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The 80,000-Volt Handcuffs That Let Cops Shock Prisoners

The quiet rise of “Stun-Cuffs” give police officers, prison guards, and bailiffs an easy way to electrify people into submission.<p>What gives an electric jolt as strong as a typical Tase but is designed for prisoners already in police custody rather than suspects not yet arrested? Wireless …

Big universe, big data, astronomical opportunity

Astronomical data is and has always been “big data”. Once that was only true metaphorically, now it is true in all senses. We acquire it far more rapidly than the rate at which we can process, analyse and exploit it. This means we are creating a vast global repository that may already hold answers …

Big Data

Apple Music will pay labels just $0.002 per stream during its free trial — before tax

According to multiple sources, Music Business Worldwide reports, a payout of $0.002 per stream is the most likely for independent labels. But this could just be a pretax figure, especially in Europe, meaning that, in the UK for instance, labels would receive just $0.0016 after value-added taxes.<p>In …

Apple Music

What to wear as a middle-aged wedding guest

Most of us don’t want to look like the stereotypical mother of the bride – even if we are. Long swishy skirts or palazzo pants could be the answer<p>Everybody loves a wedding, but choosing what to wear when you’re middle aged is not the same as when you’re in your 20s and you get invited to one every …

Middle Age

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says humans will be robots' pets

Humans will be taken care of like pets should robots take over because AI will want to preserve us as part of nature<p>Apple’s early-adopting, outspoken co-founder Steve Wozniak thinks humans will be fine if robots take over the world because we’ll just become their pets.<p>After previously stating that …

Singularity

Japan executes its first prisoner in 2015

Japan has hanged a man who robbed and killed a woman after plotting the crime with accomplices online, in the first execution to be carried out by the country this year.<p>Thursday's hanging brings to 12 the total number of death sentences carried out since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took power in 2012.<p>…

30 Awesome Whole30 Recipes

You’ve probably seen the hashtag on your friends’ Instagram posts of salmon salads and kale fritattas: #Whole30. It’s the current trendy diet that …

Jon Stewart Wants to Replace the Confederate Flag With a Barbecue Flag

Last night on <i>The</i> <i>Daily Show</i>, host Jon Stewart offered up his thoughts on the controversial Confederate flag. Recent events in Charleston have sparked national debate about what Stewart calls the "archaic symbol of racist insurrection," and many retailers and restaurants are now removing the flag …

Palace denies Queen's speech suggested Britain must stay in EU

Monarch not making a political point by telling state banquet in Germany that division in Europe is dangerous, spokesperson says<p>Buckingham Palace has denied that a speech by the Queen on her state visit to Germany amounted to a suggestion that she believed Britain should remain part of the European …

United Kingdom