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Trump just hit the gas in California car emissions war

Trump just hit the gas in California car emissions war

US regulators at the EPA and DOT are threatening California with legal action, after the state agreed a voluntary emissions deal with four big automakers that was more stringent than that imposed by the Trump administration. Ford, Honda, BMW, and Volkswagen defied the US Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation earlier this year, and inked an agreement with California for tougher pollution standards.

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Michigan bans flavored electronic cigarettes: What you need to know

Michigan bans flavored electronic cigarettes: What you need to know

Michigan has officially become the first state to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes that contain a flavored liquid. The ban will be made by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services under the direction of state Governor Gretchen Whitman as a move to protect teens from the unknown health risks associated with vaping. The news comes amid reports from multiple states of a severe lung condition associated with these devices.

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FAA warns citizens to stop putting weapons and fireworks on drones

FAA warns citizens to stop putting weapons and fireworks on drones

The Federal Aviation Administration really wants the public to stop attaching weapons and fireworks to drones. Officials with the agency published a statement about the matter last week, warning that operating weaponized drones is not only dumb and dangerous but also against the law. Anyone caught flying a drone modified with these items faces a huge fine, something that could snowball into more serious punishment if someone gets hurt.

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DoorDash support phone down? This is just the beginning

DoorDash support phone down? This is just the beginning

Support phone numbers for DoorDash are down or slow-to-respond at the moment due to "issues" with the DoorDash "consumer platform." I say "this is just the beginning" in the title of this article because the ugly truth of DoorDash, its leadership, and its policies have been coming to a head for a while now, and with the legal head of the mess popping up earlier this week, now this, it's plain to see: Nastiness is about to go down.

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No eSIM future: What’s in the T-Mobile, Sprint, DISH DOJ agreement

No eSIM future: What’s in the T-Mobile, Sprint, DISH DOJ agreement

The future is officially, legally bindingly, inclusive of eSIM. Official court filings released today stipulate that both The New T-Mobile (with Sprint) and DISH "agree to support eSIM technology on smartphones, including working with handset equipment manufacturers to support eSIM-capable phones to the extent such phones are technically capable of operating on [aforementioned carriers'] wireless networks."

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Facebook FTC fine and consequences confirmed: $5 billion and nonsense

Facebook FTC fine and consequences confirmed: $5 billion and nonsense

Earlier this month we heard some relatively unofficial news about Facebook's FTC fine and fallout. Today the FTC made it all official with some friendly infographics that they are, indeed, levying a major fine against the Social Network. They've made the case that they're bringing big penalties to Facebook, and that this is super serious! But fancy graphics and additional assurances of the scale of the changes do not necessarily an adequate penalty make.

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FCC chair Ajit Pai proposes new rules to fight robocalls and spoofing

FCC chair Ajit Pai proposes new rules to fight robocalls and spoofing

It's 2019 and despite all our advancements in technology, we're still struggling with how to finally solve the problem of robocalls and text spoofing. It is an especially huge problem in the US where it costs citizens thousands if not millions of dollars. It falls on the FCC to create the laws and regulations to protect people from such activities but has yet to fully address the problem. Now FCC Chair Ajit Pai has come out with rules that will criminalize such activities.

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Boeing reveals $100m 737 MAX victim fund after 2018’s record $101bn revenue

Boeing reveals $100m 737 MAX victim fund after 2018’s record $101bn revenue

Today Boeing revealed that they would provide $100 million in funds to victims of the pair of crashes of Boeing 737 aircraft in the last year. Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 resulted in the loss of a total of 346 lives. Divided 346 ways, $100 million comes to $289,017 per person.

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San Francisco officially bans nicotine vapes over health concerns

San Francisco officially bans nicotine vapes over health concerns

Following reports indicating such a plan was in the pipeline, San Francisco has become the first city in the United States to formally ban electronic cigarettes ("vapes"). The decision results from a vote officials held on Tuesday, and will -- once the legislation is signed -- result in a seven month period before the law goes into effect.

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Google just vowed to cite sources on song lyric listings

Google just vowed to cite sources on song lyric listings

Google is currently the subject of allegations of lyric-lifting by the song lyrics site Genius. The folks at Genius suggested that the work they'd put into transcribing and/or attaining song lyrics from artists was essentially copied and pasted by Google in a "Knowledge Panels" feature in Google Search. Google responded once yesterday and again today with similar information on the subject.

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Vaping firms get nicotine warning as Feds target influencer promos

Vaping firms get nicotine warning as Feds target influencer promos

US watchdogs are cracking down on vape liquid firms using social media influencers to push e-cigarette products, warning several brands over missing health disclaimers. The move comes after the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced they'd be going after companies pushing e-liquid products on kids, part of a crackdown in general on vaping.

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The WiFi, Bluetooth and SD alliances just let Huawei back in

The WiFi, Bluetooth and SD alliances just let Huawei back in

Huawei has quietly been restored to membership of three key tech associations, having been temporarily stripped of membership after the Trump administration barred US companies from working with the Chinese firm. Huawei's dire month started with reports that its phones would be prevented from using key Android apps after Google complied with the new trade block, and then proceeded to get steadily worse.

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