Gary Kean

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UK cities nowhere in sight in world's quality of living rankings

Vienna, Austria's grand capital on the Danube river, has topped consulting firm Mercer's list of cities offering the highest quality of life for the eighth year in a row, while Baghdad is again considered the worst place to live.<p>Meanwhile London, together with other global centres Paris, Tokyo and …

Apple, IBM, and United Airlines are teaming up to improve your flying experience

The new collaborative effort, announced Thursday, is aimed at creating greater levels of functionality for the more than 50,000 Apple iPhones and iPads that United has issued to its flight attendants, gate agents, and other front-line employees.<p>"A partnership with Apple and IBM gives our …

Google's new Chrome extension settles debate over 'backspace' key

You probably didn't know it but Google Chrome users have been fiercely divided over the function of the backspace key. Now Google is looking to make …

Google

If The Earth Were A Village Of 100 People

There are more than 7 billion of us on the planet now. We comprise a wildly diverse set of ages, nationalities, religious groups, incomes and technological capacities. Given the magnitude of our numbers, it can be hard to really grasp how that diversity plays out. How many of us have cell phones? …

Science

Google Search gets Destinations, a mobile-only feature for planning your next vacation

Google today launched a new search feature designed to help you plan your next vacation. But there’s a catch: Destinations on Google only works on mobile devices.<p>This is by design. Google found that in 2015, the company’s search engine saw a 50 percent increase in travel-related questions on mobile …

Google Search

Nest gets more smart home devices talking to each other

Getting your connected-home gear to actually connect with one another can be a pain. Nest is trying to alleviate at least some of that hassle by adding Weave, its ad-hoc networking system to Works with Nest, it's third party development platform. Weave lets items talk to each other without relying …

Where is the world’s most remote city?

Photograph: Alamy<p>The Amazon river at the port in Iquitos, Peru.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/13/1439463915030/a972876f-423f-4dfc-a809-93bcd0df40a1-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>The Amazon river at the port in Iquitos, …

Geography

Lonely Planet reveals its ultimate destinations | CNN Travel

Loneliness

Watch a Strangely Hypnotic Video of Thousands of Black Balls Rolling Into a Los Angeles Reservoir

Black plastic balls have been dumped by the millions into L.A.’s reservoirs this summer—and with good reason.<p>Known as shade balls, they play an …

Los Angeles

HTC Is Now Essentially Worthless (And Insecure)

Internet hyperbole (and financial analysis) have rendered HTC, a once high-flying mobile brand, essentially valueless. In short, the company is trading below cash on hand. So if you bought all HTC stock, the company would have to pay you, the buyer, to take it over. This means the company’s …

HTC

Windows 10 launch: Microsoft releases new operating system

Windows has started rolling out Windows 10 to customers around the world, but not everyone who has pre-registered will get the upgrade today<p>Microsoft starts rolling out its new operating system, Windows 10, to customers around the world today, with members of its 'Insider' programme being the first …