Tag Archives: Was

Trump’s take on gaming and violence was wrong in the ’90s and it’s twice as wrong now

A cobbled-together meeting at the White House is the latest chapter in the long, misguided crusade against video games. It would be comical if the country were not in a bitter ongoing debate about gun control and the safety of children; but since we are, it’s frustrating that time is still being spent on this long-settled “debate” instead of on ... Read More »

What Nepotism? Ekta Kapoor’s Niece Says She Was Rejected Several Times

Ekta Kapoor and Anchal Sharma in Mumbai. NEW DELHI:  HIGHLIGHTS Ekta selected Anchal after watching her Veere Di Wedding audition  Anchal Sharma will make her acting debut in Haq Se Getting the part in the web-series was not a piece of cake for Anchal The nepotism debate is here to stay. Ekta Kapoor’s niece Anchal Sharma is making her acting ... Read More »

Elle Australia’s new, world-first fashion cover starring Margaret Zhang was shot on an iPhone

Elle Australia has unveiled a new issue with a cover and fashion spread shot entirely on an iPhone. In a world-first for a fashion publication, Australian photographer Georges Antoni captured digital disruptor Margaret Zhang using an iPhone 7 for the June issue, on stands on Monday. Fashion consultant Margaret Zhang as she appears in the new issue of Elle Australia, on ... Read More »

Donald Trump’s Commerce Secretary says Syria air strike was ‘after-dinner entertainment’ at Mar-a-Lago

  US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has said President Donald Trump’s strike on Syria served as “after-dinner entertainment” at his luxury Florida resort Mar-a-Lago. “Just as dessert was being served, the President explained to [Chinese President Xi Jinping] he had something he wanted to tell him, which was the launching of 59 missiles into Syria,” Mr Ross said, describing the ... Read More »

Closed Ferry care home was an ‘excellent place’

Relatives of patients moved from a recently closed Broughty Ferry care home insist the facility offered patients “excellent” care. Brae Cottage, located on the town’s Queen Street, closed two weeks ago, after being unable to admit more patients. A Care Inspectorate embargo on new admissions led to “financial meltdown” for manager Linda Weir and her business partner Chris Robertson. The embargo ... Read More »

Mika Vainio’s quiet influence on electronic music was deafening

Man of few words … Mika Vainio, left, and Ilpo Vaisanen performing as Pan Sonic in Brooklyn in 2000. Photograph: Hiroyuki Ito/Getty Images As one half of Pan Sonic with Ilpo Väisänen, Mika Vainio had a transformative effect on the deconstructed techno that lurks around the fringes of dance and electronic music. In fact, when news of his death last ... Read More »

McDonald’s Canada Says Job Applicant Information Was Hacked

McDonald’s Canadian unit said on Friday personal information of about 95,000 restaurant job applicants was compromised in a cyber attack on its careers website. The information included names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and employment backgrounds of candidates who applied online for jobs at McDonald’s Canada restaurants between March 2014 and March 2017. The careers website was shut down after ... Read More »

Can’t Give Info If Finance Minister Was Consulted Before Demonetisation

New Delhi: Whether views of the Chief Economic Advisor and the Finance Minister were taken before the sudden announcement of demonetisation of high-value currency notes by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8? The Reserve Bank of India feels this query cannot be answered under the Right to Information Act as it does not comes under the definition of information ... Read More »

Google Pixel Was More Popular Than iPhone 7 During Black Friday Sales, Claims Analytics Firm

Users made the most of the big discounts during the Black Friday sale last week – which extended over the weekend till Cyber Monday. Deep discounts on tech products saw users lapping up smartphones and tablets in huge numbers, and the newly released iPhone 7 and Google Pixel saw an increase in sale numbers – or specifically, new device activations. ... Read More »

Chinese Firm Installed Back Door on Thousands of Smartphones; Says It Was a Mistake

  A security firm claims it has found mobile phone firmware on smartphones being sold in the US that transmitted personally identifiable information (PII) to servers in China via a back door. Several such reports have emerged over the years, and conspiracy theories usually point to the Chinese government being the ultimate beneficiary of the data. The software company in ... Read More »