Mideast Defense Spending Seen Growing Despite Oil Price Slump – Bloomberg

Defense spending in the Middle East and North Africa will start to grow again this year after dipping as oil prices slumped, IHS Jane’s analysts said in a report on Monday. The region’s defense spending is expected to rise to $180 billion by 2020, according to the report. Military outlays peaked at $160 billion in […]

Turkey’s migrant deal with Europe may collapse under post-coup attempt crackdown – Washington Post

BRUSSELS — The landmark agreement that halted a torrent of migrants flowing from Turkey into Europe is nearing collapse in the wake of the failed Turkish coup and the subsequent nationwide crackdown. Turkish and European leaders are threatening to abandon the deal — the Europeans because they say they are worried about widespread human rights […]

Europe stocks end higher as banks, miners rally; Yellen speech eyed – CNBC

U.K. homebuilder Persimmon closed up 4.2 percent, after it said first-half profit rose 29 percent, helping push other names in the sector such as Taylor Wimpey, Bellway and Bovis Homes Group to close sharply higher. Reuters reported that the chief executive of Polish insurer PZU is flying to Milan for talks to acquire Bank Pekao […]

Mobileye and Delphi Join to Produce Self-Driving System by Late 2019 – Fortune

A new technology partnership between top auto suppliers Mobileye and Delphi Automotive could pull ahead production of self-driving cars to late 2019, executives of both companies said Tuesday. Other automakers and suppliers previously have targeted 2020-2021 for initial deployment of fully automated, or Level 4, vehicles that require no human driver. Mobileye, a key supplier […]

Android 7.0, Nougat: The complete FAQ – Computerworld

Android 7.0, Nougat: The complete FAQ – Computerworld

I never knew it was possible for so many people to be excited about Nougat. Heck, I don’t think I’d even heard the word “nougat” more than 20 times — ever, in my entire life — up until Google decided to use the sweet treat as the name for its latest Android release. But alas, […]

The Echo’s rumored dirt-cheap music streaming service would tighten your ties to Amazon – TechHive

Rumors about Amazon’s Spotify and Apple Music competitor are surfacing once again, and from the sounds of it, the service may launch sooner rather than later. Following a report in January from The New York Post, Recode says Amazon will launch a new music streaming service possibly as soon as September—potentially with a very interesting twist. The […]