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North Korea's new smartphone looks suspiciously familiar

It's not just you — this phone looks really familiar to us, too.<p>North Korean company Mangyongdae Information Technology Corporation just dropped the …

Today’s huge ransomware attack has only made about $7,500 so far

Ransomware attacks are bigger than ever, but the payouts appear to be shrinking. While the ransomware suspected to be a variant of Petya makes headlines around the world, whoever set it loose isn’t really making a whole lot of money, especially if they paid for the software to begin with.<p>At the …

Ransomware

Exclusive: Here's the fingerprint tech that will make home buttons obsolete

While Apple and Samsung race to be the first company to perfect a fingerprint scanner that resides under a smartphone's display, a Chinese company …

How Android beat the iPhone to world domination

Ten years ago this week, Apple's first iPhone went on sale and redefined the industry.<p>Fifteen months after that, Google (GOOGL) crashed the party.<p>Google's first Android phone was unveiled on September 23, 2008, in partnership with T-Mobile (TMUS). The smartphone, called the G1, looks like an oddity …

The global ransomware epidemic is just getting started

Thousands of computers around the world are getting locked up by a fast-spreading ransomware. Big businesses are getting hit. An entire hospital is shut out of its system. Suddenly, it's everywhere: the next big ransomware attack.<p>Here we go again. And again and again and again and again.<p>GoldenEye, …

London is the second city to get free gigabit WiFi kiosks

London's countless telephone boxes become more redundant with every new mobile contract signed and throwaway tourist SIM purchased. Having a mind to update these payphones for the modern age, BT -- which owns the majority of them -- announced last year it had teamed up with the same crew behind New …

London attack: Who were the attackers?

<b>Three men killed eight people and injured 48 others in an attack at London Bridge on 3 June.</b><p>Khuram Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba drove a van into pedestrians before stabbing Saturday night revellers in Borough Market, shouting: "This is for Allah". They were wearing hoax bomb …

Extremism

7 Things We Learned About Netflix's Sense8: Season 2

"Season 2 takes off so quickly, and it's fast and mad and amazing and sexy and raw."<p>Netflix's Sense8 is a show constantly in motion, in front of and …

Well, We May Have an Answer About Which Side Elektra Will Take in The Defenders

We’ve known for a while that Elektra (Elodie Young) will be making an appearance on <i>The Defenders</i>, but exactly what that will mean for the show has …

Master of None Season 2

I was excited to find out that Netflix will be releasing season 2 of Master of None starting Aziz Ansari in May 2017. For a moment I thought this was …

Aziz Ansari

Microsoft unveils Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S to rival MacBook Pro

New premium laptop is thinner, lighter, faster and has longer battery life than any Apple laptop, while Windows 10 S takes on Google’s Chromebook<p>Microsoft has launched Windows 10 S, a new locked-down version of its operating system aimed at the education market, and the new premium Surface Laptop …

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Netflix Originals Release Dates: A Calendar of All Original TV Shows and Movies – /Film

<b>Netflix</b> is producing a ton of original content these days and I’ve been finding it harder and harder to keep track of it all. Netflix will release …

Everything You Need to Know About Marvel's Iron Fist Before His Netflix TV Debut

In less than a month, martial arts superhero Danny Rand is heading to Netflix for his own TV show—and he’s being heralded as “the fourth Defender” as …

Meryl Streep narrates Netflix's Five Came Back in new trailer

Netflix’s <i>Five Came Back</i> will feature many familiar faces and one iconic voice.<p>A new trailer released on Tuesday reveals that Oscar winner Meryl …

Microsoft Outlook's mobile app just added Sunrise's best features

The urge to merge<p>When it acquired calendar app Sunrise, Microsoft promised that its features would eventually come to Outlook. That moment arrives today with a big update to Outlook on Android and iOS that delivers several of Sunrise's best features to the Outlook calendar. That likely won't …

London's housing market is at breaking point as it becomes totally unaffordable

Not only is the average house worth more than £500,000 ($664,107), according to the Office for National Statistics, but people's salaries are not rising fast enough to keep up with property price inflation.<p>The average Londoner's salary is only just above £30,000. In fact, wage growth is a huge …

Housing

All Adverts In London’s Underground Station Have Been Replaced With Cat Pictures

If you arrived at Clapham Common tube station one morning to find that every advert had been replaced with pictures of cats, you’d no doubt logically …

Meet the man hunting for Britain's ghost signs

As the trains pull out of London Bridge station, miserable commuters can look up to a sign urging them to "take courage".<p>This is not a tongue-in-cheek jibe at Southern Rail, but a ghost sign, an advertisement painted over half a century ago.<p>It is on the side of what used to be the Anchor brewery, …

Watch West Ham fans fight among themselves in disgraceful scenes at the London Stadium

West Ham fans turned on each other as their team capitulated against Watford at the London Stadium.<p>Slaven Bilic's side blew a two goal lead to lose …

Lego reveals its official ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ sets

Lego has pulled back the curtain on the official <i>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story</i> sets we all new had to be coming, and as usual, details of the sets reveal some very minor imaginary tech spoilers from the film, which is set to premiere December 16.<p>The sets include three large characters from the movie, …

12 Literary Spots In London That Every Book Lover Needs To Visit

A guide to the best (and mostly free) places to channel some of the city's greatest writers and celebrate their works.

Sam Allardyce names West Ham's Michail Antonio in his first England squad

Sam Allardyce named his first England squad on Sunday night – with Michail Antonio the only uncapped player called up although his fairy-tale inclusion was overshadowed by the shock of leaving out an in-form Ross Barkley.<p>Jack Wilshere has also been dropped by Allardyce but, in truth, the …

All London property market articles

24th April, 2018 In house team<p>As the weather warms and the days get longer a garden, terrace or balcony - no matter how large or small - can become …

Living Rooms

TfL has released a 'walk the Tube' map showing the distance between London stations

Transport for London has released a new Tube map showing the distance in steps between Underground stations.<p>In a bid to get Londoners walking – and …

England

London police arrest 240 at Notting Hill Carnival

LONDON (AP) — London police have made about 240 arrests at the Notting Hill Carnival as thousands of revelers turned out for one of Europe's largest street parties.<p>The Metropolitan Police reported at least four knife attacks during the two-day festival in west London, with a 15-year-old boy among …

The most educated city in Europe is London. This is why it has no global equal

College students tend to flock to dense, urban areas after graduation, seeking the types of skilled-labor jobs that are most widely available in large cities. So it makes perfect sense, then, that London—the biggest city in Europe, with a population of 8.6 million—has the highest concentration of …

Uber finally introduces Scheduled Rides in London, letting people book their cars in advance

Uber is finally letting its users book taxis in advance, adding perhaps its most obviously lacking feature.<p>Until now, even if people knew when they …

London is hiring a 'night czar' and people are confused

LONDON — Sadly, London's nightlife seems to be dying a slow and tragic death.<p>The city's mayor, Sadiq Khan, wants to come to its rescue by advertising …

London flight delayed for hour as easyJet crew members argue

LONDON (AP) — An easyJet flight from London's Gatwick Airport to Belfast has faced an hourlong delay after two crew members got into an epic shouting …

Low-Cost Carriers

McDonald's fitness bands recalled after skin-burn complaints

<b>McDonald's is recalling millions of fitness wristbands that it bundled with Happy Meals after customers complained of skin irritation and burns.</b><p>The fast-food chain sold more than 32 million meal boxes containing the plastic "Step-It" bands across North America.<p>The Consumer Product Safety Commission …

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