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Malaysia vote that could decide Najib's fate set for May 9

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Elections that could determine scandal-plagued Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's political fate were set Tuesday for May 9, an unusual workday vote with a shorter campaign period than in the last national polls.<p>Najib, who is seeking a third term in office, is …

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‘WatchSpring’ tweak brings functional Apple Watch-style layout to jailbroken iOS devices

Last week <i>9to5Mac</i>‘s own Michael Steeber wrote about his idea for an Apple Watch-inspired home screen interface for the iPhone. Within a few days a developer had created a standalone app that simulated the interface, but due to Apple’s restrictions on iOS, there was no way to make it work as a true …

French designers hack a 3D printer to make a tattooing machine

Paris design studio Appropriate Audiences has combined a 3D printer with a tattooist's needle to form an automated tattoo "printer" that can create …

Attackers can lock your Samsung phone via exploit in built-in security app

If you own a Samsung phone, odds are you’ve heard of Find My Phone. A service built in to most recent Samsung devices, it allows users to track, lock, and even ring their phone in case the device is stolen. You may want to think twice about using the service, though, because there is a pretty …

Samsung

This London Bar’s Cocktail Menu Is A Gorgeous Pop-Up Book

A good cocktail isn’t just about the taste, or the alcohol content. It’s the peacock tail of drinks: it’s all about the look and the flair. That’s why a description or even a picture can’t do a well-designed cocktail justice. To properly get a feel for it, you’ve got to see it in 3-D.<p>That’s what’s …

Cocktails

Frequency Separation Rehab

Although there have been countless articles written on the subject of Frequency Separation - including several here on Fstoppers - the current state …

Google wants to flood your body with tiny magnets to search for disease

Google X's latest moonshot: trying to develop nanoparticles that can identify cancer and other illnesses<p>Google's ambition to cure death is beginning to take shape in a new product from its Google X division. Andrew Conrad, the head of the company's life sciences division, today announced the …

18 Bad Sleeping Habits To Break Now

From the editors of Cosmpolitan.com, correct these common sleeping mistakes for a better night's rest.<p>Even if you eat kale and exercise and somehow resist the office cupcakes, it won't matter much if you don't get a decent amount of sleep. Your body and mind desperately needs rest to function …

Britain orders more F-35s as part of biggest-ever defence project

UK orders four more F-35B stealth jets as partners work to reduce the cost of the controversial fighter-bomber<p>British defence and engineering companies including BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce have been given a boost after the Ministry of Defence struck a deal to order the first production batch of</b> …

Google's Massive Android Update Will Come With A New 'Smart' Lock Screen

The update is filled with a bunch of new additions large and small - one of which allows you to seamlessly unlock your phone as you're reading notifications without lifting a finger.<p>Android 5.0 will come with a new lock screen known as Smart Lock, and Google revealed a few more details about it in …

Android News

In blow to PM Cameron, lawmakers criticise UK's immigration 'mess'

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s border and immigration system is a “mess”, MPs said on Wednesday in a report which will increase pressure on Prime Minister David Cameron’s government to take a tougher line on migrants ahead of next year’s national election.<p>Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron …

September 28, 2014: Meeting A Mountain Legend, Skiing First-Descents in Greenland and More

Human Journey<p>The view of Italy’s Dolomites from the roof of Reinhold Messner’s Mountain Museum in Sulden am Ortler devoted to ice in all of its forms. (photo by Boyd Matson)<p>Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most …

How to Take Amazing Vacation Photos With Your Phone

<i>Roberto Trm / Flickr</i><p>There may be no better travel companion than your smartphone. Beyond putting useful information at your fingertips, these devices allow you to take detailed, high-quality images on the fly, often replacing bulky digital SLR cameras. While the smartphone camera's point-and-shoot …

