• 3 great hacks for your Android device

    Do you remember back in the 1980s, when everyone seemed to look the same? If you were a young-urban-professional (Yuppy), you wore bright-colored clothes with your shirt collar turned up. You drove around in a boxy sedan and went home to a Colonial-style house. It got boring real fast. Everyone seemed to aspire be the […]

  • Man sets himself ablaze in Warsaw in apparent protest against ruling party

    A man set himself alight in front of Palace of Culture in Warsaw on Thursday in an apparent bid to send a political message to the ruling conservatives. A letter, found at the site, accuses the government of trampling on the constitution and undermining democracy. The incident took place on Thursday afternoon, with an elderly […]

  • John Kelly, George Bush, Quentin Tarantino: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

    The move comes, of course, in the wake of the revelations about Russian ad-buying before the election. But the tech lobby is pushing back — and hard. Continue reading the main story Senators are preparing to stay up all night to vote on a budget blueprint, more than two weeks into the fiscal year they’re […]

  • Hundreds of Mysterious Stone ‘Gates’ Found in Saudi Arabia’s Desert

    Since 1997, Dr. Kennedy has flown planes and helicopters over Saudi Arabia’s neighbor Jordan, photographing the angular and wheel-like structures scattered over its lava field or harrat. Not much is known about the people who built the edifices, but they are thought to haveconstructed them at least 2,000 years ago and maybe as far back […]

  • The Shazam for art is like having a docent on your smartphone

    Do you know about the “Shazam” app? It’s used by hundreds of millions of people each month to instantly identify music that’s playing nearby. Pretty amazing! If you’re an art enthusiast, I have great news. Now, there’s an app similar to Shazam that not only identifies a piece of art but tells you its background […]

  • ‘Giving up territories is a sin’: Putin refers to Torah when asked about values

    Published time: 19 Oct, 2017 19:51 Russia’s President Vladimir Putin referred to the Jewish holy book the Torah, stating that technologies and science cannot completely replace basic traditional values. Read more Vladimir Putin made the comment while responding to a question about whether modern technologies and science can replace values, such as territories and people. […]

  • Putin: Moscow will respond immediately if Washington moves against Russian media

    Published time: 19 Oct, 2017 15:57 Edited time: 19 Oct, 2017 16:05 Russia will swiftly implement tit-for-tat measures if the US imposes restrictions on Russian media, President Vladimir Putin said. “We will act only symmetrically and quite swiftly,” Putin said. “As soon as we see concrete steps limiting the activities of our mass media [in […]

  • Monk & disorderly: Thai Buddhists get strict on adherents after sex, financial scandals

    Published time: 19 Oct, 2017 13:12 Thailand’s Buddhist monks have reportedly been told to adhere to tighter discipline, and been banned from collecting donations or selling holy objects at temples. The crackdown comes amid temple scandals over sex and money laundering. The monks have been instructed to follow new rules, designed to make temples’ financial […]

  • Sponsored: HelloFresh takes first place when we compare meal delivery services!

    The “meal kit” may be the tastiest invention of the 21st Century. It’s hard to believe humanity went so long without having special recipes and fresh ingredients delivered to our doorsteps. Take the best part of eating at a restaurant (gourmet meals) and the best part of eating at home (familiar settings, using your kitchen) […]

  • Tech Tip: Editing Your History on Amazon

    Q. When I go to the Amazon site on my computer, it shows me a bunch of stuff I previously looked at. Is there a way to make it stop recording every product I click on? A. Amazon automatically tracks the products you browse on the site and compiles a visual list on your account’s […]

  • Want to Clap for Xi Jinping’s Speech? Use Your Smartphone

    Photo President Xi Jinping laid out his vision for China at the Communist Party congress in Beijing on Wednesday. Credit Kevin Frayer/Getty Images HONG KONG — Couldn’t get a seat at the Communist Party congress in China this week, but still desperate to applaud President Xi Jinping’s three-and-a-half hour speech? There’s a smartphone game for […]

  • Spain Sets Stage to Take Control of Catalonia in Independence Fight

    The Catalan leader had concluded his letter on Thursday with a clear threat of a breakup. “If the government continues to prevent dialogue and maintains the repression,’’ he wrote, “the Parliament of Catalonia could go ahead, if it deems it opportune, and vote the formal declaration of independence that wasn’t voted on Oct. 10.” The […]

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