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39 million Americans now own a smart speaker, report claims

One in six Americans now own a smart speaker, according to new research out this week from NPR and Edison Research – a figure that’s up 128 percent from January, 2017. Amazon’s Echo speakers are still in the lead, the report says, as 11 percent now own an Amazon Alexa device compared with 4 percent who own a Google Home ...

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Sand-eating Lithuanian woman claims ‘mineral diet’ cured her brain tumor (VIDEO)

An elderly Lithuanian woman, who claims to be living on a sand-only diet that has drastically improved her health, is sharing her helpful insights with anyone interested in trying this totally inedible fare. Talk about true grit. Stanislava Monstvilene, 70, from Lithuania claims she has been living for more than a decade consuming nothing but sand. The substance, known to ...

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Nigel Farage has MEP salary docked to £35k amid claims of EU funds misuse

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage will have his MEP’s salary slashed by 50 percent to £35,000 (US$ 48,000) after a European Parliament investigation found he had misused EU funds. Farage, who has recently described himself as “skint,” was being investigated by the European Parliament after allegations were made last February that he, as well as seven other UKIP MEPs, used ...

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Google claims its Spectre and Meltdown mitigation results in no performance degradation

It’s been a long week since we first learned about the now infamous Spectre and Meltdown chip vulnerabilities. One of the issues with mitigating the danger these vulnerabilities pose is that they could result in serious performance degradation. In a blog post today, Google claimed their solutions resulted in no performance degradation across the different mitigation techniques they have developed. ...

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Footballer seeks legal advice after club owner claims ‘voodoo message’ caused his departure

Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 17:47 Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku will seek legal advice after the majority shareholder of former club Everton said ‘voodoo’ was responsible for him leaving the club. Billionaire businessman Farhad Moshiri made the comments during a club general meeting on Tuesday, saying that the 24-year-old was all set to sign a contract extension with Everton before ...

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Fancy Bears leak claims McLaren Report given ‘clear political order’ to exclude Russia from Olympics

Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 12:57 Edited time: 10 Jan, 2018 13:09 Hacker team Fancy Bears has released IOC correspondence appearing to indicate Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren was given a ‘clear political order’ to file a report that resulted in Russia’s expulsion from Olympic competition. A WADA-commissioned report into allegations of state-sponsored doping in Russia authored by McLaren led to ...

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Gluten-free foods no healthier than regular carbs, expert claims

Published time: 9 Jan, 2018 18:03 Giving up regular carbs for gluten-free foods may not be as healthy as it seems, a gastroenterologist has claimed. It comes amid reports of some 13 percent of Brits ditching the protein for supposedly healthier lifestyles. Gluten-free diets tend to be followed by people suffering from celiac disease, whereby the ingestion of gluten creates ...

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David Cameron thought Barack Obama was a self-absorbed narcissist, former strategist claims

David Cameron thought Obama was one of the “most narcissistic, self-absorbed people” he ever met, according to the ex-PM’s former strategy chief. The comments come despite the pair’s once notorious “transatlantic bromance.” Steve Hilton, who was one of Cameron’s closest advisers until they parted ways over his support for Brexit and tougher immigration laws, made the comments during the latest ...

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David Cameron thought Barack Obama was a self-absorbed narcissist, former strategist claims

David Cameron thought Obama was one of the “most narcissistic, self-absorbed people” he ever met, according to the ex-PM’s former strategy chief. The comments come despite the pair’s once notorious “transatlantic bromance.” Steve Hilton, who was one of Cameron’s closest advisers until they parted ways over his support for Brexit and tougher immigration laws, made the comments during the latest ...

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Fire and Fury: Which of these claims are excerpts from Trump ‘tell-all’ book? (QUIZ)

Published time: 6 Jan, 2018 11:34 The internet has gone into meltdown over a new ‘tell-all’ book sourced from inside the Trump White House that could, the author claims, bring down the president. Journalist Michael Wolff said Saturday that his book contains revelations that will eventually lead to the fall of Donald Trump’s administration. Meanwhile, Trump has slammed ‘Fire and ...

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