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A Time Bomb Wrapped in a Ukrainian Peace Deal

When world leaders pull an all-nighter, something has to come out of it. What came out of the 17-hour, Ironman-level endurance test in Minsk is a …

Russia

The AAP’s second coming

In the winter of 2013, at a dinner party hosted by a prominent Janata Dal(United) leader in the national capital, shortly after the Delhi Assembly …

Business News, India Stock Market, Personal Finance, IPO, Financial News Headlines

Karnataka Assembly floor test LIVE: The floor test is taking place after Supreme Court drastically reduced the 15-day deadline set by the governor …

Flipkart eyes doubling its GMV to $8 bn this year

E-commerce major Flipkart has set a target of doubling the gross merchandise value (GMV) of the products sold on its platform to $8 billion (about Rs …

eCommerce

WhatsApp has a serious flaw which allows anyone to track you regardless of your privacy settings

If you are using WhatsApp and feel secure by the thought that your privacy mode is set to offline, well, you might have to think again.<p>A serious flaw …

Love, Rosie review – overwrought tale of missed chances

Lily Collins is swamped by schmaltzy contrivance in this overwrought tale of habitual bad timing, from Cecelia Ahern’s epistolary novel <i>Where Rainbows End</i>. Rosie (Collins) and Alex (Sam Claflin, channelling Hugh Grant) are meant to be together, but seem destined to spend their lives out of sync, …

How to get 2GB of free Google Drive space in two minutes

Technology companies keep reminding us to change our password and take best security measures. But it is one of those things that — despite knowing …

Windows 10 for phones preview now available to download

Gartner: 301M Smartphones Sold In Q3 As Xiaomi Muscles Into The Top 5 At Samsung’s Expense

Smartphones now account for 66% of all mobile phones worldwide and are on track to see 2014 sales of 1.2 billion units in 2014. But while Android appears to have “won” the so-called platform war, the two-horse race between the leading smartphone vendors — Samsung and Apple — looks like it may …

Amazon sellers hit by nightmare before Christmas as glitch cuts prices to 1p

There were Christmas shopping bargains galore on Amazon’s website over the weekend … for about an hour. Because of a technical glitch, the prices of thousands of items crashed to 1p – giving eagle-eyed customers a pre-Christmas treat while leaving scores of small family-owned businesses nursing …

Sony aims to help you unlock your Xperia device in a new video tutorial

Unlocking the bootloader on your device is one of the most awesome things about Android, and can really help you customize your phone to suit your needs. For some time now, Sony has been very developer friendly when it comes to unlocking devices. In the past, they’ve done their part at selling …

Top 12 Most Mind-Bending Illusions in 2014

Over the past few years we've seen some truly mind-bending illusions (2012, 2011). It's now that time of year again when we look back and show you the best ones of 2014. What distorted our senses and changed our perception of reality? This year, we saw a lot of street art works that pushed creative …

Time will tell: only 1% of Britons own a smartwatch

Apple, Google and even Microsoft do not usually face a battle in getting consumers to use their products, but 2015 could bring just such a challenge.<p>Each of the technology giants will have a smartwatch available by next year, even though there is less than overwhelming demand from the public for …

What Happens When We Stuff Ourselves At Holiday Time?

The biology of having just one more slice of pie<p>On a Sunday that’s usually a week or two after “Western” Easter, my parents set up an electric spit to roast a whole lamb in their suburban Massachusetts backyard. We welcome guests to our Greek Orthodox Easter celebration with a kiss on both cheeks; …

Apple closes Russian website because of rouble crisis

Apple has stopped selling products on its Russian website because of massive fluctuations in the rouble.<p>The Russian currency has lost 20% of its value against the dollar since the start of the week, smashing records for all-time lows on Monday and Tuesday.<p>As Russians rushed out to spend their …

Skype's newest app will translate your speech in real time

These Were The Top 10 Most Popular Searches On Google In 2014

Each year, Google releases a list of the topics we’ve collectively searched for the most over the past 12 months. Each year, I try and see how many I can guess beforehand.<p>This year, I got about half. How many can you get? [Pro tip: remember, people generally search for depressing/scary stuff more …

Greenpeace activists could face extradition over protest in Peru

Peru will seek to extradite the Greenpeace activists whom it accuses of causing “irreparable damage” to the Nazca lines during a publicity stunt meant to send a message to the UN climate talks delegates in Lima, the country’s vice-minister for culture said on Tuesday.<p>“We will extradite them and …

Twitter CEO Has Sold More Than 500,000 Shares Since November

The trusts now own zero Twitter shares, after offloading more than 500,000 shares in the last two months.<p>That doesn't mean Costolo himself doesn't own any personal Twitter shares. He still has 36,028 Twitter shares under his name, in addition to the 509,828 restricted stock that hasn't vested yet, …

10 Secret Features Hidden In Your Mac

But there's hope!<p>We've put together some great tips and tricks that can show you how to save time using your Mac, from taking advantage of its hidden calculator to discovering the tiny but useful icon that has been right in front of your face the entire time.

Calculators

The Best Fitness Tracking Apps for Every Type of Exercise

If you peruse the health and fitness category on Google Play or the iTunes App Store, you'll see thousands of activity trackers that automatically …

CAMERA SHOOTOUT: iPhone 6 Plus Takes On The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 And Nexus 6

Apple, Samsung, and Motorola have all put a ton of effort into perfecting the camera on their flagship smartphones.<p>Over the years, Samsung has added a ton of editing features, and Apple has added new shooting modes such as panoramic shooting and time lapse. The Nexus 6, Google's latest phone built …

Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4 might save your phone from breaking when dropped

The company behind the glass on pretty much every modern smartphone available has announced a new version of its Gorilla Glass product, which it claims is strengthened further against drops.<p>Corning tends to release new versions of Gorilla Glass every year; in 2013, Gorilla Glass 3 featured “native …

Keep Your Head Up: 'Text Neck' Takes A Toll On The Spine

"Text neck," the posture formed by leaning over a cellphone while reading and texting, is a big problem, according to the author of a newly published study in the National Library of Medicine.<p>Kenneth K. Hansraj, chief of spine surgery at New York Spine Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine, says the …

Xiaomi thinks it can top Apple and Samsung as world’s largest smartphone maker within a decade

Just weeks after Xiaomi overtook Huawei and LG to become the world’s third-largest smartphone maker, The Guardian reports that the Chinese handset maker’s chief executive and founder Lei Jun is out with a bold prediction that his company could move past Apple and Samsung to become the world’s …

How to Buy Groceries: Supermarket Shopping 101

We take you from the front door to the checkout aisle of the typical supermarket to help you buy (and not buy) food the right way<p><i>This is the second part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discussed how supermarkets try to get you to spend</i> …

Personal Finance

Does Russia Think Their New Nuclear Weapons Could Win A War?

A new round of Russian nuclear weapons development, their new aggressive posture and their new spurning of joint nuclear programs with the United States, all point to a disconcerting trend in Russian thinking amid a growing confidence in the nation’s military capabilities.<p>Americans have short …

How Flip Phones Could Return In A Big Way

The Motorola Razr was the best-selling clamshell phone, selling more than 130 million units during its four-year run from 2003 to 2007, when the iPhone was introduced.<p>Apple's smartphone changed everything. Suddenly, phone makers needed their hardware to be "smart," and they tried their best to …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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