Monthly Archives: March 2018

Dyson creates 300 new electric car jobs

Image copyright Heathcliff O’Malley Image caption Sir James Dyson accused the mainstream car industry of polluting the world with diesel emissions Dyson is seeking an extra 300 engineers in a push to build its first electric car by 2020. Best known for its vacuum cleaners and hand dryers, the firm caused a stir when it announced plans for a battery powered vehicle. Dyson already has a 400-strong team working on the project and has doubled the number of scientists working on its battery programmes over the past […]

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Russia’s ‘Fancy Bear’ Reportedly Hacks German Government Networks

The entrance of the New Interior Ministry Headquarters seen in June 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Axel Schmidt/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Axel Schmidt/Getty Images The entrance of the New Interior Ministry Headquarters seen in June 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Axel Schmidt/Getty Images Germany says it managed to fend off a cyberattack against key ministries, but declined to confirm media reports that the culprit was the Russian intelligence operation blamed for interference in U.S. elections. “We can confirm that the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and […]

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LEGO ditches oil-based plastics for some of its toys, will use plants instead

LEGO’s plastic superheroes, astronauts, knights, and ninjas are, like most such materials, primarily made from oil. Legos have been made this way for nearly 70 years. But the toy company now wants to wean itself from petroleum and produce its famous toys with plants instead — specifically tropically-grown sugarcane.  On Thursday, the company announced it will begin producing its softer LEGOs — like its little trees and bushes — from sugarcane-sourced plastics.  “It sounds high-falutin, but it’s our belief that we owe it to children not to […]

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Drake’s ‘God’s Plan’ is now a meme, soundtracking your minor, but good deeds

[embedded content] OK, so it’s very likely you won’t be able to give away close to a million dollars as Drake does in his video for “God’s Plan.” Not that it should stop you from trying to replicate the feeling he gets, kinda. People on Twitter are parodying Drake’s charitable efforts in his music video with their own good, albeit very minor good deeds.  Then “God’s Plan” starts playing, of course, in the background. “Alright sir, your total today is $72.65” *hands cashier money* “Keep the change.” […]

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Stephen Colbert can’t believe Trump’s stance on gun control

“He’s being reasonable?” Image: the late show/Screenshot By Shannon Connellan2018-03-01 05:35:21 UTC What is happening? Did Stephen Colbert just find Donald Trump’s opinion on something “reasonable?” That’s exactly what went down on The Late Show on Wednesday, when the talk show host was left flabbergasted by the president’s stance in a meeting with members of Congress on gun control. During the meeting, Trump accused his predecessor, Barack Obama, of being unable to pass gun control legislation. No surprise there. (In reality, a Republican-led Congress opposed 23 executive […]

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