News archive from 13 March 2018

Real-life robotic avatars that let you see, hear, and FEEL everything they do could be here by 2021

Realistic avatars could soon allow us to remotely see, hear, touch and interact with faraway locations.  A new global competition is charging scientists, entrepreneurs and innovators with the task of creating a real-life robotic avatar by 2021. ...

 

Apple buys digital magazine service 'Texture' that gives subscribers access to more than 200 publications...

Apple announced Monday it is buying digital magazine subscription service Texture, adding to the side of its business aimed at making money from online content or services. The iPhone maker did not disclose financial terms of the deal to buy Texture...

 

Children as young as 3 years old have already developed a 'social brain,' new study reveals

The part of the brain that allows us to think about what other humans feel is developed at the age of 3, according to a new report. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have found that the 'social brain', or the theory of...

 

Experts warn digitally-altered 'deepfakes' videos of Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, and other world leaders...

Top tech firms have been cracking down on savvy internet users who continue to create fake, AI-assisted porn of many of Hollywood's leading ladies.    But now it seems the videos, also known as 'deepfakes,' have taken an even darker turn.  'Deepfakes'...

 

Few couples can tell when their partner is sad: Study finds most are good at spotting happiness but it...

Few couples gauge when their partner is sad unless they shed a tear or state it obviously, a new study has found.  While most are good at picking up on each other's happiness, researchers found it takes a lot more for a partner to respond to subtle...

 
Henrikh Mkhitaryan: Arsenal beat Watford for ‘real fans’ at the Emirates

Henrikh Mkhitaryan: Arsenal beat Watford for ‘real fans’ at the Emirates

Many Gunners supporters stayed away again for yesterday’s Premier League clash. In their last two home games against Manchester City and the Hornets, plenty of seats have been left empty all around the stadium.  While Arsenal have endured a...

Daily Star, 00:01 in Sport
 

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola removed yellow ribbon in dugout prior to Stoke match following FA fine

Pep Guardiola could be seen removing his yellow ribbon in the dugout shortly before his Manchester City side took on Stoke on Monday night. Last week the City boss was fined £20,000 and warned as to his future conduct after accepting a charge of...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 
Janette Manrara and Aljaz Skorjanec ‘don’t believe’ in Strictly Come Dancing curse

Janette Manrara and Aljaz Skorjanec ‘don’t believe’ in Strictly Come Dancing curse

Strictly Come Dancing’s Janette Manrara has spoken out about her relationship with husband Aljaž Skorjanec, admitting the pair don’t believe in the show’s infamous curse. The BBC series has come under scrutiny in recent years, as a number of famous...

Metro, 00:03 in Showbiz
 
Bitcoin price: Why is BTC falling? Is 'Tokyo Whale’ behind slide? Can bull market return?

Bitcoin price: Why is BTC falling? Is 'Tokyo Whale’ behind slide? Can bull market return?

Despite a strong start to the week - including a rise to $9,937 at 10.19am - bitcoin plunged in value this afternoon, shedding nine percent of its price to fall to $8,956 at 8.14pm. Bitcoin’s turbulence follows a unnerving few days last week after the...

 
Home Office keeping torture victims in detention, inspectors report

Home Office keeping torture victims in detention, inspectors report

The Home Office is keeping torture victims in detention at Europe’s largest immigration removal centre despite accepting clear evidence of their vulnerability, prison inspectors say. An official inspection report into Harmondsworth immigration removal...

 
Theresa May seeks to break Brexit deadlock with Scotland and Wales

Theresa May seeks to break Brexit deadlock with Scotland and Wales

Theresa May will hold private talks with the Scottish and Welsh first ministers on Wednesday in an effort to end the deadlock over their new powers after Brexit. May is urgently trying to resolve a heated dispute about Westminster’s plans to...

 
Broadcom's proposed Qualcomm bid blocked on security grounds

Broadcom's proposed Qualcomm bid blocked on security grounds

President Donald Trump has blocked Singapore-based Broadcom's proposed $140bn (£100bn) takeover of Qualcomm on grounds of national security. His order cited "credible evidence" that a takeover "threatens to impair the national security...

BBC, 00:11 in World News
 

Scotland new boys like Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay challenged to keep veterans out of...

Alex McLeish has challenged Scotland's newcomers to show they have the quality needed to keep some veteran names out of future squads. The new manager kicked off his second spell in charge of the national side by including six new call-ups for the...

Daily Mail, 00:12 in Sport
 
Roger Federer makes shock claim after Indian Wells win over Filip Krajinovic

Roger Federer makes shock claim after Indian Wells win over Filip Krajinovic

Federer eased to victory against Krajinovic in his third round match with a straight-sets 6-2, 6-1 win. The Swiss legend, who regained the world No 1 spot last month from Rafael Nadal, is aiming to clinch a record sixth title at Indian Wells. Although...

 
WWE WrestleMania: Mick Foley makes bold prediction over which match will steal the show

WWE WrestleMania: Mick Foley makes bold prediction over which match will steal the show

Asuka won the inaugural women’s Royal Rumble match two months ago and earned the opportunity to challenge either Smackdown or RAW Women’s Champion at Mania. After months of speculation over who The Empress of Tomorrow will choose, she made a shock...

 


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