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A Tesla on Autopilot slammed into a police car, according to a new report — and now the driver is facing criminal charges

A Tesla slammed into a police cruiser during a traffic stop in Massachusetts in December 2019. The driver told the state trooper at the time that the car was on Autopilot, according to an incident report first reported by NBC 10 Boston. NBC 10 Boston reports he's now facing criminal negligence charges related to the wreck. Tesla's Autopilot instructions say a driver should always be ready to take over from the computer at any time. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A Massach...
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Boston Dynamics' $75,000 Spot robot dog will soon come with an arm and 'someday' be available for household uses like folding laundry

Spot, the four-legged robot from Boston Dynamics, will soon have an additional robot arm. Boston Dynamics also said that it will be available for home use "someday." Spot became available for commercial sale earlier in June, listed at $74,500. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Spot, Boston Dynamics' famous four-legged robot, is getting another upgrade. Founder Marc Raibert said that the company will start selling Spot with a robot arm, Emil Protalinski at Venture Beat report...
Tags: Boston, Singapore, US, Trends, New Zealand, Las Vegas, Boston Dynamics, Spot, Massachusetts State Police, Emil Protalinski, Rocos, Marc Raibert, Raibert, Venture Beat, Boston Dynamics Spot


Boston Dynamics' lifelike Spot robot is now on sale for $75,000. See what it can do here.

Robotics company Boston Dynamics announced that it's robot dog, Spot, is now for commercial sale in the US. The robot will retail for $74,500, with a lead time of 6-8 weeks. Spot has already been used in hospitals, agriculture, and police work.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Spot, Boston Dynamics' famous four-legged robot, is now officially available to purchase. For $74,500, Spot is ready for use by "developers eager to explore how flexible mobile robots can be adapted ...
Tags: Boston, Singapore, US, Trends, New Zealand, Las Vegas, Boston Dynamics, Spot, Massachusetts State Police, Rocos, Boston Dynamics Spot, COVID, Robotics Business Review


There's a new competitor in the world of eerily lifelike four-legged robots — take a closer look at Unitree's robot dogs

Chinese robotics company Unitree unveiled a new four-legged robot dog recently. People are already comparing it to Boston Dynamic's famous — or infamous — robots. Videos and specs from the company show how fast the new robots are. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The world of four-legged robotic dogs just got a little bigger. Chinese robotics company Unitree debuted its newest robot, the A1, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier in 2020. Now, Unitree is using soci...
Tags: Boston, Trends, Ces, Boston Dynamics, Massachusetts State Police, Boston Dynamic, Unitree


‘How To Fix a Drug Scandal’ Trailer: New Netflix True Crime Series Uncovers a Miscarriage of Justice

Netflix’s never-ending stream of true crime docu-series continues with How to Fix a Drug Scandal, a new 4-part series from Erin Lee Carr, director of Mommy Dead and Dearest. The doc follows crime drug lab chemist Sonja Farak who was caught both tampering evidence – and using the drugs she was tasked with testing. As the case unfolded, it became clear that there was a clear effort at a cover-up. Watch the How to Fix a Drug Scandal trailer below. How to Fix a Drug Scandal Trailer Netflix ...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Netflix, Massachusetts State Police, TV Trailer, Sonja Farak, Farak, Erin Lee Carr, Mommy Dead, How to Fix a Drug Scandal, Erin Lee Carr Mommy Dead


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Google fired four employees for "clear and repeated violations" of its data security policies, apparently including one whose suspension inspired a protest at a Google office. This comes days after more than 200 Googlers demonstrated in solidarity with two colleagues who had been suspended over allegations of improperly accessing internal data. Uber lost its license to operate in London thanks to fraudulent drivers. Uber said i...
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The ACLU wants details about videos of Boston Dynamics robot in police exercises

Back in April at our robotics event at UC Berkeley, Boston Dynamics head Marc Raibert showed off video of the company’s Spot robot in a number of different real world scenarios. Some, like construction and first responders, were familiar to anyone who has been following the company — and automation in general.  Another scenario, which found the robot opening doors during a training exercise for the Massachusetts State Police, was something different entirely. It was a brief video that demonst...
Tags: Facebook, Massachusetts, Tech, Aclu, Robotics, Boston Dynamics, Spot, Perry, Massachusetts State Police, Michael Perry, Marc Raibert, UC Berkeley Boston Dynamics, Kade Crockford


