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Americans Stand Out In 'Booker Prize Shortlist', But Can They Win?

By Michael West | 12th September 2014

U.S writers dominated the talk after the announcement of the Man Booker Prize shortlist for 2014, with both Joshua Ferris and Karen Joy Fowler nominated for their novels To Rise Again at a Decent Hour...

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You Can't Copyright A Monkey Selfie, So Don't Try

By Jack de Aguilar | 22nd August 2014

In news altogether insignificant for the world’s population of monkeys, but bad for the British photographer attempting to claim ownership of a self-portrait taken by a macaque, The United States has decided that ‘monkey selfies’...

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Richard Dawkins On Down's Syndrome Babies, "Abort It And Try Again"

By Michael West | 21st August 2014

Richard Dawkins, one of the world's foremost scientists, thinkers and philosophers, is embroiled in a Twitter row after claiming it would be "immoral" to carry on with a pregnancy if the mother knew her baby...

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Seaworld Finally Admits That 'Blackfish' Hurt Profits And Attendance

By Lenny Barksdale | 14th August 2014

Blackfish, the celebrated, award-winning documentary focussing on the captivity of Tilikum, an orca involved in the deaths of three individuals, and the consequences of keeping orcas in captivity, turned heads and raised awareness about the...

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Hey Who Wants To Stay In A Hotel Where It Costs $500 To Leave A Bad Review?

By Jack de Aguilar | 5th August 2014

For most hotels, the way to stop bad reviews is to increase the level of service, spruce the place up a bit and have a staff meeting on manners. But The Union Street Guest House,...

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Soon, People Will Be Walking Around Smoking E-joints

By Jack de Aguilar | 24th June 2014

If E-Cigarettes satisfy the cravings of smokers attempting to quit, then the E-Joint satisfies those who want to smoke marijuana without the health risks attached to tobacco. This is a real thing, and it comes...

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Amazon Fire Phone: Everything You Need To Know

By Jack de Aguilar | 19th June 2014

Retail giants Amazon have already entered the content streaming, e-reader, tablet and remote computing markets, so it was only a matter of time before they released their own mobile handset. In fact, it was the...

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7 Ridiculously Good Quotes From Andrea Pirlo's 'I Think Therefore I Play'

By Jack de Aguilar | 19th June 2014

Andrea Pirlo became a football hipster’s pin-up when he grew a beard and left A.C Milan for Juventus. His languid, all-butter midfield play dictates friendlies and World Cup knockout rounds alike, and his ‘facials’ –...

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Confirmation: Felix Kjellberg Aka Pewdiepie Really Is Living The Dream

By Jack de Aguilar | 18th June 2014

The YouTube sensation that is PewDiePie has attracted nearly 30 million subscribers to his channel on which he essentially plays video games and lets people watch him. It’s a simple concept, but one that reportedly...

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What Lies Beneath Pablo Picasso's Painting 'The Blue Room'?

By Elinor Cosgrave | 17th June 2014

Pablo Picasso's painting The Blue Room has a hidden secret and, 113 years after its completion, it's finally been revealed. But what have art experts uncovered?Pablo Picasso photographed in August, 1955. Picture: Getty - Keystone/StringerThe...

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Lifetime Developing "Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever"

By Jack de Aguilar | 12th June 2014

In a bid to connect with grumpy teenagers all over America, Lifetime are working hard on bringing ‘Grumpy Cat’ to life in a live-action Holiday movie: ‘Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever’, according to The Hollywood...

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Stripping The Xbox One's Kinect Feature Boosts Gpu By 10%

By Jack de Aguilar | 5th June 2014

Microsoft’s decision to unbundle the controversial Kinect camera from retail units of their new console, the Xbox One, was initially seen as a financial incentive for potential customers. But it would appear as though there...

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Letizia, Princess Of Asturias, Is More Than Just A Style Icon

By Sophie Miskiw | 3rd June 2014

Letizia, Princess of Asturias may be poised to become queen of Spain, but the press doesn’t care about that. Oh no they most certainly do not! Why would they care about that when she knows...

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Great But Not Perfect - Watch Dogs Arrives To Glowing Reviews

By Jack de Aguilar | 27th May 2014

Watch Dogs has finally hit town to the tune of positive reviews from the majority of the critics. It’s not The Last of Us – you couldn’t move for all the double-digit reviews for Naughty...

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Two Members Of Akb48 Treated In Hospital After Being Attacked With Saw

By Jack de Aguilar | 26th May 2014

Rina Kawaei, 19, and Anna Iriyama, 18, were treated in hospital following a terrifying attack by a saw-wielding man during a meet-and-greet event with fans on Sunday evening. They sustained cuts on their hands and...

