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Day: September 8, 2016

New IPhone 7 Reveiled: But New Apple Watch Unveiled
ENGLISH, Technology

New IPhone 7 Reveiled: But New Apple Watch Unveiled

    Apple executives announced the latest generations of the iPhone and Apple Watch today in San Francisco, and both devices have a focus on fitness-minded consumers. CEO Tim Cook announced that the body of the iPhone 7, which features a dual camera system, is made of aluminum and has a “mirrorlike surface.” “It’s the best iPhone that we have ever created,” Cook said. Dual Cameras Apple executive Phil Schiller said the iPhone 7’s front camera is 7 megapixels and the back dual camera system is 12 megapixels. The two-camera setup allows for greater ability to zoom and shallower depth of field — allowing subjects at only a certain distance to be in sharp focus. Shallow depth of field capability is typically the domain of expensive professional cameras. Schiller noted that the imp...
2p worth could be up to £1,400
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

2p worth could be up to £1,400

    Your piggy bank may be a lot more valuable than you first thought. Earlier this year, a 2p coin sold for almost £1,400 at auction because it was silver instead of copper. So far only two have been found, but there could be more in circulation waiting to be sold for a small fortune. The coins are made when a blank 10p piece accidentally ends up being pressed using a 2p mint, according to This is Money. While you’ll need to be very lucky to find another, there are various common coins worth a lot more than their face value. About 210,000 ‘Pagoda’ 50p coins are in circulation in the UK, with each typically being sold for around £30-50 on eBay. The coins can be identified by the image on the ‘tails’ side of the iconic Kew Gardens Pagoda. But with almost 950 million regular 50p...
EU chief Donald Tusk met Theresa May to begin Brexit talks ASAP
ENGLISH, Europe

EU chief Donald Tusk met Theresa May to begin Brexit talks ASAP

    EU chief Donald Tusk has urged Theresa May to start Brexit negotiations ASAP as top politicians meet in Downing Street on Thursday morning. The European Council president seems to be suggesting that the prime minister should trigger Article 50, the official mechanism to split from the EU, and start two years of talks with Brussels. But the Conservative premier has already ruled out making such a move this year, while Brexit Secretary David Davis has hinted Article 50 will be triggered sometime in 2017. Tusk's and May's meeting comes as the 27 other nations of the EU get together for an informal summit in Bratislava, Slovakia. The EU chief plans to update May on the talks. May and Tusk meet outside Number 10 The Conservative premier told MPs this week that her government wo...
Edward Snowden raising funds to help refugees: Hong Kong refugees helped him hide after NSA leak
ENGLISH, Europe

Edward Snowden raising funds to help refugees: Hong Kong refugees helped him hide after NSA leak

    Edward Snowden Supporters of Edward Snowden are raising funds to try to help refugees who helped hide him when he went on the run in Hong Kong in 2013. Until now, the whereabouts of Snowden in the weeks after he leaked secret intelligence documents had remained a mystery. But it has now been revealed he was staying with refugees in cramped and impoverished flats in some of the poorer parts of the city. One of the whistleblower’s lawyers in Hong Kong, Robert Tibbo, disclosed the details in an interview with Canada’s National Post. Tibbo said Snowden had sent $1,000 to each of the people who had helped him. Other supporters of Snowden are also sending donations. The fear is that now those who helped him have been identified, they might face reprisals. The money is to try to ...
Theresa May could Revival Grammar School
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Theresa May could Revival Grammar School

    Theresa May has told Conservative backbenchers she supports lifting the ban on grammar schools so every child can have access to opportunity. Two MPs who attended a meeting of the 1922 Committee on Wednesday night confirmed to Sky News that the Prime Minister argued for an overhaul of England's school system. She told the gathering of backbench MPs that the best state schools have become the preserve of Britain's elite, effectively shutting out the majority of children from the best education. The sources confirmed she said, to cheers in the room: "We already have selection, haven't we? It's called selection by house price." It is thought many of the free schools announced by her predecessor David Cameron could become grammar schools under the changes. The Government's sup...