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Gunman surrenders after fatal shooting on Las Vegas Strip

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LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Las Vegas police say the gunman in a fatal shooting on the Strip who barricaded himself inside a public bus has surrendered peacefully after shutting down the busy tourism corridor for hours. The standoff began about 11 a.m. Saturday with a shooting that killed one person and injured another. It happened on a double-decker bus on Las Vegas Boulevard near the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino. University Medical Center spokeswoman Danita Cohen said two people were taken to the hospital after the shooting. She said one died and the other was in fair condition. Police said that person suffered minor injuries. Las Vegas Police officer Larry Hadfield said just before 3:30 p.m. that the man had a handgun and …

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Uber suspends self-driving car program after Arizona crash

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(Reuters) – Uber suspended its pilot program for driverless cars on Saturday after a vehicle equipped with the nascent technology crashed on an Arizona roadway, the ride-hailing company and local police said. The accident, the latest involving a self-driving vehicle operated by one of several companies experimenting with autonomous vehicles, caused no serious injuries, Uber said. Even so, the company said it was grounding driverless cars involved in a pilot program in Arizona, Pittsburgh and San Francisco pending the outcome of investigation into the crash on Friday evening in Tempe. “We are continuing to look into this incident,” an Uber spokeswoman said in an email. The accident occurred when the driver of a second vehicle “failed to yield” to the Uber …

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Rumor: Call of Duty to return to World War II

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Call of Duty is apparently returning to the familiar battleground of World War II in 2017, according to a leak. The move comes after a disappointing outcome for the science fiction version of the game, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, which pushed boundaries but didn’t sell as well as previous versions of the annual title. The leak was first reported in a video on TheFamilyVideoGamers, a YouTube channel which said the details were emailed by an anonymous source. [embedded content] Activision has said that the game is returning to its traditional roots. But beyond that, it hasn’t revealed anything. This year, Sledgehammer Games, the maker of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, is up for creating the next installment of Call …

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Astronauts complete spacewalk to retrofit space station

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(Reuters) – Two spacewalking astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station on Friday for a 6-1/2-hour spacewalk, the first of three to prepare the orbiting laboratory for future commercial space taxis and to tackle maintenance chores, NASA TV showed. U.S. station commander Shane Kimbrough, 49, and French flight engineer Thomas Pesquet, 39, floated outside the station’s airlock as the $100 billion complex soared 250 miles (402 km) above Earth. Kimbrough, making his fifth spacewalk, first upgraded a computer relay box on the station’s central beam, then worked on a docking system for new spaceships in development by Boeing and Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX. The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration is making the retrofits in the hope that private …

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Mnuchin not worried about AI stealing jobs

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was asked about artificial intelligence’s impact on jobs during an Axios event Friday. Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/68033/ Find more videos like this at www.newsy.com Follow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos

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Face to Face with the Ghost of ISIS

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Abu Islam, whose real name is Mazan Nazhan Ahmed al-Obeidi, photographed by the author.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY ROBIN WRIGHT On a crisp spring day in March, in the northern city of Sulaymaniyah, I met Abu Islam, a senior ISIS leader nicknamed the Ghost of ISIS by Iraqi intelligence for his elusiveness. He was escorted into a small office with faux-wood paneling and no windows at the Special Forces Security Compound in Kurdistan. His hands were manacled in front of him; he was blindfolded by a dark hood pulled over his loose black Shirley Temple curls. Long sought by the Iraqi government, Abu Islam was notorious for running clandestine cells of suicide bombers—some of whom were as young as twelve—and carrying out covert …

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Stocks recover after health bill pulled Friday

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Stocks erased much of an afternoon loss and ended mixed after the Republican-backed health care reform bill was pulled because of a lack of support in Congress. The market still closed out its worst week since the election Friday. Several health care companies rose as the bill’s prospects worsened throughout the day. Hospital operator Community Health Systems soared 9.7 percent. The Standard & Poor’s 500 slipped 2 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,343. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 59 points, or 0.3 percent, to 20,596. The Nasdaq gained 11 points, or 0.2 percent, to 5,828. More stocks fell than rose on the New York Stock Exchange. Share this:

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LIRR Third Track supporters, detractors highlight differences

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As the LIRR Expansion project gains new support in western Nassau County, its detractors say the project would hurt Floral Park, Garden City and New Hyde Park. Proposed in January 2016 by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the project would create a third track along 9.8 miles of the Long Island Railroad’s main line between Floral Park and Hicksville. It would also eliminate seven at-grade crossings, increasing safety. The project is expected to create jobs, and improve service reliability, its supporters say. On Friday, supporters met in Westbury with the village’s Mayor Peter Cavallaro and officials from other villages and towns. Also on Friday, opponents met in New Hyde Park, to discuss their objections to the project. “For the first time in the …

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Hate to Break It to Steve Mnuchin, But AI’s Already Taking Jobs

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Today, in 2017, the president’s top economic advisor said he had no worries about robots putting people out of work. “In terms of artificial intelligence taking over the jobs, I think we’re so far away from that that it’s not even on my radar screen,” Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told an audience in Washington. “I think it’s 50 or 100 more years.” Great! That’s a relief! President Trump can go back to horsing around on his big rig confident in the knowledge self-driving trucks won’t replace millions of drivers in a few years. Except Mnuchin’s wrong. Like super-wrong. Artificial intelligence is not only coming for jobs, the jobs it’s coming for are the precious few left over after old-school automation …

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Google Assistant can now tell you when your groceries expire

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Roughly 15 new services have been added to Google Assistant this week including actions for IMDB movie ratings and others that tell you when the food in your fridge will expire and hear Jaden Smith quotes. Actions are like voice-only apps for Google Assistant, like skills are for Alexa and Cortana. Among the most noteworthy new actions is Chefling. You can already ask Google Assistant to add grocery items to a Google Keep shopping list, but Chefling does a few specific things for grocery shopping and keeping track of what’s in your kitchen. By sharing your grocery list with Chefling, the Google Home action or app can tell you when food in your fridge is likely to expire or suggest recipes based on ingredients in your kitchen. With the …

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House GOP abruptly pulls troubled health care bill

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Speaker Paul Ryan has abruptly pulled the Republicans’ troubled health care overhaul off the House floor. The decision was a humiliating setback for President Donald Trump and congressional leaders. The bill had appeared all but certain to be defeated Friday. The roll call was on track to occur in about an hour. The measure has been a top GOP priority and was the party’s first major legislative effort since it took control of both the White House and Congress in January. The legislation would repeal much of former President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care law, including its requirement that people buy policies. This story will be updated.  Share this:

