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Sony to boost smartphone batteries because people aren’t replacing phones

User frustration over battery life has steadily increased as people keep devices for longer, but the company has a solution<p>There was a time a few years back when a lot of people bought a new smartphone every 18 months, as soon as the latest model dropped and their contract was up. But that has …

Phones
Digital Advertising

Beslan mothers detained over anti-Putin protest at ceremony

Five women taken into custody after wearing T-shirts blaming Russian president for 2004 siege that left 186 children dead<p>Five women wearing T-shirts blaming Vladimir Putin for the Beslan school massacre have been detained during a ceremony commemorating victims of the siege.<p>Two journalists were …

Russia
Middle East

Africa stargazers glimpse 'ring of fire' during annular solar eclipse

Near-perfect alignment of the Earth, moon and sun enjoyed by viewers in a narrow band stretching across central Africa<p>Stargazers in south and central Africa were treated to a spectacular solar eclipse on Thursday with the moon moving across the sun to form a “ring of fire”.<p>At the eclipse’s peak, …

Indian Ocean
United Kingdom

Where the Death Penalty Still Lives

On a Saturday evening in July 2013, just before 6:30, James Rhodes was recorded on a surveillance camera walking into a Metro PCS cellphone store in Jacksonville, Fla. He was wearing a black do-rag and a blue bandanna, which he pulled over his nose and mouth. Shelby Farah, the store manager, stood …

Middle School

DGCA may soon ban in-flight selfies, photography

Concerned about security risks arising out of in-flight selfies, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) may soon ask airlines to strictly …

Dhaka cafe attack mastermind killed by troops

The Bangladesh police on Saturday killed Dhaka cafe attack mastermind >Canadian-Bangladeshi Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury and his two associates in an …

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola rules out more signings after summer spending spree

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City will not make any more signings before deadline day – after spending £175million this summer.<p>City have made nine …

Could This Be the Year Movies Stopped Mattering?

If you wanted to pinpoint the moment this year when it became clear that moviegoing had devolved from Culture-Conquering Pastime to merely Something …

Trump's Weirdo Doctor Uses Windows XP, Which Could Be a Violation of HIPAA

NBC News has a new article about Donald Trump’s doctor of 35 years, Dr. Harold Bornstein—the guy who claimed that Trump, if elected, would be “the …

Critical Mass: Don't Breathe is modern horror at its best

As the end of summer quickly approaches, studios are doing their best to dump anything (and everything) they can on unsuspecting moviegoers. That’s …

The Best Countries in the World to Film Your Movie, Based on Production Incentives

This comprehensive guide to global production incentives asks: why not film in Fiji when you can recoup 50% of your production budget?<p>Filming a movie …

This Is How Language Might Be Mapped In Your Brain

A new study has given a clearer picture than ever before of where language happens in our brains – though so far, it's only a snapshot.<p>The team, working at the University of California in Berkeley, used "functional magnetic resonance imaging" (fMRI) scanners to study blood flow in the brains of …

21 Useful Skills Every Lazy Science Undergrad Has Mastered

It's not that you're not clever, you just don't want to do any work that isn't absolutely necessary.

Oscars: Controversy Erupts Over Brazilian Film ‘Aquarius’

At the Cannes Film Festival in May, filmmaker Kleber Mendonça Filho and the cast and crew of his film “Aquarius” staged a protest against the …

Brazil

[Review] Fatima

Fatima<p>Theatrical Review<br>Kino Lorber; 79 minutes<p><b>Director:</b> Phillipe Faucon<p>Written by <b>Michael Snydel</b> on August 26, 2016<p>Based on Fatima Elayoubi’s book,</i> …

17 Invaluable Filmmaking Lessons from the 'Pete's Dragon' Production Diary

We plumbed the depths of indie-auteur-turned-Hollywood-director David Lowery's extensive production notes.<p>David Lowery has a contentious relationship …

Animation

Scent of a Crime: Can Traces of Perfume Crack the Case?

The core tenet of physical evidence collection is that an offender leaves traces behind at a crime scene – while taking other traces with them. The …

Private Lives Are Exposed as WikiLeaks Spills Its Secrets

CAIRO (AP) — Its scoops have rattled the Saudi foreign ministry, the National Security Agency and the U.S. Democratic Party. But WikiLeaks' …

Mumbai-Newark AI flight emergency landing: Why captain, crew did a commendable job - Firstpost

<b>New Delhi</b> - Air India has been the favorite whipping boy of passengers, routinely topping complaints due to flight delays, denied boarding and …

20 Moving Quotes From Good Will Hunting About Life, Love, And How To Never Have Regrets

Coming up with a story, taking it to the studio, and getting a whole Hollywood movie made when you're newcomers in the industry - that's quite a …

The Neuroscience of Storytelling

It’s a simple question: “How do you write an effective, engaging story?”Lisa CronAsk Lisa Cron. An accomplished author and story coach, she has just …

Writing

India Today

#RE Warning: Disturbing Video<br>No vehicle to carry the corpse, hospital staff breaks the body and bundle it up! <br>#ITVideo<p>For more videos click …

Rapid transformation, not gradual evolution: Modi's vision for India

India cannot march through the 21st century with the administrative systems of the 19th century, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday, adding …

Finding realism in Raghu Ganj

The road to Raghu Ganj is a convoluted one. The auto driver, who lives in Chawri Bazar, doesn’t know of its existence. When I tell him that Manoj …