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Cadillac tech ‘talks’ to traffic lights so you don’t run them

Cadillac’s cars are getting even chattier.  Now they can “talk” to traffic lights to let drivers know when the light is going to turn red, a feature meant to cut down on dangerous last-minute decisions. Cadillac announced this week that it successfully tested the technology, called vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication.  The V2I test comes after the luxury automaker rolled out a feature to enable vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication back in March, which made its 2017 CTS sedan the first car on the market with the ability to “talk” to other enabled vehicles in its vicinity by sending data about road conditions back and forth through a connected system.  Read more…More about Traffic Lights, Cadillac, Infrastructure, Connected Car, and Vehicle To Vehicle

An ‘Overwatch’ amateur strikes fear in the hearts of South Korean pros

Vansquad is a 32 year old with a regular day job in South Korea, but during his free time he strikes fear in the hearts of Overwatch pros. In a post on the Competitive Overwatch subreddit today, Redditor Limelatte shared Vansquad’s well-earned infamy with the rest of the world, compiling a list of videos of that show off Vansquad’s deadly aim with McCree and Widowmaker against South Korea’s top Overwatch pros. His ability to land headshots with McCree and Widowmaker is unparalleled. This video shows Vansquad scaring two pro players in competitive matches: The pros — former Lunatic-Hai player Lee Tae Jun and RunAway player Kim “Haksal” Hyo Jong — understandably freak out when they see Vansquad peaking around corners to rain down headshot after headshot on them and their teammates. When they spot Vansquad playing as Widowmaker on Hollywood early on in the video, the whole team comes together to shut him down. Read more…More about Gaming, South Korea, Esports, Overwatch, and Blizzard Entertainment

Facebook is valiantly trying but failing to moderate hate speech in some languages

Efforts by Facebook to moderate content in one of its fastest-growing countries has evidently not been easy. Like what it’s doing in many other markets, the social media giant is trying to stem content deemed hateful in Myanmar.  SEE ALSO: This gripping app lets you ‘walk a mile’ in a 16-year-old refugee girl’s shoes The emerging market experienced a surge of new internet users in recent years, and Facebook benefited with 10 million Burmese users by 2016. With these new users come challenges. One hot button topic, the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis, has resulted in posts made insulting the minority Muslim Rohingyas. Read more…More about Facebook, Racism, Social Media, Islamophobia, and Myanmar

Burger King upsets actual king with Belgian ad

The king of Belgium is apparently not amused by his appearance in a recent Burger King ad. The country’s royal family contacted the fast food chain this weekend over an online ad that asks people to choose between its mascot and a cartoon image of King Philippe, the BBC reports. SEE ALSO: Burger King is hiring gamers to sell you food during online matches and I give up A spokesperson for the family told the network that the company isn’t allowed to use the monarch’s likeness without their approval. As of Saturday evening, the ad remained live at the domain whoistheking.be.  Visitors who vote for the real-life king are prompted to reconsider. Read more…More about Burger King and Business

French officials investigating if Apple devices played a role in 2016 EgyptAir crash

French officials have opened an investigation into the possibility that a deadly Egypt Air crash in May 2016 could have been caused by a fire resulting from two Apple products overheating. The report comes from French paper Le Parisen (via Business Insider), which says French investigators are pursuing a theory that a pair of mobile devices – a iPhone 6S and an iPad Mini 4 belonging to the plane’s first officer — may have been plugged into an incorrect socket. This, they suggest, might have led to the overheating of the devices and, thus, a fire in the cockpit that spread and brought down the plane which was traveling from Paris to Cairo.  Read more…More about Apple, Air Crash, Tech, and Transportation