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Facebook uses public Instagram images to train image recognition AI

The company is also adding live translation - for now between English and Spanish, but more languages are set to follow rapidly - as it plugs its M translation bot into messenger, again aiding sellers with interaction with customers in a drive to mak...

Hawaii just banned sunscreens that can harm coral

The chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate that are used in more than 3,500 of the most popular in the world of sunscreens will be denied. He said "So, Hawaii is definitely on the cutting edge by banning these unsafe chemicals in sunscreens ".

Google secretly working on a social mobile gaming startup called 'Arcade'

According to people who are supposedly familiar with Arcade , it won't have any tie ins with existing social networks. Arcade is one of the projects being worked on at Area 120 , a division at Google where employees can work on startups that li...

Google launches .app domains

With it, developers can have a safe place to set up their web-based creations, as well as share trustworthy download links. In addition to the added security, . Google acquired the top-level domain (TLD) '. app' for $25 million in 2015. Obvious na...

Australia announces record investment in Great Barrier Reef

The World Heritage-listed site, which attracts millions of tourists, is reeling from significant bouts of coral bleaching due to warming sea temperatures linked to climate change. According to Bill McKibben, an American environmentalist: "Science...

Reliance Industries's Jio makes profit for second quarter in a row

Helped by rise in earnings across businesses, Reliance Industries posted a record net profit of Rs 36,075 crore in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018, up 20.6 per cent over Rs 29,901 crore net profit of 2016-17 fiscal. Operating profit expanded ...

Sensex Rises 256 Points On Global Cues; Nifty Nears 10700

Even positive global cues, and a massive influx of investments by domestic institutional investors (DII) supported the indices' northward trajectory. The bank has recognised slippages of Rs 16,536 crore during Q4FY18. The Axis Bank closed higher ...

Weaker eurozone growth due to trade tensions, European Central Bank chief says

All that kept MSCI's all-country equity index only marginally in the black after five straight days of losses. Ten-year Treasury yields, the reference rate for global borrowing, extended their yield surge. A recent "moderation in growth" across the...

Microsoft gets earnings boost from 'cloud'

Revenue: $26.82 billion, vs. $25.77 billion as expected by analysts, according to Thomson Reuters. "Our results this quarter reflect the trust people and organizations are placing in the Microsoft Cloud", Chief Executive Satya Nadella said in a...

Drug Take Back Day is Saturday

Drug Enforcement Agency. In 2016, more than 40,000 people died from overdosing on opioids. Each person can make a difference that together makes for a healthier community. The collected drugs will eventually be incinerated, so no inhalers or sharps w...

Ford cutting all but 2 cars from North American dealerships

The changes include getting rid of all cars in the region during the next four years except for the Mustang sports auto and a compact Focus crossover vehicle, CEO Jim Hackett said as the company released first-quarter earnings. Only by 2022 Ford plan...

Facebook Now Allows Users to Appeal Decisions to Delete, Leave Up Content

Next month, the company plans to launch a series of public events in the US, UK, Germany, France, India, and Singapore called "Facebook Forums: Community Standards" to get people's feedback in person. Our harassment policy applies to both public an...

Lenovo share price falls due to ZTE ban

Last week, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that ZTE would be banned from buying components from U.S. companies for a period of 7 years due to its blatant disregard for a plea agreement to atone for previous transgressions. Reuters also p...

Biggest ever 3D map of the galaxy pinpoints 1.7 billion stars

Two years ago, the ESA dropped Gaia's first data release , which offered an expanded view of the Milky Way Galaxy. "In my professional opinion, this is insane awesome", says Megan Bedell of the Center for Computational Astrophysics in NY, one of...

Amazon Echos getting kid-friendly update; investors circle Amazon sellers

Echo Dot Kids Edition in green. For parents who already own an Echo device and don't want to buy another, parental controls will be available for free on Amazon's existing smart speakers starting May 9. More: 'Alexa, are you turning my kid int...

Apple Hit by Weaker iPhone Sales Forecast

The note, entitled "Cautious Into the Print; Buy Any Post-Earnings Dip", offers more troubling fodder to an increasingly negative news cycle: The iPhone X isn't the top-seller Apple anticipated, the company is struggling to expand its supply of O...

A Dazzling Meteor Shower Is Starting This Week, So Don't Miss It

The peak of the shower, which is forecast this year to have an average number of meteors (some years, the Lyrids can race at up to 100 meteors an hour), according to The Washington Post , will be at about 2 a.m. As per the reports , the first Lyrid...

Hubble 28th Anniversary Image Captures Roiling Heart of Vast Stellar Nursery

It has 32 times the mass of the Sun, is 40 thousand hotter, and nearly 9 times larger than it. The activity of the star, which resembles the sun bursting through the clouds at the end of an afternoon storm, bathing the leaves of rain, has opened ho...

