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Forget Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy, the humble flip phone is back

Celebrities are leading the way in eschewing smartphones for flip phones, but what’s the draw with clamshell models?<p>It’s 2014, but flipping hell, clamshell phones appear to be making a comeback. Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of American Vogue, was spotted with a flip phone during this summer’s US …

PM Narendra Modi addresses DGP conference in Guwahati, bats for SMART policing

Modi also highlighted the need to honour 33,000 police personnel martyred in India after Independence.<p>By: Written by | Guwahati |<p>Police personnel of …

Scientists Venture Deep Inside Mysterious Siberian Crater And Come Back With Incredible Photos

Scientists are closing in on what caused three massive holes to open up mysteriously in northern Siberia last July.<p>This week a team of Russian researchers roped their way down 34 feet to the bottom of the largest crater and found no evidence of alien beings or meteorites that some people had …

Iran and US close in on historic nuclear deal at Vienna talks

Iran, the US and other world powers meeting in Vienna this week are close to a historic, comprehensive agreement that could bring a permanent end to 12 years of deadlock over Iran’s nuclear programme.<p>With a deadline for the talks looming in a week’s time, diplomats are converging on the Austrian …

Church of England set to approve introduction of female bishops

The Church of England will shatter its “stained-glass ceiling” by voting in favour of appointing female bishops.<p>The Anglican General Synod is expected to approve legislation allowing women to be nominated and chosen for the senior posts, 20 years after the first female priests were ordained. The …

Why Is Amazon Flailing?

With the disastrous release of Kindle Fire Phone and the utterly ignorable Echo, it seems Amazon has lost its way.<p>At the root of the issue is Amazon's confusion as to what it is. It seems that Amazon sees itself (or desperately wants to be) a product company that does logistics exceedingly well. …

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I Had An Interesting Conversation With Mark Cuban About The Future Of The Internet

On Thursday, Mark Cuban compared the net neutrality debate to the government regulation railroads faced about 100 years ago.<p>After those comments, I had an email exchange with Cuban about his opposition to President Barack Obama's recent proposal that the internet be regulated just like a utility …

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Google's Lollipop Wants To Change The Way We Use Our Phones

If you're an Android user, there's a chance that earlier this week your phone or tablet alerted you about a new update to its operating system. Yearly system updates are a part of the modern smartphone experience, and, like clockwork, Apple and Google typically issue them every fall.<p>The newest …

Mormon founder Joseph Smith had as many as 40 wives

Joseph Smith (1805-1844), founded the Church of the Latter-day Saints, Mormonism's formal name, and is regarded by followers as a prophet.<p>The Mormon church said in an online essay last month that Smith is estimated to have had between 30 and 40 wives, some of whom were already married.<p>The New York …

This App Can Detect Skin Cancer In 7 Out Of 10 Cases: Here's How It Works

The app is not a replacement for a dermatologist, but it should raise awareness about the risks of melanoma, which killed an estimated 2,000 people in the UK in 2012, according to figures from the country's Cancer Research center.<p>SkinVision is based on a technology called "fractal geometry" — a …

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How many free samples is too many?

They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch. But head to a farmers’ market – or indeed, many department stores and supermarkets – and the sheer volume of free food samples suggests otherwise. At my local market, there are apples cut into little bits, bowls of sausages, stands offering different …

Is this the unhealthiest burger ever?

The Double Donut burger - described as a 'heart attack in a bun' - contains 2,000 calories and 53g of saturated fat<p>British pub chain Hungry Horse has a heart-stopping dish on its menu: the Double Donut burger, which consists of two beef burgers topped with cheese, four bacon rashers and BBQ sauce, …

Panetta: This is how the bin Laden raid went down

Panetta had a unique vantage point on the raid, which he watched remotely from the CIA's headquarters in Langley, Virginia.<p>One of the first hiccups was the accidental crash landing of one of two SEAL helicopters as they arrived at the compound at approximately 12:30 a.m. local time (3:30 p.m. EST). …

'Serial': the new podcast that's already a cult phenomenon

Never has a podcast collected a loyal cult following in such a short amount of time like <i>Serial</i>.<p>The nonfiction series, which unravels a story …

The Free Office For iPhone Is Missing All Of These Features

But, like all freebie software, Microsoft still hopes to entice you to open up your wallets and pay for a premium subscription, particularly if you are a business user.<p>So here's a partial list of features that are only available for those who pay. We should note, while nothing beats a price of …

3 Things Every Amazon Prime Member Should Know

Now, Prime contains a free <b>Netflix</b>-style video service, as well as a streaming audio offering. The goal for the company is to keep people paying $99 a year for the service not because it makes money on that fee, but because Prime customers spend more money with the retail leader.<p>Prime subscribers …

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Insanely detailed graphic shows every technological breakthrough that made the iPhone possible

Apple may have revolutionized the mobile computing world with the launch of the first iPhone but it couldn’t have done it all by itself — in fact, as …

Mobile Fashion App Strut Is Like Tinder For Discovering And Sharing New Outfits

Back in August I wrote a little story about a Thiel Fellow named Mark Daniel who had raised $1.5 million to create a mobile fashion app called Strut. Well after a few months the app is now available for download on the Apple App Store and ready to help users socially discover new fashions and …

An App Trying To Save Your Office From Dying Of Boredom

The free app is the effort of former Evernote, eBay, Prezi, and McKinsey employees who are attempting to get rid of the unnecessary steps required to …

Kickstarter clarifies creator accountability

For backers on Kickstarter, funding a project is always a bit of a gamble. Often, creators are working on developing and manufacturing a product for the first time, which can cause unexpected hiccups; or an idea simply might not work as well in practise as it sounds in theory, as occurred with Neal …

New Zealand PM Wants A Vote To Change The National Flag

Key told television station TV3 that he wants to quickly initiate the process of holding a national referendum.<p>"I'd like that issue dealt with in 2015," he said. "New Zealanders either need to decide yes or no."<p>Some in New Zealand consider the flag to be an unwanted relic from a colonial past, …

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