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5 Sky Events This Week: Lord of the Rings Meets Luna, Solstice Supermoon

<b>Gaze skyward this week and watch our solar system’s two innermost planets have a strikingly close encounter, while changing seasons brings the year’s largest moon in the sky.</b><p><b>Moon and Spica.</b> On Tuesday, June 18, look towards the southern sky to see the gibbous waxing moon glide extremely close to …

Europe’s hot springs: 20 of the best spots for a soak

Sliding into a bathtub after a long day is one of life’s little luxuries, but there’s nothing quite like the restorative buzz garnered by a dip in a proper thermal pool. From Iceland’s idyllic Blue Lagoon to Switzerland’s most chic spa, here’s a rundown of some of Europe’s best hot springs.<p><b>Blue</b> …

Superfast version of Samsung Galaxy S4 launches

Technology giant Samsung plans to sell a variation of its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone that will transmit data at nearly twice the normal speed, the head of its mobile business has said.<p>J.K. Shin, also co-chief executive of the world's biggest technology firm by revenue, said the phone would be …

Mobile

So what if Apple copies your app? Get to work, like Sunrise did

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>The Apple iOS(s AAPL) app most badly in need of an upgrade was Calendar — and it’s getting one in iOS 7. And some of the …

iPhone 5 vs HTC One | Trusted Reviews

iPhone 5 vs HTC One – Intro<p><b>Update: The iPhone 5 has been replaced with the plastic iPhone 5C which has almost exactly the same spcs as the iPhone 5</b> …

Phones

Digg's Google Reader replacement beta opens on June 26th, friends and family get access on the 19th

Digg -- yes, <i>that</i> Digg -- has a replacement in the works for Google Reader, and it looks like it'll arrive just ahead of the final days of Google's RSS aggregation service. The service, which uses the same API as Reader, is planning a public beta starting on June 26th; a "friends and family" beta …

Instagram 'to add video' as Vine grows in popularity

Popular photo-sharing app Instagram will allow users to upload short video clips onto its network as early as June 20, according to reports.<p>Facebook, which bought Instagram for $715 million (£455m), will unveil the new feature at an event the social network is hosting on Thursday, according to a …

Instagram

PRISM could foil the public-cloud campaign, and private clouds might lie in crosshairs

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock user Bruce Rolff<p>Just as a good share of consumers are concerned about their privacy after news broke …

Oxford English Dictionary learns what 'tweet' means

Did you think that "tweet" was the sound a bird makes? How quaint.<p>Everyone, including the Oxford English Dictionary, knows that "tweet" is what you …

Language

Google announces Chromebooks are coming to more retailers around the world

Sure, you can already snag one of those Chromebooks from places such as Amazon, Best Buy and Google's own Play shop. But, starting today, the Mountain View-based company is making various Chrome OS-sporting laptops available at more retailers around the globe -- over 6,600, to be specific. Google …

Lost in (hotel) Wi-Fi: My love & hate relationship with hotel Wi-Fi

Advertisement<p>23 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Jiri Hera<p>Earlier this morning when reading a press release (no link, sorry) from a company called …

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Outlook.com drops linked email accounts in favor of aliases

Hotmail and Outlook.com have long supported linked email accounts for organizing messages. However, Microsoft now sees connected accounts as tempting targets for hackers -- so tempting, in fact, that the company is severing those links as a safety measure. Within the next two months, Outlook.com …

Collaboration: Apps that work alone to come together

<b>Working together as a team at different times, in different locations, on different bits of digital kit - a trend that has gathered momentum particularly in the last couple of years.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessInventing the question to fit your answerDigital divorce for the 21st …

Business Development

Yahoo discloses US government data request stats: over 12,000 in six months

Yahoo has just revealed just how many government requests for data it's received in the past six months, and it's beaten out Apple, Microsoft and Facebook. Marissa Mayer and General Counsel Ron Bell noted in a Tumblr post that the search giant received between 12,000 and 13,000 requests, "inclusive …

Having problems with your Netflix? You can blame Verizon

Advertisement<p>51 Comments<p>Credit: Orla via shutterstock<p>If you are trying to get Netflix (s NFLX) and use Verizon’s broadband, then there is a good …

How to uncover closed-door restaurants when travelling

It’s like a dinner party with strangers. Closed-door restaurants, also known as underground restaurants or supper clubs, are private eateries tucked away in a chef’s home. And though they’re not widely advertised, they are often some of the most sought-after tables in town.<p>For travellers, these …

Britain blinks first in Syria showdown

David Cameron's ability to supply rebel forces in Syria with arms looked increasingly difficult this morning, after Boris Johnson and other …

Londoners’ lives ‘at risk’ due to increasing number of exploding pavements

A rising number of pavement explosions are putting Londoners’ lives at risk, the Health and Safety Executive fears.<p>Reported incidents of underground …

The stranger side of Switzerland

Zurich, known as the country’s modern metropolis and pulsating financial hub, actually has more in common with Europe’s offbeat, avant-garde cities like Berlin or Barcelona.<p>The typical images of Switzerland -- cuckoo clocks, tick-tocking watches and chocolate-box churches -- are all out-of-date …

European Travel

19 former prisons where you can now spend the night

Hospitality

Carroll set for West Ham medical

Soccer

4 Pillars Of Successful Brand Building From HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes

HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes shares the key areas he focused on to build HootSuite’s brand from scrappy startup to globally recognized social-media tool.<p>As an entrepreneur, one of the biggest challenges you will face will be building your brand. The ultimate goal is to set your company and your brand …

Secrets, lies and America’s spies

CONSTANT vigilance: that is the task of the people who protect society from enemies intent on using subterfuge and violence to get their way. It is …

G8 Summit: negotiations for historic EU-US trade deal announced

The Prime Minister, President Obama, President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy and President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso …

United Kingdom

Cover Your RSS: Be Ready for the Google Reader Shutdown

Inside Flipboard / June 17, 2013<p>In about two weeks, Google will retire Google Reader, but there are steps you can take now to ensure that your Google …

In Peru's stunning, history-laden Urubamba Valley – from the colouful festivals of Ollantaytambo to the less-trafficked town of Pisac – visitors can enjoy views rivalling those of Machu Picchu, and they have the majestic scenery almost all to themselves: http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20130614-walking-in-inca-footsteps-in-perus-sacred-valley?OCID=fbtvlimg

Edward Snowden Single-Handedly Forces Tech Companies To Come Forward With Government Data Request Stats

The tech policy community has been begging Facebook for years to reveal the number of times that law enforcement and government agencies turn to it for information about its users. Reports varied wildly: In 2009, Newsweek said the site got 10 to 20 requests from police every day. In 2011, Reuters …