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The Last of the Few: Stunning photographs of Spitfires in flight, in pictures

This is why the 1920s were the Golden Age of car design

Many zero in on a manufacturer, category, country of origin, or, in the case of one lovely collection to be auctioned in Monaco next month, an era.<p>The sale will take place at an RM Sotheby's auction on May 14 which runs concurrent to the historical Grand Prix of Monaco.<p>Interestingly, all lots are …

Osmeña: Deguito testimony 'closer to truth'

MANILA - Senator Serge Osmeña, one of the senators investigating the $81-million money laundering scandal, believes that among the testimonies of …

Corruption

The Rise of Liberal Arts in Hong Kong

While liberal-arts curricula are on the decline in the U.S., many Asian countries believe they give university graduates the skills to succeed in a global knowledge economy.<p>HONG KONG—The businessman Po Chung might seem an unlikely advocate for the virtues of a U.S.-style liberal education. As the …

SM Forges Alliance with Lazada - Pinoy Tech Blog - Philippines Tech News and Reviews

SM Investments Corporation and Lazada has recently inked a strategic partnership in the hopes of catering to the growing numbers of consumers who are …

Flight delayed? Here are your rights as a passenger

MANILA – "Your flight is delayed." This announcement from the airport's PA system can be one of the most frustrating things a passenger faces when …

Why Japan's Defense Deal With the Philippines Is Unique

On February 29, Japan and the Philippines signed a defense equipment transfer agreement, making the Philippines the first Southeast Asian country to …

Why Quitting Music Cold Turkey Was a Bad Idea

I was a music nerd in high school. I played the cello, sang in choir, was in the Tri-M Music Honors Society, took private lessons, performed in all …

Is This Ducati’s First Cruiser?

My feet haven’t missed a bike’s foot pegs in a very, very long time. And yet, rolling out on a warm San Diego morning, the XDiavel’s prove elusive — …

Motorcycles

Boeing 737 MAX maiden flight a success | CNN Travel

Renton, Washington (CNN) — "It flew beautifully. We worked through checks but there were no issues."<p>That was the proclamation delivered today by Captain Ed Wilson upon the successful completion of the maiden flight of Boeing's 737 MAX in Seattle, taking the program a step closer to its Entry Into …

Aviation

The DeLorean Is Going Back Into Production, Flux Capacitator Not Inclu

A new low-volume manufacturing bill has given the green light to the 2017 production of the DeLorean from Back to the Future.

Back to the Future

10 Reasons Why Parents Should Treat Their Kids As Adults

Maybe the key to parenting children lies in treating the kids like adults! Here are 10 reasons why parents should treat their kids as adults.

Parenting

Is Qatar Airways about to launch the world's longest direct flight?

Qatar Airways may be set to launch the world’s longest direct flight, after it was revealed that a non-stop route between Doha and Auckland is part of its latest expansion plans.<p>Should the new route go ahead, the 9,034 mile journey will take an estimated 18 hours and 34 minutes, a journey time that …

Qatar Airways

The DeLorean Is Going Back Into Production

For the first time since the 1980’s, <i>Back to the Future</i>‘s time-traveling sports car is making a return. The DeLorean Motor Company recently announced …

Apple Watch beats Rolex in luxury brands ranking

The Apple Watch has displaced Rolex on a list of luxury global brands, as measured by analytics firm NetBase, measuring social media mentions and consumer sentiment from more than 700 million posts between 2014 and 2015.<p>The Apple Watch took the no. 1 place in the list’s “watches” category — made …

Smartwatches

Fujifilm Planning to Launch a Medium Format Digital Camera, Report Says

Fujifilm recently revealed that it has been researching and testing medium format sensors, but said at the time that it “is not planning to launch a …

8 Facts You Should Know about Filipino Comfort Women

4. Japan’s apologies have been non-apologies<p>Japanese Emperor Akihito issued an apology last August on the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII. …

19 Interesting (And Little-Known) Facts About Kissing

You're burning calories, you know.<p><b>1. You practiced your kissing stance in the womb.</b> Two-thirds of people tilt their head to the right when they kiss. Weirdly, this is a habit you might pick up before you're even born, according to Women's Health. Most fetuses tilt their head to the right while in …

Immune System

Just how many Star Wars and Marvel movies is Disney making?

When <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> released in theaters last month, we all knew it was the beginning of something massive. Disney spent over $4 billion …

Teen Vapers Are More Likely to Start Smoking, Study Says

Teeangers who used an e-cigarette were more likely to take up smoking a year later, according to a study published in the journal Tobacco Control.

Smoking

How to Improve Music Classes in a New Era of Education

In a rare moment of bipartisanship, last month Congress passed the much-anticipated Every Student Succeeds act and with a stroke of his pen, …

Spotify goes beyond music into video this week

<b>Update January 26:</b> One day after publishing this, Spotify activated the feature for Android users. There’s still no timeline for an iOS update though. A subscription isn’t required to watch the videos.<p>Spotify will start showing video content from selected third-party partners this week as the …

Wall Street

Twitter stock slips more than 6% morning after executive shakeup

Twitter’s stock opened today down by more than six percent following the departure of five key players at the company.<p>The departures so far include engineering vice president Alex Roetter, product vice president Kevin Weil, media head Katie Stanton, HR vice president Brian Schipper, and Vine head …

Here's How Every Aircraft Carrier in the World Stacks Up to the U.S. Navy's

There are only 36 total carriers at sea.<p>Only a handful of countries have aircraft carriers in their arsenals. They form an exclusive club, one whose members have decided their interests stretch so far from their own waters they need to put air power at sea.<p>Broadly speaking, today there are three …

Military

Set-Top Box Showdown: Apple TV vs. Nexus Player vs. Roku 4

There are nearly as many companies making set top boxes as there are TV shows that you swear you’re going to get around to watching one of these …

Ready or not, smartwatches are coming for the mainstream

The sneak attack is how smartwatches will succeed<p>Last year was a big year for smartwatches: Apple launched its long-awaited Apple Watch, Samsung introduced its first watch with a round display, Pebble added three new models to its lineup, and a whole bunch of companies launched watches running on …

At the Sundance Film Festival? You can try Airbus and Uber’s new helicopter ride

“It’s a pilot program, but we’ll see where it goes,” says Airbus chief.<p>European aerospace giant Airbus and Uber are partnering to offer the public …

Sundance

A right royal shambles on Concorde

<b>Originally published on May 19, 1995</b><p><i>A day trip to the West Indies</i> <i><br>It was the ultimate seaside jaunt - but Concorde is an expensive charabanc, says Nigel Richardson</i><p>THE TROUBLE with Concorde is, "the plug things keep flopping out". This is the reason given by a harassed stewardess to explain the …