Thomas Crain

Thomas Crain

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There was a time when it seemed that carrier-subsidized phones as going out of fashion. That hasn’t changed at all in the US where carriers still hold sway over people’s mobile purchases but the landscape has shifted slightly in Europe. People there still get their phones from their carrier of choice but regional regulations have taken steps against lock-ins that … Continue reading
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The Washington Post reported that Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort even billed taxpayers for a $3 glass of water when he met with Shinzo Abe.
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Brands that use automated emails and SMS text messaging see a bigger ROI for their marketing efforts. Here's why.
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Spitting Image creator Roger Law has spoken out about US broadcaster NBC’s decision to back out of airing the reboot of the satirical puppet show.While Spitting Image is available to watch on the streaming platform BritBox in the UK, it was supposed to air weekly in America, with specially-created scenes for audiences across the pond.However, earlier this month, it was reported that NBC had backed out of showing Spitting Image just weeks before it was due to air, because of “nervousness” surrounding some of its content.Speaking about the decision to Radio Times, Roger Law – who co-created Spitting Image in the 1980s – admitted he was “not in the least bit surprised” about NBC’s decision to reverse plans to air the show.The 79-year-old said: “If it was going to be on regular NBC television I’m not in the least bit surprised that it was dropped.”He continued:  “In America there’s a superficial politeness to this country of people who’ve all got guns.“You’ve someone like Trump running the country yet [Americans] call him ‘sir’. That wouldn’t happen here.“People here are rude to one another and there’s a taste for cruel humour.  People went out and voted for Boris, we make him look like a shambles and yet they’re still very happy to laugh at it.” Roger also spoke about the impending US election, admitting that while he hopes Joe Biden succeeds Donald Trump as president, it will mean big changes for Spitting Image.“Donald Trump is an absolute gift to a satirical show but on the other hand I would like to see him go, I really would,” he said.“If Biden wins I think we might have to remake him. The current puppet hasn’t got a blink; he’s got no eyes. The mouth is good but he wears a mask with, ‘Shut up, man!’ written on it.”Two new episodes of Spitting Image inspired by the lead-up to the US election will be available to watch from Saturday 31 October, with a recently-announced second series coming to BritBox in 2021.Read Roger Law’s full interview in this week’s Radio Times.READ MORE: Boris And Trump Will Not Want To See The Very NSFW Spitting Image Trailer Spitting Image Comic Reveals The Politician He's Struggling The Most To Get Right Gary Lineker's Verdict On Piers Morgan's Spitting Image Puppet Is Suitably Savage
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If there’s a competitive mode, you'll find Korean players at the top of the charts. But the reasons have less to do with esports and more to do with culture and class.
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Physics modeling and design show SPARC feasibility, but uncertainties remain.
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If the Surface Duo turned out to be an expensive disappointment, it seems that Microsoft’s next big products will be carrying on that trend. Although the larger dual-screen Surface Neo isn’t expected until 2022 at the earliest, the operating system that is supposed to run on it may debut much earlier. In fact, Windows 10X could be ready to ship … Continue reading
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If you need a strong amount of data for a low price, this SIM only deal from Vodafone looks to be the way to go thanks to a tasty cashback offer.
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"Permission to jump in an X-wing and blow something up?" "Permission granted."
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The judges invoked the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg while affirming a lower court ruling requiring Uber and Lyft to reclassify drivers under AB-5.
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Search engine giant has officially become 1990s Microsoft Analysis  The US Department of Justice has launched its long-awaited antitrust action against Google, accusing the tech giant of unlawfully protecting its search monopoly through “anti-competitive and exclusionary practices.”…
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No, we're a chemist. We don't sell that sort of patch. Bork!Bork!Bork!  Welcome to another in The Register's series of computers (largely Windows-based) doing the most annoying of things in public places.…
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Today’s cutting-edge product development relies on incredible precision balanced with rapid time to market.  Companies of all sizes rely on computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to deliver on both of those needs. At the heart of the CAM process is the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling machine, which is used to manufacture a variety of complex, high-precision parts and devices for consumer and industrial applications. Precise control of a CNC cutting tool is what enables manufacturers to produce thousands of parts with the same quality within specified tolerances.Using CAM software, manufacturers can automatically calculate the intricate tool paths of CNC machinery—driving new levels of speed and efficiency across their operations. This way, they can easily accommodate design changes, reduce machining time to increase tool life, and get products to market faster than ever.To read this article in full, please click here
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HP has risen to one of the top laptop makers in the world – here's a look at the best HP laptops.
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A first car is a rite of passage. These are the best cars for teens, balancing both safety and affordability.
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The United States Army Research Laboratory’s Research Office has provided funds under the Small Business Innovation Program to develop prototype AR goggles for dogs. The project aims to provide technology that makes for safer canine scouting missions by enabling human handlers to better communicate with their dogs remotely. Among other things, the goggles enable humans to see exactly what the … Continue reading
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Today we’re taking a look at how Facebook users are finding reasons why to quit the Social Network entirely. Per the latest update from the US Government House Antitrust Subcommittee, Facebook wields substantial monopoly powers and maintains power in ways that are anticompetitive or outright nefarious. Part of this latest set of findings, quotes from Mark Zuckerberg appear as veiled … Continue reading
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In a smartphone market where photography has been king for a few years already, entry-level phones have been left behind in the dust of more expensive devices. Manufacturers may sugarcoat words about their amazing 8 megapixel cameras but even the Google Pixel’s 12 megapixel main shooter fares far better because digital photography isn’t just about pixel counts. Fortunately, Google is … Continue reading
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Western Digital’s easystore portable hard drive Best Buy’s deal of the day is on Western Digital’s Easystore USB 3.0 portable hard drive with a whopping 5TB of storage. Usually priced at $180, it’s down to $100 today only. This hard drive is perfect for people who have just an absolutely massive amount of data that they want to back up or transfer to another device. It would also make for a solid Time Machine drive if you’re a macOS user. As nice as it would be to have 5TB of space, it’s worth noting that inside of this enclosure is almost certainly one of Western Digital’s own spinning hard drives, meaning it’ll be considerably slower at transferring data than an SSD. If it’s speed you’re after versus space, check out my post on how to choose the right portable SSD for your needs.... Continue reading…
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From blending smoothies to grating cheese, these mixing masters keep up with your culinary demands.
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