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I biked Vegas during CES and lived to tell the tale – CNET

People sometimes look at me aghast when I say I bike to get around New York City. But when I said I wanted to bike Las Vegas during CES, the common reaction was outright denial. “No! You can’t!” was the knee-jerk response. Followed quickly by, “Is that even possible?” During CES, Las Vegas turns into a chaotic galaxy of booth-packed expo halls, crowded ballrooms a half a mile deep inside casino resorts, and meetings in high-rise suites. Flung across a roughly three-mile stretch of colossal hotels and convention centers, the…

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Net neutrality allies are ready to fight. But can it be saved? – CNET

The battle to save net neutrality is heating up as Senate Democrats edge closer to overturning the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of Obama-era net neutrality regulation and lawsuits challenging the agency are filed. But net neutrality supporters shouldn’t hold their breath. These efforts are long shots. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida is flanked by Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois while speaking last week about the Congressional Review Act resolution that would restore the 2015 net neutrality rules, Mark Wilson / Getty Images On Monday,…

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Stormy Daniels described affair with Donald Trump in 2011 interview

Adult movie actress Stormy Daniels purportedly denied having an extramarital affair with Donald Trump back in 2006, but she told a different story in 2011, according to a recently rediscovered magazine interview published Wednesday. InTouch magazine has just made public a 7-year-old interview with Daniels in which she claims that a sexual relationship with Trump began after she met the future president at a celebrity golf tournament in July 2006 in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Adult film actress/director Stormy Daniels appears at the Wicked Pictures booth at the 2017 AVN Adult…

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California Turpin ‘torture’ family in bizarre wedding video with Elvis in Vegas

Police are still investigating the couple after finding the siblings starving in the Turpins’ squalid California home, some of them chained to their beds. The children, aged from two to 29, were discovered on Sunday after an emaciated 17-year-old girl escaped through a window of the home and called 911. Photos published on social media showed the Turpins projecting a wholesome lifestyle, with the children posing happily on family trips. And the couple are said to have renewed their vows at least three times at the Elvis Chapel in Las…

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Who is David Turpin? Father of California torture family revealed

The 57-year-old Californian accused with his wife of torturing and endangering the lives of his 13 children appeared to preside over a happy all-American family. But when police entered the Turpin home on Sunday they stumbled into a house of horrors with some of the children “shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks” and “malnourished and very dirty”. Turpin is said to have had a relatively well-paid job as an engineer at aeronautics and defence technology company Northrop Grumman.  But the family filed for bankruptcy in 2011 claiming their…

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One of VR’s most annoying problems could be solved soon – CNET

On-headset room sensing comes to VR: Occipital’s hardware on an HTC Vive. Scott Stein/CNET When wandering around with a VR headset on, I’m afraid of going too far without someone to spot me. The reason is simple: I can’t really see where I’m going. Odds of tripping over a chair or a table are extremely high. One company seems to have tried to solve that problem, and I tried out the result deep in the noisy VR/AR subsection of CES in Las Vegas. Occipital, a company based in Boulder, Colorado,…

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California couple accused of torture brought kids to Vegas weddings

An Elvis impersonator was in the room the three times a California couple accused of starving and torturing their 13 children renewed their vows at a Las Vegas chapel. The “kids” that authorities say were found shackled and filthy in the suburban home of David Allen Turpin and Louise Ann Turpin were not in the first video the couple recorded on Oct. 29, 2011, at the Elvis Chapel, where the couple marked their 26th anniversary by promising to “love you tender” and slow dancing as Kent Ripley sang “Can’t Help…

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Captive kids were along when parents renewed vows

An Elvis impersonator was in the room the three times a California couple accused of starving and torturing their 13 children renewed their vows at a Las Vegas chapel. The “kids” that authorities say were found shackled and filthy in the suburban home of David Allen Turpin and Louise Ann Turpin were not in the first video the couple recorded on Oct. 29, 2011 at the Elvis Chapel, where the couple marked their 26th anniversary by promising to “love you tender” and slow dancing as Kent Ripley sang “Can’t Help…

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We survived another CES: The best and weirdest things we saw (The 3:59, Ep. 339) – CNET

CES 2018 is over. We’re here to share our highlights and just … weird things we saw. Sarah Tew/CNET On today’s podcast, we talk about: Our impressions from CES, the massive consumer electronics show in Las Vegas. Our highlights include a drone light show, while our lowlights include an Alexa-enabled toilet.  What you can actually expect to see in your home coming out of this year’s CES.  The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team…

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Tesla isn’t the self-driving leader you might think it is – Roadshow

The self-driving status quo has been upended, according to a new study. The latest Autonomous Driving Leaderboard has been released by Navigant Research. It’s a visual indicator of the companies on the bleeding edge of self-driving technology. It also indicates which of them have the resources and industry clout to take their ideas all the way from the drawing board to the market.  Take a moment to think about which companies you feel are closest to bringing self-driving vehicles to market. Names such as Tesla and Apple will likely come to…

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