October 2017 / 12 posts found

Traveller family slavery gang jailed

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The case at Nottingham Crown Court was part of Lincolnshire Police's Operation Pottery investigation, one of the largest investigations of its kind. The Rooneys' victims were beaten and left without running water or toilet facilities at the Drinsey Nook site in Lincolnshire. Beaten, abused and made to dig own grave Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe sister of one of the victims says he was forced to dig his own grave Sentencing Martin Rooney Senior, Timothy Spencer QC said: "You brought up your sons in a criminal culture." The judge also compared the squalid lives of the [...]

13 hidden tricks to get the most out of iOS 11

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Image: Lili Sams/Mashable You don't need to buy an iPhone 8 (or an iPhone X for that matter) to get that shiny, new-iPhone feeling. All you need to do is upgrade to iOS 11, which Apple dropped yesterday, to get in on tons of new features, access to the brand-new App Store, and a fresh coat of paint for the whole experience. SEE ALSO: iOS 11 review: Great on iPhone, extraordinary on iPad Though iPad users got a lot of love this time around, iOS 11 includes all kinds of new features for iPhone owners, too — from a one-handed [...]

Actor and activist Tony Booth dies

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Booth (left) starred in Till Death Us Do Part with Una Stubbs, Dandy Nichols and Warren Mitchell Tony Booth often spoke out against his son-in-law's government and wrote about their life in Downing Street in his autobiography What's Left?. Image caption Tony Booth was often at his daughter Cherie's side A statement released on behalf of his wife Steph Booth said he had "passed away late last night with close family members in attendance". The statement added: "The family ask for their privacy to be respected at this time." Image copyright PA Image caption [...]

How ‘Black Mirror’ kinda predicted this iPhone X feature

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We already know that Charlie Brooker's dystopian series Black Mirror is the perfect, nightmarish commentary for our tech-filled times.  SEE ALSO: Even Apple admits Face ID can't fully secure your sensitive data But rarely has it been so well manifested than during Apple's announcement of "animojis" — that is, dynamic 3D emojis that mimic your face.  When you smile, frown, or sneer at the iPhone X, the device's facial recognition technology can scan your face and morph it into animated avatars — like the fox, the alien, and this big stinking pile of poo:  Image: Apple Now, if you paid [...]

Mark Zuckerberg needs to put on a damn tie

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Zuckerberg in his classic uniform. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Vanity Fair) Image: Getty Images for Vanity Fair Let's just say it: Mark Zuckerberg dresses horribly, and he should be ashamed every time he appears in public. Here is a man in charge of the world's most important social network — one that probably ended American democracy as we knew it! — and thanks to a general acceptance of his limp-ass techno-bro privilege, he gets away with wearing the same ugly T-shirt and jeans whenever he steps outside. It's a uniform that says "I'm better than you," an astonishing [...]

Buying a new car made me despise Apple

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Apple Maps? Nooooooo! Image: Christopher Mineses/Mashable The day I bought my Chevy Bolt EV, I was excited to plug in my iPhone and use Apple CarPlay to run my favorite apps on the dashboard's huge infotainment screen. My enthusiasm quickly disappeared, though, when CarPlay forced me to use Apple Maps for navigation. Nooooooooo! I took a deep breath and thought to myself, "Surely Apple Maps can’t be as bad as it used to be. Maybe this will be OK?"  SEE ALSO: Samsung and Apple should be worried about Xiaomi's luxurious Mi Mix 2 But after a few weeks of giving [...]

Jared and Ivanka used private email addresses for White House business, and we wish we could forward them spam

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"No, it's 'Eric-underscore-Is-underscore-Stupid at gmail dot com,' not dashes." Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Oooooooooooh, the irony. As it turns out, President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner have been conducting White House business on their own private email accounts. SEE ALSO: Here are all the deportable offenses Trump's crappy children have committed Politico broke the scoop on Jared's email on Sunday, noting that the address was created in December — you know, just a month or so after Big Papa Trump rode a wave of controversy over Hillary Clinton's private email server to an electoral victory — while the incoming [...]

Equifax’s Twitter account directed hack victims to a fake phishing site

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Yeah, this is really happening. Image: Ambar Del Moral/mashablde In failing to correctly patch a known vulnerability and exposing the personal data of potentially 143 million Americans to hackers, Equifax made a security blunder of epic proportions — however, it appears the company is just getting started. Leaving its digital doors wide open to criminals apparently wasn't enough for the credit reporting agency, as it's now sending hack victims directly into the open arms of unknown internet pranksters.  Yes, Equifax is directing those concerned about the data breach and its repercussions to a fake website set up to troll the [...]

Slough named ‘best place’ to work

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The town's soulless image was also cemented by poet John Betjeman, who wrote the poem Slough in 1937 with the lines: "Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough! It isn't fit for humans now". However, Glassdoor's research shows Slough offered a good quality of life for employees, with a median salary of £35,000 per annum, the average house costing £390,000 and 26,000 vacancies being advertised. View comments Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-41351549

John Kelly looked so distraught during Trump’s ‘rocket man’ speech, and Twitter was like ‘same’

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It's as if he's thinking, 'What have we done?!' Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock To say John Kelly has an intense listening face would be a severe understatement. If you don't believe us, please refer to photographs of the current White House chief of staff taken during President Donald Trump's controversial speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. After pictures of Kelly sitting in the audience looking like Trump's words might just cause him to have an emotional breakdown began circulating online, Twitter users saw the meme potential and quickly pounced. SEE ALSO: General Kelly's face had its own press conference [...]