John Taylor

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The Huffington Post

Inside Flipboard / December 17, 2013<p>It’s fascinating to watch the young Huffington Post, like Alexander the Great, slowly conquer the world. First it …

Today's front page: Surveillance is theft, say world's leading authors http://gu.com/p/3y43k/fb Nelson Mandela memorial brings old foes together http://gu.com/p/3y424/fb State surveillance of personal data: what is the society we wish to protect? http://gu.com/p/3y44z/fb

The Final Curtsey

• <b>Author:</b> Margaret Rhodes<p>This is the intimate and revealing autobiography of Margaret Rhodes, the first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and the niece of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Margaret was born into the Scottish aristocracy, into a now almost vanished world of privilege. Royalty often came …

Prince Philip

Poirot and Me

• <b>Author:</b> David Suchet<p><b>Fans of Murder on the Orient Express and all things Agatha Christie won't want to miss this charming memoir from David Suchet...</b><p>In the summer of 2013 David Suchet filmed his final scenes as Hercule Poirot. After 24 years in the role, he played the character in every story that …

iOS

Olloclip Does it Again, and Your Photos Will Never Be the Same!

Just as Apple found a way to enhance the iPhone 5s camera without changing much of the packaging, the folks at Ollo have done the same with their popular Olloclip. The accessory clips on to the corner of a naked iPhone, positioning a set of lenses precisely over the built-in camera.<p>Here at <i>iPhone</i> …

Mobile Photography

Is the Catch a Wallet, or a Case?

If you're like me, you carry your iPhone everywhere. And sometimes you just need to carry a few credit cards and some form of identification. Instead of a dedicated wallet, you could get a case with a built in slot for cards. I've tried a few such cases. But they're typically too bulky too make it …

Gear & Gadgets

Find Your RHYTHM with Scosche Heart Rate Monitor

I'm not a big fan of working out. One thing that can motivate me though, is having proof of how hard I've exercised.<p>That's why I love <b>Scosche's RHYTHM ($79.99)</b>. It's a Bluetooth armband heart rate monitor for women that attaches to your forearm. I wore it during a workout and hardly noticed it was …

Wearable Tech
iOS
Apps

Jill-e, Global & C6 Offer Bags for All Seasons and Situations

Bags designed for the iPad take on a variety of shapes and sizes and present styling that runs from Old World to contemporary. I’m highlighting three new bags that I use on a regular basis, but all for different situations.<p><b>4 out of 5 Stars</b><p>This bag sits at the corner of my desk and is my go-to bag …

Backpacking
iOS

Disappearing lives: the world's threatened tribes – in pictures

Photographer Jimmy Nelson spent nearly three years visiting 31 remote and unique tribes and cultures around the world, witnessing their rituals and capturing their traditional dresses, jewellery, weapons and symbols in a series of beautiful portraits. His book, Before They Pass Away, is published …

Executioners

• <b>Author:</b> Phil Clarke and Others<p>Some people kill for the sheer thrill of it, others for revenge or for financial gain. Executioners kill because the state employs them to do it – but who chooses to be an executioner ... and why? This book investigates the history of capital punishment across the …

True Crime

Religion for Atheists

• <b>Author:</b> Alain de Botton<p><b>Alain de Botton's Religion for Atheists looks at the God debate with fresh eyes</b><p>All of us, whether religious, agnostic or atheist, are searching for meaning. And in this wise and life-affirming book, non-believer Alain de Botton both rejects the supernatural claims of the …

Religion

Wicked Beyond Belief

• <b>Author:</b> Michael Bilton<p>Revelatory investigation into the police handling of the Yorkshire Ripper Case which spanned over 14 years. Newly updated to include Sutcliffe’s bid for freedom in 2008, and the verdict from court in 2010.<p>For over twenty years, the dark secrets of the biggest criminal manhunt …

A Very British Murder

• <b>Author:</b> Lucy Worsley<p>This is the story of a national obsession.<p>Ever since the Ratcliffe Highway Murders caused a nation-wide panic in Regency England, the British have taken an almost ghoulish pleasure in 'a good murder'. This fascination helped create a whole new world of entertainment, inspiring …

The Subterranean Railway

• <b>Author:</b> Christian Wolmar<p>Since the Victorian era, London's Underground has had played a vital role in the daily life of generations of Londoners. In <i>The Subterranean Railway</i>, Christian Wolmar celebrates the vision and determination of the nineteenth-century pioneers who made the world's first, and …

The Sleepwalkers

• <b>Author:</b> Christopher Clark<p><b>The pacy, sensitive and formidably argued history of the causes of the First World War, from acclaimed historian and author Christopher Clark</b><p><b>SUNDAY TIMES and INDEPENDENT BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2012</b><p>The moments that it took Gavrilo Princip to step forward to the stalled car and …

1914: History in an Hour

• <b>Author:</b> Rupert Colley<p>Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.<p>In 1914 the world changed. Europe’s great powers were dragged, one by one, into a war by Serbian conflict which affected very few of them directly. At least it would resemble the short sharp battles of the previous century, …

Empire

• <b>Author:</b> Niall Ferguson<p>This astoundingly successful, superbly reviewed book vividly recreates the excitement, brutality and adventure of the British Empire. Ferguson's most revolutionary and popular work, EMPIRE is a major reinterpretation of the British Empire as one of the world's greatest …