Sunday, 31 July 2016

Police hail public's help in fighting terrorism

The public make more than 3,600 contributions to the fight against terror every day, Britain's most senior counter-terrorism police officer says.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36938608

Cancer: Thousands surviving in UK decades after diagnosis

More than 170,000 people in the UK who were diagnosed with cancer up to 40 years ago are still alive, although many face lifelong side-effects, a report says.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36925974

Kweku Adoboli: 'I failed, I made mistakes'

In his first broadcast interview, the former UBS trader, Kweku Adoboli, who lost the bank £1.4bn through rogue trades, apologises for his actions.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36937103

The working dead

A Frenchman is suing his former employer for boredom's equivalent of burnout. We asked readers to tell us about the dullest job they have done.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-36902572

Two-time survivor

A man who has survived cancer twice says the "worst part" of his journey was the fear of the disease returning after his second all-clear.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36937377

South Bank fairground: Nineteen rescued from Starflyer ride

Firefighters have rescued 19 people, including six children, who were suspended in a fairground ride 20 metres above London's South Bank.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36938284

One-Day Cup: Middlesex seal final-over victory against Essex

Middlesex seal victory against Essex in a close One-Day Cup game at Lord's which went down to the final over.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/36928051

One-Day Cup: Kent seal comfortable victory against Gloucestershire

Kent ease their way to a seven-wicket victory in the One-Day Cup as reigning champions Gloucestershire struggle with the bat.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/36928021

Southall street stabbing suspect held after victim dies

A man is arrested after a 33-year-old dies in hospital after being stabbed in a road in west London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36936817

Super League: Charlotte Edwards' first game for Southern Vipers ends in injury

Southern Vipers and Western Storm making winning starts in the Women's Super league as ex-England skipper Charlotte Edwards is injured.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/36937099

Police watchdog IPCC 'favours black complainants'

The police watchdog is now "more likely to believe black complainants than white police officers" and this is unfair when it investigates racism claims, a former equality campaigner says.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36936264

Saatchi boss Kevin Roberts disciplined over gender comments

The chairman of advertising agency Saatchi and Saatchi, Kevin Roberts, is put on leave for saying the debate on gender bias in the industry is "all over".

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36935362

Met Police boss warns 'it's when, not if' terrorists target UK

A terror attack on the UK is "highly likely" and it is a "case of when not if", the Met Police Commissioner warns.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36935938

JK Rowling praises Harry Potter fans for not sharing Cursed Child spoilers

JK Rowling praises fans for keeping the secrets of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, as the stage show opens in London after weeks of previews.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36933860

RideLondon-Surrey: Air ambulance called to cycle race

A "medical incident" during the RideLondon/Surrey cycle race disrupts the event between Pyreford and Ripley in Surrey.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-36935984

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Chris Dickson: Sutton United sign former Ghans international striker

National League side Sutton United sign 31-year-old former Ghana international striker Chris Dickson.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36934384

Women's Super League One: Arsenal Ladies v Liverpool Ladies

Live coverage followed by report of Sunday's Women's Super League One game between Arsenal Ladies and Liverpool Ladies.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36877222

Clipper Round the World yacht crews welcomed in London

Crews taking part in the biennial Clipper Round the World yacht race have returned to London after their 11-month journey.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36932629

Hat-trick hero Sir Geoff Hurst relives 1966 World Cup win

England beat West Germany 4-2 at Wembley STadium to win their first and only World Cup and, to mark the 50th anniversary, we spoke to the match's hat-trick hero, Sir Geoff Hurst.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36931987

JK Rowling: I did say 'never say never' for Harry Potter

As the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play premieres in London, the BBC grabbed a quick word with author JK Rowling.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36932417

RideLondon attracts thousands of cyclists to the streets

Thousands of cyclists take to the city streets for the annual RideLondon event.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36932620

Man stabbed to death outside Bethnal Green Tube station

A man has died after being stabbed outside Bethnal Green Tube station in east London, Met Police has said.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36932206

Pokemon Go teens robbed at gunpoint in Islington park

Three teenagers playing Pokemon Go are robbed at gunpoint of their mobile phones in a north London park, Metropolitan Police has said.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36932197

Callum Elder: Brentford sign Leicester City defender on loan

Championship side Brentford sign Leicester City defender Callum Elder on a season-long loan deal.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36907411

Honeysuckle Weeks: Missing actress found 'safe'

Missing Foyle's War actress Honeysuckle Weeks, 36, is found "safe and well", following a search by Sussex Police

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-36929447

David Bowie honoured at BBC Proms

The life and music of David Bowie are honoured at an eclectic, late-night edition of the BBC Proms.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36926566

Montage of highlights from the David Bowie Prom

With Neil Hannon, Amanda Palmer, John Cale, Marc Almond, Paul Buchanan, Anna Calvi and the musicians' collective s t a r g a z e conducted by André de Ridder.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36931983

1966 World Cup: Special event marks 50 years since England's win

Two of the men who ensured World Cup glory for England 50 years ago this afternoon are set to take centre stage at Wembley Arena for a special commemoration of the historic win.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36931831

Friday, 29 July 2016

T20 Blast: Yorkshire, Essex and Durham join Nottinghamshire in quarter-finals

Yorkshire, Essex and Durham claim the final three quarter-final spots in the last round of T20 Blast group games.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/36929477

