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Exclusive: Android P is Google’s most ambitious update in years

How the new update could help you use your phone less<p>This year, Google is doing something different with Android. Instead of showing you all the ways you can use its phone operating system to do more, it’s creating features to help you use it <i>less</i>.<p>Android P, due out later this year, will have a new …

Android News

Why Every Pop Star Wants a Piece of Starrah

LOS ANGELES — Here’s a quick piece of pop trivia: What do Drake, Katy Perry, the Weeknd, Rihanna, Calvin Harris, Nicki Minaj, Big Sean, Halsey, Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Camila Cabello have in common?<p>The answer, in addition to big market share: melodies written by Starrah, perhaps the most …

Music

We tracked Jeff Bezos’s use of “we” versus “I” over 20 years to see how he’s changed as a leader

There’s no denying Jeff Bezos’s ambition. Not only has the Amazon founder and CEO built a company worth $430 billion, Amazon has successfully expanded beyond e-commerce to artificial intelligence development, Oscar-winning film, and cashier-free brick and mortar shopping.<p>But Bezos’s most recent …

Leadership

Pope Francis tells German newspaper that he is a sinner

The pope highlighted the dangers of personality cults and populism in an interview. Francis spoke with German "Zeit" weekly in his first major …

Someone is reading out the entire internet to Julian Assange

Ecuador has confirmed that it has cut Julian Assange's internet access at the country's embassy in London.<p>But the WikiLeaks founder should not …

Want to See a Mark Ruffalo Nude Scene? All You Have to Do Is Vote Against Trump

According to an impressive coalition of actors, including Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, James Franco, Julianne Moore, and . . . more.<p>What’s better than one celebrity intoning something solemnly, set against a white backdrop and dramatic music? A whole <i>bunch</i> of celebrities, of …

Scarlett Johansson

Two psychologists' role in CIA torture program comes into focus

In the "Salt Pit," a then-secret<p>CIAprison in Afghanistan, John "Bruce" Jessen watched carefully in late 2002 as five agency officers rushed into a darkened cell and grabbed an Afghan detainee named Gul Rahman.<p>"It was thoroughly planned and rehearsed," Jessen later explained, according to a CIA …

Cybercrime

Розенбаум: Если бы не Питер, осел бы в Киеве

Tip of the Day: Unlock Your iPhone by Writing Your Passcode With Your Finger

Apple’s VoiceOver feature is designed for those who are visually impaired. When the feature is turned on, a voice will let users know what is on the screen and allow them to navigate their iDevice. However, VoiceOver can also be used by anyone to unlock their iPhones by drawing their passcodes with …

Accessibility

Arvo Pärt interview: 'music says what I need to say'

A rare audience with the monk-like Estonian minimalist who may be the world's greatest living composer<p>Arvo Pärt is sitting in a Tewkesbury tearoom – not the first place where you would think of seeing one of the world’s most famous living composers – having spent a few hours across the road in the …

Jesus

11-Year-Old Arkansas Girl Steals $10,000 from Grandma, Tries to Take a Cab to Florida

An 11-year-old girl in Arkansas is safely back at home after she woke up in the middle of the night on Dec. 5, stole $10,000 in cash from her grandma …

Grandparents

Debbie Harry's glory years – in pictures

Debbie Harry’s fame-hungry days with Blondie are revealed in a captivating behind-the-scenes book and exhibition by her former partner and band co-founder Chris Stein.<p>Chris Stein/Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk by Chris Stein (Rizzoli £35) is out now. Click here to order a copy for …

Is wasting time on the internet actually good for you? Read this and find out

Maybe the sheer banality of the web could induce the kind of fugue state that allows ideas to flourish<p>The question of whether the huge, distracting influence of online time-wasting has a good, bad or irrelevant impact on our creative output is so new that there aren’t any definitive answers, yet. …