Enlarge / Google’s Matt Brittin, president of EMEA Business and Operations, speaks at the Web Summit on November 9, 2017, in Lisbon, Portugal. (credit: Getty Images | Horacio Villalobos ) Big Tech companies shouldn’t have to pay for Internet service providers’ network-upgrade costs, a Google executive said today amid a push in Europe to have […]
Emmerdale spoilers: Laurel Thomas leaves village to seek help after dark U-turn?
Laurel Thomas (played by Charlotte Bellamy) used to be married to the Emmerdale’s vicar Ashley Thomas (John Middleton), and as a man of God, he was constantly explaining the reasons behind some of the lessons life threw at him and his wife. But in recent months, Laurel has been tested far beyond what she thought […]
Emmerdale spoilers: Andrea Tate to seek revenge on Kim after devastating split from Jamie?
Jamie (Alexander Lincoln) and Andrea Tate (Anna Nightingale) could be set for a dramatic split on the ITV soap after Andrea finally told her husband the truth about how they started dating. Earlier in the week viewers discovered that Graham Foster (Andrew Scarborough) had initially paid Andrea to watch over Jamie when they studied at […]
Surveillance with a smile: Biometrics firms seek to incentivize facial recognition
Operating on the gradual model of Google and Facebook, biometrics companies are plotting a slow rollout of facial recognition technology, barbed with incentives to hook customers and distract them from the demise of privacy. Arenas, airports and stores are already adopting facial recognition software to identify criminals, from shoplifters to potential terrorists – so marketing […]
US senators seek to stop weapons sales to Saudi Arabia over Yemen war, Khashoggi murder
A newly proposed bill in the US Senate would suspend the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia and block refueling of Saudi warplanes bombing Yemen, as punishment for the death of a Washington Post columnist. A group of senators on the Foreign Relations Committee, led by Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey) and Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) […]
Merkel will not seek new term as chancellor & CDU chair as party faces support slump
Angela Merkel has said she will not seek re-election as Germany’s chancellor as well as CDU’s party chair. The decision comes after a debacle for her party in the local elections in the federal state of Hesse. On Sunday, Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) received 28 percent of the votes. Although that was more support […]
Lawmakers Seek Review of Pentagon Contract Thought to Favor Amazon
Two Republican members of Congress have asked the Defense Department’s Inspector General to probe the specs for a $ 10 billion cloud computing contract. https://media.wired.com/photos/5bd21cbb9f47f46d0140e98a/master/pass/Business-PentagonJEDI-Amazon-1032941996-w.jpg
Farmers in Asia's Golden Triangle Seek a Coffee High
On a misty, cold day in Laos’ highlands, former opium farmer Bounsee Lorleuxai sips a three-in-one instant coffee. For years, that was the best he could do if he wanted the drink. Now he’s planning to switch to growing coffee himself, and the days of the three-in-one are numbered. “One day I hope to test […]
Koreas will seek joint bid for 2032 Summer Olympics
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in a statement Wednesday that the countries planned to jointly bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics. At a major summit, the two leaders gave no details of which cities might host certain events at the games, or how advanced the plans were. […]
Eczema: Four signs you have the skin condition and need to seek treatment
ECZEMA is a common skin condition which causes skin to become very itchy. There are four other signs to look out, but what’s the best form of treatment? Special cream is recommended but some health experts also recommend more natural remedies.