Sport

Panthers interview 14th and 15th G.M. candidates, nearing a decision

The Panthers interviewed their 14th and 15th candidates for the General Manager vacancy. The team is close to making a decision with a hire expected this week, Darin Gantt of the team website reports. The team met with Seahawks vice president of football operations Scott Fitterer and Steelers vice president of football and business administration […]

Lifestyle

Calorie-burning “brown fat” could help keep you healthy, even if you’re obese

A special calorie-burning type of body fat appears to help protect against an array of chronic ailments, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, a new study suggests. Brown fat generates heat by drawing glucose from the bloodstream, as opposed to energy-storing white fat, explained senior researcher Dr. Paul Cohen. He’s an […]

Business

Smartphone shipments in China fell 20.4% in 2020: government data

Domestic smartphone shipments in China in 2020 fell 20.4% from the previous year, government data released on Monday showed, as the number of handsets delivered to consumers dropped to 296 million from 372 million in 2019. The figures China Academy of Information and Communications (CAICT), a state-backed think tank, reflected both the impact of the […]

Technology

LG is overhauling its webOS TV software and maybe ruining it

There’s really not much of a resemblance between the webOS software that runs on LG TVs and the Palm smartphones where the operating system had its beginnings many years ago. But LG’s TV interface has grown to be among my favorites for its efficiency at staying out of the way. When you hit the remote’s […]

Sport

Where will Doug Pederson land?

For most Super Bowl-winning coaches, getting fired one day would mean getting hired elsewhere quickly. For Eagles coach Doug Pederson, who led the team to Super Bowl LII, will he find another head-coaching job without having to sit out a season, or longer? Super Bowl XLV-winning Packers coach Mike McCarthy, who was fired late in […]

Lifestyle

Osteoporosis drug could half number of redo hip replacement operations

More than half of repeat hip replacement operations could be prevented with a drug already successfully used to treat osteoporosis, new research from the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has revealed. An estimated 8,500 hip revision procedures are conducted in England, Wales and Northern Ireland each year at a large […]

Business

Sanofi buys Kymab for up to $1.5 billion to expand in immunotherapy

French drugmaker Sanofi has agreed to buy British immunotherapy firm Kymab for up to $1.45 billion, the latest in a string of deals as it belatedly expands in a fast-growing medical area. The deal, which will see Sanofi pay $1.1 billion upfront, will give it full rights to Kymab’s KY1005, an antibody therapy viewed as […]

Technology

TP-Link’s new Kasa Smart Doorbell looks just like a Nest Doorbell

TP-Link is announcing a bunch of new smart home gadgets as part of its Kasa line today, headlined by the brand’s first smart doorbell. The Kasa Smart Doorbell captures 1080p video, is able to distinguish between people and other moving objects, and can save footage to either a microSD card or the cloud. It’s paired […]

News

Stranger who raped girl, 3, as she vanished from family ‘for minutes’ jailed

A stranger who raped a three-year-old girl while she was on a family day out on the Isle of Wight has been jailed. Graham Medway pleaded guilty to attacking the girl, who had become separated from her family for a matter of minutes, in Yarmouth. The 62-year-old from the Freshwater area, appeared at Isle of […]

Sport

Pat Fitzgerald has drawn interest from multiple NFL teams

Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald has received interest from multiple NFL teams, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Fitzgerald has not agreed to any of the interview requests. In 15 years as the head coach at his alma mater, Fitzgerald is 106-81. He is coming off a 7-2 season and Citrus Bowl victory. Fitzgerald, 46, has […]