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Well-wishing South Korean offers dog meat to injured US ambassador

Hospital officials say a well-wishing South Korean man tried to offer dog meat to injured U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert, who is recovering from an attack by a knife-wielding anti-U.S. activist.<p>An official at the Seoul hospital where Lippert was being treated said Saturday that the elderly man …

Domestic violence advert stirs up storm in South Africa

An image of a battered woman in a tight-fitting gold-and-white dress has caused a social media storm in South Africa and around the world.<p>The picture was published in local newspapers on Friday as part of a Salvation Army campaign highlighting the scourge of the abuse of women in South Africa.<p>The …

LG’s New Smartwatch Will Support LTE But Won’t Run Android Wear

LG is developing its own software for smartwatches after the company announced that one version of its upcoming LG Watch Urbane will run its own “proprietary” platform.<p>The Korean company revealed details of its ‘premium’ smartwatch earlier this month. Initially, it was notable for being LG’s first …

Shaykh Nazim obituary

Shaykh Nazim, who has died aged 92, was an influential spiritual teacher and head of a branch of the Naqshbandi order of Sunni Islamic Sufism. He led about 300 Sufi centres in more than 30 countries as diverse as Chile and Japan; his followers ranged from heads of state to the homeless and troubled …

Samsung's Smart Home dreams get bigger with $200 million purchase of SmartThings

Count Samsung in -- it's officially purchasing home automation startup SmartThings, a move that should help it keep up with the Joneses, aka Apple and Google. <i>TechCrunch</i> has sources confirming a $200 million pricetag, matching the amount it heard last month when rumors of the deal leaked out. In a …

Average Internet of Things device has 25 security flaws

In a study of ten devices including home thermostats, remote power outlets and door locks, HP found 250 potentially dangerous security vulnerabilities<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) has connected everything from smoke alarms to fridges and cars, making life easier and safer – but it has also given …

15 Must-Have Apps for Android Wear

Last month at Google I/O, Android Wear was finally launched and two devices were released running the new platform; the Samsung Galaxy Gear Live and the LG G Watch.<p>Android Wear may only be a month old, but there are already a number of great apps for the smartwatch platform emerging …

The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …

The 21 Coolest ‘Internet of Things’ Gadgets You Will Want Today

The 21 Coolest ‘Internet of Things’ Gadgets You Will Want Today<p>I love gadgets and I am fascinated by connecting devices through the Internet of Things. I always keep a close eye on the latest developments and felt it was time to take stock and give you my list of the 21 coolest Internet of Things gadgets. Some are available already, some are coming soon, and a few are just prototypes that will probably turn into something real in the next few years.<p>Sen.se Mother<p>Don’t let this one’s cute looks …

The 'selfie' is dead. Introducing the 'dronie'

Forget holiday 'selfies'. New Zealand is giving skiers the chance to have a 'dronie' taken on the mountain<p>Everyone's been at it – from animals and astronauts to police officers and the Pope; from Miley Cyrus and Rhianna to David Cameron and Barack Obama. Someone even did it atop the statue of …

Razer Integrates WeChat into its Nabu Wearable, Says Should Hit U.S. for Under $100

The device is designed to be affordable, while combining some of the best features of a fitness band and smartwatch.<p>Hardware maker Razer said late Wednesday that it is adding support for WeChat into its forthcoming wearable device, the Nabu smartband.<p>In addition to getting notifications on the …

Hoarder dies after floor of her house collapses under weight

Woman in Connecticut killed after the cluttered first floor of her home collapsed into the basement<p>A 66-year-old woman described by police as an apparent hoarder was found dead under a pile of debris after the first floor of her Connecticut home collapsed into the basement under the weight of all …

Wearable technology: Who knows your body’s secrets?

Your sex life, illnesses, even your fertility – new tech can track what our bodies are up to, but some people may be revealing more than they realise, says Jacob Ward.<p>Jeff started having sex at two in the afternoon. Apparently it lasted a few hours, and he burned a total of 347 calories. We know …

Wearable Tech

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Yahoo's former CTO thinks Hadoop's data wizardry works best as a service

Sigfox brings its internet of things network to San Francisco

Over the next few months, a new wireless network will go live in the Bay Area from San Francisco down to Silicon Valley. This network won’t be …