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'It doesn't matter who is flying higher out of Airbus and Boeing – as long as they are both healthy'

One of the world’s best salesmen stands in the vast foyer of the architecturally striking if oddly titled “Leadership University” at the home of the pan-European plane-maker Airbus in Toulouse, pondering the competition between his employer and its arch-rival, the Seattle-based Boeing.<p>“How intense …

Windows 10 is about to get a high-performance Game Mode

Microsoft made a big fuss out of the Windows 10 Creators Update's gaming features, and it's nearly ready to start delivering on them... including some that have remained mysterious. The company has revealed that it'll start trotting out a largely unknown Windows 10 Game Mode as part of Insider …

Why The Most Productive People Do These Six Things Every Day

The secrets behind four-minute meetings and scrapping your to-do list.<p>Of all our available resources, everyone has the same number of hours in a day. Some, however, happen to get more done. Are they faster or smarter? Do they have more help? Perhaps. But they’ve also learned tricks that can help …

Sugar, explained

Sugar is the dietary villain of our day. But the science is complicated.<p>First it was too many calories. Then it was too much fat. Now there’s a full-on war on sugar, our latest dietary enemy No. 1.<p>In health policy and nutrition science circles, this single nutrient is taking up a lot of oxygen …

Watch the Pentagon’s new hive-mind-controlled drone swarm in action

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff<p>, Reporter<p>In what will probably be considered a step forward for autonomous military technology, the Pentagon said in a statement Monday that it had successfully demonstrated “one of the world’s largest micro-drone swarms” over China Lake, Calif., in October.<p>The exercise, put …

Military

How a Fake Island Landed on Google Earth

Last year, a group of Australian researchers "undiscovered" an island the size of Manhattan in the South Pacific.<p>A mysterious place called Sandy …

Google Earth

Voyager 1 Has Entered Interstellar Space

<i>Watch NASA’s announcement on the Voyager spacecraft here.</i><p>In September 1977, Star Wars was a huge hit in theaters, the Bee Gees were on the brink of …

Astronomy

NASA just released this incredible video of what it was like to fly over Pluto for the first time

Earlier this year, NASA made history by sending the first unmanned spacecraft to one of the farthest worlds in our solar system: Pluto.<p>Now, the agency has released this incredible video, made from real images of the spacecraft's journey, where you can experience what it would have been like to fly …

Solar System

Vincent Cassel cast as villain in next Bourne adventure

French actor will reportedly play an assassin tracking Matt Damon’s returning sometime amnesiac operative in latest instalment of blockbuster spy saga<p>Vincent Cassel will play a prominent villain in the next Jason Bourne movie, in which Matt Damon returns as the amnesiac spy-on-the-run, reports …

Apple will stream its iPhone event to Windows 10 users

Finally<p>For the first time in years, Apple is planning to stream its iPhone event to Windows users. A webpage for the September 9th iPhone event reveals that Apple will support Windows 10 PCs with the Microsoft Edge browser. Typically, Windows users have had to resort to using VLC or another media …

Windows 10

LG dresses its luxury smartwatch in a gold suit

LG's Watch Urbane was a pretty watch, but it was hardly going to impress the super-rich with its sub-$300 price tag. That's why the Korean company has teamed up with Reeds Jewelers to craft the LG Watch Urbane Luxe, a shinier version of the hardware for the most conspicuous of capitalists. The …

Windows 10 grabs 5.21% market share, passing Windows Vista and Windows 8 in just one month

The effects of a free upgrade to Windows 10 are starting to trickle in. Available for just over a month, Windows 10 has now captured more than 5 percent market share, according to the latest figures from Net Applications.<p>In just four weeks, Windows 10 has already been installed on over 75 million …

Google’s Driverless Cars Run Into Problem: Cars With Drivers

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google, a leader in efforts to create driverless cars, has run into an odd safety conundrum: humans.<p>Last month, as one of Google’s self-driving cars approached a crosswalk, it did what it was supposed to do when it slowed to allow a pedestrian to cross, prompting its “safety …

