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8 Tasty Mini-Meals You Can Make in a Mug

Trying not to overeat this year? From desserts to healthy pre-ride snacks, there’s an easy, single-serving recipe for all your cravings.<p>This year is all about individuality in nutrition and training, so why not take your cooking to a micro level by making more meals in mugs? With these simple, …

Dogs 'deliberately deceive owners' to get what they want

Cats might have a reputation for being a bit sneaky or scheming - but, according to science, we really ought to be keeping an eye on dogs if we're worried about our pets running rings around us.<p>A new study, published in the journal Animal Cognition, has found pet dogs will deliberately deceive …

Pets

The Everlast Notebook is filled with smart, scannable pages that are also reusable

You’ve probably seen a few of these smart paper or smart pen things over the years — write in this special notebook and it gets saved to an app, that sort of thing. A new entrant to this niche space is the Everlast notebook, which obviates the necessity of restocking proprietary paper in that its …

The slow, uninteresting death of Android tablets is unfolding, and it is no one's fault (opinion)

Android tablets are dying. There are signals that bear this out: sales estimates, web traffic, an utter absence of meaningful innovation or even …

Tablets

Italy’s heading for its own Brexit moment

PM Matteo Renzi is on course to lose a referendum – plunging the country into even more chaos than normal<p>Though he is a big fan of the European Union, Barack Obama brings bad karma to it. So perhaps he should not have chosen Greece and Germany, the two countries which illustrate so poignantly why …

Your Google Calendar events will now appear on Google Maps

Google has announced that you will now be able to view your upcoming Google Calendar events in Google Maps. This can be a helpful tool because now, instead of opening up a calendar event and then copying the address into Maps, you can just pull up a list of upcoming events without leaving the …

Google Maps

China is cutting off cash to Venezuela

Venezuela can't pluck leaves off China's money tree anymore.<p>After pouring billions into Venezuela over the last decade, China is cutting off new loans to the Latin American nation. It's a major reversal of relations between the two nations, experts say. It also comes at the worst time for …

Venezuela

Machine learning has boosted Google's translation capabilities to near-human levels

The 10-year-old internet interpreter can fluently translate more than 100 tongues, recognize foreign restaurant menus and signage, and differentiate between dialects in real time.<p>But there's always room for improvement, and in Translate's case, it's occurring through machine learning.<p>The project is …

Machine Learning

Theresa May set to trigger Article 50 by February, EU's Donald Tusk says

Britain is "likely" to begin EU divorce talks in January or February this year, EU officials have revealed, citing a confidential conversation with Theresa May, the Prime Minister.<p>Donald Tusk, the European Council president, said that Mrs May had told him it was “quite likely” that she would be …

United Kingdom

Letters: EU leaders’ belligerent rhetoric over Brexit will not benefit anyone

SIR – The rhetoric and manner of some EU leaders, including Jean-Claude Juncker, in the wake of the Brexit vote have had all the marks of frustrated imperialists.<p>It is now time for the language of cooperation between friends. That way, the feelings and aspirations of the majority of citizens of all …

United Kingdom

Tusk Scolds Poland as East-West Tension Erupts in Brexit’s Wake

European Union President Donald Tusk lashed out at his Polish compatriots, telling them to stop attacking the bloc as a spat between Luxembourg and …

Europe

Brexit divisions emerge as Whitehall draws up leave scenarios

‘Continuum’ of options stretches from liberal access to single market to stringent border controls alongside trade tariffs<p>Civil servants have been asked to assess the impact of a wide range of Brexit scenarios, from full membership of the European Economic Area (EEA) to a system under which some …

Boris Johnson

Belgium offers olive branch on Brexit, calls for North Sea Union

The prime minister of Flanders has proposed a radical North Sea Union linking Britain to a cluster of regional states to cushion the Brexit shock, a sign that European leaders are starting to look for creative ways to heal the referendum rift.<p>Geert Bourgeois, leader of Belgium’s dominant region, …

Europe

The euro has destroyed the EU and led directly to Brexit

They just don’t get it, do they? Of all the stupidities aired by EU policymakers in response to Britain’s referendum vote, there are two standouts.<p>One was the verdict of Herman Van Rompuy, former president of the European Council. Cameron’s decision to hold a referendum, he said, was “the worst …

Europe

The 5 Fruits With The Highest—And Lowest—Sugar Counts

No, they don't have added sugar—but you should still have a rough idea of how much of the sweet stuff you're taking in<p>Let’s start with this: Naturally occurring sugar is definitely preferable to the added kind. Still, you should have a general idea of how much you’re taking in each time you chow …

