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Circus Tiger Shot Dead In Paris After Escaping From Owner

Activists posted photos of the dead cat and called for a boycott of events that use animals.<p>An animal handler on Friday shot dead his escaped circus tiger in the middle of a Paris district about a mile from the Eiffel Tower, according to French officials.<p>Witnesses said the animal was shot two or …

29 New TV Shows to Watch This Fall

The Deuce revists the 1970s porn industry, American Horror Story considers the election, and Alias Grace brings another Margaret Atwood classic to the small screen.<p>What does September mean in this moment of Hasn’t-Even-Peaked-Yet-Peak-TV? Basically, a <i>lot</i> of television. Although the summer wasn’t …

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The 8 best action movies on Netflix right now

Yes, they can. We came up with a list of eight films currently streaming on Netflix that are thrilling, intense, and applauded by critics. Read on to see the best-rated action films on Netflix:

Construction

37 Books To Read To Your Kids, Based On Their Favorite TV Shows

Turn screen time into reading time.

The iPhone 6 Plus Really Isn't THAT Big

I picked up an iPhone 6 Plus from my local Apple Store this morning. Like most people, I hadn’t seen it ‘in the flesh’ before I reserved it (let alone before I paid for it) but I thought it was notable enough a device to spend some quality time with over the next year, seeing how Apple and its …

Apple's iOS 8 Keyboard Gets Flooded With Replacements

When Apple announced a new predictive typing feature called QuickType for iOS 8 earlier this summer, it looked like a copy-cat challenge to other keyboard apps that Apple had banned from its App Store. The user interface featured a trio of words above the keys, which looked eerily like the …

iPhone 6 teardown reveals larger 1810 mAh battery, inline with screen size increase

With the iPhone 6 Plus teardown complete, iFixit has commenced work on disassembling the iPhone 6. Unsurprisingly, the internals are similar to that of the 6 Plus, but adjusted to fit in a smaller space. Whereas the 6 Plus can contain a humongous 2915 mAH battery, the iPhone 6 has a 1810 mAH rated …

Here’s A Moving Tribute To The Sad Dads Dragged To One Direction Concerts

A beginner's guide to drills and bits

<b>Steve Hoefer</b> returns with another guide to some of the things that make civilized life possible.<p>There are a dizzying number of ways to put a hole in …

iPhone 6 Review: It’s a Winner

In my view, the iPhone 6 is the best smartphone on the market, when you combine its hardware, all-new operating system, and the Apple ecosystem whose doors it opens.<p>After stubbornly resisting for years, Apple has finally joined the big-screen smartphone movement with its two latest models, the …

How Crayola Crayons Are Made

There are 120 different colors of Crayola Crayons.<p>23 shades of red, 20 greens, 19 blues, 16 purples, 14 oranges, 11 browns, 8 yellows, 2 grays, 2 coppers, 2 blacks, 1 white, 1 gold and 1 silver. The Crayola factory in Easton, Pennsylvania makes 12 million crayons a day in a variety of the shades we …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

Is High-Fidelity Sound the Future of Streaming Music?

As Tidal and Deezer enter the U.S., will they find an untapped market or disinterested fans?<p>As music shifted from CDs to downloads, and fans …

Music Industry

7 Of The Best: U2 Songs From Before You Hated Them

I don’t know. You try to be nice, you try to be kind, and everyone throws your gesture back in your face. When <b>U2</b> (or Apple, let’s be fair) slipped …

Rock Music

First Listen: Leonard Cohen, 'Popular Problems'

Leonard Cohen is not a man for manifestos. Peripatetic bohemian, Montreal native, Zen meditator, diaspora Jew: Rock's almost-octogenarian philosopher emeritus inhabits identities that are multiple, contested, and resistant to orthodoxy. He is, however, willing to lay some things on the line. "I'm …

U2: Songs of Innocence

No other rock band does rebirth like U2. No other band – certainly of U2's duration, commercial success and creative achievement – believes it needs …

U2

Leonard Cohen: Popular Problems review – an octogenarian rejuvenated

Financial worries may be driving his comeback, but Leonard Cohen’s songs of despair have never sounded so full of life – and you can hear this new album in full here<p>It is hard to elicit goodwill for someone who took £5m from a pensioner, but perhaps anyone who loves Leonard Cohen’s music owes his …