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Climbing Film ‘Meru’ Wins Audience Choice at Sundance

Last night <i>Meru</i>, the new film sharing the story of Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, and Renan Ozturk’s quest for one of alpinism’s great prizes, won the U.S. Documentary Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival.<p>Mount Meru is located in the Indian Himalaya at the sacred headwaters of the Ganges. The …

Mountaineering

China's Strict New Security Laws Are Bad News For Apple

Now, companies hoping to sell equipment to Chinese financial bodies will have to give the Chinese government unprecedented access to their products, according to documents seen by the newspaper. This includes handing over source code, establishing research centres in the country and building …

The Seven Imperatives to Keeping Meetings on Track

There’s nothing more annoying than a meeting that goes on and on and on. As a manager, it’s your job to make sure people don’t go off on tangents or give endless speeches. But how can you keep people focused without being a taskmaster or squashing creativity?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>The good news is …

Chinese regulators flagged illegal practices at Alibaba months before its monster IPO

<i>This article was updated Jan. 29 at 11am in Hong Kong with Alibaba’s response.</i><p>China’s top business regulator, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, consulted Alibaba on “illegal business activities” on its online shopping platforms in July of 2014, two months before the company …

China

How I Built a Custom Desk and Wire-Free Workspace for My Photo Editing

For years I’ve struggled with my workspace, I’ve had loads of different ones, from small ones in the corner of the living room in my old apartment to …

Woodworking

18 Reasons Why Denmark Is A Wonderful Place To Live

1. The landscape of southern Funen (Fyn, Denmark's central island), which undulates like a reclining nude:<p>3. Flødebolle—a chocolate-covered Italian meringue with a wafer base (sometimes they have a marzipan base, but those are to be avoided):<p>4. There's parking.<p>5. The view from the room that houses …

Here's Why I'm Dying To Invest In North Korea

Now I am not a tour group kind of person. I like to make my own way and create my own itinerary, to decide where to go and what to eat. That is not an option in North Korea, where we had government minders every minute we were there. Walking down the main thoroughfare in Pyongyang, I saw a …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters<p>American biologist and technologist Craig Venter whose company Human Longevity Inc plans to create a database of a million human genome sequences by …

Drugs

Self-Taught Chinese Street Photographer Tao Liu Has an Eye for Peculiar Moments

Up until recently, Tao Liu was just an unknown water meter reader in China with an interest in photography. Then people started noticing his clever …

Review of the Fujifilm X100T for Street Photography

<i>Disclaimer: I was given a free Fujifilm X100T for this review.</i><p>It is a beautiful Sunday here in Dubai, and it is my day off “work”. I arrived last …

Meizu's M1 Note is a dirt-cheap iPhone 5c on steroids

While many Chinese smartphone makers have recently stepped up their efforts in delivering more original designs, we can't say that's the case with Meizu's latest offering. In fact, we already knew the cheeky company was up to something when the Chinese media received an iPhone 5c chassis in their …

This Ex-Apple Engineer's New App Turns Your iPad Into A Second Display For Your Mac

Instead of letting your iPad collect dust when you're not using it, Duet Display turns your iPad into a second display for your Mac, using the iPad's charging cord to connect to your computer.<p>The app was created by Rahul Dewan, an engineer who worked at Apple for three years on the iPad and iMac.<p>"A …