Actor testifies Jussie Smollett asked him to carry out fake hate crime – National |

An aspiring actor testified Wednesday that Jussie Smollett recruited him and his brother to stage a homophobic and racist attack on him in downtown Chicago nearly three years ago, saying the former Empire star even instructed them on how to throw fake punches. Abimbola Osundairo said Smollett detailed how Osundairo and his brother should carry … Read more

Crypto, SIM Card Scammer That Duped People of Millions Jailed in US

Garrett Endicott, the sixth member of a hacking group called “The Community” has been sentenced to 10-month imprisonment as well as asked to pay a hefty fine of $120,000 (roughly Rs. 90 lakh) for a 2019 SIM hijacking case. Accessing the cryptocurrency accounts and emails of the victims via hacked SIMs, this group stole up to … Read more

Reddit Adds Live Voting and Comments Count, Typing Indicators, More

Reddit has added multiple new real-time features on its Android, iOS, and desktop platforms. In order to make the social media app more engaging, the company has released voting and comment count animations, typing and reading indicators, and a new comment pill. With the latest update, votes on content will appear as non-static numbers in … Read more

Former child actor in ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ killed in shooting – National |

Jonshel Alexander, a onetime child actor who played a supporting role in the 2012 Oscar-nominated film Beasts of the Southern Wild, was killed in a weekend shooting in her native Louisiana. She was 22. Police said Alexander and a man were shot inside a vehicle Saturday in New Orleans and she was pronounced dead at … Read more

Qualcomm Unveils New Snapdragon Chips for Next-Gen Laptops, Chromebooks

Qualcomm on Thursday expanded its portfolio of silicon powering Always On, Always Connected PCs by introducing the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 and Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3 compute platforms, at its Snapdragon Tech Summit 2021. The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 is specifically designed for premium, ultra-slim fanless laptops that require both performance and battery efficiency. The … Read more

Trolls join UN campaign for healthier eating, sustainable living

As part of the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, the bright-eyed bushy-haired children’s favourites have joined the United Nations, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN Foundation, in a campaign that mobilizes action for a healthy diet and sustainable living. David Bynder, Senior Vice President of Global Brand Partnerships for DreamWorks Animation, which produces the films and tv series, said that “the Trolls are a celebration of positivity” and that his company hopes that “their enthusiasm will … Read more

Alec Baldwin says he ‘didn’t pull the trigger’ in fatal ‘Rust’ shooting – National |

Alec Baldwin said he did not pull the trigger of the gun that killed a cinematographer on the movie set of Rust, while investigators in New Mexico zeroed in on how live ammunition may have found its way to the set. Baldwin, who was holding a gun he was told was safe when it went … Read more

Spotify 2021 Wrapped Is All About the ‘New Normal’

Spotify 2021 Wrapped is now live. The personalised user experience, which the platform has been releasing for the last three years since 2019 on the first day of December, features top artists, albums, songs, playlists, and podcasts that you have played throughout the year. In addition to the dedicated Wrapped experience for mobile users, Spotify … Read more

Honor 60, Honor 60 Pro Launched With 108-Megapixel Cameras, 66W Fast Charge

Honor 60 and Honor 60 Pro were launched in China on Wednesday at a live event hosted by the company. The smartphones feature curved OLED displays, and sport 4,800mAh batteries with support for 66W fast charging. The Honor 60 is equipped with the Snapdragon 778G SoC, while the Honor 60 Pro features the newer Snapdragon … Read more

Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro Not Charging With Some USB Chargers, Users Complain

Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are not charging when using a regular USB Type-C cable and charger, some users have complained on the Web. This is an issue since the phone does not come with a charger in the box. Users reported that while they are able to charge other phones, the latest Pixel … Read more