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Who rules the waves?

IN THE next few days, out of sight of much of the world, the American navy will test the growing naval power of China. It will do so by conducting …

Nigeria is mired in violence and inequality. It's the girls who suffer

Look one way and my country is booming. Look another and there's poverty and fear – exploited by Boko Haram<p>I had not heard the phrase Boko Haram when I first moved to Abuja, Nigeria's capital, in 2009 to take up a job at an international secondary school. But just about everything felt new in …

A Visual Guide To Matching Suits And Dress Shoes

It's the eternal conundrum: What color dress shoes go with a navy or brown suit?<p>Style aficionado and redditor stRafaello put together this handy graphic showing which types of shoes match with which suits. It even lets men know which colors match best for a traditional look, and which are …

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KnowRoaming's international sticker SIMs begin shipping to backers today

KnowRoaming, the company behind the roaming SIM "stickers" that popped up on Kickstarter last year, has begun shipping its device to the first 500 backers. The $35 pre-order kit, which includes a SIM sticker and a single-use applicator, enables international roaming at rates far lower than what …

Old Spice Is Back With Another Set Of Viral Things — This Time, It’s Prank Websites

I generally try to avoid writing about ads. But you know what? These are going to be absolutely <i>plastered</i> all over Facebook by tomorrow morning (if they’re not already), so hey: might as well make sure you lot see them relatively early. Plus, they’re pretty damn good.<p>After a short break, Old Spice — …

Most anticipated tech of 2014 (pictures)

The most anticipated tech of 2014<p>So far in 2014: Iterative sequels, wearable tech<p>iPhone 6<p>iOS 8<p>Android L<p>Samsung Galaxy Note 4<p>Nexus 8<p>The next iPad and iPad Mini<p>Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite<p>Windows 9<p>Google Glass 2<p>Oculus Rift<p>Sony Project Morpheus<p>LG 55EC9300 OLED TV<p>4K TVs for under $1K<p>Roku TV<p>The next Apple …

5 Smart Home Companies to Watch in 2014

If 2013 was the year smart home became sexy again, 2014 is the year it will go mass market.<p>And while service providers with managed home services are a big part of why smart home is reaching a wider audience, here are some other interesting companies helping to lead the charge in 2014.<p><b>Revolv</b><p>A few …

The Astronomical Hijinks of the Shortest Day of the Year

The solstice isn't for more than a week, but the earliest sunset of the year is already upon us. How's that possible?<p>If you live around latitude 42N—a well-populated latitude in North America and Europe, taking in Boston, Rome, and Vladivostok—today is the day you'll experience the earliest sunset …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

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6 Reasons Google Chromecast Will Transform TV - MediaShift

Google Chromecast will break open the TV ecosystem unlike anything we’ve seen in years. Forbes calls it a game changer, but mostly because it has …

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Sorry, iPad Mini Fans--Reviewers Say Google Has The Better Tablet Than Apple

<i>*Update: Upon reflecting on the reasonable comment of a reader, I changed the headline to say reviewers say Google has the “better” tablet, not the “hotter” tablet. In contrast to a year ago, when Google’s new Nexus 7 got attention for its smaller form factor and sold out (admittedly on an</i> …

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Admits He Made A Huge Mistake

Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer is finally admitting what everyone has been thinking: Microsoft made a huge mistake with the Surface RT tablet.<p>Last week, the company disclosed that it lost over $900 million on the low-selling tablet computer, and during an internal Microsoft event this week, Ballmer …

Nexus 7 finds Apple napping

Uh-oh: the iPad Mini meets the new Nexus 7. It's not looking good for Apple at the moment.<p>Google has beat Apple at its own Retina-display-thumping game. Meet the Nexus 7, the eye-popping 323-pixels-per-inch wonder.<p>It is, in a way, the (rumored) iPad Mini Retina wrapped in Android 4.3.<p>Here's the …

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Never get a bad seat on a Southwest flight again

A free Web service will automatically check you into your Southwest flight exactly at the 24-hour mark.<p>One of the most anxiety-inducing moments you'll hear a Southwest customer talk about is the process of checking in as close to 24 hours before a flight, hoping to see a boarding priority number …