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13
Oct
2020
Posted in internet

Dominic West Releases Note Following Lily James Photos

The Affair star Dominic West and his wife Catherine FitzGerald released a handwritten statement to reporters saying that they were “very much still together” after photos of West kissing actress Lily James emerged online.

The initial photos of West and James, who are set to costar in the BBC miniseries The Pursuit of Love, were taken in Rome, where the two explored the city and had lunch with their manager Angharad Wood. According to E! News, the two appeared to engage in PDA throughout the day and photographs captured West kissing James’ neck.

But on Tuesday, West and FitzGerald stood outside of their home and posed for photos after they handed reporters a handwritten note.

“Our marriage is strong and we’re very much still together. Thank you,” the note read, which West and FitzGerald both signed.

It’s a celebrity gossip story that feels like it’s fresh out of 2005, the kind that links several otherwise random rich and famous people together by random circumstance and a potential affair. FitzGerald is descended from an Irish royal dynasty. Just a few months ago, James was spotted in London with Chris Evans. And West’s turn on The Affair, which explored how extramarital affairs affected those involved, is somewhat on the nose.

On one hand, while the photos of West and James that emerged online went viral, you could argue that the ultimate reach wasn’t very wide. James trended more than West on Twitter, thanks in part to people slut-shaming her for having an

13
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Save big on Note 20, S20, wearables, earbuds and more

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Amazon Prime Day is finally here, with savings available on everything from phones to fashion. Samsung is obviously one of the go-to manufacturers for all your favorite electronics, and there’s a whole slew of Samsung deals from Amazon over the next 48 hours. We’ve picked out the best of them early so that you can hopefully beat the rush.

It’s worth noting that not everything is going on sale at the same time — some Samsung deals may only launching on day two of Prime Day. We’ll keep this page updated, so check back regularly to ensure you know what’s on offer.


Samsung Smartphone deals

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Some of the best Samsung deals for Prime Day are on the phones we know and love and the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is a good example. While the Galaxy S20 and the S20 Plus have seen significant discounts at times since the release of the range, the Ultra has tended to buck the trend and held at or around it’s eye-watering $1,400 price tag. However, it’s now on offer for $1,050 ($350 off).

Hit the button below to check out the deal.

The recently released Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra are also seeing price drops. The Note 20 is available for $763.00, and the Note 20 Ultra 5G is down to $1,049.99 (25% off).

More Samsung smartphone deals

These two offers are just the tip of the iceberg this Prime Day. Check out more Samsung smartphone deals below:

See also: The best phone deals for Prime Day


Audio and wearable deals

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There are plenty of savings to be had on Samsung accessories, including smartwatches and earbuds. The standout offer is on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3. The fantastic display and rotating bezel of this smartwatch is a sight to behold, and the

05
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Paytm’s mini app store for Indian startups has Google take note



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Today (Oct. 5), India’s most valued tech unicorn Paytm announced it has launched its own “mini app store” where Indian startups can leverage its extensive distribution network free of cost.

Within minutes of this announcement, Google published a blog post stressing it is “deeply committed to the success of the Indian ecosystem.”

The internet search major, which owns the Android smartphone operating system, also said it is postponing the enforcement of its new Play Store billing policy in India to April 2022. The new policy allows Google to ensure it gets as high as a 30% cut on in-app purchases made through Android apps. Globally, the new policy will be implemented in September 2021.

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“We are setting up listening sessions with leading Indian startups to understand their concerns more deeply. We will be setting up Policy Workshops to help clear any additional questions about our Play Store policies,” said Purnima Kochikar, director of business development of games and applications at Google Play.

Paytm versus Google

The conflict between Paytm and Google has been simmering for several weeks now.

On Sept. 18, Paytm’s app was temporarily removed from the Google Play Store on allegations that it violated developer guidelines on real-money gaming. While the app was restored within hours, Paytm issued a statement alleging that Google was trying to suppress a formidable rival. “This will be familiar to all Indian internet companies since they face similar arm-twisting and fear of Google’s dominance over India’s digital ecosystem every day,” Paytm said in a statement on Sept. 20.

Over the last two weeks, several news reports claimed that some prominent Indian entrepreneurs, including Paytm’s founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma, were discussing the option of backing an alternate app store to fight Google’s monopoly.

Last week, around

29
Sep
2020
Posted in programming

Programming Note: Tomorrow, Hear From Legislators About Police Reform

Each year, we try to pop into the Belo Mansion for the annual daylong symposium organized by Unlocking DOORS, the Dallas-based reentry advocacy nonprofit that helps people get on their feet after they are released from prison. This year, it feels even more relevant as calls for police reform grow louder. Even the city of Dallas included funding for a reentry program of its own in next year’s budget.

There is always something interesting at these symposiums, showing the machinations that power our criminal justice system. Like in 2017, when a panel between Chief U. Reneé Hall, then-DA Faith Johnson, then-Sheriff Lupe Valdez, and Public Defender Lynn Pride Richardson got a little testy when Richardson noted the more than 4-to-1 discrepancy between investigators in the district attorney’s office to investigators in the public defender’s office . That year, public defenders took on 45,000 cases with only 116 attorneys and 17 investigators compared to the 81 investigators that worked along with the county’s prosecutors.

It has also been a chance to hear policymakers have frank discussions about bail reform, the shuttering of jails, and ways to help people who have served their time and are eager to get back into the community. This year’s edition takes place tomorrow, September 29, and you already know where this is going. The coronavirus spiked the possibility of meeting in person, so the event will be held online from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This year, it’s free for you to watch from wherever you are.

I’m curious about tomorrow’s legislative panel. WFAA’s Jason Whitely will moderate a chat between Bryan Collier, the executive director of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice; state Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Quitman, who sits on the Texas Senate Committee on Criminal Justice; and state Reps. Carl Sherman, D-DeSoto, and James