Trump tells ’60 Minutes’ that climate change will ‘change back again’

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In a seemingly rare instance, Donald Trump was pressed about his views on climate change on Sunday in an interview with 60 Minutes’ Lesley Stahl.

Although Trump stepped back from his previous claims that climate change is a hoax, he stopped short of acknowledging that it is a manmade problem, and claimed that global warming will somehow reverse.

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“I think something’s happening. Something’s changing and it’ll change back again. I don’t think it’s a hoax, I think there’s probably a difference,” he told the program.  Read more…

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Riley Curry is growing up but still warming our hearts

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Riley Curry, daughter of NBA star Steph Curry and celebrity cook Ayesha Curry, may no longer be the delightful toddler interrupting her dad’s press conferences, but she’s still pretty darn adorable and capable of capturing our hearts.

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Cameras caught Riley, now six years old, throwing down some mean dance moves during the final preseason game for her dad’s Golden State Warriors (a loss to the Lakers), proving that she’s still got what it takes to be captivating. 

And judging by the reaction on social media, Riley still has what it takes to go viral.  Read more…

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People are pissed that Sen. David Perdue snatched a student’s phone

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Senator David Perdue snatched a Georgia Tech student’s phone from their hands on Saturday, and people are pretty outraged.

When visiting the Atlanta campus to attend a campaign event for Republican gubernatorial nominee Brian Kemp, Perdue was questioned by a GT member of Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) about voter suppression in Georgia. 

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Kemp has recently become the subject of scrutiny, after an Associated Press report indicated that 53,000 voter registrations are sitting in limbo within Kemp’s office — most of these belong to black voters and other minorities.  Read more…

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The new ‘Doctor Who’ title sequence is a real trip

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For the eleventh series of Doctor Who, the beloved sci-fi show’s title sequence has taken a trippier turn.

The latest season features Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor, and she’s landed with a shiny new theme and a kaleidoscopic title sequence — albeit missing the TARDIS whizzing around — which debuted on second episode “The Ghost Monument.” 

The sequence is the work of a visual effects artist only known as John Smith, who made his own opening back in 2010 as a 16-year-old fan and posted it to YouTube.

“I had no idea what I was doing, but was so excited for Matt Smith’s first series that I decided to try what every Whovian-turned-VFX-Artist does at some point… making my own title sequence for the show,” Smith wrote in a Facebook post. Read more…

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Dubai launches its self-driving taxi service

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It might not be flying taxis, but self-driving taxis on the road started test runs in Dubai on Sunday.

At the annual consumer electronics trade show Gitex, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority, or RTA, showed off its autonomous taxi service.

Launching the test run of the first ‘Autonomous Taxi’ in #GITEX2018. For more details about our initiatives, visit our stand S2C1 at Sheikh Saeed Hall in the Dubai World Trade Centrepic.twitter.com/GjNqmcFL2n

— RTA (@RTA_Dubai) October 13, 2018

The driverless car service kicked off at the show and will run for the next three months in select parts of the city, according to transportation officials.  Read more…

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Giant escaped pig lured back to his California home with help from Doritos

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Giant pigs aren’t exactly a common sight on the streets of southern California. But when one started tromping around in San Bernadino, local police came up with a solution that was equal parts ingenious and delicious.

Doritos.

The popular flavored tortilla chips turned out to be a very effective lure when it came to convincing the pig that it was time to return home. The San Bernadino County sheriff’s office even documented the extremely scientific pig wrangling on Instagram.

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Well if this doesn’t go on the list of unusual calls… 🐖 Highland Station received a call reference a pig “the size of a mini horse” 🐷🐴 running around the neighborhood. Deputy Ponce and Deputy Berg found him and due to previous calls, knew where he lived. They lured him back home with @Doritos one of our deputies had in her lunch bag 😋. They made a trail and he followed. “We were able to put him back in and secure the gate. It was fun!” said Deputy Ponce. Crime fighting to safely securing a mini horse sized pig, we do it all 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♂️ Read more…

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Peugeot says self-driving cars like its e-Legend can be more than sci-fi pods

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French car maker Peugeot doesn’t think the future of self-driving cars has to look like sci-fi-inspired pods. 

Instead, a design executive said this week he thinks car design could even be pleasant and alluring, since “there’s a danger the future might be very robotic and might lack soul.”

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Peugeot introduced its own vision of future car design at the Paris Auto Show, which wraps up Sunday. The e-Legend is an electric, autonomous concept vehicle. Its design comes from vintage cars as an ironic twist on its driverless capabilities. Read more…

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Tesla’s been in ‘production hell,’ but it finally hit 100,000 Model 3s sold — and in record time

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Tesla is catching up.

The electric car maker has been long struggling to keep up with car orders for its newest electric sedan, the Model 3, but this week it hit a major milestone: 100,000 of the cars produced.

That number came in after barely a year and a half after Tesla started producing the car. Its sedan Model S and SUV Model X didn’t come close to that type of production number in that amount of time.

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The achievement comes after a rough “production hell” year with Tesla missing its goals and hitting several roadblocks. Tesla overall pretty much caught up to Mercedes-Benz in third-quarter sales, according to MarketWatch. That’s 64,727 Teslas sold compared to 66,542 Mercedes vehicles. Tesla has its Model X and Model S, along with the more affordable Model 3. Read more…

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Foo Fighters deeply impressed by 10-year-old’s Metallica riffs

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Dave Grohl and friends are up to their usual tricks and treats, this time inviting 10-year-old Collier Cash Rule on stage in Kansas City, Missouri to jam out with the band and, whatdoyaknow, Collier just so happens to be a Metallica expert.

Answering Grohl’s challenge, Collier jumps into the familiar riff that opens Metallica’s “Enter Sandman.” After some chit-chat with Grohl, Collier than ripped out the opening lines of “Welcome Home (Sanitarium).” 

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It’s not the first time Grohl has been blown away by a fan’s talent and you’d be forgiven in being just a little suspicious of how spontaneous these guest artist visits really are.  Read more…

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Messages with unrecognized characters are breaking PlayStation 4 consoles

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Hey, PlayStation 4 people. Lock down messaging on your account, pronto.

A new kind of malicious message is reportedly floating around on the PlayStation Network that makes the whole console crash. Recovery is possible, but it’s not as simple as power cycling the machine. There are steps that need to be taken.

SEE ALSO: 12 years later, PlayStation Network finally lets you change your online name

Word of the problematic appears to have surfaced first on Reddit. In a post titled “WARNING: Set your messages to private,” user Huntstark1 describes a scenario where almost their whole team got booted out of a Rainbow Six: Siege match after they all received a message containing an unrecognized character. Read more…

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