[UPDATE] CREW SUES TRUMP OVER EMOLUMENTS – CREW Press Release

From CREW Press Release:

Washington, DC–When the courts opened at 9 am this morning, a legal dream team officially filed Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington v. Donald J. Trump to stop the President from violating the Constitution by illegally receiving payments from foreign governments.

The foreign emoluments clause of the Constitution prohibits Trump from receiving anything of value from foreign governments, including foreign government-owned businesses, without the approval of Congress.

CREW is represented in the case by an all-star team of top constitutional scholars, ethics experts and litigators who have combined to argue 45 cases before the Supreme Court. The lawyers on the case include CREW’s board chair and vice-chair Norman Eisen and Richard Painter, the top ethics lawyers for the last two presidents, Constitutional law scholars Erwin Chemerinsky, Laurence H. Tribe and Zephyr Teachout, and Deepak Gupta of Gupta Wessler PLL

Read more about plaintiff’s counsel…

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CLICK HERE TO READ THE COMPLAINT

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is a non-profit legal watchdog group dedicated to holding public officials accountable for their actions. For more information, please visit www.citizensforethics.org or contact Jordan Libowitz at 202-408-5565 or jlibowitz@citizensforethics.org.

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Apple Sued for Choosing Not to ‘Lock-Out’ iPhones Behind the Wheel to Prevent Texting and Driving – Mac Rumors

California resident Julio Ceja is seeking a class action lawsuit against Apple, accusing the company of placing profit before consumer safety by choosing not to implement a lock-out mechanism that would disable an iPhone’s functionality when being used behind the wheel by an engaged driver. 

Ceja demands that Apple halt the sale of all iPhones in California until a lock-out mechanism is implemented. He also demands that Apple release a software update that adds a lock-out mechanism to all iPhones already in the hands of consumers. He is not seeking further damages beyond legal fees and costs. 

The complaint, filed with the Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, asserts that Apple’s willful decision not to implement a lock-out mechanism on iPhones, chiefly to prevent texting and driving, constitutes “unfair business acts and practices” under California’s Unfair Competition Law. A jury trial has been demanded. 

Read more:  http://www.macrumors.com/2017/01/18/california-iphone-distracted-driving-lawsuit/

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Opera Neon – The future of web browsers? | Lawyerist.com

Try Opera’s Concept Browser, Neon

If you remember, when Chrome came out, it made popular all sorts of things that have since become common on all browsers. But many of those ideas were probably inspired by the Opera browser, which has long been one of the most innovative browsers out there.

So if you live on the internet, Opera’s new concept browser, Neon, is pretty crazy/cool, and you should definitely try it out.

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Radio Garden

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Radio Garden is an extraordinary new website that allows visitors to listen to over 8,000 live radio stations from around the world. Created by Jonathan Puckey with financial support from the Netherlands Institute of Sound and Vision, Radio Garden utilizes a number of open sourced technologies and the contributions of radio stations from around the globe. As Jonathan Puckey explains in a recent interview with NPR, the project emerged when the Netherlands Institute of Sound and Vision approached Puckey about creating a museum exhibition for a recent, multi-university European research project called Transnational Radio Encounters. Puckey and his team decided to create this website instead. By clicking the above link, visitors will automatically be taken to the Live portion of this website and will be directed to the radio station closest to their current location. From here, visitors can explore other stations around the globe via an interactive map. When visitors select cities with multiple participating stations, a list will appear on the right side of the browser, allowing visitors to choose which station to listen to. By selecting the History tab or Jingles tab, visitors can explore historic radio broadcasts and station jingles from across time and space. Finally, the Stories tab features a number of moving interviews with individuals about the role of radio in their lives. [MMB]

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Ava for Professionals

 

Ava is a mobile application that provides real time captions to empower deaf and hard of hearing people to participate better in conversations. It connects people’s smartphones to each other, and captures the audio from a conversation, to translate all the speech into text. This way, a deaf or hard of hearing person can follow exactly who is saying what. 

Above is a video that shows you what this can look like:

In a group conversation, each smartphone with Ava is turned into a smart microphone for each person. Ava captions what people says in less than a second. Always looking at the best for your clients? Offer them the forefront of accessibility: many mobile ears and an artificial intelligence to complement hearing aids.

How does Ava works for group conversations.

Hearing aids, lip-reading or other assistive listening devices are not always enough for your deaf/hard-of-hearing clients to follow conversations. Restaurants, group conversations, spending time with friends, these are all situations that are challenging because. Not anymore – these situations are exactly what Ava has been designed for.

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Ava is a mobile app that everyone (coworkers, family members, friends) download on their smartphone. By connecting each other via the app, every smartphone becomes a microphone, and Ava captions what the group says on the deaf/hard-of-hearing person phone. They can then answer by either talking, or if they have a “Deaf” voice, typing. Ava can even voice the deaf person’s answer.

Ava is free, try and see for yourself: click here to download the app.

All NYC subway stations will have cell service by January 9th–engadget.com

Jon Fingas@jonfingas

01.06.17 in Transportation

When officials recently vowed that all New York City underground subway stations would have cellular coverage sometime in early 2017, they weren’t joking. Governor Cuomo has revealed that all active stations will have service from AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon on January 9th. That’s on top of WiFi, which went live just before 2016 came to a close. The only exceptions are four stations that are either in mid-renovation or about to go through renovations, but they’ll have live service as soon as the makeovers are finished.

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