Demonstration of Google Home from Suveer Kothari, Director, Product Partnerships & Planning, Google Home
Demonstration of Google Home from Suveer Kothari, Director, Product Partnerships & Planning, Google Home
The US is seeking a peaceful denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula but is "prepared to defend ourselves" in the face of any threat from North Korea, a security briefing has revealed. President Donald Trump hopes to pressure Pyongyang into dismantling its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes through tightened sanctions and bring it back to the "path of dialogue", according to an administration statement after the briefing. All 100 US Senators were invited to the classified briefing by the Trump administration on the threat posed by North Korea.
Serena Williams has admitted she accidentally revealed her pregnancy to the world with a swimsuit photo on Snapchat. The tennis star said she had been taking a picture of herself every week as a record of her pregnancy and had not intended to publish the photo on the social network. Williams announced her engagement to tech entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian, who co-founded the website Reddit, in December.
The Conservatives are likely to gain around 58 seats in Labour's North and Midlands heartlands due to the Brexit effect in the upcoming snap election on June 8. The Conservative Home website claimed that the Tories are seeking to target Labour seats with majorities of more than 8,000 votes as Theresa May seeks to capitalise on her party’s strong poll numbers. An analysis of the 2015 general election results by The Telegraph has shown that this would mainly affect seats in the North and the Midlands – areas which voted strongly for Brexit last June.
Much has been made of Japan's recent turn away from pacifism and growing military muscle, but Tokyo is also extending its global reach in more subtle ways. Japan is especially serious about increasing its soft power, the ability to win over global partners with cultural and diplomatic affinity rather than coercion and sheer heft. Tokyo has long busied itself building a national "brand", an image that combines the supposed uniqueness of Japanese language, cuisine, and traditional hospitality with its postwar pacifism and reputation for technological prowess.
By Mohammed Al-Ramahi MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Some businessmen in Mosul have begun rebuilding their shattered premises without waiting for financial support from the cash-strapped Iraqi government or for the final defeat of Islamic State in the city. "If we wait for support, it could take a long time," said Rafeh Ghanem, who owns an automotive spare-parts business in the eastern side of the city. U.S.-backed Iraqi forces took back the eastern side of Mosul in January, after 100 days of fighting.
Forget manly overarm throws. A slow underarm 'granny toss' is likely to be more accurate, whether playing cricket or aiming for the waste paper bin a study has shown.
So how much does James Bond pull down to afford those fancy cocktails? Business site Bizdaq.com have done the maths and worked out how much your favourite characters from movies and TV would actually make in the real world… From Digital Spy
A mass uprising against the Irish government would be joined by more than half of young people in the country, a survey has indicated. The survey polled nearly 20,000 people in Ireland as part of the European Broadcasting Union’s Generation What? The survey also found that the Church – traditionally a major institution in Ireland – appeared to have less influence over the country’s youth.
Damon Smith was 19 when he allegedly packed a rucksack with explosives and deadly ball-bearing shrapnel and left it in on a train timed to go off within minutes. Had the device worked, it would have exploded just as people were being ordered off the Jubilee Line platform at North Greenwich, jurors were told. The court heard Smith had a keen interest in Islam, guns, explosives and gambling, and collected pictures of extremists, including the alleged mastermind of the 2015 Paris terror attacks.
An 11-year-old boy has died after allegedly being beaten so severely at a religious school in Malaysia that two of his limbs had to be amputated. The boy had spent two weeks in a coma after an attack that was allegedly carried out by a member of staff at an Islamic school in the state of Johor.
A reform proposal from the European Union wants online video creators to more clearly highlight sponsored content and product placement in their videos. The proposed reform aims to protect children online and proposes to ban product placement for tobacco, electronic cigarettes, and alcohol on online video platforms, such as YouTube.
An obsessed soldier who stalked then murdered his ex girlfriend by slashing her neck in an act of "utter barbarism" has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 22 years. Lance Corporal Trimaan "Harry" Dhillon broke into Alice Ruggles' Gateshead flat last October and cut her throat from ear to ear after he found out she had found happiness with another man.
There’s plenty that governments and businesses can do to both help the planet and find new low-carbon economic opportunities. Research shows we want the same in our businesses but this is easier said than done – particularly without help. The Federation of Small Businesses has revealed that 27% of firms surveyed believe a low-carbon economy presents more opportunities than threats.