Mobile Photography

America's Best and Worst Airports for Flight Delays

A word of advice for anyone who dreads being stuck in the purgatory of an airport terminal, gazing wistfully at the departures screen: Avoid Chicago.<p>We analyzed data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics for 29 major U.S. airports to highlight which have experienced the least and most …

Flying

Best Meatballs in America (PHOTOS)

<i>Frikadeller. Polpette. Köfte. Albóndiga.</i> Whatever you call it, the meatball turns up in nearly every culture.<p>"There are something like 168 words or names for meatballs," says Daniel Holzman, chef and co-owner of New York's Meatball Shop. The enterprise, which now has six locations, wasn't …

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15 Fantastic Things to Do in Southwestern Virginia, the Birthplace of Moonshine and Country Music

Landmarks in Southwest Virginia towns tend to be identified by the reoccurring themes of time-honored country music songs: heartbreak (e.g. Hank Williams was last seen alive at the Burger Bar in Bristol, the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons was the site of Johnny Cash's final performance) or …

10 Best Luxury Hotels To Visit In The Off-Season

For some travelers, cold weather means an escape to hot beaches; for others, it's a chance to take part in winter sports like skiing and snowboarding. But what about travelers looking for something a little different? It may not seem intuitive to visit places like Long Island or Chicago in the …

Luxury Lifestyle

I Heart My City: Mimi’s Brooklyn

Researcher and artist <b>Mimi Onuoha</b> was living in Brooklyn…right before she found out she had been selected as one of five Fulbright-National Geographic digital storytelling fellows. She’s since hopped the pond to London to explore how technology and culture influence and affect each other, but she’ll …

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Eyeball to eyeball with Canada’s migrating salmon

A scuba diver takes the plunge in frigid British Columbia waters to witness the end of an epic journey.<p>My brain froze as I submerged into the cold water of British Columbia’s Shuswap Lake. But the discomfort paled as I watched sockeye salmon – hundreds of cherry-tinted fish with moss-green heads – …

Nature

Life on Flores, the Indonesian island that time forgot

A trip across Flores is like stepping back into the Indonesia of William Dampier and Joseph Conrad. Buffalo still plough the fields here and old women still chew betel nut while they weave fine <i>ikat</i> textiles by hand in the old ways. Flores is more than twice the size of Bali yet, until recently, has …

Asia Travel

Great Read: Saving Old Bangkok

I’m floating through liquid air, without a plan, along Samsen Road in <b>Bangkok’s old city</b>, a neighborhood of wooden houses, temples, and royal retreats tucked along the banks of the Chao Phraya River.<p>It is April, the dog days just before rainy season, when Bangkok’s metropolitan area transforms into …

The Mystical Riches of Luang Prabang

At 4:30 a.m., the ring of my alarm clock stirred me awake. Though I had spent the previous night indulging in Laotian specialties like <i>larb gai</i> (spicy chopped chicken), I rose effortlessly, eager to participate in a time-honored tradition: the local Buddhist monks’ daily collection of food for the …

19 free things to do in Singapore

Singapore may be one of the most expensive countries to visit in Southeast Asia, but there are plenty of free things to see and do to ease the pressure on your wallet. Here are some of our favourite Singapore freebies.<p>Get a taste of Peranakan history at Baba House<p>Baba House, the exquisitely …

Asia Travel

Wooded Wonderland: Yakushima

In Japan’s epic anime film <i>Princess Mononoke</i>, legendary director Hayao Miyazaki shrouds the real-life island of <b>Yakushima</b> with surrealism, its misty granite mountains the backdrop for a conservation message.<p>Yet this wraithlike landform, which rises from the turbulent Tanegashima Strait like a …

Living in: Tokyo

Safe and clean – yet rarely dull – Japan’s capital buzzes with energy and can be surprisingly affordable for those willing to adapt.<p>Described by residents as a “mixture of many faces” and a “Disney remake of Blade Runner” thanks to its diverse, trend-setting inhabitants and futuristic backdrop, …

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