Court allows man to sue Google for defamation over search results

An Australian court has given a man the go ahead to sue Google for defamation after image search results and autocomplete predictions linked him to underworld crime. Milorad “Michael” Trkulja was shot in the back by an unknown gunman in Melbourne in a 2004, at a time when there were a series of underworld killings […]

AI Made a Movie With a ‘Silicon Valley’ Star—and the Results Are Nightmarishly Encouraging

Benjamin, as the AI is known, assembled ‘Zone Out’ from thousands of hours of old films and green-screen footage of professional actors—in 48 hours. https://media.wired.com/photos/5b1e0e73a928d042da61bd28/master/pass/AIFilm-ThomasMiddleditch-959030100w.jpg

Political polyglots: World leaders employ their foreign language skills – with mixed results (VIDEO)

Vladimir Putin’s emergency German language interjections during a recent heated interview with an Austrian journalist has begged the question: Which other world leaders have rolled out a foreign language, for better or for worse? At times, the Russian president’s conversation with Armin Wolf, from Austria’s state ORF channel, became so contentious that Putin found himself […]

Jim Mattis rebukes China’s ‘intimidation and coercion’ in South China Sea, leaves room for a ‘results oriented relationship’

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the US is willing to work with China on a “results oriented” relationship, but that Beijing’s actions in the South China Sea were coercive and the Pentagon would “compete vigorously” if needed. China’s air force landed bombers on disputed islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of […]

House prices UK: Lacklustre May results in subdued house price increases

GETTY May has been a relatively uninspiring month overall in terms of the housing market Commenting on the figures this morning, Robert Gardner, Nationwide’s Chief Economist outlined: “UK annual house price growth slowed modestly in May to 2.4 percent, from 2.6 percent in April. “House prices fell by 0.2 per cent over the month, after […]

‘President undermines election results, pushes for his own govt.’ – MP from Italy's M5S

Italian President Sergio Mattarella has used a shady pretext to turn down a Euro-skeptic coalition pick for economy minister, as he seeks to mold a cabinet after own political views, an MP from the coalition told RT. Manlio Di Stefano, an MP from the anti-establishment Five-Star Movement (M5S), which has teamed up with Lega Nord […]

Eurovision 2018 final LIVE results: UK takes on favourites Cyprus in Song Contest

The world’s biggest singing competition kicks off at 8pm on BBC One tonight with Graham Norton helming the commentary for Eurovision 2018. He is taking over from radio presenter Scott Mills and This Morning host Rylan Clark-Neal after they dutifully hosted both semi-final instalments earlier this week. It’s been a painstaking process to cut down […]

Dropbox beats estimates in first results since going public

(Reuters) — File sharing and storage company Dropbox beat Wall Street expectations for quarterly results and topped estimates for paying subscribers in its first financial report as a publicly traded company. However, the company’s shares, which had gained 10 percent this week ahead of the earnings, slipped 4 percent in extended trading on Th…Read More

5 things we learned from the 2018 English local election results

Getty The 2018 English local election results suggest Labour is failing to make the sort of gains it needs to be on course to form a majority government. The antisemitism scandal has damaged the party in areas with large Jewish populations. “The Labour party should hang its head in shame,” one Labour councillor in Barnet […]