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Banks: III review – her best album yet

(Harvest)Jillian Rose Banks has spent the past six years making fascinating, sedated songs that vacillate between trap-pop and R&B. Now, with music’s dominant sound movin...

Banks: III review – her best album yet

Source: theguardian.com

Banks Had to ‘Dig in the Mud’ to Make Her New Album III Singer-songwriter Jillian Banks, known as Banks, helped popularize the brooding R&B sound that’s dominated pop this decade. Now, after a two-year self-imposed hiatus, she returns with her third album, III. In it, she explores pain, desire and p...
2019-07-11 21:00

Madonna: Madame X review – her most bizarre album ever (Live Nation/Interscope/Maverick)The lows, featuring white-saviour narratives and witless lyrics, are really low. But by embracing Latin pop, Madonna sounds more natural than she has in yearsWe all get old, but never at the same age. Some of us are o...
2019-06-04 14:34

Radiohead: MiniDiscs (Hacked) review – blueprints for the best album of the 90s This hoard of material from the OK Computer era is an endlessly interesting chronicle of a band reinventing the mainstream by rejecting it‘Not v interesting” is Thom Yorke’s assessment of the 16-odd hours of unheard Radiohead music, recorded between ...
2019-06-12 13:17

The Cure: Disintegration review – album set flatters to deceive, and then prolongs the pain Despite its best efforts, the band cannot mask the fact that the original record has its fair share of flawsDisintegration a classic album? For that is what underpins this run of five shows playing the 1989 Cure album from soup to nuts (with extras)....
2019-05-25 15:17

Album Review: For Jamila Woods, History Is Today’s Inspiration and Tomorrow’s Blueprint The Chicago singer and poet pays tribute to creative titans and offers lessons on how to triumph over the challenges of everyday life on “Legacy! Legacy!”...
2019-05-21 15:01

Bruce Springsteen: Western Stars review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week (Columbia Records)Trailed as a break with tradition, the lush orchestrations and swooning vocals of this finely wrought album, in fact, chime beautifully with Springsteen’s historyThe 19th Bruce Springsteen album has been heralded as a dramatic break...
2019-06-06 14:00

Blood Orange: Angel's Pulse review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week (Domino)Dev Hynes’ new mixtape contains a flood of musical influences – from shoegaze to dancehall and found sound – and is only occasionally self-indulgent There was a time when a mixtape was clearly defined in opposition to an actual album. It was ...
2019-07-11 17:17

U.S. Banks Rush in as European Banks Stumble The retrenchment of Deutsche Bank and other former European financial powerhouses has left a gaping hole in European banking. U.S. banks are filling the void, strengthening their stranglehold on the region....
2019-07-08 15:34

Investors Shun Banks Buying Other Banks Shares of banks buying other banks are underperforming, reflecting investor concerns that potential economic weakness could depress future earnings and portend bigger-than-expected loan losses at target firms....
2019-06-17 01:00

Eff That Little Album You’re Asking For, Rihanna Is on a Boat With Her Boo and His Fam Rihanna and her billionaire boo Hassan Jameel have gotten an early start on their summer of love, it seems! The pair were recently spotted by photographers off the Amalfi Coast¸—a luxe Italian destination I was first introduced to by another billiona...
2019-06-08 01:17

Stevie Wonder – every studio album ranked! From his teenage years on Motown to his funk masterpieces of the 70s and later pop ballads, Stevie Wonder’s music is nothing but joyous. Ahead of his performance in London’s Hyde Park this weekend, we rank an incomparable body of workWho wants to hea...
2019-07-05 19:17

How ‘Oklahoma!’ Revolutionized the Cast Album It took decades for the full Rodgers and Hammerstein score to be available. But even abbreviated, the show helped build a whole new audience for Broadway music....
2019-07-10 19:17

Southwest Airlines at 48: A birthday photo album Southwest Airlines turned 48 on June 18, 2019. It has grown from an airline with just two routes in 1971 to the world's largest low-cost carrier.       ...
2019-06-19 03:34

Rammstein releases first studio album in 10 years The German band Rammstein has finally put out a new album. If the songs on the self-titled album are any indication, the musicians seem to have become political, though no less controversial. Not all fans are pleased....
2019-05-21 22:17

Dixie Chicks tease first album in 13 years The Dixie Chicks took the long way around, but they’re returning with new music soon after a 13-year hiatus, the group announced on Instagram.        ...
2019-06-27 19:17

Belle and Sebastian on NYC, album covers and playing at sea Like any young rock band, Scotland’s Belle and Sebastian were excited for their first visit to New York. But in some ways, it didn’t live up to one band member’s expectations. “I think by the time we came to New York, which was like ‘97 or ‘98, we’d ...
2019-07-08 18:17

Get jazzed: Jeff Goldblum is making another album While most of the rest of us struggle to be fulfilled in any one area of our lives, Jeff Goldblum has accompanied roles in summer tentpoles and recurring gigs in one of TV’s strangest towns with weekly jazz variety shows at Los Angeles’ Rockwell Tabl...
2019-07-02 03:00

Thom Yorke's new album comes with a Netflix short film The same day Thom Yorke's upcoming album ANIMA comes out, he'll release a short musical film directed by frequent collaborator Paul Thomas Anderson. The one-reeler will be set to three ANIMA tracks, and Yorke is expected to both score and s...
2019-06-20 23:00

Swift calls out homophobes on new song, announces 7th album NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift’s latest song has a new target: homophobes. The pop star released a new tune called “You Need to Calm Down” late Thursday, where she addresses her own haters but also calls out those who attack the LGBTQ...
2019-06-14 12:51

Blaque: How a forgotten R&B trio rescued their album from oblivion Blaque had the world at their feet but a double tragedy left them struggling to release their musicThere was a moment, around the turn of the millennium, where everything went Blaque. Discovered by Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, the teen three-piece perfecte...
2019-06-14 15:17

Taylor Swift Reveals Her Biggest Clue Yet About Her New Album OMG! Did Taylor Swift just reveal the title of her new album? The superstar singer, who has been dropping clues about her new music, just shared the biggest hint about #TS7 to date. In......
2019-05-24 22:01

Ed Sheeran Confirms He's Married on New Album No.6 Collaborations Project After months of speculation, Ed Sheeran has officially confirmed he's off the market. The 28-year-old crooner revealed the big news on his new album No.6 Collaborations Project, which......
2019-07-12 17:51

Relationship status with Morrissey’s new covers album: It’s complicated Morrissey has never made it easy on people who prefer to separate art from artist, but that was often part of his appeal. Even during his star-making days with The Smiths—a magical five-year run in the ‘80s that resulted in the band’s canonization—th...
2019-05-23 20:51

A Billboard No. 1 Is at Stake, So Here’s an Album With Your Taylor Swift Hoodie About half the 39 titles that topped the charts last year were sold as part of ticket or merchandise “bundles.” Now even some who benefited from the strategy are complaining....
2019-06-09 21:34

Madonna takes on frightening world with new album 'Madame X' Gun control, poverty and the marginalized, Madonna's new album "Madame X" sees the Queen of Pop wanting to "fight back" in what she sees as a frightening modern world....
2019-06-13 14:51

'I had to honour him': the friends who finished Avicii's final album After the EDM star died aged 28 last year, his family decided that his album Tim should be completed. How did the chosen collaborators handle such a sensitive task? Last summer, a carefully chosen group of producers was given a challenging task – to ...
2019-06-06 17:17

Miley Cyrus releases new album, 'SHE IS COMING,' first of EP trilogy Miley Cyrus dropped her new album “SHE IS COMING” on midnight Friday. It's reportedly the first of three, six-song EPs the songstress plans to release before the year’s end.  ...
2019-05-31 11:17

Peter Frampton opens up about his health issues, new album Peter Frampton is trying to record and perform as much as he can before health issues affect his music.        ...
2019-05-31 07:17

Mother Earth's Plantasia: the cult album you should play to your plants It was made by an easy-listening songwriter and given away free with mattresses. Now thanks to YouTube’s algorithm, Mort Garson’s Plantasia has become an underground hitIn the early noughties, Caleb Braaten was working in a secondhand record shop in ...
2019-07-09 17:00

Spotify's album pre-saves share personal data you might not be aware of You might be sharing more data than you care to offer when you pre-save an album on Spotify. Billboard has pointed out that labels sometimes ask for permission to track an extensive amount of info about your account and listening habits, including yo...
2019-06-28 00:00

Prosecutors: Suspect made album art with church arson photos Federal prosecutors say the suspect in three Louisiana church arsons took photos and videos of the fires while they were burning and shared them with his friends....
2019-06-19 02:17

Bruce Springsteen to record a new E Street Band album in the fall Bruce Springsteen said he will record a new E Street Band album in the fall, followed by an international tour.        ...
2019-05-28 18:51

Ed Sheeran reveals all-star lineup for new album No 6 Collaborations Project Rappers and singers including Cardi B, Bruno Mars and Stormzy feature on the follow-up to ÷, the biggest selling album in the world in 2017Ed Sheeran has announced full details for his next album, the follow-up to ÷, which was the best-selling album ...
2019-06-19 17:17

To be continued … can the sequel album save Usher’s musical reputation? The R&B star has hinted at a follow-up to Confessions, but history is littered with late-career gimmicksThe last we heard from Usher Raymond IV, he was taking a curling iron to his hair and dressing up for a New Year’s Eve party like a lost member of...
2019-05-25 13:17

Madonna tackles gun control, LGBTQ rights in new album 'Madam X' Madonna released her 14th studio album and pulled no punches when talking about LGBTQ and womens’ rights as well as advocating for gun control in America....
2019-06-15 01:51

Selena Gomez Says It Took Her 4 Years to "Feel at a Good Place" With New Album The wait for Selena Gomez's new music is almost over! The 26-year-old singer revealed she's "actually done" with her next album during Tuesday's episode of The Tonight......
2019-06-12 16:34

Taylor Swift Announces New Album Lover and Song "You Need to Calm Down" It's official! Taylor Swift has announced the name of her new album: Lover! On Thursday afternoon, the Grammy winner took to her Instagram Live to share the exciting news with her......
2019-06-14 07:00

Liam Gallagher announces release date for his next solo album Fresh off of a documentary that seemed to be all about how much of a dick he is and how much he enjoys his reputation as a dick, Liam Gallagher—who used to be in a famous band with some guy he hates—has formally announced his second solo album. As re...
2019-06-13 19:17

Forever Whitney: A Houston Hologram Tour Is in the Works and Maybe a New Album, Too Seven years after Whitney Houston’s untimely death at the age of 48, her estate has struck a deal to create a number of money-making opportunities, including a hologram tour and a new album of previously unreleased material....
2019-05-21 15:17

Whitney Houston’s Estate Plans a Hologram Tour and a New Album The family of the singing star, who died seven years ago, has reached a deal with the marketing company behind the posthumous resurgence of Bob Marley....
2019-05-21 15:01

Bon Iver announces star-studded new album i,i with a pair of immersive tracks The “amorphous collective” known as Bon Iver has announced a new album, i,i, a title that, like 22, A Million before it, will soon become the scourge of so many copy editors. Recorded in Texas and Wisconsin, the 13-track album doubles down on the col...
2019-07-11 21:34

Facebook reverses ban on Led Zeppelin album cover featuring naked children Social network acknowledges ‘culturally significant image’ amid protests against its nudity policyFacebook has overturned a ban it made this week on displaying the cover of Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy album, which features images of naked child...
2019-06-21 19:00

Taylor Swift Just Announced the Summer Release Date for Her New Album Lover Finally, we have answers: Taylor Swift’s new album will be called Lover and will be released on Aug. 23 of this year, featuring 18 tracks. And her new single, called “You Need to Calm Down” is coming out June 14, with the music vide...
2019-06-14 05:34

Radiohead's Thom Yorke announces launch date for new album and film Musician’s ‘one-reeler’ will be released on Netflix on 27 June, the same day the record will come outRadiohead frontman Thom Yorke has announced that he will release his “dystopian” new solo album and an accompanying short film on 27 June.The “one-re...
2019-06-21 19:00

Whitney Houston's estate announces plans for hologram tour, new album Whitney Houston's estate has announced plans to start a hologram tour and release music of unreleased tracks among other projects related to the late singer....
2019-05-21 18:01

Beyoncé reveals African collaborators for new album The Lion King: The Gift R&B star announces numerous African pop and rap stars on album out Friday, as well as Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams and daughter Blue IvyBeyoncé has outlined details for her 14-track new album to accompany The Lion King remake, entitled The Lion ...
2019-07-16 21:51

Titus Andronicus made an extremely weird "sitcom" to promote its new album A month ago, Titus Andronicus released a video for “(I Blame) Society,” the first single off its upcoming sixth album An Obelisk, but it failed to make much of a splash and left the band on the ropes with its label—or at least that’s the premise esta...
2019-05-31 02:17

DJ Khaled talks fatherhood, Nipsey Hussle and new album ‘Father of Asahd’ DJ Khaled has taken being a doting, devoted dad to a new level with “Father of Asahd,” his star-studded new album that dropped on Friday. For the second time, his 2-year-old son Asahd with wife Nicole Tuck — whose birth he streamed live on Snapchat i...
2019-05-21 19:51

Stevie Nicks and Harry Styles are playing together again, and fans are getting eager for an album Back when Harry Styles was a boy band sensation, no one would’ve guessed that he’d find a muse and collaborator in Stevie Nicks. Now, though, their performances together are one of the more enjoyable things on the internet. Styles might have piqued N...
2019-05-29 22:00

Raphael Saadiq Is About to Make Your Summer Better With the August Release of His New Album, Jimmy Lee Raphael Saadiq, the most underappreciated R&B artist of all time, is about to bring forth the sound and light with his Aug. 23 release, Jimmy Lee. It will be his first solo release in eight years, following up his 2011 release, Stone Rollin’....
2019-06-08 01:17

Pop star Halsey said she wrote her forthcoming album in a manic state. Here's what that means. Mario Anzuoni/Reuters In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, singer Halsey said she created her forthcoming album while going through a manic episode. Halsey was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a brain disorder that causes some people to expe...
2019-06-27 22:34

Ed Sheeran releases the unredacted track list for his collaborations album and it features...everyone Last month, Ed Sheeran made an announcement revealing his next project - a collection of collaborations - accompanied by a redacted tracklist. It was an effective attempt at mystery since the man is friends with just about everyone, therefore making ...
2019-06-18 23:00

Whitney Houston hologram tour, album and Broadway show planned New deal with estate clears path for raft of new projects featuring the late soul and R&B singerThe late Whitney Houston is set to tour as a hologram, according to the company behind the postponed Amy Winehouse hologram tour.In a statement, Base Holo...
2019-05-21 16:17

