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Uncertain if Autopilot was engaged in man’s fatal Tesla crash into San Francisco-area pond

via The Japan Times    May 22, 2018

This photo provided by NBC Bay Area-KNTV shows a Tesla car after it was pulled from a pond near the city of San Ramon, California, on Monday. Authorities in the San Francisco Bay area are investigating the death of a man after the Tesla car he was driving veered off a road, crashed through a fence and into a pond. | BOB RENDELL / NBC BAY AREA / KNTV / VIA AP

A man was killed when the Tesla automobile he was driving veered off a road, crashed through a fence and plunged into a pond, authorities ...

Vulnerable workers seen in cross hairs as split Supreme Court sides with businesses against joint labor actions

via The Japan Times    May 22, 2018

The Supreme Court is seen in Washington in April. The Supreme Court says employers can prohibit their workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace. | AP

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that businesses can prohibit their workers from banding together in disputes over pay and conditions in the workplace, a ...

Microsoft pledges to extend EU data rights worldwide

via The Japan Times    May 22, 2018

An unidentified man is silhouetted as he walks in front of Microsoft logo at an event in New Delhi last November. Microsoft says it's committing to giving users worldwide the same data and privacy rights being offered to Europeans under new regulations there. That means no matter where you live, you'll be able to see what Microsoft collects about you and correct or delete that information if necessary. | AP

Microsoft says it’s committing to giving users worldwide the same data and privacy rights being offered to Europeans under new regulations there.That means no matter ...

Sony buys EMI Music Publishing in $1.9 billion deal

via The Japan Times    May 22, 2018

Japanese entertainment giant Sony on Tuesday announced a deal to acquire the music publishing firm and record label EMI for a price of around $1.9 ...

Trump-linked fundraising pair seen playing all sides for fortune in contracts

via The Japan Times    May 22, 2018

Elliott Broidy poses at a gala banquet in New York in 2008. Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, worked throughout 2017 with a senior adviser to the crown prince of Abu Dhabi to run a secretive campaign, trading lobbying against Qatar for hundreds of millions in defense contracts from the United Arab Emirates. | DAVID KARP / RAOUL WALLENBERG COMMITTEE OF THE UNITED STATES / VIA AP

In a pursuit of money and influence that began at President Donald Trump’s inauguration, two American businessmen sought to leverage connections that stretched from Persian ...

China and U.S. agree to abandon trade war, threatened tariffs: report

via The Japan Times    May 20, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping shake hands after making joint statements at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing last November. | REUTERS

China and the U.S. agreed to abandon any trade war and back off from threatened tariffs, China’s Vice Premier Liu He said Sunday, the official ...

From office watcher to farm protector and crop duster, unmanned aircraft playing unusual roles

By Magdalena Osumi
- via The Japan Times    May 20, 2018

A drone hovers inside Taisei Co.'s office in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, on May 10. | SATOKO KAWASAKI

At exactly 5 p.m. one recent Friday at Taisei Co., a flying drone alerted workers at the building maintenance firm that the day’s work was ...

JAMA chief Toyoda calls for getting auto output in Japan back up to 10 million units, reducing auto taxes

via The Japan Times    May 19, 2018

Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association Chairman Akio Toyoda says Japan needs to get vehicle production back up to 10 million units per year to stay competitive.“Production ...

Toyota boss Akio Toyoda says automakers, various industrial sectors need to cooperate in order to innovate

via The Japan Times    May 18, 2018

Automakers need to work harder with companies in other industrial sectors in Japan to promote technological innovations, Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda said Thursday.The ...

Next-generation technology tipped to reboot Asian economies after smartphones peak

By Enda Curran
- via The Japan Times    May 16, 2018

An attendant wearing an Oculus VR Inc. Rift virtual reality headset demonstrates a glove with a Yamaha Corp. rubber-like stretchable strain sensor at the Wearable Expo in Tokyo in January 2016. | BLOOMBERG

The technology boom powering Asia’s economies is about to get a reboot.Explosive growth in new-era gadgets such as wearable devices and internet-linked home appliances is ...

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