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“You may shut the f— up”: Dashcam vindicates cops confronting corruption

Ars Technica - 21 min 29 sec ago

This video was released Tuesday by Tenafly police.

Sometimes, dashcams and bodycams catch police in their worst behavior. But a video released on Tuesday shows police in Tenafly, New Jersey exercising remarkable restraint in the face of badgering by Caren Turner, a commissioner from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Turner, who was appointed to the position by former Governor Chris Christie, suddenly resigned last week.

"Commissioner Turner's resignation was appropriate given her outrageous conduct," a Port Authority official said in a statement to NJ.com.

Turner's daughter was riding in a friend's car on March 31 when police pulled the car over. Police decided to tow the vehicle after determining that the car's Nevada registration had expired and the driver couldn't produce proof of insurance. Turner was called to pick up the daughter and her friends, but when Turner arrived, she tried to intercede with the police officers. "I'm here as a concerned citizen and friend of the mayor," Turner told the officers. "I take full responsibility for them."

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Twitter earnings show growth, despite bot questions - CNET

cNET.com - News - 25 min 16 sec ago
The company’s user numbers and revenue tick up despite lingering concerns about harassment and fake accounts.

Ever wanted to see a race series just for Teslas? I’ve got good news

Ars Technica - 27 min 50 sec ago

Electric GT

Two things we love here in the four wheels-and-a-motor section of Ars are racing and electric vehicles. The former is just plain fun, the latter is just plain common sense. But there has been relatively little overlap between them, save for Formula E and the occasional entry at Pikes Peak. From November, we can add one more to the list: the Electric Production Car Series from Electric GT. It's a one-make series that will use a grid of identical Tesla Model S sedans converted for track action, and this week Electric GT confirmed the first season will start November 3 in Jerez, Spain, followed by nine other races in Europe.

We first reported on Electric GT back in 2016, when the series planned to use modified Model S P85+s and then again last year, following the news that the cars would now be the more powerful all-wheel drive P100D. Electric GT has stripped more than 1,100lbs (500kg) of weight out of the luxury EVs, ditching most of the interior comforts and replacing them with a stout roll cage. The cars also feature wheel arch extensions to allow for wider racing tires (specially made by Pirelli), as well as a front splitter and rear wing to add some downforce. Additionally, the suspension is now a double wishbone setup with pullrod dampers for better handling, and the cars feature a racing-spec braking system.

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There's just one month left until 25 May... but Don't Panic!

The Register - 28 min 29 sec ago
Are you a hoopy frood?

Today, 25 April, marks exactly one month until a truly momentous milestone - but an exclusive El Reg analysis* has revealed that as many as 42 organisations are not yet full of froods.…

Amazon rolls out Alexa for kids: Dad jokes reach a new level - CNET

cNET.com - News - 32 min 5 sec ago
Starting May 9, customers can subscribe to a version of Alexa that has audio books, games and music catered to kids. Plus, there's the Echo Dot Kids Edition.

How mobile money could help the world's poor - CNET

cNET.com - News - 42 min 31 sec ago
Digital cash from PayPal, Mastercard and cryptocurrency startups have the potential to break the cycle of poverty.

Danish inventor gets life for murder, rape of journalist on personal submersible

Ars Technica - 43 min 50 sec ago

Enlarge / COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - APRIL 25: Special prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen (R) holds a press briefing after pronouncement of sentence in the case against submarine owner Peter Madsen for the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall. A unanimous court reached the verdict that Peter Madsen was guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced him to life imprisonment. Madsen has lodged an appeal. (credit: Ole Jensen - Corbis/Getty Images)

Peter "Rocket" Madsen, the Danish inventor who sought to put himself into space aboard an amateur-built rocket and built (with the aid of colleagues) his own submarine—the UC3 Nautilus—was found guilty today by a judge and two jurors in the bizarre death of journalist Kim Wall, who disappeared last August while aboard the Nautilus.

Madsen was found guilty on all three of the primary charges filed by Copenhagen prosecutors against him: premeditated murder, aggravated sexual assault, and the desecration of a corpse. He was given a life sentence—a rare verdict in Denmark, and one that on average means 16 years of prison time. Madsen's attorney, Betina Hald Engmark, said after the sentencing that Madsen will appeal the verdict.

Wall's dismembered body and decapitated head were recovered weeks after her disappearance, as Madsen repeatedly changed his story about what happened to her. At first he said he had dropped her off the night before, and then he claimed she had died when the submarine's deck hatch slipped from his fingers and hit her on the head. Finally, after her head was recovered without signs of a head blow, he said that she had died of asphyxiation from carbon monoxide.

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Polestar 1 plug-in-hybrid coupe from Volvo priced at $155,000 - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - 46 min 56 sec ago
That's a pretty penny for an even prettier high-performance luxury two door, but subscriptions will also be available.