Windows 10’s free upgrade expires very soon and you really ought to download it

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Microsoft's free upgrade to Windows 10 will expire soon -- we still recommend you grab your free copy and activate it, even if you don't intend to keep or use it.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/232694-windows-10s-free-upgrade-expires-very-soon-and-you-really-ought-to-download-it

Man charged over Harlesden fatal shooting

A man is charged with the murder of a man shot dead in London

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36928461

AMD unveils the RX 470, RX 460: Entry and lower-midrange gaming on a budget

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AMD has revealed specifics on the RX 470 and RX 460, its new refreshes for the $150 and $100 price band. Both should substantially improve on its 28nm hardware, with better power consumption and higher efficiency.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/232671-amd-unveils-the-rx-470-rx-460-entry-and-lower-midrange-gaming-on-a-budget

Ellie Butler murder: Father displayed 'pattern of impulsive violence'

A man who murdered his six-year-old daughter was described as displaying a "pattern of impulsive violence" three months before she died, it is revealed.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36923833

In search of typing perfection: Building a WhiteFox mechanical keyboard

WF1
In my quest for the perfect typing experience, I became a little obsessed with finding the ideal combination of layout, materials, firmware, and switches. Just when I began to feel my search was futile, the WhiteFox appeared.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/232623-in-search-of-typing-perfection-building-a-whitefox-mechanical-keyboard

ET deals: Get Vonage VoIP service for $9.99 per month for a year with a $100 bonus Visa card

Vonage Sponsored
Is the cost of your phone bill creeping up? It's time to ditch your overpriced landline! Join Vonage, keep your existing number, and you'll only be paying $9.99 per month for your first year. Add in a bonus $100 pre-paid Visa card, and this bargain is outstanding.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/deals/232660-et-deals-get-vonage-voip-service-for-9-99-per-month-for-a-year-with-a-100-bonus-visa-card

Honeysuckle Weeks: Fears grow for missing Foyle's War actress

Concerns are growing for Foyle's War actress Honeysuckle Weeks who was reported missing on Thursday night.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-36926726

George Williams: Fulham forward rejoins MK Dons on loan

League One side MK Dons re-sign Fulham and Wales forward George Williams on a season-long loan deal.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36927062

Chelsea Flower Show plants rescued for 'floating garden'

Tens of thousands of flowers salvaged from this year's Chelsea Flower Show have been turned into a "floating garden" in south-east London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36903974

Illegal highs found being sold on London's streets

Two months after it was made illegal to produce, distribute or manufacture, Spice is being sold openly in the capital.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36923831

This week in space: NASA fact-checks the Enterprise, Curiosity controls its own laser, and Ceres’ mysterious remodeling

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NASA fact-checks the Enterprise, Curiosity takes matters into its own hands, and we peer into the mechanics of Venus' weather. All this and more in the week in space.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/232613-this-week-in-space-nasa-fact-checks-the-enterprise-curiosity-controls-its-own-laser-and-ceres-mysterious-remodeling

Portable bioreactor from MIT produces medications, vaccines on-demand

MIT DARPA bioreactor
A new project from MIT and DARPA has demonstrated the ability to synthesize multiple medications on-demand and as-needed using yeast. The discovery could revolutionize our ability to deliver medications after natural disasters or to remote locations.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/232634-portable-bioreactor-from-mit-produces-medications-vaccines-on-demand

Microsoft slapped with class-action lawsuits over Windows 10 upgrade practices

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Microsoft is facing class-action lawsuits related to its Windows 10 upgrade practices -- one from within the US, and one from Israel.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/232599-microsoft-slapped-with-class-action-lawsuits-over-windows-10-upgrade-practices

Gladstone the cat lands Treasury job

A third cat joins the Whitehall mouse patrol with the arrival of Gladstone at the Treasury.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36924449

Southern calls for talks over rail strikes

Southern rail bosses say they want to have talks with union bosses to "sort out" a long-running dispute about the role of guards on trains.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36921678

David Bowie Prom in London 'gives his music a twist'

Musicians will take to the stage of London's Royal Albert Hall on Friday to honour the life and work of David Bowie, who died six months ago from cancer.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36921917

Rene Farrell out to win with Surrey Stars in Women's Cricket Super League

Australia seam bowler Rene Farrell tells BBC London she is out to win the inaugural Women's Cricket Super League with Surrey Stars.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/36925550

Martin Allen: Barnet FC manager signs contract extension

Barnet boss Martin Allen signs a contract extension to stay with the League Two club for an undisclosed period of time.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36924106

Rapper Grymey D jailed for grooming and having sex with schoolgirls

A rapper who groomed schoolgirls on social media then filmed himself having sex with them is jailed.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36923829

Report: Nvidia has settled class-action lawsuit over the GTX 970’s 3.5GB memory issue

GTX970
Nvidia may have reached an agreement to settle a class action suit brought against it over the GTX 970's 3.5GB effective memory configuration.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/232610-report-nvidia-has-settled-class-action-lawsuit-over-the-gtx-970s-3-5gb-memory-issue

Met race row police officers accuse IPCC of wasting public money

Two police officers who spent five years under investigation facing racial discrimination allegations criticise their treatment.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36913647

David Forde: Portsmouth sign goalkeeper on loan from Millwall

Portsmouth complete the signing of goalkeeper David Forde on a season-long loan from Millwall.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36923533

Building a Crossrail train - in 30 seconds

Timelapse footage shows how the new trains for London's Crossrail project are built by Bombardier.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36918279

