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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Euro 2016: English and Russian fans clash in Marseille

Several England fans were hospitalised after the clashes inside the stadium on Saturday. At least 20 people have been taken to hospital after English and Russian football fans clashed with each other and with French riot police in the French port city of Marseille.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Tokyo Thrift: Infobar is the most beautiful series of phones ever made

I know the question of the most beautiful phone ever made is a deeply personal one. The starkly minimalist iPhone 4 would be a good shout for many. Or the luxurious pillowy plastic of the Nokia N9. But if you ask me, the distinction goes to various members of a unique and very Japanese line of phones that’s lasted well over a decade.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Altering the deal: why Tony Fadell left Nest — and Alphabet

Last Friday’s news that Nest CEO Tony Fadell would be leaving the company he founded with Matt Rogers and stepping into an advisory role seemed like the culmination of months of stories about Nest’s demanding culture — particularly the frank displeasure of former Dropcam CEO Greg Duffy, who openly regretted selling his company to Nest. These reports have largely focused on Fadell, whose management style has been polarizing. But another dynamic playing out may have been even more important, according to interviews with insiders: Google's restructuring into Alphabet last year, which placed new financial pressures on Nest to perform that some say limited its ability to innovate.

Hillary Clinton is now within reach of the White House, and a huge milestone in US history

Hillary Clinton is now the presumptive nominee for the Democratic Party, and the first woman to top a major US party ticket. The former Secretary of State is estimated to have secured the 2,383 delegates she needs to clinch the nomination, putting her well ahead of rival Bernie Sanders after a contentious primary season. Though Sanders insists he’s still taking the fight to the Democratic Convention next month, Clinton is now set to face presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump in the general election.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Jawbone's Hail Mary product is the clinical wearable it hasn't yet released

It's been a rough Friday for Jawbone a Friday before a holiday weekend, at that! with two different reports stating that the tech company is trying to sell its audio business and has stopped production of its Up fitness trackers.

The Verge has independently confirmed through sources that Jawbone is trying to sell its audio business. Jawbone had also explored licensing its audio tech rather than selling off that part of the business entirely, a source says. But that's not entirely surprising, given that Bluetooth speakers have become so commoditized; Jawbone also hadn't released a new speaker since 2013, and its most recent Bluetooth headset was released in early 2014.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Britney Spears' mobile game American Dream has appeared

If your hunger for virtual stardom hasn't yet been sated by games like Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and Katy Perry Pop, you're in luck. Britney Spears: American Dream, the latest celebrity-casual game from mobile giant Glu, is being released worldwide today. The game is being made available for iOS and Android just over a year after Glu announced its partnership with Spears, an agreement that's set to last until at least 2020. If you've somehow never spent any time with one of Glu's celebrity-stamped, energy-based journeys to stardom, American Dream will make a fine introduction to the formula; if you've played either of the games mentioned above you'll know exactly what you're getting into.

Hot rules allow anyone to invest more than $2,000 the year of startups

Way back of 2012, Barack Obama signed the JOBS Act into law. Part of the legislation was aimed at making it easier for average people to invest in startups, potentially reaping the rewards on the next Facebook, upside which until now has been limited to wealthy investors and venture capitalists. The ordinary citizens who backed the Oculus Rift on Kickstarter, for example, might have found themselves better rewarded if they were actual investors, not just fans making a pledge.

Apple announces app development accelerator in Bangalore, India

After a visit to China earlier in the week, Apple CEO Tim Cook's next stop is India, an increasingly important market for the company. Apple has just announced a iOS design and development accelerator to open in Bangalore, considered the main hub of the country's startup scene with over one million people working in the local tech sector. The center will provide support to local app developers and help improve their iOS software, providing one-on-one app reviews.

Charter officially owns Time Warner Cable, creating an US's Second largest cable provider

Charter has completed its purchase of Time Warner Cable, combining the two companies and forming the United States' second largest cable operator, just behind Comcast. Charter also completed its acquisition of the smaller cable provider Bright House Networks. With the three companies combined, Charter now serves over 25 million customers in 41 states.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Recent developments - Try spirits by infrared radiation

Brad Boswell, president of Independent Stave, explains: We heat the staves to make them malleable prior to bending them to form the shape of a barrel. We can heat the staves up using steam, using a wood fire, or using an infrared heat source. Each method will make for a barrel with slightly different organoleptic characteristics. Depending on the organoleptic properties we’re seeking, we can apply one of many toasting options to barrel prior to charring.