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Google Is Struggling With Friendly Neighborhood Bike Thieves

Between 100 and 250 company bicycles are stolen from Google’s campus every week, out of a fleet of around 1,100 so-called Gbikes. Or maybe ‘borrowed’ …

Chefs reveal the seafood you should never order at a restaurant and why

• <b>We spoke with two chefs to ask what seafood/fish people should avoid and why.</b>• <b><br>Avoid the seafood special, especially if it falls on a Monday.</b>• <b><br>Only order</b> …

Donald Trump

Brazil files $43.5bn claim over fatal dam disaster

<b>Federal prosecutors in Brazil have filed a $43.5bn (£30bn) civil lawsuit against iron miner Samarco, and its owners BHP Billiton and Vale.</b><p>It follows the collapse of a dam they owned that caused a huge mudslide, polluted a river, and killed 19 people.<p>Anglo-Australian BHP and Brazil's Vale said they …

BHP Billiton

Brazilian sex theme park set to open in 2018: Erotikaland will have a '7D' vibrating cinema, bumper cars shaped like genitalia and a nudist pool

• <b>Entry fee will be $100 and will give visitors access to an aphrodisiac store</b>• <b><br>Sex will not be allowed inside the park, but visitors can use nearby</b> …

Amazon pulls hoverboards over safety fears

Concerns over exploding batteries leads retailer to remove self-balancing scooters, demanding proof from manufacturers that products meet safety standards<p>Amazon has begun to pull some hoverboards from sale after fears about fires caused by the self-balancing scooters.<p>A number of hoverboards that …

Michelle Obama Urges Landlords To Take In Homeless Veterans

"[It's a] smart thing to do for your business.”<p>First Lady Michelle Obama Encourages Landlords to Help End Veteran Homelessness from USICH on Vimeo.<p>First lady Michelle Obama has a proposition for any landlord eager to unload vacant space.<p>FLOTUS recently called on landlords and property owners around …

Ellen DeGeneres on Oprah's Master Class: Comedian says she almost didn't come out

Ellen DeGeneres is open about being gay — but there was a time when she didn’t think she would ever be.<p>In a clip from Sunday’s episode of <i>Oprah’s</i> …

Ellen Degeneres

Kanye West Reportedly Gave A Big Boost To Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential Hopes

It’s no secret that Kanye West and Hilary Clinton have been orbiting each other as the 2016 presidential race heats up. First, the Democratic candidate took a selfie with West and wife Kim Kardashian in August (perhaps as an attempt to continue appearing as the youth-friendly option); then, she …

Government

Amazon takes 1,114 fake reviewers to court

Amazon continues its streak against suing fake reviewers on its site with a fresh lawsuit filed in Seattle, the BBC reports.<p>The 1,114 defendants, collectively labeled “John Does” as the identities of the accused are not known, sell their services for as little as $5 on Fiverr, the micro-services …

eCommerce

11 differences between a normal friend and a Brazilian friend

1. A normal friend will invite you to a BBQ and serve you some burgers or sausages.<p>A Brazilian friend will invite you to what a BBQ should be: a</i> …

YouTube Star Caleb Logan Bratayley, 13, Died from Undetected Medical Condition, Parents Say

YouTube star Caleb Logan Bratayley died from an undetected medical condition, according to the Bratayley family.<p>The 13-year-old was pronounced dead …

Medicine

Rio 2016: City grapples with wave of crime on beaches as Olympics near

<b>Rio de Janeiro (CNN) —</b> Security has been stepped up along Rio de Janeiro's popular beaches after swarms of robbers attacked beachgoers and local residents responded with more violence.<p>Just 10 months before the Olympic Games kick off, groups of young thieves have swept through the popular Ipanema …

Brazil

OpenStreetMap just got a big boost thanks to Maps.me

Russian internet company Mail.ru Group has announced that its Maps.me mapping app has been open-sourced, making it available for developers to freely embed maps in their own apps.<p>Based on data from OpenStreetMap (OSM), Maps.me offers fully offline navigation, which the company says makes it ideal …

Apps

The Food Lab: How to Make the Best Carne Asada

To say "I'm going to develop a recipe for carne asada" is akin to saying "Bartender, get me a beer, please." The immediate follow-up is likely to be "I'm afraid you're going to have to be a bit more specific than that."<p><i>Carne asada</i> literally translates to "grilled beef," and, at its simplest, it can …

Google reportedly confronted Samsung over its approach to smartwatches

The strained relationship between Google and Samsung over Android customization has been apparent for a while, and it now looks like this discontent has spread to the wearable world. <i>The Information</i> claims that Google CEO Larry Page confronted Samsung last week over its decision to invest more in …

Sao Paulo, The City That Leads, In Pictures

Brazil

Rio: Corcovado and Beyond, In Pictures

Mobile Technology

Rio: From Mountains To Sea in Pictures

Brazil

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …