National / International News

'My car? Wow! And I'm still exploring what it can do'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 23:14
In his regular BBC Sport column Lewis Hamilton talks of his happiness with the new Mercedes ahead of the Bahrain GP

Twitch Boosts A New Pro Category: Video Game Player

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-03 23:14

Watching a great gamer is like watching a tennis or baseball pro: "If they're really good then you can watch and learn," says Megu Kobayashi, who watches gamers on a site called Twitch.

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Forget the wearables: This week's Silicon Tally

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-04-03 23:13

In this week's edition of Silicon Tally, the numbers we're discussing involve set-top boxes, billions in loose change and just how many of us actually wear wearables. Will Oremus, tech blogger for Slate, runs the following numbers:

$70 billion

The amount Americans spent on gift cards last year. (Marketplace)

1/3

The percentage of wearable computer consumers that end up abandoning their devices after six months of their purchase. (Guardian)

$99

The price of Amazon's new set-top box, the Fire TV. (USA Today)

$650,000

The amount of non-work related expenses claimed in 2013 by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for travel on the company's private jet. (Business Insider)

Heineken ties as hardcore as it gets - Guscott

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 23:00
The away teams in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals face a huge task, says BBC rugby union expert Jeremy Guscott

Ice Age horse bone art returns home

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 22:08
A prehistoric horse's jaw bone, which features what is believed to be the oldest known work of art in Wales, returns to the town where it was found in a cave.

50 jobs could be lost as dairy sold

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 22:05
Fifty jobs at Fivemiletown Creamery in County Tyrone are likely to be lost after shareholders sell the milk supply to Glanbia co-op.

Huge security as Afghan poll looms

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 21:47
There is huge security in Afghanistan as presidential candidates prepare for Saturday's vote, which will be the first democratic transfer of power.

Skilled small firms 'face barriers'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 21:46
Small business owners in Wales are keener than UK firms to invest in skills but struggle more to raise cash, a trade group claims.

VIDEO: Poll safety and logistical challenge

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 21:40
As Afghans prepare to cast their votes in the presidential election, organisers face security and logistical challenges.

VIDEO: Tobacco smuggling Gibraltar border row

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 21:37
The difference in the price of tobacco is fuelling an illegal trade of smuggling from Gibraltar to Spain that appears to be increasing rapidly.

VIDEO: White House objects to Obama selfie

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 21:26
The White House has objected to the tweeting of a selfie snapped by a member of a leading baseball team which included President Obama in the photograph.

Teachers in limbo on cyber bullying

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 21:24
Cyber bullying among children in Ireland is a growing problem and teachers are not sure how to deal with it, a new survey suggests.
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