Monday September 24-th, 2018

Russian president Vladimir Putin promises 'unforgettable and vibrant' World Cup Russian president Vladimir Putin promises 'unforgettable and vibrant' World Cup

In the World Cup finals' opening game, between two very mediocre sides, Saudi Arabia's five-man midfield passed the ball well in the first half and still went in two goals down. Gazinskiy headed in Golovin's cross to score the first goal of the 2...

No one earning minimum wage can afford a modest apartment No one earning minimum wage can afford a modest apartment

According to the new report , minimum wage workers in Washington have to work 93 hours a week to afford a two-bedroom home. To define "affordability", it uses the industry standard of spending no more than 30 percent of income on rent. That translate...

Wins Chicago Airport High-Speed Train Bid Wins Chicago Airport High-Speed Train Bid

The Boring Company and the city of Chicago will begin negotiations to develop the company's Loop transit system, which could transport passengers between downtown Chicago and O'Hare International Airport in an estimated 12 minutes. Musk detailed The...

New Leaks For 2018 iPhone Suggest Triple Camera Module New Leaks For 2018 iPhone Suggest Triple Camera Module

According to the schematics, it could introduce the bezel-less design with a notch on top. While the flash hasn't been depicted in the images, it claims the module will be on the right side of the setup. iPhone X Plus: The First Triple Camera iPhone...

Fed raises key rate and sees possible acceleration in hikes Fed raises key rate and sees possible acceleration in hikes

Unemployment, now at an 18-year low of 3.8 percent, would drop to 3.6 percent by year's end and to 3.5 percent in 2019 and 2020 - levels not seen in 49 years. The committee's forecast for the long-run sustainable growth rate of the economy held at 1....

Italy’s rejection of migrant ship ‘shameful’ - United Nations envoy Italy’s rejection of migrant ship ‘shameful’ - United Nations envoy

Italy postponed high-level talks with France Wednesday after Paris blasted Rome for its "nauseating" refusal to take in a migrant rescue ship, in a major diplomatic spat. He also said that in the five months to the end of May this year France had sen...

Bitcoin's soaring value down to manipulation, scientists claim Bitcoin's soaring value down to manipulation, scientists claim

Critics of tether have raised concerns over the past year about whether Tether Limited actually holds $1 in reserve for each tether issued, as it claims . "Bitfinex nor Tether is, or has ever, engaged in any sort of market or price manipulation", Bi...

Uber's artificial intelligence system to detect when passenger is drunk Uber's artificial intelligence system to detect when passenger is drunk

The technology also will take into account the location of the passenger, time of day and even the speed of his walk. The patent also suggests that the service Uber provides to the user could change, as a result. "It would be cool if drivers got ...

Wetherspoon replaces French champagne with English wine in run-up to Brexit Wetherspoon replaces French champagne with English wine in run-up to Brexit

Mr Martin added: 'It is the start of a review all products in the next six to 24 months, with the object of making our business more competitive. Major British employers groups have urged the government to remain in a customs union with the EU afte...

How anti-Trump hysteria helps the president on North Korea How anti-Trump hysteria helps the president on North Korea

Trump said the USA will be monitoring the situation in North Korea to be sure that Kim is committed to dismantling his country's nuclear program. It says the sides "commit to establish new US-DPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the p...

Fed hikes rate for second time this year Fed hikes rate for second time this year

It is the seventh time the bank has raised rates since 2015. Fed officials also said they expect to raise rates twice more this year, faster than previously forecast. The central bank is aiming to keep record low unemployment and a glut of federa...

Trump Tariffs Slam Canada, EU-Not China Trump Tariffs Slam Canada, EU-Not China

President Donald Trump said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "learned" from the mistake of criticizing him and it's going to cost Canada "a lot of money". The president has barely disguised the real reason for these trade actions, tweetin...

Trump renews attack on OPEC ahead of group's production meeting

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and some non-OPEC producers, including Russian Federation, started withholding output in 2017 to reduce a global supply overhang and prices have risen by around 60 percent over the a year ago.

