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Scientist creates black hole in his lab

Haifa-based scientist Jeff Steinhauer has simulated a black hole in his laboratory, and it might be the breakthrough that helps celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking win the Nobel Prize. CNN's Ian lee reports.

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The mislabeled pill that's killing people

They might as well be playing Russian Roulette.

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Uber is bleeding money

Uber may be the most valuable privately held company in the world, but that doesn't mean it's making money.

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Clinton aims to reframe 2016 debate

The speech that Hillary Clinton delivered on Thursday was the one that many Democrats had been waiting for.


Natasha Lomas

How to opt out of sharing your WhatsApp info with Facebook

 WhatsApp has started pushing out its new terms and conditions. If you want to opt out of sharing your data with Facebook for ad-targeting and product-related purposes, click through the slides to see how to do it… Read More


James Brady

2016 NFL preseason schedule: Patriots vs. Panthers highlights Friday's 5-game slate

Tom Brady is expected to make his preseason debut against the Panthers on Friday.

The third week of the preseason is here, which means starters will get the most action they've seen yet. Some teams have rested most of their starters for the entirety of the first two preseason games, including the Green Bay Packers. On Friday, all teams in action are expected to play their starters for varying lengths of time.

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, who dismissed the idea that...

The Verge

Amar Toor

UK lawmakers say Facebook, Google, and Twitter are 'consciously failing' to fight ISIS online

A committee of UK lawmakers this week said that Facebook, Google, and Twitter are "consciously failing" to combat terrorist propaganda and recruitment on their platforms, escalating an ongoing debate over the role of social media companies in curtailing online extremism. In a wide-ranging report on radicalization published Thursday, the UK Parliament's Home Affairs Committee said that social media platforms have become "the vehicle of choice in spreading propaganda and the recruiting...


Manish Singh

Truecaller eyes global domination as it hits 500 million calls a month

Though Google and Apple have introduced caller ID and spam protection features for their users in their upcoming OS updates, third-party app Truecaller offering similar service continues to gain popularity. And now the seven-year-old Sweden-based company is partnering with Huawei to expand its global presence. 

SEE ALSO: Google's Nexus phones will now warn you about spam calls

Truecaller says its service is now being used to make half-a-billion calls per month. The announcement comes four...


Stan Schroeder

Next year's iPhone won't have a home button, report says

It's telling that, days before the expected launch of iPhone 7, we're seeing more rumors about the next year's iPhone. The consensus among the reporters and leakers who follow Apple is that the iPhone 7 will only bring minor upgrades compared to last year's model, while the iPhone that comes in 2017 will be a far more revolutionary upgrade. 

A new Bloomberg report reiterates this notion, saying it's likely that the 2017 iPhone will undergo a major redesign that shuns the home button and...


Sam Haysom

People are imagining what Hipster Classified ads might look like and it's hilarious

LONDON — If a hipster were to post a classified ad online, what would it be for?

This is the crucial question posed by #HipsterClassifieds, the hashtag that began trending on Twitter Friday morning after it was kicked off by @BadRonen and @swissmistress.

SEE ALSO: The hipster is dead, and you might not like who comes next

With photos of penny farthings and dreams of non-alcoholic pop-up bars inside vegan food trucks, the hashtag has spread like wildfire... Read more...

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New York Today: New York Today: Madonna’s Metropolis

Friday: The Queen of Pop’s New York, things to do this weekend and Times Square’s seedy past.

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2016 Election, Uber, Ryan Lochte: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.


Steve O'Hear

How rival challenger bank Starling pranked Mondo on day new name Monzo was unveiled

 When I wrote “it’s game on” after Mondo became the last of the four British challenger banks to secure a banking license earlier this month, I didn’t think competitor Starling Bank would take my words quite so literally. Read More


Jon Russell

India’s MobiKwik lands $40M from NASDAQ-listed payment firm Net1

 India-based mobile wallet startup MobiKwik has landed a $40 million strategic investment from Net1, a mobile payment firm specializing in solutions for the unbanked that has been listed on the NASDAQ since 2005. Read More

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Rich Bellis

3 Overlooked Reasons Why Gender Equality Is Being Held Back

Women's Equality Day celebrates the 19th Amendment, but we still have a long way to go to achieve a true balance.

Women's Equality Day celebrates the 19th Amendment, but we still have a long way to go to achieve a true balance.

Ninety-six years ago today, the United States adopted the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote. In 1972, August 26 was declared "Women's Equality Day" in order to mark that anniversary.

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James Vincent

Sony and Panasonic target 8K TVs for 2020 Olympics

The Rio Olympics has only just finished, but Japan is already gearing up for its 2020 staging of the games. We've seen prime minister Shinzo Abe morph into Mario, heard about plans to make medals from scrap smartphones, and now, it seems Japanese tech firms want to bring something particularly special to the Tokyo Olympics: 8K TV.

According to a report from Nikkei, TV-makers Panasonic and Sony will be partnering with broadcaster NHK and others to develop broadcast technology capable...


Sam Haysom

Britney Spears and James Corden slay Carpool Karaoke in matching schoolgirl outfits

There are plenty of things that happen in the video above, but the image that will likely stay with you is that of James Corden and Britney Spears sitting side by side, wearing matching schoolgirl outfits as they belt out "Baby One More Time."

It's a strong finale to the latest episode of Carpool Karaoke, which sees Corden driving to work with the pop icon as they sing their way through all of her classics — from "Toxic" to "Oops!... I Did It Again."

SEE ALSO: Michelle Obama's Carpool...


Victoria Ho

Apple is planning tap-to-pay for iPhones on trains in Japan

Apple's march to be the way people pay for everything continues, with rumoured plans to allow people in Japan to tap their iPhones on buses and trains there. 

According to Bloomberg, Apple intends to include Sony's Felica RFID contactless chip in a future version of the iPhone.

Japan's de facto mobile wallet, Osaifu-Keitai, is powered by Felica, and works across the country's public transportation modes, as well as in convenience stores and fast food outlets. 

SEE ALSO: Android Pay...


Manish Singh

Why are so many Indians queuing up to get a SIM card?

Indian telecom operator Reliance Jio has become the talk of the country even before its service becomes commercially available to users. 

SEE ALSO: India will have 730 million internet users by 2020 and is already in a 'Post-PC' era

People are lining up in queues outside Reliance Digital stores in shopping malls and other marketplaces across India to get a Jio SIM card. The carrier is testing its services before the commercial launch and is offering users three months of unlimited 4G LTE...


Rachel Thompson

Man proposes to girlfriend with Lego stop-motion film about their love story

Asking someone to marry you can be a nerve-wracking — but wonderful — moment in a couple's relationship. Some opt for the grand romantic gestures when getting down on bended knee, and some favour the low-key, thoughtful proposals. 

Ben Anderson from Worcester, UK, decided to go for something very creative when popping the question to his girlfriend Kirsten Dally.

Anderson told his girlfriend they were going to the Electric Cinema in Birmingham. Little did she know, however, that...

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