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16 New Books to Read This September

September is all about fresh starts, and if you’re looking for life advice, this month’s book picks are full of it. Whether you want it with a dose of humor (Mindy Kaling), from someone who is living the dream (Elizabeth Gilbert) or from a fictional character who totally gets you, there’s at least …

Books

Boeing shows off its portable drone-killing laser

Boeing has been researching ways to disable drones with lasers for a while now, and this week, the defense contractor released new footage (below) of its Compact Laser Weapons System: a portable, tripod-mounted device that can burn a hole in a UAV or a quadcopter in seconds. The system is …

Aerospace

27 Art Destinations Around The World To Visit Before You Die

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ― Pablo Picasso

Last season's Premier League signings that proved to be disasters - Telegraph

New Tesla earns perfect score from Consumer Reports

Tesla's new Model S P85D is so good it broke Consumer Reports' scoring system.<p>Consumer Reports rates vehicles on a zero-to-100 scale, but Tesla's high-performance, all-wheel-drive car scored 103.<p>"Consumer Reports had to make changes to its scoring methodology to account for the car's exceptionally …

Tesla Model S

New Star War footage shows lightsaber-wielding John Boyega

Rogue stormtrooper looks like he’s about to battle Adam Driver’s sinister Kylo Ren in scene from JJ Abrams’ ultra-hyped space opera reboot<p>The first footage of Britain’s John Boyega wielding a lightsaber as rogue stormtrooper Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens has hit the web, sparking furious …

This week’s new films

45 Years | Straight Outta Compton | Hitman Agent 47 | Zombie Fight Club | Billy Fury: The Sound Of The Fury | We Are Your Friends | Barely Lethal<p>45 Years (15)<br>(Andrew Haigh, 2015, UK) Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James. 95 mins<p>This insightful drama charts the gradual disintegration …

Dogs
Economy