Matthew Ajayi

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The World Cup of Dirty Dreams: Inside Brazil's Most Infamous Brothel

After four years of tending bar at Centaurus, the most elite brothel in the sex-for-pay melee that is the recklessly beautiful city of Rio de …

Brazil

A Brief History of Unusual Objects Designed to Kill People from Far Away, Part 1b: Mongolian Thumb Rings

<i>[Images by Fiddler49]</i><p>By mastering the assembly of compound materials, the Mongols had created an incredibly powerful bow, as we saw in the previous …

A Modern Villa Outside Saint Tropez by Architect Vincent Coste

Villa L’Escalet at Saint Tropez, France by architect Vincent Coste.<p>French architect Vincent Coste has designed Villa L’Escalet.<p>The house is situated …

Architecture

Our Brains are Built to Like Curved Screens

There's a good reason we are experiencing the rise of the so-called "visual web." Our minds were destined to be attracted to visuals over text—since …

Lugano: British press target Suarez to sell stories

The Uruguay captain feels his team-mate is sensationalised in England and says evidence of the striker's latest biting allegation involving Giorgio Chiellini is far from concrete<p>Uruguay captain Diego Lugano has accused the English media of blowing Luis Suarez's latest bite incident out of …

World Cup 2014: England players still in a state of shock as they return home from Brazil

As hotel wastes little time in erasing all memories of World Cup failures, Roy Hodgson insists there is still an international future for Steven Gerard and Frank Lampard<p><b>England</b> staff were still dismantling the team games room and meeting room at their Royal Tulip base here on Wednesday but the …

World Cup: 7 teams vying for 3 spots in 2nd round

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It's the last day of the group stage at the World Cup, and seven teams are still vying for the last three spots in the Round of …

Doctors protest 2% fee to insurers

The Obama administration's healthcare act allows insurers to push transaction fees onto doctors, who are calling for changes<p>• What Obamacare doesn't cover: the little costs that rack up<p>Doctors are up in arms over excessive fees they have to pay to health insurance companies because of the …

Rebound! Stocks head back up

Stocks started sluggish, but investors eventually found the coffee machine and woke up.<p>Here's what you need to know:<p><b>1. Stocks on the rise:</b> The Dow rose nearly 50 points (0.3%), while the S&P 500 moved higher by 0.5%. The Nasdaq lead the way, gaining almost 0.7%. It's a turnaround from Tuesday when …

Vodafone to win EU approval for $9.8 billion Ono deal - sources | Reuters

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - Vodafone is set to gain unconditional EU approval for its 7.2-billion-euro (£5.77 billion) bid for Spain’s largest cable operator Ono as regulators do not have competition concerns, three people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.<p>A truck carrying cars speeds past …

GoPro Goes Public Thursday And Shares Are Priced At $24

GoPro makes video cameras that can clip on just about anything and record HD video. They're really popular among athletes and and video journalists.<p>GoPro filed for its IPO in May. The company is profitable. It made $61 million in 2013. It's revenue is growing too. It generated $986 million in 2013, …

Exclusive - BNP may face one-year ban on processing some dollar payments: sources | Reuters

NEW YORK/PARIS (Reuters) - BNP Paribas (BNPP.PA) is likely to be suspended from converting foreign currencies to dollars on behalf of clients in some businesses for as long as a year, according to sources familiar with the matter, an untested and severe penalty for the French bank accused of …

Google Play for Education Now Available on Chromebooks

Smartwatches, an Android set-top box and in-car connectivity demos stole the limelight at Google I/O, but the company is also continuing to push its educational offerings after it made its Google Play for Education service available on Chromebooks.<p>Google Play for Education is a hub for teachers in …

Bitcoin Is Actually Illegal In California, But That Could Change Soon

Assemblyman Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) wrote the bill that would legalize not just Bitcoin, but all forms of alternative and digital currency, from cryptocurrencies like Litecoin and Dogecoin to rewards points like Starbucks Stars and Amazon Coins, the San Francisco Business Times reports.<p>The …

Cryptocurrency

Itseez3D gives your iPad camera 3-D imaging superpowers

3-D scanning is set to get a whole lot more user-friendly, thanks to a new app from visual technology company Itseez.<p>Called Itseez3D, the just-launched free iPad app works with the $499 Occipital Structure sensor, which launched on Kickstarter in the fall of 2013 and went on to raise more than $1.2 …

