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Ending the Blame Game Through Talks

Gil Troy on the competing claims of Palestinians and Israelis.<p>Although the peace talks have barely begun, they are already showcasing the recurring …

We’re on the cusp of deep learning for the masses. You can thank Google later

Google (s goog) silently did something revolutionary on Thursday. It open sourced a tool called word2vec, prepackaged deep-learning software designed …

Ghana: the new Ibiza for international party set?

At Kokrobite, a traditional fishing village west of Accra, a party is in full swing. Crowds dressed in the red and black uniform of funeral-goers block the potholed streets, singing and swaying, enjoying what for many in Ghana is the highlight of their social calendars.<p>But on the other side of the …

Amazing Photos of Places You Need To Visit

You've thought of Paris, the Great Wall of China and the Amazon rainforest. We've thought of the not-so-typical yet completely remarkable places to …

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Startups Apparently Do Not Care That Android Is Better

In a must-read post for the tech industry, Twitter experience designer and serial startup founder Paul Stamatiou writes: “Android is Better.” His op-ed serves as something of a wake-up call for the industry, where developers building the next generation of mobile applications still heavily prefer …

10 Apps That Will Help You To Organize In The Smartphone Age

Staying organized requires hard work but, luckily, technology has brought make improvements on this chapter as well. Nowadays we basically have an …

How Does All Your Stuff Get to You? Inside the Shipping Industry

Almost everything you own and consume came to you via a container ship, but we know almost nothing about the industry. Rose George, author of the new …

20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

One of the greatest facets of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the …

Spectacular Day and Night Composite Shots of Major Cities

<i>Day to Night</i> is a spectacular ongoing series by fine art photographer Stephen Wilkes featuring urban landscapes that transcend the confines of time by presenting day and night shots of iconic cityscapes in one image. Using up to 1,500 images from a 15-hour shoot day (from sunrise to sunset), Wilkes …

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Seattle police beat the munchies with Doritos initiative at Hempfest

At Seattle's Hempfest, one of the largest events for pot smokers in the US, people can expect to have their snack cravings satisfied by an unexpected source: the Seattle police department.<p>Officers are set to dole out 1,000 Doritos bags on Saturday as part of Operation Orange Fingers, a first of its …

Egypt: deadly clashes erupt again on streets of Cairo

• Reports of at least 50 dead and many more injured<br>• 'Day of rage' march called after more than 600 killed on Wednesday<br>• Army says it will use live ammunition to protect buildings<br>• Armoured vehicles deployed on streets<br>• Egypt Q&A: Guardian journalists answer your questions<p>9.38pm BST<p><i>The Guardian's</i> …

Watch Run the Jewels and Pissed Jeans Perform at Pitchfork Music Festival

Today, Pitchfork.tv has shared more videos from Pitchfork Music Festival 2013. Below, check out footage of Run the Jewels (doing "36" Chain" and "Run the Jewels") and Pissed Jeans (performing "Bathroom Laughter" and "Romanticize Me").<p>Check out video of Belle and Sebastian, Lil B, Killer Mike …

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Why next-gen consoles won't run games at 4K

Back in March, Microsoft's CVP of Marketing and Strategy Yusuf Mehdi told <i>Forbes</i> that the Xbox One would support 4K gaming, saying that there was "no hardware restriction there at all".<p>However, some testing from <i>AnandTech</i> suggests that while that statement might be technically accurate, whether it's …

Maximum PC

Hard hitting concise reviews and kick ass recommendations<p>In every issue of Maximum PC we look at the latest hardware to give you the low-down on …

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[Updated] Samsung Wants 'SSDs For Everyone' With Introduction Of 1TB 840 EVO Solid State Drive

During Samsung’s annual SSD Global Summit, the Korean electronics company announced the 840 EVO, a new consumer line of solid state drives with capacities up to 1TB.<p>“After accelerating the growth of the SSD market with last year’s launch of entry-level, high-performance SSDs, we are introducing …

With The ASUS G750JX, Is The Hunt For The Perfect Gaming Laptop Finally Over?

There is one common, unfortunate theme when it comes to laptops — something I’ve dubbed “almost perfect” syndrome. Whether it’s genius design marred by a sub-par display or a powerful desktop replacement dragged down by unappealing aesthetics, that one niggling problem consistently rears its ugly …

SSDs for everyone? Not so fast

Samsung wants flash storage ubiquity, but addiction to hard drives spins on<p>Somewhere far removed from the cacophony of big news stories emerging last week, Samsung quietly uttered three magical and potentially momentous words: "SSDs for everyone." Solid state drives have long been regarded as the …

Kepler To Go: NVIDIA Offers A Stunning Glimpse At Their Next Mobile Processor

NVIDIA has teased tech journalists and industry insiders with a glimpse at Project Logan, the company’s next mobile processor using its Kepler architecture. Unlike the poised-for-launch Tegra 4, Project Logan will migrate an important suite of features normally reserved for bulky desktop graphics …

Why Steam Trading Cards Should Embarrass Microsoft and Sony

A system where everyone wins.<p>Steam’s recently introduced trading card system might just be the most brilliant consumer loyalty program ever devised …

TCL Is Launching A 50-Inch 4K Television For $999, But Should You Buy It?

Ultra-HD (4K) televisions may be the holy grail of living room entertainment, but obtaining one at anything resembling a reasonable price is nearly impossible. At this rate it may take years for it to reach widespread consumer adoption. That is, unless a manufacturer like TCL brought a 50-inch 4K …

Skyrim In Bed: The NVIDIA SHIELD Review

SHIELD is a daring proposition fueled by a split personality. NVIDIA is positioning the handheld as their flagship Tegra 4 device, a dedicated Android gaming console, and a machine promising ultra-low latency wireless streaming of your PC games to any room in the house. Ambitious doesn’t begin to …

How To Prep Your PC For SHIELD, NVIDIA's Handheld Game Console

SHIELD, the dedicated Android gaming handheld from NVIDIA, launches tomorrow in the United States and Canada, and it packs some sophisticated streaming features inside its Tegra 4-powered shell. If the concept of enjoying controller-friendly Android games <i>and</i> your library of Steam Big Picture games …

The Making of a Monster: Charles Manson’s Childhood

A new biography goes deep into Charles Manson’s troubled childhood and shows how he became the crazed monster that captivated America.<p>More than 40 …

Psychiatrists: the drug pushers

A psychiatrist who once "treated" me used to recite this rueful little mantra: "They say failed doctors become psychiatrists, and that failed psychiatrists specialise in drugs." By drugs this psychiatrist meant drugs of addiction – and his "treatment" of me consisted of prescribing Temgesic, a …