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Wonder Woman? Ledecka not sure despite rare Olympic double

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Ester Ledecka's brother, Jonas, designs comic books and dabbles in fashion on the side, putting together racing outfits for his little sister that transform the 22-year-old from the Czech Republic into something akin to a super

Michael Flynn, the FBI and the far right's latest nutbar conspiracy theory


Kiwi blames ‘human error’ after delivery robot catches fire

Late last week, on lookers captured video and images of a Kiwi delivery robot moments after catching fire on the U.C. Berkeley campus. The startup has been piloting the robots on the University campus for around two years now (we profiled them back in May), l

The Ultimate Super Smash Bros. Character Guide: Lucas

Lucas Comes Out Of Nowhere!! Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is huge. Not just in terms of hype and importance and sales potential, but just in terms of sheer stuff. The Nintendo Switch mascot […] The post The Ultimate Super Smash Bros. Character Guide: Luca

Colin Kroll, Co-Founder of Vine and HQ Trivia, Dies at 34

Colin Kroll, co-founder of short-form video hosting service Vine and mobile quiz game HQ Trivia, was found dead of an apparent drug overdose in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday. As reported by The […] The post Colin Kroll, Co-Founder of Vine and HQ Tri

Google plans $1 billion expansion in Manhattan - CNET

The company will open Google Hudson Square in the West Village.

Facebook hits Israeli prime minister's son hit with 24-hour ban - CNET

Yair Netanyahu shared posts the social network removed and criticized it as the «thought police.»

A Look Back at Colossal’s Most Eye-Opening Articles in 2018

As 2018 draws to a close we decided to take a look back at the most popular artworks, photographs, and yes, hydraulic press pieces we’ve published over the last 12 months. Although 2018 was the year Banksy shredded a painting in front of a live audience

Can Bourdais and Coyne beat IndyCar’s ‘Big Three’ in 2019?

Sebastien Bourdais was in relaxed mood in Mexico City in 2006. Three weeks earlier, he’d clinched his third straight Champ Car title with Newman Haas Racing at Surfers Paradise in Australia… and he’d managed to escape the track without being pelted by b

DragonSpeed announces part-time 2019 IndyCar entry

The FIA World Endurance Championship squad has confirmed its expected deal for its own sportscar regular Ben Hanley to pilot the team's one-car entry. It has also signed Chevrolet as its engine supplier, having explored the opportunity to be powered by eithe

Forget sanctions? France wants to participate in jetliner project with Russia & China

French firms are planning to take part in a Russian-Chinese project to build a wide-body long-haul passenger airplane, according to Bertrand de Lacombe, Director of International Cooperation at French Civil Aviation Authority. Read Full Article at

Senate report on Russia's social media effort shows how racism drove results on both right and left

When publicist Rob Goldstone emailed Donald Trump Jr. during the lead up to the infamous Trump Tower meeting, he wrote that the information he had to share was just “part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump.” A new report prepared for th

Tata Motors-owned JLR likely to cut jobs in 2019

However, the UK-based luxury carmaker refused to comment on reports in a section of the UK media over the weekend that the changes under its Charge and Accelerate transformation programmes could affect thousands of workers.

ONGC to provide artificial limbs to 42 persons in Assam

The project will be completed in three phases in Sivasagar and Charaideo districts of ONGC#39;s operational areas. «Under the CSR project, 42 divyangs (differently abled) of Sivasagar and Charaideo districts who have lost their limbs will be fitted wit

EDs of nationalised banks eligible to become MD of SBI: FinMin

Moving away from the tradition, deputy managing directors (DMDs) of SBI were appointed managing directors in several nationalised banks earlier this year. Now, the government has allowed vice versa, by making EDs eligible to become MDs of SBI.

Skip Bayless says the Cowboys got ‘exposed’ in shutout loss against the Colts

Skip Bayless reacts to the Dallas Cowboys' Week 15 shutout loss to Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts.

WATCH: Did the Cowboys get 'exposed' in shutout loss to Colts...Skip and Shannon discuss

Skip Bayless says the Cowboys got 'exposed' in shutout loss against the Colts

Over 4,000 AI job roles vacant on talent shortage: Report

Also, around 57 per cent of firms hiring for AI roles are looking for candidates with over five years of experience, while the average AI experience of Indian professionals stands at a mere three years, the study by Analytics India Magazine, in association wi

Some states charging 50 times higher for telecom infra rollout; existing network unutilised: DoT

Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said that some states and UTs are charging up to 50 times higher fees from companies for rolling out telecom networks and it will leave people bereft of next generation services like 5G.

