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German court could open way to bans on diesel cars
After years of warnings, environmental campaign group Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) took dozens of municipalities to court to force them into tougher action. In their thinking, we can't limit people's freedom, we can't dispossess diesel owners, explained Hermann-himself a member of the ecologist Greens. Upholding the court decisions in Stuttgart and Duesseldorf would open the way to local authorities imposing a patchwork of bans. A ruling from the highest administrative court would also send an important signal to other tribunals and put pressure on Berlin.
Amazon cooks up new Prime perk: 5% back on Whole Foods purchases
Amazon.com announced Tuesday that Prime members who use the Amazon Prime Visa credit card will get 5% of their purchase back when they shop at Whole Foods. Amazon acquired Whole Foods Market chain of high-end organic supermarkets or $13.7 billion in June. Two weeks ago, Amazon began offering free, two-hour delivery from Whole Foods stores in Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas and Virginia Beach, Va., to its Prime members.
What Americans are asking Google about guns
Nolan Hammer looks at a gun at the Heckler & Koch booth at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas, Jan 19, 2016. Across the country, people are wondering what can be done to prevent mass shootings from becoming the new normal. If Google searches are a fair indicator, there has been much more interest in gun control than gun rights since the shooting last Wednesday. Now, gun control beats gun shop as a search term in every state but Kentucky.
Why the iPhone Is Losing Out to Chinese Devices in Asia
The iPhone X has set a new benchmark for smartphone prices and bolstered Apple Inc.'s bottom line, but its steep price may be hobbling its future in Asia's biggest markets and allowing Chinese challengers to grab market share. Buyers from India to Indonesia are opting for models from Chinese smartphone makers like Xiaomi Corp.-sometimes called the Apple of China-along with BBK Electronics Corp.'s Oppo and Vivo.
Facebook Battles New Criticism After U.S. Indictment Against Russians
Facebook Inc is contending with a new wave of criticism prompted by the US indictment alleging that Russia manipulated social-media platforms-and by a Facebook executive's attempts to address the issue. The indictment against Russian companies and individuals described how an organization called the Internet Research Agency allegedly used Facebook, Twitter Inc., and the YouTube arm of Alphabet Inc.'s Google to sow discord in the US starting in 2014. The document's description of events showed that Facebook and its Instagram.
How lasers and robo-feeders are transforming fish farming
Well, according to Lingalaks fish farms in Norway, which produce nearly three million salmon each year, the fish make less noise once the feeding frenzy is over. It's not like a pellet detector, Mr Sovegjarto says, which observes the number of fish food pellets left in the water. Norwegian fish company Salmar's gigantic offshore installation, Ocean Farm 1, is a 110m-wide cage capable of containing 1.5 million fish.
Hackers have turned the Nintendo Switch into a functional Linux tablet
There are two major reasons I can think of to hack a game console. That's why modern consoles are so difficult to hack, because millions of dollars are on the line. For those people, Linux on the Switch is a huge achievement. A couple of weeks ago, the fail0verflow hacking collective showed a still image on Twitter of a Nintendo Switch booting Linux. They're one of a small handful of hacker teams who are teasing exploits of the Nvidia Tegra hardware inside the Switch.
Uber Eats driver accused of killing customer during delivery
CLOSE A food delivery ended in a terrible tragedy after a man in Atlanta was allegedly shot dead by an Uber Eats driver. ATLANTA - An Uber Eats driver accused of killing a customer after delivering food to the man's home over the weekend turned himself in Monday, authorities said. Ryan Thornton, 30, of Atlanta, ordered food using the Uber Eats smartphone app. Uber Eats is an online food delivery platform where a driver picks up orders from participating restaurants and delivers them to customers.