Facebook Seeks Consent For Facial Recognition Tech In Canada, EU

For Facebook users outside the USA and Canada, whether they know it or not, is now subject to the rules of use that have been established by the worldwide headquarters of the company in Ireland. While Facebook publicly claims to adhere to the "spirit...

California has eight of the 10 most polluted cities in the US

The six cleanest cities were also listed in the report: Bellingham, Wash.; Burlington, Vt.; Casper, Wyo.; Honolulu; Melbourne, Fla.; and Wilmington, N.C. Millions of people around the world are also exposed to air pollution in their homes arisi...

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Ubisoft delays Skull and Bones, but The Division 2 is coming

Once the game releases, Ubisoft promises to remain dedicated to the players' wants and desires for the title in an effort to offer "a lot of content at launch and to be ready to ...

Elon Musk's Boring Company reveals exciting ambitions

Joining him on stage was Steve Davis, a top executive at Musk's aptly named underground transit venture, the Boring Company . Half-joking that he was late because of heavy traffic...

The next feature update for Xbox One is available for everyone now

There are also better parental controls with a Details page in the setting. The company has already stated that their main concern is focusing on their console services more than ...

Astroboffins find most distant source of oxygen in the universe

These findings have been published on Wednesday in the journal Nature . The most likely explanation for the presence of oxygen is that it was cooked up in earlier generations ...

RED's Hydrogen One will be available at AT&T and Verizon this summer

But when it does, the camera-centric smartphone equipped with a holographic display will be available from a couple major wireless carriers. AT&T has only said the smartphone w...

PayPal Acquires iZettle, A Rival Of Square, Shopify, PagSeguro

The startup has been compared to Square , a payments platform co-founded by Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey that made it easy to take credit card payments using smartphone...

Tesla confirms Utah driver engaged autopilot functions before slamming into firetruck

The driver had previously told police that she had engaged the autopilot and was "looking at her phone prior to the collision". The NHTSA and the National Transportation Safety...

EA And DICE Hint 10 Things About Battlefield 2018

It has to be, right? The teaser site was discovered in a " Battlefield 1" Easter Egg, and the game's official Twitter account has now been linked to the recently discovered " ...

Microsoft Panning to Launch low-priced Surface tablets to Challenge Apple

The report also claims that the Microsoft tablets will be 20% lighter than the Apple counterparts. The current Surface Pro can last 13.5 hours on a single charge, according...

The Crew 2 Beta Starts May 31st

The Crew 2 is due out for PlayStation 4 , Xbox One, and PC on June 29. Pre-loading will begin on May 29 for all players that qualify, so you can be ready to go once the beta st...

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NES Classic Edition to return to stores in June

NES Classic Edition to return to stores in June

Now we know the release date for the Nintendo NES Classic Edition in Canada and the United States of America , as the units will hit retailers on June 29, 2018. The retro NES conso...

Ozone-Eating Chemical Emissions Rising Despite Ban

Ozone-Eating Chemical Emissions Rising Despite Ban

While the source of the causative chemical, trichlorofluoromethane (CFC-11) is yet unknown, the finding is likely to trigger a global investigation to determine exactly where it is...

Apple seeks $1.5 billion from Samsung in lawsuit

Apple seeks $1.5 billion from Samsung in lawsuit

Apple is " seeking profits on the entire phone", explained Samsung lawyer John Quinn, reports Bloomberg . Samsung's laser focus on breaking down the three patents was evide...

Google announces YouTube Music and YouTube Premium

Google announces YouTube Music and YouTube Premium

The YouTube Music signup page has been opened up for interested parties with a Google or Gmail email address can add their details. YouTube Premium will replace the YouTub...

Samsung introduces two new color variants of Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus

Samsung introduces two new color variants of Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus

Red seems to be the smartphone color of spring. Samsung said the gold edition will also be sold in large markets such as Australia, Chile, Germany and Russian Federation , with...

OnePlus 6 Launch in India Today

OnePlus 6 Launch in India Today

That said, the OnePlus 6 is an excellent phone because of the Android P. You will be able to work with a wide range of features. OnePlus is far from the first phone maker t...

Metro Exodus release pushed to 2019

Metro Exodus release pushed to 2019

The exact date has yet to be announced . The news comes via the latest financial earnings report from Deep Silver's new parent company, THQ Nordic . According to the announce...

Fast Growing Mega Black Hole Discovered by Researchers

Fast Growing Mega Black Hole Discovered by Researchers

However, the supermassive black hole is at a distance of 12 billion light-years, meaning that what the astronomers saw happened 12 billion years ago. Dr Wolf said as these kinds ...

Tesla just registered a new electric auto firm in China

Tesla just registered a new electric auto firm in China

The licence, dated May 10, allows Tesla to conduct R&D on electric cars , auto parts, batteries and solar panel products. Tesla , the biggest-selling electric carmaker in the...