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HTC's Peter Chou joins visual effects studio behind 'Iron Man 3' (updated)

No, Peter Chou isn't leaving HTC. As the company is gearing up to launch its virtual reality platform (and another flagship phone) later this year, the co-founder has decided to pick up a second role at renowned visual effects company, Digital Domain, to strengthen his company's VR know-how. That's …

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Switzerland Just Finished Building the Longest Tunnel in the World

The 35-mile Gotthard Base Tunnel runs below the Swiss Alps.<p>This week saw the completion of the new longest tunnel in the world. Construction began on the Gotthard Base Tunnel, which travels 35.4 miles under the Swiss Alps, in 2004. The cost of the project was just under $10 billion U.S., and though …

13 reasons why you should never take your lover to Finland

1. You prefer a cup of instant coffee in bed rather than taking your lover out for brunch.<p>https://instagram.com/p/5_9D71Dh-8/<p>2. The Finish term …

The astronauts living on the ISS get to experience the wonders of the universe’s natural phenomena like no one else<p>Imagine seeing the lights of cities spreading around the Nile Delta and then in less than an hour gazing down on Mount Everest. The astronauts on the International Space Station(ISS) …

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Leaked BlackBerry ‘Venice’ photos show Android-powered QWERTY slider in the flesh

If there has been one thing missing from the Android smartphone market over the past few years, it’s a great device with a physical keyboard. In fact, ever since the T-Mobile G2 (HTC Desire Z) hit the market in 2010, there’s been nothing worth paying attention to. That’s why — to me — the rumored …

Markets rebound from China slump, strong U.S. data helps | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stock markets around the world rallied on Thursday, shaking off a slump related to China growth fears, as strong U.S. economic data boosted investor sentiment and crude oil rebounded sharply.<p>All three major U.S. indexes closed up more than 2 percent, putting them higher for the …

16 funniest expressions Brazilians use

1. Drown the goose <i>(Afogar o ganso</i>) | Get laid. Get it on. Have some sex.<p>If you’re drowning the goose, you’re having a good time.<p>2. Giving soft <i>(Dando</i> …

Coin starts shipping new version of its credit card device with NFC and improved performance

Will universal cards ever be more than a novelty?<p>Coin, the buzzy but troubled company whose signature product seeks to replace your credit cards with a single piece of plastic, will begin shipping the second version of its card today. Coin 2.0 includes an NFC chip to enable contactless payments. It …

25 Times Dogs Were Better at Vacation Than You

Happy #NationalDogDay!<p>From first class cabins for pets to luxury hotels with furry mascots, travel brands are working hard to make sure you never …

Turns Out You Can't Copyright a Chicken Sandwich

The Cronut may be copyrightable, but a chicken sandwich definitely is not. According to <i>Fortune</i>, a gutsy former employee of a fried chicken franchise claimed that he was entitled to a "percentage of profits from a sandwich" recipe that the chain allegedly stole from him — but the US Court of Appeals …

By Olivier Lalanne || Happy Summer. See you back here September 16th for the new issue... Photo : Andres Velencoso and Daria Werbowy in St Barth for Vogue Hommes International Spring

'Adventure' gene linked to conservative politics - Futurity

Singaporean Chinese women with a particular variant of the Dopamine D4 receptor gene—the "adventure" gene—are generally more politically conservative.

Liquid water elsewhere in our solar system?

If so, where are we likely to find it? Could we ever get to it? Would we be able to drink it? A planetary geoscientist explains.<p>Science fiction …

Major cancer breakthrough: Doctors solve long-standing mystery of how to stop cancer from growing

Cancer is a terrifying disease that researchers around the globe are obsessively working to cure. Now scientists from the USA have made a …