The pictures, posted on Twitter by frequent phone leaker Jon Prosser, show what appear to be official Apple schematics for its next flagship iPhone - specifically a drastically reduced 'notch' that stores the device's front-facing camera components. … [Read more...] about Apple’s 2020 iPhones may come without a power adapter or EarPods in the box as the US tech giant looks to offset the cost of adding 5G support to its next-generation handsets
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As a black man in his 50s, I have become a master at being an undercover brother — utilising what the African American writer Du Bois calls “double consciousness” — the feeling that you have more than one social identity, which makes it difficult to develop a sense of self. … [Read more...] about Hero BLM protester delivers powerful message saying ‘it’s not black versus white, it’s everyone versus racists’
The beach was also busy along the coast at Brighton, where hundreds of youths gathered on an area of green yesterday evening, chanting at police attempting to move them on. Other seaside flashpoints included police being called to a 'large group of people fighting' at the beach in Exmouth, Devon, the same evening. … [Read more...] about Health Secretary Matt Hancock threatens to CLOSE beaches and re-lockdown local areas after ‘major incident’ in Bournemouth, thousands of Liverpool fans celebrate title win and police come under attack from revellers for second night
To make a better laptop than this Apple will have to radically redesign the machine, so this feels like the last great version of a long-running model. It’s not exciting, nor does it reinvent the wheel but it is great – the 13in MacBook Pro many have been waiting for. … [Read more...] about Apple 13in MacBook Pro review 2020: going out on a high?
Carl Reiner was a great master who had proved his worth and staying power over years. For me, one of the funniest and most fascinating parts of his autobiography, I Remember Me, is his recounting of an intense discussion he had as a young TV writer about which number was the funniest, as the punchline for a sketch about roulette. Just as “chicken” is funny because of the hard “ck” sound, so there must be a funny number — and Reiner incidentally discounted “69” because of the sexy connotation. He wanted something more purely funny. Finally, mysteriously, he and his colleagues settled on 32, and 32 duly got a massive laugh. Reiner was the Gandalf or the Merlin of the American comic tradition. … [Read more...] about Carl Reiner: farewell to the heavyweight master of American comedy