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LI LitFest set for Sunday

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The third annual Word Up: Long Island LitFest takes place Sunday, March 26 at the Madison Theater at Molloy College in Rockville Centre from 1 to 6 p.m., with introductory workshops on essay writing and storytelling at 12 p.m. It’s a day of author talks, readings, book sign-ins and workshops. Founder Claudia Gryvatz Copquin – she’s also a journalist, author and essayist – launched the festival to fill a void on Long Island after seeing there were no such regular author events in the region. “I’m an avid reader and a book lover and I’m thrilled to meet successful authors, so I was confident that other people here on Long Island would enjoy that as well,” she said. For the …

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Demetriou: Getting published gives business leaders an edge

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Why should business owners and professionals publish articles? Fame, prestige, ego? What about money: No, at least not directly. The fundamental reason all business people should publish original articles is because it’s a great differentiator. By claiming the expert mantle, you are telling a client or prospect why you and your widget or service are better than Johnny ABC’s. For years my company touted our quality of service, quick turnaround and reliability. Virtually the same as all our competitors. In the days before LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and social media I began to see articles that were written by some of those very competitors. I was not convinced that writing was one of my important skills, but as the company evolved …

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Altice USA outsourcing warehousing

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Altice USA is outsourcing warehousing in a move that will mean eliminating 87 jobs at its Bethpage headquarters, although the firm says it is offering employees jobs at the new site. The firm, which plans to close the warehouse in Bethpage by June 21, is partnering with USTC to provide warehouse services, primarily at its Edison, NJ, location. The company said an additional 11 people in its warehousing operation are retiring. The warehouse is stocked with equipment such as cable boxes and other inventory for customers. Altice said Bethpage non-management employees in good standing who are affected by this move will be given the opportunity to transition to USTC with no gap in employment. All employees, whether they transition to …

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Elon Musk hints that the Tesla Model 3 will have more range than the Chevy Bolt

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No. 201: Saving Shea, eschewing beef and offshore wind makes waves

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TG it’s Friday: Happy March 24 everybody, on which Elvis became Pvt. 53310761, Pink Floyd released “Dark Side of the Moon” and the Exxon Valdez ran aground. “Dark Side” remained on the Billboard 200 album chart for 927 weeks. That’s almost eight years. Second longest Billboard 200 album: Johnny Mathis’ greatest hits, at 490 weeks. Number of times Pink Floyd and Johnny Mathis have been mentioned in the same newsletter: This would be it. But first this: America’s changing diet has led to a 10 percent per-capita decrease in food-related carbon gases, or the equivalent of the annual tailpipe pollution of 57 million automobiles. (There are currently 253 million cars on U.S. roads.) Most prominent among the dietary changes was a 19 …

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US stocks move higher Friday as health care vote remains uncertain

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U.S. stocks are higher Friday as technology companies rise, but challenges to the Republican-backed American Health Care Act are again weighing on the market. For most of this week investors have been waiting for answers about the fate of the bill, which is scheduled to be voted on later Friday after it was delayed a day ago. Stocks are on track for their biggest weekly loss of 2017. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index picked up 6 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,351 as of 1 p.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average added 13 points, or 0.1 percent, to 20,669. It rose as much as 61 points earlier on. The Nasdaq composite jumped 32 points, or …

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Property manager charged with stealing $327K from employer

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A property manager is charged with stealing more than $327,000 from the owners of a Hewlett-based strip mall, authorities said. Leon Austern of New York City is charged with second-degree larceny, according to Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas. “This defendant was trusted to handle his employer’s accounts but instead he allegedly executed a calculated scheme to steal money and use it for personal expenses,” Singas said in a statement. Austern was the manager of a strip mall shopping center, with five commercial tenants, owned by Harbro Realty Co. For his services he was entitled to receive three-and-a-half percent of the gross rents collected from its tenants, authorities said. From May 3, 2010, to December 18, 2012, Austern allegedly embezzled the …

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Sandy Kenyon reviews 'Power Rangers'

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NEW YORK (WABC) — “Power Rangers” hits big screens this weekend more than 20 years after the original TV series first aired. And while the new movie is getting some attention for it’s diversity and inclusiveness — it features an LGBTQ superhero and one ranger with autism — the reviews aren’t exactly stellar. The real work of a movie critic is sitting through bad films, and this one is a real salary earner. You want to stay away from the worst, and “Power Rangers” is definitely in that category. After all, how can you enjoy a movie that makes fans wait 90 minutes before they all get into their suits? Bill Hader is adorable as a robot and Bryan Cranston …

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LI mortgage banker sentenced in $30M fraud scheme

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A Long Island mortgage banker was sentenced Friday in federal court in Central Islip to 150 months in prison in a bank fraud scheme, authorities said. Aaron Wider, of Copiague, is the former owner and CEO of Garden City-based HTFC Corporation, a mortgage bank. He was convicted on Jan. 25 of conspiracy to commit bank fraud for defrauding financial institutions out of more than $30 million in mortgage proceeds, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. As part of the sentence, the court ordered Wider to pay more than $22 million in forfeiture and restitution and, at the conclusion of his term of incarceration, serve five years’ supervised release. The sentence was announced by Bridget Rohde, acting United States Attorney …

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The Raspberry Turk is a DIY chess robot with instructions to build your own

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The Best Drones

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Our pick DJI Mavic Pro Our top pick combines easy flying, class-leading portability, good battery life, great image quality, three-axis stabilization, and great fail-safe features in a $1,000 package. The best camera is always the one you have with you, and drones are no exception: The DJI Mavic Pro’s extraordinary portability means you’ll bring it to more places, so you’ll get better shots. Because it measures just 3.3 by 3.3 by 7.8 inches and weighs 1.6 pounds when fully folded, you can take it almost anywhere—simply unfold everything, and you’re good to go. We got approximately 19 minutes of flight time in our tests, and its 4-mile operating range extends farther than the eye can see. It comes with a …

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Treasury secretary ‘not at all’ worried about robots taking jobs

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Priciest home sales in Albertson

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Priciest home sales in Albertson (11507) February 2017 The three highest-priced home sales in Albertson last month ranged from $475,000 to $914,000. The priciest Albertson home sold in February was a 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath colonial at 135 Dewey Ave. that sold for $914,000. It was listed and sold by Dalia Elison of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. A 5-bedroom, 2-bath colonial at 41 Foxcroft Road fetched $540,000. The property was listed by Michael Fink of Laffey Fine Homes and sold by Laffey’s Imran Azeem. At 20 Fish Ave., a 4-bedroom, 2-bath expanded cape went for $475,000. It was listed by Michelle Norris of Cornerstone Real Estate Services and sold by Marc Lashley of Exit Realty First Choice. Source: MLSLI.com Share this:

