‘Future city’ to be built in Canada by Alphabet company

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Quayside area of Toronto has development potential Sidewalk Labs, owned by Google's parent company, Alphabet, is to build a digital city in Toronto.It aims to turn a waterfront area into a working laboratory ... Read More

Facebook Orders Online Teen Drama ‘Skam’

Simon Fuller’s XIX Entertainment will make an English-language version of “Skam,” the hit teen drama series out of Scandinavia for Facebook. The Norwegian language version of “Skam” (“Shame” in English) has run through four seasons on Norwegian pubcaster NRK. Aimed squarely ... Read More

Mark Kermode: Was Blade Runner 2049 really a flop?

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Daniel Antopolsky: The missing man of country

Image copyright Daniel Antopolsky Image caption Daniel Antopolsky: "I feel like I haven't paid my dues." In 2013, Daniel Antopolsky travelled to Nashville to record his first album. He was four decades late.The musician had been stockpiling songs on his ... Read More

Social media data shared by spy agencies

Image copyright PA Image caption GCHQ is due to offer its view to the court later this week UK spy agencies are collecting citizens' social media and medical data, a court has heard.The details emerged in a case brought by ... Read More

Carrie Fisher sent a cow’s tongue to a preying producer

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Carrie Fisher hand delivered the "gift" to the producer Carrie Fisher once gave a Hollywood producer a cow's tongue after learning he had assaulted her friend.Heather Ross, who works in the film industry, told ... Read More

Bjork elaborates on sexual assault claim

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bjork has been a vocal critic of sexism in the music and film industries Pop star Bjork has provided a detailed account of the harassment she claims to have experienced at the hands of ... Read More

Amazon patents a drone that delivers a charge to power up EVs on the go

A recent Amazon patent could be an answer to range anxiety, albeit one that sounds a bit more sci-fi than practical solution at the moment: the newly granted patent (via Roadshow) describes a drone that could carry a battery charge ... Read More

Fukushima disaster: The robots going where no human can

Robots have become central to the cleaning-up operation at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant, six years after the tsunami that triggered the nuclear meltdown.It is estimated that around 600 tonnes of toxic fuel may have leaked out of the reactor ... Read More

Reese Witherspoon says she was assaulted at 16

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Reese Witherspoon said it had been "a hard week for women in Hollywood" Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon has said she was assaulted by an unnamed film director when she was 16.In a speech at ... Read More

Solo: A Star Wars Story revealed as Han Solo movie title

Image copyright Lucasfilm Image caption Left-right: Woody Harrelson, Chris Miller, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo (as Chewbacca), Phil Lord and Donald Glover The title of the Star Wars spin off-film about the young Han Solo has been ... Read More

Exclusive: Microsoft responded quietly after detecting secret database hack in 2013

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp’s secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a highly sophisticated hacking group more than four years ago, according to five former employees, in only the second known breach of ... Read More

‘First 5G mobile net connection’ claimed by Qualcomm

Image copyright Qualcomm Image caption Qualcomm has showcased 1Gbps mobile internet speeds using a 5G chip Qualcomm has demonstrated mobile internet speeds of 1Gbps using a 5G smartphone chip.The chipset manufacturer claims this is the first working 5G data connection ... Read More

What did people make of the Liar finale?

WARNING: This story contains spoilers. Image copyright ITV Image caption Whodunnit? Joanne Froggatt will return in series two of Liar Liar culminated in its series finale last night and viewers were divided.The ITV six-part psychological thriller followed the story of ... Read More

Harvey Weinstein scandal: More Hollywood figures speak out

Image copyright YANN COATSALIOU Image caption Harvey Weinstein was one of the most powerful men in Hollywood More Hollywood figures have spoken out against Harvey Weinstein in light of the recent allegations against him.Former DreamWorks film studio chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg, ... Read More

Australia launches revenge porn reporting tool

Image copyright iStock Australia has set up the first national reporting tool to help victims of revenge porn. Revenge porn, or image-based abuse, is the sharing of explicit images without consent. The online portal provides advice on getting the images ... Read More

