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Ed Sheeran’s first demo recorded when he was 13 set for auction

Ed Sheeran’s first demo recorded when he was 13 set for auction

Entertainment
A demo of songs recorded by Ed Sheeran and sold by his mother when he was a teenager is being auctioned.The current seller bought the recordings in 2005 in Framlingham, Suffolk, where the 29-year-old musician grew up. The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, was keen to support musicians from the area.The collection of love songs, called Spinning Man, was Sheeran's first demo and was recorded when he was 13.It will be sold alongside a copy of the Shape Of You singer's second CD, The Orange Room, which was self-released by the singer-songwriter in 2005. ...
Tesla Cybertruck’s windows shatter during demo

Tesla Cybertruck’s windows shatter during demo

Technology
The launch event for Tesla's electric pickup truck left Elon Musk swearing when a demonstration of how strong its windows were embarassingly shattered them.While on stage with Tesla's chief designer Franz von Holzhausen, Mr Musk challenged his colleague to take a sledgehammer to the truck's door and then toss a metallic ball at its window. The window shattered, surprising the audience and prompting Mr Musk to exclaim: "Oh my f***ing god."He then suggested: "Maybe that was a little too hard." Image: Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk swore when the window broke In a second demonstration of the window's strength, the glass again shattered. Advertisement ...
SpaceX Dragon demo capsule returns to Earth

SpaceX Dragon demo capsule returns to Earth

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device America's new commercial astronaut capsule has completed its demonstration flight with a successful splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean.The SpaceX Dragon vehicle left the International Space Station after being docked there for the past week, and re-entered Earth's atmosphere.It had a heat-shield to protect it from the high temperatures of re-entry.Four parachutes brought it into "soft contact" with water about 450km from Cape Canaveral, Florida.The mission - which had no humans aboard, only a dummy covered in sensors - went according to plan.The Dragon has set the stage for the US space agency Nasa to approve the vehicle for crewed flights. Media playback is unsupported on your device...
Facebook sees teen usage sharply decline, as rival apps gain in key demo: Report

Facebook sees teen usage sharply decline, as rival apps gain in key demo: Report

Technology
Facebook, the behemoth social media platform that has faced a raft of challenges in the past year, got more worrisome news yesterday: a new report showing its usage among teenagers sharply declining. A new survey from Pew Research Center says 51 percent of teenagers aged 13 to 17 reported using Facebook -- a 20 percentage-point drop from the center’s previous 2014-2015 survey. The decline reflects teens shifting to other apps and platforms, with YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat all overtaking Facebook in the coveted demographic. Eighty-five percent of teens reported using YouTube in the new report, while 72 percent and 69 percent said they used Instagram and Snapchat respectively. Facebook, formerly the most popular of the platforms in the survey, fell to fourth. Those numbers re...