Madhavan Chakravarthi

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HOT: Want to Go to Ireland? Delta Has Base Fares of 50 Cents Each Way!

Dublin is on sale in a very big way, from several US cities. The cheapest is Delta’s non-stop New York JFK – Dublin flight.<p><i>Ha’penny bridge on Liffey</i> …

How can a woman make more on Ebay? Pretend to be a man

Men earn 20% more on average than women selling identical new products on eBay, shedding light on unconscious biases which affect buying behaviour<p>Women who sell goods online can apparently fetch higher prices if they are willing to make one simple tweak to their pitch: pretend they are men.<p>The …

Selling

Robotic Third Arm Turns Drummers Into Beat Machines

This ain’t a scene, it’s an arms race<p>The cymbalism of a three-armed drummer is obvious. Much of the focus on prosthetic limbs is about restoring ability, healing that which is broken or at least returning an injured limb to a semi-functional state. But the same technology that replaces a broken arm …

Jahlil Okafor was the mystery player that the Celtics were 'very close' to trading for, per report

The deal would have involved the Nets' 2016 first-round pick.<p>The 2016 trade deadline was a dud. All the big potential transactions that were leaked in the weeks leading up to it never happened. The biggest name traded on deadline day was Markieff Morris, which says it all about how exciting the day …

Magic Johnson: 'I won't be watching another one of Manny Pacquiao's fights'

Magic Johnson is a huge boxing fan and has attended more than one Manny Pacquiao fight in person.<p>But the former Lakers superstar won't be on hand when Pacquiao fights Timothy Bradley in April in what is said to be the Filipino boxer's last bout before retirement.<p>Johnson says he won't even tune in …

Netflix Is Making a Major Change to Help You Find What to Watch Next

Because you will need a new TV show eventually.<p>Ever wonder how Netflix figures out what to show you on its homepage? Like most major websites, it's the combination of several complicated algorithms. But Tech Insider reports that the site has decided to let users around the world help show you what …

Virgin Galactic rolls out 'Unity,' its first new space plane since 2014 crash

MOJAVE, California — Virgin Galactic is getting ready to fly again.<p>Sixteen months after a fatal accident sidelined the private spaceflight company, …

Space Travel

Netflix Knows It Only Has About a Minute to Grab Your Attention

Business News<p>It’s Friday night, it was a long week, and your couch is calling your name. You’ve got your takeout and a bottle of wine, your sweatpants on and the remote in-hand. Now, if only you could find something good to watch on Netflix. You search and search and after nearly two minutes, you …

Justice Department Calls Apple's Refusal to Unlock iPhone a ‘Marketing Strategy’

I made a mistake, says Polish politician accused of being communist-era informant

Lech Walesa flatly denies allegations he used to be a communist informant in Poland, but admits to making a "mistake" in cryptic online message<p>Lech Walesa, the former Polish president credited with helping to bring down the eastern bloc, has admitted he made a “mistake” after his signature was …

Europe

David Cameron's EU deal: what he wanted and what he got

<b>Emergency brake</b><p><b>What Cameron wanted</b>: A four-year freeze on in-work benefits for EU citizens working in the UK. Ahead of the summit, David Cameron made a crucial concession that the changes would not apply to EU workers already in Britain, only to new arrivals.<p>This left one problem to solve at the …

Hoverboards Are Unsafe, U.S. Government Agency Says

They were one of the hottest-selling items of the holiday season, but Friday the head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission says no hoverboard …

U.S. airstrike destroys Islamic State training camp in Libya

Two U.S. F-15 fighter jets carried out an airstrike in northwestern Libya early Friday that destroyed what the Pentagon described as a Islamic State training camp for several dozen foreign fighters and a senior terrorist operative, U.S. officials said.<p>"We obliterated the camp," said a U.S. official …

North Atlantic