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Do you really need a 4K smartphone screen?

See those two screens up there? Pretty soon the smartphone will have the same resolution as the much bigger panel (a 27-inch Dell U2711 monitor with 2,560 x 1,440 pixels). While the snappiest CPUs, more RAM, better cameras and other frills are a must for the latest handsets, the current marketing</i> …

Wendi Deng: dizzying rise of the Shanghai star

When Rupert Murdoch sat before a House of Commons select committee in July 2011, Wendi Deng appeared the very picture of a supportive spouse. Dressed in a pink Chanel jacket and black pencil skirt, she poured the then 80-year-old's water for him, lovingly stroked his back and quietly reminded him …

Dark lands: the grim truth behind the 'Scandinavian miracle'

For the past few years the world has been in thrall to all things Nordic (for which purpose we must of course add Iceland and Finland to the Viking nations of Denmark, Norway and Sweden). "The Sweet Danish Life: Copenhagen: Cool, Creative, Carefree," simpered National Geographic; "The Nordic …

Hitmen for hire: academics unlock the secret behaviour of Britain's contract killers

They are classified as novices, journeymen, dilettantes or masters. They are Britain's hitmen – killers who ply their deadly trade in return for cash, and who for the first time have become the subject of a major academic study.<p>The killers typically murder their targets on a street close to the …

Mike Tyson: All I once knew was how to hurt people. I've surrendered now

"I surrendered," Mike Tyson says simply as the ghosts of his past swarm around us on a hazy winter afternoon in Henderson. We're only a half-hour drive from the jittery Las Vegas Strip but here, on a couch in his office, Tyson sits quietly. He rests his familiar tattooed face in the palm of his …

Man Walks 2,886 Miles, Documents Whole Journey in Self-Portrait Time-Lapse

This is, as they say, an oldie but goodie. Put together all the way back in 2009, this self-portrait time-lapse chronicles one man’s journey walking …

Cadillac ELR arrives on lots in January, starting at $76,000

If you've been saving your pennies in anticipation of the Cadillac ELR's pricing and availability announcement, it's almost time to smash the piggy bank. Come January, you'll have the distinct privilege of dropping upward of $76,000 on the fully rebranded and slightly upgraded Chevy Volt. Until …