November 2012

Time-lapse code wins Pi contest

Software that turns a Raspberry Pi computer into a time-lapse camera has won a contest for teenage programmers. PySnap was written by 12-year-old Aaron Hill and took first prize in the 13 and under category…


Court row over US pupil tracker

A court challenge has delayed plans to expel a Texan student for refusing to wear a radio tag that tracked her movements. Religious reasons led Andrea Hernandez to stop wearing the tag that revealed where…



End it like Beckham: What we’ll miss most

Say it isn’t so, David! The L.A. Galaxy soccer player announced Tuesday that he will be leaving the team on December 1 after six seasons as a midfielder. Though there have been no official plans…



Is Nicki Minaj the new mean ‘Idol’ judge?!

Now that Simon Cowell is gone, Nicki Minaj is afraid she’s going to be considered the “mean judge” on “American Idol!” Minaj just told “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest on his radio show, “It’s hard for…


Benitez very lucky, says Ferguson

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez has replaced Roberto Di Matteo at Chelsea at a fortunate time. Benitez won the Club World Cup with Inter soon after taking over…


US marks Thanksgiving with parade

Millions of New Yorkers have soaked up bright autumn sunshine as the annual Thanksgiving Day parade kicked off the US holiday season. Parade-goers under clear blue skies watched marching bands, performers, floats and inflatables head…


Man dies as wind and rain lash UK

Torrential rain and high winds across much of the UK have resulted in widespread flooding, with more stormy weather predicted for the weekend. A man died in floods in Chew Stoke near Bath on Thursday…


Fans on attempted murder charge

Two Italians thought to be fans of the AS Roma football team have been charged with attempted murder after a group of Tottenham fans was attacked in Rome. Ten Spurs fans, in town for a…