Category: Entertainment

Why some computer viruses refuse to die

Why some computer viruses refuse to die There are zombies on the internet – odd, undead lumps of code that roam endlessly seeking and finding fresh victims to infect that help keep the whole ugly horde staggering on, and on. Most of these shambling data revenants are computer viruses and the most long-lived of all […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 alerts users to bad photos

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 alerts users to bad photos Samsung’s new high-end smartphone alerts owners to problems with their photos as soon as they are snapped. The Galaxy Note 9 uses software to identify if the images are blurry or whether the subject is blinking, among other issues. The innovation is one of several artificial […]

IGN sacks writer amid YouTuber plagiarism controversy

IGN sacks writer amid YouTuber plagiarism controversy Prominent gaming news website IGN has apologised and sacked a writer who was alleged to have plagiarised a game review. The company was criticised after YouTuber Boomstick Gaming found similarities between his review of Motion Twin’s multiplatform title Dead Cells and IGN’s review of the same game. Although […]

Snapchat shares sink after user drop-off

Snapchat shares sink after user drop-off Snapchat is often name-dropped as being the must-have app for Millennials and their younger Generation Z cohorts, but new figures are causing concern that it could already have peaked. For the first time, its parent Snap reported that the number of people using the service on a daily basis […]

Book reviews: Make the school holidays special with these top reads

PICTURE BOOKS In PICKING PICKLE (Pavilion, £6.99) adorable Pickle has lived at the dogs’ home for longer than anyone else so he’s keen to help visitors choose the best canine companion. Will it be handsome Geraldo, toothy Matilda or clever Dumpling? Polly Faber’s sparkling text is brought to life by Clara Vulliamy’s enchanting illustrations. This […]

You can’t beat Biggles

Fifty years after the death of Biggles creator Captain WE Johns, NEIL CLARK looks at how his action-packed early life inspired his writing. CAN a fictional hero change the course of world history? Captain, Major and later Squadron Leader James Bigglesworth, DSO, DFC, MC, arguably did. The intrepid airman more commonly known as Biggles, who […]

Voicing choice, novels whose heroes refuse to be stereotyped It is 1928 and former suffragette Mattie lives in Hampstead with her friend, Florrie Lee, known as The Flea. Mattie is 58, unmarried, writes a column for the Hampstead & Highgate Express and gives lectures on her days of political campaigning to halls of disengaged audiences. […]

Girlfriend’s Betrayal Photos Spread Online

Meet Gary Robinson – He salvaged his humiliation with a unique plan. Coming home from work early one day, Gary found his girlfriend in bed with a stranger. See what he did to get even…. Gary relayed his story to our Reporter: I was always under the impression that our relationship was in good shape, […]

Android Pie: Google adds Digital Wellbeing controls

Android Pie: Google adds Digital Wellbeing controls Media playback is unsupported on your device Android Pie – Google’s latest version of its mobile operating system – has been released. The software introduces a new way to track usage of apps on a smartphone or tablet and lets limits be set, including the removal of colour […]