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Amazon Fire Phone gets OS update with new features, better battery life and more

 Amazon Fire Phone gets OS update with new features, better battery life and more

Amazon has released a new OS update for its Fire Phone which adds quite a few new features to the Android-based device, along with some improvements for battery life and more.

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AT&T Moto X finally gets its Android 4.4.4 update

It’s quite late into the game, at least compared to its other variants, but at least AT&T and Motorola have now picked up the slack. Android 4.4.4 is now rolling out to Moto X users under the carrier’s coverage and it brings along with it some minor improvements to built-in apps on the smartphone.

Following the unexpected release of Android 4.4.4 in June, some variants of the Moto X, both in the US and elsewhere have been updated to the latest security update from Google. Early July, Motorola India confirmed that the update will roll out not just to its Moto X, but also to the Moto G and Moto E smartphones in the region. Then near the end of July, Verizon released the update for its own Moto X variant. Now it’s AT&T’s turn.

The Android 4.4.4 update itself isn’t much to talk about...

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If a Self-Driving Car Gets in an Accident, Who Is Liable?

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On first contact with the idea that robots should be extended legal personhood, it sounds crazy.

Robots aren’t people!

And that is true.

But the concept of legal personhood is less about what is or is not a flesh-and-blood person and who/what is or is not able to be hauled into court.

And if we want to have robots do more things for us, like drive us around or deliver us things, we might need to assign them a role in the law, says lawyer John Frank Weaver, author of the book Robots Are People, Too, in a post at Slate.

“If we are dealing with robots like they are real people, the law should recognize that those interactions are like our interactions with real people,” Weaver writes...

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Iraq Faces Political Crisis as America Gets Back In

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BAGHDAD — Iraq’s new president on Monday snubbed the powerful incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and nominated the deputy parliament speaker to form the new government, raising fears of more political infighting as country faces the threat of Islamic State militants in the north.

In a televised address, President Fouad Massoum gave Haider al-Ibadi, who was selected by a coalition of Shiite political parties, 30 days to form a new government and present it to parliament for approval.

The ceremony came hours after the embattled al-Maliki delivered a surprise speech at midnight accusing Massoum of blocking his reappointment as prime minister and carrying out “a coup against the constitution and the political process.” Read more…

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