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Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

In 1908, Indian revolutionary Taraknath Das wrote to Leo Tolstoy, by then one of the most famous public figures in the world, asking for the author’s support in India’s independence from British colonial rule. On December 14, Tolstoy, who had spent the last twenty years seeking the answers to …

Dostoevsky Draws Doodles of Raskolnikov and Other Characters in the Manuscript of Crime and Punishment

Like many of us, Russian literary great Fyodor Dostoevsky liked to doodle when he was distracted. He left his handiwork in several …

Witness accounts from across Paris: 'I saw my final hour unfurl before me'

Amid reports that scores of people had been killed in Paris, witnesses spoke to journalists and wrote on social media about what they saw<p>Dozens of people are reported to have been killed in and around Paris, in a series of explosions and shootings on Friday night. Witnesses to the attacks have …

Death Metal

Snapchat tripled its daily video views to 6 billion in 6 months

Snapchat is quickly gaining ground in the battle for dominance in video on social networks: it now claims a whopping six billion daily views, or triple the traffic it got in May, reports the Financial Times.<p>For comparison, Facebook counts about eight billion views per day on both desktop and …

​40 years later, Sony finally kills Betamax

Betamax: the punchline for over a decades-worth of VHS-center comedy bits and most format wars. However, Sony's Beta cassettes can still be bought in Japan. Just about. Sony's announced that it's finally, finally, <i>finally</i> going to stop selling the cassettes. No need to rush to Tokyo just yet, as you …

Apple’s cosmic iPad Pro ad will blow you away with stunning visuals

The first ad for the new iPad Pro was revealed by Apple today and it’s just as stunning as the new tablet’s epic display.<p>Apple’s new ad features some cosmic visuals the highlight the iPad Pro’s incredible display. The astronomy app Sky Guide is highlighted in the ad along side ProCreate and iOS 9’s …

Almost every London Underground station now has WiFi

In case you hadn't noticed, Virgin Media is still expanding its WiFi service on the London Underground. The company says it's recently flicked the switch at 100 new stations, including end-of-the-line stops like Edgware, Cockfosters and Stanmore. That brings its grand total up to 250 stations, …

Never forget your ID again with super slim, stylish wallet case

Best List: Q Case iPhone 6 Plus Wallet by CM4<p>I sadly gave away my favorite wallet case when I upgraded to the iPhone 6 Plus.<p>Since then, I keep ending up at the store or almost running out of gas without my wallet with me: I leave it at home all the time. Apparently, I’m constitutionally incapable …

Relationship ♡ on Twitter: "The longer you hide your feelings for someone, the more you fall for them."

Relationship ♡ on Twitter: "GOD IS THE REASON WHY: - In pain, I smile. - In confusion, I understand. - In fear, I push forward."

Asia-based ride-booking service GrabTaxi to offer carpooling services

The Uber-equivalent of the region plans to offer carpooling services in Singapore and five other countries that will allow customers to save cash on their commute.<p>Ride-hailing company GrabTaxi, an Uber-like service in Southeast Asia, is hoping to make it easier and cheaper for people to get to …

Transportation

iPad Pro Now Available for Purchase From Apple Online Store

Apple is now accepting orders for the iPad Pro, both through its online storefront and through the <i>Apple Store</i> app. The first iPad Pro online orders will arrive on Friday, November 13 when one-day shipping is selected, and Apple's site is also listing the tablet as available for purchase in many …