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10 Vintage Trends That are Making a Comeback Photos

Everything blah is stylish again. Never ceasing to keep us on our toes, designers seem to have resurrected the most banal surfaces, trims, and furnishings you would never expect to see in a well-designed home. In some cases, dated materials have been reinterpreted in a modern design and suddenly …

Jared Kushner's 666 tower by Zaha Hadid gets reimagined as the Eye of Sauron

When the family of presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner and China’s Anbang Insurance Group announced plans to redevelop a Zaha Hadid-designed …

Wolfson: Rational for U.K. Not to Welcome Economy Burdens – Bloomberg

Wolfson: Rational for U.K. Not to Welcome Economy Burdens<p>Wolfson: Rational for U.K. Not to Welcome Economy Burdens<p>Wolfson: Rational for U.K. Not to …

Immigration

Olympics: Ren Qian and Nadia Comaneci among youngest medallists

<b>Chinese diver Ren Qian became the youngest medallist at Rio 2016 by winning gold - aged 15 years and 180 days - in the 10m platform.</b><p>But, despite her remarkable achievement, Ren is already too old to rewrite the record books.<p>From a 10-year-old Greek gymnast, to an American prodigy who later divorced …

Gymnastics

Swimming: Adrian powers through to 100m free final

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Olympic champion Nathan Adrian of the United States powered through to the men’s 100m freestyle final with the fastest time of 47.83 seconds on Tuesday after only just making it out of the heats.<p>2016 Rio Olympics - Swimming - Preliminary - Men's 100m Freestyle - Heats - …

Rio De Janeiro

Michael Phelps Wins Gold Medal in Men's 200M Butterfly at 2016 Olympics

Michael Phelps added to his incredible Olympic haul Tuesday, securing his 24th medal by winning gold in the 200-meter butterfly at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.<p>Phelps finished with a time of 1:53.36. It extended his record count of gold medals to 20 and atoned for a silver in the event in …

Unilever Buys Dollar Shave Club for $1 Billion

Unilever announced on Tuesday evening that it is getting into the razor business, by agreeing to acquire Dollar Shave Club.<p>No financial terms were …

Mentat will apply for jobs on your behalf and guarantee you get an interview

Did you know nowadays there are more people who dislike their jobs than like them?<p>While there was once a time where the vast majority of Americans were happy with their current job, now anywhere from 50 to 70 percent of employees are dissatisfied with their current position.<p>Combine that statistic …

This startup is taking on Airbnb and Hotel Tonight by letting you find a place to crash at the last minute

Overnight had already launched in Los Angeles, so Austin was its second citywide roll-out.<p>The launch was a success for the company, which offers users on-demand booking of short-term rentals. Think Airbnb meets Hotel Tonight.<p>Overnight's rentals were cheap — private rooms were going for $70 or $80 …

Startups

Ruthless Andy Murray ready to repel the next generation in Wimbledon final

Andy Murray told <i>Telegraph Sport</i> last month, <b>in a rare one-to-one interview</b>, that “I still feel that my best years are ahead of me.” This line has become something of a catchphrase for delusional athletes: think Andrew Flintoff after his umpteenth knee operation or Wayne Rooney welcoming yet another …

Andy Murray vs Milos Raonic, Wimbledon 2016 final: reaction and quotes as Andy Murray wins

And here is more from <b>Tom Morgan on Andy Murray</b><p>A joyous Andy Murray joked with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge about the "lucky omen" that boosted him to Wimbledon victory - his baby daughter slept through for three nights' running. Murray, whose daughter Sophia Olivia was born in February, was …

Wimbledon 2016 prize money: How much will players earn?

