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European Union fines Google record $2.7 billion in first antitrust case

The EU's competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said: " Google has come up with many innovative products and services that have made a difference to our lives". BRUSSELS | Brussels has imposed on Tuesday a record fine to the u.s. Google for abuse of dominant position, a new sanction against firms in the u.s. [Full Article...]

On Harry Potter's 20th Anniversary, Listen To His NPR Debut

On Harry Potter's 20th Anniversary, Listen To His NPR Debut Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was published on June 26, 1997 . " Harry Potter has had a huge impact on a generation of children, who became so obsessed with reading that they would queue for hours to get their hands on the next book", said Diana Gerald, head of the Book Trust, a charity which encourages youngsters to read. [Full Article...]

Number of people using Facebook reaches 2 billion

He told the mayor that since Facebook is about community engagement, he is out visiting the country. "That's a lot of of people who now need to find a sense of objective and support somewhere else". "It gives them more room to place advertising and to generate revenue". Kerr said during about an hour of meeting and greeting, Zuckerberg asked people about how their lives were in Nebraska and abou... [Full Article...]

These Galaxy Note 8 Renders Are Gorgeous

These Galaxy Note 8 Renders Are Gorgeous Samsung Electronics ( SSNLF ) is bringing back the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 , but this time around it's using different components that the South Korean consumer electronics giant is hoping won't cause similar issues that prompted recall of the device previous year. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court rejects gun rights appeal

A Colorado clash between gay rights and religion started as an angry Facebook posting about a wedding cake but now has big implications for anti-discrimination laws in 22 states. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the New Jersey law past year, ruling that the law violated the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 that forbids state-authorized sports gambling... [Full Article...]

Busy weekend for SpaceX

On Sunday, it launched another 10 spacecraft from California for Iridium, a telecommunications company, the BBC reports . The successful landing also marked SpaceX's 13th successful one this year. But even those harsh conditions didn't keep it from sticking the landing on SpaceX's autonomous drone ship "Of Course I Still Love You". The rocket lifted off at 4:25pm EST and delivered a payload... [Full Article...]

Aston Martin to go electric in 2019

The luxury auto maker states that the limited run production vehicle will be previewed by another concept, this time to be called Rapide AMR . Less than two years after the electric Rapide AMR concept's debut, Aston Martin will now appeal to the green crowd with the very limited production RapidE . [Full Article...]

Amazon and Whole Foods footprints are remarkably similar — Geographic analysis

Amazon has recently obtained a patent to a technology that bars shoppers in its physical stores including Whole Foods to compare prices on their smartphones. Whole Foods has already been reducing prices to try to turn around its worst sales slump since going public in 1992. What the online retail behemoth is planning with the Whole Foods deal and its 460 brick and mortar locations throughout the U... [Full Article...]

Man Spent Weeks in Las Vegas After Son's Disappearance

Man Spent Weeks in Las Vegas After Son's Disappearance Sheriff's officials say the father had taken prescription pills and was found in a auto doused in gasoline. Andressian Sr was arrested in Las Vegas , NV on June 23, 2017. "We further believe he was making plans to flee the country to a location where he could not be extradited". He is believed to have then driven 145 miles to Lake Cachuma in Santa Barbara County . [Full Article...]

This is how the solar eclipse will look from your town

This is how the solar eclipse will look from your town The total solar eclipse is the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse to hit the continental U.S.in 99 years. The last solar eclipse seen from the Lower 48 was February 26, 1979. Reminder: During the eclipse, don't look directly into the sun without proper protection. Pacific from Portland, Oregon and is by invitation-only for astronomers and serious eclipse chasers. [Full Article...]

Apple acquires German company dedicated to AR and eye tracking

Apple acquires German company dedicated to AR and eye tracking This was timed with an update to SensoMotoric's website which removed dozens of pages of product information, job application resources, key personnel bios, and contact information. The tech giant's iOS 11 operating system, now available as a developer preview with a fall launch, will become "the biggest AR platform in the world", Craig Federighi, Apple's SVP of software engineering, said in ann... [Full Article...]

