Monday, 29 February 2016

Detention centre 'dirty and bug-ridden'

Some detainees are being held for too long and in dirty and insect-ridden rooms at Europe's largest immigration centre, in west London, inspectors say.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35693227#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

NHS to help create 'healthy new towns'

Ten new housing developments in England are to be built with healthy living in mind, under an NHS scheme.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35687296#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Blue plaques 'do not note enough women'

English Heritage appeals for more women to be nominated as only 13% of London blue plaques are currently dedicated to them.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35688067#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

New legal threat over UK air pollution

Environmental law firm ClientEarth warns the government to drastically reduce air pollution or face renewed legal action.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35689427#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: When Bieber met an NHS choir

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has come face to face with the British choir that beat him to the Christmas Number One slot.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35693471#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Nintendo NX console coming this Christmas with new Zelda game: report

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It's shaping up to be a major year for Nintendo if the rumor mill is even partially accurate.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/223824-nintendo-nx-console-coming-this-christmas-with-new-zelda-game-report

The cop who stirred the hornets' nest

How the day job turned potentially lethal

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35651565#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The Windows Store saddles PC games with significant limitations

QuantumBreak
Right now, buying games via the Windows Store is a poor choice, due to limitations on the game engines, graphics settings, and user control. Services like Steam and GOG offer far more features and capabilities for identically priced software.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/223814-the-windows-store-saddles-pc-games-with-significant-limitations

How an outpouring of reader support freed one Challenger engineer from 30 years of guilt

LaunchDay
After decades of guilt, Challenger engineer Bob Ebeling is finally at peace -- thanks to an outpouring of support from people across America.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/223780-how-an-outpouring-of-reader-support-freed-one-challenger-engineer-from-30-years-of-guilt

Comic Ramsey arrested in his underpants

Chris Ramsey is wrongly arrested at midnight in his underpants - but now says he sees the funny side of the case of mistaken identity.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35690179#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How the robotic revolution is reshaping political economics

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As robotic automation creeps ever further into the global means of production, embedding itself in both the service and commodities sectors, it is breathing new life into dusty old socialistic concepts like those of a universal basic income.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/223755-how-the-robotic-revolution-is-reshaping-political-economics

England's Brown free to face Wales

England full-back Mike Brown is available to face Wales in the Six Nations after escaping a citing for a clash with Conor Murray.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/35691235

Havering 'the most eurosceptic area'

The London borough of Havering is the most Eurosceptic in Britain, according to a YouGov survey.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35688060#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Here’s why we don’t have light-based computing just yet

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Optical computing could be the future of processing -- so why is it taking so long to replace electricity with light?

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/223671-heres-why-we-dont-have-light-based-computing-just-yet

ET deals: Dell XPS 13 1080p laptop for $765

XPS 13
After the rise of the MacBook Air, similar Windows-based laptops have seen widespread success, and it's easy to understand why. With a slim form factor and a focus on flexibility, these highly portable laptops are excellent fits for most consumers. Unfortunately, they tend to be on the pricey side, but we've just found a superb bargain from Dell. With the use of today's coupon code, you can save over $200 on a Dell XPS 13.

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Trio admit prison van escape plot

Three men have admitted their part in a failed plot to spring a convict from a prison van which saw a man shot dead by police.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35690184#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Raspberry Pi 3 launches with faster 64-bit processor and Wi-Fi for the same $35

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The Raspberry Pi is arguably the world's most successful and accessible computer platform that anyone can program. Today, the Raspberry Pi foundation has launched the Raspberry Pi 3, an upgraded model that is on sale now for the same $35 price.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/223769-raspberry-pi-3-launches-with-faster-64-bit-processor-and-wi-fi-for-the-same-35

Norwich City v Chelsea

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's Premier League game between Norwich City and Chelsea.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35637648

VIDEO: Smith on Best Original Song Oscars win

Sam Smith won Best Original Song at the Oscars jointly with composer Jimmy Napes for Writing's on the Wall which featured in James Bond film Spectre.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35684897#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Sunderland v Crystal Palace

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's Premier League game between Sunderland and Crystal Palace.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35637646

Microsoft HoloLens up for pre-order today, if you can afford it

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Rumor has it that Microsoft's HoloLens will go up for pre-orders today, with shipments following March 30. This is Microsoft's largest peripheral launch since Kinect -- here's hoping the company makes better decisions around HoloLens than its motion controller.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/223762-microsoft-hololens-up-for-pre-order-today-if-you-can-afford-it

Loftus-Cheek signs new five-year deal

Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek signs a new five-year contract with the reigning Premier League champions.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35687984

Woman dragged along platform by train

A woman was seriously injured falling on to tracks when her bag got caught in a train door and she was dragged along the platform.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35686916#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Black MP 'was mistaken for cleaner'

A black MP says she was the victim of racism in Westminster when she was mistaken as a cleaner by a fellow MP.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35685169#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Rescuers train for tower block collapse

Hundreds of emergency services staff and volunteers are taking part in Europe's largest ever disaster training exercise.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35686269#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

