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Charge your phone via NFC; Sony just patented phone-to-phone wireless charging

Advertisement<p>Wireless charging is nothing new, even if some companies are still playing the waiting game; NFC is nothing new either (same comment as …

St Patrick’s Day 2017 quiz: How Irish are you?

Happy St Patrick’s Day!<p>Do you have true Irish blood or are you just a 'Plastic Paddy'?<p>As cities around the world honour the patron saint of Ireland by turning the streets green, test <b>how Irish you really are with this quiz!</b><p>Revellers are set to celebrate the day over pints of Guinness, at various …

Calls for criminal inquiry into Lib Dem donor over ‘links to Rolls-Royce scandal’

Anti-corruption campaigners have demanded a criminal investigation in India into a businessman and major Liberal Democrat donor over his alleged links to the Rolls-Royce bribery scandal.<p>In a letter to India’s Central Bureau of Investigation, the lawyer and politician Prashant Bhushan asked that the …

Corruption

Dozens of iOS apps fail to secure users' data, researcher says

Dozens of iOS apps that are supposed to be encrypting their users' data don't do it properly, according to a security researcher.<p>Will Strafach, CEO …

Judge in Washington Won't Extend Order on Trump's Revised Travel Ban

A federal judge in Washington state whose order blocked President Donald Trump’s first so-called "travel ban" last month on Thursday refused to apply that hold to a second, revised order. The second order remains blocked by a different judge's ruling.<p>U.S. District Court Judge James Robart in …

Combative & agitated, Spicer again defends Trump wiretap claim

In a press briefing unlike any other in memory, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer read from media reports and was dismissive with the press …

A Petition to Remove Health Care Subsidies From Members of Congress Has Nearly 500,000 Signatures

As discussions surrounding Obamacare’s repeal and replacement take place in Congress, one Change.org petition, targeting the health care coverage …

Health Care

Google Motion Stills update fixes yet another thing about Apple’s Live Photos

Motion Stills, the excellent Google app for iOS that stabilizes iPhone Live Photos and lets you share them as GIFs and videos, has a new update out that fixes another annoyance with Apple’s occasionally useful camera feature.<p>Have you ever taken a Live Photo where the canonical “main” frame just …

Trump meets Merkel; G20 kicks off; Consumers confident?

<b>1. Merkel in the White House:</b> President Trump will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the first time on Friday.<p>The meeting could be awkward. Merkel is a forceful advocate for free trade and international cooperation, while Trump campaigned on an "America first" platform.<p>Trump has also accused …

Kid Rock shoots down Chinese products with a shotgun in the name of America

Kid Rock hates products that are made in China — and he wants you to know it in perhaps the most American way possible.<p>The music star and possible …

Spies, affairs and James Bond... The secret diary of Ian Fleming's wartime mistress

Long before he created James Bond, a young Ian Fleming had a remarkably close – and secretive – relationship with an older woman, Maud Russell, a fashionable society hostess.<p>They met in 1931 when Russell was 40 and Fleming just 23. There was a strong mutual attraction, and Fleming quickly became a …

CERN LHC Update: LHCb Experiment Discovers New System Of Five Particles

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) may have not have succeeded in discovering particles that can “break” the Standard Model of particle physics, but …

WSJ: Nintendo is selling way more Switches than it expected

We already knew that the Switch was Nintendo's fastest-selling console ever, but we now have an idea as to how many units it's pushing out. The <i>WSJ</i> says Nintendo plans to double production from 8 million units to 16 million for its 2017 fiscal year (starting in April) in order to keep up with …

Selling

4 Important NASA Missions That May Vanish in 2018

The newly released White House budget proposes cuts to the space agency's Earth sciences program, including cancellation of key satellites.<p>For more than half a century, NASA has been revealing new wonders about one of the most complex planets in the solar system—Earth. Using its formidable …

Too much too young: is nursery stressing my 
child out?

As Donna Pattison-Reid sat in her GP’s surgery, she reeled off a list of the ways her three-year-old son Lewis’s behaviour had changed over recent weeks. There was the return of Lewis’s bedwetting, even though he’d previously been dry for six months. He’d also stopped sleeping through the night, …

'BBC dad' parody imagines how a mom would handle the situation

One week later and the "BBC Dad" fever doesn't seem to go away.<p>After endless followups, parodies, hot takes, and interviews, New Zealand's <i>Jono and …

Google's new algorithm shrinks JPEG files by 35 percent

For obvious reasons, Google has a vested interest in reducing the time it takes to load websites and services. One method is reducing the file size of images on the internet, which they previously pulled off with the WebP format back in 2014, which shrunk photos by 10 percent. Their latest …

These Fish Have Been Caught Evolving to Survive on Land

Better to be a fish out of water than a fish eaten.<p>There are fish on our planet right now that are evolving to live on land, and a new study shows …

Wales

Has the tech bubble peaked? Signs that the startup boom may be fizzling

Startups are beginning to run out of money and investors are becoming more discerning. How does this compare to the time leading up to the dotcom crash?<p>If you were looking for an apartment in the Bay Area 18 months ago, realtors recommended you took your checkbook to viewings and were prepared to …

San Francisco

A moment that changed me: refusing a place at private school | Maurice McLeod

A posh old school where I knew no one or the rough comprehensive next door where all my mates went – sorry, Mum, but there was no contest<p>In the headmaster’s office of Emanuel school, Battersea, in 1980, I felt like my life was already spiralling away from me. I was only 10 but I knew instinctively …

Scholarship

S. African Court Slams Government as It Extends Welfare Deal

South Africa’s Constitutional Court ordered the nation’s welfare agency to extend Net1 UEPS Technologies Inc.’s contract to distribute grants to the …

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Constitutional Courts