Another year, another Wimbledon prize-money hike.<p>The 2016 Championships at Wimbledon see the stakes raised once again, with the winners promised a full £2million in the men's and women's singles draws.<p>A rise in prize money across the board means that even a first-round loser takes home …

Man who claims he invented iPhone in 1992 sues Apple for $10bn

A man in Florida is suing Apple for $10 billion (£7.5 billion), claiming Apple stole his idea when it released the iPhone nine years ago.<p>Thomas S Ross filed a patent for an “electronic reading device” (ERD), a rectangular, hand-held gadget with a screen, in 1992.<p>His lawsuit says he was “the first …

Florida

Google's 'Faster' undersea internet cable goes live

Internet users in Japan are about to get a speed boost. Google's 9,000km undersea internet cable from the United States to the country has been …

Google Found Disastrous Symantec and Norton Vulnerabilities That Are 'As Bad As It Gets'

Google’s “project zero” team, a group of security analysts tasked with hunting for computer bugs, discovered a heap of critical vulnerabilities in …

Yes, Brexit Will Impact Smartphone Prices

Britain’s decision to withdraw from the European Union earlier this week sent shockwaves around the globe and for good reason: many aspect of our daily lives, from the global economy to international travel, will be affected. Smartphones too, as it’s turn out, won’t be immune to the impact of …

Stock Markets

Meet the new hacker collective targeting the tech elite

On Thursday morning, hackers got access to yet another high-profile Twitter account. This time it belonged to Daniel Ek, the CEO and founder of Spotify. The group had one message to send out from his account:<p>OurMine is the name of a three-person hacking team that is responsible for cracking into …

Channing Tatum

This little-known Google app will pay you to do simple surveys on your smartphone

Rather than charging you to use things like Google Search or its mobile operating system Android, it provides them free of charge, then makes most of its money off the back of advertising revenues.<p>But one of Google's apps goes one step further — and actually <i>pays you</i> to use it.<p>Google Opinion Rewards …

Mark Zuckerberg tapes up his webcam

Today, as Instagram celebrated reaching 500 million monthly users, Mark Zuckerberg posted a photo of himself enjoying the moment. But after he did, some sharp observers noticed another detail: the laptop on his desk, which seems to have a webcam wrapped up with tape.<p>Zuckerberg is apparently …

Tesla's Reasons For Buying SolarCity Seem Tenuous

Tesla announced after the market closed an offer to buy SolarCity. Tesla buying SolarCity should create some cost savings but this aspect doesn’t seem to be a driver and probably wouldn’t have a large financial impact. On the company’s blog it posted five reasons for buying SolarCity, which I’ve …

Elon Musk Is Not the First CEO To Buy His Other Company

Silicon Valley is strange enough that entrepreneur Elon Musk’s electric car company just made an offer to acquire the solar company where Musk is …

Amazon has doubled its performance in a hot market over the last year, and is pulling away from Apple

Sandvine has released its latest report that shows what percentage of prime-time internet usage in North America is taken up by different services. Streaming video dominates, with Netflix and YouTube coming in at 35% and 17% respectively.<p>But what's more interesting is that Amazon Video continues to …

Jeff Bezos

Stephen Curry came up short on the biggest play of the Finals, and it was the loudest evidence yet that his knee wasn't right

Though the Warriors were genuinely outplayed by the Cavaliers in the final three games, including Sunday night's 93-89 loss in Game 7, it became increasingly clear that Golden State wasn't playing with its full deck of cards. In particular, Stephen Curry was not the same unanimous MVP who wowed the …

Basketball

The Tony Awards and the Audacity of Joy on a Day of Hate

In the wake of a mass murder of LGBT people in Orlando, theater’s finest celebrated, grieved, paid tribute, and reminded a community in mourning that …

Microsoft's most ambitious bet is about to face a huge real-world test

Once viewed as an imperialist tech superpower, Microsoft is now considered a gentle giant willing to partner up with anyone and everyone.<p>From releasing more Android and iPhone apps, to making its flagship technologies available on competing platforms like Linux, Microsoft is much more open than it …

Virtual Reality

Elon Musk details his 'mind blowing' vision for Mars colonization

Starting as soon as 2018, Elon Musk wants to begin flying unmanned spacecraft to Mars. Flights would take place every two years — coinciding with the period in which the red planet is closest to Earth — and if all goes according to plan, we should see the first human mission in 2025.<p>In an interview …

Elon Musk