John Hurt returns to London stage

Sir John Hurt is set to return to the London stage for the first time in 10 years, starring opposite Sir Kenneth Branagh in The Entertainer.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35686240#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Olivier nod for Rylance after Oscar win

Hours after winning his first Oscar, Mark Rylance has been nominated for an Olivier theatre award.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35687094#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Chelsea face Belles in Women's FA Cup

Women's FA Cup holders Chelsea begin the defence of their trophy at Doncaster Rovers Belles in the fifth round.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35687806

Yankey agrees new Arsenal contract

England's 36-year-old midfielder Rachel Yankey signs a new contract with Women's Super League One side Arsenal Ladies.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35686319

Heathrow Express trains out of service

All Heathrow Express rolling stock is taken out of service after engineers find a structural fault on one of the trains.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35686461#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Can't feel sorry for ourselves - Wenger

Arsenal must show fight to put their Premier League title challenge back on track, says manager Arsene Wenger.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35682608

Doctors must force changes - Hiddink

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink says Premier League club doctors should put pressure on the game's authorities to change the fixture calendar.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35683605

No title talk at Spurs - Pochettino

Tottenham's players are not talking of winning the Premier League title, says manager Mauricio Pochettino.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35682186

VIDEO: 'We didn't sign up for this'

BBC Inside Out hears from junior doctors about the physical and psychological impact of their work.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35668579#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Rise in doctors being signed-off sick

There has been a sharp rise in the number of days junior doctors in London have been signed off with stress, anxiety and depression, the BBC finds.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35663349#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Rise in wellbeing found in late 60s

The wellbeing of people in their 60s increases as they reach the age of 70, according to a national survey by University College London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35667488#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Oscars 2016: DiCaprio finally wins

Wins for Londoners at the Oscars as Leonardo DiCaprio picks up his first after six nominations.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35670715#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The children living with rare diseases

On the rarest of dates three families mark Rare Disease Day and consider the struggle to come to terms with their child's isolating or life-limiting disease.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/disability-35640807#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

London Mayor Boris Johnson to visit NI

London Mayor Boris Johnson is due in Northern Ireland later for a series of events, including an announcement involving County Antrim firm Wrightbus.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35654859#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Testing response to a major incident

The largest disaster training exercise in the 150-year history of the London Fire Brigade begins on Monday.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35683999#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: Learning the Knowledge

Behind the scenes with prospective cab drivers

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-35667599#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How do you define a Londoner?

Is there more to being a Londoner?

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35381601#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

People leap from windows to escape fire

People leap out of first and second floor windows in the dark and climb down a drainpipe to escape a large fire in south London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35681682#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Blackburn given 'chance to resign'

BBC London presenter and DJ Tony Blackburn claims he was offered the chance to resign from the BBC and return to work later - before he was sacked from the corporation.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35677063#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

FA investigates 'coin-throwing'

The Football Association launches investigations into alleged coin-throwing incidents at Stoke and Queen's Park Ranger's on Saturday.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35681662

Five hurt in car boot sale brawl

Five men are seriously injured in a "large fight" at a car boot sale in west London, police say.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35681677#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Tap-ups hurt past title pushes - Wenger

Some of Arsenal's past Premier League title challenges were damaged as players were tapped up, manager Arsene Wenger says.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35680304

Tottenham Hotspur v Swansea City

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35624283

Wasps v Harlequins (Sun)

Team news as Wasps host Harlequins in Sunday's Premiership fixture at the Ricoh Arena (15:15 GMT).

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/35641934

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Thousands gather for anti-Trident rally

Thousands of people gather at a rally in London - addressed by politicians including Nicola Sturgeon - to oppose the renewal of the UK's Trident nuclear deterrent.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35678048#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Mother's skydive tribute to killed son

The mother and sister of a 21-year-old stabbed to death in a north-west London bar will skydive to mark his birthday, they say.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35677453#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Worldwide donor search to save student

A worldwide search is on to find a stem cell donor for a Londoner diagnosed with leukaemia, who needs to find a match urgently.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-35678002#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Protesters hold anti-Trident rally

Protesters take part in a march through central London to oppose the renewal of the Trident nuclear weapon system, as Angus Crawford reports.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35677401#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Is the $4 Freedom 251 Android phone a scam?

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Is the world's cheapest smartphone too good to be true?

