Wednesday 05.24.17

“The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm."  - Aldous Huxley

Google vs. Uber: How One Engineer Sparked a War Anthony Levandowski started outside tech companies while working for Google, which alleges he took driverless-car secrets to a competitor  - Wall Street Journal

British police name suicide bomber, threat level raised to critical British police on Tuesday identified the suicide bomber who killed 22 people, including children, in an attack on a crowded concert hall in Manchester, and said they were trying to establish whether he had acted alone or with help from others.  - Reuters

China claims breakthrough in mining 'flammable ice' China has for the first time extracted gas from an ice-like substance under the South China Sea considered key to future global energy supply.  - BBC

Apple and Nokia settle patent dispute Apple and Nokia have reached a deal after a testy legal dispute over the Finnish company’s patents. The two sides announced the agreement in a joint statement yesterday, five months after they had sued each other over royalty payments.  - Telegraph

Warby Parker’s Prescription Check app lets you skip the eye doctor Warby Parker wants to get you the right prescription glasses without forcing you to get an in-person eye test. It’s now testing its new Prescription Check app that uses your phone and computer in tandem to administer a 20-minute series of eye tests.  - Tech Crunch

Qatar says its official state news agency was hacked Qatar said on Wednesday its official state news agency had been hacked and false statements attributed to its ruler had been posted.  - Reuters

U.S. Sues Fiat Chrysler Over Diesel Emissions The U.S. Justice Department sued Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and alleged it used illegal software to cheat on government emissions tests, escalating a battle over the company’s diesel engines.  - Wall Street Journal
  The TSA is a Waste of Money That Doesn't Save Lives and Might Actually Cost Them
"Homeland Security tried to smuggle guns and bombs onto planes 70 different times. And, 67 of those times, the Red Team succeeded."