Tag Archives: 2018

Apple pushes HomePod release to early 2018

So much for the holiday rush. Apple announced this morning that its premium HomePod smart speaker won’t be making the company’s initial December ship date. According to a brief statement issued by the company, the production process needs “a little more time” to bake. A spokesperson told TechCrunch, “We can’t wait for people to experience HomePod, Apple’s breakthrough wireless speaker for ...

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World Cup 2018: All you need to know about the teams heading to Russia

All 32 teams taking part at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia have now been confirmed, after Peru claimed the last qualifying spot by beating New Zealand in their intercontinental play-off, Ahead of the World Cup draw in the Kremlin on December 1, we bring you all you need to know about the teams that have qualified from each region. ...

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Russia 2018: Why big-name absentees won’t diminish the World Cup

As Italy failed to qualify for next year’s World Cup, many have posed the question: what will football’s showpiece event be like without the ‘Azzurri’? In reality, Russia 2018 won’t be any worse off without Italy, nor any of the other big-name absentees. Italy’s failure to qualify dumbfounded and devastated the footballing world in equal measure. The four-time winners have ...

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Pyeongchang 2018 chief hopes to see Russian team at Winter Olympics

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 17:34 President of the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee, Lee Hee-beom, says he hopes to see Russian athletes competing at the upcoming Winter Games in South Korea. Read more “As president of the Organizing Committee I sincerely wish that all the countries will take part [in the Olympics], particularly Russia. In this situation it’s of great importance ...

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Over 620,000 Russia 2018 World Cup tickets allocated in 1st sales phase

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 17:51 The first phase of ticket sales for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia saw over 620,000 allocated to football fans from over 3 million ticket applications, according to world football’s governing body. A total 622,117 tickets were allocated for the tournament in the first phase, which took place from October 1-12, where fans submitted ...

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Pyeongchang ban? German reporter claims 2018 Winter Olympics won’t include Russia

A German journalist and documentary filmmaker on alleged doping in Russian sports, Hajo Seppelt, believes Russia faces the threat of being banned from the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. In a speech broadcast by German channel ARD on Sunday, Seppelt said that according to his sources, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will not restore rights to the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) ...

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Messi launches official Russia 2018 World Cup ball in Moscow

Footballing icon Lionel Messi led a delegation of world football superstars who descended on Moscow to launch the Adidas Telstar 18 – the official ball for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Argentina captain and Barcelona all-time leading scorer Messi was joined by World Cup winners Zinedine Zidane, Xabi Alonso, Lukas Podolski, and Brazilian legend Kaka at the lavish ...

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Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics: ‘Every fresh salvo from Kim or Trump ramps up chances of instability’

Every new salvo of rhetoric from North Korea or the US is exacerbating tension, increasing the chances of instability during the games and it doesn’t help the athletes’ emotional and psychological state, says Ellis Cashmore, professor at Aston University. President Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping during their meeting in Beijing on Thursday agreed to cooperate over the situation with ...

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Apple’s iPad could drop the home button and add Face ID in 2018

Apple is reportedly working on a redesign of the iPad that includes dropping the Home button and slimming down the bezels on the top-end model, as well as adding facial recognition tech to allow for Face ID unlocking and more. Bloomberg says the redesigned iPad could make its consumer debut as early as next year. The upgraded tablet would likely ...

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Apple’s iPad could drop the home button and add Face ID in 2018

Apple is reportedly working on a redesign of the iPad that includes dropping the Home button and slimming down the bezels on the top-end model, as well as adding facial recognition tech to allow for Face ID unlocking and more. Bloomberg says the redesigned iPad could make its consumer debut as early as next year. The upgraded tablet would likely ...

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