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/223740-indian-mp-claims-4-freedom-251-smartphone-is-a-scam

Woman injured after collision with bus

A pedestrian is seriously injured after she was struck by a bus in north London in the early hours.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35677451#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Doncaster Rovers v Millwall

Live coverage of Saturday's League One game between Doncaster Rovers and Millwall.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35618944

AFC Wimbledon v Oxford United

Live coverage of Saturday's League Two game between AFC Wimbledon and Oxford United.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35620388

Accrington Stanley v Barnet

Live coverage of Saturday's League Two game between Accrington Stanley and Barnet.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35619502

Dagenham & Redbridge v Yeovil Town

Live coverage of Saturday's League Two game between Dagenham & Redbridge and Yeovil Town.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35619494

Leyton Orient v Crawley Town

Live coverage of Saturday's League Two game between Leyton Orient and Crawley Town.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35620387

Kidderminster Harriers v Bromley

Live coverage of Saturday's National League game between Kidderminster Harriers and Bromley.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35619724

Welling United v Aldershot Town

Live coverage of Saturday's National League game between Welling United and Aldershot Town.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35619726

Boris Johnson on EU vote: 'Out is out'

London Mayor Boris Johnson clarifies his position on the idea that a vote to leave the EU could force Brussels to give Britain a better deal, saying "out is out".

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-35675348#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Friday, 26 February 2016

Westminster tops Air Ambulance call-outs

London's Air Ambulance crews attended 115 incidents in Westminster last year, the highest number of call-outs in any of the capital's boroughs.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35668284#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Clever hack creates the first 128GB 1.44-inch floppy drive

FloppyCard
Ever been nostalgic for the majesty of 1.44MB floppy disks, but wished they came with 100x the storage capacity? One capable modder has heard your cry. Behold: The 128GB floppy disk.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/223736-clever-hack-creates-the-first-128gb-1-44-inch-floppy-drive

Nintendo’s 3DS sales are plummeting — the NX console can’t come fast enough

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Nintendo slashed sales estimates and expected profits today. The company is expecting a significant decline in 3DS sales.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/223720-nintendos-3ds-sales-are-plummeting-the-nx-console-cant-come-fast-enough

Why Mercedes backed down on factory robots: People adapt better (to some tasks)

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Factory in Duesseldorf, Germany.
Not that robots are gone completely. At the least, they'll still handle the risky jobs: paint booth, body panel stamping, and welding.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/223704-why-mercedes-backed-down-on-factory-robots-people-adapt-better-to-some-tasks

Samsung now producing 256GB ultra-fast memory chips for smartphones

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Samsung has announced new 256GB NAND flash chips for smartphones. They aren't just bigger -- they also use the new UFS standard and offer substantially better performance than current eMMC NAND.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/223708-samsung-now-producing-256gb-ultra-fast-memory-chips-for-smartphones

Thieves stage 'cunning' bike rack scam

A cyclist who had her bike stolen after it was secured to a sabotaged bike rack warns others about the "cunning" scam.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35669181#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Welling sign Kargbo amid fixing claims

Welling sign ex-Sierra Leone captain Ibrahim Kargbo, who is banned in the Netherlands over fixing claims he denies.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35670806

Hatton Garden raid leader in hospital

The mastermind behind the Hatton Garden jewellery raid is taken to hospital days before he is due to be sentenced, his family confirms.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35673366#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

ET deals: Dell UltraSharp 1440p IPS PC monitor for $430 with free gift card

Ultrasharp Monitor
Tired of using that old monitor from three PCs ago? Monitors have improved quite a bit in the last couple of years, so it might be time to consider an upgrade. With Dell's UltraSharp U2515H, you can upgrade your screen real estate, increase your viewing angle, and get a functional USB 3.0 hub in one swift purchase.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/deals/199954-et-deals-dell-ultrassharp-2560x1600-ips-monitor-for-360

Becchetti has 'passion' for O's - Nolan

Leyton Orient player-manager Kevin Nolan says president Francesco Becchetti is determined to see the club succeed.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35669646

How do SSDs work?

NandFlash
Ever wondered how SSDs read and write data, or what determines their performance? Our tech explainer has you covered.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/210492-extremetech-explains-how-do-ssds-work

Google neural network can tell where photos were taken better than humans

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This neural network has virtually visited millions of locations to learn what the world looks like.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/223652-google-neural-network-can-tell-where-photos-were-taken-better-than-humans

BBC to show Everton v Chelsea FA Cup tie

The BBC confirms it will broadcast the FA Cup sixth-round ties between Everton and Chelsea, as well as Reading versus Crystal Palace.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35670405

Drone missed jet landing at Heathrow

A drone came within 20ft of hitting a passenger jet on its final approach to Heathrow Airport, an aviation safety board hears.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35669319#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Microsoft cancels effort to run Android software on Windows Mobile, focuses on iOS compatibility

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Microsoft has canceled its project to run Android software directly within Windows Mobile. Instead, the company will encourage app developers to use its iOS tools to convert their code, or to recompile (and possibly rewrite it) using .NET and C#.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/223684-microsoft-cancels-effort-to-run-android-software-on-windows-mobile-focuses-on-ios-compatibility

Bingo sisters search for third sibling

Two sisters who discovered each other after playing online bingo for eight years tell the Victoria Derbyshire programme they are now searching for their third sister.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35668554#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Liverpool draw Man Utd in Europa League

Tottenham will play Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League last 16, while Liverpool will face arch-rivals Manchester United.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35669051

Charlton Athletic v Reading

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Charlton Athletic and Reading.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35618808

ENO choristers to strike over pay

Choristers at English National Opera have voted to go on strike, refusing to sing at a performance next month.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35667440#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Fulham v Middlesbrough

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Fulham and Middlesbrough.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35618644

Rotherham United v Brentford

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Rotherham United and Brentford.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35618646

Manchester United v Arsenal

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Manchester United and Arsenal.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35624234

Sale v Saracens (Sat)

Team news as Sale Sharks host Saracens in Saturday's Premiership fixture at The AJ Bell Stadium (13:00 GMT).

