Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Thousands arrested for drug driving

London had the highest number of arrests in England and Wales for drug driving last year, figures obtained by BBC Radio 5 live suggest.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36421367#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Nvidia’s new GTX 1070 freezes out Fury, trashes Titan X

The GTX 1070 launched recently, and it's easily the upper-midrange performance leader. Not only does it beat the Titan X, which launched barely a year ago, it demolishes every card from its own price point and previous generation, as well as the Fury products from AMD.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/229373-nvidias-new-gtx-1070-freezes-out-fury-trashes-titan-x

Asus reveals revamped water-cooled gaming laptop with dual Nvidia GPUs

The GX800 is a water-cooled gaming laptop that takes "desktop replacement" literally.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/229362-asus-reveals-revamped-water-cooled-gaming-laptop-with-dual-nvidia-gpus

Upcoming Very Bad Idea #992: Using VR in the courtroom

trialVR head
Virtual reality could be on its way to courtrooms, but the technology is far better suited to evoking fantasy than reality.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/229168-upcoming-very-bad-idea-992-using-vr-in-the-courtroom

Middlesex victory bid dented by weather

Middlesex's push for victory against Hampshire is dented as poor weather means just 17 overs are bowled on day three.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/36414425

Leytonstone knifeman 'suffered delusions'

A man accused of trying to murder a passenger at Leytonstone tube station suffered from paranoid delusions that MI5 was pursuing him, the Old Bailey hears.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36418383#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Optimizations in The Witcher 3’s DLC makes the game look better and run smoother

Witcher 3 Blood and Wine
Blood and Wine, The Witcher 3's final expansion, is finally available, and it's impressive in every way. Not only does it offer dozens of hours of high quality monster slaying adventures, but early reports say it looks and performs better than the base game itself.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/229294-optimizations-in-the-witcher-3s-dlc-makes-the-game-look-better-and-run-smoother

OSIRIS-REx is about to go collect (and return) samples from an asteroid

NASA's OSIRIS-REx is getting ready to launch, meet up with an asteroid, grab some rocks, then return home.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/229171-osiris-rex-is-about-to-go-collect-and-return-samples-from-an-asteroid

Councils 'fail affordable homes targets'

London boroughs are failing to meet their self-imposed targets to ensure developers provide affordable housing, figures show.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36412679#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How to print from Android with an app or Google Cloud Print, and a compatible printer

Akinfenwa among trio released by Dons

AFC Wimbledon confirm striker Adebayo Akinfenwa is among three players to be released following promotion to League One.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36418874

Broadwell-E puts 10 cores on tap: Intel launches the Core i7-6950X

Intel's Broadwell-E is launching today, with a 10-core CPU option and new overclocking features -- but is it a better choice than a conventional quad-core for ordinary gamers?

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/229338-broadwell-e-puts-10-cores-on-tap-intel-launches-the-core-i7-6950x

ARM announces new Cortex-A73 CPU, Mali G71 GPU

ARM-Cortex A72
ARM unveiled new plans for its CPU and GPU line-ups today, with parts expected to launch in 2017. The Mali-G71 and Cortex-A73 should both be upgrades and improvements on existing parts.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/229328-arm-announces-new-cortex-a73-cpu-mali-g71-gpu

Tappin slams US extradition treaty

A retired businessman who was jailed in the US after he admitted selling weapons parts to Iran criticises extradition laws.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36415608#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

First Harry Potter cast photos released

The first set of photographs featuring some cast members of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in costume has been released.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36415909#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Second row Reddish to join Harlequins

Premiership club Harlequins agree a deal to add New Zealand-born second row Mark Reddish to their squad next season.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/36416386

Bellerin set to replace injured Carvajal

Arsenal's Hector Bellerin is expected to replace injured Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal in Spain's squad for Euro 2016.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36416575

Millwall to release seven players

Millwall confirm seven players will leave the club after being told their contracts will not be extended.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36416381

Pele sells off his life in football

Brazilian football legend Pele is auctioning off more than 1,500 football-related items in London accumulated over more than six decades.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36341546#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Unstoppable' - the making of Kane

The secret stories and key characteristics that transformed a six-year-old stand-in keeper into the most exciting England striker for a decade.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36321045

Monday, 30 May 2016

VIDEO: Could Zorbs solve housing shortage?

A team of young British architects are showcasing some new ideas in Venice about how to design and build comfortable homes, at a time of severe housing shortages.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36414795#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Public toilets 'wiped out in parts of UK'

High Streets and public spaces in some areas of the UK no longer have any council-run public lavatories, the BBC learns.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36405414#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Average-speed camera coverage 'doubles'

The length of UK roads covered by permanent average speed cameras has more than doubled since 2013, new figures have reveal.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36399408#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Odd laws you may unknowingly break

Odd laws you may unknowingly break

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36389585#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Heathrow celebrates 70th anniversary

UK's busiest airport in pictures

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36412310#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Somerset pull off thrilling run chase

Somerset pull off a remarkable run chase to earn a thrilling one-wicket victory over Surrey at Taunton.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/36410073

