Category: Around The World

iPhone password reset attacks are real – how to protect yourself

We’re hearing more and more about password reset attacks being used to target Apple iPhone users.  As Mashable reported last month, hackers are attacking iPhones via a method that inundates them with password reset prompts. These hacking campaigns have also been called MFA (multi-factor authentication) bombing or fatigue attacks.  These attacks aren’t new. Reports about them online have been shared for a few years now….

GOP lawmaker: You can’t call ‘for the eradication of Jews and think everything is going to be just okay’

GOP Rep. Mike Lawler (N.Y.) on Monday emphasized the need for “consequences” against those involved in the pro-Palestinian protests at Columbia University. “I mean there are consequences to actions. That’s what some of these folks don’t seem to understand. You can’t call for the eradication of Jews and think everything is going to be just okay because you’re entitled to free speech,” Lawler said Monday…

Groundbreaking ceremony held for high-speed train from Las Vegas to Los Angeles

Federal, transportation and union leaders gathered in Las Vegas Monday to drive spikes into a symbolic rail, marking the beginning of construction for a $12 billion high-speed rail line that will link Las Vegas and the Los Angeles area. “People have been dreaming of high-speed rail in America for decades,” Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Monday ahead of the groundbreaking ceremony. “It’s really happening this…

Jonathan Bailey’s Partner: Who is The ‘Bridgerton’ Star Dating?

Does Jonathan Bailey have a partner? Who is the lucky man? One of the hottest members of Bridgerton‘s steamy cast, Jonathan Bailey, is getting more and more attention. His steamy scenes in Fellow Travelers and his upcoming role in Wicked are drawing more eyes and creating new fans. Bailey tends to be private about his personal life. But not so private that we don’t know…

Meri Brown Shares Emotional Wedding Anniversary Post: I Have No Regrets!

Meri Brown has a lot to say. About something somewhat personal, painful and, some might say, awkward. Late on Sunday, the veteran Sister Wives star shared a lengthy post in Instagram in tribute to her wedding anniversary to Kody Brown. The former spouses got married in 1990 and then divorced in 2014 so that Kody could marry Robyn Brown instead. Meri Brown looks a little…

Now Breezy! Chris Brown Reacts After Quavo Releases New Diss Track Featuring Takeoff 

Chile, Chris Brown doesn’t seem to be pressed about Quavo clapping back at him! Both entertainers have been going back and forth from the booth for the last week. Quavo dropped the latest release in their rap beef on Monday (April 22). DJ Akademiks first previewed the track titled ‘Over Ho*s & B*tches’ during a live stream. After social media got their hands on the…

Yikes! Quavo Pops OFF On Chris Brown In Response To ‘Weakest Link’ Diss (LISTEN)

Roommates, it looks like Quavo hopped in the booth to respond to Chris Brown after all! And the Atlanta rapper tapped on his late nephew and fellow Migos groupmate, Takeoff, to seal the vocals. DJ Akademiks debuted the song during a livestream on Monday (April 22). After previewing the highly-anticipated response diss, AK revealed the song is called ‘Over Ho*s & B*tches.’ In the preview,…

PM slams ‘egotist’ Elon Musk over Sydney stabbing posts on X

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has fired back at billionaire Elon Musk, labelling the X boss arrogant for refusing to follow a Federal Court order to remove violent videos of the Wakeley church stabbing. The prime minister told Today the removal of “extremely violent video content” from the Sydney terror attack was “common sense”. It comes just hours after Musk mocked Albanese’s social media crackdown by…

Aussies urged to get flu vaccine as infections surge

Flu season looms once again and Australians are urged to get their annual jab, as flu rates surge in parts of the country. Head of the interim Australian Centre for Disease Control, Professor Paul Kelly, said free vaccines were now available for people most at risk of complications. “People can get their vaccine at general practices, pharmacies, and immunisation clinics – and in many cases,…

