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Google’s self-driving car CTO departs the project

Google’s self-driving car project is losing Chris Urmson, who served as the unit’s CTO and lead technical resource after going the company from Carnegie Mellon. Urmson has considerable status among roboticist in the world of autonomous vehicles, but said in aMedium post announcing his departure that he was “ready for a fresh challenge,” without specifying […]

These are the best songs to wake up to according to Spotify

Spotify has partnered with psychology PhD candidate David M. Greenberg to compile the perfect playlist of songs to wake up to. You can listen to it below. The playlist starts with Coldplay’s ‘Viva La Vida’, before moving onto St. Lucia’s ‘Elevate’, Bill Withers’ ‘Lovely Day’ and the aptly titled ‘Wake Me Up’ by Avicii and […]

Elvis Presley possessions set to go to auction

Elvis Presley’s electric guitar is heading to auction during Graceland’s Elvis Presley Week. Presley used the guitar during rehearsals for his 1968 Elvis Special. Along with the guitar, other personal possessions will be heading to the auction. These include Presley’s birth record, a black and gold outfit he performed in, an Indian ring, and a […]

Florence Welch makes surprise appearance at Latitude on day one

Florence And The Machine singer Florence Welch made a surprise appearance at the first day of Latitude festival yesterday (July 15). Welch gave a speech at the tiny Film Arena to introduce Odyssey, the short film based on the videos for the singles from Florence And The Machine’s album ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’. […]

Gina Rodriguez Goes Blonde

  The 31-year-old Jane the Virgin star debuted her striking bleach blond hair on Instagram on Thursday, smiling big for a cute snap of herself sticking out her tongue. Rodriguez kept her roots dark, adding some edge to the new look. “I mean I did have fun as a brunette…,” she joked. WATCH: EXCLUSIVE — […]

New Spice Girls music has leaked and it’s ‘perfect pop’

New music from The Spice Girls has reportedly leaked, and it’s been described as “perfect pop”. The Sun reports that a demo has leaked for a new track called ‘Song For Her’, and features Geri Horner, Melanie Brown and Emma Bunton. But it is is noticeable in the absence of both Victoria Beckham and Melanie […]

Azealia Banks accuses Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga of copying her

Azealia Banks appears to have accused both Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga of plagiarism. The rapper recently courted controversial after aiming racial and homophobic slurs towards Zayn Malik. She later apologised but not before being dropped from a UK festival booking. Writing on Facebook, Banks has now alleged that Swift co-opted a nickname she invented […]

Hands-on review: UPDATED: Moto Z Force

Update: Expect Moto Z Force release date and price information this week at Motorola’s launch event. It happens Thursday, and we’ll be able to update this to a definitive full review soon after. Here’s what we think so far of the Android phone with modular accessories. Raise your hand if you dropped a phone before. […]

Watch Banks in video for new song, ‘Fuck With Myself’

Banks has shared the video to ‘Fuck With Myself’, the first material to air off her forthcoming sophomore album, which she is currently working on. You can watch it below. The video for ‘Fuck With Myself’ was directed by Philippa Price, who directed Rihanna’s Brit Awards performance at this year’s bash. In the piece she […]

Melissa McCarthy Works Her Own Designs on ‘Ghostbusters’ Press Tour

Melissa McCarthy has been killing it on the Ghostbusters press tour lately, but don’t give thanks to another designer — the actress has been wearing her own creations! McCarthy’s Seven7 collection launched last summer, and the former Mike & Molly star hasn’t been seen in anything else. WATCH: Melissa McCarthy and Husband Ben Falcone Couldn’t […]

Fergie’s Stylist Dishes on Outfitting the ‘M.I.L.F.$’ Music Video — and Kim Kardashian’s Waist!

  Stylist B. Akerlund — who dressed Beyonce in that stunning yellow gown for Lemonade’s “Hold Up” music video and Madonna for her Prince tribute at this year’s Billboard Music Awards — dished to Billboard magazine on creating the sexy style that made Fergie’s “M.I.L.F. $” video, and how she managed make each of the […]

Android N Is Officially Named Nougat—Are You on Board?

Android names each major OS version according to the alphabet, but N presented a dilemma. Sticking with their sweet-strategy, the folks at Google weren’t left with many options for the 14th letter of the alphabet. In fact, they even opened up suggestions for the name, asking fans to pitch in their ideas. We even had […]

Motorsport-Spektakel LIVE auf SPORT1

Nürnberg – Auf dem Norisring ist rasante Motorsport-Action garantiert. SPORT1 berichtet ab Samstag LIVE von der DTM, dem Audi Sport TT Cup und dem Porsche Carrera Cup. DTM-Fans dürfen sich auf ein großes Spektakel freuen, denn mit dem Norisring steht ein besonderes Rennwochenende auf dem Programm. Auf dem einzigen Stadtkurs der Bundesrepublik sind außergewöhnliche Duelle […]

A Step-by-Step Guide to Tempo Runs

There’s one workout that every endurance runner should be running. This “bread and butter” workout is the almighty tempo run. Tempo runs are beneficial for virtually every runner—from milers to marathoners, tempos are nearly ubiquitous. In college, we ran tempo runs during cross country when we were training for the 8km distance. We also ran […]

Muhammad Ali: Septic shock caused boxing legend’s death

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali died of “septic shock due to unspecified natural causes”, his family has said. The three-time world heavyweight champion – one of the world’s greatest sporting figures – died on Friday night at a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. The 74-year-old had been suffering from a respiratory illness, a condition that was complicated […]

Digital technology is keeping the spirit of the Arab Spring alive

It seems a long time ago. Four years back, when human-rights campaigners, brave dissidents and their supporters assembled for an annual get-together in Oslo, there was a giddy optimism in the air. From Morocco to the Gulf and far beyond, a vast change of consciousness seemed to be sweeping over the Arab and Muslim world, […]