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Bill Cosby jury quits for the night, no verdict


The jury had previously reviewed Cosby's version of events, contained in a deposition he gave in 2005 and 2006 as part of Constand's lawsuit against him and introduced by prosecutors at the criminal trial. "It wasn't hostile. She didn't push me away, she said stop and I stopped". Gianna Constand, the accuser's fiercely protective mother, testified that Cosby apologized over the phone to her and her daughter and offered to pay for her schooling. Read More »

Brilliant Joseph try can't prevent Lions' second defeat

It was something they achieved in the 12-3 win over the Crusaders three days before but the Highlanders were determined not to play into their hands. The omission of the selfless Chris Robshaw, who failed to make the squad and was then overlooked when Billy Vunipola withdrew through injury , makes the task that bit harder, with the Chiefs followed by the Hurricanes in the final midweek match. Read More »

At Least 6 Dead, Dozens Injured In London High-Rise Fire

A baby thrown from the window of a blazing high-rise apartment building in London early Wednesday fell at least nine floors before being caught by a bystander, according to a witness. "The potential for a fire to break out in the communal area on the walkway does not bear thinking about as residents would be trapped in the building with no way out", it said. Read More »

Elliott calls for BHP board overhaul as new chairman looms


Deere & Co now has $40.48B valuation. The share price of BHP Billiton (LON: BLT ) was down -0.12% during the last trading session, with a day high of 1213.00. It increased, as 42 investors sold DE shares while 337 reduced holdings. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 0.88603, the 3 month is 0.99674, and the 1 month is now 1.03737. Read More »

New Firefox update boosts performance


Firefox now uses up to four processes to run webpage content across all open tabs (four is the default, but this can be tweaked in the browser's settings). It has gradually been dialing up its exposure to users, but while Mozilla hoped to have this feature rolled out by the first half of 2017, multi-process Firefox has only been enabled for about half of all users, a spokesperson told VentureBeat . Read More »

Air Quality Alert in effect amid record-breaking temps


The air quality index is expected to hit 101 in those areas, above the 100 threshold for warning. Automobile exhaust and out-of-state emission sources are the primary sources of ground-level ozone and are the most serious air pollution problems in the Northeast. Read More »

At least 6 killed as massive fire razes London apartment building

The construction firm that recently refurbished the west London tower that was engulfed in a deadly blaze says its work "met all required building control, fire regulation, and health and safety standards". "When we got downstairs we were seeing people in the building flashing their kitchen lights, bedroom lights trying to get everyone's attention". "I was yelling at everyone to get down and they were saying 'we can't leave our apartments, the smoke is too bad on the corridors'". Read More »

Cross-System Play Coming To Minecraft On Consoles

Microsoft confirmed that Minecraft will be unified across Windows 10 PCs, mobiles, VR devices, and "consoles" come this Summer. It's being called the Better Together Update and it is a huge step for Minecraft . The new update also means that any downloadable content will be available across all devices. Microsoft executive Dave McCarthy wanted to defend the increase in the price of Xbox One X, reassuring customers that the hardware specs of this latest console warrant the $499.00 ... Read More »

May says minority government talks 'productive', Brexit negotiation starts next week


John Major said he had serious doubts about a proposed tie-up the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which is traditionally associated with the Protestant side of the sectarian divide in Northern Ireland. The Evening Standard edited by Tory former chancellor George Osborne, and the Daily Telegraph , have reported that Cabinet ministers have initiated talks with Labour MPs to secure cross-party backing for a softer Brexit. Read More »

E3 2017: Xbox Boss Reiterates That Console Wars Aren't Productive


The Xbox One X is hailed by the company to be the " smallest Xbox , ever" lending to its minimalist design. A 6 teraflops of graphical power, more than its main competitor, the PS4 Pro , with 4.2 teraflops. It's a step up from the One S , which could only stream video content in 4K, not games . The Xbox One X's engine will run at 1172MHz while the PS4 Pro's engine runs at 911MHz, although the most notable improvement comes when compared with the Xbox One , which runs at ... Read More »

