News archive from 11 October 2016, page 2

Has Samsung killed off the Galaxy Note 7? Firm confirms it is 'halting sales' of faulty smartphone and...

Samsung is halting worldwide sales of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after a spate of fires involving new devices that were supposed to be safe replacements for recalled models. The company says consumers with original Note 7 devices or replacements...

 

The simple trick that can improve your attention span by 5%: Playing a video game can boost brainpower (but...

While some view videogames as a waste of time, researchers have found that spending time in these virtual worlds can actually enhance your perception and attention skills. People who play between one and five hours a week are able to process visual...

 

The AI that brought The Beatles and Cole Porter back to life: Listen to Sony's software it says can create...

It may sound like a lost track from The Beatles, but the catchy pop song, ‘Daddy’s Car’, was composed by artificial intelligence (AI). The tune was created by Flow Machines, a system Sony taught to make music by feeding it 13,000 samples from...

 
Microsoft, Banco Votorantim partner on Brazil fintech investments

Microsoft, Banco Votorantim partner on Brazil fintech investments

Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) and Brazilian lender Banco Votorantim are investing together in financial technology startups, executives said in a Monday interview, as the U.S. tech company adds a new specialty to its venture capital portfolio in Brazil....

 

Do you know what every button in your car does? Study finds drivers are confused by in-car technology - and...

Hyundai and BMW customers are the most satisfied with their in-vehicle technology, but those brands and others still need to work on educating drivers about what their cars can do, according to a new survey by the market research company J.D. Power...

 
Man United legend opens up: How Sir Alex Ferguson stopped me playing at the World Cup

Man United legend opens up: How Sir Alex Ferguson stopped me playing at the World Cup

Related videos 16 year-old pulls off insane football skills against peers 16 year-old pulls off insane football skills against peers REVEALED: The most BRUTAL footballing derbies caught on camera – does your club feature? A look at the brutal clashes...

Daily Star, 00:29 in Sport
 

Call for more funding for 'neglected' brain tumour research

A bereaved girlfriend has spoken about about the "shocking" level of funding for brain tumour research after the cancer claimed the life of her partner. After aggressively fighting off the disease for 15 months, Darel Bryan lost his battle...

 
UK shoppers spend more in September, Brexit worries likely to weigh - BRC

UK shoppers spend more in September, Brexit worries likely to weigh - BRC

Oct 11 British consumers picked up the pace of their spending in September after a weak August, but the country's planned exit from the European Union is likely to weigh on sales ahead, an industry group said on Tuesday. Spending rose by fell by 1.3...

Reuters, 00:32 in Business
 

Samsung to halt global sales, exchanges of Galaxy Note7

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) said on Tuesday it will ask all global partners to stop sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note7 smartphones, further deepening the smartphone company's recall crisis. Samsung, in a statement, said it was still...

Reuters, 00:32 in Business
 
Sterling fails to shake off hard-Brexit blues

Sterling fails to shake off hard-Brexit blues

Sterling slipped below $1.24 on Monday, extending last week's heavy losses, as investors bet that Britain will undergo a "hard Brexit" - a total split from Europe's single market. Trading in the pound was markedly calmer than on Friday, when...

Reuters, 00:32 in Business
 

Aston Villa news digest: Dr Tony Xia hits back; Legend will not be joining Steve Bruce's backroom team

The Doc hits back Aston Villa owner Dr Tony Xia has hit back at an Italian newspaper who included him in their list of ten 'crazy' owners in Europe. Xia only purchased the club from Randy Lerner in the summer but he features on the FoxSports article...

 
Aldi launches discount fashion range as it goes head-to-head with Next and H&M

Aldi launches discount fashion range as it goes head-to-head with Next and H&M

One of the region's biggest supermarkets is set to take on high street retailers in a new fashion war. Aldi, which operates multiple stores across Birmingham and throughout the West Midlands region, has launched its own value range of trendy gear. The...

 
Ched Evans tells court he did not rape girl in hotel room

Ched Evans tells court he did not rape girl in hotel room

Footballer Ched Evans has told a court he did not rape a teenager in a hotel. The former Manchester City forward said the girl was not too drunk to consent when they had sex in a room at a Premier Inn in North Wales. Evans is on trial for a second...

 

Health alert as 1.6m children start secondary school overweight

More than 1.6 million children who started secondary school in the past decade were overweight or obese, new calculations show. Between 2006/07 and 2014/15, there were 1,654,894 children in England who started Year 7 with an unhealthy weight,...

 

Samsung stops Galaxy Note 7 sales as fire reports probed

Samsung says global sales of its Galaxy Note 7 are to be halted while it probes reports of replacement handsets catching fire. The technology giant said owners of either an original Note 7 or a replacement should turn them off and stop using the...

 


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