‘Saturday Night Live’ comedian Norm Macdonald dead at 61 after battle with cancer

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Norm Macdonald, the longtime “Saturday Night Live” funnyman known best as the host of “Weekend Update,” died Tuesday. He was 61. Macdonald succumbed to a nine-year cancer battle that he kept private, his management team told Deadline. “He was most proud of his comedy,” producing partner Lori Jo Hoekstra told the outlet. “He never wanted the diagnosis to affect the way the audience or any of his loved ones saw him. Norm was a pure comic. He once wrote that ‘a joke should catch someone by surprise, it should never pander.’ He certainly never pandered. Norm will be missed terribly.” Macdonald sta… Read More “‘Saturday Night Live’ comedian Norm Macdonald dead at 61 after battle with cancer”

Apple unveils new iPhone 13 models with familiar design, faster chip

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Apple is giving its iPhones a faster processor for Christmas, with four new phones from Mini to Pro Max all set to head into the key season for sales with smoother performance in a very familiar design. The four iPhone 13 models, unveiled on Tuesday, maintain the sharp edges of their predecessors, while adding a number of incrementally better hardware improvements. Apple is sticking to its notch cutout design on the screen, but has reduced the size of the area needed for cameras and sensors at the top of the screen by 20 per cent. The iPhone 13 (799 dollars) and iPhone 13 Mini (699 dollars) jo… Read More “Apple unveils new iPhone 13 models with familiar design, faster chip”

Boeing delivers 22 jets in August, 737 MAX ‘white tails’ nearly gone

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By Eric M. Johnson and Tim Hepher SEATTLE/PARIS (Reuters) -Boeing Co delivered 22 airplanes in August amid revived domestic travel and won orders for seven 787s in a respite for a program hobbled by industrial defects and a halt in deliveries. The closely watched monthly snapshot comes as Boeing tries to recoup billions of dollars in lost sales from the coronavirus pandemic, and move beyond a safety scandal caused by two fatal 737 MAX crashes. Of the 22 jetliners delivered last month, 14 were 737 MAX passenger jets and two were P-8 maritime patrol aircraft. The remaining six jets were widebodi… Read More “Boeing delivers 22 jets in August, 737 MAX ‘white tails’ nearly gone”

With 659 hp, Bentley’s ‘Speed’-badged Continental GT is indeed fast

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Bentley has announced the most powerful model variant of the Continental GT Coupe and Cabrio, a Speed version said to be able to hit top speeds of up to 335 km/h. The two-door luxury car has been given an even more powerful W12 engine, an adapted chassis and a modified design with darker trim parts for the interior and exterior. At the centre of this nearly three-tonne powerhouse is a 12-pot, 6.0-litre engine with 659 horses – 24 more than the standard model. It can manage the sprint to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds and on the right surface, it won’t stop accelerating until it hits 335 km/h. Bu… Read More “With 659 hp, Bentley’s ‘Speed’-badged Continental GT is indeed fast”

The Hottest Way to Wear Your Baseball Cap? Backwards.

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By Logan Mahan If you ever want to know the menswear styles the general public is currently thirsting over, just consult TikTok. Similar to the5-inch inseam short craze that took over the video-sharing app in the summer of 2020, TikTok users are now getting all hot and bothered over men sporting another simple, unpretentious piece of garb: the backwards baseball cap. In a recent viral trend, users are sharing videos of their boyfriends and husbands in baseball caps backed by the popular TikTok sound called “I like you have a cupcakke,” which is used to share a user’s personal preferences. The … Read More “The Hottest Way to Wear Your Baseball Cap? Backwards.”

New on DVD: ‘F9’ continues franchise’s wild ride

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The long-awaited return of Dominic Toretto and crew in all their muscle car glory tops the DVD releases for the week of Sept. 21. “F9: The Fast Saga”: In addition to Vin Diesel’s Toretto, the ninth “Fast and the Furious” installment features beloved characters Roman (Tyrese Gibson), Tej (Chris “Ludacris” Bridges), Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), Mia (Jordana Brewster) and Han (Sung Kang), back from the dead. The movie also sees the return of director Justin Lin, who “evolved the franchise from minor street racing thrillers into outlandish displays of car ballet,” writes Tribune News Service critic… Read More “New on DVD: ‘F9’ continues franchise’s wild ride”

So you want an e-scooter that’s all your own…

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Electric scooters have taken over the streets of many a city, adding to the numbers of ways that people can cover short distances quickly. If you’re in the market to buy one, instead of having to search out one to rent, there are a few factors to keep in mind. Who should buy one? “The purchase is worthwhile, for example, for commuters who want to use the e-scooter for the last mile,” says Marcel Muehlich of Auto Club Europa (ACE). It’s also good for running quick errands or other regular trips, such as going to the gym or going out for cigarettes. Lars Zemke, the chairman of the German Federal… Read More “So you want an e-scooter that’s all your own…”

With model for every lifestyle, caravans are more appealing than ever

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In these times of minimized contact, the caravan is unrivalled when it comes to travelling. And manufacturers, taking advantage of a demand that’s showing no signs of abating, are responding with models aimed at a variety of lifestyles. The VANTourer Urban is one example: A special home office module can be installed where the kitchen unit usually goes, making it possible to work from home wherever you want. The price for such freedom isn’t cheap: about 55,900 euros (66,000 dollars) for the van, and 2,500 euros for the home office module, which is still in the test phase. Newbies to the scene … Read More “With model for every lifestyle, caravans are more appealing than ever”

Valve’s virtual skin currency: Where is it heading?

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Valve lies at the top of the food chain in the game developing World. They have been a household brand when it comes to game design. One of the biggest games they developed is Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) which even had an all-time peak of 1.3M players at one point according to Steam Charts. This is also a big reason why the company is behind the popular virtual skin currency. Getting to know ValveBefore we dive deeper into virtual skin currency. It helps to get to know the company behind it all. Valve set off in 1996 with a mission in mind – to provide the best games for people to … Read More “Valve’s virtual skin currency: Where is it heading?”

Yankees’ Broadcaster John Sterling Helped Out Of His Flooded Car By Rickie Ricardo

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New York Yankees broadcaster John Sterling was helped out of his flooding car by Spanish radio play-by-play man Rickie Ricardo after Sterling got stuck trying to drive home after a game last week. Earlier that night, Sterling and Ricardo had both called New York’s game at the Los Angeles Angels from Yankee Stadium because the radio crews have not resumed traveling with the team as part of COVID-19 protocols. Sterling, 83, was the first to leave the stadium after the game concluded around 10 p.m., while Ricardo stayed later for a Spanish postgame show. Ricardo said when he finally left the park… Read More “Yankees’ Broadcaster John Sterling Helped Out Of His Flooded Car By Rickie Ricardo”