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Modern Love: When Even a Toddler Can Tell You Don’t Belong

Advertisement I used to drive the morning car pool with my son, Angus, and another boy, Niklas, and one day Angus gave Niklas a crash course on the blended family. He told Niklas that my husband had been married before, that he had two children who were Angus’s brother and sister, that I wasn’t the mother of those children but I was the mother of Angus and his little brother, and that there was another wife somewhere (Angus was a little shaky on that detail). Niklas was quiet for a…

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Gaming 

Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 Drains the Battery While Gaming, Even When Plugged In

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Microsoft announced its refreshed Surface Book 2 last week, it was quite clear about how it wanted to position the product. “This is a desktop,” Panos Panay, Microsoft’s corporate VP of devices, declared. “For many, this is likely the most performant desktop they have ever seen.” Apparently Panay was working with a different definition of “performant” than the rest of us, however, because the Surface Book 2’s true stand-out feature this time around isn’t…

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One Direction are making chart history even on hiatus

They might be on a break, but One Direction are still making a whole lot of history in the US Billboard charts. The band have just joined the Beatles as the only groups with three members to achieve a solo number one in the US. It comes after Niall Horan topped the charts with his debut, Flicker, which sold 152,000 copies last week (128,000 traditional sales, plus streams). He follows Harry Styles and Zayn Malik to number one, equalling The Beatles’ record, which has stood since 1971. Band mates Louis…

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Activision Patents System to Make Microtransactions Even More Obnoxious

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Years ago, you would buy a game for an agreed upon amount of money, and that was the end of the transaction. Then, horse armor happened. Paid downloadable content (or “microtransactions”) has only gotten more popular in the games industry since then, culminating in the current raft of free-to-play and heavily monetized “premium” games. The now-common “loot boxes” might not be the ultimate form of microtransactions. Activision has been granted a patent for a system…

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Gareth Southgate: Three at the back is the way forward for England… even if it means good players missing out

England manager Gareth Southgate plans to head into the World Cup with a three-man back line, even if it means good players missing out. Qualification for next summer’s finals was straightforward enough, but the manner of recent performances produced more questions than answers. Southgate is well aware that improvements are needed and, having sat down in the summer with assistant Steve Holland and made a ‘very strong assessment of the squad’, will now move to a three-man defence permanently. Having dabbled with it in the friendlies at Germany and France,…

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Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill won't change team selection even if play-off place is assured

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill’s team selection against Norway will not change even if their play-off place is confirmed before kick-off in Oslo. O’Neill’s side have already secured second place in Group C, with eight of the group runners-up advancing to November’s play-offs, and Northern Ireland will be assured of one of those berths if Greece fail to beat Cyprus on Saturday night. Even if that does not materialise, a draw or defeat for Scotland at Slovenia in Monday’s earlier kick-off would also book Northern Ireland a two-legged tie next…

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