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The creator of The Wire, David Simon, delivered an impromptu speech about the divide between rich and poor in America at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney, and how capitalism has lost sight of its social compact. This is an edited extract<p>• Lanre Bakare: Go home, David Simon. Without justice …

The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

’12 Years a Slave’ Wins Big in Boston. ‘Wolf of Wall St’ a Perpetual Bridesmaid.

'12 Years a Slave' Wins Big in Boston<p>The Boston Society of Film Critics announced their annual awards today, with the list below being updated as …

Wall Street

Incredibly Elaborate Illustrations by Victo Ngai

New York-based illustrator Victo Ngai creates captivating illustrations with elaborate narratives. Her unique style features swirls of lines and colors that are alive with energy and movement. In much of her work, Ngai uses a signature palette of oranges, reds, greens, and browns to create the …

Evernote Market Posters by Studio Office

Creative Poster Design.<p>Evernote has launched the Evernote Market, an online shop that offers beautiful designed products. Creative studio Office was …

Exposure: A New Web Service for Creating Beautiful Photo Narratives

The key to creating a good photo-based service is to fill a need that isn’t being filled by any other app or website — a task increasingly difficult …

Free Things to Do in Prague

Not long ago, Prague was hailed—in hushed tones—as one of the greatest European cities vacationers had yet to discover. Those days are gone, and the city is now well known as a major destination for art, history, and culture. Naturally, its prices have grown along with its reputation. With these …

European Travel

The Massively Different Pricing Of 2 Identical Drugs Shows Something Deeply Wrong With The US Healthcare System

They have identical risks, but one costs 40 times as much as the other. Yet, doctors often prescribe the more expensive drug.<p>This costs Medicare more than a billion dollars a year, but the agency can do little to stop it. Unlike other health agencies, Medicare does not have the right to negotiate …

The Xbox One is the Ultimate Culmination of Microsoft's Vision

Now that the Xbox One has finally hit the market, one of Microsoft’s visions has almost come true. For years, the company has been trumpeting its long-term plan to have ‘three screens and a cloud‘ for its flagship products, but until recently it had failed to deliver due to ageing devices (the Xbox …

Film,Awards and prizes,Film industry,Lindsay Duncan,Hanif Kureishi,Irvine Welsh,Judi Dench,Scarlett Johansson,Ken Loach,Julie Walters,Independent production companies,Oscars 2014,Oscars,Culture,James McAvoy,UK news,World news,Metro Manila<p>Low-budget thriller set in the Philippines is standout winner …