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October 27, 2017 7:42 PM Preordering is broken, and here's how to fix the system

Let's replace the mad rush to click-and-buy hot tech products like the iPhone X with a fair, transparent lottery. If you're not happy with how the iPhone X preorder launch went, you're not alone. Twitter, Reddit and other social media forums were full of complaints from the moment Apple's preorders opened (or, for some people, failed to open) on Oct. 27. Websites 149

October 26, 2017 9:19 PM Microsoft just hit its $20 billion cloud goal, almost a year ahead of schedule

Three years ago, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella called his shot : the company's so-called commercial cloud business would hit $20 billion in annualized revenue by the end of its 2018 fiscal year. At the time, that seemed an ambitious goal. Microsoft's commercial cloud business was then generating $6.3 billion in sales on an annualized basis, which it defined 123

October 25, 2017 6:54 PM Wash your hands and get a flu shot

There were at least 17 flu-outbreaks at facilities across the state. According to the weekly FluView report, local influenza activity was reported by five states - California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Oklahoma and SC - up from two states the previous week, while the US Virgin Islands and 38 states reported sporadic influenza activity. The Department 105

October 24, 2017 8:52 PM League Cup results: City, Arsenal, United, Leicester progress in very different circumstances

JESSE Lingard scored twice as Manchester United beat Swansea 2-0 at the Liberty Stadium to reach the Carabao Cup last eight. A much-changed United side went ahead on 21 minutes through the 24-year-old’s nice finish from a clever Marcus Rashford flick, and it was 2-0 on 59 minutes as Lingard’s superb, guided header found the corner from Matteo Darmian’s 359

October 24, 2017 10:53 AM Ronaldo eyes more FIFA success as Real Madrid dominate awards

Cristiano Ronaldo has set his sights on a “lucky seventh” piece of FIFA silverware after collecting his fifth Men’s Player of the Year award on Monday. Ronaldo’s Real Madrid side, who won both La Liga and the Champions League last season, dominated the 2017 Best FIFA football awards at a star-studded ceremony in London on Monday. The Portuguese ace has scored 120

October 23, 2017 6:01 PM Pixel 2 review: Google's vision of the ultimate smartphone

Google is more serious than it's ever been about hardware, and the Pixel 2 is its ultimate vision of what a smartphone should be in 2017 – fast, smart, simple, and elegant. Here's the New Atlas verdict on what the Pixel 2 has to offer, after using it for a week. In terms of hardware specs, there's nothing groundbreaking here, and in truth it's hard for any smartphone 93

October 23, 2017 3:02 AM Flu jab 2017: Is Calvin Harris correct that the vaccine contains TOXIC metal?

FLU jab is being promoted this year as the best protection against the influenza virus. Last week Calvin Harris claimed that the vaccine contains toxic metal - is he right? Flu symptoms include sore throat, coughing and fever, and catching the virus risks complications such as pneumonia and even death. Public Health England and the NHS are encouraging 115

October 21, 2017 11:04 PM Newly Discovered Moon Tunnel Could Be The Perfect Place For A Colony, Scientists Say

At the close of the Apollo age, just months before the final moon walk in 1971, a NASA researcher argued that vast tunnels lie beneath the lunar surface. There was good reason to think so. Lava from ancient volcanoes might have bored miles-long voids beneath the moon, just like volcanoes carved out the Kaumana Lava Tubes in Hawaii. What a sight a lunar 109

October 21, 2017 6:54 PM High-end HTC U11 Plus specs leak

With its focus on a leaner product line, HTC has been fairly quiet in recent times, releasing a handful of devices each year. The time is nigh for a new smartphone from the company, and if the rumors hold true, it’ll be a high-end device with specs to satisfy power users. The HTC U11 Plus is slated to launch on November 2, and thanks to @evleaks, we know what to expect 78

October 21, 2017 5:20 PM Chelsea, Conte squash the non-believers with 4-2 win over Watford

Chelsea 4-2 Watford, Premier League: Match report Chelsea made hard work of dispatching an up-and-coming Watford side Saturday afternoon at Stamford Bridge. Led by manager Marco Silva and young striker Richarlison, the visitors surely felt they deserved more from the game, as they forced Chelsea into yet another nervy, error-strewn performance. But after 112