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Jordan minister on Islamic State strike: 'we're upping the ante'

Country's foreign minister says airstrike just the beginning of retaliation against Isil for the killing of its pilot<p>Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh said his country's strike against Islamic State in Syria on Thursday was just the start of its response to the militant group's immolation of …

Middle East

16 Things Old People Don't Understand About Snapchat

"What's the point of sending a picture if it just goes away?" *Sigh.*<p><b>1. "Snapchat, you mean that thing people use to send naked pictures?"</b> One could make the claim that dick pics are how Snapchat changed the social media game, yes.<p><b>2. Why would you send something that just disappears?</b> Olds: "What's …

Obama Was An iPhone Fanboy Before Everyone Else

2007 Apple was the very embodiment of secrecy. If you didn’t have an Apple employee badge, you probably had no idea what was coming next.<p>Unless you’re a senator from Illinois with damned good odds of becoming the president of the United States, that is. Then you get to play with the iPhone before …

TransAsia plane crash: pilot's body found still clutching joystick

Pilot of the doomed flight in Taipei hailed as a hero for guiding the plane away from away from built-up areas<p>The pilot of a doomed TransAsia plane, hailed as a hero for his actions in the final moments before a crash that killed 31 people, was still holding the joystick in the plane's cockpit when …

Canon's 5Ds and 5Ds R have whopping 50.6-megapixel sensors

Yes, dear readers, the rumors are true: Canon has two new flagship DSLR cameras. Enter the 5Ds and 5Ds R, each packing a massive 50.6-megapixel full-frame sensor -- which, at first glance, is clearly the specification that stands out the most. But there's more to these beasts, naturally, starting …

Cameras

What Every Photographer Needs to Know About Creating an Online Portfolio

We should clear up one myth before we continue, a photographic portfolio is not the preserve of the professional photographer. Yes, in the days …

Men's bracelets: the wish list - in pictures

Bracelets for men have moved on from the surfy beads synonymous with gap-year students. So strap on nautical-inspired rope, plaited leather or minimal metal suitable for both the boardroom and the beach

List-Worthy

Pope Francis says it is OK to smack children if their ‘dignity is maintained’

Pope Francis told parents it is OK to spank their children to discipline them – as long as their dignity is maintained.<p>Francis made the remarks this week during his weekly general audience, which was devoted to the role of fathers in the family.<p>Francis outlined the traits of a good father: one who …

Pope Francis

Slouchy, not Spandexed: How to Dress for the Gym Like a Parisienne

A couple of months ago, my Parisian girlfriend asked me if I wanted to join a gym together. “They have a sauna and a great Sunday yoga class,” she proudly announced. A sauna— this was her selling point? I love a good spa session as much as the next girl, but what about the core classes, the abs, …

Clothing

Olympus Air is a wireless camera for your smartphone

Sony’s QX lens cameras, which wirelessly and physically attach to your smartphone, didn’t turn out to be all that great — performance was painfully slow, and at their price and size you might as well just carry a decent Wi-Fi-equipped compact camera. But Olympus seems to think there’s the germ of a …

Japanese Army Builds Gigantic Star Wars Snow Sculpture

May the force be with you! The 66th annual Sapporo Snow Festival kicked off today and the most impressive snow sculpture of all features Darth Vader, his three stormtroopers and TIE fighters. This Star Wars snow sculpture was created by Japan's army troopers, or the 11th Brigade of the Ground …

Twitter: what we learned from the social network's latest financial results

Twitter’s share-price soared in the hours after the company published its latest quarterly financial results, as investors cheered its sharp growth in advertising revenues, and tactfully ignored another nine-digit net loss and sluggish user growth.<p>The social network’s earnings call with analysts …

Social Media

Canon is giving mirrorless cameras another shot

The EOS M3 reboots a struggling series<p>Canon has announced the EOS M3, the third in its line of mirrorless cameras. The M3 has a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, Wi-Fi connectivity, and 49-point hybrid phase-detection autofocus, but perhaps more important are the design changes. This looks to be by far …

