Ray

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Feature Request: After buying a ‘Netflix for magazines,’ it’s time for Apple to do the same for ebooks

As Apple seeks to boost its recurring income from services, it recently purchased Texture – one of a number of services described as ‘Netflix for magazines.’ Ten dollars a month gives subscribers access to more than 200 different magazines.<p>That’s nice, but what I really like to see from Apple is …

Inflation, housing, savers and Rolls-Royce

All eyes are on the latest inflation data, released this morning. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), inflation has reached its highest rate for two-and-a-half years.<p>As measured by the Consumer Prices Index, annual inflation hit 1.8 per cent last month, up from 1.6 per cent in …

Rolls-Royce posts largest loss in its history after settling bribery charges

Currency costs from Brexit vote and bribery case settlement force record £4.6bn statutory pre-tax loss for 2016<p>Rolls-Royce has suffered the biggest loss in its history due to the cost of settling corruption charges and the impact of Brexit on the value of sterling.<p>The engine-maker reported a £4.6bn …

10 Most Surprising Winners In Grammy History

Like all award shows, the Grammys are always bound to satisfy, surprise and rankle in equal measure. From visionary to out of touch, reactions vary …

Universal Music

The Best Gifts to Give Your Valentine

It’s almost Valentine’s Day again — that time of year when you let your loved one (maybe yourself!) know just how much they mean. Whether you’re in a …

The 21st Century Gentleman: GQ Joins Flipboard

For guys and the people who love them, GQ is the go-to guide for style, culture, politics and the pursuit of happiness. Covering everything from romance to really great meals, the magazine has given generations of gentlemen enough wisdom to be entertaining and erudite in (almost) any situation.<p>One …

5 Ways Bilinguals Can Use Flipboard

As a Brazilian immigrant in the U.S., I was amazed when a friend first showed me Flipboard. I said goodbye to daily visits to multiple sites from Brazilian and American publications and to the many news apps downloaded on my phone. I could now read all the news that matter to me in only one place!<p>I …

16 Sassy Christmas Cards to Send to Your Frenemy

Brace yourself: Holiday card season is upon us. Whether you’re a strictly DIY holiday card giving pro or you’re embracing the convenience of online e-cards, getting the right card for everyone on your list can be a challenge. This year, instead of crossing your frenemies off your card-giving list, …

Christmas Cards

Africa’s alien-like landscape

Sulphurous hot springs, salt-encrusted wastelands, temperatures that soar as high as 50C – Ethiopia’s Danakil Depression is home to a kaleidoscopic world unlike any other.

Badal

In pictures: The Tower of London looking stunning

London

9 Topics for…Apple iOS 9

Apple will announce its latest operating system on Wednesday at an event in San Francisco. The latest unveiling from the tech giant is expected to include new iPhones, new iPads, revamped Apple TV, new bands for the Apple Watch and the Apple News app, among other changes and enhancements. The Apple …

How Tom Brady beat the NFL

Judge Richard Berman has overturned Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his alleged role in deflating footballs to gain a competitive advantage in a scandal known as "Deflategate."<p>Berman's decision (PDF) is 40 pages long and lays out three main reasons why the NFL should not have suspended Brady …

Slow down, parents. It’s good for your kids

Recently, I was asked, "how we can make time for play in our busy lives?"<p>Some people, especially those with younger kids, may balk at the idea that we need to make time for play. I remember when our kids were small, life was all about three things: sleeping, eating and playing. It was a cycle that …

Facebook M: The call centre of the future

<b>Digital assistants like Apple's Siri, Microsoft's Cortana and Google Now all share one key thing in common: the more they know about you, the more useful they become.</b><p>And so that's presumably why Facebook has just launched its own digital assistant, M, to a few hundred people out here in the Bay …

Opinion: Sorry, Uber, but this is the end of the IPO party

The scene for initial-public offerings of the last few years has been quite a rager. Starting a little over three years ago with the massive Facebook …

Ottawa gave arms maker early assurances of no 'red flags' on $15-billion sale to Saudis

The Canadian government weighed the impact on Israel of selling $15-billion in arms to Saudi Arabia, as part of an early effort to identify obstacles to this massive deal, and then informed the London, Ont., manufacturer it could find no "red flags [or] objections" to the transaction, e-mails …

Oil-price plunge could cost Ontario billions in equalization

Western Canada's oil price nightmare could have a significant financial impact on provinces with little or no oil wealth, a University of Alberta …

Biologist Spots Rare Slimy Nautilus for First Time in 30 Years

Weird Science<p>It's the kind of touching reunion biologists dream about: More than 30 years after finding and identifying a then-new species of nautilus off the coast of Papua New Guinea, Peter Ward finally got a chance to see it once more.<p><i>Allonautilus scrobiculatus</i> is a species of nautilus, cousin …

People-Powered Data Visualization

Data Points<p>Through crowdsourcing and citizen science projects, the general public is making profound contributions to research. Can data visualization help make sense of this wealth of new information?<p>Last fall the National Audubon Society published an alarming report about the future of North …