Taylor Swift reveals new album, ‘Lover’ cover art and release date You need to calm down — Taylor Swift officially announced her new album. “Lover,” her seventh full-length release, is coming out Aug. 23. Swift also announced that the second single from the album, “You Need to Calm Down,” wil...
2019-06-14 07:51

Slaughter Beach, Dog announces new album, Safe And Also No Fear, with 2 excellent singles Slaughter Beach, Dog began as a lo-fi side project for Modern Baseball’s Jake Ewald, but has since evolved into a full-band affair on the verge of its third LP. Safe And Also No Fear, due out August 2 via Lame-O Records, follows the empathetic charac...
2019-05-29 10:00

Jonas Brothers launch ‘Happiness Begins’ album with Spotify carnival For the Jonas Brothers, “Happiness Begins” with a carnival. The JoBros launched their reunion album, “Happiness Begins,” with just that: a Spotify-sponsored carnival held at a secret location in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on Thursday night, just hours befo...
2019-06-07 14:17

Pity Ireland: the next page of the Trump family album | Hannah Jane Parkinson They’ve left the UK. Harry has unclenched his fists. They’ve arrived in Ireland. And Donald mentioned the wall …A collective sigh of relief as the Trumps left the UK en masse; the land a little less orange, a little less Sad! The palace staff keen to...
2019-06-07 03:34

BTS World mobile game and album move K-pop boy band closer to total domination K-pop boy band BTS released a mobile game and companion album much to the delight of fans around the world.        ...
2019-06-28 15:17

Celebrate the Jonas Brothers' New Album Happiness Begins With This Epic Throwback Video Joe Jonas is taking fans back to the Jonas Brothers' early days. To celebrate the release of the band's new album, Happiness Begins, the 29-year-old singer took to Instagram on......
2019-06-07 17:51

Party for the Purple One: Jay-Z and Tidal to Host Release Celebrations for Prince’s Originals Album Prince not only colored the world with his own music, he also contributed to the music of other iconic artists. And, as we all know, that color was purple....
2019-05-29 22:00

Hear a new Pixies song from their upcoming album about “witches, Daniel Boone, misfits” Pixies dabbled in horror on 2016's Head Carrier, an album featuring multiple songs about a martyred bishop who may or may not have walked for six miles with his decapitated head in his hands. With Beneath The Eyrie, the post-punk outfit’s upcomin...
2019-06-04 13:34

The Regrettes announce their forthcoming sophomore album and a fall North American tour There is never really a bad time of the year for a healthy dose of power-pop, but summers were seemingly made for relentless guitar riffs, upbeat tempos, and confident declarations of youthful love that may or may not last. Basically, now is the perf...
2019-06-19 17:34

How Joy Division’s ‘Unknown Pleasures’ image went from underground album cover to a piece of cultural ubiquity Peter Saville was 22 years old when he designed the iconic cover, based on a diagram one of the band’s members discovered in a scientific encyclopedia....
2019-06-14 17:51

Inside the Birth of Jennifer Lopez, the Pop Star, 20 Years After Her Debut Album Proved Everyone Wrong It may seem hard to believe now, but 20 years ago, the idea of Jennifer Lopez, the recording artist, was something of a gamble. Back in 1999, the In Living Color Fly Girl-turned movie......
2019-06-02 18:51

Chance The Rapper adds all his mixtapes to streaming platforms ahead of his first actual album release It’s somewhat shocking to think about the fact that Chance The Rapper—KitKat spokesperson, Grammy winner, and education reform maverick—has never released an actual album. Rather, the Chicago native’s (well-earned) reputation as a musician rests on a...
2019-06-29 02:34

Beyoncé Calls The Lion King Album a "Love Letter to Africa" In Rare Interview She's the queen of the Beyhive and now the animal kingdom. Or, at least Pride Rock. In an exclusive interview with Good Morning America's Robin Roberts, Beyoncé opened up......
2019-07-16 20:34

Paul Thomas Anderson made a short film to accompany Thom Yorke's new solo album, ANIMA Paul Thomas Anderson, Radiohead’s most talented friend in Hollywood, is again collaborating with Thom Yorke. Today, Yorke announced a new studio album, ANIMA, that drops next week with an accompanying “one-reeler” directed by the Phantom Thread filmm...
2019-06-20 17:17

U.S. Fed's Daly says banks need to do right by customers, communities Banks need to change their internal cultures if they are to combat competition from technology companies for customers soured on traditional financial institutions after the 2007-09 financial crisis, San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President Mary ...
2019-06-03 07:51

Swiss gov't OKs regulatory approach for big banks The Swiss government does not see any need for fundamental changes in the way big banks including UBS Group and Credit Suisse are regulated, it said on Wednesday after a review it does every two years....
2019-07-03 11:51

International investment banks: It’s all about China International IBs pride themselves on the diversity of their business in Asia Pacific, but a bank without a decent China business in this region is nowhere. It is the engine of both regional and global growth....
2019-05-21 16:34

The best USB power banks for phones and tablets By Sarah Witman This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full guide to USB power banks for p...
2019-06-07 19:51

What a ‘Direct Listing’ Is, and Why Banks Are Nervous Hot technology startups have traditionally raised the cash they needed to break into the big time through initial public offerings. IPOs became synonymous with instant wealth for company founders and those lucky enough to buy those shiny new shares. ...
2019-06-20 06:00

Why the News About Europe’s Banks Is Never, Ever Good Europe has too many banks making too little money. The continent’s big lenders appear to lurch from crisis to crisis, burning through chief executives and seemingly endless resets of strategy. The flailing is particularly dramatic when compared with ...
2019-07-08 09:17

Is it time for Asian banks to go global? As Asia’s share of world GDP and global capital increases, the trend among Asia-based banks is for regional rather than global expansion. The region’s leading chief executives explain their approach to growth....
2019-05-21 15:00

Banks can help to alleviate the refugee crisis Humanitarian crises are emerging market issues and local banks are the best way to distribute aid. Banks should make it easier and cheaper to get funds to them....
2019-05-21 17:34

Banks Get the Late-Cycle Blues Quarterly results from a trio of big U.S. lenders showed slowing loan growth and declining net interest margins. Goldman Sachs looks less impacted than peers thanks to a diversification drive but, if the economic cycle does turn, none look attractive...
2019-07-16 19:00

The banks are back with another big credit bubble Financial regulators need to rein in the growth of high-risk, high-yield lending to business. If they wait to act until they can say with certainty that a credit bubble is about to burst, they’ve waited too long....
2019-06-01 09:34

'More transparency' needed on who banks are financing, says investor Eric Borremans of Pictet Asset Management discusses the investment strategy that takes into account environmental, social and corporate governance factors....
2019-07-05 07:51

Preserve your ammunition, BIS urges top central banks Bank for International Settlements (BIS) chief Agustin Carstens has urged top central banks to preserve their ammunition for more serious economic downturns rather than deplete it chasing higher growth....
2019-06-30 14:17

Mexico: Banks free Pemex from bondage HSBC, JPMorgan and Mizuho lend Mexico’s oil company $8 billion after investors show no interest in non-deal roadshow – and that’s the least of the firm’s problems....
2019-05-23 20:00

New North Korea sanctions would tell Chinese banks: It's us or them A new round of sanctions targeting North Korea would force Chinese banks to choose between doing business with the United States and doing business with North Korea....
2019-06-28 02:51

Koepka banks on caddie's local knowledge American Brooks Koepka believes he has a "big advantage" in this week's British Open in the form of his local-born caddie who grew up playing on Royal Portrush....
2019-07-16 21:51

What’s Suspicious? Here’s How Banks Apply the Smell Test The phrase “if you see something, say something” isn’t just about packages left on the subway. Banks around the world have a similar duty. The first line of defense against money laundering and other financial crimes often boils down to the thousands...
2019-05-24 03:00

The German Tax-Dodge Probe That’s Roiling Banks The investment seemed virtually risk-free, guaranteeing hefty returns after only a short season of trading. By exploiting how Germany once taxed dividend payments, dozens of bankers, brokers and lawyers helped investors snatch billions of euros from ...
2019-06-28 20:34

Climate protesters arrested outside Swiss banks Environmental activists, seeking to pressure Swiss banks into halting the financing of fossil fuels, blocked entrances to Credit Suisse in Zurich and UBS in Basel on Monday before police intervened and arrested some protesters....
2019-07-08 15:34

RBI To Enhance Monitoring Of Shadow Banks: Shaktikanta Das The comment comes at a time when there are fears that India may be facing a major crisis in its shadow banking sector after shares of mortgage lender Dewan Housing Finance Corp Ltd (DHFL) plunged this......
2019-06-09 12:34

'On Tap' Licensing For Small Finance Banks Under Study, Says RBI The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday said it was considering 'on-tap' licensing facility for small finance banks and proposed to issue the draft guidelines by the end of August....
2019-06-06 22:17

Banks Can Now Use Aadhaar For Identity Verification With Consent The RBI specifies Know Your Customer (KYC) norms to be followed by banks and other entities regulated by it for various customer services, including opening of bank accounts...
2019-05-29 23:00

How multilateral development banks moved to Asia The alphabet soup of multilaterals in the region has become hard to understand during the past decade, so Euromoney tries to read between the acronyms to assess what impact they will make....
2019-05-21 16:34

SBI Says Monitoring Exposure To Shadow Banks "Very Closely" A series of defaults at lender Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Service Ltd last year raised concerns about the country's shadow banking industry...
2019-06-06 22:17

Fed Wants to Teach Banks Through Stress Tests, Not Fail Them A top Federal Reserve official said his agency’s tests of whether big banks can withstand a future economic shock need to be more predictable and easier for firms to pass....
2019-07-10 01:00

As Banks Report Earnings, Fed Looks to Take Away the Punch Bowl Big banks start reporting earnings Monday, and investors will be watching for signs of how much the Fed’s change in policy could hurt their business....
2019-07-14 18:51

San Francisco Fed Wants to Reward Banks for Climate-Change Loans The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco says banks can get extra credit for making loans that help communities adapt to climate change and prepare for future natural disasters....
2019-06-17 21:00

Banks scramble to re-pitch for Aramco IPO roles: sources Investment banks are scrambling to re-pitch to advise Saudi Aramco on a possible initial public offering, sources familiar with the matter said, with Saudi Arabia's energy minister confirming plans for the listing to proceed in 2020 or 2021....
2019-07-02 18:00

Emerging Market Central Banks Keep Cutting Rates Then, interest rate hikes by emerging market central banks outstripped or matched cuts for nine straight months as they battled the fallout from a strong dollar, rising inflation and softer......
2019-07-02 15:34

Charges Levied By Top Banks In Case Of A 'Cheque Bounce' Cheque bounce is a 'dishonour of cheque' that happens when the account holder has non-sufficient funds (NSF) in the bank account or if the signatures on the cheque do not match with the original......
2019-06-01 12:51

Government Should Focus On Agriculture, Shadow Banks, Says SBI Research In its research report, SBI's Economic Research Department said that ideally government should keep the fiscal deficit numbers constant for the next two years...
2019-07-02 15:34

Germany planning to set 0.25% countercyclical capital buffer for banks Germany's Financial Stability Board suggested the introduction of a countercyclical capital buffer of 0.25% for banks to ensure lending should there be a sustained downturn in Europe's largest economy, the Finance Ministry said on Monday....
2019-05-27 18:01

Why India’s Troubled Shadow Banks Spook the Market India’s $42 billion shadow-banking system has been creaking since one of the country’s biggest infrastructure lenders unexpectedly halted debt repayments in 2018. Investor nerves were rattled again in June when a major mortgage lender delayed bond in...
2019-07-02 13:51

Banks shuttered as Sudan opposition stages second day of strikes Banks in the Sudanese capital Khartoum came to a virtual standstill on Wednesday as protest and opposition groups organized a second day of strikes to pressure military rulers to cede power to civilians....
2019-05-29 17:17

EU banks worry about dividends as capital demands jump Major European Union banks face a collective shortfall of 135 billion euros ($153 billion) to meet global capital requirements by 2027, meaning they may need use profits to raise their capital by at least 24.4%, the European Banking Authority said....
2019-07-03 09:00

No Space To Keep Coins, Banks Tell Shirdi Sai Baba Temple The counting of cash collected in donation boxes of the famous Sai Baba temple in Shirdi was on Friday cancelled as bank officials did not turn up citing lack of space to keep coins, Shri Saibaba......
2019-06-14 18:17

Electric bus maker Proterra hires banks for IPO -sources Proterra Inc, the U.S. electric bus manufacturer whose investors include car makers Daimler AG and BMW AG, has hired investment banks to prepare for an initial public offering (IPO), according to people familiar with the matter....
2019-07-03 16:00

Man sought after allegedly robbing multiple Tucson banks TUCSON – A man is wanted in connection to multiple bank robberies across the Old Pueblo, Tucson Police Department reported Wednesday morning. TPD said the most recent bank robbery occurred on June 28 at the Bank of The West at 3175 N. Swan Rd. ...
2019-07-04 04:00

Top Australian banks join IBM, Scentre in blockchain project Australia's top three banks said on Thursday they have agreed to partner with IBM and shopping mall owner Scentre Group to test blockchain technology to digitise bank guarantees....
2019-07-04 04:51

Smart & Final changes on US$340m loan could mean losses for banks NEW YORK, June 18 (LPC) - A US$340m term loan backing Apollo Global Management’s purchase of supermarket chain Smart & Final priced on Tuesday morning but not before lead banks added a series of changes to the loan after failing to attract enough inv...
2019-06-18 21:51

The best power banks of 2019: portable chargers to keep your gadgets going Power banks are one of the ultimate accessories for the modern gadget lover to have stowed away at the bottom of their bag. Whether it's to recharge your phone, laptop, Nintendo Switch or any other piece of tech you take around with you, a ...
2019-06-20 17:51

Dollars in the detail; banks pan for gold in 'data lakes' From sending special offers on restaurants to burger-loving current account holders to selling anonymised credit card records, banks are racing to monetize the huge troves of data they hold....
2019-06-21 08:17

Central banks will want oversight of Facebook's Libra - BoE's Carney Major central banks and regulators will want oversight of Facebook's proposed new currency and payment system, Libra, to ensure it is safe and does not allow money laundering or finance terrorism, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said....
2019-06-21 11:34

Markets Right Now: Banks lead early gains for US stocks NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Banks were leading stocks higher in early trading on Wall Street after the Federal Reserve gave many of them permission to raise dividends and buy back more ...
2019-06-28 16:34

Facebook's Libra Could Give Dollar, Banks Some Welcome Competition Facebook’s new digital currency has the potential to become a true alternative to national currencies by creating a de facto central bank, which other fin-tech startups and cryptocurrencies have failed to do....
2019-06-27 21:17