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/35641878

West Bromwich Albion v Crystal Palace

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35619681

Southampton v Chelsea

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Southampton and Chelsea.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35619625

Man jailed for car boot fire death

A man is jailed for 17 years for the manslaughter of a student who was found in the boot of a burnt-out car in West Sussex.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-35669350#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

English trio await Europa League draw

Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool are in Friday's Europa League draw - with an all-English tie a possibility.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35665310

Queens Park Rangers v Birmingham City

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Queens Park Rangers and Birmingham City.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35618887

Carer guilty of murdering MS father

A carer who claimed she suffocated her 67-year-old father with a plastic bag because of his "intolerable" multiple sclerosis is found guilty murder.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35667507#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Surrey sign SA's Morris for T20

Surrey sign South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris for the second half of their T20 Blast campaign.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/35668522

West Ham United v Sunderland

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between West Ham United and Sunderland.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35619707

London City Airport bought for £2bn

London City Airport in London's Docklands has been bought by a consortium led by a major Canadian pension fund for an estimated £2bn.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35666988#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Man sectioned over restaurant stand-off

A man who was arrested after a woman was taken hostage in a West End restaurant is sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35666763#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Oxlade-Chamberlain out for 'several weeks'

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be out for a "few weeks" with a knee injury, says manager Arsene Wenger.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35667589

Robson suffers another injury setback

Ex-British number one Laura Robson pulls out of next week's WTA Tour event as her comeback from a wrist injury stalls again.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/35665358

Women criticise men-only mosque in Soho

A number of Muslim women have come forward upset that a mosque in central London has stopped allowing them to pray there.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35666450#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Thursday, 25 February 2016

VIDEO: Automatic refunds for c2c train delays

Commuters can now get automatic refunds if their train journeys are delayed by more than two minutes when travelling on c2c trains.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35662503#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Operation Elveden corruption probe ends

The Metropolitan Police investigation into allegations of inappropriate payments to police and public officials by journalists ends after nearly six years.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35666520#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Holy Grail' Beatles record left in loft

An extremely rare and valuable Beatles record that was found languishing in a loft is to be auctioned next month.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-35660169#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Adele: The full story

The story behind Adele's success

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35152397#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Is university free speech under threat?

Is university free speech under threat?

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-35661362#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Behind the seamstress' scenes on Mad Max

After winning a Bafta for her work on Mad Max Fury Road, Jenny Beaven will now be vying for an Academy award at this weekend's Oscars.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35658563#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: How disabled boxing has changed our lives

Two wheelchair boxers tell Newsbeat how taking up the sport has changed their lives.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/35525077#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Runway delay 'holding up whole country'

Delaying a decision on expanding Heathrow or Gatwick is holding up better road and rail links to airports across the country, MPs have warned.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35663295#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Instrument error: AMD, FCAT, and Ashes of the Singularity benchmarks

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There's a report making the rounds that claims AMD cards perform terribly in Ashes of the Singularity based on results captured using Nvidia's FCAT tools. In this case, it's the tools that are wrong -- not the GPU.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/223654-instrument-error-amd-fcat-and-ashes-of-the-singularity

'Sobriety tags' rolled out across London

Courts across London will be able to issue "sobriety tags" for offenders whose crimes were influenced by alcohol.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35660946#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Subgraph OS: A secure Linux for the non-technical user?

Subgraph Mail
Subgraph OS aims to provide an end point that's "resistant against remote network exploitation," that will run on low-powered notebook computers, and can be used (and presumably installed) by people who are not security experts.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/223619-subgraph-os-a-secure-linux-for-the-non-technical-user

New Spurs stadium has mayoral approval

Tottenham Hotspur has approval from the London mayor to build a new £400m stadium at the White Hart Lane site.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35663964#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Windows 10 now shows ads on the lock screen — here’s how to kill them

RotTR
Microsoft has begun using the Windows 10 lock screen to advertise content -- but while the game it chose is excellent, some people won't like the precedent this sets.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/223634-windows-10-now-shows-ads-on-lock-screen-heres-how-to-kill-them

Charlton vision 'deluded' - Kermorgant

Former Charlton striker Yann Kermorgant describes the Addicks' owner's vision for the Championship club as "deluded".

