Thursday, 31 March 2016

Musician sues ROH over ruined hearing

A renowned viola player is suing the Royal Opera House for ruining his hearing and his career during rehearsals of Wagner's Die Walkure.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35938704#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

National Living Wage comes into force

The new mandatory National Living Wage comes into force, requiring employers to pay workers aged 25 and over at least £7.20 an hour.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35935677#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Police to hire extra firearms officers

Police forces in England and Wales are to begin recruiting an extra 1,500 firearms officers to help protect the public from terrorism, David Cameron says.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35940233#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: A look back at the work of Zaha Hadid

Architect Dame Zaha Hadid, whose designs include the London Olympic Aquatic Centre, has died aged 65, after a heart attack.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35938606#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Protesters occupy Lambeth library

Protesters occupy a south London library on the day it was due to shut for a year under council plans to make savings.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35936909#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Housing 'top concern' for Londoners

Housing is the most important issue for Londoners in the upcoming mayoral election, a new poll indicates.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35936907#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Explorer recreates 700-mile sled trek

A 66-year-old Londoner retraces a 700-mile sled journey along the border of Canada and Alaska, last completed by polar explorer Roald Amundsen.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35935631#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Microsoft’s HoloLens now available to developers

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Microsoft's HoloLens is finally available for developers and early feedback on what the AR platform can do is impressive. With a $3000 price tag, this isn't a headset just anyone can buy -- but augmented reality could change how we use computers in the long term.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/225830-microsofts-hololens-now-available-to-developers

AMD announces new dual-GPU FirePro S9300 x2 designed for HPC and scientific computing

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Earlier this month, AMD announced a new dual-GPU aimed at VR developers -- now it's bringing that same chip to the HPC space. It's the first time AMD has launched a dual GPU for scientific computing and supercomputer deployments, but the chip's enormous single-precision performance is somewhat offset by technological limitations.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/225817-amd-announces-new-dual-gpu-firepro-designed-for-hpc

VIDEO: Bionic hand for gamer who lost his arm

James Young, who lost his arm and leg in an accident, has a prosthetic arm and bionic hand inspired by one of his favourite video games.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35938058#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

United States Geological Survey confirms it: Fracking causes earthquakes

EarthquakesOK
Entities all around the world, from cities to whole countries, have issued moratoria on fracking pending conclusive evidence of its risks. Well, some of that evidence is in: fracking causes earthquakes.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/225753-united-states-geological-survey-confirms-it-fracking-causes-earthquakes

Lorry driver cleared over cyclist death

The widower of a German student killed by a lorry in London sobs as its driver is cleared of causing her death by careless driving.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35935640#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Best guesses about the new Tesla Model 3 people’s car

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The rumor mill spins up as the clock spools down to the Tesla Model 3 introduction. Expect to wait a year and a half to take delivery: late 2017, maybe 2018.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/225782-best-guesses-about-the-new-tesla-model-3-peoples-car

Architect Dame Zaha Hadid dies at 65

Architect Dame Zaha Hadid, whose designs include the London Olympic Aquatic Centre, has died aged 65

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35936768#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Millwall's Pavey extends Aldershot loan

Aldershot Town extend Millwall striker Alfie Pavey's loan spell until the end of the season.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35937157

Bitcoin could soon use more power than Denmark, but help is on the way

nuclear power head
The blockchain could be a revolution -- but only if it's capable of scaling beyond the tech enthusiast crowd to provide smart solutions to whole populations.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/225660-bitcoin-could-soon-use-more-power-than-denmark-but-help-is-on-the-way

Man admits to sending pro-IS tweets

A 23-year-old London man who prosecutors claim sent thousands of tweets in support of Islamic State militants pleads guilty to encouraging terrorism.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35932616#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Japan’s lost black hole satellite is back online, still tumbling through space

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The Japanese have reestablished contact with the Hitomi X-ray observatory thought destroyed several days ago -- but it's not clear if meaningful control of the satellite can be reestablished.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/225773-japans-lost-black-hole-satellite-is-back-online-still-tumbling-through-space

CNBC tries to teach readers about password security, leaks their passwords

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Passwords transmitted in the clear, stored in Google Docs, and handed over to advertisers. Yikes.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/internet/225740-cnbc-tries-to-teach-readers-about-password-security-leaks-their-passwords

EE top in mobile internet speed test

Mobile network EE had the fastest internet speed in a test in London of four major operators conducted by the telecoms watchdog Ofcom.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-35934897#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Entertainer Ronnie Corbett dies aged 85

Entertainer Ronnie Corbett, who lived in Croydon, has died aged 85 his publicist says.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35934024#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Tottenham - an overlooked fairytale?

