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Focus review – Will Smith and Margot Robbie in the perfect con movie, almost

Heist movies come and go, but a good con film is little different. Trouble in Paradise, The Sting, The Spanish Prisoner – these are films more about manipulating people than just stealing something. Focus, which stars Will Smith as a master con man and Margot Robbie as his new apprentice, spends …

The Arts

Flying the dream: Martin Aircraft puts jetpack joyrides within reach

What we're effectively creating is three-dimensional travel.

Flying

How Can Space Travel Faster Than The Speed Of Light?

Light speed is often spoken of as a cosmic speed limit… but not everything plays by these rules. In fact, space itself can expand faster than a …

Man Who Once Defended Georgia Sodomy Ban To Oppose Religious Liberty Bills

Former Georgia Attorney General Mike Bowers will team up with LGBT advocates in opposing legislation pending in the state now. Bowers is best known nationally as the man who defended sodomy laws in Bowers v. Hardwick.<p>WASHINGTON — Former Georgia Attorney General Mike Bowers, a man with a long …

How I Helped Polar Get to 40M+ Pageviews

<i>Dmitry Dragilev is the founder of growth hacking consultancy Criminally Prolific. He also runs JustReachOut, a service that helps startups get featured by the press.</i><p><i>Before I start this article I want to say that LukeW, Jeff Cole and the entire team at Polar have done an incredible job building and</i> …

Places I've Never Been

Lenovo Caught Installing Adware On New Computers

It looks like Lenovo has been installing adware onto new consumer computers from the company that activates when taken out of the box for the first time.<p>The adware, named Superfish, is reportedly installed on a number of Lenovo’s consumer laptops out of the box. The software injects third-party ads …

Information Security

17 Indoor Herb Garden Ideas That'll Perk Up Your Kitchen

Click and grow? Don't mind if we do!<p>A lack of outdoor space shouldn't stop a green thumb. Grow your basil and parsley right by the stove using one of these inventive solutions.

Gardening

Ray wants to be the last remote control you’ll ever buy

David Skokna wants to simplify TV, one button at a time. That’s why Skokna and his team at Ray Ventures are introducing a remote control to replace …

18 Wholesome Ways to #Win at Cooking for One

Cooking for one needn’t be a hassle. With these 18 delicious recipes, featuring everything from breakfast to dinner to dessert, you’ll be eating well (and well balanced) for days and days. And if time is of the essence, be sure to check out all the different ways you can put a mug and your …

Cooking

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice: 2015's best beaches | CNN Travel

7 Ways You're Ruining Your Bath Towels

You might be the reason your set is worn, dingy, and germy.<p>Bath towels are easy to toss to the side and forget. By the time you're using one out of the shower, you're probably already in a rush, so caution goes by the wayside. But double-checking your routine can help your towels last longer and …

China to neighbours: Send us your Uighurs | Afghanistan

<b>Kabul, Afghanistan -</b> Isreal Ahmet, an ethnic Uighur who immigrated to Afghanistan from western China, lived and worked in Kabul for more than a decade before being detained and deported by Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security (NDS) last summer.<p>Ahmet, who lived in a meagre, mud-brick …

Get That Graphics Tablet Functionality With Astropad

Did you ever wish you could sync up your iPad’s drawing or painting app directly with your Mac? Now you can with Astropad, a brand new app that literally mirrors your Mac desktop via Wi-Fi or USB.<p>Created by two ex-Apple engineers — Matt Ronge and Giovanni Donelli — Astropad works with several …

Batteries

United Nations investigates claim of ISIS organ theft

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> The United Nations is looking into claims that ISIS -- already considered the wealthiest terrorist group on record -- may be harvesting organs from slain civilians and gaining financial benefits by trafficking the body parts, officials said Wednesday.<p>But Britain's ambassador to the …

Islam

Pain Really Is All In Your Head. Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

10 Step Power-Method To Systematically Solve Virtually Any Problem

What is the first thing you do when you have a problem? Find solutions?<p>The first thing you have to do to resolve any problem is not to find …

Core Confusion

The Truth About Squats & Deads<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>A few studies claim that multi-joint, free-weight exercises such as squats and deadlifts …

Gunnar Nelson eyes UFC 189 spot alongside teammate Conor McGregor

Gunnar Nelson<p>Gunnar Nelson hopes he can add some Icelandic flare to the UFC’s “International Fight Week” in Las Vegas this July.<p>Nelson (13-1-1 MMA, …

Facebook introduces 'Relevance Score' for ads

In another effort to refine and improve ads that users see in their Facebook News Feeds, the company introduced a Relevance Score for ads this …

Selling

Does The Advertising Business Have A Kleptomania Problem?

I recently wrote about three Super Bowl advertisers who ran TV spots that were dangerously close to spots run by other advertisers. You can see those questionable spots for Jeep, Bud, and Carnival Cruise, here. When I posted the article to my social spheres, my creative friends in the ad world lit …

Advertising

Pepsi Ads Seen in Personal Videos on Samsung Smart TVs

Samsung is currently investigating the cause.<p>A number of Samsung Smart TV owners are reporting that their televisions have been inserting unwanted …

24 Hours in Advertising: Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

Here's everything you need to know about the last 24 hours in advertising, in case you blinked.<p><b>Buzzing on Adweek:</b><p><b>Publicis Groupe ends 2014 on an</b> …

Researcher discovers security flaw in Netatmo weather station

Image copyright .<i>Updated: This story was updated on Feb. 17 to note that as of Feb. 15 Netatmo had updated its process to fix this security flaw.</i><br>The …

Build An 'Honest ETA' Device--And Never Be Late Again [Video]

Our first project with electronics maker and partner littleBits<p>One moment, you're on the way home from the office. The next, 30 minutes have slipped by because you tried to finish that <i>one last thing</i>--and oops, you forgot to tell your significant other.<p>I love my job as much as the next workaholic, …

Love Is In The Air, And It’s Coming Via Drone

Flower retailer Funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk unleashes it’s Cupidrone on unsuspecting lovebirds in Verona, just in time for Valentine’s Day.<p>It’s that special time of year when love is in the air. For many lovebirds that means romantic dinners, whispered sweet nothings and a little extra canoodling. …

Nissan has a glow-in-the-dark Leaf EV, but you can't buy one

Oh, Nissan, you tease. The company has just coated a Leaf EV with some custom-made glow-in-dark paint, which can apparently last for up to 25 years -- but it has no plans (not yet, anyway) to make it available for purchase. Nissan partnered with glow-in-dark pavement creator Hamish Scott to concoct …

Electric Vehicles

Line Launches a New App to Connect Brands with Their Fans

Mobile messaging service Line has launched a new app to allow business and personal brands to connect with fans, clients and customers. It’s kind of like a branded Facebook page in an instant messaging format.<p>Dubbed Line@, the app is available for free on iOS and Android and allows account holders …

Obama to encourage companies to share cyber threat data

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is expected to announce an executive order directing the government and companies to share more information about cybersecurity threats in response to attacks like that on Sony Entertainment.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on …