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Who Was the Man Who Stole the Mona Lisa?

“Unimaginable!” roared Parisian newspaper headlines on August 23, 1911, the day after the Louvre discovered that someone had stolen Leonardo da …

Italians mark 70th anniversary of deportation of Rome's Jews to Auschwitz

A ceremony has been held in Rome’s main synagogue to mark the 70th anniversary of the deportation of the city’s Jews.<p>On October 16 1943 more than 1,100 Jews were taken from Rome and deported to Auschwitz. Only 16 of them survived.<p>The anniversary comes just a day after a funeral for Nazi war …

Silk Road: Will cybercrime evolve in wake of takedown?

<b>Silk Road, the infamous online marketplace for drugs and other illegal goods, was closed down by the FBI earlier this month. Since then its alleged founder, Ross Ulbricht - who denies being the site's operator known as Dread Pirate Roberts - has been taken into custody, and police forces around the</b> …

Dark Web

Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom leaked for AT&T

Itching for a better smartphone camera, but can't afford to buy an unlocked device? You're in luck: Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom appears to be coming to AT&T. Images of the AT&T branded smart camera (complete with carrier identification and official apps) appeared on Twitter today, hinting that a AT&T …

Divers In Russia Dredge Up A Half-Ton Chunk Of Meteorite

Remember that bus-sized meteor that stunned thousands and injured hundreds across Russia when it entered the atmosphere and produced a massive shockwave last February?<p>Well what survived the incredible temperatures came crashing into Lake Chebarkul in central Russia, and today, divers dredged up a …

New MacBook Pros to land later this month, claims report

Updated 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros should be available between October 24 and 25, claims a French blog site.<p>Apple may launch its next generation of MacBook Pros before the month is over.<p>The new 13-inch and 15-inch models should pop up for sale between October 24 and 25, French blog site …

MacBook

Bunkr Unveils New Major Version Of Its PowerPoint Killer

French startup Bunkr just released a new major version of its presentation web app in partnership with Etamin Studio. It still is a fully responsive HTML5 web app that works seamlessly on your computer, phone or tablet. Yet, it was redesigned from the ground up and the new user experience should …

HTC to make future Amazon phones, according to report

Rumors of an Amazon smartphone have circulated for well over a year now, but a new report out today says that the retail giant will use HTC to help it make its upcoming devices. Three different smartphones are said to be in development, according to <i>The Financial Times</i> article, but one of the …

Now handling over £1M a day, Thiel-backed TransferWise inches further onto PayPal’s turf

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>London-based TransferWise is a pretty smart operation. Backed by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and led by former Skype …

How an undercover agent busted one of the biggest counterfeiters online

The fashion industry has its own Sherlock Holmes, and thanks to him, one of the Internet’s largest traffickers in counterfeit goods is going to pay.<p>And that Sherlock is a PI from Plano, Texas. Named Holmes.<p>Rob Holmes is a private investigator and owner of IPCybercrime in Plano, and he blew the lid …

How to turn a developer into a founder: Advice from those who’ve done it

For six years, Peter Relan specialized in turning developers into founders. At his YouWeb incubator, the investor/tech veteran found talented developers such as Jason Citron and turned them into the creators of companies.<p>It isn’t easy to make that switch. Citron did, founding OpenFeint, a social …

Here are all the rumors about how Apple might bridge the gap between tablets and laptops

As everyone knows by now, a storm is raging in the world of personal computing. PC sales are down and mobile devices like phones and tablets are the culprit. PC makers are trying to regain lost territory by offering “convertibles”—Frankenstein’s monsters that combine the worst traits of the laptop …

MacBook Air

HTC One Max to reach Vodafone UK this week, costs £600 unlocked

Brits won't have to wait long to get their hands on the HTC One Max. Vodafone UK says that it will be offering the gigantic smartphone this week as a carrier exclusive in the country; customers can pick it up for £49 if they're willing to subscribe to a £47 monthly plan. An unlocked version is also …

Sophie Scholl filmmaker wants compulsory license to give movies away for free

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Fred Breinersdorfer, writer and producer of the Oscar-nominated German drama <i>Sophie Scholl: The Final Days</i>, wants to fight …

Android signs up for official default setting for texting

A single messaging app for Android might be closer than you think, as Google unveils new settings in KitKat to officially set a default text-messaging app.<p>The underlying code that powers Android text messaging is about to get a makeover, and that could have far-reaching changes for how people text …

Apps

The New iPads Are Coming on October 22

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Confirming earlier reports, Apple just sent out invitations to a special event in San Francisco on …

Android: 10 hidden features

Android smartphones are used by millions of people worldwide, but how many of us know the little tricks and hidden features they are capable of? Radhika Sanghani compiles a top 10<p><b>1. Google Maps</b><p>If you’re lost and without wifi or data, you can still use Google Maps. The system is available offline …

London school bans students from using 'innit', 'like', 'bare'

A list of slang words and phrases have been banned as part of a new initiative at a school in south London. Given the chance, which slang words or phrases would you put a stop to?<p>Students at Harris Academy Upper Norwood have been banned from using 10 informal phrases in school areas designated …

Nike Introduces New Nike+ FuelBand SE, An Activity Tracker That’s Harder To Trick

Nike is revealing a new version of its FuelBand today at an event in New York City. Dubbed the FuelBand SE, the new fitness tracker sports a variety of color accents and represents the sporting goods maker’s first non-cosmetic update to its activity tracking wearable since the gadget’s introduction.<p>…

Lifestyle

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

How an insecure, acid-dropping hippie kid reinvented himself as a technological visionary - and changed the world<p>When I first met Steve Jobs, I …

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

Vietnam War

2014-2015 New Cars: The Ultimate Buyer's Guide

Quick Reviews of Every Car You Can Buy<p>Despite generally booming sales so far this year, the auto industry continues to find itself in a state of transition. Fuel economy is on the rise, as are the capability, popularity, and affordability of alternative fuel vehicles like electric cars and plug-in …

Alfa Romeo

Cars of Futures Past – GM Firebird Concepts

<i>Harley Earl poses with the Firebird concepts in 1958. All photos courtesy General Motors.</i><p>In the car-obsessed 1950s, showing off technical capability …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

The Hyperrealistic Sculptures of Ron Mueck

London-based sculptor Ron Mueck, formerly a model maker and puppeteer for children's television and films, has been creating fine art sculptures since 1996. Using resin, fiberglass, silicone, and many other materials, Mueck constructs hyperrealistic likenesses of human beings, while playing with …

Banksy hits New York City, but the city hits back

Acclaimed street artist Banksy has crossed the pond from his native UK, and is now leaving his marks all around New York City. Since October 1st, he's created upwards of 10 pieces as part of his monthlong "residency" (to borrow a term from the professional art world), titled "Better Out Than In." …