Sci-tech

EU fines Google a record 2.4 billion euros in antitrust case

The European Commission said earlier in the day it had fined Google for abusing its dominance as a search engine by giving an unfair advantage to its ow...


Harry Potter retains magic after two decades

Author J.K. Rowling's first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone , was published in Britain on June 26, 1997. Harsh Hede The Harry Potter series h...


Facebook hits 2 billion monthly users

Mark Zuckerberg shared the news directly, and Fast Company has a story on Facebook's constant efforts to keep pushing growth upward. On Tuesday, Facebook an...


US Supreme Court to hear wedding cake case

In 2012, he said he politely declined to make a wedding cake for Charles Craig and David Mullins , who had planned to marry in MA but then have a reception i...


SpaceX successfully completes back-to-back launches

The 30th Space Wing weather officials are forecasting no issues, with a 100 percent chance of launch as of Friday morning. On board the 23-foot-tall rocket we...


Whole Food shares keep rising, leading to bidding war speculation

A positively ebullient Mackey continues to gush about Amazon, raving about their innovation and how good the merger will be for Whole Foods . "We've got a lo...


Father of missing 5-year-old boy arrested

Sheriff's officials later said Andressian Sr. had ingested prescription medication that did not belong to him, and was discovered passed out next to a gasoline-...


Samsung to sell off refurbished Galaxy Note 7

Reportedly the phablet will measure 162.4 x 62.4 x 8.4mm, with 9.5mm thickness when the camera bump is included. The Samsung Galaxy S8 + comes with a 6.2-i...


Perfect Views of Total Solar Eclipse Via Alaska Airlines

For most eclipse-chasers, sky conditions loom as the biggest uncertainty in deciding where to go. The reason so many people are buzzing about the "Great Amer...


Chile feels the fatigue from its all-out play in Confed Cup

The Copa America winners finished second in Group B after securing a 1-1 draw against Australia on Sunday, to now face Group A's first-placed Portugal in the ...


Apple acquires German firm that specializes in eye tracking systems

SMI also recently updated its website , removing over a dozen pages with detailed information on its products, as well as a jobs portal, schedule of future ev...


Governor Commends Decision on Yellowstone Grizzly Bears

Wyoming has adopted a Grizzly Bear Management Plan outlining how management will occur after the bears are delisted. In 2007, the Fish and Wildlife Service de...


All-Electric Aston Martin RapidE To Enter Production In 2019

The 6.0-litre V12 engine from the standard vehicle will be replaced by an all-electric powertrain and further details regarding the RapidE will be revealed in...


Mobile launches LTE-U

LAA and LTE-U use underutilized spectrum and other users on the same band, including Wi-Fi users, are unaffected. What's notable is that T-Mo says it's the f...


VIVO retains IPL title sponsorship in mega deal

This is a 554% increase over the previous contract. The annual break-up of the deal works out a almost Rs 440 crore per year. Oppo put in a record bid of ...


Cyberattack on Parliament: Dozens of email accounts hacked

Although investigations are ongoing, the statement said that "significantly fewer" than 90 of the 9,000 accounts on the parliamentary network had been compromis...


OnePlus 5 available for global open sale starting June 27

OnePlus 5 sale on Amazon : OnePlus 5 smartphone is officially for sale on Amazon today. So far, the release date she is not, but probably it will happen thi...


Johnny Depp's Ex-Managers Say Depp Abused Amber Heard

The ongoing legal battle between Johnny Depp and his former managers at the unimaginatively named The Management Company has seen a lot of the Pirates Of The...


European Union Leaders Reaffirm Strong Commitment To Paris Climate Agreement

More than two trillion dollars of the planned investment in oil and gas projects in 2025 can be superfluous if the government's targets to reduce emissions of c...


$1.30 A Week Tax To Save Great Barrier Reef

The report said more should be done to protect the reef, which has been hit by recent mass coral bleaching events . Lead author John O'Mahony said the ree...


JK Rowling marks 20 years since Harry Potter appeared

Bloomsbury, the United Kingdom publisher of the Harry Potter books, marked the event with a video showcasing some of the most memorable moments from the...


Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft and YouTube Succumb to Pressure, Create Anti-Terrorism Forum

The group will also partner with smaller tech companies to develop technologies and procedures to combat terrorism , as well as work with civil society groups,...


Khloe Kardashian, Tristan Thompson don't have baby on the way

The photos were captioned with the date and the title "Dad + Mom". Sources close to Thompson (26) and the 33 year-old Kardashian said there is no baby on boar...


Phil Spencer considers PlayStation 4 Pro an Xbox One S competitor

Despite loving consoles, gamers always want the best device and the Xbox One X is definitely that. This is true as the Xbox One X does feature a customized ...


The costliest Samsung Galaxy and iPhone would be unveiled this year

There have been a lot of rumours and leaks surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 over the last few weeks. Reports are mounting up on the internet claiming t...


SpaceX set to launch satellites from California air base

The company, for a second time, reused a first-stage rocket booster. The launch marks the first time that the company has launched two rockets the same weeken...


Tesla could create its own music streaming service

While MobiPicker cannot independently verify the authenticity of these claims as of yet, a report by the website Recode .net states that Tesla is probably pl...


Chile into semis after draw with profligate Australia

The African champions went in search of a way back into a match which was quickly getting away from them before Vincent Aboubakar scored 10 minutes from time ...


Serious Hyperthreading bug affects Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake architectures

These are: the 6th and 7th generation Intel Core processors (desktop, embedded, mobile and HEDT), their related server processors (such as Xeon v5 and Xeon v6...


Sega and Data Discs Announce Exclusive Vinyl Album For Sonic Mania

To celebrate the game's upcoming release on August 15, Sega and United Kingdom -based record label Data Discs are teaming up to release a vinyl version of the...


Final Fantasy XV Update 1.12 Now Out on PS4, Is Over 8GB

It appears you can not drive the Type-D into a lake. This is pretty meaty for an update, so be sure that you have some free space before you get to downloading....


Flash Sale: Amazon Echo

Stating "Alexa, play number 3" would start that album playing. Amazon offers today deals also on other Amazon Devices including the Amazon Echo , which i...


Switch proves knockout hit for Nintendo

The Nintendo Switch Gray Joy-Con Ultimate Fan Bundle , on sale for $499.99, is the most expensive of the three new Switch offers. He implied that the company i...


Successful SpaceX launch delivers satellites into orbit

The two launches come soon after the company announced its intention to increase the pace of its launches. Within 49 hours the company launched and recovered tw...


Airtel extends 10 GB free data more 3 months

Company has extended its "Holiday Offer" by three months to compete with Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan Plan. Under this scheme, the Sunil Mittal-headed telecom company ...