Science

Apple TV gets chatty with voice dictation

Dictation isn't just useful for searching, but can also be used for entering user names and passwords, which should bring a sigh of relief to anyone who has struggled to enter a long password using the remote. When the new Apple TV was announced, the inclusion of Siri was a strong selling point -too bad it turned out to suck . With all the improvements tvOS 9.2 will bring, it looks like the Apple TV will have a very good day when the free software update is released to the public ...

French Legal Problems for Facebook

The companies say that, should the data privacy be enforced, many services will suffer a delay before arriving to Europe. "We... look forward to engaging with the CNIL to respond to their concerns". And, last week the head of the CNIL, who also heads up the WP29 group of European DPAs, reiterated that Safe Harbor is not an option - stressing that companies continuing to use the invalidated framework are "in an illegal situation" and could face sanctions from DPAs.

Health

Trump Demands Iowa Rematch Over Cruz 'Fraud'

Trump did receive some good news the day after his disappointing night in Iowa. One peculiarity about the New Hampshire contest, however, is that registered Independents can select to vote in either party's primary. In fact, Marco Rubio, came in third, exactly where we predicted he would. Winning the Republican nomination is, of course, just the first step, but in Trump we have a candidate who has changed his party registration five times , has been on both sides of hot-button issues ...

IOC sends medical advice to Olympic committees on Zika virus

Bach praised progress in Brazil's Olympic preparations despite the country's serious financial downturn and outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Severe foetal birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes have been reported in babies whose mothers were infected with the virus while pregnant. Mario Andrada, a spokesman for the Rio Olympics organising committee, said that there had been no discussions about cancelling the games or moving them to another city because of Zika.

U.K.

Williams, Kerber in Australian Open final

Rain forced officials to close the roof, which helped Radwanska's rallies due to a heavier ball. Kerber said Graf "is still in shape and she is hitting very hard and moving still like she was moving a few years ago". The first set was no contest, over in 20 minutes. "I'm not even angry because I know she was just playing too good today", Radwanska said. A former World No 2, Radwanska pulled up more soundly in the second set, levelling proceedings at 3-3 after falling behind an early ...