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Volkswagen US unit names compliance officer after diesel scandal (VOW3)

The deal ends most of the litigation over Volkswagen's cheating scandal, which became public in 2015 when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the German automaker had fitted many of its cars with software to fool emissions tests. Resolution of the civil case comes after another federal judge ordered the German auto maker in April to pay a $2.8 billion criminal fine as part of a plea deal with USA prosecutors.

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Acting FBI director contradicts White House claims about James Comey

A detailed memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein faulted Comey for announcing his findings last July, going around his boss, then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and for making public a decision to revisit the case shortly before the election.

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Microsoft brings your hands into mixed reality with surprisingly affordable controllers

The current version still suffers from a limited field of view, though in my experience, that actually becomes less of an issue the longer you use it. The headset itself does the tracking, and sensors built into that device will tell the controllers where they are in the virtual space. That said, the motion controllers aren't required, similarly to the Oculus Rift and Touch controllers.

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China pressures South Korea about missile system

Conservative critics have anxious Moon's rise to power might cause a friction with Trump, who wants to increase pressure on North Korea with the help of China, the North's largest trading partner and aid benefactor. The South Korean president is expected to send a delegation to Beijing to discuss both North Korea and THAAD. "In 1992 and 1997, North Korea released more lengthy commentary about South Korea's presidential elections", said Lee Eugene, vice spokesperson at the ministry, at a ...

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Snapchat Adds 'Infinity' Timer On Messages, 'Magic Eraser' Tool, And Emoji Paintbrush

Snap Inc. ends the press release with a statement focused on its dedication to continual improvement of Snapchat . That grew almost 10 times last year, and analysts expect year-over-year revenue growth of around four times again in the first quarter this year to reach $158.1 million.

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Microsoft Plugs 'Crazy Bad' Zero-Day Windows Exploit With Emergency Patch

The built-in deployment system and scanner engine in Microsoft's products will issue the patch to vendors automatically over the next 48 hours and so more details have been disclosed . "All of this code is accessible to remote attackers", he wrote . The exploit involved MsMpEngine, a core process of Windows Defender, which contains a component called NScript that analyzes JavaScript activity.