Automakers from Toyota Motor Corp to General Motors have been investing in software firms and tech start-ups to position themselves for the rise of autonomous driving, ride-sharing and other connected services which threaten the traditional vehicle ownership model that has dominated the past century. (Reporting by Arunima Banerjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)
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Ten years later, scrobbling has changed the world, even if the people using it might not be familiar with the word. The scrobbling concept has become interwoven throughout the internet. People use it every time they sign in to a music service with Facebook.
Autopilot automatically maintains a set speed, slows down and brakes in traffic and keeps the car within a lane. When drivers turn on the system, a message reminds them to remain engaged and be prepared to take the wheel. Drivers can take their hands off the wheel, but only for short periods. If they ignore three separate warnings to put their hands on the wheel, the system will turn off.
The Scotch Whisky Association eventually dropped their complaint, with the caveat that the label must read as the five-word Glen Fargo American Malt Whiskey.
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Like all accredited colleges and universities, University of Phoenix’s degree completion rate is assessed by the federal government’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). However, IPEDS does a poor job of assessing the nation’s non-traditional students, who comprise the majority of the University’s student body.
David Hauslaib: There’s nary a gay bloke I’ve met who doesn’t read dozens of blogs. Meanwhile, blue-chip companies ranging from Absolut and Budweiser to Orbitz and American Express regularly target gay readers. Not only that, but the launch of the new Viacom gay-themed TV channel Logo would indicate there’s definite interest.
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The former North Carolina senator has favored video blogs, in which individuals submit questions to his site via video and he responds in the same format.
So the biggest question, then, is: Are they worth it? The answer is that it depends on for whom you’re buying it. Based on my own and my kids’ experiences playing with the instruments, it’s the sort of thing kids (mine are 9 and 8, but I suspect most under the age of 15 or so would feel the same) will have a blast playing with for quite a while, to the point where adults will demand they put headphones on if they wish to continue doing so. Most folks over 15 will have fun with it for a few days, maybe even a week, but probably not much longer than that. I mean, either you’re really interested in learning the chords — in which case you’ll probably want a real guitar or drum set — or you enjoy playing along with the songs — in which case the fact that there are only three songs available will get boring pretty quickly.
Correction 5:47 EST 03/04/14: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified Jason Hoffman as the co-founder of both Joyent and TextDrive. He is only the co-founder of TextDrive.
“Essentially, as long as the driver works, probably on the order of 90-plus percent, users won’t care,” he said. “You get their attention when it doesn’t work.”
The free flow of data across the Atlantic, the lifeblood of modern business dealings, faces an uncertain future, despite a belated, high-level deal between European and U.S. officials this week.