Middlesex on verge of Hampshire win

Middlesex dominate with bat and ball on day two to close in on victory against Hampshire at Merchant Taylors' School.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/36410170

Akinfenwa released after Play-Off final

AFC Wimbledon's iconic striker Adebayo Akinfenwa revealed he had been released - seconds after their League Two Play-Off final victory

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36413941

Knife crime fears as three stabbed

Three stabbings in London, one of them fatal, over the bank holiday weekend highlight the issue of knife crime as police reveal the scale of the problem.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36411782#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Weir first to break three-minute mile

Paralympian David Weir becomes the first wheelchair racer to complete a mile in under three minutes.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/disability-sport/36410354

Brexit 'blow' to economy - ex-WTO boss

The World Trade Organisation's former director-general tells the BBC that the UK economy risks a "huge blow" if it votes to leave the EU on 23 June.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36401578#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Elbows, skulls and holy hands

Venerating England's saintly relics

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36398287#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Khan joins PM to urge EU Remain vote

Labour Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is to share a platform with Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday to urge voters to back staying in the EU.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36410749#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Police to review Millwall crowd trouble

Police are to conduct a review after Millwall fans were involved in crowd trouble during Sunday's League One play-off final.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36410247

Middlesex centurions dominate Hants

Middlesex centurions Adam Voges and Dawid Malan share a stand of 279 on day one against Hampshire at Northwood.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/36387290

Batty stars as Taunton wickets tumble

Surrey captain Gareth Batty takes 7-32 but Somerset respond strongly as 18 wickets fall on day two at Taunton.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/36406924

VIDEO: A shop to make you an internet star?

The BBC Business series My Shop visits The Startup Van team, who have now left their van and moved into a shop in order to offer their interview service.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36383444#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Can Saracens dominate English rugby?

After retaining the Premiership and securing a domestic and European double, are Saracens set to dominate English rugby?

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/36406718

AFC Wimbledon v Plymouth Argyle

AFC Wimbledon face Plymouth in Monday's League Two play-off final at Wembley, with a place in League One at stake.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36355814

Man stabbed to death in north London

A murder investigation begins after a man is found with fatal stab wounds in north London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36407743#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Could we finally see the end of overcrowded trains?

Network Rail has unveiled plans for a digital signalling system that will allow 40% more trains to run on existing lines - reducing overcrowding.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36359210#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Leach claims four as Surrey struggle

Surrey's batting struggles continue as Jack Leach's four wickets put Somerset in control on day one at Taunton.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/36387248

Blair warns against Corbyn 'experiment'

It would be a "very dangerous experiment" for the UK to give Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn power, former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair warns.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36401105#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Will ethnic minority voters decide EU vote?

Katie Razzall assesses opinion on the EU referendum among ethnic minority voters ahead of the vote on 23 June.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36384912#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Man charged with slavery offences

A man from Deptford appears in court charged with slavery offences.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36405178#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Barnsley v Millwall

Barnsley face Millwall in Sunday's League One play-off final at Wembley, with a place in the Championship at stake.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36352352

Officer dismissed for 'ignoring' stabbing

A Metropolitan Police sergeant is dismissed for failing to respond to a fatal attack in which a man was stabbed more than 200 times.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36404607#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

AFC Wimbledon on brink of history

AFC Wimbledon will reach the third tier for the first time in their 14-year history if they win Monday's League Two play-off final.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36390234

Brentford's Judge given doping warning

Brentford and Republic of Ireland midfielder Alan Judge is reprimanded after breaching doping regulations.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36404943

Farah runs third fastest career 10,000m

British Olympic champion Mo Farah wins the 10,000m at the Prefontaine Classic in the third quickest time of his career.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/athletics/36404442

Spurs to play at Wembley next season

Tottenham Hotspur will play Champions League home games at Wembley next season - and could play all home matches there in 2017-18.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36404799

Drug dealers guilty of shotgun murder

Two drug dealers are convicted of shooting dead a woman as she looked for them armed with a baseball bat.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-36399565#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

UK citizen jailed in US for airport plot

A British citizen who US prosecutors say plotted to carry out a suicide bomb attack at Heathrow Airport is jailed for 40 years in the US.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36403825#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Friday, 27 May 2016

Doe and Howell return to Daggers

Relegated Dagenham & Redbridge re-sign Scott Doe and Luke Howell after a season with Boreham Wood.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36403974

Rape row man wanted his accuser jailed

A man on trial for harassing the father of a woman who accused him of rape says he had wanted to see her "behind bars".

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36402543#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Developer claims PS4K upgrade ‘absolutely’ necessary for VR, slams PS4’s performance

Sony is rumored to have made backwards compatibility mandatory on the PS4, but comments from an anonymous developer may indicate otherwise. If the PS4K is necessary for good VR performance, it's going to double the cost of buying into Sony's VR technology.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/229307-developer-claims-ps4k-upgrade-absolutely-necessary-for-vr-slams-ps4s-performance

Developer confirms Xbox One VR is coming, but how powerful is the console likely to be?

Microsoft will reportedly announce a new console at E3, along with VR titles and Oculus Rift support, but how will they upgrade and improve the Xbox One's core architecture?

