Tragedy Linked to Ice Bucket Challenge

Cameron Lancaster, 18, died in a tragedy linked to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The death of an 18-year-old Scottish man in a flooded quarry is being linked to the “ice bucket challenge.” Cameron Lancaster, of Burntisland, Fife, died Sunday. Emergency services — Police Scotland, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, and the Scottish Ambulance […]




The Ice Bucket Stops With Obama

Instead of pouring cold water over his head, President Barack Obama has poured it on the idea of becoming the highest-profile participant of the ice bucket challenge, a dare sweeping the nation that has raised nearly $42 million to support research into Lou Gehrig’s disease. The disease, also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, attacks […]




Ice Bucket Challenge Co-Founder Drowns

ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin has drowned in a diving tragedy only weeks after seeing the challenge go viral across the web. Griffin, 27, died after leaping from the roof of a bar in the Massachusetts town of Nantucket, last weekend. According to the Boston Globe, the financier dived from the top of […]




Meet the Android people

Meet the Android people: Models pose at a Samsung Galaxy launch event in Korea. We have recently been examining the case that Android phones are bought by poor people while Apple’s iPhones serve the 1% (or at least the richest 11.7% of the market). “Poor” is a relative term here, and some people don’t like […]




Robin Williams Tribute in Zelda Game

A fan-petition for Nintendo to include a character named after Robin Williams, who died earlier this week, has so far collected almost 90,000 signatures. Nintendo tonight responded to Polygon’s request for comment on the Change.org petition, which asks that Nintendo name one of its non-player characters ‘Robin’ in the next Zelda game. Williams, who had […]




JJ Murphy

A veteran Northern Ireland actor has died just four days after filming his first scenes in the hugely successful TV series Game of Thrones. Eighty-six-year-old JJ Murphy, who also had a role in the soon-to-be-released Dracula movie, collapsed and died on Friday and tributes to him have been paid right across the theatre, TV and […]




Search for the Guggenheim Treasure

Loot valued at $20 million lies off the coast of Staten Island, and Ken Hayes is on the hunt for the sunken silver bullion Among the old-timers casting for stripers along the Arthur Kill between Staten Island and New Jersey talk tends to return to a few well-thumbed topics. The most intriguing of these is […]