Amazon brings Alexa’s Follow-Up Mode to Fire TV Cube

Last week, Amazon updated Fire TV Cube with the Alexa Announcements feature (which lets you dictate a message that the other Echo devices in your home will broadcast) and notifications from your smart doorbell and camera. Now, Amazon’s giving the device even more parity with the Echo ecosystem by adding Follow-Up Mode and multiroom audio. […]

‘I saw people getting shot. I can’t get it out of my head’: 4 people dead after gunman opens fire after Mass in Brazil cathedral

Denny Cesare/Futura Press via AP A man opened fire in a cathedral in southern Brazil after Mass on Tuesday, killing four people and wounding four more before taking a bullet in the ribs in a firefight with police and then shooting himself in the head, authorities said. The shooting happened right after the midday service […]

Police fatally shot a man after gunfire broke out at an Alabama mall on Thanksgiving — then conceded he ‘likely did not fire’ the shots

Emantic Bradford, Sr. via Associated Press Alabama police have conceded that the man they fatally shot after gunfire broke out at a mall on Thanksgiving “likely did not fire” the shots. The shooting broke out at a mall in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday evening and left two people injured. Police say the gunman is still […]

‘Get me out, there’s fire!’: Nico Hulkenberg involved in horror smash at Abu Dhabi GP (VIDEO)

F1 driver Nico Hulkenberg’s Renault car spectacularly burst into flames and flipped over following a collision with French driver Romain Grosjean on the first lap of Sunday’s Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi. Fortunately, Hulkenberg emerged unscathed from the wreck, which occurred just moments after the chequered flag at the final Formula 1 race of the […]

Guatemalans told to evacuate as the country’s ‘volcano of fire’ begins to erupt

AP Several Guatemalan communities were told to evacuate on Monday as the country’s most active volcano begins to erupt for the third time in 2018.  The National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) urged eight communities to leave their homes, but later tweeted some weren’t going. The 12,346-feet (3,763-meter) “Volcano de Fuego” or “Volcano of Fire” […]

Game of Thrones: Critics' reviews SLAM George RR Martin's new book Fire and Blood

The book is a fictional history of the universe inhabited by the characters from the Game of Thrones phenomenon, and is published worldwide this week. Sadly it is not The Winds Of Winter, the long-long-long-awaited sixth instalment in George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. Reviews of Fire and Blood have ranged […]

White Commissioner under fire after ‘master race’ remarks

An Kansas official who appeared to tell a black woman that he was of the “master race” is facing calls for his resignation, amid confusion about his racially-charged choice of words. Leavenworth County Commissioner Louis Klemp made the remarks when speaking to a black city planner called Triveece Penelton who had been presenting a land […]

Superhero Bits: ‘Doctor Strange’ Prop Saved from Fire, Batkid is Cancer-Free & More

What one sacred item did director Scott Derrickson save from Doctor Strange before his house burned down? What happens when you type “Excelsior” into Netflix’s search engine? When can Amazon Prime members catch an early screening of Aquaman? Will the Avengers 4 trailer arrive before the Avengers: Prelude comic hits shelves? All that and more […]