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Charlie Brooker: Expect the most varied series of Black Mirror yet

Charlie Brooker: Expect the most varied series of Black Mirror yet

Entertainment
Black Mirror started its life as a three-part series on Channel 4, and by the time its second season hit screens it had attracted a cult following in the UK.Its one-off episodes provided a unique formula of real-life dilemmas and emotions brought on by the abuse of powerful technology that left audiences questioning their moral standpoints. In 2015, after two series and one feature-length episode on Channel 4, Netflix commissioned 12 new episodes, allowing it to go big budget with epic short films and massive global audiences to match.Some viewers worried about its new American influence, but the online giant's first season last year provided the same level of sinister, just with a bit more production and polish. Ahead of Black Mirror's second Netflix series, we sat down with show creators...
Ashes: Joe Root refuses to write off England’s hopes despite Australia taking 2-0 series lead in Adelaide

Ashes: Joe Root refuses to write off England’s hopes despite Australia taking 2-0 series lead in Adelaide

Sports
Joe Root insists England are still "massively" in the Ashes series despite falling 2-0 behind with a 120-run defeat in the second Test.England arrived on the final day at the Adelaide Oval with an outside chance of sustaining their revival in the inaugural pink-ball Ashes encounter.But after conceding a 215-run first-innings deficit, even James Anderson's maiden five-wicket haul in Australia and then a battling half-century from the England captain himself could not truly turn back the tide.DAY FIVE REPORT: England hope quickly extinguished as Australia storm into 2-0 series leadRoot was unbeaten at stumps on the penultimate night, with 178 still needed and six wickets intact to pull off a national-record run chase of 354 to level the series.Instead, he followed nightwatchman Chris Wo...
World Series: Bullpen issues could surface for Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4

World Series: Bullpen issues could surface for Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4

Sports
HOUSTON -- After burning through eight relief pitchers in Game 2 and sending five more to the mound on Friday night at Minute Maid Park in Game 3 of the World Series, Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts faced the inevitable questions regarding the state of his bullpen after a 5-3 loss dropped the Dodgers into a 2-1 hole against the Houston Astros. With left-hander Alex Wood scheduled to get the start on Saturday, the concerns are valid. Wood has made just one start this postseason, allowing three runs and four hits with seven strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings of Game 4 in the National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs. The Dodgers dropped that game 3-2, their lone loss of that series. Excluding right-hander Kenta Maeda, who worked 2 2/3 scoreless innings in Game 3, Roberts declare...
Bairstow's ton helps England to 4-0 series win – report & highlights

Bairstow's ton helps England to 4-0 series win – report & highlights

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Fifth Royal London one-day international, SouthamptonWest Indies 288-6 (50 overs): S Hope 72 (95), Plunkett 2-54England 294-1 (38 overs): Bairstow 141*, Roy 96England won by nine wickets; won five-match series 4-0ScorecardJonny Bairstow made an unbeaten 141 and Jason Roy 96 as England cruised to a nine-wicket win over West Indies in the fifth and final one-day international in Southampton.England's spinners Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid helped to restrict the tourists to 288-6 on a batting-friendly surface. After his opening stand of 156 with Roy, Bairstow completed his century from 90 balls.Joe Root added 46 as the hosts secured a 4-0 series win.The victory ends a fine summer in one-day cricke...
Apple unveils 3 iPhone versions, Series 3 watch

Apple unveils 3 iPhone versions, Series 3 watch

Technology
2:50 p.m. The iPhone X is priced at $ 999. Preorders will begin on Oct. 27, and the phone will start shipping on Nov. 3. 2:44 p.m. The new Apple Watch, AirPods and iPhone X can be wirelessly charged with a new interface called AirPower, said Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing. It will be available next year. 2:41 p.m. The iPhone X's true depth camera will allow users to take selfies with portrait mode and comes with a portrait lighting feature as well. 2:40 p.m. The iPhone X will have the same camera updates as the iPhone 8 but will feature dual optical stabilization, Schiller said. 2:39 p.m. Apple worked with Snapchat to create face filters that closely track a user's face and expressions. 2:38 p.m. The iPhone X will have Animoji, animated emojis that mimi...