Science I Tech

Germany proposes heavy fines on Facebook for hate speech - 03/14/2017

BERLIN, GERMANY- Germany's justice minister proposed a law Tuesday that could see social networks such as Facebook slapped with heavy fines if they fail to wipe illegal hate speech from their sites....

YouTube adds mobile video streaming for top talent - 02/08/2017

SAN FRANCISCO, UNITED STATES- YouTube on Tuesday began letting popular online video personalities broadcast on the go using mobile devices, ramping up a challenge to Facebook and Twitter in the...

Audiobooks see boom in digital, multitasking age - 01/20/2017

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, Thomas Urbain- Curling up with a paperback may be a forgotten luxury for many thanks to today's busy lifestyles, but listening to a book on the go, while shopping or jogging,...

Eugene Cernan, last man to walk on moon, dead at 82 - 01/17/2017

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, Margaret Donaldson- US astronaut Eugene Cernan, the last man to set foot on the moon, died Monday at age 82, NASA and his family announced. Cernan was the spacecraft...

Snapchat taps London as global base outside US - 01/12/2017

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM- Snap Inc., which runs the camera messaging application Snapchat, said Tuesday it had chosen London as its international headquarters, praising the UK's creative industries. It...

Amazon Alexa virtual assistant shines at tech show - 01/07/2017

LAS VEGAS, UNITED STATES, Rob Lever- Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa is emerging as one of the big winners at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, cropping up in TVs, cars, fridges -- you name it...

Twitter unveils 360-degree live video - 12/29/2016

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES- Twitter on Wednesday began streaming 360-degree video, allowing users to interact and get behind the scenes of live broadcasts. "Starting today, you can check out live,...

Internet nail-varnish dare nets sick Dutch 6-year-old a million - 12/24/2016

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS- A terminally ill Dutch six-year-old boy, who hoped to raise a few hundred euros for other sick children by daring people to paint their nails in garish colours, had raised...

Artificial intelligence creeps into daily life - 12/15/2016

SAN FRANCISCO, UNITED STATES, Sophie Estienne- Mark Zuckerberg envisions a software system inspired by the "Iron Man" character Jarvis as a virtual butler managing his household. The Facebook...

Indian scientists name new spider after Harry Potter hat - 12/15/2016

MUMBAI, INDIA- Indian scientists have discovered a new species of spider that looks "uncannily" like the sorting hat in Harry Potter and have named it after its owner Godric Gryffindor, they said...
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