Maryam Abdallah

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12 Christmas Light Displays That Will Make You Wish the Holidays Would Never End

One house in Brooklyn’s Dyker Heights blazed with glowing statues of Santa, reindeer, and snowmen, while Columbia University’s sleek display in Manhattan dazzled passers-by. Over in California, multicolored strings of light climbed up palm trees, and in Copenhagen, silver and gold bulbs lit up all …

Columbia University

Aggregated age, gender and location data provided by EE over 12 months to create detailed picture of how different people used London tourist hotspot<p>Visitors to Hyde Park, one of London’s most famous tourist spots, were covertly tracked via their mobile phone signals in a trial undertaken by the …

Hyde Park

Tips for Getting an International Visa

<i>Justin Vidamo / Flickr</i><p>Dealing with the paperwork and procedures of procuring an international visa may not be the most exciting part of traveling overseas, but it's certainly an important step in the trip-planning process. Getting a visa can be complicated, laborious and stressful, but not …

The History of the Ballet Body: From Anna Pavlova to Misty Copeland

“Ballet is woman,” said George Balanchine, the inimitable Russian choreographer who is credited with bringing ballet into the great American artistic oeuvre. It’s a legacy that tonight the American Ballet Theatre will continue to push forward with the debut of its fall season. Among its talented …

Dancing

Photograph: Bryan Denton/Corbis<p>A young couple enjoy a sheesha at a seafront cafe.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/10/15/1444925484402/2ef9d398-2954-4e08-882c-029263ecc43e-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Bryan Denton/Corbis<p>A young couple enjoy a sheesha at a …

Middle East

Bitcoin is tax-free, European court rules

Purchasing virtual currency does not incur sales tax, European Court of Justice declares<p>Europe's highest court has declared that Bitcoin is exempt from VAT, giving a huge boost to its potential as a rival to established currencies.<p>Purchasing and selling Bitcoin must not incur the sales tax, the …

Bitcoin

Most 2016 Volkswagen cars can avoid crashes and talk to your phone

You normally have to spring for higher-end cars to get semi-autonomous features that could save your hide, but Volkswagen is aiming to make them relatively commonplace. The automaker has started shipping its 2016 model line, and most of it will at least make crash avoidance features an option, if …

Remote Controls

How to turn off Windows 10's controversial Wi-Fi sharing feature

It's a cool idea. But Wi-Fi Sense has triggered a firestorm among some security experts, who are concerned that it gives hackers one extra weapon in their arsenal.<p>A lot of the panic seems a little overblown. But if you're extra security conscious, you might want to turn it off. It provides a …

What Went Wrong With Balenciaga and Alexander Wang?

After a quick six seasons, Alexander Wang is exiting Balenciaga. This morning, sources relayed to <i>WWD</i> that the French house won't be renewing Wang's contract, a rumor that originally surfaced earlier this month. The only hints at "why" are unconfirmed whispers that Wang was having trouble balancing …

Celebrating Five Years With Some Fun Facts

When Flipboard launched five years ago we didn’t always know how each day would unfold, but we did know that we wanted to do something big that touches people’s lives. We’re still on that mission—to build a vibrant service where you can enjoy all the things you care about in one place.<p>Here are some …

This new app will let you know when a stoplight is about to turn green

The app's interface is as simple -- and deliberately as boring and non-distracting -- as it can be. A red, yellow, or green circle indicates the current state of the signal. A countdown pops up at the bottom of the circle, letting the driver know how long before the green light goes red and then …

Microsoft's new Edge browser is fast, powerful, and beats the pants off Internet Explorer

Edge comes at a crucial time for Microsoft: Internet Explorer has less than 20% share of the browser market, with 1% of the total mobile market, according to the Adobe Digital Index. Meanwhile, Google Chrome leads with 42% of desktop market share, and Apple's Safari holds 58% of the mobile browser …

The man who designed Windows 10

Terry Myerson is going to read this story.<p>He reads everything that's written about Windows, the crown jewel of the vast empire of software and gadgets that he now oversees as part of a newly expanded role at Microsoft.<p>In fact, Myerson is hungry for feedback on Windows 10, his team's …

Windows 10