The eerily lifelike robot dog 'Spot' is now working with the police

The array of robots from Boston Dynamics often appear in sometimes silly, sometimes terrifying videos that the company publishes on YouTube. Like most of Boston Dynamics' robots, the company's dog-like robots — Spot and Spot Mini — are in ongoing development, but commercial sales via lease agreements have begun. The Spot robot is already being used by the Massachusetts State Police. The Massachusetts State Police borrowed a Spot robot from Boston Dynamics for several months in 2019, and it was...
Tags: Boston, Trends, Boston Dynamics, Perry, Massachusetts State Police, Michael Perry, WBUR, David Procopio, Bomb Squad, Boston Dynamics VP


Vietnam War veterans monument defaced ahead of Memorial Day

BOSTON (AP) — Police say a memorial to Vietnam War veterans in Boston has been vandalized days before the Memorial Day holiday. Massachusetts State Police say the memorial at the University of Massachusetts-Boston campus was defaced Thursday with graffiti, including swastikas. The vandals also destroyed numerous American flags and plants laid at the stone monument. […]
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Teen charged with assault leaps from courthouse balcony

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a teenager suffered severe injuries in an apparent leap from a Boston courthouse’s fourth-floor interior balcony. The teenager was facing domestic assault charges in juvenile court, but was not in custody. He had been released after his arrest and came to court Monday morning on his own accord. […]
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Boston Dynamics showcases new uses for SpotMini ahead of commercial production

Last year at our TC Sessions: Robotics event, Boston Dynamics announced its intention to commercialize SpotMini. It was a big step for the secretive company. After a quarter of building some of the world’s most sophisticated robots, it was finally taking a step into the commercial realm, making the quadrupedal robot available to anyone with the need and financial resources for the device. CEO Marc Raibert made a return appearance at our event this week to discuss the progress Boston Dynamics ...
Tags: TC, Tech, Darpa, Tokyo, Robotics, Boston Dynamics, Massachusetts State Police, Marc Raibert, Raibert, Spotmini, Kinema, TC Sessions: Robotics + AI, SoftBank The Bay Area


THEY HAD THEIR REASONS

Massachusetts State Police are asking for the public’s help identifying two women who stopped and fought in the middle of Route 128 Friday morning. (Thanks to Ann)
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Mass State Police Under Scrutiny Over Handling of Seized Firearms

The Massachusetts State Police has been scrutinized in recent months for their handling of seized firearms at Logan Airport. The State Police destroy around a third of seized firearms. In some cases before the persons charged with possessing them have had their day in court. According to the Boston Globe, which broke this story, the MSP […] Read More … The post Mass State Police Under Scrutiny Over Handling of Seized Firearms appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Police, Seized, Logan Airport, Destroyed, Daily News, Boston Globe, Massachusetts State Police, State Police


Man clings to moving SUV in rage episode caught on video

BOSTON (AP) — State police say they were called to the Massachusetts Turnpike because a man was clinging to the hood of a moving SUV in an apparent road rage episode, some of which was caught on video . Massachusetts State Police responded to Interstate 90 westbound in Weston on Friday, where witnesses had gotten […]
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State trooper stabbed in head, neck during pursuit

NEW SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts State Police trooper sustained stab wounds to the head, neck, shoulders and arm while trying to apprehend an 18-year-old who had earlier fled a traffic stop. Authorities say the teenager was then shot in the torso by the 47-year-old trooper and both were taken to the hospital with […]
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State Cops Accidentally Out Their Surveillance Of Anti-Police Groups With Browser Screenshot (techdirt)

A little opsec goes a long way. The Massachusetts State Police -- one of the most secretive law enforcement agencies in the nation -- gave readers of its Twitter feed a free look at the First Amendment-protected activities it keeps tabs on… by uploading a screenshot showing its browser bookmarks. Alex Press of Jacobin Magazine was one of the Twitter users to catch the inadvertent exposure of MSP operations. the MA staties just unintentionally tweeted a photo that shows their bookmarks incl...
Tags: Twitter, News, Boston, Massachusetts, Msp, Massachusetts State Police, Tim Cushing, Alex Press, Alex Press of Jacobin Magazine


Fires, explosions erupt in multiple US towns near Boston

Mass evacuations from US towns north of Boston were underway Thursday after dozens of fires and suspected gas explosions erupted, police said, leaving at least 10 residents injured, one critically. Massachusetts State Police said they had responded to 70 reports of fires, explosions and the smell of gas in a widespread zone encompassing the east coast towns of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover. Authorities were to cut power to thousands of meters, police said, and residents in all three town...
Tags: News, Boston, US, Massachusetts State Police, Columbia Gas, Lawrence Andover, North Andover Authorities


Multiple Explosions And Fires Reported Across 3 Mass. Towns, At Least 3 Injured

Massachusetts State Police have confirmed at least 70 houses damaged, possibly by gas leaks, around the towns of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, on Thursday evening.(Image credit: Mary Schwalm/AP)
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Multiple Explosions And Fires Reported Across 3 Mass. Towns, At Least 10 Injured

