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Saudi Arabia will lift its ban on women drivers

New policy will take effect in June 2018<p>Saudi Arabia announced today that it will end its long-standing prohibition on women drivers, according to <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i>. The ban won’t be lifted immediately, though: the kingdom stated that it will need time to both educate women how to drive and men on …

How Anker is beating Apple and Samsung at their own accessory game

Steven Yang quit his job at Google in the summer of 2011 to build the products he felt the world needed: a line of reasonably priced accessories that would be better than the ones you could buy from Apple and other big-name brands. These accessories — batteries, cables, chargers — would solve our …

Obama administration wants to make the skies safer for birds

The current bird protection laws are almost 100 years old<p>The Obama administration proposed new laws this week that would protect birds from threats like oil wells, gas flares, and power lines. The laws would provide a comprehensive framework for preventing migratory bird killings resulting from …

How to Pair Whisky With Food (Video)

<b>For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>Anyone who loves whisky knows that it needs nothing to stand on its own. But what if you want to try and have your Scotch along with your meal? Not everything pairs well with one of the most elegant liquors around.<p>So we went to …

OnePlus celebrates one year in business with a super-cheap power bank

Exactly one year ago, a little known company by the name of OnePlus arrived on the scene with plans to make "the perfect smartphone." The One certainly lives up to the hype under the hood, but thanks to a flawed invite process, getting your hands on the device hasn't been easy. However, with more …

At long last, you can fix all your Instagram caption flubs

We've seen too many clever quips on Instagram marred by a typo or a malformed emoticon - if you've fouled up a caption or eight in your time, you'd better download Instagram's latest update. At long last, those of you whose fingers move fasters than your eyes can go back an edit your captions so as …

The 16 Wisest Things Men Have Ever Said About Style

From the likes of Cary Grant, Tom Ford, Charles Bukowski, Ralph Lauren, and Charles Dickens<p><b>"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."<br>– Gore Vidal, Writer</b><p>"A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten …

WhatsApp Finally Tells You When Your Messages Are Read

If you’re a WhatsApp user, you should see a small but useful change start rolling into the app. As 9to5Mac spotted, the app will now light up its double-check marks blue when a message has been read.<p>If the read receipts don’t seem new to you, you’re probably not alone. Many users have …

Ballot measures: Oregon, DC voters OK use of pot

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Voters in Oregon and the District of Columbia legalized the use of recreational pot, elating marijuana activists who hope to …

Americans pay more for slower Internet

When it comes to Internet speeds, the U.S. lags behind much of the developed world.<p>That's one of the conclusions from a new report by the Open Technology Institute at the New America Foundation, which looked at the cost and speed of Internet access in two dozen cities around the world.<p>Clocking in …

Hate Speech Is Drowning Reddit and No One Can Stop It

<i>Editors' Note: This story includes references to hate speech and other language that readers may find offensive.</i><p>In September, a group of black women …

The extended Nexus family: Google's golden Android standard

Google's Nexus line has long stood as the company's ideal vision of its widely adopted, open-source Android operating system. The devices, be they smartphones, tablets or even one-off media streamers, are built in conjunction with select hardware partners and represent an ideal marriage of tech …

The Reasons Why Israel's Military Is In Such A Tough Fight

Ever since its sweeping victory in the Six-Day War of 1967, Israel has been regarded as the dominant military power in the Middle East. No Arab state has risked a full-fledged war in decades, and few question the conventional wisdom that Israel would swiftly defeat any national army in a …

Former US Defense Secretary: Crimea Is A Lost Cause

"I do not believe that Crimea will slip out of Russia's hands," Gates said.<p>"You think Crimea's gone?," host Chris Wallace asked.<p>"I do," Gates responded.<p>Next week, Crimea will hold a referendum on whether or not to reincorporate itself into Russia. Moscow, not surprisingly, supports the referendum, …

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Silent death from above: Sudan steps up use of parachute bombs on people

The people of war-torn Sudan learned long ago to take cover when planes roared overhead, but the latest tactic being used on them -- parachute bombs -- is raining silent death down on innocent villagers, say alarmed activists.<p>The country’s extremist Islamic regime in Khartoum has stepped up the …

In The Streets Of Iran, A Fashion Shoot Bursting With Color

Iran is a notoriously closed society, so this was an unusual milestone: It was recently the setting for a high-fashion magazine shoot, published in California-based magazine <i>FSHN</i>.<p>Iranian-Canadian photographer Afra Pourdad took photos of model Shabnam Molavi posing in public spaces — in bazaars, on …

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The first-ever naturally occurring gears are found on an insect's legs

Gears are a potent symbol of human industry, a sign of mechanical wonder or a cold assembly line. If you had to pick something to stand against the natural world, they'd be a pretty likely pick — except that as it turns out, insects discovered them first. In a paper published today in <i>Science</i>, …

American and British spy agencies can thwart internet security and encryption

As reporters at the <i>New York Times</i>, the <i>Guardian</i> and <i>ProPublica</i> dig deeper into the documents leaked by Edward Snowden, new and disturbing revelations continue to be made. Two programs, dubbed Bullrun (NSA) and Edgehill (GCHQ), have just come to light, that focus on circumventing or breaking the …

The US professionals quitting the rat race to become farmers

<b>Farming has always been a hard way to make a living.</b><p>Now, a small but - anecdotally - growing group of Americans are leaving the structure and security of an office job for the gruelling, yet rewarding work of earning money from the land.<p>Some want to be a part of improving the food supply for …

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Sony prices PlayStation 4 at $399, ships this holiday season in US and Europe

Sony has revealed that the PlayStation 4 will be priced at $399. The console, which at launch will cost $100 less than Microsoft's Xbox One, will ship this holiday season in the United States and Europe — Sony stopped short of specifying an exact date (or month).<p>Sony says a second DualShock 4 …

Sony to require PlayStation Plus membership for online multiplayer gaming on PS4

Playing online multiplayer games on PlayStation 4 will apparently require a PlayStation Plus membership, Sony said today during its E3 liveblog. A slide shown during the presentation said "immersive multiplayer online" was a feature of PlayStation Plus. Single-player games will not require Plus, …

Sony: 'PlayStation 4 won't impose any new restrictions on used games'

Sony has announced that its upcoming PlayStation 4 console will not impose restrictions on used games, nor will it require an online connection. Speaking at the company's E3 keynote, SCEA president and CEO Jack Tretton took pointed swipes at rival Microsoft, which will require Xbox One users to …

Sony unveils PlayStation 4 hardware at E3 conference

After a controversial no-show at the PlayStation 4's February event, Sony has finally revealed the console's hardware design. The PS4 has an understated, angular form with matte and glossy black finishes on different sections of the body. As with the PlayStation 2 and Playstation 3, the console can …

Syria mutilation footage sparks doubts over wisdom of backing rebels

Horrific video footage of a Syrian rebel commander eating the heart or lung of a dead government fighter has aroused furious international …

Well, This Is Just Awful: 'Renting' Disabled People to Skip Lines at Disney World

No, it's not a "Modern Seinfeld" episode.<p>Reuters<p>The lines at Disney World are awful, we can all agree, but the lengths to which some people will go to bypass them are worse. Wealthy Manhattan parents are reportedly using a service that typically assists disabled children around the theme park to …