Mipcom: Endemol Shine Latino Co-produces Drama Series on Latin Boy Band, Menudo

It prompted as much hysteria as the Beatles in its heyday and launched the careers of Ricky Martin among others. Now Latino boy band Menudo is the subject of a scripted drama series from Endemol Shine Latino in tandem with ... Read More

Marc Almond ‘sorry’ for gig outburst

Image caption Marc Almond was playing to fans at Ipswich Regent Singer Marc Almond has apologised for swearing at a number of people "talking loudly" during one of his shows.As reported by the Ipswich Star, the outburst happened on Saturday ... Read More

Grenfell art auction raises £1.9m

An auction for survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire has raised £1.9m at Sotheby’s in London.The total selling price of the 31 lots – all donated by artists including Antony Gormley and Tracey Emin – was about twice the estimate.Sotheby’s ... Read More

Huawei Mate 10 uses AI to distinguish cats from dogs

Image caption The phone takes account of the fact cats' eyes are more reflective than dogs' Huawei says it has given its latest smartphones advanced object-recognition capabilities to help them take better photos than the competition.The Chinese company says the ... Read More

‘Tis the season to be… Sia!

Image caption Sia teased fans online with hints about her new music When you think of huge Christmas hits, it might be Michael Bublé or Mariah Carey that spring to mind.But now there's a new contender for the Christmas crown.Sia ... Read More

Are US, UK and Russian politics similar?

Armando Iannucci could be called the King of satire. Famed for The Thick of It and Veep, he has now directed a new film... poking fun at Russian politics.It's called The Death of Stalin and is set to open in ... Read More

High speed camera uses 1,000 frames per second

Click visits the University of Tokyo where a high speed camera has been developed. It can process an image faster than the eye can see and make a moving object appear stationary.The developers believe it has the potential to revolutionise ... Read More

Ex-Emmerdale star reveals 42nd Street wardrobe secrets

42nd Street on stage at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane has a cast of more than 50.Dancers in the razzle dazzle musical comedy, have to high-kick and tap their way through eight shows a week.BBC News went backstage to meet ... Read More

Amadeus actor Roy Dotrice dies aged 94

Image caption Actor Roy Dotrice discovered his passion for acting while he was held as a German prisoner during the Second World War Actor Roy Dotrice, known for his role as Leopold Mozart in the Oscar-winning film Amadeus, has died ... Read More

Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint plan merger without selling assets

(Reuters) - T-Mobile U.S. Inc (TMUS.O) and Sprint Corp (S.N) plan to announce a merger agreement without any immediate asset sales, as they seek to preserve as much of their spectrum holdings and cost synergies as they can before regulators ... Read More

UK TV drama about North Korea hit by cyber-attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kim Jong-un's officials described Opposite Number as being "slanderous" North Korean hackers targeted a British television company making a drama about the country, it has emerged. The series - due to be written by ... Read More

Vegas shooting survivor, California charity co-founder dies suddenly

In the midst of all the anguish and grief of the events in Las Vegas, some people made it through with only mental scars rather than being physically harmed. One of those few has since passed away. APPLE VALLEY, Calif ... Read More

Roger Moore stage opened at Pinewood Studios

Image copyright AFP/Mark Mawston Image caption Sir Roger had had his own office at Pinewood since 1970 A soundstage named after the late Sir Roger Moore has been opened by the Countess of Wessex at Pinewood Studios.Dame Joan Collins, Sir ... Read More

Mamma Mia 2: Cher returns to cinema with role in musical

Image copyright Getty Images Cher will appear in the sequel to Mamma Mia!, she has revealed. The 71-year-old Oscar winner wrote on Twitter: "Well... I'm in Momma Mia 2." It's not known what role she will play.The singer is currently ... Read More

