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EU and Turkey agree on refugee crisis proposal

<b>(CNN) —</b> Turkey and the European Union have reached agreement on key points of a proposal to handle the overflow of refugees, according to a tweet for the spokesman of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.<p>"Deal. Breakthrough with Turkey," read the tweet from Martin Selmayr.<p>The proposal …

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Fourteen Photos That Summed Up 2015 in Grime

Reflecting on a massive year for grime through a selection of shots from the photo blog, Wot Do You Call It.<p>2015 was a huge year for grime no matter where you stand on the music spectrum - or in the world. From Skepta's radical expansion, to Kanye cosigns, to Stormzy's assault on the charts, you …

How To Purge Your Near-Capacity Gmail Account, In 5 Easy Steps

It's an all too common scenario. Your inbox is suddenly full and your boss is asking why her emails keep bouncing back. You need to make space, and fast.<p>But with so much email, how can you quickly decide what you should delete? If you have Gmail's priority inbox enabled, a system that marks your …

How to back up your music projects in Windows

<b>Once upon a time, backing up one's computer involved little more than slipping a floppy into a disk drive. It was quick and easy. However, modern</b> …

Britain’s missing millions – Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

There are over six million people who are eligible to vote who are missing from the electoral register. According to the Electoral Commission in …

Jurassic 5 sample The White Stripes in first new song in eight years – listen

'The Way We Do It' comes ahead of the hip hop collective's five date UK tour in June<p>Jurassic 5 have sampled The White Stripes in what is their first …

Join Us! Become a Brazil 2014 Curator

Hello fans!<p>The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil begins on June 12, 2014, and you’re invited to help curate a very special Flipboard magazine about your favorite team.<p>When the matches begin, Flipboard will publish a dedicated magazine for each of the 32 participating World Cup nations — from Team Algeria …

7 Essential Accessories for Every New Camera

Great camera… yeah… it was the camera.<p>There is a common debate among photographers that starts with, “The gear doesn’t make you a better …

Explaining meteors: are we in danger?

In February, a meteor exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, causing significant damage. A recent study in <i>Nature</i> suggests that there are more of these potentially threatening small meteors than we previously thought. We ask expert Dr Hugh Lewis from the University of Southampton to explain …

BlackBerry Files Lawsuit Against Seacrest’s Typo Keyboard Startup For Infringement

BlackBerry has today filed a lawsuit against startup Typo Keyboards, which is backed by Ryan Seacrest. The company alleges that Typo copied BlackBerry’s patented and “iconic” keyboard design. <b>Updated with statement from Typo below.</b><p>“We are flattered by the desire to graft our keyboard onto other …

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Is The Perfect OS That Nobody Wants

Windows 8 looks perfect. But new updates may revert its design to appease consumers. What is going on?<p>With Windows 8, Microsoft did the unthinkable: The company designed a groundbreaking interface of boxes called Metro that could scale from laptops, to tablets, to phones, to Xboxes–meaning any …

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Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison leaves band

Drummer Joey Jordison has left Slipknot, citing "personal reasons" for his departure from the group.<p>In a statement addressed to "our maggots and fans around the world", the band's website confirms the 38-year-old's departure. "It is with great pain but quiet respect that for personal reasons Joey …

Are people less ashamed of being 'geeks?'

"Geek" has been named the word of the year by the Collins online dictionary.<p>The word is defined as "a person who is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about a specific subject" or someone who is "a boring and unattractive social misfit".<p>But after the dictionary also added the words geekery, geek chic …

Gold plated Xbox One on sale at Harrods for almost £6,000

For the game player who has everything, a gold plated Xbox One is now available to buy in Harrods.<p>The normal version is practically sold out but a gold-plated X box One is now available to buy in Harrods at a cost of almost £6,000.<p>The 24 carat gold version is priced at £5,999 and there is just one …

UK obsessed with twerking, Google's annual Zeitgeist list reveals

The UK was grappling with twerking, yolo and Zumba this year, according to Google's analysis of the country's top trending and most-searched-for terms for 2013.<p>Celebrities inevitably score highly, with Kim Kardashian in pole position, closely followed by One Direction, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber …

