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Canadian grocery chain orders 25 Tesla electric Semi trucks

Tesla’s Semi is off to a promising start, despite there being no official pricing information available yet: In addition to a Walmart pilot, Canadian grocery giant Loblaw is purchasing 25 of the heavy duty all-electric transport trucks (via Canadian Press), ... Read More

Exclusive: Qualcomm set to win conditional Japanese antitrust okay for NXP deal – source

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm (QCOM.O) is set to win “imminent” Japanese antitrust clearance for its $38-billion bid for NXP Semiconductors (NXPI.O) and gain Europe’s approval by the end of the year with slight tweaks to its concessions, ... Read More

Liam Payne’s ‘dad joke’ on the EMAs red carpet

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Camila Cabello looked like a literal angel on stage thanks to some helpful lighting It was good news for fans of MTV, Europe, music and awards ceremonies on Sunday night as the MTV Europe ... Read More

‘Those tweets were from someone lashing out at the world’

The magazine Gay Times has sacked its new editor over comments he made on social media in the past.Josh Rivers was appointed last month. The first non white editor in Gay Times history.But an investigation by Buzzfeed News found several ... Read More

Net filters help avoid dodgy domains

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It can be hard for consumers to work out if sites they are visiting are legitimate A free service that helps stop consumers visiting websites known to be malicious has been set up by ... Read More

Cars driven by Bond Girls go on display

Cars driven by female characters who starred alongside 007 have gone on display.Miss Moneypenny's Land Rover Defender from Skyfall is just one of the iconic vehicles you can see at the Bond in Motion exhibition in London.Production Jess Fenton, Chris ... Read More

Paloma Faith on childbirth and motherhood

Paloma Faith thinks parents should all be a lot more honest about the realities of childbirth and their experiences of looking after their babies. That's why the singer and new mum is so keen to share her own "terrible birth" ... Read More

Matthew Weiner Denies Sexual Harassment Allegations But Says on ‘Mad Men’ He was ‘Angry a Lot of the Time’

“Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner is denying the sexual harassment allegations made against him by writer Kater Gordon who worked for him on the AMC series. While appearing at Chevalier’s Books in Los Angeles, Calif. on Friday to promote his ... Read More

Gamers’ anger halts Star Wars Battlefront II payments

Image copyright EA Games Games publisher EA has suspended in-game purchases in its latest Star Wars title Battlefront II, following criticism from players.Gamers had complained that unlocking popular characters such as Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader took too long unless ... Read More

Donald Trump Spitting Image puppet unveiled

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Noel Gallagher: I don’t know anyone as rich as me

Former Oasis guitarist on being filthy rich, his 'cosmic' new solo album Who Built The Moon? and estranged brother Liam.Plus what he learnt from "smashing it" on tour with U2, his Narcos-themed 50th birthday celebrations and how he "strives for ... Read More

Tech to cut young drivers’ insurance bills

Image copyright Getty Images The cost of insuring a car has never been higher.For young people it is not uncommon to be quoted amounts in excess of £4000 a year - sometimes more than the car is actually worth.Not long ... Read More

Review: Bryan Cranston stars in Network at The National Theatre ★★★☆☆

To say Ivo van Hove's stage adaptation of Paddy Chayefsky's 1976 movie Network is a bit gimmicky, would be like describing a mass murderer as a bit naughty. There are more production bells and whistles in his 119-minute (no interval) ... Read More

Strictly Come Dancing: Behind the scenes in Blackpool

Image caption The dancers rehearse their circus-themed group routine There's a fibreglass donkey in the corridor, and someone's moving a glittery model tram across Blackpool's Tower Ballroom. Paralympian Jonnie Peacock is eating chips in the canteen with Mollie King from ... Read More

Walmart plans to pilot test the new Tesla Semi

Walmart says that it intends to be among the first companies to pilot Tesla’s new all-electric Semi heavy-duty truck. The retailer told CNBC that it’s “excited to be among the first” to test the new vehicle, and to see how ... Read More

