May 8, 2019

Google launches smart home device controller

Google is launching a new smart home gadget called the Google Nest Hub Max to let consumers control connected devices in their homes.
May 8, 2019

ITV sees Brexit link as weak ad demand hits revenue

ITV has forecast a larger than expected fall in advertising revenue in the first half of the year, blaming Brexit, a lack of World Cup football and the timing of Easter.
May 8, 2019

Liverpool’s victory hailed as the ‘Miracle of Anfield’

Liverpool's stunning 4-0 Champions League demolition of Barcelona naturally dominated the front and back pages of British newspapers on Wednesday with most going on a similar theme to the Daily Mail's splash: "Miracle of Anfield".
May 8, 2019

Russian athlete Savina gets 12-year doping ban – federation

Russian middle-distance runner Kseniya Savina has been banned for 12 years for anti-doping violations by global athletics authorities, the Russian athletics federation said on Wednesday.
May 8, 2019

How hard is it for Aussie films to cut through? Ask Hugo Weaving

While impressing at Cannes or Venice was once an excellent way of launching an Australian film, Weaving says it's no longer enough.
May 8, 2019

Advantage, Cersei: Military experts cast an eye over Game of Thrones

"Any historian of medieval warfare would be laughing their head off." 
May 8, 2019

KPMG fined £4m for Co-op Bank audit in 2009

'Big four' auditor KPMG has been slapped with a £4m fine and one of its partners sanctioned in relation to its scrutiny of the Co-operative Bank's accounts in 2009.
May 8, 2019

Swimming – Leukemia treatment proceeding smoothly, says Japan’s Ikee

Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee, considered a medal contender for the Tokyo Olympics before being diagnosed with leukemia in February, said on Wednesday her treatment is proceeding smoothly but sometimes she feels her "heart might break".
May 8, 2019

Disney reveals the future of cinema and for grown-ups it’s not good

The line-up to 2027 is stacked with franchises, sequels and reboots. Where's the stuff for adults, you might ask, from the world's biggest studio.
May 8, 2019

Spending up as warm Easter and Brexit delay ‘boost confidence’

Consumer spending rose 2.5% in April as warm weather and the Brexit delay lifted consumers' spirits, according to Barclaycard.
May 8, 2019

Kohli & Co go from mute golden goose to vocal stakeholder

The goose that lays the golden eggs in Indian cricket is finally going to have a say in the running of the game in the country with a national players' association inching closer to becoming a reality.
May 8, 2019

Bizarre Pokemon: Detective Pikachu passes the family-friendly test

It’s yet another throwback, but less to the 1990s heyday of Pokemon than to the 1980s heyday of Hollywood pop gimmickry and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?.