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Members of International Migrants Alliance in Hong Kong hold placards during a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's selective country travel ban outside of the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the lawsuit involving President Donald Trump's executive order restraining immigration (all times local):
Iranian bioengineering researcher Nima Enayati walks out of a gate after arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. The Ph.D. candidate at a university in Milan, was prevented from boarding a flight to the U.S. on Jan. 30. He had a visa to conduct research on robotic surgery at Stanford University in California. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)SEATTLE (AP) — Dozens of tech companies, including behemoths like Apple, Google, and Facebook, are siding with Washington state and Minnesota as they fight President Donald Trump's ban on refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States.
Facebook launches fake news filter in FranceFacebook has launched a campaign to crack down on fake news in France, ahead of the country's presidential election later this year. As Reuters reports, the social network announced on Monday that it will work with eight French media companies to fact check and filter news articles that have been reported by users. According to Le Monde, one of Facebook's partners, the French campaign is similar to an initiative that Facebook launched in the US late last year, and in Germany last month.
BERLIN (AP) — A Syrian refugee pictured in a 2015 selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel is seeking an injunction that would oblige Facebook to identify and delete posts on its site which wrongly link him to crimes committed by migrants.
Planet Earth II is coming to SnapchatSnap and the BBC are bringing six exclusive episodes of Planet Earth II to Snapchat. Two of the big draws of Planet Earth II will be missing on Snapchat. The episodes won't feature Sir David Attenborough (actress Sophie Okonedo is the narrator instead), and they obviously won't be available in 4K.
That Super Bowl comeback had something e-sports will always lackVideo games (and future virtual reality simulations) can only give us a reductive version of these experiences. Don't get me wrong, there's a lot of mechanical skill involved in cranking out hundreds of actions per minute in a game like StarCraft, or reacting instantly to sudden attacks in Dota or Overwatch, but those are drastically scaled-down to a player's mostly invisible interaction with a keyboard and mouse.
New Chrome extension helps find all those hidden Netflix categoriesBrowsing Netflix categories has never been an easy task, but a new Chrome extension aims to let you get straight to hidden categories with ease. Netflix Categories is one of the most simple but useful Chrome extensions, with a basic search feature that lets you surface all of Netflix's categories and sub categories in a single interface. Netflix's own search never fully surfaces every sub-genre, but this extension lets you access them all in a single click.
I Slept in Tom Brady's Bioceramic PajamasAt 39, Tom Brady is a physical marvel. Dubbed “Athlete Recovery Sleepwear,” the PJs ($200 for the tops and bottoms) are imprinted on the inside with bioceramic materials, which “take that heat and refract it back in the form of far infrared radiation,” according to Glenn Silbert, the SVP of Global Product at Under Armour. Far infrared radiation, which can penetrate up to 1.5 inches beneath the skin, was found in one study to have some health benefits by increasing circulation to those areas of the body.
President Donald Trump's first two weeks in office have been tumultuous, to say the least. The biggest question ahead of the president's inauguration last month was just how literal Trump was on his historical campaign trail. While many who voted against Trump were afraid that the radical ideas he often proposed were in fact an accurate representation of his intentions, many supporters seemed to be operating under the impression that Trump would relax a bit if he did indeed end up taking office. For example, billionaire Trump supporter Peter Thiel famously said that voters should "take Trump seriously but not literally." The country and the world have now quickly learned that much of Trump's rhetoric was indeed to be taken literally, and his recent immigration ban is by far the new president's most controversial move to date. Now, in the latest chapter of this saga, 97 companies including some of the biggest names in tech have banded together to file a legal brief in opposition of Trump's
2 states say allowing travel ban would 'unleash chaos again'Lawyers for Washington state and Minnesota have told a federal appellate court that restoring President Donald Trump's ban on refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries would "unleash ...
