Thursday, 30 June 2016

Second Gatwick runway 'threat to heritage', campaigners warn

Building a second runway at Gatwick Airport would be "the biggest destruction of British heritage since the Blitz", say conservationists.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36676654

EU referendum: 'Meet a Muslim Family' set up post-vote

London's oldest mosque has launched a campaign to tackle "increasing social tensions" after last week's EU referendum result.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36679105

Google’s ‘FASTER’ undersea cable goes online with 60 Tbps of bandwidth

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The Google-backed cable has the highest available bandwidth of any undersea cable currently in operation.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/internet/231074-googles-faster-undersea-cable-goes-online-with-60-tbps-of-bandwidth

A slim PS4 might show up at the Tokyo Game Show

PS4
The PS4K, also known as the PlayStation Neo, has been widely discussed for months now, and Sony has even quietly confirmed that it's in the works. But what about a simple mid-cycle PS4 redesign along the lines of the Xbox One S or the PS3 slim? It seems as if that minor hardware revision might be on its way sooner than we expected.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/230997-a-slim-ps4-might-show-up-at-the-tokyo-game-show

BMW, Intel, Mobileye lay groundwork for self-driving car

Research project Highly automated driving on highways - Dr. Nico Kämpchen on a test drive (08/2011)
This may be BMW's chance to offer details (some) on the self-driving car it plans by 2021. Mobileye would supply the vision sensors using chips made by Intel.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/231038-bmw-intel-mobileye-lay-groundwork-for-self-driving-car

Another sign Apple is nixing the iPhone 7’s headphone jack: Cirrus Logic releases Lightning kit

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Rumors that Apple would remove the headphone jack from next-generation iPhones got another boost this week, as Cirrus Logic unveiled a convertor kit for building Lightning capable audio devices.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/231044-another-sign-apple-is-nixing-the-iphone-7s-headphone-jack-cirrus-logic-releases-lightning-dev-kit

Chakrabarti inquiry: Labour not overrun by anti-Semitism

The Labour Party is not overrun by anti-Semitism or other forms of racism, but there is an "occasionally toxic atmosphere", an inquiry says.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36672022

Everton Ladies sign Chelsea's Rosella Ayane and Arsenal's Chloe Kelly

Everton Ladies sign Chelsea striker Rosella Ayane and Arsenal forward Chloe Kelly on loan.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36677524

Surrey: County approaches Durham pair Scott Borthwick & Mark Stoneman

Surrey make an approach for Durham opener Mark Stoneman and all-rounder Scott Borthwick, BBC Newcastle reports.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/36677780

Celestial fireworks: Hubble observes firestorm of new star formation in an old galaxy

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Hubble gets a peek at what the early universe might have looked like by watching an old galaxy come back to life.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/231001-hubble-observes-firestorm-of-new-star-formation-in-an-old-galaxy

Regina Edwards sentenced to life for strangling her mother

A woman who strangled her mother because she thought she was a "witch" pleads guilty to manslaughter.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36677379

GM cuts onboard 4G LTE pricing as usage goes up

OnStar 4G LTE Cadillac ATS: The 2015 Cadillac ATS comes standard with OnStar 4G LTE, which means passengers can stay connected on tablets and other devices on the go.
GM halves the price on monthly calling plans, just in time for summer and kids streaming more videos en route to the beach. 10GB per month is now $40, not $80.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/231027-gm-cuts-onboard-4g-lte-pricing-as-usage-goes-up

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Judge demands review into Ealing abortion clinic death case

A judge calls for an urgent review of the decision to charge medics over the death of a woman at a west London abortion clinic.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36674418

3 alternatives if you don't want to enter a password on your Windows machine

Earth’s poles may once have been far from the ‘ends’ of the Earth

magnetic field head
An intriguing new theory of Earth's evolution argues that at one point the Earth had many poles, placed far from the "ends" of the planet.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/230875-earths-poles-may-once-have-been-far-from-the-ends-of-the-earth

Did enlightened US and Soviet scientists help avert nuclear war?

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A new book argues that US and Russian scientists collaborated on nuclear safety and research initiatives, helping to keep the Cold War from going nuclear.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/230942-did-enlightened-us-and-soviet-scientists-help-avert-nuclear-war

Boris Johnson rules himself out of Conservative leader race

Former London mayor Boris Johnson has ruled himself out of the race to be the next Conservative leader and prime minister.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36672591

More than half of emergency crews live outside the capital

More than half of London's emergency workers live outside the city, raising fears about their response time to a major incident, claims a new report.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36670498

Jamie Soward: London Broncos re-sign Penrith Panthers playmaker

London Broncos re-sign Australian stand-off Jamie Soward from Penrith Panthers ahead of their Super 8s campaign.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/36667177

Trumpton creator Gordon Murray dies aged 95

Gordon Murray, creator and puppeteer of the popular BBC children's series Trumpton and Camberwick Green, dies at the age of 95.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36670186

Gove to challenge May and Johnson

Justice Secretary Michael Gove is to stand to be the next leader of the Conservative Party and prime minister.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36671336

Heathrow expansion decision delayed

The UK government is to defer a decision on airport expansion until the new Conservative Party leader is elected, the BBC understands

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36671328

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Brexit: Singapore bank UOB suspends London property loans

Singapore's UOB suspends its loan programme for London properties, citing uncertainty caused by the UK's vote to leave the European Union.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36670075

Mary Seacole statue to be unveiled in London

The first UK statue honouring a black woman is to be unveiled in the garden of St Thomas' Hospital in London later.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36663206

Max Clifford trial: Alleged victim 'told husband of assault'

