Basit Saeed

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Mike Pence Touches NASA Equipment Labeled 'Do Not Touch', Becomes Instant Meme

Vice President Mike Pence made a big mistake during his tour of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center yesterday. He touched a piece of critical space flight …

Chilling picture shows female Isil fighter holding child moments before detonating suicide vest

At first sight the picture appears to show a mother cradling her young child as she flees an Islamic State-held area of Mosul.<p>But a closer look reveals she is holding a trigger, which she will pull seconds later.<p>An Iraqi TV station captured the moment before a suspected female Islamic State of Iraq …

The best video games of 2017 so far

With trippy PS4 explorers, hilariously enjoyable Nintendo Switch releases and perhaps the greatest game of the decade – here are the best games we’ve played this year<p>More on the best of 2017 so far: Albums | TV | Films<p>Arms<p><b>Nintendo Switch; Nintendo</b><p>Nintendo’s bright, brisk take on the fighting game …

Gaming

Ex-nurse suspected of killing up to 60 kids

SAN ANTONIO — A Texas grand jury returned a second murder indictment Wednesday against a former Texas nurse who was previously convicted in the murder of other children. Prosecutors say she could be responsible for the deaths of up to 60 young children.<p>The Bexar County District Attorney's Office …

Crime

Jeremy Corbyn calls on supporters to 'occupy' empty homes to help victims of Grenfell fire tragedy

Jeremy Corbyn has called on his supporters to “occupy” empty buildings to find homes for victims of Grenfell Tower fire.<p>The Labour leader upped the pressure on ministers to do more to find homes for families who lost everything in the tragedy in west London.<p>Last week Mr Corbyn called for empty …

10 best Android tools and utility apps

Smartphones are, at their core, tools. Because of this, many developers have created tons of tools for them that work really well. The genre is actually quite diverse. There are tons of Android tools and utility apps out there. You can do a whole bunch of stuff with Android. It’s actually a rather …

Now You Can Live Your Dream

<b>By Mac Macartney</b><p>In 1984 I was employed as the head gardener at a leadership development center for corporate executives. I had somehow survived a colorful, illegal, and occasionally hazardous decade. At the same time I was involved in a driving accident - a head-on collision with another car in …

Leadership

Ubuntu Linux is now ready to power your appliances and robots

Ubuntu Linux has spread to quite a few platforms in its 10-year history, if not always successfully. Today, though, the open source software is tackling what could be its greatest challenge yet: the internet of things. Canonical has released a version of its stripped-down snappy Ubuntu Core for …

14 innovations that improved the world in 2014

These aren't just gadgets that charge your devices faster or "groundbreaking" apps — they have potential for lasting impact. They can change the …

The end of apps as we know them

The experience of our primary mobile screen being a bank of app icons that lead to independent destinations is dying. And that changes what we need …

Browser-Independent Web Applications

The dawn of the internet and the .com bubble fundamentally changed the way we work on a computer. Today, the Internet is our portal to the world. We …

Google Has Created A Programming Language That Thumbs Its Nose At Oracle

Ellison thinks Android copies a programming language owned by Oracle called Java.<p>Google is working on the ultimate come-back: It has created a programming language called Golang, or Go, that some people say can replace Java altogether.<p>Java was developed 20 years ago at Sun Microsystems and has …

Programming

The Joys of Instant Photography

A few months ago, I was in Los Angeles and grabbed coffee with my friend Eric Steelberg. Eric’s a talented cinematographer and mentioned a piece of …

The Truth About Sleep, Science, And Productivity

Is five hours of sleep enough? Are you screwed if you get less than eight hours? And what about naps? Bridging the yawning divide on the way we rest now.<p>When the topic of sleep arises, two questions invariably follow:<p><i>What’s the perfect amount of sleep to keep batteries charged and stay</i> …

Sleep

Men's Underwear: What Women Think

Brains Of Dying Rats Yield Clues About Near-Death Experiences

A burst of brain activity just after the heart stops may be the cause of so-called near-death experiences, scientists say.<p>The insight comes from research involving nine lab rats whose brains were analyzed as they were being euthanized. Researchers discovered what appears to be a momentary increase …

Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught In School

Be aware of the insidious and unspoken lessons you learned as a child. To thrive in the world outside the classroom, you’re going to have to unlearn them.<p><i>Dangerous things you were taught in school:</i><p><b>1. The people in charge have all the answers.</b> <br>That’s why they are so wealthy and happy and healthy and …

Build a Career Worth Having

We live in a time of chronic dissatisfaction in the workplace. Gallup’s 2013 State of the American Workplace study found that as many as 70% of working Americans were unfulfilled with their jobs, 18% to such an extent that they are <i>actively undermining</i> their co-workers. This is a marked increase in …

12 Quirky Things Apple, Twitter, Yahoo And Other Big Tech Companies Do When They First Hire You

But what about new hires?<p>It turns out there are a bunch of quirky traditions at many tech companies that help welcome new employees. Let's take a look.

Employment

7 Useful Post Ideas for Your Own Photography Blog

Once most photographers become serious about their craft — whether they are amateur, professional, or something in between — they usually start …

Want To Conquer A New Skill? Do It Every Day

At the intersection of psychology and productivity lies a simple truth: To do something well, you must embrace quantity.<p>When you’re learning a new skill–whether developing dance moves or websites–quantity is way more important than quality.<p>Why? Over at Medium, entrepreneur-essayist Herbert Lui …

Productivity

Brainstorming New Ways To Test If Cosmos Is One Big Computer Simulation

In the dog days of summer, when a gush of hot air from a Fifth Avenue subway grate can feel as real as it gets, take heart that the downtown traffic nipping at your heels may just be part of a cosmic-scale computer simulation.<p>The idea that the cosmos and everything in it could be a super-advanced …

The Queen Of Jordan Wrote An Amazing Letter To Young Girls Everywhere

Just another reason she's definitely a boss.<p><b>"Dear Girls of the World,</b><p>Some of you will be familiar with the childhood rhyme, "What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice and all things nice, that's what little girls are made of."<p><b>Marketing and stereotyping combine to have us believe that you're</b> …

Google+ isn't a social network; it's The Matrix

Pretty much everyone (myself included) has been reading Google+ wrongly. Because it bears many superficial resemblances to social networks such as …

Things Come Apart by Todd McLellan - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2013/jun/04/things-come-apart-todd-mclellan-in-pictures<p>720<p>Canadian photographer Todd McLellan makes …

Are you suffering from smartphone fatigue? (Poll)

So many models, so many options, so many carriers, so many changes, so many updates. Is it just enough already?<p>There are days when it's so challenging to be a technology writer, I can only imagine what it's like to be a technology consumer.<p>For example, and I'm just ballparking here, there are some …

Mobile

A Futurist Looks at the Future of Marketing

Digital marketing is evolving as fast as any other medium on our tablets, smartphones, Google Glass and beyond. To learn about what the future may bring to this marketing genre, we reached out to Gerd Leonhard, an author, strategic advisor, CEO of TheFuturesAgency, and someone whom <i>The Wall Street</i> …

What If Your Physical Body Was Your Password?

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>At this week's 11th All Things Digital conference -- also known as D11 -- Motorola Mobility executive and former DARPA …

21 Quotes From Henry Ford On Business, Leadership And Life

I knew, before starting to write this post, what we all know about Henry Ford: founder of Ford MotorCompany, seminal proponent of mass production in the form of the assembly line, creator of the Model T and author of the tart line, “you can have it in any color you want, as long as it is black.” …