UK watchdog has eyes on Google-DeepMinds health app hand-off

The shock news yesterday that Google is taking over a health app rolled out to UK hospitals over the past few years by its AI division, DeepMind, has caught the eye of the country’s data protection watchdog — which said today that it’s monitoring developments. “We expect all the measures…

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Xiaomi is opening a retail store in London as it extends its Europe push

Xiaomi’s expansion into Europe continues at speed after the Chinese smartphone maker announced plans to open its first retail store in London. The company is best known for developing quality Android phones at affordable prices and already it has launched devices in Spain, Italy and France. Now, that foray has…

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UK to probe fairness of personalized pricing practices in online retail

The UK government has announced an investigation into personalized pricing practices in online retail following growing concerns that vulnerable consumers are at risk of price discrimination through the use of 

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Pheasants That Favor One Foot Die Younger

If you’d like to live a long life, it might be time to practice using your non-preferred hand or foot, at least if you identify with game birds. Some pheasants always use the same leg when undertaking certain tasks, while others are more even-footed, and which category a bird falls…

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Scientist Wins Ig Nobel Prize For His Cannibalism Research

Last week, the Ig Nobel Prizes were announced and, as always, they highlighted the best “improbable research” the past year had to offer. One study, in particular, has captured the attention of the public, thanks to its focus on the topic of cannibalism. In a paper published in Scientific Reports last…

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EU piracy force to leave UK post-Brexit

Somali piracy: A broken business model? Is Africa facing a new wave of piracy? Brexit: Key dates and potential hurdles The task force – known as Navfor – was set up in 2008. The council has extended its mission until 2020, but will continue from its two new hubs from…

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Colossal Drawing Of A Penis That Can Be Seen From Space Proves Humanity Will Never Change

It’s hard not to wonder what it’d be like if advanced aliens are tuning in to our planet right now, downloading the latest news and gossip in an attempt to understand just where our civilization is at. Hopefully they gloss over a few details, like the movie Geostorm, the current…

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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Is Filming As First Image Reveals Chris Pine’s Return

We’re not sure even Wonder Woman can rescue a resurrected Steve Trevor from his Members Only jacket in the 1980s-set movie sequel. “Wonder Woman 1984” has begun principal photography ― and director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot posted images Wednesday to reinforce that this is not a drill.  Jenkins…

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Queen biopic trailer whets fans’ appetite

Image copyright Photo Credit: Alex Bailey Image caption Rami Malek and Gwilym Lee go back to the 80s The first full-length trailer for Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has finally arrived. The movie stars Rami Malek as frontman Freddie Mercury – and it’s fair to say there’s a pretty strong resemblance.…

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Last message to ‘man who never was’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTed Ross played a role in Operation Mincemeat In April 1943, a sardine fisherman off the Spanish coast spotted the corpse of what looked like a British army officer floating in the sea. This discovery ignited a train of events that would…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber: My career in 7 songs

Image copyright EPA Image caption Last year, the composer had four shows open on Broadway simultaneously “I’m maybe a bit of an oddball in Britain,” says Andrew Lloyd Webber, “but all my life I’ve loved musicals”. “I just love the form. I love the genre.” It’s a love affair that’s…

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How The Greatest Showman became a film phenomenon

Image copyright 20th Century Fox Image caption Hugh Jackman stars in The Greatest Showman as circus promoter PT Barnum Being panned by some critics hasn’t stopped Hugh Jackman’s infectious movie musical The Greatest Showman from becoming the most enduring film hit for a decade. While Black Panther continues to dominate…

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