July 12, 2016

Magic Leap says it will debut its product . . . "hopefully soonish"

Screen Shot 2016-07-12 at 7.03.51 PM Anyone hoping that today Magic Leap would share exact plans about the hotly anticipated debut of its "mixed reality" technology was probably a little disappointed. At a Fortune conference in Aspen this afternoon, Magic Leap founder and CEO Rony Abovitz and company CMO Brian Wallace did much to fuel expectations of what the company will deliver, calling it "very… Read More

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All of Hillary Clinton's Nods Behind Bernie Sanders

Hillary Clinton was very agreeable as she received Sanders's endorsement on Tuesday. (Source: Bloomberg)

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Opening the gates on Indian financial data

indian currency rupees shutterstock India's digital landscape is changing faster than we can imagine, and it could mean huge improvements in financial access for many. As we speak, three key factors are converging to create a new, more robust digital ecosystem in India, permanently changing the way we do business. Read More

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Who's the Jackass?

(John Hinderaker) Fallout over the issues surrounding race and policing continues. Last night the Minnesota Lynx, the current WNBA champions, played a home game. They decided to use the opportunity to come out in favor–I think it is fair to say–of Black Lives Matter. As a result, four off-duty Minneapolis police officers who were providing security walked off the job. Considering this a local story, I wrote about it last night, shortly

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Rep. Duckworth Thinks For-Profit Schools Are 'Predatory' — Yet She Graduated From One

'I absolutely welcome a full investigation into the for-profit schools, because I think a majority of them are predatory'

Via: The Daily Caller

GOP Delegate Math: How a Cleveland Coup Could Happen

With GOP convention committee meetings set for this week, Bloomberg Politics' Steve Yaccino looks at how an attempt to "Stop Trump" could go down on "With All Due Respect."

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Hillary Clinton Opposes Deposition Request in Federal Lawsuit

Hillary Clinton and the State Department objected to a request to depose Clinton in a public records lawsuit on Tuesday, arguing that her testimony is not necessary in the case.

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FBI to turn Hillary Clinton emails over to State Department

The FBI said Tuesday it will turn over to the State Department thousands of work-related secret emails it recovered from Hillary Clinton's email server, which the former secretary failed to turn into the government when she left office.

In a letter, FBI General Counsel James A. Baker said now that ...

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22 Free Market Groups Call Dems 'Tyrants' For Targeting Them On Senate Floor

'Tyranny. And we reject it'

Via: The Daily Caller

FiveAI picks up $2.7M to build AI-driven software for autonomous vehicles

Founders FiveAI is a rather ambitious U.K. startup that's building AI-driven software to help accelerate the development of autonomous vehicles. The young company wants to apply the latest developments in computer vision and AI/machine learning to enable self-driving cars to do more of the heavy-lifting regards to understanding and navigating their immediate environment. Read More

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Hillary and Bernie: Their History in 60 Seconds

On "With All Due Respect," Bloomberg Politics' Alexander Trowbridge provides a brief recap of the relationship between Senator Bernie Sanders and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

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The Shadow Over Portsmouth

Portsmouth, N.H.—I should probably begin by apologizing to the thousands of people I cut in front of today at Portsmouth High School. The door with the sign that said "Media Entrance" was locked and I spent 10 minutes with a photographer from another publication pounding on it as hard as we could to no avail. When it became clear to me that this was a non-starter, I casually walked to the general entrance and slipped in front of a pair of senior citizens wearing Hillary t-shirts whose names I'll never know. Nice old people: I preempted you so that I could write this piece, and I'm very sorry.

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Study Finds Medical Marijuana Saved Medicare $165 Million In 2013

'Medicare program and its enrollers spent around $165.2 million less in 2013'

Via: The Daily Caller

Invites sent out for Samsung's August 2 Unpacked smartphone event

unnamed-1 Samsung just mailed out invitations for its Samsung Unpacked 2016 event where it's expected to unveil its latest Note smartphone. The event is taking place August 2 and 11AM EST, and will be live-streamed on samsung.com. The device is likely going to be called the Note 7, something seemingly confirmed by the language on the invite itself. This is being done for unity's sake for… Read More

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U.S. ELECTION WRAP: Sanders Backs Clinton, Will His Supporters?

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders finally gave Hillary Clinton what she and her backers have sought for weeks: an endorsement and declaration that the former secretary of state will be the Democratic presidential nominee.