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Family business

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Back in 1997, the New York Jets came within inches of grabbing a quarterback who could have rewritten their history – financial and football – on his way to the hall of fame. The Jets had the first pick and Peyton Manning was graduating from the University of Tennessee. Jets Coach and General Manager Bill Parcells spoke with Archie Manning, the former New Orleans Saints quarterback and Manning’s father. “Coach Parcells at the time spoke with my dad,” Peyton Manning told an audience of 1,200 at the recent Long Island Association Spring Luncheon. “Having a chance to play for Bill Parcells is a once in a lifetime opportunity.” LIA CEO Kevin Law interviewed the brothers, asking why Peyton, who graduated …

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Elon Musk says Tesla will start taking orders for Solar Roofs in April

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A key pillar in Elon Musk’s vision for Tesla and SolarCity is becoming a reality next month. Musk says Tesla will start taking orders for the company’s Solar Roofs — entire roofs made of shingles with built-in solar cells — in April. We do not know, however, how long buyers will need to wait in order to have their Solar Roofs installed. We’ve asked. We also still don’t know how much these roofs will cost, as Business Insider points out, but Musk has suggested they may be cheaper than conventional roofs, factoring in longevity, repairs, and energy savings.

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Elon Musk shares video of near-final Model 3, but says he won’t drive one

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LIer found guilty in defrauding S. Korean school of $5.5M

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A Long Island man was found guilty this week in defrauding a South Korean Christian missionary school of $5.5 million, spending that money on luxury cars, a 110-day gambling trip and more, authorities said. William Cosme, also known as Willliam Cosmo, of Jericho, was convicted after a one-week trial on two counts of fraud, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of New York. “As a unanimous jury swiftly concluded after trial, William Cosme duped and defrauded a South Korean international school out of $5.5 million, money the school needed to carry out its mission of educating children,” Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said, in a statement. “Cosme then took this stolen money and spent it lavishly …

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Groundbreaking for Riverhead rental project

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A groundbreaking for a new $18 million apartment complex in downtown Riverhead is scheduled for next week. The project, called Peconic Crossing, will be developed by Rochester-based Conifer Realty and the Community Development Corporation of Long Island and bring 45 income-restricted apartments in a four-story building at 11 West Main St. The development, which will have one- and two-bedroom apartments will replace the former Long Island Science Center, which has been razed. The new rental housing is designed for working families earning less than 90 percent of Suffolk County’s area median income, which is $76,160 for a family of two. There will also be preferences for artists, as well as persons who had been displaced by Hurricane Sandy, according to …

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US stocks higher in early trading Friday

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Stocks are opening slightly higher on Wall Street, led by gains in technology companies and banks. Chipmaker Micron Technology surged 11 percent in early trading Friday after reporting results that were much better than analysts were expecting. Investors were keeping a close eye on Washington, where a vote was expected later in the day on the Republican-backed health care reform bill. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 5 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,351. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 38 points, or 0.2 percent, to 20,695. The Nasdaq composite gained 26 points, or 0.5 percent, to 5,843. Share this:

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Research Suggests a Possible Role for a Storm of “Jumping Genes” in ALS

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Research Suggests a Possible Role for a Storm of “Jumping Genes” in ALS Dr. Josh Dubnau aside a large image of brain cells of the fruit fly displaying transposon activation. Stony Brook, NY – March 24, 2017 – By inserting an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)-linked human gene called TDP-43 into fruit flies, researchers at Stony Brook University and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory discovered a potential role for ‘transposons’ in the disease.  Transposons, which are also called ‘jumping genes’ because they jump from place to place within DNA, are virus-like entities that fill most of the spaces between genes in an organism. The new research demonstrates that these transposons are no longer effectively inhibited, resulting in a storm of jumping genes, …

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Wind-damaged ‘I Love NY’ highway signs being re-installed

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State transportation crews are re-installing “I Love NY” highway signs knocked down during the windstorm that tore through western New York earlier this month. They’re some of the same signs federal officials say the Cuomo administration shouldn’t have put up in the first place. According to published reports, about a dozen signs along highways between Rochester and Buffalo were dislodged or otherwise damaged by winds that gusted to 70 mph to 80 mph on March 8. The state spent more than $8 million to install 514 signs across New York that promote tourism. The Federal Highway Administration has said the signs are too distracting for motorists and need to come down. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has defended the signs, saying they …

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Photo of the Week: Scientists Fire Up the World’s Largest Artificial Sun (Without Melting Earth)

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If you’ve ever used a magnifying glass to, say, fry an ant under the summer sun, you have a general idea of what the Synlight solar simulator does. The enormous machine, which looks like an insect’s eye, uses 149 lamps to simulate sunlight, making it a handy tool for testing things like solar panels or generating clean energy. Scientists threw the switch on the world’s largest artificial sun on Thursday, which happened to be the birthday of the fellow who designed it. “I had tears in my eyes today,” says project manager Kai Wieghardt of the German Aerospace Center. “It’s my baby, and it’s really the first time in my life that something I drew in my notebooks has been …

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SoftBank’s autonomous vehicle joint venture, SB Drive, nabs Yahoo Japan as a new investor

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Yahoo Japan has invested 490 million yen ($4.4 million) into SB Drive, an autonomous vehicle joint venture established in Japan last year by telecom giant SoftBank and research company Advanced Smart Mobility. SoftBank also extended its investment by another 190 million yen ($1.7 million), taking its total stake to 510 million yen ($4.6 million) following its share purchase last April, according to a statement issued earlier today. The ultimate aim of SB Drive is to “commercialize smart mobility services that utilize self-driving technologies,” with a specific focus on community services such as designated bus routes between towns and cities. In its short lifespan so far, SB Drive has been carrying out trials of a fixed-route bus service, as well as a truck convoy for freight transportation. In late …

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Watch Amazon’s Prime Air drone make its first demo delivery in the US

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Syrian refugee children win robot-making competition in Lebanon

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Of the 10 teams that won a national robot-making contest, three comprise Syrian children who have fled war and devastation.The prize is a trip to the US to enter into an international competition.But there are fears the youngsters will never make it to America given a travel ban signed off by US President Donald Trump.Al Jazeera’s Imtiaz Tyab reports from Beirut. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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Designers and manufacturers showcased their developments at 2nd Russian Military Robotics Conference

