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Probe begins on sexual assault charges against Sylvester Stallone

14 Jun 2018

Probe begins on sexual assault charges against Sylvester Stallone

Los Angeles prosecutors are reviewing sexual assault charges levelled against Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone.

Facebook accused of conducting mass surveillance through its apps

26 May 2018

Facebook accused of conducting mass surveillance through its apps

A court case claims that Facebook reportedly collected information about users and their friends- some who weren't even registered with the website- through its apps.

Abacus to coding: 82-year-old Masako Wakamiya is world's oldest app-developer

24 May 2018

Abacus to coding: 82-year-old Masako Wakamiya is world's oldest app-developer

Aging is a new stage of opportunity and strength, American writer Betty Friedan said once. And she was right.

Apple's coding curriculum to be taught to deaf, blind students

18 May 2018

Apple's coding curriculum to be taught to deaf, blind students

Apple's is expanding its "Everyone Can Code" initiative to schools with children who are deaf, blind and have other assistive needs.

Apple faces lawsuit over MacBooks with faulty butterfly keyboards

14 May 2018

Apple faces lawsuit over MacBooks with faulty butterfly keyboards

US-based MacBook users Kyle Barbaro and Zixua Rao have filed a class action lawsuit against Apple in the Northern District Court of California.

YouTube to help users manage their addictive video watching behavior

13 May 2018

YouTube to help users manage their addictive video watching behavior

At the recently concluded Google I/O 2018 annual developer conference in California, the company rolled out a series of new features on YouTube that will help people control their usage of the video streaming app.

6 key takeaways from Google I/O 2018

12 May 2018

6 key takeaways from Google I/O 2018

Google I/O 2018, the company's annual developer conference, has just concluded in California.

Google I/O 2018: Smart displays to start selling from July

09 May 2018

Google I/O 2018: Smart displays to start selling from July

Google's first smart displays, which are essentially screen-enriched smart speakers, will hit the stores in July, the company has announced at its ongoing annual developer conference Google I/O 2018 in California.

Google I/O 2018: Maps goes beyond navigation, becomes about exploration

09 May 2018

Google I/O 2018: Maps goes beyond navigation, becomes about exploration

Several updates have been announced to Google Maps at the company's ongoing Google I/O 2018 annual developer conference in California.

Google I/O 2018: Android P beta version becomes publicly available

09 May 2018

Google I/O 2018: Android P beta version becomes publicly available

The beta version of Android P was made available to the public at the ongoing Google I/O 2018 developers conference in California.

AI-powered game identifies object images and matches them with emojis

07 May 2018

AI-powered game identifies object images and matches them with emojis

As an example of interesting and fun uses of machine learning, Google has launched a new AI-based game called "Emoji Scavenger Hunt".

Facebook uses public Instagram images to train image recognition AI

03 May 2018

Facebook uses public Instagram images to train image recognition AI

At its ongoing F8 developer conference in California, Facebook has detailed how it's using Instagram images to train its image recognition artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms.

Ashley Judd files a defamation suit against Harvey Weinstein

02 May 2018

Ashley Judd files a defamation suit against Harvey Weinstein

Actress Ashley Judd, who was one of the first women to speak up against Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct, has now sued the disgraced producer for damaging her career.

5 songs that define JNU and its creatures

28 Apr 2018

5 songs that define JNU and its creatures

We all were textbook idealists, while growing up. But a 28-year-old Kanhaiya Kumar of JNU (in)fame still is - it is both funny and scary, in equal parts.

Reputed Indian-American scientist faces misconduct allegations

25 Apr 2018

Reputed Indian-American scientist faces misconduct allegations

Indian-American scientist Inder Verma, among the world's top authorities on cancer and gene therapy, has been placed on leave from California's prestigious Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

YouTube HQ shooting triggers gun control demands, grief from celebs

04 Apr 2018

YouTube HQ shooting triggers gun control demands, grief from celebs

The YouTube shooting incident has re-ignited the debate over gun control. But this time, the shock is manifold: the suspect managed to bring a gun into the office of one of the world's topmost tech companies, so where's security?

YouTube shooter was angry at company for 'censorship,' 'discrimination'

04 Apr 2018

YouTube shooter was angry at company for 'censorship,' 'discrimination'

A woman identified as Nasim Aghdam, YouTube employee, opened fire at the company's California headquarters yesterday, injuring three before apparently shooting herself.

Woman opens fire at California YouTube-headquarters before apparently killing herself

04 Apr 2018

Woman opens fire at California YouTube-headquarters before apparently killing herself

A gunwoman opened fire at the California YouTube headquarters yesterday afternoon before apparently shooting herself.

Tesla's Model X was on autopilot mode when it crashed

01 Apr 2018

Tesla's Model X was on autopilot mode when it crashed

Tesla's Model X that was involved in a fatal car crash last week was operating on autopilot mode when the accident happened.

'Flat-Earther' launches himself in self-made rocket to prove his theory

25 Mar 2018

'Flat-Earther' launches himself in self-made rocket to prove his theory

"Mad" Mike Hughes has finally done what he has been promising to do since years: he has launched himself in his self-made rocket from Amboy, California.