Activists urge banks not to finance Ugandan oil pipeline A group of 30 international and local campaign groups have petitioned two banks to abandon plans to raise funds to build an oil pipeline to export Ugandan oil, saying the project would damage local livelihoods, water resources and wildlife....
2019-06-07 14:51

Fintech start-ups are now more ready to work with banks, says ANZ exec Sreeram Iyer, chief operating officer for institutional business at ANZ, said "it was quite hard to find adequately mature fintechs" a few years ago....
2019-06-27 21:00

U.S. banks play cat-and-mouse game with Fed on capital returns An annual stress test of banks introduced by U.S. regulators after the 2007-09 financial crisis to prevent taxpayer bailouts has become a fight over how quickly lenders can return capital to shareholders....
2019-06-28 21:17

"Know Your Customer" Norms: Banks Allowed To Use Aadhaar For Verification Banks can now accept the proof of owning an Aadhaar for Know Your Customer (KYC) verification under certain conditions. According to a statement by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the Aadhaar number......
2019-05-30 12:34

Shares in big banks climb as Fed approves capital plans Shares in the S&P 500 bank index rose about 2% on Friday after the U.S. Federal Reserve approved the capital plans of the biggest U.S. banks, giving them a clean bill of health....
2019-06-28 23:34

Big Banks' Trading Desks Suffer Despite Market Rally Three big U.S. banks say their trading revenue was on track to fall roughly 5% in the second quarter from a year earlier despite a rebound in stocks in 2019....
2019-06-29 01:51

Nicaragua warns banks of sanctions if they join strike Nicaragua's finance minister warned banks Wednesday that the government will sanction those that participate in a general strike scheduled for Thursday to pressure for the freeing of political prisoners....
2019-05-23 04:00

Fed says largest banks would survive crisis, in latest tests NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Reserve is saying that 18 of the nation’s largest and most complex banks passed its stress tests and are strong enough to withstand a severe economic downturn. The banks have benefited from an improving economy and h...
2019-06-22 01:00

UK's interfaith food banks are filling welfare gaps As poverty levels in the UK increase many of those affected are turning to food banks run by churches and mosques to get by. Damaging welfare cuts by the government are exacerbating an already dire situation....
2019-06-29 13:00

Big Banks Ace First Round of Federal Reserve's 'Stress Tests' The biggest banks in the U.S. have enough reserves to continue lending in a severe economic downturn, the Federal Reserve said in its annual review of large financial firms....
2019-06-22 00:51

World's central banks tackle technology with innovation hub Central banks grappling with fast-changing financial technology and companies like Facebook moving into finance will aim to work together more closely through an innovation hub approved on Sunday by the Bank for International Settlements....
2019-06-30 13:17

Dollars in the detail: banks pan for gold in 'data lakes' From sending special offers on restaurants to burger-loving current account holders to selling anonymized credit card records, banks are racing to monetize the huge troves of data they hold....
2019-06-21 12:51

World's central banks to tackle technology with BIS innovation hub Central banks grappling with fast-changing financial technology and companies like Facebook moving into finance will aim to work together more closely through an innovation hub approved on Sunday by the Bank for International Settlements....
2019-06-30 14:51

Google Pay inches closer to US ubiquity with support for 32 new banks Formed in 2018 by combining Google Wallet and the 2015-released Android Pay platform, Google Pay is probably not as widely used in the US as arch-rival Apple Pay, but it's certainly supported on a similarly large scale. The official list of participa...
2019-05-22 11:51

"Ask Your Banks...": Vijay Mallya On Being Trolled Over Chris Gayle Pic Businessman Vijay Mallya, who is facing extradition to India over charges of fraud and money laundering amounting to Rs. 9,000 crore, was subjected to heavy trolling on Saturday after West Indies......
2019-07-14 05:51

Mexico's Leftist President Emerges as Unlikely Friend to Big Banks Andrés Manuel López Obrador believes a greater reliance on banks will lead to a reduction in Mexicans’ dependence on untraceable cash transactions, while expanded access to the financial system could give poorer Mexicans a boost by bringing more work...
2019-05-21 14:39

BoE: UK banks can withstand Brexit and trade war double-whammy Britain's financial system is strong enough to cope with the shock of a trade war-driven global slowdown even if it coincides with a "disorderly" Brexit, the Bank of England has said....
2019-07-11 12:51

California Senate OKs Special Banks for Marijuana Retailers SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Senate has voted to allow special banks to handle money from legal marijuana retailers. Recreational marijuana use has been legal in California since January 2018 but is still illegal under federal law. That mean...
2019-05-22 00:51

The Raconteurs return for first album in 11 years, 'Help Us Stranger' The Jack White-led supergroup released a new record Friday, celebrating with a performance on 'Colbert.'        ...
2019-06-21 20:51

Selena Gomez announces first album in four years, teases material about her 'huge' life moments After stepping away from the spotlight for a while, Selena Gomez revealed plans on "The Tonight Show" to release her first album in nearly four years.        ...
2019-06-12 14:51

Bruce Springsteen releases music video, 'Tucson Train,' ahead of anticipated summer album "Tucson Train," coupled with a Thom Zimny-directed music video, is the third single from the upcoming "Western Stars" album.        ...
2019-06-01 02:00

Samsung, telcos, and banks to collaborate on blockchain mobile authentication Samsung Electronics, SK Telecom, KT, LG Uplus, KEB Hana Bank, Woori Bank, and Koscom have formed a consortium to build a new blockchain network as a foundation for a new mobile authentication service....
2019-07-15 05:34

Exclusive: Banks face new challenges in Italian diamond scandal A long-running criminal probe into diamond sales by Italian banks has uncovered what prosecutors say is further evidence of corruption by officials at UniCredit, Italy’s largest lender, and smaller rival Banco BPM....
2019-06-17 11:17

How banks are helping you budget and track your money to avoid overspending Mom can't always be there to tell you when to stop spending. But Huntington Bank and others are promoting new tracking tools to keep resolutions.        ...
2019-05-21 16:00

Swiss regulator fines banks for fixing forex trading Five banks have been fined a total of 90 million Swiss francs ($90.5 million) for colluding to rig the multi-trillion dollar foreign exchange market, Switzerland's competition authority said on Thursday....
2019-06-06 11:51

EU gives Nigel Farage 24 hours to explain Arron Banks funds European parliament summons Brexit party leader over failure to declare expensesNigel Farage has been given 24 hours by the European parliament to explain in person his failure to declare lavish expenses funded by Arron Banks, an insurance tycoon und...
2019-06-05 00:17

Virtual banks could be bad news for small lenders in Singapore, Moody's says Ratings agency Moody's said in a note that Singapore's decision to issue new digital bank licenses to non-banks will increase competition in the sector....
2019-07-03 09:00

Dubai's GEMS to meet banks for $1.65 bln refinancing - LPC news service Dubai-based GEMS Education is meeting banks in London and New York this week to discuss refinancing worth $1.65 billion, according to LPC, a fixed income news service that is part of Refinitiv....
2019-07-14 21:51

Banks Shrug Off Recent Oil-Price Drop to Predict Gains Investment banks in May largely stuck to their forecasts that oil prices will rise in 2019’s final two quarters, predicting that supply risks will make up for sharp selloffs in recent weeks....
2019-06-05 12:17

REFILE-U.S. banks play cat-and-mouse game with Fed on capital returns An annual stress test of banks introduced by U.S. regulators after the 2007-09 financial crisis to prevent taxpayer bailouts has become a fight over how quickly lenders can return capital to shareholders....
2019-06-29 01:00

Fixed Deposit Interest Rates: Here's What Post Office And Banks Pay Fixed deposit accounts can be created by visiting a bank branch or even online. These days, most banks offer the facility of opening fixed deposits online....
2019-06-15 17:00

Global stocks, yields steady with focus on Fed, central banks A gauge of global stock markets edged higher on Monday to build on monthly gains and benchmark government bond yields hovered near multi-year lows as investors girded for developments later in the week from central banks in the United States and else...
2019-06-17 19:17

UPDATE 1-World's central banks tackle technology with innovation hub Central banks grappling with fast-changing financial technology and companies like Facebook moving into finance will aim to work together more closely through an innovation hub approved on Sunday by the Bank for International Settlements....
2019-06-30 14:51

RBI Holds Meeting Over Coin-Storage Crisis Of Banks In Shirdi The Reserve Bank of India has instructed nationalised banks to continue to accept coins deposited by the Saibaba temple at Shirdi in Maharashtra, the temple's managing body said Wednesday....
2019-06-20 04:17

Huawei CEO says banks knew about the company's allegedly criminal activities In an interview with CNBC, Huawei's CEO said the banks at the center of the controversy surrounding his company's activities knew what was happening...
2019-06-20 01:00

Singapore to allow virtual banks as part of a move to open up the market Singapore plans to issue up to five digital bank licenses to suitable applicants, in a move that could deliver a massive shake-up in a market dominated by local banks....
2019-07-01 07:34

Wall Street banks bailing on troubled U.S. farm sector In the wake of the U.S. housing meltdown of the late 2000s, JPMorgan Chase & Co hunted for new ways to expand its loan business beyond the troubled mortgage sector....
2019-07-11 14:34

Therapy in the office: banks take mental health fight in-house In 'Billions', a U.S. television show set in the world of hedge funds, traders at the fictional Axe Capital regularly attend sessions with an in-house psychiatrist....
2019-06-03 09:00

Banks to Use Bitcoin-Like Token to Settle Cross-Border Trades A group of financial firms led by UBS plans to start using a bitcoin-like token to settle cross-border trades, one of the biggest developments yet in the effort to make use of nascent blockchain technology....
2019-06-03 11:34

Government Needs To Encourage Banks To Lend To Realty Developers: Experts Experts say growth in the real estate sector seems stagnant and immediate solutions are not expected, however the government is urged to take steps to boost liquidity....
2019-06-19 14:34

CEE home team advantage: The rise of the local investment banks Since 2008, rising local players have gained the upper hand over risk-averse global investment banks in emerging Europe as the flow of larger deals has declined, but that could change as regional firms start to flex their muscles on the global stage ...
2019-05-21 16:34

Bundesbank's Weidmann says 'virtual' coins could undermine banks if used widely Virtual tokens pegged to official currencies, known as stablecoins, could undermine banks if they became widely used, the head of Germany’s central bank said on Friday....
2019-06-21 12:51

Dubai's DP World hires banks for dollar bond issue Port operator DP World has hired banks to arrange a series of investor meetings ahead of a potential issue of 10-year U.S. dollar-denominated sukuk, or Islamic bonds, a document issued by one of the banks leading the deal showed....
2019-07-08 15:00

Banks to include CO2 emission measures in shipping loan decisions A group of leading banks will for the first time include efforts to cut carbon dioxide emissions in their decision making when providing shipping company loans, executives said on Tuesday....
2019-06-18 02:51

Development banks' climate funding at all-time high in 2018 Climate projects won record financing from the world's big development banks last year, with funds committed up 60% since the 2015 Paris climate accord to curb global warming emissions, a report published on Thursday said....
2019-06-14 03:51

With Defaults and Failures at India's Shadow Banks, 'Confidence Is Shaking' A pair of defaults and failures by nonbank lenders in India has cut down on consumer and business credit, weighing on the country’s economic growth and prompting calls for tighter regulation....
2019-07-04 12:17

EU to investigate Nigel Farage over expenses funded by Arron Banks Move follows revelations MEP failed to declare lavish funding from year of Brexit referendum The European parliament is to investigate Nigel Farage for failing to declare lavish expenses funded by Arron Banks.The European parliament president, Antoni...
2019-05-21 18:51

Flooding in Arkansas, Oklahoma pushes river past its banks After days of storms in the midwest, the Arkansas River reached 45.86 feet, just under the 1943 record of 48.3 feet.        ...
2019-05-28 02:34

UPDATE 3-Mexico teases Pemex plan, banks say unimpressed Mexico on Tuesday unveiled part of its keenly-awaited business plan, meant as a road map to bring the world's most indebted oil company back to financial health, but failed to impress banks who warned it did little to reduce a ratings downgrade risk....
2019-07-16 23:51

UPDATE 2-Nigeria orders banks to lend or face sanctions Nigeria's central bank will try to force banks to lend more or face higher cash reserve requirements, part of a series of measures aimed at reviving an economy stuck with low growth....
2019-07-05 18:34

Big banks beat profit expectations but warning signs grow Three big U.S. banks reported strong earnings on Tuesday, even as warning signs emerged that the playing field is beginning to tilt against the financial industry....
2019-07-16 18:17

UPDATE 1-BoE says British banks ready for no-deal Brexit, trade war British banks hold enough capital to cope with a no-deal Brexit and a global trade war simultaneously, the Bank of England said on Thursday, although a disruptive Brexit would still cause major turbulence for finan...
2019-07-11 15:51

Singapore to allow virtual banks as part of move to open up market Singapore's central bank plans to issue up to five digital bank licenses to suitable applicants, in a move that could deliver the biggest shake-up in two decades in a market dominated by local banks....
2019-06-28 18:51

Budget 2019: Rs 70,000 Crore Earmarked For Public Sector Banks Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday announced that Rs 70,000 crore would be given to the public sector banks to boost their capital and credit capacity....
2019-07-05 12:34

Global Recession Risks Are Up, and Central Banks Aren’t Ready The world’s monetary authorities have limited policy space, and it’s unclear whether their backup plans will suffice to bolster growth and inflation....
2019-07-09 10:17

Best portable laptop battery chargers and power banks in 2019 On this page you'll find the best portable laptop battery chargers and power banks – and each one we feature here will allow you to quickly and easily charge your laptop while on the go.There's little worse than being away from a plu...
2019-06-28 23:01

Check Out Latest Fixed Deposit (FD) Interest Rates Of Key Banks Leading banks like State Bank of India (SBI), HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, among others offer the facility of opening a fixed deposit. These days FDs can also be created online. The interest rates on FDs......
2019-05-25 17:51

Nordic banks join forces to combat money laundering The Nordic region's six major banks announced the creation of a customer checking center on Friday, with the initiative expected to help their efforts to crack down on money launderers and recover from a scandal that has damaged the sector's reputati...
2019-07-05 17:51

Banco Bradesco CEO says banks are negotiating out of court debt restructuring for Odebrecht The Chief Executive Officer of Banco Bradesco SA told journalists on Tuesday Brazilian banks are negotiating a potential out-of-court debt restructuring for the Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht SA....
2019-06-11 18:51

Central banks' key policy goals are under threat from climate change, warns UBS Central banks around the world must proactively fight climate change in their own investment portfolios in order to safeguard their key priorities, according to research....
2019-07-02 14:51

Big banks are launching a blockchain trade platform powered by ‘Bitcoin-like’ token The banking industry is hell-bent on taking over the nascent blockchain and cryptocurrency market. A group of financial firms led by UBS Group AG is eyeing blockchain technology for settling cross-border trades worldwide with its own “Bitcoin-like” t...
2019-06-03 18:34

