Google, Facebook spend big on U.S. lobbying amid policy battles

Alphabet Inc's Google disclosed in a quarterly filing on Tuesday that it spent a company-record $21.2 million on lobbying the U.S. government in 2018, topping its previous high of $18.22 million in 2012, as the search engine operator fights wide-ranging scrutiny into its practices.Read More

Leaked screenshots reveal Verizon is already testing a video-game streaming service to compete with Microsoft, Google, and Amazon

Verizon is the latest company known to be planning a cloud gaming service. Verizon Gaming will let users stream video games directly to their smartphones and other devices. Read More

Google wins U.S. approval for radar-based hand motion sensor

Alphabet Inc's Google unit won approval from U.S. regulators to deploy a radar-based motion sensing device known as Project Soli. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said in an order late on Monday that it would grant Google a waiver to operate the Soli sensors at higher power levels than currently allowed. The FCC said the... Continue Reading →

More About BeetRoot

The beetroot is the taproot portion of the beet plant, usually known in North America as the beet and also known as the table beet, garden beet, red beet, or golden beet. It is one of several of the cultivated varieties of Beta vulgaris grown for their edible taproots and their leaves (called beet greens).... Continue Reading →

Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult Hold Hands in London

Lovebirds Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult enjoyed a romantic day in London Thursday, holding hands for a walk as the busy actors take a breather from their fast-paced careers. After enjoying a lunch at an outdoor cafe, the couple, who are costars in the X-Men franchise, set off on foot. They were bundled up a... Continue Reading →

Serena, Nadal, Murray all confirmed for Australian Open

Serena Williams will make her return to the Australian Open for the first time since winning in 2017 when eight-weeks pregnant, it was confirmed on Wednesday, with virtually all the world's top 100 players due at Melbourne Park. That includes injury-prone Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray. Williams returned from giving birth to her first child... Continue Reading →

Trump’s fortress of corruption is cracking

Has there ever been another president in U.S. history who openly places his own interests above those of the country as brazenly and unabashedly as Donald Trump does? Probably not, but right now, there are increasing signs that President Trump’s ability to skirt accountability in this regard is cracking. You can see this happening in... Continue Reading →

Albert Einstein’s ‘God letter’ reflecting on religion up for auction

A handwritten missive by Albert Einstein known as the “God letter” is expected to fetch up to $1.5m (£1.2m) when it goes under the hammer. The one-and-a-half-page letter, written in 1954 in German and addressed to the philosopher Eric Gutkind, contains reflections on God, the Bible and Judaism. Einstein says: “The word God is for... Continue Reading →

Cyclist Stabbed, Rides to Doctor With Knife in His Head

After being stabbed in the head, a South African cyclist wasn’t going to wait around for an ambulance—and perhaps another assault. Instead, he rode his bike to a nearby doctor’s office, the knife still protruding from his skull. Shaun Wayne was biking to his restaurant job in Strand, a seaside resort near Cape Town, last... Continue Reading →

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