Month: February 2020

Lidl’s Valentine’s Day offer is perfect for those who want a cosy night in

Lidl’s Valentine’s Day offer is making it hard to want to get dressed and go out in this wretched weather. Yes, it’s the most romantic day in the year but the best plan is one that involves home comforts. Instead of paying through the teeth for a fancy dinner in an over-crowded restaurant, why not […]

Mattel beats profit estimates as cost cuts take hold

Mattel Inc (MAT.O) on Thursday beat estimates for quarterly profit as it benefited from a robust cost-cutting program, even as holiday season sales of its flagship Barbie brand in North America were pressured by Hasbro Inc’s (HAS.O) “Frozen” dolls. Shares rose nearly 5% to $15.11 in extended trading. The company exceeded its initial 2019 cost-cutting […]

How to use Pokémon Home to move your pokédex between games

Pokémon Home is a new cloud-based storage service available as an app for Android and iOS phones and tablets, as well as the Nintendo Switch. One of its most alluring features is that it allows you to keep your pokédex handy wherever you might be — for a fee. Better yet, it allows you to […]

Little Brown Dog is overjoyed by astronaut’s return home

Astronaut Christina Koch wasn’t the only member of her household to be doggone happy she’s home. Koch on Thursday tweeted a heart-melting video of herself walking in the front door in Galveston, Texas, where a deliriously happy dog — tail wagging at warp speed — greeted the astronaut who had just returned from an 11-month […]

Tiger Woods: Premier Golf League approaches former world number one

Former world number one Tiger Woods has been approached by the organisers of the Premier Golf League – a proposed competition to rival the PGA Tour. The grand prix-style, 18-event world tour would feature 48 top players and have a $240m (£183m) total prize-fund. “My team’s aware of it and have delved into the details […]

A news ban made me more anxious than ever

My mum had always warned me about reading the news. Ask her why and she’ll say the negativity will make you feel bad. I began my quest to prove her wrong as a teenager, and continued my relentless consumption of current affairs for almost eight years. It was only during a yoga course at the […]

Five things to look out for in HSBC’s new strategy

HSBC (HSBA.L) on Tuesday reports 2019 results and will set out its new strategy, where interim Chief Executive Noel Quinn will audition for the permanent role by announcing major restructuring efforts. Here are five key things to look out for: 1- Will Noel Quinn be confirmed as CEO? The 57 year-old HSBC veteran has been […]

YouTube is the frontrunner in the mobile streaming wars, and it’s not even close

Here’s a fun number to think about: in 2019, YouTube dominated 70 percent of the total time people spent on their phones watching the top five entertainment apps. It’s also the only one of those apps (measured among Android phones, which dominate 75 percent of phone usage worldwide) that isn’t specific to China — an […]

Josh Warrington: World featherweight champion joins Eddie Hearn after split with Frank Warren

World featherweight champion Josh Warrington has split with promoter Frank Warren and joined Eddie Hearn. The undefeated 29-year-old from Leeds joined Warren’s company Queensberry Promotions in 2017 and claimed the IBF featherweight world title in 2018. “I’m looking forward to going on to achieve my dreams of both fighting in the USA and unifying the […]

These Galentine’s Day cards raise funds for women living in slums in Bangladesh

Even if you’re not celebrating Valentine’s Day on February 14, you should definitely still be showing up for Galentine’s Day – which is today. And what better way to honour the ladies in your life (single or not) than to send them a card which helps destitute people? These e-cards will go to a special […]