Hurting Tiger withdraws at Torrey Pines

Woods, who could be seen grimacing and rubbing his back during the round, was two-over for the day and well off the pace when he spoke to his playing partners on the Torrey Pines North Course and walked gingerly away, eventually being taken off in a golf cart.<p>In a brief word with reporters, …

Golf

Barack Obama attacked by Chinese media for 'chumming with' Dalai Lama

Chinese state media has admonished US president Barack Obama for hosting the Dalai Lama and calling him ‘a good friend’ at a prayer meeting in Washington on Thursday, claiming that receiving the Tibetan spiritual leader “is a political liability which backfires”.<p>“Chumming with a secessionist is …

China

New police photos show Lance Armstrong's SUV got really banged up in a crash that his girlfriend lied about

Newly released photos of Lance Armstrong's crashed GMC Yukon, sent to Business Insider on Thursday by Aspen police, show the extent of the damage to the vehicle registered to the fallen sports icon after he allegedly crashed into two parked cars the night of Dec. 29.<p>His girlfriend, Anna Hansen, …

Swatch says its own smartwatch will be available by April — just in time to compete with the Apple Watch

Reuters / Arnd Wiegmann<p>Swatch plans to start selling a smartwatch within the next three months, Bloomberg reports.<p>If the three-month time frame is accurate, Swatch's smartwatch will likely be available by April, which is when Apple plans to release its first Watch.<p>Besides Apple, Swatch will also …

Jupiter Ascending Review

Lost in space.<p>Jupiter Ascending marks an impressive, if clunky, entry in the Wachowski siblings' eclectic filmography. Combining elements of science, …

India's rural employment programme is dying a death of funding cuts

Ten years ago this week, the Indian parliament unanimously passed the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). It was a historic legislation based on two interlinked goals: ensuring livelihood security to rural residents by providing at least 100 days of guaranteed wage …

Economics

Scientists Want To Trick The Gut Into Burning Fat Without Food

Forget the so-called "miracle" diet pills that claim to rev up metabolism.<p>Slowly but surely, we're entering a new era of clinically tested drugs to combat obesity; most of the newest ones try to do that by suppressing appetite. And while no one's giving up on old-fashioned diet and exercise to help …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Twitter beat revenue estimations in its Q4 earnings report.</b> But it had 288 million monthly active users, short of the 295 million expected.<p><b>2. We talked to Twitter CEO Dick Costolo after the earnings report.</b> He says you need a thick skin to be CEO.<p><b>3. GoPro stock was down 15% after its Q4 earnings</b> …

Nintendo wants to make a comeback with cheaper software

Nintendo is aiming to stimulate sales by introducing more low-cost software, company president Satoru Iwata confirmed to The Nikkei.<p>The games company plans to release remakes of older titles for the Nintendo 3DS system, as well as releases previously seen on smartphone devices. The plan is to offer …

Retrogaming

Paris Bans Filming of Action Movies Following January Terrorist Attacks

Anne Gelbard—AFP/Getty Images<p>Thibault Camus—AP<p>Thibault Camus—AP<p>Christian Hartmann—Reuters<p>Domique Faget—AFP/Getty Images<p>Francois Mori—AP<p>Thibault …

Cablevision's WiFi-only unlimited mobile phone service is live

The all-WiFi phone service Cablevision announced in January is now available. Unlike the usual mobile carrier, the Freewheel phone (currently a $100 second generation Moto G) only operates on WiFi -- to keep costs down it doesn't look for 3G, LTE or any other kind of signal. Of course, if you're …

Mobile

Canon Officially Announces the Canon 5DS, 5DS R and 11-24mm f/4L

After weeks of rumors and speculation, Canon has finally confirmed that the megapixel monster known as the 5Ds/5Ds R is real, and coming to stores …

Hubble captures triple solar eclipse on Jupiter

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Hubble space telescope peers hundreds, thousands, millions of light-years into the universe to study novas, quasars and nebulas.<p>But weeks ago, it pulled its focus way in close -- to just light-minutes away -- to view a rare and beautiful spectacle at the planet Jupiter.<p>Three big moons …