Massive solar projects will power Facebook's Prineville data centers

The Oregonian | 2018-07-19

Facebook will finance construction of six large solar projects to offset power use at its Prineville campus, which the company says will generate enough clean electricity to run all five data centers at the site. The solar projects - two just south of downtown Prineville and four on PacifiCorp's...

EU ruling against Google opens 'opportunity,' rival says

Yahoo Daily News | 2018-07-19

BRUSSELS (AP) — European regulators' latest swipe at the dominance of U.S. tech giant Google could open new opportunities for rivals in search and web browsers — that is, if handset manufacturers decide to make the most of the opening. The European Commission on Wednesday fined Google a record $5...

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Walmart and Microsoft team up to take on Amazon

DNA India | 2018-07-19

Walmart said it was entering into a strategic partnership with Microsoft on "digital transformation" for the onetime retail industry leader. The move is aimed at helping Walmart compete better against Amazon, which is taking a growing share of retail sales in the United States and...

Oil prices drop amid surprise jump in US stockpiles

Deccan Chronicle | 2018-07-18

Tokyo: Oil prices dropped on Wednesday after an industry group reported that US crude inventories rose last week, defying analyst expectations for a significant reduction. Brent futures were down 31 cents, or 0.4 per cent, at $71.85 a barrel by 0240 GMT. They rose 32 cents to $72.16 a barrel on...

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Want to lose weight in 1 week? Drink barley water to get fat tummy naturally

DNA India | 2018-07-19

Vigorous exercise and modification of diet are no more the only solutions to getting slim or trim down your figure. There are other natural ways to achieve a lean and toned body without giving up your favourite food or taking up calorie-restricted diet. However, if you want to lose weight or improve...

Coffee could help boost performance in math

Deccan Chronicle | 2018-07-18

Washington: In addition to the physical boost, coffee may now help people perform better on the analytical portion of their respective areas. Drinking coffee seems to have its perks but its scent may now help one for Graduate Management Aptitude Test or even a computer adaptive test required by many...

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Cryptocurrency Daily News Bulletin: July 19, 2018

WorldNews.com | 2018-07-19

General News Canada’s only actively-managed cryptocurrency fund is currently holding approximately 91 percent of its assets in cash, a position it says it has taken based on uncertainty about the near-term trajectory of the market. However, the firm remains bullish on crypto and claims they are...

Cryptocurrency Daily News Bulletin: July 18, 2018

WorldNews.com | 2018-07-18

General News Boeing is partnering AI firm SparkCognition to develop a decentralized platform capable of ‘tracking unmanned air vehicles in flight and allocate traffic corridors and routes’ to ensure secure transportation. Bitmain: Cryptocurrency mining hardware manufacturer has just moved into...

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I’m not sure: Roger Federer fails to explain his Wimbledon 2018 loss to Kevin Anderson

Indian Express | 2018-07-12

Wimbledon 2018: Rafael Nadal reaches first semi-final since 2011, will face DjokovicWimbledon 2018: Kevin Anderson knocks out Roger Federer in quarter-finalsWimbledon 2018: Novak Djokovic in first Grand Slam semifinal for two years Roger Federer found it hard to explain his shock...

Hamilton signs new Mercedes deal until 2020

ITV | 2018-07-19

Mercedes have confirmed that Hamilton has agreed a two-year contract extension through to the end of the 2020 Formula One season. Although Mercedes did not reveal specifics of the deal, Press Association Sport understands that the four-time...

Argentina need Messi – Tevez urges Lionel not to retire

Yahoo Daily News | 2018-07-19

Carlos Tevez has told Lionel Messi not to retire from international football following Argentina's chaotic World Cup in Russia. It was a forgettable campaign for Messi and Argentina, who were eliminated by eventual champions France in the last 16 at Russia 2018 as Jorge Sampaoli later departed....

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Michelle Obama teams up with Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda for voter registration drive

Atlanta Journal | 2018-07-19

She's back. Former first lady Michelle Obama is teaming up with a host of celebrities to launch a new voter registration initiative ahead of the midterm...

Baby snake 'frozen in time' gives insight into lost world

BBC News | 2018-07-19

The animal became stuck in tree sap, a sticky substance that can preserve skin, scales, fur, feathers or even whole creatures. "It's the super-glue of the...

South Korean Court Orders Big Payouts to Families of Ferry Victims

Asahi News | 2018-07-19

SEOUL, South Korea--A court on Thursday ordered the South Korean government and a shipping company to pay compensation to families who lost relatives in the...

Death toll in India building collapse rises to nine

Khaleej Times | 2018-07-19

The death toll in the twin-building collapse in Greater Noida climbed to nine on Thursday, with five more bodies pulled out from the rubble of the residential...

Israel adopts controversial Jewish nation-state law

This is Money | 2018-07-19

Israelis watch fireworks over Jerusalem on April 18, 2018, at the start of the country's 70th annual Independence Day celebrations Israel's parliament on...

Foreign Tech Workers Face Higher Hurdles in Visa Applications

NDTV | 2018-07-19

H-1B Visa: The US Citizenship and Immigration Services recently updated its guidance, taking a much stricter approach to approving applications that are largely...

Pakistan election on July 25: The main players

The Times of India | 2018-07-19

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan election on July 25 comes after a brief but acrimonious campaign, complicated by a string of attacks — including the second deadliest...

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Orlando Sentinel | 2018-07-19

The IRS found a way to make ‘dark money’ spent on politics even darker

Under a perverse interpretation of federal law, tax-exempt nonprofit organizations supposedly...

Orlando Sentinel | 2018-07-19

Sun reporter remembers Capital's Rob Hiaasen as a writing mentor

Silver-haired and 6-foot-5, the big guy settled in an office chair draped one leg over another, and...

The Independent | 2018-07-19

A Bosnian signs off weapons he says are going to Saudi Arabia - but how ...

In the basement of a bombed-out al-Qaeda arms storage building in eastern Aleppo last year, I found...

Al Jazeera | 2018-07-19

Why are Iraqis protesting?

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Al Jazeera | 2018-07-19

Why I don't understand the black affluent class

The black middle class is talking of values and civility as many Americans of colour continue to...