Saturday, 31 October 2015

Biggest disappointment so far this season: Chelsea

To lose the amount of games they've lost already is staggering. Biggest disappointment so far has to be Chelsea. Let's not forget, they won the title last season.

Game of the season: Arsenal 3-0 Man Utd

It was obviously my favourite on a personal level but I'm sticking with it. It wasn't just the fact that it was a big scalp but also the style and how they played and even the neutral must have appreciated how good Arsenal were. Arsenal, when they press like everyone is raving about Liverpool doing, have the quality to take advantage when they win the ball in dangerous areas.

Best impact this EPL season after 10 games: Dimitri Payet

His all-round game has been superb and he's a massive reason why West Ham are doing so well. His work rate is extremely high and passing is fantastic, there's not really a weakness in his game.

Best manager: Slaven Bilic (West Ham)

Looks like he's had a night out when he turns up at grounds but he's got a clear direction of what he wants from his side. He's got awareness, style and uses his options. He's been brilliant. Slaven Bilic has overseen victories over Arsenal, Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea 

Best forward so far this season: Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)

You couldn't look past Jamie Vardy, especially when you consider where he comes from. Millions and millions have been spent in the Premier League and yet Vardy stands above them all. He works so hard and is reaping the rewards.

Best midfielder so far this season: Dimitri Payet (West Ham)

Payet has been outstanding. The lad is top drawer and there will be a lot of managers around the country wondering how they missed him. I wouldn't say he's carried West Ham because they're a good team with good players, but he's just brought that added touch of class and guile. He has been absolutely outstanding

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho: I don't belong to this world. I'm too much emotional. I hate people losing jobs

The 52-year-old is in his second spell as Blues boss and was subject to the first managerial vote of confidence of Roman Abramovich's 12-year ownership on October 5. That came less than two months after Mourinho had signed a contract extension as manager until June 2019, with the caveat results had to improve. Since signing the new deal Chelsea have won one game, against struggling Aston

Best defender so far: Chris Smalling

It has to be Smalling, with they way he has come on leaps and bounds this season. He's barely put a foot wrong for Manchester United, which is why they've got the joint best defensive record this season.

Best goalkeeper so far: Petr Cech

My first instinct would be Cech and I have to stick with that. He saved Arsenal two points last weekend, kept them in the Champions League a few days before that and is the reason why they have the joint best defensive record in the league

Thursday, 29 October 2015

No offense, but Cesc Fabregas must be nuts for thinking Chelsea can still win the Premier League title

Cesc Fabregas remains confident Chelsea can still successfully defend their Premier League title ahead of Liverpool's visit on Saturday. The reigning champions have endured a dismal start to the season, and sit 15th in the table with just 11 points from 10 games. Jose Mourinho's men trail joint leaders Manchester City and Arsenal 11 points, yet Fabregas is refusing to throw in the towel

#X-factor: If Alexis Sanchez is fit, I think Arsenal have a chance of winning the Premier League.

Arsenal's record goalscorer Thierry Henry believes Alexis Sanchez could guide Arsene Wenger's men to the Premier League title this term if he stays fit. Sanchez  endured a sluggish start to the season after helping his country in the Copa America, but Sanchez burst into life with a hat-trick against Leicester City in September. The Chile international then scored twice to help see off

Motorola Droid Turbo 2 is official for Verizon with shatterproof display

Right on time, Motorola and Verizon announced two new Droid-branded smartphones today. The higher-end of the duo is, of course, the Droid Turbo 2, the successor to last year's Droid Turbo. The Droid Turbo 2 has been in the rumors a lot lately, and it turns out that everything that's been leaked about it was true. So yes, it does have what Motorola claims is a shatterproof display, which

Google announces its second OnHub router, this one's made by Asus

A couple of months ago Google surprised everyone by getting into the business of designing and selling Wi-Fi routers. Its first effort in the space was created in partnership with TP-Link, and today a new model has been unveiled. This one is made by Asus. The OnHub devices and the way Google does things with them by partnering with other companies that have been in the networking

Report reveals launch markets for Samsung's foldable 'Project Valley' smartphone

Back in March this year, a Samsung official revealed that the company is working on a foldable phone internally codenamed Project Valley. Just last month, there were reports revealing some specs of the device - it was also revealed that the phone will be ready for unveiling in January 2016. Now, a new report has revealed the list of markets where the handset will be launched. As per the

Apple in fiscal Q4, 2015: $51.5 billion of revenue and $11.1 billion of net profit