Dixons Carphone discovers unauthorised data access Dixons Carphone discovers unauthorised data access

As of now, there are no known cases of any fraudulent use of the compromised data, the company claims. However, the firm said that 5.8million of the cards have chip and pin protection and that pin codes and CVV numbers were not accessed. But around...

N-Out says burger drought is nearing an end in Texas N-Out says burger drought is nearing an end in Texas

In-N-Out Burger will reopen all its locations Wednesday following two days' worth of closures due to an issue with its buns. Buns delivered in Texas did not measure up to the company's quality standards but did not present any food safety concerns,...

Dispute Between CME, Crypto Exchanges Prompted CFTC Market Manipulation Probe Dispute Between CME, Crypto Exchanges Prompted CFTC Market Manipulation Probe

In particular, as forklog.com writes, experts agree that the sharp "collapse" of the bitcoin rate is because after the futures for the leading cryptocurrency started, CFTC demanded from Coinbase, Kraken, Bitstamp, and itBit to provide data on tra...

Toyota investing $1 billion in ride-hailing company Grab Toyota investing $1 billion in ride-hailing company Grab

Toyota Motor Corp has agreed to invest USD1 billion in Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab as a lead investor in the company's ongoing financing round. Toyota has installed its data recorders in Grab-operated rental cars to collect driving da...

Christian Louboutin wins battle over trademarking red-soled shoes Christian Louboutin wins battle over trademarking red-soled shoes

The case will go back to a Dutch court which had sought the European Union tribunal's advice in a dispute between the French fashion designer and a Dutch retail shoe shop that started selling red-soled women's shoes, arguing that Louboutin should nev...

Uber launches Uber Lite, a 5MB app for India Uber launches Uber Lite, a 5MB app for India

Uber has been working on spreading its presence to these new and emerging markets and has found that slow performance of their application has caused many to look elsewhere. It guides users through the request experience (as shown in the GIF below) ...

'Built in India', Uber Lite is 'designed for the world' 'Built in India', Uber Lite is 'designed for the world'

Consequently, the company has announced Uber Lite , a new app that does away with a lot of the visual eye candy and makes way for a simpler interface that it claims would serve to summon cabs quickly even with limited connectivity, in 2G networks to...

Uber CEO slams driver who booted lesbian couple over kiss Uber CEO slams driver who booted lesbian couple over kiss

Uber spokeswoman Susan Hendrick told CNN that the company has removed the driver's access to the app and that it is investigating the incident. "After we had peck-kissed, sitting on opposite sides of the back seat and not even touching, I saw him l...

Seattle repeals tax on companies like Amazon Seattle repeals tax on companies like Amazon

People shouted, "Stop the repeal", as others unfurled a large red banner that read, "Tax Amazon ". No Tax on Jobs needed to collect 18,000 signatures before Thursday to get the referendum on the ballot . She lashed out at business interests for bla...

Emissions cheat declared in 774K Mercedes-Benz vehicles Emissions cheat declared in 774K Mercedes-Benz vehicles

According to the authorities, the cars use an illegal shut-off device that reduces exhaust gas cleaning when the vehicles are being driven normally on the road. In January 2017, US regulators ordered a stop-sale of several Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' ...

Ethereum Classic [ETC]’s 25% flash surge following Binance and Coinbase announcements Ethereum Classic [ETC]’s 25% flash surge following Binance and Coinbase announcements

Currently, Coinbase supports bitcoin, litecoin , bitcoin cash, and ethereum . An illustration of the price shooting up is Ethereum Classic which will be supported by Coinbase in the coming months also, Binance announced two trading pairs ...

Time Warner Stock Jumps, AT&T Falls After Ruling Clears Path to Merger Time Warner Stock Jumps, AT&T Falls After Ruling Clears Path to Merger

The government can appeal the ruling , but Leon reportedly said that he would reject any government motion for a stay that would further delay the deal. It could also threaten to withhold content from Time Warner channels, such as CNN, HBO or TNT,...

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