Author: Adriaens Leadbetter

Domino’s and Ford will test self-driving pizza delivery cars in the US

Ford and Domino’s Pizza are teaming up to test self-driving pizza delivery cars in the US state of Michigan, as part of an effort to better understand how customers respond to and interact with autonomous vehicles. In the coming weeks, randomly selected Domino’s customers in Ann Arbor, Michigan will have the option to accept pizza deliveries from a Ford Fusion Hybrid autonomous research vehicle. But the car won’t be driving itself. Each car will be driven by a Ford safety engineer Each car will be driven by a Ford safety engineer, with other researchers onboard, who will zero in...

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From Princess of Fails to Jawdrey Hepburn, this US waxworks is a nightmare at the museum

A good roasting hasn’t caused a meltdown at Boston’s new wax museum. Officials at the Dreamland Wax Museum say they’re embracing the extra attention brought by waves of online hecklers who have lampooned some of its less-than-flattering likenesses. “It’s absolutely been a blessing to have all of that controversy,” said Michael Pelletz, the museum’s vice president of sales. “Even if it’s negative press, it’s working wonderfully.” Photos of the museum’s life-sized wax figures have been circulating online since it opened its doors in July, in some cases inspiring scorching ridicule. It started with a wax portrayal of US President...

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Hurricane Harvey worst case scenario: US$100 billion in damages

By Brian Sozzi Hurricane Harvey is proving to be one insane storm. And with any insane storm, comes huge costs to repair homes and infrastructure. TheStreet’s founder and Action Alerts PLUS portfolio manager Jim Cramer estimates the worst case scenario in terms of Harvey damages at US$100 billion. Others on Wall Street also have big forecasts. Chubb Ltd. (CB), Travelers Corp. (TRV) and other insurers could face as much as US$20 billion in losses from Hurricane Harvey, as extensive flooding in the Houston area leads to big claims on commercial-property policies, JPMorgan Chase & Co. has warned. Property damages...

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ABC News reporter covering Hurricane Harvey gets slammed online after reporting alleged looters to police

By Maxwell Tani ABC News reporter Tom Llamas ignited controversy on Tuesday after tweeting that he had informed authorities of what he described as the “looting” of a grocery store during Hurricane Harvey. Llamas initially tweeted on Tuesday that he was at a Houston supermarket and was “witnessing looting.” He added that he “informed police of looting and Coast Guard is flying overhead.” “Multiple officers on the scene,” he added. #Breaking We’re witnessing looting right now at a large supermarket in the NE part of Houston & police have just discovered a body nearby — Tom Llamas (@TomLlamasABC) August 29, 2017...

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Reactions to Ed Skrein quitting Hellboy role over ‘whitewashing’ claim, and how his response compares to other actors’

Ed Skrein responded to the backlash against his casting in the movie Hellboy by relinquishing the role, saying: “ I must do what I feel is right.” A week ago the 34-year-old British actor tweeted that he would be playing Major Ben Daimio, a character that was Asian-American in Mike Mignola’s Hellboy comics. The news was met with complaints that Hollywood was once again “whitewashing” an Asian character. Hellboy casting of Ed Skrein prompts ‘whitewashing’ backlash over comic’s Asian character In a message posted to Twitter and Instagram, Skrein, whose credits include last year’s Deadpool and Game of Thrones,...

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