A woman who claims celebrity publicist Max Clifford forced her to perform a sex act on him first told her husband about the alleged incident in 2010, a court hears.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36664111

Lesedi la Rona diamond fails to sell at Sotheby's auction

The world's largest uncut diamond fails to sell in an unprecedented auction in London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36668388

Western Digital launches new SanDisk 256GB microSDXC memory cards

SanDiskFeature
A new pair of SXCD cards from SanDisk will deliver 256GB capacities and higher overall performance, but only one is shipping in the near future.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/230987-western-digital-launches-new-sandisk-256gb-microsdxc-memory-cards

Computer coughs up passwords, encryption keys through its cooling fans

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An inventive new attack can extract passwords from computer fan activity, perfectly showing why the security war will always continue, and can never be won for good.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/230933-computer-coughs-up-passwords-encryption-keys-through-its-cooling-fans

Google finds Norton, Symantec security software riddled with critical vulnerabilities

Data security
Google's latest Project Zero report found multiple devastating bugs in Symantec and Norton products. You'll want to update immediately if you use them in enterprise or consumer flavors.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/internet/230977-google-finds-norton-symantec-security-software-riddled-with-critical-vulnerabilities

British Airways worker felt 'prostituted' by dress code, MPs told

A former British Airways worker tells an inquiry she felt "prostituted" when she was ordered to wear heels, skirts and make-up for her job.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36662501

'It's a message of solidarity'

A Polish centre in west London has been inundated with gifts and messages of support from the local community after racist graffiti was written on its doors.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36667168

2017 Porsche Panamera: sleeker, more LCDs, fewer switches

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The first all-new Panamera since 2009 gets more LCDs, fewer switches, and 10% better fuel economy. Also Apple CarPlay. It starts at $101,000.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/230952-2017-porsche-panamera-sleeker-more-lcds-fewer-switches

George Dobson: West Ham send teenage midfielder to Walsall on season-long loan

Walsall sign West Ham United's teenage midfielder George Dobson on a season-long loan deal.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36665611

Joel Lynch: QPR sign Huddersfield centre-back for undisclosed fee

Queens Park Rangers sign defender Joel Lynch from Championship rivals Huddersfield Town for an undisclosed fee.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36666254

New helium discovery could boost the world’s dwindling supply

balloons
A new source of helium gas in Africa could help alleviate the current worldwide shortage.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/230915-new-helium-discovery-could-boost-the-worlds-dwindling-supply

European Champions Cup 2016-17: Saracens to face Toulon in Pool Three

Defending champions Saracens will face three-time winners Toulon in Pool Three of the 2016-17 European Champions Cup.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/36661480

County Championship: Middlesex-Lancashire called off as a draw at Lord's

Lancashire remain top of the County Championship despite the game with Middlesex being rained off as a draw at Lord's.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/36657842

Why VW’s $10 billion settlement is a good deal for diesel owners

Jetta TDI VW
VW goodwill cash for its 2009 to 2015 TDI diesels will be $5,100 to $10,000. In addition, VW will fix your car free, or buy it back. The buyback amount is for pre-dieselgate value.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/230899-why-vws-10-billion-settlement-is-a-good-deal-for-diesel-owners

Rita Ora burglar found guilty of £200,000 raid on home

A burglar is found guilty of raiding the home of pop star Rita Ora while she and her sister slept upstairs.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36663211

Nathan Ake: Bournemouth sign Chelsea full-back on loan

Bournemouth complete the signing of Chelsea's Dutch full-back Nathan Ake on a season-long loan deal.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36661600

Slaven Bilic would not take England job - West Ham chairman David Gold

West Ham co-chairman David Gold says Slaven Bilic would not be "the slightest bit interested" in becoming the England manager.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36659728

Dwight Gayle: Newcastle United close to deal for Crystal Palace striker

Newcastle United are close to signing striker Dwight Gayle from Crystal Palace, BBC Newcastle reports.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36662651

Quins face Edinburgh in Challenge Cup

Premiership new boys Bristol will face West Country rivals Bath in Pool Four for the 2016-17 European Challenge Cup.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/36664063

Microsoft reverses course on Windows 10’s malware-style upgrade tactics

Windows 10
Microsoft has finally rolled out a fresh set of changes to its Windows 10 upgrade policy settings, but with just a month to go, are the changes too little, too late?

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/230917-microsoft-reverses-course-on-windows-10s-malware-style-upgrade-tactics

Crimewatch reveals 'new sighting' of woman found dead at Gogar

Police are appealing for information after a possible new sighting of a London woman who was later found dead on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-36653534

World's largest uncut diamond expected to sell for £52m at auction

The world's largest uncut diamond is expected to be sold for more than £52m in an unprecedented auction in London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36660076

Josh Clarke: Brentford defender signs new contract

Brentford defender Josh Clark signs a new two-year deal with the Championship club.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36662273

Pro-EU demonstration marches on Westminster

Protesters staging a pro-EU demonstration marched from London's Trafalgar Square to outside the Houses of Parliament.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36660075

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Memorials to war dead listed to mark Somme centenary

More than a dozen war memorials receive greater protected status to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36656300

Microsoft kills Xbox Fitness, will yank access to previously purchased content

Xbox-Feature
Microsoft is killing Xbox Fitness -- without refunding any of the money people spent on the application, or providing any compensation for the loss of purchased content.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/230902-microsoft-kills-xbox-fitness-will-yank-access-to-previously-purchased-content

