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Trump crams his agenda for the week

CNN - Mon, 2017-04-24 18:35
Despite President Trump's attempts to downplay the importance of his first 100 days in office, his jam-packed schedule suggests his administration thinks the milestone is significant.

Service Faces Backlash Over a Widespread Practice: Selling User Data

NY Times - Mon, 2017-04-24 18:31
Angry users assailed Slice Intelligence and its service Unroll.me, which scans email inboxes, after it was reported that Uber had used the company’s data.

Trump boasts of highest TV ratings since 'the World Trade Center came down'

Washington Post - Mon, 2017-04-24 18:30
The president compared his ratings prowess to one of the darkest days in U.S. history.

Robert M. Pirsig, Author of ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,’ Dies at 88

NY Times - Mon, 2017-04-24 18:30
The novel became an unlikely publishing phenomenon in the mid-1970s and a touchstone in the waning days of the counterculture.

Exploring Louisville

CNN - Mon, 2017-04-24 18:23

Conservatives Groups Sue Berkeley Over Ann Coulter Cancellation

NY Times - Mon, 2017-04-24 18:18
Two organizations accused the California university of discriminating against right-wing speakers and violating students’ free speech rights.

Congressman stands by controversial town hall remarks

CNN - Mon, 2017-04-24 18:16
Rep. Warren Davidson is standing by comments he made at a recent Ohio town hall about earning health care benefits.

Tapper: Trump is cramming like a college kid

CNN - Mon, 2017-04-24 18:15
CNN's Jake Tapper says the Trump administration is "cramming like a college kid during finals week" in an attempt to deliver on promises as his 100th day in office approaches.

First on CNN: New Secret Service director to be named

CNN - Mon, 2017-04-24 18:08
Randolph "Tex" Alles is expected to be named the next director of the Secret Service on Tuesday, law enforcement and administration sources tell CNN.

Trump plans 15% corporate tax rate

CNN - Mon, 2017-04-24 18:03

State Dept. removes post touting Trump's Mar-a-Lago

CNN - Mon, 2017-04-24 18:02
President Donald Trump personally owns Mar-a-Lago, his private club on Florida's eastern coast. But that didn't stop the State Department, in a blog post on the United States Embassy in London's website, from touting the property.

North Korea threatens to sink US aircraft carrier

CNN - Mon, 2017-04-24 18:01
North Korea on Sunday threatened to sink an American aircraft carrier that is beginning joint drills with two Japanese destroyers in the western Pacific Ocean.

Justices Split Over Defendants' Right To Mental Health Expert Witnesses

NPR All Things Considered - Mon, 2017-04-24 17:50

Justice Anthony Kennedy appears likely to cast the deciding vote in a Supreme Court case involving a death row inmate's right to help from a mental health expert who is independent of the prosecution.

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Apple Hires NASA Augmented Reality Expert Jeff Norris

MacRumors - Mon, 2017-04-24 17:43
Apple has hired Jeff Norris, an augmented reality expert who founded the Mission Operations Innovation Office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, reports Bloomberg.

Norris has reportedly joined Apple as a senior manager working on the augmented reality team led by Mike Rockwell, who formerly ran Dolby Labs. The team is said to be working on the previously-rumored augmented reality smart glasses as well as AR features for future versions of the iPhone.

Prior to joining Apple, Norris worked at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he was employed since 1999. Along with founding the Mission Operations Innovation Office, he founded the JPL Ops Lab for developing human-system interfaces for mission operations, and he led multiple projects focused on human-system interaction with an emphasis on virtual and augmented reality.

On his website, Norris features a speech he gave on augmented reality and Nasa's JPL Ops Lab, much of which was focused on augmented reality headsets and their uses.

Under Norris' leadership, the JPL Ops Lab provided the Microsoft HoloLens to astronauts onboard the International Space Station and developed software for virtually working on Mars with the HoloLens.

For the last couple of years, Apple has taken a deep interest in augmented and virtual reality, and is said to have a large team of employees working on the technologies and exploring ways they could be used in future Apple products.

Apple has been working on both virtual reality headsets and augmented reality smart glasses, with the aim of launching the latter in 2018. We've also heard rumors suggesting augmented reality functionality could be incorporated into the iPhone, perhaps as early as the iPhone 8 set to be released this September.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has expressed his excitement about augmented reality several times in recent months. "I think AR is that big, it's huge. I get excited because of the things that could be done that could improve a lot of lives," he said in February of 2017.

Related Roundup: Apple VR Project
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U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Syrian Government Workers After Sarin Attack

NY Times - Mon, 2017-04-24 17:39
The United States is seeking to punish those behind chemical weapons attacks carried out by President Bashar al-Assad’s government.
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