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Why We Shouldn't Be So Shocked By Jian Ghomeshi

Jian Ghomeshi is one charismatic guy.<p>He's been revered as attractive, popular, successful, a ladies' man -- until now. Now we see that this man, …

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Google Maps is getting a colorful redesign for iOS and Android

Google's colorful new design style is making its way to Maps this week. With an update rolling out over the next few days, the look of Google Maps on both iOS and Android will be overhauled to fit in line with Material Design, a style that's been quickly making its way across Google's biggest apps. …

Google Wallet Sees Surge in Usage Alongside Apple Pay Launch

Increased consumer interest in NFC mobile payments related to Apple's recent launch of its Apple Pay mobile payment service appears to be having benefits for other services as well, reports <i>Ars Technica</i>. A major beneficiary of this new consumer awareness of mobile transactions is Google Wallet, …

Police Finally Arrest The Third And Final Founder Of The Pirate Bay

Proving that the long arm of the law doesn’t soften over time, the final founder of legendary file-sharing site The Pirate Bay to evade the police has now been caught. Fredrik Neij, known also as ‘TiAmo’, was arrested by border authorities in Thailand after attempting to enter the country from …

Brent crude tumbles as Saudi escalates Opec oil price war

Saudi Arabia slashes oil contract price to US, sending crude traded in London sharply lower<p>Oil prices were in free fall on Tuesday morning after it emerged that Saudi Arabia, the world's largest exporter, had slashed its contract price for its US customers in a further sign of an escalating war for …

The Guardian Is Being Swamped With 'Dark Traffic' And No One Knows Where It's Coming From

Normally, web publishers can "see" where their readers come from. If you search for a story in Google, publishers can see that you landed on their site via a Google link, for instance. Generally, the biggest sources of incoming reader traffic are Facebook and Google.<p>But recently, a massive chunk of …

Riots force reinstatement of Zambian official

Edgar Lungu, Zambia's ruling party's secretary-general, has been reinstated after his dismissal triggered riots in the capital Lusaka.<p>The move on Tuesday came after police and demonstrators clashed in protests against acting president Guy Scott, who dismissed Lungu on Monday.<p>The riots started on …