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Blue Peter presenter Richard Bacon emotionally pays tribute to wife after ‘nearly dying’ from mystery illness: ‘How will I ever thank her?’

Richard Bacon was initially diagnosed with pneumonia before being put into a coma [Getty] Blue Peter presenter Richard Bacon on Wednesday revealed he would be finally leaving hospital after he was placed in a medically-induced coma. The 42-year-old TV star was said to be fighting for his life...


‘Trial and Error’ Star Kristin Chenoweth on How Her True Crime Obsession Nearly Kept Her From Broadway

Kristin Chenoweth, when you meet her in person, is as friendly and bubbly as you might imagine — in the middle of a busy NBC press day, she required several pauses in our conversation to say hi to familiar faces. Thus, her newest role of accused husband killer Lavinia Peck-Foster might feel li...


Apple’s App Store revenue nearly double that of Google Play in first half of 2018

Apple’s App Store continues to outpace Google Play on revenue. In the first half of the year, the App Store generated nearly double the revenue of Google Play on half the downloads, according to a new report from Sensor Tower out today. In terms of dollars and cents, that’s $22.6 billion...


Gloria Estefan Reveals the Secret to Her Nearly 40 Year Marriage to Husband Emilio

Gloria Estefan is divulging secrets from her long-lasting marriage to husband Emilio Estefan! The “Conga” singer, 60, is busy promoting the national tour of On Your Feet! — a musical depicting the rise of her and Emilio’s musical careers — and also explaining what...


China producing x86 chips nearly identical to AMD server processors

Enlarge / A chip almost identical to AMD's EPYC processor has begun to appear in China. It's the result of an AMD joint venture with a Chinese government-owned investment group. (credit: AMD) Thanks to a licensing deal with AMD and a complex joint-venture arrangement, the Chinese chip producer Ch...


What I’ve learned from nearly three years of enterprise Wi-Fi at home

Enlarge / A USG router, a 10-gigabit Ethernet switch, and a 48-port PoE switch. This is what it sounds like when fans cry. (credit: Lee Hutchinson) There is a moment of perfect stillness after the cable slips through my fingers and vanishes back up the hole in the ceiling like an angry snake. The...


'Monument Valley 2' Nearly Doubled First-Year Revenue in Comparison to Original Game

Monument Valley 2 creators Ustwo Games today posted a new story on Medium (via The Verge) that highlights the first-year numbers and growth of the popular mobile sequel. Although there are numerous points of data to look at, one notable standout is that Monument Valley 2 earned $10.4 million in the...


Tesla to cut nearly 20 percent of its SolarCity installation locations

Enlarge / Close-up of logo for Tesla Solar, a home solar power generation solution offered by Tesla Motors, San Ramon, California, March 28, 2018. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images) (credit: Getty Images) Tesla is planning to close 13 or 14 solar installation locations that were set up...


Why Kevin Smith ‘Nearly Cried’ Shopping for Jeans After Weight Loss

Living his best life! Kevin Smith was overcome with emotion upon realizing that he no longer needs to shop at a store specializing in plus size apparel. “Visited the @destinationxl I’ve been going to for over a decade. Since I’ve lost weight, I was looking to get some new jeans,&...


In nearly 500 pages of answers, Facebook stonewalls some senators’ questions

Enlarge / The Facebook logo is displayed at the 2018 CeBIT technology trade fair on June 12, 2018 in Hanover, Germany. (credit: Alexander Koerner/Getty Images) Earlier this week, Facebook submitted nearly 500 pages worth of written responses to dozens of US senators’ questions stemming from...

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