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Black History Month reading list: the best books this February

From rediscovered greats by Octavia Butler to the sixth novel from a prodigious talent, there’s a lot to get excited about this month<p>It’s hard to believe, but What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours is Helen Oyeyemi’s sixth book and she is still only 31. The collection features nine stories linked by the …

Books

'One dead' as riot police in Chad close down protest over girl's gang-rape

One person has reportedly been killed after police in Chad cracked down on protesters who were demonstrating over the alleged gang rape of a young girl.<p>Hundreds of protestors took to the streets in the capital N’Djamena on Monday angry after images of the victim were posted on social media.<p>One …

Inside Obama's process for replacing Antonin Scalia

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Obama administration did not wait long before working on options to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.<p>The process began Saturday night with conference calls among the president's legal team, followed by meetings Sunday to begin drawing up a list of possible …

The White House

New Western Wall Rules Break Down Barriers For Jewish Women

Israel made a decision last week that supporters are calling game-changing. Men and women will be allowed to worship together at the holiest place where Jews can legally pray. This could lead to other changes in Israel.<p>Batya Kallus, who helped negotiate the deal that led to the government decision, …

Oregon Occupation: Ammon Bundy Asks Supporters to Abandon Refuge

U.S. news<p>Ammon Bundy asked his remaining followers occupying Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon to stand down Wednesday and leave the property.<p>The message was delivered by an attorney for Bundy, who was arrested late Tuesday afternoon along with his brother Ryan and six of their …

Forests

U.S. and China appear to be at an impasse over North Korea and the South China Sea

Secretary of State John F. Kerry and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi appeared to reach an impasse Wednesday over the severity of prospective sanctions for North Korea, three weeks after the isolated country conducted its fourth nuclear bomb test.<p>Kerry arrived in Beijing on Tuesday night after two …

1 dead as feds arrest Oregon protest leader Ammon Bundy

BURNS, Ore. — Oregon militia leader Ammon Bundy is urging his followers at a wildlife refuge near Burns, Ore., to leave, according to a statement released by his attorney.<p>Bundy's lawyer, Mike Arnold, read a statement by Bundy, arrested Tuesday, on the steps of a courthouse in Portland.<p>"Right now, I …

Oregon

Donald Trump quits debate to stay center stage

The master of earned media gets himself more with six days left until Iowa.<p>MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — Donald Trump did it again.<p>With less than 150 hours before the Iowa caucuses, Trump thrust himself squarely into the center of the political conversation and the news cycle with his surprise declaration …

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Here's where iPhones are the most expensive -- and the cheapest

iPhones are ubiquitous around the globe. But there's one huge difference: The price.<p>How much you'll pay for one can vary by hundreds of dollars, depending on the country where you buy it.<p>In the U.S., Apple sells the iPhone 6s for $649 at its online store. In other countries that have online Apple …

United Arab Emirates

Mac’s malware protection still needs patching

We all know Apple’s are much safer than Windows PCs at keeping out the malware, right?<p>Researcher Patrick Wardle has been trying to make sure of that for months now as he pokes holes in Apple’s current protection scheme, Gatekeeper.<p>In fact, he’s gotten past Apple’s latest patch to its software …

Google's creepy plan to kill the password

The password may be broken, but is 24/7 biometric tracking really any better?<p>In the grab bag of Google/Alphabet's big projects for 2016 is Project Abacus. It's basically the company's plot to kill the password in cold blood, by replacing it with smartphone user authentication via an uncrackable …

The Struggle to Finally Desegregate American Cities

The government had a plan to provide low-income housing in Baltimore by giving incentives to developers. But two years later, not a single housing unit has been built.<p>The effects of racism can be invisible, but they're obvious if you drive around Baltimore: The center of the city is over 60 percent …

Windows Phone's keyboard is coming to your iPhone

Word Flow is reaching iOS in preview form, with hints of Android later.<p>Ask Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile fans about their favorite interface features and they may point to the Word Flow keyboard -- that combination of swiping, word correction and overall feel is hard to replicate. Well, you …

Hyper shows off USB-C hub w/ passthrough charging for 12-inch MacBook, Apple Watch accessories, & more

At CES 2016, Hyper is showing off both new and updated product lines, all of which are specifically designed with iPhone, iPad, and Mac users in mind. The highlights are a new USB-C hub for 12″ MacBook users, a USB 3.0 Lightning thumb drive, and a pair of slick Apple Watch accessories.<p><b>HyperDrive</b> …

'Look ... It's My Name on This': Obama Defends the Iran Nuclear Deal

In an interview, the U.S. president ties his legacy to a pact with Tehran, argues ISIS is not winning, warns Saudi Arabia not to pursue a nuclear-weapons program, and anguishes about Israel.<p>On Tuesday afternoon, as President Obama was bringing an occasionally contentious but often illuminating …

New Facebook Messenger web experience gets an unofficial standalone Mac app

Earlier today Facebook unveiled a dedicated website for its Messenger service, accompanying dedicated apps for the iPhone and iPad. Now, however, a third-party developer has taken that newly unveiled web interface and put it into a dedicated OS X desktop app.<p>Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip<p>The app is …

Apps

Google Now will soon show info from any app

Google Now only displays useful tidbits of knowledge from a handful of your apps right now, but the flood gates are about to fling wide open. Project director Aparna Chennapragada has revealed that Google plans to release a developer kit that lets <i>any</i> of your apps put their data into Now, not just …

Architizer

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Home Improvement

Articles about new addition yanks new england home 21st century on Dwell.com - Dwell

In the past few decades, overdevelopment throughout New England has erased some of the region's most inspired Modernist homes.<p>New England is one of the oldest, most patriotic regions in the United States.<p>How do you organically combine industrial, minimalist, traditional and farmhouse styles? …

Prefab Homes

Steffen Kehrle's Toothy Adjustable Shelves

Steffen Kehrle is the Munich-based designer whose beautiful TRAY we showed you earlier. He's got some other tricks up his sleeve when it comes to …

Architizer

Wake - A Private Space to Discuss Design Work

One of the most important things during the design process is feedback. Collaborating with your team, designers, product managers and engineers is …

3 Reasons to Add Grain in Lightroom

Grain is a word used in film photography to describe the fineness of detail a film or paper is capable of capturing. Landscape photographers …

Articles about who knew relaxed tropical retreat could be made shipping containers on Dwell.com - Dwell

This modern residence and gallery near San Jose, Costa Rica uses metal boxes like puzzle pieces to create a photographer's dream...<p>I wish I could see this cool new pop-up shop in person, but alas, it's in Manhattan and only until October 31. It's the first...<p>Using shipping containers to create …

Costa Rica

10 Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #10

Posted By Scott Kelby on Monday, February 23, 2015 in Develop, Featured | 8 comments<p>Hey Gang: It’s the final installment of my 10-part series on 10 …

Tutorials

4 Tips for Using Camera Flash

Flash can either make or break your photos, but using it correctly will always give you great images. Don’t feel intimidated by your flash; it’s …