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/229298-developer-confirms-xbox-one-vr-is-coming-but-how-powerful-is-the-console-likely-to-be

TV quiz student charged with rape

A former University of York student who appeared on a TV quiz programme is charged with rape and sexual assault of a woman.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-36399902#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Guard jailed for prison smuggle plot

A prison officer and the partner of a prisoner are jailed for smuggling drugs and 18 mobile phones into a south west London prison.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36400865#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Charlton sign Yamfam from Stevenage

Managerless Charlton Athletic sign winger Louis-Michel Yamfam from Stevenage for an undisclosed fee.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36402573

Microsoft, Facebook team up to construct world’s fastest transatlantic cable

Microsoft and Facebook are teaming up to build the fastest transatlantic cable ever constructed, all in the name of driving cloud computing adoption and ensuring rapid response to customer needs.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/internet/229287-microsoft-facebook-team-up-to-construct-worlds-fastest-transatlantic-cable

Ultimate tailgater: Honda Ridgeline embeds speakers in truck bed

In one of mankind's greatest technology triumphs since the beer cooler ice chest got wheels, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline pickup has turned the truck bed into a sound system with the addition of six speakers to the bed walls.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/229269-ultimate-tailgater-honda-ridgeline-embeds-speakers-in-truck-bed

Mayor appoints terror review expert

The Mayor of London appoints a security expert to assess how well the capital would respond to a major terror attack.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36400861#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Orient defender Baudry joins Doncaster

Doncaster Rovers sign defender Mathieu Baudry from League Two side Leyton Orient on a two-year deal.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36400831

The stories behind the play-off finals

BBC Sport analyses the six play-off finalists as the 2015-16 Football League season concludes at Wembley.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36369751

Oracle loses massive fair use case against Google, Android

Oracle lost its case against Google and Google's use of Java in Android yesterday. A jury found that Google's use of Java APIs in Android was considered fair use, despite Oracle's claims to the contrary.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/229249-oracle-loses-massive-fair-use-case-against-google-android

23 test positive from London Olympics

Olympic chiefs announce 23 competitors at the London 2012 Games have failed retrospective doping tests.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/athletics/36391896

Saracens v Exeter (Sat)

BBC Sport previews Saturday's Premiership final between Saracens and Exeter Chiefs at Twickenham (15:00 BST).

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/36390531

Bereaved vicar prays for ring thief

A bereaved vicar asks people to pray for a burglar he believes stole his late wife's wedding ring.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36396764#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Enfield unveils 10,000 homes plan

Up to 10,000 homes are to be built in north-east London in a bid to ease the city's "housing crisis".

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36395179#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Thursday, 26 May 2016

A million more 'to live with parents'

A million more young people are likely to find themselves living with their parents over the next decade, according to the insurance company Aviva.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36391621#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The life and death of a boy sailor

The life and death of a boy sailor

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36386665#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Google reportedly working on bringing Android to the Raspberry Pi 3

Google may bring Android to the Raspberry Pi 3, vastly expanding the range and capability of the diminutive device. The latest version of the RBP is significantly more powerful than earlier products -- within range of a lower-end smartphone.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/229252-google-reportedly-working-on-bringing-android-to-the-raspberry-pi-3

NASA fails to inflate expandable BEAM module on ISS

beam flat
NASA's first attempt to deploy its new expandable ISS module didn't go well.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/229250-nasa-fails-to-inflate-expandable-beam-module-on-iss

The United States nuclear system still runs (in part) on eight-inch floppy disks

The government's critical nuclear missile defense systems still rely on ancient 1970s-era technology -- but that's not as crazy as it might seem at first glance, even if it's long-since time to update the underlying hardware.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/229239-the-united-states-nuclear-system-still-runs-in-part-on-eight-inch-floppy-disks

Prison van escape bid gang member guilty

The final member of a gang which launched a failed bid to free a prisoner - during which one accomplice was killed - is found guilty.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36390873#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Ex-football boss loses dismissal claim

Leyton Orient's former director of football loses his £100,000 wrongful dismissal claim at the High Court.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36393140#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Can more, better tech vault 2016 Mazda CX-9 ahead of Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot?

2016 Mazda CX-9
Mazda crossovers have always been fun to drive. The new CX-9 begs to compete with Pilot and Highlander with new levels of technology and better NVH.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/228943-can-more-better-tech-vault-2016-mazda-cx-9-ahead-of-toyota-highlander-and-honda-pilot

Rape row man 'threatened father'

The ex-boyfriend of a woman accused of making a false rape claim told her grieving father to "keep quiet or face the consequences", a court hears.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36391034#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Pedicabs regulation to target 'rip offs'

Pedicab drivers who "rip people off" by charging "extortionate fees" will face regulation in London, the government says.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36389643#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How to get Windows 7's Start menu in Windows 10

Government to move 250 jobs to London

About 250 civil service jobs will be moved to London after a government department confirmed plans to close its Sheffield office.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-36387008#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Harris says pride is back for Lions

Millwall manager Neil Harris says the "pride is back in the club" as they prepare for the League One play-off final.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36388878

On technology-assisted longevity, or: The singularity will not be televised

Modern medicine is formidable in many areas -- but can it take on aging or bring on the singularity?

