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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 chip shows speed isn't everything

If you're already bored by the annual speed upgrades we're seeing in mobile chips (can you really feel the difference between a Galaxy S4 and S5?), Qualcomm's giving you a few more reasons to consider upgrading. Its octa-core Snapdragon 810 chip, which will likely end up in many of next year's top …

Guide To Wearing The Perfect Summer Suit

Admit it: sometimes, when the heat of the summer has reached a level that can only be described as “surface of the sun”, you get a little jealous of …

Downloading movies and TV is not a crime

"Downloading something like <i>Game of Thrones</i> without paying for it is a breach of copyright but if you're not doing it on a commercial scale, it's …

The problem with banning female ejaculation in porn

The The list of acts deemed "prohibited" by the new UK censorship law includes: spanking, being tied up, being gagged, facesitting, fisting and …

Spotlight: Chef Calvin Canlas

MagMaker / December 1, 2014<p><b>My name is</b> Calvin Canlas and <b>my medium is</b> food.<p><b>My love of</b> food—which includes my ability to look at things from the …

Mission incredible: NASA's Juno orbiter on the brink of Jupiter exploration

To steer clear of the worst of Jupiter's radiation emissions, which are strong enough to fry inadequately shielded hardware, the spacecraft will use …

Was the Mona Lisa a Chinese slave?

A historian claims that Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting was a portrait of the artist's Chinese mother<p>The woman depicted in the Mona Lisa might be both a Chinese slave, and Leonardo da Vinci's mother, according to a new theory from Angelo Paratico, a Hong Kong-based historian and novelist.<p>The …

Art

Mona Lisa may have been da Vinci's Chinese mother: Italian historian's comments spark online frenzy

The Mona Lisa may have been a Chinese slave and Leonardo da Vinci's mother, according to an Italian historian whose comments on the famous painting …

Berlin in bondage: a sexperiment | DW | 03.12.2014

It's the middle of the week and I'm hanging suspended from a ceiling somewhere in a converted hangar complex in Berlin-Wedding. Ropes crisscross my …

Yoga

LA Unified School District brings ‘iPads for All’ program to a close as FBI opens investigation

Earlier this year the Los Angeles Unified School District announced that it would be suspending its “iPad for All” program after it ran into an array of problems. Things started off optimistically in July 2013 when the district announced that it would give 640,000 students iPads for school.<p>A few …

Topless Femen activist goes on trial in Cologne | DW | 03.12.2014

Almost a year after Josephine Witt climbed topless onto the altar of Cologne Cathedral during a Christmas mass, the member of the radical feminist …

Why Backyard Birds Are Getting Drunk on Fermented Berries

'Tis the hangover season for many birds—some of which are ending up in "drunk tanks."<p>If birds that feed on winter berries in the Northern Hemisphere seem to be painting the town red, it could be because they're intoxicated.<p>Alcohol forms in berries as they ferment with the first frosts, and the …

Republican aide faces backlash for criticism of Obama daughters' 'classless' dress

Elizabeth Lauten, a Republican spin doctor, apologises for damning Facebook comments on Malia and Sasha's attire and attitude at White House Thanksgiving ceremony<p>It is never wise to publicly denigrate someone else’s children – and when the offspring concerned are the daughters of the President of …

Michelle Obama

Model Minute: Miranda Kerr

The top model talks her new partnership with Reebok, keeping up with son Flynn and the one wardrobe staple she can't live without<p>Miranda Kerr doesn't stop. From running a skincare line and walking the runway at Paris Fashion Week to starring in campaigns for H&M, Wonderbra, Clean Hair Care and …

Fitness

Man uses Facebook to find FedEx package allegedly stolen from doorstep

A Texas man's surveillance camera catches someone allegedly taking a sweater for the man's son from the man's doorstep. His Facebook friends help get the package back.<p>Technology can expose you, but it can also protect you.<p>One Texas man is very grateful for two technologies at his disposal that, he …

Houston Rockets

Victorian upper house: Daniel Andrews faces a big headache

Five micro-party members are set to win seats in the Legislative Council, where they will collectively hold the balance of power<p>Labor’s Victorian election win was a modest affair, coming down to a handful of gains in Melbourne’s south-eastern “sandbelt” and the success of Labor incumbents in …

Lumia 535 Smartphone Review: Windows Phone's Brilliant Budget Bullet

Microsoft’s release of the Lumia 535 Windows Phone is a critical moment in the mobile mission of Redmond. Not that every handset release shouldn’t be regarded as critical (it’s never too early to start #failing), but the Lumia 535 comes at an important transitional time for the company as it is …