Facebook sells off Oculus Medium to Adobe

Crunch | 2019-12-07

Facebook is selling Oculus Medium — a 3D virtual reality sculpting tool for creatives — to Adobe. The team was an expensive effort for Oculus and its sale signifies a broader rethinking within Facebook in what virtual reality...

Samsung Galaxy S11: Latest leak hints at massive multi-camera upgrade

The Independent | 2019-12-06

Samsung's next flagship device might be more camera than smartphone, with the latest Galaxy S11 leak revealing a host of highly-impressive lenses and sensors. New rumours appear to confirm previous reports that the Galaxy S11 will come with a 108-megapixel image sensor, while also revealing...

Hong Kong Airlines to keep flying as regulator grants reprieve

The Star | 2019-12-07

BEIJING: Hong Kong Airlines Ltd. averted becoming the first carrier to collapse in the city in more than a decade after the local licensing authority said it won’t take further action against the embattled company on certain conditions. ......

Ericsson agrees to pay over $1 billion to resolve U.S. corruption probe -statement

Reuters | 2019-12-06

Mobile telecoms gear maker Ericsson has agreed to pay over $1 billion to resolve a foreign corruption probe, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement on Friday. ......

WHO contradicts Javadekar’s views on pollution and lifespan

The Times of India | 2019-12-07

Nagpur: The World Health Organization (WHO), a specialized agency of the United Nations working on international public health, has rebuked Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar for stating that there is no linkage between air pollution and reduced lifespan. “We wish it didn’t kill people but...

The $120,000 banana wins Art Basel

Indian Express | 2019-12-07

By Guy Trebay Leave it to Maurizio Cattelan. The first flight of VIP collectors had barely arrived at Art Basel Miami Beach, the art fair that some call the “Running of the Billionaires,” and the satirical Italian artist had already won the battle for Instagram. All he needed was a banana and some...

Roger Federer coin proves too popular for Swiss mint’s webshop

Indian Express | 2019-12-04

A commemorative silver coin depicting tennis champion Roger Federer is proving so popular that it’s crippling the website of Switzerland’s mint. Advertising The coin, with a face value of 20 francs ($20), is the first by the federal mint with a living person on it. Featuring the 38-year-old Swiss...

Sania Mirza set for return at Hobart International

Indian Express | 2019-11-28

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza on Thursday confirmed that she will be back to competitive tennis at Hobart International in January 2020, two years after taking a maternity break. The 33-year-old, who last played at China Open in October 2017, will team up with Ukraine’s Nadiia Kichenok, the...

Bayern Munich beaten by late penalty as Borussia Monchengladbach remain top

Belfast Telegraph | 2019-12-07

Borussia Monchengladbach remain top of the Bundesliga after a last-minute penalty saw them defeat reigning champions Bayern Munich 2-1. Ivan Perisic gave Bayern the lead shortly after half-time but were swiftly pegged back when Ramy Bensebaini struck after an hour. Javi Martinez was sent off for...

Real Madrid ease past Espanyol to move top of La Liga

MADRID – Real Madrid's Raphael Varane and Karim Benzema scored in each half to earn a comfortable 2-0 win over Espanyol that sent their team provisionally top of La Liga on Saturday. Madrid were not at their best but moved three points clear of rivals Barcelona, who host Real Mallorca in the late...

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New European leader chooses Africa as 1st overseas visit

Wtop | 2019-12-07

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The Jerusalem Post | 2019-12-07

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Thousands rally behind Suu Kyi ahead of Hague court date

The Siasat Daily | 2019-12-07

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