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/229175-on-technology-assisted-longevity-or-the-singularity-will-not-be-televised

Microsoft will adjust malware-like upgrade policy for Windows 10 following outcry

Following massive user anger, Microsoft will partly reverse course on its Windows 10 upgrade practices. Hopefully this means an end to the malware-like tactics the company recently debuted.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/229182-microsoft-will-adjust-malware-like-upgrade-policy-for-windows-10-following-outcry

Train 'lifted' to free woman's foot

A train is lifted to free a woman whose foot got stuck between the carriage and the platform on the London Underground.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36387606#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Boy hero's grave given protected status

The grave of boy hero Jack Cornwell who died following the Battle of Jutland is being protected with Grade II listed status.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36387603#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Pooh story celebrates Queen's 90th

A new Winnie-the-Pooh adventure has been released to celebrate both the 90th birthday of the Queen and the fictional bear himself.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36386828#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

London fire deaths down 20% since 2011

The total numbers of fires and fire deaths are down by more than 20% in the past five years, figures from London Fire Brigade show.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36382853#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Swarms in the skies: When pests descend

When pests descend

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36370394#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Compton chasing runs to keep Test place

Nick Compton says he will be playing for his place in the side when England face Sri Lanka in the second Test in Durham.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/36384141

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Rise in NHS spend on private ambulances

The London Ambulance Service's spending on private ambulances has gone up 50 times in four years to £13m, BBC research has found.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36381440#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

HS2 'over-priced' say transport experts

HS2 is an over-priced, gold-plated project and will fail in many of its objectives a group of transport experts warns.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36376837#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Hospital pays ransomware, but doesn’t get files decrypted

After receiving the ransom, the extortionists demanded more before unlocking the hospital's files.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/229162-hospital-pays-ransomware-but-doesnt-get-files-decrypted

Microsoft kills the last remnants of Nokia, will lay off 1,850 people

Microsoft announced today that it would lay off the last Nokia employees and take a $950 million hit to write down its Nokia purchase. RIP Windows 10 Mobile.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/229156-microsoft-kills-the-last-remnants-of-nokia-will-lay-off-1850-people

The reviews are in: Blizzard’s Overwatch is worth every penny

When the open beta of Overwatch launched earlier this month, the hype around Blizzard's newest release hit a fever pitch. Gamers acquired a taste for this team-based shooter, and the weeks between the beta and the final release were nothing less than torturous if the countless posts on social media are to be believed. Thankfully, Overwatch is now officially available worldwide on the Xbox One, PS4, and PC. And from the early looks of things, it seems that everything is about a smooth as you'd expect it to be.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/229139-the-reviews-are-in-blizzards-overwatch-is-worth-every-penny

Rail strike conductor sickness doubles

The rate of sickness among Southern rail conductors more than doubles since the first strike over their role, company data shows.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36382898#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Armed police patrols in gun hotspots

Armed police patrols will target London's gun crime hotspots such as Hackney, Lambeth and Southwark after a rise in the number of shootings.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36380635#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Report claims smaller Xbox One coming soon, more powerful model, possible Oculus Rift support arrive in 2017

Xbox One
Microsoft is reportedly working on a more powerful Xbox One for 2017, while a slimmed down model will launch this year. If true, this would hand the PS4 Neo dominance of this year's Christmas holiday at a time when the Xbox One is already lagging its rival.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/229143-report-claims-smaller-xbox-one-coming-soon-more-powerful-model-possible-oculus-rift-support-arrive-in-2017

Hildreth weathers Middlesex burst

James Hildreth battles to secure Somerset a draw at Lord's after Middlesex came close to an unlikely victory.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/36374845

Suliman Gani – an apology

The BBC clarifies a statement by the presenter of London’s Mayor: the Big Debate

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36376798#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Exeter sign up James and Simpson

Exeter sign former Leyton Orient midfielder Lloyd James and ex-Cambridge forward Robbie Simpson on free transfers.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36382926

Griff Rhys Jones to return to West End

The actor Griff Rhys Jones is to return to the West End for the first time in five years in a new production of The Miser.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36377002#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

ET deals: Get 25% off your first two months on TPO Mobile

TPO Mobile
If you'd like to save money on your monthly cell bill, and help out a good cause at the same time, consider switching your phone service to TPO Mobile. Apply today's coupon code when you check out, and you'll get 25% off your first two months of unlimited voice minutes, unlimited text messages, and 2GB of data.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/deals/229124-et-deals-25-off-first-two-months-tpo-mobile

Solar superflares may have gotten life started on early Earth

solar early life head
It turns out that a violent assault on Earth's magnetosphere could have broken through the planetary radiation shield, and create the conditions necessary for life.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/229106-solar-super-flares-may-have-gotten-life-started-on-early-earth

Ellie mother 'too devoted to partner'

