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North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile tests, shut down test site

By Anna Fifield<p>, Bureau chief<p>TOKYO — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared that he will suspend nuclear and missile tests starting Saturday and that he will shut down the site where the previous six nuclear tests were conducted.<p>The surprising announcement comes just six days before Kim is …

North Korea

Xiaomi's new phone has beastly specs for half the price of iPhone 6s or Galaxy S7

Chinese handset maker Xiaomi at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, today announced its latest Mi 5 smartphone, billed as a super flagship …

This new technology will let you download 23 movies in one second

Li-Fi technology, short for Light Fidelity, uses light from LED bulbs to transmit internet data instead of the radio waves our Wi-Fi routers currently broadcast.<p>The LED lightbulbs flicker extremely quickly to emit a frequency of light that can transmit data at incredible speeds —up to 200 gigabits …

Wi-Fi

Leaked documents show Amazon is making a big play to bypass UPS and FedEx

On Tuesday, Bloomberg described internal documents from 2013 that laid out Amazon's plan to build up a global delivery network.<p>The project, internally called Dragon Boat, is intended to launch a new business called Global Supply Chain by Amazon as soon as this year, and would compete directly with …

Jeff Bezos

Anti-racism group shames online trolls with billboards IRL

Online trolls in Brazil may think twice about posting racist messages on social media now that a group is putting billboards of the offensive text …

Microsoft launches PowerApps, allowing you to build business apps without any coding skills

Microsoft today launched PowerApps, a new service that allows business users to easily create a basic mobile or Web-based app without requiring codes.<p>Available in preview from today, the idea behind it is to take more business apps to mobile, instead of being tied to the PC as they have been …

Apps

Adrian Peterson Boosts MVP Campaign During Another Impressive Vikings Win

Let’s play one of the most important NFL word-association games. When you see the letters “MVP” together while capitalized and maybe even bolded, which player comes to mind immediately?<p>For many of you the answer will be Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. That’s a fine choice, as he’s pumping …

17 of the hottest European apps for Android

Europe may be lagging behind the American tech scene, but there's still a lot to be impressed by.<p>Sure, the US has Facebook, and Snapchat, and Twitter. But Europe has contributed some serious heavyweights to the modern app economy: Just take Sweden's Spotify. Or the British Citymapper. Or TomTom, …

10 Places You Have to See to Believe

Are you ready for your daily dose of wanderlust (and then some)? These wonders around the world—from Seussian flower fields to seas that shine like stars—simply must been seen to be believed.

10 Top Comic Book COSMIC SUPERHEROES

Space Race<p>1 of 12<p>Sci-fi and superheroes often butt right up against each other, with some of the world’s most iconic heroes having strong …

10 Amazing Adventures You Need to Do on Your Next European Vacation

Photo: Linny Le<p>When you think of a European vacation, you're probably picturing museums, cafes, and tours through the cities. Don't get us wrong, that side of Europe is amazing, but the continent is also home to some incredible outdoors locations waiting to be explored. From amazing waterfalls to …

Hiking

Which type of public speaker are you?

Gavin McMahon, cofounder of fassforward strategy and communications consulting group in New York, thinks that it’s a fundamental mistake to see …

25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner

Critical thinking is the engine of learning.<p>Within this complex process or so many other relevant themes that contribute to learning: creativity, …

Critical Thinking

A Beginner's Guide to Underwater Portrait Photography

As though taking compelling portraits of people wasn't hard enough, there has been an explosion of <i>underwater</i> portrait photography spreading across …

The 21 Most Spectacular Lakes on Earth

Summertime's almost here and that mean's we'll be strapping on the swim trunks in no time. This year, why not ditch the beach for head for one of these breathtaking lakes instead. We've gone through the tips and photos from the minube travel community to find these 21 drops of pure, unadulterated …

New Zealand

Painting the light fantastic: Photos show eerie hybrid art form

Some painters use oils. Others use pastels or charcoal. And still others use light. That's right, light.<p>Janne Parviainen from Helsinki, Finland, is one such artist. With experience in both photography and painting, he uses long camera exposures and a variety of lights to create images that straddle …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …