President Donald Trump for the first time directly challenged the woman who made a sexual assault allegation against his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, part of a strategic shift designed to reframe the scandal as a partisan attack on his administration. The president, still in Las Vegas for a fundraiser before heading to Missouri for a rally, asserted on Twitter that Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, or her family would have reported the episode to law enforcement at the time it happened — when she was still in high school — if it “was as bad as she says.” He also openly tied her claims to Senate Democrats, who he accused of trying to “Obstruct & Resist & Delay.”Story Continued Below One Republican close to the confirmation process said Trump, who has briefly commented on Ford’s allegations but had avoided directly questioning her credibility, led the decision to engage directly, in part in an effort to turn the … [Read more...] about ‘The president had to step in’: White House shifts strategy on Kavanaugh defense
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In the spring of 2016, Dr. Jianxiong Xiao — affectionately known among students and staff as “Professor X” — said goodbye to his plum professorship at Princeton and his post as Computer Vision and Robotics Labs. By the fall of that same year, Xiao, known as something of a risk-taker, had moved himself and his family from New Jersey to Silicon Valley, and raised some modest seed funding for his new startup focused on self-driving cars. His startup, dubbed AutoX, has done its best to stay under the radar to date — apart from a filing with the California DMV to test self-driving vehicles. The filing officially put the professor’s mysterious startup in the company of giants, such as Tesla, Waymo (formerly the Google self-driving car project), Uber, and numerous other big auto companies testing self-driving cars. But Xiao isn’t worried about getting run over by the giants, saying that his small team of … [Read more...] about Meet ‘Professor X,’ the AI genius who left his lab at Princeton to beat Uber, Google, and Intel at their own game
Richard Feloni, provided by Published 1:57 pm, Monday, June 18, 2018 Revolution AOL's billionaire cofounder Steve Case runs the DC-based venture capital firm Revolution. Case is convinced that the future of American startups lies outside of Silicon Valley, New York City, and Boston, which receive 75% of all venture capital in the US. Since 2014, he has gone on seven "Rise of the Rest" bus tours to encourage entrepreneurship across the country, for a total of 38 cities outside of the three main VC centers. Late last year, he launched the $150 million Rise of the Rest Seed Fund and put "Hillbilly Elegy" author and former Valley investor JD Vance in charge. It includes limited partners like Amazon's Jeff Bezos and Bridgewater's Ray Dalio. While the investments are considerable, the factor that's making the biggest impact on entrepreneurs in smaller cities is the relationships Case facilitates. This article is part of Business Insider's ongoing series on Better Capitalism. … [Read more...] about AOL cofounder Steve Case is betting $150 million that the future of startups isn’t in Silicon Valley or New York, but the money isn’t what’s making his prediction come true
MANILA - Smartphones with displays that have notches on the top are bound to suffer from inevitable comparisons to the iPhone X, which started the polarizing design trend in late 2017. The aesthetic similarities are more pronounced with Huawei's P20 and P20 Pro, which like the iPhone X, also have rounded corners, glass backs, and rear cameras stacked vertically on the upper left side. But based on internals and real-life use, the differences between the Apple and Huawei flagships are more pronounced. DESIGN The iPhone X is relatively heavy for its 5.8-inch screen, weighing 174 grams compared to 165 grams for the P20, which has roughly the same same screen size and 180 grams for the P20 Pro. The fingerprint scanner on the P20 and P20 Pro, located on the front, gives the device a bottom chin, compared to the iPhone X, which, save for the notch, is nearly borderless thanks to the removal of Touch ID. Face ID has been surprisingly reliable in our tests, even in the dark. Face scanning is … [Read more...] about iPhone X vs Huawei P20 series: Similarities end with the notch?
By Stephanie van den Berg ZWOLLE, Netherlands (Reuters) – When a Dutch right-to-die group said in February it would make good on its promise to help members buy a cheap and painless suicide powder dubbed “Substance X”, 81-year-old Carla Jas, who joined the group in 2013, celebrated the news. Jas had always set her own course in life, breaking from her religious family, raising four children alone and travelling across Australia for a year. When it came to her death, Jas wanted the same level of independence, to opt out of a slow descent into dementia or a drawn-out decline in a sickbed. Cooperative Last Will scrapped its plan for Substance X after prosecutors launched an investigation into the group following the suicide of a 19-year-old woman. Her parents blamed Last Will on the grounds that its announcement made her aware of the existence of the chemicals she used to kill herself. Last Will denied any responsibility in the … [Read more...] about Substance X furore rekindles Dutch debate on loosening euthanasia rules