• Man who sexually groomed a 14-year-old girl jailed six months

    He met a 14-year-old Filipina by chance at a void deck and became interested in her. He later texted sexually suggestive comments to the teenager without realising that her father was holding on to her mobile phone.

  • British princes join Jedi knights at 'Star Wars' premiere in London

    Britain's Princes William and Harry joined the cast of the new film "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," in which the royal brothers both play small roles, on the red carpet at the film's European premiere in London on Tuesday. The event, at the Royal Albert Hall, saw stars including Mark Hammill, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver join the princes on the red carpet, surrounded by an honour guard of armour-clad storm-troopers.

  • New island offers clues in search for life on Mars: NASA

    The world's newest island -- formed during a volcanic eruption in the remote Pacific three years ago -- may offer clues to how life potentially developed on Mars, NASA said Wednesday. The island of Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai rose from the seabed about 65 kilometres (40 miles) northwest of the Tongan capital Nuku'alofa in late 2014-early 2015. Jim Garvin, the chief scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, said it was a rare chance to study the life cycle of a newly created island.

  • Apple’s new iMac Pro has a chip that’s going to revolutionize Mac security

    According to a number of early reviews, Apple's brand new iMac Pro is an absolute beast of a machine. Hardly a surprise, Apple at WWDC this past summer proudly boasted that it's the fastest and most powerful Mac ever created. While detailed performance reviews will likely emerge over the next few weeks, it's worth pointing out that Apple's next-gen desktop will bring with it some interesting changes compared to currently shipping iMacs. Most notably, Caleb Sasser was given a few days to play around with Apple's upcoming iMac Pro and took to Twitter to relay a brand new T2 chip. If the nomenclature sounds at all familiar, you might recall that Apple first introduced a T-series chip last year when it rolled out the MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar and support for Touch ID. The MacBook Pro's T1 chipset, therefore, is tasked with handling the notebook's Secure Enclave along with other encryption oriented duties. With the introduction of the T2 chip now confirmed, Sasser shed some light on what the custom designed chip handles. "[The T2 chip] integrates previously discrete components, like the SMC, ISP for the camera, audio control, SSD control... plus a secure enclave, and a hardware encryption engine," Sasser explained via Twitter earlier this afternoon. In short, with the T2 bearing more responsibility than its predecessor, the iMac Pro's primary processor will be able to handle primary computing tasks far more quickly. As far as security is concerned, Sasser notes: "This new chip means storage encryption keys pass from the secure enclave to the hardware encryption engine in-chip, your key never leaves the chip. And, they it allows for hardware verification of OS, kernel, boot loader, firmware, etc..." The iMac Pro will be available for pre-orders on December 14 and will start at $4,999.

  • People hope 'I break my neck' after Trump comments: Vonn

    (Reuters) - Social media users have told American skier Lindsey Vonn they hoped she broke her neck after the Olympic champion made comments they deemed to be critical of U.S. President Donald Trump, she said on Tuesday. The 33-year-old said in an interview last week that she wanted to "represent the people of United States not the President", at February's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, which had sparked a backlash on social media. Vonn, the most successful female World Cup alpine skier of all time, added she was trying to make the point during her CNN interview that Olympic athletes represent their nation and not any specific political party or individual.

  • Man, 20, arrested for allegedly throwing killer litter from block

    A 20-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly committing a series of rash acts at Cassia Crescent, said the Singapore Police Force (SPF).

  • $34.7Billion: Westfield's biggest ever sale

    Frank Low's retail giant sells off its overseas assets to a European rival.