‘Justice’ Is Merriam-Webster’s 2018 Word of the Year

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; (NEW YORK) — Racial justice. Obstruction of justice. Social justice. The Justice Department. Merriam-Webster has chosen “justice” as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle over months and months. The word follows “toxic,” picked by Oxford Dictionaries, and “misinformation,” Läs mer…

Catriona Gray From the Philippines Has Been Crowned Miss Universe 2018

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; (BANGKOK) — Catriona Gray of the Philippines was named winner of the Miss Universe 2018 competition in the Thai capital Bangkok, besting contestants from 93 other countries to claim the prize. The 24-year-old Gray edged out first runner-up Tamaryn Green of South Africa and Läs mer…

Google Doodle Celebrates the Most Spectacular Astronomical Event of the Year

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Google is celebrating one of the most spectacular astronomical events of the year, the Geminid Meteor Shower, with a dazzling new interactive Doodle. The annual meteor shower that lights up the sky every December is set to peak between late Thursday and the pre-dawn Läs mer…

Google’s CEO Will Face a House Grilling Over a Data Breach and Chinese Censorship Demands

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; (WASHINGTON) — Google’s CEO faces a grilling from U.S. lawmakers on how the web search giant handled an alarming data breach and whether it may bend to Chinese government censorship demands. CEO Sundar Pichai’s appearance Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee comes after he Läs mer…

You Can Now Turn on Scrolling Live Captions When You Make a Skype Call

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Microsoft announced the launch of scrolling, live call captions and a subtitles feature for Skype users in a blog post Monday. The AI-powered feature is designed to facilitate communication for all users, in particular people who are deaf or hard of hearing, and create Läs mer…

A Lawsuit Over the Sound of Cowbells is Dividing a Small German Town

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Are cowbells too loud? That’s the question polarizing residents of a market town to the south of Munich, Germany, where an unnamed couple is suing their neighbor. The BBC reports that the couple bought a house in 2011 in the town of Holzkirchen. In Läs mer…

A Colossal Australian Cow That Wowed the Internet Will Be Saved From Slaughter

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; (LAKE PRESTON, Australia) — Knickers the steer is huge on the internet — for being huge. The black-and-white Holstein Friesian won social media fame and many proclamations of “Holy Cow!” after photos surfaced of the 194-cm (6-ft.-4-in.) steer standing head and shoulders above a Läs mer…

Here’s Why Google Employees Are Protesting the Company’s Planned Expansion in China

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opposition to Google’s planned expansion into China is mounting, with human rights groups and even the company’s own employees demanding a censored search engine codenamed “Dragonfly” be withdrawn. An open letter from Google employees published Tuesday called on the company to cancel Dragonfly amid Läs mer…

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Moving Out of Kensington Palace

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are getting a new home address. Over the weekend, Kensington Palace confirmed that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be relocating early next year from their current digs at the London palace to Frogmore Cottage on the grounds Läs mer…

A Lucky Louisiana Couple Found a $1.8 Million Lottery Ticket While Cleaning for Thanksgiving

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A couple in Louisiana had more than a little extra to be thankful for this year after finding a winning lottery ticket while tidying up their house before the holiday. Harold and Tina Ehrenberg of Mandeville, La., discovered some forgotten lottery tickets this week Läs mer…