Apple announced its Q4 earnings for the fiscal 2015. The tech giant achieved a quarterly net profit $11.1 billion from $51.5 billion of revenue. Both numbers mark a significant improvement from the $42.5 billion of revenue and $8.5 billion of profit the company achieved a year ago. The tech manufacturer’s net profit is up by almost a third year over year. The revenue on the other hand

Not Ozil, but Cesc Fabregas is the best player I have played with at Arsenal

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has voiced his admiration for Mesut Ozil's fine performances this season, but says he is not at Cesc Fabregas' level yet. Ozil has already set up seven goals in nine Premier League appearances this campaign while scoring once himself, and Ramsey is in awe of his team-mate's abilities and vision. Nevertheless, Ramsey has made it clear Ozil is not the best

#ApplePay coming to Canada and Australia by this year's end

Apple's mobile payments service Pay will be rolled out in Canada and Australia by the end of the ongoing year, and will be expanded to countries like Hong Kong, Singapore, and Spain early next year. This was revealed by CEO Tim Cook during the Cupertino-based company's fourth-quarter earnings call yesterday, saying that Apple wants to expand the service to more "key global markets." It's

Some Nexus 6P shipments in US are getting delayed; Google offering $25 cash refund

While some pre-orders for the Huawei-made Nexus 6P smartphone have already started shipping in the US, looks like a number of hopefuls won't be getting the handset until November second week. Many of those who pre-ordered the device are now receiving an email from Google revealing that they won't be getting their Nexus 6Ps until November 7-14. "We’re working hard to meet the strong demand

Check this stat out: One-third of new iPhone buyers last quarter were Android switchers

During the company's fourth-quarter earnings call yesterday, Apple's CEO Tim Cook revealed that around 30% of the new iPhone buyers in the quarter were those who switched from handsets running Google's Android operating system. Cook further said that this is a new switching record ever since the company began tracking this information around three years ago. "It's a huge number and

#Apple releases new Siri ads starring Jamie Foxx and Bill Hader

It's not rare to see celebrities in Apple's Siri ads. We have seen everyone from Samuel L Jackson, Zooey Deschanel, John Malkovich, and even Martin Scorsese. In the latest commercials, we see Jamie Foxx and Bill Hader in short videos using Siri, which on the new iPhones also works even if the phone isn't connected to a charger. The videos are short and to the point, as Apple commercials

#Facebook's new '2G Tuesdays' initiative lets employees experience the service on slow Internet speed

While most developed countries boast of super-fast Internet speeds, majority of people in emerging markets like India and Africa are still stuck with 2G Internet. Aware of the fact that it's the latter where the future growth of the company lies, Facebook has announced an internal initiative that lets company employees experience the social networking service on slow Internet speed.

Sony in talks with Toshiba to acquire its CMOS sensor business

Sony officially announced the beginning of negotiations with Toshiba to acquire its CMOS image sensor business. Sony is aiming at Toshiba's fabrication facilities, equipment and even the 1,100 employees working on CMOS image sensor engineering and design at the company. If the deal goes through, Sony will have Toshiba's plant in Oita, Japan. This acquisition would put Sony in a position

Thinking of gettin the Microsoft Surface Pro 4? You must know that it's hard to repair

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 put up quite a fight before revealing its secrets to the iFixit team. The screen was held in by glue and two cables. After those were cleared, the motherboard still wasn’t accessible though. Inside is a M.2 Samsung SSD, this bodes well for upgradeability. The RAM is soldered onto the motherboard, however, so there's no hope of upgrading. Above all that is a

The Samsung Galaxy View touts a large 18.4" TFT LCD display of 1080p resolution

The ginormous tablet that Samsung teased back at IFA 2015 is now official. The Samsung Galaxy View touts a large 18.4" TFT LCD display of 1080p resolution resulting in a pixel density of 123ppi. The Galaxy View comes with a handle for an easy carry, as it weighs 2.65kg and measures 275.8 x 451.8 x 11.9mm. Rubber feet at the bottom keep it from sliding about and the back features a 2-way

Samsung shows Gear S2 designer bands at its IFA 2015 press event

At its IFA 2015 press event, Samsung emphasized the customization options of the Gear S2 and the plethora of designers and partners it has to pull it off. The collaborations include companies like Case-Mate, Casetify, Chow Tai Fook, Incipio, iTFit and SLG Design (also known as TheSom) and now Samsung is showing off what they have done for the Gear S2. Starting with Case-Mate, which will

Buy an LG V10 in the US, get a free 200GB microSD card, a second battery, and a charging cradle

Closely emulating something that it's already done for the G4 earlier this year, LG now has a new promotion running for people in the US. If you buy an LG V10 until November 15, you'll get three free items: a 200GB microSD card, a second battery, and a battery charging cradle - an approximate retail value of $319.97. To be eligible, you can purchase the V10 from a carrier such as AT&T or

