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Blade Runner 2049 review – a future classic

The sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 classic manages to be both visually stunning and philosophically profound<p><i>Blade Runner</i> may have shaped the future, but it’s easy to forget its past. Now universally accepted as a classic, Ridley Scott’s future-noir fantasy (from an android-hunting novel by Philip K …

Science Fiction

WannaCry has changed attitudes to cyber security, surveys show

Attitudes to cyber security have changed in the boardroom and among staff in the wake of the recent WannaCry attack, two surveys have revealed

WannaCry

News - Business Insider Nordic

Your Comprehensive Guide to Faster Climbing

Want to get better at climbing? Here's (nearly) everything you need to know.<p>It's one thing to grind your way up a steep climb, body rocking back and forth, bike barely moving forward--or even staying upright. It is another to gracefully ascend into the high mountains, your movements a lesson in …

Cycling

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

It's good to hear cycling to work reduces your risk of dying. But that's not why I do it

The latest study on the health benefits of cycling suggests it can cut the risk of cancer and heart disease. It’s also the most fun you can have on your daily commute<p>It may not be a surprise to see another study suggesting that cycling to work can drastically reduce your chances of getting cancer …

Commuting

6 Budget Friendly Hotels in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has been among the highly travelled tourist destinations around the globe. The reason behind the fact emerges due to the popularity of the …

Hong Kong

Startups in China are reigniting a passion for cycling

Unlock them with an app, drop them off anywhere, and nip past lanes of stationary car traffic: The humble bicycle is seeing a revival in China as a new generation of startups help tackle urban congestion and pollution with fleets of brightly colored two wheelers.<p>The bike-share concept has attracted …

China

Manila traffic enforcers now equipped with body cameras

Members of the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau are now equipped with body cameras that they will use to record videos and take photos of …

And the real winner is… welcome to the Observer’s alternative Oscars

The nominations for the 2017 Academy Awards are out. Our team of critics make their own shortlists of the films and artists they’d like to see with a statuette<p>• The 2017 Oscar nominations in full<p><b>Mark Kermode, Observer film critic</b><p><b>Best picture – m</b><b>y shortlist (favourite first)</b><p><b>■</b> <b>Moonlight</b><b><br>■</b> <b>I, Daniel …

Sexual Harassment

The 17 countries where expats live the happiest lives

Being happy is not an exact formula — earning a lot of money does not necessarily equate to a happy life.<p>A new survey by InterNations, the world's largest network for people who live and work abroad, shows that this is the case for expats across the globe.<p>The company asked 14,300 people living …

World Economy

How to Set Up Your Own Indoor Cycling Studio

Besides a bike and a trainer or rollers, you're going to want a few key things when you post up in the pain cave<p><i>Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the print edition of</i> Bicycling<i>. Subscribe today!</i><p>Have trainer, will ride—but the ride will be way more enjoyable with a few accessories. Make …

Indoor Cycling

Ikea Sladda Bicycle

Designed to be as simple and dependable as their furniture, the Ikea Sladda Bicycle brings the company's Swedish sensibilities to your daily commute. …

Furniture

Cheap Coffee Is About to Get a Lot More Expensive

Few people drink instant coffee for its high-brow taste — the beverage is largely consumed for its convenience and affordability — but those addicted …

Coffee

For Inauguration Day, This Strava Artist Took His Message to the Streets

One cyclist's 12 mile message to Obama<p>The hashtag #ThanksObama has been trending on Twitter as Barack Obama ended his presidential term and passed over the reins to Donald Trump today. And for Virginia-based cyclist Chris Jones, there was the perfect way to say thank you: with Strava art.<p>For those …

Donald Trump

Why this Swedish comic hero is going to teach kids about fake news

Bamse, a cartoon about a bear who becomes the strongest in the world by eating magic honey, has captured the imaginations of Swedish kids for over 50 …

Fake News

Manchester By the Sea review – tremendous heart and soul

A tightly wound star turn from Casey Affleck helps writer-director Kenneth Lonergan deliver on his early promise in this heartbreaking tale of love and regret<p>Proof for me of writer/director Kenneth Lonergan’s much-vaunted cinematic genius has been a long time coming. Having co-written the …

