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Surge pricing comes to the supermarket

Online retailers are increasingly using your personal data to decide how much to charge you. And high-street shops are about to get in on the act<p>In 1861 a shopkeeper in Philadelphia revolutionised the retail industry. John Wanamaker, who opened his department store in a Quaker district of the city, …

Using a simple SQLite database in your Android app

I recently published a tutorial describing the different available methods to store data locally in an Android app. However, due to article length constraints, I could not adequately cover creating and using an SQLite database for data persistence. In this tutorial, I delve into how to use an …

Databases

Microsoft shows off Xamarin tools to write apps for Windows, iOS and Android

During today's Build 2016 keynote address, Microsoft showed off an example of how developers can make apps with Xamarin's tools. They allow app …

11 chilling predictions for what the world will look like in 10 years

In 2015, private-intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting, or Stratfor, published its Decade Forecast, in which it projects the next 10 years of …

Why the Brexit referendum will be swung by the horrific events in Cologne

After the sexual assaults in Germany, the EU referendum is about nothing less than the safety and security of British women - and that means we must get out of Europe<p>So, about this EU referendum business. Until quite recently, the predictions were as follows: a third of Britons would vote to stay …

Europe

It's time for Muslim countries to get off the sidelines in the fight against extremist ideologies

The Sinai Peninsula. Paris. Mali. San Bernardino.<p>We keep trying to find our way out of this recurring nightmare of terrorist attacks. The United Nations unanimously adopted a resolution to use "all necessary measures" to combat Islamic State. Security services remain on the highest alert worldwide. …

Terrorism
Cruise Ships

Islamic State cannot be defeated with kindness. It's time to kill or be killed

The gunmen of Isil cannot – and will not – be defeated through talking, persuasion or understanding. There are no compromises to be offered<p>The tributes to the dead in the Paris terror attacks have been deeply moving. The candlelight vigils have been eerily beautiful. And the images from around the …

Why Generation Y yuppies are all so unhappy

<i>Original content published on waitbutwhy.com</i><p>Say hi to Lucy.<p>Lucy is part of Generation Y, the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid …

The High Cost of Instagram Modeling

Australian Essena O’Neill caused a stir when she quit her Instagram modeling career and lambasted the vainglorious “industry.”<p>I found Essena …

Monica Lewinsky

Europe must now come clean on diesel

America’s tighter pollution checks reveal a long-term deception on emissions by European carmakers<p>Few things get up the Euro-Green nostril more than the American car. Huge, filthy and unsophisticated gas-guzzlers; eight miles to the gallon, mobile smog-machines. Look at Los Angeles! You can hardly …

Make your app look great on any size screen or window (10 by 10)

With the Universal Windows Platform in Windows 10, your apps will now run on a number of device families and automatically scale across the different …

Web Development

Life with the Dash button: good design for Amazon, bad for everyone else

<i>By Mark Wilson</i><p>On a sunny Saturday morning, seven Amazon Dash buttons arrived to my apartment. Dash is a decidedly Jetsonian future come to life. A Wi-Fi connected button for my every need! Push one in my toddler's bedroom, and Huggies diapers would appear at my doorstep. Push another by my bathroom …

I'm a Privacy Advocate, but I Still Use Windows 10 and Google Now

Privacy is important, and we should fight for it. I’ve said that many times. But when Windows 10 launched, I welcomed Cortana despite some concerns …

The President Defends His Iran Plan

Why is Barack Obama saying, “It’s the deal—or war?” Is it fear-mongering? Or “the dictates of cold, hard logic”? He explains his thinking in a conversation with journalists.<p>On Wednesday at American University, Barack Obama made the case for the Iran nuclear agreement, and against its critics, in a …

Barack Obama

Refugees in Germany: Europe's Deportation Machine | ZEIT ONLINE

The arrival of refugees to the EU is often chaotic and messy. But when it comes to getting rid of those who aren't wanted, the system is extremely …

Immigration

British tourists are paying a lot more for Disneyland tickets’

<b>There’s a bit of bad news for anyone wanting to go to Disneyland Paris this summer.</b><p>The theme park is charging Britons a whopping 15% more to buy …

The United States Should Ditch NATO and Follow Britain Out of Europe

It's time to let Europeans defend themselves<p>Suppose we had a war and Britain didn’t come? Which is sort of what happened in Syria when President …

Geopolitics

The founder of Minecraft has been hosting wild parties since he bought his mansion for $70 million

The purchase was a record for the area, and Persson reportedly outbid Beyonce and Jay-Z, who had visited the home a number of times.<p>The home is completely over the top, with a 16-car garage, home gym, giant infinity pool, and lots of designer decor worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.<p>Persson — …

Urban Culture

People are clearly worried that Apple's 'golden goose' is in trouble

It beat expectations for revenue. iPhone sales are up 35% from last year. Apple says more people are switching to the iPhone from Android now than ever before. The company has a record $203 billion in cash reserves.<p>But still, Apple's stock tanked globally.<p>Despite the company's glowing numbers, …

Markets

Martin Lewis: 10 tweaks I'd make to Britain

Moneysavingexpert's Martin Lewis on the 'moneyfesto' tweaks that could marginally improve the lives of millions<p><i>- See a full list of today's money stories</i><p>What would you tweak about Britain? Your first instinct may be “a flat rate of income tax”, “independence for Cornwall”, or “free university …

A vision of Britain outside the EU - confident, successful and free

Released from our Eurochains, pessimism withers and the economy grows as we become great again<p>It’s 2020, and the UK is flourishing outside of the EU. The rump Union, now a united bloc, continues its genteel decline, but Britain has become the most successful and competitive knowledge-based economy …

Holidaymakers warned to take cash to Greece amid financial collapse fears

Holidaymakers to Greece are being advised to take euros in notes and coins in case banks switch off cash machines<p>Holidaymakers to <b>Greece</b> are being advised to take euros in notes and coins in case an escalating debt crisis prompts the country's banks to switch off their cash machines.<p>The Greek …

And Then There Was One

Across China, where new developments are keeping pace with the rapidly growing economy, reports continue to surface of so-called "nail houses." These properties, standing alone amid the ruins of other buildings, belong to owners who have stood their ground and resisted demolition. Defiant property …

China

Sex pest cases, fraud or porn but Eurocrats keep their jobs

Inside the glittering buildings that line Brussels' Rue de la Loi, unseemly behaviour is often met with little more than a slap on the wrist<p>European Commission officials have fiddled their expenses, sexually harassed colleagues and watched hundreds of hours of pornography in the office – yet kept …

New Cold War: US, Russia fight over Europe's energy future

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Russia are once more locked in what could be a generation-defining conflict, and Europe is yet again the core battleground. But this Cold War reprise isn't about military supremacy.<p>It's about heat and electricity for tens of millions of Europeans. The points …

Geopolitics

Surge in migrant voters could swing vote in key UK constituencies

Two seats may for first time be decided by migrants, who make up majority of voters, with parties warned not to ignore this electorate<p>A record number of people who were born outside the UK will be able to vote in this year’s general election and are likely to hold the balance of power in several …