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Samsung Galaxy Note 6 could have curved screen and huge battery

With the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge launched and in the running for best Android smartphone of the year, all eyes are now on Samsung's other …

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Premier apologises to bereaved Briton whose same-sex marriage was not recognised

Marco Bulmer-Rizzi, whose husband David died on Adelaide honeymoon, gets call from South Australia’s Jay Weatherill after ‘never married’ death certificate<p>A British man who was told that his late husband’s status would be recorded as “never married” on a death certificate in South Australia has …

Same-sex Marriage

Apple iOS 9.2.1 Has A Nasty Surprise

Last night Apple released iOS 9.2.1 to little fanfare. On the surface this makes sense as Apple billed it as nothing more than dedicated bug fixes, but dig deeper and there’s actually a nasty surprise waiting…<p>Despite the bug fixing promise, Apple has admitted to Ars Technica that iOS 9.2.1 doesn’t …

iOS

Britain's 'most convicted criminal' commits 630th offence

Patrick Ryan believed to have longest list of convictions of any offender in 40-year life of crime that has cost taxpayer as much as £3 million<p>A thief thought to be Britain's most convicted criminal has avoided a jail term for his 630th offence after a life of crime that has cost the taxpayer up to …

Google will stop you recording straight to YouTube from your webcam next month

Google has announced that it will be shuttering YouTube’s Webcam recording feature on January 16.<p>The option to record from your computer straight to the video sharing site came about in 2006 when Google acquired YouTube but according to the company, it never took off and is rarely used.<p>Google also …

Guidelines to Keep You Traveling Safely in a World of Terrorist Threats

Even intrepid travelers are starting to think: Do we stay or do we go?<p>Just in the last few weeks tragedies included the hotel massacre in Mali, 11/13 ISIS attacks in Paris, a deadly suicide-bombing in Beiruit Lebanon, and a Russian plane suspiciously downed in Egypt with hundreds of lives lost. …

Common Sense

Vans full of vin: why the booze cruise is back

Strong sterling and cheaper crossings mean it can once again make sense to buy large quantities of wine and beer in France. But the question of quality remains<p>The cross-channel booze cruise, which virtually disappeared five years ago, has come roaring back. The sharp rise in the pound means Brits …

Calais

Charlie Sheen’s Ex-‘Angels’ Are Irate Over Speculation Into Who Gave Him HIV

Several days after Charlie Sheen‘s frank admission of being HIV positive, the resulting fallout shows no signs of slowing. Jenny McCarthy ripped on Sheen (twice) for allegedly not informing her of his HIV-positive status when she appeared as his romantic interest on <i>Two And A Half Men</i>. She released …

Charlie Sheen

Pepsi Phone comes out of the blue in China

We don't exactly know why, but China seems to have a thing for the Pepsi brand. Following the Pepsi edition Oppo N1, another company from the Far East is launching a new device that's simply dubbed the Pepsi Phone. From afar, you may mistake this aluminum device as a rebadged Oppo R7 Plus, but it's …

Paris Nurse Discovered Man He Was Trying to Save Was a Suicide Bomber

Following the explosion at Paris’s Comptoir Voltaire cafe — part of a series of terrorist attacks on Nov. 13 — a nurse named David was quick to help …

Suicide Bombing

Bangladesh hangs opposition figures for war crimes

Thousands of extra police and border guards have been deployed in Dhaka and other major cities and towns of Bangladesh in advance of a general strike called to protest against the executions of two opposition politicians for war crimes.<p>The security measures that have been taken following the …

Pakistan
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Here's how ISIS tries to keep its online activity a secret (update: debunked)

It's no longer surprising that ISIS uses Telegram's secure messaging to conduct its terror campaigns, but what other tools does it use to keep its online actions under wraps? Thanks to researchers at the West Point military academy, we now have a good idea. They've obtained an ISIS operational …

Can Facebook Messenger kill off apps?