Again, Naira depreciates by N64 against Dollar at forex market

Again, the Naira lost N64.5 against the US dollar in the foreign exchange market. FMDQ data indicated that the Naira depreciated to N1,234.49 per US dollar on Monday compared to N1,169.99 on Friday. Similarly, the parallel forex market tumbled to N1200 per Dollar on Monday from N1,100 on Friday. The development comes after the Naira depreciated three times last week after months of gains. Recall…

EPL: Arteta reacts to Cole Palmer possibly missing Arsenal vs Chelsea

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has insisted Chelsea are not a one-man team, amid news that Cole Palmer is a major doubt for their Premier League clash on Tuesday. According to Arteta, the Blues have players of “quality” all over the pitch. Palmer is Chelsea’s top scorer this season with 23 goals in all competitions. The 21-year-old was pictured with strapping around his left thigh ahead…

Ukraine braces for mega-blitz as Russia tries to force victory before US aid arrives

UKRAINE is braced for a mega-blitz as Russia tries to force victory in its war before US weapons arrive. A Kyiv spy chief warned Moscow was planning a huge assault starting next month. Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky is grateful for US weapons – but Russia is now planning a huge assault before the shipments can arriveAlamy It came as a Russian missile tore down a…

World’s biggest gun ‘Gustav’ built by the Nazis to destroy France that fired 12ft shells before vanishing without trace

NAZIS once built the world’s biggest gun that weighed 1,490 tons and fired 12ft shells as they prepared to wreak havoc in France. Dubbed “Miracle weapon” by the Germans, the Schwerer Gustav railway gun was the largest artillery piece that was deployed in World War Two. Hitler’s 1,350-tonne super gun intended to destroy France in WW2 Getty With a calibre of 31 inches, Gustav could…

The handbag wars have begun after the US sued to block the merger of Coach and Michael Kors

Christian Vierig/Getty Images The FTC announced a lawsuit that blocks a merger between luxury brands Tapestry and Capri. The FTC claims Tapestry’s acquisition of Capri could make more affordable luxury bag options expensive. Tapestry and Capri argue the luxury handbag market is too saturated for that to happen. The FTC is trying to stop a merger between brands Tapestry and Capri that would put labels…

Turkey may soon put its controversial Russian S-400 air defenses in operation

Parts of a Russian S-400 missile-defense system are unloaded from a Russian plane at Murted Airport, known as Akinci Air Base, near Ankara, Turkey in 2019. Turkish Military/Turkish Defence Ministry/Handout via REUTERS Turkey may deploy its Russian S-400 Triumf air defenses on the Iraqi border. US officials have warned Turkey against “activating” it. The missile attacks between Israel and Iran may also be a rationale…

The Hermès Birkin bag allure and why the price tag is so high

The Hermès Birkin bag tops the list in the world of luxury handbags. As a status symbol among A-listers, this fashion piece is seen in the hands of elites and celebrities. Acquiring a coveted Birkin bag may require a fisherman’s patience and a private investigator’s instinct, however.  UNVEILING THE WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE CARS FROM BUGATTI TO LAMBORGHINI The allure of the handbag partly lies in…

Individually wrapped cheese could be targeted under New York legislation

Individually wrapped cheese slices could be banned in New York under a new bill that’s aiming to significantly reduce the use of plastics. Senate Bill S4246, dubbed the Packaging Reduction and Recycling Infrastructure Act, would require companies that have a net annual income of more than $1 million to reduce consumer packaging, improve recycling efforts of their product packaging and help update recycling infrastructure.  Once…

Anti-Israel Yale agitators refuse meeting with university trustees before police bust dozens of occupiers

Dozens of anti-Israel agitators who gathered at Yale University’s Beinecke Plaza demanding divestment from weapon manufacturers turned down a chance to meet with school trustees and the chairperson of the campus’ investor responsibility committee on Sunday before they were arrested in a Monday morning raid, according to a university official. Yale authorities spent the weekend attempting to negotiate with the group to no avail. “The…

