News: Tech & Science

Google has been hit with a record-breaking €2.4 billion fine by the EU over its antitrust case (GOOG)

Tuesday  14:55,   27 june 2017
MSN

Google has been hit with a record-breaking fine of €2.4 billion ($2.7 billion, or £2.1 billion) by European regulators.  * Google has also been ordered to change its practices to promote the shopping services of its competitors, or be fined [...]

When galaxies collide: Photo shows galactic 'goulash'

Tuesday  10:50,   27 june 2017
USA TODAY

Ever wondered what happens when galaxies "collide?" Now we know, thanks to a cool image from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.  Now we know, thanks to a cool image from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. The image of[...]

Amazon Robots Poised to Revamp How Whole Foods Runs Warehouses

Tuesday  10:42,   27 june 2017
Bloomberg

<p>The retailer could bring its distribution technology to the grocery chain</p>"We will be joining a company that’s visionary," Mackey said, according to a transcript of the meeting. "I think we’re gonna get a lot of those innovations in our[...]

Hackers Hit 75% of Drillers as Sketchy Monitoring Is Blamed

Tuesday  10:21,   27 june 2017
Bloomberg

Three out of four oil and natural gas companies fell victim to at least one cyber attack last year as hacking efforts against the industry become more frequent and sophisticated. That’s the finding from a report released Monday by industry[...]

With Alphabet, Google faces a daunting challenge: organizing itself

Tuesday  10:05,   27 june 2017
Reuters

The Alphabet structure is Google’s stab at an age-old corporate conundrum: sustaining innovation within a giant enterprise. Alphabet's strategy is to give entrepreneurs the autonomy of a startup, coupled with the discipline of a traditional[...]

With Alphabet, Google faces a daunting challenge: organizing itself

Tuesday  10:05,   27 june 2017
Reuters

The Alphabet structure is Google’s stab at an age-old corporate conundrum: sustaining innovation within a giant enterprise. Alphabet's strategy is to give entrepreneurs the autonomy of a startup, coupled with the discipline of a traditional[...]

Do We Have To Worry About An Asteroid Strike?

Tuesday  06:21,   27 june 2017
International Business Times

Just because an asteroid passes by Earth from a safe distance one year doesn’t mean it will always happen that way.It may never happen, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility, according to a report on Astrowatch.net. After all, scientists[...]

Amazon Echo Show review: Seeing is believing

Tuesday  06:05,   27 june 2017
Engadget

The virtual assistant Alexa has a 'face' for the first time.The $230 Echo Show is the first Echo with a touchscreen, and since it was announced, we've been wondering how much a display will really add to the Alexa experience. It depends on[...]

Apple acquires German company specializing in AR and eye tracking

Tuesday  05:55,   27 june 2017
The Verge

Eye tracking is integral to augmented reality applicationsApple’s big push into augmented reality relies on tech like eye[...]

Alphabet Inks Deal for Avis to Manage Self-Driving Car Fleet

Tuesday  05:45,   27 june 2017
Bloomberg

Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Alphabet Inc., has reached an agreement for Avis Budget Group Inc. to manage its fleet of autonomous vehicles. &nbsp;The rental car firm will service and store Waymo’s Chrysler Pacifica minivans in Phoenix,[...]

Social media giants step up joint fight against extremist content

Monday  20:30,   26 june 2017
Reuters

<p>Social media giants Facebook, Google's YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft said on Monday they were forming a global working group to combine their efforts to remove terrorist content from their platforms.</p>Social media giants Facebook,[...]

Google set to face record EU antitrust fine as soon as Tuesday: sources

Monday  20:20,   26 june 2017
Reuters

EU antitrust regulators are likely to impose a record fine on Alphabet (GOOGL.O) unit Google over its shopping service as soon as Tuesday, two people familiar with the matter said on Monday, concluding one of three cases against the company. The[...]

The Nokia 6 is coming to the US in July for $229

Monday  20:20,   26 june 2017
The Verge

The Finnish company that owns the rights to manufacture Nokia-branded smartphones — announced earlier this year that it would be releasing new midrange Nokia Android phones in the United States. We now have more information on the first Nokia phone [...]

Facebook brings new masks, filters and reactions to Messenger video chat

Monday  20:20,   26 june 2017
TechCrunch

Facebook is bringing a ton of new filters, masks and video reactions to video chats in Messenger, aiming to deliver a more fun experience to younger users on the app and shore up the service against competing video chat apps. The update is centered[...]

Four Things You Need To Look For When Buying A TV

Monday  18:33,   26 june 2017
MSN

Four Things You Need To Look For When Buying A TVPurchasing a new television can be a daunting task. When you walk into an electronic store, confusing features like contrast-ratio and 1080i or 1080p can overwhelm you, making it hard to know which[...]