Heiko Kiedrowicz

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‘They Will Have to Die Now’

Before dawn on a Sunday late last month, a battalion of pesh merga soldiers — about 600 Kurdish men, along with a few women — gathered in the shadow of Bashiqa Mountain, on the western edge of the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan. They were sons, daughters, fathers, grandfathers. They wore an …

Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah,’ pop’s ‘most sacred text,’ almost went unheard by the masses

In the early 1980s, Leonard Cohen sat on the floor of a New York hotel room, wearing only his underwear and remembered “banging my head on the floor and saying, ‘I can’t finish this song.’”<p>He had been working on it for years.<p>Cohen, who died Thursday at 82, was many things: poet, writer and monk, …

Music

Donald Trump,US news,World news,US elections 2016,The far right,Education,Politics,Internet,Technology,Europe,US politics,EU referendum and Brexit,Newspapers & magazines,Newspapers,Media,European Union,UK news,Foreign policy<p>Ten big stories to help make sense of a bewildering year in global …

Donald Trump

Leap Motion for Mac and PC

Digital Photography

An introduction to the scientific, artistic, and computing aspects of digital photography. Topics include lenses and optics, light and sensors, …

Five companies considered buying LinkedIn

A new SEC filing posted Friday gives more clarity about what led up to Microsoft acquiring LinkedIn for more than $26 billion. And it proves that Microsoft wasn’t the only prospective buyer.<p>It shows that the talks between LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella began on February 16 …

What's the One Design Element That Can Make a Robot Lovable?

Taking a cue from Pixar, robotics company Anki nails it<p>When Pixar's <i>Wall-E</i> came out in 2008, we were introduced to a robot very different than any …

Alex Garland’s cult novel The Beach, 20 years on

The author’s 1996 debut, about a group of young backpackers who discover an ‘idyllic’ island off Bangkok, captured the late-90s zeitgeist. But does it still thrill?<p>In my mid-20s, in the early 1990s, I moved to west London from Scotland. I remember meeting them, at parties in Notting Hill flats, in …

Literature

The design of the Tesla Model 3 is dramatically minimalist — but also controversial

Tesla unveiled its mass-market Model 3 in March 31 in Los Angeles. We knew that the car would be smaller than the Model S and the Model X, and we could make a few assumptions about the general design, given that Teslas are supposed to look like, well, Teslas.<p>But when CEO Elon Musk finally rolled …

How a Hollywood film reveals the reality of drone warfare

As Helen Mirren’s new film Eye in the Sky is released, an expert reflects on the morality of how and when to use drones in war<p>G avin Hood’s film Eye in the  Sky is a thrillingly intelligent exploration of the political and ethical questions surrounding drone warfare. It has been carefully …

War

Are We Living in a Computer Simulation?

NEW YORK—If you, me and every person and thing in the cosmos were actually characters in some giant computer game, we would not necessarily know it. …

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through April 9)

<b>ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: What Will Destroy Us First: Superbabies or AI?</b> <i><br>Danielle Teller and Astro Teller | QUARTZ</i> <br>“Even if we could build an AI that …

In 1903 the US bullied Colombia into giving up the province that became Panama. The plan was to create a nation to serve the interests of Wall Street<p>This goes back a long way. The Panamanian state was originally created to function on behalf of the rich and self-seeking of this world – or rather …

Corruption

Eleven big banks test blockchain-based trading system | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Eleven major banks, including Barclays, UBS and HSBC, said on Wednesday they had tested a system that could make trading much faster and cheaper, using the technology that underpins crypto-currency bitcoin.<p>Logos are seen outside a branch of Barclays bank in London July 30, 2013. …

Google's meetings with UK Government over driverless cars revealed

Google has held multiple discussions with the British government about the prospects for driverless cars in the UK, documents obtained by the Telegraph show.<p>The US internet giant has held five face-to-face meetings with the Department for Transport (DfT) in the last two years about autonomous …

Photo Friday: The Power of Photojournalism

If photography has any kind of power, photojournalism—photos that “show” the news—has the power to shape the world’s perceptions, tell stories and make history. For the last hundred years, photographers have been going out into the field and risking their own lives to chronicle humanity’s greatest …

The craziest and most interesting questions Apple asks during job interviews

Working at Apple is incredibly fast-paced and challenging, and if you happen to be an engineer or designer at Apple, this dynamic is undoubtedly …

Misused mobile UX patterns

If you are an experienced designer, you probably agree that being inspired by others is not stealing in UI design. It’s best practice research. It’s …

UI Design

5 Simple Technical Tips to Make Candid Street Photography Easier

Street photography simultaneously tests your hand-eye coordination, your ability to see and frame interesting moments as they quickly unfold before …

Cameras

Check out this property for sale on Rightmove!

Full description<p><b>Tenure:</b> Leasehold<p>This one bedroom flat is on the first floor of West Cliff Studios, a gorgeous victorian building in Durley Gardens …

4 Things You Should Know About Alphabet, the New Company That Used to Be Google

Meet Alphabet, Google's new public holding company<p>On Monday afternoon, Larry Page, the co-founder and CEO of Google ALPHABET INC.<p>, announced that …

Meet the big shots at Alphabet, the new Google company

Google's core businesses — search, ads, Android, YouTube, maps, and so on — will still be called Google and will be led by new CEO Sundar Pichai, who was previously in charge of product at the old Google.<p>Current Google execs, including CEO Larry Page, executive chairman Eric Schmidt, and chief …

Spotify's case against Apple in Europe goes pfffft

Did Apple collude illegally with the three big music labels to put the squeeze on Spotify and the other music streaming services?<p>That’s still an open …

Roundme Offers Virtual Tours of The World Through 360-Degree Photos

We are on the fringe of widespread virtual reality that can truly captivate our minds and take us places we’ve only dreamt about. Services such as …

BTS: Photographing Wildlife in the Land of the Maasai

Photographer Chris Schmid of Morges, Switzerland, recently traveled to Masai Mara, Kenya, to document how the Kenyans living there were helping to …

New 128 GB Sandisk Ultra microSD card available for pre-order, other sizes ready for shipping

There’s plenty of microSD cards out there, but Sandisk happens to offer about the best bang for your buck, bringing both quality and value to the table. The company recently released their new Ultra microSD cards, and they are looking quite enticing. But we are most excited about a new 128 GB …

Old Intel chips are vulnerable to a fresh security flaw

If you have an old, Intel-based computer hanging around, you might want to get rid of it post-haste. Security researcher Chris Domas has discovered a vulnerability in the x86 architecture of Intel processors made between 1997 and 2010 (pre-Sandy Bridge) that lets an attacker install software in a …

Information Security

Video gamers win millions of dollars in Seattle championship | Reuters

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Teams of video gamers playing characters ranging from wizards to monsters exchanged virtual punches, fireballs and lightning strikes over the past six days, battling at the main event of the Dota 2 International 2015 tournament in Seattle.<p>Members of Evil Geniuses compete in the …

New Mirrored Infinity Room Immerses Viewers in Mesmerizing World of Endless Reflections

With a prolific career dating back to the mid-20th century, New York-based artist Lucas Samaras has gained renown for his work in painting, sculpture, photography, and performance art. Born in Greece in 1936, Samaras has been the subject of seven major career retrospectives and more than …