Messenger's head David Marcus tells Madhumita Murgia why conversations could replace apps, and be the future of Facebook's business<p>Amid the chaos of Europe’s largest technology conference, the Dublin Web Summit, David Marcus looks perfectly unruffled.<p>In an immaculate white shirt and blazer, and …

A City of Tradition in the Wilds of Canada's Northwest

If you have a thing for European-inspired traditions, take a detour to Regina on your next North American road trip. Set squarely among Canada's most agricultural province -- a vast expanse that was once part of the Northwest Territories -- Saskatchewan"s capital is all about traditions.<p>You might …

Canada

Haroon Aswat Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Plotting Terror Training Camp

A British man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after admitting to charges of plotting to set up a terrorist training camp in the US with …

Terrorism

This Simple Packing Trick Will Change the Way You Travel

Rolling skills come in handy for more than just sushi and burritos.<p>Nothing's worse than a stressful day of travel. By definition, your vacation should be as chill as possible. The last thing you want to do is overpack. After all, a giant bag will put a wrench in the whole …

Travel

Britain First Descends On Burton-Upon-Trent To Fight Plans For So-Called 'Mega Mosque'

The far-right anti-Islam group Britain First has apparently compared itself to Winston Churchill as it marches in Burton-Upon-Trent in Staffordshire …

United Kingdom

Malicious adware's latest trick is replacing your whole browser

On Friday, infosec celebrity Swift on Security pointed out a new piece of adware called the "eFast Browser." It does the kind of malicious crap that we've all seen quite often over the years: throwing pop-up and pop-under ads on your screen, putting other ads into your web pages, pushing you toward …

Malware

Julian Assange Wants To Leave Ecuadorian Embassy For MRI Scan Of His Shoulder, Foreign Office Says No

Julian Assange should be allowed a “safe passage” out of the embassy where he has hidden for three years for a medical examination on his shoulder, …

Julian Assange

ASUS ZenWatch 2 now available from Google Store

Asus’ ZenWatch 2 is easily one of this year’s best value Android Wear smartwatches. With prices starting at just $149, it’s about half the price of the other Android wearables launched in 2015. Now, it’s available to order from the Google Store.<p>As is customary these days with new smartwatches, …

Northern Ireland

Extreme weather: 15 award-winning photos from around the world

Weather

New James Bond will be white and male, says Pierce Brosnan

After we all thought Idris Elba was a shoo-in for James Bond (there's been enough of a ruckus about it that it must be true!), it seems that those who hoped for a more diverse 007 are going to be disappointed.<p>"Anything is possible for sure, but I think he'll be male and he'll be white."Pierce …

James Bond

How a cup of coffee affects your body from the first sip

Britons guzzle 70 million cups of coffee each day but few of us realise the extent to which our morning brew affects our bodies from the first sip. Recent research has revealed that a late night shot slows down our internal body clock and stops us sleeping – but it does a whole lot more than have …

Apple Car could save drivers 400 billion hours per year

Morgan Stanley analysts Adam Jonas and Katy Huberty — who regularly follow Tesla and Apple — claim an autonomous Apple Car could save drivers a collective 400 billion hours of “non-productive” time each year.<p>“What is the value of 400 billion hours a year?” they write in a note to clients. “How much …

Jimpire: Tonight Show Empire parody stars Jimmy Fallon as Lucious

The action in season 1 of <i>Empire</i> kicks off when Lyon family patriarch Lucious discovers that he is gravely ill, and that he must choose a replacement …

Instagram Hits 400 Million Active Users

Instagram has announced that it now has more than 400 million active users, the company has managed to add an extra 100 million users since December …

'Condescending' De Niro walks out of interview

Perhaps the endless publicity trail around Nancy Meyers' forthcoming film The Intern is all getting too much for Robert De Niro.<p>The 72-year-old star walked out of an interview with a Radio Times journalist, ahead of the release of the film, after accusing her of "negative inference".<p>Emma Brockes …

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