Google on Tuesday unveiled a series of tweaks to its European search engine results in an effort to avoid further fines from the EU's top anti-trust regulator. The effort to placate the Europan Commission comes as the EU executive is set to slap the tech giant with a fresh fine over unfair competition
High potency cannabis, especially when used daily, is "strongly linked" to the risk of developing psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia and paranoia, scientists said Wednesday. In Amsterdam and London -- where high-THC marijuana has long been the rule rather than the exception -- 50 and
Filmmaker Richie Mehta was at first reluctant to make Netflix's latest Indian series, documenting the aftermath of the notorious gang-rape and murder of an Indian student that made global headlines. Jyoti Singh, a 23-year-old physiotherapy student, was violently raped and assaulted and left for
Facebook-owned Instagram on Tuesday made a move into potentially lucrative e-commerce by adding an option to buy products shown off in posts by selected brands. "We're introducing Checkout on Instagram," the Silicon Valley based division of Facebook said in an online post. Tapping the
Contemporary heavyweights including Jay-Z and Chance the Rapper will headline this year's Woodstock festival marking the 50th anniversary of the legendary concert weekend, organizers announced Tuesday. Veteran acts that played the 1969 festival in upstate New York -- considered a definitive moment
"BlacKkKlansman" star John David Washington has signed on for a role in Christopher Nolan's next film, as-yet-untitled. The upcoming project from the "Dunkirk" director will be produced by Nolan and his partner Emma Thomas, and is slated for release in Imax on July 17, 2020.
Lollapalooza has revealed part of its upcoming lineup for the 2019 instalment of the popular music festival, with Tame Impala, Janelle Monáe, Lil Wayne, Tenacious D, and Slash (of Guns N' Roses) on board to perform.
Facebook unveiled major changes to how it uses targeted advertising on Tuesday, settling a legal challenge alleging it discriminated in messages on jobs, housing, credit and other services. The leading social network said housing, employment or credit ads will no longer be allowed to target by age,
A meteor is the luminous phenomenon that results when an asteroid or other celestial body enters the Earth's atmosphere. One of the first researchers to detect the event was Peter Brown, a meteor scientist at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Western Ontario.
Google on Tuesday set out to disrupt the world of video games with a Stadia platform aimed at putting its massive data center power in game maker's hands and letting people play blockbuster titles from any device they wish. For now, Google is focused on working with game makers to tailor titles
Google on Tuesday unveiled a streaming platform called Stadia that allows video game play on any internet-connected device, eliminating the need for games consoles. The tech platform, announced at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, aims to connect more people to participate in interactive
Palms Hotel Casino Resort has revealed that Banksy's "Smiley Coppers Panel I" will be housed in its soon-to-be-openened eatery, Greene St. Kitchen. The 2002 spray-painted artwork depicts two armed police officers with yellow smiley faces for heads. Located behind the restaurant's
Actor Neil Patrick Harris, singer Jordin Sparks and pastry chef Christina Tosi of Milk Bar have shared their favorite dining destinations across the US with online restaurant booking site OpenTable as part of the platform's new Tastemakers list launch.
A new studio from "Half-Life 2" and "League of Legends" alumni Chet Faliszek and Kimberly Voll is to focus on co-operative games with an AI spin. While Voll worked on Valve's Steam VR launch title "Fantastic Contraption" prior to looking at Riot's "League of
Effective June 17, traveling to Brazil will be a lot easier for the aforementioned countries. The visa-free access will be valid for stays of 90 days and extendable for another 90 days under certain conditions.
Fed up with the drudgery of his sales job in southern China, Lu Qi quit and travelled a thousand kilometres north to one of the country's biggest film studios with hopes of making it in movies. Just as movie-goers use film to escape reality, so too do many of Hengdian's army of more than 6,000
A French travel publisher presented Tuesday its first guide book for North Korea, offering 190 pages of tips for getting the most out of a trip to experience the "survival of a totalitarian communist state". "The guide wasn't conceived to defend the current regime or to cast judgment
Just one day after Apple announced the brand-new 10.5-inch iPad Air and a refreshed iPad mini, the company has launched updated iMac desktop computers in two sizes and two times the performance. On Tuesday Apple announced its updated lineup of iMac desktop computers, finished with new processors and
The blockbuster "Call of Duty" franchise is coming to Android and iOS devices with a public beta scheduled for mid-2019 and a possible battle royale mode teased in its trailer.
With three months to go until the fourth installment in Pixar's "Toy Story" franchise hits theaters, June 21, the movie now has its first full trailer, giving away more of what's to come from this latest adventure. Set to a soundtrack of the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows,"
New US research has found that lowering blood pressure of seniors appears to reduce the number of harmful lesions in the brain, as well as provide protection against cardiovascular events. Carried out by researchers at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine's Calhoun Cardiology Center,
Occupying the upper floors of premium retail center WF Central, the Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing opened its doors this week, giving the city a new luxury destination. The opening also gives Beijing a new rooftop bar and two new restaurants. Café Zi features pan-Asian cuisine, while the Mandarin
According to this new study, gender, sexual orientation and the desire to form lasting romantic relationships appear to influence sexual risk-taking among young adults. The research findings could help to explain why certain young people engage in unprotected sex despite being aware of the risks of