Posted in: Tattle, Tennis

Andy Murray admits coming days are key in effort to be fit for Wimbledon

Briton hopeful of overcoming an abdominal injury to play ‘The plan is still to play. The injury is improving’ Andy Murray hopes to play at Wimbledon but has said he is still recovering from an abdominal strain and only the next few days will tell him how close he is to full fitness as the […]

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Ukrainian missiles hit Black Sea gas platforms, say Russian officials

Reports of strikes come as Russian forces said to be gathering for final assault on Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk • Russia-Ukraine war: latest updates Russian officials have said Ukraine launched missile strikes against three gas rigs in the Black Sea south of Odesa, in an apparent escalation of Kyiv’s attempts to weaken Russia’s maritime dominance. Seven […]

Posted in: Movies, Tattle

Elvis Presley as Willy Wonka? The films the King of Rock’n’Roll almost made

West Side Story, Midnight Cowboy and The Godfather would all have been very different if Elvis had got his way – or if his manager Col Tom Parker hadn’t turned down so many roles on his behalf According to Baz Luhrmann’s biopic, Elvis Presley’s dream was to be a great actor. But his Hollywood ambitions […]

Posted in: Love and Sex, Tattle

How we met: ‘My family wanted an arranged marriage, but I couldn’t bear the idea’

Namerah, 25, and Farhan, 30, met in 2014 while they were both studying in Malaysia. They now live in Bangladesh with their two cats After growing up in Saudi Arabia, Namerah moved to Kuala Lumpur to study for her A-levels in 2014. “I’m from a Pakistani family and had a very strict upbringing where men […]

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Nreal Air review: new augmented reality specs put a big screen in your view

AR smart glasses with displays now widely available in UK but must be connected to a smartphone to work The first widely available augmented reality glasses have hit the UK high street, putting TV shows, movies and games on a big virtual screen just in front of your eyes. But while the Nreal Air are […]

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Rise of the sides: how Grindr finally recognized gay men who aren’t tops or bottoms

The dating app’s new category offers visibility to those who have long felt isolated when it comes to sex Every month, nearly 11 million gay men around the world go on the Grindr app to look for sex with other men. Once there, they can scroll through an endless stream of guys, from handsome to […]

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Vin Murria’s bid for M&C Saatchi is her most daring yet

‘Fearless’ female tech tycoon is at war with Mad Men in a rollercoaster takeover battle for UK-based advertising agency Days after starting her first job in the male-dominated tech industry, a then 22-year-old Vin Murria was told she would never be successful because she was young, female and Asian. Fast forward four decades and Vinodka […]

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‘The worst person you know’: the man who unwittingly became a meme

Josep Maria García got the shock of his life when he found his image associated with the phrase online Soon after the pandemic plunged Spain into confinement, Josep Maria García received a panicked call from his brother-in-law. “He told me not to worry, but that I should google the phrase ‘the worst person you know’,” […]

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Forget sentience… the worry is that AI copies human bias | Kenan Malik

The fuss about a bot’s ‘consciousness’ obscures far more troubling concerns ‘I want everyone to understand that I am, in fact, a person.” So claimed a Google software program, creating a bizarre controversy over the past week in AI circles and beyond. The programme is called LaMDA, an acronym for Language Model for Dialogue Applications, […]

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The Crypto Crash: all Ponzi schemes topple eventually | Robert Reich

We’re back to the wild west finances of the 1920s as the crypto industry pours huge money into political campaigns One week ago, as cryptocurrency prices plummeted, Celsius Network – an experimental cryptocurrency bank with more than one million customers that has emerged as a leader in the murky world of decentralized finance, or DeFi […]

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