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Ofcom proposes further duct and pole access to boost 5G

Ofcom wants companies building fibre networks to support business broadband and mobile backhaul services to access Openreach’s networks of ducts and poles in a move that would support the rollout of 5G. Consumer broadband providers can already use this infrastructure, which it is claimed will reduce the upfront cost of...

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is being turned into a movie

With Disney wrapping up the Skywalker saga with this Christmas's Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, where does the movie series set in a galaxy far, far away turn next for inspiration? The answer, it now seems, is to the Star Wars computer games. According to a report...

Samsung may release a surprise new phone at the end of 2019

We thought Samsung's second half of 2019 consisted of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, repairing and releasing the Samsung Galaxy Fold, and finally making the Samsung Galaxy A80 available to the public, but it looks like the company may have an extra wildcard up its sleeves. According to phone leaker...

Google adds food delivery to Maps and search results

You can now get dinner without leaving Google Maps. Image: interim archives / Getty Images By Karissa Bell2019-05-23 17:00:00 UTC Google just added yet another reason to never have to leave its services. The company is now adding food delivery to the lineup of things you can do directly in Maps...

The Lonely Island’s surprise Netflix drop is hilarious for absolutely no reason

In case anyone was worried that any idea was too outlandish or weird for The Lonely Island to tackle in a musical/rap format, The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience is now on Netflix to disabuse them of that notion.  The idea of a — just to get this straight — Lemonade-style...

Reddit user allowed to remain anonymous following court ruling

A Reddit user has been allowed to stay anonymous in a landmark court ruling. Image: Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images By Johnny Lieu2019-05-24 03:15:49 UTC A Reddit user who faced a legal fight to reveal their identity has been allowed to stay anonymous, a court has ruled. The user, who...

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange charged under the Espionage Act

Looking through a prison van window. Image: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP / Getty By Jack Morse2019-05-23 20:41:11 UTC The U.S. government is going after Julian Assange. Again.  The Wikileaks founder and current resident of a London jail cell was charged Thursday under the 102-year-old Espionage Act, with 18 separate counts carrying...

Facebook reveals more details on AR glasses in new patent

Facebook has spoken of its plans to create AR glasses a handful of times, but has said the tech is several years away. Image: justin sullivan / Getty Images By Karissa Bell2019-05-23 21:45:30 UTC We may still be years away from Facebook's augmented reality glasses becoming an actual product, but...

‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ fight scenes, ranked by animal involvement

Warning: Major spoilers ahead for John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum. "All this because of a puppy?" "It wasn't just a puppy." Animals rule the third instalment of the John Wick franchise, Chapter 3 - Parabellum, which rolls around in dirty action, drops a bunch of kills at your feet, and rarely...

Fake ‘drunk’ Nancy Pelosi video goes viral, and it wasn’t even that hard to make

Really? Image: MANDEL NGAN / AFP / getty By Jack Morse2019-05-23 23:52:13 UTC Who needs deepfakes when you can just run a video at reduced speed? An edited clip of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, altered to make it look like she's slurring her words, is making the rounds online following a...