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'The biker who stole Christmas': Man took a tree from a building in Brazil, escaped on a bicycle

Mail Online - Fri, 2019-12-13 16:59
A thief has been caught on camera stealing a Christmas tree and making off with it on a bicycle in central-western Brazil.
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Actor Colin Firth announces he has split from his wife Livia

Mail Online - Fri, 2019-12-13 16:58
The 59-year-old actor confirmed the news in a statement today, and insisted he would maintain a 'close friendship' with Livia Firth.
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Lily Allen DELETES Twitter account amid furious backlash after saying Tories won due to UK racism

Mail Online - Fri, 2019-12-13 16:58
Social media users savaged the left-winger after she slammed the Tory victory this morning after she said the Tories won the election because racism runs deep in the UK.
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Caroline Flack's TV career left hanging in the balance as she's charged with assault

Mail Online - Fri, 2019-12-13 16:55
The star, who was charged on Friday morning following an incident at her London abode the day before, has the debut of ITV2's winter Love Island and Channel 4's The Surjury on her roster.
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Will the election bring a Boris bounce for house prices and shares?

Mail Online - Fri, 2019-12-13 16:55
The stock market surged today after the decisive election win for the Conservatives, but will the Boris bounce continue in the months to come.
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When China and Other Big Countries Launch Cryptocurrencies, It Will Kick Off a Global Revolution

Slashdot - Fri, 2019-12-13 16:50
There has been a massive rise in the number of bilateral agreements between central banks that allow two countries to swap currencies directly, a large number involving China. Meanwhile, a number of countries, including Germany and the Netherlands, have been repatriating their gold reserves from vaults in the US where they had long been stored. From a report: Yet by comparison, major sovereign digital currencies based on blockchain technology would be revolutionary. Blockchains are encrypted ledgers for storing information that are decentralized rather than being under any country's or company's control. When applied to international payments, this offers the prospect of much more transparent and cheaper transactions than SWIFT. It could cut the payments time lag from a couple of days to one second, and the cost from 0.01% to almost nothing. It will have the capacity to handle far higher volumes of payments, partly since they won't require bank accounts or even internet access. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and XRP have been a good experiment in using blockchains for international payments. Yet when countries issue equivalents of their own, these will have even more advantages. They will be backed by states, and completely decentralized cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin will not be able to compete with this. While technological change has been incredibly fast in the information era, the system of international payments has lagged behind. But once sovereign digital currencies start taking off, this will suddenly change. Just like smartphones quickly eliminated most old cell phones, no countries will be able to reject blockchain payments for long. So while, for example, the US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin recently said that his country does not see itself launching a digital dollar in the next five years, there will be a moment when the political centre of gravity will shift and everyone will join the revolution. After the 5G network and the Internet of Things really mushroom in the next couple of years, it will be possible to replace the existing system even faster. This will be the beginning of a new international monetary era.

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Lynch was 'willing to lie' to High Court over Autonomy whistleblower, claims HPE

The Register - Fri, 2019-12-13 16:45
Plus: Meg Whitman and Co had 'buyer's remorse' over $11bn purchase

Autonomy Trial  Mike Lynch was "thoroughly unreliable" and "willing to lie" to the High Court about the $11bn purchase of Autonomy by Hewlett Packard, according to HPE's lawyers in court yesterday.…

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Man, 36, accused of stabbing to death Abdul Deghayes faces retrial

Mail Online - Fri, 2019-12-13 16:43
Daniel Macleod, 36, of Crawley, claims that he lashed out in self-defence after he managed to disarm Mr Deghayes (pictured) who had come at him wielding a knife.
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New poll reveals Jeremy Corbyn was main reason people did not vote Labour

Mail Online - Fri, 2019-12-13 16:39
Jeremy Corbyn was the main reason why voters chose not to back the Labour Party at the general election, according to a new Opinium poll.
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Apple acquires AI startup that uses machine learning to make pictures crisper

Mail Online - Fri, 2019-12-13 16:39
Apple is working on technology for the perfect selfie. It acquired Spectral Edge, an AI startup that uses machine learning to make pictures crisper, with more accurate colors.
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Intel Comet Lake-S leak teases AMD-chasing six-core Core i5-10600

The Inquirer - Fri, 2019-12-13 16:31
Intel Comet Lake-S leak teases AMD-chasing six-core Core i5-10600

Hype for HyperThreading

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French theatre director quits after fallout over rape claim 

Mail Online - Fri, 2019-12-13 16:28
Jean-Pierre Baro resigned yesterday after his French theatre staff went on strike over the rape accusation. He claims that sex with a production assistant eight years ago was consensual.
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Labour MP says Lloyd Russell-Moyle party will 'fight them in the streets' in anti-Tory rant

Mail Online - Fri, 2019-12-13 16:24
Lloyd Russell-Moyle, 33, gave an impassioned victory speech after Labour held Brighton Kemptown today despite the party suffering its worst General Election since 1935.
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Charred remains of £15m stately home burned in suspected arson attack go back on market for £2.5m

Mail Online - Fri, 2019-12-13 16:21
Parnham House near Beaminster, Dorset, has been listed again for £2.5m after an agreed sale fell through. The Elizabethan manor burned down in a suspected arson attack in April 2017.
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Inside Caroline Flack's car crash love life

Mail Online - Fri, 2019-12-13 16:19
The Love Island host, 41, most notably enjoyed a rumoured romance with Prince Harry, a 'toxic engagement' to reality star Andrew Brady and a controversial relationship with pop star Harry Styles.
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2,000-year-old miniature weapons show how Native American children learnt survival skills

Mail Online - Fri, 2019-12-13 16:12
Archaeologists have concluded that fragments recovered from an old Native American burial site in Oregon are parts of child-sized versions of old spear-throwing weapons called atlatls.
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Windows 10 Mobile Reaches End of Support

Slashdot - Fri, 2019-12-13 16:10
We've known Windows 10 Mobile has been a dead platform for years now. Even Microsoft themselves have been telling people they need to switch to Android or iOS. But yesterday, we saw the final blow to Microsoft's mobile OS -- it officially reached its end of life and is no longer supported. From a report: There is some good news for the two of you still running Windows 10 Mobile though. The platform's office apps will receive updates and security patches until January 12, 2021. This includes Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. That means you still have a little more time before you absolutely need to migrate to another mobile platform if you just can')t break your Windows 10 Mobile addiction. Though we still recommend you take the leap as soon as possible.

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Twitter in stitches over pictures of her father, who didn't want a cat, showing feline his shopping

Mail Online - Fri, 2019-12-13 16:05
A Twitter thread about parents who didn't want pets, but ended up loving them has gone viral after Ruby from London shared a snap of her father showing the family cat his shopping.
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Mom gets revenge on porch pirates who have stolen her home deliveries

Mail Online - Fri, 2019-12-13 15:55
Christine Hyatt, of Colorado Springs, is getting revenge on the porch pirates who have repeatedly stolen her daughter's diabetes medication from outside her home.
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Admins sigh as Microsoft pushes Team changes – let everyone play!

The Register - Fri, 2019-12-13 15:52
The 'experience' will be available from mid-January, 2020

Microsoft has been alerting admins today to changes to its Microsoft Teams Exploratory "experience", which effectively allow users to sign up for a trial rather than requiring admins to grant the privileges.…

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