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35663646

Blue plaques for writers and film stars

Playwrights, movie stars and the first black footballer to play for England will be honoured with blue plaques in London, English Heritage announces.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35657628#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

McCormack signs new Fulham deal

Fulham striker Ross McCormack signs a new contract, keeping him at the Championship club until the summer of 2020.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35662602

Feds OK Cadillac’s high-res LCD rear view mirror

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Cadillac's camera-based inside rear mirror shows up to 4X the viewing angle of a traditional mirror; you press a button to switch between camera and reflective mirror views.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/223560-feds-ok-cadillacs-high-res-lcd-rear-view-mirror

ET deals: Get a Newegg Premier membership and a gift card for $100

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If you make frequent purchases from Newegg, you should definitely check out today's deal from Groupon. For a limited time, you can purchase an entire year of Newegg Premier for a hundred bucks, and get a $100 Newegg gift card for free.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/deals/223594-et-deals-save-on-newegg-premier-membership-gift-card

An exception to Ohm’s Law? Graphene makes electrons act like a viscous liquid with ‘negative resistance’

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The hunt for graphene's niche just got a lot weirder -- apparently graphene can make electrons violate Ohm's Law with quantum effects on the nonlocal scale.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/223605-an-exception-to-ohms-law-graphene-makes-electrons-act-like-a-viscous-liquid-with-negative-resistance

Army sergeant jailed for sex attacks

An army recruitment sergeant is jailed for 11 and a half years for sexually assaulting young female cadets at Mitcham Barracks in south London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35662844#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Rough sleeping up 30% since 2014

More than 3,500 people were sleeping rough in England last year, 30% more than in 2014.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35658972#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Mansion grounds body identity confirmed

The identity of a body found more than a month ago in the grounds of an Edinburgh mansion is confirmed as a 36-year-old woman from London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-35658900#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Allardyce should be appreciated - Bilic

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says his predecessor Sam Allardyce deserves a 'warm' reception when he returns to Upton Park.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35661271

Fallout 4’s official modding tools will drop in April

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Fallout 4's modding tools will ship in April, in between the game's upcoming DLCs. Bethesda modders often create impressive improvements and additions -- we're stoked to see what content creators can build in the Commonwealth.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/223611-fallout-4s-official-modding-tools-will-drop-in-april

'Fake Sheikh' denies misleading court

An undercover reporter known as the "Fake Sheikh" denies he misled a court during the collapsed drugs trial of pop star Tulisa Contostavlos.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35657626#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Forward Smith signs new Arsenal deal

Former England forward Kelly Smith, 37, agrees a new deal with Women's Super League 1 club Arsenal Ladies.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35192826

Bug causes bogus Tube travel warnings

Transport for London has blamed a bug for making travel apps say that no services were running on London Tube lines.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-35658760#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

WCSL team names and schedule announced

Yorkshire Diamonds face Loughborough Lightning in the first fixture of the inaugural Women's Cricket Super League.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/35658791

Itoje handed first England start

Saracens forward Maro Itoje will play at lock for England in Saturday's Six Nations game against Ireland at Twickenham.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/35657348

VIDEO: Flying Scotsman arrives at King's Cross

The Flying Scotsman arrives at London King's Cross station ahead of its journey to York.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35657423#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Award after award for Adele at Brits

Adele was the big winner at the 2016 Brit Awards - winning four prizes including the coveted British Album of the Year.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35656747#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

VIDEO: Emotional Bowie tribute at Brit Awards

Annie Lennox leads an emotional tribute to David Bowie at the Brit Awards in London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35656738#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Blackburn 'sacked' over Savile review

BBC Radio London DJ Tony Blackburn says he has been sacked by the BBC after a disagreement about his evidence to the corporation's inquiry into Jimmy Savile.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35656367#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Brits: Adele wins four awards

Adele dominates the 2016 Brit Awards, taking home four trophies including best British female solo artist and album of the year.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35656227#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Brits 2016: The real winners and losers

The best and worst of the Brit awards

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35650665#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

London pupils 'behind global rivals'

London's schools are falling behind many global competitors, according to an analysis of international tests.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-35650496#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Flying Scotsman in London-York run

One of the world's most famous locomotives, the Flying Scotsman, is to make its official return to the tracks later.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-35653416#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Woman 'taken hostage in restaurant'

A man who claims to have a knife is reported to be holding a woman hostage in a restaurant near Leicester Square in London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35654177#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Court filing confirms Carnegie Mellon University hacked Tor to unmask users

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At least one defendant was arrested thanks to data from CMU's Tor attack, and that might just be the tip of the iceberg.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/internet/223590-court-filing-confirms-carnegie-mellon-university-hacked-tor-to-unmask-users

Twin black holes from gravitational wave discovery may have been born from a single star

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The existence of gravitational waves has barely been confirmed, and the theories are already being modified. It turns out GW150914 was even more incredible than previously believed.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/223497-twin-black-holes-from-gravitational-wave-discovery-may-have-been-born-from-a-single-star

AMD clobbers Nvidia in updated Ashes of the Singularity DirectX 12 benchmark

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An updated version of Ashes of the Singularity's DirectX 12 benchmark, and the results don't favor Nvidia in that API. Are we seeing the start of a new performance trend, or is this an early outlier?