The mother of a six-year-old girl allegedly battered to death by her father is accused of allowing her devotion to him to override concern for her daughter.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36380633#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Donmar to open temporary theatre

London's Donmar Warehouse is to open a temporary theatre in King's Cross to host the company's all-female Shakespeare trilogy.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36376969#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Chelsea Ladies v Sunderland Ladies

Live coverage of Wednesday's Women's Super League One game between Chelsea Ladies and Sunderland Ladies.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36319134

Ancient alien life may be harder to detect than we thought thanks to radiation

We may have to dig deep to detect the remains of ancient alien life in our solar system.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/229121-ancient-alien-life-may-be-harder-to-detect-than-we-thought-thanks-to-radiation

Axing Garden Bridge 'would cost double'

London mayor Sadiq Khan says it would cost taxpayers twice as much to cancel the proposed Garden Bridge as to complete the £175m project.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36378092#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Arsenal sign Switzerland midfielder Xhaka

Borussia Monchengladbach and Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka joins Arsenal on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36378192

Model agencies accused of fixing prices

The UK's five top model agencies are accused of collusion and price fixing by the competition regulator.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36377163#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Swapping the limelight for the lectern

The celebs swapping the limelight for the lectern

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36343349#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Woman struck by bus on Oxford Street

A 73-year-old woman is in a critical condition in hospital after she was hit by a bus on Oxford Street.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36376370#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Netflix will soon be the only place to find Disney, Pixar, Lucasfilm, and Marvel movies

Netflix has announced it'll be the future home of all releases from Disney, Pixar, Lucasfilm, and Marvel, but the company's brief blurb leaves much to be answered -- including exactly which properties and titles they'll be debuting.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/229108-netflix-will-soon-be-the-only-place-to-find-disney-pixar-lucasfilm-and-marvel-movies

Man charged with murdering wife

A man is charged with murder after his wife was stabbed to death in London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36375319#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

New Windows 10 update will change hardware requirements for the first time since 2009

Microsoft is rolling out the most significant set of hardware changes that it's made to Windows in almost a decade. Most of these will only impact system builders, but there's increased RAM requirements, support for larger screens, and mandatory support for the secure computing TPM 2.0 standard.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/229101-new-windows-10-update-will-change-hardware-requirements-for-the-first-time-since-2009

Barracks to house 200 homeless families

A London council is to move more than 200 families currently in temporary accommodation into a former barracks in Canterbury.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36370956#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Latest smartphone sales data is grim news for Windows Phone, BlackBerry Priv

Windows 10 Mobile Windows Phone 8.1
The latest smartphone sales reports are grim news for both Microsoft and BlackBerry. Sales of both company's mobile products have fallen off a cliff, with sharp declines in purchasing over the past year, despite major launches from both firms.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/electronics/229092-latest-smartphone-sales-data-is-grim-news-for-windows-phone

Gubbins notches first Middlesex century

Opener Nick Gubbins scores his maiden century for Middlesex as their batsmen close down Somerset's commanding total.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/36365003

Robson loses in French Open first round

Britain's Laura Robson loses in the first round of the French Open to 28th seed Andrea Petkovic of Germany.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/36369526

Nelson signs new Barnet contract

Veteran Barnet defender Michael Nelson signs a new one-year deal with the League Two club.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36374033

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

Vostro 3900
If you're looking for a low-cost desktop PC with more than enough room for expansion down the road, take a look at the Vostro 3900 from Dell. And thanks to today's coupon code, you can save a total of 51% off the sticker price.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/deals/216794-et-deals-save-hundreds-on-a-dell-vostro-3900-desktop-pc

Fuel spillage causes major delays

A fuel spillage in the Blackwall Tunnel causes major disruption for commuters in south-east London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36371284#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Geological garden wins Chelsea top prize

A garden inspired by the magnitude of geological events that have shaped the earth wins the top prize at the Chelsea Flower Show.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36371141#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The ESA’s MELiSSA zero-g farm could make life sustainable in space

melissa head
The ESA has an ambitious plan to make life sustainable in space. To feed astronauts for years, we may have to build an entire ecosystem in space.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/228931-the-esas-melissa-zero-g-farm-could-make-life-sustainable-in-space

Surrey collapse to defeat by Lancashire

Lancashire bowl Surrey out for 107 to wrap up a commanding innings victory on the third day at Old Trafford.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/36364981

VIDEO: Baddiel plays in a virtual orchestra

Comedian and keen pianist David Baddiel explains why he is getting involved in a virtual orchestra

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36370250#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Hacker group demonstrates Steam games running on PS4 via Arch Linux

A hacker has found a way to boot Linux on the PS4, fire up Steam, and play at least some titles. It's an interesting experiment in what Sony's platform can do, but we don't expect to see the company embracing Linux as it initially did with the PS3.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/229069-hacker-group-demonstrates-steam-games-running-on-ps4-via-arch-linux

Ellie mother denies 'skilful liar' claim

The mother of a six-year-old girl who was allegedly murdered by her father denies a prosecution claim that she is a "skilful and prolific liar".