Check out Google Earth’s amazing new satellite imagery from Landsat 8

Google Earth iPad
Earlier this week, Google announced that it upgraded the satellite imagery on Google Maps and Google Earth with data collected from Landsat 8. With finer detail, more accurate colors, and a faster rate of capture, these new images from the US government make Google's consumer-facing services better than ever.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/230867-check-out-google-earths-amazing-new-satellite-imagery-from-landsat-8

County Championship: Gubbins & Eskinazi lead Lord's recovery against Lancashire

Nick Gubbins' first double ton, aided by Stevie Eskinazi's maiden century, help Middlesex fight back against Lancashire.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/36646716

'Heartbroken' family

The "heartbroken" family of a teenager who died when his moped crashed into a minicab have welcomed a ruling which said he was being pursued by police.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36648805

Women's Super League One: Sunderland Ladies v Chelsea Ladies

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

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36593484

Women's Super League One: Birmingham City Ladies v Arsenal Ladies

Live coverage of Wednesday's Women's Super League One game between Birmingham City Ladies and Arsenal Ladies.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36593505

Jaunt opens its industry-leading VR capture tech to other studios

JauntONE capturing a baseball game
VR production has been highly vertically-integrated, with studios building their own capture rigs, and writing much of their own processing software. Jaunt is now offering its ONE rig and cloud-based processing software for rent to other studios.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/230784-jaunt-opens-its-industry-leading-vr-capture-tech-to-other-studios

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Facebook uses your location data to suggest new friends, despite huge privacy concerns

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Facebook has admitted mining your location data to match you with other nearby individuals as part of its "People You May Know" feature. While these messages can help old friends reconnect, they're also potentially risky -- and despite the company's claims to the contrary, at least some individuals appear to be matched with others based on nothing but geographical proximity.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/230851-facebook-uses-your-location-data-to-suggest-new-friends-despite-huge-privacy-concerns

Henry Hicks death: PCs could face dismissal over moped crash death

Four Met police officers face possible dismissal after a jury found an 18-year-old man died when he crashed his moped during a police pursuit.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36648806

Chris Whelpdale: AFC Wimbledon sign former Stevenage winger

League One side AFC Wimbledon sign Chris Whelpdale following the winger's departure from Stevenage.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36655016

Mazda G-Vectoring Control: Software tweak makes you (think you’re) a better driver

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Mazda's new algorithm eliminates constant corrections going through a turn. GVC makes cars track straighter on highways, too.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/230819-mazda-g-vectoring-control-software-tweak-makes-you-think-youre-a-better-driver

Watch NASA test the world’s largest solid rocket booster today live

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This second test of the Space Launch System's solid rocket booster will cool the unit to its minimum operating temperature, then light it up for a full 2-minute burn that outputs 3.6 million pounds of thrust.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/230871-nasa-is-testing-the-worlds-largest-solid-rocket-booster-today

Wimbledon 2016: Aljaz Bedene beaten by Richard Gasquet

Britain's Aljaz Bedene loses in straight sets to French seventh seed Richard Gasquet in the first round of Wimbledon.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/36652684

Alice Gross murder suspect Arnis Zalkalns not checked

Police did not check the record of a foreign murderer, who is believed to have killed schoolgirl Alice Gross, because they were unaware how to do so, an inquest hears.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36652565

Girl thought Max Clifford would kill her, court told

A teenage girl feared former celebrity publicist Max Clifford was "going to kill her" when he forced her to perform a sex act on him, a court hears.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36652332

Mayor Sadiq Khan calls for London spending powers

Mayor Sadiq Khan calls for London to be given more powers on how it spends the money it makes.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36650233

Max Clifford forced teenage girl to perform sex act, court told

Former celebrity publicist Max Clifford locked a teenage girl in his office and forced her to perform a sex act on him, a court is told.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36648801

Monday, 27 June 2016

HS2 has unrealistic timetable, says National Audit Office

The HS2 high-speed rail project has an "unrealistic timetable" and faces major cost pressures, says a report by the National Audit Office.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36641720

Microsoft confirms Surface 3 production will end this year, has no public plans for a follow-up

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Microsoft's Surface 3 was the best of the company's three lower-end tablet devices, but Microsoft appears to be canceling the hardware with no plans to create a replacement. Intel's decision to cancel its tablet and smartphone products may be behind the move.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/230826-microsoft-confirms-surface-3-production-will-end-this-year-has-no-public-plans-for-a-follow-up

County Championship: Middlesex respond well to Lancashire's big total at Lord's

Middlesex pair Nick Gubbins and Stevie Eskinazi respond well at Lord's after Alviro Petersen's 191 for Lancashire.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/36636445

London building firm fined £550,000 after friends fell to their deaths

A construction firm is fined £550,000 after two men fell to their deaths through a roadside hoarding.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36642051

Nintendo’s upcoming NX console may use cartridges instead of discs

Nintendo
Nintendo is reportedly considering bringing cartridges back instead of game discs for the upcoming NX console. The move could dramatically improve performance if Nintendo can control costs.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/230811-nintendos-upcoming-nx-console-may-use-cartridges-instead-of-discs

Brexit: The view from the Wimbledon queue

Spectators queuing to get into the All England Tennis Club for the first day of the Wimbledon Championships give their views about last week's Brexit decision.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36642237

Why gravitational wave detection may have also revealed dark matter

dark matter head
An old theory of dark matter may be gaining ground thanks to new analysis of LIGO's historic gravitational wave discovery

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/230715-why-gravitational-wave-detection-may-have-also-revealed-dark-matter

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Nicky Ajose: Charlton Athletic sign striker from Swindon Town

Charlton Athletic sign striker Nicky Ajose from fellow League One side Swindon Town for an undisclosed fee.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36644166

