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7 International Cities Where You Could Live in Luxury Without Breaking the Bank

The idea of picking up and transporting your life to another part of the world can be daunting. But if you can summon all your strength, language …

After Windows 10 upgrade, do these seven things immediately

You've just upgraded to the most recent version of Windows 10. Before you get back to work, use this checklist to ensure that your privacy and …

Information Systems

Gates' and Ballmer's Microsoft Is Pretty Much Gone

For most of its 42 year history, Microsoft has based its profits on the Windows and Office cash-cows. Perpetual licenses, special deals with OEMs, …

Microsoft will unveil the next Xbox's specs on Thursday

Last fall, Sony outraced the competition in releasing the PS4 Pro, their half-step improvement on current consoles that includes better tech to handle VR gaming. Microsoft's mid-generation successor to the Xbox One, known as Project Scorpio, was in no shape to try beating Sony's to market, but it's …

Dell’s XPS 15 makes big laptops cool again

Dell’s XPS 13 is the most exciting laptop in a long time. It’s the best 13-inch Windows laptop out there, but a lot of people want a bigger screen. While 15-inch laptops are some of the most popular on the market, if you want a larger laptop what options do you have?<p>As I searched for the best …

Microsoft Lumia 950 Price Reduced To £380 In The UK

Since the Microsoft Lumia 950 smartphone was launched in the UK we have seen a number of price drops.<p>The handset was originally available in the UK …

Italy cracks down on smokers as tough law takes effect | Reuters

ROME (Reuters) - Tough anti-smoking laws came into effect in Italy on Tuesday, imposing large fines for several offences and making it illegal to smoke in a car carrying children or pregnant women.<p>Customers smoke cigarettes in a restaurant in Rome December 28, 2004. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico<p>The …

Public Health

For $140k, Land Rover wants to take you on the world's most luxurious road trip

Everyone likes a good road trip. Whether it's to move cross country (check), to see the space shuttle launch (I did the drive, though the launch was scrubbed), or just to see somewhere new (check, check, check).<p>A road trip is an opportunity to see the world, one mile at a time. Most of my road …

New HTC Smartphone Ready To Outgun Galaxy S6

Info on HTC’s forthcoming One M10 smartphone, also known by the codename ‘Perfume’, has been scarce, but a recent VentureBeat post from veteran leaker Evan Blass, provides us with a list of possible specs coming directly from someone who has spent some time with a prototype model.<p>Being a prototype, …

Phones

Migrant spouses who fail English test may have to leave UK, says Cameron

Migrants who fail language tests after two and a half years in the UK may be forced to leave, David Cameron has said, as he announced plans to encourage greater integration of Muslim women.<p>Cameron: migrants on spouse visas may have to leave if English doesn't improve - Politics live<p>Read more<p>When …

Muslim Women

The Race to Reinvent the Flying Experience

Even for those who ride coach, air travel is no longer just about getting from point A to point B.<p>When the U.K.-based company Factorydesign unveiled its prototype for a new seat design aimed at economy-class flyers on long flights, it seemed like it could be an industry game-changer. The seat, no …

Alcatel OneTouch unveils its first Windows 10 tablet

Alcatel OneTouch is primarily focusing on Android phones these days, but it's not averse to showing Microsoft some affection. The company is coming to CES with the Pixi 3 tablet, its first slate running Windows 10 Mobile (or any mobile version of Windows, for that matter). There's not much to say …

With Windows 10, Pocketable Devices Deliver Desktop Experiences | Inc.com

What do you get when you cross a smartphone and a desktop? Until recently. the answer was usually nothing. The two devices sit at the opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to tradeoffs between power and portability. But two recent products powered by Windows -- the same operating system that …

Gear & Gadgets

Thinga is a kid-friendly search engine with parental controls

Keeping kids away from questionable content while they surf the web is an ongoing battle, and there's a new site that's looking to help. Thinga, a kid-friendly search engine, offers answers to children's queries from the company's own content library, white-listed sites or privacy-minded search …

Ten Tech Predictions for 2016 (Part One)

Something has to be next year's hoverboard.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at Tech.pinions, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>Another year has come and gone, and in the tech world, it seems not much has changed. 2015 was arguably …

