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October 13, 2018 7:26 AM ST Engineering wins $5.5 million Singapore contract to test smart lamp-posts

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Technologies Engineering has won a S$7.5 million ($5.5 million) contract for the trial of a smart lamp-post project in Singapore, which includes fitting sensors and cameras to posts in the city-state, according to the government’s official tender website. The project is part of a broader “Smart Nation” plan developed by the Singapore 76

October 10, 2018 11:30 PM Will Smith 'can't wait' for everyone to see him as the Genie in 'Aladdin,' reveals first poster for movie

Will Smith will star as Genie in "Aladdin," which hits theaters on May 24, 2019. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) On Wednesday, the "Suicide Squad" star posted the first poster for the remake of the musical "Aladdin," in which he’ll be playing the wise-cracking genie! The post features smoke trailing out of a thin, ornately decorated lamp set upon a rock from behind 80

October 9, 2018 7:22 PM Big Oil’s Bet on Natural Gas Is a Slow Burn

Exxon and Shell are among the companies planning big new investments in liquefied natural gas Big Oil is betting on natural gas as the fuel of the future, but companies face a challenge to show they can make as much money producing and selling cargoes of gas as they could from tankers of crude. Last week, Royal Dutch Shell PLC announced a liquefied natural 84

October 9, 2018 1:32 PM Microsoft expands cloud service in push for $10 billion Pentagon contract

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) said on Tuesday its expanded Azure cloud service to help government clients save data on their own servers would be available by the end of the first quarter of 2019, as it battles with for a $10 billion Pentagon contract. The two companies are left in the fray for the lucrative contract after Alphabet Inc’s 68

October 8, 2018 6:45 PM Google+ to shut down following bug that exposed 500K profiles

Google announced that it will shut down the consumer version of Google+ following the discovery of a bug that it opted to keep secret. (Google) Google today announced that it will shut down the consumer version of Google+ following the discovery of a bug that it opted to keep secret. In a blog post, the search giant framed the decision as one that makes 73

October 8, 2018 4:17 PM Facebook Pushes Into Africa

Social media giant helps connect remote parts of Uganda to internet, after past efforts to widen access in developing world drew criticism GULU, Uganda—A prominent red sign welcoming visitors to this remote and dusty agricultural city makes the announcement in capital letters: “This is now a 4G zone.” That is thanks in part to Facebook Inc., which, along 91

October 8, 2018 3:18 PM Microsoft testing new game-streaming service

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is testing a new game streaming service called Project xCloud that is designed to work across PCs, consoles and mobile devices, the company said on Monday. “We are testing Project xCloud today. The test runs on devices (mobile phones, tablets) paired with an Xbox Wireless Controller through Bluetooth, and it is also playable 67

October 7, 2018 11:01 AM Man United, Premier League 'not appealing' to Zinedine Zidane

The agent for Zinedine Zidane said the former Real Madrid coach is not interested in managing in England amid persistent reports that he will replace Jose Mourinho at Manchester United. Zidane, has said he will coach again after walking away from Madrid in May following their third consecutive UEFA Champions League title. And although Mourinho remains 71

October 6, 2018 1:15 AM Conor McGregor Gets Insanely Realistic Mural Outside L.A. Irish Pub

If $50-100 million and an escort from Drake weren't enough, the UFC superstar now has an epic mural outside an Irish pub ... 5,000 miles from Dublin. Jonas Never -- the street artist behind the (vandalized) LeBron James mural -- started the project earlier this week ... utilizing a brick wall outside O'Brien's Irish Pub in Santa Monica. Jonas tells us the super 77

October 5, 2018 11:06 PM Margot Robbie in talks to star in 'Barbie' movie: reports

Margot Robbie is reportedly in talks to star in a "Barbie" movie, according to multiple outlets. (Reuters) Margot Robbie is reportedly in talks to star in a "Barbie" movie, according to multiple outlets. Per The Hollywood Reporter, in addition to starring in the feature film, the 28-year-old Oscar-nominated actress would also produce the project through 62