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New Yorkers get alarming emergency alert about Chelsea bombing suspect

The alert , received by millions on their phones almost at the same time, was an electronic "wanted poster" which read "WANTED: Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28-yr-old male". As Griss noted , this is a quaint notion when Google is now just one click away. New Yorkers took to Twitter to complain about the notification , which many felt would only put brown people in danger.

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Feds preview rules of the road for self-driving cars

The group cautioned that concerns still remain, based on the details of the federal policies , about making sure carmakers are responsible for deaths and injuries resulting from failures in autonomous technologies. This morning (Sept. 20), the US Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a new policy document on how it plans to handle self-driving cars at a national level.

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Feds want to regulate drivers when the driver is the car

The Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets, whose members include Google, Ford Motor Co and ride-hailing service Uber, said in a statement they hoped policymakers could develop a framework that avoids a "patchwork of requirements that could inhibit self-driving vehicle development".

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Apple lodges patent for a paper bag called… 'Bag'

Apple's reportedly used the bag in its stores for a few months now. More specifically, a paper bag that can hold stuff and has a "white solid bleached sulfate paper with at least 60 percent post-consumer content". The fact that Apple is investing time and money into developing shopping containers is very surprising, given its reputation as a tech innovator not a bag manufacturer.

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Pokemon GO Player Gets Robbed While Streaming Live in Central Park

Yaneza was on the hunt for a Snorlax in New York's Central Park when an assailant came up behind him, struck him on the jaw, and took his streaming rig - three Samsung smartphones. A man hunting Pokemon in Central Park on Monday morning, caught something he probably didn't expect - a sucker punch. "He means nothing to me". The robber stole Yaneza's phone and some other possessions and then fled, with the phone recording for some time as he ran away.

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Samsung will reportedly resume Galaxy Note 7 sales on October 21st

Is your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 a ticking time bomb? According to reports from China, some Galaxy Note 7 units purchased from the country's Jingdong Mall had caught fire soon after purchase. Samsung quickly halted sales of the device and began working with government agencies and cellular carriers on plans for refunds and exchanges. The phone's global recall could cost Samsung around $1 billion.