Fix It Sticks holsters your mini tools with new bottle cage Bracket

Fix It Sticks has morphed their carrying compartments from the original sewn inner tube scraps to a more jersey-pocket-friendly fabric carrying case …

Cyclo-cross

Theresa May is preparing a Brexit fudge which will disappoint everyone

The outcome of the referendum was the result of decades of hostility towards the European Union. Some people, like Nigel Farage and Daniel Hannan, built profiles and careers and out of articulating their disappointment. An industry of complaint helped to change the course of Britain’s future last …

United Kingdom

Israel's destruction of Gaza tower blocks a 'war crime', says Amnesty

By destroying multi-storey blocks suspected of being part-used by Hamas, Israel meted out illegal "collective punishment", says human rights group<p>Israel committed "war crimes" by destroying four landmark buildings in Gaza - including three multi-storey blocks of flats - in the final phase of last …

Israel

Modern tribes: the angry millennial

We did vote, just not as much as you lot, how could we guess you’d all go for Spam fritters, or whatever you ate before the EU<p>Is that all the milk there is? Oh great. Well I couldn’t go and buy any, could I, because in case you hadn’t noticed I don’t live off a massive final salary pension scheme, …

Brexit

The Latest: Munich chief: Attack victims included kids

BERLIN (AP) — The latest developments on a deadly shooting attack Friday in Munich (all times local):<p>2:50 a.m.<p>Munich police chief Hubertus Andrae …

Extremism

Turkey's worrying slide into tyranny

The imposition of a three month state of emergency in Turkey, together with Ankara’s announcement yesterday that is suspending its participation in the European Convention on Human Rights, will intensify concerns about the increasingly autocratic style of government pursued by President Recep …

South Asia

Thousands rally in support of Turkey's President Erdogan

Thousands gathered in Istanbul's Taksim square late on Thursday in a show of support for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has won new powers to crackdown on dissent following an attempted coup.

Taksim Square

The single European market is looking increasingly like a sham

Once again the problem is regulation<p>One of the main arguments in favour of the UK’s continued membership of the European Union is that it will ensure British companies retain their access to the single market. The sector that is thought to most benefit from such access is finance.<p>So, it may come as …

Google launches its new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P flagship smartphones

Next generation Nexus phones lead the roll out of company’s Android 6 ‘Marshmallow’, bringing fingerprint scanners and claiming better battery life<p>Google has launched two new flagship smartphones, the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, to demonstrate what its new version of Android “Marshmallow” can do.<p>The two …

Android News

Pixel C – first wholly Google-made tablet spells end for Nexus slates

Made end-to-end by company, rather than by partnering with a third-party manufacturer, new Android tablet follows in Chromebook Pixel’s footsteps<p>Google is making its own Android tablet called the Pixel C, its second wholly Google-made machine after the Chromebook Pixel.<p>The 10in Pixel C will have a …

Nexus

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact review: arguably the best smaller smartphone

Sony’s latest update to its “no compromise” smaller flagship smartphone proves size really isn’t everything with three-day battery, top-spec features and a great camera.<p>While the rest of the market has been stretching phone screen sizes, Sony has been offering smaller “Compact” phones since 2013 …

Phones

Blackberry Venice rumors: release date, price, specs, features

Are pigs about to start flying? After begging for years and losing all hope, BlackBerry has reportedly turned around and finally decided that making an Android smartphone wasn’t such a bad idea. BlackBerry CEO even mentioned he wouldn’t be opposed to building a secure Android handset.<p>Rumors and …

Mobile Technology

Lessons From A Study of Perfect Pitch Decks: VCs Spend An Average of 3 Minutes, 44 Seconds On Them

DocSend, a startup that provides people with a secure and private way of sharing files like offer letters or legal agreements, studied more than 200 pitchdecks to figure out the right way to graduate from bootstrapped to seed-funded, or from angels to a Series A.<p>They partnered with Harvard Business …

Five Things You Owe Your Employer And Five You Don't

Dear Liz,<p>I like my job and I’m not complaining about it, but I work all the time. My boss never says “You have to stay late tonight” but he often says “I need that report on my desk at 9 a.m.” where it’s obvious that means I have to work for hours at night.<p>I have mentioned to him that I am …

The Workplace

A quick look at the new Google Photos app

Google I/O 2015 is well on its way, and we’ve already gotten a quick overview of everything Google announced during its keynote. Among the many announcements including Android M, Project Brillo, Google Now on Tap, Android Nanodegree and many others, we’ve also taken a first look at Google’s new …

Apps