Andrew Counsell

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Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

Buying booze gifts? 12 bottles to consider

Slide 1 of 14<p>It’s the time of year when everyone is searching for the perfect bottle to give as a holiday gift. But the choice depends a lot on the …

Stop coddling your dog—he’s 99.9% wolf

SANTA CLARITA, California—Cesar Millan crosses the road to meet me. Two pit bulls, a Chihuahua, and a Yorkshire terrier—named Junior, Taco, Alfie and Kaley Cuoko—follow. Off leash and at heel, the dogs are calm, almost languid. If Millan communicates with them, I do not notice.<p>For the past few …

Pets

What to Do with Leftover Wine

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: So you popped the cork on too many bottles this holiday season (who didn't?) -- here's what to do with all that wine when it's no longer good enough to</i> …

Kitchens

6-Year-Old Breakdancer Demolishes Her Opponent In Competition

Even if you've been practicing and practicing your headspins, you still might not match up to miniature breakdancer "Bgirl Terra."<p>At just six years old, she's already part of the UK break dancing troupe Soul Mavericks, and is wowing crowds with her fearless moves.<p>The video above is from the Chelles …

Mike Tyson Plays Peacemaker At Violent Minnesota Boxing Event (VIDEO)

Mike Tyson was caught in the middle of a fight at a boxing media event, but this this time he played the role of peacemaker.<p>Tyson was promoting an …

Southampton make official complaint after accusing referee Mark Clattenburg of insulting Adam Lallana

The incident is alleged to have happened in Sunday’s 2-1 defeat at Everton after Southampton had two penalties appeals turned down<p><b>Southampton</b> have made an official complaint and are demanding an apology after accusing referee Mark Clattenburg of making an insulting remark to their midfielder Adam …

Soccer

Mayweather-Pacquiao fight could happen in 2014 – report

The most-anticipated fight in modern boxing – Floyd Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao – could happen in 2014.<p>According to YouTube boxing channel 78Sports TV: "Great news in the world of boxing. He [a source] is telling me that Floyd and Manny Pacquiao will be fighting in 2014 guaranteed and it's …

Samsung patent might point to new design for Galaxy S 5 or Galaxy Note 4

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: USPTO<p>Samsung’s Galaxy S and Galaxy Note smartphones get bigger with each new generation, though other than that the …

Why are phones continuing to get bigger? (Hint: Think post-PC)

Advertisement<p>29 Comments<p>Credit: Alex Colon<p>It wasn’t that long ago when a 4-inch phone was considered big. These days, however, 5-inch handsets are …

Can PayPal help make this the year OpenStack grows up?

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: (c) 2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com<p>Online payment giant PayPal has transformed its IT mindset, and heavy use of …

The Best iOS And Android Apps Of 2013

Congratulations, Planet Earth! We made it another 365 days without crashing into the sun. Go team!<p>It’s the end of the year, and that means three things: booze, ridiculous sunglasses with numbers on them, and lists. Lots and lots of lists. You’ve seen our list of best/worst gadgets of the year. Up …

Manchester United in need of fresh faces and more from those within

The January transfer window has long been earmarked as a fresh start for David Moyes at Manchester United, the panacea for a campaign that has featured more dropped Premier League points by New Year's Day than in the whole of Sir Alex Ferguson's final, title-winning season. That may prove to be the …

Wave Season 2014 is Here

Cruisers rejoice: "Wave Season" is back! It’s the time of year when cruise lines offer special discounts and incentives for you to book a cruise—not …

Cruise Ships

Chisora to face undefeated Rudenko at Copper Box

Chisora beat Ondrej Pala in November to retain his European title and International heavyweight titles © PA Photos<p>Enlarge<p>Dereck Chisora's first …

Boxing

Colorado marijuana law poses tough questions for Washington lawmakers

Marijuana users lighting up in Colorado on Wednesday, the day on which recreational use of the drug becomes legal in that state, might want to contemplate one pot-related paradox as they do so.<p>The drug that they will be smoking will have been legally cultivated and sold under state law. And, as far …

Google’s VP9 Video Codec Gets Backing from ARM, Nvidia, Sony And Others, Gives 4K Video Streaming A Fighting Chance

Google’s VP9 video codec is getting a major boost today. While Mozilla, Google’s own Chrome browser and a few video players like FFmpeg started supporting VP9 over the course of the last year, what was mostly missing from Google’s ecosystem for this highly efficient video codec was hardware …