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U.S. grants Amazon patent for drones that react to human gestures

U.S. grants Amazon patent for drones that react to human gestures

The patent shows a man wildly flailing his arms to get the attention of the drone that is approaching his home. The drones would recognize these gestures through a combination of sensors, computer vision and an onboard database of expected gesture commands.


All-new Toyota Corolla hatch to debut in NY

All-new Toyota Corolla hatch to debut in NY

Buyers can choose from seven colours, including the new Rival Blue as well as Blizzard Pearl, Silver Metallic, Midnight Black, Galactic Aqua Mica, Scarlet, and Oxide Bronze. The system includes a JBL 8-speaker 800-watt system with Clari-Fi; Dynamic Voice Recognition; Dynamic Navigation; Dynamic POI Search; and Destination Assist Connect.


Yahoo! Japan To Launch Cryptocurrency Exchange Soon

Yahoo! Japan To Launch Cryptocurrency Exchange Soon

Japan's Financial Services Agency announced on Friday that it has warned a Hong Kong-based company believed to be the world's biggest cryptocurrency exchange operator. Japan, one of the most active digital currency markets, introduced a licensing system for cryptocurrency exchanges previous year. Zhao disclosed that he is still negotiating with authorities in Hong Kong, but has not reached any kind of agreement.


Saudi Oil Minister Expects Oil Cuts To Extend Into 2019

Saudi Oil Minister Expects Oil Cuts To Extend Into 2019

Further supporting oil prices has been supply restraint led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries ( OPEC ) and Russian Federation, which started in 2017 and is scheduled to go on for the rest of 2018. "We know for sure that we still have some time to go before we bring inventories down to the level we consider normal and we will identify that by mid-year when we meet in Vienna", Falih told Reuters in an interview in Washington.


New passport for post-Brexit Britain turns into French farce

New passport for post-Brexit Britain turns into French farce

When May announced the switch back to blue passports in December, she said on Twitter: "The UK passport is an expression of our independence and sovereignty - symbolising our citizenship of a proud, great nation". Mr Sutherland said that his firm was "not allowed to compete for the French passport contract". Former cabinet minister Priti Patel told The Sun: "This should be a moment that we should be celebrating".