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Malaysia's top 40 foods | CNN Travel

(CNN) — In an age when the term "underrated" gets tossed about with impunity, it may be difficult to take us seriously when we say Malaysian food isn't getting the global recognition it deserves.<p>But the fact is, this stuff is good.<p>The sum of many delicious parts, Malaysian cuisine's influences …

How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide

Handle awkward date silences, end a conversation with a stranger – plus chat to your children, your parents and your boss. Our panel shares their secrets<p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they don’t always understand what we’re looking for when we ask them …

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Apple Loop: New iPhone 7 Leaks, Tim Cook's Report Card, iPad Pro Frustration

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes the iPad Pro’s lack of vision, Tim Cook’s ‘CEO Report Card’, more OLED rumors around the iPhone display, wondering if Apple should buy the rights to ‘NFL Thursday Night Football’, thoughts on the Mac App …

19 A.I. experts reveal the biggest myths about robots

But if you base all your knowledge about robots and AI on movies and books, you're bound to be either terrified or disappointed whenever a new robot comes out.<p>Tech Insider asked 19 AI researchers about the biggest myths in their field. Their answers (lightly edited) are below.

Why ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’ Sound So Similar in So Many Languages

The story of a strange linguistic coincidence<p>Is there anything inherently “doggy” about the word “dog”? Obviously not—to the French, a dog is a <i>chien</i>, to Russians a <i>sobaka</i>, to Mandarin Chinese-speakers a <i>gǒu</i>. These words have nothing in common, and none seem any more connected to the canine essence …

Here are all the commercials that ran during the Super Bowl, in order

There were some clear stand-outs, and a few ads t hat didn't go down too well with the tens of millions of viewers watching the game.<p>There were 71 national ads in total (Many more ads aired during the game, but these were bought on a regional — and far cheaper — basis.) Re-watch your favorites.

10 Words You Didn't Know Used to Be Dirty

We chortle today at the number of "ejaculations" in Sherlock Holmes stories, and laugh at how old newspaper stories describe the "erection" of …

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Homemade exoskeleton lets a man lift big cinder blocks with ease

Think you need the budget of the military or a megacorporation to make an exoskeleton for heavy lifting? Nope -- all you need is some standard parts and the know-how to put them together. James Hobson (aka The Hacksmith) has finished a homemade robotic suit whose pneumatic cylinders let him curl …

Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

Among the many challenges of writing is dealing with rules of correct usage: whether to worry about split infinitives, fused participles, and the meanings of words such as "fortuitous", "decimate" and "comprise". Supposedly a writer has to choose between two radically different approaches to these …

Google Offers A Free Crash Course In Android Development

Google has teamed up with Udacity to make available a free course in Android development available to all – complete with videos, quizzes, course materials and forums. The course is called “Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals,” and it provides everything you need to learn how to make an …

Renting a home: what every tenant should know

I've been a tenant my entire adult life, which is hardly unusual. After all, there are currently nine million renters in the UK. We all rent property at some point in our lives: as students; when saving to buy (which, for many, is rapidly transforming from stopgap to permanent); while on holiday; …

Zach Braff And Donald Faison Sang "Guy Love" At A Film Screening And It Was Just Wonderful

J.D. and Chocolate Bear are still the best.

Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist now available to watch online

<b>Street Fighter</b> fans rejoice! Thanks to Machinima, the hotly-anticipated webseries <b>Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist</b> is now available to watch online, …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: Incremental Is The New Cool

Apple is under siege. Samsung is moving from strength to strength with every new version of its flagship Galaxy phones and this year is likely to be no exception, with the S5 on the horizon.<p>What started out as a poor alternative to the iPhone is quickly becoming a powerful adversary; Samsung is …

Nighttime Smartphone Browsing Is Bad For Your Job

We all already know it, but now it’s confirmed: nighttime smartphone use will ruin you the next day, reducing your productivity and focus after you wake up. Michigan State University business researcher Russell Johnson and his team produced a survey of American workers, asking how often they …

Homemade Porn Accidentally Uploaded From Stolen Smartphone By New York Couple

A woman in Brooklyn has called for cops to investigate after a mystery couple took selfies during sex using her stolen phone.<p>Victoria Brodsky had her …

Ben Lawrence writes that tonight's Doctor Who Christmas special "will ache with sadness, as perhaps the greatest ever Doctor disappears from our lives forever." What do you think? Is Matt Smith the best Time Lord of them all? http://fw.to/KpSHFpB Photo: BBC

How Do You Solve A Problem Like The Wii U?

<i>Nintendo’s Wii U console is failing to take off. Maybe it’s time to start thinking about its successor.</i><p>Wired’s Chris Kohler wants to know: What the hell is wrong with Nintendo?<p>Or, at least, that’s the headline to an interesting piece he’s written on the struggles of Nintendo's latest console, the …

Internet Archive brings bygone games and programs to the browser

One of the inherent downsides of technology's rapid advancement is how much of its history gets left behind with each new plateau we reach. However, the great minds at the Internet Archive (IA) have come up with a way to not only preserve our past, but make it accessible via the Javascript MESS …

6 new uses for your old iPad

If the arrival of Apple's latest iPad is tempting you to upgrade, you might be debating the fate of your old iPad.<p>Two options: keep or sell. The latter can net you some funds to help defray the cost of the new tablet; here are some tips on selling used iPads for maximum profit.<p>But there are plenty …

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Articles about 10 noteworthy sustainable homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

First impressions are lasting.<p>Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.<p>Beautiful things can come in small packages.<p>Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and Almodóvar—just to name a few of the country's creative pioneers—Spain hosts a lively mix …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

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High hopes: the UFO cult 'restoring' the victims of female genital mutilation

A nondescript suburb on the outskirts of San Francisco. A plain brick building. Seven nervous women wait in the sunlight. They are here for surgery, which perhaps has as much claim as any other to describe itself as "miraculous".<p>The little building doesn't shout its purpose, for many reasons. …

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Apple celebrates 5 years of iOS App Store with free apps and games | Trusted Reviews

<b>A number of top iOS apps and games have seen their prices slashed to zero, coinciding with the App Store’s fifth birthday.</b><p>While Apple hasn’t made any …

Sex doesn’t sell

TIMES are tough for Debbie, a prostitute in western England who runs a private flat with other “mature ladies”. She does two or three jobs a day. A …

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Special Features - Why Iron Man doesn’t need Robert Downey Jr.

<i>Luke Graham on why Iron Man doesn’t need Robert Downey Jr….</i><p>The last few weeks, nay months, movie magazines and film sites have been awash with …