Snap launches new version of augmented reality Spectacles

Snap Inc said Tuesday it will launch a new version of its Spectacles sunglasses, which will have the capability of capturing photos and videos and uploading them directly to its unit Snapchat, as the technology company works to develop its augmented reality features. Snap has struggled to make money from its Spectacles business, and wrote… Read More Snap launches new version of augmented reality Spectacles

Colombia issues Uber over $629,000 fine for obstruction of regulatory visit

Colombia’s commerce regulator said on Monday it would fine ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc more than $629,000 for obstructing a regulatory visit in 2017. Uber has repeatedly drawn the ire of authorities in Colombia, where use of the service is widespread but illegal. The country has not specifically regulated transport services like Uber, but has… Read More Colombia issues Uber over $629,000 fine for obstruction of regulatory visit

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy signs decree offering citizenship to Russian political refugees

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy signed a decree on Tuesday offering citizenship to Russians suffering political persecution, and also to foreigners who fought on Kiev’s side in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Zelenskiy had announced such a move last month in response to a Russian decree expanding the number of Ukrainians who can apply for fast-track… Read More Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy signs decree offering citizenship to Russian political refugees

One dead, twenty-nine injured following explosions at weapons depot of Iraqi militia

A large fire broke out on Monday at a weapons depot run by an Iraqi militia group, causing explosions heard across Baghdad, killing one person and injuring 29 others, authorities said. The depot, run by a militia group under the umbrella of the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces, was located inside a federal police base in… Read More One dead, twenty-nine injured following explosions at weapons depot of Iraqi militia

Kyrgyzstan security forces arrest former President Almazbek Atambayev for alleged coup plot

The head of Kyrgyzstan’s security forces on Tuesday accused ex-president Almazbek Atambayev on Tuesday of planning to stage a coup, state news agency Kabar said, following a deadly clash last week with police sent to his house to arrest him. Atambayev surrendered on Thursday when police raided his home and detained him for questioning over… Read More Kyrgyzstan security forces arrest former President Almazbek Atambayev for alleged coup plot