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Zip wire to cross River Thames for children's hospital appeal

<b>The first zip wire to cross the River Thames will be set up by the London Fire Brigade (LFB) to raise £1m for a children's hospital.</b><p>The line will carry people from the roof of St Thomas' Hospital on South Bank to Victoria Gardens, beside the Houses of Parliament.<p>Twenty people who pledge £50,000 or …

South Bank

Android and SD cards: The Ultimate Guide

Android has supported SD cards since the G1 started it all. The overall idea is simple enough — slap an SD card in your phone and expand the storage …

Operating Systems

The Great Estates: Who are London's 10 largest land owners by size?

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Battle of Hastings 950 year anniversary: the 9 things you might not know

It's arguably the most famous battle in English history. On Saturday, October 14 it will be 950 years to the day that England’s last Anglo-Saxon king Harold Godwinson failed to defend England against William the Conqueror’s Norman army at the Battle of Hastings. This pivotal moment changed the …

These cannot be the names of actual places in the UK, and yet they are

LONDON — A Reddit thread posing the question, "What's the funniest/silliest named place in the UK?" has revealed something very important about the …

Photographer Captures Cute Portraits of Animal Doppelgangers

61 Shares<p>Comments<p>Animal siblings are absolutely adorable, but when they’re brothers from other mothers, that is, somehow, even cuter. Warren …

Photography

We haven't seen this happen since right before World War II

That's why the geopolitical pattern developing in Eurasia is so ominous. It is like a hurricane—absorbing huge amounts of energy from the ocean, using that energy to build a vast, integrated structure, and then destroying whatever it touches.<p>The Eurasian landmass is the main source of that kind of …

Geopolitics

Kettlebells: are you swinging them right?

If Instagram is anything to go by ­– and let’s face it, it is – then you would have noticed that kettlebells are more popular than ever. Scroll down …

Haunting images capture fascinating abandoned sites around the globe

A rusted locomotive stands alone, embedded into the earth, an old courthouse building is almost entirely swallowed by the ground from a volcano …

A United Kingdom: The interracial marriage that made front page news

<b>Before she began working on her new film A United Kingdom, Amma Asante had never heard of Seretse Khama.</b><b>Now she's bringing his story to the big screen and hopes it will illuminate a seemingly forgotten part of British post-war history.</b><p>In 1947, Seretse Khama, an African prince training to be a …

United Kingdom

England’s Forgotten Muslim History

London — Britain is divided as never before. The country has turned its back on Europe, and its female ruler has her sights set on trade with the East. As much as this sounds like Britain today, it also describes the country in the 16th century, during the golden age of its most famous monarch, …

World History

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

<i>This article originally appeared on Health.com.</i><p>Want to clear the air in your home or workplace? Get some greens, says research presented today at the …

How undercover officers disappear without a trace

Undercover officers embedded in political groups vanish through a variety of tricks including mental breakdowns, trips abroad and letters<p>From the first day of their deployment, a skilful undercover officer will start laying the ground for the day they end it.<p>What they are aiming to do is to …

The first 50 lashes: a Saudi activist's wife endures her husband’s brutal sentence

After Saudi blogger Raif Badawi was arrested and sentenced to prison and 1,000 lashes, <b>Ensaf Haidar</b> wondered what to say when the person you love tells you that he’s going to be abused in the most horrible way<p><i>Ensaf Haidar fled to Canada from Saudi Arabia in 2014 after her husband Raif Badawi, a</i> …

Inside ‘Pervert Park’: Safe Haven for Sex Offenders

The new film Pervert Park documents a community of sex offenders in Florida who struggle with their pasts, and with adjusting to society.<p>There are …

The Greatest Documentary

The World at War, a 1973 series, remains an essential primer on history's deadliest conflict.

How to find an unsaved Word document in Windows 10

Word has an auto-save feature, but there are times when your documents don't show up in the recovery pane when you open Word. Maybe your computer shut down unexpectedly or you accidentally clicked "Don't Save" as you closed your document. We've all been there.<p>In any case, you can recover your file …

Exploit gets around Windows' app security safeguards

For years, business-focused versions of Windows have had an AppLocker feature that lets you blacklist or whitelist apps. It's undoubtedly helpful for companies eager to keep malware (or just risky software) off their network. However, researcher Casey Smith has discovered a vulnerability in Windows …

Google Maps for Android app can navigate to multiple destinations, here’s how it works

While Google Maps on Android let users navigate to destinations without the need for an Internet connection, it is restricted to navigation from …

Swipe your photos from one device to another without any fuss

With iOS, you have AirDrop, and on Android you have Android Beam to send photos and files back and forth to other devices running the same operating …

Trojan found in more than 100 Android apps on Google Play Store

Poisoned apps steal confidential information and serve up ads.<p>Author:<p>Published<p>in Android, Malware 36<p>Researchers have uncovered a new strain of …

IT security

Top 5 Android Emulators For Your Desktop

An <b>Android emulator lets you run Android on a Windows, Mac or Linux</b>. This allows you to gain access to Android features and apps without needing to …

Locating London’s Past

As an update to our previous feature on a replica map set of the John Rocque eighteenth century map of London, we feature the Locating London’s Past …

The Lost London Tube Map

<b>Click or tap the image above for higher resolution.</b><p>Imagine an alternative London, where you can catch a direct tube from Biscuit Town to the Leper …

England

This New Trick Lets Someone Hack Into Your Android Smartphone in Seconds

It's the worst Android bug in history and millions of users are at risk.<p>An Android bug that has been dubbed the "worst Android vulnerability in the mobile OS history" is back for a third time, and it will allow cybercriminals to hack into your mobile device in less than 10 seconds.<p>This new version …

Nexus 5X with Project Fi unboxing and first impressions

Google's own cellular network - Project Fi - is now available to the general public with no invitation necessary. With the public launch, Google …

iTron Super Faster Charger, Charges A Smartphone Battery From Flat In Just 3 Minutes (video)

Anyone who needs to charge their smartphone or mobile devices in a short amount of time might be interested in a new super fast charger called the …

Gear & Gadgets

How to encrypt your Android smartphone or tablet

According to estimates, less than 10 percent of the 1.4 billion or so Android devices out in the wild are encrypted, compared to over 95 percent of …

Turn-by-Turn Navigation Showdown: Google Maps vs. Waze

You wouldn’t really think there could be that much difference between turn-by-turn navigation apps, but even just a glance at Google Maps and Waze …