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Gadget taps your brain waves to make you a better driver

Might the car of the future be able to read your mind?

At CES, the big tech trade show, cars dominated much of the conversation. But one experience stood out because it was so far-out: I donned an experimental cap from Nissan that interpreted signals from my brain with the goal of making me a better driver.

Brainwave, as it’s called, looked (and felt) pretty odd, with wires poking into my scalp. But it’s an intriguing idea of how tech might make the driving experience more enjoyable, instead of just making it disappear.


Racist, discriminatory incidents on the rise in Halifax-area schools

The number of reported incidents of racist and discriminatory behaviour at schools in the Halifax Regional School Board increased last year, a new report shows.
In 2016-2017, 360 such incidents were reported, up from 327 the year before. But no one is sure why.

“I think even if the numbers were lower, it would have been a shock because it’s 2017,” the board’s African-Nova Scotian representative Archy Beals said in an interview Wednesday.


Doctors, Laundry Detergent Manufacturers Beg Americans To Stop Eating Laundry Pods

After a bizarre meme encouraging adults to eat laundry detergent pods took the internet by storm last week, doctors and laundry detergent manufacturers are begging Americans to please stop eating laundry pods.

But the assumption always has been that children, and not adults, were attracted to the pods, and legislative efforts have focused on placing warning labels on bags and instructing parents to keep the pods out of reach of small children who could mistake them for candy.


Khadr can’t avoid civil judgment by recanting guilty plea, lawyers argue

Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr cannot avoid a huge civil judgment against him by recanting the confession and guilty plea he made before an American military commission, lawyers acting for the widow of a U.S. special forces soldier argue in new court filings.

Canadian courts must accept the agreed statement of facts that underpinned Khadr’s war-crimes conviction in 2010, they argue, regardless of whether he lied under oath when he admitted to tossing a hand grenade that killed the soldier eight years earlier.


The biggest Hillary Clinton scandal no one’s talking about

You’ve heard of Benghazi and Uranium One. But more than a year after Hillary Clinton’s resounding loss to President Trump, she must now grapple with a new scandal: An ongoing Federal Election Commission investigation into an alleged $84 million money laundering scheme orchestrated by the Hillary Victory Fund — the $500 million joint fundraising committee between the Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and Democratic state parties.


 

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  • Decade-old book called ‘Fire and Fury’ hits best-seller list

    ‘A 10-year-old book with a similar title to journalist Michael Wolff’s newly-released exposé on the Trump administration has shot up on Amazon’s best-seller list amid soaring sales for Wolf’s “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”

    Randall Hansen’s “Fire and Fury: The Allied Bombing of Germany, 1942-1945” shot up close to the top of three of the website’s bestseller categories after the publication of Wolff’s book last week, The Guardian reported.

    Hansen, a Canadian professor who was in Washington, D.C. on Friday as Wolff’s book was hitting shelves, told the news service that he was shocked to find that people were “dumb” enough to confuse his book for Wolff’s. Hansen’s book, published in 2008, details civilian accounts of the Allied bombing of Nazi Germany during World War II.

    “It amused me. Part of me thought: can people really be that dumb to be confusing these books?” he said.’

    http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/368314-decade-old-book-called-fire-and-fury-hits-bestseller-list

    • Clink9

      I saw the little douchebag author on the news the other day.
      Calls Trump a “war monger” and a “demagogue” while he makes money from writing about World War Two.

    • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

      Trump needs to name a real High School after him.

  • ontario john

    I tried to watch last night’s episode of the “We Love Justin Tour”, but I puked on the cat again and turned it off. It started with Super Socks thanking whiny indians for allowing him to speak on traditional indian land, and then he droned on about diversity is our strength. I finally had enough when he explained to a kid how tough it is to be prime minister. Of course the university crowd cheered and clapped at every thing he said. Kind of reminded me of a brain washed cult.

  • ontario john

    In today’s episode of “Why Are We Paying For Universities”, Carleton University in Ottawa is looking for a Chair of Conjuring Arts. Apparently Canada needs a lot of university trained magicians. I hope this doesn’t take students away from Sir Wilfred Laurier’s course on Beyonce.