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Uber May Sign $3.1 Billion Deal to Buy Middle Eastern Rival Careem as Soon as Monday

In a move that goes against its recent trend of pulling out of foreign markets, ride-sharing giant Uber is preparing to purchase Dubai-based competitor Careem in a $3.1 billion deal, according to reports in Bloomberg and the Financial Times this weekend.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Apps, Science, Technology, Bloomberg, Middle East, Dubai, Mergers, Financial Times, Ridesharing, Careem


Oil prices slide on concerns of sharp economic slowdown

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices kicked off the week's trading with losses as concerns of a sharp economic slowdown outweighed supply disruptions from OPEC's production cutbacks and U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela.
Tags: Science, Singapore, Opec, Iran, Reuters Oil


Oil prices fall as markets brace for potential U.S. recession

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices dropped on Monday as concerns of a sharp economic slowdown outweighed supply disruptions from OPEC's production cutbacks and U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela.
Tags: Science, Singapore, Opec, Iran, Reuters Oil


Sad Stealth: Was the Lockheed Martin F-117 Nighthawk Retired Too Soon?

Or was it too old to be a threat?
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YouTube Bows Out of Hollywood Arms Race With Netflix and Amazon

The retreat from direct competition with Netflix Inc. and Amazon.com Inc.’s Prime Video service reflects the high cost -- in billions of dollars -- needed to take on those deeply entrenched players, even for a rich tech giant like Google, the people said. YouTube generated more than $15 billion in ad sales last year without a huge slate of glitzy productions and concluded its money is better invested in music and gaming. The strategy change, first reported last November by the Hollywood Report...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Science, Youtube, Netflix, Netflix Inc, Hollywood Reporter, Amazon com Inc


Here’s Why Hellboy Is a Reboot Instead of a Sequel

The short answer: they wouldn’t do a third movie without Guillermo. Read more...
Tags: Science, Lionsgate, Guillermo Del Toro, Hellboy, Reboots, David Harbour


Boeing's Grounded 737 Max Fiasco Leads American Airlines to Cancel 90 Flights Per Day Through April

The Federal Aviation Administration grounded models in Boeing’s 737 Max series earlier this month following two separate deadly crashes involving the jets, and a number of changes to aircraft software and training procedures are expected as soon as this week. In the meantime, however, American Airlines said it is…
Tags: Science, Airplanes, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, American Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing 737 MAX 8, Lion Air crash, Max Fiasco Leads American Airlines


Barr's Summary of Russian Cyber Interference in the 2016 Election Is Comically Light on Details

On Sunday, Attorney General William Barr released his summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry into alleged Russian interference to boost Donald Trump in the 2016 elections—a report that states it took “19 lawyers who were assisted by a team of approximately 40 FBI agents, intelligence analysts, forensic…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Elections, Science, Technology, Russia, Social Media, Cybersecurity, Fbi, Hacking, Hackers, 2016 Election, Donald Trump, Internet Research Agency, Barr, Robert Mueller, William Barr


Microsoft's Smith Urges Talk of Tech's 'Legal Responsibilities'

"There are legal responsibilities that need to be discussed," Smith, who’s also the software maker’s chief legal officer, wrote in a Sunday blog post that said a company team had begun a pre-planned trip to the country the day before. After video of the killings went viral on social media, some policy-makers urged that these sites take greater responsibility for stemming the spread of violent content. It was not immediately clear how Smith would change policy, although he appeared open to solu...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Smith


Exploding Pyrex, Cetacean Autopsies, and Spectacular Gadget Failures: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

This week Gizmodo examined the many functions of various forms of technology in our everyday lives over the course of the last century. For a highlight reel of some of the beauty industry torture devices dreamed up over the course of the 20th and 21st centuries, don’t miss our feature on the most bizarre gadgets that…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Samsung, Kickstarter, Gizmodo, Boeing, Electric Scooters, Best of the week, Bill And Ted, Best Of Gizmodo, Into The Spider Verse


India Bans on Most Popular Game Show Fear of Creating ‘Psychopaths’

