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Google will reportedly copy Motorola and make a Chromecast audio dongle

Google may be releasing two new Chromecast devices soon. In addition to the normal dongle that plugs into your TV, sources claim Google is also making a device that plugs into a home theater system.<p>Codenamed “Hendrix,” the new Chromecast dongle will plug into a speaker via a 3.5mm audio jack, and …

Is San Sebastian the world's greatest city for foodies?

San Sebastian may just be the world’s top food spot. The small Basque city with its elegant Belle Époque architecture has more Michelin stars per capita than anywhere else in the world. Not only that, but it is home to two restaurants in the top 20 of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants – Arzak and …

Croatia Closes Its Border Crossings With Serbia as Thousands of Refugees Enter the Country

Croatia closed seven out of eight border crossings with Serbia Thursday after 10,000 refugees entered in two days.<p>Croatia’s Interior Minister Ranko …

Border Crossings

Will Oculus explode or flop like Google Glass?

The virtual reality display manufacturer Oculus made news in July when it was announced that the company, owned by Facebook, had acquired the 3D gesture and tracking startup Pebbles Interfaces for a whopping $60 million. This buyout is one of the latest in a series of companies working in the field …

Big Data From Big Blue: IBM IoT Platform Will Also Offer Data Analytics Services

BERLIN – IBM made a splash in the news last February when it announced a partnership with with British chip maker ARM for the launch of the “ARM mbed IoT Starter Kit“. which allowed entrepreneurs and small businesses to easily and affordably access the fully managed, cloud-hosted service of the IBM …

Why Google Is Going All In On Diabetes

Millions of people with diabetes prick a finger more than five times a day to monitor their blood glucose levels. It's a painful and expensive process.<p>But now, Google's Life Sciences division is putting its immense resources behind new initiatives aimed at helping them better live with the …

Diabetes

Google looking to return to China with new app store

Google Inc. is in talks with Chinese government officials and handset makers about launching a new Android app store there, according to people …

App Store

German industries have an economic case to welcome refugees

"If we can integrate them quickly into the jobs market, we'll be helping the refugees, but also helping ourselves as well," the head of the powerful BDI industry federation, Ulrich Grillo, said this week.<p>For the countless Syrians, Afghans and Eritreans fleeing war and oppression in their home …

Revealed: the widening gulf between salaries and house prices

Photograph: Jeffrey Blackler/Alamy<p>Heddon Street in Mayfair, the London postcode district where the median house price stood at £2.9m in 2014.<p>84<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/91ed8c51d7cb9ebb0d7be26ea950ba86ddbdecd7/0_0_5150_3090/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian<p>At £40,000, the …

Ryanair releases summer 2016 flight schedule

Ryanair is launching new routes to Milan and Verona in Italy, Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, and Vilnius, in Lithuania, as part of its summer 2016 London flight schedule.<p>The launch of the low-cost carrier’s London flight schedule for next year also sees extra flights on 20 existing routes, …

Scientists map genes at work in human embryos' earliest days

A team of scientists in Sweden has broken open the genetic recipe for a human embryo's first three days of development, chronicling what happens in the crucial hours that follow the union of egg and sperm.<p>The order in which a human's 23,000 genes awaken and start the process of building a person …

Cats do not need their owners, scientists conclude

Rudyard Kipling was right. Cats really do walk by themselves and do not need their owners to feel secure and safe, a new study has shown.<p>Although owners might worry that their pet is nervously pining for their return when they leave the house, in fact, cats show no sign of separation …

Manchester United paid 'the price of Suarez or Neymar' for Martial

Monaco's vice president says the Red Devils trebled their offer for the 19-year-old in a matter of days, reaching an amount normally reserved for the world's best players<p>Manchester United upped their bid for Anthony Martial from £21.6m to £57.6m as Tuesday's transfer deadline approached, according …

ZTE's Axon Elite can be unlocked with your eyes, fingerprints or voice

BERLIN — Still tapping your phone to unlock it? ZTE's Axon Elite lets you use your eyes, fingerprints and voice to unlock it instead.<p>The Chinese …

Google Maps Explore section gets curated results in key markets

Google Maps is my go-to app when trying to find a good bite or drink around the city. Regardless of the time or mood, the Explore feature has you covered. We must accept the results are not always on point, though. This is why today’s Maps improvements will make our meals so much tastier.<p>The Google …