Evolving the Google Identity

Google is not a conventional company. Our mission—to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful—continues to …

Material Design

14 Celebrities On How They Stay In Shape

See what the stars have to say about working out, eating well and loving their bodies and get inspired to hit the gym.<p><b>1) Rihanna</b><p>"Cardio is the key. I have a personal trainer who travels with me if we have a big event coming up. I work out every day but I need a trainer to motivate me."<p>- <b>Elle</b>, …

The 51st Paris air show – in pictures

The civil and military aviation industry descends on Le-Bourget airport for the Paris air show, with 120 aircraft taking to the skies during the week-long event

Photographer Captures the Ruins of the Soviet Space Shuttle Program

Russian urban exploration photographer Ralph Mirebs recently paid a visit to the Baikonur Cosmodrome, where inside a giant abandoned hangar are …

France wants Google to make a massive global change to the 'right to be forgotten' that the search giant hates

The right to be forgotten is the principle that people should be able to appeal to search engines to have information about them that is outdated or irrelevant removed from search listings.<p>It was implemented in Europe following a ruling by a Spanish court in May 2014. Its introduction has pitted …

Privacy

15 Foods You Should Never Eat

The foods to eliminate from your diet now.<p>We know we should stay clear of hard-and-fast food but some foods can seriously mess with your health.<p>"It doesn't mean you'll get sick, get cancer, or die if you eat a dangerous food once," says Nneka Leiba, deputy director of research at the Environmental …

Nutrition

A 4-inch iPhone 6 would be welcomed by many users (but will Apple deliver?)

Have you noticed how many iPhone 4 series and iPhone 5 series phones are still in use in the wild? I see them everywhere.<p>Apple has no doubt noticed that lots of users of these smaller phones have not upgraded to the iPhone 6, and that’s got to be a source of concern.<p>Some people say the smaller …

Mobile Technology

High Megapixel Canon DSLR Will Arrive in 2015, Will Likely Cost Less Than $4,000

Canon <i>will</i> be launching a new high megapixel DSLR sometime in 2015. The camera will reportedly offer a resolution of somewhere around 50 megapixels, …

Seven Outstanding Espresso Blends

While the legitimacy of these abundant "national" holidays that tend to pop up arbitrarily is definitely in question, we couldn't pass up tomorrow's opportunity—National Espresso Day—to pay homage to one of the purest ways to prepare coffee: espresso. The thick, concentrated brew packed into a tiny …

Coffee

France vs. Ukraine - Football Match Report - November 19, 2013

A Kosovo court sentenced nine Albanians, eight to jail, for planning a foiled attack against Israel's football team during a World Cup qualifier.<p>For …

Soccer

Pictures of the week: 40 Weeks And A mirror, by Sophie Starzenski

Each week, the Guardian Weekend magazine's editorial team choose a picture, or set of pictures, that particularly tickle their fancy. This week, their choice is Sophie Starzenski's 40 weeks and a mirror.

Google Music Arrives On iOS, Includes A Free Month Of “All Access” Radio

Google Play Music arrived on iOS today, following reports from earlier this week stating that a launch was “imminent.” The app, which will compete with Apple’s iTunes Radio and other streaming music options like Pandora, Spotify and Rdio, offers a standard service and All Access option, both of …

Jean Claude Van Damme Does An Epic Split In A New Volvo Commercial

The fine folks at Volvo claim that this commercial is real and that Jean Claude Van Damme actually stood on the side-view mirrors of two Volvo FM trucks and slowly delivered a split as they drove in reverse. According to the YouTube page, the live test took place on a closed-off landing field in …

Ray-Ban Aviator Solid Gold Sunglasses

What's the best way to improve on the classic look of a pair of aviator sunglasses? Wrap it them gold, of course. These Ray-Ban Aviator Solid Gold …