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The War For Your Wrist

The past decade has seen the consumer electronics war grow more furious and more personal: your living room is a battlefield, as are your desks and your pockets. Now, more than a year-and-a-half since the Pebble (née Allerta) team saw its e-Paper smartwatch concept shatter a $100,000 Kickstarter …

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

The Most Colorful Cities in the World (Photos)

No need to rely on just nature to provide a colorful backdrop to your vacation. The streets and skylines of these global cities pop in jewel tones …

Mandela: The Miracle Maker

The extraordinary life of the man who liberated South Africa—and then kept the country from falling apart.<p>Nelson Mandela, who died December 5, …

12 Shoes for 12 Lovers by Sebastian Errazuriz: Part 1

Artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz has never been one to be afraid of pushing the boundaries and his latest project entitled 12 Shoes for 12 …

Thousands delayed after flights grounded at UK airports

Serious computer glitches at the country's main air traffic control centre left hundreds of passengers stranded at some of the UK's major airports<p>Thousands of passengers were left stranded on Saturday after hundreds of flights were grounded at airports following a technical fault at the country’s …

Flying

The best children's literature of 2013

<b>Z Is for Moose</b><br>by Kelly Bingham and Paul O Zelinsky (Andersen, £6.99)<p>Moose makes sure that the order of the letters of the alphabet is unforgettable in this pacy picture book which pokes fun at traditional ABCs. When he asks his friends to help create an ABC, Zebra does not anticipate any problems. …

Nelson Mandela's friend describes his last days

A rare video has emerged showing one of Nelson’s Mandela’s friends and former prison mates speaking publicly about his last days.<p>Anti-apartheid activist, Ahmed Kathrada, was imprisoned with the former president of South Africa, considered by many to be the “father of the nation.”<p>Speaking at the …

Cutting edge: the life of a former London gang leader

Jean-Claude Dagrou sits in his living room, changes his baby's nappy, and explains why he became a gang member: "I wanted people to be scared of me. That's the only reason I got involved, to tell you the truth." Dagrou is built like a wardrobe, with huge, scarred arms, a deep voice and a disarming …