In any other year, Spurs' title bid would be the story of the season. We take a closer look at how they have become serious contenders.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35912192

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

VIDEO: Hopes for new child cancer test

How one child survivor of brain cancer hopes a new test will improve treatments available for the disease.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35929832#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

New genetic test for children with cancer

Scientists are beginning work to genetically test tumours from children with cancer, in the hope this will give younger patients access to newer medicines.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35918744#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The rise and fall of the GLC

How the GLC shaped modern politics

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35716693#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Windows 10 will receive an Anniversary Update with Linux support, Xbox One compatibility, and more

Microsoft Build Keynote
Windows 10 will receive a major "Anniversary Update" this year -- we detail some of the biggest changes and what to expect from Redmond this summer.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/225737-windows-10-will-receive-an-anniversary-update-with-linux-support-xbox-one-compatibility-and-more

Amazon bans cheap USB-C cables in wake of Google engineer’s crusade

USB Type-C
Amazon has agreed to formally disallow the sale of cables that don't conform to the USB-C specification after one Google engineer found a number of faulty cables -- including cables that destroyed hardware. It's a small step, but an important one.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/225719-amazon-bans-cheap-usb-c-cables-in-wake-of-google-engineers-crusade

Maker culture: junk robots, DIY tablets, 3D-printed dice, and more

Maker
Some of these featured projects are niche, some are simple novelties, and some have practical uses in the real world. The single unifying concept here is that someone had an idea, created something awesome, and then shared it with everyone.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/224923-maker-culture-junk-robots-quadcopters-3d-printed-dice-and-more

Crystal Palace sign Margate's Ladapo

Crystal Palace sign striker Freddie Ladapo from non-league Margate for an undisclosed fee.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35927912

Gold supercars given parking tickets

A fleet of gold supercars is slapped with parking tickets in London's Knightsbridge.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35927925#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

ET deals: Dell Optiplex 3020 Micro dual-core desktop for $386

Dell OptiPlex Micro
Need a tiny PC that can still handle a heavy workload? Check out the OptiPlex 3020 Micro desktop PC from Dell. It's thin, light, and it doesn't compromise on performance. The best part? You can save over $250 off the sticker price when you use today's coupon codes.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/deals/210611-et-deals-dell-optiplex-3020-small-form-factor-quad-core-desktop

Ancient warfare: How scientists uncovered the remains of a Bronze Age battlefield

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New research into a Bronze Age battle site has uncovered signs of a massive conflict between two opposing sides -- far more than the sporadic raiding or tribal conflicts thought to occur in the area.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/225686-ancient-warfare-how-scientists-uncovered-the-remains-of-a-bronze-age-battlefield

Toddlers ‘need early years teachers’

Every nursery in England should have a qualified early years teacher to help toddlers develop key skills like speech and language, the charity Save the Children says.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-35917037#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Met probe launched after remains found

The Met is being investigated after the remains of a woman from London were found in Edinburgh.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35925963#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Tesla kills off its 10-kWh Powerwall: The chemistry wasn’t there

Tesla Powerwall with black Tesla
The Powerwall for Powerfailures would last 8 hours in the average US home. A $3,000 backup generator would power your house for weeks and weeks.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/225692-tesla-kills-off-its-10-kwh-powerwall-the-chemistry-wasnt-there

Concentration the key for Fulham - Madl

Fulham must improve their concentration in order to end the errors that have blighted their season, defender Michael Madl says.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35927907

UK 'right not to charge Menezes police'

The decision not to prosecute UK police over the 2005 Stockwell Tube shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes is backed by the European Court of Human Rights.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35927775#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Mayoral hopefuls set transport policies

Tory and Labour mayoral candidates launch their transport manifestos, with one promising a "war on waste" and the other a plan to expand the Tube and trains.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35925253#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Green light for £1bn Whiteleys revamp

Plans to create new shops and flats at Whiteleys shopping centre in Bayswater are given the go-ahead by Westminster Council.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35919362#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

New ransomware uses disk-level encryption to hold your computer hostage

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Ransomware is getting even more devious with Petya, which goes after your master boot record to encrypt the whole drive.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/225681-new-ransomware-uses-disk-level-encryption-to-hold-your-computer-hostage

Record RideLondon prize delights Trott

Laura Trott says women's cycling is "getting the recognition it deserves" after RideLondon announced a record prize fund.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/35925842

Crossrail boosts house prices

Crossrail - the new train line across London - appears to be boosting house prices, a year before it begins to open.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35924474#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Haye to fight unknown Kosovan Gjergjaj

David Haye will face unknown Kosovan Arnold Gjergjaj in the second fight of his comeback on 21 May.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/boxing/35925373

Tulisa charged with drink driving

Singer Tulisa Contostavlos is charged with drink-driving after crashing her Ferrari in north London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35924273#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Stories from your library bookshelves

What does your library mean to you?

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35916525#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

National Living Wage: Who will benefit?

The number of workers benefiting from the new National Living Wage (NLW) will vary dramatically across the country, according to a think tank.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35920359#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The typeface that prompted a small revolution

The design that prompted a small revolution

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35916807#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Being homeless: 'My feet are tired'

Personal stories from people living homeless across England.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35918511#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Public' rail poster ruled misleading

A railway operator is told not to mislead people by suggesting it is publicly owned in its advertising.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35921695#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Man stabbed to death in London street

A man dies in hospital after being stabbed in the street in Barnet, north London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35923205#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Single parents 'priced out of childcare'

Only half of single parents with preschool children in London are in work, according to analysis by the charity Gingerbread.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35917456#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Volkswagen recalls electric vehicles, FTC sues company for false ‘clean diesel’ advertising