Apple delays launch of smart speaker

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Apple first unveiled its HomePod smart speaker in June Apple is delaying the release of its HomePod smart speaker until 2018. The electronics giant said the device, which was due to be released in ... Read More

Apple pushes launch of HomePod smart speaker to early 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc has pushed the launch of its HomePod smart speaker to early next year from December, the company said on Friday, missing the holiday shopping season as the market for such devices becomes increasingly competitive ... Read More

Plans for £8.5m Gainsborough centre

Image copyright ZMMA Image caption The new building would give 'the nation a centre for one if its greatest artists' The latest plans for an £8.5m centre to commemorate a world-renowned artist have been revealed.Gainsborough's House wants to redevelop a ... Read More

Plans for £8.5m Gainsborough centre

Image copyright ZMMA Image caption The new building would give 'the nation a centre for one if its greatest artists' The latest plans for an £8.5m centre to commemorate a world-renowned artist have been revealed.Gainsborough's House wants to redevelop a ... Read More

Taylor Swift cements her chart reputation with third UK number one album

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFirst impressions of Taylor Swift's new albumI'm sorry, Taylor Swift can't come to the phone right now. Why? Because she's busy selling thousands of albums.Reputation has shifted 84,000 copies this week, giving ... Read More

Taylor Swift cements her chart reputation with third UK number one album

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFirst impressions of Taylor Swift's new albumI'm sorry, Taylor Swift can't come to the phone right now. Why? Because she's busy selling thousands of albums.Reputation has shifted 84,000 copies this week, giving ... Read More

Watch Tesla’s new Roadster show off its record-breaking speed

Tesla has delivered the ultimate fan car – a revamped version of its original Roadster, with crazy fast acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in just 1.9 seconds, 0 to 100 mph times of only 4.2 seconds, a top speed ... Read More

Germany bans children’s smartwatches

Image copyright NCC Image caption The German telecoms regulator urged parents to destroy children's smartwatches A German regulator has banned the sale of smartwatches aimed at children, describing them as spying devices.It had previously banned an internet-connected doll called, My ... Read More

Fantastic Beasts 2: First look at Jude Law’s young Dumbledore

Image copyright Warner Bros Image caption The cast of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald includes Jude Law (far left), Johnny Depp (far right) and Eddie Redmayne (fourth right) The first image from JK Rowling's second Fantastic Beasts film has ... Read More

Jeffrey Tambor accused over ‘physical’ behaviour

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Trace Lysette (left) said Jeffrey Tambor made "many sexual advances and comments at me" Transparent actor Jeffrey Tambor has said he is "not a predator" after a transgender actress on the show claimed he ... Read More

Fox Plots ‘Revolution,’ Orders U.S. Pilot of Game Show on Wheels (EXCLUSIVE)

“Revolution” could be coming to Fox after the network greenlit a U.S. pilot of the U.K.-originated game show on wheels. The British series is being made for pay-TV giant Sky’s flagship channel. The format has inline skaters take on skateboarders ... Read More

Here’s what it’s like to sit in the new Tesla Semi

Tesla’s truck is a departure from more traditional diesel powered equivalents in a number of ways, but it might be most starkly different when it comes to the cabin. I got the chance to spend some time in and around ... Read More

The Tesla Semi tackles this classic truck safety problem using tech

Tesla’s Semi is an all-electric semi truck, which itself is a major feat, but its powertrain isn’t the only technological innovation that the automaker is applying to trucking. One other key element of the new Semi is that it will ... Read More

Fullscreen ‘YouTube Red rival’ to close in January

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Comedian Grace Helbig had a talk show on Fullscreen Online talent management firm Fullscreen is closing the subscription video platform it set up last year to rival YouTube's premium tier.The service promised to produce ... Read More

