Beth Kay

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Five great George Michael performances, from Young Guns to Jesus to a Child

George Michael started as half of a band whose purpose was to ‘believe in joy’, but as a solo artist he possessed a gift for expressing pain<p>Just days before George Michael died, pop threw up one of its strange coincidences. The Top of the Pops repeats on BBC4 featured Wham!’s debut performance on …

George Michael: A Life in Pictures

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Microsoft: ‘We do not have any plans for a free or consumer offering of Teams’

Microsoft today launched a preview of Microsoft Teams, an obvious Slack competitor (even Slack thinks so). The big difference? There’s no free version and no consumer version, and there are no plans to offer either.<p>Given that Slack still doesn’t have threaded comments while Teams does, our …

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Google offering HD movies as low as $4.99

Google is running a special promo offering a selection of HD movies on Google Play for only $4.99 per movie for the “Buy” option. There are a total …

New York vs. Los Angeles: Just the Dogs

As the two American population and media centers on opposing coasts, New York City and Los Angeles are prone to endless imperfect comparison. New …

Confessions of a Mortician – Matter – Medium

Caleb Wilde is a sixth-generation funeral director who wants to reacquaint us all with the uncomfortable, eye-opening realities of death. It’ll make …

The Psychologists Who Taught the C.I.A. How to Torture (and Charged $180 Million)

With the U.S. Senate Select Intelligence Committee’s release on Tuesday morning of the executive summary of its “torture report,” a five-year, $40 million probe into the C.I.A.’s use of extreme interrogation tactics, there should no longer be any doubt. The C.I.A. tortured detainees in ways more …

How to Make a Beautiful Wooden Table That Glows in the Dark

Maker Mike Warren has created a beautiful wooden table with glow in the dark inlays that illuminate after being exposed to light. For his table, …

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This Sentence Is Grammatically Correct: "Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo."

(Photo: Frank Kovalchek)<p>William Rapaport of the University of Buffalo (naturally) devised the construction in 1972. How can it possibly be correct? …

The Most Confusing Sentence in the World Uses Just One Word

Take a guess at what this sentence means - "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo." It really has a proper meaning. And …

Hiker Captures Disorienting Footage While Walking Over a Crystal-Clear Frozen Lake in Slovakia

YouTube user Tomas N captured footage of a crystal-clear frozen lake while hiking in the High Tatra Mountains in Slovakia with a friend. The …

Mark Hamill on the Reaction to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer and Why He Dislikes Spoilers

Plus, the actor praises his new Star Wars castmates.<p>This is a busy time for Mark Hamill. The iconic actor recently wrapped up production on Star …

'Bloodborne' Is A Dark And Brutal Successor To 'Dark Souls'

I finally had a chance to play <i>Bloodborne,</i> and to wander into the dark and bloody nightmare that is the imagination of Hidetaka Miyazaki.<p>I’ve walked this path before. First into the fog-shrouded land of Boletaria, where I hunted demons and took their souls as trophies, until finally I found the Old …

Gear VR fixes one of virtual reality's most annoying problems

Virtual reality can make your few moments of downtime feel surreal.<p>Last evening I was floating a few meters underwater, surrounded by half-submerged hunks of ice and Narwhals. I was "playing" a sort of passive underwater experience on the newly-released Gear VR, Samsung's portable virtual reality …

The Korean Skin-Care Phenomenon: One Obsessed Vogue Editor Reveals Where to Shop and What to Buy

My introduction to South Korean skin care—the latest phenomenon sweeping online beauty forums, Amazon.com, and most recently, brick-and-mortar boutiques—came firsthand. It was my junior year of college, and I was living in Paris with a Korean roommate. In terms of beauty, we were diametrically …

The Best Black Friday Video Game Deals Of 2014

Black Friday is here again, but now in 2014 consumers have a much tougher decision on their hands. Both the PS4 and the Xbox One have been out for more than a year now, each amassing a huge collection of first and third party games. The Wii U is now an old man at two years old, and has arguably the …

These are the most popular non-Apple apps people keep on their homescreens

You don’t need to go any further than iTunes to see the most popular iPhone apps, but a couple of days after Betaworks launched #Homescreen, an app which allows people to share their homescreens on Twitter, we thought it would be interesting to check the results so far. The above image was the …

Samsung asks the US government to block NVIDIA's chips

The patent war between NVIDIA and Samsung isn't going to wind down any time soon. Samsung has backed up its countering lawsuit against NVIDIA with a US International Trade Commission complaint asking the agency to block imports of NVIDIA's GeForce graphics chips and Tegra mobile processors. While …

3 career experts share the keywords that stand out on a cover letter

Cover letters are tough to crack.<p>They're the lengthier cousins of resumes, requiring you to call upon your writing skills and explain why you deserve …

Microsoft asked, you answered. Here’s what users want added to Windows 10

One of the most intriguing features in Windows 10 is its complex, deeply detailed, surprisingly bland suggestions app. Found a bug? Want something …

Alienware's Alpha game console is ready to invade your living room

Eager to get a truly TV-oriented gaming PC without waiting until the official Steam Machine launch in 2015? Alienware is more than happy to oblige: at long last, it's shipping the Alpha console. You can now shell out $549 or more to get a living room-friendly Windows PC with a custom interface …

Watch a Semi-Truck's Insane World-Record Jump Over a Lotus F1 Car

Wanna see a world-record stunt? Something crazy and mind-blowing and death-defying? How does a tractor-trailer breaking the Guinness World Record for jump length tickle you? Oh, and for good measure, a Lotus Formula 1 car. Yeah, that'll do.<p>Wanna see a world-record stunt? Something crazy and …

iOS 8 How-to: Print wirelessly from iOS device

Sometimes you may need to print something from your iOS device. In this how-to article I will discuss how to wirelessly print from your iOS device.<p>First of all you need an AirPrint compatible printer. Apple does not make printers. Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, HP, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Lexmark, …

Hands-on: Amazon’s $39 Fire TV Stick is a steal, but it’s no Apple TV

Amazon’s latest attempt to take over your living room, the Fire TV Stick, is here.<p>Only the device is totally sold out. New orders won’t arrive until January 15 at the earliest. So if you haven’t ordered one yet, hopefully our hands-on micro-review can hold you over for a few months.<p>With that in …

In Battle Against Food Waste, Rethinking "Use By" Labels

Could changing food labels save millions of tons of good food from being thrown away?<p>LONDON—Everyone's done it: You reach into your fridge and pluck out something tasty that you've meaning to eat but had half-forgotten about, only to discover that its "best before" date passed a few days …

Apple Loop: iOS 8 Bugs Continue, Lightning Retires USB, Apple Store Deletes Free Apps

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers the continued bug-hunt that is iOS 8, lightning ports in peripherals, two lenses in your camera, the Apple Watch SDK, what UI can be used on a widget, why apps are no longer ‘free’, and what happened to all the …

Scientists hail new '3 parent baby' technique

New technique to create '3 parent babies' shows promise, experts say<p>Experts are to investigate a new technique to create “three-parent babies” which could be safer and more effective than current methods being tested in British laboratories.<p>The Government last month asked the fertility regulator to …

5 simple ways to organize your Google Drive

Google Drive is like your closet — you stash all your stuff there, but it's not exactly organized.<p>The storage service lets users save files like …

Worm Living In Human Brain Gets Its Genome Mapped

For four years, it burrowed inside a man's head. Now, researchers are learning how.<p>For many years, a Chinese man in the U.K. experienced a range of debilitating neurological symptoms with no understood origin--including headaches, memory loss, and seizures. A biopsy found inflammation in the man’s …