Paris: multiple shootings in city centre and explosion at Stade de France
Gunmen have opened fire in several places in the French capital, Paris, causing several casualties, French media report.Read
Facebook shows off 360-degree video for desktop & iPhone
Facebook has announced that its 360-degree video feature is now available on iPhones and other iOS devices, allowing users to view certain videos from any angle by moving the camera around. The social network first introduced the feature for PCs and Android smart phones in September. The videos are created using special cameras to record all 360 degrees of a scene simultaneously.
Users can touch the screen and drag to move the pictures left, right, up or down. They can also hold up their phone and, as they turn, the 360-degree video will follow them, creating an immersive “virtual reality” type experience.Read
Sony announces plan to stop making Betamax video tapes
The 40-year-old video cassette tapes are about to die. Sony broke the news on its website Tuesday, saying it would stop making the tapes as of March 2016.
Sony discontinued the players back in 2002, but its cassette tapes lived on.
Sony debuted Betamax magnetic tapes in 1975. A year later, the electronics company Victor Company of Japan ~ now known as JVC Kenwood Holdings introduced VHS, or Video Home System, a competing format that famously triumphed among consumers during the home entertainment boom of the ’80s.Read
The First Finding Dory Trailer is Here!
Following the poster debut yesterday, the first trailer for Disney/Pixar‘s long-awaited sequel Finding Dory is now online! Check it out below!
Finding Dory picks up six months after the first movie, with Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) living a quiet life among the clown fishes. After going with Nemo on a class trip to see manta rays migrate back home, her home sickness leads the forgetful Dory on a quest to find where she came from.Read
New Zealand student’s speech after cancer diagnosis goes viral
A New Zealand schoolboy who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer in his final year at school has delivered an emotional valedictory speech, a video of which has gone viral.
Eighteen-year-old Jake Bailey, a senior monitor at Christchurch Boys’ high school, had prepared a speech for the school ceremony but was told 3 weeks before the event that he had cancer. Doctors warned him that intensive chemotherapy meant he would most likely be unable to attend.Read
John Lennon Guitar Stolen In 1963 Sells For $2.4m At US Auction
The Beatles star used the J-160E acoustic guitar for a year in 1962 to record and write hit songs such as “Love Me Do” and ”I Want to Hold Your Hand”.
Novice musician John McCaw bought it in the late 1960s without knowing it had been stolen from Lennon at a Christmas concert in 1963, auctioneer Darren Julien told Reuters. Its whereabouts were unknown for half a decade until a man in California discovered that the guitar in his possession may have historical value.Read
Julian Hernandez missing for over 13 years found safe in Ohio
A child missing in Alabama since 2002 has been found safe in Ohio with his father, who has been charged with abduction, authorities have said. The boy, Julian Hernandez, disappeared when he was five and is now 18, living with his father in Cleveland.
Bobby Hernandez, 53, was arrested and is being held at a jail in Ohio. The FBI received a tip on the 30th of October that this teenager may be the long-missing child after problems he had applying for university. Julian was having issues with his Social Security number as he applied to universities and approached a school counsellor for help.Read
Man meets his Doppelgänger on a Ryanair Flight!
Neil Thomas Douglas was flying on a Ryanair flight on Thursday night when he came across his twin. We are sure you’ll agree, there’s not much doubting that they are ‘Twin Strangers’Read
Which Stars Have Earned The Most From Beyond The Grave In 2015?
From music legends to children’s authors, TCRfm takes a look at which celebrities are making the most money after their deaths. Forbes has released its list of the dead celebrities who have earned the most in the last year.Read
Tramore Man Jailed In Dubai For “Obscene Gesture” Warns Of City’s Strict Laws
Tramore man Conor Hayes, who alleges he was falsely imprisoned for an “obscene gesture” has warned travellers of Dubai’s hidden dangers.
Mr Hayes was imprisoned and deported after an incident involving a taxi in January 2011.Read