Science

European Union hikes euro zone growth forecasts

European Union hikes euro zone growth forecasts

Eurozone economic growth is likely to slow slightly this year and next, from its fastest expansion in a decade last year. Pierre Moscovici , Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, said: "Europe's economy has entered 2018 in robust health".


Tesla Releases Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial Results Nasdaq:TSLA

Tesla Releases Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial Results Nasdaq:TSLA

Tesla Inc ( TSLA)'s revenue rose to $3.3 billion, which was in line with the consensus. Therefore, the updated timelines seem to be mainly related to the previous delay in the production ramp-up, which was confirmed during the first week of January, after which they didn't update many delivery windows.


Smart TVs become new path for hackers to attack

Smart TVs become new path for hackers to attack

Moreover, while most consumers might be aware (to a certain extent) that they're being tracked by Internet-streaming services like Netflix and Hulu (who gather info so as to recommend the best new shows), "It's just not the expectation of consumers that their TV will be tracking everything they watch, particularly if they're not streaming".


Elon Musk, on Falcon Heavy's triumphant launch

Elon Musk, on Falcon Heavy's triumphant launch

The Falcon Heavy is a combination of three Falcon 9s, the rocket that the company uses to ship supplies to the International Space Station and lift satellites. That honor belongs to NASA's Saturn V rocket, which was used for the Apollo moon landings and was retired in the 1970s. A slow-moving light seen across Northern California Tuesday night was SpaceX correcting the trajectory of its Falcom Heavy rocket that was launched earlier in the day.


Mercedez-Benz apologises after upsetting Chinese consumers with Instagram post

Mercedez-Benz apologises after upsetting Chinese consumers with Instagram post

Mercedes-Benz, the German luxury auto manufacturer, posted an image on the social media site Monday of a white coupe parked on the beach, just out of reach of the frothy waves behind it. China hopes that foreign enterprises in the country will uphold basic principles while sharing the opportunities of China's development, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Wednesday (Feb 7).


Patience wearing thin with United Kingdom govt on Brexit — Business group

Patience wearing thin with United Kingdom govt on Brexit — Business group

Michel Barnier's warning that trade barriers are " unavoidable" if Britain leaves the single market and the customs union has been reinforced by EU briefings that December's fudge on Irish border options will be hard to sustain. The paper suggests the European Union wants powers to address United Kingdom "non-compliance" during the transition period which is due to start when the United Kingdom formally exits the European Union in 2019.