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GM will make an autonomous car without steering wheel or pedals...

GM will make an autonomous car without steering wheel or pedals by 2019
General Motors plans to mass-produce self-driving cars that lack traditional controls like steering wheels and pedals by 2019, the company announced today. Its a bold declaration for the future of driving from one of the country’s Big Three automakers, and one that is sure to shake things up for the industry as the annual Detroit…

Bungie announces plans to remedy Destiny 2’s loot box system

Bungie announces plans to remedy Destiny 2’s loot box system
Bungie today released the first substantial Destiny 2 update roadmap for the new year, after pledging in late November to communicate more with the game’s community and fix longstanding issues that have riled fans since the title’s launch in September. Contained in the blog post are a far-reaching series of planned changes, additions, and tweaks.…

The Verge Awards at CES 2018: Hey Google

The Verge Awards at CES 2018: Hey Google
The CES crowd seems to be dwindling every year as more tech companies wait until events like Mobile World Congress or their own developer shows to announce new products. But at CES 2018, even though we saw fewer things, they were also more interesting than previous years. We also saw Google, for the first time,…

Google will reportedly vet premium YouTube videos more closely

Google will reportedly vet premium YouTube videos more closely
Google will reportedly start more strictly vetting YouTube channels that are part of its Google Preferred premium advertising program, reports Bloomberg Technology. Anonymous sources tell Bloomberg that the company will use both human moderators and machine learning to identify videos that shouldn’t be part of Preferred bundles. The move is supposedly a response to advertisers’…

‘Missing IT report on gutkha scam found in Veda Nilayam’

‘Missing IT report on gutkha scam found in Veda Nilayam’
In a significant disclosure, the Income Tax department has informed the Madras High Court that its report to former Director General of Police Ashok Kumar on the details of corruption involving Tamil Nadu Health Minister, top police officers and others in the gutkha scam was found during a recent search in 'Veda Nilayam', residence of…

Army Chief calls for collective approach in dealing with China

Army Chief calls for collective approach in dealing with China
India had to intervene in Bhutanese territory in Doklam as China was trying to change the status quo by constructing a road, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat said on Friday. He called for a multi-pronged approach to deal with an assertive China that includes diplomatic, military and partnerships with other countries in the region. “We…

Muhammad Zaid: son of a tea-stall owner to Pakistan opener

Muhammad Zaid: son of a tea-stall owner to Pakistan opener
"I was walking back home after buying iftaar dinner when I heard the whole neighbourhood yell in frustration," Muhammad Zaid says, not one bit tired after a long training session in Whangarei. He is bursting with eagerness to tell this tale. "Kya yaar, Virat Kohli ko drop kar diya!." (What man, Virat Kohli has been…

26th Match (N), Big Bash League at Melbourne, Jan 12 2018...

26th Match (N), Big Bash League at Melbourne, Jan 12 2018 | Match Summary | ESPNCricinfo
Fallins to Cooper, SIX, misses the length on this occasion, and it's punished! Full toss outside off, and it's smacked over the bowler's head. Lands on top of the sight screen tim: "Big names isn't the main problem for the teams like RCB, Melbourne Stars. Main issue is whether team is balanced or not. In…

3rd ODI, Pakistan tour of New Zealand at Dunedin, Jan 13...

3rd ODI, Pakistan tour of New Zealand at Dunedin, Jan 13 2018 | Match Preview | ESPNCricinfo
Big Picture Across serene, idyllic cricket grounds in New Zealand, Pakistan are being jolted awake. The magic of the second half of last year is wearing off, with Sarfraz Ahmed's men slowly slipping back into their old limited-overs template. Against a modern, progressive limited-overs unit, the differences are stark. Pakistan's top-order is brittle, and their…

Stoinis finds his peace in new ODI team

Stoinis finds his peace in new ODI team
Marcus Stoinis was the archetypal young man in a hurry. In returning to international cricket after the death of his father, he believes he has found fresh perspective on the game to no longer be so rushed about it all. As Australia's limited-overs team works to rebuild towards next year's World Cup after a poor…

Harris punished for criticising obstructing-the-field call

Harris punished for criticising obstructing-the-field call
Ryan Harris, the former Australia fast bowler and now coach, has been reprimanded and handed a suspended fine of A$3,000 (US$ 2300 approx) for voicing his displeasure at the obstructing-the-field decision made against Alex Ross when playing for Brisbane Heat against Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League. In a series of tweets, Harris let…

No place for top-order batsmen

No place for top-order batsmen
The Cape Town Test was a baptism by fire for the batsmen. Of the ten innings played by India's specialist batsmen (Nos. 1-5), there were only two 20-plus scores - 28 by Virat Kohli in the second innings and 26 by Cheteshwar Pujara in the first. Over those ten innings, India's top five aggregated 130…