Donald Trump’s ‘Spitting Image’ to go on show

Image caption The Donald Trump puppet could star in a US spin off of Spitting Image A rubber caricature of US President Donald Trump designed by one of the creators of Spitting Image is to go on show for the ... Read More

Noel Gallagher on ‘cosmic pop’, Liam and The Scissor Queen

Image copyright Noel Gallagher As the title of his incoming third solo album - Who Built The Moon? - suggests, all is not as it once appeared on planet Noel.After nearly 25 years rattling out earth-friendly, chart-topping hits, suddenly the ... Read More

Baidu’s voice-controlled smart speaker and other news

BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories, including:Nintendo is in talks with the animation studio behind Despicable Me about bringing Mario to the big screen Games publisher EA faces criticism over ... Read More

Singer Katherine Jenkins pregnant with second child

Singer Katherine Jenkins has revealed she is pregnant with her second child.The Neath-born mezzo-soprano, 37, announced on Twitter on Tuesday that she is expecting a baby boy.She posted a picture of her two-year-old daughter Aaliyah wearing a cape, with the ... Read More

Drake stops his set after seeing person being groped

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FCC approves TV technology that gives better pictures but less privacy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 on Thursday to allow broadcasters to voluntarily use a new technology to improve picture quality and allow better reception on mobile phones and give advertisers dramatically more data about viewing ... Read More

Cash Converters reveals customer data breach

Image copyright Getty Images High Street pawnbroker Cash Converters has warned customers about a data breach on its website.The company said customer usernames, passwords and addresses had potentially been accessed by a third party.The data breach exposed accounts on the ... Read More

Turkey: German gay film festival banned in Ankara

Image copyright AFP Image caption LGBT activists say their rights are being curtailed under President Erdogan Turkish officials have banned a festival of German-language gay films due to be held in the capital Ankara, saying it could incite hatred or ... Read More

Peter Kay is going on tour again after eight years off

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Peter Kay is going on tour for the first time in eight years Comedian and actor Peter Kay is going on tour again in the UK after eight years off.The 44-year-old currently holds the ... Read More

Who are NXIVM and are they woman Cult in the making?

My wife recently sent me a video to watch about a company called NXIVM. Apparently this company is responsible for what they call Executive Success Programs. Their Executive success programs per their website are for and I quote Our mission ... Read More

Kaspersky defends its role in NSA breach

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Eugene Kaspersky has denied his company has worked with the Kremlin to hack others The Russian-headquartered anti-virus company Kaspersky Lab has hit back at reports it deliberately extracted sensitive files from a US National Security ... Read More

US rapper Lil Peep has died aged 21

Tributes are being paid to rapper Lil Peep, who's died at the age of 21.A tweet from his manager Chase Ortega says he was "expecting this call for a year" about the artist, who was known for his emo/hip-hop crossover ... Read More

Paddington 2 severs Weinstein company ties

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The film has had rave reviews from critics Paddington 2 has severed ties with the studio co-founded by beleaguered Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein.Warner Bros has now bought the rights from The Weinstein Company (TWC) ... Read More

Film Review: ‘The Star’

Though it probably could have gone without saying, “The Star” ends with a politely worded note to the effect that, while having fun and taking artist license, its creators strived to maintain the spirit and values of the greatest story ... Read More

Silicon Valley firms compete to hack R2-D2

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The moment a da Vinci’s sold for $450m

A 500-year-old painting of Christ believed to have been painted by Leonardo da Vinci has been sold in New York for a record $450m (£341m).The painting is known as Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World). It is the highest auction ... Read More

Drake shouts at a fan for groping girls

Drake was cheered by a crowd after stopping a performance to tell a fan to "stop touching girls".The rapper was in the middle of a set at a club in Sydney when he pointed into the audience and shouted at ... Read More

Tesla opens two largest Supercharger stations and a customer lounge

Tesla has opened new Supercharger stations in California, the largest it has built to date. These are a new kind of Supercharger for the automaker, with not only the most stalls of any Supercharger station to date, at 40 per ... Read More

 


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