New Google Play Games update enables gameplay recording

Not long ago Google announced the availability of Android gameplay recording through its YouTube Gaming app, and starting today you have another way to do that. See, the latest version of the Google Play Games app lets you easily record gameplay too. You simply open it, select any game you want to play, and then tap the record button. The resolution choices for capturing your gameplay are

New Liverpool boss Klopp delighted with cup progress but still confused with the draws

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp appeared confused by the League Cup process after seeing his side pick up a 1-0 victory over AFC Bournemouth in the fourth round on Wednesday. The win - Klopp's first in the Anfield hot seat - came courtesy of Nathaniel Clyne's maiden Liverpool goal after 17 minutes. And, after declaring his delight at reaching the last eight in the immediate aftermath of the

Apple 'decline' Adele's appeal for CD version of her new album 25 to be sold in its stores

Her first single in three years has already topped the charts and the accompanying video broke view count records previously held by Taylor Swift. But while Adele seems unstoppable, Apple have rejected a request made by the singer's agency to stock hard copies of her upcoming album, 25, in their stores.  According to a report by the New York Post, William Morris Endeavor are in talks

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ Ant-Man limited edition launches in China

A few months ago Samsung launched the Galaxy S6 edge Iron Man limited edition in partnership with Marvel, and it was pretty exciting for fans of that particular superhero. The Iron Man edition had a special look, with red front and back and a gold metal frame. There was also a bundled wireless charger that was arc reactor-themed, as well as a custom theme on the phone and an Avengers box.

Watch the story behind the Motorola Droid Turbo 2's shatterproof screen in its first ad

By now you must have heard: today Motorola announced the Droid Turbo 2, which it's claiming to be the world's first smartphone to come with a shatterproof display. Now that's a bold claim to make, but Motorola has put out a video that explains things in a little detail. In the "Making of Droid Turbo 2" which you can see below, the company tells us that the new phone's screen has five

Saturday, 24 October 2015

#Arsenal show mark of true champions as they ground out win against Everton

It's meant to be the sign of champions when a team is able to grind out victories in tight games when below their best.That is exactly what Arsenal did as they dug deep and battled to a 2-1 victory against Everton on Saturday that takes them to the top of the Premier League table for at least a day. If they are still there when it really matters in the final weeks of the season, it will

Friday, 23 October 2015

Remember the elevator spat between Jay Z and Beyoncé's sister Solange? Beyonce and Jay Z could actually had been on separation for a year amid claims the rapper was having an affair with Rihanna: #BecomingBeyoncé

BeyoncĂ© and Jay Z separated for a year amid rumors the rapper was having an affair with Rihanna, an explosive new book claims. The power couple, who started dating in 2000, allegedly split around the time Jay Z scouted then-17-year-old Rihanna in 2005 and managed the launch of her debut single Pon De Replay.  And though the rumors were supposedly spread by PRs to boost Rihanna's profile,

Christina Milian bumps and grinds with 'ex' beau Lil Wayne on set of Do It music video

She was said to have called an end to their love affair. But that did not stop Christina Milian grinding into her supposed ex beau Lil Wayne with aplomb on the set of their music video for collaboration single Do It in Miami. The 34-year-old looked like she was having a great time as she rammed her rear into his crotch as they recorded steamy scenes for the forthcoming promo reel.

All the colorful eye-poping pictures from Katy Perry's trip to Havana, Cuba.

She's just completed a mammoth 151-gig world tour.  No wonder Katy Perry was ready to let her hair down on a trip to Havana, Cuba. The 30-year-old singer shared colourful images with Instagram followers on Thursday of her recent time on the island. There was no sign of her on-off beau, John Mayer. According to local publication Visitar the Kissed A Girl hit-maker visited Havana twice

Myleene Klass in tiny neon pink leopard print bikini on Dubai holiday

Another day, another chance for Myleene Klass to sport another bikini. The presenter is currently on a joyous holiday in Dubai with her two daughters, and has been sharing her personal snaps on Instagram over the past few days. The latest social media share from the 37-year-old shows her stripped off to another striking swimsuit, while flaunting her super-slim frame once again. 