Microsoft Just Made All Your Minecraft Dreams Come True

More servers will be added as Mojang ramps the services up to allow players to enjoy multiplayer " Minecraft " with new mini-games and worlds to craft in with their friends. For the first time ever, Minecraft is going to be available to play cross-platform between PC, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch players. Minecraft is launching with four servers, which are Lifeboat , Mineplex , InPVP , and Cubecraft . Read More »

Apple removes Pepe The Frog game from its App Store

Apple also said that it has paid out nearly $70 Billion to developers in the last 9 years and this doesn't account the ad revenues that most of the free apps make. Appealing to app developers and content creators, Apple will now let people "tip" them in virtual currency. The new policy came two months after Tencent Holdings Ltd shut down a popular service on WeChat which allowed iPhone users to tip content creators. Read More »

Minecraft's Better Together update lets you play with others across devices

You already can play with thousands of other Minecraft gamers on customized multiplayer areas called servers, but it's kind of a pain. You'll now be able to play Minecraft across different systems, including Nintendo Switch and Xbox One , meaning that yes, a Super Mario and Banjo skin can now come into contact with each other! The " Better Together Update " unifies console, mobile and Windows 10 versions of the game . Read More »

Uber Loses Top Executive As Its CEO Ponders A Leave Of Absence

Uber's general counsel and some board members recommended months ago that Michael step away from the company until Holder's report was complete but he insisted on staying. Earlier in the day, we had reported that at the meeting, the Uber board had agreed to all of the suggestions put before it. Following a takedown of the company's sexist culture by Sarah Lacey in PandoDaily, Michael said Lacey should be "personally responsible" for any woman who deletes the Uber app and is sexually ... Read More »

Full text of Uber CEO's memo to staff about leave of absence

Earlier this year, Kalanick had stated that he would reform himself after a video of him arguing with an Uber driver went viral but the scandals emanating out of the company continued unabated. Holder's recommendations include adding independent members to the board of directors and considering an independent chair. When Huffington spoke of bringing another woman to the board, fellow board member David Bonderman commented that this would lead to "more talking". Read More »

Presidential poll: NDA candidate to file nomination on 23 June


Meanwhile, leaders of opposition parties will hold their meeting at around 4 pm to finalise a consensus candidate and flesh out a joint strategy on the issue. Scrutiny of nomination will be held on June 29 and the last date for withdrawal of nomination is July 1. Those who filed nominations on Wednesday include K. Read More »

E3 2017: Beyond Good and Evil 2 Officially Announced

The trailer, which somehow in this internet age did not leak ahead of time, was even more of a surprise after a Ubisoft employee took to Instagram to flat-out deny BGE2 would be so much as mentioned at the show. We see various clips from what could be stylised in-game footage. No release date was provided or what platforms the sequel/prequel will appear on but we're positive Ubisoft will have those details soon enough. Read More »

Huge fire engulfs west London tower block

Nobody really knew what was going, or what is happening from now on. "We lost everything. Everything in the house is gone", he said . Firefighters stand amid debris in a playground near a tower block severly damaged by a serious fire, in north Kensington, West London , Britain, June 14, 2017 . Read More »

Spider-Man and VR Games Coming to PS4

The move is in stark contrast to Microsoft's unveiling of its new Xbox One X console, during which mention of virtual reality games were glaringly absent. The latest sales figures from Sony were announced after their big event at E3 2017 . The Playstation got a handful of new games for its VR experience. Read More »

Kim Kardashian West's Makeup Range Is Coming


Kim also tweeted a link to her website , which reads the same date. "We're launching with a contour kit, so it's going to be cream contour and highlighters in this collection with great brushes". But this year , Kardashian explained, she was forced to take some time off to reevaluate everything, including her licensing deals. Kim has developed a number of different business interests over the years , including her own app. Read More »

Petrol pumps withdraw strike call over daily price revision


Also every petrol pump will now have its dealer's code prominently displayed allowing customers to verify prices through SMS. It said that the price revision will reflect changes in worldwide oil prices. IOCL also said it would train dealers at petrol pumps to ensure that customers do not face any pricing misinformation or glitches. "It is nothing but contradiction in terms that OMCs on one hand want us to manually feed the data and on the other want us to run the outlet 100 per cent in ... Read More »

