Brexit could blow a €20bn hole in EU budget, says European commissioner

As one of Europe's big contributors, Westminster sends £17.8 billion (US$23 billion) per year for membership. Under late British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, Britain secured an annual rebate on its budget contribution worth more than three bi... More..

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Best Buy Adding Amazon Alexa, Google Home Sections
by | Thursday, June 29, 2017

Best Buy Adding Amazon Alexa, Google Home Sections

Best Buy announced Wednesday its plans to introduce Amazon Alexa and Google Home experiences to its 700 locations across the US starting next month, as part of its strategy of pushing smart home technology. ET...More..

The Apple Inc. (AAPL) iPhone Turns 10 Today
by | Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Apple Inc. (AAPL) iPhone Turns 10 Today

We've seen a constant flow of leaks and rumors hit the web, with new revelations popping up on an nearly daily basis now. Back in those days Schmitz was limited to sending 50 texts on her iPhone . And this...More..

In EU dealings, Google could learn from an erstwhile rival (MSFT, AAPL)
by | Thursday, June 29, 2017

In EU dealings, Google could learn from an erstwhile rival (MSFT, AAPL)

Google in-house lawyer Kent Walker denied wrongdoing in a blog post and said the company was considering an appeal. Google in response said that they disagree to the allegations and that they only show ...More..

Sony will start pressing vinyl records again because they're trendy
by | Thursday, June 29, 2017

Sony will start pressing vinyl records again because they're trendy

Sixty percent of the store is dedicated to records. TOKYO-Sony Music Entertainment, owner of storied US music labels Columbia and RCA, said it plans to produce vinyl records for the first time in three decade...More..

NASA Created a Dazzling Artificial Cloud Display Last Night
by | Thursday, June 29, 2017

NASA Created a Dazzling Artificial Cloud Display Last Night

At 4:25 a.m. Thursday the rocket launched, and four minutes later the canisters of color exploded in the sky. The agency has been trying to launch the rocket from Wallops Flight Facility since May 31, with no...More..

Canon EOS 6D Mark II: price, specs, release date confirmed
by | Thursday, June 29, 2017

Canon EOS 6D Mark II: price, specs, release date confirmed

Canon has given its smallest, lightest full-frame camera a much-needed overhaul. According to the generally well-informed Japanese website Nokishita , the 6D Mark II will also be available with the EF 24...More..

Alton Sterling's Children Sue Police Department Over Father's Killing
by | Thursday, June 29, 2017

Alton Sterling's Children Sue Police Department Over Father's Killing

The wrongful death lawsuit, filed in a state court on Tuesday, alleges that Sterling's shooting fits a pattern of racist conduct and excessive force by Baton Rouge police. The officers continued to tell Sterl...More..

Ford Recalls Transit Vans for Driveshaft Issue
by | Thursday, June 29, 2017

Ford Recalls Transit Vans for Driveshaft Issue

Ford said that the flexible couplings should not deteriorate sufficiently to separate from the driveshaft until the vans have been driven 30,000 miles. The second recall affects four Ford Police Interceptor U...More..

Google Experimenting With New Ad Formats For Virtual Reality
by | Thursday, June 29, 2017

Google Experimenting With New Ad Formats For Virtual Reality

If you've never heard of Area 120, you're not alone. Close the video and a download button briefly appears before shrinking back into the box. So the company is using its experimental products workshop Area 120...More..

Total solar eclipse 1st in 99 years to sweep width of US
by | Thursday, June 29, 2017

Total solar eclipse 1st in 99 years to sweep width of US

The word "Eclipseville" is emblazoned with the Solar Eclipse crescent and divides the words "Fire" and "EMS", with a fire hose spraying the flames of the sun. Total solar eclipses occur somewhere on Earth every...More..

by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Britain's opposition Labour Party to force vote in parliament on pay cap

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn described his party's boost in vote share and seats as "vote for hope for the future" and a sign people were "turning their backs on austerity". Chancellor Philip Hammond has sug...More..

Rev-elation. Baby Driver is top gear this summer
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Rev-elation. Baby Driver is top gear this summer

Ansel Elgort plays Baby , a getaway driver who's been slightly disconnected from reality since his parents were killed in a auto crash when he was young. Wright also casts the movie deftly. Scenes li...More..

SpaceX Plans Expansion of Rocket Refurbishing Facilities in Florida
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

SpaceX Plans Expansion of Rocket Refurbishing Facilities in Florida

Check out imagery from Friday's liftoff of a previously-flown Falcon 9 rocket booster with the BulgariaSat 1 communications satellite from Florida's Space Coast. The new Intelsat 35e is meant to substitute th...More..

PlayStation Plus Free Games for July 2017
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

PlayStation Plus Free Games for July 2017

Plus, you get scarily accurate virtual representations of Hayden Panettiere, Rami Malek and Peter Stormare. The other PS4 game on offer is Telltale's Game of Thrones . Dying in Tokyo Jungle has serious con...More..

Ubisoft founding family raises stake to ward off Vivendi
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Ubisoft founding family raises stake to ward off Vivendi

Nevertheless, Vivendi has also been stepping up its stake in Ubisoft, with Vivendi momentarily holding 27 percent of Ubisoft's share capital and 24.5 percent of the voting rights. The report that brings forth t...More..

Petya ransomware attack picks up where WannaCry left off
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Petya ransomware attack picks up where WannaCry left off

Researchers are still investigating the attack that erupted Tuesday, locking users out of their computer systems and demanding $300 in Bitcoin in ransom. "That should stop the attack, but your computer can stil...More..

Facebook to Remove Thousands of 'Hate Speech' Posts
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Facebook to Remove Thousands of 'Hate Speech' Posts

Even Facebook admits it's having a hard time tackling hate speech . This is a problem that goes beyond hate speech; as leaked moderation guidelines showed, there's a frustratingly fine line versus seriou...More..

by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

SpaceX Doubleheader Part 2 - Falcon 9 conducts Iridium NEXT-2 launch

The launch from Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center is the second ever re-use of an orbital rocket, after SpaceX successfully completed its first reflight of recycled Falcon 9 first stage back in March . Abo...More..

Scrapping South Korea pact would be rash mistake: US trade lobby
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Scrapping South Korea pact would be rash mistake: US trade lobby

On Friday, President Moon will be visiting the Korean War Veterans Memorial with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, and then the historical bilateral summit between the two leaders will begin. Victor Cha, a Korea ...More..