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US mid-term elections 2018: Signs of big turnout

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Polling stations opened at 06:00 (11:00 GMT) on the US East Coast Polling stations are beginning to close in the US mid-term elections, which will determine who runs Congress and shape President Donald Trump’s agenda. Democrats have been battling to win control of the two legislative chambers, where Mr […]

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Major home care provider future ‘at risk’

Image copyright Getty Images Vital home care services for the elderly and vulnerable could be disrupted, regulators say. The Care Quality Commission has issued a notice saying it has serious doubts about the future of Allied Healthcare. The CQC said it was concerned about its prospects from the end of this month, but the firm […]

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GPs to prescribe medical cannabis in Jersey

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Deputy Montfort Tadier said GPs were already allowed to prescribe “much stronger, dangerous and addictive medicines” Patients in Jersey will be able to get medical cannabis from all doctors after politicians voted to change the law. Deputy Montfort Tadier, who proposed the move, said GPs should be allowed to […]

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‘Morning people’ have lower breast cancer risk

Image copyright Getty Images Women whose body clocks mean they are “morning people” have a lower risk of developing breast cancer, say UK researchers. The team at the University of Bristol says the reason why still needs to be uncovered. It adds the findings are important as they may affect every woman’s risk. Experts said […]

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‘Too many children’ have tonsils removed unnecessarily

Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of children are having their tonsils removed unnecessarily, costing the NHS millions of pounds each year, according to experts. They found seven in every eight children given tonsillectomies were unlikely to benefit from the operation. NHS England has already said it plans to cut back on this surgery, along with […]

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Signs of big turnout after divisive campaign

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Polling stations opened at 06:00 (11:00 GMT) on the US East Coast Americans are voting in nationwide elections that are being seen as a referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency. Republicans and Democrats are battling for control of the two houses of Congress, which make America’s laws and as such […]

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New York Port Authority attack: Bomber found guilty

Image copyright AFP/NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission Image caption Ullah arrived in the US in 2011 A Bangladeshi immigrant who let off a makeshift pipe bomb close to a busy bus terminal in New York City has been convicted of terrorism charges. Akayed Ullah, 28, set off the bomb during morning rush hour last December, […]

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Mobile ops and Wi-Fi set to scrap for spectrum in the glorious 5G future – The Register

Mobile ops and Wi-Fi set to scrap for spectrum in the glorious 5G future – The Register

As the world’s boffins prepare to carve up the airwaves again next year, the mobile industry has stepped up the lobbying war over spectrum, fearing a crushing 5G disappointment. Expectations for 5G are now stratospheric, with talk of it threatening the business case for fixed-line retail broadband and Wi-Fi. And maybe even killing off enterprise […]

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How to supercharge Siri on the iPhone and iPad with a hidden feature you probably don't know about – CNBC

How to supercharge Siri on the iPhone and iPad with a hidden feature you probably don't know about – CNBC

Yves Herman | Reuters Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers a keynote during the European Union’s privacy conference at the EU Parliament in Brussels, Belgium October 24, 2018. When Apple launched iOS 12 in September, it also introduced a new application that gives Siri new powers. It’s a new app called “Shortcuts.” You can use the […]

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Apple Releases Updated Version of iOS 12.1 for iPhone XR … – Mac Rumors

Apple Releases Updated Version of iOS 12.1 for iPhone XR … – Mac Rumors

Apple today released an updated version of iOS 12.1 for the iPhone XR, one week after the initial launch of iOS 12.1 and a little over a week since the iPhone XR‘s October 26 launch. The new iOS 12.1 software for the iPhone XR carries a build number of 16B94, a slight change from the […]

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