Daru Priyambodo

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The true story of the fake US embassy in Ghana

Last year, the US state department said it had uncovered a fake embassy in Accra that had been issuing a stream of forged visas. The story went viral – but all was not as it seemed. By Yepoka Yeebo<p>On Friday 2 December 2016, a curious story appeared on the website GhanaBusinessNews.com. “Ghana …

Africa

These Gorgeous Low-Light Photographs Were Taken With A Cellphone

Have you ever taken a photo at night with a cellphone that didn’t turn out well? There wasn’t enough light and the picture was too dark, too blurry or both? High quality, low-light photography can be a challenge with a DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera – with a cellphone it’s impossible.<p>Or …

‘I don’t think we’ll ever have sex again’: our happy, cuddly, celibate marriage

Brian and Alison have been together for 25 years and haven’t had sex for the past 20. Here, they explain why<p>No one talks about having a sexless marriage. The closest I get is hearing other men joking about their wives not being interested in sex any more, but we were never really interested in sex, …

Marriage

7 Apps to Download to Learn a New Hobby

Starting a new hobby often requires time and money—but if you don’t have much of either, you can skip the expensive in-person classes or tutorials, …

The real secret of Chinese internet censorship? Distraction | John Naughton

The core purpose of the ‘50c army’ used by China to control social media is to distract people and talk up the regime, not to argue and edit comments<p>If you ever want to annoy western policymakers or politicians, then here is a surefire way to do it. Tell them that the only government in the world …

China

10 apps for enhancing iPhone photos

One of my favorite observations by a now-forgotten sage explained the difference between writing and photography like this: <i>A bad sentence can be massaged, but nothing helps a bad photo</i>.<p>So true. However, I’ve experienced for myself how a good photo-editing app can salvage sloppy composition or bad …

Mobile Photography

The Global War Against Skeptical Research

The world is getting more hazardous for skeptical analysts, the banks that employ them and investors who rely on their published research.<p>Even by the …

California labor commissioner fines illegal garment businesses

Eighteen garment companies received fines of more than $682,000 for violating labor laws, state regulators announced. The businesses, all based in Los Angeles, were inspected this month by the California labor commissioner's office.<p>The inspections revealed that the companies did not have workers' …

Here's a breakdown of the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

On August 15, Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani won the title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six months and included 33,000 competitors from around the world.<p>He and nine other finalists competed …

Best Whatsapp Tricks And Hacks 2018 (Top 16+)

Since we all know about whatsapp, the popular and widely used messenger application on smart devices. With the Popularity of smartphone and specially …

Infinity

13 Common SEO Mistakes to Avoid

Online marketers spend a lot of time demystifying Search Engine Optimization (SEO), from the jargon and rules to new updates and algorithms. As the technology continue to advance, what you might know about SEO a year ago may no longer apply today.<p>Since SEO can be quite complex in its ever-adapting …

TV is over: Mobile has officially demoted TV to second-rung media status

About 26 percent of customers who call US cable TV companies request “internet only” service, according to a survey of those calls by mobile advertising technology company Marchex. Of those customers, at least 60 percent actually end up getting internet-only service, Marchex says.<p>The survey results …

BlackBerry: The one time smartphone leader, its fall, and the comeback that never happened

The year was 1999. Just when it seemed everyone who needed one was wearing an alphanumeric pager on their belt, BlackBerry(s bbry) changed the game …

New York Times working on digital-only magazine, cheaper 'Need to Know' subscription

<i>The New York Times</i> is hard at work on a number of new digital-only products that it hopes will complement its main daily offering and help it remain relevant and profitable in the post-PC era. The first is currently going by the name "Need to Know," and it will offer some of the most significant …