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The 10 Best Songs of July 2015

From new Wilco to 50 Cent's ballsy return, listen to what the month had to offer. Plus: Listen to all the best songs of the year on Esquire Spotify.

Music

Tie your shoes the Ukrainian way

The "Ukrainian lacing" method puts a pair of loops in both sets of top eyelets, cross-laces to the bottom, and anchors the laces with a pair of …

Why is Julian Assange still inside the embassy of Ecuador?

More than three years ago WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange fled into the embassy of Ecuador in London. But why is he there, and will he ever leave?<p>Who is Julian Assange?<p>Julian Assange is the founder of WikiLeaks - a website set up to allow whistleblowers to release anonymous documents.<p>The …

Julian Assange

Photograph: Mustafa Khalili<p>Abu ­Muhammad al-Maqdisi, the intellectual godfather of al-Qaida.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/10/1433954982833/1b7d66ce-79f0-4547-b570-f68f1f82bd4e-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Mustafa Khalili<p>Abu ­Muhammad al-Maqdisi, the …

Islam

Defeat for Obama on trade as Democrats vote against him

Setback for future trade agreements as strange coalition of Democrats and conservative Republicans come together to defeat president<p>A strange brew of Democrats and conservative Republicans came together on Friday to defeat Barack Obama in a crippling blow to his international trade agenda.<p>With the …

Obama Administration

Russian man to undergo world's first full head transplant

Mr Spiridinov, from Russia, suffers from Werdnig Hoffman disease, a muscle wasting condition that seriously diminishes his physical capabilities and left him dependent on a wheelchair.<p>Now he has announced his intention to become the world’s first subject of a full head transplant, so that his brain …

Jack Warner blasts US, FIFA suspect turns self in

Warner, a former schoolteacher and Trinidadian justice minister at the heart of the criminal case engulfing football's world body, is the subject of a US request to have him extradited from Trinidad.<p>The 72-year-old said the United States is not the "appropriate jurisdiction" to handle the matter …

This Is Apple Music's 1 Huge Advantage Over Spotify

Justin Sullivan—Getty Images<p>Apple<p>Jeff Chiu—AP<p>Google<p>Apple<p>Paul Morris—Bloomberg/Getty Images<p>Apple<p>Justin Sullivan—Getty Images<p>Apple<p>Justin Sullivan—Getty …

The Strengths And Weaknesses Of Apple Music

Spotify killer? Or Ping 2.0? Apple today finally announced its move into on-demand music streaming with the unveiling of Apple Music. Now the question is whether Apple Music will be a hit with the public, bringing legions of new users to streaming and stealing from competitors. Or whether it will …

iOS 9 is turning the iPad into what it always wanted to be: the new-age PC

Split-screen multitasking and more pave the way for a more serious iPad<p>Apple's upcoming iOS 9 has a bunch of under-the-hood performance improvements and new features, like a new, more intelligent personal assistant. While all iOS devices dating back to 2011's iPhone 4S will benefit from the new …

5 questions for Tesla ahead of meeting: Date for affordable car? Model X timing?

Tesla Motorswill probably face crucial questions about its future -- both products and profits -- when it addresses shareholders today at a standing-room-only meeting in Mountain View, Calif.<p>The annual meeting starts at 2 p.m. PDT at the Computer History Museum and will be shown via webcast. Chief …

DSLR vs. Mirrorless: There is No Debate to Settle

Anyone who has been involved in photography long enough should be familiar with the sometimes contentious debate about the differences, whether real …

‘The gun was loaded’: photographers on the shots that changed their lives

Jim Goldberg<p><i>Room 17, Riviera Hotel,</i> <i>San Francisco, California</i><br>This was in 1987. A bunch of kids were camped out in the Riviera Hotel – boy hustlers and their sugar daddy. One boy, Tank, showed us his gun. “It’s not loaded,” he said. He pointed the gun to his head, then out the window and then to the …

Street Photography

Airbus thinks it can trump SpaceX's reusable rockets

Airbus isn't done trying to beat SpaceX... in fact, it's going for the jugular. The German aerospace firm has unveiled Adeline, a reusable first-stage rocket engine that aims to one-up the efforts from its American rival. Rather than try to return the entire first stage to Earth, Adeline carries …

Space Travel

Microsoft is going to let governments look at its source code in a special office to prove spies can't use it

Microsoft posted on its blog that it's launching the special office to support a "high level of openness and cooperation" with European governments, who are deeeply suspicious of the online surveillance conducted by the US's NSA.<p>Essentially, Microsoft is so confident that there aren't any backdoors …

Thousands of migrants picked up off Libya in mass rescue

HMS Bulwark steaming to point where 14 rickety vessels packed with migrants spotted attempting the Mediterranean crossing<p>Naval vessels from across Europe have converged in the Mediterranean north of Libya to rescue 3,000 people crammed on just five open boats in one of the largest mass migration …

Feds can charge you with obstruction of justice for clearing your browser history

In the early 2000s, former US Congressmen Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) and Michael Oxley (R-OH) crafted a bill that would put pressure on corporations to comply with federal prosecutors during investigations. It was largely a response to 2001's Enron scandal, when the energy company was able to hide …

Past success doesn't diminish Stanley Cup finals' excitement for Blackhawks

CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews may as well be doing all this for the first time.<p>Even though Toews has already felt what it’s …

Incredible Compact Device Simulates Changing Weather Forecast In Real-Time

Software engineer Ken Kawamoto has invented a device that allows you to see a high-tech simulation of the weather forecast right on your own desktop. The Tempescope is a small translucent box that is capable of downloading meteorological information off the internet from a wireless remote that …

Nintendo reveals a flood of new games ahead of E3 2015

The NX console isn't the only product Nintendo's working on behind the scenes, naturally. Via a Direct Micro video session, the company has now shared an outlook of its game plan for this year and beyond -- though we're sure it's not telling us <i>everything</i>. Most notably, Nintendo revealed the <i>Dr. …

Retrogaming

As California drought worsens, experts urge water reforms

As mandatory water restrictions took effect Monday across California, a panel of experts called upon<p>the drought-plagued state to upgrade its water infrastructure and reform its antiquated water rights system.<p>"The reservoirs we built in California over the 20th century were designed for a climate …

Report: Heat want Wade to use opt-in clause to go after Durant

Miami and Dwyane Wade are in a contract dispute, and Pat Riley has his eyes on the big picture.<p>The Miami Heat always have huge plans. That fact might …

Microsoft Wraps Its Windows 10 Pitch, Here’s What You Need To Know

Microsoft announced today that Windows 10 will be available on July 29. The date matches prior leaks and promises from the company regarding when the new operating system will touch down. The release schedule also puts Windows 10 into the market before the back-to-school PC sales cycle, and, of …