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Review: The New HTC 10 Is One of the Best Android Phones

<b>The good</b>: Clean software experience, Crisp audio, Attractive and ergonomic design, Long battery life<p><b>The bad</b>: Dim screen, A bit thick, Camera lacks in …

Phones

There's a new Big Tobacco — and one industry is determined to silence its critics

In early November, the Food and Drug Administration announced that Americans should eat and drink no more than 50 grams of sugar — roughly the amount in a can and a half of Coke — each day.<p>The new proposal has been years in the making: Chatter of the need for a cap on sugar has been circulating …

Nutrition

How mammoth Hurricane Patricia grew so powerful so fast

Hurricane Patricia is now described as the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere. Meteorologists are talking about its stunning “rapid intensification.” The rest of us can call it a hurricane explosion.<p>From Wednesday night through Friday, Tropical Storm Patricia blew up into a …

Why some 13-year-olds check social media 100 times a day

<i>Watch a CNN Special Report, "#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens</i><i>," on CNNgo</i><i>. Warning: This story contains explicit language.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> "I would rather not eat for a week than get my phone taken away. It's really bad," said Gia, a13-year-old. "I literally feel like I'm going to die."<p>"When I get …

Social Media

Fab new interiors at Lufthansa + British Airways + Singapore Air

<b>All long-haul Lufthansa business class cabins now have new, fully-reclining seats. (Image: Lufthansa)</b><p>The latest developments in international …

British Airways

Now Flying: British Airways’ Refreshed 747

BA’s new-look 747 (Photo: Stuart Bailey/British Airways)<p>This week, the first of British Airways‘ 18 refreshed Boeing 747 jumbo jets took to the skies …

Post 9

For the anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, I asked seven New York-based National Geographic photographers to share an image of theirs that they considered emblematic of the city post 9/11. I wanted to know if New York had changed, and if so, how it was manifested visually. The …

The 11 weirdest moments at the 2015 VMAs

There was crying and a nip slip, so overall this years MTV Video Music Awards was sufficiently weird.<p>Of course with Miley Cyrus hosting, we were …

Miley Cyrus

Kik, a messaging app that's popular with teenagers, is now worth $1 billion

Messaging app Kik has joined the so-called unicorn club with a $1 billion valuation in its latest round of funding. The Waterloo, Ontario-based …

Chatbots

Catch up: Liberals score with response to ‘not ready’ ads and other stories you may have missed

<i>Busy day? Here are five stories popular with Globe readers to help you catch up.</i><p>Liberals’ answer to Conservatives’ ‘not ready’ ad scores with viewers<p>Some political veterans were skeptical of Justin Trudeau's televised ad responding to the Tory"he's just not ready" criticism, writes Adam …

Canada

The 50 best colleges in America

When it comes to assessing the value of a college, the most important factor to consider is how much that school helps students succeed in life.<p>For our seventh annual ranking of the best colleges in America, we asked over 1,000 Business Insider readers to choose the colleges that best prepare their …

College & University

Ashley Benson Is Growing Up

It makes sense that one of the most-tweeted-about TV shows—ABC Family’s prime-time teen soap <i>Pretty Little Liars</i>—also attracts some of the network’s youngest viewers. “Our fans who started watching from the beginning, five years ago, are all now going into college,” says Ashley Benson, who stars as …

TV

Boeing makes planes heavier to save money

Boeing switching certain parts from titanium to aluminium to cut the $30m loss it makes on every 787 Dreamliner it makes<p>Boeing, which loses about $30m (£19.4m) on every 787 Dreamliner passenger jet that leaves the factory, is trying to stem the losses by cutting the use of one of its signature …

Aviation

Enter Shikari cancel show due to frontman’s hospitalization - News - Alternative Press

Enter Shikari have been forced to cancel their show in Bristol due to the hospitalization of frontman Rou Reynolds. According to an official …

The Man Who's Reinventing Walmart

In his more than two-decade career at Walmart (WMT), Doug McMillon has unloaded trucks in a warehouse and helped lead a $2.4 billion acquisition in …

U.S. Department of Defense

David Letterman's final Top Ten List was a star-studded affair

David Letterman’s final Top Ten List featured more star wattage than an awards show. For the final <i>Late Show</i>, Letterman enlisted 10 celebrity friends …

Why is McDonald's Losing Money Everywhere but Australia?

Markets in the US, Middle East and the Asia Pacific are all down, but strangely McDonald's profits in Australia are up. We asked why and ate burgers.<p>McDonald's has just released their most recent sales figures. And the conclusion? Around the world McDonald's is losing money. Sales in the US have …

McDonald's

Paparazzi-proof clothing that's embedded with reflective glass

<b>(WIRED) —</b> "Hey Liz, do you have an iPhone? Turn on the flash, and take a picture."<p>The directive comes from Steven Wheeler, a senior designer at online clothing company Betabrand.<p>We're at the company's San Francisco headquarters in a little room in back of their retail front that functions as the …

Kim Jong-un

A Modern Guide to the Love Letter

From the right kind of stationery to the wrong kind of metaphor, a how-to on the art of epistolary wooing<p>When it comes to the greatest love letters ever written, many like to credit those extraordinary intellects of the 12th century, Peter Abelard and his gifted pupil and lover, Heloise. The …

Literature

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Facebook Launches an App for Famous People Only

Facebook rolled out a new iOS app on Thursday for celebrities and public figures, making it easier for them to interact with fans.<p>The app, Facebook …