How TastyKhana#39;s COO founded a curated marketplace for SMEs

The startup is a curated marketplace that exhibits and sells non-mass produced items from small entrepreneurs across the country

Fox News' Tucker Carlson dropped by major advertiser for claiming poor immigrants make US «dirtier»


IOC has enough headroom to absorb buyback, dividend payout: Fitch

The board of IOC last week approved buyback of up to 29.76 crore equity shares, or 3.06 per cent of share capital, at Rs 149 per share aggregating to Rs 4,435 crore. It also approved payment of Rs 6,556 crore as interim dividend to shareholders.

Bank of Baroda to shut three African branches by June

The bank in a regulatory filing said that as per the government guidelines for rationalisation of overseas presence, increase in efficiency and profitability of the overseas offices, it will close down branches in Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and Ghana by Jun

Zydus Wellness expands portfolio by launching sugar lite

The company is in the process of reaching out to retail outlets. The product was first launched on e-commerce platforms

ILFS to sell domestic road assets held by ITNL

ILFS has initiated the process of divesting its stake in the road businesses as individual assets or as a portfolio of assets, it said in a statement.

Nusli Wadia files defamation suit against Tata Sons

Wadia said Tata Sons#39; allegations against him such as acting against the interests of the Tata Group; not conducting himself independently among others, have hurt his reputation.

AWS signs on to defend itself in Oracle’s JEDI RFP lawsuit against US government

Just when you didn’t think there could be any more drama over the Pentagon’s decade long, $10 billion JEDI contract RFP, the plot thickened again last week when Amazon Web Services (AWS) joined the US government as a defendant in Oracle’s la

AR glasses startup North picks up Intel’s Vaunt patents

Intel’s loss, it seems, is North’s game. As first noted by The Verge, the startup has picked up the “technology portfolio” behind Vaunt, the AR glasses shuttered by the chipmaker in April year after a couple of glowing previews. North (nee Thalamic La

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/14/2018

Molecular Muscle: Crewmembers removed the Molecular Muscle samples from the Kubik-5 facility and inserted the samples into the MELFI-3 (Minus Eighty-Degree Laboratory Freezer for ISS). Telemetry data for Kubik-05 was downloaded and both the primary and back u

Astronomy Campaign Sheds Light on Planet Formation

We may never know every secret of our universe. But a team of astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile hope to at least answer a few questions about planet […] The post Astronomy Campaign Sheds Light on Planet F

Years ago, Republicans shut down talk of right-wing extremism. Now we're all at risk

The violence and death that accompanied last year’s Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville came as a shock to most law enforcement officials. Though they had been actively gathering intelligence on the alt-right during the 20 years prior, the federal go

Facebook Messenger adds Boomerang, selfie mode in holiday update - CNET

You'll find new AR stickers and filters too.

Fitbit Versa and Ionic 3.0 software update adds more on-wrist fitness tracking - CNET

Fitbit’s on-wrist dashboard now shows more, and more fitness apps are arriving.

K Health raises $25m for its AI-powered primary care platform

K Health, the startup providing consumers with an AI-powered primary care platform, has raised $25 million in series B funding. The round was led by 14W, Comcast Ventures and Mangrove Capital Partners, with participation from Lerer Hippeau, BoxGroup and Ma

Careem launches delivery service as it nears closing a massive round

The ride-hailing giant Careem is now in the delivery business as the company seeks new verticals in its ever-increasing fight against other services in the Middle East including Uber. Starting with food delivery in Dhabi and Jeddah, the company sees the deliv

B-Social raises £3.2M seed round to begin building a ‘social’ bank

B-Social, a London fintech that currently offers a ‘social finance’ app and beta debit Mastercard, has raised £3.2 million in Seed round funding from undisclosed high-net-worth individuals. However, the fundraise is just the first step in a journ

But not a broken man

I’ve been living for the past few years in a limbo between journalist and entrepreneur, trying to build startups the way I saw them being built on stage at Disrupt and discovering that my skill and will to win are no match against the world. That’

Cyprus set for record number of tourist arrivals

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - Cyprus is on course for its best tourism year in terms of arrivals after official figures showed that the number coming to the east Mediterranean island nation has surpassed 3.8 million for the first time. The Cyprus Tourism Organizatio

Hit the road Jaсques! Yellow Vests blamed for millions in damage to French highways

French road operator VINCI Autoroutes says it has become the latest victim of the nationwide Yellow Vest protests. It claims weeks of rallies and attacks on highways and facilities resulted in tens of millions of euros in damages. Read Full Article at

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: New evidence Trump benefited from misinformation

WaPo: New report on Russian disinformation, prepared for the Senate, shows the operation’s scale and sweep The data sets used by the researchers were provided by Facebook, Twitter and Google and covered several years up to mid-2017, when the social medi

Cartoon: Conspiracy theories

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