The problems with using Dropbox for cloud-only storage

Wimbledon 2016: Novak Djokovic beats James Ward

Champion Novak Djokovic eases past Briton James Ward with a straight sets victory in the first round of Wimbledon.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/36641664

Brexit favours Gatwick expansion, airport claims

Brexit means it is "clearer than ever" that Gatwick should be expanded, according to the airport's boss.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-36641889

Chrome OS gets an experimental storage manager in dev channel update

chrome
Google has a few loose ends to tie up on Chrome OS before Android apps become truly useful.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/230759-chrome-os-gets-an-experimental-storage-manager-in-dev-channel-update

Met Police on alert for EU referendum hate crime rise

The Metropolitan Police are on heightened alert for a rise in hate crime following Thursday's European referendum result.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36642047

Woman wins $10,000 judgment against Microsoft for forced Windows 10 upgrade

Windows 10
Microsoft's Windows 10 upgrade policies have been controversial, but one woman managed to hold the company accountable for issues associated with the process. A $10,000 judgment won't hurt the company financially, but could it serve as a wake-up call?

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/230794-woman-wins-10000-judgment-against-microsoft-for-forced-windows-10-upgrade

Alice Gross murder: Inquest to consider if authorities failed school girl

The mother of a school girl who police believe was killed by a convicted murderer welcomes a coroner's decision to consider whether she was failed by the authorities.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36640117

Three effects of Brexit on the City of London

Now that the UK has voted to leave the EU, what impact will this have on the City of London?

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36625894

Laura Robson 'super excited' by Wimbledon

Laura Robson says she is "super excited" about returning to Wimbledon and "thrilled" to be part of the tournament.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/36634207

Brexit: Boris Johnson - 'time to build bridges with Remain voters'

Boris Johnson urges Brexit voters to "build bridges" with people who wanted to stay in the EU as he sets out his post-referendum vision.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36637037

Tom Watson tells Jeremy Corbyn to consider position

Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson tells Jeremy Corbyn he has "no authority" among Labour MPs and warns him he faces a leadership challenge.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36638041

Michael Freshwater death: Photo released in murder hunt

Police investigating the death of a man found stabbed to death in his Southampton home release a photo of a man they want to speak to.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-36638016

Wimbledon 2016: Novak Djokovic to open defence against James Ward

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Garbine Muguruza feature on day one at Wimbledon, along with eight Britons.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/36630385

Anyone or tennis

The contenders, the British up-and-comers, the dress code, the weather, the queue, the celebs - all you need to know about Wimbledon 2016.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/36561337

Sunday, 26 June 2016

County Championship: Petersen century as Lancashire dominate Middlesex at Lord's

Alviro Petersen hits a ton and Haeseb Hameed goes for 89 as Lancashire enjoy a solid day's batting against Middlesex.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/36626279

County Championship: Sam Northeast's century puts Derbyshire to the sword

Captain Sam Northeast's unbeaten 173 rescues Kent on day one against Derbyshire in Division Two.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/36626321

British Championships: Adam Gemili wins 200m and secures Olympic spot

Adam Gemili takes the British 200m title to win his place in the GB Olympic squad for Rio this summer.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/36635630

'Racist' graffiti on Polish cultural centre in Hammersmith

"Racist" graffiti has been found scrawled on a Polish cultural centre building in west London, the Met Police say.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36634621

Passengers evacuate from American Airlines plane at Heathrow Airport

Passengers use an emergency slide to evacuate an American Airlines plane at Heathrow Airport after a "technical issue".

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36634622

Brexit fallout 'cast doubts on Heathrow runway expansion'

"Brexit must cast doubts" on whether Heathrow Airport will get a third runway, anti-expansion group Hacan's chairman John Stewart has said.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36633299

Wimbledon 2016: Can Garbine Muguruza be the new face of women's tennis?

Garbine Muguruza is being heralded as the new face of women's tennis, but can the Spaniard follow in the footsteps of global superstars like Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams?

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36584874

Councils' cash from EU 'should be guaranteed' if withdrawn

The government should guarantee English councils will still receive the £5.3bn they had been allocated from EU funds, the Local Government Association says.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36628906

Brexit: 'Half' of Labour top team set to resign

Up to half of the shadow cabinet is set to resign in a bid to oust Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, the BBC understands, after the shadow foreign secretary is sacked and the shadow health secretary quits.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36632956

HSBC 'to move jobs to Paris if UK leaves single market'

HSBC would move up to 1,000 staff from London to Paris if Britain left the single market and was not part of the European Economic Area, the BBC understands.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36629745

Anthony Joshua knocks out Dominic Breazeale in round seven

Anthony Joshua retains his IBF world heavyweight title with a seventh-round knockout of Dominic Breazeale at London's 02 Arena.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/36631289

Glastonbury Festival embraces Adele

Adele enjoyed a rapturous reception as the pop star made her Glastonbury Festival debut.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36632763

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Dom Inglot: Briton and Daniel Nestor win Nottingham Open doubles title

Britain's Dom Inglot and experienced Canadian partner Daniel Nestor win the Aegon Open Nottingham doubles title.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/36631990

Mayor Sadiq Khan: Boris Johnson 'used to understand London'

London's mayor Sadiq Khan criticises his predecessor over his commitment to the capital city following the UK vote to leave the European Union.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36629529

Justine Greening: I'm in a same-sex relationship

Cabinet minister Justine Greening announces she is in a same-sex relationship on London's Pride day.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36630900

Adele prepares for Glastonbury set

Crowds are already gathering to see pop star Adele give her first festival headline performance at Glastonbury later.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36629400

Would Boris Johnson make a good PM?