TDI 2015 engine VW
Volkswagen's woes continue, this time on two fronts. The company has recalled its e-Golf electric vehicle to fix a battery software issue, and the FTC has filed suit against the German company for numerous incidents of deceptive advertising related to its diesel engine problems.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/225662-volkswagen-recalls-electric-vehicles-ftc-sues-company-for-false-clean-diesel-ads

Sony might bring PlayStation VR to the PC

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The new PlayStation VR might not be a PlayStation exclusive -- and that could be great news for PC gamers who want a cheaper way to dive into VR.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/225651-sony-might-bring-playstation-vr-to-the-pc

Man in court over Crystal Palace eagle

A man appears in court accused of trying to attack Crystal Palace's bald eagle mascot.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35919366#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

QPR recall Gladwin from Bristol City

Queens Park Rangers confirm that midfielder Ben Gladwin's loan at fellow Championship club Bristol City has ended early.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35921714

England's Marler 'hung out to dry'

The Rugby Players' Association says England prop Joe Marler's World Rugby misconduct hearing 'smacks of double jeopardy'.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/35921184

Police issue warning to Charlton fans

The Metropolitan Police Service say they will pursue those responsible for "criminal acts" after incidents involving Charlton fans.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35921396

Daggers sign Dunstable defender Pennell

League Two strugglers Dagenham & Redbridge sign defender Luke Pennell from non-league Dunstable Town.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35920479

Graphene patch monitors blood glucose and auto-injects treatment

glucose graphene head
With diabetes on the rise, blood glucose is a hot topic in tech. A new graphene patch could be the first truly smart-device aimed at helping diabetics.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/225615-graphene-patch-monitors-blood-glucose-and-auto-injects-treatment

Gould whitewashed by Chinese schoolboy

England's Martin Gould exits the China Open in round one to 16-year-old Chinese schoolboy Yuan Sijun.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/snooker/35920258

How to make your Windows 10 user account local

AFC Wimbledon's Sweeney signs new deal

AFC Wimbledon's teenage centre-back Ryan Sweeney signs a new contract with the League Two club.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35919184

Woman 'decapitated by jealous partner'

A jealous man beheaded the mother of his two children in an act of "pure hatred", a court hears.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35919358#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Gascoigne 'back on track after blip'

Paul Gascoigne says he is "back on track" after suffering "one blip" in his struggle with alcoholism.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35918259

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

New Nintendo NX leak hints console is more powerful than a PS4

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Another day, another rumor about the Nintendo NX -- but major design choices and product focus will determine more about how this console compares to Sony and Microsoft than the specifics of its CPU choice or GPU technology.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/225626-new-nintendo-nx-leak-claims-console-is-more-powerful-than-a-ps4

Abuse inquiry ruined my life - Proctor

A former MP who was cleared of being part of a VIP Westminster abuse ring says the Metropolitan Police's investigation "irreparably ruined my life".

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35917168#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Surrey bowler Meaker suffers injury

Surrey bowler Stuart Meaker faces a spell on the sidelines after suffering a groin injury.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/35919177

Oculus Rift review roundup: Enthusiasts love it, mainstream not so much

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The Oculus Rift has finally hit reviewers' hands and there's an interesting split between the tech press and more mainstream publications. The overall trend is positive, but the Rift's price and relatively limited launch content could slow mainstream adoption.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/225623-oculus-rift-review-roundup-enthusiasts-love-it-mainstream-not-so-much

FBI drops iPhone case, but only because it doesn’t need Apple anymore

iPhone locked
This encryption fight is over, but if government statements are to be believed then we won't have to wait long for Round 2.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/225621-fbi-drops-iphone-case-but-only-because-it-doesnt-need-apple-anymore

Team spirit vital for Millwall - Harris

Millwall manager Neil Harris believes his side's team spirit has been instrumental in their challenge for promotion.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35918324

Holders Arsenal draw Reading in WSL Cup

The draw for the first round of the new-look Continental Cup pits holders Arsenal Ladies against Reading.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35916290

McGeehan praises Barnet's resilience

Luton Town midfielder Cameron McGeehan says Barnet's style is 'not the prettiest' after the Bees' victory on Monday.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35916244

Hundreds of children held over gun crimes

Children as young as 10 were among hundreds of youngsters arrested for suspected gun crimes in the last three years, new data reveals.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35915168#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Eriksen will shine for Danes - Laudrup

Brian Laudrup says style changes under new coach Age Hareide could help Christian Eriksen blossom with Denmark.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35913298

Scale of cuts to libraries unveiled

More than half of the libraries in Brent, north London, have closed since 2010

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35707956#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Should diplomats still have immunity?

Is there a problem with diplomatic immunity?

