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Thanks Autopilot: Cops stop Tesla whose driver appears asleep and drunk
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Enlarge (credit: JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images) Police in the Netherlands on Thursday arrested a Tesla driver who had apparently fallen asleep at the wheel while driving down the highway. A Dutch police agency reported the arrest on Instagram. A 50-year-old man was spotted driving close to the car ahead of him on the A27 road. “When […]

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End To Aids In Sight As Huge Study Finds Drugs Stop HIV Transmission
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The Guardian reports: An end to the Aids epidemic could be in sight after a landmark study found men whose HIV infection was fully suppressed by antiretroviral drugs had no chance of infecting their partner. The success of the medicine means that if everyone with HIV were fully treated, there would be no further infections… […]

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To stop copycats, Snapchat shares itself
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Evan Spiegel has finally found a way to fight back against Mark Zuckerberg’s army of clones. For 2.5 years, Snapchat foolishly tried to take the high road versus Facebook, with Spiegel claiming “Our values are hard to copy”. That inaction allowed Zuckerberg to accrue over 1 billion daily Stories users across Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook […]

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FDA Warns Supplement Makers To Stop Touting Cures For Diseases and Cancer
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: The Food and Drug Administration on Monday warned 12 sellers of dietary supplements to stop claiming their products can cure diseases ranging from Alzheimer’s to cancer to diabetes. At the same time, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the agency’s commissioner, suggested that Congress strengthen the F.D.A.’s […]

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Tesla 'Dog Mode' Will Stop Pets From Overheating In Cars, Elon Musk Says
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk said his fleet of electric vehicles will be getting a “dog mode” to protect pets from overheating. The feature, which will be rolled out next week, will be able to detect when a pet is locked inside the car — and keep the temperature at a safe level. The New Zealand […]

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The US takes its showdown with Huawei on the road. First stop: Europe     – CNET
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Will Europe follow in the footsteps of the US when choosing whether to do business with Huawei, or forge its own path?

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House Democrats Tell Ajit Pai: Stop Screwing Over the Public
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slack_justyb shares a report from Ars Technica: The House Commerce Committee is “reassuming its traditional role of oversight to ensure the agency is acting in the best interest of the public and consistent with its legislative authority,” Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-Penn.) said in […]

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With experimental “Never slow mode,” Chrome tries to stop Web devs making it slow
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Enlarge / Google wants less of this. (credit: Vegansoldier / Flickr) Since Chrome’s very first release, performance has been one of Google’s top priorities. But Google is against a competing force: Web developers. The Web of today is a more-complex, bandwidth-intensive place than it was when Chrome was first released, which means that—although Internet connections […]

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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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