December 15, 2019
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Here’s how Fitbit can help fix Wear OS

Earlier this week, we speculated on some of the ways in which Google's purchase of Fitbit would be bad for wearables. However, there are a lot of things Google could learn from Fitbit to make Wear OS a compelling platform. The important thing here is that Google doesn't do what it has seemingly done in…

Australia: Firestorm death toll climbs toward 200

173 people have been killed in fires raging through Australia, making this the deadliest bushfire in Australian history. Nearly 815,447 acres (330,000 hectares) have...

UN demands return of aid seized by Hamas

The United Nations relief agency United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is demanding that Hamas return...

GM, Chrysler offer buyouts and early retirement to workers

General Motors NYSE: GM (GM) and Chrysler have both begun to offer layoff packages to their workforces. The automobile manufacturers have been hard hit in...

Shoe thrown at Chinese PM during speech at Cambridge University in...

An unnamed 27-year-old man has been arrested and charged with “public order offenses” after he threw a shoe at the Chinese prime minister, Wen...

Global economy could lose up to 51 million jobs this year,...

The International Labor Organization (ILO), a branch of the United Nations concerned with labor and workers’ rights issues, issued a report Wednesday explaining how...

Confusion over British cannabis status

The British Magistrates’ Association have voiced concern over the potential for confusion after the drug cannabis was reclassified by the government from Class C...

It’s official: British economy falls into recession

The United Kingdom has officially entered recession, with two consecutive quarters of negative growth. The last recession for the UK was nearly eighteen years...

Canadian energy company offers reward for info on pipeline bombings

On Wednesday, Canadian energy company EnCana announced that it would pay a C$500,000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest and prosecution in...

Main UN compound in Gaza shelled with ‘white phosphorus’

A spokesman says that the Gaza headquarters of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has...

Eurozone Now Officially in a Recession

The Eurozone is now officially in a recession, due to the recently released figures showing that, in the third quarter of 2008, the economy...

Iceland and United Kingdom in diplomatic dispute over financial crisis

Relations between Iceland and the United Kingdom are deteriorating after the two nations fell out over the current financial crisis. When Iceland nationalized...