Arnold Schwarzenegger tricked Sylvester Stallone into doing flop movie during peak rivalry

Arnold Schwarzenegger had a little slyness up his sleeve in the early ‘90s when he was trying to usurp Sylvester Stallone as the more famous action star.  In an upcoming special, “TMZ Presents Arnold & Sly: Rivals, Friends, Icons,” the former governor of California and legendary “Terminator” actor sits down alongside the “Rocky” mogul to reveal how he tricked Stallone into taking a part in…

Meta wants to be the Microsoft of headsets

Mark Zuckerberg onstage at Meta Connect 2023. | Getty Images Meta has started licensing the operating system for its Quest headset to other hardware makers, starting with Lenovo and Asus. It’s also making a limited-run, gaming-focused Quest with Xbox. On the theme of opening up, Meta is also pushing for more ways to discover alternative app stores. It’s making its experimental App Lab store more…

Is your PC having trouble? Your smart TV might be to blame

Maybe your home should be dumb! | Illustration by Adrián Astorgano It turns out your TV can actually mess up your computer — at least if you’re using a Hisense TV and Windows. Kevin Snow, a video game narrative designer, wrote on Cohost that they’d been having trouble with their PC. The “Display Settings” menu didn’t open. The “Task Manager” started hanging. Then things necessary…

Aslef Announces Rolling 24-Hour Train Strikes in Early May Across Multiple Operators

Train services across Great Britain are set to face significant disruptions in early May as the Aslef union announces a fresh series of rolling 24-hour strikes targeting multiple national rail operators. Scheduled from May 7th to May 9th, the strikes will impact all operators contracted to the Department for Transport (DfT), affecting commuters and travellers across the country. The industrial action is part of a…

TikTok Vows Legal Battle Against US Ban or Forced Sale Amid Legislative Push

TikTok has vowed to challenge any ban or forced sale of its US operations in court following the passage of legislation by the House of Representatives targeting the viral video platform. The bill, part of a broader foreign aid package for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, passed in the House with a vote of 360 to 58, heightening uncertainty about TikTok’s future in the US. Under…

Disney and ESPN CTO Aaron LaBerge to Exit, Will Become Chief Technology Officer of Sports-Betting Company Penn Entertainment

Aaron LaBerge, president and CTO of Disney Entertainment and ESPN, will exit the role this summer, after which he will join casino and sports-betting operator Penn Entertainment as chief technology officer. In a note to Disney staff, LaBerge said he made a personal decision to leave the company to devote more time to his family […] Go to Source

Oscar Rules Updated for 2025 Awards: Original Score Shortlist Increased, Drive-In Theater Eligibility Removed and More

The Academy’s Board of Governors has approved the new awards rules and campaign regulations for the 97th Oscars ceremony to be held on March 2. Significant changes have been made in the original score category. Now, up to three composers can receive individual Oscar statuettes if they all significantly contribute to a film’s music. This […] Go to Source

Substack rival Ghost confirms it will join the fediverse in 2024

Ghost, an open-source rival to Substack’s newsletter platform, has confirmed it will this year officially join the fediverse — or the open social network of interconnected servers that includes apps like Mastodon, Pixelfed, PeerTube, Flipboard and, more recently, Instagram Threads, among others. Last week, the company teased its plans by surveying its users about how they may want […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Amazon ends California drone deliveries

Amazon confirmed it is ending Prime Air drone delivery operations in Lockeford, California. The Central California town of 3,500 was the company’s second U.S. drone delivery site, after College Station, Texas. Operations were announced in June 2022. The retail giant is not offering details around the setback, only noting, “We’ll offer all current employees opportunities […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Google issues new fix for connectivity issues — but only for these 3 Pixel phones

A recent software update aimed at resolving connectivity issues is now available for various Google Pixel models, including the Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 7 series, as reported by 9to5Google. This update is significant for users facing difficulties with cell network connections. Which Pixels are getting the update? The need for this update became apparent following user reports on platforms like Reddit, suggesting that connectivity…