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Elon Musk's Hyperloop Vision Could Be Ready for Passengers by 2018

14 June[ —]

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Vision Could Be Ready for Passengers by 2018The Hyperloop, Elon Musk's vision of launching humans through pods inside a high-speed transportation system, could be ready for passengers by 2018, according to a company building a transportation track in California. One company working to make Musk's vision a reality, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, said it has filed for construction permits in Quay Valley, California, for a 5-mile track. "We are announcing the filing of the first building permit to Kings County to the building of the first full-scale hyperloop, not a test track," Bibop Gresta, the chief operating officer of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, said today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, during a CNBC/TradeShift event.



Man Proposes by Text Message While Stranded at Chicago's O’Hare Airport

14 June[ —]

Man Proposes by Text Message While Stranded at Chicago's O’Hare AirportAn Arizona man waiting to fly home to propose to his girlfriend was forced to propose to her via text message after spending 50 hours stranded at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Danny Roderique, of Phoenix, had the diamond engagement ring in his pocket but the delay got in the way of the proposal he’d planned. “I’ve been stranded now in the airport for 50 hours,” Roderique told a reporter from ABC affiliate WLS-TV while still waiting at O’Hare on Monday.



'Hack the Pentagon' and get paid legally in new program

14 June[ —]

'Hack the Pentagon' and get paid legally in new programAttention hackers: Time to re-watch “WarGames” and crack your knuckles, the Pentagon is about to pay you to break into some government systems.



Carly Fiorina: Why She Wants Everyone to Throw Out Their Flip Phones

14 June[ —]

Carly Fiorina: Why She Wants Everyone to Throw Out Their Flip PhonesCarly Fiorina is putting flip phone users on notice: You’re going to have to upgrade under a President Fiorina. “How many of you have a flip phone?” Fiorina recently asked a town hall in South Carolina. It’s all part of a vision the Republican presidential candidate has to give citizens a direct line of communication – literally – to the president.



How to Tell Which Apps Are Draining Your iPhone Battery

14 June[ —]

How to Tell Which Apps Are Draining Your iPhone BatterySome iOS 9 users have complained Facebook's app has been excessively eating away at their battery life, even when the background app refresh setting is disabled. It's unclear what possible issue may be causing the battery drain. Tapping the list will show how much of the battery drain was spent when the app was running in the background.



Armed Robbery Suspect Tries Using Uber as Getaway Car, Police Say

14 June[ —]

Armed Robbery Suspect Tries Using Uber as Getaway Car, Police SayA 23-year-old man suspected of armed robbery tried to take an Uber car to help him get away after he held up a store outside Baltimore, police said. The suspect, Dashawn Terrell Cochran, was at a store in Parkville, Maryland, early Wednesday morning when he allegedly took a bottle of Tylenol cold medicine to the register, the Baltimore County Police Department said. Cochran was seen getting into the back of a silver Lexus, and when officers pulled the car over, the driver said he was an Uber driver, police said.



Drone Popularity Draws Concern From Pilots, Federal Officials

14 June[ —]

Drone Popularity Draws Concern From Pilots, Federal OfficialsRoughly 700,000 drones are expected to be sold in the United States this year, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. The Federal Aviation Administration plans to meet with Walmart, which has 19 different kinds of drones for sale on its website, to teach salespeople about what it should tell its customers about safe drone operation. The Consumer Electronics Association projects the U.S. drone market to climb above $100 million in revenue this year, an increase of more than 50 percent from last year’s total.



Twitter Warns Some Users Over Possible Government Hacking

14 June[ —]

Twitter Warns Some Users Over Possible Government HackingIt's unclear how many people received a letter from Twitter. In October, Facebook said it would begin issuing alerts to users who the social network believes are being targeted by state-sponsored hackers, according to a message posted by Alex Stamos, Facebook's chief security officer.



Facebook Notifications Get Even More Personal

14 June[ —]

Facebook Notifications Get Even More PersonalFacebook notifications may now be your first stop in the morning to catch up on everything from friends' news to weather, sports scores and what to expect later in the day. The social network announced this week it will be rolling out expanded, personalized notifications in the Facebook across iOS and Android devices for users in the United States. The mobile update is bringing a set of new card-like notifications that will include information such as sports scores for teams you have liked, TV shows, weather information and friends' life events, among other updates.



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