Budget 2019: Centre To Pump In Rs 70,000 Crore In State-Owned Banks To strengthen financial health of public sector banks (PSBs), Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Friday said the government will pump in Rs 70,000 crore to boost their lending capacity....
2019-07-05 22:34

European banks have paid over 20 billion euros to the ECB since negative interest rates European banks have transferred 21.4 billion euros ($24.2 billion) in revenues to the European Central Bank (ECB) in the five years since negative interest rates were introduced....
2019-06-10 17:00

INSIGHT-Wall Street banks bailing on troubled U.S. farm sector In the wake of the U.S. housing meltdown of the late 2000s, JPMorgan Chase & Co hunted for new ways to expand its loan business beyond the troubled mortgage sector....
2019-07-11 14:00

Senate passes sanctions on North Korea that target Chinese banks The United States Senate passed a bill on Thursday that would strengthen sanctions on North Korea, particularly targeting Chinese banks that work with Pyongyang to skirt existing restrictions....
2019-06-28 05:34

Budget 2019: Government Announces Steps To Revive Shadow Banks In her first Budget speech, Ms Sitharaman said, "For purchase of high-rated pooled assets of financially sound NBFCs, amounting to a total of 1 lakh crore during the current financial year, government......
2019-07-05 23:51

State cyber-attack poses big danger for UK banks - Bank of England A state-backed cyber-attack could secretly corrupt the records of British financial institutions over a period of months, posing a risk that banks would probably struggle to guard against on their own, a senior Bank of England policymaker said....
2019-06-18 17:34

Money In Swiss Banks: India Slips To 74th Place, UK Remains On Top India has moved down one place to 74th rank in terms of money parked by its citizens and enterprises with Swiss banks, while the UK has retained its top position, as per data released by the central......
2019-06-30 10:00

Dapper ‘Burberry Bandit’ back robbing Manhattan banks: cops Manhattan’s “Burberry Bandit” is back. It’s only been five months since dapper robber Cornell Neilly was paroled from prison, but cops say he’s already back hitting banks. Neilly, 38, has been linked to seven Manhattan b...
2019-07-06 09:00

Judith Kerr was both sweetness and steel – and I'll miss her | Nancy Banks-Smith She was as dedicated to her work as she was to her family, right to the end. And no one could draw a tiger’s smile quite like her, remembers Nancy Banks-Smith• Share your tributes and memories of Judith KerrWhen I went to interview Nigel Kneale about...
2019-05-23 21:51

Chinese Banks Demand $2.1 Billion From Embattled Anil Ambani's Firm Anil Ambani's older sibling and Asia's richest man Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. had earlier offered to purchase RCom's assets in a Rs 17,300-crore deal, which would have helped partly......
2019-06-18 07:00

US banks could face the same pressures as European counterparts, SocGen chairman warns A Federal Reserve rate cut could lead to the same challenges for Wall Street lenders that European banks have been dealing with, Lorenzo Bini Smaghi said....
2019-07-06 17:17

Halep banks on child-like enthusiasm to retain French Open crown Simona Halep will channel her inner child when she begins her French Open title defense against Ajla Tomljanovic on Tuesday having vowed to enjoy herself in the absence of the stifling pressure of previous campaigns in Paris....
2019-05-28 05:34

Wall St. slips; banks fall with prospect of rate cut, energy drops Wall Street ended down slightly on Wednesday, with bank stocks declining as prospects of a U.S. interest rate cut rose and energy shares tumbling along with oil prices....
2019-06-13 01:00

U.S. banks clear first hurdle of Federal Reserve's annual stress test The 18 largest banks operating in the United States took the first step toward doling out capital on dividends, share buybacks and other investments on Friday, after clearing the first stage of their yearly health checks with the U.S. Federal Reserve...
2019-06-22 01:34

Wall St. eases; banks fall with prospect of rate cut, energy drops Wall Street eased on Wednesday, with bank stocks declining as prospects of a U.S. interest rate cut rose and energy shares tumbling along with oil prices....
2019-06-12 21:34

Hilary Duff's Son Luca Has the Cutest Reaction to Seeing His Sister Banks Crawl Hilary Duff is one proud mama. The actress took to Instagram on Wednesday to share an adorable video of her daughter Banks mastering her latest milestone--crawling! "We got a......
2019-05-22 19:00

FDIC Plan Would Ease Requirement for Banks Selling Mortgage Securities The regulator proposed easing a hurdle for banks to sell pools of home-mortgage obligations, as part of an effort to spur competition in a market dominated by government-backed entities such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac....
2019-07-16 23:00

Central banks cannot perform miracles and lawmakers need to reduce uncertainty, ECB member says France's central bank governor told CNBC Saturday that monetary policy cannot compensate for trade tensions, and political leaders need to act in order to fend off today's economic threats....
2019-07-08 03:00

Kering crown jewel Gucci banks on high-end gems for growth Gucci, the luxury brand that powers most of parent Kering's profits, made its first steps in high-end jewelery on Tuesday with a dedicated store in Paris - part of its bid to expand its reach after a blowout fashion makeover....
2019-07-02 22:34

Major banks set new lending standards for shipping industry in order to cut CO2 emissions Eleven banks that lend to shipping lines on Monday said climate impact will be integrated into the criteria that determines how much they can borrow....
2019-06-18 04:00

Central banks will want oversight of Facebook's Libra: Bank of England's Carney Major central banks and regulators will want oversight of Facebook's proposed new currency and payment system, Libra, to ensure it is safe and does not allow money laundering or finance terrorism, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said....
2019-06-21 12:51

Barclays, Citigroup and JP Morgan among banks fined $1.2 billion for forex rigging Barclays, Citigroup, J.P. Morgan, MUFG and Royal Bank of Scotland have been fined a total of $1.2 billion by EU regulators for rigging the forex market....
2019-05-21 15:51

Wedding Album: What Is Your Favorite Wedding Gift? Did you receive an item that has stood the test of time and you can’t imagine your life without it? Or do you have a go-to gift you give others? We want to hear from you....
2019-05-21 15:51

UPDATE 1-U.S. banks clear first hurdle of Federal Reserve's annual stress test The 18 largest banks operating in the United States took the first step toward doling out capital on dividends, share buybacks and other investments on Friday, after clearing the first stage of their yearly health checks with the U.S. Federal Reserve...
2019-06-22 06:00

S&P ends near flat as Citigroup results sink banks; Nasdaq hits new high The benchmark S&P 500 index ended little changed on Monday after oscillating between positive and negative territory throughout the session after Citigroup Inc kicked off the earnings season with a mixed quarterly report....
2019-07-16 02:17

Australian regulator threatens action on banks over past consumer insurance sales Australia's corporate regulator threatened on Thursday to prosecute some of the country's largest banks over their sales earlier this decade of consumer insurance products that it said had harmed customers....
2019-07-11 06:00

Charges Levied By Banks For Real-Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) Payments Recently, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) - which manages the RTGS payments system - has announced an extension in the timings applicable to RTGS transfers by one-and-a-half hours....
2019-05-29 17:34

Fed Stress Tests Find Top Banks Are Strong, Setting Stage for Wave of Payouts The Federal Reserve said the largest banks were generally well prepared to withstand a severe crisis, although Credit Suisse must improve its operations....
2019-06-27 23:34

MIDEAST STOCKS-Banks boost Saudi, while wide sell-off weighs down Egypt The Saudi stock market rose on Thursday as nearly all its banks surged ahead of earnings announcements, while Egypt dropped sharply with most blue-chips declining. The Saudi index gained 0.7% with 10 of its 1...
2019-07-11 15:51

Trump appeals ruling allowing banks to hand his financial records to Congress U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization on Friday appealed a court order allowing Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp to hand their financial records over to Democratic lawmakers....
2019-05-24 19:17

Judge rules against Trump, paves way for banks to provide his business records to Congress U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization on Wednesday lost their bid to block Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp from providing financial records to Democratic lawmakers investigating Trump's business...
2019-05-23 01:34

Banks re-open as Hong Kong returns to normal ahead of weekend protest Police kept a close watch over central Hong Kong as the Asian financial hub returned to normalcy on Friday, with banks re-opening branches closed during violent protests against a proposed extradition bill with mainland China....
2019-06-14 05:51

More Americans are finally moving cash to online banks for higher interest rates More Americans are moving their cash to online banks to earn interest of 2% or more. But many feel more comfortable with a local branch        ...
2019-05-23 18:00

Mastercard lets transgender users choose names on their cards (if banks agree) Mastercard, one of the two dominant U.S. payment networks, is introducing debit and credit cards that will let transgender users select whatever name they want — as long as the bank that issues the card and extends the accompanying credit line goes a...
2019-06-18 01:17

Asian banks face threat from profit plunge, digital rivals: McKinsey Asia-Pacific banks must radically reform and slash costs or else they will eventually be forced to put themselves up for sale, as rapidly increasing competition from technology firms moving into banking transforms the sector, consultancy McKinsey sai...
2019-07-01 21:51

From Banks’ Cathartic ‘Godless’ to Ed Sheeran and Stormzy’s Collaboration, These Are the 5 Songs You Need to Listen to This Weekend This week, Lil Nas X came through with a new remix of his long-lasting hit “Old Town Road,” now featuring Mason Ramsey (the Walmart yodel boy ) and rapper Young Thug. But if you want something new and different, look instead to Ed Sheeran...
2019-07-13 04:34

Central banks' dovish cooing keeps world stocks lulled near two-week highs World stocks held near two-week highs on Wednesday as investors bet on a worldwide wave of central bank stimulus, with expectations building that the United States and the euro zone may deliver interest rate cuts as early as July....
2019-06-19 12:00

What's open and closed on July 4th: Mail, banks, and stores impacted by Independence Day As America celebrates the Fourth of July, the post office, DMV and most banks will be closed. Many stores and restaurants are open. Costco is closed.        ...
2019-07-04 12:51

Bank of Japan's aggressive easing has created a tough environment for some banks: MUFG The BOJ's negative interest rate policy has given many financial firms a tough time, according to Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group's Nobuyuki Hirano....
2019-06-07 16:00

Grab eyes Singapore banking license as regulator studies virtual banks Grab, Southeast Asia's most valuable start-up, is exploring a move into Singapore banking as regulators in the Southeast Asian city-state consider allowing online-only banks, four people with knowledge of the process said....
2019-06-12 05:34

Eminem's 'Slim Shady LP' turns 20: An oral history of the album that created a superstar Eminem's 'The Slim Shady LP' breakout album is marking its 20th anniversary. Here's the inside story from those who were there.        ...
2019-05-21 19:34

Bob Dylan's 'Nashville Skyline' turns 50: How the album changed country music Exploring the history of Bob Dylan's "Nashville Skyline" with the players who created it and the songwriters influenced by it.        ...
2019-06-28 17:51

What's open and closed Memorial Day 2019: Mail, banks, and stores impacted by the holiday As America celebrates Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, 2019, most government offices and some private businesses will be closed.        ...
2019-05-27 14:01

UPDATE 5-Judge rules against Trump, paves way for banks to provide his business records to Congress U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization on Wednesday lost their bid to block Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp from providing financial records to Democratic lawmakers investigating Trump's business...
2019-05-23 00:51

Wall Street banks are bailing on troubled American farmers amid US-China trade war In the wake of the US housing meltdown of the late 2000s, JPMorgan Chase & Co hunted for new ways to expand its loan business beyond the troubled mortgage sector....
2019-07-11 17:51

Banks readying 2.5 billion euro loan in TIM-Vodafone Italy tower deal: sources A group of banks is set to lend Telecom Italia unit INWIT up to 2.5 billion euros ($2.8 billion) to help it merge its towers with those of Vodafone, two sources said....
2019-07-01 21:51

Exclusive: Grab eyes Singapore banking license as regulator studies virtual banks - sources Grab, Southeast Asia's most valuable start-up, is exploring a move into Singapore banking as regulators in the Southeast Asian city-state consider allowing online-only banks, four people with knowledge of the process said....
2019-06-12 01:51

THE IDENTITY VERIFICATION IN BANKING REPORT: How banks should use new authentication methods to boost conversions and keep their customers loyal BI IntelligenceThis is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. The way incumbent banks onboard and verify the ident...
2019-05-22 13:51

Maddie Poppe on new album, 'American Idol' finale drama: 'The situation speaks for itself' Last year's "American Idol" winner Maddie Poppe opens up about her debut album "Whirlwind," boyfriend Caleb Lee Hutchinson and complicated feelings about this Sunday's finale.        ...
2019-05-21 19:34

Demi Lovato's next album will tell her story 'regardless of who might not like it' Almost a year after her drug overdose, Demi Lovato said her new album will tell her side of the story "regardless of who might not like it."        ...
2019-06-27 19:17

BLOCKCHAIN IN BANKING: An inside look at four banks' early blockchain successes and failures This is a preview of the Blockchain in Banking research report from Business Insider Intelligence. 14-Day Risk Free Trial: Get full access to this and all Fintech industry research reports. Since its emergence at the start of the decade, blockchain ...
2019-06-30 03:00

Bad News on Trade Is Good News for Banks Banks’ revenues from financing cross-border commerce are in the best shape in years, despite President Trump’s threats of Mexican tariffs, stalled progress on a U.S.-China accord and the U.K.’s impending Brexit....
2019-06-09 18:17

Facebook's 'Blood Donation' tool aims to connect donors to banks in need On Wednesday, Facebook launched its 'Blood Donations' feature in select cities across the United States, days before World Blood Donor Day.       ...
2019-06-13 22:51

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for ‘Smize Cream’? Tyra Banks Teases Another Unexpected Venture Things we automatically associate with supermodels: runways, magazine covers, fashion-related reality shows, and cosmetics lines. But Tyra Banks continues to prove that she’s not your average supermodel—an oxymoron, we know—with out-of-the-box ideas ...
2019-07-02 17:01

“Last time it was banks; this time it is governments.” There is only ONE thing that matters in global financial markets. And the global governments have less and less of "it." Discover more in this free excerpt from our June 17 European Short Term Update....
2019-06-19 23:17

Moto Z4 Review There was a time when the Moto Z series was meant to compete head-to-head with the best Android smartphones on the market. The first few Moto Z handsets were stacked on the hardware front, while the support for Moto Mods made them stand out in the hi...
2019-06-10 17:17

Nokia 3.2 Review Nokia 3.2 is a budget offering that brings stock Android experience and all-day battery life to the table, but is that all it has got? We find out in our review....
2019-06-11 19:51

Honor 20 Review Honor 20 has 'the best budget flagship' crown in its sight, but does it pack enough brawn to rise above its rivals? We find the answer in our review....
2019-06-14 13:00