Drone collides with commercial aeroplane in Canada

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption As drones become more popular, countries will need to consider regulations to restrict usage A drone has collided with a commercial aircraft in Canada, the first such incident in the country, according to the ... Read More

Canneseries Launches ‘In Development;’ Unveils Inaugural Program Details

The International Cannes Series Festival, which will host its inauguration edition next April and will run alongside MipTV, unveiled part of its program on Monday at Mipcom. Set to take place April 4-11, Canneseries will host an official competition, as ... Read More

James Corden criticised for Harvey Weinstein joke at charity fundraiser

James Corden has been criticised for a series of jokes he made about Harvey Weinstein. Hosting the annual amfAR gala he quipped: "It's been weird this week watching Harvey Weinstein in hot water. Ask any of the women who watched ... Read More

Sheridan Smith talks about her ‘out of control’ anxiety

Sheridan Smith has been speaking about her "out of control" anxiety and depression that affected her last year. The 36-year-old had to pull out of her West End show Funny Girl for several months because of stress and exhaustion.She says ... Read More

The dome which could help machines understand behaviour

The Panoptic Studio is one of the first systems to accurately capture motion without the use of markers.Made up of over 500 different cameras, the dome could be used to analyse human gestures and reactions.“Every subtle gesture - how you ... Read More

Michael Jackson’s choreographer Kenny Ortega introduces the next Zac Efron

Thomas Doherty is one of the stars of Descendants 2. The film tells the story of the teenage children of Disney villains.It's directed by Kenny Ortega, who choreographed High School Musical and Dirty Dancing.The Disney Channel will premiere the film ... Read More

Honda unveils a disaster relief robot and other news

BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories, including:London's National Theatre tests mixed-reality glasses that can make subtitles float on stage to help those who are deaf or have hearing loss Researchers ... Read More

Social media firms summoned to U.S. Congressional hearings on Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Representatives of Facebook, Twitter and Google have been asked to appear on Nov. 1 at hearings on alleged Russian interference in U.S. politics called by the U.S. Senate and House Intelligence Committees, officials said. Facebook and Twitter ... Read More

Tim Cook: Leadership tips from Apple’s chief executive

Apple's chief executive has suggested the dead are often better role models than the living.Tim Cook's unusual advice was given during a Q&A sessions with students at the University of Oxford.He also outlined some of the key lessons he had ... Read More

Drones Did Vegas Shooting ⁈ Paddock Deep State IRS LockHeed NASA

This will be a lengthy post but I assure you that it will put together ALL of the pieces that have been missing from the puzzle of the Las Vegas shooting. The 2 & 1/2 hour video at the bottom ... Read More

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie scoops UK Theatre Awards

Image copyright Johan Persson Image caption Everybody's Talking About Jamie transfers from Sheffield to London next month A new musical about a teenage boy who wants to be a drag queen has scooped two theatre awards.Everybody's Talking About Jamie won ... Read More

9th Lumière Festival Launches With Fermaux, Tavernier, Mann, Mitchell, Del Toro, Cuaron, Swinton, Lambert, Brühl

LYON, France  —  The 9th Lumière Festival opened in Lyon on Saturday with a glitzy and star-studded yet intimate and informal ceremony at the cavernous Halle Tony Garnier, the city’s famed concert hall. Thierry Frémaux and Bertrand Tavernier, the respective ... Read More

Drones tasked with catching bad drivers

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How VR is helping to train a new generation of surgeons

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Banging the drum for women

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Riverdale: Everything you need to know about Netflix’s hit drama

Image copyright Netflix Image caption The second season of Riverdale has premiered on Netflix The second series of Riverdale premiered on Netflix on Thursday, with more than two million viewers watching the opening episode.But you'd be mistaken to think the ... Read More

BBC presenter challenges table tennis playing robot

Omron’s next generation of table tennis playing robot, Forpheus, has been unveiled.Unlike previous versions, this robot can now serve.The robot can also track a player’s body language which the company says allows it to detect when the player is going ... Read More

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