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EU roaming is now free – what you need to know

The EU’s long running attempts to abolish roaming charges for customers across Europe have finally been fruitful, with carriers across the block set to drop roaming charges for hundreds of millions of prepaid and postpaid customers.<p><i>Read Next:</i> Travel SIM cards and local options that will save you …

Telecoms

The Long, Lonely Road of Chelsea Manning

On a gray morning this spring, Chelsea Manning climbed into the back seat of a black S.U.V. and directed her security guard to drive her to the nearest Starbucks. A storm was settling over Manhattan, and Manning was prepared for the weather, in chunky black Doc Martens with an umbrella and a …

The hardest border

By Nuala McCann & Christina McSorley<br>31 May 2017<p>When Brexit happens, the UK will suddenly have a major land border with the EU.<p>The frontier between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland runs for 310 miles.<p>No-one really knows what’s going to happen to it.<p>The 499km squiggle<p>“Kilnasaggart Bridge” …

How Lego clicked: the brand that reinvented itself | Johnny Davis

The revival of Lego has been hailed as the greatest turnaround in corporate history, ousting Ferrari as the world’s most powerful brand. Johnny Davis reports<p>From its founding in 1932 until 1998, Lego had never posted a loss. By 2003 it was in big trouble. Sales were down 30% year-on-year and it was …

Lego

Logitech's latest MX mice are ready for your multi-PC setup

Most mice are designed with the assumption that you'll pair them with one PC at a time. But that's just not realistic these days -- there's a good chance you have multiple systems. And Logitech thinks it can do something about this with its latest flagship mice. It's introducing the MX Master 2S …

The Greatest Albums You’ve Never Heard

There are <b>cult heroes</b>, and there are <b>one-hit wonders</b>. And then there are bona fide megastars who, despite enjoying worldwide acclaim, still release …

Why We Lie: The Science Behind Our Deceptive Ways

In the fall of 1989 Princeton University welcomed into its freshman class a young man named Alexi Santana, whose life story the admissions committee had found extraordinarily compelling.<p>He had barely received any formal schooling. He had spent his adolescence almost entirely on his own, living …

The Life Of A Backing Band: What It's Like Being On Tour With One Direction

<b>One afternoon on the American leg of their 2012 tour,</b> on the cusp of becoming Britain's first international teen super-phenomenon since The Spice …

How Anker is beating Apple and Samsung at their own accessory game

Steven Yang quit his job at Google in the summer of 2011 to build the products he felt the world needed: a line of reasonably priced accessories that would be better than the ones you could buy from Apple and other big-name brands. These accessories — batteries, cables, chargers — would solve our …

25 iconic speeches you’ll want to watch on repeat

From Martin Luther King to Margaret Thatcher, prepare to be moved by the most iconic speeches of all time...<p>Icons<p>We’ve compiled a list of the most …

You Can Search NASA’s Entire Photo Archive on This Easy-to-Use Website

NASA just launched an updated Image and Video Library website that puts the entire NASA photo archive at your fingertips, just one keyword search …

New password guidelines say everything we thought about passwords is wrong

When I recently discovered a draft of new guidelines for password management from NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology), I was amazed about the number of very progressive changes they proposed.<p>Although NIST’s rules are not mandatory for nongovernmental organizations, they …

Software

8 ways to repurpose an old Android phone

It's hard to believe, but smartphones as we know them have been around for nearly a decade. And chances are good you've upgraded at least once during that time, if not many times.<p>Usually, that upgrade leaves you with your old phone and a question: What should I do with it? Most common answer: Sell …

The Intricacies of Quantum Mechanics Explained in 5 Minutes Using Ducks

Exurb1a has created a new amusing video where he takes a <i>quack</i> at explaining the intricacies of quantum mechanics in 5 minutes using ducks.<p>What a …

Corsair One review: The best small form factor PC we’ve ever tested

So good it almost makes you forget about the horror that was the Bulldog. Almost.<p>Specs at a glance: Corsair One<p><b>Lowest</b><p><b>Middle</b><p><b>Best (as …

What's the Most Popular Food in Your State? This Map Knows.

Recipes are huge on Pinterest. According to Pinterest, food is their number-one category, as there are 15 billion ideas and submissions. That's a …

Coca-Cola

Coherence Movie Review — Get ready to get your mind blown

<i>Coherence</i> is a twisting, thrilling, low budget sci-fi that shows that sometimes less is more when it comes to the genre.<p>As CGI and technology get …

25 Things You Never Knew Your Microwave Could Do

Fireside Fiction Company is science fiction’s best-kept secret

The online publisher celebrates its fifth anniversary by jumping to GitHub.<p>You may not have heard of Fireside Fiction Company, but it's time you did. …

GitHub

'Baby Came Back!' SpaceX's Rocket Safely Returns to Earth in Launch Pad Landing on Historic Site

Rocket launches are always cool to watch. But rocket landings? Now that’s truly out of this world.<p>On Sunday, private space company SpaceX …

Space Exploration

The Best Telescopes To Get Started in Stargazing

So you've decided to look for Saturn. What scope should you buy?<p>If you've ever tried to take up astronomy but given up out of frustration, or gotten overwhelmed before you've even started, you're not alone. As with many hobbies, getting off on the right start is all-important, and can make the …

Telescopes

From its Falcon Heavy to reusing its rocket boosters, SpaceX faces 4 crucial missions in 2017

SpaceX’s prospects will turn on whether the company can pull off a year of firsts.<p>In 2017, the Hawthorne space company is planning the first reflight of a previously used first-stage rocket booster; the long-awaited debut of its larger Falcon Heavy rocket; and an unmanned test flight of its …

Review: HP’s Elite Slice is a cool possible future for the desktop

This little PC doesn't quite live up to its promise, but it's a neat idea.<p>Mini desktop PCs are a well-established market segment at this point, and …

USB Type-C

This ‘Blade Runner’ Fan Film Will Tide You Over Until ‘Blade Runner 2049’ For A Fraction Of The Price

Ridley Scott’s <i>Blade Runner</i> will finally get a sequel courtesy of <i>Arrival</i> director Denis Villeneuve. <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> will see the return of Harrison Ford’s Deckard and a new Blade Runner played by Ryan Gosling working to deal with some new conspiracy that could bring down society. It’s easy to get …

12 of the World’s Most Fascinating International Borders

It’s tough being a cartographer.<p>Not all international borders are uncomplicated, straight lines dividing one country from another. In reality, a …

Sea Level

Why You Should Spend Your Money on Experiences, Not Things

You don't have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>When you work hard every single day and there's only so much money left after your regular expenses, you have to make certain it's well spent. Spend your limited funds on what science says will make you happy.<p><b>The</b> …

The Buried Story of Male Hysteria

When men actually began to be diagnosed as “hysterics,” doctors searched for a cause. They found a chemical that may be on the rise again today.<p>When a raving 27-year-old man was committed to Hudson River State Hospital for the Insane in April of 1887, no one thought much of it.<p>But 12 days later, …

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