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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Russia’s Bear: The old-fashioned plane still thriving

The Tupolev Tu-95 first thundered over Soviet parades in the mid-1950s. Why does this giant, propeller-driven bomber still make headlines nearly 60 years later? Stephen Dowling investigates.It first rumbled into the skies back in the early 1950s, an aerial giant that epitomised Soviet military might. Even its codename – ‘Bear’ – underlined its great size and strength. Tupolev’s engines power ...

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Usher Raymond danced unnoticed in California

R&B singer Usher Raymond dressed up like a street performer in gold custome while he filmed a video alongside a contestant from the eight season of The Voice.   Usher drew such a loud crowd with his performance unoticed showcasing his dancing skills along the boardwalk in Venice Beach, California. He later unveiled himself to the delight of his fans.

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Windows Phone 10 is dead before it even arrives

DC has released its latest numbers for smartphone OS market share, and unfortunately, it means we can likely close the book on Windows Phone. Windows Phone has a tech journalist problem. A lot of tech journalists, myself included, like Windows Phone. It’s stylish and attractive, and its UI makes sense — at least at the top level, and in a ...

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Microsoft to accelerate Bing search with neural network

When we search Google’s web index, we are only searching around 10 percent of the half-a-trillion or so pages that are potentially available. Much of the content in the larger deep web — not to be confused with the dark web — is buried further down in the sites that make up the visible surface web. The indexes of competitors ...

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Brit Awards 2015: Madonna falls off stage

Pop star Madonna fell off the stage during her performance at the 2015 Brit Awards, on a night that saw Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran each win two prizes. Madonna tumbled down a set of stairs and landed awkwardly, apparently after a dancer tried to remove a cape she was wearing at the start of her routine. But she recovered ...

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Sim card firm links GCHQ and NSA to hack attacks

The Dutch Sim card maker at the centre of NSA-GCHQ hacking claims has said it believes that the US and UK cyberspy agencies did indeed launch attacks on its computer systems. However, Gemalto denied that billions of mobile device encryption keys could have been stolen as a result. The Intercept alleged last week that spies had obtained the “potential to ...

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“Stop Comparing Me With Funke Akindele, She Is My Boss” – Actress Toyin Aimakhu

READ MORE HERE The perceived competition between Yoruba star actresses Funke Akindele and Toyin Aimakhu has taken another toll. Previously, there have been claims that both actresses had a dispute connected to the failed marriage of Funke Akindele. Since then, rumours have been flying that both actresses were not on good terms. Yesterday, a popular bottling company took to its ...

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Oscars 2015: Eddie Redmayne wins best actor

British actor Eddie Redmayne has won the best actor Oscar for The Theory of Everything, while Julianne Moore picked up best actress for Still Alice. Redmayne thanked his “staggering partner in crime”, co-star Felicity Jones, and his “ferocious but incredibly kind director James Marsh”. Dark comedy Birdman won best film and best director for Mexican film-maker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. It ...

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