The OneWheel Plus XR, the latest electric ridable device from Californian company Future Motion, looks a bit like an electric skateboard, but has just one large rubber wheel in the middle. This version has a range of 12 to 18 miles on a full charge. The original idea behind the device was to bring the feeling of snowboarding to the streets. The $1,799 will be available for order worldwide this year.
Authorities say multiple people were killed when an Amtrak passenger train derailed onto Interstate 5 south of Seattle. Pierce County sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said none of the fatalities were motorists who were in cars and trucks on the interstate when the train came off the tracks.
Malware is short for "malicious software." It includes viruses and spyware that get installed on your computer or mobile device without your consent. These programs can cause your device to crash and can be used to monitor and control your online activity. Here's how to avoid, detect, and get rid of malware.
A male engineer at Google blamed biological differences for the paucity of female programmers in his widely shared memo, titled "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber." Google's just-hired head of diversity, Danielle Brown, responded with her own memo, saying that diversity and inclusion were critical to the company's success. The dueling memos come as Silicon Valley grapples with accusations of sexism and discrimination.
Representatives from the NAACP and the California Center for Rural Policy testified about the potential benefits and drawbacks of Senate Bill 649 at a July 12 committee hearing. The bill would make it easier for telecommunications companies to rent space for “small cell” transmitters and limit local government oversight.