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Microsoft is trying to bring back the '80s with its Windows 10 strategy

In 1980, IBM contracted a startup called Microsoft to deliver DOS, an operating system for its forthcoming IBM PC, on a tight deadline.<p>The IBM PC came out in 1981 and soon became a smash hit, surpassing the leading Apple II.<p>A horde of competitors rushed to build their own "IBM Compatible" clones …

Windows 10

Air travel health hacks: Feel like yourself after flying

Air travel days are exciting and fun but can also wreak havoc on your health as you lose sleep, eat off your usual schedule, and share space with strangers, often in cramped quarters. The good news: there are easy travel health hacks that make flying more comfortable and help you get you off to a …

‘I witnessed the birth of Isis’: how one film-maker captured the horror of Iraq

Journalist Michael Ware spent seven years living in Iraq. His video diary, Only the Dead, records the carnage<p>At some point during this film from deep inside Iraq’s many wars, one asks oneself, shattered: “Do I need to watch this?” Jihadi executioners clear a pavement opposite a marketplace and …

Smartphone Makers Are Finally Moving Past Megapixels

Smartphone companies like Apple and Samsung have long trumpeted their devices’ megapixel count, which measures the size of a camera’s image when …

'It was such pain, such humiliation': 18-year-old describes her life as an ISIS sex slave

Shirin, a pseudonym, was 17 years old when ISIS (also known as the Islamic State, ISIL, or Daesh) took over her village in northern Iraq.<p>ISIS fighters encircled the town in August 2014 and made sure none of the women or girls were able to escape, according to the German international broadcaster …

Yazidis

Russia's anti-Putin activists mark Nemtsov murder, amid threats and attacks

Thousands of people gathered in Moscow on Saturday to remember Boris Nemtsov, the Russian opposition leader and former deputy prime minister who was …

CEO denies reports of James Harden, Dwight Howard demands

PORTLAND, Ore.-- Houston Rockets CEO Tad Brown was firm in the franchise's denial that star guard James Harden asked for coach Kevin McHale to be …

Ben Carson's 'Fruit Salad of Their Life' Comment During GOP Debate Sparks Juicy Memes

The retired neurosurgeon has both viewers and moderators scratching their heads when discussing potential Supreme Court nominations<p>The back-and-forth …

Japan's population declines for first time since 1920s – official census

Fall of nearly one million in official figures shows that demographic problems will be a reality for country in the future<p>Japan’s population has fallen by nearly one million, according to new statistics – the first decline since official census records began in the 1920s.<p>The country lost 947,345 …

Demographics

Obama says latest pact 'could end Syria's war'

US President Barack Obama says a proposed ceasefire due to come into effect on Saturday could be a key step towards ending Syria's war.<p>Obama told a meeting of members of his National Security Council in Washington on Thursday that halting air strikes was essential for the truce to be successful.<p>He …

The 10 Best Beauty Looks: Week of February 22, 2016

The week’s best beauty looks were a bombshell’s game: Billowing blowouts (Blake Lively) and undulating waves (Ciara) reigned supreme, making the case for a few well-placed sunny streaks along the way—just as Margot Robbie’s flaxen cascade had us reconsidering a solid dye job.<p>With the exception of …

Gorilla born by rare caesarean section delivery at British zoo

LONDON (Reuters) - A baby gorilla has been delivered by a rare caesarean section at a British zoo in an operation performed by a hospital gynaecologist, the zoo said on Tuesday.<p>Vets at Bristol zoo in western England called in expert medical help after the mother Kera showed signs of potentially …

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Neymar Reportedly Seeking Dual Nationality in Boost for Barcelona

Barcelona star Neymar is reportedly close to achieving dual-nationality status, which will open up a spot for a non-European footballer in the Blaugrana’s squad.<p>According to ESPN (h/t <i>Sport</i>) the Brazil skipper “is in the process of soliciting dual nationality.” It’s suggested in the piece that after …

Bill Gates backs FBI in battle with Apple over San Bernardino killer's phone

US government is asking for a particular case, and Apple should comply, says Microsoft co-founder Gates<p>The Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has waded into the row between Apple and the FBI, arguing that the government agency is right to demand co-operation from Silicon Valley when it comes to …

Apple Pay Now Works at 45 More U.S. Banks and Credit Unions

Apple updated its Apple Pay participating issuers list today with 45 additional banks, credit unions and financial institutions supporting the contactless payment service in the U.S. Apple Pay now has 1045 participating issuers nationwide, including 1043 U.S. banks and credit unions and store card …

Google patent reveals concept for real-time voting, right on the search homepage

A new patent has recently been granted to Google which conceptualizes real-time, online voting. The example used in its graphic portrays a made-up reality TV show called ‘Top American Singer’, and shows how you would only need to click on a contestant’s image to vote. No calling or texting a …

Yahoo kills most of its digital magazines

Yahoo put a lot of effort into becoming a legit media company these past few years. It didn't only launch several digital magazines that publish content for its front page, it also hired big-time journos, such as <i>NYT's</i> David Pogue. Despite all these, even its media business isn't safe from its …

Alejandro González Iñárritu: I made 'irresponsible decisions' on The Revenant shoot

Mexican film-maker, whose production for the Oscars favourite has been called a ‘living hell’, insists opting to shoot in remote, freezing Canada was entirely justified by film’s acclaim<p>Alejandro González Iñárritu has admitted to making “bad” and “irresponsible” decisions as director of The …

Google and Red Hat Found a Dangerous, Widespread Bug

Engineers at Google and Red Hat independently found an egregious bug in very widely-distributed computer code library known as “glibc”.<p>The bug, which …

US reportedly had cyberattack plan for Iran if nuclear talks failed

The US developed an elaborate plan for massive cyberattacks on Iran's critical infrastructure during the early days of the Obama administration, according to a documentary premiering this week.<p>Code-named "Nitro Zeus," the plan aimed to disable Iran's electrical grid, air defenses and communications …

Indonesia has banned Tumblr over 'pornographic content'

According to the BBC and local reports, the country's Information Ministry took the decision to block the blogging platform over "pornographic content."<p>Tumblr, unlike Facebook and some other social networks, allows adult content on its site.<p>According to an Indonesian-language news report, the ban …

Internet

Underwater photographer of the year 2016 winners – in pictures

Italian photographer Davide Lopresti has been named Underwater photographer of the year 2016 for his stunning seahorse image titled Gold. Showcasing some of the most breathtaking images captured beneath the depths in the UK and around the world, the annual competition receives thousands of entries …

Photography