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Smartphone makers bet on foldable screens as next big thing

Smartphone makers bet on foldable screens as next big thing

Technology
For the past few years, the smartphone industry has been searching for a breakthrough to revive a market mired in an innovation lull and a sales slump. A potential catalyst is on the horizon in the form of flexible screens that can be folded in half without breaking. Samsung and several rivals are preparing to roll out such screens to make devices more versatile for work and pleasure. The foldable screens could increase display space to the size of a mini-tablet, but fold like a wallet so they revert to the size of regular phones. But there are questions about price and durability. If the new phones fulfill their makers' ambitions, they will become a leap ahead for an industry whose origins can be traced to the old flip phones that consumers once embraced as cool and convenient. Foldable...
Wayne Rooney set for England return with Gareth Southgate to name DC United forward in next squad

Wayne Rooney set for England return with Gareth Southgate to name DC United forward in next squad

Sports
Roo-turn England's all-time record goalscorer will take to the field once again for a charity fund-raising friendly against the United States Wayne Rooney will return to the England fold and win his 120th cap later this month. Rooney, the forward, decided to retire from international football at the start of last season, ending his career as the Three Lions’ record goalscorer. Rooney scored 53 goals for England, more than any other player in history However, the 33-year-old is set for a stunning comeback after enjoying a period of superb form since joining DC United in June. Rooney has netted 12 goals for the MLS outfit, helping them qualify for this season’s play-offs; the club’s campaign ended earlier this week with a defe...
L3, Northrop team to develop Next Generation Jammer for Navy

L3, Northrop team to develop Next Generation Jammer for Navy

Business
Oct. 26 (UPI) -- L3 Technologies and Northrop Grumman have won contracts totaling $ 71 million to test and fix the low radio frequency jamming system, or low pod, for the U.S. Navy. The cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, will pay L3 $ 36 million and Northrop $ 35 million to perform work on Increment 2 of the Navy's Next Generation Jammer Low Band program. The contract calls for improvements to the low, medium and high frequencies of jamming systems on EA-18G military aircraft. "We have a mature and exceedingly capable offering for Next Generation Jammer Low Band," a Northrop spokesman told USNI News in a statement. "Northrop Grumman stands ready to demonstrate that technology." The Navy will obligate $ 15 million to both L3 and Northrop at the t...
If Harry Kane does not move to Real Madrid within the next two years he will never leave Tottenham Hotspur, claims Lothar Matthaus

If Harry Kane does not move to Real Madrid within the next two years he will never leave Tottenham Hotspur, claims Lothar Matthaus

Sports
move it! The 1990 World Cup winner believes Kane is ready to play for Los Blancos now but needs to try and make a move happen if he wants to leave Spurs Harry Kane should move to Real Madrid within the next two years if he wants to play for the LaLiga giants in his career, according to Germany great Lothar Matthaus. The Tottenham striker has been linked with a Bernabeu transfer in recent years thanks to his splendid form for the Premier League club and England. Kane has 146 goals in 187 games for Spurs Kane and Spurs have a crunch Champions League match at PSV Eindhoven – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT –  on Wednesday night knowing anything other than a win will effectively end their hopes of reaching the last 16....
Britain to have three drivers in Formula One next season as George Russell joins Williams

Britain to have three drivers in Formula One next season as George Russell joins Williams

Sports
taking over He will join Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris on the grid George Russell will become the third British driver in Formula One next year after agreeing a deal to race for Williams. The Englishman, 20, will follow in the footsteps of 2009 world champion Jenson Button, who made his debut for Williams nearly 20 years ago. The highly-rated Russell is the reserve driver for Lewis Hamilton‘s Mercedes team this year, and following Lando Norris’s McLaren promotion, he will now become the second British rookie on the grid in 2019. Russell is also on the brink of securing the Formula Two championship, the feeder series to F1, following an impressive debut campaign in which he has won six races. He holds a 37-point title lead with just the season-deciding...