Teo Georgoulis

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Stop panicking. Not even the power to pardon can save Trump from the trouble he's in

<b>To the editor:</b> Let’s take a step back from the panic and posturing over President Trump’s assertion that he has the “absolute” right to pardon himself.<p>Trump’s pronouncement is rendered moot by the U.S. Constitution, which expressly prohibits the president from using the pardon power in the case of …

'Holy grail of cancer research': doctors positive about early detection blood test

Blood tests called liquid biopsies show signs of finding 10 different types of cancer at an early stage<p>A blood test for 10 different types of cancers could one day help doctors screen for the disease before patients show symptoms, researchers at the world’s largest gathering of oncologists have …

Cancer

iPhone beats Samsung in court, but Apple has to pay you $50

The iPhone won a huge -- and lucrative -- legal battle against Samsung Galaxy phones, but will wind up giving some of it back to pissed-off iPhone owners, and next-gen iPhone chips might already be underway. Here's what happened in the world of iPhone this week.<p>After a major seven-year litigation …

The Birth Of GDPR: What Is It And What You Need To Know

When you woke up this morning, you may have noticed that your email inbox has been flooded with emails from businesses and organizations informing you that they have “updated their privacy policy”.<p>The reason being is today, GDPR goes into effect and if a business isn’t compliant, then hefty fines …

Privacy

Windows 10 automatically installs without permission, complain users

Microsoft denies claims on Reddit, forums, gaming sites and Twitter that Windows 10 is being forced on Windows 7 PCs without asking users<p>Windows 7 users are reporting that Windows 10 is automatically installing on their PCs without permission.<p>Scores of users have posted on Twitter, forums, Reddit …

Associated Press News

Facebook accused of vetoing newspaper's choice of interviewer

Sweden’s Svenska Dagbladet claims social network ‘seem to have a need to control the information and communication around them’<p>A Swedish newspaper has accused Facebook of trying to influence its coverage by vetoing its choice of reporter to interview the social network’s executives.<p>Svenska …

Uber: 'Devastated' by Kalamazoo, Working With Authorities and Not Changing Its Policies

The company held a call with reporters on Monday.<p>On a Monday afternoon conference call with reporters, a group of Uber executives stressed that the company was “devastated” by the mass shooting committed this past weekend by an Uber driver in Kalamazoo, Mich., and added that the company had done …

Crime

Bill Gates backs FBI in battle with Apple over San Bernardino killer's phone

US government is asking for a particular case, and Apple should comply, says Microsoft co-founder Gates<p>The Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has waded into the row between Apple and the FBI, arguing that the government agency is right to demand co-operation from Silicon Valley when it comes to …

Stock market rout intensifies amid fears central banks are 'out of ammunition'

Japanese shares have fallen 2.3% on Wednesday as the Bank of Japan’s recent decision to force interest rates below zero is seen as having little impact<p>Stock markets in Asia Pacific fell heavily on Wednesday with investors fearing that central bankers were “out of ammunition” and unable to intervene …

Stock Markets

Google computers qualify as drivers in automated cars, US government says

Alphabet convinces federal transportation safety board that the software in its self-driving cars is considered the driver, not the human inside<p>Google has managed to persuade the US government that the tech company’s computers – rather than humans – should be defined as the “drivers” of a growing …

Autonomous Cars

As The Great Netflix Crackdown Begins, Customers Are Promised Workarounds

Netflix has started following through on its pledge to stop users accessing content that isn’t supposed to be available in their home country.<p>Last week, after extending its services to more than 130 new countries, the streaming firm announced that it would no longer tolerate customers bypassing …

Customers

Pakistan's YouTube ban lifted

Video-sharing site has launched a local channel that gives the government power to demand material is withdrawn<p>Pakistan has removed a three-year ban on YouTube after the video-sharing website launched a local version that allows the government to demand removal of material it considers …

SpaceX rocket explodes while trying to land on drone ship

Re-usable space rocket owned by Elon Musk experiences another ‘rapid unscheduled disassembly’ crash while trying to land<p>Elon Musk’s SpaceX has experienced another example of “rapid unscheduled disassembly” – which is Musk jargon for “my rocket exploded”.<p>The spaceflight company has been testing a …

The Algorithms Are Taking Over: Who Controls Our Online Future?