Imaging

Forget.me makes it slightly easier to wipe yourself from Google's memory

Now that Google must obey Europeans' right to be forgotten, companies are rushing to capitalize on your (presumed) desire to erase yourself from online searches. Take Reputation VIP's new Forget.me, for example: the free service promises both a simpler, step-by-step alternative to Google's existing …

Thai general denies military coup was planned

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1087000/1087969_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1527436026_97245c01eaa7ada9f9704eea068b58db<p><b>A senior Thai general has told the BBC that last month's military coup was not planned in advance.</b><p>It comes after an opposition leader claimed the army …

Human Rights

David Cameron faces defeat in Juncker row as EU summit begins

Angela Merkel withering about British tactics as UK ambassador to EU summoned to Downing Street for last-ditch consultations<p>David Cameron faces humiliation at a two-day European summit opening on Thursday in his quixotic campaign to stop Jean-Claude Juncker becoming the next head of the EU …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Pocket Printer secures Kickstarter cash

<b>An Israeli start-up plans to release a printer early next year that is small enough to fit inside its owner's pocket but works with any-sized paper.</b><p>Zuta Labs is proceeding with the project after raising over $435,000 (£260,000) via a crowdfunding site.<p>Rather than feeding paper through a machine, …

Who is best prepared to dominate mobile payments?

James Gill, CEO at GoSquared, discusses competition for mobile payments as Facebook and Apple move into the space<p>James Gill, CEO of analytics platform GoSquared believes <b>Facebook</b> is in a "great position" to enable money transactions happen more easily online.<p>He explained that their strength lies in …

Google Says Glass Is Flopping Because Of Its Limited Roll-Out

"We suffer for the fact that Glass isn't widely available, which was a deliberate choice," Google Glass Marketing Director Ed Sanders recently told Forbes. "It's fair to say the best way to change perceptions about the device is to put it on, but we haven't been able to do that due to the sheer …

Why bendable electronics could be the future of the internet of things

When the first Harry Potter movie came out in 2001 the idea of the Daily Prophet, a newspaper that contains moving pictures, qualified as magic. A Kickstarter campaign by Ynvisible, a Lisbon-based technology firm, is bringing that magic to life with its displays, held together with paper-thin …

Arduino

Ericsson misses forecasts as waits for 4G boost | Reuters

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Ericsson, the world’s biggest mobile telecom equipment maker, missed first-quarter sales and profit forecasts as its work to rollout faster fourth-generation networks failed to offset the ending of older projects.<p>The Swedish company said on Wednesday it expected sales to pick …

Amazon and HBO sign streaming deal

<b>Customers of streaming service Amazon Prime in the US will be able to watch TV shows including The Sopranos and The Wire as part of a licensing agreement with subscription channel HBO.</b><p>Previous seasons of current shows like Girls and Veep will also be available around three years after first …

Amazon Makes a Big Move, Snags Older HBO Shows for Web Streaming

HBO wants more digital money -- without giving subscribers a reason to cut the cord.<p>You still can’t get new HBO shows, like this season’s “Game of Thrones,” without paying for TV.<p>But starting in May, you’ll be able to get some of the premium cable channel’s older stuff online — via an Amazon Prime …

Google introduces 'time machine' feature in Street View

Street-level mapping now lets users go back in time to see how cities, neighbourhoods and attractions have changed since 2007<p>Google has turned its Google Maps Street View into a time machine to let users travel back in time and see how places have changed.<p>The new feature will let users track …

£3m restoration for Penllergare estate, Swansea

The Penllergare estate in Swansea, designed in the 1830s and featuring more than 200 acres of landscaped woods and gardens, is being restored.<p>The grounds of the mansion had become neglected and vandalised in recent years.<p>Now the country park is being given a £3m facelift, and that includes the …

Woman who said she had agoraphobia but led 'globetrotting lifestyle' jailed

Tracy Johnson, who told benefits staff she could not go outside when she was actually abroad, jailed for falsely claiming benefits<p>A woman who claimed she was trapped at home in the UK by agoraphobia but in fact led a lavish globetrotting lifestyle has been jailed for falsely claiming benefits.<p>Tracy …