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I visited North Korea — here's what it's like to explore the world's most mysterious country

These are my photos from my trip to North Korea, quite possibly the most mysterious country on the planet. The photos focus on what it was like getting into the country and then exploring Pyongyang, North Korea's capital and the largest city. My trip began in China, where I would eventually board a …

North Korea

Roomy backpacks can carry a 17-inch MacBook and a whole lot more

Booq, makers of stylish, timeless and understated computer bags often named after snakes, is shedding some of its skin.<p>A new line of backpacks that debuted Thursday carries a simple name, Daypack. The line also carries color, unusual because booq typically likes to work mostly in gray and black.<p>But …


What I learned spending five hours in the Apple Store for my iPhone 6s

Cautionary tales are a dime a dozen on the Internet, especially when it comes to articulating the horrors of the Day One iPhone line. In fact, they’re so common that at TNW, we talked about how it’s more rare to have <i>no lines</i> at an Apple Store — like this case at a store in Portland.<p>But trust me, …

Mobile Technology

Man mistakes plane exit for toilet door, tries to open it at 30,000 feet

LONDON — A man has been arrested and fined €600 ($671) after confusing a plane door with a toilet door during a flight from Edinburgh to …


The White House is using open data to help you shortlist US colleges

If you’re planning to apply to universities in the US next year, The White House’s redesigned College Scorecard site is a good place to start shortlisting schools.<p>Using open data and an easy-to-use interface, the resource lets you quickly look up universities by location, size and programs.<p>It also …

Future Risks of an Iran Nuclear Deal

The Latest on 2016: GOP hopefuls proud of their parents

6:30 p.m. (EDT)<p>For many of the presidential hopefuls on stage Saturday for the South Carolina Freedom Summit, their parents are never far from their thoughts.<p>Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal tells of his parents leaving India to go to Baton Rouge. "The first time they ever got on a plane was to come to …


The 12 most controversial apps you can still download today

From dating apps that only let you in if you're wealthy to apps for viewing leaked information archives, these are the most controversial apps you can still download today.


Roving chick spy keeps tabs on shy penguins

WASHINGTON (AP) — The newest tool for biologists is the baby penguin robotic spy.<p>It's pretty darn cute, and so convincing that penguins essentially talk to it, as if it is a potential mate for their chicks.<p>Emperor penguins are notoriously shy. When researchers approach, these penguins normally back …

World War II Bomb Blows Up the Autobahn

Authorities in Germany detonated a 1100-lb bomb leftover from World War II. The explosion left a 65-foot crater in the middle of the A3.<p>(Photo Credit: DPA)<p>Authorities in Germany detonated a 1100-lb, World War II era bomb near the A3 highway in Germany early on Wednesday. Construction workers found …

World War II

Compton School Police To Be Armed With AR-15 Rifles

A new school board policy in Compton, California, will permit some on-duty campus police officers to carry AR-15 rifles in the trunks of their patrol cars.<p>The controversial policy, which is expected to go into effect next month, has divided the community over whether or not police are becoming too …