Mercedes, Porsche hometown braces for ban on diesel cars

What’s the difference between electric and electrified cars? The hometown of Mercedes-Benz and Porsche is bracing for a ban on diesel cars starting as soon as January 1. A judge in Stuttgart, Germany, ruled on Friday that the city may have to ban or severely limit diesel cars to bring down pollution and meet air quality standards. The ruling was triggered by a lawsuit filed by Environmental Action Germany and ClientEarth. They have filed similar suits in cities across Germany, calling for diesel car bans. Judge Wolfgang Kern found that ...

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Price driven to DL by return of elbow problem

12:10 PM ET ESPN.com news services The elbow injury that kept Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price off the Opening Day roster has returned, and he has been placed on the 10-day disabled list, the team announced Friday. Sources told ESPN’s Buster Olney that Price underwent an MRI on his pitching elbow Thursday. Price is experiencing similar tightness in his elbow to what he felt in spring training, a source told ESPN’s Scott Lauber. It is unclear when the symptoms resurfaced. Price’s DL move is retroactive to Tuesday. David Price ...

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How the Lily Camera Took the Internet by Storm, Then Imploded

Back in 2014, a pair of Berkeley alumni, Antoine Balaresque and Henry Bradlow, had an idea for a camera-equipped drone that had the potential to change the entire drone market. The Lily Camera, “built” by Lily Robotics, was advertised as a dead-simple device that anyone could operate, mostly because it wouldn’t depend on anything as childish as a human pilot. Instead, the Lily Camera was a device you could toss into the air. It would then follow its owner through a combination of image recognition and a bracelet GPS the ...

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Microsoft Boosts Phone Linking in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft is coming up on its self-imposed deadline to launch the Fall Creators Update, which has an estimated delivery date in September. Given this relatively short time frame, we’d have expected Windows 10 Insider builds to be feature-complete by now, and we’ve covered what some of those features are and what benefits they’ll offer. Microsoft, however, seems to have other ideas. The new Build 16251 contains several new features and capabilities debuting for the first time. First off, there’s a new option to sync Android devices and Windows 10 PCs, ...

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Final Fantasy 15's Regalia Headed To Forza Horizon 3

Final Fantasy XV won’t be the only game where you can drive the Regalia for much longer. Microsoft has revealed the car driven by Noctis and company is on its way to last year’s excellent racing game, Forza Horizon 3. First announced earlier today at ChinaJoy 2017, the massive E3-esque show taking place in China this weekend, Microsoft shared the news with a look at the car in action. It features a 7.2-liter supercharged V12 with a maximum of 536 horsepower. Check it out in the trailer below. You’ll be ...

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Polish street artists out to revive sleepy Bulgarian village

STARO ZHELEZARE, Bulgaria (Reuters) – A group of young Polish artists are bringing a splash of colorful street art to a sleepy village in southern Bulgaria with large outdoor murals, featuring locals alongside some of the world’s famous politicians and celebrities. Eye-catching works, including portraits of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, the Dalai Lama, Pope Francis, Angela Merkel, Margaret Thatcher and Barack Obama, have been produced as part of an event called “Open village/ village avant-garde”. Slideshow (16 Images) “The idea is to show that every individual has their own style and ...

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Crossrail worker death: Firms fined £1m for safety breaches

Companies working for Crossrail have been fined £1m for three sets of failures, one of which led to the death of a construction worker. Renè Tkáčik, 44, died when nearly a tonne of wet concrete poured onto him. The two other incidents saw a worker injured when a tipper truck crushed his leg, while another man was injured when a high pressure mixture struck him. The companies admitted the health and safety breaches at Southwark Crown Court. BFK – joint venture contractors comprising of BAM Nuttall, Ferrovial Agroman (UK) and ...

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Startup Aims to Make 3D Metal Printing 100 Times Faster

Three-dimensional printing has been the “next big thing” for at least seven or eight years running. But it has yet to advance beyond the niche industrial and enthusiast markets. One of the main issues is the lack of durable materials. Virtually all 3D printing still uses cheap plastics, which isn’t suitable for long-term use. Meanwhile, 3D printing with metal is expensive and slow. A company called Desktop Metal thinks it can finally take 3D metal printing mainstream with its new system, which is supposed to be both less expensive and more ...

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Laurene Powell Jobs' Emerson Collective buying The Atlantic

An organization founded by Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs, will assume a majority stake in The Atlantic, the magazine’s parent company announced Friday morning. David Bradley, the chairman and owner of Atlantic Media, informed staff that he has sold a majority stake in the magazine to Powell’s Emerson Collective. The news was first reported by the New York Times. “Against the odds, The Atlantic is prospering,” Bradley said in a memo to the company’s staff. “While I will stay at the helm some years, the ...

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Teams want Kyrie Irving; the question is, 'How much?'

1:16 AM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Throughout NBA front offices, there’s a run on Kyrie Irving intel. As teams deliberate and deliver trade offers to the Cleveland Cavaliers, executives are pursuing insight into Irving’s character and habits, his leadership and late nights. The calls are flooding ex-Cavaliers executives and teammates, USA Basketball officials, teammates and shoe reps. This hasn’t been an exercise to decide whether teams want Irving. Most do. It’s far more these questions: How deeply do organizations want to invest in a trade for him? How much of a ...

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