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Visa application processes around the world: your guide

<i>All the information below applies to British nationals but is liable to change at short notice - always check with the embassy of the country you are travelling to and Foreign Office advice before travelling or applying for a visa.</i><p><b>Advance Passenger Information System (APIS)</b><p>Airlines will sometimes …

Sydney Opera House

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Photos of the Colossal Duga-3 Radar System Built by the Soviet Union

Duga-3 is a radar system set up by the Soviet Union in the 1970s as part of the nation’s anti-ballistic missile early warning system. Although …

The 20 Best Mad Men Outfits Ever, Ranked

When the show goes off air, these are the 20 looks we'll remember.<p>AMC's <i>Mad Men</i> boasts one of the most striking, coherent artistic visions on television, thanks in large part to the rigorous creative control of its showrunner, Matthew Weiner. But the sleek '60s aesthetic we're all so familiar with …

Men's Fashion

'Queen of Selfie' Karen Danczuk's brother denies raping her

The brother of Karen Danczuk, wife of the Rochdale MP and self-proclaimed Queen of the Selfie, has denied repeatedly raping her<p>The brother of Karen Danczuk has denied her claims that he repeatedly raped her as a child, it was reported on Saturday.<p>Mrs Danczuk, 31, who is married to Rochdale’s Labour …

Spock actor Leonard Nimoy wrote inspiring letter to victim of racism

A moving note by the late Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy to a mixed-race teenager has resurfaced online<p>An inspiring letter by <b>Leonard Nimoy</b> to a teenage victim of racism <b>has resurfaced online</b>.<p>The moving message, which appeared in American teen magazine Fave in 1968, is a response to a letter by the …

Leonard Nimoy

Kate Moss Special

Just what is it about the supermodel Kate Moss that inspires the leading artists and photographers of our time? <b>CLICK HERE</b> to return to the <i>W</i> Classics archive.

25 Tools to Make Your Company Look Bigger Than it Is | Inc.com

Being a small company has its upsides. You're fast and nimble, and you don't have any bureaucracy mucking up your ability to get things done. However, being big has one advantage: increased credibility in the eyes of many consumers. So how can a small company appear bigger than it is? Victoria …

Small Business

9 Southern Snacks for Binge-Watching House of Cards

From juicy ribs to spicy hush puppies, here are nine Southern foods to make for a weekend with the new President of the United States.<p>South Carolina …

Cooking

Hidden costs of buying a vacation home

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>With Old Man Winter on a rampage this year, it’s no wonder Tad Reeve, 56, and his wife …

17 Space-Saving Design Ideas for Small Bedrooms

They have so much more potential than you think.<p>Cramped quarters can feel claustrophobic, but a little strategic styling — and creative organization — will make your small space feel pretty close to palatial. (Okay, maybe not palatial per se, but roomy enough to be your oasis at the end of a long …

You Can Now Build Your Entire Kitchen with Ikea (Appliances Too!)

IKEA unveils a new, modular kitchen system complete with appliances.<p>If you’re interested in installing a new kitchen you might want to check out IKEA. The giant Swedish retailer has just redesigned its entire range from sizing to interior fittings, replacing its old model, Akurum, with Sektion, a …

Remote Controls

Survey: 38% of small merchants may not be ready for switch to EMV credit cards

Now is a critical time for small merchants to pay attention to the fraud prevention landscape. The U.S. is moving to a technology standard called EMV that will improve the security of in-store card payments.<p>Unfortunately, many small merchants are uncertain about how to best approach EMV for their …

FinTech

7 Simple Maintenance and Care Tips to Keep Your Digital Camera in Great Shape

Camera bodies, lenses and accessories are significant investments that require care. They start the day with us at sunrise, finish at sunsets and …

Landscape Photography

Swiss watchmakers show off a new line of smartwatches

Switzerland throws its hat into the smartwatch race<p>Swiss watchmakers have laughed at the notion that the industry is in trouble due to the rise of smartwatches, and now we're getting a glimpse as to why they are so confident. Last night in San Francisco, a few Swiss watchmakers showed off what …

Nude Photography by Leonard Nimoy

See also: The History of Photography as a Fine Art<p>Born in Boston Massachusetts / March 26th, 1931.<p>In addition to being a movie director, producer, …

