Queen Elizabeth Engineering Prize: GPS pioneers lauded

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBrad Parkinson and Lord Browne explain the importance of GPSThis year's £1m QE Engineering Prize has been won by four individuals who played key roles in developing GPS.The Americans Brad Parkinson, James Spilker Jr, Hugo Fruehauf, and Richard Schwartz were all present at the London ceremony held…

Exclusive: Facebook adds new fact-checking partner

Facebook is adding Lead Stories as a new fact-checking partner, the company will announce today. Why it matters: The announcement comes as Snopes, one of the first online fact-checking websites, says it is reevaluating its relationship with the Facebook fact-checking unit. The Associated Press is renegotiating its contracts with Facebook but says it plans to…

Trudeau cabinet minister resigns amid controversy

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s former justice minister announced Tuesday that she was quitting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Cabinet — a move that follows allegations Trudeau’s office pressured her to avoid prosecuting a major Canadian engineering firm. Veterans Affairs Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould released a letter announcing her resignation but gave no reasons. She had been demoted…

Searchers find beacon signal of missing Alaska plane

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The owners of an air ambulance that disappeared in Alaska with three people on board say searchers have detected the beacon signal from the missing plane’s cockpit voice recorder. Guardian Flight spokesman Jim Gregory says the signal was detected Tuesday. The company says in a statement searchers will work on pinpointing…

Raiders have talks about returning to Coliseum for 2019

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Raiders have had their first talks about returning for one final season in Oakland since the city filed suit over the team’s planned move to Las Vegas. Oakland Coliseum executive director Scott McKibben said Tuesday that he met with Raiders president Marc Badain last week about a lease for 2019.…

2020 BMW X3 M and BMW X4 M: We Are Powerless...

The new 2020 BMW X4 M and BMW X3 M (along with their Competition variants) have arrived to answer the question nobody asked. Someone is going to have to put a stop to all of this, but I fear humanity no longer has a champion against the M-ification of all BM…

Google may automatically delete location history in upcoming Maps update –...

A Google Maps update is going to let users choose to automatically delete location history and see calandar event locations on the map.

Here’s our best look yet at the LG G8 ThinQ –...

Thanks to Evan Blass, we just got our best look at the LG G8 ThinQ yet.

jeremy scott tackles fake news

Jeremy Scott’s fantastical collections don’t usually paint the picture of a designer terribly interested in current affairs — his front row might be of the moment, but his mind is exploring the outer reaches of the galaxy. This collection was different. “Our obsession with headlines, with salacious gossip,” was his starting point, he said pre-show,…

Your Phone Is Listening and It’s Not Paranoia

A couple years ago, something strange happened. A friend and I were sitting at a bar, iPhones in pockets, discussing our recent trips in Japan and how we’d like to go back. The very next day, we both received pop-up ads on Facebook about cheap return flights to Tokyo. It seemed like just a spooky…