Bar Refaeli sunbathes on the beach in string #bikini

As one of the world's top models, she's used to showing off her body. And Bar Refaeli, 30, continued to flaunt her incredible physique as she shared a sexy bikini snap on Thursday. Taking to Instagram, the Israeli model posed a picture of her sunbathing on the beach to her 1.9million followers, captioned: 'Never ending summer'. Scroll down for video In the photo, her stunning form is

Adele confirms release date for her album #25 along with a flawless cover art

It's been nearly five years since the release of her last studio album. And on Thursday, Adele teased more details about the release of her upcoming third album 25 with her new single Hello set to be played for the first time on BBC Radio 1 on Friday. In posts on her Facebook and new Instagram pages, the London-born singer, 27, confirmed her long-awaited album would be released on

Hi guys: Register Now for New Horizons ICT Scholarship 2015

  New Horizons Computer Learning Center is the world's No. 1 ICT training institute. New Horizons is offering Nigerians additional 10% discount on our current scholarship offer to celebrate Nigeria’s 55th and New Horizons 33rd year anniversary. This is in line with our 2015 Skill Empowerment programs for Nigerian aimed at empowering people with technology skills.  Research shows

T-Mobile gives you a Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Tab A for free with trade-in

T-Mobile is running an interesting promotion this weekend only. Starting today and until Sunday, you can in fact get both a Samsung Galaxy S6 and a Samsung Galaxy Tab A for free from the magenta carrier. The catch? Well, there are several, actually. First off, in order to get the devices for free you need to trade-in an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, Samsung Galaxy S6,

Acer #JadePrimo will cost around $400 when it launches in December

One of Acer's first Windows 10 smartphones, and certainly the most interesting, is the Jade Primo. The company showcased it in Berlin at IFA at the beginning of September, but didn't mention any pricing details or a release date. Now though thanks to an Acer presentation in the Philippines, we know both of those things. The Jade Primo will be out over there in December for PHP 18,990,

Next #Facebook Townhall is happening later this month in India

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he will hosting the company's next Townhall Q&A on October 28 in the Indian capital of New Delhi. "More than 130 million people use Facebook in India. I'm looking forward to hearing directly from one of our most active and engaged communities," he said in a post on the social networking website. Those having a question for Zuckerberg can

Chinese hackers suspected in Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution hack

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), a nonprofit research and higher education facility in the US that focuses on all aspects of marine science and engineering, has revealed that it has been a victim of a cyber-attack. While WHOI President and Director Mark Abbott revealed that hackers managed to gain access to the institute's data and email, its general counsel Christopher Land

Chinese hackers suspected in Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution hack

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), a nonprofit research and higher education facility in the US that focuses on all aspects of marine science and engineering, has revealed that it has been a victim of a cyber-attack. While WHOI President and Director Mark Abbott revealed that hackers managed to gain access to the institute's data and email, its general counsel Christopher Land

Apple asked to pay University of Wisconsin-Madison $234 million in patent infringement damages

A couple of days after it was found guilty of infringing a patent owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s licensing arm in its A7, A8, and A8X processors, Apple has been ordered to pay over $234 million in damages. Anadolu Agency—Getty Images The amount could have been higher, but the court found that there was no wilful infringement on part of Apple, so they chose not to

So iPhone were the ones that copied HTC's design and not the other way round

Ever since HTC launched its new One A9 smartphone, it has been heavily criticized for making a device that looks like an iPhone 6 clone. Now, a senior HTC executive has came to the defense of the handset as well as the company, saying that it was Apple who originally copied one of their phone's design in its iPhone 6. "We’re not copying. We made a unibody metal-clad phone in 2013. It’s

#Adobe issues fix for the recently identified critical Flash vulnerability

Just a couple of days after identifying a new critical Flash vulnerability that it said could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system, Adobe has issued a fix for it. The vulnerability in question affected the Adobe Flash software on all major operating systems including Windows, Macs, and Linux. On the first two, it affected Flash Player

#IBM agrees to give Chinese government access to product source code

IBM has agreed to give Chinese government access to source code of some of its software products, a move that'll help the company prove that there are no security risks associated with them. The access would be provided in a controlled and secure environment, IBM said, adding that they won't be sharing any client data with the Chinese government or providing 'back doors' to them. "

Oops! Google will be removing "#OK Google" voice trigger on Chrome for desktop

If you know about it, you might be among the select few to actually miss Google's voice trigger on desktop, as the search giant has announced it will be removing it shortly. And if you are like most other Chrome users and are just learning that you can actually go to Google's home page and say "OK Google … cats wearing party hats", just like you would on an Android device, well then you

Microsoft Surface Book comes with a massive $3,199 price tag

In case you were wondering how much will a fully loaded Microsoft Surface Book set you back, we have an answer for you. The Redmond giant quietly added a variant of its ultimate laptop with 1TB of flash memory for pre-order for a rather substantial $3,199. Considering that a sales tax must also be added in the United States, the final price that a user will have to pay for the gorgeous