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Google has filed an appeal against the $1.7 billion (€1.49 billion) fine slapped on it by the European Commission as an antitrust penalty for stifling competition in the online advertising industry. The Telegraph reported late Tuesday that Google lodged the appeal in the General Court of the European Union in Brussels. A Google spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday that the appeal has been filed but declined to comment further. A third antitrust fine of $1.7BN was slapped on Google by the executive arm of the European Union three month...
It’s over 6 years since NASA’s Curiosity Rover made Mars it's home in an expedition to unravel the Red Planet’s mysteries: if it is, or was, suitable for life. Since landing on the planet in 2012, the car-sized rover has helped astronomers to answer lots of questions about the CO2 rich world and also provided clues of extraterrestrial life. On May 7 and May 12, Curiosity Rover took its mission to a different level. It sat back and watched Mars’ atmosphere. Using its black-and-white Navigation Cameras (Navcams), the rover took i...
The concept of modularity for business computers became so brilliant in 2016 when most computer manufacturers capitalized on the idea to woo consumers. Lenovo (and Motorola), Acer, and HP all became modular computer vendors, including Microsoft which hurriedly acquired a patent for “modular computing device” the same year. But, how is the market now? Intel thinks it now has a better idea. The giant chipmaker has introduced a new device called the “NUC Compute Element” – a direct replacement for the Compute Card it bailed out from ear...
Astronauts have to juggle many chores together in space, but thankfully, NASA has sent something to help them out – an Astrobee. Astrobee is NASA’s free-flying robotic system that helps astronauts with routine tasks like taking inventory, documenting experiments with their built-in camera, and working together with astronauts to move cargo. They can work autonomously or via remote control by astronauts, flight controllers, and researchers on the ground. The NASA Astrobee can also carry out experiments in microgravity and play a...
We know that Microsoft and Sony are rivals when it comes to console games. But in the growing scope of cloud games where gamers can stream games on the internet, these two opposite teams have joined forces to create cloud-based games. Under this partnership, the two companies will jointly develop cloud-based solutions that will benefit their respective gaming and content services – xCloud and PlayStation Now. In their press release, the two companies said that with this collaboration, the companies aim to deliver more enhanced ente...
In recent months, censorship on social media has become a major talking point for netizens who argue that Silicon Valley companies have a bias which dictates their rules and regulations. On Wednesday, The White House launched a new tool for U.S. citizens to submit a complaint if they think they were unfairly censored, banned, or suspended on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. “SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS should advance FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Yet too many Americans have seen their accounts suspended, banned, or fraudulently rep...
As Tesla’s premium car sales in the USA skyrocket, so has the number of babies named after the luxury electric automaker. The latest data from the Social Security Administration reveals that 109 babies were named “Tesla” in 2018 – and 222 children were named after the company’s CEO, Elon Musk, as The Drive points out. The name Tesla is far more poplar for girls than boys. In 2018, a total of 102 girls and 7 boys received the name. Of course, Tesla is also the last name of Serbian-American inventor Nikolai Tesla, for whom the auto com...
You should be familiar with those algorithmically-produced videos of “year in review” Facebook usually generate if you are still using the social media platform. Another form of it could be celebrating years of friendship with someone or birthdays and the videos often set slideshows of your posts with cheerful music. Facebook is reportedly using them to promote contents for extremist organizations along with creating a business page for Al-Qaeda, the National Whistleblower Center Researchers found. According to The Associated Press...
There are indications that the government of India would put an end to cryptocurrencies once and for all, and adopt strict regulations for official digital currencies. According to India’s Economic Times, an inter-ministerial consultation on a draft bill titled “Banning of Cryptocurrencies and Regulation of Official Digital Currencies Bill 2019” has been kickstarted by the government. And the bill has reportedly been circulated to all relevant departments of the government. “The Banning of Cryptocurrencies and Regulation of Official...
“The human body itself is a large computer. Its metabolism has drawn on the computing power of trillions of cells since time immemorial,” said Martin Fussenegger – lead researcher of the team which built the world’s first dual-core bio-computer using gene-editing tool called CRISPR. CRISPR stands for regularly inter-spaced short palindromic repeats. Synthetic biology has long tried to control gene expressions using technologies similar to what we see in the digital world. The circuits used in computers depend on a single input in the...