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Russian robotics designers and manufacturers showcased their last developments, which could potentially join the Russian army. About 89 models were demonstrated during the 2nd Russian Military Robotics Conference at the Patriot Park in Kubinka near Moscow.In 2014, The Russian Defense Ministry approved a complex program called ‘Creating of Advanced Military Robotics for 2025l,’ which prioritized robotics as one of the top priorities of the Russian arms program. COURTESY: RT’s RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE – FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tv RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnewsFollow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_comFollow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rtFollow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RTListen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting …

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DARPA launches program to combat suicide drones

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DARPA has launched a new program to combat the threat of suicide drones, which can be loaded with explosives and deployed without the use of radio signals. The Mobile Force Protection (MFP) Program will begin Phase 1 development and testing this spring. The aim of the program is to develop a system capable of defeating a raid of drones sent to attack a moving asset, such as a troop convoy. Specifically, DARPA is looking for a solution that can counter multiple threats on a mobile asset moving at up to 70 miles per hour. Appropriate anti-drone weaponry must be able to detect an attack in an extended range and react quickly to a recognized threat. Focusing on a mobile solution with anti-drone …

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NY attorney general settles with Nassau car wash

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The New York attorney general’s office said it reached a $154,000 settlement with a Nassau County-based car wash firm and manager that shortchanged 16 current and former workers. FCN Corporation, a company that operated 5 Star Car Wash in Elmont, and Christopher Conte, the company’s manager, underpaid workers, failing to pay minimum wage and overtime, according to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. “It’s simple: hardworking New Yorkers must be paid a fair day’s wage. The conduct of 5 Star was unacceptable and my office will continue to take action against all those who violate the rights of their employees,” Schneiderman said in a statement. The company and manager paid wages that were as low as $6 an hour to …

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Silicon Valley Would Rather Cure Death Than Make Life Worth Living

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Silicon Valley is coming for death. But it’s looking in the wrong place. After disrupting the way we love, communicate, travel, work, and even eat, technologists believe they can solve the ultimate problem. Perennially youthful Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced last year a $3 billion initiative to obliterate human disease. Among his many crusades, Paypal co-founder and Trump advisor Peter Thiel aims to end mortality. (“Basically, I’m against it,” he has said.) Alphabet has a whole company devoted to curing this most intractable of inconveniences. And they aren’t necessarily crazy to try. Since the 19th century, average life expectancies have risen for everyone (though not at equal rates) thanks to advances in science and technology. …

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Health bill vote delayed in House in setback to Trump, Ryan

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GOP House leaders delayed their planned vote Thursday on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” in a stinging setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump in their first major legislative test. The decision came after Trump, who ran as a master dealmaker, failed to reach agreement with a bloc of rebellious conservatives. Moderate-leaning Republican lawmakers were also bailing on the legislation, leaving it short of votes. The bill could still come to a vote in coming days, but canceling Thursday’s vote was a significant defeat. It came on the seven-year anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the Affordable Care Act, years that Republicans have devoted to promising repeal. Those promises helped them keep control of …

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LI outpaces state, nation, adding jobs

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The number of private sector jobs on Long Island increased by 27,100 or 2.5 percent year over year to 1,114,700 as of February, growing at a much faster rate than the state and nation. Long Island’s numbers far outpaced the state’s 1.6 percent and national 1.8 percent private sector growth rate, putting Long Island on a fast track in terms of adding jobs. The statistic measures jobs on Long Island, not those held by Long Island residents, helping measure what’s happening in the region – rather than by including jobs local residents might hold in New York City and elsewhere. “Overall, this jobs report was quite good,” said Shital Patel, a labor analyst with the New York State Department of Labor’s …

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These five robots will draw custom portraits of you

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An interactive art installation called “Five Robots Named Paul” has five different robots that aim cameras at you and draw your portrait. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/sai FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsider TWITTER: https://twitter.com/techinsider INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/businessinsider/ TUMBLR: http://businessinsider.tumblr.com/

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Joe Dowd: Cuomo’s pork barrel not greasing Long Island

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Ironic but true: The Sheridan Expressway is named for a guy who died in a car crash. Until this week I figured it honored a Civil War general. The little interstate bisecting the Bronx is actually named for engineer Arthur V. Sheridan, a Bronx public works commissioner and Robert Moses loyalist. It runs just over a mile, connecting the Cross Bronx and Bruckner expressways. It also decimated a South Bronx neighborhood, but progress has its price. Some neighborhoods, frankly, need to get destroyed in order for Long Islanders to get upstate. Now, Moses-wannabe Andrew Cuomo wants to bring the Sheridan crashing down, a $1.8 billion demolition-green-space river-walk extravaganza that will undoubtedly gridlock Bronx traffic for years. Cuomo says the Sheridan’s …

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Music to guitarists’ ears: D’Addario to give out strings

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D’Addario, the Farmingdale-based musical instrument accessory company whose customers include Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crow and Lenny Kravitz, has announced it will give away free sets of guitar strings to the first 50 attendees at this year’s NY Guitar Show & Exposition at The Freeport Recreation Center. “This is wonderful,” show founder Richard Johnson said in a written statement. “A world-renowned Long Island, NY company, stepping up and offering the first 50 paid attendees both days of the show, a free set of their new NYXL Electric Guitar Strings or the Nickel Bronze Acoustic Strings.” The NYXL Electric Guitar Strings, valued at $12.99, are made of a “newly engineered, break-resistant, high-carbon steel core and plain steel alloy,” while the Nickel Bronze …

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What’s at stake for NY in federal health overhaul?

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There’s a debate in New York over the effects of an amendment to the Republican federal health care overhaul that only applies to the state. House Republican leaders seeking to lock down votes from New York lawmakers have proposed shifting $2.3 billion in Medicaid costs from the state’s counties to the state. The amendment was a response to complaints that New York unfairly burdens its counties with a share of the nearly $60 billion health care program for the poor and disabled. Critics are taking rhetorical flamethrowers to the last-minute amendment, calling it the “Buffalo Bribe,” ”Poughkeepsie Payola” and worse. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday called it an “absurd” measure that would devastate New York’s health care system. A …

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A tribe in Panama uses drones to protect their territory

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A tribe in Panama with strong roots in the rainforest is seeking a land title to secure their territory. And they’re protecting their borders with a surprising form of surveillance. Drones.According to the World Bank, there are around 42 million indigenous people in Latin America. That accounts for about eight percent of the population. While most of the indigenous may still carry on customs that preserve their ancient culture, not all are living in the past.One tribe in the rainforests of Panama who have been on a quest to obtain the legal rights to the land they have inhabited for generations, are embracing modern technology. They’re using drones to help gather data that will help their case.Correspondent Harris Whitbeck gives …

