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November 2, 2017 1:08 PM HTC's newest smartphone only costs $349, but packs a surprisingly great camera

The U11 Life, HTC's newest smartphone that arrives Thursday, boasts a surprisingly competent camera, despite its bargain price. I spent some time using the phone over the last few days. I didn't put the phone through its full paces, but I tested a few of the features that are most important to me in the phone — the camera being one them. And while I can't 4011

November 2, 2017 4:02 AM The Lion King: Beyonce confirms role in remake

US singer Beyonce is to take a lead role in the remake of Disney's The Lion King. She will voice the role of lioness Nala, next to lead character Simba, played by Donald Glover. Beyonce used Facebook to confirm her long-rumoured involvement in the project. Her other co-stars include Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar and Seth Rogan as Pumba the warthog. James 4201

November 2, 2017 12:05 AM Warner Bros. cuts ties with Brett Ratner's company after sexual misconduct allegations

Warner Bros. is severing ties with embattled filmmaker Brett Ratner, after six women publicly accused him of a range of sexual harassment and misconduct. A person with knowledge of the matter said the Burbank studio will not renew its production deal with Ratner and the fate of his company’s $450 million co-financing agreement is unclear. Ratner, through 3233

November 1, 2017 4:46 AM New allegations leveled against actors Spacey, Piven

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood's widening sexual harassment crisis brought forth a second actor's allegation against Kevin Spacey on Tuesday, halted production on his Netflix series "House of Cards" and prompted CBS to check into an actress' claim she was groped by Jeremy Piven. Mexican actor Robert Cavazos wrote on his Facebook page that he encountered Spacey 180

October 31, 2017 7:26 PM ‘House of Cards’ suspends production indefinitely amid Kevin Spacey scandal

“House of Cards,” which helped transform the way we watch TV, is meeting a particularly unceremonious end. Amid a scandal involving lead actor Kevin Spacey, Netflix and production company Media Rights Capital said in a statement Tuesday that they would suspend production on the political drama’s sixth season “until further notice, to give us time to review 168

October 31, 2017 7:26 PM 'House of Cards' filming suspended amid Spacey allegation

The suspension of filming on "House of Cards" Tuesday in response to allegations that star Kevin Spacey made sexual advances on a teen boy is a rare move in an industry that puts commerce first. Shows are infrequently derailed by concerns other than their ratings performance, said TV historian and former network executive Tim Brooks. "It usually depends 174

October 31, 2017 10:02 AM Kevin Spacey thought that coming out was a good way to respond to a molestation charge. Hollywood did not agree

A two-time Academy Award-winner and acclaimed star of film, theater and television publicly comes out as gay for the first time. In 2017, that would seem like a triumphant moment and cause for celebration in the LGBTQ community. But when Kevin Spacey finally ended decades of speculation by declaring in a late Sunday night tweet that “I have loved and had romantic 168

October 31, 2017 8:21 AM Netflix to pull plug on Kevin Spacey's 'House of Cards'

This comes as actor Kevin Spacey is embroiled in Hollywood's latest sexual misconduct scandal. LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - Netflix has announced that it will soon end the landmark political drama House of Cards, which stars Kevin Spacey as a corrupt and closeted bisexual US president. Netflix Inc did not give an explicit reason for deciding to air just one more season 197

October 31, 2017 6:03 AM OnePlus 5T Press Render Leaked, Portrait Mode Teased

OnePlus is much rumoured to launch another smartphone this year, the OnePlus 5T, which is believed to be the flagship OnePlus 5's mid-cycle upgrade. The company has started teasing the handset on social media. Additionally, we might have been given the first glimpse of the OnePlus 5T in a leaked render. Prolific phone tipster Evan Blass has shared an image 183

October 31, 2017 3:58 AM Amazon Teaches Alexa to Speak Hinglish. Apple's Siri Is Next

The US e-commerce company is beginning to ship Echo speakers in India this week, about a year after bringing them to foreign markets like the UK and Germany. In that time, teams of linguists, speech scientists, developers and engineers have given a decidedly local makeover to the Alexa virtual assistant that powers the speakers. This Alexa uses a blend 188