Friday 23 March, 2018
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The Social Magazine
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Facebook’s shares have fallen sharply, wiping $37bn off the firm’s value, as it faces questions from US and UK politicians about its privacy rules. The social network is under fire after reports on how Cambridge Analytica, which...

By Steve Weichel on Mar 20th, 2018
President Trump And Julia Cordover

The White House on Sunday vowed to help provide “rigorous firearms training” to some schoolteachers and formally endorsed a bill to tighten the federal background checks system, but it backed off President Trump’s earlier call to raise...

By Steve Weichel on Mar 12th, 2018
Kim Jong

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told a high-ranking South Korean government delegation that he wants to “write a new history of national reunification,” during an unprecedented meeting between the two sides in Pyongyang Monday. North...

By Steve Weichel on Mar 6th, 2018
Samsung Galaxy S9

New and improved camera capabilities are the main thrust of Samsung’s pitch for its latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and larger S9+. The handsets gain a super-slow-motion facility designed to make it easy to extend key moments...

By Steve Weichel on Feb 26th, 2018
Electric powered Mini

Electric-powered Mini cars are to be built in China, as well as in Oxford where most Minis are currently made. BMW, the owner of the Mini brand, said it had agreed an outline deal with Chinese manufacturer Great Wall Motor. Cars made under...

By Steve Weichel on Feb 24th, 2018

Authorities say the body of a woman who was pregnant and who was reported missing earlier this month was found Saturday in Cass County. Kara Blevins, 27, had not been seen since Friday, Feb. 2. She was last seen in the Akeley area, southwest...

By Steve Weichel on Feb 19th, 2018
Apple HomePod Speaker

Apple’s new smart speakers can discolour wooden surfaces, leaving a white mark where they are placed, the firm has acknowledged. The US company has suggested that owners may have to re-oil furniture if the HomePod is moved. The device...

By Steve Weichel on Feb 15th, 2018
Bitcoin energy use in Iceland

Iceland is facing an “exponential” rise in Bitcoin mining that is gobbling up power resources, a spokesman for Icelandic energy firm HS Orka has said. This year, electricity use at Bitcoin mining data centres is likely to exceed...

By Steve Weichel on Feb 13th, 2018
US And Russia

Just as the White House is caught in a political minefield over the Russia investigation, the Pentagon is taking its toughest line yet against Russia’s resurgent nuclear forces. In its newly released Nuclear Posture Review, the Defense...

By Steve Weichel on Feb 3rd, 2018

Could a four-page memo expose FBI wrongdoing so severe that it triggers massive firings and a scandal of a scale not seen since Watergate?   Or maybe there is a “secret society” within the FBI, formed to undermine President Trump? Perhaps nefarious actions are to blame for thousands of text messages mysteriously lost — and then mysteriously...