Hidden details revealed under Picasso 'Blue Period' painting
Buzz60 Pablo Picasso's La Misreuse accroupie, painted in 1902, was one of the artist's famed Blue Period pieces. Picasso not only changed the subject of the previous painting, but he also changed its direction, from a horizontal to a vertical. Mountains in the original painting became the outline of the back of the subject in Picasso's work, which depicts a crouching, cloaked woman. In addition to painting over the older work, Picasso had no qualms about changing things during the painting process, Walton said.
Twitter's response to fake Black Panther assault stories is perfect
In terms of critical response and opening weekend box office, Marvel's Black Panther has been an unmitigated, record-breaking success. Over the weekend, Twitter saw a wave of posts from users claiming they were white filmgoers who were physically assaulted by black attendees at Black Panther screenings. One of the first users to go viral immediately began soliciting money via Patreon, though the Twitter account that posted the assault claim has since been suspended.
Beauty retailer 'Dermstore' is having a massive sale right now
It's time to stock up and upgrade your cosmetics collection, friends: Dermstore's friends and family sale is live from now until February 21. Buyers, be aware: The code won't work on products that are already on sale. We picked some of our favorite products from the sale, but keep in mind all other products in these brand lines are on sale too. A favorite of makeup artists and beauty bloggers, the specially designed sponge applicator gives a flawless foundation finish.
Samsung's Galaxy S9 is coming. Here's what the rumors say it will be
The invitation for Samsung's 2018 S9 event, at which the newest Galaxy phone is expected to be unveiled. Here's what we expect to see in the Galaxy S9. Like the Galaxy S7 to the S6 in 2016, rumors point to this year's design looking a lot like last year's. VentureBeat's Evan Blass reports that Samsung will once again launch two flagship Galaxies, the Galaxy S9 and S9+.
Apple releases iOS 11.2.6 to fix iPhone crash bug
Apple has released iOS 11.2.6 today, which includes a bug fix for the Indian language (Telugu) character that crashes an iPhone and makes apps like Messages, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp inaccessible. Apple promised an update before iOS 11.3, and it's arriving today in the form of iOS 11.2.6. This is the third time in the past few months that Apple has issued iOS 11 updates to fix bugs that crash iPhones.
Mario may finally be getting his own encyclopedia in English this October
Mario may finally be getting his own English-language encyclopedia on October 23rd, a tome that tracks the three decades of his existence in Nintendo games, as spotted by Kotaku. Now the Super Mario Encyclopedia has appeared on Amazon with a new release date. The Japanese version of Super Mario Encyclopedia contains 256 pages of content from 17 Super Mario games, from the original to Super Mario 3D World. Since it's a translation of a 2015 book, the encyclopedia unfortunately leaves out Super Mario Odyssey.
Chrome 64 now trims messy links when you share them
Google's latest consumer version of Chrome, version number 64, just started cleaning up messy referral links for you. This feature now happens automatically when sharing links in Chrome, either by the Share menu or by copying the link and pasting it elsewhere. If you choose, you can copy and paste directly from the URL bar to grab the link in entirety. As Android Police points out, while this is a useful feature, it does have a couple downsides, albeit nitpicky ones.
Sony releases mysterious teaser for its next phone
Sony is apparently going to introduce something at Mobile World Congress next week, going off the fact that its Xperia account tweeted a teaser video for the annual phone event this morning. The video shows a hand and a bunch of ripples cascading down onto it from above. It also says whatever this video is hinting at will be announced on February 26th. Presumably the teaser has something to do with a new phone, since Sony usually announces new Xperia smartphones at this event.
Look out for the flying 'Jurassic World' Pteranodon drone
You probably know there's a new Jurassic World coming out this year, and there's lots of branded merchandise coming along with it. At the Toy Fair this weekend, Mattel introduced a bunch of Jurassic products, including the Pterano-Drone, a quadcopter with a dinosaur on top. It works just like any other drone with a hand-held remote control, although it includes additional kid-friendly features like self-landing and auto-circling. The drone should last 15 to 20 minutes in the air and charges through Micro USB.

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