Self-repairing shoes may be a reality thanks to 3D-printed rubber

Shoes will invariably wear out with enough use, but scientists might have found a way to delay the shopping trip for their replacements. A USC team has created a self-healing 3D-printed rubber that could be ideal for footwear, tires and even soft robotics. The effort involves 3D printing the material with photopolymerization (solidifying a resin […]

Hitman convicted thanks to fitness watch location data

An alleged hitman has learned hard lessons about the the value of GPS data on fitness watches. A Liverpool jury has found Mark Fellows guilty of the 2015 murder of mob boss Paul Massey in part thanks to location info from the accused’s Garmin Forerunner. An expert inspecting the watch’s info discovered that Fellows had […]

‘Thanks for independence’: Ukraine’s schismatic Patriarch bestows highest award on ex-CIA ops chief

The head of the schismatic Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kiev Patriarchate expressed his gratitude to the ex-CIA associate director, acknowledging his support for the church’s break with Moscow. Patriarch Filaret presented former CIA Associate Director Jack Devine with the Order of St. Andrew, the church’s highest decoration, local media reported on Thursday. The cleric thanked […]

MORGAN STANLEY: Get used to a ‘new normal’ of weaker UK growth thanks to Brexit

REUTERS/Kevin Coombs Morgan Stanley says weaker growth looks set in for the long haul once the UK formally leaves the EU. The average quarterly growth rate since the third quarter of 2016 was about 0.4%, which looks set to continue until at least the fourth quarter of 2020, economists at the bank said.  In the […]

Online dating could be worth $12 billion — and it’s all thanks to Tinder, analyst says (MTCH)

Business Insider/Bumble Match Group is rallying Friday after a Wall Street analyst launched coverage with a bullish price target of $ 66 — 28% above where shares settled Thursday. Nomura Instinet says the online-dating sector could be worth $ 12 billion by 2020.  Nomura says it’s worried about Facebook’s foray into dating either, and says […]

Flights: UK holidaymakers can now make the most of winter sun thanks to new Red Sea routes

The Red Sea was once a very popular holiday destination with UK holidaymakers, but after the UK suspended all flights to Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt following a suspected terrorist attack, numbers to the coastal region declined. Today, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel by air to or from Sharm el Sheikh. However, […]

Thanks for the Customers: Chevrolet Will Continue Building Many Sedans as Ford Exits the Stage

With Ford abandoning the sedan business for what it hopes are greener pastures, General Motors is going to stick with it. While it’s doubtful the automaker expects to pick up every customer the Blue Oval leaves behind, the sedan market still has millions of potential customers in it. However, with the industry shifting ever more […]

Johnny Vegas weight loss: Comedian's slim frame thanks to this diet breakfast

Johnny Vegas has been seen out in public looking slim. The hugely successful comedian has been open about his weight loss efforts on social media. The Northerner, from Merseyside, has been focusing on losing weight. He even eats a specific healthy breakfast in a bid to lose the pounds. Johnny Vegas weight loss was made […]

Reddit Got Hacked Thanks to a Woefully Insecure Two-Factor Setup

The tech community has known about the risk of using SMS in two-factor authentication for years. Reddit appears to have missed the memo. https://media.wired.com/photos/5b620c800a4a950b900cf5c3/master/pass/Reddit%20User%20Data%20Breached%20Because%20of%20Woefully%20Insecure%20Two-Factor%20Setup.jpg