Apple takes to Twitter to help you find great iOS games

Apple may not care much for desktop gaming, but with iOS, it’s created a solid platform for mobile entertainment.<p>The company has begun tweeting from a new account, @AppStoreGames, which highlights iOS titles curated by its editors.<p>Along with hot releases, Apple will also share weekly previews of …

Alcatel's Go Play smartphone is built for underwater photos and could be great for social gamers - CNET

Alcatel<p>BERLIN -- The best kinds of phones are the ones that forgive being dropped on the floor, plunged into the toilet, or buried in sand at the beach. Alcatel's new Go Play smartphone may be one such device.<p>Unlike most smartphones, the Go Play is built with being dropped in mind. Alcatel says its …

Indonesia has cancelled a completely unnecessary $5 billion high-speed rail line, jilting Japan and China

Indonesia finally made a big decision yesterday (Sept 3). For months it’s been mulling competing offers from China and Japan to build a high-speed rail link between the capital of Jakarta and Bandung. Each side has been sweetening the deal while sending envoys to Jakarta to woo politicians. China …

Asia

Asian stock markets got walloped

A stronger yen weighed on the Nikkei 225, and a dire Hong Kong PMI report for August, which yet again suggests China's economy is not in great shape, all weighed on sentiment.<p>This was despite Chinese markets remaining closed for a holiday in honor of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War …

US shares fall on jobs data

US stock markets tumbled into the red after weaker-than-expected jobs data<p>US equities fell sharply when the opening bell sounded on Wall Street after data showed US jobs growth was weaker than expected.<p>Non-farm payrolls increased by 173,000 in August, official figures have shown, below the 217,000 …

German factory orders drop in July

BERLIN (AP) — German factory orders dropped a larger than expected 1.4 percent in July compared to the previous month, dragged down by flagging …

Scandal-hit Malaysian PM Najib drops speech at anti-corruption conference

Facing multimillion-dollar graft allegations, the timing of the international summit could not be worse for Malaysia’s prime minister<p>Malaysia’s prime minister has quietly cancelled his appearance and keynote speech at an anti-corruption conference after organisers warned him he would have to …

Nicola Sturgeon calls on David Cameron to accept more refugees

Nicola Sturgeon has increased the pressure on the Prime Minister to resettle thousands of asylum seekers fleeing persecution<p>The SNP leader has written a letter to David Cameron calling on the government to increase the number of refugees taken in by the UK.<p>Nicola Sturgeon has said Britain has a …

Guatemala President Perez behind bars amid corruption probe

Guatemala’s former leader Otto Perez is to remain in jail over his alleged role in a bribery scandal that has plunged the country into political crisis just days before a presidential election.<p>Amid hearings in the case, a judge ordered the ongoing detention of Perez, who was elected in 2011 …

Corruption

Cameron wins Spain's backing for EU reform drive

MADRID (Reuters) - David Cameron won Spain’s support on Friday for his campaign for European Union reforms before a British referendum on membership, with his counterpart in Madrid, Mariano Rajoy, saying a British EU exit would be “unthinkable”.<p>Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron leaves Number …

Europe

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Simple, seductive supper recipes from southern Italy

Southern Italy is the Italy of our imagination. I grew up visiting an ice-cream parlour with a picture of the Amalfi coast running along one wall. I was sure – at six years old – that such a place couldn’t exist. The sea was such a vividly deep blue, the flowers an intense red.<p>When I eventually got …

Tom Hardy Took His Dog to the Legend Premiere And It Was Adorable

Tom Hardy melted more than a few hearts Thursday when he took his pooch Woody to the world premiere of <i>Legend</i> in London’s Leicester Square.<p>The two …

adorable

Watching TV seriously harms GCSE results, says Cambridge University

Switching off the television while studying for GCSEs will help students gain the best grades they can, scientists believe<p>Teenagers should ditch television entirely if they want to do their best at GCSE after a study showed each hour a day of screen time reduces scores by the equivalent of two …

August Jobless Data To Influence Fed's Decision On Hiking Interest Rates

There's a special significance to the monthly jobs report that will be released Friday morning. It could tip the balance for the Federal Reserve. Policymakers are weighing whether to raise the Fed's official interest rates later this month. It's something the Fed hasn't done since before the Great …