Big Tory donor will back Boris Johnson to beat George Osborne in Conservative leadership race

Alexander Temerko, who has donated more than £300,000 to the Conservatives, favours the Mayor of London over the Chancellor<p>A top Tory donor has vowed to back Boris Johnson's leadership campaign as he insists that the Conservatives could lose the next election if George Osborne were its …

The Army Retires Its Oldest Drone

Hunters out, Gray Eagles in<p>Before the General Atomics Predator and Reaper drones defined the skies of the War on Terror, the modern drone age began, modestly and without fanfare, in the early 1990s. Designed by Israel Aircraft Industries and in the United States maintained by Northrop Grumman, the …

Will Mobile Rule In 2016? 10 Marketing Experts Share Their Predictions For 2016

Mobile, content and data dominated the marketing world in 2015.<p>As the year draws to a close, I sat down with some of my marketing friends to discuss their ideas and predictions for the year ahead. The conclusion- 2016 is going to be one of the most competitive and complex years in the global …

Google confirms next Android version won’t use Oracle’s proprietary Java APIs

Google is replacing its implementation of the Java application programming interfaces (APIs) in Android with OpenJDK, the open source version of Oracle’s Java Development Kit (JDK). The news first came by a “mysterious Android codebase commit” from last month submitted to Hacker News. Google …

Android News

Hoverboarding priest suspended for forgetting his Ecclesiastes

An unidentified Catholic priest is taking some time to reflect on his decision to ride a hoverboard at the conclusion of Christmas Eve Mass, according to religious news site <i>Aleteia</i>.<p>An official statement from the Diocese of San Pablo in the Phillipines reprimanded the priest, saying of Mass and the …

10 TED Talks That Will Help You Be a Better Parent

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TED Talks

Instacart, the $2 Billion Grocery Delivery Startup, Lays Off 12 In-House Recruiters

The company won't be hiring as quickly in 2016 as it did in 2015.<p>Instacart’s crazy-growth days may be coming to an end.<p>The grocery delivery startup, which investors valued at $2 billion last year, laid off 12 in-house recruiters earlier this month, according to multiple sources. A spokeswoman …

Lyft creates a ridesharing award to promote its place in local communities

San Francisco

Google comes up with a new Android plan as its epic legal battle with Oracle continues

Now Google has quietly made a brilliant change that indicates Google is either preparing for a worst-case scenario or simply trying to outwit Oracle.<p>Google will remove from Android the software that is controlled by Oracle, and switch to an open source alternative instead. That alternative is still …

Android News

Sidecar Is Calling It Quits On Rides And Deliveries

Sidecar, the on-demand car service that was supposed to compete with Lyft and Uber, is shutting down at the end of this year, Sidecar CEO Sunil Paul wrote on Medium. In August, Sidecar basically threw in the towel on ride sharing and put a lot of effort into delivery services, with most of the …

Star Wars just made 2015 the biggest year in US box office history

If there's one thing that J.J. Abrams' <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> has been great at — aside from reminding everyone how much they liked the original movie — it's been breaking box office records. Lots of them. So it shouldn't come as a shock that there's another one rolling in just a few days …

Film Industry

Online Daters Are About to Break the Internet

Fueled by the weight of new resolutions and prying family questions around the dinner table, singles will flock to online dating sites on Sunday, January 3rd 2016.<p>Just as we've come to accept other seasonal traditions as inevitable, PlentyOfFish can now predict the exact time every year (down to …

Relationships

Adobe Flash has begun to die

2015 was the year the bug ridden security flaw finally went into terminal decline. Once the darling of the new interactive web (we're talking in the late 1990s), enabling video, web apps and fancy ads, Flash has become bloated and dangerous, loved only by hackers on the open web.<p>As web browsers and …

BlackBerry Priv price tag slashed $150CAD via SaskTel in Canada

The BlackBerry Priv is many things: new, novel, secure, sound, and pretty pricey. The device, which is a little over a month old, has now received its first major price cut via Canada’s SaskTel, albeit for a limited time. The Priv’s standard retail cost of $399.99 on a new two year contract has …

Mobile Technology