Foxtons estate agency profits tumble amid Brexit vote

High-profile London estate agency Foxtons has announced a 42% fall in profits, blaming uncertainty around the EU referendum for the fall.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36922496

Nick Easter: Ex-England and Harlequins captain retires from rugby union

Former England number eight and Harlequins captain Nick Easter retires from playing at the age of 37.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/36921912

Behind the scenes

Fifty years ago the 1966 World Cup was taking place in England and a host of images of the competing teams' off-the-field activities show a football tournament happening in more innocent and relaxed times.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35288841

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Stars prepare for 'celebratory' David Bowie Prom

A behind-the-scenes look at rehearsals for the David Bowie Prom, which takes place on Friday night.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36912779

Nearly 100 cases of laser pens aimed at South East pilots this year

Nearly 100 cases of laser pens being shone into the cockpits of planes using Heathrow and Gatwick airports are reported to police since January.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36917003

Elizabeth I Armada portrait saved with help of 8,000 donors

A portrait of Elizabeth I becomes public property for the first time, thanks to the success of an appeal to raise £10.3m to purchase it.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36916720

Chris Evans to face no charges over sexual assault claims

TV and radio presenter Chris Evans will face no further action concerning historic allegations of sexual assault, the Metropolitan Police say.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36919219

#boycottbyron divides social media

Dozens of workers at burger chain Byron have been arrested in raids by immigration officials, dividing social media users.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36920635

The hairdresser for the homeless

Josh Coombes gives free haircuts to homeless people and publishes their stories online.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-36918094

UK's first maternity clinic for rape victims opens

The UK's first maternity clinic for victims of rape and sexual assault has opened.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36917746

Availability check: Can you buy the latest Polaris and Pascal GPUs from AMD and Nvidia?

AMD-vs-NV
Two GPU families enter, but which GPUs actually leave in consumers' hands? We check the numbers and report back.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/232575-availability-check-can-you-buy-the-latest-polaris-and-pascal-gpus-from-amd-and-nvidia

Why the hell did I install Windows 10?

Windows 10 desktop
Despite being happy with Windows 7, I installed Windows 10 on my main PC some time ago and have been using it ever since. I can't remember why.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/232553-why-the-hell-did-i-install-windows-10

Huge Pew study says human augmentation will be a hard sell, but it probably won’t be

human augmentation head
The pubic is worried about the oncoming, technology-driven wave of change in the human condition.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/232411-huge-pew-study-says-human-augmentation-will-be-a-hard-sell-but-it-probably-wont-be

ET deals: Dell Inspiron 3650 quad-core desktop PC for $579

Dell Inspiron ET
For a limited time, Dell is offering up a massive discount on the Inspiron 3650 desktop PC. With today's coupon in play, you'll snag this powerful quad-core tower PC for 47% off the sticker price.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/deals/230241-et-deals-dell-inspiron-3650-desktop-pc

Social services 'should be investigated' over Ellie Butler's murder

The way social services handled the case of a six-year-old girl murdered by her father should be investigated, a coroner says.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36917772

Where are all the large impact craters on Ceres?

Ceres
Ceres has been in our solar system for 4.5 billion years. Why doesn't it have any large impact craters? Data from Dawn could offer us answers.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/232532-where-are-all-the-large-impact-craters-on-ceres

You can safely use Windows 7 until 2020, but I won't be answering your questions

Microsoft will fix Surface Pro 3 systems with badly deteriorating battery life

Surface 3
If you've got a Surface Pro 3 with battery life issues, Microsoft is looking into the problem and promising to fix it whether your system is out of warranty or not.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/232530-microsoft-will-fix-surface-pro-3-systems-with-badly-deteriorating-battery-life

East London teenage drug dealer guilty of 'brutal murder'

A teenage drug dealer is found guilty of a "brutal murder" at a park in east London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36913277

RMT announces five-day August strike on Southern rail network

A five-day August strike on the Southern rail network is announced by the RMT in a dispute over the role of guards.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36915027

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley keen to sign Sean Kelly and a striker

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley says he is hoping to sign defender Sean Kelly and add a striker to his squad.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36915553

BP to cut sponsorship to British Museum and others by £2.5m

Oil giant BP is to cut its cultural sponsorship funding to four British institutions by £2.5m.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36916283

OnePlus 3 vs. Nexus 6P: More than the sum of their parts

op3n6p
OnePlus made a killer phone this time around, but future software support may work against it.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/232481-oneplus-3-vs-nexus-6p-more-than-the-sum-of-their-parts

Cortana can’t be disabled in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Cortana-Feature
Microsoft won't let you disable Cortana in future versions of Windows. Post-Anniversary Update, Cortana and desktop search will be functionally identical.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/232522-cortana-cant-be-disabled-in-the-windows-10-anniversary-update

Noah Serra-Morrison murder accused Hardeep Hunjan guilty

A man is found guilty of murdering a 13-month-old boy at his home in Luton.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-36915305

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Further 250,000 tickets to be sold

A quarter of a million extra tickets for the new two-part Harry Potter play are to go on sale.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36913308

George Naoupu joins Harlequins following recent departure from Connacht

Harlequins sign former Connacht number eight George Naoupu for the new Premiership season.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/36915548

Inside a 3D printing restaurant

See inside a pop-up restaurant where everything, including the food, is 3D-printed

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36914842

Assaults on prison staff at record high, figures show

Assaults on prison officers in England and Wales have risen to their highest level on record, official figures show.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36912888