Sonia Purnell and Andrew Gimson debate the leadership qualities of Boris Johnson

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36629344

EU referendum: 'It's your fault, Jeremy' - Corbyn heckled

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is heckled over the EU referendum result while attending the Pride in London march.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36629976

Thousands attend Pride parade in central London

Tens of thousands of people have joined the Pride parade through central London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36629740

Women's Super League One: Arsenal Ladies 5-1 Sunderland Ladies

FA Cup winners Arsenal Ladies thrash winless Sunderland Ladies, who concede two early Stephanie Bannon own goals.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36566113

Gregg Wylde: Millwall sign Plymouth Argyle winger

Plymouth winger Gregg Wylde is to join League One side Millwall on 1 July when his Argyle contract expires.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36629812

Bus stop girl's mother found at London home

The mother of a five-year-old girl found alone at a bus stop near Brighton station is found at her home in Greater London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-36629281

City firms may lose 'prized' EU access, says French Bank chief

London's big finance firms risk losing their privileged access to the EU, prompting big banks to move operations outside the UK, it is claimed.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36628595

Million sign petition for new EU referendum

A petition calling for a second referendum on UK's membership of the EU tops one million signatures, after the vote to leave.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36629324

Armed Forces Day: Events take place across UK

Tributes are to be paid to military service personnel when hundreds of events are held across the UK to mark Armed Forces Day.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36628767

Brexit: Nick Robinson travels Edinburgh to London

As the UK voted to leave the EU, the BBC's Nick Robinson took a road trip the length of the country to gauge the result.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36625413

London Pride march to pause for Orlando shooting victims

Thousands of people marching in the Pride parade in London will stop for a minute to remember people shot dead in a nightclub in Orlando.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36628793

Girl, five, found alone at Brighton station bus stop

A five-year-old girl has been found alone at a bus stop near Brighton railway station, prompting a police search for her mother.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-36628510

EU referendum: Jeremy Corbyn aides deny leader to resign

Aides to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn deny he is on the verge of resignation, following the UK's decision to leave the European Union.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36628305

EU Referendum: Reassurance sought over EU students

Universities pledge to put pressure on the government over European students and staff in the wake of the UK's vote to leave.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-36619686

EU referendum: 'Shame on you Boris', crowds yell

Boris Johnson, a key figure in the Leave campaign was booed by an angry crowd as he left his north London home.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36617918

Friday, 24 June 2016

Anthony Joshua v Dominic Breazeale: Briton not nervous ahead of 'real tough fight'

Anthony Joshua says he is treating his IBF world heavyweight fight with Dominic Breazeale on Saturday as "just another fight".

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/36607174

Oculus silently reverses course on its DRM strategy, removes lockouts from Oculus Store

Oculus-Store
Oculus has reversed course on its previous VR DRM and removed the software from the Oculus Store. The company has also pledged not to adopt DRM again to lock out other headsets.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/230777-oculus-silently-reverses-course-on-its-drm-strategy-removes-lockouts-from-oculus-store

Apple kills Thunderbolt Display, marking first time company isn’t selling a monitor in 35 years

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Apple has confirmed that its discontinuing its Thunderbolt display -- but without saying anything about a replacement or any future models. Customers are explicitly advised to seek out third-party vendors.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/230754-apple-kills-thunderbolt-display-marking-first-time-company-isnt-selling-a-monitor-in-35-years

EU referendum: England's most pro and anti-EU boroughs

The vote in England exposes huge differences between the levels of support for the Remain and Leave campaigns in London and the rest of the country.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36616747

Fit-to-drive-Bit? Ford app tells you how well you drive

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Ford UK test monitors acceleration, braking, steering to track how well drivers drive on the street and in a driving simulator. It even tracks driver emotions via brainwaves.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/230684-fit-to-drive-bit-ford-app-tells-you-how-well-you-drive

Bondz N'Gala: Barnet defender signs new contract

Barnet centre-back Bondz N'Gala signs a new one-year contract with the League Two club.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36625257

Elliott Lee: Barnsley sign striker from West Ham for undisclosed fee

Championship side Barnsley sign striker Elliott Lee from Premier League club West Ham United for an undisclosed fee.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36625078

Pluto may still have a subsurface liquid ocean

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Despite its distance from the sun, there may still be a liquid ocean beneath Pluto's icy surface.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/230702-pluto-may-still-have-a-subsurface-liquid-ocean

This quantum ruler is the latest win against the many ‘nevers’ of quantum science

noon states head
Russian researchers have scaled yet another long-ballyhooed wall for quantum science, letting us measure distance more precisely than ever before.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/230581-this-quantum-ruler-is-the-latest-win-against-the-many-nevers-of-quantum-science

POP3 vs. IMAP: Which protocol lets you get all of your email on any device

Sir Bradley Wiggins & Mark Cavendish named in GB Olympic cycling team

Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish are in a 26-strong Great Britain cycling team for the Rio Olympics this summer.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/36621351

Apple opens iPhone kernel to improve performance without reducing security

iPhone locked
Apple decrypted the iOS kernel in its recent beta builds on purpose -- supposedly to improve performance, but security may have been a larger motive.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/230705-apple-opens-iphone-kernel-to-improve-performance-without-reducing-security

Petition for London independence signed by thousands after Brexit vote

A petition calling for Sadiq Khan to declare London an independent state after the UK voted to quit the EU is signed by thousands of people.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36620401

Euro 2016: England striker Harry Kane 'not tired' and ready for Iceland

Harry Kane says he is not tired and feels "sharp and ready" to perform against Iceland in England's last-16 tie on Monday.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36616084

