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Elon Musk says the SEC can't stop him from tweeting what he wants
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Elon Musk says nobody censors his Twitter in the wake of his settlement with the SEC. As part of that deal over the securities fraud charge for his tweets about taking Tesla private, the entrepreneur agreed to step down as chairman and establish "add…

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Aston Martin Will Make Old Cars Electric So They Don't Get Banned From Cities
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Aston Martin announced this week that it’s starting a “Heritage EV” program where owners of classic Aston Martins can have their cars converted to an all-electric powertrain. The British automaker said they are starting this program so that classic cars don’t get banned from cities that are moving to shun internal combustion engines in favor […]

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Batwoman clues? Ruby Rose shares candid photos from Arrowverse set     – CNET
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Get another glimpse of Batwoman in these photos Rose shared on her Instagram.

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Void Linux: Built From Scratch for Full Independence
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Void Linux offers an unusual alternative to many of the traditional Linux distros affiliated with a larger Linux family such as Debian or Ubuntu or Arch. Void Linux is an independently developed, rolling-release, general-purpose operating system. That means that its software is either homegrown or plain-vanilla compiled. Some of Void Linux’s under-the-hood specifics include its […]

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Trump Suggests US Could Slap 10 Percent Tax On iPhones, Laptops From China
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: President Donald Trump suggested he could place a 10 percent tariff on iPhones and laptops imported from China, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal published Monday. He also said it’s “highly unlikely” that he would delay an increase in tariffs from 10 percent to 25 […]

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NASA's Insight lander delivers its first clear photo from Mars
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Earlier today the Insight lander successfully touched down on Mars, and it's already crushing the 'gram. Signals indicating that its solar panels had opened and were generating power came back to Earth at about 8:30 PM ET, along with a few photograph…

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Hollywood Wants Hosting Providers To Block Referral Traffic From Pirate Sites
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The US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator is working hard to update his copyright enforcement plans. In a written submission, Hollywood’s MPAA shared a few notable ideas. The group calls for more cooperation from Internet services, including hosting providers, who should filter infringing content and block referral traffic from pirate sites, among other things. From a […]

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DNA data from Africans reveals sequences that we’d missed
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Enlarge / The first printout of the human genome to be presented as a series of books, displayed in the ‘Medicine Now’ room at the Wellcome Collection, London. (credit: Russ London at English Wikipedia) The human genome sequence, first published in 2001, has some important information missing. The latest version of it, called GRCh38, has […]

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What Can We Expect From AI?
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Fear mongering about killer robots and the recent deaths connected with Uber and Tesla autonomous vehicles have rekindled concerns about AI. We are well beyond answering Alan Turing’s question, “can machines think?” There is now good reason to ask how we should think of AI, and what we should expect from it. There have been […]

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