Apple's new phone software speeds up older devices

Apple also introduced a new app that uses a phone's camera to detect and measure real life objects. iOS is Apple's most used, and most lucrative, operating system, so it tends to get the biggest chunk of time during these press events. More..

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We're at WWDC 2018 and here's how to follow along with us!
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

We're at WWDC 2018 and here's how to follow along with us!

Not much is known about tvOS 12, but expect some announcements around Apple's original content strategy. Per Forbes, the focus will be on "stability and bug-catching, rather than any significant changes to ...More..

Google won't renew controversial drone project with Pentagon amid employee backlash
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

Google won't renew controversial drone project with Pentagon amid employee backlash

Leaked emails from Google, and obtained by the Intercept , show that the technology company's project with the USA military-Project Maven-was much bigger than it promised its employees. Staff Sergeant Johnny ...More..

Black unemployment hits lowest point since 1972, overall rate drops again
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

Black unemployment hits lowest point since 1972, overall rate drops again

Steady hiring and lower taxes will bolster consumer spending, helping to support the projected rebound in US growth this quarter and continuing to trim the unemployment rate. Still, the report shows that the al...More..

Two winning lottery tickets in Saskatchewan after Friday's Lotto Max
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

Two winning lottery tickets in Saskatchewan after Friday's Lotto Max

Friday's Lotto Max will feature the $60-million main prize, along with 50 draws for 50 $1-million prizes - making for a $110-million night. This win comes just one day after a LOTTO 6/49 ticket somewhere in...More..

Dog found dead after cross-country Delta flight, family wants answers
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

Dog found dead after cross-country Delta flight, family wants answers

A pet dog travelling with his owner on a Delta Air Lines flight has been found dead during a layover. Evan Oshan, the attorney for Alejandro's family, told TMZ Delta has been telling people to check their...More..

VISA card payment system problems hit local shops and services in Wrexham
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

VISA card payment system problems hit local shops and services in Wrexham

The financial services company also said that its customers "should not be charged" if transactions did not complete during the disruption on Friday. Image: Shops quickly filled up as customers had issues pay...More..

Germany's Merkel to work with Italy's populist new govt
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

Germany's Merkel to work with Italy's populist new govt

She said that while solidarity among members of the single currency bloc was important, "solidarity among euro partners should never lead to a debt union, rather it must be about helping others to help themselv...More..

U.S. may open door to more temporary immigrant workers, Trump aide says
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

U.S. may open door to more temporary immigrant workers, Trump aide says

Employers added a robust 233,000 jobs in May, up from 159,000 in April, the government said Friday, and helped drive the nation's unemployment rate to an 18-year low of 3.8 percent. But investors weren't waitin...More..

‘Don’t be evil’ prevails as Google not renewing controversial military AI project
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

‘Don’t be evil’ prevails as Google not renewing controversial military AI project

The news of Google's plan to end its involvement was first reported by Gizmodo . Google cloud boss Diane Greene Google Diane Greene, CEO of Google Cloud, informed employees of the company's decision on Fr...More..

Deutsche Bank staff to learn about their fates by July, says CEO
by | Sunday, June 03, 2018

Deutsche Bank staff to learn about their fates by July, says CEO

The Federal Reserve listed the German bank's USA operations as in "troubled condition", The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday , citing sources familiar with the matter. and required it to seek approva...More..

Ishares Msci Malaysia (EWM) Short Interest Update
by | Sunday, June 03, 2018

Ishares Msci Malaysia (EWM) Short Interest Update

Kweichow Moutai, China's leading liquor brand, climbed 3.48 percent to 751.13 yuan. On Wednesday, MSCI tweaked the final list of companies, dropping embattled Chinese telecommunications gear maker ZTE Corp an...More..

Sears is closing 63 stores as sales tumble - here's the full list
by | Sunday, June 03, 2018

Sears is closing 63 stores as sales tumble - here's the full list

The Sears store in Traverse City will close this summer, possibly as early as late June, according to a release from parent company Sears Holdings. After posting a rare profit in 2017's fourth quarter, Sear...More..

by | Sunday, June 03, 2018

Google 'to end' Pentagon Artificial Intelligence project

Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene announced the decision regarding what is known as Project Maven at a meeting on Friday, according to Gizmodo , which cited three sources. Even though the internal protest has...More..

United States oil loses more ground
by | Sunday, June 03, 2018

United States oil loses more ground

West Texas Intermediate crude rose 2 cents to $67.06 a barrel by 0805 GMT after dropping nearly 2 percent on Thursday. But Hatsaturjants said oil is poised to recover after the EIA also posted a surprise ...More..

Vermont will pay you $10,000 to move there and work from home
by | Sunday, June 03, 2018

Vermont will pay you $10,000 to move there and work from home

The $10,000 grant is meant to help remote workers cover the cost of computer software and hardware, broadband access or upgrade, membership in a coworking space, and other work-related expenses. Companies have ...More..

After Months Of Talks, Italy Has A New Coalition Government
by | Sunday, June 03, 2018

After Months Of Talks, Italy Has A New Coalition Government

The anti-establishment and populist Five Star was the biggest single party in parliament and attempted to form a coalition with right-wing populists the League. But there are still many unknowns about how the...More..

German bunds slump after Eurozone's May consumer price inflation beats market expectations
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

German bunds slump after Eurozone's May consumer price inflation beats market expectations

Engineering business Smiths Group rallied 2.7 percent after confirming that it is in very early stage discussions about a potential combination of its medical division with ICU Medical, Inc. In New Zealand, the...More..

