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'It spread so quickly': London fire witness accounts

Residents said it appeared to start in an apartment on a lower floor and spread upward quickly. Dany Cotton, Commissioner of the London Fire Brigade , said early Wednesday morning that there were "a number" of fatalities , but she could not be more specific as the massive operation at the building was ongoing. Read More »

Razer's new Blade Stealth laptop is sleek and powerful

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Razer seems to have taken the feedback from its customers to heart as it has now launched a new model of the Blade Stealth that comes with a 13.3 inch 3,200×1,800 pixel resolution touchscreen display in a similarly-sized body. The newest version of the Razer Blade Stealth was listed at $1399 with 16GB RAM and an Intel Core i7 processor. It's also outfitted with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 620. Read More »

Massive fire engulfs apartment building in West London

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Grenfell Tower is part of the sprawling Lancaster West Estate, an enclave of social housing in one of London's most affluent boroughs. David Benjamin said smoke trapped his neighbors inside. "I'm hoping it was into someone's arms". "And then it was black smoke". "I could hear them screaming for their lives". Daffarn said residents had complained for years to Kensington and Chelsea Council about the building's safety, to no avail. Read More »

Norwegian insurer Protector to incur losses from London tower block fire

We don't know - and nor it seems does the TMO who are responsible for managing Grenfell Tower. Manager Hayley Allen said: "We have a local community focus and wanted to help and show our support in whatever way we could". The fire broke just after 1 am and officials say it impacted every floor of the 27 story building. "There was a lot of people there - children, elderly people and disabled people; my family members, who thankfully made it out". Read More »

Xbox One X is Microsoft's powerful new game console

Microsoft has high hopes for the device, which is the second 4K-supporting console to enter the video game market following Sony's PS4 Pro past year. Just for comparison's sake, Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro's GPU has 8 GB of GDDR5 of memory , and 218 GB/s memory bandwidth. Liquid-cooled vapour-chamber to keep it cool. Read More »

Apple Gets Serious On Its iPad Product

I use a 165hz display on my PC, and it has made going back to using "normal" LCD's super hard. Vodafone has announced it is an official stockist of the new 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro variants. iPad has a very high durability in terms of performance and quality. The four speaker system is fantastic, and honestly, is one of the big reasons to opt for a Pro iPad over a "standard" iPad. Read More »

Sessions prepares to answer questions during Senate hearing

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is sworn-in on Capitol Hill in Washington , Tuesday, June 13, 2017 , prior to testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about his role in the firing of James Comey , his Russ. While, James Comey's testimony last week was called "explosive", Sessions' didn't reveal much. He says Comey's decision to announce the results of the investigation without Justice Department approval was "a stunning development" because "the FBI is the ... Read More »

Box now lets enterprise users stream files to the desktop

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Box customers can now try out a feature that lets them stream files from the cloud to their computers. With Box Drive, you'll have "unlimited access to all of your data directly from your desktop". "This reduces the need to constantly synchronize files to local hard drives". It will be another way to access Box documents across iOS devices. Levie said that Box Drive will be made generally available later this year. Read More »

New "Spider-Man" Gameplay Clip Shows How Interactive You Can Be

Following an interesting E3 2017 presentation that consisted entirely of trailers, Sony announced that it has sold through over 60.4 million PlayStation 4 consoles since launch on November 15th, 2013. Not hating on fishing, but when you have a highly anticipated title like this on the way, well...you just want to see more! It not only showed off some of the most anticipated PS4 game titles but one-upped Redmond by teasing game titles coming to the company's PlayStation VR platform. Read More »

New McLaren 570S Spider: top down thrills, Woking style

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It's always been held that chopping off a car's roof inevitably dulls performance due to the extra weight from structural bracing and folding-top mechanisms, but does it have to be that way? McLaren hasn't introduced any noticeable exterior tweaks to the Spider, says Evo , although a small carbon fibre lip at the rear has been fitted to "retain a similar downforce rating as on the standard hardtop model". Read More »

