Roberto Firmino urged by Sadio Mane to play for Liverpool with one eye

“You’ve all seen the ‘no look’ goals so I think he doesn’t need his eye to play. I texted him saying, ‘You don’t need your eye’.” Sadio Mane has revealed he urged Roberto Firmino to play with one eye against Paris Saint-Germain just 24 hours before kick-off. Firmino, who...

Voice AI Will Change How We Interact With Technology

There are few technologies being more rapidly adopted and expanded in 2018 than voice AI. In just a few years, the use of voice systems has evolved from simple voice commands to entire ecosystems of applications and interactions. Furthermore, smart speakers such as Amazon Echo, Apple Home Pod and...

Fake finance apps on Google Play target users from around the world

Another set of fake finance apps has found its way into the official Google Play store. This time, the apps have impersonated six banks from New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Poland, and the Austrian cryptocurrency exchange Bitpanda. Using bogus forms, the malicious fakes phish for credit...

Investcorp to invest up to $150m in China tech fund

Investcorp, a Bahrain-listed asset manager, will invest in a Chinese state-backed fund with holdings in some of the mainland’s fastest-growing technology companies, joining a raft of global investors seeking to capitalise on the prospects for the sector in Asia. The investment group has agreed to pour as much as...

The WIRED 25th Anniversary Issue: Letter from the Editor

“Why WIRED? Because the Digital Revolution is whipping through our lives like a Bengali typhoon—while the mainstream media is still groping for the snooze button.” So began the founding manifesto of this magazine. It’s an awesome document: 216 words of vim, bold font, and attitude. And thanks to the...

Tech Mahindra sacks executive accused of bigotry and harassment by gay ex-employee

New Delhi: Tech Mahindra has sacked the employee who had been accused by a former employee of harassing and discriminating against him on grounds of sexual orientation, according to a tweet by the IT major. “@gauravpramanik, arising out of an investigation carried out in the matter, the concerned employee has been...

How Danny Rand finds his purpose in ‘Iron Fist’s’ latest season

Finn Jones works hard to bring his onscreen characters to life, from Loras Tyrell in “Game of Thrones” to Danny Rand in “Iron Fist” and “The Defenders.” In his recent visit to the Philippines to promote the second season of Netflix’s “Iron Fist,” which began streaming on Sept. 7, Jones...

Emmys overdose on ‘SNL,’ as ‘Game of Thrones’ breaks up streaming party

(CNN)There were two near-takeovers at the Emmys on Monday, as streaming services expanded their impact on the awards, while “Saturday Night Live” permeated the ceremony. The former likely magnified the issue of viewers watching a parade of winners from relatively little-seen programs — with “Game of Thrones” a notable...

Rajkummar Rao on Stree’s success: Good sign for Indian cinema

It has taken Rajkummar Rao eight years and over 20 films to knock off the label of an indie actor. Basking in the glory of his first Rs 100-crore grosser, Stree, Rao says it is commendable that the film has taken the box office by storm despite belonging to...

Virat Kohli, Mirabai Chanu recommended for Khel Ratna

NEW DELHI: Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and weightlifter Mirabai Chanu’s names have been jointly recommended for this year’s prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, middle-distance runner Jinson Johnson, sprinter Hima Das, golfer Shubhankar Sharma, table tennis player Manika Batra and tennis player Rohan Bopanna...