Good Bye Google, Hello Alphabet

Good Bye Google, Hello Alphabet

LOS ANGELES: After U.S. markets closed on Friday, Alphabet replaced Google as the publicly traded company that will house Google s search and Web advertising businesses, maps, YouTube and its “moonshot” ventures such as driverless cars. Google s class A shares (GOOGL.O) and class C shares (GOOG.O) will automatically convert into the same number of Alphabet class […]

Thought-controlled computer cursor

Thought-controlled computer cursor

PARIS: Scientists working to perfect a thought-controlled computer cursor said Monday they have achieved their best results yet, and are moving closer to creating a version that paralysis victims can use. The device works twice as fast as in previous trials after American developers found better ways to read brain activity and fine-tuned its hardware and […]

Spectacular' meteor showers to light up the sky

Spectacular’ meteor showers to light up the sky

PARIS: The Perseid meteor shower — an annual display of natural fireworks — should be particularly spectacular this year, with extra-dark skies expected to create optimal stargazing conditions, astronomers said Friday. When the celestial show hits its peak overnight Wednesday next week, up to 100 shooting stars per hour will streak across the sky for […]