California Police shot black-man suspecting gun. He had an iPhone

23 Mar 2018

California Police shot black-man suspecting gun. He had an iPhone

Police in California has released disturbing footage of cops shooting an African-American man 20 times in the backyard of his own Sacramento home.

Anti H-1B advertisements at railways stations, trains in Silicon Valley

20 Mar 2018

Anti H-1B advertisements at railways stations, trains in Silicon Valley

An anti-immigrant organization has installed advertisements against H-1B visa-holders at railways stations and on trains in California's San Francisco Bay Area, where Silicon Valley, the home to world's top tech companies, is located.

Apple making its own displays, instead of using Samsung screens

19 Mar 2018

Apple making its own displays, instead of using Samsung screens

According to media reports, Apple is, for the first time, designing and producing its own device displays.

California veterans home hostage standoff: 3 women, gunman found dead

10 Mar 2018

California veterans home hostage standoff: 3 women, gunman found dead

After an hours-long standoff between police and a gunman, three women (believed to be gunman's hostages) were found dead along with the suspect at a California veterans' home.

SpaceX to launch its first internet satellites this week

16 Feb 2018

SpaceX to launch its first internet satellites this week

Ahead of its proposed plans, SpaceX is set to launch its first internet satellites on February 17th that will put two test satellites, Microsat 2a and 2b, into the orbit.

California #MeToo leader Cristina Garcia accused of sexual misconduct

09 Feb 2018

California #MeToo leader Cristina Garcia accused of sexual misconduct

California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, one of the leading campaigners of the #MeToo movement, who was also featured among Time magazine's "Silence Breakers" in December, is now facing charges of inappropriate sexual behavior.

California bakeries can refuse to sell cake to gay customers

08 Feb 2018

California bakeries can refuse to sell cake to gay customers

In a controversial judgment, a California court has ruled that bakeries in the US state can refuse services to same-sex couples if they find it in disagreement with their religious beliefs.

Tinder can no longer discriminate against users aged over 30

01 Feb 2018

Tinder can no longer discriminate against users aged over 30

An appellate court in California has ruled against Tinder for charging a higher fee from users aged over 30.

Suicides, mass shootings, gun violence: America after the dream

20 Jan 2018

Suicides, mass shootings, gun violence: America after the dream

Thirteen siblings aged 2-29 years were found emaciated, chained and padlocked in their California home by the police on January 14. They had been held captive, starved and tortured by their biological parents for months.

California couple denies torturing and abusing chained, shackled children

19 Jan 2018

California couple denies torturing and abusing chained, shackled children

California couple David and Louise Turpin, whose 13 children were found bound and chained inside their house, have pleaded not guilty.

California couple chained, tortured their 13 children, arrested

16 Jan 2018

California couple chained, tortured their 13 children, arrested

On Sunday, California cops received a strange call: a 17-year-old girl said she'd escaped from her house, where her 12 siblings were held captive.

15 dead, 100s injured in California mudslides; rescue operation on

11 Jan 2018

15 dead, 100s injured in California mudslides; rescue operation on

At least 15 people have reportedly died in Southern California after the storm-hit region recently witnessed mudslides and flooding.

Revised lawsuit against Google over gender pay disparity

04 Jan 2018

Revised lawsuit against Google over gender pay disparity

Four former women employees of Google have filed a revised lawsuit against the tech giant on Wednesday, accusing it of gender pay disparity.

California is reinventing itself along progressive lines

01 Jan 2018

California is reinventing itself along progressive lines

Today onwards, California will start implementing hundreds of new laws of a progressive bent which will affect everything from education and health to wages to immigration to traffic.

Bruce McCandless, first astronaut to fly untethered in space, dies

25 Dec 2017

Bruce McCandless, first astronaut to fly untethered in space, dies

Bruce McCandless, the NASA astronaut who became the first person to float untethered in outer-space died at 80.

Los Angeles rattled by 'UFO' sighting, turned out SpaceX rocket

23 Dec 2017

Los Angeles rattled by 'UFO' sighting, turned out SpaceX rocket

Startled crowds in Los Angeles stopped short on Friday as an untraceable light streaked over California.

Here's what Apple is likely to launch in 2018!

22 Dec 2017

Here's what Apple is likely to launch in 2018!

Apple has really been busy this year with a lot of product launches. It has also been an important year for the Cupertino-based tech-giant in which the iPhone celebrated its tenth anniversary.

California wildfires burn area larger than New York City

11 Dec 2017

California wildfires burn area larger than New York City

The Thomas fire in California's Ventura and Santa Barbara counties has expanded significantly over the past week, scorching 230,000 acres, an area larger than New York City.

Southern California wildfires extend to Bel-Air, damage to multimillion-dollar properties

07 Dec 2017

Southern California wildfires extend to Bel-Air, damage to multimillion-dollar properties

After ravaging property worth millions of dollars, the Southern California wildfire has extended to Los Angeles' exclusive Bel-Air section.

Wildfires spreading fast in southern California, thousands evacuate

06 Dec 2017

Wildfires spreading fast in southern California, thousands evacuate

On 6th December, it was reported that thousands in southern California's Ventura County were forced to evacuate due to rapidly spreading wildfires.