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PayPal refused to listen when eBay buyer returned item in pieces

Four months after being sold, the rotovator arrived back used and muddy, but still £112 was blocked from my account<p><b>Early in December 2016 we sold a rotovator on eBay which we had purchased from a local auction. The auctioneer had tested it and confirmed it as working. The eBay buyer turned up in</b> …

Paypal

Rumors spread on WhatsApp lead to mob violence and death in India

Mobs in the Indian state of Jharkhand killed seven people in two violent attacks, apparently spurred into action by rumors circulating on WhatsApp.<p>A rumor that spread last week via the popular messaging app said strangers were abducting children. Mobs of over 500 people descended on innocent men …

Donald Trump
Soccer

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel Trolls Mark Zuckerberg on Snap Earnings Call

On Snap’s first earnings call as a public company Wednesday, Wall Street had a particularly burning question for Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel: “Does …

Mark Zuckerberg

Snapchat co-founders lose $2 billion after first quarter, throw shade at Facebook

After Snap Inc. reported its earnings for the first quarter on Wednesday afternoon, it’s co-founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy each lost more than $1 billion.<p>Don’t worry, they’re not out on the street now or anything like that – but the loss is significant given that it came after the company’s …

Evan Spiegel

Uber should lose its licence if it doesn't improve workers' rights, say drivers

Minicab and black-cab drivers join GMB union in urging Transport for London to take action<p>A group of minicab drivers, many employed by Uber, have joined black-cab drivers and unions in calling for improved workers’ rights to be a condition of Uber being able to renew its London licence later this …

United Kingdom

Microsoft is planning to turn Windows 10 PCs into Amazon Echo competitors

Microsoft has been working on a new HomeHub feature for Windows 10 to better compete with devices like Amazon’s Echo. HomeHub is designed to create a family environment for a PC with shared access to calendars, apps, and even a new welcome screen. Microsoft is even planning to support smart home …

Smart Homes

Emergency Declared At Nuclear-Contaminated Site In Washington State

<b>Updated at 5:45 p.m. ET</b><p>The Department of Energy has declared an emergency at a nuclear-contaminated site in Washington state, after soil caved in over a portion of a tunnel containing rail cars contaminated with nuclear waste.<p>"All personnel in the immediate area have been accounted for — they are …

Nuclear Energy

SpaceX Test Fires the Center Booster of the Falcon Heavy

The heavy-lift launch vehicle is set to debut sometime this year with three Falcon 9 first stage boosters bolted together.<p>SpaceX is gearing up for its next big step forward in spaceflight: launching the Falcon Heavy. The heavy-lift launch vehicle will use three Falcon 9 cores bolted together—two …

Ripples in Space-Time Might Indicate That We Live in a Multiverse

Hunting for Extra Dimensions<p>As important as gravity is to us here on Earth, it is actually surprisingly weak in comparison to other fundamental …

Physics

Nicolas Cage Movie ‘211’ Will Start Production Again After Actor Breaks Ankle On Movie Set

<b>UPDATED, May 9, 10:48 AM:</b> The Millennnium Films’ bank heist movie <i>211</i> will be postponed for the next three to four weeks to give its star Nicolas Cage …

Nicolas Cage
Corruption

Report: FIFA to investigate Pogba's record transfer to Manchester United

Football's most expensive transfer is reportedly under the microscope.<p>According to Agence France-Presse, FIFA will investigate Paul Pogba's …

Soccer