Leonard Nimoy

We now have "4.5G" and "Pre-5G" technology

As I have written about a number of times, companies are seemingly trying to one-up each other with ridiculous 5G technology claims without any idea what 5G means since it has not even been defined yet. Some are even marketing their so-called 5G wireless packages which include speeds that barely …

Trends

Despite All The Buzz, Truly Connected Cars Are Still Years Away

<i>ReadWriteDrive is an ongoing series covering the future of transportation.</i><p>Every year, cars become a bigger deal at the annual Consumer Electronics Show. Demonstration of self-driving and game-like dashboard wizardry—from the likes of Mercedes, Ford, Volkswagen and Audi—were inescapable in Las Vegas …

India's ambitious optical fiber broadband network to bridge digital divide in rural areas | Sci-Tech | DW.DE | 30.01.2015

Idukki was once an inaccessible, large tribal district in the southern Indian state of Kerala. But that's a thing of the past. Idukki was the first …

Google to change privacy policy after investigation by U.K. data watchdog

(REUTERS) — Search engine Google has agreed to better inform users about how it handles their personal information after an investigation by …

New Galaxy S6 Leak Reveals Surprising Size

Perhaps the biggest question still being asked about Samsung’s highly anticipated Galaxy S6 is just how big will it be? Now we appear to have the answers.<p>French leak specialist Nowhereelse.fr has uncovered detailed schematics it claims are for an official Galaxy S6 case and from it the site has …

Phones

Motorola: Why you don't have Android Lollipop yet

The mobile phone maker lays out the challenges involved in pushing out the latest version of Android to all Motorola smartphone owners.<p>Do you own a Motorola phone and wonder why some of your counterparts have Lollipop and you don't? Motorola is attempting to shed some light on the situation.<p>In a …

Android News

5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week

[Price: Free]<br>Our sponsor this week is ETheme Launcher. It is a launcher that boasts over 2000 themes, 200 fonts, a light feel, and more. It comes with a home screen set up to help you get to your apps quickly with additional home screens available if need be. It also comes with a lock screen and …

Apps

Dell Vs. Apple: And Now For The MacBook Pro Comparisons

Dell is going after Apple in promos for its new mobile workstation, following favorable reviews for its XPS product.<p>For laptop reviewers, Dell has become the new yardstick for comparisons with Apple. Dell’s newest XPS 13 laptop is getting rave reviews and invariably juxtapositioned with the MacBook …

MacBook Pro

How To Secure Your Personal Data In The Internet Of Things

2015 is shaping up to be the year of the Internet of Things (IoT). According to a study conducted by Gartner, there will be approximately 4.9 billion connected devices in use in 2015. This number has climbed 30 percent since 2014, and is forecasted to reach 25 billion by 2020. However, this trend …

Internet of Things

Deep learning startup Clarifai goes beyond image recognition, now offers video analysis

Clarifai, one startup with a service for recognizing things in images, today introduced a pretty nifty new capability. Now the startup can quickly point out the things that appear in videos.<p>Startups in this field and even major companies like Baidu and Google have been trying to show the advantages …

Machine Learning

America’s oldest news agency wrote 10X more articles by having robots do what reporters used to do

That's certainly been the case at The Associated Press, America's oldest 24-hour news agency. AP produced roughly 3,000 articles on company earnings last quarter, 10X more than it used to, by using automated technology.<p>According to The Verge, AP has been able to do it by partnering with Automated …

Comparing the original iPhone to the iPhones 6 and 6 Plus

Release date<p>We're looking at more than seven years of mobile evolution here, so adjust your expectations accordingly.<p>For some pop culture …

Chicago's subways are getting speedy LTE data

Just because you have cellular service in the subway doesn't mean you have <i>good</i> service -- in many cases, your data goes in the dumps when your train ventures underground. That won't be a problem in Chicago for much longer, though. The city has reached a deal with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon …

What caused the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster?

On the anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, BBC Future revisits a Horizon documentary that shows how the tragedy unfolded - and explores what Nasa learned in the aftermath.<p>On 1 February 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia began its descent back to Earth after a 16-day mission. The crew …

Space Exploration