• Microsoft chief Brad Smith raises alarms about face recognition
Microsoft chief Brad Smith raises alarms about face recognition

Allowing tech companies to set their own rules, Smith wrote , would be "an inadequate substitute for decision making by the public and its representatives". Smith said that Congress "should create a bipartisan expert commission" to determine the "best way to regulate the use of facial recognition technology in the United States".

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  • Google's Co-Founder Has Unveiled A Flying Car That Anyone Can Use
Google's Co-Founder Has Unveiled A Flying Car That Anyone Can Use

Capable of covering distances of up to 25 miles at a speed of 62 mph, the zero-emission vehicle comes with a lot of high tech features as well as a supercharging mode to repower the flying machine in less than 30 mins. Finally, the range with reserve is expected to be 25 miles in the USA and over 40 for the rest of the world. 'OPENER is putting t...

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  • US Senators make final push to ban ZTE with NDAA amendment
US Senators make final push to ban ZTE with NDAA amendment

The lifting of the bans allows ZTE to resume operations fully as they were before the bans were in place. The export ban, imposed earlier this year, effectively crippled ZTE by prohibiting U.S. "The substantial decrease in results was mainly due to operating losses and provision for losses resulting from the suspension of the major operating acti...

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  • Hudson’s Bay phases out Ivanka Trump brand
Hudson’s Bay phases out Ivanka Trump brand

Almost two years ago, the Grab Your Wallet campaign formed and called on consumers to stop shopping at any retailers that carry Trump family-related products. In February previous year, the U.S. fashion chain Nordstrom said it had dropped Ivanka Trump´s line of shoes and clothing. Neiman Marcus stores similarly discontinued the line.

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  • Broadcom announces $18.9 billion deal to buy CA Technologies
Broadcom announces $18.9 billion deal to buy CA Technologies

After a months-long tussle, the Broadcom and Qualcomm saga comes to an abrupt end, when in February 2018 Broadcom withdrew its bid to acquire Qualcomm, two days after U.S. This move is truly a head-scratcher for investors, who sent the company's shares skidding 15%. Mike Gregoire, CEO of CA, explains: "We are excited to have reached this defini...

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  • Build-a-Bear CEO apologizes for 'Pay Your Age' sale fail
Build-a-Bear CEO apologizes for 'Pay Your Age' sale fail

Build-A-Bear Workshop takes seriously the privilege of providing our valued Guests with an opportunity to make a furry friend. Build-A-Bear distributed a £12 discount voucher to those who could not get their hands on one of their iconic toys for a very cheap price, despite queuing for hours.

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  • Ryanair's pilots union in Ireland says more industrial action possible
Ryanair's pilots union in Ireland says more industrial action possible

Irish Ryanair pilots are represented by the Irish Air Line Pilot's Association (IALPA), part of the Fórsa trade union, which also announced two more one-day strikes to occur on July 20 and 24, according to Reuters . "We will do this by cancelling a number of flights on high frequency routes from Ireland to London and other United Kingdom destinati...

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  • Crypto App Robinhood Welcomes Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin
Crypto App Robinhood Welcomes Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin

The recent announcement came from the official Robinhood blog page late on the 12th. On a user experience level, Robinhood Crypto competes with Coinbase's main product and Circle Invest . Robinhood has become a favorite stock-trading platform for millenials and younger investors, given the mobile-based setup and zero-fees imposed on trade...

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  • Dozens line up at Build-A-Bear for
Dozens line up at Build-A-Bear for "pay your age" promotion

Customers who signed up for Build-A-Bear's free Bonus Club were to be charged $1 for each year of age for the day, with a maximum of $29. Build-A -Bear stores around the country were forced to shut down their stores after a promotion went so well, it failed.