Honor 20 Pro Review Honor is technically an independent brand that sells phones at amazing prices, but realistically, it’s an offshoot of Huawei, so you should not be surprised that its brand new flagship the Honor 20 Pro looks and feels A LOT like a Huawei phone. So wh...
2019-05-31 01:51

Oppo A1k Review Oppo A1k doesn't deliver all the features that we've come to expect in the sub-Rs. 10,000 market, but what it does offer might come as a pleasant surprise to some potential buyers....
2019-05-30 17:34

Xiaomi Mi 9 Review Review indexDesign | Display | Interface and Functionality | Processor, Performance and Memory | Camera | Sound Quality | Call quality | Battery life | ConclusionThe Xiaomi Mi 9 is the company’s first phone with the latest Snapdragon 855 and it’s rea...
2019-05-22 02:00

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Review Review indexDesign | Fingerprint Scanner | Display | Interface and Functionality | Processor, Performance and Memory | Internet and Connectivity | Camera | Call quality | Battery life | Price and Alternatives | ConclusionIn the beginning was the scre...
2019-05-22 02:00

OnePlus 6T Review In the last few years, OnePlus has emerged as the go-to company for people who want a phone that's fast, reliable, with no bloatware, and more affordable than the big-name flagships from Samsung and Apple. The latest OnePlus 6T keeps perfecting that ...
2019-05-22 02:00

Huawei P30 Review The Huawei P30 Pro has gotten all the buzz with its new superzoom camera, but Huawei has one more phone that features the same kind of performance power in a more compact body and at a much more affordable price, and that phone – undeservedly – flies...
2019-05-22 02:00

Nokia 2.2 Review Nokia 2.2 promises 2 years of software updates and 3 years of security updates, but should you spend Rs. 7,999 on it? Read our Nokia 2.2 review to find out....
2019-07-05 17:51

RED Hydrogen One Review Review indexDesign | Display | Interface and Functionality | Processor and Performance | Camera | Multimedia | Battery life | Call Quality | ConclusionHyping a product naturally does well to generate interest, especially when it's something so differ...
2019-05-22 02:00

Huawei P30 Pro Review Just five months after the release of its Mate 20 Pro, Huawei, the fastest-growing smartphone company in the world, has shown the world another $1,000 phone that this time promises to rewrite the rules of photography: the P30 Pro. So why should you ...
2019-05-22 02:00

Honor 20i Review Honor 20i offers triple rear cameras and promise a smooth performance, but is it enough to rise above the fierce competition? We find out in our review....
2019-07-04 14:00

OnePlus 7 Pro Review OnePlus is changing. The “never settle” company started as a bit of a phone nerd dream factory: for years, it focused on selling just one flagship-grade smartphone with a clean Android experience, and a price about half that of similarly powerful fla...
2019-05-23 21:00

LG G8 ThinQ Review This is the new LG G8 ThinQ. It looks like your typical phone on the outside – with a familiar glass-and-metal construction and a screen stretching from edge to edge – but on the inside, it packs some sci-fi-level stuff. It lets you unleash your inne...
2019-05-22 02:00

Alpina XD3 2019 UK review Neat and pleasant BMW SUV impressively enhanced with all the usual stuff from the Alpina toolkit. Pricey, mind It’s not often that Porsche does favours for its German car-making rivals, but in the case of the Alpina XD3 compact SUV the famous sport...
2019-05-31 02:17

Withings Pulse HR Review Review indexDesign and comfort | Display and controls | Software and Functionality | Sports and activity tracking | Battery life | ConclusionIf you’re one of the millions of people that begin the new year with the goal to exercise more, you might nee...
2019-05-22 02:00

Nokia 9 PureView Review The Nokia 9 is probably the most anticipated smartphone in the brand’s Android era. The reason for that is only one: the unique rear camera setup that includes not three, not even four, but five cameras! But a phone is more than just a camera, so let...
2019-05-22 02:00

Asus ZenFone 6 Review 1000-dollar phones are exciting, there's no denying that, but it seems like fewer and fewer people are actually buying them. At the same time, the number of decent phones costing half as much is growing steadily, and the Asus ZenFone 6 is the latest ...
2019-05-31 01:51

Infinix Smart 3 Plus Review Can the Infinix Smart 3 Plus rise above the competition with its appealing design, triple rear cameras, and affordable price of just Rs. 6,999? We find out in our review....
2019-05-27 16:51

BMW 730Ld 2019 UK review Refined diesel powerplant feels strongly suited to BMW’s luxurious executive flagship The entry-point of the revised, restyled 7 Series, and BMW’s renewed effort to make its executive flagship deliver on a luxury brief in ways the outgoing car coul...
2019-05-21 18:17

Valve Index review – When only the best will do Valve Index is available now for $1,000, but is it worth the price? In many ways, it absolutely is. It's the best VR experience you can get at home.Read More...
2019-06-29 05:51

Lenovo Smart Tab P10 Review Some people may have reservations about picking an Android tablet over anything else, especially given how fewer and fewer companies are releasing new models. When you have competing iPads, Windows 10 slates, and even Chromebooks, it really makes you...
2019-05-22 02:00

Beats PowerBeats Pro Review Apple’s AirPods continue to be the most widely used and sold pair of true wireless earphones, but that’s not stopping subsidiary Beats from coming up with its own pair. Enter the Beats PowerBeats Pro, which mark the brand’s first real entry into the ...
2019-05-22 02:00

Review: The Insta360 EVO is among the best VR cameras under $500 Insta360’s EVO is a nifty little 360 cam that transforms into a 180-degree VR camera. It’s not the first device out there capable of shooting in both modes, but it’s one of the few that can be had for less than four figures. And, thanks to its diminu...
2019-07-11 00:17

MG Hector First Drive Review The MG Hector has been in coming for a long time and now, we finally spend time with the petrol and diesel variants of the Hector amidst the lush greenery of Coimbatore and Kodanal in Tamil Nadu....
2019-06-14 08:00

Audi S6 2019 review Audi chooses a 48-volt-assisted TDI V6 for its latest performance exec, despite diesels being in the doldrums The easy way to view the arrival of the new Audi S6 is as a new and enticingly warmed-over executive four-door, a decent progression from ...
2019-05-23 04:34

Audi SQ5 2019 review Audi’s high performance soft-road middleweight adopts new sporty V6 diesel hybrid power, cutting emissions and saving fuel Audi’s decision to break conventions by using a mild-hybrid diesel V6 for its middleweight sporty models is about to extend t...
2019-05-23 04:34

Fitbit Charge 3 Review Review indexDesign and comfort | Display and controls | Software and functionality | Sports and activity tracking | Battery life | ConclusionThe modern lifestyle provides many comforts, but often we indulge in them so much that we forget to take prop...
2019-05-22 02:00

Sony Xperia 1 Review The Xperia 1 is more than just Sony's latest flagship phone. It is the catalyst in the company's transformative turn in a new direction – one that would hopefully bring the Xperia brand back on the radar. It is the first Sony phone with a triple came...
2019-06-14 17:51

Huawei Watch GT Review Review indexDesign | Interface and Functionality | Huawei Health Companion App | Performance and Battery Life | ConclusionThe Huawei Watch GT is a refreshing device; it looks like a classic smart watch but it’s by no means trying to replace your phon...
2019-05-22 02:00

Skullcandy Indy Review Skullcandy Indy is priced at Rs. 7,499 and brings a lot of style to the truly wireless audio segment, but how do these earphones sound? We review to find out....
2019-07-12 22:00

Mahindra XUV300 AMT Review Mahindra has finally introduced an AMT in the XUV300 range. How does it drive? What's the expected price and is it worth a buy? we answer all these questions in our review...
2019-06-18 12:17

Sony Xperia 10 and 10 Plus Review Review indexDesign | Display | Using a phone with a 21:9 aspect ratio | Interface and Software | Hardware and performance | Camera | Multimedia, sound, call quality | Battery life | ConclusionHistorically, Sony has been conservative with its smartpho...
2019-05-22 02:00

Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ Review The review has been updated to reflect changes to the in-display fingerprint reader performance after a software update and to include comments regarding our experience with the Galaxy S10.Review indexDesign | In-display fingerprint ......
2019-05-22 02:00

Morgan Plus Six 2019 review All-new Morgan feels like progress in lots of ways, and has a world-class powertrain, but also feels like it's not yet the driver’s car it might be Picture Britain’s typical family-owned and operated business. The sort that mothers and fathers pass...
2019-07-03 01:51

Polestar 1 2019 review Part petrol and lots of electric, the Polestar 1 is a luxury coupe that's bewilderingly complicated and lots of fun Do you worry that electrification will make all cars the same? Then the Polestar 1 is a reassuring thing: a 600bhp plug-in hybrid wi...
2019-06-17 18:51

Audi SQ8 TDI 2019 review Doesn’t offer as much pace or fun-factor as some in the class, but does technology, dynamic versatility, refinement and cruising range better than most. This is Audi Sport’s first performance version of the company’s range-topping SUV, the Q8. Lik...
2019-07-03 01:51

198X review – discover your inner Kid A teenager’s gripping coming-of-age adventure takes you back to the bygone era of the amusement arcadeWhen I was a child in the late 1980s, my brother and I would watch every Saturday morning as a crescent of teenagers gathered around an arcade machi...
2019-07-08 12:17

BMW X3 M Competition 2019 review Has many of the dynamic hallmarks of BMW’s best M cars, but lacks a bit of effusive performance charm and SUV-typical dynamic versatility. The BMW X3 M Competition is at once quite a rare and special thing, and also about as common as new performan...
2019-06-17 01:17

SteelSeries Stratus Duo Review Review indexDesign and build quality | Buttons and controls | Connectivity | Accessories | ConclusionSerious gaming on a phone or tablet is always a so-so experience. The games themselves may hold lots of potential, but the fact that you are limited ...
2019-05-22 02:00

BMW X4 M Competition 2019 review M Division's 503bhp version of the smaller BMW SUV-coupé has striking pace and sporting purpose This is the other new M Division performance SUV – except that BMW prefers to describe the X4 M Competition as a ‘sports activity coupé’. In this case, ...
2019-06-17 01:17

Alpina B7 2019 review Alpina's latest take on the 7 Series packs more performance than a limousine could ever need, but how does it handle? Shall we start with performance? We might as well, because from a manufacturer so lovingly devoted to the finer details – those of...
2019-05-21 18:17

Honor View20 Review Review indexDesign | Display | Interface and Functionality | Processor and Performance | Camera | Multimedia | Call quality | Battery life | ConclusionHuawei sub-brand Honor is kicking off the new year with the release of its flagship smartphone in t...
2019-05-22 02:00

Mazda 3 2019 UK review Sharp-suited Mazda 3 touches down in UK. It’s got the handling smarts, but a weedy engine holds it back from obtaining class honours A pretty good reason for the likes of the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf to look over their shoulders. The previous...
2019-05-21 18:17

BMW X2 M35i 2019 review Most potent X2 yet gets BMW M division's first four-pot in 33 years to challenge the likes of Audi's SQ2 The BMW X2 M35i is among a new class of high-riding performance cars that aim to bring traditional hot hatchback values to the premium crossove...
2019-05-21 18:17

Motorola One Vision Review 2019 shapes up to be a great year for those looking for an affordable phone with no compromises. After the revolutionary Google Pixel 3a, now Motorola has come up with a budget model of its own that exceeds expectations: welcome the new Motorola One ...
2019-05-22 02:00

Audi S7 2019 review Latest warmed five-door fastback ditches petrol for Audi’s surprisingly sporty hybrid diesel power Sounds a bit crude for such a good-looking car, but what we have here, mechanically speaking, is the closest product possible to the Audi S6 – also l...
2019-05-23 04:34

Hyundai Kona EV Review The Hyundai Kona EV is quite simply the electric avatar of Hyundai's hit compact SUV - the Kona. We got to drive the new electric SUV in its home market, Korea, and here's our review....
2019-07-08 19:00

Volkswagen ID 3 2020 review Volkswagen’s first proper attempt at a ground-up EV has a familiar depth and variety of qualities. Still unfinished for now, but undoubtedly a car to watch. The Volkswagen ID 3 might be the most important new car, built by the world's biggest car-...
2019-07-05 00:17

Kia Telluride SX 2019 review Kia goes large with all-new, eight-seat SUV for North America that majors on space, quality and refinement Kia continues the SUV revamp of its North American line-up with the new Telluride, a mid-size, three-row crossover. It’s a hotly contested, g...
2019-06-27 22:00

Mitsubishi ASX 2019 review Ageing ASX is spruced up with new front end and better technology, but can it cut it in such a competitive segment? It’s hard to ignore the Mitsubishi ASX’s perennial problem: outstanding rivals such as the Nissan Qashqai and Seat Ateca. The ASX is...
2019-06-11 03:17

Audi S4 2019 review S4 ditches petrol for a V6 TDI engine and mild-hybridisation. Just how appealing is this diesel performance saloon? It doesn’t seem all that long ago that the Audi S4 was powered by a 4.2-litre, 339bhp V8. In fact, it wasn’t all that long ago that ...
2019-07-17 00:17

Huawei Mate 20 Review Review indexDesign | Display | Interface and Functionality | Processor and Performance | Camera | Sound quality | Call Quality | Battery life | Price and alternatives | ConclusionHuawei’s Mate 20 Pro has captured plenty of attention ......
2019-05-22 02:00

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 Review No one likes it when things become more expensive to purchase. In the smartphone world, increases in prices are all too familiar and it’s a trend that’s unlikely to stop – ever. And that’s partly why Pocophone, a sub-brand of Chinese tech company Xia...
2019-05-22 02:00

Hyundai Venue Review The Hyundai Venue subcompact SUV has already garnered over 20,000 bookings and the juggernaut looks set to roll on. The reason for the popularity says Hyundai is the segment itself - which already......
2019-05-29 14:00

Asus ROG Phone Review The gaming phone is hardly a new concept, and Asus’ ROG Phone is but only the most recent example. Being the new kid on the block does have its perks, though. Not only has Asus gained the experience from devices that came before the ROG Phone, but th...
2019-05-22 02:00

Palm Phone Review Palm’s back into the fold, being brought back to life after Chinese maker TCL, the same company that bought the rights to manufacture BlackBerry smartphones, purchased the Palm trademark from HP back in 2014. Even though the brand has been resurrecte...
2019-05-22 02:00

KEF R3 Review: Exemplary speakers that do almost everything right In the world of enthusiast speakers, few names stand out as much as KEF. The British speaker company has been an influence on high-end audio since the 60s, and to date makes some of the most popular hi-fi speakers on the market. Though the company ha...
2019-06-22 09:51

Samsung Galaxy M40 Review Samsung M40 boasts of a modern hole-punch display and powerful internals, making it an attractive package under Rs. 20,000. We find out what this phone is like to live with, in our review....
2019-06-22 10:51

