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Inside Medium: an attempt to bring civility to the internet

<b>On an internet full of hurried, scruffy ballpoints, Medium is the web's fountain pen.</b><p>We're told our attention spans are short. That we cannot focus on anything beyond 140 characters, or without lists accentuated by quirky reaction gifs.<p>And yet Medium somehow manages to fend off this trend - …

Biz Stone

Inventor reveals ‘detachable cabin’ that can save lives during plane crash

An inventor claims he has the perfect anecdote to ease nervous flyer’s fears in a detachable cabin that makes “surviving a plane crash …

Top Android Apps (without all the games) revealed in hidden Google Play Store link

The Google Play Store has been criticized plenty for it's lack of discoverability. Considering there are literally millions of apps and games, it's …

Apps

Hi mum! Bye mum! Man Skypes parents seconds before skydive

An Irish backpacker gives his parents a shock when he Skypes them moments before leaping out of an aeroplane<p>We all know it’s important to check in with your parents while travelling, but one man decided to let his mum and dad know just how much fun he was having by contacting them for a video call …

Microsoft updates Windows on phones without carriers screwing it up | Ars Technica

With phones updated in tandem with desktops, it really is One Windows.<p>The Lumia 950 and its larger sibling, the Lumia 950XL, have just received a …

Spain’s Nazi volunteers defend their right to recognition - and German pensions

Survivors of the Spanish Blue Division, sent by Franco to fight on Hitler’s Eastern Front in the Second World War, say there is no shame in celebrating what they did<p>As a veteran of the Russian front in the Second World War, Juan Serrano knows more than nearly European still alive about the brutal …

Housing in London is getting so expensive that people are ditching their flats to live on boats

The picturesque lifestyle of sleeping in a colourfully painted narrowboat or barge can seem tempting, especially when buying one can cost a fraction of the price of bricks and mortar.<p>"It's become more common for people to do it who don't know what they are getting into, or even because they have no …

Housing

The minimum salary for a first time buyer to own a London flat just hit a horrific level

While more and more Britons are struggling to buy a home across the country, the lack of supply has created a severe housing shortage and therefore boosted prices to record growth rates.<p>Depressingly, new research by price comparison website Gocompare.com just revealed that first time buyers need a …

Housing