Milano, urta lo specchietto dell’auto in sorpasso: colpito alla testa con una mazza da baseball. È grave

Un uomo di 64 anni è stato arrestato per tentato omicidio dopo aver colpito alla testa un 57enne con una mazza da baseball, in seguito a un banale incidente avvenuto tra via Ripamonti e via Selvanesco. Il ferito è stato trasportato in codice giallo al Policlinico di Milano. Secondo quanto ricostruito dalla polizia locale, alle 6.20 di lunedì mattina il 57enne era a bordo della sua Bmw quando, in una rotonda, senza volere ha urtato lo specchietto di una Citroën durante un sorpasso.

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Il 64enne al volante della Citroën, di professione autista di autobus per una ditta privata, ha inseguito per circa 100 metri l’automobilista che l’aveva urtato, lo ha costretto a fermarsi bloccandolo con l’auto ed è sceso impugnando una mazza da baseball, con cui l’ha colpito alla testa. L’aggressore, incensurato, è stato bloccato in flagranza da un agente della polizia locale libero dal servizio che aveva assistito alla scena. Il 57enne [...]  read more

Tesla May Never Make A $35000 Model 3

More than two years after Tesla started taking $1,000 deposits for the Model 3, it's increasingly unclear when it will actually sell the much-touted …
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Instagram says “you’re all caught up” in first time well spent feature

Without a chronological feed, it can be tough to tell if you’ve seen all the posts Instagram will show you. That can lead to more of the compulsive, passive, zombie browsing that research suggests is unhealthy as users endlessly scroll through stale content hoping for a hit of dopamine-inducing novelty.

But with Instagram’s newest feature, at least users know when they’ve seen everything and can stop scrolling without FOMO. Instagram is showing some users a mid-feed alert after a bunch of browsing that says “You’re All Caught Up – You’ve seen all new post from the past 48 hours.” When asked about it, Instagram confirmed to TechCrunch that it’s testing this feature. It declined to give details about how it works, including whether the announcement means you’ve seen literally every post from people you follow from the last two days, or just the best ones that the algorithm has decided are worth showing you.

The feature could help out Instagram completists who want [...]  read more

Supreme Court Rules Against Workers In Arbitration Case

On Monday, the Supreme Court slowed recent momentum to give workers—including many in the tech sector—the right to a day in court.

The Supreme Court case centered around clauses in employment contracts that require employees to resolve disputes through arbitration, and preclude them from joining with others to file class-action lawsuits. In a 5-to-4 decision, the court ruled that those clauses are enforceable under federal law, which means companies can prohibit employees from banding together both privately or in court.

Such binding-arbitration clauses are widely used at technology companies, and critics say they helped allow sexual harassment to flourish by hiding complaints. More recently, some firms have taken steps to limit the practice. Uber last week said it would  [...]  read more

Drug could prevent memory loss in deep space astronauts

Importantly, the effects are long-lasting. Untreated mice showed memory problems about three months after their exposure, but those who received the drug soon after exposure demonstrated healthy behavior. That’s crucial when trips to Mars will include months of deep space flight and prolonged stays on a relatively unprotected planet.

The medicine might be useful sooner than you think. There are already similar compounds in use for cancer treatment trials, so it wouldn’t take a huge leap to use this anti-radiation medicine in the real world. And it wouldn’t just be useful for astronauts, either. It could help prevent cognitive issues after cancer radiation therapy, or alleviate the effects of diseases like Alzheimer’s.

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Netflix’s next big series is a collaboration with Barack and Michelle Obama

While the photos might’ve indicated that former US President Barack Obama was enjoying his retirement from politics by water skiing and helping send his daughter off to college, he and former First Lady Michelle Obama have actually been hard at work creating a production studio called Higher Ground Productions. 

Turns out they’ll need it as the Obamas, through Higher Ground Productions, have signed a multiyear agreement with Netflix to produce films and series for the streaming service, potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features.

So what can you expect from the pairing?

As much as we’d love to see an Barack Obama Marvel series spin-off or a Michelle Obama stand-up comedy special, the two are focusing on creating content that will “Cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples,” according to Obama.

Michelle Obama adds, “Barack and [...]  read more

Adobe to acquire Magento for $1.68 B

Adobe announced today that it was acquiring Magento for $1.68 billion. The purchase gives Adobe a missing Ecommerce platform piece that works in B2B and B2C contexts and should fit nicely in the company’s Experience Cloud.

It should also help Adobe compete with Salesforce, which offers its own marketing, sales and service offerings in the cloud and which bought Demandware for more than $2 billion in 2016 to provide a similar set of functionality.

Brent Leary, who owns CRM Essentials and keeps a close eye on the intersection between marketing and CRM, says this fills an obvious hole in Adobe’s Experience Cloud. “Now they have an offering that allows them to close the loop with consumers, who are able to finalize a digital transaction that started online with digital marketing tools Adobe already offered,” Leary explained.

Leary also sees this deal bringing Microsoft and Adobe, who [...]  read more