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36369658#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Staff vote for strike over Night Tube pay

Maintenance workers on the London Underground vote in favour of strike action in a dispute over pay linked to the Night Tube service.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36370059#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Modern slavery' garden design wins gold

A garden inspired by the fight against "modern slavery" and the abolitionism movement scoops gold at the Chelsea Flower Show.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-36367792#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: The colours of Chelsea in 45 seconds

A colourful look at some of the blooms on display at the Chelsea Flower Show in 45 seconds.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36370573#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Man admits unprovoked Tube attack

A 30-year-old man admits trying to stab four people in an unprovoked attack at a London Tube station.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36369477#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Women dominate Mayor Khan's top team

London mayor Sadiq Khan appoints women to the majority of roles in his top team.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36366753#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Rebel Wilson joins Guys and Dolls

Comedian and actress Rebel Wilson is joining the cast of Guys and Dolls in London's West End from June to August.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36367600#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: The firm that gave every woman a pay rise

A London-based company says a self-imposed tax could solve the gender pay gap.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-36362998#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Ashton rejects England Saxons call-up

Saracens wing Chris Ashton rejects a place in the England Saxons squad, which includes Danny Cipriani, for their South Africa tour.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/36363077

Monday, 23 May 2016

Drivers back longer train dispute strike

Train drivers have voted to strike in a dispute over the introduction of longer Gatwick Express trains.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-36360227#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'NHS delay' caused cancer patient's death

A man died from operable cancer after an NHS trust failed to act on advice from another hospital, an ombudsman's report reveals.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36363618#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Bionic woman' race ban overturned

A paralysed woman who became the first person to complete a marathon in a "bionic" suit will be allowed to run "unofficially" in a London 10km race.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-36364039#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Dell unveils 43-inch 4K monitor that can split into four independent 1080p panels

Ever wanted a 4K monitor that could also connect to four separate desktops simultaneously? Dell has you covered with its new 43 Multi-Client Monitor, aka the Dell P4317Q.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/electronics/229058-dell-unveils-43-inch-4k-monitor-that-can-split-into-four-independent-1080p-panels

New Oculus DRM gave VR piracy a big boost

Oculus' attempt to lock out third-party hardware led to a full DRM workaround just a day later.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/229051-new-oculus-drm-gave-vr-piracy-a-big-boost

Angelina Jolie to lecture at university

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie is to join the London School of Economics as a visiting professor on a new masters course.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36363100#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Microsoft’s latest trick: Clicking ‘X’ to dismiss Windows 10 upgrade doesn’t stop install

Microsoft's recent changes to the GWX.exe application changed how you opt-out of a Windows 10 installation and surprised a number of users who found themselves waking up to a brand-new OS rather than the product they intended to keep.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/229040-microsofts-latest-trick-clicking-x-to-dismiss-windows-10-upgrade-doesnt-stop-upgrade-process

Cyclist dies after collision with lorry

A cyclist dies after colliding with a lorry at a junction in south London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36363106#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Petersen ton puts Lancashire in control

Alviro Petersen's century put Lancashire in a strong position against Surrey on the second day at Old Trafford.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/36355336

Middlesex openers dominate at Lord's

Sam Robson continues his fine form at Lord's as his unbeaten 67 helps Middlesex reached 139-0 against Somerset.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/36355232

Heathrow makes British steel promise

Heathrow airport vows to use British steel to build its third runway if plans gets the go-ahead.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36357848#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

ET deals: Dell Inspiron 15 3000 15.6-inch dual-core laptop for $450

Inspiron 15 3000
Today, Dell is discounting the Inspiron 15 3000 laptop by 18% off the sticker price. You'll get a Broadwell CPU, a discrete graphics card, a removable battery, and an HD display in a sleek package that's less than an inch thick. If you're in need of an affordable laptop that can handle everyday tasks with aplomb, this is what you're looking for.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/deals/206664-et-deals-dell-inspiron-15-3000-15-6-inch-touchscreen-laptop-for-400

How to manage Windows 10's People app

Homefront: The Revolution struggles on consoles and low-end gaming PCs

Homefront Fire
The original Homefront, released in 2011 by THQ, was an intriguing game with a laundry list of flaws. But in spite of its failures, a sequel was greenlit anyway. THQ then proceeded to implode, the franchise was sold, it changed hands yet again, and now Homefront: The Revolution is finally available for purchase. Was it worth five years of turmoil and heartbreak? Let's take a look.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/228916-homefront-the-revolution-struggles-on-consoles-and-low-end-gaming-pcs

Convicted killer admits 'horrific' rape

A convicted murderer pleads guilty to a "horrific" rape carried out two years before he battered a Finnish student to death in east London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36357857#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Q&A with synthesizer pioneer Gary Numan on composing and releasing new music

We caught up with Numan while here at Moogfest 2016, and learned he shares a lot of the same concerns and anxieties about the music industry of the moment as the rest of us.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/228996-qa-with-synthesizer-pioneer-gary-numan-on-composing-and-releasing-new-music

Bee-inspired robot uses static electricity to land anywhere

This tiny robot can fly and land like a real bee.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/228933-bee-inspired-robot-uses-static-electricity-to-land-anywhere

