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Lenovo slapped with lawsuit over Superfish adware

US News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 15:26
Lenovo

Washington, Feb 24 - Lenovo has been sued by unhappy customers over the Superfish adware that apparently makes PCs susceptible to malware attacks.

According to Tech Crunch, a proposed class-action suit was filed late last week against Lenovo and Superfish, which charges both companies with "fraudulent" business practices and of making Lenovo PCs vulnerable to malware and malicious attacks by pre-loading the adware.

Plaintiff Jessica Bennett has claimed in the lawsuit that her laptop was damaged due to Superfish.

Referring to the adware as "spyware", she went on to accuse Lenovo and Superfish of breeching her right to privacy and of studying her internet browser habits and cashing in on it.


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Murray leapfrogs Nadal to clinch third spot in ATP world rankings

Sports News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 15:23
Andy Murray

London, Feb 24 - Britain number one Andy Murray has overtaken 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal to claim the third spot in the ATP world rankings.

The two-time Grand Slam champion climbed back to third spot after displaying an impressive performance in the 2015 Australian Open, where he finished as a runner-up following his defeat to Novak Djokovic.

Earlier, Murray fell as low as 12th in September 2014 after undergoing back surgery at the end of 2013.

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Ben Harper is married

Entertainment News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 15:20
Ben Harper is married

Los Angeles - Singer Ben Harper has announced he rang in New Year by secretly tying the knot with social advocate Jaclyn Matfus.

The singer had kept the news hidden from media from past two months, reported Us magazine.

The newlyweds stepped out together at the 2015 Grammys, posing with one another on the carpet and looking happily in love in matching black ensembles.

The surprise nuptials are the second for the Grammy winner, who was previously married to Laura Dern for five years.


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IS opens English-speaking schools in Syria to teach children how to blend in to 'spread terror' overseas

US News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 15:08
United Nations

New York, Feb 24 - A United Nations official has said that Islamic State ( IS) militants have opened up two English speaking schools in Syria to teach their jihadi children how to blend in to "easily spread terror " while visiting other countries.

According to the New York Post, the official said that these people start off as "mini-jihadists" and grow up to become "adult jihadists".

The official also said, under the condition of anonymity, that the children who live in Raqqa are being targeted and are taught to become jihadists.

A picture of the advertisement was posted on Twitter by the activist group "Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently" that shows that the militants are trying harder to transform the children into Islamic thugs. (ANI)


Get over your painful divorce at Gazza's girl Bianca's parties in her strip club for 20 pounds

Entertainment News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 14:57
Get over your painful divorce at Gazza's girl Bianca's parties in her strip club

London, Feb 24 : Paul Gascoigne's daughter Bianca is hosting divorce parties for people looking to celebrate their newly-single status for 20 pounds at her strip club The Gaslight in London's West End, where she is manager.

The club took it to its Twitter page to say "What about having your divorce party at the Gaslight? Our amazing manager Bianca Gascoigne would love for you to have your party/stag/birthday at the Gaslight. Call in and have a chat with her," the Daily Star reported.


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Luscien Laviscount to star on 'Scream Queens'

Entertainment News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 14:57
Luscien Laviscount to star on 'Scream Queens'

Los Angeles: 'One Night In Istanbul' actor Lucien Laviscount has been roped in as a series regular on comedy-horror series 'Scream Queens', created by 'Glee' makers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan.

The first instalment of the anthology series, slated for next fall, revolves around a college campus that is rocked by a series of murders, reported Deadline.

Laviscount, 22, will join an ensemble cast that includes Lea Michele, Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Nick Jonas, Keke Palmer, Joe Manganiello and Abigail Breslin.--PTI


Graeme Smith toying with idea of shock return to cricket: Reports

Sports News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 14:56
Graeme Smith

Johannesburg, Feb 24 - Former South Africa cricket team captain Graeme Smith might reportedly well be ready to play again, merely a week after the batsman announced his divorce from his wife of four years, Irish singer Morgan Deane.

It has been reportedly revealed that Smith might be toying with the idea of coming out of semi-retirement.

The former skipper is currently attending the Cricket World Cup in Australia and hinted that a return to competitive action might not be far off, Sport24 reported.

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Meet the man who set bacon-eating record by gulping 182 pieces in 5 mins

US News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 14:49
Meet the man who set bacon-eating record by gulping 182 pieces in 5 mins

Washington, Feb 24 : A 22-year-old man gulped down 182 slices of bacon in mere 5 mins, setting a new milestone.

Matt "Megatoad" Stonie ate approximately 6 lbs of pork at the Daytona 500 in Florida, breaking the previous unofficial record set by Mark "The Human Vacuum" Lyle, who ate just 54 pieces in 5 minutes, the Mashable reported.

The competition was set up by Major League Eaters and they rank Stonie second in the world of competitive eating.

Stonie approach to eating bacon was grabbing a handful, bending it in half, chomping away and following it with a glass of water.


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Cristiano Ronaldo's ex Irina Shayk dons half-naked dress at Oscar's after party

Entertainment News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 14:37
Irina Shayk

Washington, Feb 24 - Cristiano Ronaldo's former gal-pal Irina Shayk decided to redefine the hotness quotient after she donned half-naked dress at Vanity Fair Oscar's after party.

The 29-year-old Sports Illustrated model showed-off her underboobs and side ass at the event, TMZ. com reported.

The Russian supermodel, who recently broke up with Real Madrid superstar Ronaldo, showed off her long, toned legs and sleek physique in the racy black bodysuit ensemble. (ANI)


Nadal claims getting closer to 'level he wants to reach' ahead of Argentine Open

Sports News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 14:36
Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal

Johannesburg, Feb 24 - Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal has claimed that he is getting closer to the level he wants to reach ahead of the Argentine Open at Buenos Aires this week, following his upset defeat in the Rio Open semifinals at the weekend.

Nadal, who slipped to the fourth rank following Saturday's loss to Fabio Fognini , ended a run of 52 consecutive semifinal wins on clay and would make his bow in the second round of the Argentine Open at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club on Wednesday.

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Two police officers removed from Sureshbhai Patel's lawsuit in US

US News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 14:21
Two police officers removed from Sureshbhai Patel's lawsuit in US

Washington - In a surprise move, the attorney for Sureshbhai Patel has amended the lawsuit against the Madison Police Department to remove names of the two police officers allegedly involved in the use of excessive force against the Indian grandfather who is now unable to walk.

The initial lawsuit of February 12 was filed against Madison City and the two at-that-time unidentified officers - John Doe and Jim Smith.

Now Madison trainee police officer Eric Parker is only named in the amended lawsuit filed by Hank Sherrod, attorney for Sureshbhai Patel, on Friday.

The two videos released by the Madison Police days after the incident clearly shows there police officers at the scene of the incident.


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Calista Flockhart hops aboard CBS pilot 'Supergirl'

Entertainment News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 14:17
Calista Flockhart hops aboard CBS pilot 'Supergirl'

Washington, Feb 24 - Calista Flockhart is making a TV comeback with with a co-starring in the CBS pilot ' Supergirl.'

The 50-year-old 'Ally McBeal and Brothers and Sisters' star will play the role Kara's boss Cat Grant opposite Melissa Benoist in the Warner Bros. TV project, which is based on the DC Comics characters, Deadline.com reported.


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