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<b>Today's New York Times alleges that Cambridge Analytica 'harvested' 50 million Facebook profiles in a potentially huge data breach.</b><p>If these …

Tony Blair continues the campaign against Brexit

The campaign against Brexit continues today with Tony Blair’s speech in Brussels. I personally think that this campaign is unlikely to succeed, it is simply too much of a replay of the In campaign’s arguments from the 2016 referendum.<p>But if this attempt to reverse the referendum result is to have …

How long you need to do cardio to reap the benefits for your body and brain

A growing body of research suggests that when we commit to regular workouts that raise our heart rate and get us moving and sweating for a sustained period of time, magical things happen to our body and brain.<p>We think more clearly, feel better overall, and protect ourselves against some of the …

Exercise

Use this '£1 trick' to dodge unnecessary pension tax

Savers are being forced to resort to a “£1 trick” to make sure they don’t get stung by emergency tax levied by HMRC on their pension savings.<p>Because of a quirk of the tax system, if you take a lump sum from your pension the tax man assumes this amount will be taken each month.<p>This “emergency tax” …

Eating bogies is good for teeth and overall health, scientists conclude

It might be wise to look away now if you are eating or have a weak stomach, but scientists have discovered that ingesting bogies is good for teeth, and overall health.<p>Scientists at a number of universities including Harvard and the University of Saskatchewan and say parents should not discourage …

Windows backdoor malware disguises itself as Adobe Flash on macOS

A new piece of backdoor malware originally discovered on Windows has found a new home in macOS. Disguising itself as a legitimate Adobe Flash Player installer, the malware burrows into pre-existing macOS folders making it harder to spot. Having used a valid developer’s certificate, the malware was …

Malware

Britain is beautiful in these winning photos from new drone photography competition

Fears of a 'massive' global property price fall amid 'dangerous' conditions and market slow-down

Property prices have climbed to dangerous levels in several advanced economies, raising the risk of massive price falls if markets overheat, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).<p>Catherine Mann, the OECD’s chief economist, said the think-tank was monitoring …

20 Rising Web Development And Design Blogs To Follow In 2017

A year ago I listed 25 promising digital design blogs to follow. When you look back, you notice how much have changed. If you’re aiming to become a successful entrepreneur or a freelancer, you must learn marketing, design and web development.<p>Today I’m sharing a handy list of 20 rising web …

Web Design

Corbyn: far right are 'parasites feeding on people's concerns'

The populist right are “political parasites feeding on people’s concerns and worsening conditions”, Jeremy Corbyn has told a gathering of European socialist and progressive parties.<p>In a speech in Prague, the Labour leader said that unless progressives broke with a “failed economic and political …

Is Toyota’s Tron Lightcycle-Like I-Road The Future Of Urban Car Sharing?

This experimental electric vehicle merges autos and motorcycles into a new, strange beast.<p>What may be the next big thing in the global ride-sharing movement is already tooling around on the streets of Grenoble, France.<p>There, you’ll find a curious-looking three-wheeled vehicle (two in the front, one …

Apple just sent the strongest hint yet that it’s working on a self-driving car

A letter to federal traffic regulators on its automated vehicle policy<p>Apple, which has been infuriatingly secretive about it’s efforts to build a self-driving car, has sent the strongest hint yet about its so-called Project Titan. In a letter submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety …

7 Foods for Better Sex

If you want to put some sizzle back into your sex life, food can help you set the mood. There’s nothing better than a romantic, home-cooked dinner, …

Donald Trump no longer the Republican favourite for president

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is first Republican to overhaul Donald Trump in a national poll in five months<p>Ben Carson has shot into the lead of the Republican presidential race, ousting Donald Trump, the eccentric and egocentric billionaire from the top spot.<p>The retired neurosurgeon now has a 29 …

Volkswagen's Troubles Are Growing, Not Getting Better

EPA cites 'defeat devices' in Audi and Porsche diesel engines<p>This hits just keep on coming for Volkswagen—though in this case, they’re entirely self-inflicted. Earlier today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delivered a legalese-heavy letter to the U.S. headquarters of the carmaker in …

Pluto's Crescent, A Loose Blimp, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

BlackBerry Priv gets first unboxing courtesy of Carphone Warehouse

It’s hard to believe this day has finally arrived: once a far-flung pipe dream, then a realistic rumor, and now an undeniable unboxing, BlackBerry has finally made an Android phone. The Priv, originally referred to as the Venice, is set to ship on November 6th for customers in the USA. On the other …

Mobile Technology

What is the current state of the UK economy?

