Darren Beevor

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Why you should never eat a bacon sandwich: what you can – and can't – eat

February, 2015, was the month when everything we thought we knew about eating and drinking healthily was turned on its head.<p>First, a damning study in the British Medical Journal showed that – after all we have been told to the contrary – saturated fat is good for you. Far from being the great risk …

The man who brought us the lithium-ion battery at the age of 57 has an idea for a new one at 92

AUSTIN, TEXAS—The chances are you have never heard of—nor, until looking at this page, ever seen—John Bannister Goodenough. But you know his work. In fact, you almost certainly own some.<p>Consider the last six or seven decades of technological and scientific leaps: the polio vaccine, space rocketry, …

Clean Energy

Sony SmartBand Talk Review: The (Almost) Perfect SmartWatch

There’s a single thought that I have about the Sony SmartBand Talk that’s been on my wrist for a few weeks now, and it is this. It is (very nearly) the perfect smartwatch for me. It doesn’t meet every need and the flaws are obvious, but those same flaws are small enough that I can live with …

Wear OS

Boiling point: redesigning the kettle for the 21st century

Photograph: Handout<p>The Miito heats liquids directly in the vessel to be used.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/8/1423399569987/ad38d7c1-74a4-496f-b4d1-f90e159b55e3-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Handout<p>The Miito heats liquids directly in the vessel to be …

21st Century

15 best Android survival games

Survival games are an interesting collection of games. Virtually all games have a component where you can lose them game by dying. However, survival games make the act of staying alive the key component in the game. It’s a fairly robust genre with a lot of really good titles. However, there aren’t …

In-App Purchases

Google addresses WebView security concerns, makes recommendations on how to stay safe

If you are still waiting for Google to do something about the WebView vulnerabilities in older Android releases, you may not be a fan of their official response to the matter. Google says they’ve already fixed it, sort of, but at least offered ways that you can protect yourself and your data going …

'Allow Isa savers to roll over unused tax-free allowance'

Policy Exchange says unused portions of the £15,000 Isa allowance should be packaged into a £10,000 'Bonus Isa'<p>Isa savers who pay in less than the upper limit on tax-free savings, currently £15,000 a year, should be able to keep their unused allowance, according to a leading right of centre think …

What to Eat When It's Really Cold Out (Really, Really Cold)

Yes, it's cold out. Maybe even too cold to go out for dinner. But wait till you read what the first man to cross Antarctica by dogsled had to eat before you start complaining.<p>Yes, we know you're cold. Sure, we agree that you'd "literally" be risking frostbite by going out to eat. And we totally get …

15 Delicious Mug Snacks You Can Make In The Microwave

For your dorm room or anywhere else. Just make sure you don't share these with anybody.<p>Find more easy recipes at <b>SpoonUniversity.com</b> and stay in the loop by liking <b>Spoon on Facebook.</b>

This App Lets You Take Back Your Awkward Text Messages

There have been times where I wanted to take back an embarrassing text message. Fortunately, there is an app called Strings that lets you permanently take back text messages that you sent out. Created by Be Labs in Seattle, Strings allows users to “spontaneously and fearlessly” share your personal …

Apps

22 Hot Sandwiches You Need to Make to Get Through Winter

For those days when all you want is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection.<p><b>Sometimes all you want on a frigid winter day</b> is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection. Beware: There's a lot of cheese ahead.

Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Allergy review: Dyson steps closer to maintenance-free vacuuming with its filterless Cinetic - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Allergy vacuum ditches the filter and never loses suction because of it. It's extremely good with fine particles and bested the competition at deep cleaning.<p><b>The Bad</b> Despite the innovation, it still costs too much as its performance gains over much cheaper …

Alcatel OneTouch wants to be the Zara of smartwatches

Alcatel OneTouch wouldn't be the first company to bring us a round smartwatch (well, near-circular, in this case), but with its eyes set on the sub-€100 and sub-$150 price points in Europe and North America, respectively, the company clearly has ambitious plans. Previously known as the "Wave," this …

HP's next assault on Chrome OS is a pair of tiny Windows PCs

It's clear that when it comes to operating systems, HP isn't one to play favorites: The company's current lineup includes Windows machines, Chromebooks and even an Android laptop. At the same time, if there's anyone who's been giving Chrome OS a run for its money, it's good ol' Hewlett-Packard. …