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/223567-amd-clobbers-nvidia-in-updated-ashes-of-the-singularity-directx-12-benchmark

Pochettino like Nicholson - Jones

Tottenham double-winner Cliff Jones hails Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino, comparing him to the legendary Bill Nicholson.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/wales/35654592

NASA simulates ‘extreme failure scenario’ to test Orion spacecraft controls

Orion controls
NASA is finding out how its Orion display and control systems work in an emergency situation.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/223484-nasa-simulates-extreme-failure-scenario-to-test-orion-spacecraft-controls

ET deals: Dell Latitude 15 3000 15.6-inch laptop for $689

Latitude 15 3000
Today, Dell is discounting the 15.6-inch Latitude 15 3000 laptop by a total of 38% off the sticker price. This slick machine offers an HD display, a dedicated graphics card, and plenty of RAM at a price that's hard to beat.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/deals/221539-et-deals-dell-latitude-15-3000-15-6-inch-1080p-laptop

Avast set up rogue hotspots at Mobile World Congress, and the results won’t surprise you

Rogue Wi-Fi
What is one of the first things you do when you get to an airport or roll into a city for a conference or meeting? For many of us, the answer is: Find a free Wi-Fi hotspot.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/223526-avast-set-up-an-experimental-rogue-hotspot-at-mobile-world-congress-and-the-results-wont-surprise-you

Tottenham Hotspur v Fiorentina

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is ruled out of Thursday's Europa League last-32 second leg at home to Fiorentina.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35652979

Charlton's Lookman signs new deal

Teenage Charlton Athletic forward Ademola Lookman signs a new long-term contract with the Championship club.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35652355

Five faint during 'gory' play

Five people faint watching a production of Cleansed at the National Theatre - a graphic play about sadism by Sarah Kane.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35650601#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Diesel passenger car sales go on life support — just 222 sold in January

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January diesel passenger car sales, 222, are a rounding error on the million-plus passenger vehicles sold. If you still love diesels, it's a good time to buy, so long as you don't want an Audi or VW.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/223503-diesel-passenger-car-sales-go-on-life-support-just-222-sold-in-january

World Cup exit motivates me - Brown

Full-back Mike Brown remains driven by October's World Cup disappointment as England return to Twickenham for the first time since.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/35648738

Sadiq Khan earned £647,000 as MP

Labour's mayoral candidate, Sadiq Khan, releases tax returns showing that his only earnings outside Parliament came from media appearances.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35652869#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Calls for noisy Night Tube line repairs

Labour London Assembly Member Val Shawcross calls for parts of the Underground network which are causing noise disturbance to be fixed before the Night Tube service starts.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35651159#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Saracens' Brits gets three-week ban

Saracens hooker Schalk Brits is banned for three weeks after admitting a charge of striking an opponent.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/35650098

Heathrow activists had 'real conscience'

Thirteen climate change protesters whose demonstration at Heathrow caused 25 flights to be cancelled are "people of real conscience", a court hears.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35651166#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

No, mobile GPUs (still) aren’t going to catch dedicated consoles by the end of 2017

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Despite periodic claims to the contrary, mobile GPU manufacturers haven't found a way to bypass the laws of physics and cut power consumption by multiple orders of magnitude in 1-2 years.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/223537-no-mobile-gpus-still-arent-going-to-catch-dedicated-consoles-by-the-end-of-2017

VIDEO: Guard attacks suspect with helmet

A security guard in a north London Post Office fights back when he is attacked from behind by a robber.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35649242#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

3 ways to speed up Windows 10 without buying new hardware

Transport sex crimes rise by a third

Reports of sex offences on London's transport network in 2015 have risen by 36%, figures show.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35648366#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Privately educated 'dominate top jobs'

Leading British actors are more than twice as likely as stars in the music industry to have attended fee-paying schools, says the Sutton Trust.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-35641061#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Church seeks 'lessons' over Bishop abuse

A review is to examine who in the Church of England knew about sexual abuse carried out by the former Bishop of Lewes and Gloucester.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-35643928#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Queen unveils new purple Crossrail line

Queen Elizabeth has unveiled the new Crossrail railway line, named in her honour.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35645142#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Teenager at centre of 12-man sex ring'

A boy was "pimped out" on the streets of a red light district in Birmingham as part of a child prostitution ring involving 12 men, a court is told.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35642192#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Barcelona are 95% through - Wenger

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger blames his side's finishing and naivety for a 2-0 defeat by Barcelona in the Champions League.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35647192

Ebola nurse 'stable' in London hospital

Scots nurse Pauline Cafferkey is in a "stable" condition in a London hospital after being admitted for a third time since contracting Ebola.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-35639748#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Man chasing after dog killed by car

A man dies when he is struck by a car as he ran into a road in west London chasing after his dog.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35648362#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs. S6 vs. S5: How does the new model stack up?

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Samsung's Galaxy S7 is an impressive piece of kit with a refined set of features, but should owners of the S6 or older devices upgrade?

