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The Art of Shifting in Mixed Martial Arts

Fightland Blog<p>Photo by Jon Durr/Zuffa LLC<p>When Robert Fitzsimmons met Gentleman Jim Corbett in 1897 he took a horrific beating. Ruby Rob's nose was open by the eighth and his face was masked by blood by the tenth. Each time Corbett lead he connected. Each time Corbett hit the body, Fitz spat blood. …

Martial Arts

When Are You Really an Adult?

In an age when the line between childhood and adulthood is blurrier than ever, what is it that makes people grown up?<p>It would probably be fair to call Henry “aimless.” After he graduated from Harvard, he moved back in with his parents, a boomerang kid straight out of a trend piece about the …

The 15 most beautifully designed apps of 2015

It’s that time of year again, folks, when retrospective lists reign supreme and reflective musings clog your feeds. This post meets that description, but rest assured it will provide at least one thing to brighten your day: eye candy.<p>Here’s our list of the 15 most impressively designed apps …

16 Emma Watson-Approved Books to Add to Your Reading List

Because who better to get a rec from than Belle/Hermione?<p>As we all know by now, Emma Watson is playing Belle in the live-action remake of <i>Beauty in the Beast</i>. As we also know (from our<p>childhoodlifelong obsession with Disney princesses), Belle is the ultimate bookworm. Therefore, by the transitive …

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The United States Postal Service will now email you your mail

The US Postal Service is testing a “notification” service that emails customers images of the envelopes of their letter-size mail.<p>The service, called Informed Delivery, will send out an email to customers each morning with that day’s mailbox contents. The images are only of the exterior front side, …

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10 Ways to Win the Thanksgiving Argument

Thanksgiving is the #1 time during the year when distant family members wind up in heated arguments. If you're going to engage, why not win?<p>I absolutely love Thanksgiving. Still, I understand that if there's anything worse a big argument at Thanksgiving dinner, it's <i>losing</i> a big argument at …

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14 Rare Photos Of Albert Einstein That You've Probably Never Seen Before

It's the 100th anniversary of Einstein's general theory of relativity, and a new book reveals little-known pictures of the great physicist.<p>It's one of a set of rare photos that have been released to BuzzFeed by the Albert Einstein Archive and Princeton University Press, to coincide with the 100th …

Haystack fires to burn grain producers who baled up failed crops, didn't get insurance - ABC Rural - ABC News

Fresh haystacks are exploding into flames across Victoria and South Australia and experts are warning it could be the start of a disastrous …

Fire Fighting

Judge says Obama administration asking Apple to skip passwords is 'lethal'

Justice Department asking Apple to access user’s data is comparable to asking a drug company to administer a lethal injection, US judge says<p>Asking Apple to bypass an iPhone’s password protection to hand over personal information to the US government is the equivalent of “asking a drug company to …

How good is Skype’s instant translation? We put it to the Chinese stress test

Skype recently announced a new translation tool that can interpret live speech in real time, across a number of languages. But the digital calling company’s demos and promo videos—currently only available as a “preview” on newer versions of Windows—are heavily edited and show people speaking from …

Language

Verizon follows AT&T, asks FCC to let it enable Wi-Fi calling

Verizon is finally taking steps to enable Wi-Fi calling on its network. The carrier has submitted a petition to the FCC requesting that the regulatory body grant it a waiver identical to the one it gave to AT&T earlier this month.<p>Enabling Wi-Fi calling is tricky because the underlying technology …

Where Does Apple Pay Stand On Its First Birthday?

While the “year of Apple Pay,” as Apple CEO Tim Cook dubbed 2015, still has a ways to go, the product’s first anniversary is rapidly approaching. And, considering Android Pay’s recent unveiling, it seems that its competitors are, as well. So, as we prepare to celebrate, the question is: How are …

Apple Pay

London’s ‘tired’ flagship Apple Store may be next for a Jony Ive overhaul

After the opening of the redesigned, tree-filled Apple Store in Brussels, Apple’s flagship Regent Street store in London is the next to get the Jony Ive treatment.<p>Working with Foster & Partners, the architectural firm responsible for the Gherkin skyscraper, Apple’s plans call for it to transform …

10 Celebrities' Coffee Orders in Honor of National Coffee Day

Curiously, Ariana Grande does not in fact prefer grandes.<p>In honor of National Coffee Day, we bring you one of the most "Celebrities! they're JUST like us!" roundups we ever could—a list of our favorite stars' coffee orders. It's possible that we haven't had enough coffee today to be thinking …

A Flipboard Ode to Coffee

Today, on International Coffee Day, we pay our respects to our dear friend and comforter, the bean-roasted beverage, <i>coffea arabica</i>. All hail the nectar of the gods in all its wonderful varieties. From the smokey roasts of Ethiopia’s Yirgacheffe region with subtle top notes of grass and butter, to …

'iPhone 7' Rumored to Be Waterproof, Possibly Adopt Non-Metallic Casing Material

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus was just released in first-wave launch countries around the world last Friday, but a few new rumors about the 2016 "iPhone 7" have begun to surface online this morning. According to a source from the Chinese social media site Weibo (via <i>Mac Otakara</i>) [Google …

Touch ID on the iPhone 6s is fast, but not so fast you can’t access the lockscreen (Video)

There have been some reports that Touch ID on the iPhone 6s is now so fast that you can no longer access the lockscreen, as it unlocks as soon as you touch the home button.<p>This is a slight exaggeration: Touch ID is indeed much faster than older models, but not quite instant, as the above video …

Stars and Surprises at the Emmys: Pictures

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Inside The Homes Of Hollywood's Top Earning Celebrities

Their mansions are almost as impressive as their paychecks.<p>For the past 16 years, Forbes has released an annual list of the 100 Highest-Paid Celebrities, and this year, several of the top earners have something in common beyond their super-sized paychecks: majorly impressive real estate.<p>The past …

Real Estate

That big Viola Davis win was social media's most talked-about Emmys moment

Viola Davis ruled Emmys night in more ways than one.<p>The Best Actress winner and her epic speech were the night's most talked about moments on both …

What To Expect From Apple’s WWDC 2015

The Worldwide Developers Conference keynote for this year is just three days away, and we’re already obsessing over what we’ll see there.<p>This year’s kick-off event at WWDC will likely have a developer focus, given the nature of the event, but there will plenty for everyone to pay attention to, …

Smart TV

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How 3D Printed Bones Are Revolutionizing Forensics And Bioarchaeology

On the most recent episode of <i>Bones</i>, a team of forensic anthropologists scanned and uploaded a skeleton to the cloud, so that another team could download and print the bones halfway around the world and solve a murder. This is, of course, a TV show, but the technology employed is not far from …

Apple bought a company that hints it's exploring a new form of computing

Augmented reality, or AR, is the concept that allows developers to overlay digital information on top of the real world. Many companies are working on AR including Microsoft with its HoloLens project and Google through its major investment in the secretive startup Magic Leap. AR and virtual reality …

iOS bug lets anyone crash your iPhone with a text message

Glitch causes iOS to choke when certain non-Latin script is sent in a text message, causing the device to crash<p>A bug in Apple’s iOS means that anyone can crash an iPhone by simply sending it a certain string of characters in a message.<p>The bug – discovered by several Reddit users – means that when …

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