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US stocks turn higher in midday trade Thursday

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U.S. stocks are turning higher as bank stocks recover some ground thanks to an upturn in bond yields, which will make lending money more profitable. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is weighing down technology stocks Thursday after several major companies said they will stop advertising on YouTube because their ads were appearing alongside offensive videos including some promoting terrorism. Investors are keeping a close eye on Washington, where a vote was expected later Thursday on a Republican-backed health care bill. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 4 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,356. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 71 points, or 0.4 percent, to 20,733. The Nasdaq composite climbed 16 points, or 0.3 percent, to 5,838. Share this:

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Banks lead stocks higher; health care debate continues

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U.S. stocks are mostly higher Thursday as bank stocks recover some ground thanks to an upturn in bond yields, which will make lending money more profitable. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, leads technology stocks lower as a number of companies say they will stop advertising on YouTube. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 5 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,354 as of 11 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average added 41 points, or 0.2 percent, to 20,702. The Nasdaq composite rose 12 points, or 0.2 percent, to 5,833. The Russell 2000 index, which tracks smaller companies, gained 12 points, or 0.9 percent, to 1,357. Three-fourths of the stocks on the New York Stock Exchange were rising. …

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Why paying taxes by credit card probably isn’t a good idea

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A big tax bill is like hay fever . You don’t want it, you try to avoid it — and then April rolls around and it hits you hard. Now you have to figure out how to take care of it. Taxes have to be paid, and putting them on your credit card might seem a good option. Maybe you need more time to come up with the money, or you’re imagining the rewards you could rack up by putting a big expense on your card. But paying the IRS with plastic probably isn’t a good idea, and here’s why. YOU’LL PAY PROCESSING FEES When you buy something with a credit card, the merchant pays processing fees to the financial …

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LI firm to operate parking at Nassau Coliseum

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Valley Stream-based Parking Systems will run the revamped parking operations at the new Nassau Coliseum, where parking could cost more than $20, depending on the event. When purchasing event tickets online, Coliseum guests will be able to add a parking pass which allows them to enter through an express lane, according to a statement from NYCB Live, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Presented By New York Community Bank. The entry process will include parking pass scanning technology for both mobile phones and paper passes. The Coliseum parking lot now bears the Ford name, as one of the arena’s major sponsors. The lot will open two hours before each event with designated spots for veterans, patrons with disabilities, and …

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LIers prefer to network over breakfast

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, many people say. And it’s also the best way to network, according to a recent Long Island Business News poll. One-third of respondents to LIBN’s “Networking Setting” poll said they prefer to meet and exchange leads over the morning meal, perhaps while enjoying an omelette or French toast. Cocktails was the second most popular choice, with 24 percent of respondents preferring to make and trade contacts over drinks. Nearly one-fifth (19 percent) of respondents said they prefer to network over lunch. Some 13 percent think the golf course is the ideal setting for wheeling and dealing, while dinner, at 8 percent, was the least popular choice among respondents. On Long Island, …

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US stocks open little changed Thursday

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Stocks are barely changed as Congress continues to debate health care legislation, a key first piece of President Donald Trump’s business-friendly agenda. Technology companies are down Thursday and giving up some of the previous day’s gains. Alphabet, Google’s parent company, lost 1.6 percent. Energy companies are slipping with oil prices but consumer-focused companies are rising. Clothing company PVH jumped 8.5 percent after strong earnings. Nike is up 2.1 percent after a sharp drop a day ago. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 4 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,345. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 25 points, or 0.1 percent, to 20,636. The Nasdaq composite shed 11 points, or 0.2 percent, to 5,810. Share this:

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Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak joins $9.5 million investment into ‘robotic digitization’ startup Ripcord

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A new so-called “robotic digitization” company launches to the public today with funding from some notable backers. Tapping robotics, machine vision, and artificial intelligence, Ripcord is striving to create what it calls the “truly paperless workplace,” and today it announced its formal launch alongside $9.5 million in funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), with participation from Apple cofounder Steve Woniak, Lux Capital, and Legend Star. Based in Hayward, California, Ripcord’s machines scan, index, and categorize paper records to make them searchable through companies’ existing systems via the cloud. To initiate the process, companies pack their records into boxes and affix with barcoded labels that contain metadata that’s permanently associated with the records through their transportation into digital form. Upon receipt, Ripcord unboxes the files and passes …

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Hungry? Call Your Neighborhood Delivery Robot

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Enlarge this image Starship Technologies’ delivery robots, which can be found traveling the sidewalks of Washington, D.C., get smarter the more they drive — learning about sidewalk and traffic patterns with every trip they take. Meg Kelly/NPR hide caption toggle caption Meg Kelly/NPR Here’s a classic big city dilemma (sorry suburban folks): It’s late at night, the weather is bad, and you’re hungry. Your favorite restaurant is less than a mile away, but you don’t want to leave the house, and you don’t want to pay a $5 delivery fee — plus tip — for a $10 meal. So, what do you do? Back in the old days, you would have braved the elements — or learned to plan ahead. …

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Linden Care laying off 29

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Linden Care, a nationwide specialty pharmacy company based in Woodbury, is laying off 29 employees, according to documents filed with the state. The firm on March 15 filed a Working Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, or WARN notice, indicating its plan to lay off those workers by June 15. Linden Care, which didn’t return calls seeking comment, cited economic reasons in its explanation for the layoffs of half of its 58 employees. The company, which provides specialty pharmacy services to the pain management industry, is licensed in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Linden Care on its website indicates that it “works closely with leading pain pharmaceutical manufacturers and pain management physicians” to provide and administer medications. Share this:

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State sets aside $1.2M to boost breastfeeding on LI

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New York State is setting aside more than $1 million dollars to boost breast feeding on Long Island, while setting aside additional funds to promote the practice in New York City and upstate. Long Island Jewish Medical Center will receive $1.2 million over five years from the New York State Department of Health to promote and support breastfeeding in Nassau and Suffolk counties. The program, with LIJ leading the charge on Long Island, will seek to expand “breastfeeding friendly” designations in obstetric and pediatric practices and day care centers. It also calls for promoting greater support to mothers who return to breastfeeding-friendly worksites as well as setting up Baby Cafes, spots to be established to further promote breastfeeding. “Breastfeeding has many …

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This company is using AI and robots to sort and scan paper

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DataRobot raises $54 million to bring machine learning to predictive analytics

