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Microsoft promises Windows 10 auto updates are for our own good

<b>EARLIER THIS YEAR,</b> <i>THE INQUIRER</i> exclusively revealed that Microsoft had been quietly downloading Windows 10 onto Windows 7 and Windows 8-powered …

What Not to Do in Miami

Even seasoned visitors to the Magic City can make the occasional misstep. Avoid that with our guide to what you should (and shouldn’t) do next time you’re in Miami—which includes making sure you go to bed early enough to catch one of the city’s best sights.

Morning News: Uber Protests in France Cause Gridlock

Cabbies in France took their grievances to the streets.<p>Protesters in France stopped traffic and started fires over the continued availability of UberPop, the ride-hailing service that offers an alternative to official taxis. “French TV showed images of burning tires blocking part of the Paris ring …

KRUGMAN: Europe is crazy to let Greece implode, but, given this, Greece is doing the right thing

The fact that no one really knows is not helping to set minds at ease.<p>Nor are memories of the last time governments intentionally allowed a major financial player to fail — namely, the US investment bank Lehman Brothers in the fall of 2008.<p>Amid this tension, everyone's pointing fingers, and a lot …

Economics

Parrot details new drones with upgraded specs for land, water and air

Today we are getting a first look at Parrot’s new addition to its family of MiniDrone offerings. All told, the French manufacturer will be releasing 13 different variations that cover a wide variety of different activities.<p>Head below for full details and videos.<p>First is an updated model of the …

Drones

150 London Underground facts (including the birth of Jerry Springer in East Finchley station)

You can't ride it today, thanks to industrial action. But you can learn a few things about the Tube instead.<p><b>1.</b> There is only one Tube station which does not have any letters of the word 'mackerel' in it: St John's Wood.<p><b>2.</b> The average speed on the Underground is 20.5 miles per hour including station …

Russia

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