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Cabinet reshuffle: These are the ministers with the toughest assignments

The Prime Minister has transformed his Cabinet.<p>But with less than two weeks before the end of the year, which unresolved issues will test the fresh …

Binary Capital delays fund close in wake of Justin Caldbeck situation

Binary Capital yesterday delayed its plans to close on upwards of $75 million in new capital for its second fund. This comes after co-founding …

Venture Capital

John Glenn: A Life in Pictures

Space Shuttle

Facebook tests letting anyone upload Snapchat-like photo frames

Facebook is taking another page out of Snapchat’s book. As noted by TechCrunch, the company has started testing a feature that would let anyone make photo frames for profile pictures, although the test is currently limited to a few countries.<p>Basically, you head on over to the new Camera Effects …

Amazon's simpler, cheaper Echo Dot is still pretty great

A lower price makes Amazon’s smart home access point even more attractive<p>Earlier this year, I reviewed the Amazon Echo Dot, a smaller version of the company’s full-size wireless speaker with a voice-controlled assistant. The Dot lacked the room-filling sound of the larger Echo, but it still had all …

Smart Homes

Obama Steps in to Stump for an Embattled Clinton

After a rocky series of days, Hillary Clinton turned to her old boss for a little help.<p>President Barack Obama hit the campaign trail for his former secretary of state with a rally Tuesday in Philadelphia. It couldn't have come at a more crucial moment as Clinton’s critics question the Democratic …


US Women Gymnasts Dominate in Rio: Pictures


The Extravagant, Overlooked Design Of Fashion Show Sets

In a new book, the over-the-top backdrops of haute couture fashion runways get a chance to star.<p>In 2007, Fendi hosted a fashion show on the Great Wall of China, transforming part of the 2,000-year-old, 4,500-mile-long structure into the world’s oldest and most historically significant catwalk. Five …

Fashion Shows

Samsung launches the Z3, a $130 Tizen-based smartphone designed with India in mind

Samsung has launched yet another device running the Linux-based Tizen operating system — the Samsung Z3 smartphone.<p>The so-called “Android-replacement” operating system has been a core feature of Samsung’s smartwatches and some cameras. It first showed up on a smartphone earlier this year, in the …

Vary Your Routine to Lose Weight Walking

One of the keys to a successful weight loss walking program is to shake up the everyday walking routine. Instead of walking at the same pace, same …