London rail services make up six of top ten most overcrowded

Rail services into and out of London made up six of the top 10 most overcrowded services in England and Wales last year, new figures show.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36913645

Man charged after two stabbed during Hyde Park disorder

An 18-year-old man is charged after two people were stabbed in Hyde Park during a night of widespread disorder.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36912294

Painting a picture of diversity

Disabled artist Tanya Raabe-Webber spends eight hours painting percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie - and exploring what makes us human.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/disability-36904309

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Suzy Lamplugh: Father 'little hope left' after 30-year search

Suzy Lamplugh's father says he "does not have very much hope" in finding out what happened to his daughter who went missing in July 1986.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36903621

Byron burger chain staff arrested in immigration raids

Dozens of workers from Albania, Brazil, Nepal and Egypt are arrested in "intelligence led" raids by immigration officials at Byron burger restaurants across London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36910950

Happy 10th birthday to Intel’s Core 2 Duo

Core 2 Duo
Intel's Core 2 Duo turns 10 today. Somebody grab the candles.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/232503-happy-10th-birthday-to-intels-core-2-duo

One-Day Cup: Jade Dernbach & Gareth Batty star as Surrey beat Glos

Surrey avenge their 2015 One-Day Cup final defeat by Gloucestershire with a thumping 165-run win at the Oval.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/36896838

AMD has built hardware at Samsung, could tap foundry for future products

Samsung foundry
AMD has confirmed that it has built hardware at Samsung's foundries and has the option to utilize Samsung's 14nm in the future. It's an important move towards securing a stable manufacturing option across the industry as next-generation nodes are ever-harder to target.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/232493-amd-has-built-hardware-at-samsung-could-tap-foundry-for-future-products

Pool party shooting: Victim named as Ricardo Hunter

A man fatally shot at a pool party in Surrey is identified as Ricardo Hunter from south London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-36909206

London Olympics

Behind-the-scenes photos reveal the making of Danny Boyle's London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36903975

The Human Connectome Project zeroes in on the firmware of the brain

Connectomema brain
They're calling it a "parcellation." That doesn't even come close to explaining the unprecedented clarity and resolution with which scientists have further refined the network diagram of the human brain.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/232452-report-from-the-human-connectome-project-zeroes-in-on-the-firmware-of-the-brain

Race abuse case against three Met police officers collapses

A misconduct case against three police officers accused of racially abusing a black firefighter collapses after the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) offers no evidence.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36907147

'Heroic' Scots tourist saves woman from drowning in River Thames

A "heroic" Scottish tourist who helped save a woman from drowning in the River Thames in London is praised by rescue crews.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-36909005

New form of carbon capture actually creates power, rather than consuming it

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A new form of carbon capture could not only remove CO2 from the output of fuel-burning power stations, it could make a lot of extra power in the process.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/232244-new-form-of-carbon-capture-actually-creates-power-rather-than-consuming-it

ET deals: Dell PowerEdge T20 quad-core server for $279

Dell PowerEdge T20
Today, Dell is offering up the PowerEdge T20 tower server at a substantial discount. If you're in the market for a super-cheap server set-up, you won't want to let this deal pass you by. Today's coupon code expires soon though, so don't wait to get your order in.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/deals/216403-et-deals-dell-t20-dual-core-server

Rape row man loses libel action against grieving father

A man accused of raping a woman who subsequently committed suicide has lost his High Court libel action against her father.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36907146

New shapeshifting medical microbots inspired by germs

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Researchers from France and Switzerland have prototyped biomimetic microbots, inspired by the parasite that causes sleeping sickness.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/232407-new-shapeshifting-medical-microbots-inspired-by-germs

Man jailed for life over London park murder

A man is jailed for life for the murder of a 21-year-old in a south London park.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36908142

Researchers find more than 100 Tor nodes that are snooping on users

Tor
Tor is one of the best way to remain anonymous online, but even that isn't foolproof when there are data sniffers hiding in the layers of Tor itself.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/internet/232437-researchers-find-more-than-100-tor-nodes-that-are-snooping-on-users

Missing MH370 pilot conducted suicide flight simulations over Indian Ocean

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New information suggests that the pilot of MH370 plotted a suicide course in Microsoft Flight Simulator X weeks before the plane vanished. It's information that's been kept away from the public for the past two years.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/232430-missing-mh370-pilot-conducted-suicide-flight-simulations-over-indian-ocean

Coldingley Prison death: Murder accused appears in court

A man appears in court charged with the murder of a prisoner at HMP Coldingley in Surrey.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-36906012

Missing London cat found in Paris after eight years

A cat that went missing eight years ago in London has been found in Paris.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36906766

Graham Stack: Goalkeeper departs Barnet after turning down new deal

Goalkeeper Graham Stack leaves Barnet after turning down a new contract with the League Two side.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36905203

Tim Sweeney claims Microsoft will destroy Steam gradually using Windows 10

Tim Sweeney
Unreal developer Tim Sweeney has blasted Microsoft once again, claiming that the Universal Windows Platform is a long-term scheme to destroy applications like Steam. Is there any truth to it?

