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Review: Chasing Apple teaches HTC to trim down with very usable One A9

Unfortunately I don’t have too much to add on the experience of the HTC One A9 first look I posted last week. A TL;DR is that it looks a lot like an iPhone but nevertheless is a solid usable device with very respectable features at a very reasonable (although temporary) $399 price. The downsides …

White God (Fehér isten) review – canine carnage

Pathos, insight and political allegory light up a dark drama of feral fighting dogs in Budapest<p>The BBFC report on this tale of an underdog revolt in Budapest states that “there are assurances confirming that no dogs were actually harmed”. That’s good to know because the gripping drama features …

Three charged with human trafficking offences

TORONTO<p>Two women and a man face dozens of charges after a woman was kidnapped and forced to work in the city’s sex trade until she was rescued by …

Crime

Photographer Suing Nike for Ripping Off His Photo for Its Iconic Jordan ‘Jumpman’ Logo

A photographer has filed a copyright lawsuit against Nike, accusing the global athletic brand of ripping off his photograph of Michael Jordan to …

Life & Physics in pictures - No. 3

Not much time to write this weekend, but here are some more Life-and-Physics-related snaps, at least some of which may be “quite interesting”, as Stephen Fry might put it

Miss Canada's Hockey-Themed Miss Universe Costume Is Totally Bonkers

O Canada.<p>The National Costume Show at the preliminaries of the 63rd Annual Miss Universe pageant was held Wednesday night in Florida. The event requires contestants to wear garb that represents their native countries, and Miss Canada Chanel Beckenlehner went all out in a hockey-themed costume with …

West Boylston receives a piece of the World Trade Center

WEST BOYLSTON � The town has taken possession of a piece of the World Trade Center, to be used as part of a memorial in or around the new town …

The week in pictures: 23 January 2015 - Telegraph

Playful Celebrity Portraits Show Off the Goofy Sides of A-List Stars

When we think of Hollywood royalty, often the picture that comes to mind is gorgeous and airbrushed to the extreme. London- and New York-based photographer Andy Gotts, however, takes a different approach with his celebrity portraits, which are often bursting with spontaneity and humor. Both playful …

George Clooney

‘Gamification’ Is Dead, Long Live Games For Learning

<i>Editor’s note: Michael John (“MJ”) is responsible for all creative product development at GlassLab. An industry veteran who has designed commercial video games for close to twenty years, his design credits include the original Spyro the Dragon games on PlayStation and the PSP classic Daxter, along</i> …

U.S. Once Had Universal Child Care, But Rebuilding It Won't Be Easy

Stumping in Kansas after his State of the Union, the president said that for most parents working today, child care is more than a "side issue," and that improving access "is a national economic priority for all of us."<p>In urging greatly expanded subsidies during his Tuesday address, the president …

Is Time Travel Possible? | The Science of Doctor Who | Doctor Who | BBC

'En Garde' Takes On New Urgency In A Duel With Machetes

Two men are sparring on a wooded slope in Haiti. Each has one hand behind his back. From afar, it looks as if they're fencing. But instead of using swords, the men are wielding machetes.<p>Yes, you read that right. They are aiming machetes at each other.<p>The older man is "Professor" Alfred Avril, a …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Rumored To Sport Major Camera Upgrade, Arriving Sooner Than Expected

There have been lots of rumor swirling about regarding Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy S6 flagship smartphone, from its shift in gears from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 platform to Samsung’s own Exynos processor, to field test shipments being spotted with curved displays like the Galaxy Note Edge. It’s …

Boehner/Netanyahu: 'So Smart, They're Stupid'

When I was growing up, I remember a saying that was used to describe the behavior of persons who were so cocky that they did really dumb things -- "He's so smart, he's stupid."<p>I thought of this expression when I heard Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, announce that he had …

Skiing's Hottest Trend Is An Uphill Battle

<i>Photo: Getty Images</i><p>Fitness is hot, as evidenced by the explosion of ”smart” workout bands, increasingly varied gym classes, and a massive proliferation of races of every sort. Combine the desire to get a better workout with a passion for skiing and you get the hottest current trend on snow, the …

The Surprising Amount of Time Kids Spend Looking at Screens

New research suggests children are far exceeding the two-hour daily limit recommended by pediatricians.<p>Slouching posture, carpal-tunnel, neck strain, eye problems. The negative effects that technology use is having on humans’ bodies are surprising. Kids who spend much of their days in and out of …

Pediatrics

Pictures of the Week 1.22.15

This Unique Mobile Keyboard Folds Smaller than an iPhone 4

Typing on cellphones and tablets sucks. Virtual keyboards can be effective, but they take up half of your screen’s real estate. On the other hand, portable keyboards then tend to be either too small (limited by your tablet’s screen size), or too clunky to carry.<p>A company called WayTools wants to …

10 Classic PC Games You Can Play Right in Your Browser

Arkansas Bill Criminalizes Capturing and Possessing Certain Camera Drone Photos

<i>Update: There have been new developments. Please see below.</i><p>There’s a new bill passing through the Arkansas State Legislature that may be concerning …

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Soundtrack Is Among 2014’s Top-Selling Cassettes

Following the <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> soundtrack’s chart-topping breakout success last year, the album finally came out on cassette, the format it was …

Behind the Curtain: Mockingbird (Meet the Director)

Begging for Change from a Smartphone - by Simona Asinovski

<b>Judging a homeless person's story in San Francisco...</b><p>"Hey, do you want an orange?" I ask.<p>She's sitting on a street corner with a backpack.<p>Her face is marked up with whiskered scars of cosmetic or self mutilation origin. Maybe a bit of both. She's pretty. One of the compartments on her bag is …

Can A New Ban On Witchcraft Protect The Albinos Of Tanzania?

This week, albinos and so-called witch doctors have made headlines. A number of news outlets reported that Tanzania had announced a ban on these "witch doctors" to curb attacks on people with albinism.<p>That made us wonder: What, exactly, is a witch doctor? And why are people with albinism under …

Galaxy Note 4 (left) iPhone 6 Plus (right)

Galaxy Note

By Making A Game Out Of Rejection, A Man Conquers Fear

<i>Fear is one of the strongest and most basic of human emotions, and it's the focus of Fearless, the second episode of</i> Invisibilia<i>, NPR's new show on the invisible forces that shape human behavior.</i><p><i>This segment of the show explores how a man decided to conquer his fear of rejection by getting rejected</i> …

Chinese police rescue 37 babies in trafficking bust

<b>(CNN) —</b> Police rescued 37 babies and a 3-year-old girl after busting a child trafficking ring in eastern China's Shandong province, reported the state-run China Central Television.<p>The newborn babies, many suffering from HIV/AIDS and malnutrition, were sold for between 50,000 yuan to 80,000 yuan …

Selling

Evolution: Why do we have lips?

Human beings are unusual in that our mouths are surrounded by hypersensitive, easily-hurt pink tissue – why? Jason G Goldman investigates.<p>They kind of flap around on the front of your face, get dried out and chapped in the winter, and occasionally get caught up between your teeth and mistaken for …