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Uber Drivers Are Worried This New Spotify Deal Is Going To Ruin Their Ratings

According to The New York Times' Mike Issac, Uber and Spotify's partnership will give Uber customers the ability to listen to their favorite Spotify playlists during their ride. We don't know the exact details yet, but screenshots obtained by TechCrunch suggest that customers will be able to stream …

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Iran fears Isis militants are part of wider Sunni backlash

Nearly ten years ago, a story circulating in Tehran had Mohammad Khatami say of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, his successor as president, “No matter how extreme you are, you will always be in a queue behind Ousama [bin Laden].”<p>This may well have been an urban folk tale, but it highlighted a fear that …

2014's Best Hotels in The World

Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014.<p>Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014. <i>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i>

Nokia's return to hardware begins with the $250 N1 Android tablet

Rumors of Nokia's demise have been greatly exaggerated. Its lineup might seem empty now that it's relinquished control of its Lumia smartphones to a lumbering giant and gave up on those low-cost Asha devices earlier this year, but that doesn't mean the company's done crafting consumer gadgets just …

Missouri governor declares state of emergency as national guard called in to Ferguson

The governor of Missouri declared a state of emergency on Monday, authorising the national guard to assist the policing of protests expected in Ferguson after it is announced whether a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black 18-year-old will face charges.<p>Jay Nixon signed an executive …

Putin claims west is provoking Russia into new cold war as ‘spies’ deported

Vladimir Putin has suggested to a German interviewer that the west is provoking Russia into a new cold war. The airing of the interview, which was recorded by the German channel ARD in Vladivostok last week, followed Russia’s tit-for-tat expulsions of German and Polish diplomats, as well as the …

Blessed or Cursed? Child Prodigies Reveal All

Are child prodigies genuinely gifted? And, if they are, do they become even more gifted as time goes on? We track the fortunes of a clutch of child …

Nokia's first device after Microsoft is an iPad mini clone that runs Android

Nokia is back in the devices business just under seven months after selling its devices and services unit to Microsoft for $7.2 billion. Nokia is unveiling its N1 Android tablet today, days after revealing its plans to license its brand name and teasing a black box on Twitter. Just like Xiaomi’s …

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