‘I’ve heard a lot of b******t – you weren’t there!’ D-Day veteran SLAMS ignorant society

When Naga Munchetty interviewed World War II veteran Harry Billinge in June earlier this year, the video captured the hearts of the nation. On today’s BBC Breakfast instalment, Harry was welcomed into the studio by Naga and Charlie Stayt to discuss his staggering fundraising efforts and gave the veteran a glimpse of what his hard work has […]

Skype drops Snapchat-like feature since people weren’t using it

Microsoft’s about-face on Skype now extends to one of its not-so-subtle attempts to ride the social media bandwagon. As part of a broader app update, Microsoft has revealed that it’s axing its Snapchat-like Highlights feature for mobile users in a bid to focus on core features like calls and chats. Simply put, people weren’t using […]

16 things you thought were invented in the US — but weren’t

Easton Oliver/Unsplash Food items and technological innovations that you thought were invented in the US might actually have roots overseas. Some inventions, such as the television and light bulb, were perfected in the US, but first developed elsewhere. Other things, like hot dogs and blue jeans, were popularized in the US by European immigrants. The […]

All the theories Russia is pushing to claim they weren’t behind the nerve agent attack on a former spy in the UK

Britain has accused Russia of trying to kill former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter with a deadly nerve agent — but the Kremlin is fighting back. The UK blamed Russia partly on the grounds that Novichok, the poison used in the attack, was developed in the former Soviet Union. Allies including the US, France, […]

‘You weren’t there, you don’t know how it felt’: Students from the Parkland high school shooting rebuke a Fox News contributor for politicized tweets amid tragedy

Joe Raedle/Getty Images Students from the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people hit back at a popular conservative personality who tweeted politically-charged messages on Twitter. Some students drew upon their experience and called for some sort of change in gun legislation. Students from the Parkland, Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 […]

Iran is angry its athletes weren’t offered smartphones at the Winter Olympics and now it’s a problem

All athletes at the Olympic Games were offered a free Samsung smartphone, except delegates from Iran and North Korea due to concerns about international sanctions. In response, Iran told South Korea that if Samsung did not apologize it could affect trade relations with the company. Under mounting pressure, the IOC said it would provide all athletes, […]

In Hindsight, These 10Best Cars Decisions Weren’t So Good

– This year marked my 29th 10Best affair, each one a shrieking kaleidoscope of fun. So much fun that we’ve sometimes laid bare a splinter of recklessness. In 1991, for instance, we had on hand—but did not vote for—a Geo Metro LSi convertible that was so awful that then road-test coordinator André Idzikowski would hand […]

No, humans weren’t forced to breathe dirty VW diesel exhaust in a study

You might have heard that a group financed by Volkswagen conducted a study where humans were exposed to diesel exhaust fumes. Which might make you imagine that, like the monkey study we told you about earlier, a car somewhere was idling with a hose up the tailpipe, pumping emissions into a room with study participants […]

NVIDIA GPUs weren’t immune to Spectre security flaws either

It’s not just your processor and operating system that are affected by the Meltdown and Spectre memory vulnerabilities — your graphics card is, too. To that end, NVIDIA has detailed how its GPUs are affected by the speculative execution attacks and has started releasing updated drivers that tackle the issue. All its GeForce, Quadro, NVS, […]