Sport

One week left for franchise-tagged players to sign long-term deals

July is a quiet month around the NFL until training camps get underway, but there is sometimes a flurry of activity involving franchise-tagged players in the middle of the month. The deadline for those players to sign long-term deals with their current teams is July 15. Any player who does not sign such a contract […]

Lifestyle

Why Benedict Cumberbatch fell for ‘oddball’ artist and his world of cats

He was known as “the man who drew cats” thanks to his humorous, hugely popular paintings of anthropomorphised felines, but Louis Wain struggled with schizophrenia and ended his life in an asylum. Now, on the eve of the release of a film about the artist, Benedict Cumberbatch has called for more compassion in society, urging […]

Business

U.S. Justice Dept says Google depositions should be in person

An attorney for the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday that he wanted depositions planned for August in an antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL.O) to be live rather than on Zoom. The government hopes to question, or depose, three people in August, one Google employee and two people who left Google, one in 2011 […]

Technology

Sony posts and deletes ad featuring an upside-down PS5

The PS5 is a strange-looking console, and its curved edges can make it difficult to know exactly which way the console should sit when it’s laid down flat. In the significant majority of Sony’s marketing, when the console is shown on its side, the disc drive is on the bottom. But rather hilariously, it seems […]

News

Woman accuses partner of cheating but friend says she’s ‘reaping what she sowed’

A woman has accused her partner of cheating but her friends say she’s ‘reaping what she sowed’ by asking for an open relationship. The woman, named Bella, suggested the idea to her husband, Mike, who was initially not interested but eventually agreed to save the relationship – and for a while everything was fine. Due […]

Sport

NFL, Twitter extend deal

Times have changed dramatically since football fans had to wait for Howard Cosell to present the highlights of the prior day’s games over fake crowd noise. As of 2013, the NFL and Twitter did a deal that makes highlights instantaneous, and in some cases viral. The league and the 280-character social-media giant have renewed their […]

Lifestyle

Lessons in time and space for toddlers

My son’s third birthday began more cagily than we expected. That morning he’d been reluctant to get out of bed. After weeks of being told to remember that his birthday was coming up, he now seemed hesitant and sullen. This was strange for several reasons. For one thing, we were never really sure the whole […]

Business

Facebook launches newsletter product Bulletin, its Substack rival

Facebook Inc (FB.O) launched its newsletter product “Bulletin” on Tuesday, a standalone platform for free and paid articles and podcasts that will aim to rival Substack. CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the platform, which is live at Bulletin.com, and introduced some of the writers that the company has recruited in a live audio room on Facebook. […]

Technology

Facebook’s ‘big blue app’ leader, Fidji Simo, is leaving to take over Instacart

The online grocery startup Instacart just announced its new CEO will take over on August 2nd. Fidji Simo has been in charge of Facebook’s “big blue app” since 2019, putting her in charge of “News Feed, Stories, Groups, Video, Marketplace, Gaming, News, Dating and Ads,” but now, like a number of former Facebook execs recently, […]

News

Boy’s letter to Marcus Rashford telling him not to feel sad breaks hearts

A young boy has written an adorable note to Marcus Rashford after the crushing Euros defeat – telling him not to feel sad. Samantha Rosier said that her son had written to the football legend after learning of England’s last-minute loss in the final on Sunday, and she shared a picture of the letter online. […]