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Ford pledges $1billion for AI start-up

Ford intends to have an autonomous vehicle ready to launch in 2021
The firms will collaborate on developing a virtual driver system for driverless cars.
Ford has two autonomous vehicles currently licensed for testing in California but a recent report revealed that they only covered 590 miles in 2016.
 
Verizon joins the unlimited wireless data party
Verizon will launch new data plan on Monday offering unlimited data. The unlimited data plan will cost $80 Per month on the first line if you select paper- free- billing and automatic payment.  Families can also pay $45 per line for up to four lines (total of $180). USA TODAY
 Since this announcement other companies such T-Mobile and second biggest company AT&T with their unlimited offerings followed by Sprint that have gained ground on Verizon.

According to Ronan Dunne, President of Verizon’s wireless division, “Verizon is offering something no body else can: The unlimited plan you want on the wireless network you deserve”.  So if your contract is coming up you think of changing your service provider, it is better to check and compare details of the all unlimited data plan offers. Detail information is available on company’s website.
The woman using technology to prove where food comes from
 
The British company Provenance says it is lighting a fire under the retail world. BBC
An app developed by Provenance that allows retailers and customers to see where a product comes from – from origin to point of sale. Founder Jessie Baker explains.” Provenance is all about making that information transparent to shoppers, but also to businesses, all along the supply chain.” 

Smartwatches that will get updates
The followings are the Smartwaches that will get Android wear 2.0 in the coming months as per Google.  
Asus ZenWatch 2, Asus ZenWatch 3, Casio Smart Outdoor Watch, Fossil Q Founder.,
Fossil Q Marshal,
                                        
Google coding champion’s hometown Cameroon is cut off from the Internet.

 
BBC:

the first African winner in Google’s annual coding competition, 230 miles away from home, sitting outside of  his cousins’ house in the Cameroonian capital, Yaounde, because government has cut off his hometown from the Internet.

The 17-year-old Nji Collins Gbah tells the BBC about series of complex technical tasks he completed for Google. He had learned how to code in two years and joined the contest. His learning was mainly from online and books, as well as other skills he was picking up on the fly.   The prestigious Google Code-in is open to pre –university students worldwide between the ages of 13 and 17. This year more than 1300 young individual from 62 countries took part.

 

According to Google, Nji lives in Bamenda in North-west of Cameroon, a journey of about seven hours by road from the capital.   It is an English-speaking region that for long time there was complaint about discrimination, which was known as government (Francophone establishment’s) failure to have English as official language of Cameroon.  
 
North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile. Asia
The UN has a condemned the test and US allies discuss steps, and the Security Council called it a violation of UN resolutions and urged members to “redouble their efforts” to enforce sanctions on North Korea.
 





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