• Tesla’s new Semi truck spotted accelerating past a speed sign
  • Ford severs relationship with North America president Raj Nair for ‘inappropriate behavior’
  • Olympic figure skates dress up as Jamie Lannister and performs to ‘Game of Thrones’ music
  • Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick seems unfazed during Waymo-Uber trial
  • People are giving up plastic for Lent and it’s all because of ‘Blue Planet II’

Tesla’s new Semi truck spotted accelerating past a speed sign

Tesla’s all electric truck doesn’t care about speed limits.  YouTuber Richard Fielder caught the recently unveiled semi-truck driving through a residential street earlier this week. When it passed the 25 mph speed limit sign, it accelerated so quickly that its tires started smoking.  The company’s site brags that its Semi can “provide maximum power and acceleration and require the lowest energy cost per mile.” It can reach 0-60 miles per…

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Ford severs relationship with North America president Raj Nair for ‘inappropriate behavior’

Raj Nair is now the former president of Ford.Image: Ford Motor Company Ford’s president of North America, Raj Nair, is no longer with the company — effective immediately. The company offered a statement about Nair’s departure on Wednesday, explaining that “The decision follows a recent internal investigation into reports of inappropriate behavior.” Nair was found by a review to have behaved in a way that was “inconsistent with the company’s…

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Olympic figure skates dress up as Jamie Lannister and performs to ‘Game of Thrones’ music

German figure skater Paul Fentz attempts to woo 'Game of Thrones' fans with a Westeros-inspired routine.Image: Photo by Harry How/Getty Images There are plenty of ways to impress the judges at the Winter Olympics, but using a popular TV show is pretty genius. Channeling his best Jamie Lannister, German figure skater Paul Fentz completed his free skate routine Saturday morning during the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games to some inspiring music…

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Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick seems unfazed during Waymo-Uber trial

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick testified on day two of the trial between Waymo and Uber.Image: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images Known for his fiery, overly aggressive approach to business, ousted Uber CEO Travis Kalanick seemed laid back and calm, if maybe a bit nervous while sipping on a water bottle, when he testified in a San Francisco court on Tuesday. Kalanick appeared in U.S. District Judge William Alsup’s courtroom as part…

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People are giving up plastic for Lent and it’s all because of ‘Blue Planet II’

Image: Getty Images/EyeEm Some give up chocolate, others give up crisps, and some stop putting sugar in their tea. But, for Lent this year, lots of people are giving up something a little bit different: plastic.  People in the UK are attempting #PlasticFreeLent, a challenge that requires giving up plastic packaging for forty days. And, it’s all because of Blue Planet II.  SEE ALSO: Sorry, millennials: A latte tax might…

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Take a peek at these awesome ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Lego sets

Image: lego  To kids, at least, there are few things cooler than Lego. One exception? Dinosaurs. So brace yourselves, because Lego has unveiled its Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom building sets.  SEE ALSO: Timelapse of a giant Lego brick made of 133,000 Lego bricks is so satisfying It’s dinosaurs, it’s Lego, it’s a miniature Chris Pratt—what more could you want? Per a Lego spokesperson, there will be thirteen sets in total,…

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Muellers Charges Against Russians Highlight Florida Trump Rallies

Russians accused of conspiring to help elect U.S. President Donald Trump allegedly staged rallies in key states to support him, including one in Florida in which someone was paid to portray Hillary Clinton in a prison uniform while standing in a cage built on a flatbed truck. The Russians were also accused of promoting discord after the election by simultaneously holding New York rallies, one in support of Trump’s victory…

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Intel’s graphics driver update makes gaming easier on laptops

An Intel 8th-generation processorImage: lili sams/mashable Intel has updated its graphics control software, and it’s getting a significant boost. The update will include an automatic optimization tool that will make it easier than ever to play games with integrated graphics, PCWorld reports.  Playing games on a computer without a standalone graphics card (including the vast majority of laptops) is often a hassle, requiring a lot of tedious tinkering with resolution…

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Numerous Fatalities & Multiple Injured In Shooting At Florida High School Suspect In Custody

UPDATE 9:07 P.M. EST: In another press conference Wednesday night, Sheriff Israel relayed the following:”Since we’ve last briefed, we’ve identified 12 [of 17 fatality] victims within the school. We will not be releasing the names of any victims until every family and every parent is notified accordingly.” Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was also present to let the press know the state will be paying for the funerals of the…

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Colorado residents can buy Girl Scout cookies in front of weed dispensaries now

