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'Reverse Greenland:' Scotland prepares options for its next independence referendum

Dubbed the "reverse Greenland" option, that was among ideas kicked around by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon during a flying visit to Brussels after Scots voted heavily against Brexit while their southern neighbors opted to quit the EU.<p>Sturgeon, a pro-independence nationalist, stressed during her …

Scotland

People are sharing less on Instagram, according to a new report

People are posting fewer photos to Instagram than they did in the app's early days, according to The Information.<p>"Between 2013 and 2015, the number of photos shared on average by each Instagram user fell," the report notes, citing "two people briefed on the app's internal data."<p>The decline in …

Apps

Hackers are using this nasty text-message trick to break into people's accounts

It requires a second level of proof of who you are — typically a code sent to your phone — before you can log in. This prevents anyone from gaining unauthorised access to your account, even if they manage to get hold of your password.<p>However, hackers and hijackers are managing to find ways around …

Authentication

eEstonia! Setting New Standards for eGovernance

Taavi Kotka is the government of Estonia's chief information officer. One of his responsibilities is the ongoing development of eGovernance, Estonia's sophisticated system of public digital services. When asked, he will tell you emphatically, "eEstonia is the way we refer to our eGovernance system. …

eHealth

A writer who spent years following people whose lives were ruined by Twitter says online abuse is why the site is shrinking

Sacco only had 170 followers, so she would rarely experience interactions with others on the site. It must have felt like shouting into an empty room. A little unsatisfying, but without any real consequences.<p>However, something strange happened during her connecting flight from London Heathrow to …

Social Media

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

Self-improvement

10 podcasts to sharpen your sales skills

In the competitive 21st century marketplace, it’s more important than ever to keep your sales skills sharp. Regardless of how busy you are, podcasts provide an opportunity to continue learning without disrupting your daily routine. Whether you’re traveling, exercising or sitting in a waiting room, …

Marketing

63 pictures of Queen Elizabeth II from every year of her record reign

In her 63 years as monarch, she has undertaken 261 official overseas visits to 116 countries. She has given audience to 12 British prime ministers and met 12 US presidents.<p>And on Wednesday, Queen Elizabeth II will dethrone Queen Victoria for the title of the country's longest-reigning monarch, …

Queen Elizabeth II
Intellectual Property

What is FLAC? The high-def MP3 explained

CNET explains what FLAC is, as well as where to buy music in the FLAC format, and how to play it on your smartphone, computer or hi-fi.<p>In the late 1990s, one of the original portable music file formats -- the MP3 -- was causing quite a bit of bother. It had earned itself a reputation as a pirate …

Audiophile

10 careers with the most psychopaths per capita

Research suggests psychopathy can actually be advantageous in certain professions. He are just a few examples<p>Are you a psychopath? Happens to the best of us. James Fallon, a neuroscientist studying Alzheimer’s effects on the brain, accidentally discovered that he was a psychopath and then he wrote …

Psychology

Beijing Warns Hong Kong That Rejected Electoral-Reform Plan Is Only Offer on Table

Jubilation among Hong Kong’s democratic forces didn’t last long. Less than five hours after local lawmakers rejected Beijing’s plan for how the …

Hong Kong
Virtual Reality

Sepp Blatter stepping down, says FIFA needs 'profound overhaul'

<b>(CNN) —</b> FIFA President Sepp Blatter will step down as head of world soccer's governing body but only after the organization's executive committee organizes a fresh vote "for the election of my successor," he said Tuesday.<p>Blatter did not say when the election would be held but said it should be …

Corruption

Apple’s ‘Proactive’ to take on Google Now with deep iOS 9 search, Augmented Reality Maps, Siri API

After several years of quiet development, Apple is readying a major new iOS initiative codenamed “Proactive,” which will leverage Siri, Contacts, Calendar, Passbook, and third-party apps to create a viable competitor to Google Now for Android devices. Like Google Now, Proactive will automatically …

Why disaster movies are leading the way for age-appropriate relationships

In San Andreas, the leading couple are the same age, a rarity in a Hollywood blockbuster. But why is an earthquake movie blazing a trail?<p>The most shocking thing about San Andreas, the earth-shifting new disaster movie starring Dwayne Johnson (we’re not allowed to call him The Rock anymore – hugely …

Kylie Minogue

25 Best Personal Finance Books for Your Summer Reading List

<i>By Laura Woods, Contributor</i><p>While you relax in the sun by the pool this summer, make the most of your free time by checking out 25 of the hottest, newest and best-selling personal finance books. Learn how to catapult yourself to success and better manage your funds so that you can have even more …

Self-improvement

Does the Octopus Have a Soul?

They’re slippery, clever, and adaptable, and a fascinating new book showcases evidence that these eight-legged terrors of the deep may even be able …

Zoology

The White House Has A Plan to Save America’s Dying Honeybees

President Obama wants to save the bees.<p>America’s honeybees are dying off in droves. And on Tuesday, the White House unveiled a blueprint that it …

Ecology

Developing a Mobile App? 3 Frameworks You Should Know

A developer can create mobile apps with games and productivity software by using any framework; however, some of the software programs have more APIs …

Software Development

Dinner For Mom: 5 Easy Recipes Even the Kids Can Make

Let mom kick back while you make an amazing meal tonight. These recipes are so easy, even the kids can make them (with a little help from dad).<p><b>1. Easy Thai Shrimp Curry</b><p>Sweet, plump shrimp are simmered in a rich and fragrant coconut sauce infused with store-bought Thai Green Curry Paste. Serve with …

Cooking
Afghanistan

Fortune.com

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Print Media

IBM Brings Quantum Computing a Step Closer

Researchers at IBM have stitched together a prototype circuit that could become the basis of quantum computers a decade hence.<p>The circuit, an assemblage of four supercooled, superconducting devices known as qubits, checks for the critical errors that make quantum chips so difficult to build. The …

Quantum Computing

Ex-Boxer Turned Mayor Fights to Save Kiev

Vitali Klitschko hung up his gloves for politics, seeking Western investment for the capitol of a country that Russia wants back.<p>Vitali Klitschko, …

Wladimir Klitschko

Updated Report: Jon Jones Sought for Questioning in Wreck, UFC 187 Bout at Risk

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is a suspect in a hit-and-run investigation. The April 26 collision left a pregnant woman hospitalized with minor injuries in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The fighter turned himself into police on Monday night.<p>Continue for updates.<p>Jones Bailed After Turning …

Crime
Menstruation

Apple Watch preorders kick off, some models quickly sell out

It's the most anticipated new product from the world's largest tech company. But will the wearable be as successful as the iPhone or the iPad? The debate begins.<p>You can now pre-order an Apple Watch, but it'll be a while before you can actually get one on your wrist.<p>Apple on Friday started accepting …

Smartwatches

The Secret Life of Yo-Yos

The modern version of the toy is practically unrecognizable, an Object Lesson.<p>The man behind me in the queue was trying to be helpful: “It’s true, though, right? They are used as weapons in Asia. I go there a lot and I’ve seen them do it—they’re lethal.” He made a sudden gesture, like Spiderman …

Demonstration