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Sam Allardyce turns down Newcastle United approach to return as manager

Sam Allardyce turns down Newcastle United approach to return as manager

Sports
Former England boss Sam Allardyce says he turned down the chance to return to Newcastle United as the club's manager.Allardyce was in charge of the Magpies from 2007 to 2008 and was considered as a replacement for Rafael Benitez, who left the club at the end of June.Benitez departed after his contract expired, saying the Premier League club "did not share his vision". "I was very flattered that I was considered but it's that thing - don't go back," Allardyce told Talksport."It never got to the type of talks people are suggesting but it wasn't for me. I politely said no."Sheffield Wednesday boss Steve Bruce is the latest name being considered by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley."I never got to talk...
Kendall Jenner grabs onto assets as top turns completely see through

Kendall Jenner grabs onto assets as top turns completely see through

Entertainment
The Victoria’s Secret model never fails to shock her fans with her mind-blowing selfies, but her latest is a definite favourite.While she often parades her figure in her flesh-flashing outfits, she’s ditched a lot more clothes than usual.Posing for her 112million Instagram followers, Kendall Jenner ditched her bra in the white tank top.Pairing it with a pair of black leggings, she appeared to cover herself up – but looks can be deceiving.With her top falling completely see-through, Kendall risked major overexposure as she almost flashed her bare chest.In an attempt to avoid the awkward blunder, she went to grab her boob to cover herself up, but it didn’t stop her chest coming on full display.While she covered her assets by a slither of material, fans were quickly distracted by her near-nud
‘Exhilarating’ implant turns thoughts to speech

‘Exhilarating’ implant turns thoughts to speech

Science
Scientists have developed a brain implant that can read people's minds and turn their thoughts to speech. The team at the University of California, San Francisco says the technology is "exhilarating".They add that their findings, published in the journal Nature, could help people when disease robs them of their ability to talk. Experts said the findings were compelling and offered hope of restoring speech.How does it work?The mind-reading technology works in two stages. First an electrode is implanted in the brain to pick up the electrical signals that manoeuvre the lips, tongue, voice box and jaw. Then powerful computing is used to simulate how the movements in the mouth and throat would form different sounds. This results in s...
Bach to the future: AI turns Google Doodle into clever melody maker

Bach to the future: AI turns Google Doodle into clever melody maker

Technology
By Zayneb Benyoucef, news reporter Google has celebrated legendary composer Johann Sebastian Bach by creating the first-ever Doodle to be powered by artificial intelligence (AI).The animation, which sits atop of the search engine's website, shows the 18th-century composer playing an organ - commemorating his day of birth on 21 March 1685. In an interactive twist, the Google Doodle encourages users to compose their own two-measure melody.Machine learning is then used to "harmonise the custom melody into Bach's signature music style". Image: Google has used new tech to celebrate Johann Sebastian Bach's birthday Bach's chorales were known for having four voices carrying their own melodic line. ...