Weed and cookies, a perfect combination.Image: Getty Images There’s good news for Colorado residents prone to munchies: as of Friday, you only need to make one stop to get both Girl Scout Cookies and weed.  Girl Scouts of Colorado updated its cookie sales policy to allow Girl Scouts to sell their boxes outside of cannabis dispensaries.  SEE ALSO: Girl Scout sells 300 boxes of cookies outside a California marijuana dispensary…

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Mueller Accuses Russians of Pro-Trump, Anti-Clinton Meddling

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller unveiled the details of a widespread and coordinated campaign by Russians to influence the U.S. presidential election in favor of Follow the Trump Administration’s Every Move Mueller’s Case of Russian Meddling in U.S. Election: Highlights The group bought advertisements on U.S. social media and created numerous Twitter accounts designed to appear as if they were U.S. groups or people, according to the indictment. One fake account,…

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Before They Can Take Off, Flying Cars Must Defeat Bureaucracy

At 8:52 on the morning of January 31, eight buzzing rotors lifted a black bubble of an aircraft off the ground for the first time. About 20 feet from nose to tail and the same from wingtip to wingtip, Vahana spent 53 seconds aloft, under its own power and autonomous control. It reached a height of 16 feet, looming over the runway at Oregon's Pendleton UAS Test Range like a…

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Would Delivery Drones Be All That Efficient? Depends Where You Live

If the idea of swarms of delivery drones dropping packages all over our cities started out as a joke, for some reason the punchline hasn’t landed yet. Amazon applied for a patent in 2015 for a command center, like a beehive, plopped into your city, which isn’t a worrying metaphor at all. Google has its own program in the works, which at least for the moment involves delivering burritos. Again,…

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Mueller Shows How Russians Sowed Discord With Dirty Tricks

The sweeping conspiracy detailed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller exposes the sophistication of Russian efforts to undermine U.S. democracy using social media — and how vulnerable the U.S. remains to foreign intervention ahead of 2018 midterm elections. In an indictment on Friday, Mueller outlined how scores of workers at a St. Petersburg, Russia, troll farm set out in 2014 to sow discord in the U.S. political system, ultimately by supporting Donald…

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Verizon decides to lock phones to prevent theft

Verizon is locking up its phones.Image: Andrew Burton/Getty Images UPDATE: Feb. 12, 2018, 6:17 p.m. PST  Verizon will keep phones locked while they are delivered to stores starting Monday, a Verizon spokesperson said. Once purchased and activated they will unlock. This is an effort to prevent robberies for unopened phones, still in the box.  Verizon is targeted in particular since it is known for its unlocked inventory. Just this weekend…

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The 9 weirdest things Russian trolls did to swing the 2016 election as exposed by Meuller’s indictments

Special counsel Robert Mueller dropped another bombshell indictment on FridayImage: AFP/Getty Images Another bombshell dropped on Friday afternoon when the special counsel investigating led by Robert Mueller announced indictments against Russian troll group Internet Research Agency and a dozen other individuals for “operations to interfere with the U.S. political system, including the 2016 U.S. presidential election.” SEE ALSO: An ad industry group nominated Russia’s election hack for all the awards…

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Snapchat’s Snap Maps made Parkland’s ‘High School Shooting’ a featured story

Students at Parkland's high school file out after seeking shelter in classmates while updating the world on Snapchat.Image: Joe Raedle/Getty Images On Wednesday, the world watched as scared and confused teenagers huddled in the corners of classrooms while gunshots rang out at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  The unnervingly intimate view of the tragic high school shooting came from social media, and particularly, from Snapchat and its…

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Elon Musk is adding two safety features to Teslas after driver’s crash

A quick bit of customer service, if Elon Musk pulls through.Image: alwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images Tesla isn’t like other car makers, and you can say the same about its CEO, Elon Musk.  Namely because Musk seems rather proactive when it comes to customer suggestions, responding to a owner’s Model 3 crash experience on Twitter.  SEE ALSO: Tesla fans: This adorable preschool diorama is for you Musk said…

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Two blasts, an acrid smell, then panic: Syrians describe alleged chemical attack

Saraqeb, Syria (CNN)Fayiz Khattab was in a single-room makeshift basement bunker with eight other men when they received news on their two-way radio that there were aircraft overhead. His voice cracking with emotion, Khattab described how he clawed at his closing throat as images of others who had perished in past chemical attacks flashed before his eyes. “I don’t want to die, not like this, dear God, please just let…

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20+ Times People Miraculously Avoided The Biggest Disasters

Here at Bored Panda, we have compiled a list of just those moments, some more serious than others. From almost dunking the spoon handle in soup (the horror), to narrowly avoiding death by chainsaw, this list has got it all. I work in lumber and had a customer shift a pile of 4″x4″x12’s that my hand was next to. One came tumbling down right on to my fingers. I heard…

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