Google researchers tackle AI and robotics safety, prevent future toasters from killing us in our sleep

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Google has created a set of AI rules and patterns designed to avoid unforeseen problems and consequences -- some of which were on display in the recent Boston Dynamics demo of its 55-65lb SpotMini.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/230718-google-researchers-tackle-ai-and-robotics-safety-prevent-future-toasters-from-killing-us-in-our-sleep

MPs submit Corbyn no confidence motion

Two Labour MPs submit a motion of no confidence in Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36621777

City shock

Tens of thousands of City staff who turned up for work this morning found their professional world turned upside down.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36618561

London-based student admits Syria terrorism charge

A foreign student living in London admits trying to travel to Syria or Iraq engage in acts of terrorism.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36618008

Danny Cipriani guilty of drinking and driving

England rugby star Danny Cipriani is found guilty of drinking and driving after he crashed his car following a night out.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36620396

Wimbledon draw: Andy Murray to play fellow Briton Liam Broady in first round

World number two Andy Murray is drawn against fellow Briton Liam Broady in the first round of Wimbledon.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/36618681

Shares and pound plunge on Leave vote

The London stock market dives more than 8% and the pound hits its lowest level since 1985 in the wake of the UK's vote to leave the EU.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36611512

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Traffic disruption set to ease and skies to clear after heavy rain

Weather conditions will be brighter and disruption for commuters in south-east England is expected to ease after severe rain and flooding - but 20 flood warnings remain in place.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36614328

City of London votes to remain in the EU

City of London has voted to remain in the EU - in the first result of the EU Referendum in London region.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36612916

Victor Wanyama: Tottenham sign Southampton midfielder on five-year deal

Tottenham sign midfielder Victor Wanyama on a five-year deal from Premier League rivals Southampton.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36612577

Euro 2016 violence: Police release pictures of England fans

Pictures are released of 72 England football fans suspected of having been involved in "highly organised" violence in Marseille during Euro 2016.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36608827

Microsoft’s new Windows 10 build can tie licenses to your online account

Windows 10 Final
Microsoft has a new Windows 10 feature in the works -- one that'll tie your license and product key information to your Microsoft account. In theory, this could make swapping hardware or reinstalling the OS simpler.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/230696-microsofts-windows-10-build-can-tie-licenses-to-your-online-account

The new Zelda is ambitious, but the Wii U is having a hard time keeping up

Zelda Breath of the Wild
During last week's E3 extravaganza, Nintendo finally dove deep on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The upcoming installment in the 30-year-old franchise rejects much of Nintendo's recent history, and embraces a massive scope with complex gameplay systems.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/230622-the-new-zelda-is-ambitious-but-the-wii-u-is-having-a-hard-time-keeping-up

Nick Compton: Middlesex and England batsman to take break from cricket

Middlesex and England batsman Nick Compton will take a break from cricket, the club and the ECB have agreed.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/36611707

Mehdi Midani jailed for Clapham and Brixton sex attacks

A man who carried out a string of sex attacks on women in south London is jailed for eight years.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36611451

Danielle Carter: Arsenal Ladies must build on Women's FA Cup success

England striker Danielle Carter urges Arsenal Ladies to build on May's Women's FA Cup win, as the league season resumes.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36607905

Mitchell McClenaghan: New Zealand bowler out of Middlesex T20 Blast campaign

New Zealand bowler Mitchell McClenaghan will miss the rest of Middlesex's T20 Blast campaign with a hip injury.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/36609730

Why a Tesla-SolarCity hookup doesn’t excite all investors

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Tesla stock took a 10% hit after the proposed purchase of SolarCity, whose shares gained 15%. But Tesla is 10 times the size of SolarCity, and Elon Musk holds about 25% of the shares in both.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/230650-why-a-tesla-solarcity-hookup-doesnt-excite-all-investors

ET deals: Dell Inspiron Small 3000 desktop PC for $330

Dell Inspiron Small ET
Need an affordable PC that won't take up much space? Dell is currently selling the dual-core Inspiron Small 3000 desktop PC for 17% off. With a Skylake CPU, a streamlined design, and tiny price tag, this tower is a perfect fit for everyday computing needs.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/deals/230651-et-deals-dell-inspiron-small-3000-desktop-pc-for-330

Poppy Day knife attack plotter jailed for life

A man is jailed for life for plotting a knife attack inspired by so-called Islamic State around the time of Remembrance Sunday in 2014.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36609694

Mighty No. 9 debuts to lackluster reviews, troubling graphics downgrade

MightyNo9
Another much-anticipated Kickstarter title goes down in mediocre defeat. Mighty No. 9 is neither particularly mighty nor the Mega Man spiritual sequel fans had hoped for.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/230656-mighty-no-9-debuts-to-lackluster-reviews-troubling-graphics-downgrade

Wimbledon 2016: Victoria Azarenka out of Wimbledon

Two-time Grand Slam champion and sixth seed Victoria Azarenka is ruled out of Wimbledon with a knee injury.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/36607055

New KiloCore project packs 1,000 CPU cores into tiny power envelope, 32nm process

KiloCoreFeature
A new, ultra-low-power CPU architecture packs 1,000 CPU cores into a tiny surface area, with maximum power consumption of well under 15W at peak operating speeds.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/230643-new-kilocore-project-packs-1000-cpu-cores-into-tiny-power-envelope-32nm-process

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Thunderstorms have caused flooding and travel disruptions in London and south east England

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36606200

Chelsea goalkeeper Mitchell Beeney joins Crawley Town on loan

League Two side Crawley Town sign Chelsea goalkeeper Mitchell Beeney on loan until 3 January 2017.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36607102

