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Desperate Putin, Russia on last gasp, strategist says

Russia faces a grim future, regardless of what happens to oil prices, Western sanctions or President Vladimir Putin and his cronies. Sooner or later, it will be done in by unfavourable demographics, rising ethnic divisions and a permanently busted economy.<p>That's the harsh assessment of geopolitical …

24 Remarkable Places To Stay Around The World

The National Geographic Society recently announced its collection of the most inspirational sustainable hotels and lodges around the world.<p>These hotels are devoted to preserving the local environment and culture while still offering top-notch service and amenities to guests.<p>Each of the 24 hotels …

Travel Photography

MI5 chief warns al Qaeda in Syria planning mass attacks on West

By Guy Faulconbridge<p>LONDON (Reuters) - Al Qaeda militants in Syria are plotting attacks to inflict mass casualties in the West, possibly against …

Terrorism

iON SnapCam wearable camera: 8MP and live streaming

iON has introduced its SnapCam camera, a social-centric wearable POV shooter measuring in at 1.5-inches with a wireless connection to one’s …

Veteran Banker Bets Branchless Banking’s Time Is Here… Finally

A finance-industry veteran is launching a new branch-less bank, betting that the explosion in smartphone adoption means the time in finally here for a bank that interacts with its customers almost entirely on a mobile app.

Dow Jones

Venture capital has high hopes for US weed start-ups

Venture capitalists, once reticent about placing bets on marijuana startups, are now warming to the flourishing field. After all, bud is big business, expected to reap more than $10 billion in sales by 2018, according to cannabis investment network ArcView Group.<p>Founders Fund, which manages $2 …

Venture Capital

A Closer Look at the Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion Concept Car

We now have more photos of the Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion self-driving concept car,<p>We now have more photos of the Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion self-driving concept car, recently unveiled at CES Las Vegas. Having removed the task of driving from the experience of the vehicle, the …

Russia Bans People With "Gender Identity Disorders" And "Disorders Of Sexual Preference" From Driving

A new list of disorders that can disqualify people from driving ranges from "transsexualism" to "sadomasochism."<p>A decree Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed on Dec. 29 could ban transgender people from driving cars, along with others diagnosed with a long list of "disorders of sexual …

A timeline of the Charlie Hebdo terror attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> The attack Wednesday on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris touched off three days of terror in France as authorities staged an intensive hunt for the suspects. On Friday, security forces killed two suspects in the magazine attack who were holed up in a building north of Paris. At the same …

Terrorism

Breakthrough Quantum Hard Drive Holds Data 100 Times Longer

Storing data in a state of quantum entanglement could hold enormous promise for securing our online information, but right now we can only maintain …

Check out this $6,000 Panasonic Windows tablet with a 4K display

Panasonic 4K Toughpad<p>20-inch 4K 3840 x 2560 LCD, 15:10 aspect ratio<br>• Intel Core i5-3437U 1.9GHz or Intel Core i7-3687U 2.1GHz processor<br>• Standard NVIDIA …

CES 2015: Avegant’s Virtual Reality Headset Is Actually Something You Might Wear

Or at least wearing it shouldn't start any bar fights<p>At first glance, Avegant’s Glyph looks like a sizable pair of headphones you might see on any young urbanite. It’s only upon closer examination that you see what sets it apart. Within its connecting band are two eyeholes that allow users to watch …

US military to close 15 bases in Europe

<b>The US will close 15 military bases across Europe, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has confirmed.</b><p>The Pentagon says the move will save around $500m (£300m) a year, and comes as the US military seeks to shift its attention towards Asia.<p>But the US has named RAF Lakenheath to be the first permanent …

Military