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European Union regulators gearing up to slap Google with €1bn fine European Union regulators gearing up to slap Google with €1bn fine
- June 16, 2017

One of them is soon going to come to an end, and Google is facing a record fine in the case, which is expected to top EU's €1.06 billion ruling against Intel from a few years ago. On being appointed to her job, Vestager issued a list of charges alleging that Google systematically favoured its own comparison shopping product in its search results. (more...)
'Wonder Woman' keeps Tom Cruise's 'Mummy' in check at box office 'Wonder Woman' keeps Tom Cruise's 'Mummy' in check at box office
- June 16, 2017

For a second weekend in a row #WonderWoman has topped the domestic box office , taking an impressive $57.18 million, putting the domestic total at $205 million and worldwide total at $435 million, according to ComScore . The movie stars Tom Cruise as a treasure-hunting American soldier who finds himself chosen to be the mate of Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella), a 2000-year-old demon princess who was locked away due to her murderous tendencies. (more...)
'Modern Keyboard' from Microsoft has fingerprint sensor for user authentication 'Modern Keyboard' from Microsoft has fingerprint sensor for user authentication
- June 16, 2017

The Microsoft Modern Keyboard is "coming soon" to the US Microsoft Store where it will cost $129.99, there's now no word on United Kingdom or global availability. As Microsoft awaits more companies to produce the necessary camera arrangements to fully support its Windows Hello biometric pitch, the company appears prepared to continue providing authentication methods its users are most comfortable with. (more...)
Donald Trump under investigation for possible obstruction of justice, Washington Post reports Donald Trump under investigation for possible obstruction of justice, Washington Post reports
- June 16, 2017

Last year, Democrats aggressively attacked Comey for his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, with many calling for his firing. But, "Officials say that changed shortly after Comey's firing", the Post reports . But Comey did lay out facts that a prosecutor could use to try to prove obstruction. Former President Barack Obama ordered USA intelligence agencies to assess whether Russian Federation tried to intervene in the election after a cyber attack on the Democratic ... (more...)
Special prosecutor investigating Pres. Trump for possible obstruction of justice Special prosecutor investigating Pres. Trump for possible obstruction of justice
- June 16, 2017

Trump wrote in a follow-up tweet that he was the victim of a "witch hunt" and called the people behind the investigations "very bad and conflicted". The Twitter attacks came as Vice President Mike Pence hired a personal lawyer to represent him in the intensifying investigation . "They're the ones we are not winning in", he said at the Mid-Winter Ball. (more...)
Motorola Moto E4 with 2GB RAM, 4G VoLTE announced Motorola Moto E4 with 2GB RAM, 4G VoLTE announced
- June 16, 2017

Moto's latest offering will be available exclusively on Flipkart . The month of June has been and is going to be very eventful for Motorola fans as the company has already announced the Moto Z2 Play and the Moto E4 series smartphones. You also get 16GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable via a microSD slot (up to 32GB). In terms of camera specs, the rear camera has been bumped from 5MP in Moto C to 8MP in Moto C Plus , however, the front camera remains same at 2MP. (more...)
Blast outside Chinese kindergarten was bomb attack, police say
- June 16, 2017

Investigators examined physical evidence and DNA to determine the identity of the suspect, a 22-year-old man with a history of mental illness who lived and worked near the kindergarten. Some things that get reported by the media will later turn out to be wrong. "How can the city management officers allow a vendor to set up a stall at a school entrance with a gas fuel canister?" This is the latest in a string of tragedies to strike school children in China in recent months. (more...)
Two-Headed Porpoise Caught by Fishermen a Very Rare Find Two-Headed Porpoise Caught by Fishermen a Very Rare Find
- June 16, 2017

The truth will never be known: Without a body, Kompanje can not conduct any analysis; his hopes of running an MRI or CT scan, administering 3D imaging were dashed when the fishermen tossed the porpoise "back into oblivion", he told the Post . (more...)
Bernie Sanders Condemns 'Despicable' Alexandria Shooter, 'Apparently' Former Campaign Volunteer
- June 16, 2017

She certainly didn't want to talk about his political beliefs. Authorities said Wednesday there was not yet a clear motive for the shooting, as the FBI investigated Hodgkinson's associations and social media postings. Hodgkinson apparently wrote many letters to the editor of his local newspaper, the Belleville News-Democrat, which published almost two dozen of them between 2010 and 2012. (more...)
Cooler and unsettled; showers and a t-storm today Cooler and unsettled; showers and a t-storm today
- June 16, 2017