Massachusetts State Police have confirmed at least 70 houses damaged, possibly by gas leaks, around the towns of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, on Thursday evening.(Image credit: Mary Schwalm/AP)
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Multiple Explosions And Fires Reported Across 3 Mass. Towns, At Least 13 Injured

Massachusetts State Police have confirmed at least 70 houses damaged, possibly by gas leaks, around the towns of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, on Thursday evening.(Image credit: Mary Schwalm/AP)
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At Least 1 Dead, Several Injured In Explosions And Fires In 3 Massachusetts Towns

Massachusetts State Police have confirmed at least 70 houses damaged, possibly by gas leaks, around the towns of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, on Thursday evening.(Image credit: Mary Schwalm/AP)
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Multiple Explosions And House Fires Reported Across Three Massachusetts Towns

Massachusetts State Police have confirmed 39 houses damaged, possibly by gas leaks, around the towns of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, on Thursday evening.(Image credit: Mary Schwalm/AP)
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Panicked Neighborhoods Evacuate As Gas Blasts Destroy Multiple Homes

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A series of gas explosions caused fires at more than 20 homes across three communities north of Boston on Thursday, forcing entire neighborhoods to evacuate as crews scramble to douse the flames and shut off gas and electric lines in an attempt to prevent further damage.Massachusetts State Police say troopers have been dispatched to Lawrence, Andover and North Andover to secure scenes and help traffic that has snarled roads as panicked residents attempt to flee their neigh...
Tags: News, Boston, New Hampshire, Town, Lawrence, Massachusetts State Police, Andover, Colonial Heights, North Andover, Lawrence Solomon, Methuen, Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, Matt Shuham, Joseph Solomon, Lawrence Andover, Phil Decologero


Massachusetts Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Planning ISIS Inspired Attack

Defendant was planning an attack on a university; stabbed nurse 10 times while in custody. Alexander Ciccolo, a/k/a Ali Al Amriki : Shortly after his arrest, Ciccolo stabbed a nurse with a pen more than ten times, leaving a bloody gash on the top of the nurse’s head. BOSTON – -(AmmoLand.com)- An Adams, Mass. man was sentenced today in federal court in Springfield, MA in connection with a plot to engage in terrorist activity inspired by and in the name of ISIS.Alexander Ciccolo, a/k/a Ali Al A...
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Police capture runaway dog on interstate using …wait…what? 

  Massachusetts State Police received multiple calls of a dog dashing in and out of traffic on both sides of Interstate 291. What could have resulted in a tragic situation was averted by Trooper Corey Brown. Two other troopers arrived to slow traffic while Brown attempted to capture the dog using…a bright pink teddy bear he happened to have in his cruiser. When the dog grabbed the teddy bear, Brown told the animal to sit and the Doberman obediently followed the command. The dog was safely retur...
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State police relieve 4 troopers of duty in overtime scandal

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts State Police have temporarily relieved four troopers of duty in the ongoing scandal over overtime pay. Colonel Kerry A. Gilpin, Superintendent of the state police, said Monday the decision is a result of the department’s continued review of records and data indicative of whether members were “present and working overtime shifts […]
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Dog running on interstate can’t resist lure of stuffed teddy

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A dog could not resist being lured away from a busy Massachusetts highway by a teddy bear. The Massachusetts State Police got multiple calls of a dog dashing through traffic on Interstate 291 in Springfield on Sunday morning. MassLive.com reports Trooper Corey Brown responded and saw a Doberman pinscher running down […]
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Feds arrest 5th trooper in ongoing overtime fraud probe

BOSTON (AP) — A fifth Massachusetts State Police trooper has been arrested and charged with putting in for overtime pay for shifts he didn’t work. Federal prosecutors say retired trooper Daren DeJong, of Uxbridge, has been charged with embezzlement from an agency receiving federal funds. DeJong’s attorney said he would comment after DeJong appears in […]
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Driver, her tow truck operator charged with drunken driving

HYANNIS, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a woman and the driver of a tow truck sent to pick up her vehicle are both arrested on drunken driving charges. Fifty-one-year-old Patricia O’ Donnell of Marstons Mills had been stopped by a trooper on Saturday night and arrested for driving under the influence. Then 25-year-old […]
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Judge’s daughter at heart of police scandal gets probation

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — The judge’s daughter at the center of a report-altering scandal that led to the resignation of the two highest ranking officers with the Massachusetts State Police has been placed on probation. Prosecutors say 31-year-old Alli Bibaud admitted Tuesday there were sufficient facts to prove a drugged driving charge. Her case was […]
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