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DataRobot, a machine learning platform that helps enterprises build predictive models at speed, has raised $54 million in a Series C funding round led by existing investor New Enterprise Associates (NEA). Founded out of Boston in 2012, the DataRobot platform features hundreds of open-source machine learning algorithms and harnesses best practices and knowledge from “the world’s leading scientists,” enabling users of all skill levels to build predictive models for their companies. Users upload their data, select their target variables, and DataRobot “automates, trains, and evaluates” multiple predictive models. Though it can be used to help data scientists work more quickly and at scale, DataRobot is targeted at anyone within the enterprise who’s looking to tinker with artificial intelligence to see whether it can improve their …

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Microsoft to license its patents for internet-connected cars to Toyota

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Microsoft has agreed to license its patents for Internet-connected cars to Toyota, its first such deal with an automaker and a signal that it may be willing to partner with others. The tech giant, which announced the deal on Wednesday afternoon, holds a treasure trove of patents that include car operating systems, Wi-Fi, motion sensors, voice recognition, and navigation. Cars are increasingly morphing into computers with wheels, and Microsoft sees the same opportunity that a number of other tech companies do, including Intel, Google, Qualcomm, and NXP. “The connected car represents an enormous opportunity for the auto industry, and at the core it’s a software challenge,” Peggy Johnson, executive vice president of business development at Microsoft, said in a statement …

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NASA Develops 'Origami' Robot for Mars Exploration

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Published on Mar 22, 2017 Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have developed a small robot called PUFFER, which can flatten and tuck its wheels to explore tight spaces on Mars Category License Standard YouTube License

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Neil Gorsuch Makes the Case for His Own Independence

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Judge Neil Gorsuch addresses the Senate Judiciary Committee at his Supreme Court confirmation hearing.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY MARK PETERSON / REDUX FOR THE NEW YORKER The Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Judge Neil Gorsuch has been an endurance event. On Tuesday, Charles Grassley, the eighty-three-year-old chair of the Judiciary Committee, planned out a ten-hour hearing and then sat through it, measuring out precise ten-minute breaks. (“That means we’ll reconvene at 3:31,” he said at one point.) Gorsuch, who is forty-nine, with trim white hair, wore a blue shirt and a purple tie, and followed custom by declining to comment on any topic that might theoretically appear before the Court. But, during the day, hints of Gorsuch’s personality appeared. He is a familiar …

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After a bumpy start, stocks manage gains Wednesday

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U.S. stocks shook off a shaky start and finished mostly higher as technology and industrial companies rose. Apple rose 1 percent Wednesday and Microsoft gained 1.3 percent. The modest gains came a day after the market had its biggest drop this year. Banks continued to fall along with bond yields, which forces interest rates on loans lower. Wells Fargo dropped 1 percent. Sears plunged 12 percent after the struggling retailer said it was doubtful it would be able to keep operating. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index edged up 4 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,348. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 6 points, less than 0.1 percent, to 20,661, dragged down by a big drop in Nike. The Nasdaq …

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Howard Blankman dies at 91

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Howard Blankman, the public relations veteran, died peacefully in his home on March 17. He was 91. Blankman was well-known in the Long Island business community, and also worked in government, television and theater; he was also a book author and a columnist. He described himself as a “sort of a poor man’s renaissance man.” Blankman was chairman, chief executive officer and founder of The Blankman Group, a Long Island-based public relations and marketing firm, which he launched in 1968. He sold the firm in 2004. Over the years, clients included Cablevision, Breslin Realty, Long Island Rail Road and more. As an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America, Blankman was elected to the organization’s College of Fellows, …

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The Mobileye acquisition is proof that AI needs guidelines

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The sale of Mobileye to Intel is not surprising when you consider that last year MIT Technology Review ranked the Jerusalem-based company as one of the 10 smartest companies in the world. Also not surprising is the joy, bordering on hysteria, being displayed by the Israeli government, which has declared its intent to cut taxes as a result of the deal (though it has not been clear exactly how). In addition, the government has used the occasion of Mobileye’s purchase by Intel as an opportunity to tout its success in the area of innovation. However, the story here is bigger than Mobileye. The real story is the relationship between government, society, and technology. The challenge presented by artificial intelligence (AI) …

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AARP, Union protest GOP healthcare bill

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Members of the House of Representatives on both sides of the aisle are facing increasing pressure from Long Islanders protesting the American Health Care Act. The AARP is urging Reps. Lee Zeldin, Peter King, and Tom Suozzi and Kathleen Rice to vote against the bill when it comes for a scheduled vote on Thursday. And Local 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East is holding rallies Wednesday and Thursday urging representatives to vote no. These Long Islanders are concerned that the bill might raise health insurance premiums, cut tax credits and minimize or remove coverage and services for the poor. They say it would also diminish Medicare for seniors. Under the AHCA, as many as 24 million Americans could lose healthcare coverage …

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LI medical building fetches $14.65M

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A two-story medical office building in North Hills has sold for $14.65 million. The buyer is Manhattan-based CHC Management Group, which paid cash for the 24,690-square-foot building on 1.75 acres at 3111 New Hyde Park Road, according to a statement from Cushman & Wakefield, which brokered the sale. The tenants in the fully occupied building include Integrated Medical Professionals, which leases 13,800 square feet, Northern OBGYN and Aesthetic Dermatology, which lease the balance. The property, located between Hollow Lane and Dakota Drive off the Northern State Parkway’s New Hyde Park Road exit, features 115 parking spaces monitored by an on-site parking attendant. The buyer, CHC Management Group, was self-represented, while Ben Efraimov, Jonathan Hageman and Patrick Yannotta of Cushman & …

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Trump’s FDA Pick Has Friends in Big Pharma. But Who Doesn’t?

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Shortly after taking office, President Trump told pharmaceutical CEOs visiting the White House that he would accelerate drug approvals by eliminating 75 to 80 percent of the regulations enforced by the US Food and Drug Administration. “Instead of it being 9,000 pages, it’ll be 100 pages,” he said. Slashing those rules could fall to Scott Gottlieb, the president’s pick for FDA commissioner. As with so many Trump nominees, expect Democrats to press the 44-year-old physician on his conflicts of interest when he appears before the Senate for confirmation. Gottlieb’s deep ties to the industry he would regulate go back more than decade, and he currently serves on the board of three pharmaceutical companies. His venture capital firm, new Enterprise Associates, funds 150 others. Gottlieb received more than $400,000 from Big …

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Melting business: Warmer US winter hurts small companies

