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Europe looks to remold internet with new copyright rules

Europe looks to remold internet with new copyright rules

Technology
The European Union has approved a copyright rule that aims to give more protection to artists and news organizations but which critics say will stifle freedom of speech and online creativity and punish smaller web companies. Artists, celebrities and tech experts have spoken out both in favor and against the EU directive, which the 28 member states are required to adopt as law and got final approval from the European Council Monday. Here's a look at key issues. ——— WHAT DOES THE DIRECTIVE SAY? The most vigorously debated part of the legislation is a section that makes companies responsible for making sure that copyrighted material isn't uploaded to their platforms without permission from the original creator. It puts the legal onus on platforms to prevent copyright infringement but

Corrie’s Kevin Webster looks a long way from the cobbles in dapper Cheltenham Races get-up

Entertainment
Coronation Street’s Kevin Webster is famous for his signature dark blue boiler suit. Michael Le Vell, the actor who plays him, is rarely seen wearing anything else. But when the 54-year-old arrived at the Cheltenham races on Friday wearing a sophisticated suit, he was barely recognisable. The actor was joined by his co-star Alan Halsall, who most will know as the character Tyrone Dobbs. The two looked fantastic in their formalwear, leaving the streets of Corrie behind them.Michael opted for a three-piece suit made from a checkered grey wool, with a long black overcoat. He allowed his salt and pepper beard to grow out, giving off a very dapper impression altogether. The dad-of-two paired the outfit with a peach striped tie and a traditional tweed paddy ca...
Army looks for a few good robots, sparks industry battle

Army looks for a few good robots, sparks industry battle

Technology
The Army is looking for a few good robots. Not to fight — not yet, at least — but to help the men and women who do. These robots aren't taking up arms, but the companies making them have waged a different kind of battle. At stake is a contract worth almost half a billion dollars for 3,000 backpack-sized robots that can defuse bombs and scout enemy positions. Competition for the work has spilled over into Congress and federal court. The project and others like it could someday help troops "look around the corner, over the next hillside and let the robot be in harm's way and let the robot get shot," said Paul Scharre, a military technology expert at the Center for a New American Security. The big fight over small robots opens a window into the intersection of technology and nat...
The five biggest fashion looks for spring 2019

The five biggest fashion looks for spring 2019

Entertainment
If you've had enough of matching your scarf to your jumper, or accessorising every outfit with a pair of thermal tights, then never fear - help is on its way.Thanks to the way the fashion industry works, with designers showing collections months before they hit the shops, we already know what you'll be wearing come spring 2019.At the recent London, Paris and New York Fashion Weeks, the biggest looks were baby blue, clashing prints, the pink tuxedo, tie dye and bleach denim.You can get ahead of the fashion curve now by looking out for pieces that fit these forward-looking trends. Baby blue Last spring's pastel of choice was lavender, but ...

Lowe’s Looks to Start Catching Up With Home Depot

Finance
[unable to retrieve full-text content]There are a few reasons for investors to feel optimistic about Lowe s NYSE LOW upcoming earnings report The biggest one is that in light of the most recent update from rival The Home Depot NYSE HD it s clear that the home improvement industry is expanding at a Latest Articles in