Murder accused 'devoted' to daughter

A father accused of murdering his six-year-old daughter was "completely devoted" to her, the child's mother tells a jury.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36357835#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Tooting by-election candidates revealed

The full list of candidates for the Tooting parliamentary by-election is announced following the election of Sadiq Khan to the post of London Mayor.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36357833#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Appeal to save £10m Elizabeth I portrait

An appeal is launched to save one of three surviving Armada portraits of Queen Elizabeth I.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36357979#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Missing teenage boy named by judge

A teenage boy who disappeared with his mother a year ago is named by a High Court judge in an "exceptional" attempt to trace him.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-36357749#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

England's youngest high achievers

As a 19-year-old becomes the youngest mayor in Britain, BBC News looks at others who've succeeded before their 20th birthday.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36323608#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Maths, medicine and 'madness' at Chelsea

Maths, medicine and 'madness' at Chelsea

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36358464#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Becket's bone fragment arrives in UK

A bone fragment believed to come from St Thomas Becket goes on display in England for the first time since it was taken to Hungary 800 years ago.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36356997#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Discard Ashton 'must fix parts of game'

England head coach Eddie Jones says Saracens winger Chris Ashton needs to "fix" parts of his game before being selected.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/36354674

Date set for Night Tube launch

A date is set for the launch of the Night Tube service.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36356381#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Sunday, 22 May 2016

VIDEO: The secrets of the Chelsea Flower Show

Setting up the gardens for the Chelsea Flower Show is a very complex process.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36355653#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Minis head from capital to coast

Thousands of Minis are driven to the south coast for the annual London to Brighton rally.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36354612#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Jarvis' 6-70 puts Lancashire in control

Kyle Jarvis' six wickets helps Lancashire gain control on the first day against Surrey at Old Trafford.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/36321545

Man in custody after death of mother

A man is in police custody on suspicion of murder after a mother of three was stabbed in north-west London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36349560#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Rogers makes century on Lord's return

Somerset captain Chris Rogers makes 104 not out on his return to Lord's to play his old county Middlesex.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/36321596

Social media 'must tackle ticket fraud'

Social media sites must do more to tackle online ticket fraud after being used for nearly half of all such scams last year, councils say.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36348757#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Terror attacks slow demand for Eurostar

Eurostar reports a fall in passengers using the high-speed rail service, saying travellers remain cautious in the wake of the Brussels terror attacks.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36339963#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Girl, 5, badly hurt in fall from window

A five-year-old girl is seriously injured in a fall from a second-floor window in south London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36353600#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Marathon completed in soldier's memory

Relatives of a soldier who died while running the London Marathon complete the remaining three miles of the course in his memory.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36353026#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Woman's body found near luxury estate

A man is held on suspicion of murder after a woman's body is found at a house close to one of the country's most expensive roads.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-36350307#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Blur star hosts celeb car-boot sale

Blur drummer Dave Rowntree rounds up some of his celebrity friends to take part in a charity car-boot sale in east London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36343675#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Marathon completed in soldier's memory

Relatives of a soldier who died while running the London Marathon have completed the course in his memory.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36352535#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Saturday, 21 May 2016

SiriusXM founder and futurist Martine Rothblatt on creativity

Moogfest Martine Rothblatt
Dr. Martine Rothblatt has a message for would-be creatives and entrepreneurs alike: Don't give up.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/228964-siriusxm-founder-and-futurist-martine-rothblatt-on-creativity

Farrell and Tuilagi doubts for England

Owen Farrell and Manu Tuilagi could be doubts for England's the summer tour to Australia after picking up injuries.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/36351634

Hundreds protest against library cuts

Hundreds of people take to the streets of south-east London to protest against planned cuts to library services.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36350323#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Doncaster Rovers Belles v Arsenal Ladies

Live coverage of Saturday's Women's Super League 1 game between Doncaster and Women's FA Cup winners Arsenal Ladies.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36292274

Labour attacks 'skyrocketing' rent rises

Councils would be given the power to limit housing rent increases, shadow chancellor John McDonnell says, as he sets out Labour's approach on the economy.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36348550#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Tube station evacuated due to smoke bomb

A Tube station is evacuated after football fans heading to Wembley stadium set off a smoke bomb and fire alarms.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36350319#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Man dies in 'unexplained' garage fire

The body of a man is found after an "unexplained" garage fire in north London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36349566#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Man in court over supermarket stabbings

A man appears in court accused of the attempted murder of four women who were stabbed in a supermarket car park in south-west London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36349567#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Meet the world's first contactless dog

What's thought to be the first dog to accept payments from contactless cards is starting work - taking donations for the pet charity, Blue Cross.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36343513#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Man charged with four attempted murders

A man is charged with four attempted murders after four women were stabbed near a supermarket car park in west London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36349693#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Police diversity levels 'shocking' - MPs

Radical action is needed to tackle the "shocking" under-representation of black and minority ethnic (BME) people in police forces in England and Wales, the Home Affairs committee has warned.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36348750#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Friday, 20 May 2016