Manchester By The Sea

Zero Days review – Alex Gibney's chilling cyberwar doc

Cyber attacks, warns Gibney, are not just ‘hacking’ but a complete offensive capability – and a new form of geopolitical dysfunction<p>The title of Alex Gibney’s new documentary about cyberwar has something apocalyptic about it: a digital version of the Book of Revelations, perhaps. It’s actually a …

Cyber-attacks

Facebook's best-kept secret is a second website that's amazing for talking to your friends

It's an essential part of modern life.<p>What's less well-known is that as well as Facebook.com, the Californian tech company has a second, stripped-down website you can use to talk to your friends.<p>And if that's all you want to do, it's a whole lot better than the original Facebook — and it looks …

Social Media

This fast-food chain with a cult following has an exclusive club — but joining requires eating $2,500 worth of salad

Sweetgreen, the restaurant chain with 43 outlets in cities including New York and Boston, routinely draws lunchtime crowds and the kind of customer loyalty that any retailer would envy.<p>One factor behind all this — in addition to an app and clever marketing — is a loyalty program that, at the …

Hospitality

You Can Now Put the World’s Best Coffee in Your Nespresso Machine

Here’s what you’re supposed to do when you’ve come into possession of the world’s best coffee beans:<p>Consume them as soon as possible—ground freshly …

Coffee

4 Add-On Apps That Will Supercharge Your Strava

Whether you want to compare yourself with riders around the world or tell your followers about your latest epic, there's absolutely an app for that<p>Over the past few years, the popularity of social networks for athletes has grown tremendously. Arguably the most popular interface is the …

Eddy Merckx

Last Tango in Paris director suggests Maria Schneider 'butter rape' scene not consensual

Bernardo Bertolucci sparks outrage after 2013 interview surfaces in which he says he ‘wanted her reaction as a girl, not as an actress’<p>Comments by the director of the film Last Tango in Paris, Bernardo Bertolucci, that he conspired with Marlon Brando to film a graphic rape scene without the consent …

Marlon Brando

Mark Kermode: best films of 2016

A journey into blindness, strange magic from Japan, and an Iranian spine-tingler are among the year’s must-sees<p>• Observer critics’ reviews of the year in full<p>Every year we hear the same horror story; that cinema is overrun by formulaic franchise fodder, with nothing but superheroes and sequels on …

Top 10

Blue Velvet review – still inventive, sexy and bizarre

Thirty years after its first release, this macabre, intensely 80s drama coolly retains a sense of the toxic fear hiding in plain sight of picket-fence America<p>Erotic, neurotic, euphoric and at all times unutterably twisted and bizarre, David Lynch’s Blue Velvet is back in cinemas, 30 years after its …

David Lynch

The Coming War on China review – discomfiting doc exposes US nuclear tactics

John Pilger lays bare the historical horrors of the US military in the Pacific, exposing the paranoia and pre-emptive aggression of its semi-secret bases<p>The title of John Pilger’s new film reminded me of a now-forgotten conservative tract from 1991, The Coming War With Japan by George Friedman and …

Human Rights

How to mark a Calendar event as spam

<b>Update:</b> Apple has added a new feature in iCloud Calendar that allows you to report a calendar invitation as junk if the sender is not in your …

DICT must implement plan for cheaper, better internet connection — Bam Aquino

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) should implement a national broadband plan for a cheaper and better quality …

A devious new spam trick is targeting iPhone and MacBook users — here's how to stop it

Spammers have managed to find a loophole in Apple's iCloud services by targeting people's inboxes with calendar invites. Here's how to prevent your calendar from annoying spam.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Spam

Unboxing the Nintendo NES Classic Edition everyone's going crazy for

Nintendo is back, and it's in high demand. The new NES Classic Edition was released in stores on November 11, and it sold out everywhere in a matter of minutes. The system is incredibly tiny and comes with 30 games pre-installed. Here's a look at what you'll find inside the box, if you can find one.<p>…

Retrogaming