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November 2, 2017 7:01 AM Kani to star alongside Beyonce in 'The Lion King'

LOS ANGELES - Beyonce is to voice Simba's childhood friend turned love interest Nala in the live-action remake of Disney's "The Lion King", the singer and studio announced on Wednesday. The 36-year-old pop megastar confirmed the long-rumoured role in a Facebook post that showed headshots of the voice cast, including veteran South African actor John Kani as Rafiki 1801

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 1944

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 85

October 31, 2017 2:15 AM Amazon debuts Alexa Routines for customizable and scheduled tasks

Amazon’s Alexa is getting the ability to respond to custom phrases, schedule actions by smart home appliances, and give you a rundown of the weather, traffic, or news. Routines first began to roll out to Echo device users a few days ago, an Amazon spokesperson told VentureBeat. Customizable voice commands and routines can be made with the new Routines 96

October 30, 2017 9:22 PM Why Apple Made a Bad Bet on Face ID

Steve Jobs was partly correct when he said, “A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” By the time Ford F sold its first car in 1903, there were no paved roads or gas stations, so consumers wanted faster horses, not cars. Until Starbucks SBUX showed there was such a thing as premium coffee, all deli store coffee were considered 89

October 30, 2017 6:04 PM Kevin Spacey’s House of Cards

It’s Monday, and that five-hour World Series game has me more emotionally drained than after I watched Toy Story 3. Hello from Los Angeles, where we’re telling our Kevin Spacey stories, worrying about how worried Jimmy Kimmel is, and welcoming Jordan Peele to Oscars season. As the Harvey Weinstein scandal expands, many in Hollywood have been inspired 87

October 29, 2017 7:14 PM Catalan club Girona stuns Madrid 2-1 in Spanish league

MADRID (AP) Girona earned a shock victory over Real Madrid that was celebrated by many throughout Catalonia on Sunday. The small Catalan club stunned Madrid, the team of the Spanish establishment, with a 2-1 come-from-behind win in the Spanish league – just days after the wealthy northeastern region declared independence to heighten tensions in a dispute 73

October 29, 2017 11:56 AM WhatsApp Delete Message Feature, Vodafone Micromax Bharat 2, New Jio Plans, and More News This Week

Welcome back to your weekly roundup of all the news from the world of tech that you need to know about. One of the hottest topics right now is that WhatsApp has finally brought in the much-awaited ability to delete sent messages. There's been talk about this feature for a long time, and it seems that it's finally being rolled out to all users. WhatsApp 88

October 27, 2017 3:50 PM “Stranger Things 2” Review: Biking Toward the Queasy Horror of Adolescence

“Stranger Things 2” is indeed the correct title of the new installment of the series created by Matt and Ross Duffer for the thorough enjoyment of Netflix subscribers who who swoon to pop Americana of a nineteen-eighties vintage. As with last year’s introductory season, a Spielbergian sense of wonder and a John Hughes knack for underage anthropology 74

October 27, 2017 12:49 PM Vodafone takes on Jio, Airtel with 2 recharge plans; offers 1GB data per day for 3 months

Vodafone has announced new recharge packs for new subscribers on its network. Vodafone has announced two special Voice offers for pre-paid customers. One of the offers is priced at Rs 496 and the other plan costs Rs 177. Customers who join Vodafone will get unlimited local & STD calls, free national roaming (outgoing & incoming) and 1GB data per day for the first 63