Officer removed from corruption post

A police officer is removed from his post in a UK anti-corruption unit after claims he was paid for information about a case against a Nigerian politician.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36347380#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Moog Music reintroduces the classic Minimoog Model D synthesizer

Minimoog Model D
Moog Music announced it's reintroducing the classic Minimoog Model D synthesizer with a pilot production run at Moogfest 2016.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/electronics/228937-moog-music-reintroduces-the-classic-minimoog-model-d-synthesizer

Lawro's lowdown on the FA Cup final

BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson on whether Crystal Palace or Manchester United will win at Wembley on Saturday.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36306801

Science may be close to understanding where heavy elements come from

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Astronomers have spied a star that looks like it's in the wrong galaxy -- but no, it's just a sign that nuclear physics could be about to change.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/228843-science-may-be-close-to-understanding-where-heavy-elements-come-from

New Oculus Store update breaks HTC Vive compatibility project

A recent patch for the Oculus Store has killed the Revive compatibility project for the HTC Vive. While the games themselves still run, the Oculus Store itself now contains DRM checks that check to ensure an Oculus Rift is connected to the system.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/228922-new-oculus-store-update-breaks-htc-vive-compatibility-project

Reward for community centre arsonist

A £5,000 reward is offered in a bid to catch those who set fire to a Somali community centre in north London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36343417#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Football League proposals 'concerning'

The National League is "very concerned" about the Football League's proposed shake-up, says chairman Brian Barwick.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36342609

Barnet release midfielder Randall

Barnet release midfielder Mark Randall but offer new deals to three other players, including goalkeeper Graham Stack.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36346086

New in-ear device could be the beginning of a world without language barriers

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It's not quite a Babelfish, but it's close enough to prove that a real universal translator is just around the corner.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/228831-new-in-ear-device-could-be-the-beginning-of-a-world-without-language-barriers

Xhaka close to completing Arsenal move

Arsenal are close to completing the signing of Borussia Monchengladbach captain Granit Xhaka.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36347078

ET deals: Alienware 15 R2 quad-core 15.6-inch gaming laptop for $973

Alienware 15 R2
Need an affordable portable gaming rig? Take a look at this 15.6-inch Alienware 15 R2 from Dell. It can handle 1080p gaming while you're away from home, and when you get back, you can get the full experience on the big screen. And thanks to today's 10% discount, you can grab this setup for under a grand.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/deals/201009-et-deals-alienware-15-quad-core-15-6-inch-gaming-laptop-for-1400

Quartet set for Premiership play-offs

BBC Sport previews Saturday's Premiership play-off semi-finals, as European champions Saracens aim to complete the double.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/36332086

Skull injuries 'possible in chair fall'

A doctor tells the trial of a man accused of killing his daughter that it is "possible" for a child to fall from a chair and suffer skull injuries.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36341107#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The next major advance in medicine will be the use of AI

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AI could be a force multiplier across every field of medicine - but how much control do we want to give away?

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/228830-the-next-major-advance-in-medicine-will-be-the-use-of-ai

Woman critically ill after four stabbed

One woman is critically ill and three others have been injured after they were stabbed near a supermarket car park in west London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36343415#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Saracens v Leicester Tigers (Sat)

Team news as Saracens host Leicester Tigers in Saturday's Premiership semi-final at Allianz Park (12:30 BST).

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/36317401

New evidence suggests 400-foot tsunamis may have battered the surface of Mars

New research suggests Mars didn't just have a liquid ocean -- it may have suffered devastating tsunamis up to 400 feet high.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/228850-new-evidence-suggests-400-foot-tsunamis-may-have-battered-the-surface-of-mars

Man admits Buckingham Palace breach

Convicted murderer Dennis Hennessy, who scaled Buckingham Palace wall, admits trespass

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36343582#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Crystal Palace v Manchester United

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's FA Cup final between Crystal Palace and Manchester United.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36292265

Man held after fatal Hackney flat blast

A man is arrested after an explosion at a flat in east London that killed one man and left two others critically injured.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36341316#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Fulham sign Madl on two-year deal

Fulham sign Sturm Graz defender Michael Madl on a two-year contract following a loan spell with the Championship club.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/36341627

Job advert calls for 'no drama queens'

A butcher's job advert calling for "no drama queens" and "no mummy's boys" attracts applicants after earlier appeals were met with little response.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36340016#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Grim reality of life in a women's jail

Many women in jail sufferer from mental health problems, but with the prison system under pressure there are concerns some do not get the care they need.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36339741#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Thursday, 19 May 2016

IBM Watson amps up Moogfest 2016 with AI-infused programming

Watson IBM
IBM Watson came to Moogfest, but there were no Jeopardy questions this time -- it's moved far beyond that.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/228877-ibm-watson-amps-up-moogfest-2016-with-ai-infused-programming

Move over Keytar: The versatile Artiphon rocks Moogfest 2016

If you're looking for a killer MIDI controller that feels like not just one "real" instrument, but many of them, Artiphon could be your salvation.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/electronics/228860-move-over-keytar-the-versatile-artiphon-rocks-moogfest-2016