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/223504-samsung-galaxy-s7-vs-s6-vs-s5-how-does-the-new-model-stack-up

Police head refuses Lord Bramall apology

The chief of the Metropolitan Police says he will not be "bullied" into apologising to Lord Bramall, who was investigated in connection with allegations of historical child abuse.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35641456#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

BBC to stage EU debate at Wembley Arena

A live event at Wembley Arena is one of three special EU referendum debates announced by the BBC.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-35644638#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

It’s all about precedent: Justice Department wants Apple to unlock 12 additional devices

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The FBI claims that there's no precedent being set by requesting access to a single Apple iPhone -- but it's already filed similar requests on 12 other devices.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/223490-its-all-about-precedent-justice-department-wants-apple-to-unlock-12-additional-devices

Far Cry Primal looks great on consoles, but it’s just another Ubisoft sequel

Far Cry Primal
Today, Ubisoft released Far Cry Primal for both the PS4 and Xbox One to decent reviews, but it's abundantly clear that it's little more than Far Cry 4 dressed up in a new suit of clothes.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/223457-far-cry-primal-looks-great-on-consoles-but-its-just-another-ubisoft-sequel

Drug dealer guilty of killing addict

A London drug dealer is convicted of manslaughter after attacking an addict in Bristol for owing him money.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-35644444#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Solitude of Ravens

The vintage prints on show for the first time

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-35541661#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Nikon’s new DL family of high-end point-and-shoot cameras further raises the performance bar

Nikon's new DL product family banner
Nikon has just gotten aggressive in competing with Canon, Sony, and Lumix in the high-end compact camera market with its new DL family of point-and-shoot models.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/electronics/223471-nikons-new-dl-family-of-high-end-point-and-shoot-cameras-further-raises-the-performance-bar

Michael Ball to host Olivier Awards

West End singer Michael Ball is to host this year's Olivier Awards ceremony, it is announced.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35641161#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: 'Nobby' takes to the red carpet

Actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen appeared as his latest alter-ego Nobby for the premiere of Grimsby on Monday night

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35634341#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Police criticised over cemetery killing

The Metropolitan Police is criticised for failing to send officers to a funeral where a young mourner was shot dead in 2011.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35642728#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Millwall fight redevelopment plans

Millwall chief executive Andy Ambler says the club's future will be in jeopardy if land which it leases around The Den is sold.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35641201

Samsung Galaxy S7 sweeps DisplayMate rankings with the best OLED panel ever tested

Galaxy S7 Edge
The new Samsung Galaxy S7 isn't just a powerhouse of a product -- it packs the best OLED display ever shipped as well.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/223461-galaxy-s7-sweeps-displaymate-rankings-as-the-best-oled-panel-ever

ET deals: Dell Precision 15 7000 quad-core mobile workstation for $999

Dell Precision 15 7000
If you're in need of a portable workstation that won't break the bank, take a look at the 15.6-inch Precision 15 7000 from Dell. For a limited time, you can save over $700 off the sticker price when you use today's coupon code.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/223440-et-deals-dell-precision-15-7000-quad-core-mobile-workstation-laptop

AFC Wimbledon v Carlisle United

Live coverage of Tuesday's League Two game between AFC Wimbledon and Carlisle United.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35211795

Barnet v Portsmouth

Live coverage of Tuesday's League Two game between Barnet and Portsmouth.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35584492

Can optogenetics restore sight to blind people?

OptoGenetics
Scientists in Texas hope to restore sight to the blind using optogenetics -- a combination of light and gene therapy that could allow the blind to regain some degree of vision.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/223445-can-optogenetics-restore-sight-to-blind-people

Tunnel debris found on Tube train roof

A lump of concrete is found on the roof of a Central Line Tube train the day after contractors drilled a hole through the tunnel roof.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35640272#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

London Stock Exchange in merger talks

London Stock Exchange confirms merger talks with Germany's Deutsche Boerse

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35639157#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Attack of the Drones: Star Wars Episode VIII will deploy hundreds of guards, anti-drone warfare

XWings
New reports from Croatia suggest Episode VIII will use anti-drone technology and 600 guards to keep prying eyes away from the film sets. We're this close to seeing full on drone-on-drone warfare -- hopefully with proton torpedoes and wing-mounted laser cannons.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/internet/223429-attack-of-the-drones-star-wars-episode-viii-will-deploy-hundreds-of-guards-anti-drone-warfare

Crossrail to be called Elizabeth Line

Crossrail, the new railway which will run beneath London, is to be named the Elizabeth Line in honour of the Queen, Boris Johnson announces.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35640494#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Woman charged over pensioner murder

A woman has been charged with the murder of a pensioner who was found dead at a house in south-east London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35640490#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Norovirus outbreak hits hospital wards

All wards at the Princess Royal University Hospital in Orpington are closed to visitors after a norovirus outbreak.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35640264#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

English interest in Celtic's Forrest

Norwich City and QPR are among clubs interested in James Forrest after the winger rejects a new Celtic contract.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35630335

Leeds United v Fulham

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's Championship game between Leeds United and Fulham.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35584341