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/232423-tim-sweeney-claims-microsoft-will-destroy-steam-gradually-using-windows-10

Olympics: Fears over London 2012 site factory plans

A planned concrete factory near the former Olympic Stadium in east London could damage residents' health, campaigners say.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36898219

Yerma: Billie Piper takes on 'ticking clock' role

Billie Piper says her latest stage role, about a woman desperate to have a child, feels very relevant because it's an issue being faced by many women she knows.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36858090

Fire disrupts Gatwick railway services for travellers

A fire on a railway line near Gatwick disrupts services for holidaymakers and commuters with delays set to continue for the rest of the day.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-36894470

Teacher found not guilty of raping girl in classroom

A teacher is found not guilty of raping a teenage girl in a classroom at a private school in London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36894399

AFC Wimbledon: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan begins stadium consultation

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announces a 14-day consultation over AFC Wimbledon's planning application for a new stadium.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36904275

Broncos find out Qualifiers fixtures

Super League leaders Hull FC start the Super 8s against Castleford, while Leeds play Featherstone in the Qualifiers.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/36903998

London City Airport: Ministers back £344m expansion

A £344 million expansion programme at London City Airport is given the go-ahead by ministers.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36901644

Child radicalisation: NSPCC to advise concerned parents

A charity trains its counsellors to help parents who fear their children are being radicalised.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36897596

RMT calls strike ballot of Govia Thameslink station staff

The RMT rail union has called a strike ballot of station staff on the troubled Govia Thameslink franchise in a new dispute about ticket office closures.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36902191

Arsenal can't 'outgun' transfer market rivals - Ivan Gazidis

Arsenal cannot "outgun" their big-spending rivals in the transfer market says the club's chief executive Ivan Gazidis

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36901943

Per Mertesacker: Arsenal defender to miss start of Premier League

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker will miss the start of the Premier League season with a knee injury, says Arsene Wenger.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36900958

Some workers earning less than four years ago, figures show

Workers in England have seen pay rise over the last five years but data reveals parts of the country where wages have declined.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36896085

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Man arrested over Hyde Park water fight stabbing

A man is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a stabbing during a night of disorder in London's Hyde Park, and two further arrests are made.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36901636

Man arrested over Hyde Park water fight stabbing

A man is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a stabbing during a night of disorder in London's Hyde Park, and two further arrests are made.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36901636

AMD announces Radeon Pro SSG: A GPU with 1TB of SSD storage attached

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AMD announced a major new prototype today -- an "SSG" graphics card with 1TB of on-board PCI Express NAND flash.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/232416-amd-announces-new-ssg-a-gpu-with-1tb-of-ssd-storage-attached

Kentish Town restaurant diners struck by car

A car crashes into customers sitting outside a restaurant in London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36899471

Nvidia, not AMD, will power the Nintendo NX

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Nvidia, not AMD, has won the latest console from Nintendo -- and the NX's blend of handheld and conventional form factors should prove interesting when the device finally ships.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/232402-nvidia-not-amd-will-power-the-nintendo-nx

One-Day Cup: Peter Trego's century lifts Somerset to victory over Middlesex

Peter Trego's century helps Somerset to a four-wicket victory over Middlesex in the One-Day Cup at Taunton.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/36880144

Harry Cornick: Bournemouth winger joins Leyton Orient on six-month loan deal

League Two side Leyton Orient sign Bournemouth winger Harry Cornick on a six-month loan deal.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36898476

Snowden and colleague design ‘introspection engine’ anti-snooping mod for the iPhone 6

Mockup of the "introspection engine," showing where the wires would penetrate the SIM port.
"One good journalist in the right place at the right time can change history," said Snowden. "This makes them a target."

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/electronics/232319-snowden-and-colleague-design-introspection-engine-anti-snooping-mod-for-the-iphone-6

Giant Rebecca Adlington pops up in Serpentine lake

A giant sculpture of Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington pops up in the Serpentine lake to help spur team GB athletes to victory at Rio 2016.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36895892

Ford goes 100-percent Sync 3 in 2017 cars, trucks, SUVs

SYNC 3 plus Apple CarPlay
No more guessing: If it's a 2017 Ford or Lincoln, it has Sync 3, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. That means owners get a chance to run navigation through the center stack LCD.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/232360-ford-goes-100-percent-sync-3-in-2017-cars-trucks-suvs

London City offices evacuated due to major gas leak

Hundreds of people are forced to evacuate their places of work as a major gas leak causes chaos in the City of London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36898223

ET deals: HP Pavilion 15 quad-core Skylake 15.6-inch 1080p laptop for $590

HP Pavilion ET
If you're in the market for a Windows laptop with powerful internals and equally beefy battery life, the HP Pavilion 15 is worth taking a look at. And with today's coupon in play, you can save a total of 30% off the starting price.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/deals/232343-et-deals-hp-pavilion-15-laptop-coupon

Microsoft cuts Xbox One price to $249 ahead of Xbox One S launch

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Microsoft's Xbox One refresh drops soon and the company is cutting current prices to prep for it. The current Xbox One is down to $249 -- a far cry from its $500 debut price, even without Kinect.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/232352-microsoft-cuts-xbox-one-price-to-249-ahead-of-xbox-one-s-launch

West Ham hamper fraud: Trial rescheduled for October

The trial of a man accused of a Christmas hamper con which saw West Ham players lose thousands of pounds is abandoned.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36893005

Crypto-heist threatens to tank blockchain-based future

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A single, massive theft has undermined trust in Ethereum, and the blockchain in general -- and the proposed fix could end up doing even more harm.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/232308-can-dao-undo-the-crypto-heist-that-threatens-to-tank-the-blockchain-based-future

Alexandre Lacazette: Lyon reject Arsenal offer for France forward

French side Lyon say they have rejected an offer from Premier League runners-up Arsenal for striker Alexandre Lacazette.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36896997

Moore’s law scaling dead by 2021, to be replaced by 3D integration

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A new semiconductor report projects that 2D planar scaling will end by 2021, replaced by 3D logic integration and stacked chips -- but how will this affect long-term device scaling and overall performance?