Food Psychology: How To Trick Your Palate Into A Tastier Meal

What makes the perfect meal?<p>Most of us might envision a specific dish, or a certain ingredient — a fine steak cooked medium-rare, grandma's chicken curry or mom's hearty ratatouille.<p>Charles Spence thinks about the food, for sure. But he also thinks about everything else: the color and size of the …

10 Best Chrome Extensions You May Not Have Tried

Beste Chrome extensions<p>I’m a huge fan of adding functionality to my browser, and we’ve featured some great extensions to supercharge Chrome in the past. Here are a few more Chrome extensions that you might not have heard of, but are certainly worth a try.<p>Jot<p>If you’re constantly working in your …

Vegetarian food? Meat-eaters have plenty to learn from it

Forget green-juice diets and mountains of cheese, modern vegetarian cooking serves up some mind-blowing flavours<p>Sales of paneer – the fresh, mild, Indian cheese – are up by 37 per cent from last year, says <b>Waitrose</b>. Halloumi from Cyprus is also on the rise. The cheese-buyer at Waitrose suggests the …

Overworked And Overwhelmed? Use These Mindfulness Secrets To Restore Balance In 2015

<i>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle, as quoted by Scott Eblin, author of “Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative“</i><p>Stress and burnout are an all-too-frequent condition for executives, and especially for entrepreneurs. But feeling …

Why are so many drinks flavoured with honey?

<b>Honey has long been in people's shopping baskets. But why is it increasingly finding its way into bread and alcoholic drinks, asks Luke Jones.</b><p>From honey-roasted ham to hot toddies or as a topping on your breakfast porridge, it's a familiar ingredient.<p>But now honey has experienced something of a …

Your search history's got nothing on this

In addition to dealing with symmetrical book stacking and full-torso apparitions in basements, New York's librarians have had to field some <i>pretty</i> crazy questions in their day. Case in point: "What percentage of all bathtubs in the world are in the US?" As <i>Gothamist</i> tells it, the book-lender recently …

State surveillance is enabled by our own sloppy habits

Our willingness to accept outrageous terms and conditions allows the security services to do as they wish<p>One night last week, I had a conversation over dinner with a student who is as puzzled as I am about why people seem so unworried by online surveillance. What would it take, we wondered, to wake …

Chromecast Receives 7 New Apps Including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central And More

Google Chromecast has today receive seven new applications for owners to enjoy in the form of Comedy Central, Sesame Street Go, Nickelodeon, TuneIn, …

Comedy Central

I finally bought an Android Wear watch. Here’s which one and why

Months before Google introduced its Android Wear software platform, I said that the first company to put Google Now on my wrist would get my money. …

Google's Chromebooks Overtake Apple's iPads for First Time in U.S. Education Market

Apple's iPad has lost its lead over Google's line of Chromebook laptops in the U.S. education market as Google shipped more devices to schools last quarter, according to figures released by IDC (via the <i>Financial Times</i>). In Q3 2014, IDC notes that Google shipped 715,500 Chromebooks to U.S. schools …

Former Google+ employee: We f***ed up

A former Google+ employee who spent three years helping create Google+ has written a brutal blog post declaring the tech giant's social network a failure.<p>In a lengthy, at times profane breakdown on blogging platform Medium, Chris Messina, the man credited as inventor of the hashtag, writes that …

Google's new Inbox app will soon allow users to undo a sent email

Google’s new email client Inbox – which is available on invite-only – is working on an “undo send” feature will let users undo a sent email. At a Q&A …

The Townhouse, Ludlow, Shropshire: hotel review

Never go back, they say, as you will never recapture your former glories … But then, it kind of depends on how you do it.<p>Chef Claude Bosi made his name in Ludlow with his two-Michelin-star restaurant, Hibiscus, before relocating to London. Therefore, his recent return to Ludlow, to take over The …

6 essential gadgets for single people

Who needs a partner when there's technology?<p>We're not talking about a Spike Jonze-ian world of Siri-like virtual pals. We're talking about helpful …

You can’t detox your body. It’s a myth. So how do you get healthy?

Whether it’s cucumbers splashing into water or models sitting smugly next to a pile of vegetables, it’s tough not to be sucked in by the detox industry. The idea that you can wash away your calorific sins is the perfect antidote to our fast-food lifestyles and alcohol-lubricated social lives. But …

Eating meat is worse for the environment than driving to work

Next time you brag about biking to work instead of driving for the sake of the environment, take a good look inside your lunch box.<p>According to a new report released by the London-based think tank Chatham House, livestock production accounts for more direct greenhouse gas emissions overall than all …

Sustainability