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Nokia 8 offers the 'bothie' to replace the selfie

Nokia 8 offers the 'bothie' to replace the selfie

Technology
HMD Global is hoping a reinvention of the selfie will help the Nokia brand regain its place in the forefront of the mobile market.Its first flagship phone - the Nokia 8 - features the "bothie".Using both the forward and rear-facing cameras, photographers will be able to take a picture of themselves at the same time as whatever they are pointing their phones towards.The Dual-Sight technology allows for video to be live-streamed to friends and to social feeds including to Facebook and YouTube.The headline innovation of the Android-running device comes at the Finnish company, HMD Global, a private equity-backed firm led by former Nokia employees, attempts to reforge the brand's popularity.Image:The Dual-Sight function allows photographers to combine the images of the front and rear camerasA r...
Fracking: Shale rock professor says UK gas reserves 'hyped'

Fracking: Shale rock professor says UK gas reserves 'hyped'

Science
The gas reserves in shale rocks in the UK have been "hyped", an academic said. Professor John Underhill from Heriot-Watt University said the UK's potential shale deposits were likely to have been disrupted by shifts in the earth 55 million years ago.He said the government would be wise to formulate a Plan B to fracking for future gas supplies.But the fracking firm Cuadrilla said it would determine how much gas was present from its test drilling.Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a technique designed to recover gas and oil from shale, a sedimentary rock found worldwide.The amount of shale gas available in the UK is acknowledged to be a great unknown.Cuadrilla said estimates from the British Geological Survey (BGS) indicated a large potential gas reserve.What is fracking and why is it con...
Alex Bowen flashes Olivia Buckland's boobs at airport staff: 'I'm so embarrassed'

Alex Bowen flashes Olivia Buckland's boobs at airport staff: 'I'm so embarrassed'

Entertainment
The Love Island 2016 babe is heading over to Sonus festival with fiancé Alex Bowen and a group of friends.But tragedy struck before they'd even left the UK after an airport worker caught a glimpse of Olivia's boobs.Rocking her newly debuted purple hair, Olivia explained the mishap as Alex giggled in the background.INSTAGRAM/OLIVIA BUCKLANDAWKWARD: Alex Bowen showed the check-in guy Olivia Buckland's boobs by accidentCelebrity nip slips, sideboobs & underboobs They may be rich and famous, but these celebrities aren't immune from flashing the flesh in our ultimate celebrity nip slips, sideboobs, underboobs and now gapboobs gallery. BACKGRID Bella Thorne's nipple takes centre stage as boob pops out in public INSTAGRAM/OLIVIA BUCKLANDFUN TIMES: Olivia and Alex ar
England thrash West Indies in three days – report & highlights

England thrash West Indies in three days – report & highlights

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device First Investec Test, Edgbaston, day threeEngland 514-8 dec (Cook 243, Root 136, Malan 65, Chase 4-113)West Indies 168 (Blackwood 79*, Anderson 3-24) &137 (Broad 3-34)England won an innings and 209 runsScorecardEngland took 19 wickets on the third day to beat West Indies by an innings and 209 runs in the day-night Test at Edgbaston.West Indies, 44-1 overnight in reply to England's 514-8 declared, were bowled out for 168 and 137.James Anderson took 3-34 in the first innings and Stuart Broad 3-34 in the second to move above Sir Ian Botham into second on the list of England's all-time leading Test wicket-takers.England take the lead in the three-match series, and have named the same 13-man s...
Macron's wife on 25-year age gap: 'We have breakfast together, me and my wrinkles'

Macron's wife on 25-year age gap: 'We have breakfast together, me and my wrinkles'

World
French first lady Brigitte Macron is speaking out about the 25-year age difference between her and husband Emmanuel Macron, France's 39-year-old president. "There are times in your life where you need to make vital choices," Brigitte, 64, tells Elle France's September issue of her relationship with her husband, whom she first met about 20 years ago and married in 2007. "And for me, that was it. So, what has been said over the 20 years, it's insignificant." She adds, "Of course, we have breakfast together, me and my wrinkles, him with his youth, but it's like that. If I did not make that choice, I would have missed out on my life. I had a lot of happiness with my children and, at the same time, felt I had to live 'this love' as Prevert used to say, to by fully happy." Brigitte Macron ap...