People gather in Klarna office in StockholmSTOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish payments firm Klarna, one of Europe's most highly valued tech startups, said on Monday it is buying German online payment company BillPay. "Germany is one of the largest e-commerce markets in the world, and we are delighted to have strengthened our position here with this acquisition," Klarna said in a statement. BillPay has over 140 employees, offering services in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands. (Reporting by Olof Swahnberg; Editing by Daniel Dickson)
FILE PHOTO - Exchanged Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 is seen at company's headquarters in SeoulSouth Korea said on Monday it will strengthen lithium-ion battery safety requirements and conduct regular inspections to avoid repeats of fires which forced Samsung Electronics Co Ltd to withdraw its premium Galaxy Note 7 handset. Manufacturers of lithium-ion batteries, commonly used in portable devices, would be subjected to greater oversight and regular inspections, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said in a statement. Devices using lithium-ion batteries also would be subjected to more regular safety tests, it added.
Siemens logo is pictured on a CT scan in manufacturing plant of Siemens Healthineers in ForchheimGerman engineering group Siemens has run a successful test of power generation gas turbine blades produced wholly by metal-based 3D printing by UK-based Materials Solutions, which it bought last year. Siemens said on Monday it was the first to test such blades under full-load engine conditions at 13,000 revolutions per minutes and temperatures above 1,250 Celsius (2,282 Fahrenheit). 3D printing, also called additive manufacturing, involves making a three-dimensional object by adding ultra-thin layers of material one by one, following a digital design, in contrast to conventional manufacturing, where excess material is cut away.
Jay Y. Lee, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, arrives to be questioned in SeoulBy Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Group said it will disband its corporate strategy office after a special prosecution probe ends, setting a timeline on a pledge to wind up a power center that has been criticized for its role in South Korea's graft scandal. The strategy office, comprising some 200 elite staff hand-picked from affiliates of the nation's top conglomerate, is the vehicle through which the founding Lee family makes key decisions such as restructuring and investments for new businesses, insiders and analysts say. It has been under intense scrutiny as the South Korean special prosecutor's office probed the smartphones-to-biopharmaceuticals business empire as part of a wider investigation into the scandal that threatens to permanently unseat President Park Geun-hye.
The Facebook logo is displayed on their website in an illustration photo taken in BordeauxSocial media companies Facebook, Google and a group of news organizations launched an initiative on Monday to tackle fake news stories in France, with the media in the spotlight as the country's presidential election approaches. Facebook said it would work with several leading French news organizations, including Agence France-Presse, BFM TV, and newspapers L'Express and Le Monde to ensure that false news items were not published on its platform.
People hold protest signs during Friday prayers to show solidarity with the Muslim community at the Islamic Center of Southern California in Los Angeles(Reuters) - Several technology giants, including Apple, Google and Microsoft, banded together on Sunday to file a legal brief opposing President Donald Trump's temporary immigration ban, arguing that it "inflicts significant harm on American business." The brief, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, included other top tech firms including Facebook, Twitter and Intel, as well as non-tech companies such as Levi Strauss and Chobani. In all nearly 100 firms, including eBay, Netflix and Uber signed onto the brief.
How long is the Super Bowl?One question that is harder to answer, and which rarely gets asked: how long is the Super Bowl? In 2010, Super Bowl XLIV started at 6:30PM and ended at 10:12PM. In 2011, Super Bowl XL started at 6:30PM and ended at 10:23PM.
Lady Gaga's Halftime Show will reportedly use ‘hundreds of drones'The commercials and the event's Half Time show are the other huge draws. According to sources who spoke with CNN, this is the first time that drones have been incorporated into a Half Time show. The use of the drones had to be cleared by the Federal Aviation Administration, as it has established a “No Drone Zone” in a 34.5 mile radius around the stadium starting today and ending on Midnight on Sunday.
Chicken wings or pizza? Adobe discusses Super Bowl insightsAdobe mined its data on mobile ads, social sentiment and consumer purchasing to see what trends are bubbling up ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl pitting the Atlanta Falcons against the New England Patriots. ...
Iron Fist is already the most memeable member of the DefendersNetflix recently released new images of Iron Fist, its forthcoming series set in Marvel's Cinematic Universe, which leads up to its forthcoming superhero team-up season Defenders later this year. It's a mix of promotional shots and episode stills, the best of which tease returning characters from shows like Jessica Jones. On Twitter, fans have taken notice of these inarguably bizarre shots of Danny Rand (played by Game of Thrones star Finn Jones) showing off his sick chest tattoo.