Preston North End v Charlton Athletic

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's Championship game between Preston North End and Charlton Athletic.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35584417

Sheffield Wednesday v Queens Park Rangers

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's Championship game between Sheffield Wednesday and Queens Park Rangers.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35584440

Monday, 22 February 2016

Pollution link to 40,000 deaths a year

Air pollution contributes to about 40,000 early deaths a year in the UK, doctors warn, with tobacco, deodorants and wood-burning stoves among the causes.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35629034#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Indiana Jones cinematographer dies

London-based cinematographer Douglas Slocombe, whose work included Ealing comedies and the Indiana Jones films, has died at the age of 103.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35635360#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The people who want the UK's gun laws relaxed

People who want the UK's gun laws relaxed

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35588594#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Thousands raised for critical doctor

The family of a junior doctor critically injured after being knocked down by a truck in Las Vegas begins a campaign to bring him back to the UK.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35631385#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Murder arrest after woman found dead

A 52-year-old woman is arrested on suspicion of murder after a pensioner is found dead at a house in south-east London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35635084#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Met investigation over teen moped death

Two Met officers pursuing a teenager who was killed when his scooter hit a van in Hackney could face criminal investigation.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35635536#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 uses heatpipe cooling, pre-orders will come with free Gear VR

GalaxyS7-Feature
Samsung's new smartphone will use heat pipe technology to keep itself running cool -- and the company is giving a free Gear VR to anyone who pre-orders a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/223416-samsungs-galaxy-s7-uses-heatpipe-cooling-pre-orders-will-come-with-free-gear-vr

DOJ filing: Apple’s refusal to decrypt iPhone is just a ‘marketing strategy’

iPhone locked
The fight over encryption continues to heat up as the DOJ files another motion to force Apple's compliance.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/223405-doj-filing-apples-refusal-to-decrypt-iphone-is-just-a-marketing-strategy

Hole drilled in tunnel shuts Tube line

One of the Tube's busiest lines is shut as concrete falls on the track when contractors drill through the roof of a tunnel.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35636249#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Adobe brings Raw photo workflow to Android with Lightroom 2.0

Nexus 5 image processed by Lightroom
Adobe continues to push the boundaries of what's possible in smartphone photography with a solid upgrade to its free Lightroom for Android application -- adding an in-app Camera with Raw support, and several new filters and features.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/electronics/223376-adobe-brings-raw-photo-workflow-to-android-with-lightroom-2-0

As smartphones stall, PC and mobile manufacturers slug it out over 2-in-1 PCs

MateBook
At MWC this year, new companies are jockeying for the 2-in-1 market space -- and that's the only part of the PC industry seeing any positive growth. Could Huawei challenge both Apple and Microsoft for market dominance?

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/223389-as-smartphones-stall-pc-and-mobile-manufacturers-slug-it-out-over-2-in-1-pcs

Burglar 'soiled himself' as raid halted

A career-criminal who was caught during a failed £1m jewellery raid "soiled himself" when he was confronted by armed police, a court hears.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35631391#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

ET deals: Dell PowerEdge T110 II dual-core server for $259

Dell PowerEdge T110 II
If you're looking to snag a nice barebones server on the cheap, check out today's deal from Dell. The PowerEdge T110 II will take a bit of DIY effort to get it up and running, but since this model costs less than 230 bucks, that's definitely a worthwhile compromise.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/deals/210030-et-deals-dell-poweredge-t110-ii-dual-core-server-for-259

Hands on with Anonabox Pro: mobile privacy, with quirks

Anonabox product family shot
The Anonabox Pro travel router is a big improvement over the company's initial efforts, and may well be the right data-privacy-on-the-road solution for those who don't mind some time and effort getting it configured correctly, but it still has plenty of rough edges.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/223311-hands-on-with-anonabox-pro-mobile-privacy-for-geeks-with-quirks

Brentford v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's Championship game between Brentford and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35584415

Vunipola brothers extend Saracens deals

England internationals Mako and Billy Vunipola extend their contracts with Premiership champions Saracens.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/35634765

Zac Goldsmith earned £6m in five years

A tax return published by Conservative London mayoral candidate, Zac Goldsmith shows he has paid £4.5m in tax since 2010.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35633642#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Arsenal v Barcelona

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's Champions League game between Arsenal and Barcelona.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35613209

How to control your kids’ computer and Internet use

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge: Honing its flagship Android devices

Galaxy S7 Edge
There's plenty to be excited about, along with a few key additions that replace dearly departed features in the last-generation models, so let's step through the changes.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/223362-samsungs-galaxy-s7-and-s7-edge-honing-its-flagship-android-devices

HTC Vive VR: $800, shipping in April, and another risky bet for gamers

HTC-Vive
HTC announced the price tag and features of its new Vive, with plans to ship the devices in April. We still recommend planning to wait and see how the upcoming VR solutions compare against each other before pre-ordering any of them, though.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/223355-htc-vive-vr-800-shipping-in-april-and-another-risky-bet-for-gamers