The parents of an autistic man have built their own Blockbuster video store in their home after their son became upset about their local store closing down. Javier Zuniga, 19, who lives with his family in south Texas, shared pictures on Twitter of his parents surprising his brother Hector with the new at-home Blockbuster store. The pictures show his brother standing in front of a large display rack with Blockbuster signage at the top.
The penthouse where Russian President Vladimir Putin’s first daughter Maria lived with her partner has gone on sale. The 7,500-square-feet penthouse is situated over the two upper floors of the building, located among the picturesque canals of the “Crimean District” (Krimwijk in Dutch) in Voorschoten, a suburban area near the Dutch capital of the Hague and the university town of Leiden. Maria Putin pictured with her father, Russian President Vladimir Putin and her mother Ludmila at a polling station in Moscow in 2007.
A veteran in North Carolina has been charged with tying her service dog to a tree and shooting it five times while her soldier boyfriend filmed the killing. Marinna Rollins, 23, and Jarren Heng, 25, are accused of animal cruelty. The pair are alleged to have taken Cam, Rollins' PTSD therapy dog, to a wooded area where he was shot at close range before he was buried in a shallow grave, according to arrest documents.
Does it feel like one moment everything is fine in your relationship, and the next a simple disagreement will lead to a hostile silence for hours on end or a full-blown screaming match? If so, a new wearable device nicknamed ‘Fightbit’ could be the invention to keep your relationship from falling apart. Scientists are in the process of creating a smart bracelet that can monitor and recognise the physical cues that usually precede a big bust up in a relationship, warning partners before the argument gets out of hand.
Beyonce and Jay Z plan to move their family from New York City to Los Angeles before the twins arrive in June.
A state secondary school has caused outrage by asking parents to help plug a £300,000 cut in funding. St Joseph’s College, in Stoke-on-Trent sent a letter requesting parents pay £60 each term to help the school cope with major budget cuts. Some parents have criticised the move and claimed it is a “dangerous” step towards privatising state education.
North Korea has conducted what it has called its largest ever combined live-fire drill in an incredible display of power. Hundreds of tanks massed on the coast for the exercise, which involved the firing of more than 300 large-calibre artillery pieces and included submarine torpedo-attacks on mock enemy warships. The secretive state’s official media reported that leader Kim Jong-Un personally observed the show of might. Tensions have been simmering in the region as the relationship between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump deteriorates. The latest military exercise, celebrating the the anniversary of the founding of the North Korean army, is a stark reminder of the damage North Korea could inflict on neighbouring South Korea. It had been suggested that Kim Jong-un would use the occasion to carry out the country’s sixth nuclear test. MORE: Chernobyl disaster: The nuclear ghost town 31 years later MORE: Pictures of the week: Sunrises, soldiers and sumo wrestlers
Broadcaster Jeremy Vine has shared footage of a motorist almost knocking him off his bike and then shouting “F*** your mum”. The BBC presenter got caught up in this latest road rage incident in Kensington while cycling along the busy high street. The clip, taken from his bike cam, shows a black Mercedes turning into a side street apparently unaware of Mr Vine, 51, on his bike.
Owen Nichol was secretly filmed abusing animals at Pyrland Farm in Taunton, Somerset. Animal rights activists have criticised a decision not to jail a farm apprentice who was secretly filmed hitting, stamping on and throwing newborn calves at a Somerset farm. Owen Nichol, 18, who attacked the calves and a cow and repeatedly swore at the animals, was given a suspended prison sentence.
Another year, another smartphone from the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world (by market share) that is somehow playing catch-up in the public consciousness. Quite how Huawei, a Chinese manufacturer that shipped almost 140 million smartphone units in 2016, maintains an underdog status is baffling. Trending: Google Home review: Can Google's smart speaker topple Amazon Echo and Alexa?
Police raided the homes of Yau Wai-Ching and Sixtus "Baggio" Leung, both of the Youngspiration party, at 7am before they were interrogated and later released on bail. Speaking to reporters outside Hong Kong's Central Police Station where they were detained, the pair announced that they were expected to attend a court hearing on Friday relating to charges of unlawful assembly and attempted forced entry. “The government’s regime will do whatever it takes to destroy and wipe out Hong Kong’s cries for self-determination," said Ms Yau.