September 12, 2019

Heavy menstrual bleeding: Keyhole hysterectomy technique ‘more effective’

The problem affects a quarter of women in the UK and many end up having surgery to treat it.
September 12, 2019

Welsh Government’s role at arms fair to be reviewed

The defence secretary said the sector brings in £19bn to the UK economy and supports 260,000 jobs.
September 12, 2019

Apple put a hilarious Easter egg in its iPhone 11 event roundup video

Apple unveiled quite a few products earlier this week during its iPhone 11 event -- not just the new iPhones we’ve all been waiting to see. We learned the pricing structure for Apple’s new services, we got a new Apple Watch as well as trio of health studies, and a brand new affordable iPad that’s even bigger than the old one. And then there were the three new phones, including the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max, and all their special features that needed a proper introduction. The event was rather long, and we covered all the announcements coming from Tim Cook and company as it happened. But if you want to relive it, Apple created a whimsical two-minute clip of the entire press conference and introduced a hilarious Easter egg in it. The video recap doesn’t present all of Apple’s announcements in chronological order, but that’s not really the point. What you should be looking for is a frame that depicts what looks like a blue screen of death, which is, of course, an iconic marker for Windows PC errors. And that frame comes in just as the narrator reminds you that the new 10.2-inch iPad is two times faster than the best-selling PC. If you do catch that error while the video is playing at regular speed, you won’t see its contents, but the blue might put a smile on your face as it’s timed to perfection. But if you do stop the clip to try to catch that image, this is what you end up seeing — trust me, it gets blue real fast, but I tried to catch a screenshot of it as early on as possible: “Error 09102019,” the error message reads. “This is just a thought. But it might be nice to have some sort of easter egg message in here for the hard core Apple fans that will stop the video.” Fans have indeed deciphered the string of numbers in binary that appears after the text, and this is what they got (via PhoneArena):
So you took the time to translate this? We love you.
Now we’ll be looking for more Easter eggs in every future Apple video. You can check out the entire video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA3MV2V--TU
September 12, 2019

Fake cancer cures: Debunking myths found in videos on YouTube

Professor Justin Stebbing, a cancer expert at Imperial College London, debunks some of the unproven “cures” for cancer.
September 12, 2019

The Papers: Northern Irish ‘compromise’ and BA ‘mega strike’

A potential "lifeline" for Boris Johnson over the NI backstop and more woe at British Airways lead the papers.
September 12, 2019

Samsung’s artistic The Frame TV is currently on sale for $649

Samsung's The Frame is alluring if you like the idea of a TV that can double as living artwork, but the price? Not so much -- you've usually had to pay a premium for that seamless look. It might be much easier to rationalize right now, though. BuyDig...
September 12, 2019

Brexit: John Bercow warns Boris Johnson against disobeying no-deal law

The Commons Speaker strongly criticises any suggestion that the government could ignore the law.
September 12, 2019

Even BMW’s ‘Vantablack’ X6 gets caught by LiDAR

BMW decided to paint one of its X6 SUVs black. But not just any black; Vantablack the darkest pigment ever created. Then they brought it to the Frankfurt Auto Show and put it in a room with flashing lights and a video screen. But seriously, if...
September 12, 2019

Brexitcast: Operation Yellowhammer is ‘really, really, really bad’

The gang react to the government's published no-deal plans, codenamed Operation Yellowhammer.
September 12, 2019

Zakari Bennett-Eko: Dad charged with murder of river death baby

Zak Eko, 22, is accused of murdering 11-month-old Zakari Bennett-Eko in Radcliffe, Bury.