After China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd. introduced a mobile version of the death match that’s free to play, it has become the most popular smartphone game in the world, with enthusiasts from the U.S. to Russia to Malaysia. Nowhere has resistance to the game been quite like India. Multiple cities have banned PUBG, as it’s known, and police in Western India arrested 10 university students for playing.
Tags: Science, China, Russia, India, Malaysia, Western India, Tencent Holdings Ltd, PUBG


India Bans Most Popular Game Over Fear of Creating ‘Psychopaths’

After China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd. introduced a mobile version of the death match that’s free to play, it has become the most popular smartphone game in the world, with enthusiasts from the U.S. to Russia to Malaysia. Nowhere has resistance to the game been quite like India. Multiple cities have banned PUBG, as it’s known, and police in Western India arrested 10 university students for playing.
Tags: Science, China, Russia, India, Malaysia, Western India, Tencent Holdings Ltd, PUBG


How I Deal With Periods of 'Diabetes Burnout'

A woman with type 1 diabetes explains how she deals with periods of "diabetes burnout" where she doesn't feel motivated to manage her condition.
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Apple Could Reportedly Discuss Its Rumored Subscription Gaming Service at Monday Event

Apple’s highly anticipated Monday event will likely see an unveiling of Apple’s forthcoming TV streaming and subscription news services. But there’s a possibility that Apple may also touch on its rumored subscription game service, Bloomberg reported Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gaming, Science, News, Bloomberg, Streaming, All Of The Things


Report: String of Massive Blazes at Sea Worrying Shipping Industry

International shipping concerns are worried about a wave of major nautical blazes that have resulted in death and injury among crew as well as damage to ships and cargo running in the hundreds of millions of dollars, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Maritime, Shipping, Fires, Disasters, Wall Street Journal, Grande America, Mega Ships


Why Russia's Aircraft Carrier Dreams Won't Die

Would Moscow ever still consider building a ship like this?
Tags: Science, Russia, Moscow, Aircraft Carrier Dreams Won


The Animators Behind Into the Spider-Verse Got Together To Create Their Own Fantastic Audio Commentary

The real star of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse wasn’t any incarnation of Spider-Man: it was the art. The distinctive art style earned Spider-Verse justified mountains of praise, and now the animators of the film have banded together to create a real treat for fans. Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Sony Pictures, Spider Man, Spider Man Into The Spider Verse, Audio Commentary


This incredible NASA snapshot reminds us how gorgeous Jupiter really is

Jupiter, the "king" of planets in our solar system, is a hostile place you definitely wouldn't want to visit. The gas giant is a swirling mass of storms that stretch hundreds of miles deep, and the larger storms on the planet like the Great Red Spot are large enough to swallow Earth several times over.Despite its volatile nature, and the fact that nobody really knows what lies deep within the planet, Jupiter is still one of NASA's favorite photography targets because it's just so bea...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Jupiter, Juno, Kevin M Gill


Petrochemical leak keeps stretch of Houston port closed a third day

Ship traffic was halted for a third day on Sunday along a key stretch of the United State's busiest oil port as emergency workers siphoned fuels from the Houston Ship Channel that leaked from a massive fire at a nearby petrochemical storage facility. Before the wall was repaired on Saturday, the breach sent fuels, water and fire suppressant foam to a waterway that connects Houston to the Gulf of Mexico. The spill and cleanup has halted ship traffic since Friday on a 5-mile stretch of the chann...
Tags: Science, Houston, Gulf of Mexico, United State, Houston Ship Channel


AIs are being trained on racist data – and it’s starting to show

Machine learning algorithms process vast quantities of data and spot correlations, trends and anomalies, at levels far beyond even the brightest human mind. But as human intelligence relies on accurate information, so too do machines. Algorithms need training data to learn from. This training data is created, selected, collated and annotated by humans. And therein lies the problem. Bias is a part of life, and something that not a single person on the planet is free from. There are, of course, va...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Syndication


Another Parkland Survivor Takes His Own Life

A second survivor of the Feb. 14, 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, has taken his own life, the Miami Herald reported on Sunday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Mental Health, Gun Violence, Miami Herald, Parkland, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland FL, Parkland Teens


