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Happy Valley

BBC’s ‘Happy Valley’ wins big at BAFTA TV awards

BBC police drama "Happy Valley" was the big winner at Britain's BAFTA awards recognizing excellence in television, beating on Sunday heavily-tipped Netflix drama "The...
Microsoft

Cyber attack could spark lawsuits but not against Microsoft

Businesses that failed to update Microsoft Windows-based computer systems that were hit by a massive cyber attack over the weekend could be sued over...
Amazon

Alexa – where is Amazon opening a new R&D centre? Cambridge,...

Amazon plans to open a new centre in the university city of Cambridge for scientists developing technologies including the Alexa digital assistant used in...
Facebook

Facebook to use photo-matching to block repeat ‘revenge porn’

Facebook Inc is adding tools on Wednesday to make it easier for users to report so-called "revenge porn" and to automatically prevent the images...

Twitter explores subscription-based option for first time

Twitter Inc is considering whether to build a premium version of its popular Tweetdeck interface aimed at professionals, the company said on Thursday, raising...
Google

Google adds audio-only calls to Duo, file sharing to Allo

Google said on Wednesday it would offer an audio-only option on its Duo video calls service to help users communicate using poor-quality connections, and...
Nokia

Nokia goes back to the future with the new 3310 phone

Nokia's newly revitalised phone business went back to the future on Sunday, re-introducing a brightly coloured version of the classic 3310 talk and text...
SoundCloud

SoundCloud launches budget plan to attract paying subscribers

Music-streaming service SoundCloud launched a budget subscription package on Tuesday, hoping to convert more listeners into paying subscribers and undercutting rivals Apple and Spotify. The...
Hong Kong Art

Hidden art which only Hong Kongers know

Venture off the beaten track during this year’s Hong Kong Arts Month which runs from 1 to 31 March, away from the high profile...
Samsung Galaxy Book

Samsung launches new tablets in flagship phone hiatus

Samsung Electronics launched two new tablets on Sunday, marking its first major announcement since being forced to withdraw the flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic

United’s Ibrahimovic strikes twice to win League Cup

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic proved his hunger for silverware has not diminished with age as the Swede's double earned a 3-2 win over Southampton...
Facebook

Facebook in talks to live stream one MLB game per week

Facebook Inc is in talks with Major League Baseball to live stream one game per week during the upcoming season, which could be a key...
Facebook

TransferWise launches international money transfers via Facebook

Money transfer company TransferWise has launched a new service that allows users to send money internationally through Facebook Inc's chat application, as competition in...
Lego Batman

Box Office: ‘Lego Batman’ flies high over ‘Great Wall,’ ‘Fist Fight’

"The Lego Batman Movie" is dominating the North American box office with an estimated $44 million this President's Day weekend -- nearly matching the...
Kim Dotcom

New Zealand court rules Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom can be extradited...

A New Zealand court ruled on Monday that internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom could be extradited to the United States to face charges relating to...
Facebook

Facebook launches app for watching its videos on TV

Facebook Inc is launching an app for smart TVs that will help the social network's users enjoy its videos on a bigger screen. The app...

2017 MTV Europe Music Awards to be held in ‘musical epicenter’...

The MTV Europe Music Awards will take place in London this year, more than 20 years since the ceremony was last held in the...
Lobster Filet Mignon

Finding Joy In A Gluten­Free Valentine’s Day Dinner

Years ago my husband was diagnosed with celiac disease. The diagnosis was a godsend as his symptoms displayed evidence of something much worse. When...
Bitcoin

Bitcoin hits one-month high after China FX reserves fall

The price of digital currency bitcoin hit its highest in a month on Tuesday, after a fall in Chinese foreign exchange reserves to their...
Indian Dumpling Stew

Hearty Indian Dumpling Stew Banishes Winter Blues

When the weather outside turns cold and chilly, I reach for chickpea flour to make Kadhi Pakora in all its comforting glory. Kadhi is...
Microsoft

Microsoft’s market value tops $500 billion again after 17 years

Microsoft Corp's market capitalization topped $500 billion for the first time since 2000 on Friday, after the technology giant's stock rose following another quarter of...
White Eggplant

White Eggplant? This Oddball Bakes To Perfection

The exciting thing about buying a white eggplant is that it looks like an egg. Then once that ephemeral novelty evaporates you're still looking...
Apple Products

Apple strategy in ‘smart home’ race threatened by Amazon

In less than a year, Amazon's combination of the Echo speaker system and the Alexa voice-controlled digital assistant has come close to delivering on...
Apple Products

After pound’s fall, Apple to hike British app store prices

Tech giant Apple is set to raise the prices of its apps in Britain by around 25 percent after the steep drop in sterling...
Picadilly Lights Off

London’s Piccadilly Circus lights go off for longest since World War...

For the first time since World War Two, the giant illuminated billboards that have lit up London's Piccadilly Circus for over 100 years have...
Carrie Fisher

‘Star Wars’ makers vow not to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher

The studio behind the "Star Wars" movie franchise said on Friday is has no plans to digitally recreate film performances of the late actress...
Nintendo

Nintendo disappoints with $299 price for new Switch console

Nintendo Co Ltd on Friday priced its first console in about four years above market expectations, disappointing investors and clouding its prospects of winning...

New David Bowie EP marks first anniversary of death, 70th birthday

Fans of David Bowie were able to mark the first anniversary of his death on Tuesday by listening to a new EP from the...
Instagram

Instagram adds advertising to Instagram Stories

Facebook Inc's Instagram is bringing more than 30 advertisers into one of its fastest-growing features, Instagram Stories, in a bid to boost advertising revenue,...

Rye Is Rising: The Age­Old Grain Spices Up Baked Goodies

Bakers are falling for rye, using the "it" grain in breads and pastries. Jennifer Lapidus of Carolina Ground, a flour mill in Asheville, North...