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/232342-moores-law-scaling-dead-by-2021-to-be-replaced-by-3d-integration

Jamie Mackie: QPR forward suffers ankle ligament damage

Queens Park Rangers forward Jamie Mackie will be out for at least three months after suffering ankle ligament damage.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36895164

England's Bobby Moore awarded blue plaque on Barking home

Bobby Moore, the only England captain to ever win the World Cup, will be honoured with a blue plaque later.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36885602

Bobby Moore sets up two of England 1966 World Cup goals

Bobby Moore, who has become the first footballer to be awarded a blue plaque, sets up two of Geoff Hurst's goals in the 1966 World Cup final against West Germany.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36889255

Mark Stoneman: Surrey sign Durham opener

Surrey agree a deal to sign opener Mark Stoneman from Division One rivals Durham ahead of the 2017 campaign.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/36894603

Fire disrupts Gatwick railway services for travellers

A fire on a railway line near Gatwick disrupts services for holidaymakers and commuters with delays set to continue for much of the day.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-36894470

Teacher found not guilty of raping girl in classroom

A teacher is found not guilty of raping a teenage girl in a classroom at a private school in London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36894399

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child gets five star reviews

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child wins five star reviews from critics, with one describing it as "a game-changing production".

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36892440

Hyde Park water fight images released by police

More images of people police want to talk to in connection with widespread disorder close to London's Hyde Park are released.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36892571

Aaron Cresswell: West Ham defender out for four months with knee injury

West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell is ruled out for four months with a knee ligament injury.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36883514

Monday, 25 July 2016

Hate crime policing to be reviewed after spike in reports

The police response to hate crime is to be reviewed after a sharp rise in incidents following the EU referendum, the government is to announce.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36890398

Will London's Garden Bridge ever be built?

London's Garden Bridge project has been pushed back until at least the autumn.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36890524

Prince Harry and sports stars host mental health event

Prince Harry hosts an event for the mental health charity, Heads Together, attended by sports stars including Rio Ferdinand and Kelly Holmes.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36881892

China bans Internet companies from reporting news, tightens grip on media

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China's government has cracked down on Internet news sources and original reporting. From this point forward, major Chinese Internet services will only be allowed to carry official, government-sponsored news.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/internet/232325-china-bans-internet-companies-from-reporting-news-tightens-grip-on-media

Second fire in a week at Wandsworth recycling centre

A recycling centre in Wandsworth goes up in flames for the second time in a week.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36884757

FBI, cybersecurity experts investigating potential Russian ties to DNC email leak

Kremlin
The FBI is investigating claims that Russia is behind the DNC server hacks, but all evidence currently points in that direction.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/internet/232307-fbi-cybersecurity-experts-investigating-potential-russian-ties-to-dnc-email-leak

Alexandra Palace 'secret theatre' fundraising campaign launched

Alexandra Palace starts a fundraising campaign to bring its 'secret' Victorian Theatre back to life after lying unused for 80 years.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36884752

Android ROM maker Cyanogen Inc. fires 20 percent of staff, may pivot to apps

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Making CyanogenMod into a commercial Android ROM is proving harder than expected.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/232297-android-rom-maker-cyanogen-inc-fires-one-fifth-of-its-staff-may-pivot-to-apps

ET deals: Dell Inspiron 15 5000 15.6-inch laptop for $549

Inspiron 15 5000
Today, Dell is offering up a substantial discount on the Inspiron 15 5000 laptop. If you're in need of a powerful 15.6-inch device, this is the perfect time to buy. With an HD display, a Skylake CPU, a discrete graphics card, and a sizable hard drive, this laptop offers a full-fledged computing experience wherever you go.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/deals/207458-et-deals-dell-inspiron-15-5000-15-6-inch-1080p-touchscreen-laptop

Does more tech in cars mean more breakdowns?

AAA - ERS Truck 1-hero
Problems with low-profile tire, remote keys, and empty gas tanks affect newer cars more often. For older cars, it's usually dead batteries.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/232279-does-more-tech-in-cars-mean-more-breakdowns

Paedophile Information Exchange supporter jailed for abuse

A paedophile with links to a group which campaigned for sex with children to be decriminalised is jailed.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-36884121

Former England star Ray Wilkins sentenced for drink-driving

Former England footballer Ray Wilkins is given a ten-week suspended prison sentence for drink-driving.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36885984

Men sick of receiving PPI calls spam companies with complaint letters

Two advertising execs collected texts from people angry at PPI cold calls then sent them to the firms responsible.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/36884060

NASA’s new DNA sequencer on the ISS could be used on aliens

minion-dna-sequencer
Alien DNA? Earth DNA? The MinION is ready for anything.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/232260-nasas-new-dna-sequencer-on-the-iss-could-be-used-on-aliens

How MIT’s new biological ‘computer’ works, and what it could do in the future

biocomp head
MIT has taken a big step toward the ability to use engineered life-forms as a means of sensing, tracking, and even doing basic computing of information.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/232190-how-mits-new-biological-computer-works-and-what-it-could-do-in-the-future