Huawei under investigation by US Department of Justice, report says - CNET

cNET.com - News - 55 min 36 sec ago
The Chinese company is reportedly being investigated to determine if it violated US sanctions regarding Iran.

Blighty stuffed itself in Galileo airlock and dared EU to pull the lever

The Register - 1 hour 5 min ago
As toys fly from prams, UK.gov is reminded: You agreed to this

The Galileo rhetoric was turned up a notch today following a report blaming iffy negotiating for the current furore.…

Roku Streaming Stick Plus vs. Amazon Fire TV 4K - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 16 min ago
We put the two most affordable 4K video streamers head-to-head.

Spotify's free tier has side benefit: Smarter recommendations - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 18 min ago
Unlocking on-demand listening for free users means that the songs Spotify picks for you will hit closer to the bull's-eye.

Amazon made an Echo Dot for kids, and it costs $30 more than the original

Ars Technica - 1 hour 22 min ago

Enlarge (credit: Amazon)

Those with an Amazon Echo device in their homes have likely already exposed their children to Alexa. Now, Amazon wants to give kids the opportunity to turn Alexa into their friend with the new Echo Dot Kids Edition. The hockey puck-like smart speaker doesn't look too different from the original Dot, but it comes with new "Amazon FreeTime" content that gives kids new ways to interact with Alexa and parents more control over those interactions.

The $79 Echo Dot Kids Edition takes the original device's design and wraps it in a kid-friendly, colorful case. Otherwise, the hardware is the same as the tiny smart speaker that debuted in 2016. While the regular, $49 Dot is considered a more affordable and accessible version of the Echo speaker, the Kids Edition costs more thanks to its bundled software. Amazon includes a two-year warranty plus a one-year subscription to the new Amazon FreeTime Unlimited service, an expanded version of Amazon's new FreeTime for Alexa.

FreeTime gives users "family-focused features" and new parental controls that adults can use to restrict what their kids can do with Alexa. Family features include "Education Q&A," allowing kids to ask Alexa science, math, spelling, and definition questions, "Alexa Speaks 'Kid,'" which gives Alexa kid-appropriate answers to nebulous statements that kids may say, such as "Alexa, I'm bored." Parents can also limit the times during which kids can speak to Alexa (like no talking to it after bedtime), restrict the skills kids can use, filter out songs with explicit lyrics, and more.

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Danish submariner to serve 16 years in prison for murder of Kim Wall

The Register - 1 hour 33 min ago
Life sentence for inventor who lured journalist aboard crowdfunded vessel

The Danish submarine innovator who murdered journalist Kim Wall has been handed a life sentence by a Copenhagen court.…

BMW Concept iX3 is a nearly here electric SUV from China - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 50 min ago
You're looking at a new battery-electric SUV that's headed to US dealers via the Beijing Motor Show.

The Brother P-Touch personal label printer is a steal at $9.99 - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 50 min ago
It normally sells for $30, so grab one before supplies run out. Plus: a big sale on Alien and Star Trek movies!

Amazon's Alexa had a flaw that let eavesdroppers listen in - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 52 min ago
The problem was promptly fixed once researchers alerted Amazon.

Tim Cook to meet with President Trump as China tensions rise - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 55 min ago
The Apple CEO is scheduled to talk with President Trump on Wednesday in a meeting closed to the press.

TSB outage, day 5: What do you mean you can't log in? Our systems are up and running. Up and running, we say!

The Register - 2 hours 9 min ago
Users report creaky systems, load balancer errors

Embattled bank TSB has claimed its IT systems are now "up and running" – despite many users still reporting they can’t get into their accounts.…

A short new movie of a comet’s surface is pretty incredible

Ars Technica - 2 hours 19 min ago

Enlarge / False-color image showing the smooth Hapi region connecting the head and body of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. (credit: ESA)

The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft arrived at Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko in 2014 and subsequently became the first mission to ever orbit around a comet. Additionally, its small Philae lander became the first to touch down on a comet’s surface—although it was subsequently lost after it was unable to deploy its solar panels in a proper configuration to capture enough energy to continue operations.

During its two years in varying orbits around the comet, which is about 4km on its longest side, Rosetta captured some unprecedented imagery of these Solar System interlopers. Now, a Twitter user named landru79 has combed through the Rosetta image archives and found a striking series of 12.5-second exposure photos taken from about 13km away from the comet. The images from June 1, 2016 are combined into the short video below.

The bright dots travelling from the top of the frame to the bottom, which look something like snow, are in fact background stars. They have that apparent motion as the spacecraft moves and the comet rotates. The more rapidly moving streaks are thought to be dust particles illuminated by the Sun. There also appear to be a few streaking cosmic rays.

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