Mirror Mirror On the Wall
“If we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall,” President Trump told thousands of supporters gathered during his 80-minute speech at a “Make America Great Again” rally in Phoenix, Arizona. He went on to express that he believed the opposition Democrats were being “obstructionist.”
Trump wants Congress to finance his controversial plan to build a “big, beautiful” wall along the United States’ border with Mexico to keep out illegal immigrants, however, he believes the Democrats are “putting all of America’s safety at risk” by opposing it. He also took aim at the media, blaming them for giving far right groups “a platform.” According to Bloomberg, Congress has until September 30th to pass Trump’s spending bill to avoid shutdown. “One way or the other, we’re going to get that wall.” Now who’s the fairest of them all?
Apples to Apples
While many companies are pursuing driverless technology and believe it is a game changer for car ownership and transportation, Apple has decided to shift their focus onto the finer details. Tim Cook, the company’s CEO, said in an interview with Bloomberg that Apple is “focusing on autonomous systems.” Rather than creating an Apple-branded self-driving vehicle, the company is concentrating on the technology and mechanisms behind it.
[Cue Apple’s Shuttle] Never reported before, this shuttle, an existing commercial vehicle from another automaker equipped with Apple’s developed autonomous technology, will offer service to employees while also testing its tech capabilities.
Apple’s shuttle isn’t running just yet, but as their new Cupertino campus is set to open soon, the plan is to round-trip employees who have meetings and commitments at various locations around the new ‘spaceship’ office grounds. All aboard! (Source: NY Times)
First Official Photo of SpaceX Suit Revealed
Elon Musk’s Instagram followers got first dibs on witnessing the first official SpaceX suit photo. The SpaceX CEO reveals that the picture was not a mockup, but an actual shot of a fully functional suit, and was tested to double vacuum pressure. Dressed in white with a spacey feel, Musk recognizes that it was “incredibly hard” to balance the SpaceX suit’s look and function.
Although not specified by Musk, these suits are meant to be worn by astronauts when riding inside the company’s Dragon Capsule. Additionally, the suits will be worn by NASA astronauts for the commercial crew program when SpaceX starts launching people to and from the International Space Station. More details to come. (Source: The Verge, TechCrunch)