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35882967#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Raisin writer's play 'still relevant' today

Unfinished play by A Raisin in the Sun writer gets a London revival

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35907800#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Monday, 28 March 2016

Netflix’s streaming catalog isn’t improving — it’s shrinking rapidly

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Netflix's library has shrunk by a third in recent years, and while the company is producing critically acclaimed original content, it's still lost access to multiple high-profile movies and TV shows.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/internet/225607-netflixs-streaming-catalog-isnt-improving-its-shrinking-rapidly

Windows 10 market share breaks 20 percent, but pace of growth still slowing

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Windows 10's adoption rate has crept above to 20% line, at least intermittently. While that's progress for Microsoft, the company appears to mostly be converting Windows 8 / 8.1 users, and the current adoption pace won't push MS past its self-set 1 billion device target by July 29.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/225589-windows-10-market-share-breaks-20-percent-but-pace-of-growth-still-slowing

Proposed bill would block anonymous sale of ‘burner’ phones in US

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The bill would require retailers to get all your personal details before selling you a cheap prepaid phone.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/225586-proposed-bill-would-block-anonymous-sale-of-burner-phones-in-us

Policemen help deliver baby in van

Two police constables found themselves helping deliver a baby boy after they were flagged down by a van driver in London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35913218#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Manchester City Women 2-0 Arsenal Ladies

Manchester City Women move to the top of the WSL 1 table as they beat Arsenal, who have Jemma Rose sent off.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35859375

Lily Cole - from model to activist

How supermodel Lily Cole balances an increasing amount of acting work with running a social enterprise start-up.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35889917#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

New implant shown to destroy protein plaques in Alzheimer’s disease

Mouse brain
They're calling it "passive immunization," and it could be the next step on the path to a cure.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/225532-new-implant-shown-to-destroy-protein-plaques-in-alzheimers-disease

ET deals: Save 50% on Acronis True Image 2016 backup software

Acronis True Image 2016
Looking for a simple solution for local backups? Take a look at the True Image 2016 backup suite from Acronis. For a limited time, you can save 50% off the sticker price when you buy directly.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/deals/225557-et-deals-save-on-acronis-true-image-2016-backup-software

Scientists find abandoned drug effective against two human viruses

dengue
This success with multiple RNA-based viruses gives researchers hope that some of the most dangerous human pathogens could be treated.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/225568-scientists-find-abandoned-drug-effective-against-two-human-viruses

AMD appoints former Broadcom, Intel engineer to head CPU development

AMD headquarters
AMD has appointed a new corporate leader to guide the future of core development and product planning.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/225564-amd-appoints-former-broadcom-intel-engineer-to-head-cpu-development

Teachers reject anti-extremism strategy

The National Union of Teachers says the Prevent strategy is making teachers and students afraid to have open debates in school.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-35907831#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Storm Katie causes damage across London

Wind gusts of up to 105 mph (170 kph) from Storm Katie have caused Gatwick-bound flights to be diverted, and damage across London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35910002#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

AFC Wimbledon P-P Portsmouth

Monday's League Two game between AFC Wimbledon and Portsmouth is postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35859151

FA Cup sets Antiques Roadshow record

The FA Cup trophy used between 1911 and 1991 is valued at more than £1m on the Antiques Roadshow, making it the programme's most valuable item.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35909762#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The odd world of Victorian Easter cards

The strange world of Victorian Easter cards

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35361381#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Welling United v Woking

Live coverage of Monday's National League game between Welling United and Woking.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35859776

VIDEO: The people who 'knocked up' workers

Before there were alarm clocks, many workers paid for people to knock on their windows to wake them in the morning.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35907014#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Millwall v Burton Albion

Live coverage of Monday's League One game between Millwall and Burton Albion.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35858790

Barnet v Luton Town

Live coverage of Monday's League Two game between Barnet and Luton Town.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35859199

Leyton Orient v Hartlepool United

Live coverage of Monday's League Two game between Leyton Orient and Hartlepool United.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35859152

Storm Katie winds see flights diverted

Storm Katie hits England and Wales with gusts up to 105mph, as flights are diverted from Gatwick and major bridges closed.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35909651#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Rail satisfaction 'up 7% in decade'

Rail fares have gone up 54% in 10 years - more than double inflation rates - while customer satisfaction has improved by 7% over the same period, research suggests.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35909361#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Sunday, 27 March 2016

VIDEO: Cancer survivor meets her life-saver

A woman from Twickenham who survived leukaemia meets the man who donated the stem cells which saved her life.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35907883#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Oxford win Women's Boat Race

Oxford win the Women's Boat Race after the Cambridge boat almost sinks in the tricky conditions on the Thames.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rowing/35908187

No surgery planned for Blackwell

Surgeons are not planning to operate on Nick Blackwell, who suffered a bleed on the brain following his defeat by Chris Eubank Jr.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/boxing/35907678

Child critically injured in hit-and-run

A 10-year-old boy is in a critical condition after a hit-and-run crash in Streatham Hill, south London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35907016#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Bouncers stabbed outside nightclub

Two doormen suffered "serious" injuries after they were stabbed outside a south London nightclub on Saturday.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35907010#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The octopus that ruled London

The octopuses that terrified Victorian Britons

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35705504#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

100 years of British Summer Time marked

The 100 year anniversary of the introduction of British Summer Time is due to be marked.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-35890605#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Walking and cycling strategy launched

The Department for Transport unveils proposals to encourage people to cycle and walk more in England, but campaigners warn sustained funding will be required.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35906105#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Labour warns against Border Force cuts

The government is planning "damaging cuts" to the UK Border Force, Labour says, and demands that the force's budget be published without delay.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-35906440#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Blackwell has bleed on the brain