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The big snowstorm in the U.S. Midwest and East last week was a respite for some small business owners, after a generally mild winter that has nipped into the revenue of many companies and forced them to rethink their cold-weather strategies. Retailers who sell winter clothing or snow shovels have had fewer customers this season. Plumbers who expected to fix frozen pipes have had less work, and people who make money removing snow have had idle equipment. On the flip side, better weather means more business for companies that cater to people who want to be outdoors. The period from December through February was the sixth-warmest winter on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. government …

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Tech stocks lead US indexes mostly higher midday Wednesday

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U.S. stock indexes are turning mostly higher at midday Wednesday as technology companies rise and investors react to another drop in bond yields by buying high-dividend utility companies. Energy companies are declining with the price of oil. However more stocks are down than up as the market comes off its biggest loss in five months. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index picked up 4 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,348 as of noon Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 10 points, or 0.1 percent, to 20,657, dragged down by a steep fall in Nike. The Nasdaq composite rose 21 points, or 0.4 percent, to 5,815. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies sank 5 points, or …

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Here’s to the winners

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Hundreds of Long Island’s top business and science minds gathered Tuesday for the 2017 Innovator of the Year Awards. Man of the hour Robert Catell (above); Mazars USA Partner — and Food & Beverage award presenter — Lou Biscotti (below). Including Master of Innovation Robert Catell, the former KeySpan and National Grid USA chairman, some 36 top innovators were honored by Innovate Long Island at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. “Our honorees include first-time entrepreneurs, inveterate tinkerers and some who have made invention and innovation their careers,” said master of ceremonies John Kominicki, Innovate LI’s founder and publisher. “Their ideas may not all end up changing the world, but they are all making it a …

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Samsung’s Bixby Hopes the World Needs Another Voice Assistant

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Details about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 are leaking so heavily they’re causing water damage. The latest spy shots suggest the curvy flagship phones do away with the home button on the front. But the new phones won’t be entirely touchscreen-operated. This week, Samsung announced there will be a dedicated button for summoning Bixby, the company’s brand-new voice assistant. Bixby represents a major reboot for S Voice, the voice assistant you probably forgot Samsung already has. Introduced in 2012 with the Galaxy S III, S Voice was largely a “me-too” voice platform that launched the year after Siri. It wasn’t terrible, it just didn’t distinguish itself. But Bixby will (eventually) feature advanced AI that could leapfrog Alexa, Google Assistant, and …

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US stocks waver in early trading Wednesday

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Stocks are treading water in early trading as gains in high-dividend stocks are outweighed by drops in banks and other sectors. Sears Holdings plunged 9 percent in early trading Wednesday after the struggling retailer said it was doubtful it would be able to keep operating. Nike dropped 6 percent after issuing a weak forecast. The market is coming off its biggest drop so far this year. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index slipped 1 point to 2,342. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 36 points, or 0.2 percent, to 20,632. The Nasdaq composite edged up 5 points, or 0.1 percent, to 5,799. Small-company stocks fell more than the rest of the market. More stocks fell than rose on the New …

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Sears has “substantial doubt” about its future

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Sears, once the monolith of American retail, says that there is “substantial doubt” that it will be able to keep its doors open. Company shares, which hit an all-time low last month, tumbled more than 12 percent Wednesday. Sears has been a member of the retail dead pool for years, but until this week the company had not openly acknowledged its tenuous existence, said Ken Perkins, who heads the research firm Retail Metrics LLC. Sears has long maintained that by balancing the sale of key assets while at the same time enticing customers with loyalty programs, it would eventually turn the corner. Yet industry analysts have placed the staggering sums of money that Sears is losing beside the limited number …

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AP Exclusive: Manafort had plan to benefit Putin government

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President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics, The Associated Press has learned. The work appears to contradict assertions by the Trump administration and Manafort himself that he never worked for Russian interests. Manafort proposed in a confidential strategy plan as early as June 2005 that he would influence politics, business dealings and news coverage inside the United States, Europe and the former Soviet republics to benefit the Putin government, even as U.S.-Russia relations under Republican President George W. Bush grew worse. Manafort pitched the plans to Russian …

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Casetext raises $12 million for legal research assistant CARA

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Legal research company Casetext has raised $12 million. The money will be used to expand its software platform that offers insights into cases cited in legal documents and CARA (Case Analysis Research Assistant), an AI-powered assistant for lawyers. Using natural language understanding, Casetext scans the text of legal briefs to locate and analyze case citations. Casetext also offers access to 10 million court cases and statutes annotated by a community of litigators. The $12 million funding round was led by Canvas Ventures with participation from Union Square Ventures, 8VC, and Red Sea Ventures. The company previously raised $7 million in a 2015 funding round led by Union Square Ventures. Casetext isn’t the only legal service driven by AI and natural language understanding. Last year, law firm …

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You Bought That Gadget, and Dammit, You Should Be Able to Fix It

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Michael Oberdick owns two small gadget repair shops in northwestern Ohio. He and his technicians spend their days at iOutlet replacing busted screens, repairing battered motherboards, and generally making life easier for people who’ve done something stupid with their gadgets. He found this job far easier just five years ago, when he started repairing phones for friends. Back then, anyone with basic tools, a little patience, and an instruction manual could fix just about anything. But these days, performing all but the most basic repairs requires specialized tools and knowledge that companies like Apple and Samsung guard jealously. That makes it hard for people like Oberdick to earn a living, and for people like you to repair your phone when you drop it. And that …

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Mythic raises $8.8 million to put AI on a chip

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While there’s no shortage of hype surrounding artificial intelligence, there’s also no shortage of companies seeking to harness its potential. Mythic is one of them, and it claims to be taking a different approach than the others. The Austin, Texas-based startup wants to move away from the cloud and a dependence on network connections by putting AI-on-a-chip inside smart devices like security cameras and health wearables. DFJ believes in the potential of this approach to AI and led an $8.8 million round that was announced today. The startup has developed both software and microchips to make its AI smarter and faster. Today, artificial neural networks need big server racks powered by graphics processing units (GPUs) to handle complex algorithms. Mythic …

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Drone-hunting machines aim to counter aerial threats

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(Reuters) – The enemy drone whined in the distance. The Interceptor, a drone-hunting machine from Silicon Valley startup Airspace Systems, slinked off its launch pad and dashed away in hot pursuit. The hunter twisted through the air to avoid trees, homed in on its target, fired a Kevlar net to capture it, and then carried the rogue drone back to its base like a bald eagle with a kill. Airspace is among some 70 companies working on counter-drone systems as small consumer and commercial drones proliferate. But unlike others, it aims to catch drones instead of disabling them or shooting them down. A demonstration at Airspace headquarters in San Leandro, California, showed a compact aircraft just a few feet wide, …

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Daniel Dennett’s Science of the Soul

