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Google could face a $1.4b fine in India for rigging search results

Google is being investigated by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) after the agency received complaints that the search giant abused its dominant market position and rigged search results, reports The Economic Times.<p>If found guilty, Google could face a fine of up to 10 percent of its income; …

AdWords

Samsung Pay beta begins rolling out in the US

Although not scheduled to officially launch in the US until late September, Samsung has begun accepting applications for users to beta test its Samsung Pay mobile payment system in the country.<p>Before being accepted onto the program, you need to pass a little checklist of things. First, you will …

Electronics Industry

Google Maps update v9.13: add businesses, Street View thumbnails and more

Have you noticed a new Google Maps update hit your device? It happens to come with some nifty new features. This upgrade takes the Search Giant’s mapping app to version 9.13. It comes with a couple main improvements, as well as your typical bug fixes, so let’s dig into all the details.<p>The coolest …

Neat

7 ancient strategies for winning online arguments

If you write anything on the internet, from tweets and Facebook status update to the hundreds of words I publish every week, you’re going to encounter some very assertive/aggressive comments and – to put it mildly – some chuntering idiots.<p>I’ve developed lots of strategies to deal with the slurry of …

Self-help

Ukrainian casualties reported before peace talks

KIEV (Reuters) - Four Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and 15 wounded in fighting with pro-Russian rebels in the past 24 hours just before talks on a ceasefire were due to start, the Ukrainian military said on Monday.<p>It was the highest casualty figure in over two weeks.<p>Ukrainian military …

Russia

California Wildfires: 13,000 Under Evacuation Orders as Rocky Fire Rages

Thousands of people were ordered out of their homes Monday after wind-whipped wildfires burned dozens of buildings across northern California.<p>Described as “unprecedented” by authorities, the largest blaze — which is known as the Rocky Fire — had torn across Lake County, north of San Francisco, …

California Wildfires
Israel

New York prison employee arraigned for allegedly helping killers escape

<b>(CNN) —</b> A New York prison tailor who allegedly aided a pair of convicted murderers before their brazen escape was arraigned Friday on a felony charge of promoting prison contraband and a misdemeanor charge of criminal facilitation.<p>Joyce Mitchell, who authorities said has voluntarily provided useful …

Crime

6 Killed When N.Y. Commuter Train Hits SUV

A crash involving a commuter train north of New York City and a car on the tracks left the SUV's driver and five train passengers dead and a dozen people injured Tuesday night, according to WNYC.<p>"It was not immediately clear why the car, described as a black Jeep Cherokee, was on the tracks. In an …

MTA

Jordan executes two militants in response to the brutal killing of one of its pilots by ISIL

Jordan has executed two convicted militants in response to the brutal killing of one of their pilots who had been held captive by Islamist extremists.<p>One of the militants is said to have been Sajida al-Rishawi, the woman ISIL had demanded in a prisoner swap<p>It follows Jordanian promises of revenge …

Jordan

Blizzard 2015: 250-Mile Stretch of Northeast Braces for Storm

The New York City area was placed under a 35-hour blizzard warning beginning Monday afternoon, with more than 2 feet of snow expected to create "paralyzing, crippling" conditions, forecasters said Sunday.<p>It's part of a storm system that's expected to pummel the Northeast from Philadelphia all the …

Weather

Yemen president quits, throwing country deeper into chaos

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi resigned on Thursday, just days after Houthi rebels battled their way into his presidential palace, plunging the unstable Arab country deeper into chaos and depriving Washington of a key ally against al Qaeda.<p>Hadi, a former general, blamed …

South Asia

Microsoft HoloLens won't be the next Google Glass, and that's a good thing

Microsoft stunned audiences of Wednesday's Windows 10 event by unveiling HoloLens, the company's augmented-reality headset and platform.<p>Not only is …

US ban on Cuban cigars comes to an end as Barack Obama's détente with Cuba begins

The first practical elements of the new era in US-Cuba relations come into force on Friday<p>America's half-century ban on Cuban cigars will come to an end on Friday as Barack Obama's new policy of détente with Cuba starts to come into force.<p>Just weeks after Mr Obama announced that he was reversing 50 …

A Guide To Loading Basically Every Type Of Dishwasher That Exists

Remember in grade school when the teachers repeatedly told us to read directions? Well, they were onto something. Not only did teaching us that simple, yet invaluable skill mean they didn't have to answer the same question over and over again, but they were also preparing us for the rest of our …

Report: Clif Bar Fires Its Riskiest Sponsored Climbers

Sports nutrition brand Clif Bar has reportedly fired six of its sponsored climbers for engaging in high-risk activities. A story in <i>Rock and Ice</i> cites an anonymous source claiming the company has severed its relationship with “anybody who free-solo climbs, BASE jumps, or slacklines.”<p>The source …

Climbing

Regular pot smokers have shrunken brains, study says

Experimental mice have been telling us this for years, but pot-smoking humans didn't want to believe it could happen to them: Compared with a person who never smoked marijuana, someone who uses marijuana regularly has, on average, less gray matter in his orbital frontal cortex, a region that is a …

The Brain

Obama urges China to be partner in ensuring world order

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday a successful China was in the interests of the United States and the world but Beijing had to be a partner in underwriting international order, and not undermine it.<p>Referring to growing concerns among U.S. and other companies about the …

Ebola nurse Kaci Hickox, boyfriend plan to leave Maine town

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend are planning to travel to southern Maine from Fort Kent, Maine, after her 21-day monitoring period ends this week.<p>Hickox, who recently returned to the United States after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, defied a quarantine in a tense standoff …

It’s Over: Texas’ Ebola Outbreak Has Ended

The Ebola outbreak in Texas has ended.<p>As of midnight Friday, it was 21 days since anyone got Ebola or was in contact with someone who got Ebola.<p>“God willing, we are going to be Ebola-free Friday midnight,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, the elected official who oversaw the county’s response …

Disease

2 killed as Idaho National Guard chopper crashes near Boise Airport

An Idaho National Guard Apache helicopter crashed Thursday night just south of Boise Airport, killing two, according to Boise Fire Department officials.<p>The helicopter went down about 7:50 p.m. local time, said Tammy Barry, spokeswoman for the department.<p>Both crew members on board were killed, Col. …

Latin America

Russian government hints at Vladimir Putin and Tony Abbott meeting

Russian and Australian leaders will have opportunity for talks ‘on the sidelines of one or another summit’, Putin spokesman says<p>The Russian government appears to be warming to the prospect of a meeting between Vladimir Putin and Tony Abbott, with officials pointing to a sidelines conversation …

Microsoft: Now you can create, edit on Office mobile apps for free

Use of the Office suite on mobile devices had been restricted to customers with a subscription. So will the freebie route pay off for Microsoft?<p>When you're mobile, you likely want robust, free software that works with a lot of apps and that can be accessed anywhere. So far, Microsoft has failed to …

An emotional move: First Trade Center tenants arrive

The early mornings were eerily the same. Clear blue skies and sunshine sparkling on the office towers of lower Manhattan.<p>One, though, was marked by tragedy and devastation. Just over 13 years ago, on Sept. 11, 2001, that beautiful day was shattered when two planes were flown into the Twin Towers of …

Manhattan

With Calendar app revamp, Google aims to keep rivals at bay

The app will automatically turn flight confirmations and concert tickets sent to your Gmail account into calendar events.<p>Google is trying to make sure its Calendar app stays current.<p>The Internet giant on Monday announced updates to the Calendar app for its Android operating system, as well as …