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October 10, 2017 1:00 PM IMF forecasts stronger global growth

The global economic recovery is strengthening, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In its latest World Economic Outlook, the IMF has revised its forecast for the global economy and is now expecting slightly stronger growth. The IMF's forecast for the UK is the same as in its July report. It expects growth to slow from 1.8% in 2016 to 1.7% this year and to 1.5% in 2018. Although 138

October 10, 2017 12:35 PM Tim Cahill's heroics won't distract from another poor Socceroos performance

Reigning Asian champions Australia were pushed all the way by Syria in Sydney on Tuesday night, needing extra time to win 2-1. Ange Postecoglou's side were in strife early on, going behind after just five minutes thanks to a breakaway goal to Omar Al Soma. Socceroos legend Tim Cahill was on hand to once again save his side though, scoring two headed 98

October 10, 2017 2:12 AM This Tiny Last Jedi Trailer Detail Has Massive Ramifications

It’s been an oddly contentious day in the Star Wars fandom. Alongside the growing excitement for a new The Last Jedi trailer that would air during Monday Night Football that evening, a debate raged over whether fans should watch it at all. A tweet from director Rian Johnson—repeated out of context and blown a bit out of proportion—was the source of the dust up. “I am legitimately 95

October 7, 2017 8:05 AM Pixel 2 vs iPhone 8 vs Galaxy S8: What's the best phone right now?

Since the Android operating system launched in 2008, Google has offered it out to other smartphone vendors for free. There are huge range of Android smartphones on the market, covering everything from cheap and cheerful phones like the Wileyfox Swift 2 X, through to high-end handsets like the Galaxy Note 8, which is great for consumers. Unfortunately 236

October 6, 2017 4:00 AM Charges dropped against alleged deaf murderer

Magistrate Gofaone Morwaeng ordered the prosecutor, sergeant Ditsapelo Emmanuel to make the application due to the case’s slow progress. The accused, who is deaf, was originally arraigned last October. Morwaeng said he was concerned at the snail’s pace of murder cases, which was causing backlogs in the system. He said in this particular case the accused 59

October 5, 2017 6:00 PM Controversial pesticides found in honey samples from six continents

Neonicotinoids are at the centre of a long-running debate about whether they harm bees. Honey bees on every continent except Antarctica face significant exposure to neonicotinoid pesticides — chemicals that some studies suggest harm bees’ health. Researchers who tested honey from nearly 200 sites worldwide found that 75% of their samples contained some level 110

October 2, 2017 11:16 PM Samsung stands to make more from iPhone X than Galaxy S8 thanks to parts

Apple and Samsung have always made for strange bedfellows, and a new report from analytics firm Counterpoint Technology illustrates just how weirdly symbiotic that relationship can sometimes be. Case in point: Samsung may end up making more money from parts for the upcoming iPhone X than it will make from those inside its own Galaxy S8, as the The Wall Street 71

October 2, 2017 9:46 PM Need to Quick-Charge Your iPhone? Grab This iPad Adapter

Apple's USB-C quick charging is promising, but for now, nothing beats an iPad power adapter to juice up your iPhone 8 quickly. Apple's iPhone 8 features quick charging, which is great, because slow charging has long frustrated iPhone owners. We tried three different chargers and found that Apple's $19 iPad charger offers the best balance of fast charging 78

October 2, 2017 5:02 PM Is the iPhone 8 Plus a step ahead, or is Cupertino killing time until the iPhone X? Find out what we think in our iPhone 8 Plus review

Is the iPhone 8 Plus a step ahead, or is Cupertino killing time until the iPhone X? Another year, another iPhone. Except this year, the 8 and 8 Plus aren’t the stars of the show - they were overshadowed at their own launch event by their bezel-less brother, the iPhone X. Compared to the X, with its fairly radical redesign, the 8 and 8 Plus run the risk of looking 427

September 30, 2017 4:15 PM Review: Nintendo Classic Mini SNES Is a Fun-Sized Reboot

The Wii U was a sales disaster, its Toy Town tablet controller failing to entice developers or consumers -- but now the Switch is killing it with a much better implementation of the same concept. This boom and bust model goes back further, though -- it began with the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The SNES got off to a slow start against the scorchingly 93