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Choosing a cabinet might be fun after all, thought Theresa

The Tories were happy to wave Dave off and try to make a good impression with his replacement<p>It hadn’t been the easiest of meetings with the Queen. After observing that they both had husbands called Philip, the conversation had rather died. Eventually, the Queen had broken the silence and asked, …

Downing Street

Inhabitat's Week in Green: An impressive mobile home, and more!

Is the age of the flying car upon us? This week a new report revealed that Google co-founder Larry Page has secretly invested over $100 million in two aerial vehicle startups. Meanwhile, four major political parties in Norway have proposed a ban on all gas-powered cars by the year 2025. A team of …

Behold, the largest plane in the US Air Force

At 222 feet across, almost 300 feet long, and 65 feet tall at its tail, Lockheed Martin's C-5 Galaxy is the largest transport aircraft in the US Air Force. With a cargo hull 121 feet long and 19 feet across, the C-5 is a flying warehouse that can carry a combat-ready military unit or deliver …

Military

The Panama Papers leaker speaks out, with a tantalizing offer for law enforcement

The anonymous source responsible for the surfacing of the Panama Papers has issued a statement on the website of the journalism consortium that has been sorting through the document trove. The unidentified whistleblower, writing under the name John Doe, rules out some of the speculation about his …

Corruption

Mexico’s Vicente Fox: Why a Trump presidency should scare both Mexicans and Americans

Mexico’s former president Vicente Fox isn’t the guy you would expect to see sporting a bright pink<p>Donald Trumpbrand tie.<p>Fox has had plenty to say about the<p>Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee — and none of it is complimentary. But then he has a point he wants to make:<p>"Look at the …

How To: Use 3D Touch to Get Directions from an Address in iMessages

If you’re setting up a meeting with a friend or business associate, via the Messages app on your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, they might send the …

iPod

How to stitch together a Frankenvideo in Instagram

An update this week has given Instagram a new superpower: You can now stitch together several clips into a single video in the app. Some of the process and details are a little unclear, however, so we’re here to help walk you through it.<p>Here’s how to make your classic montages in Instagram.<p>This …

Social Media

Facebook has another hidden inbox you probably didn't realise was there

Users discover hundreds of ‘filtered’ messages buried behind a series of menus that they didn’t know existed<p>Users have discovered hundreds of messages locked in a hidden inbox within Facebook’s messaging system.<p>The inbox, accessible on the web or Facebook Messenger apps for smartphones and tablets, …

Social Media

How to save iPhone storage by limiting the Messages app

If you’re running out of local or iCloud storage space on your iPhone (or iPad), it may be time to check how much space the Messages app is taking up. By default, your iPhone or iPad is set to save any messages you send and receive forever. This can result in iPhone “out of storage” messages, slow …

Simple iPhone trick frees up storage space you didn’t know you had

Quick — go check and see if you have enough free space on your iPhone.<p>I’m guessing you’re like the rest of us, and can use a little more — especially if you’ve got a smaller iPhone in the 16 GB range.<p>If you’re looking to free up some storage space on any size iPhone, here’s a bizarre little trick …

iTunes

Tracking Nigeria's Worsening Security in Real Time

For three years, a group of researchers has been cataloging incidents like the kidnapping of schoolgirls in Chibok.<p>One month ago, as people around the world celebrated Holy Week and Passover, Nigeria suffered its "worst week for violence and carnage" since the country's 1967-70 civil war, according …

The Caribbean colony that brought down Scotland

<b>As Scotland prepares for an independence referendum I decided to look back at the late 1690s when an independent Scotland launched an ambitious but ultimately doomed plan to create a colony in what is now Panama.</b><p>We landed near the border with Colombia, close to where the Isthmus of Panama is at its …

Scotland

Did removing lead from petrol spark a decline in crime?

<b>Many Western nations have experienced significant declines in crime in recent decades, but could the removal of lead from petrol explain that?</b><p>Working away in his laboratory in 1921, Thomas Midgley wanted to fuel a brighter tomorrow. He created tetraethyl lead - a compound that would make car …

Crime

Google just revealed the incredibly simple formula for killer résumés

It’s not exactly E=mc².<p>But for would-be job hunters, it’s probably a lot more useful.<p>In a Q&A-style interview with Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock, The New York Times’s Tom Friedman fished a few seriously helpful words of wisdom out of the search giant’s human …

Résumés

17 Diabolical Tech Pranks For April Fools' Day

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Retouching Cars in Photoshop

I had some folks ask me about how I retouch the cars I shoot so I thought I’d share some of the techniques by taking you quickly (quickly is the key …

Eruagbere Royal

10 of the best Tony Benn quotes - as picked by our readers

1) “If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people.”<p>Tony Benn was interviewed in Sicko, Michael Moore’s documentary film about the health industry in the US. Explaining the post-war creation of the welfare state, he said the popular mood of the 1945 election was: “If …