Google Home Hub Review Review indexDesign | Display | Interface and Functionality | Smart Home Control | Google Home App | Sound Quality | Connectivity | ConclusionLast year, at CES 2018, we saw Google’s first smart display, a competitor for Amazon’s Echo Show, but there w...
2019-05-22 02:00

Audi A4 2019 review Tech upgrades give the A4’s cabin a welcome lift. Dynamically much the same as before, but it remains a refined, smooth operator. Sometimes it can be easy to momentarily lose sight of the fact that cars such as the Audi A4 are still relevant. We’re...
2019-07-17 00:17

Audi TT RS 2019 UK review Audi's stonkingly fast 'mini-R8' is back on sale after a year-long hiatus and a facelift. We drive it to see if it's still a worthwhile sports car On the face of it, a lightly updated version of Audi’s ultimate TT. But it’s more significant than it...
2019-05-22 22:34

Apple iPad Pro (2018) Review As it’s not yet entirely clear what will ultimately become of the tablet category, Apple’s iPad business continues to rake in a small fortune each quarter. The iPad has long changed, though. It's no longer that $500 device that some people called a s...
2019-05-22 02:00

Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 TSI 2019 UK review V6 petrol power comes to Volkswagen's flagship model but fails to make a strong case for itself The impact of Dieselgate is now being seen in the most unlikely of places. The widespread switch away from the fuel since you-know-what has now even rea...
2019-07-04 04:00

Lenovo Smart Clock review: Sometimes less is more When Amazon released the Echo Spot in 2017, I praised it for being an adorable Alexa-powered smart clock. Yet, I thought its $130 asking price was a little high and having a camera by your bedside does feel a little creepy. This year, Lenovo and......
2019-06-03 18:00

Amazon Echo Dot Review (3rd Generation) Review indexDesign | Functionality | Alexa App | Connectivity | Sound Quality | ConclusionAmazon’s Echo Dot, believe it or not, is in its third generation. It’s been a whirlwind few years for Amazon and its smart devices, as well as for its smart ass...
2019-05-22 02:00

Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S Coupe 2019 review Should you buy this 503bhp twin-turbo V8 brute over the likes of the Jaguar F-Pace SVR and Alfa Romeo Stelvio QV? This is the facelifted version of the fastest SUV Mercedes makes. Like all models in the GLC range, the superheated AMG 63 and 63 S ha...
2019-06-08 01:51

Samsung Galaxy S10e Review Review indexDesign and Size | Display | Interface and Functionality | Processor, Performance and Memory | Camera | Sound quality | Call quality | Battery life | Price and Alternatives | ConclusionIn the past couple of years, there was probably no oth...
2019-05-22 02:00

Peugeot 508 SW Puretech 225 GT 2019 UK review More potent petrol engine and adaptive suspension do little to change the 508 wagon’s lack of ride refinement The expanded, more sensible estate version of Peugeot’s rakish compact saloon, which gains in rear storage space but creates debate as to ...
2019-06-04 19:00

MG ZS 2019 long-term review What distinguishes a modern MG besides the famous badge it wears? We're finding out over six months Why we’re running it: To see if reborn MG’s poster child is as easy to live with as the established names in the class Month 2 - Month 1 - Specs L...
2019-06-11 16:00

'I've seen more self-aware ants!' AI: More Than Human – review Barbican, London This crowd-pleasing show throws robots, shiny toys and interactive paintings at viewers. But there’s little sign of creativity amid the chaotic overloadIn 2016, a machine beat the world’s best (human) player at the ancient strategy g...
2019-05-21 16:17

Oppo Reno 10x Zoom review Oppo is a brand that’s never been afraid of experimentation. On the contrary. For years now, the company has been breaking new ground with many bold ideas and concepts. Some of them have been worthwhile, while others were destined to obscurity from t...
2019-06-04 17:34

Skoda Karoq First Drive Review Ahead of its official launch in India in 2020, we got to spend some time with the upcoming Skoda Karoq SUV, in the company's home turf. Here's our first impression about the upcoming compact SUV....
2019-06-08 17:00

The Dead Don’t Die review – painfully ironic Deadpan performances and sloppy storytelling mar Jim Jarmusch’s hip take on the zombie movieZombie movie genre conventions are held up for mockery in this painfully ironic, agonisingly hip anti-thriller. Which would be fine, if writer-director Jim Ja...
2019-07-14 11:34

Review: RHA’s MA650i are the best Lightning headphones under $60 Too much courage can be a bad thing, as iPhone users learned in 2016 when Apple made the shock announcement that the iPhone 7 would ship without a 3.5mm headphone jack. The good news is that you don’t have to use wireless buds or an adapter in order ...
2019-06-03 18:34

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 2019 review Porsche reprises arguably the finest drivers' car of its generation, with an all-new engine but the same purist philosophy You’re looking at the second-generation Cayman GT4, and therefore your new departure point into the big-winged world of Porsc...
2019-07-14 02:17

Casio PRO TREK SMART WSD-F30 Review Review indexDesign and comfort | Display and Controls | Functionality, processor, performance | Activity tracking | Connectivity and multimedia | Battery life | ConclusionThe vast majority of Wear OS smartwatches follow a similar strategy. Most of th...
2019-05-22 02:00

BMW 1 Series 118d 2019 review Front-driven 1 Series may not drive like a traditional BMW but otherwise delivers on upmarket family hatch values It’s the all-new (and here comes the controversy) front-wheel-drive BMW 1 Series in its likely best-selling form. We’ve known this cha...
2019-07-17 00:17

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Review Review indexDesign | Display | Interface | Processor, Performance and Memory | Internet and Connectivity | Camera | Sound Quality | Call quality | Battery life | Price and Alternatives | ConclusionSamsung might be the world’s number one phone maker b...
2019-05-22 02:00

Nio ES6 Premier Edition 2019 review Smaller, sportier Chinese SUV promises much but faces strong competition ahead of an eventual European launch The ES6 is the second car from Chinese electric start-up Nio, and here we're driving it some time ahead of its official on-sale date in Ju...
2019-05-22 15:34

Skoda Superb 2.0 TDI Evo 2019 review Executive car gains two new engines and minor aesthetic nip and tuck while remaining as comfortable and practical as ever This is the facelifted version of the third-generation Skoda Superb: the large, hugely practical and comfortable barge champio...
2019-07-05 12:34

Google Chromecast Review (2018) Review indexDesign | Connectivity | Interface and Functionality | Google Home App | ConclusionStreaming media is all the rage and Google’s Chromecast was one of the earlier, mainstream devices to capitalize on this. Offering a cheap, quick, and easy ...
2019-05-22 02:00

Kia Seltos Prototype First Drive Review The Kia Seltos compact SUV will be the company's first car in the market and it has spared no expense in giving Indian customers what they love best - choices....
2019-07-15 17:00

Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster 2019 review Mercedes-AMG’s entry-level 911-chaser gets interior updates, and keeps a V8 ready to move mountains, but ride and handling remain supporting acts. The Mercedes-AMG GT super sport car, updated for the latest model year. Clearly anxious to avoid accu...
2019-07-16 16:00

Prince’s ‘Originals’ review: Nothing compares 2 new On Friday, which would have been his 61st birthday, Prince gives us a gift from the afterlife: “Originals,” a collection of songs written by the revolutionary legend that were first released by other artists. The album is exclusively available on Tid...
2019-06-07 00:51

Viewers in four states review the debate People attending watch parties in New Hampshire, Michigan, Louisiana and Colorado reviewed Thursday night's Democratic presidential debate. Many said Senator Kamala Harris had the best night and Joe Biden had the worst. (June 28)   &#...
2019-06-28 16:00

Is it worth hiking? Exercise review The hit of fresh air in your nostrils? The beauty of the countryside? Hiking is amazingWhat is it? Just a nice long walk.How much does it cost? Probably an initial outlay of about £50 for some decent gear, and then free for ever. Continue reading......
2019-05-21 16:00

Withings Steel HR Sport Review If you are looking for a smartwatch that lasts a really long time, tracks your activity, steps, heart rate, workouts and sleep patterns, while at the same time packing some serious style, it’s hard to think of a gadget that fits all those criteria be...
2019-05-22 02:00

BMW i3S 2019 long-term review Will a larger battery make the more potent version of BMW's electric hatchback fun to drive outside of commuter hours? We have six months to find out Why we’re running it: To see whether this trailblazing small EV has evolved enough to still be cons...
2019-06-07 17:51

BMW 1 Series M135i 2019 review Fastest BMW 1 Series is quick and accomplished but lacks the character of the old M140i Essentially, it’s the fast flagship of the new BMW 1 Series line-up - and it’s arguably even more controversial than its lower-powered front-wheel-drive sibling...
2019-07-17 00:17

Allegations against top priest under review after AP report The Catholic Church in Texas says it is reviewing allegations that a top monsignor continued to hear a married woman's confessions after luring her into a sexual relationship, a potentially serious crime under church law....
2019-06-07 23:17

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) Review Review indexDesign | Display | Interface | Processor, Performance and Memory | Internet and Connectivity | Camera | Call quality | Battery life | Price and Alternatives | ConclusionCompetition in the affordable phone market these days is not merely i...
2019-05-22 02:00

How the hell do you review a TV show you've only seen the 4th and 5th episodes of? I know more about Too Old To Die Young’s plot from reading the press materials Amazon distributed than I got from watching nearly 150 minutes of it. The usual question a critic gets—“Should I start watching this TV show?”—is a lot harder to answer wh...
2019-06-13 19:17

Mahindra TUV300 Facelift Review Mahindra has recently come out with the first mid-life facelift for the TUV300. We got to spend a whole day with it and here's what we think about the 2019 Mahindra TUV300 facelift....
2019-07-03 13:51

Cadence of Hyrule: The Kotaku Review Cadence of Hyrule feels like a french fry dunked into a milkshake. There’s two distinct flavors at play—the deep exploration of a Zelda game with the bouncy pace of a rhythm game—and they mix together into something greater than the initial pitch. In...
2019-06-15 02:00

Jeep Compass Trailhawk Review We drive the much-anticipated Jeep Compass Trailhawk in India. It's the more off-road oriented version of the Jeep Compass and here's what we think about it....
2019-06-05 16:51

Mazda 3 Skyactiv-X 2.0 2019 review By making a petrol work more like a diesel, can the Mazda 3 Skyactiv-X show there’s still life in the internal combustion engine? This may look like a humble, if rather stylish hatchback, but there’s more to the Mazda 3 Skyactiv-X than meets the e...
2019-07-15 01:51

Mazda CX-30 2.0 Skyactiv-G 2019 review The 3-based Mazda CX-30 is the first SUV based on the Japanese brand’s latest hardware Naming a new car is always a tricky business. Not only does it have to somehow suit the car – not always easy if you’re just mixing letters and numbers – but it ...
2019-07-15 01:51

Skoda Scala SE L1.6 TDI 2019 UK review With right-hand drive models due later this year, we drive a left-hooker on UK roads for the first time It’s a diesel engined example of Skoda’s new Scala, which we’ve already driven in flagship 1.5 TSI petrol form. If you missed the recent arrival...
2019-06-14 05:34

Amateur Scene – Haringey Box Cup review John Dennen picks out some of the highlights from this year's Haringey Box Cup. Plus GB Three Nations Schools round up The post Amateur Scene – Haringey Box Cup review appeared first on Boxing News....
2019-06-18 18:51

Bettman says NHL will consider expanding video review BOSTON (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league will consider expanded video review after a couple of high-profile missed calls during the playoffs. During his annual state of the NHL speech prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, Bettm...
2019-05-28 05:34

Bentley Continental GT V8 2019 review Crewe takes the less-is-more approach with V8-powered Conti and scores the most convincing and enjoyable result in the recent history of the mainstream Bentley Predictably enough, it’s Bentley’s now not-so-new Continental GT featuring a 4.0-litre t...
2019-06-27 22:00

Prince: Originals review – his hits, his way (Warner Bros)These guide demos of his own songs, recorded by other artists, show just how brilliant and casually confident Prince wasFor Prince, writing for other artists was a way to proliferate his musical influence and secure his legacy. (Depressi...
2019-06-21 19:00

Jaguar XE HSE R-Dynamic 300 2019 UK review 3 Series chaser now has greatly improved looks and equipment, and is better in other ways too This is an extremely important car for Jaguar: the carefully crafted mid-life revision of a compact executive saloon they launched in mid-2015, full of ho...
2019-06-27 22:00

Review: 'Toy Story 4' is Warped, Weird, and Better For It Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the franchise is back, filled with love, life lessons, and a weighty, twisted sense of humor that cuts through the sugary-sweetness....
2019-06-21 12:51

Porsche Panamera GTS 2019 UK review GTS is the sweet spot for much of Porsche's range. Is that the case for the big five-door coupé? GTS, sitting halfway between regular Porsche and health warning-attached Turbo, tends to be shorthand for ‘our favourite version’ of big Porsches. So l...
2019-05-31 23:00

All I Know is What's on the Internet review: The shocks don't work How has our visual culture adapted to the digital age? All too well, according to this show at The Photographers' Gallery, London. Is the internet losing its ability to surprise?...
2019-05-21 21:00

Apple iPad Air (2019) Review After a long time spread in between, Apple’s iPad Air 2 finally received a proper successor! Technically, the iPad Air (2019) arrives nearly 4.5 years after the iPad Air 2, which is a staggering amount of time in the world of tech. Until the arrival ...
2019-05-22 02:00

Yesterday review – predictable romcom Danny Boyle’s fantasy about a world without the Beatles turns into a Richard Curtis greatest hits showThis high-concept romantic comedy is billed as a collaboration between two of the most distinctive voices in British cinema. But, in fact, it is Ric...
2019-06-29 21:34

iPad mini (2019) Review The iPad mini is back, apparently by popular demand. Many thought the mini might be gone for good, but much like Apple’s release of the iPhone SE, the company’s meeting users’ demands for a smaller, up-to-date device with the 2019 iPad mini. It’s a s...
2019-05-22 02:00

Alpina B4 S Edition 99 2019 review Last hurrah for the current B4 S Biturbo brings unprecedented athleticism for an Alpina, but it's limited to just 99 cars The Edition 99 is a last-of-the-line special for the B4 S Biturbo – tiny Alpina’s equivalent to the BMW M4 CS, if you like. Bu...
2019-05-21 18:17

The Week In Review With Raven Smith "The contestants in this year’s Love Island all look very similar, possibly cast by an Instagram abdominal algorithm that searches out unusually bronzed flesh."...
2019-05-31 08:51

OnePlus 7 Pro review: an absolute beast in every way Fantastic screen, the fastest performance, a good camera and brilliant software in a massive phone that still undercuts the competitionThe OnePlus 7 Pro is the firm’s largest, most expensive and most premium phone yet. While not that cheap, it still ...
2019-05-31 08:34

