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Here’s why Walmart is betting on Microsoft’s AI to challenge Amazon in online and...

Walmart and Microsoft have shared more details on their plans to team up and take on their mutual rivals at Amazon. "We want to be the world's most trusted retailer," Fiona Tan, the senior vice president of customer technology and artificial intelligence at Walmart, said at a Microsoft event held this week. At the event,…

Bonkers Nicolas Cage revenge-thriller Mandy premiering on Shudder this month

Are you prepared to see Nicolas Cage battle crazy evil on the small screen? The horror-thriller-streaming service Shudder announced today that it will premiere the Nicolas Cage-starring thriller Mandy, Nov. 29. Directed and co-written by Panos Cosmatos, Mandy was described by EW film critic Chris Nashawaty as “essentially a blood-soaked revenge flick, albeit one on…

Sri Lanka v England: Jos Buttler took initiative from hosts – Jonathan Agnew

Jos Buttler hit 63 off 67 balls to help England post 285 on day one of the second TestAlthough Sam Curran was more explosive, Jos Buttler was the standout performer on day one of England's second Test in Sri Lanka with a really clever, modern innings. England were 89-4 and looking very vulnerable but Buttler…

The Twitter bots that make the internet a little bit nicer

This post is part of Hard Refresh, a soothing weekly column where we try to cleanse your brain of whatever terrible thing you just witnessed on Twitter. While "bot" may be a dirty word on Twitter in the year 2018, there's a subset of bot accounts that have nothing to do with subverting democracy and…

Uber’s rider loyalty program crushes Lyft’s

In the wake of a similar announcement from its chief rival Lyft, Uber announced a rider rewards program Wednesday to give loyal users perks for spending money in the app. The program is almost exactly like the new Lyft Rewards program in that both track points you've accumulated in the app and give you rewards…

UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea after nine years

The United Nations has lifted its sanctions on Eritrea, nine years after they were imposed by the international organisation. Wednesday's decision, made during a meeting of the UN Security Council, follows a rapprochement between Eritrea and neighbouring Ethiopia in recent months. The Security Council welcomed the improved relationship between the two countries but added that Eritrea…

Apple slides into a bear market — now down 20% from its all-time high

Richard Drew/AP Apple slid into a bear market Wednesday, down 20% from its October peak. In August, the tech giant became the first US company with a $1 trillion valuation. Shares have been hit hard after the company reported underwhelming iPhone sales and suppliers warned of a slowdown in the smartphone market. Watch Apple trade…

Watch Migos Bring Cash And An Arsenal Of Ad-Libs To ‘Carpool Karaoke’

We all knew this day would come. Deep down, in the dark recesses of our minds, maybe as we were just about to fall asleep, we pictured James Corden inviting Migos — by all accounts, one of the hugest pop acts on the planet — into his SUV for "Carpool Karaoke" and singing along to…

Veronica Mars revival shares first cast photo from the table read

The Veronica Mars gang is back together! Well, most of them anyway. Creator Rob Thomas shared the first cast photo for the upcoming Hulu revival series to offer “some indication of who is in episode 1.” He clarified in a tweet, “It doesn’t mean your fave doesn’t come in later,” but it does make this…

Wayne Rooney: England record goalscorer to be captain during farewell appearance

Disappointing to see Rooney defend his inclusion - SouthgateEngland's record goalscorer Wayne Rooney will captain the side and wear the number 10 shirt when he comes on to make his farewell appearance. Rooney, 33, retired from international football in 2017 but will win his 120th and final cap in a friendly against the United States…