Nick Blackwell suffers a bleed on the brain following his British middleweight title defeat by Chris Eubank Jr.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/boxing/35892327

When people paid to get 'knocked up'

When people paid to get 'knocked up'

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35840393#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Farah third in World Half Marathon

Britain's Mo Farah wins bronze at the World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff, behind winner Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/athletics/35903746

CCTV released after Lewisham bus blaze

Police release CCTV images of a teenage boy they want to speak to after a bus was set alight in south-east London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35904653#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: James Martin's tearful farewell

James Martin has hosted his last-ever Saturday Kitchen, after ten years working on the programme.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35903410#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Teachers to hold academy strike ballot

Teachers are calling for a one-day strike as part of a campaign against plans to force every school in England to become an academy.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-35905064#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Bradford City v Millwall

Live coverage of Saturday's League One game between Bradford City and Millwall.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35849448

Alli & Kane start against Germany

Four Tottenham players are named in the starting XI for England's friendly against Germany on Saturday.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35849556

EU exit backed by 250 business leaders

A list of 250 business leaders who support Britain leaving the EU is published by the Vote Leave campaign group.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-35901811#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Friday, 25 March 2016

Police in Brussels tweet charge U-turn

Race-hate charge against man who allegedly tweeted about confronting Muslim woman over Brussels attacks is dropped.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35898029#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How Pickles the dog found the World Cup

How Pickles the dog found the World Cup

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35872662

VIDEO: Bus catches fire in Lewisham

A double-decker bus catches fire in Lewisham in south-east London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35901508#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Power failure causes Eurostar delays

Eurostar passengers are facing long delays after a power failure causes train cancellations at the beginning of the Easter getaway.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35901464#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Five people hurt in drive-by shooting

A man is in a critical condition in hospital and four other people have been injured in a drive-by shooting in east London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35901500#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Arsenal 'need' Wenger - Usmanov

Arsenal "need" Arsene Wenger and the Gunners boss should be able to choose when he leaves, says shareholder Alisher Usmanov

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35899872

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Inspiron 17
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Northampton v Harlequins (Sun)

Team news as Northampton host Harlequins in Sunday's Premiership fixture at Franklin's Gardens (15:15 BST).

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/35875373

Saracens v Exeter (Sat)

Team news as Saracens host Exeter in Saturday's Premiership fixture at Allianz Park (15:15 BST).

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/35875909

Accrington Stanley v Leyton Orient

Live coverage of Friday's League Two game between Accrington Stanley and Leyton Orient.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35839076

Exeter City v Barnet

Live coverage of Friday's League Two game between Exeter City and Barnet.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35839181

Hartlepool United v AFC Wimbledon

Live coverage of Friday's League Two game between Hartlepool United and AFC Wimbledon.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35839119

Braintree Town v Bromley

Live coverage of Friday's National League game between Braintree Town and Bromley.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35839221

Eastleigh v Welling United

Live coverage of Friday's National League game between Eastleigh and Welling United.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35839220

Doncaster Rovers Belles 1-4 Chelsea Ladies

Champions Chelsea make a winning start to the WSL1 season with a convincing win against newly promoted Doncaster.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35828685

O'Shea to become Italy head coach

Harlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea confirms that he will become head coach of Italy when he leaves the club.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/35899154

Smallest-yet genome reveals how little we know about life — synthetic or real

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In trying to build the simplest life form possible, Craig Venter and a team of scientists reveal life's truly exquisite complexity.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/225523-smallest-yet-genome-reveals-how-little-we-know-about-life-synthetic-or-real

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Apple may design its own servers to avoid government snooping

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Apple is reportedly considering building its own servers to keep the government from intercepting and infecting them with various kinds of malware. Such a move would almost certainly raise the stakes in the company's ongoing battle with the FBI and NSA.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/225524-apple-may-design-its-own-servers-to-avoid-government-snooping

Pebble announces it will cut 25% of its workforce

Pebble Time
Pebble needs cash more than it needs its full staff right now, so 40 jobs are being cut.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/225515-pebble-announces-it-will-cut-25-of-its-workforce

Microsoft yanks new AI Twitter bot after it begins spreading Nazi propaganda

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Yesterday, Microsoft launched a new, innocent chat bot to learn about the world via social media. The experiment lasted less than 24 hours.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/225506-microsoft-yanks-new-ai-twitter-bot-after-it-begins-spreading-nazi-propaganda

Best cars of the 2016 New York Auto Show

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In New York, new hybrids, plug-ins and electrics, plus a convertible SUV from Ranger Rover.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/225439-best-cars-of-the-2016-new-york-auto-show

VIDEO: Hope from type 1 diabetes trials

There is new hope for people with type 1 diabetes after trials of a new treatment show signs of being able to slow down the disease.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35894740#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

PlayStation 4K is reportedly real, so what kind of performance can we expect?

PS4
Rumors suggest the PS4K is a real system with working prototypes already functional. If that's true, what could Sony reasonably deliver with this upgrade -- and what would "4K" mean in this context?