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This day in baseball history

(Paul Mirengoff) Just like this year, the 1966 all-star game was played on July 12. The venue was brand new Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The National League of the 1960s probably was as good a league as baseball has ever produced. During the decade, the National League's record in all-star games was 12-1 (there were two all-star games in the first three years of the decade). The superiority of the National

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Obama Again Claims Handguns Easier for Teens to Buy Than Books

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U.S. Capitol on lockdown

The U.S. Capitol was put on lockdown Tuesday afternoon, and police were telling people to stay inside the complex as they investigated an incident outside.

"Lockdown, lockdown, lockdown," an alert broadcast inside the Capitol said. "U.S. capitol complex, immediately."

Business continued in both the Senate, where lawmakers were speaking, and ...

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Newt Gingrich: Trump Will Announce VP Wednesday Or Thursday

'It's a little bit like 'The Apprentice,' you'll find out sooner or later who the last one standing is'

Via: The Daily Caller

More EVs—and more kinds of EVs—are expected to be sold this year

Fiat 500e If it seems like EVs are everywhere, you're closer to being right this year than ever before. Navigant Research expects the EV market to grow 62% year over year in 2016, which adds up to nearly 200,000 EVs being sold this year. Navigant points to long-range battery electric vehicles (BEVs) with price tags under $40,000, like the Chevy Bolt ($37,000 MSRP) that's expected to hit… Read More

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Ginsburg Abandons High Court Neutrality in Calling Out Trump

In calling Republican Donald Trump a "faker," Ruth Bader Ginsburg thrust herself into presidential politics to an unprecedented degree for a U.S. Supreme Court justice in the modern era.

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Defense Contractor Employee Tried to Sell Secrets to Russia

An employee of a defense contractor was arrested last week for trying to sell secrets to a person he believed to be an agent of the Russian government.

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This Russian Smoke Show Is Probably The Hottest Olympian On The Planet [PHOTOS]

She'll make us all fans of Russia

Via: The Daily Caller

Ousted Hyperloop One co-founder Brogan BamBrogan is suing Shervin Pishevar, claims harrassment

NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 11: (L-R) Hyperloop One Co-Founder & Executive Chairman Shervin Pishevar, Hyperloop One Chief Executive Officer Rob Lloyd and Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer Brogan BamBrogan speak during the first test of the propulsion system at the Hyperloop One Test and Safety site on May 11, 2016 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. The company plans to create a fully operational hyperloop system by 2020. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images,) Recently departed Hyperloop One co-founder Brogan BamBrogan has filed a restraining order and a lawsuit against his former partner Shervin Pishevar. Hyperloop One, the brainchild of Elon Musk to transport people and goods across the country at 700 mph in a vacuum tube, has raised $92 million so far, largely backed by Shervin Pishevar's VC firm Sherpa Capital. Pishevar is the board chair… Read More

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He, Him, His…Univ. of Iowa Decides To Use Pronouns To Help Describe Students

PatJust in case you can't tell

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President George. W. Bush Calls for Unity of Hope

President George W. Bush spoke on Tuesday at an interfaith memorial in Dallas for the five police officers who were killed last week at a demonstration against fatal shootings of two black men by police in Louisiana and Minnesota this week. He said the slain officers were the best among us. "We do not want the unity of grief, he said, "we want the unity of hope, affection, and high purpose."

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Only 38% of Coloradans Think Bennet Deserves Reelection

Just 38 percent of Coloradans believe Democratic incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet deserves to remain in the Senate, according to a new poll.

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Senate Democrats accused of McCarthyism after naming climate skeptics on floor

Congressional Democrats are riding to the rescue of the climate-change movement after last week's embarrassing subpoena retreat, but the two-day campaign to vilify climate skeptics on the Senate floor has already drawn comparisons to McCarthyism.

Under the banner "Web of Denial," the effort kicked off Monday as Senate Democrats took ...

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Federal Study Blows Up Green Claim That Fracking Poisons Water

The study was entirely funded by the National Science Foundation.

Via: The Daily Caller

Giveaway: Enter to win a pair of tickets to Disrupt SF 2016

disrupt sf 2015 TechCrunch Disrupt SF is taking place at Pier 48 September 12-14, and we can't wait to see you. In honor of the occasion, we're giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky TechCrunch reader (a $5,990 value). You can earn extra entries to the contest by sharing the giveaway link with friends and following our social accounts. Disrupt is one of the most anticipated technology… Read More

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