Toyota GR Supra 2019 UK review Won’t depose the affordable sports car class’ mid-engined elite, but brings welcome muscle, character, fun and variety allthesame. The fifth-generation Toyota Supra – the cult Japanese sports car that had twenty-four all-but unbroken years of cont...
2019-05-28 06:34

Debate watchers review the candidates People watching the Democratic presidential debate in several states gave Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Julian Castro high marks. (June 27)        ...
2019-06-27 18:34

Sony Xperia 1 review: Powerful, but not sensible I don't love admitting this, but it can be hard to take Sony's phones seriously sometimes. That's not because of a lack of effort on its part — it's more that the phones they do release often seem gleefully out of step with ...
2019-07-15 22:34

Mac Security Review/Test 2019 We have reviewed and tested eleven security solutions on Apple’s macOS Mojave. Read our Mac Security Test & Review 2019 to see which security solutions have been approved. Relevance of Mac security software  The closed Apple ecosystem reduces th...
2019-06-27 21:51

Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 2019 UK review New-generation four-door coupé combines sporting performance and refinement in an attractive compact saloon When it was launched in 2013, the Mercedes-Benz CLA promised refinement and performance in an elegantly swooping saloon package. A world sal...
2019-06-27 22:00

Toy Story 4 review – a franchise still very much alive After a hesitant start, the gang gets into top gear on a road trip that showcases the studio’s visual wizardry and narrative skillLast year, I wrote about my (unfounded) fears that Mary Poppins Returns might trample the memory of a movie I fell in lo...
2019-06-23 09:34

Bettman: NHL to consider expanded video review NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Monday that the league will consider expanding video review. Bettman said the league's GMs will discuss the issue next month....
2019-05-28 04:51

Papua New Guinea's new PM to 'review' gas deals Newly-chosen Prime Minister James Marape said the country was intent on "maximizing gain" from natural resources. Marape was appointed after maneuvering to topple his predecessor over a controversial gas deal....
2019-05-30 17:17

Exclusive: Hyundai Nexo Review Driving the Hyundai Nexo is somewhat like driving the future. Here's our road test review of the first hydrogen-powered fuel cell driven model from Hyundai Group and it's promising, engaging and......
2019-06-22 05:00

Audi RS5 Sportback 2019 UK review Family-friendly version of Audi’s RS5 has landed in the UK and mixes greater passenger space with incredible cross-country pace A long time coming, that’s for sure. Despite being revealed at the New York motor show way back in March 2018, this is t...
2019-06-27 22:00

Honda CB300R First Ride Review We spend a day riding Honda's new roadster, the very handsome CB300R. It could prove to be shot in the arm for Honda in the 200 cc to 400 cc space, where the company has been lacking firepower for......
2019-06-01 09:51

Valve Index review: Next-level VR Where does virtual reality go next? Right now there seem to be two paths: portable and self-contained headsets like the Oculus Quest or those connected to computers and consoles like the Rift and PlayStation VR. Valve is clearly betting on the se......
2019-06-28 20:51

Focals by North Review: The future is (almost) here The concept of an IRL heads-up display has been a part of science fiction since basically the beginning. Big players have tried their hand at it with less than stellar results — most notably Google with Glass, and more recently Intel’s Vaunt. B...
2019-06-18 20:51

Bentley Continental GTC 2019 UK review New Conti Convertible has all the many advantages of a new platform, seen already in the Coupe. It’s in a class of its own. Bentley has just revealed a convertible version of its second generation Continental GT, identical in every important way to...
2019-05-24 03:17

2019 BMW S 1000 RR First Ride Review We hit a few laps around the Buddh International Circuit on a sweltering day with the new 2019 BMW S 1000 RR, a bike which can be lightning fast, yet easy enough to manage for riders new to a 200......
2019-07-02 11:17

Nord VPN review: An in-depth look at a popular VPN Nord VPN is a hugely popular VPN service. But how does it perform? We take a deep dive into features, capabilities, and performance of this well-known VPN offering....
2019-05-24 07:51

Peugeot 508 SW 1.5 BlueHDI 130 2019 review Estate body takes the edge off the 508’s style, and doesn’t address all of the car’s practicality limitations. Driving experience is a mixed bag. The Peugeot 508 saloon has now been on UK roads for long enough to feel like a familiar sight. That’s ...
2019-06-03 10:00

Samsung Galaxy Buds Review Review indexDesign and comfort | Connectivity | Functionality and controls | Sound quality | Battery life | ConclusionThere's no denying this: true wireless earphones are pretty awesome. They're light, discreet, and completely untethered, providing f...
2019-05-22 02:00

Abarth 595 Esseesse 2019 review 70th Anniversary edition 595 gets a host of upgrades and barrels along with a gusto that helps you forgive its flaws The 595 Esseessee is essentially a lightly modified version of the existing 595 Competizione that has been wheeled out as part of A...
2019-06-20 12:34

Porsche Macan S 2019 UK review Mid-range, mid-spec Porsche SUV proves how spec-sensitive the modern performance 4x4 can be. Still impressive to drive, but limited in one or two other ways The meat right out of the middle of the Porsche Macan compact SUV range. This is our first ...
2019-06-28 17:51

Haiku review: Cowboy e-bike Welcome to Haiku Review, a feature where we review gear and gadgets using the Japanese poetry form. The Cowboy is a Belgian electric bike. Here’s a haiku about it:   Panther-lithe, sexy Too. Pedal power slick, but no mudguards? “Wet ass.”   Read the ...
2019-07-08 17:00

Volkswagen Golf R M52 2019 UK review The hottest Volkswagen Golf is made even hotter by a performance upgrade from Mountune and Fifteen52 It would be an unlikely occurrence that, after an enthusiastic drive on your favourite B-road, you’d emerge from a Volkswagen Golf R and accuse it ...
2019-06-18 18:51

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Review There is one main reason why Chinese brand Xiaomi has skyrocketed to success and millions of people are buying its phones: the price. Xiaomi phones are dirt cheap devices for what they offer and today we have the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 that costs le...
2019-05-22 02:00

Total War: Three Kingdoms: The Kotaku Review Ever since Rome 2's disappointing release back in 2013, it feels like the Total War series has been lost and in search of something. From Attila and Thrones of Britannia’s tinkering to the Warhammer games’ explosion of personality there has been ...
2019-05-29 10:17

Skoda Scala 1.5 TSI SE 2019 UK review Does the new family-friendly hatchback, driven here in mid-range SE spec, also have driver appeal? This, as I’m sure you’ll be well aware by now, is the new Skoda Scala. Even in the mid-range SE specification we’ve got here (previously we’ve only t...
2019-07-04 11:51

Ford Focus ST 2019 review Ford’s hot hatch formula for the class-leading Fiesta ST has been applied to the 276bhp Mustang-engined Focus ST. Does it work? Normally, we would not begin a review of the latest, possibly greatest hot hatchback with a reference to Ferrari, but be...
2019-07-01 19:00

Spider-Man: Far from Home film review: Far from necessary Enlarge (credit: Sony Pictures / Marvel Studios) Comic and superhero film fans spent months wondering exactly what would happen to the Marvel Cinematic Universe once Avengers: Endgame concluded. Who would die? What would happen to the space-time co...
2019-07-02 00:00

Much Ado About Nothing review – all-black show is exuberant but muddled The Delacorte Theater, New YorkOrange is the New Black’s Danielle Brooks excels in an uneven production that transports Shakespeare’s comedy to Atlanta There’s a war going on, somehow, somewhere. Or maybe several wars. In Much Ado About Nothing, at S...
2019-06-12 04:17

Star Wars: Outer Rim: The Kotaku Review When I was a kid, I had a dream video game. It was basically “Wing Commander: Privateer”, only bigger, and it was set in the Star Wars universe. I’m still waiting on the video game, but Fantasy Flight have this year delivered much the same experience...
2019-07-09 13:17

K Flay: Solutions review – reasons to be cheerful (Night Street/Interscope)Joining the many trying to find hard-won notes of positivity amid climate catastrophe and political car crashes, Illinois native Kristine Flaherty has dedicated her third album to mustering “green lights, brighter views… to p...
2019-07-08 18:34

Volkswagen Passat GTE Estate 2019 review Plug-in hybrid Passat gets extra electric range and a lower price. Retains plenty of performance, with a multi-faceted, grown-up character that should suit a broad church. The eighth-generation VW Passat isn’t dead, and isn’t about to be killed off...
2019-06-19 17:00

Ryzen 9 3900X/7 3700X review: The next generation AMD just shook up the PC desktop market for at least the next year, and it's all thanks to chips like the Ryzen 9 3900X and 7 3700X. Here's our review.Read More...
2019-07-10 20:17

Review: An Intimate, Harmonious ‘Bournonville Legacy’ Dancers from the Royal Danish Ballet bring a satisfying, if occasionally uneven, showcase of August Bournonville’s choreography to the Joyce Theater....
2019-07-10 21:17

Vauxhall Vivaro Life 2019 review Passenger version of Vauxhall's popular van gets French underpinnings – and a plush interior It’s the new Vivaro: thorn in the side of Ford’s best-selling Transit (and its Torneo derivatives) and unassuming saviour of Vauxhall’s long-standing plant...
2019-06-27 22:00

Renault Megane RS Trophy-R 2019 review The Renault Megane RS Trophy-R, the hottest of Meganes, thrills like a great Megane should There are some pure driver’s cars that manufacturers just always get right: I’m particularly thinking GT Porsches, mid-engined Ferrari specials and extreme ...
2019-07-05 12:34

Roomba i7+ review: It’s been 62 days since I picked up a vacuum May 9, 2019. This is the last time I vacuumed my studio – and yet, it’s still sparking clean. How’s that even possible, you might wonder. Well, it’s pretty simple: I outsourced all my homemaking duties to the Roomba i7+, which has been in charge of c...
2019-07-10 11:51

Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers Review: A step above anything that has come before This latest installment in the evolving story of Final Fantasy XIV throws wide the gates inviting all players into the best MMORPG Expansion of all time....
2019-07-10 20:00

The Apology by Eve Ensler review – my father, who abused me The Vagina Monologues writer revisits her childhood in a powerful imagined letter from her father – the words of repentance he never utteredEve Ensler begins her memoir with a simple dedication: “For every woman still waiting for an apology.” Ensler ...
2019-06-12 13:17

Sairento VR Review: Possibly the best VR game you've never heard of? Thanks to some important updates since its original release, Sairento VR is a woefully underrated virtual reality title. Read on for our full thoughts....
2019-06-28 16:00

Super Mario Maker 2: The Kotaku Review There’s more to Super Mario Maker 2 than just making Mario. It’s got a story mode, for instance, plus online and local multiplayer for groups of four. But the level editor is still the star of the show. Making one’s own Mario levels remains a joy, an...
2019-06-28 18:51

Review: ‘Dog Man: The Musical’ Celebrates a Cop Who Sniffs Out Crime The bizarro, irreverent world of Dav Pilkey, the creator of the Captain Underpants books, has been deftly translated to the Lucille Lortel Theater’s stage....
2019-07-09 17:51

Moody's Places Yes Bank Under Review For 'Downgrade' Shares of Yes Bank, which rose as much as 5.6 per cent intraday, pared some gains to settle 2.7 per centhigher on the NSE Nifty that was up 0.36 per cent....
2019-06-11 15:17

Review: Microsoft’s Windows 1.11 is an Upside Down mess Microsoft today announced that it was the year 1985. We checked the Microsoft store to confirm this and, as Windows 1.11 was just made available, the Redmond company’s story checks out. Here’s the message, as we received it: Microsoft and Netflix hav...
2019-07-09 05:51

Schumer calls on FDA to review all chemicals used in sunscreen Sen. Chuck Schumer on Sunday said he’s asking the FDA to review all of the ingredients of sunscreen products to ensure consumers don’t get burned by chemicals that could “seep into the bloodstream.” ​”​There is no doubt ...
2019-06-09 23:51

Spatial disorientation likely cause of Japanese F-35 crash, review says A pilot's spatial disorientation likely caused the crash of a Japanese F-35 fighter jet this spring, Japan's defense minister said after the release of a preliminary report....
2019-06-10 13:34

'Hudson Rising' Review: Reflections on a River The New-York Historical Society’s exhibition follows the 200-year story of the river’s ecological transformation, from its despoilment by industrial waste to its ascendance in the wake of the environmental movement....
2019-07-09 04:34

Bajaj Platina 110 H Gear First Ride Review We spend some time with the Bajaj Platina 110 H Gear. It is a brand new version of the Platina with a 5-speed gearbox and a few other updates too. Does the extra cog in the gearbox make a difference......
2019-06-27 19:00

TRAI Said to Be Unlikely to Review 5G Spectrum Prices in India The Digitial Communications Commission (DCC) in its last meeting on June 13 decided to refer the spectrum proposals back to the regulator for a review and clarification on many aspects, including a......
2019-06-29 08:34

McLaren 720S Spider 2019 UK review Super Series McLaren joins the roadster ranks to rival drop-tops from Ferrari and Lamborghini. We drive it in the UK for the first time There are lots of big numbers associated with the McLaren 720S Spider, but here's a small one: 12%.Admittedly, i...
2019-06-14 20:00

The Best People review: how Trump flooded the swamp Alexander Nazarayan offers a field guide to the black lagoon of Trumpworld, a sump of venality, idiocy and contemptThe swamp remains fetid. Just blocks away from the White House, the Trump International Hotel hoovers greenbacks from foreign governmen...
2019-06-16 07:51

Bentley Bentayga Hybrid 2019 review Bentley’s first hybrid does the job well on paper, but loses a significant chunk of the charm we have long come to associate with the brand A very important and, indeed, significant car. It is the first step on the road towards Bentley’s stated goa...
2019-07-03 01:51

Maserati Levante Trofeo 2019 review Most extreme Maserati SUV is as characterful as it gets thanks to a Ferrari-derived V8 In a nutshell this is the maddest, baddest and fastest Maserati SUV a (not inconsiderable) sum of money can buy. With the thirst for high-end, high performance o...
2019-07-11 15:00

Sound One Drum Bluetooth Speaker Review Sound One Drum wireless speaker is priced at Rs. 3,490, and looks impressive. Does this affordable speaker sound as good as it looks? Find out in our review....
2019-06-20 10:00

Nissan Leaf e+ Tekna 2019 UK review Range-topping electric hatch gets bigger battery for more range and more powerful motor. Is it worth the price jump? When the original Nissan Leaf came out in 2010, owners were claiming a real-world range of little more than 70 miles. By the time t...
2019-06-20 03:00

Review: ‘The Little Prince’ Travels the Universe but Never Lifts Off Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s beloved novella for BalletX doesn’t elevate the production beyond a story staged as a dance....
2019-07-11 23:00

