Manhunt underway as 12-year-old boy is stabbed in Birmingham

Manhunt underway as 12-year-old boy is stabbed in the head in Birmingham Police were called to scene in Great Barr at around 3.10pm this afternoon Boy taken to hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening  A 12-year-old boy has been stabbed in the head and leg in Birmingham this afternoon. Police were called to the scene in […]

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Nokia 8.1 straddles the line between mid-range and high-end smartphone

In recent years HMD Global has cemented itself as king of the mid-range smartphone, with its Nokia-branded devices typically packing slightly slower processors, smartly balanced ZEISS camera lenses and the absolute latest Android software straight from Google. The best of the recent bunch is the Nokia 7.1, a $499 machine that carries many of the benefits of Google’s $1200 Pixel […]

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A Genius in Full Bloom, Lionel Messi Lifts Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain — Still, they gasp. Still, after all this time, after all he has done, long after his brilliance should have become commonplace, after our expectations should have been adjusted and our capacity for surprise dulled, Lionel Messi can still draw the breath and dazzle the eyes and bring a crowd of nearly 100,000 to its feet. Even when […]

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Disaster has struck, but the bells of Notre-Dame will ring again

In the aftermath of a French tragedy, historian of modern France Dr Andrew WM Smith believes the nation’s broken heart will repair itself in time after a huge blaze significantly damaged the Notre-Dame. Here, the senior lecturer at the University of Chichester envisions what the future holds for the iconic landmark and believes its bells will ring again. Parisian firefighters […]

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Live online TV isn’t a bargain deal anymore

If you signed up to stream live TV in hopes of saving money over traditional cable, you may be in for a rude surprise. Live online-TV providers like YouTube TV, DirecTV Now and Hulu with Live TV lured users with digital “skinny bundles” that were cheaper than cable. Now, many are raising prices. The latest is Google’s YouTube TV, which […]

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Toyota’s new robot may be the world’s best 3-point shooter

TOKYO — It can’t dribble, let alone slam dunk, yet Toyota’s basketball robot hardly ever misses a free throw or 3-pointer. The 207-centimeter (six-foot, 10-inch) tall machine made 5 of 8 3-point shots in a demonstration in a Tokyo suburb Monday, a ratio its engineers say is worse than usual. Toyota Motor Corp.’s robot, called Cue 3, computes as a […]

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MMA: Irish police investigating Conor McGregor for sex assault accusation

DUBLIN (NYTIMES) – Conor McGregor, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) biggest star and one of the world’s highest-paid athletes, is under investigation in Ireland after a woman accused him of sexual assault in December, according to four people familiar with the investigation. McGregor has not been charged with a crime. Following the usual protocol in criminal investigations in Ireland and […]

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