Stephen Port: More poison charges for serial killings suspect

A man accused of murdering four men in east London is also charged with poisoning, rape and sexual assault.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36883559

David Bowie musical Lazarus to open in London

Lazarus, a new stage musical featuring the songs of David Bowie, is to open in London this autumn.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36883217

Removing Windows 10's default apps isn't easy, but CCleaner can help

High-flying cinema boss

How Gerry Cottle Jr went from being a trapeze artist in his dad's circus to setting up a popular rooftop cinema business.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36843687

Barmaids and Brazilians

England's victory in the 1966 World Cup is now a part of the national legend but the tournament had a lasting impact on the country itself.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36858767

Heathrow passport queues: Staff brought in from ports

Channel border staff are redeployed to Heathrow Airport where passport workers "can't cope" and targets have been missed, a whistleblower says.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36868585

Body found after two rescued from sea at Camber Sands

The body of a man from London is found after two others were pulled from the sea off East Sussex.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-36881261

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Camber Sands sea search: One missing and two rescued

A man is missing and two others have been taken to hospital after being pulled from the sea on the east Sussex coast.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-36878055

One-Day Cup: Middlesex dominate Kent with Paul Stirling and Eoin Morgan centuries

Centuries from Paul Stirling and Eoin Morgan guide Middlesex to a six-wicket win against Kent in the One-Day Cup.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/36837994

One-Day Cup: Jesse Ryder century not enough as Essex lose to Surrey

Jesse Ryder's blistering 131 off 110 balls proves in vain as Surrey beat Essex by 66 runs in the One-Day Cup.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/36837856

Man run over by council van in London Fields

A man suffers a head injury when he is run over by a council van while lying on the ground in an east London park.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36879500

Women's Super League One: Chelsea Ladies 4-0 Doncaster Rovers Belles

Eniola Aluko scores twice against WSL 1 bottom side Doncaster to help Chelsea end a thee-game winless run.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36818101

WSL 1: Sunderland Ladies 0-4 Arsenal Ladies

Fara Williams scores a penalty and misses another as Arsenal beat Sunderland to extend their unbeaten run to nine games.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36818128

Man stabbed to death in Stratford Park named

A man who was killed in an east London park is named by police.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36877838

Seven teenagers held after Hyde Park water fight disorder

Seven teenagers are arrested in connection with a night of widespread disorder near Hyde Park in London.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36877839

Airport expansion decision needed 'urgently' - MPs

The government must make an "urgent and immediate decision" on airport expansion in south-east England, a group of cross-party MPs say.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36877287

Turkey coup attempt: Gulen's UK followers 'threatened'

Supporters of the man blamed by the Turkish government for last week's attempted coup tell BBC News they have been the target of threats and abuse in the UK.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36873532

Saturday, 23 July 2016

London Anniversary Games: Mo Farah storms to victory in men's 5,000m

Mo Farah runs the fastest 5,000m of 2016 in his first competitive race over that distance this year at the Anniversary Games.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/36874707

ExtremeTalk: Does anyone actually love Windows?

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Microsoft's CEO, Satya Nadella, has repeatedly said that he wants users to love Windows. Does anyone?

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/232268-extremetalk-does-anyone-actually-love-windows

Why are we still building space tech down here on Earth?

space constructocons head
Any robust future in space will almost certainly require a way to build there -- and that future might not be as far out as you think!

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/231803-why-are-we-still-building-space-tech-down-here-on-earth

'London worst' for first-time buyers

The most-affordable - and the least-accessible - places for first-time buyers are revealed by the UK's largest mortgage lender, the Halifax.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36866975

Five ways the Great Fire changed London

As the Museum of London prepares to mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, BBC News looks at its lasting impact on the capital.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36774166

Friday, 22 July 2016

Hate crime 'still far too high' post-Brexit - police

More than 6,000 hate crimes have been reported to police in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in the wake of the EU referendum, figures show.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36869000

Saido Berahino: West Brom turn down £20m bids from Crystal Palace and Stoke

West Bromwich Albion turn down £20m bids for striker Saido Berahino from Crystal Palace and Stoke City.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36872229

London Anniversary Games: Usain Bolt powers to 200m win

Usain Bolt wins the 200m at the Anniversary Games in London in a time of 19.89 seconds.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/36869807

Your privacy at risk: Verizon reportedly close to purchasing Yahoo’s Internet business

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A major report suggests that Verizon may be about to buy Yahoo's internet business. It's unwelcome news for anyone concerned with privacy, but a potentially great move for Verizon's bottom line.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/internet/232247-verizon-reportedly-close-to-purchasing-yahoos-internet-business-deal-could-have-significant-privacy-ramifications

Nvidia announces new ‘Nvidia’ Titan X: $1,200, 12GB of GDDR5X, shipping August 2

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Nvidia suprise-announced their new Nvidia Titan X today -- $1,200, no GeForce branding, and 40% more cores than the GTX 1080.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/232234-nvidia-announces-new-nvidia-titan-x-1200-12gb-of-gddr5x-shipping-august-2

Dark matter evades even our most sensitive detector

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After its last, 20-month run, the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter experiment team reported that they had failed to detect any of the particles they were looking for.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/232212-dark-matter-evades-even-our-most-sensitive-detector

Man jailed over HMP Swaleside drone deliveries

A man is been jailed for using a drone to send banned items into a prison.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-36849156

