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March 2018 Current Events: Science & Technology News

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The world is a very busy place, and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Infoplease has got you covered. Here are the world news events you need to know so far for March 2018:

  1. Porsche Says Flying Cab Technology Could be Soon
  2. Washington to Protect Net Neutrality
  3. Bump in Apple Music Subscribers
  4. Apple to Buy Texture
  5. Two Microsoft Data Centers Opened in Germany
  6. Power Packs Recalled by Amazon
  7. Woman Killed by Self-Driving Uber
  8. Amazon Moves to Second Most Valuable Company
  9. Value in Facebook Falls
  10. Hacking Attack in Atlanta
  11. Uber Barred from Self-driving Trial
  12. Jaguar Reveals Self-driving Car

Porsche Says Flying Cab Technology Could be Soon

Porsche

On March 6, Porsche released a statement saying the company has been studying the technology for flying passenger cars. The company says that they estimate it will take another decade before the technology can be finalized and tested in the open. (Reuters)

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Washington to Protect Net Neutrality

Washington Net Neutrality

On March 6, Washington state signed a bill protecting net neutrality. The protection will allow Washington State to have open internet. (CNN)

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Bump in Apple Music Subscribers

Apple Music

On March 12, it was announced that Apple Music had reached 38 million paid subscribers. The number is up by 2 million since February. (Reuters)

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Apple to Buy Texture

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On March 12, it was announced that Apple would buy the digital magazine Texture. Texture is a magazine that gives users access to multiple articles written for other magazines. (Reuters)

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Two Microsoft Data Centers Opened in Germany

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On March 13, it was reported that Microsoft will open two data centers in Germany, costing about $120 million. This will allow Microsoft users to keep data in Germany. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo Ted S. Warren, File

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Power Packs Recalled by Amazon

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On March 14, Amazon contacted owners of the power bank charger to tell them to stop using the product. The company has received 50 complaints of the packs overheating and igniting. (BBC)

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Woman Killed by Self-Driving Uber

Uber

On March 19, a woman crossing the street was hit and killed by a self-driving uber car. This accident marks the first accident involving this new autonomous technology, and poses a potential threat to the advancement. On March 20, Uber announced it would halt self-driving car tests until further notice. (Reuters/BBC)

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Amazon Moves to Second Most Valuable Company

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On March 20, Amazon became the second most valuable US-listed company, officially beating out Alphabet Inc. Apple still remains number one. (Reuters)

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Value in Facebook Falls

Facebook

On March 23, days after the Facebook data breach, it was announced that Facebook’s value plunged $58 billion. The data breach affected 50 million users and has sparked outrage and a #deleteFacebook movement. (BBC)

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Hacking Attack in Atlanta

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On March 26, it was announced that Atlanta was still suffering from an online attack that happened four days before. The attack has made it difficult for the city to collect online payments, and those responsible are requesting a $51,000 ransom. (Reuters)

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Uber Barred from Self-driving Trial

Uber

On March 27, It was announced that Uber would be barred from resuming any self-driving trials in the state of Arizona after the death of a homeless woman. (BBC)

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Jaguar Reveals Self-driving Car

Jaguar

On March 27, it was revealed in New York that the new “premium” self-drive car is a Jaguar. The car is expected to be tested on roads later this year. (BBC)

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