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Maurice Sendak, Author of Splendid Nightmares, Dies at 83 (NYT)
Maurice Sendak, widely considered the most important children's book artist of the 20th century, who wrenched the picture book out of the safe, sanitized world of the nursery and plunged it into the dark, terrifying and hauntingly beautiful recesses of the human psyche, died on Tuesday in Danbury, Conn. He was 83 and lived in Ridgefield, Conn. GalleyCat In February, Sendak's poem and picture book about his late brother, My Brother's Book, will be published.
Google Gets License To Operate Driverless Cars In Nevada (CNN)
On Monday, Nevada became the first to approve a license for "autonomous vehicles" -- in other words, cars that cruise, twist and turn without the need for a driver -- on its roads. The license goes to Google, the Silicon Valley technology giant known more for its search engine and e-mail service that nonetheless has been known to dive into other big ideas such as space elevators to Internet-enabled glasses.
Hulu To Users: Connect Your Facebook Account Or No Social For You (Forbes)
Before last month's change, all Hulu users had "the ability to have friends, the ability to IM friends, and the ability to see friends' activities and comment streams," says a user named Karen. Without warning all those functions suddenly disappeared and she was told to connect her Facebook account if she wanted them back.