Technology

Someone’s recreated a bunch of Apex Legends locations in Minecraft

It seems like people really do have a lot of spare time on their hands in lockdown, as an Apex Legends fan has recreated most of the enormous World’s Edge map in Minecraft. And multiple weapons and legend abilities for good measure. In a post on Reddit, Japanese player kurobekuro shared some images of their […]

Sport

Australia’s Josh Philippe pulls out of IPL for ‘personal reasons’

Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Josh Philippe has pulled out of the IPL for personal reasons, prompting Royal Challengers Bangalore to sign uncapped New Zealander Finn Allen as a like-for-like replacement. Regarded one of Australia‚Äôs brightest batting prospects, 23-year-old Philippe made his international debut against New Zealand last month and played in all five matches of the recent […]

Lifestyle

French nuclear tests infected ‘almost entire Polynesian population’: report

France concealed the levels of radioactivity that French Polynesia was exposed to during French nuclear tests in the Pacific from 1966-1996, with almost the “entire population” of the overseas territory infected, a report said on Tuesday. Online investigation site Disclose said it had over two years analysed some 2,000 pages of French military documents declassified […]

Business

Garden furniture shortage no picnic for retailers

A combination of high demand and shipping problems is being blamed for the shortages. Furniture giant Ikea is among the retailers experiencing supply issues. Companies say that shipping costs to import goods from countries such as China have risen dramatically. The Leisure and Outdoor Furniture Association, which represents 70 manufacturers and wholesalers, said all of […]

Technology

Microsoft confirms “some” Bethesda games will be full Xbox and PC exclusive

Microsoft has confirmed that “some new titles” from Bethesda and parent company Zenimax Studios will be “exclusive to Xbox and PC”. There’s no qualifier of timed exclusivity here. There’s no mention of which games. “This is the next step in building an industry-leading first party studios team, a commitment we have to our Xbox community,” […]

News

Immigration raids sweep Mexico as Central American exit grows under Biden

Mexico has stepped up immigration raids — hauling hundreds of people off trains in recent weeks — to stem an increase in Central American migrants heading for the United States since President Joe Biden took office, according to advocates and data from immigration authorities. The crackdown by immigration agents backed by the military and police […]