Review: The Greeks Go Coachella in a Boisterous ‘Bacchae’ Sure, it’s a tragedy, but along the way this Classical Theater of Harlem production is a riot of music and dance, with a Dionysus worthy of Jimi Hendrix....
2019-07-12 06:17

Exhalation by Ted Chiang review – stories from an SF master The emotional and the cerebral are expertly balanced in these meditations on the mysteries of existencePerhaps the world’s least hasty writer, Ted Chiang has built his fiercely dedicated fanbase slowly but surely. His first story, “Tower of Babylon”,...
2019-07-12 11:51

Peugeot 208 1.2 Puretech GT Line 2020 review Supermini has a great interior and quite a lot of dynamic promise, but Peugeot knows there’s more to do on these prototypes At the first showing of the new Peugeot 208, the French firm brought along a 205 GTi to display alongside it. That was a bol...
2019-07-12 15:17

France Gets Big World Cup Assists From Video Review The home team, which finished round-robin play with a 3-0 record, benefited twice from the Video Assistant Referee system in a 1-0 win Monday over Nigeria....
2019-06-18 03:51

Bob Dylan and Neil Young review – age has not withered them Hyde Park, LondonYoung rages over sponsorship, Dylan mangles his back catalogue, but both leave the stage smilingIt was billed as a “historic event” in which two of rock’s towering icons performed a co-headlining show for the first time in Britain, h...
2019-07-13 14:00

Samsung Galaxy S10e review: the cheaper one Smallest, cheapest Samsung flagship has most of what makes the S10 line good, but with a flat screen and one camera fewerThe Galaxy S10e is Samsung’s attempt to offer a flagship smartphone experience in a smaller body and at a lower cost, which mostl...
2019-06-18 17:51

Jaguar XE 2019 long-term review Should more people searching for a true driver's car consider Jaguar's compact saloon? We're finding out over six months with an XE Why we’re running it: To evaluate Jaguar’s under-appreciated entry saloon and discover whether some of the UK’s BMW 3...
2019-06-14 14:34

Hyundai Kona Electric India Review We spend an afternoon with the Hyundai Kona Electric car at the Buddh International Circuit and are pleasantly surprised with its 'electrifying' performance. The Kona electric car is India's first......
2019-07-11 10:00

Novacene by James Lovelock review – a big welcome for the AI takeover The Gaia theorist, at 100 years old, is infectiously optimistic about the prospect of humanity being overtaken by superintelligent robotsIn an acerbic 1976 article on AI research, the computer scientist Drew McDermott was the first to contrast the ph...
2019-06-27 18:51

Stranger Things 3 review – still frightening as hell, but far more fun It’s 1985, and the gang’s hormones are running rampant – as is a new monster more scary than a spiral perm. Prepare for a pacy, racy time back in HawkinsThere is a scene in 30 Rock where Jenna gets cast not, as she first assumes, as a main protagonis...
2019-07-04 16:34

Review: Blood and Truth is one of VR’s best action games Blood and Truth is a decidedly British PSVR game that plays out like a Guy Ritchie flick. It’s a grime-filled love letter to the kind of action pieces Vinnie Jones and Jason Statham flourish in – only you get to be the star of this one instead. It’s ...
2019-05-29 01:00

F1 2019 review – sublime motorsports simulation PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC; CodemastersUnquestionably the best-looking Formula One game ever, with incredibly convincing car handling – and you don’t have to be Lewis Hamilton to playFormula One fans should be pleased that F1 2019 is arriving with 1...
2019-06-27 18:51

We the Animals review – tough times in the sunshine This coming-of-age story about three brothers growing up in backwoods America features some hard knocks but risks prettifying povertyWorking in the highly-charged style of Terrence Malick, documentary film-maker Jeremiah Zagar makes his feature debut...
2019-06-13 15:51

'Natalia Goncharova' Review: An Exuberant Vision Tate Modern’s retrospective of one of the leading figures of Russian modernism reveals a boundlessly imaginative artist who never shied away from controversy or provocation in tackling the issues of her day....
2019-06-13 16:00

First drive: Citroen 19_19 concept review Radical long-distance comfort cruiser driven in prototype form to see if something like it could ever make production People used to describe travelling in the 1955 Citroen DS19 as ‘other worldly’. And when you set that self-levitating, space-age sh...
2019-07-16 01:34

Mercedes-Benz GLS Review: The S-Class Of SUVs We got to spend a day with the new third-generation Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV in Utah, USA. It's bigger, better, bolder, and way more capable than the car it replaces. Read out entire review here....
2019-06-24 00:34

Suzuki Swift Attitude 2019 UK review Suzuki Swift Attitude gets a sporty exterior and rev-happy 1.2-litre naturally aspirated motor. How does the special-edition supermini stack up? Suzuki has high hopes for its new Swift Attitude. Historically, the special-edition supermini has been ...
2019-06-13 21:00

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night: The Kotaku Review Genre is mostly bullshit. It’s useful for discussion and for imagining where a certain game exists on the continuum of innovation and progress. These discussions are important, and for them, we need genre. But genre doesn’t do a lot for games, especi...
2019-06-28 21:34

Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder 2019 review Removing the roof from the Cayman GT4 might seem like sacrilege, but the result is sublime If you know the new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4, you know the new Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder.One may get top billing as the trackday star while the other plays se...
2019-07-16 01:34

The Impeachers review: Andrew Johnson and the men who nearly trumped him Brenda Wineapple has written a book entirely right for its moment, a history of the perils and politics of impeachmentBrenda Wineapple’s new book was surely timed for this moment. Working with the support of a grant from the National Endowment for th...
2019-06-23 17:51

NBA Set To Add Coach's Challenges To Review System Next Season According to a memo reportedly sent Friday morning, the NBA will be experimenting with adding a coach’s challenge to its current replay review system. The trial will begin with summer league basketball next month, but the league “anticipates using th...
2019-06-29 00:17

FDA 'stands ready' to accelerate review of e-cigarettes The Food and Drug Administration "stands ready" to start reviewing e-cigarettes amid a teen vaping "epidemic," acting Commissioner Ned Sharpless said Monday in a statement....
2019-07-15 22:34

Hemingway review: Somnox sleep robot There’s an urban legend that finds Ernest Hemingway at a restaurant with his friends. He spoke up and bet everyone around the table that he could write a story in only six words, they accepted. So, he leaned down, wrote “For sale: baby shoes, never w...
2019-07-02 14:00

Godzilla: The King of the Monsters: The Kotaku Review It’s fitting that the first few minutes of Godzilla: The King of the Monsters are a flashback. The movie, which is a sequel to Legendary Pictures’ 2014 Godzilla, feels like a natural evolution of the previous film. In some ways, it’s a better movie—r...
2019-05-29 10:17

Samsung Galaxy S10 review: the sweet spot Top-end smartphone balances a big screen with smaller body, good performance and triple cameraThe Galaxy S10 is Samsung’s middle-of-the-road top-end phone, featuring a large screen in a pretty compact body for those who don’t like the current breed o...
2019-06-06 19:51

2019 Suzuki Gixxer SF First Ride Review We spend a few laps at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) with the updated 155 cc Suzuki Gixxer SF to see if anything has changed in the bike's personality....
2019-05-22 07:01

Lenovo Yoga Book C930 Review Review indexDesign | Display | Interface and Functionality | Processor and Performance | Camera | Battery life | ConclusionWe had some reservations about the Lenovo Yoga Book last year when we reviewed it, as the ambitious hybrid tablet introduced so...
2019-05-22 02:00

Then It Fell Apart by Moby review – sex, drugs and self-loathing The superstar DJ’s account of his journey from poverty to wild parties in mansions is funny and often harrowingFor many people, evacuating your bowels in a squalid Times Square strip-club lavatory because you have drunkenly ingested a furious strippe...
2019-05-21 17:00

Volkswagen Polo Beats 1.0 Evo 2019 UK review Volkswagen's classy Polo supermini is now available with a 79bhp three-cylinder motor. Is this the engine to go for? The Volkswagen Polo is a car we like here at Autocar. It might be quite a serious little thing, but it drives well, handles tidily ...
2019-06-06 20:00

RBI Panel To Review Liquidity Management Framework The assessment of liquidity position by different market participants had varied markedly and was not always in sync with the actual systemic liquidity position of the economy, the statement said....
2019-06-06 22:17

Total War: Three Kingdoms review — Best in the series, best in the setting Beyond best-in-setting and best-in-franchise, Total War: Three Kingdoms is a game that instantly contends for best of the year, or best in its genreRead More...
2019-05-23 10:00

Alpina B4 S 2019 long-term review Alternative take on a 4 Series combines power with comfort - but what is it like to live with? We'll be finding out over three months Why we’re running it: To see whether £65,000 is too much for a 4 Series without an ‘M’ on its rump Month 2 - Month...
2019-06-02 14:51

The Heartland review – fascinating study of schizophrenia Award-winning writer and former mental-health nurse Nathan Filer redefines our understanding of the illnessIn 1980s Ireland, Brigid becomes obsessed with a photo of a statue of the Virgin Mary and things spiral devastatingly from there. Erica is a ha...
2019-06-02 08:51

Review: Google’s Pixel 3a Is the Best Low-Cost Smartphone You Can Buy Turns out, not everyone wants a fancy smartphone. The latest and greatest might be catnip for the early adopters among us, but for someone who wants a phone that just works, spending thousands of dollars can be overkill. Even half a grand might seem ...
2019-05-30 01:34

Pixel 3a review: the people’s Google phone? Great camera and software make a bargain, let down only by middling performance and battery Google’s latest phone, the Pixel 3a, offers the firm’s fantastic camera and software for less than £400, cutting a few corners on the way.The pitch for the Pi...
2019-05-21 16:17

Halston review – glitzy 70s designer all dressed up Frédéric Tcheng’s pretentious documentary charts the rise and fall of the boy from Iowa who became a New York fashion iconIn the 70s, the American designer Halston was one of fashion’s biggest stars. But since his death from an Aids-related illness i...
2019-06-07 10:51

Restaurant Review: Udon, Innovated for Your Pleasure Hanon, co-owned by a Japanese condom company, created its own style of udon in a city south of Tokyo. Now it has opened its second location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn....
2019-05-21 21:00

2019 Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 First Ride Review We spend some time with the new 250 cc motorcycle from Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited, the all-new Suzuki Gixxer SF 250, at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC)....
2019-05-22 07:01

Motorola Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Power and G7 Play Review Review indexTL;DR: | Design | Fingerprint Scanners | Display | Interface | Processor, Performance and Memory | Internet and Connectivity | Camera Quality | Sound and Call Quality | Battery life | Prices and Alternatives | ConclusionMotorola is not a ...
2019-05-22 02:00

A Plague Tale: Innocence review – who let the rats out A tale of two 12th-century French children confronting an ever more malevolent and verminous world casts a beguiling spellA Plague Tale: Innocence opens on a scene of idyllic playfulness: a teenage girl, Amicia, walking her dog through an autumnal fo...
2019-06-03 13:17

Aladdin review – can’t put the genie back in the bottle Guy Ritchie’s live-action remake of the 90s Disney animation fails to capture the magicI understand why in 2019, Aladdin would seem ripe for a revival – in Disney’s 1992 animated musical, its heroine, Princess Jasmine, was a smart, selfless woman of ...
2019-05-26 14:34

Bentley Bentayga Speed 2019 review New Speed model replaces original W12 Bentayga, adding more power and poise to an already fine example of its art. Not much to look at, but great to travel in Change comes fast down Bentley way. At the beginning of last year, those interested in a ...
2019-05-29 16:51

2019 TVS Apache RR 310 Track Ride Review In a year and a half since launch, the TVS Apache RR 310 has got a fair few updates. For 2019, the motorcycle gets a 'race-tuned' slipper clutch along with a new colour option called 'Phantom Black'.......
2019-05-29 10:34

Kia e-Niro 2019 long-term review It impressed in our road test - now it's time to find out if Kia has created the first affordable EV that's truly easy to live with Why we’re running it: To find out if the e-Niro truly is an electric car you can own without having to make any compr...
2019-05-26 11:34

Skoda Octavia vRS Challenge 2019 UK review We drive Skoda's top-flight special edition of the Octavia vRS to see if it's worth splashing out on We’re already plenty familiar with this generation of Octavia vRS. It’s been on sale since 2013, after all, and is entering its twilight years afte...
2019-05-21 18:17

Ferrari 488 Pista Spider 2019 review More satisfying than any alternative drop-top supercar, if ultimately and inevitably less precise than the 488 Pista coupé A few months ago, I polled some car people on what their dream three-car garage would be. The answers were satisfyingly ecle...
2019-06-05 16:34

Chablé Maroma, Mexico - hotel review Mixing culture and cuisine, sunshine and Tequila, Mexico makes a hard-to-beat destination, especially here on the Mayan Riveira, a short hop from Cancun, but a world away from its crowds...
2019-06-05 17:34

2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC Review We ride the new Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC in the Himalayan foothills, over twisty mountain roads, gravel and rocky trails, and spend a day checking out how off-road capable the new Scrambler is. And......
2019-05-28 17:00

Citroen C3 Aircross long-term review Is Citroen's high-riding supermini good to live with as well as look at? We found out over six months Why we ran it: To see if this quirkiest of compact crossovers has more to offer than its head-turning styling Month 6 - Month 5 - Month 4 - Month ...
2019-05-28 16:17

Ferrari "evaluating new concepts" for its 2019 car after F1 review Ferrari has begun "evaluating new concepts" for its Formula 1 car after determining the extent of "different mechanical and aerodynamic settings" required to work Pirelli's 2019 tyres better...
2019-05-22 13:34

1More Quad Driver Earphones Review With three balanced armature drivers and one dynamic driver, the 1More Quad Driver earphones are impressive on paper. We reviewed them to find out if they sound as good as they should....
2019-06-03 20:17

The Planets review – so staggering you go ‘whoa!’ every few seconds The awesome vastness of time and space is laid out in its full, jawdropping incomprehensibility by Prof Brian Cox, the Attenborough of outer spaceTowards the end of the opening episode of The Planets (BBC Two), the new solar system opus presented by ...
2019-05-29 05:34

Jeep Compass Trailhawk 2019 review Jeep’s compact Compass crossover goes to another level of off-road ability in Trailhawk form Jeep’s expanding range of SUVs and full-on 4x4s doesn’t always make it across the Atlantic, but the UK is getting the Trailhawk.Based on the Compass 2.0-li...
2019-06-06 03:34

Total War Three Kingdoms Review: One of the best games in the RTS genre We’ve experienced vast histories thanks to the games of Creative assembly. Now it’s time to travel to the Three Kingdoms and become the emperor of China....
2019-05-27 13:00