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November 2, 2017 9:15 AM Japanese company added six days of vacation as compensation for not smoking

When a non-smoking employee from a Japanese firm called out how cigarettes breaks are causing problems at work, the management decided to use a creative approach to solve it. Instead of giving out penalties for the smokers or implementing a strict rule against it, they opted to compensate its non-smoking employees with an extra six days of vacation every 3105

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 2523

November 1, 2017 7:05 PM Brett Ratner Joins a Sordid Club

It’s Wednesday, and if you’re sick of reading stories about sexual harassers, just imagine how sick people are of being sexually harassed. Hello from Los Angeles, where we’re telling Brett Ratner tales, counting on Thor: Ragnarok to hammer the box office, and giving the last laugh to Rose Marie. Another day, another Hollywood power player (or two) accused 1873

November 1, 2017 2:04 PM Nintendo’s New World, From The Switch To Phone Games To Theme Parks

Nintendo U.S. president Reggie Fils-Aimé on why the Switch is a hit—and how all the moving parts of the company’s business fit together. As president and COO of Nintendo of America since 2006, Reggie Fils-Aimé has seen a lot of history—from the era-defining success of the Wii console to the Wii U’s underwhelming reception to the arrival of the company’s 120

November 1, 2017 9:07 AM More men accuse Kevin Spacey of sexual assault

Kevin Spacey has been accused of sexual assault by a number of other men. The 'House of Cards' star - who, earlier this week, was accused by actor Anthony Rapp of making a sexual advance towards him when he was just 14 years old in 1986 - has been hit by a fresh wave of allegations that he flashed or tried to grope three guys, but had his advances spurned 298

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 100

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 106

October 30, 2017 8:35 PM ‘House of Cards’ canceled as fallout continues for Spacey

NEW YORK — The fallout facing Kevin Spacey widened Monday following an accusation that he allegedly made sexual advances on a teen boy, with Netflix pulling the plug on his hit show “House of Cards” and “deeply troubled” producers of the political thriller arriving on set to comfort cast mates. Executives from Netflix and the show’s producer, Media Rights 98

October 30, 2017 6:30 PM Kevin Spacey apologises after actor describes sexual advance at 14

Spacey said in a post on Twitter on Sunday that he was 'beyond horrified' to hear Rapp’s story of the encounter. WASHINGTON - Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey has apologised to fellow actor Anthony Rapp who said Spacey made a sexual advance to him in 1986 when Rapp was 14 years old. Spacey said in a post on Twitter on Sunday that he was “beyond horrified 284

October 30, 2017 5:42 AM Today in Entertainment: Simon Cowell back home after brief hospitalization; Rose McGowan delivers fiery speech at inaugural Women's Convention

Kevin Spacey apologizes to Anthony Rapp for alleged sexual advance and says he chooses 'now to live as a gay man' Kevin Spacey on Sunday evening issued a public apology to "Star Trek: Discovery" actor Anthony Rapp, who claimed that the "American Beauty" Oscar winner made an unwanted sexual advance on him in 1986. Rapp was 14 years old at the time. Spacey 77