Space Turned This Flatworm Into A Two-Headed Cutie

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Interestingly, when both the heads of the space exposed worm were amputated, the headless middle portion regenerated into a two-headed worm. Planarian flatworms ( Dugesia japonica ) are very flat and tiny, measuring about 0.2 to 0.4 inches (0.5 to 1 centimeter) in length, study co-author Michael Levin , a professor of biology at Tufts University in MA, told Live Science in an email. Read More »

Tuesday's Biggest Winners and Losers in the S&P 500

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NASDAQ measures a number of indices reflecting the reaction of USA's high tech markets and business environments on the country's political and economic developments which have an impact on high tech markets. Banks were also doing well in the early going. However, on Friday, 9 June 2017, a major selloff of tech stocks racked the index, reversing the current trend of strong gains. Read More »

Jaguar XF Sportbrake is ready for the "anti-SUV" crowd

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Now India has the Audi RS6 Avant which is priced at ₹ 1.35 crore and if Jaguar plans to bring it here (which we doubt it will) we expect it to be in a similar price band. Up front, there's a 10-inch Touch Pro infotainment system, which Jaguar calls "your on-board digital butler". The boot has been stretched to a generous 565 litres or 1700 litres with the rear seats folded. Read More »

Six people dead in mass blaze at London tower block

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The apartment block was built in 1974. She told LBC: "One woman actually threw her son out of the window ". She said: "I did see a few people jump, people were jumping". Firefighters at the scene said they had managed to evacuate residents up to the 11th floor. 'We understand that the Fire Service will also be visiting residents to promote the "stay put" message and to also offer reassurance. Read More »

Uber Loses Top Executive As Its CEO Ponders A Leave Of Absence

Present on the table at the board meeting last Sunday, according to the Wall Street Journal, were two of the company's top executives: CEO Travis Kalanick and his right-hand man, Chief Business Officer Emil Michael. The review was launched in February after former Uber engineer Susan Fowler published a blog post detailing what she described as sexual harassment and the lack of a suitable response by senior managers. Read More »

More diversity, less booze: Key changes recommended to Uber

The COO, yet to be hired, would be a partner with Kalanick . The report suggests using performance reviews with metrics tied to "improving diversity, responsiveness to employee complaints, employee satisfaction, and compliance". The San Francisco group parted ways this week with its number two executive, Emil Michael, who had been reportedly linked to a number of questionable practices at Uber including a visit to a South Korean escort-karaoke bar and an attempt to dig up ... Read More »

Jeff Sessions testifies to Congress in wake of Comey appearance

Under questioning on January 10, Sessions said he had no communications with Russians during the campaign. "I recused myself from any investigation into the campaigns for president, but I did not recuse myself from defending my honor against scurrilous and false allegations", he said. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo denies tax fraud accusations

In a statement released on Tuesday, Madrid's regional state prosecutor charged Ronaldo , 32, with four counts of tax fraud from 2011 to 2014. The prosecutors office categorized Ronaldo's failure to pay taxes as "voluntary" and "conscious". Read More »

The Complete Ubisoft E3 2017 Recap

Racing in iconic locations found in the US, the debut footage of The Crew 2 was exciting and thrilling. The original Crew game was an huge flop, with hardly anybody feeling that it made good on the promises it made to players a couple of E3 conferences ago. Read More »

Workers fired over alleged chicken abuse caught on video in BC

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The chicken-catching service had been hired to round up chickens for transport to the Lilydale/Sofina Foods slaughter plant in PoCo, the SPCA said in a statement . "We will pursue a similar path with government moving forward with the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Hatching Eggs, Breeders, Chickens and Turkeys". Read More »

Dramatic images show devastating London tower block blaze

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Seven hours after the alarm was raised, flames could still be seen inside the charred building as a thick plume of black smoke marred the west London skyline. More than 20 ambulance crews were dispatched to the fire as well as trauma teams. "It's the most terrifying thing I've ever seen". The entire building has however been engulfed by the fire and there are fears that it could collapse. Read More »