With an eye on Iran, U.S. clinches strategic port deal with Oman

The U.S. embassy in Oman said in a statement that the agreement governed U.S. access to facilities and ports in Duqm as well as in Salalah and "reaffirms the commitment of both countries to promoting mutual security goals." The accord is viewed through an economic prism by Oman, which wants to develop Duqm while preserving its Switzerland-like neutral role in Middle Eastern politics and diplomacy. A U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the deal was significant by improving a...
Tags: Science, Iran, Switzerland, Oman, Tehran, Gulf, Strait Of Hormuz, Salalah, Duqm


Jonathan Hickman Returns to Marvel Comics With Two X-Men Books

Jonathan Hickman has had some legendary Marvel runs. His Fantastic Four saga is still shaping depictions of the first family of Marvel, and his Avengers run is almost equally as beloved. Now, after a couple years away, Hickman is back, writing not one, but two X-Men books. Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Marvel Comics, Avengers, Hickman, Jonathan Hickman, X Men, Marvel Comics With Two X Men Books


Keep Your Torpedoes Crossed: Breakthrough Could Turn U.S. Submarines into 'Aircraft Carriers'

Lots of questions, but it all seems very exciting—and likely to keep planners in Beijing and Moscow scratching their heads.
Tags: Science, Beijing, Moscow, Aircraft Carriers


How to Upgrade Your Morning Alarm Clock Experience on Your Phone

Many of you probably get up every day with the help of an alarm on your smartphone. But are you using your phone’s alarm to its full potential, or settling for the standard default ringtone at a certain time and leaving it at that? These are the tricks, the apps, and the gadgets that can upgrade your wake-up…Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Mobile, Science, Sleep, Alarms


Emilia Clarke Reveals She Suffered 2 Brain Aneurysms While Filming Game Of Thrones: “I Wasn’t Going to Live”

The ‘Game of Thrones’ actress experienced her first one at age 24 while doing a plank.
Tags: Science, Emilia Clarke


Abu Dhabi aims to lure start-ups with investment in new technology hub

Abu Dhabi derives about 50 percent of its real gross domestic product and about 90 percent of central government revenue from the hydrocarbon sector, according to ratings agency S&P. The emirate launched a 50 billion dirham ($13.6 billion) stimulus fund, Ghadan 21, in September last year to accelerate economic growth. The new initiative, named Hub 71, is linked to Ghadan will also involve the launch of a 500 million dirham fund to invest in start-ups, said Ibrahim Ajami, head of Mubadala Ventu...
Tags: Science, Abu Dhabi, Mubadala, Mubadala Investment Co, Ibrahim Ajami, Ajami, Mubadala Ventures, Ghadan


Fill Your Digital Library With a Few Discounted Bestsellers

It’s Sunday which means Amazon’s running a sale on Kindle eBooks. This time around, you get to pick from over a dozen digital copies of New York Times bestsellers including TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking, Calypso by David Sedaris, and CIRCE by Madeline Miller. Prices start at $2 and go all the…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Kinja Deals, Ebooks, Science, Kindle, New York Times, David Sedaris, Madeline Miller, Kindle deals


Alibaba Buys Israeli AR Startup Amid China Investment Scrutiny

InfinityAR will join Alibaba’s Israel Machine Vision Laboratory, according to a release dated Thursday on the startup’s website. Financial details were not disclosed, but Alibaba paid more than $10 million, according to an estimate from market sources cited by Globes. “The talented team brings unique know-how in sensor fusion, computer vision and navigation technologies,” lab head Lihi Zelnik-Manor said in the release.
Tags: Science, Alibaba, Lihi Zelnik Manor, AR Startup Amid China Investment Scrutiny, Israel Machine Vision Laboratory


Pick From Two Discounted, Eye-Popping BenQ Curved Monitors

Curved TVs might be a on their way out, but curved computer monitors actually make some sense, because you actually sit close enough to them for the curve to wrap around your periphery. Read more...
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