<b>So we have new figures for economic growth in the third quarter of the year. The British economy grew by 0.5% compared with the previous three months.</b><p>In the context of a global economic outlook that has darkened a little in recent months, it's a steady kind of a figure. Slower than the 0.7% growth …

Economics

Hot dogs, bacon and other processed meats increase risk of cancer, scientists say

The World Health Organization has confirmed some dietary advice that's unlikely to go down easy with most Americans: Bacon, hot dogs and other processed meats can increase your risk of cancer. Not only that, fresh cuts of red meat probably cause cancer too.<p>Doctors have long warned that steak and …

Holistic Medicine

Online mattress seller dares to dream of global sleep revolution

Leesa, started by an entrepeneur from Manchester, is expected to hit $30m in global sales in its first year<p>Seasoned entrepreneurs often advise newcomers to sell services rather than products, as these types of businesses are likely to be more lucrative and require little initial set-up costs.<p>David …

Tax credits: the House of Lords is undermining democracy

Telegraph View: David Cameron would be justified in taking even radical measures to stop peers thwarting the will of elected MPs<p>The British constitution may not be codified in a single document, but its rules are clear and well-known. One such rule prevents the House of Lords deciding on issues of …

Yesterday's nudes: Playboy will stop publishing images of fully naked women

'It’s just passé.'<p><i>Playboy</i> magazine will stop publishing images of fully nude women next year as part of a redesign aimed at appealing to new readers. According to a report from <i>The New York Times</i>, the magazine will still feature a Playmate of the Month, but the pictures will be "PG-13," with …

Grandfather lost in Australian desert for six days ate ants to survive

Reg Foggerdy had nothing to drink for almost a week after leaving his car and getting lost<p>A 62-year-old recreational hunter lost in the Australian Outback has defied the odds and been found alive after surviving for six days by eating ants – and with no water.<p>The man was found under a tree by …

10 Things We're Obsessed With In October

Some things are just...better<p>This article was originally published in the October 2015 issue of Popular Science, under the title "Obsessed.”

Swiss Army Knives

Nigeria schoolgirl tells House of Lords of brutal Boko Haram attack

Victoria Yohanna, 15, was one of more than 400 people taken prisoner during an attack by Boko Haram in January<p>A Nigerian schoolgirl will tell the House of Lords today of her terrifying ordeal during one of the biggest ever mass abductions carried out by the Boko Haram terrorist sect.<p>Victoria …

'Non-existent' laser razor hits Indiegogo after Kickstarter boot

A bladeless laser-based razor has been booted from Kickstarter for the seemingly minor reason that the product does not, currently, exist.<p>But even …

Best of luck Microsoft, but the Surface Book isn't going to save the PC

<b>Microsoft has unveiled the pinnacle of laptop design as the format faces a terminal, and possibly unstoppable, decline</b><p>Three things happened in the space of two days last week that explain perfectly the state of the market for personal computers.<p>On Wednesday morning, at a glamorous Apple-style event …

Twitter may be driving its own users towards Instagram

Just weeks before its five-year anniversary, Instagram announced that it had 400 million users, and that 80 million photos per day are shared on the social network.<p>Twitter will have its 10th anniversary in less than six months from now and has 316 million monthly active users who post about 500 …

Cracks emerge in U.S. oil boom

The American energy boom is finally showing some cracks from the crash in oil prices.<p>U.S. oil production decreased by 120,000 barrels per day in September from August, according to a report released by the Energy Information Administration on Tuesday.<p>It marks the lowest monthly output in the last …

Oil