• French rock fans queue up for posthumous Hallyday album
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    French rock fans queue up for posthumous Hallyday album

    Fans of French rocker Johnny Hallyday, whose death last year sparked a nationwide outpouring of emotion, queued outside record stores on Thursday night to get their hands on his posthumous album. Warner studios said they expect Hallyday's 51st studio album to go platinum (100,000 sales) within minutes

  • Canada pot stores run out of supplies, more lineups
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    Canada pot stores run out of supplies, more lineups

    Day two of legal recreational cannabis in Canada on Thursday saw more long lineups outside pot stores and supply shortages in parts of the country. Others balked at the relatively high prices -- ranging from Can$5.25 (US$4.02) in Quebec to Can$18.99 in Saskatchewan per gram -- compared to the black

  • Apple's October 30 special event: new iPads and Macs expected
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    Apple's October 30 special event: new iPads and Macs expected

    Apple issued media invites for an October 30 event in Brooklyn, New York where the company is expected to unveil updates to the Mac and iPad lineups. The media invitation reads, "There's more in the making," and is accompanied by several different redesigns of the Apple logo, but no further

  • How can genetic data be better encrypted? Researchers find a way
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    How can genetic data be better encrypted? Researchers find a way

    This problem of access is one that Bonnie Berger, a professor of mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and her colleagues think they can solve, with a new cryptographic system to protect the information. "We're currently at a stalemate in sharing all this genomic data,"

  • Watch: the official trailer for 'Narcos: Mexico'
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    Watch: the official trailer for 'Narcos: Mexico'

    The new season of the Netflix drug cartel drama will go back in time to explore the beginnings of Mexico's drug war.

  • New TV football shows hope to score with fans
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    New TV football shows hope to score with fans

    Just when non-fans thought it was safe to turn the television back on again, a new wave of football shows are about to the hit the small screen. A raft of dramas, documentaries and children's shows based on the beautiful game have been snapped up at MIPCOM in Cannes, the world's top entertainment

  • Spider swarm cloaks Greek lake in 1,000-metre web
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    Spider swarm cloaks Greek lake in 1,000-metre web

    Lake Vistonida in northern Greece has become an arachnophobe's worst nightmare after it was cloaked recently by massive webs spun by hundreds of thousands of small spiders. "It's caused by an overpopulation of spiders...there is an abundance of food available," local environmental

  • Saint-Tropez cleans up after Mediterranean oil spill
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    Saint-Tropez cleans up after Mediterranean oil spill

    French workers on Thursday scooped balls of tar off the beach in Saint-Tropez after oil that leaked from two ships which collided washed ashore in the Riviera resort. Authorities in Saint-Tropez said this week that 16 kilometres (10 miles) of coastline had been affected by the spill. One of them is

  • Add ‘Skydio drone' to the list of things Apple Watch can control
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    Add ‘Skydio drone' to the list of things Apple Watch can control

    Previously, the Skydio RI fully autonomous drone could only be directed by its smartphone app. The R1 drone by Skydio is one of the most advanced on the market. It's fully autonomous, which means that once you start it up via its corresponding smartphone application, the device and its 13 cameras

  • Is sleeping with an ex always a bad idea? Not according to this study
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    Is sleeping with an ex always a bad idea? Not according to this study

    If you've ever experienced a breakup, you'll know that getting back into bed with your ex was probably the last thing friends advised you to do. Led by a team from Wayne State University, USA along with researchers at Western University and the University of Toronto, Canada, the new study set

  • 'The Walking Dead' game's penultimate adventure could arrive in 2019
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    'The Walking Dead' game's penultimate adventure could arrive in 2019

    "I fully expect Episode 3 to be this year," said Skybound Games' CEO, who also expects his "PR people [to] run into my office and try and take away my computer so I don't say anything else," he joked during an online question and answer session. September 2018 saw adventure

  • You can now book the former London home of Madge and Guy Ritchie
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    You can now book the former London home of Madge and Guy Ritchie

    The London home that Madonna shared with ex-hubby Guy Ritchie has been listed as a vacation rental site, with rates starting at $971 a night. 

  • Hyundai's new hydrogen fuel cell car aims to clean up dirty roads
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    Hyundai's new hydrogen fuel cell car aims to clean up dirty roads

    A new eco-friendly car which can filter dirty air into a balloon has hit the

  • New report shows Brits are getting into the Halloween spirit with spending up on last year
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    New report shows Brits are getting into the Halloween spirit with spending up on last year

    A new report from Mintel has revealed that Brits will be spending even more on Halloween this year, with £419 million expected to be splashed out on spooky treats, decorations, and fancy dress. According to the research, spending looks set to be up by 5 percent on the £400 million spent in 2017.

  • Soko Glam co-founder enters the skincare business with 'Then I Met You'
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    Soko Glam co-founder enters the skincare business with 'Then I Met You'

    Soko Glam is an online haven for K-beauty enthusiasts, so fans will be delighted to learn that the retailer's co-founder, Charlotte Cho, has launched her own skincare brand. "In the past 10 years of getting introduced to Korean beauty, and then Soko Glam, I've reached a new turning point

  • SXSW reveals first round of showcasing artists
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    SXSW reveals first round of showcasing artists

    Organizers of South by Southwest have revealed the initial list of showcasing artists for this year's festival, and as usual they cover a huge range of genres and geographic territories.

  • Does this 15-second video show the new Mazda3?
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    Does this 15-second video show the new Mazda3?

    Mazda has shared a brief video teasing what's believed to be the fourth-generation of the Mazda3 over a month before it's expected to make its official debut. Mazda, however, gave us some candy apple red eye candy ahead of time. At the start of the video, we get a quick view of what looks to

  • 'Red Dead Redemption 2' unveils launch trailer
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    'Red Dead Redemption 2' unveils launch trailer

    The latest from "Grand Theft Auto" network Rockstar Games sends players into the dying days of the Wild West era as part of an outlaw gang that needs one more big heist before disappearing into the sunset forever. The game's online portion is not slated for launch until November, so it

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    A posthumous Lil Peep album is coming next month

    A follow-up to Lil Peep's debut studio album is being posthumously released next month, and a video has just been released for a new song from the LP. "Come Over When You're Sober, Pt. 2" was announced on Lil Peep's still-active Instagram by his mother, Liza Womack, who revealed

  • Here's Kim Kardashian lying naked on her back in bed
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    Here's Kim Kardashian lying naked on her back in bed

    Another day, another naked Kardashian Instagram. From Cosmopolitan

  • How technology, trends and tastes will shape travel in 2019: Booking.com
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    How technology, trends and tastes will shape travel in 2019: Booking.com

    While travel companies -- be it airlines, hotels and cruise ships -- are tripping over themselves to come up with services powered by virtual or augmented reality and artificial intelligence, consumers are interested in more practical tech applications like luggage tracking apps and self-driving transportation

  • First smartphone from Hollywood camera maker suffers leak, starts shipments
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    First smartphone from Hollywood camera maker suffers leak, starts shipments

    RED, manufacturer of some of the most popularly used cinematic cameras in Hollywood, developed a smartphone of their own and, just like with other notable phone companies, the RED Hydrogen One appears to have suffered a premature and very comprehensive leak. Pre-orders start shipping this week for RED

  • More evidence that omega-3 fatty acids in seafood may promote healthy aging
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    More evidence that omega-3 fatty acids in seafood may promote healthy aging

    Led by the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Boston, the new research set out to investigate whether omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) from seafood and plants may help promote healthy aging -- defined as survival without major chronic diseases and with