The online world is becoming an ever-more-important piece of our societal existence. In the US, people have become so glued to their phones that 10% of all pedestrian emergency room visits are now from cell phones and not a week goes by without another report of what has become “death by …

Internet

The toys that will actually teach your girls engineering skills

Toy stores are no strangers to gender politics. But the new trend in science and tech toys for girls has brought the debate to an all-time low. Some common refrains:<p><i>Why is the doll blonde? Isn’t it supposed to be the Anti-Barbie?</i><i><br>Why are they so thin and what’s with the short skirts?</i><i><br>Does everything</i> …

Kids

Faber boss says future of book publishing is mobile

Stephen Page also says publishers must ‘understand mobile’ and put smartphone communication at the centre of thinking<p>The chief executive of publisher Faber & Faber has challenged the book publishing industry to respond to the rapid increase in smartphone use, particularly by young readers.<p>“Perhaps …

Electronic Sports Drawing Major Brands Like Coca-Cola, Intel And Nissan

Sold-out sports arenas, major advertisers, big prize money, ESPN exposure and 71 million viewers. The latest sport to achieve those plateaus is eSports, or competitive video gaming.<p>According to a recent report entitled eSports: The Biggest Sport You’ve Probably Never Heard Of, drafted by New …

96-Year-Old Photographer Writes a Wonderful Message to His Granddaughter and Gives Her His Gear

22-year-old Alexis Taylor recently shared an email she received from her 96-year-old photographer grandfather, and it’s just too wonderful not to …

Olympus National Park, Greece

<b>Name:</b> Olympus National Park <b><br>Location:</b> Greece <b><br>Date Established:</b> 1938 <b><br>Size:</b> 92 square miles (238 square kilometers)<p>Did You Know?<p><b>• Myth-Laden Mountain</b> Greece’s highest mountain, Olympus is also the legendary abode of the gods. The favor of the deities gave the mountain an honored place in Classical Greek …

Meet A Whole New Generation Of Street Art Emerging In Athens, Greece

“Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing," Banksy famously proclaimed. "And even if you don't come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can make someone smile while they're having a piss.” The world's most recognizable street artist has a point -- graffiti has a …

Father.IO Brings First Person Shooter Gaming In Real World Environments

Proxy42, an augmented reality gaming and hardware company headquartered in San Francisco, with additional production facilities in Italy, launched this week the pre-sale for Father.IO a massive multiplayer game, based on AR, to be played in the real world.<p>Gamers worldwide will be able to play via …

Comic Book Review - The Bigger Bang #1

<i>Zeb Larson reviews The Bigger Bang #1…</i><p><i>The Big Bang created all life as we know it. The Bigger Bang creates just one: a being named Cosmos. Is he a</i> …

8 Ways a Digital Media Platform is More Powerful than “Marketing”

You may have heard that “media not marketing” is the future of online business … but what does that actually mean, what can it look like?<p>As you’ll see in this SlideShare, examples of a media-first approach done very well are all around us, it only takes a simple shift in thinking to see them.<p>Can …

Game developer Brianna Wu leaves home after receiving death threats for speaking out in support of women

<i>Update: This story originally claimed that developer Gearbox was the target of a bomb threat, but police do not believe the studio was the target. We apologize for the error.</i><p>Another game developer has left her home tonight because she fears for her life.<p>Brianna Wu, developer of sci-fi action …

Thync's neurosignalling wearable will change your mind — literally

Wearable devices are everywhere. Most use sensor technology to measure things your body is or isn’t doing. Another class of devices, like insulin pumps, takes action on the measurement data to change some condition in the body.<p>One Los Gatos, Calif.-based company, Thync, is developing wearable …

Uber Drivers Across The Country Are Organizing Their Largest Protest Yet

Uber drivers in New York, San Francisco and London are already on board, one of the organizers told BuzzFeed News.<p>The California App-Based Drivers Association (CADA) – a non-profit dedicated to protecting fairness and transparency in the app-based car service industry – is mobilizing Uber drivers …

FCC busts Marriott for blocking Wi-Fi hotspots

It’s uncanny how often otherwise zippy mobile hotspots suddenly fail once you walk into a hotel conference room. Could somebody be blocking their signal?<p>The FCC has found at least one hotel that actually did it. Marriott’s Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. And the …

'Alien: Isolation:' First Impressions

Remember, this is Alien: Isolation. This is not Aliens: Isolation. James Cameron’s second film, on the surface, seems like better fodder for a video game, but this game is all about trying to recreate the sense of helpless dread that pervades the original movie. There is only one Alien. You cannot …