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/225476-playstation-4k-is-reportedly-real-but-what-kind-of-performance-can-we-expect

The sale of Boston Dynamics shows Alphabet is waking up to reality

Atlas in snow
Google X recently let go of its pet robot division, signalling a major turning point in the company's thinking about the future

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/224965-the-sale-of-boston-dynamics-shows-alphabet-is-waking-up-to-reality

West Ham sign Lanzini permanently

West Ham take up their option to sign on-loan midfielder Manuel Lanzini permanently from United Arab Emirates club Al Jazira.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35869998

Romeo signs new long-term Millwall deal

Millwall defender Mahlon Romeo signs a new long-term contract, keeping him at the League One club until June 2019.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35891750

'Kane needed Millwall loan for England'

BBC Sport looks at the impact changes to English football's loan system may have on player development and club planning.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35586425

Astronomers are slowly figuring out why ‘standard candle’ supernovae explode

supernova head
One of the more recent finding of astronomy is that stars, as far apart as they are, really like to form pairs. These so-called “binary star systems” are everywhere, and as new evidence comes in we’re beginning to see that binary systems may be just as common as the “regular” kind; for instance, about half…

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/225351-astronomers-are-slowly-figuring-out-why-standard-candle-supernovae-explode

ET deals: Save $150 on a Dell UltraSharp 25-inch 1440p PC monitor

Dell UltraSharp 1440p
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Lab-grown neuronal network transplants could treat brain diseases like Parkinson’s

Human neurons, in red, display healthy outgrowth through the fibers of their polymer scaffold.
Researchers are looking to transplant therapy for treatment of Parkinson's disease, after successfully transplanting neurons grown from stem cells into a living mouse brain.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/225320-lab-grown-neuronal-network-transplants-could-treat-brain-diseases-like-parkinsons

Massive volcanoes may have knocked Moon’s axis off kilter

NASA earth moon DSCOVR
A new paper argues that massive volcanism on the moon may have actually tilted its axis millions of years ago. This axial tilt would have impacted the distribution of ice at the lunar north and south pole -- and we see evidence of unusual variation that persists to this day.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/225418-massive-volcanoes-may-have-knocked-moons-axis-off-kilter

Arsenal Ladies sign England's Taylor

Arsenal Ladies sign England international Jodie Taylor from American National Women's Soccer League side Portland Thorns.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35891590

Do you have bad RAM? Here's how to find out

VIDEO: Should online fraud victims be refunded?

Victims of online fraud shouldn't be refunded by banks if they fail to protect themselves, according to Britain's most senior police officer.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35889350#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: London terror plot pair 'part of network'

Students Tarik Hassane and Suhaib Majeed are convicted of conspiracy to murder and preparing an act of terror, after plotting a drive-by shooting inspired by so-called Islamic State.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35885601#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Wembley arch lit up in Brussels tribute

Wembley Stadium's arch is lit up in the colours of the Belgium flag in tribute to the victims of the Brussels attacks.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35887586

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Arsenal Ladies 3-1 Reading Women

Asisat Oshoala marks her Arsenal arrival with a goal as they beat Women's Super League One newcomers Reading.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35887735

Pentagon will investigate United Launch Alliance over allegations of improperly awarded contracts

ULA-Launch
United Launch Alliance is facing an investigation into whether or not it won contracts from the federal government based on improper procedures. The investigation follows comments made last week by one of its executives, who has since resigned.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/225396-pentagon-will-investigate-united-launch-alliance-over-allegations-of-improperly-awarded-contracts

New York Auto Show: 2017 Acura MDX makes all the driver assists standard

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If it helps the driver drive more safely, it's now standard on the 2017 MDX. Adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, blind spot detection, collision mitigation braking, forward collision warning.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/225380-new-york-auto-show-2017-acura-mdx-makes-all-the-driver-assists-standard

Palace's Boateng rejoins Argyle on loan

League Two side Plymouth Argyle re-sign Crystal Palace midfielder Hiram Boateng on loan until the end of the season.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35887794

Nintendo refutes rumors, claims Wii U production will continue into next year

Wii U
Earlier this week, rumors spread that Nintendo would kill the Wii U console this year as the NX came online. The company is denying those rumors, but its own history suggests the Wii U won't long outlive its successor.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/225378-nintendo-refutes-rumors-claims-wii-u-production-will-continue-into-next-year

Roman scrolls, long buried by Vesuvius, reveal their secrets

Vesuvius
New research into the priceless papyri library recovered from Herculaneum has revealed that some scrolls were written with metal-based ink rather than the traditional carbon inks used in antiquity. This discovery both rewrites the ancient history of writing and could help scientists recover the writings preserved on the fragile scrolls.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/225338-roman-scrolls-long-buried-by-vesuvius-reveal-their-secrets

Chelsea Ladies 'can cause mayhem'

Women's Super League champions Chelsea have the attacking quality to cause "mayhem" this season, says Gemma Davison.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35865196

Swindon and Millwall fined by FA

Swindon Town and Millwall are fined by the Football Association after a confrontation in a 2-2 draw on 12 March.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35884329

Breaking the prime-number cipher, one proof at a time

PrimeVisualization
Like a mirror image of Bedford's Law, mathematicians have found a pattern in prime numbers that raises more questions than it answers.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/225254-breaking-the-prime-number-cipher-one-proof-at-a-time