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Four billion years ago, Earth was a lifeless place. Nothing struggled, thought, or wanted. Slowly, that changed. Seawater leached chemicals from rocks; near thermal vents, those chemicals jostled and combined. Some hit upon the trick of making copies of themselves that, in turn, made more copies. The replicating chains were caught in oily bubbles, which protected them and made replication easier; eventually, they began to venture out into the open sea. A new level of order had been achieved on Earth. Life had begun. The tree of life grew, its branches stretching toward complexity. Organisms developed systems, subsystems, and sub-subsystems, layered in ever-deepening regression. They used these systems to anticipate their future and to change it. When they looked within, …

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This robot’s made for walking, and that’s just what she’ll do

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Esports team Cloud9 gets investment from Joe Montanta, Reddit cofounder in Series A funding

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Investors want into esports, and now they are betting on one of professional gaming’s biggest teams. Cloud9 has closed out a Series A funding round for an undisclosed amount of money. The organization owns and operates some of the top pro teams in games like League of Legends, Counter-Strike, and Hearthstone, and it wants to expand its presence in the esports market that analysts predict will grow 41 percent to $696 million this year. FunPlus Ventures led the funding. Cloud9 plans to use this influx of cash as well as its partnership with its new investors to build larger sponsorship deals in the future. The series A round also saw participation from a plethora of major names in game developer. …

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No. 200: A med-tech summit, floating turbines and the microwave turns 50 (but careful, it’s listening)

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It’s Tuesday out there: Hope your week is off to a great start. It’s March 21, the first day after the equinox, meaning today’s day will be longer than yesterday’s night. Which is nice. Welcome new readers Paul, two Lauras, Linda, Jonathan, Clifford and Gil. If you’re up early enough, we’re gathering at Crest Hollow for the Innovator of the Year awards breakfast. Record crowd, plus science jokes and sticky buns. Come if you can. (But we’re done by 10.) Irrepressible ad man, “Tonight Show” scribe and wannabe music man Howard Blankman has passed, at 91. (Jimmy Breslin and Chuck Berry round out the threesome.) Pro bono pros: Farrell Fritz has been named a top three law firm for access to justice by the …

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Stocks post their biggest loss this year

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U.S. stocks had their biggest drop this year, led by declines in banks. Financial companies, which soared in the months since the U.S. presidential election, fell sharply Tuesday. Bank of America sank 5.8 percent, while JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo each lost about 3 percent. A drop in bond yields helped push financial stocks lower. Lower yields mean lower interest rates on mortgages and other kinds of loans. Industrial companies and transportation stocks also fell. United Continental dropped 3.3 percent. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 29 points, or 1.2 percent, to 2,344. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 237 points, or 1.1 percent, to 20,668. The Nasdaq composite dropped 107 points, or 1.8 percent, to 5,793. Small-company stocks …

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Hybrid cloud storage company Avere Systems raises $14 million from Google, Western Digital, others

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Avere Systems, a hybrid cloud data storage company based in Pittsburgh, has closed a $14 million series E round of funding from new investor Google, in addition to existing investors Menlo Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Tenaya Capital, and Western Digital Capital. Founded in 2008, Avere Systems helps enterprises establish a system that blends on-premises and public cloud data storage, and offers a mix of software and hardware-based services. While countless companies have already migrated to the cloud, enabling a scalable data storage system that grows and contracts based on demand, there are benefits to keeping some things “in-house” — it enables faster data-transfer speeds, for starters, and it can often be better for privacy. So with “hybrid,” some tasks can be …

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CeBIT 2017: Cutting-edge digital technologies on show

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CeBIT 2017: Cutting-edge digital technologies on show. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe have kicked-off the opening ceremony of the annual CeBIT trade fair in Germany. Cybersecurity and robotics will be the main attractions in this year’s event in Hanover. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to visit in the hopes of catching a glimpse of what some of the world’s leading tech firms are working on. Al Jazeera’s Dominic Kane reports from Hanover. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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This blooming sunflower collects energy from the sun

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Smartflower is a smart solar panel that follows the sun. It produces 40% more energy than regular solar panels. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/sai FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsider TWITTER: https://twitter.com/techinsider INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/businessinsider/ TUMBLR: http://businessinsider.tumblr.com/

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LI coalition heads to Albany

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The Long Island Lobby Coalition is heading to Albany Wednesday to meet with members of the governor’s, and senate and assembly. The big agenda? Legislative and budget priorities for 2017. They will call on state leaders to secure funding for transportation, sewage and infrastructure projects, housing and human services. They will also advocate for environmental programs, and legislation that supports small business and boosts economic development. This year’s agenda includes funding for NICE and Suffolk County Transit. Suffolk County already cut routes last year, affecting nearly 500 daily riders. Nassau County may see massive cuts to service this year.  Bus service is critical for students, working families, seniors and the disabled. Lobbyists will also advocate for a septic replacement fund …

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Prudenti: Chief Judge DiFiore already making her mark

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Following in the footsteps of a legend is always daunting, and it’s hard to imagine how difficult it would be to follow in the footsteps of two legends. But such is the fate of Chief Judge Janet DiFiore. Judge DiFiore, who was appointed just a little over a year ago, comes after two of the most renowned chief judges of recent times: Judith S. Kaye, the first woman and longest serving chief judge in our state’s history, and a truly historic visionary who permanently altered the judicial landscape; and Jonathan Lippman, who had only seven years as chief but made the most of every minute with an dizzying break-neck pace, (as his chief administrative judge for four years, I can …

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Orisa, Overwatch’s new robot centaur tank hero, is out now

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Wal-Mart launches incubator lab to house startups

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(AP) — Wal-Mart is launching an incubator lab focused on projects in robotics, virtual and augmented reality, and artificial intelligence as it aims to compete more aggressively with Amazon. The so-called Store No. 8 will be located in Silicon Valley and marks the latest attempt by the company’s new head of e-commerce operations, Marc Lore, to speed up innovation at the company. Wal-Mart… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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First Central names acting president

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Glen Cove-based First Central Savings Bank said CEO John Romano has left the bank and CFO Anita Florek will serve as acting president and COO. The eight-branch bank, founded in 1999, plans to announce a new president at its annual board meeting in late April. Romano had led the Bank of Smithtown, People’s United Bank’s Long Island operations and then worked as an executive at Amalgamated Bank. He joined First Central Savings as president and CEO three years ago in 2014, according to a spokesman for the bank. “Our bank’s goal was and still is to fill a void in the big bank mentality, by providing good old-fashioned personal service with a smile,” Chairman Joseph Pistilli said in a written …