Tech recovery sends Wall St. to records with Fed next


A report by investment bank Goldman Sachs circulating the markets last week also played a role in the sell-off. In Europe, the Stoxx 600 Index ended the session with a 0.6% gain from the previous close. "The equity markets and the dollar have mostly priced in the Fed signalling three rate hikes in 2017". In China, the Shanghai Composite Index was trading 0.56% lower. Read More »

Happy With Apple? Consider Tipping Its App Providers


No wonder it's ranked #8 on Apple's charts of top grossing utility apps. If app makers don't comply, they'll be removed from the App Store . Apple will now apply its feed-based approach to both Apps and Games, which means that app developers do not need to compete directly with game developers for attention on the front page of the App Store. Read More »

Six dead in London tower block fire


Grenfell Tower in Latimer Road, White City, is now "lurching" to one side after a "very, very severe fire " broke out in the early hours of Wednesday morning, with those inside claiming a fire alarm failed to sound. London mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted: "Major incident declared at Grenfell Tower ". Grenfell Tower resident Sajad Jamalvatan told the paper: "There were no fire alarms at all". Read More »

E3 2017: Middle-earth Shadow of War Shows New Interactions


Aside from spotlighting how to dominate orcs twice the size of protagonist Talion, this gameplay reveal also showcased orc interaction, with hints on how orc culture will be depicted in Shadow of War . But in February 2017, a day after a retailer leak (thanks, Target), Warner Bros. The system has been expanded to include "Nemesis Fortresses" huge strongholds that have progression systems all their own. Read More »

Pic Talk: Na Peru Surya -The Name Says It All


Naa Peru Surya is an out and out mass entertainer with strong social message. Koratala Shiva, Allu Aravind, Nagababu were present at this launching ceremony. It is set against the backdrop of war , and reportedly, a massive battle sequence will be shot too. The filmmakers are yet to reveal the details of the remaining cast. Read More »

London fire: Several dead as huge blaze destroys Grenfell Tower flats

A number of people have been killed in a huge fire which engulfed a 27-storey block of flats in central London on Wednesday, London Fire Brigade said. Muna Ali, 45, said: "The flames, I have never seen anything like it, it just reminded me of 9/11". The Mirror names her as Jessica Urbano and says the girl called her mother from a fire escape at 1.39am but has not been heard from since. Read More »

Trump Weighs Firing Mueller, According To Confidant

The suggestion that the scope of Mueller's investigation may extend beyond the Trump campaign's activity to the recent firing of the FBI Director would indicate that the special counsel could be looking into a possible cover-up. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said via email , "Chris speaks for himself". "I have confidence in Bob Mueller". House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, regarded the reports as "rumors" and said the president would benefit by allowing the ... Read More »

First of Aston Martin's new AMR models enters production


The Aston Martin Vantagedebuted in 2005, but a steady stream of new engines , gearboxes and special variants - coupled with its timeless exterior design - has kept it looking fresh. There is also a choice of three different finishes for the V8 Vantage AMR's 5-spoke alloy wheels and the V12 Vantage AMR's lightweight 10-spoke alloy wheels. Read More »

'North Korea' drone took photos of US THAAD site before crash


The drone was believed to have crashed because it ran short of fuel while returning to the North . South Korea is hoping to ease regional tensions with a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup with North Korea, China and Japan. North Korea has about 300 unmanned aerial vehicles of different types including one designed for reconnaissance as well as combat drones, the United Nations said in a report past year. Read More »

OnePlus 5 Renders and Specifications Leaked Again


One of the most interesting leaks was that the device would come with a dual camera setup. We are barely a week from the day of OnePlus 5's official launch, which is scheduled for June 20 globally and June 22 in India. The report also gives us an insight into the OnePlus 5's expected price - it says that the smartphone will start at $479 which is $40 more than the OnePlus 3 and a whopping $80 more than the OnePlus 3T . Read More »