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This Lawyer Quit His Job, Moved To China, And Started A Wildly Successful Sex Toy Business

He and his collaborators at Very Intelligent E-Commerce, Inc. have skipped the usual distribution methods, focusing solely on internet sales. The company's most recent product, a sex toy for men (NSFW), launched as an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. It turned heads and raised over $260,000 — far …

Selling

The new GE: Google, everywhere

AT GOOGLE they call it the toothbrush test. Shortly after returning to being the firm’s chief executive in 2011, Larry Page said he wanted it to …

Google Glass

Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

Elon Musk

IPhone hidden features: nine ways to extend the battery life on your smartphone device

Battery drain can be frustrating so here are nine ways to extend the battery life on your iPhone, iPad and Android<p><b>Disable the parallax effect</b><p>The parallax effect taps into the iPhone's inbuilt motion sensors and makes the home screen icons float when moving the phone around.<p>It means that when you …

Nymphomaniac to be hardcore only as Lars von Trier gives up final cut

Unable to cut his sexually explicit film down from five hours, Danish director opts to let someone else cut the movie down to two, two-hour chunks – both including explicit footage<p>Lars Von Trier has abandoned plans to release a softcore version of his sex epic Nymphomaniac. The film's two-part …

The Chinese stream

LATER this month PPTV, a Chinese online-video firm, will release a new reality show called “The Goddess Office” (pictured) about four young women …

Televisions

Faster than a speeding bullet

THE new high-speed railway line to Urumqi climbs hundreds of metres onto the Tibetan plateau before slicing past the valley where the Dalai Lama was …

Guide To Upcycling With Pallets

From a simple shelf to a complete house, wooden pallets are a fabulous material to upcycle with and what's more they're often free if you hunt around …

Elton John: My Life in 20 Songs

Cameron Crowe explores Elton's journey from Reginald Dwight to technicolored pop sensation to rehab and back<p>"You don't mind if I play it loud, do …

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

National Parks

Our favourite images of the week

Remarkable photos from the past seven days, including a temple to graffiti in Paris, one of Oman’s most beautiful mosques and Montreal’s glittering nightlife.

Summer Olympics

Mango Trifle Pots

• 175g trifle sponge fingers, broken into two pieces 150ml Cointreau (optional) or 150ml orange juice Juice of 1 lime<br>• 1 ripe mango, peeled and chopped …

The Art of Honest Fried Chicken (A Lifestyle Choice)

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: The slow art of fried chicken -- with 12 tips and a master recipe.</i><p>Frying chicken, at its best, is a state of mind formed …

Cooking

The 11 moments that defined BlackBerry's rise and fall

Once a pioneer and leading light in the smartphone market, BlackBerry is in a potentially terminal downward spiral. The Canadian company, formerly …

Beware of the giraffes in your data

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Forget Your Phone

This video made the rounds yesterday, tugging at heartstrings and giving us all in the Era Of Communication a bit of a kick in the buttocks. It shows a woman who forgot her phone. The premise is hokey at best, but it still tells us something about ourselves these past few years. Our world is …

Can I transfer all my data from one Samsung phone to another?

A reader knows how to transfer contacts, but what about photos, videos and text messages?<p><i>I am trying to move the data from my Samsung Galaxy S2 to my new S4. My Contacts are linked to my gmail but what I also need is to move the photos, videos and text messages from both my regular text service and</i> …

Lemon Tart Recipe

<i>Simple and easy to make, nothing can possibly go wrong with this lemon tart recipe. Citrusy and creamy this dessert is both refreshing and indulgent.</i> …