Bitcoin takes a beating: down 50% as China cracks down (UPDATE)

<b>Update 1</b>: China’s biggest Bitcoin exchange confirmed that it is no longer accepting deposits in yuan, the Guardian reports.<p><b>Update 2</b>: The popular …

Power up: Samsung releases Gamepad phone accessory for Android

Samsung released its Gamepad accessory for mobile phones on Tuesday in select European regions. The add-on provides hardware controls suited for …

The original Tomb Raider is now available on iOS for $1

Perhaps you saw the lush TressFX in the latest <i>Tomb Raider</i> game and thought, "Man, I'd sure like to go back to the way things were, back when Lara Croft's hair was little more than a brown object affixed to her polygonal face!" Well you're in luck, as Square Enix today re-released the original 1996 …

Why I won't be buying my daughter a Barbie at Christmas

All kids have a friend their parents don't approve of. Mine had long blond hair and a pony. I admired her from afar. I wanted to play with her, dress like her, but my parents hated her. A bad influence they said. She's too grown up. They wouldn't have her in the house. Her name was Barbie.<p>When I …

'Reverse apartheid': South Africa's white slums

Coronation Park is a squatter camp with a majority white population in Krugersdorp, South Africa.<p>Although impoverished blacks in the region far outnumber their white counterparts, this camp is one of a growing number of townships populated mostly by Afrikaners – white South Africans.<p>In the 19 years …

Nelson Mandela’s Life and Times in Photographs

The civil rights leader who rose from rural, apartheid-era South Africa to become country's first black President, died Thursday.

Dr Dre to launch Beats Music streaming service in January

Dr Dre is to launch a new music streaming service, Beats Music, following the extraordinary success of his Beats By Dre headphone line.<p>Dre first announced the service late last year under the name Daisy, and originally built it out of the streaming service MOG, but will launch it with the Beats …

Ronan Keating to sing Postman Pat in new 3D film

Boyzone star Ronan Keating will sing the part of Postman Pat in new 3D movie, Postman Pat: The Movie<p><b>Boyzone</b> star <b>Ronan Keating</b>will provide the singing voice of Britain’s most loved postman, <b>Postman Pat</b>, in the forthcoming 3D movie, Postman Pat: The Movie due to be released in May 2014.<p>Stephen Mangan, …

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Fast & Furious star Gal Gadot to play Wonder Woman

Little-known Israeli actor Gal Gadot is to play Wonder Woman in the forthcoming "Batman v Superman" movie, it has been revealed.<p>The appointment of the Fast & Furious 6 star ends months of speculation over whether DC Comics' best known female superhero would appear in the film, which is director …

The Cast and Crew of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Talk About What Nelson Mandela Meant to Them

Earlier<p>tonight we covered the premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Unsurprisingly, every single one of the people we spoke to had great things …

Dominic Cooper, Ben Foster, Rob Kazinsky and Toby Kebbell cast in Warcraft

<b>Warcraft</b> may have had its release date pushed back to 2016 to avoid going up against Disney’s <b>Star Wars: Episode VII</b>, but the video game adaptation …

Facebookers Like The Idea Of A 'Sympathize' Button (Keep Waiting For 'Dislike')

The long-coveted "dislike" button may never make its way Facebook. But a Facebook engineer said Thursday that the social network has informally experimented with an alternative to "like": specifically, the "sympathize" button.<p>Facebook's members have for years demanded a less cheery way to quickly …

Nelson Mandela Dead: Memorable Quotes From Former South African President

The passing away of Nelson Mandela draws to a close one of the most remarkable lives in modern history.<p>A militant figurehead for South Africa's …

"Twitter is a silly thing. It's a diversion. It doesn't improve people's lives. It just sort of adds another way that you can waste your time. It's a double-edged sword." Rob Delaney, the Funniest Person on Twitter, on attracting a following, dealing with depression and letting it rip: http://f-st.co/MR9uUri