ET deals: Save hundreds on a Dell Vostro 3900 desktop PC

Vostro 3900
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There can be no middle ground on encryption

encryption head
The US congress is striking a working group on encryption -- it needs to understand that its job is to enshrine best practices, not compromise.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/internet/225224-there-can-be-no-middle-ground-on-encryption

The dumb, distracted things drivers do before they crash

Ford Motor Company is increasing its crash simulation computing power by 50 percent, maximizing the number and complexity of virtual vehicle crash tests and providing evaluation data more quickly. Ford has executed more than 2 million virtual crash tests in the past 10 years. Photo by: Sam VarnHagen/Ford Motor Co.
Virginia Tech quantifies the habits of the unsafe driver. Hidden cameras find drivers are distracted up to half the time.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/225270-the-dumb-distracted-things-drivers-do-before-they-crash

Intel formally kills its tick-tock approach to processor development

Intel's D1X Fab
The tick-tock approach ensured Intel was never attempting to build a brand-new CPU architecture at the same time it ramped a new process node, and gave the company almost a decade of steady (if slowing) progress. That era is over.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/225353-intel-formally-kills-its-tick-tock-approach-to-processor-development

VIDEO: How secure can public places be?

The BBC's Richard Westcott looks at the challenges of providing security in public places.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35875731#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The craziest Wembley cup final ever?

A Wembley hat-trick, two 24-hour turnarounds and a nine-goal classic. BBC Sport recalls the first Full Members Cup final.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35782829

Marler decision 'should end matter'

The decision by Six Nations bosses not to punish Joe Marler over remarks to Samson Lee should end the matter, says RFU chief Ian Ritchie.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/35877411

West Ham and Man Utd get replay date

The FA Cup quarter-final replay between West Ham and Manchester United will kick off at 19:00 BST on Wednesday, 13 April.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35876785

VIDEO: Pickles: Dog that found stolen World Cup

The story of the dog that saved England's blushes by finding the 1966 World Cup trophy after it was stolen from an exhibition in central London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35803741#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Why London needs a gobby mayor

Being elected mayor of London has been regarded as a passport to influence, but the capital needs a headline-grabbing mayor in order to get anything done, says Shaun Ley.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35806702#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Concerning' variation in birth care

The variation in care women get when giving birth in hospital in England is concerning, experts say.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35866245#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Airport security under the spotlight again

Airport security under the spotlight again

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-35873989#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Navinder Sarao: Who is the so-called 'flash crash' trader?

Who is the so-called 'flash crash' trader?

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35863848#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Robson loses in Miami Open first round

Former British number one Laura Robson loses to Belgian Kirsten Flipkens in the first round of the Miami Open.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/35875944

Piccadilly Line strike due to start

Tube drivers will stage first of three 24-hour strikes over a "breakdown in industrial relations".

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35871063#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Apple unveils 29-armed robot designed to disassemble old iPhones

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Apple spent three years designing a robot that can take apart more than a million iPhones per year.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/225337-apple-unveils-29-armed-robot-designed-to-disassemble-old-iphones

Could the 9.7-inch iPad Pro kickstart a tablet upgrade cycle?

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The big question here is while iPhone owners may trade in every year or two, iPads are generally on a slower upgrade cycle; will the 9.7-inch iPad Pro change things?

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/225258-could-the-9-7-inch-ipad-pro-kickstart-a-tablet-upgrade-cycle

David Bowie mural 'to be listed'

The Brixton mural of David Bowie that became a shrine to the star after his death is to be listed to ensure its long-term protection.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35875379#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Neurons on a chip let drones smell bombs over a kilometer away

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UK startup called Koniku released details on a drone that uses neurons embedded in a computer architecture to achieve the sense of smell exhibited by a bee

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/225140-neurons-on-a-chip-let-drones-smell-bombs-over-a-kilometer-away

Apple reportedly in talks to buy Imagination Technologies

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Apple is reportedly in talks to buy Imagination Technologies, its longtime GPU supplier. The move would shake up the mobile graphics market and give Apple ownership of MIPS as well as its own ray tracing division.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/225299-apple-reportedly-in-talks-to-buy-imagination-technologies

Apple’s iOS 9.3 update tackles screen-related insomnia with ‘Night Shift’

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Not only does this point-release deliver a handful of meaningful tweaks to existing apps, but there are two new major features that could change how many of us use our phones and tablets.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/220946-new-ios-9-3-update-tackles-screen-related-insomnia-with-night-shift

Andy Grove, tech titan and Intel legend, passes away at 79

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Andy Grove, one of the greats who helped shape Silicon Valley, and make Intel the dominant force it is today, passed away this week at the age of 79.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/225278-andy-grove-tech-titan-and-intel-legend-passes-away-at-79

ET deals: Dell Inspiron 15 3000 15.6-inch laptop for $300

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Today, Dell is discounting the Inspiron 15 3000 laptop by a whopping 33% off the sticker price. For just 300 bones, you get a Broadwell CPU, a removable battery, and an HD display in a nice little package. If you're in need of a cheap laptop that can handle everyday tasks with aplomb, this is what you're looking for.

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SpaceX prepares for returning to the International Space Station

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SpaceX is going back to the ISS for the first time since its failed 2015 resupply mission.