Father's Day likely starts off with clouds, but they should burn off for a partly to mostly sunny afternoon and the temperature jumping well into the 80s to 90° with high humidity. Follow us on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates. Saturday gives way to more sunshine and warmer temperatures. Both days could feature a shower or t-storm, but Saturday looks a bit cloudier. (more...)
Swift returns to Spotify Swift returns to Spotify
- June 16, 2017

In a post by the official Taylor Swift Twitter account , it seems that the artist and her management have chose to bring her entire music back catalog back onto all streaming services . To the delight of her fans, Swift on June 9 reintroduced her entire back catalogue to Spotiy and other streaming services . Honestly, it's really like she started it and it's time for her to finish it. (more...)
Congressman Scalise Remains In Critical Condition After Alexandria Shooting Congressman Scalise Remains In Critical Condition After Alexandria Shooting
- June 16, 2017

The others were Capitol Police officers Crystal Griner and David Bailey; Zack Barth , a staffer for Texas Rep. Roger Williams; and Mike Mika , an activist and former congressional staffer. Lawmakers took cover in the dugout. While top lawmakers, including Scalise, have security details, others do not and they regularly appear in public without protection. (more...)
Volkswagen unveils new version of Polo subcompact Volkswagen unveils new version of Polo subcompact
- June 16, 2017

The engine options on the new Polo include a 1-litre and 1.5-litre petrol engines and a 1.6-litre diesel engine available in different power bands. Excitingly for performance fans, the new GTi model arrives straight away at launch and comes with a mind-boggling 200hp from its 2.0-litre turbocharged engine - we can't wait to get our hands on that one. (more...)
US Open leader Fowler delights in 'stress-free' opening round
- June 16, 2017

His name was to the right with a black number - 3-over par. T7. Marc Leishman (-4): It seemed like Leishman was spending a lot more time hitting out of hard spots than his scorecard suggests, but he was able to hit 14-of-18 greens in regulation and never fell below even par on a five-birdie, one-bogey day . (more...)
Quantum breakthrough? Chinese scientists beam back 'entangled' photons from space Quantum breakthrough? Chinese scientists beam back 'entangled' photons from space
- June 16, 2017

But, it's hard to distribute entangled particles - normally photons - over large distances. China launched a quantum satellite called Micius from the Gobi desert last August . Pan expects China's National Space Science Center to launch additional satellites with stronger and cleaner beams that could be detected even when the sun is shining. (more...)
HTC brings premium U11 smartphone at Rs 51990 in India HTC brings premium U11 smartphone at Rs 51990 in India
- June 16, 2017

HTC says the U11 is capable of support Cat 15 LTE with download speeds up to 800Mbps. Company HTC is releasing a variety of smartphones. The smartphone's big attraction is its Edge Sense feature that promises to bring a completely new way of interacting with the device, making it "squeezable". (more...)
Microsoft Revealed New Details About the Xbox Game Pass Service at E3
- June 16, 2017

The total number of new games per month hasn't been confirmed, but at least 5 new games will be made available. While games will start leaving Xbox Game Pass from November, like Netflix, new titles will be introduced to the Game Pass library. (more...)
US Open at a glance
- June 16, 2017

Two more birdies at the start of his inward nine pushed him to six under and a seventh on his 16th hole of the day saw him finish at seven under. He became the third player to shoot seven-under in a first round of the U.S. "I was able to drive it fairly well during the start of the day", Fowler said. I got the shakes. "The good thing was that I felt well and no concern". (more...)
Launch-criminal-probe-into-Grenfell-Tower-fire
- June 16, 2017

The video has been viewed more than 493,000 times on Facebook . Many Londoners were moved to tears Wednesday at a moment of silence outside the Notting Hill Methodist Church in west London . But the focus has turned to renovations completed a year ago that added decorative touches to the building. Witnesses said it raced up the building in as little as 15 minutes. (more...)
12 killed as inferno tears through 24-storey tower
- June 16, 2017

And Councillor Caroline Penn, who visited a tower block earlier this year where a candle fire had gutted one flat, said that the stay put policy there had worked as there was no damage to neighbouring flats. Residents have said their safety concerns were ignored, arguing their fears would have been addressed before the tragedy had they lived in a more upmarket area of London . (more...)

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