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Buzz Aldrin returns to Twitter, sues his son and former manager
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Enlarge / NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, left, meets backstage with former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin, prior to giving the keynote speech at the Humans to Mars Summit in May, 2018, at George Washington University in Washington. (credit: NASA)

All is not well in the otherworldly world of the second human to walk on the Moon.

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin has sued his family, including his son Andy Aldrin, former business manager Christina Korp, and several foundations. The suit alleges that the family has taken advantage of the 88-year-old through a de facto guardianship.

Filed on June 7 in a Florida judicial circuit court, and obtained Friday evening by Ars, the lawsuit alleges that Andy Aldrin and Korp used the former astronaut’s personal credit cards, trust accounts, artifacts, and social media accounts for their own purposes. It additionally alleges the following: that the family prevented Aldrin, who has been married three times, from marrying for a fourth time; that the family has “bullied” his romantic interests; and that the family has slandered the astronaut by saying he has dementia or Alzheimer’s.

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Source: https://arstechnica.com/?p=1335965

Buzz Aldrin returns to Twitter, sues his son and former manager
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Enlarge / NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, left, meets backstage with former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin, prior to giving the keynote speech at the Humans to Mars Summit in May, 2018, at George Washington University in Washington. (credit: NASA)

All is not well in the otherworldly world of the second human to walk on the Moon.

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin has sued his family, including his son Andy Aldrin, former business manager Christina Korp, and several foundations. The suit alleges that the family has taken advantage of the 88-year-old through a de facto guardianship.

Filed on June 7 in a Florida judicial circuit court, and obtained Friday evening by Ars, the lawsuit alleges that Andy Aldrin and Korp used the former astronaut’s personal credit cards, trust accounts, artifacts, and social media accounts for their own purposes. It additionally alleges the following: that the family prevented Aldrin, who has been married three times, from marrying for a fourth time; that the family has “bullied” his romantic interests; and that the family has slandered the astronaut by saying he has dementia or Alzheimer’s.

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Source: https://arstechnica.com/?p=1335965

Let’s hope Trump didn’t give Kim Jong Un the wrong ‘direct number’

dims+%282%29.jpegPresident Trump’s historic meeting with Kim Jong-Un may not have resulted in the complete de-nuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, but it did lead to a fascinating exchange in which the President claims to have given Kim a “very direct number” if t…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/06/15/donald-trump-kim-jong-un-personal-number/

A major upgrade to the Large Hadron Collider is underway

201803-131_01.jpgThe Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is getting an upgrade that will let researchers collect approximately 10 times more data than they can now. Currently, the particle accelerator can produce up to one billion proton-proton collisions, but that number wi…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/06/15/upgrade-large-hadron-collider-cern/

Boeing gave $20,000 to these ten wacky personal flyer designs

Harmony-768x768.jpgLast year, Boeing announced the GoFly Prize, a new competition that will award one winner $1 million for a successful personal flying device prototype. It has to take off and land vertically, carry a human 20 miles without the need for refueling or r…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/06/14/boeing-gofly-20000-ten-wacky-personal-flyer-designs/

Samsung announces a push for renewable energy

Samsung has announced that it will use 100 percent renewable energy for all its factories and offices in the U.S., Europe and China. This is the first time Samsung announces a public commitment for renewable energy.

Greenpeace and environmental activists have been calling out Samsung for months as many tech companies have already started switching to renewable energy.

Samsung is starting by the parts of its organization that it can control more easily — its own buildings, factories and offices. According to Greenpeace’s press release, 17 of its 38 buildings are based in the U.S., Europe and China.

“Samsung Electronics is the first electronics manufacturing company in Asia to set a renewable energy target. This commitment could have an enormous impact in reducing the company’s massive global manufacturing footprint, and shows how critical industry participation is in reducing emissions and accelerating the transition to renewable energy. More companies should follow suit and set renewable energy targets, and governments should promote policies that enable companies to procure renewable energy easily,” Greenpeace campaigner Insung Lee said in the press release.

It won’t happen overnight. But these buildings will run on renewable energy by 2020. Samsung says that it could increase its use of renewable energy in other countries. In addition to that, Samsung is going to install solar panels in Gyeonggi province in South Korea.

Like many tech companies, Samsung also works with thousands of suppliers. So it’s not enough to use renewable energy for your own facilities. Samsung is starting small on this front and partnering with the Carbon Disclosure Project Supply Chain Program.

First, the company wants to identify the energy needs of its top 100 suppliers and help them move to renewable energy. This is a multi-year project, and it’s going to be important to regularly track Samsung’s progress on this front.

But it’s also good to see one of the biggest consumer electronics company in the world making strong commitments.

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Source: https://techcrunch.com/2018/06/14/samsung-announces-a-push-for-renewable-energy/

Valve removes game purchases from Steam Link’s iOS beta

steam-logo-black-and-white.jpgApple and Valve have been at an impasse for weeks over the release of Steam Link for iOS, but it looks like they might be closer to an arrangement… if not necessarily the one you’d hope for. TouchArcade has discovered that the latest beta test for…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/06/14/valve-removes-game-purchases-from-steam-link-ios-beta/

Musical.ly drops its stand-alone live streaming app

live-ly-ios.jpgMusical.ly may be blowing up as a social video service, but it’s scaling back the amount of apps it offers. The company has informed TechCrunch that it’s dropping its stand-alone livestreaming client, Live.ly, and rolling its features into its main…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/06/13/musical-ly-drops-live-ly-app/

Elon Musk’s Boring Company approved to build high-speed transit between downtown Chicago and O’Hare Airport

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the selection of Elon Musk’s Boring Company to build and operate a multi-billion dollar rapid transit link between O’Hare International Airport and the city’s downtown.

The company plans to transport passengers between O’Hare and Block 37 in the Loop in approximately 12 minutes each way — typically a 40 minute trip via the city’s Blue Line — by utilizing electric vehicles that run through new twin underground tunnels. The project will be funded entirely by the company with no taxpayer subsidy.

But whether or not he‘ll need to sell more flamethrowers to raise the funds isn‘t clear: under the deal, Musk would front the construction costs and then pocket all the revenue from the system’s transit fees…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/13/17462496/elon-musk-boring-company-approved-tunnel-chicago

Twitter sold data access to researcher in Cambridge Analytica scandal

twitter-ed.jpgFacebook is clearly the company most affected by the Cambridge Analytica data sharing scandal, but that doesn’t leave other social networks completely unscathed. Twitter has confirmed to the Telegraph that it sold public data access to researcher Ale…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/29/twitter-sold-data-access-to-cambridge-analytica-scandal-researcher/

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