Anthony Joshua v Dominic Breazeale: Fans must wait for big fights against Fury or Haye

Britain's IBF world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua says he will "give back" to fans by fighting the big names in time, as he prepares to face Dominic Breazeale.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/36600081

Rio Paralympics: David Weir & Hannah Cockroft named in athletics squad

London 2012 champions David Weir and Hannah Cockroft are included in the GB athletics team for the Rio Paralympics.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/disability-sport/36586765

Riba Awards: York abbey, M5 services and Liverpool hospital honoured

A grass-roofed children's hospital, a Yorkshire abbey and a "tranquil" motorway services are honoured by the Royal Institute of British Architects.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36600616

Amateur video as thunderstorm hits

Thunderstorms have caused flooding in London and south-east England, with more than 550 emergency calls made to the fire service overnight.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36604254

Jamie Vardy: Leicester striker agrees new contract with Premier League champions

England striker and Arsenal target Jamie Vardy agrees a new deal with Premier League champions Leicester City.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36606270

Going down 'world's longest' tunnel slide at Orbit sculpture

The Orbit sculpture was built for the London 2012 Olympics, but now it's been transformed into something new - a gigantic slide! Newsround's Ayshah has a sneak peek...

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/36603723

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Aslef drops legal action and accepts 12-car Gatwick trains

A train drivers' union decides against further legal action after losing a court battle over a strike ballot in protest at longer trains.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-36601301

Travel disruption and floods in South East after storm

Thunderstorms cause localised flooding and disrupt travel in the South East, with more than 300 emergency calls being made to the London Fire Brigade overnight.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36603508

Pride in London research: Many LGBT+ people 'hide sexuality'

A majority of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community feel the need to lie about their gender or sexual identity, a survey suggests.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36603501

Jo Cox birthday: Smiles, laughter and tears for 'wonderful woman'

As thousands of people take part in memorial events around the world to celebrate the life of MP Jo Cox, the BBC's Lauren Turner speaks to people gathered in London's Trafalgar Square.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36598555

Murder trial starts 34 years after teenage girl killed in north London

A man is on trial at the Old Bailey for the rape and murder of a teenage girl nearly 34 years ago.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36595595

Flat science budgets could kill the Arecibo Observatory, the world’s largest telescope

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The Arecibo telescope has been a landmark observatory for 50 years, but limited funding could see the facility shut down in the near future.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/230637-flat-science-budgets-could-kill-the-arecibo-observatory-the-worlds-largest-telescope

Brain training is nothing more than a placebo: study

Deep Brain Stimulation
You might like to think you can make yourself smarter, and that's the basis of the $1 billion brain training industry. It's looking like it's all nonsense, though.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/230629-brain-training-is-nothing-more-than-a-placebo-study

BMW i3 batteries get recycled for home power backup

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BMW's Second Life program finds a home for used (but not dead) BMW i3 batteries. Each module powers an American house for about a day.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/230607-bmw-i3-batteries-getting-recycled-for-home-power-backup

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

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If you're looking for a low-cost desktop PC with more than enough room for expansion down the road, the Dell Vostro 3900 is an excellent option. And thanks to today's coupon code, you can save a substantial amount of cash on two different configurations.

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

'Sisters' jailed for part in £4m benefit fraud

Two women who pretended to be sisters and claimed hundreds of thousands of pounds in benefits through false identities have been sent to prison.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36599256

IBM to deliver 200-petaflop supercomputer by early 2018; Cray moves to Intel Xeon Phi

Titan supercomputer
More supercomputer news this week: The US is responding to China’s new Sunway TiahuLight system that was announced Monday, and fast. First, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory is expected to take delivery of a new IBM system, named Summit, in early 2018 that will now be capable of 200 peak petaflops, Computerworld…

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/230593-ibm-to-deliver-200-petaflop-supercomputer-by-early-2018-cray-moves-to-intel-xeon-phi

County Championship: Surrey beat Nottinghamshire for first win of season

Zafar Ansari takes 6-36 as Surrey wrap up their first Championship win of 2016, beating Notts by 228 runs at The Oval.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/36592110

Rita Ora threatens to kill thief in 999 call, court hears

Singer Rita Ora threatened to kill a thief in a £200,000 raid on her home, a court has heard.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36595592

Hunted prisoner released by mistake from Wandsworth jail

A foreign prisoner who was released early from Wandsworth prison by mistake is being hunted by the police.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36597764

Ariel Borysiuk: QPR sign Polish midfielder from Legia Warsaw

QPR complete the signing of midfielder Ariel Borysiuk from Legia Warsaw for an undisclosed fee.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36598384

Microsoft claims Edge delivers 70% more battery life than Chrome

Edge PCMag Microsoft
Redmond is claiming that Edge can deliver up to 70% more battery life than Google Chrome -- and while obviously biased, Microsoft may be right.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/230583-microsoft-claims-edge-delivers-70-more-battery-life-than-chrome

EFL Cup first-round draw

Aston Villa are drawn away to Luton Town in their first EFL Cup appearance since relegation from the Premier League.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36595209

Murdered Ellie Butler's grandfather 'disowns daughter'

The grandfather of murdered Ellie Butler, 6, tells the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme that he has disowned his daughter over the case.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36593996

Southern trains facing disruption after 24-hour strike

Rail passengers are still facing disruption on some Southern services following a 24-hour strike which saw nearly 900 trains cancelled.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36594385