Kevin McDonald: Fulham sign Wolves midfielder as Fernando Amorebieta leaves

Fulham sign midfielder Kevin McDonald from Championship rivals Wolves for an undisclosed fee.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36871027

Virgin Trains East Coast staff to hold strike ballot

A union is to ballot its members over industrial action in a row with Virgin Trains East Coast over possible job losses.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36867008

Andrew Crofts: Charlton Athletic sign ex-Brighton midfielder

League One side Charlton sign former Gillingham, Brighton and Norwich midfielder Andrew Crofts on a one-year deal.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36869057

ET deals: Dell Optiplex 9020 Micro desktop PC for $633

Dell Micro PC
Desktop PCs offer power and affordability for both the office and home, but the bulk and weight associated with traditional towers can be a real hassle. Whether you're cramped in a cubicle, or looking for more space on your desk, you should definitely take a look at this quad-core OptiPlex 9020 Micro from Dell. It's small, lightweight, and shockingly powerful.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/deals/201289-et-deals-dell-optiplex-9020-micro-mini-desktop-for-788

Man admits raping elderly woman in Purley home

An unemployed man admits raping an elderly woman after barging into her south London home.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36865843

Hubble uses gravitational lens to look back at the early universe

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Hubble can't see quite well enough on its own, so it needs a little gravitational assist.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/232191-hubble-uses-gravitational-lens-to-look-back-at-the-early-universe

Machine learning is about to change how corporations are run

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Google's machine learning subsidiary, DeepMind, may be about to pay for its $500 million price-tag -- again, and again, and again.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/232176-machine-learning-is-about-to-change-how-corporations-are-run

Chances missed to protect Haringey baby from parents

Chances to protect a six-month-old baby from his potentially violent parents were missed by authorities in London, a review into his murder finds.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36868656

Loss of EU funding 'could cost children's lives' warns hospital

The loss of European funding for medical research could cost the lives of some vulnerable children, Great Ormond Street Hospital says.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36863872

Ben Ransom: London Irish sign full-back from Saracens

Full-back Ben Ransom joins Championship club London Irish from Premiership and European champions Saracens.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/36846007

This week in space: dark matter, exoplanets, galactic superclusters, and a Dragon

The SpaceX Falcon 9 and Dragon spacecraft lift off on the CRS-9 mission. Credits: NASA/Frank Michaux
It's the 47th anniversary of the moon landing, so let's watch Buzz Aldrin punch a moon landing denialist right in the face.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/232197-this-week-in-space-dark-matter-exoplanets-galactic-superclusters-and-a-dragon

Ellie Butler murder ruling to be released

A ruling made behind closed doors about the case of a man convicted of murdering his six-year-old daughter, 11 months after she returned to his care, will be published.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36865839

AMD reports a strong second quarter on increased console sales, preps Zen for 2017

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AMD announced its Q2 earnings today and the results were surprisingly strong. PC sales are stuck in the wrong direction, but strong console revenue lifted the company's fortunes.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/232204-amd-reports-a-strong-second-quarter-thanks-to-increased-console-sales-preps-zen-for-2017

In Pictures

The Queen's fashion and style is being celebrated at a new exhibition to mark her 90th birthday.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36864776

Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino 'to be approached by Argentina'

Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino is to be approached about the vacant Argentina coach's position, according to reports in the country.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36864651

Jailed Crouch End kidnapper Abdi Waise 'hunted for children for sex'

A man who was jailed for trying to kidnap five schoolgirls by pretending to be a police officer "hunted for children" as he had "sex on his mind", a judge says.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36865836

Hospitals given green light to miss waiting time targets

More than 50 hospitals in England have been given the green light to miss key waiting time targets this year to help ease their financial problems.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36854557

Police release more images of Hyde Park disorder suspects

Detectives release more images of suspects they wish to talk to in connection with the disorder in London's Hyde Park on Tuesday.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36863871

City's nightlife culture 'a priority'

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, says building the city's nightlife is a "core priority". So where could the UK look for inspiration?

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articles/36836474

Thursday, 21 July 2016

The Queen's wedding dress goes on display

The Queen's 1947 wedding dress will be a star attraction at a new Buckingham Palace exhibition.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36862496

Microsoft faces French fines over Windows 10 data collection

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The French have warned Microsoft to patch up its telemetry and data-gathering practices within three months or start paying fines. Many of the issues highlighted are problems US users have complained about, but it's not clear what Microsoft intends to change.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/computing/232178-microsoft-faces-french-fines-over-windows-10-data-collection

Man stabbed to death in east London park

A man in his 20s is stabbed and killed in an east London park.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36862471

As MH370 search nears its end, doubts surface about the plane’s final resting place

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The search for MH370 is nearing its end, but we're no closer to finding what happened to the plane.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/232159-as-mh370-search-nears-its-end-doubts-surface-about-the-planes-final-resting-place

Tesla’s new master plan: electric trucks, buses, and ride-sharing

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Every vehicle remains electric. Autopilot forges ahead; the "beta" label comes off a self-driving Tesla is 10X safer than a driver-driven car.

from ExtremeTechExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/232146-teslas-new-master-plan-electric-trucks-buses-and-ride-sharing

Gary Scott murder: Man jailed for life for stabbing teenager

A man who argued with a teenager on a basketball court before stabbing him to death is jailed for at least 23 years.

from BBC News - London http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36859198