After Yellowstone grizzlies are delisted, what's next?

After Yellowstone grizzlies are delisted, what's next? The counterargument suggests that the carrying capacity is lower than it should be because its habitat and food sources have changed since the bear was listed in the "70s, primarily due to climate change-which means that the bear needs to stay protected". [Full Article...]

VIVO Retains Indian Premier League Title Sponsorship In Mega Deal

VIVO Retains Indian Premier League Title Sponsorship In Mega Deal While mobile phone makers Xiaomi and Intex had picked up the bid documents, these companies did not make a final bid for the title sponsorship rights. Ltd, the Indian arm of Guangdong, China-based mobile communications firm Vivo Electronics Corp., which won the bid was the title and presenting sponsor for the IPL for the last two seasons. [Full Article...]

Lithuania signs first deal to buy US natural gas

Lithuania signs first deal to buy US natural gas The deal will last from 2017 to 2036 and the gas will first arrive to Korea in July. In 2012, KOGAS signed a deal with the Texas-based Cheniere to bring in 2.8 million tonnes of LNG annually for 20 years starting this year. The company will also be better able to adjust to changes in domestic demand as USA -originating LNG can be freely traded unlike LNG from the Middle East that cannot be resol... [Full Article...]

Business as usual at Parliament after cyber attack

Business as usual at Parliament after cyber attack All of the affected accounts were using passwords that fell below the security standards set by the Parliamentary Digital Service . In a statement released by parliament after the attack, a spokesperson said: "Parliament has robust measures in place to protect all of our accounts and systems, and we are taking the necessary steps to protect and secure our network". [Full Article...]

Apple iOS 11 Features Convenient Indoor Maps

Apple iOS 11 Features Convenient Indoor Maps As can be seen in the photograph shared below, the demo showcased three different iPhone models: iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 10.3.2, the iPhone 7 running iOS 11 beta and at the most right, the iPhone 7 again running iOS 10.3.2. If the message comes across as the old notion that IT is the "department of no", it could alienate workers and persuade them to go rogue. Now, if you alter the theme of t... [Full Article...]

Johnny Depp's ex-management knew he was 'volatile'

Johnny Depp's ex-management knew he was 'volatile' The filing is part of a court battle between Depp and former managers. Johnny Depp's former business managers have backed up Amber Heard's claim that he was physically abusive toward her during their marriage. Meanwhile, Depp has since apologized for statements he made about killing Trump, saying, "I was only trying to amuse", according to the Post . "It did not come out as intended, and I ... [Full Article...]

Apple Releases New Build of iOS 11 Beta 2 [Download]

Apple Releases New Build of iOS 11 Beta 2 [Download] It appears the update addresses issues with restoring on older devices such as the iPad mini 4 and iPhone 6. Simply connect to a WiFi network, launch the Settings app, then navigate to General Software Update. Following the upgrade, you'll need to enter your iCloud password in order to be able to reconnect to all your data and photos. What if the iOS 11 beta isn't for you? In September... [Full Article...]

Social media giants step up joint fight against extremist content

Social media giants step up joint fight against extremist content Facebook , Microsoft , YouTube and Twitter have formed the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism to address the "critical challenge" posed by the spread of terrorism online. Thus, Facebook , Twitter , YouTube, and Microsoft is looking forward to working with counter-terrorism experts-governments, civil society groups, academics, and other firms-for the advancement of this cause. [Full Article...]

Great Barrier Reef a A$56b asset 'too big to fail'

Great Barrier Reef a A$56b asset 'too big to fail' Already, 21 have experienced severe heat stress and bleaching because of rising ocean temperatures over the last three years. While mildly bleached corals can recover if the temperature drops and the algae return, severely bleached corals die. [Full Article...]


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