Studies find that at least 60% of Americans prefer their son or daughter to marry within their family’s political party. Cartoon by Ted Rall.
Samsung can’t seem to catch a break at the moment. Three weeks ago, it was discovered that a battery defect was responsible for a number of Galaxy Note 7’s catching fire while on charge. Shortly after, the company announced that it would recall the handset and issue owners a replacement. However, some customers in South Korea who have participated in the exchange program are reportedly experiencing issues with their replacement device. The list of problems includes the unit overheating and losing battery power as it’s being charged. The exact amount of complaints submitted to Samsung remains unknown. However, a representative of…
From now on, Uber drivers will start their shifts with selfies.
The ride-hailing company is expanding its Real-Time ID Check feature across the US, it announced in a
The feature doesn’t connect to a background check or do anything else to ensure the underlying safety of Uber drivers. Instead, it just checks that the person in the car is the same one Uber has on file.
Drivers will be asked periodically to submit selfies before accepting rides, Uber said. The company uses Microsoft’s Cognitive Services API to compare the photo to one it has. If the photos don’t match, a driver’s account will be temporarily blocked.
Data centres, central to cloud computing, is believed to consuming about 3 per cent of the global electricity supply and account for about 2 per cent of …