Harry Smith’s late try gives Wigan vital victory over makeshift Huddersfield

Few games have epitomised where Super League, not just Wigan Warriors and Huddersfield Giants, finds itself right now better than this one. The very fact both these sides were scrambling to keep their seasons alive and arrest drastically poor form here was symptomatic of the competition’s wider situation. With more than 20 first-team players – […]


Festivals are out; so is the dream holiday. But for once I’m looking forward to summer

Summer is here: I can smell it (lighter-fuel-doused charcoal and the ammonia punch of After Bite dabbed on giant angry weals) and hear it (strimmers and mowers and the ice-cream van). I can feel it too: a slither of itchy unease at the core of my being, a tight-chested sense that everything is slipping out […]


After $4.4 bln New York IPO, founders of China’s Didi eye global growth

From working at a foot massage company to setting up China’s biggest ride-hailing firm, Will Wei Cheng has navigated several hurdles on the path to taking Didi Global Inc (DIDI.N) public in a $4.4-billion New York float. While the biggest share sale by a Chinese company in the United States in seven years, which values […]


Even Steve Wozniak supports the “Right to Repair” movement

Apple is widely known for how strict it is regarding third parties repairing its devices, but lately, it’s loosened up a bit on that subject. However, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak doesn’t agree with the company’s current repair policies and believes that the right to repair should be better recognized. In the last couple of years, […]


From Working At McDonald’s To Competing At The Olympics, This US Track Youngster is Living American Dream

Setting goals and achieving them is the path that’s transformed one Olympic contender from a 17-year-old with a gig under the “golden arches” to a world-class athlete taking her shot at bringing home a gold medal at the Tokyo games. Quanesha Burks was raised by her grandparents. As a teen, she worked long hours at […]


UK retail sector records fastest quarterly growth on record

The unlocking of the economy following the winter lockdown led to the fastest quarterly growth on record in shopping in stores and online, according to the latest snapshot of consumer spending behaviour. The British Retail Consortium – the trade body that represents retailers – said warmer weather, people holidaying in the UK and the start […]


Facebook partners with ‘Assassin’s Creed’ maker in cloud-gaming push

Facebook Inc (FB.O) has teamed up with French videogame maker Ubisoft Entertainment SA (UBIP.PA) to bolster its cloud-gaming platform with popular titles such as “Assassin’s Creed”, the social media giant said on Thursday. Facebook Gaming currently has more than 25 games including “Roller Coaster Tycoon Touch” by Atari, and “Lego Legacy Heroes Unboxed” and “Dragon […]


Modded Sega Dreamcast is actually an AMD-powered gaming PC

From an engineering perspective, it’s decent work for sure. Aesthetically, it’s more of what you’d describe as a 10 footer, meaning it looks good from a distance but when you get up close, you can certainly see the imperfections, especially with the paint job. Last year, we profiled a project from a YouTuber that managed […]


Town Use Inspiring Teamwork to Save Crashed Pickup Truck: ‘They came without even asking’

This is the heartwarming moment villagers showed great teamwork to retrieve a crashed pickup truck from a steep hill. The vehicle was traveling along the slope when the driver lost control and skidded off the dirt road in Chiang Mai province in northern Thailand. More than fifty locals volunteered to pull the old vehicle that […]