USA slaps steel tariff on Canada, Mexico and European Union
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

USA slaps steel tariff on Canada, Mexico and European Union

The tit-for-tat trade spat comes after nine months of negotiations between Canada , Mexico and the United States to revamp NAFTA bogged down. Still, Trudeau moved ahead with retaliatory tariffs against t...More..

Sanchez takes charge in Spain as tarnished Rajoy departs
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

Sanchez takes charge in Spain as tarnished Rajoy departs

Thank you to all Spaniards and good luck", he said. Following the vote, Rajoy went over to Sanchez in the chamber and shook the incoming leader's hand. Back-to-back losses by the party in general elections ha...More..

Canada to impose tariffs on USA, challenge at WTO
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

Canada to impose tariffs on USA, challenge at WTO

Calling the U.S. move "protectionism, pure and simple", European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in a statement Thursday: "The U.S. now leaves us with no choice but to proceed with a WTO dispute...More..

Where you can get free doughnuts on National Doughnut Day
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

Where you can get free doughnuts on National Doughnut Day

For example, according to the Dunkin' Donuts website , the Boston Kreme doughnut will be called the Boston Kreme Bash on Friday. Duffy's Sports Grill: Free order of Red Velvet Mini Donuts per table at Mi...More..

United States levies steel, aluminum tariffs on allies, risks trade war
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

United States levies steel, aluminum tariffs on allies, risks trade war

Justin Trudeau warned of a new turning point in Canada-U.S. relations while business leaders predicted dire economic consequences on both sides of the border Thursday as Donald Trump's administration made ...More..

De Beers is finally going to sell lab-made diamonds
by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

De Beers is finally going to sell lab-made diamonds

Now a 1-carat synthetic sells for roughly $4,000, about half the price of a natural diamond. There, the lab-made gems will be marketed through Lightbox , the company's new fashion jewellery brand, which will s...More..

Banking services impacted as PSU staff go on 2-day strike
by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

Banking services impacted as PSU staff go on 2-day strike

Bank officers and employees are arguing that most of the public banks have reported decent profits, but still, the management refuses to give good increment. ATM security guards will also participate in the ban...More..

Amazon to restrict Australian customers to local site in July
by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

Amazon to restrict Australian customers to local site in July

Online retail giant Amazon will block Australian consumers from its global sites to counter new laws forcing it to collect GST on transactions. Currently GST is applied to items bought overseas for more than ...More..

European capitals watch nervously as Italy's populist parties call mass street protests
by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

European capitals watch nervously as Italy's populist parties call mass street protests

Italy's president gave populist politicians another chance Wednesday to try to form a coalition government after his naming of an interim leader roiled global markets that feared a new election would amount to ...More..

by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

U.S. slaps tariffs on Canadian steel, aluminum

National news sources are reporting that the US has confirmed plans to hit Canada with a 25-per-cent tariff on steel and a 10-per-cent tariff on aluminum imports. The Prime Minister's Office said they "all agre...More..

Consumer Reports recommends Tesla's Model 3 after braking fix
by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

Consumer Reports recommends Tesla's Model 3 after braking fix

The Model 3 is Tesla's first attempt to appeal to mass-market buyers. Another software update will address the controls, he wrote , without elaborating. With this in mind, Consumer Reports stated in its up...More..

China says it's ready to fight back after US revives tariffs
by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

China says it's ready to fight back after US revives tariffs

But two days of talks in Washington ended earlier this month with only vague Chinese promises to buy more USA agriculture and energy products. Again, this was a reference to claims by the U.S. Those come on t...More..

Hours and 45 Minutes: Longest Commercial Flight Returns to Service
by | Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Hours and 45 Minutes: Longest Commercial Flight Returns to Service

In recent years, there has been a surge in ultra-long-haul flights as low fuel prices and new aircraft that are lighter weight and more efficient have made them cheaper to operate than before. Keen observers ...More..

Oil prices mixed but expected output increase a drag
by | Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Oil prices mixed but expected output increase a drag

U.S. West Texas Intermediate ( WTI ) crude CLc1 futures fell $1.15 to settle at $66.73 a barrel, a 1.7 percent loss. "If Saudi Aramco still doesn't reduce prices next month and ADNOC (Abu Dhabi National Oil C...More..

Canada's Government Buys Controversial Oil Pipeline, To Ensure It Gets Expanded
by | Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Canada's Government Buys Controversial Oil Pipeline, To Ensure It Gets Expanded

The plan - similar to how Canada financed and managed shares in General Motors and Chrysler in 2009 during the financial crisis - will include a new Crown corporation to manage the project. "The cost that they ...More..

Petrol price cut by 60 paise per litre, diesel by 56 paise
by | Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Petrol price cut by 60 paise per litre, diesel by 56 paise

Price of petrol was slashed by 60 paise per litre in Delhi and 59 paise per litre in Mumbai . This was rectified to 1 paisa a litre . Congress president Rahul Gandhi today slammed the one paisa ...More..

BMO and CIBC's Simplii Financial investigating customer data hack
by | Wednesday, May 30, 2018

BMO and CIBC's Simplii Financial investigating customer data hack

The hackers seem to have obtained sensitive information like names, account numbers, passwords, security questions and answers, social insurance numbers and account balances, by exploiting weaknesses in securit...More..