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  • McDonald's Salads Investigated After 100 People Report Parasitic Infection
McDonald's Salads Investigated After 100 People Report Parasitic Infection

The Illinois Health Department said a quarter of its cases reported eating McDonald's salads before falling ill. Cyclospora has been found in Canada and is typically linked to imported food, Health Canada explains on its website . The illness can last a few days or up to several months. Healthcare providers usually treat cyclosporiasis using...

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  • Ryanair crew could join pilots' strike action over pay and conditions
Ryanair crew could join pilots' strike action over pay and conditions

In a stark warning, the ITF says the airline risks industrial action over the busy summer months if it fails to take action now. The airline agreed to recognise trade unions for the first time last December but pilots are disappointed over the slow pace of talks.

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  • Ryanair to cancel THIRTY flights this Thursday
Ryanair to cancel THIRTY flights this Thursday

It has been reported that if negotiations do take place they will be with the company's chief operating officer Peter Bellew and Eddie Wilson and not chief Executive Michael O'Leary. Ryanair flies in 37 countries and carried 130 million passengers a year ago. "All Ireland to Europe flights will operate as normal", it said. Another strike on T...

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  • Justice department to appeal against AT&T's $81bn takeover of Time Warner
Justice department to appeal against AT&T's $81bn takeover of Time Warner

AT&T completed the merger after getting a favorable ruling from a judge at the US District Court for the District of Columbia last month. "The Court's decision could hardly have been more thorough, fact-based, and well-reasoned", said AT&T General Counsel David McAtee.

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  • Latin America Energy, Oil and Gas, News and Information
Latin America Energy, Oil and Gas, News and Information

In the intervening weeks, a sense of bullishness has taken over the oil market, with fears that even maximum production from Saudi Arabia wouldn't be enough to compensate for some 2.5 mb/d of disrupted Iranian supply. The US on Friday implemented an additional 25% tariff on $34 billion worth of Chinese imports, and China has hit back with state m...

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  • Greyhound Canada cancelling service
Greyhound Canada cancelling service

According to Kendrick, the company has experienced a 40 per cent decline in ridership since 2010, a reduction Greyhound Canada attributes to increased competition by subsidized carriers and the continued migration of Canadians from small towns to larger urban centres.

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  • China says 'bully' United States started a trade war
China says 'bully' United States started a trade war

China reported a trade surplus of $41.61 billion in June, compared with $24.92 billion in May, the General Administration of Customs said Friday. This is the highest surplus in any month since 1999. Against this overall background, Australia is in the fortunate position of avoiding a trade dispute with the U.S. and largely being spared from the i...

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  • Trump Walks Back NATO Threats, Takes 'Total Credit' For Spending Boost
Trump Walks Back NATO Threats, Takes 'Total Credit' For Spending Boost

During the two-day round of meetings, Mr Trump blasted the allies for not reaching the defence spending target and accused the nations of leaving "90 percent" of the "burden" on the USA taxpayers' shoulders. Asked about pressures on countries with weaker finances, he said, "We have many wealthy countries with us today but we have some that aren't...

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  • Trump visit to United Kingdom begins on awkward note
Trump visit to United Kingdom begins on awkward note

Trump also criticised May in a press conference in Brussels following a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit there just before flying to London , casting doubt on whether she will deliver on British voters' intentions when they backed leaving the European Union in a 2016 referendum.

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  • Trump lashes out at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies calling for increase in defence spending
Trump lashes out at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies calling for increase in defence spending

Trump also reiterated his criticisms of Germany - which he said earlier this week was " totally controlled by Russia " because of a deal for a natural gas pipeline. "There is a communique that was published yesterday. It's very detailed", Macron said, according to the Associated Press. "It confirms the goal of 2% by 2024".

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  • Woolworths pulls packaged rice mix after Listeria scare
Woolworths pulls packaged rice mix after Listeria scare

On 29 June 2018, the Hungarian Food Chain Safety Office banned the marketing of all frozen vegetable and frozen mixed vegetable products produced by the affected plant between August 2016 and June 2018, and ordered their immediate withdrawal and recall.

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