March 8, 2019

Barbie’s clothing designer defends iconic doll’s body type

As Barbie celebrates her 60th birthday this month, her longest-running clothing designer has defended the iconic doll’s thin body against criticism of promoting unrealistic body image.
March 8, 2019

Newspaper headlines: Brexit breakthrough hopes ‘dashed’

May accused of playing Brexit "blame game"; air crash bereaved "let down" as pilot cleared.
March 8, 2019

Two men shot in legs in Belfast and Londonderry

The victims were taken to hospital after being shot in Derry and west Belfast on Friday evening.
March 8, 2019

Skip the pricey Logitech Harmony remote and get Amazon’s best-selling universal remote for $10

We love Logitech Harmony universal remotes here at BGR Deals, but we definitely understand that not everyone needs all of the sophisticated features these sleek remotes have to offer. If you’re looking for something far more simple that’s still reliable and can control multiple devices, we’ve got just the thing. The GE 33709 4-Device Universal Remote is the best-selling universal remote on Amazon for two reasons: it works really well, and it costs less than $10. Or, if you want to spend a few extra bucks you can get the upgraded version with backlighting and support for six different devices.

Here are the highlights from the product page:

  • Trusted Brand – GE is the leading brand in universal remote controls
  • Multi-device control - Operate up to 4 different Audio and video components such as TVs, Blu-ray/DVD players, cable/satellite receivers, streaming media players, sound bars and more
  • Best remote Code library – This universal remote works with all major brands and Supports thousands of the latest audio/video equipment. DOES NOT WORK WITH ROKU STREAMING STICK OR FIRE TV/STICK.
  • Simple setup – includes an easy to follow online setup video and the auto Scan technology provides trouble-free setup
  • Master volume control – allows you to control the volume no matter what device you are operating
March 8, 2019

These Artists Created Their Own Ice Box To Protest Border Detention Facilities

RAICES opened a new art installation in the middle of Austin, Texas, just in time for the city's megapopular SXSW festival which features an ice box protesting ICE's detention centers.
March 8, 2019

England in West Indies: Tourists bowl out hosts for just 45 to win T20 series

England dismiss West Indies for just 45 - the second-lowest score in T20 internationals - to win the second T20 by 137 runs in St Kitts and wrap up the series with a match to spare.
March 8, 2019

Cancer-targeting compound could be a breakthrough in treating brain tumors

A new compound discovered by scientists at Scripps Research may prove to be a powerful weapon in the fight against one of the most aggressive and deadly types of cancer. Just like the cancer it fights, the compound is incredibly strong, selectively targeting the cells that allow glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) to rapidly take over the brain. The research, which was published in a new paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, explains how the stem-like cancer cells of GBM promote growth of the tumor while also aiding it in recurrence even after a patient has had surgery. Stopping these cells from doing their deadly deed is crucial to successful treatment, and the new compound — which the scientists have nicknamed RIPGBM — does just that. Glioblastomas are thought to be so deadly because the stem-like cells that promote its growth are highly resistant to the effects of chemotherapy and other traditional cancer treatments. This allows the cells to spread into new areas and even generate new tumors after one has been successfully removed in surgery. This makes GBM is incredibly deadly, and while treatment options are available it's generally considered to be incurable. RIPGBM could change that due to its incredibly strong effect on the cancer cells it targets. The researchers say that in lab testing the drug was shown to be over 40 times as efficient at destroying GBM cells when compared to the current most popular GBM prescription drug. RIPGBM's potency is only felt by the cancerous cells, which is important in maintaining otherwise healthy brain tissue. The compound effectively ignores noncancerous brain cells while hunting down the tumor cells. Going forward, the drug will undergo more testing and hopefully lead to human trials. "Our discovery of this compound and the cellular pathways it affects offers a promising new strategy for treating glioblastoma," principal investigator Luke Lairson, PhD, said in a statement. Let's hope he's right.
March 8, 2019

Residents Face Sky-Rocketing Rents As NFL Takes Over Inglewood

Earlier this week, lawmakers in Inglewood, California pushed through a rent stabilization ordinance that seeks to protect residents who are struggling to stay in their homes due to surging rents in the area. One of the main reasons that rents have skyr...
March 8, 2019

Shazam Reviews Are In, And People Can’t Get Enough Of How ‘Joyous’ It Is

Critics are sounding off about Shazam, the latest superhero flick on the block, and it's earning high praise across the board.
March 8, 2019

This $50 device will make the internet so much faster on your home computer

Are you tired of having your work interrupted by connectivity issues when other people in your home play online games or stream 4K movies? This will always be an issue with Wi-Fi, which means it’s time to ditch Wi-Fi and switch to Ethernet on your home PC. No, you don’t need to pay an electrician hundreds of dollars to run cable and install Ethernet ports. Just pick up a TP-Link AV1000 Gigabit Powerline Ethernet Adapter on Amazon for $50 and instantly turn any regular old power outlet near your computer into a gigabit Ethernet port!

Here’s some additional info from the product page:

  • Powerline adapter provides up to 1000Mbps Ethernet over power. Ideal to be Ethernet extender who can easily go over the walls
  • As network adapters supporting HomePlug AV2, easy to add multiple adapters and works under 110-240V
  • Gigabit port, give you full speed of your internet. Plug & Play, no new wires and no configuration required
  • Power saving automatically reduces power consumption by up to 85%. Data encryption by 128-bit AES to make the network safe and private
  • System requirements is windows 2000, xp, 2003, vista, 7, 8, 8.1,10, mac and linux. Standards and protocols are homeplug av2, homeplug av, ieee 1901, ieee 802.3, ieee 802.3u and ieee 802.3ab. Range is 984.25 foot over electrical circuit
  • Industry Leading Support: 2-year warranty and free 24/7 technical support. Amazon Dedicated Support Email: Support.Amazon@tp-link.com