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Jeffrey Toobin Shreds William Barr: He ‘Distorted’ Report, Pissed Off Mueller

CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin didn’t mince words on Tuesday over the revelation that special counsel Robert Mueller was unhappy about how Attorney General William Barr summarized his report. According to The Washington Post, Mueller wrote to Barr to complain that the four-page memo sent to Congress in Mach “did not fully capture the context, nature […]

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Judge Throws Out Ex-Penn State President’s Conviction

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge threw out former Penn State President Graham Spanier’s misdemeanor child-endangerment conviction on Tuesday, less than a day before he was due to turn himself in to begin serving a jail sentence. The decision by U.S. Magistrate Judge Karoline Mehalchick in Scranton, Pennsylvania, gave state prosecutors three months to […]

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On The Brazil Border, Venezuela’s Political Crisis Has Become A Humanitarian Nightmare

PACARAIMA, Brazil — Venezuelans awoke Tuesday morning to a call by self-declared interim president Juan Guaidó to bring down Nicolás Maduro’s regime. Venezuela is mired in a deep political, economic and humanitarian crisis that has led more than 3 million people to leave the country, according to the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR. “I never […]

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Game for a song? Top 5 songs of hit series Game Of Thrones

Music has always played a significant role in Game Of Thrones, from the iconic theme by Iranian-German composer Ramin Djawadi to albums such as For The Throne, released last Friday and featuring original music by popular acts such as SZA, The Weeknd, Travis Scott and Ellie Goulding. In the hit television series’ story-line itself, the […]

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De Niro quizzes Scorsese about films like Raging Bull

NEW YORK • Director Martin Scorsese and his frequent star Robert De Niro shared a few small details about their forthcoming film, The Irishman, as part of a wide-ranging discussion on Sunday at the Beacon Theatre in New York, where audience members were surprised to learn that Leonardo DiCaprio was in their midst. For the […]

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Extreme survivors of the wild

Unlike many nature documentaries, new National Geographic series Hostile Planet will not “sugarcoat or sanitise” how ruthless Mother Nature can be, says host Bear Grylls. And the famous British survivalist says some of the resilient creatures featured on the show – which spotlights how species adapt to the most extreme environments on Earth – put […]

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New Products

Razer Blade Pro 17 GAMING LAPTOP From $3,799, available next month Rebuilt from ground up, the new Razer Blade Pro 17 gaming laptop has a chassis that is milled and cut from a single block of aluminium for a robust frame, and an anodised matt finish to resist scratches. Its 17.3-inch (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) […]

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Unbeatable bang for your buck

Xiaomi has done it again. Known for inexpensive, value-for-money devices, the Chinese smartphone maker has launched the Mi 9, which boasts flagship-class performance and features at mid-range prices. It costs $599 for a model with 6GB of memory and 64GB of internal storage. My 128GB review set is priced at $699. This is at least […]

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Tech Life Hacks: Guard your phone from malware

Your mobile phone is your closest companion, the first thing you check when you wake up and the last thing you close before you sleep. Your virtual life resides in it – details of friends, personal photographs, messages from beloved people, your banking app, passwords and more. Please subscribe or log in to continue reading […]

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Metaride shoes reduce effort needed to run

The Asics Metaride, the Japanese sports apparel company’s first energy-saving running shoes, took two years to develop and incorporate several proprietary Asics technologies. The result is a pair of shoes that, according to Asics, have been scientifically proven to reduce energy loss at the ankle joint by 19.1 per cent. The first thing you will […]

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Fitbit Inspire HR light on the wrist and the wallet

The Fitbit Inspire HR feels so comfortable and, at a mere 17g, so light, that I often forget it is strapped to my wrist during this review. This fitness tracker is also light on the wallet at $158 and one to consider if you are looking for a simple, affordable and lightweight fitness tracker. It […]

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Wireless charging for AirPods 2 earbuds

You will not be able to tell the new AirPods from the old ones by just looking – the second and first generations of Apple’s true wireless in-ear headphones have identical designs. Not messing with a winning design is understandable, but I am disappointed that Apple did not at least offer colour options. A pair […]

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More hurdles ahead for e-sports

He is Singapore’s most successful and recognised e-sports professional, but Daryl “iceiceice” Koh will not be representing his country in e-sports’ debut at the SEA Games in November and December. Because of hefty opportunity costs to his professional career, Mr Koh could not agree on an arrangement with the Singapore Esports Association (SGEA). Please subscribe […]