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Britain's safest car revealed, with no road deaths in 16 years

The country's safest car has been revealed as a Volvo model that has seen no drivers or passengers killed inside it in the 16 years it has been on sale.<p>A high-tech safety mechanism for automatic braking saw the Volvo XC90 crowned the safest vehicle ever tested, according to independent laboratory …

Autonomous Cars

‘Portlandia’ is ending, but these nine legendary sketches will live on

“Portlandia” airs its final episode Thursday on IFC, which means you’ll have to find a new way to laugh at hipsters, DIYers and ultra-progressives. Over the course of eight seasons, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein have played feminist bookstore owners, blood-drinking goths and angry baristas in …

Comedy

Trump's vulgarity points to a painful truth

To liberals, Donald Trump is detestable because his obscene behaviour reveals the truth about the US political elite.<p>As if to open up the New Year in a blaze of controversy, the man who now sits in the US presidential office is said to have made some of his most flammable comments yet. No stranger …

Google’s Family Link app will help you monitor your child’s online activity

Worrying about how long your child is staring at a display for, and what sort of apps they are using is a fear that most parents endure. Google has …

Android News

Stop Those Annoying Browser Prompts Asking for Your Location or to Send Notifications

If you've grown tired of answering those annoying browser prompts every time a website wants to show you notifications or know your location, you can …

Software

The Fall of Travis Kalanick Was a Lot Weirder and Darker Than You Thought

Silicon Valley CEOs are supposed to be sacrosanct. So how did it all go wrong at Uber?<p>A year ago, before the investor lawsuits and the federal …

Silicon Valley
Immigration

Prime members can grab a free 6-mo. Washington Post digital subscription (Reg. $60)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon offers its Prime members a six-month digital subscription to The Washington Post for <b>free</b>. Typically $10 per month, this is …

Mental Health

Homeowners Have Had It Good. Too Good, Says the Tax Bill.

For decades, the tax code has been filled with rewards for homeownership. Tax breaks encourage people to get into first homes and to trade up as they get older, building a national mind-set that you’re never quite middle class until you’ve qualified for a mortgage.<p>It amounts to a vast social …

Real Estate

Why Hundreds Of Completely New Cities Are Being Built Around The World

“Humans have always built new cities,” spoke Caspar Herzberg, the President of Middle East and Africa Region at Schneider Electric, from a stripped bare boardroom high up in the Northeast Trade Tower.<p>We were looking out through a window at skyscrapers glittering in the morning sun, myriad shops, …

Urban Design

Wet, Warm, Glorious: I Tried The Atomizing Shower That Wooed Tim Cook

Instead of a normal shower, imagine standing up every morning inside of a storm cloud: The shower curtain bucking and bellowing in the wind; the air, …

How Instagram Is Changing the Way We Design Cultural Spaces

The city of George Town, in the Malaysian state of Penang, has long drawn tourists to its streets, where sherbet-colored shophouses, intricately …

Social Media

'I see things differently': James Damore on his autism and the Google memo

He was fired from Google for arguing that men may be more suited to working in tech than women. Now James Damore opens up about his regrets – and how autism may have shaped his experience of the world<p>James Damore conforms to the stereotype. He’s happy to admit he fits the mould of an awkward …

Feminism

13 of the World's Greatest Kiteboarding Spots

Catch the wind in these destinations promising perfect weather, water, and vibes.<p>Ask 50 people to list the world’s best kiteboarding spots and you’ll hear 50 different views. But one thing is certain: Nothing beats the pure feeling of harnessing the power of the wind to ride. For those who have …

Complete List of Chatbot, AI & Data Science Conferences in 2018

We've compiled a list of conferences, events, and summits for 2018 (and the remainder of 2017):<p>2017<p>The AI Summit<p><b>When:</b> December 5 th to 6 th<p><b>Where:</b> New York City, NY<p><b>Summary:</b> Only open to qualified business leaders, the summit includes 2017 Industry Partners Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, …

Artificial Intelligence

Democrats swamp Republicans in pre-midterms wave

For the first time since Election Night one year ago today, Democrats could smile. On a day that set the opening tone for the midterm elections of …

Republicans

3 Brilliant Writing Tips I Learned From a Genius

Currently I’m reading a collection of essays by the National Book Award winner and genius grant recipient Ta-Nehisi Coates. Many people view Coates, …

Creative Writing

I used to think gun control was the answer. My research told me otherwise.

<i>Leah Libresco is a statistician and former newswriter at FiveThirtyEight,</i> <i>a data journalism site. She is the author of “Arriving at Amen.”</i><p>Before I started researching gun deaths, gun-control policy used to frustrate me. I wished the National Rifle Association would stop blocking common-sense …

Guns

Best airline credit cards

The best card offers 40,000 bonus miles in the first 3 months.Flickr/Delta News Hub<p>If you've ever walked past the first-class cabin on your way to a middle seat in coach and thought to yourself that there has to be a better way, well, maybe there is.<p>JPMorgan Chase brought the allure of premium …

Personal Finance