Wimbledon 2016: Johanna Konta & Andy Murray are seeded Britons

Andy Murray is seeded second in the men's singles at Wimbledon and fellow Briton Johanna Konta is seeded 17th in the women's event.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/36595540

Championship 2016-17 fixtures released

Newcastle kick off the 2016-17 English Football League season with a Championship trip to Fulham on Friday, 5 August.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36588554

League One 2016-17 fixtures released

Bolton Wanderers are to host Sheffield United on the opening day in League One following their relegation last season.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36588633

League Two 2016-17 fixtures released

Blackpool begin life in League Two at home to Exeter City, five years after relegation from the Premier League.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36588885

Ellie Butler's granddad wants public inquiry into death

The grandfather of murdered six-year-old Ellie Butler calls for a public inquiry into why she was returned to the care of her parents.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36594542

Undercover policing inquiry considers dead children's IDs disclosure

The public inquiry into undercover policing is to consider if bereaved parents should be told that officers used the identities of their dead children.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36587661

MP Jo Cox: Birthday tributes planned worldwide

Events are taking place around the world to mark the 42nd birthday of Labour MP Jo Cox, who was killed in her constituency last week.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-36590032

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Overcrowded Tube station incidents rise 3% in a year

The number of times passengers are stopped from entering London Underground stations because of overcrowding rises 3% in a year.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36590264

No more codes: How to authenticate your Google sign-in with just a tap

Auth
Multi-factor authentication is an important part of keeping your online accounts secure, but the process is notoriously cumbersome. Google is attempting to streamline the task by allowing you to authenticate with a tap on your smartphone.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/230561-no-more-codes-how-to-authenticate-your-google-sign-in-with-just-a-tap

Croydon burglary victim 'threatened' over wanted dead or alive poster

A burglary victim says he has been threatened with arrest after he put up a wanted banner on the side of his house to try and find the thief.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36591705

Next Nissan Leaf EV will hit 200 miles, just like Chevy Bolt, Tesla Model 3

Nissan IDS Concept: A visão da Nissan para o futuro dos veículos elétricos e da condução autônoma
Nissan confirms its 200-mile EV: the 2018 Nissan Leaf. It arrives late this year with a 60-kWh battery. Cost-conscious buyers should be able to get 100-mile Leafs with small battery packs.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/230550-next-nissan-leaf-ev-will-hit-200-miles-just-like-chevy-bolt-tesla-model-3

Police 'not in pursuit' of Henry Hicks before fatal crash, inquest hears

A police officer who was following Henry Hicks on the night he died after he came off his moped says he was "not in pursuit" of the teen.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36590265

Robots are coming for your job — but maybe that’s okay

iRobots
Trends toward automation have never resulted in the employment doomsday many have feared, but is the coming invasion of robots going to be different?

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/230521-robots-are-coming-for-your-job-but-maybe-thats-okay

Man arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of terrorism

A 29-year-old man who was just about to fly to Saudi Arabia from Heathrow Airport is arrested on suspicion of terrorism.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36591700

County Championship: Nottinghamshire collapse hands Surrey advantage

Surrey dismiss Notts cheaply and forge a 385-run lead at The Oval as they bid for a first Championship win of 2016.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/36582029

Wimbledon boosts security staffing for championships

There will be more private security staff at Wimbledon this year, organisers say, with armed police also on patrol at the tennis championships.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36584083

ET deals: Save big on a Dell XPS 8900 quad-core desktop PC

Dell XPS 8900
For a limited time, Dell is offering up a 26% discount on the XPS 8900 desktop PC. With a quad-core Skylake CPU, incredibly fast DDR4 memory, and plenty of room for expansion, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better desktop with a price this low.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/deals/217322-et-deals-save-on-a-dell-xps-8900-quad-core-desktop-pc

Stereolabs brings position tracking to mobile VR using its Zed camera pair

Gear VR with Stereolabs ZED attached
Until now, position tracking -- the ability to move around in a VR experience -- has been limited to high-end headsets coupled with fixed beacons or sensors. Stereolabs is aiming to change that.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/230289-stereolabs-brings-position-tracking-to-mobile-vr-using-its-zed-camera-pair

Neil Fox and Pat Sharp join new London radio station

Pat Sharp and Neil Fox are among the presenters on a new digital radio station launching in London this weekend.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36587908

Stephen Hendrie: Blackburn Rovers sign West Ham defender on season-long loan

Blackburn Rovers sign left-back Stephen Hendrie on a season-long loan from West Ham United.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36589406

Connor Smith: Plymouth Argyle sign AFC Wimbledon midfielder

Connor Smith joins Plymouth from AFC Wimbledon after helping the Dons beat Argyle in the League Two play-off final.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36588383

Ryan Clarke joins AFC Wimbledon after leaving Northampton Town

AFC Wimbledon sign Ryan Clarke after the goalkeeper is released by Northampton Town.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36585991

Hadean Lands is the new Infocom game you’ve always wanted

Hadean-Lands-1
If you have any nostalgia at all for interactive fiction, Hadean Lands is certainly worth your time and money.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/230483-hadean-lands-is-the-new-infocom-game-youve-always-wanted

Oyelowo film to open London festival

A film based on the true story of the marriage between a Botswana king and a London office worker will open the BFI London Film Festival.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36587907

Adobe adds more magic to Photoshop, Creative Cloud apps

Premiere Pro now allows you to edit and render 360-degree video as well as preview how it will look through a headset featured
With the latest update to Creative Cloud, Adobe has added Content-aware crop, Face-recognition for Liquify, VR support, as well as enhanced Adobe Stock integration and some other goodies

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/230491-adobe-adds-more-magic-to-photoshop-creative-cloud-apps