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Stevenage sign Orient's Pritchard

League Two strugglers Stevenage sign Leyton Orient midfielder Bradley Pritchard on a one-month loan deal.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35874598

National house price gap widens

House prices have risen significantly in England and London in the past year in contrast to the rest of the UK, official figures suggest.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35870720#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

It’s time to hold manufacturers responsible for Android vulnerabilities

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Android's latest large-scale vulnerability is yet another reminder that Android is at a fundamental disadvantage in security.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/225221-its-time-to-hold-manufacturers-responsible-for-android-vulnerabilities

PM condemns 'savage' Brussels attacks

Security will be stepped up at UK ports, airports, and rail stations after the terror attacks in Brussels which killed at least 26 people, David Cameron says.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35870700#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Microsoft wants to know: Would you trade used digital games for in-store credit?

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Microsoft might be investigating the idea of opening its own market for used games, buying them back from people's accounts for a percentage of the original cost. It's an interesting idea, but would gamers (and publishers) bite?

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/225239-microsoft-wants-to-know-would-you-trade-used-digital-games-for-in-store-credit

'We can be the Leicester of the WSL'

BBC Sport previews the 2016 WSL 1 season, as Chelsea look to retain their title and others hope to be "the new Leicester".

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35862478

The Northern Ireland striker made in Wales

Born in England, eligible for Scotland and picked by Northern Ireland, meet Conor Washington, the striker made in Wales.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35862308

Quiet but ruthless: Who is Pochettino?

From learning from 'The Madman' to arrows in the throat - what makes Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino a talent that cannot be ignored?

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35739244

Monday, 21 March 2016

Sex abuse claims 'should be believed'

Police in England and Wales need to further encourage sexual abuse victims to come forward by "believing" their accounts, the College of Policing says.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35868516#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How one man's claims sparked Met inquiry

How did claims of child abuse lead to a major Met Police inquiry?

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35867177#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Murdered girl's mother admits attack

The mother of murdered schoolgirl Tia Sharp admits attacking a woman in a row sparked over a parking space at a supermarket.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35867081#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Small is big again: Apple announces 4-inch iPhone SE

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Apple's new iPhone SE is a hand-sized device for anyone, with a design that echoes Apple's iPhone 5 family and the lowest price tag of any iDevice. Except for the storage capacity, it's a great-looking phone.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/225214-small-is-big-again-apple-announces-4-inch-iphone-se

The cybersecurity threat – are we protected yet?

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In a panel at SXSW Interactive last week, Congressman Michael McCaul, Admiral Bobby Inman, and security industry experts Joe Ross and Dena Graziano discussed a broad range of cyber threats – to the military, U.S. businesses, and the public.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/225114-the-cybersecurity-threat-are-we-protected-yet

Quantum Break is gorgeous, stuck at 720p on the Xbox One

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Quantum Break was supposed to be a game-defining title on Xbox One with a full 1080p resolution. Unfortunately, final code tests show that's not the case.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/225131-quantum-break-is-gorgeous-stuck-at-720p-on-the-xbox-one

YouTube channel 'shocked' by jail term

A member of YouTube channel Trollstation was sentenced to nine months in prison for staging pranks in London

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-35843222#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Tesla charging stations outnumber gas stations in Manhattan

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Free fill-ups for your Tesla in many of the 105 (and growing) Tesla charging stations in Manhattan. Meanwhile, gas stations disappear when landowners find they get $25 million for the property.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/225088-tesla-charging-stations-outnumber-gas-stations-in-manhattan

Agreement on plans to speed up trains

The Scottish and UK governments reach an agreement with the long-term aim of delivering three-hour train journeys from London to Scottish cities.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-35863327#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Apple 2016 spring event liveblog: iPhones, iPads, Macs, and more

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Today at 1PM ET, Apple will be holding a "special event," and it seems as if the focus will be on strengthening its mid-range offerings. Smaller iPhones and iPad Pros seem to be getting the most attention in the rumor mill, but it wouldn't be shocking to see updates today across many of Apple's product lines.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/225083-apple-2016-spring-event-liveblog-iphone-ipad-mac

Secret to sexing dinosaurs found in a T. rex thigh bone

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Paleontologists have a rare opportunity to study a pregnant T. rex. If you're happy and you know it, clap your... wait...

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ET deals: Dell Inspiron 11 3000 dual-core convertible laptop for $250

Dell Inspiron 11 3000
Looking for an affordable convertible laptop that works well wherever you go? Check out the 11.6-inch Inspiron 11 3000 from Dell. Weighing in at about three pounds, and measuring roughly three-quarters of an inch thick, this tiny touchscreen laptop is an outstanding bargain when you use today's coupon code.

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The NSA wanted Hillary Clinton to use this crazy secured Windows CE phone

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The government has not traditionally offered a lot of phone choices, and the $4,750 Sectéra Edge was one of the few.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/225058-the-nsa-wanted-hillary-clinton-to-use-this-crazy-secured-windows-ce-phone

Hatton Garden heist ringleader jailed

The ringleader of the £14m heist at the Hatton Garden safety deposit in London is jailed for more than six years.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35865512#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa