At least 9 people dead, thousands of homes destroyed in 3 dangerous wildfires burning across California

At least 9 people dead, thousands of homes destroyed in 3 dangerous wildfires burning across California

Three dangerous wildfires are raging in California. The Butte County Sheriff announced Saturday that 14 additional bodies were recovered — some found in cars and houses — bringing the death toll to 23 so far. The Camp Fire, in northern California, started Thursday morning and quickly charred the entire town of Paradise, which is home…

People are offering their ribs to Ruth Bader Ginsburg after the Supreme Court justice fractured 3 in a fall

People are offering their ribs to Ruth Bader Ginsburg after the Supreme Court justice fractured 3 in a fall

People are offering their ribs to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after she fell and fractured three in her office on Wednesday night. Ginsburg, 85, was taken to George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC, for treatment on Thursday morning as the court held a welcome ceremony for new Justice Brett Kavanaugh. When news…

Poll: Most British people would stay in the EU rather than accept a no-deal Brexit

Poll: Most British people would stay in the EU rather than accept a no-deal Brexit

LONDON — British voters would rather stay in the EU than accept leaving without a deal, according to a new poll. The survey of 3,006 voters for Politico, found that British voters would choose by a margin of 53.5% to remain in the EU if the alternative was leaving under a no-deal scenario „with the…

Over a million people asked Amazon’s Alexa to marry them in 2017 and it turned them all down

Over a million people asked Amazon’s Alexa to marry them in 2017 and it turned them all down

People really love their virtual assistants — so much so, in fact, that over a million people asked Amazon Alexa to marry them in 2017 alone, the retailer confirmed to Business Insider. And that’s not even including customers who might have proposed to their Google Assistant, or Apple Siri, or Microsoft Cortana. It seems that…

The 100 coolest people in UK tech

The 100 coolest people in UK tech

On March 17, 2018, Christopher Wylie changed the discourse around data and privacy forever. After months of secret work, the whistleblower went public with claims that the shadowy political consultancy Cambridge Analytica had weaponised the information of 50 million Facebook users during the 2016 US presidential election. Wylie’s claims, made to the Observer newspaper, triggered…

Three people in England have been diagnosed with monkeypox — here’s what to know about the illness

Three people in England have been diagnosed with monkeypox — here’s what to know about the illness

A third case of the rare illness monkeypox has been diagnosed in England. Officials at Public Health England (PHE) announced the case in a statement on Wednesday, Reuters reported. Earlier this month, two other individuals were diagnosed with monkeypox, though the cases weren’t linked within the UK, according to PHE. The first was a resident…

People are complaining that Apple Store sales systems went down on new iPhone release day, and they didn’t get their new phones

People are complaining that Apple Store sales systems went down on new iPhone release day, and they didn’t get their new phones

Apple’s newest phones, the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, went on sale on Friday. One way to make sure you get the latest iPhone or Apple Watch on launch day is to reserve the new phone through the Apple Store app, and then head to a physical Apple store to pick it up. Apple’s…

People in Australia won’t stop hiding needles in strawberries, and its biggest supermarket has stopped selling needles in response

People in Australia won’t stop hiding needles in strawberries, and its biggest supermarket has stopped selling needles in response

Australia’s biggest supermarket chain is halting the sale of sewing needles in response to a growing trend of people hiding them in strawberries and other fruit. Woolworths announced Thursday that it was temporarily removing needles from sale, according to the Reuters news agency. All 995 Woolworths branches are affected. Though most of the recent incidents…

People hiding needles in strawberries in Australia have started putting them in other fruit too

Police in Australia say they have found sewing needles hidden inside an apple and a banana, widening a crisis which began with strawberries being found with hidden needles inside. Officers say they have found more than 25 instances of fruit with needles concealed inside, across all six states of Australia. According to news.com.au, hidden needles…

People have been hiding needles in strawberries in Australia, and it’s put at least 2 people in hospital

People have been hiding needles in strawberries in Australia, and it’s put at least 2 people in hospital

People have been hiding sewing needles in store-bought strawberries in Australia, which has sent at least two men to hospital with abdominal pain. The small needles have been found totally concealed inside the strawberries, making them very hard to find. At least 11 people across six Australian states have reported seeing needles in their strawberries,…