The Super Bowl trailer for Life channels the space horror of AlienSony PicturesSony Pictures has released its Super Bowl new teaser for its upcoming science fiction thriller, Life. The thirty-second spot certainly has an Alien-like vibe as a crew of astronauts are trapped aboard the International Space Station with a deadly alien. The film is directed by Daniel Esponosa, and stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Ariyon Bakare as crew members aboard the International Space Station, who receive scientific samples from Mars. As the trailer and science fiction tradition suggests, nothing goes as planned. ...
Seeking attention, Lithuania builds virtual Tesla factoryLithuanians badly want Tesla Motors to build its next giant factory on their soil, so to grab the attention of the California tech company they built a virtual version of a facility inside the "Minecraft" ...
A security guard keeps watch as he walks past a logo of Google in ShanghaiA U.S. judge has ordered Google to comply with search warrants seeking customer emails stored outside the United States, diverging from a federal appeals court that reached the opposite conclusion in a similar case involving Microsoft Corp . U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Rueter in Philadelphia ruled on Friday that transferring emails from a foreign server so FBI agents could review them locally as part of a domestic fraud probe did not qualify as a seizure. "Though the retrieval of the electronic data by Google from its multiple data centers abroad has the potential for an invasion of privacy, the actual infringement of privacy occurs at the time of disclosure in the United States," Rueter wrote.
LED light bulbs are a smart upgrade whether or not they're ‘smart'Lighting my home is something I only ever think about fleetingly — usually while replacing a blown-out halogen bulb — but this past week I discovered LED light bulbs and, well, I'm sorry I'm so late to this cool party. Flexibility: You can choose how wide a beam of light your LEDs will produce.
It's the Super Bowl weekend, which means we're about to be hit by a deluge of commercials, including plenty of trailers for upcoming movies. But until then, we have a great selection of new trailers released this week, including the final trailer for Beauty and the Beast , the first full trailer for Ghost in the Shell , and many others. Beauty and the Beast If it's one movie you have to see this year, other than the new Star Wars episode, then it's Disney's live action Beauty and the Beast remake. We've got a final trailer, and it's absolutely fantastic — if you loved the original animation, that is. The movie launches https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3Nl_TCQXuw Ghost in the Shell Okay, so it's not a full trailer, but we'll just have to make do with it until Sunday. Paramount released a teaser for the Super Bowl Ghost in the Shell trailer , watch it below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYrdoQAjcww Girls Trip This will sound pretty familiar. We've got a group of friends that decides to take a trip and just go wild. Come July 21st, we'll see if it's also funny. Playing the girlfriends are Regina Hill, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, and Queen Latifah. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra1pPTR8u50 In Dubious Battle Directed by James Franco, who also stars in In Dubious Battle , the movie tells the story of what standing up for your rights as a worker looked like in the 1930s. Aside from Franco, we've got a star-filled cast for this one, including Selena Gomez, Nat Wolff, Robert Duvall, Ed Harris, Vincent D'Onofrio, Brian Cranston, and many others. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHPO2SMzRHs Smurfs: The Lost Village On March 31st, the Smurfs returns to the big screen, and this time around it's all about some sort of list village. Here's a brand new trailer for that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKmZppjdRjY The Lost City of Z Just last week we saw a trailer for Amazon's The Lost City of Z , a story based on real-life events at the beginning of the 20th century. Charlie Hunnam plays a British explorer who's looking for a mythical city into the Amazon — yes, there's a pinch of irony right there. Here's Amazon's, the company not the region, brand new trailer about the early exploration of Amazon, the region not the company: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yixiv6A0BbU Their Finest Making movies while the German army is at the height of its Blitzkrieg operations during World War 2 might seem insignificant, but the film crew in Their Finest does it for a purpose: to inspire the British people. Add to that the fact that a woman is doing what many regard as a man's job, and you got an interesting plot for this comedy/drama. The movie about making movies at perilous times launches on April 7th. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERC1EQCuzkE Transformers: The Last Knight Transformers: The Last Knight is getting a brand new trailer this Sunday. But in the meantime, we have a teaser for the Super Bowl clip for this next installment of Transformers . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsPawICdYRU