DesignDroid Life (press release) (blog)


Google Maps users can now add a stop along their current routeAppAdvice
A Really Helpful Google Maps Feature Is Coming to the iPhoneTIME
TechCrunch –PhoneDog –Phone Arena
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Apple and FBI look to Congress to settle battle over iPhone encryption – The Guardian


The Guardian

Apple and FBI look to Congress to settle battle over iPhone encryption
The Guardian
According to Apple's Bruce Sewell: 'Hackers and cyber criminals could use this to wreak havoc on our privacy and personal safety.' Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters. Sam Thielman and Spencer Ackerman in New York. Monday 29 February 2016 16.11 EST.
Crisis of the Week: Apple Bets Reputation in Govt iPhone FightWall Street Journal (blog)


Apple, FBI to face off in Congress over locked iPhoneCBS News
NY prosecutor wants Apple to turn back security clock to 2013Computerworld
Fortune –CNNMoney –CNET
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$2.5 million Bugatti Chiron set to claim world speed record – Fox News


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$2.5 million Bugatti Chiron set to claim world speed record
Fox News
The Bugatti Chiron is the automaker's $2.5 million successor to the Veyron Super Sport, which holds the Guinness World Record for fastest production car at 268 mph. Like the Veyron, the carbon fiber Chiron is powered by an 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged …
Bugatti Chiron: 0 to 62 mph in 2.5 seconds. Just $2.6 million.Christian Science Monitor


New Bugatti Chiron will cost $2.6 millionDallas Morning News (blog)
Bugatti Chiron revealed: the £1.9m hypercarTelegraph.co.uk
CTV News –The Globe and Mail –Fortune
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Google says it bears ‘some responsibility’ after self-driving car hit bus – Reuters


Reuters

Google says it bears 'some responsibility' after self-driving car hit bus
Reuters
Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google said on Monday it bears "some responsibility" after one of its self-driving cars struck a municipal bus in a minor crash earlier this month. The crash may be the first case of one of its autonomous cars hitting another
A Google self-driving car may have caused a crash for the first timeThe Verge


Google's Self-Driving Car Gets Into A Minor Accident While The AI Was DrivingTechCrunch
Google's Self-Driving Car Hit A City BusFortune
WIRED –Engadget –ABC News
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Why Gravitational Waves Are Red Herrings – Huffington Post


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Why Gravitational Waves Are Red Herrings
Huffington Post
When big science gets a major boost, the news goes around the world with an air of celebration. The latest such event was the confirmation of gravitational waves, which were predicted by Einstein in his General Theory of Relativity. As enthusiastically …
Gravitational Waves: Spying the Universe's 'Dark Side'Discovery News


Gravitational waves: Tests begin for future space observatoryBBC News
Tickets going fast for LIGO discovery celebrationTri-City Herald

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Masta Ace Shares Behind-The-Scenes Documentary From 2001’s “Disposable Arts”

Being able to have a fly-on-the-wall look at any artist’s creative process in the studio is a special kind of blessing. After releasing a new track this past week, Brooklyn emcee Masta Ace has decided to share more from his archives—this time taking it back to 2001. His album, Disposable Arts, is often cited as one of the […]

As Hollywood Celebrated the Oscars, Black Celebrities Stood Together for Flint

There has been a huge conversation about discrimination and racism in Hollywood in the months leading up to the 88th Academy Awards. The lack of creators of color lead to many regular Oscar attendees boycotting this year’s festivities. Many artists, actors, and activists have all spoken out with their opinion pertaining to “white Hollywood.” This debate […]