Oracle strikes back at Google in Supreme Court copyright case

Oracle has filed its response in an upcoming Supreme Court copyright battle. The company accuses Google of stealing code from its Java language, claiming (as it has for many years) that Google “committed an egregious act of plagiarism” by building support for Java into Android without officially licensing the language. The two rivals will argue […]

Miami drive-by shooters hit two gay men and a lesbian

Two gay men and a lesbian were shot and wounded this week in Miami in a bizarre drive-by shooting. The Miami-Dade Police Department said it was not investigating the incident as a hate crime. Around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, men riding one or more all-terrain vehicles opened fire on a car with the two male victims […]

Fight Talk: Daniel Dubois v Joe Joyce, Kell Brook, Katie Taylor, Terri Harper, Anthony Yarde

Dubois v Joyce – it’s on Saturday, 11 April – fight fans, clear your diaries. British heavyweights Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce will put their unbeaten records on the line as they headline at London’s O2 Arena. After months of negotiations, promoter Frank Warren teased us earlier in the week by saying he was about […]

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 […]