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Watch Dogs Download Leaves Torrenters With Bitcoin Mining Virus

By Jack de Aguilar | 26th May 2014

These, ladies and gentlemen, are the perils of illegally downloading software. Ubisoft’s hugely anticipated title Watch Dogs, which comes out tomorrow (May 27) on multiple platforms, is causing problems for those that decided the anticipation...

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Amazon Target Youngsters To Lure In Parents - Three Kids Shows Hitting Prime

By Jack de Aguilar | 16th May 2014

Amazon Prime Instant Video – the new amalgamation of the retail giant’s postage, video streaming and books services – is branching out to children’s TV with animated shows Tumble Leaf, Creative Galaxy debuting on 23...

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Dracula's Castle Is Up For Sale In Romania. It Has No Bathrooms.

By Jack de Aguilar | 15th May 2014

A great opportunity in the real estate world has emerged, if you have a bucket of cash and a penchant for iconic castles, that is. Dracula’s Castle, or Bran Castle as it’s officially known, is...

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Rare Monet Painting Sold In Nyc For $27 Million, Gallery Doesn't See A Dime

By Victoria Pavlova | 7th May 2014

On Tuesday, a famous Monet painting, depicting water lilies, was sold at auction in NYC for $24 million. In a bizarre twist of events, the gallery which sold the painting, didn’t see a dime of...

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Ronnie O'sullivan Car Crash Sees Audi R8 Hit Central Reservation

By Michael West | 6th May 2014

Ronnie O'Sullivan suffered a car crash following his defeat in last night's Snooker World Championship final. O'Sullivan was returning home to London with his six-year-old son Ronnie Jnr in the early hours, following his 18-14...

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Viacom Adding Channel 5 As Us Media Group Swoop For $760m

By Jack de Aguilar | 1st May 2014

US media group Viacom in increasing its expansion into the U.K with its purchase of Channel 5 for $760m (£450m), which is currently owned by Northern & Shell Media Group, which is in turn owned...

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Streaming App Bloom.fm Goes Kabloom As Investor Pulls Out

By Jack de Aguilar | 1st May 2014

In a very real life depiction of how fragile a start-up business can be, music streaming app Bloom.fm has gone from 1.1m registered users in the U.K to closure after a key investor pulled out,...

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Human Barbie Posts "Workout" Video, Gets International Media Coverage

By Victoria Pavlova | 25th April 2014

Like her plastic counterpart, Valeria Lyukanova or Human Barbie as she has bee dubbed oline, knows how to promote herself. A few weeks ago it was racist comments in an interview, now it’s an exercise...

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Were Hillsborough Insults Sent From Government Computers? Cabinet Investigates

By Jack de Aguilar | 25th April 2014

According to the Liverpool Echo, text on the Wikipedia page for Hillsborough has been changed from computers within Government. The paper asserts that in 2009, "Blame Liverpool Fans" was added to the page, and...

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Whoever Sent That Us Airlines Tweet Isn’T Getting Sacked. How's That?

By Jack de Aguilar | 16th April 2014

When things go wrong, someone gets sacked. That’s America. Hasn’t anyone watched Veep? Well whoever was behind the lewd, rude photo Tweeted out from the American Airlines official Twitter account isn’t facing any sort of...

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Eden Avital Alexander - The Woman With A Man On A Lead - Explains Stunt

By Jack de Aguilar | 15th April 2014

You’re walking around London – Farringdon to be exact – with a skinny Latte in one hand and a free copy of the Metro in the other. Everyone is minding their own business, thinking sternly...

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Ian Mcewan Deals With "Perverse" Religious Parents In Next Novel

By Michael West | 14th April 2014

Ian McEwan will tackle the subject of parents who refuse medical treatment for their sick children on the basis of their religious beliefs, in his next novel The Children Act. Taking the perspective of a...

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First The Movie Industry, Now The Music Industry Are Suing Megaupload's Kim Dotcom

By Jack de Aguilar | 11th April 2014

It’s not been the best of weeks for Kim Dotcom, the founder of – as he calls it – the ‘online warehouse’ that is Megaupload.com. Three days after six major films studios filed lawsuits against...

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Archie Will Die “As He Lived” In Series Finale: ‘Life With Archie’ #36

By Jack de Aguilar | 9th April 2014

The comic book icon Archie is set to go to comic book heaven when he dies saving a friend when “Life With Archie” #36 hits shops on July 16. Few details are known, but it’ll...

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Please, Can Someone Confirm These Amazon Delivery Drones Are A Joke?

By Jack de Aguilar | 2nd December 2013

Pictures and videos of Amazon’s new ‘delivery drones’ have been doing the rounds today, with people watching an unmanned, flying drone delivering a bike tool to a person’s house within half-an-hour of them ordering said...

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