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Schools Complain iOS 7 Upgrade Stripped Filters From Students’ iPads

Apple’s iOS 7 was supposed to make it easier for schools to manage the iPads that are becoming increasingly common in the classroom. But for some, …

Kanye West Reacts to Jimmy Kimmel’s Recent Viral Spoof

Kanye West has a lot more to get off his chest, this time it’s directed to one person. Days after a children’s spoof of Kanye’s recent interview with …

Google Recently Made A Silent Shift To A New Search Algorithm, “Hummingbird”

Have you noticed recently that Google has gotten a bit better at offering up direct answers to questions? If so, there’s a reason for it: they recently flipped the switch on a new search algorithm they call “Hummingbird”, which focuses on parsing searches as complex questions.<p>Google mentioned the …

Kanye West is really pissed at Jimmy Kimmel

From time to time, Kanye West likes to let off a little steam with a good old fashioned rant. Back in February, he rallied against corporate …

EU wants all companies, ahem Apple, to use standard charger

A European Parliament committee unanimously voted to require all phone makers to sell the same type of charger. While most companies already provide the standard Micro-USB connectors, Apple doesn't.<p>The European Union has been pushing for a universal cell phone charger for years, and on Thursday it …

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Tag: Kitchens

Kitchen of the Week: A Katrin Arens Design in Sardinia with 250-Year-Old Wood<p>by Meredith Swinehart<p>Pared-Back Furniture from Stattmann Neue Moebel, a …

RIP, the middle class: 1946-2013

The 1 percent hollowed out the middle class and our industrial base. And Washington just let it happen<p>I know I’m dating myself by writing this, but I remember the middle class.<p>I grew up in an automaking town in the 1970s, when it was still possible for a high school graduate -- or even a high …

After 30 years, lost 'Steve Jobs Time Capsule' finally recovered

Buried, and lost, in an Aspen field in 1983, the 13-foot-long tube contained, among other things, the mouse from Jobs' Lisa computer. Now, thanks to the TV show "Diggers," it's been found.<p>We can assume that Steve Jobs' 30-year-old mouse is in good condition. But what about the six pack of beer?<p>In …

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iPhone 5 Scores Twice As Fast as Android Devices in Touchscreen Test

A new report from cloud gaming company Agawi has found the touchscreen response time on Apple’s iPhone 5 to be more than twice as fast as competing Android devices and a Lumia smartphone from Nokia.<p>Agawi’s TouchMarks Minimum App Response Time benchmark pegged the iPhone 5 at 54 milliseconds. …

The last American miners – in pictures

Photographer Bryan Schutmaat's project Grays the Mountain Sends shows the stoic faces and rundown homes of fading former mining communities in the US. Schutmaat was inspired by the writing of Raymond Carver and Richard Ford, and has just won the 2013 Daylight photography award

After the gold rush: former mining towns captured on camera

Bryan Schutmaat photographed the dying days of the mining industry in remote US towns. His images, of weatherbeaten men and long-abandoned homes, have a stark beauty<p>Weatherbeaten male faces stare out from the land they struggle to make a living from. The landscapes seem both elemental and …

The amazing diversity of animal life – in pictures

The vast majority of animals with which we share our planet go almost unnoticed, eclipsed by the bigger, more charismatic creatures such as the mammals, amphibians and reptiles. A book published this week – Animal Earth: The Amazing Diversity of Living Creatures by Ross Piper – seeks to redress …

A history of Australian art – interactive timeline | Art and design | theguardian.com

Henri Roger pours himself a drink, 1893 - a picture from the past

How Iran built a skyscraper in the middle of New York City and held onto it for decades

Give Iran credit for chutzpah: The rogue state has owned and operated a $760 million skyscraper in Manhattan for decades, thanks to front companies and offshore tax havens. Today, the US government finally seized it after a multi-year legal battle.<p>The story starts when Iran and the United States …

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Spotlight on mental health

Just a few months ago, top officials in the Obama administration were stressing just how accommodating the security clearance system is to people who’ve experienced mental health concerns.<p>Now, the federal government’s clearance process is facing a new wave of scrutiny that could push officials to …

Access to healthcare for the poor varies widely among states

The poor in the highest-ranking states are more likely to be covered by health insurance, to have a regular source of medical care and to get recommended preventive care, a study says.<p>September 17, 2013|By Noam N. Levey<p>Wide variations among the states in insurance coverage for the poor in many… …

Conservative party has shrunk 47% since Cameron became leader

Tories confirm membership figure has halved to 134,000 after speculation overall number had fallen below 100,000<p>Conservative party membership has almost halved since David Cameron became leader, it was confirmed, as party chiefs bowed to pressure to reveal the latest figure.<p>There are now 134,000 …

Arctic sea ice shrinks to sixth-lowest extent on record

Sea ice recovers from record low of 2012 but long-term trend continues towards an ice-free Arctic during the summer months<p>• Eco audit live blog: how fast is Arctic sea ice melting?<p>Sea ice cover in the Arctic has shrunk to one of its smallest extents on record, bringing the days of an entirely …

Martin Luther King's secretary to sell historic documents

Maude Ballou is auctioning items including handwritten notes and page from 'I Have a Dream' speech<p>Martin Luther King personal secretary is selling a collection from the early civil rights movement, including handwritten notes by King and a page from his "I Have a Dream" speech, an auction house …

Iran's secret New York City skyscraper seized by US government

The Iranian government has secretly owned and controlled an office building in the middle of New York City for years. Set on Fifth Avenue and close to Rockefeller Center, the 36-story skyscraper houses a number of businesses across its floors. The US government has won a judgement to seize the …

Rebels lose ground in southern Philippines

Rebels fighting against government forces appear to be losing ground in Zamboanga City in the southern Philippines.<p>About 100,000 people are believed to have been displaced during the 10 days of fighting, but now there are reports of troops moving from house-to-house, seeking out the last of the …

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Starbucks, in switch, asks customers not to bring guns into stores

NEW YORK — Starbucks says guns are no longer welcome in its cafes, though it is stopping short of an outright ban on firearms.<p>The fine line that the retailer is walking to address the concerns of both gun rights and gun control advocates reflects how heated the issue has become, particularly in …

France moves to ban beauty contests for girls

'Mini-Miss' pageant organisers face fines and prison sentences as parliament addresses 'hypersexualisation' of under-16s<p>The French parliament has moved to ban children's beauty contests in an attempt to halt what one former minister called the hyper-sexualisation of young girls.<p>France's upper house …

$64,000 Raised So Far For Homeless Man Who Turned In $42,000

This week's feel-good story of the homeless man in Boston who found a backpack containing $42,000 in cash and travelers checks and then turned it into authorities is developing into an even better tale.<p>An online fundraiser to collect money for that Good Samaritan, who we now know is named Glen …

Costa Concordia: latest photos from Giglio of the righted cruise ship - Telegraph

Six bodies found in Oklahoma lake reopening 40-year-old cold cases

Six bodies have been discovered at the bottom of a lake by police in Oklahoma as they were testing new sonar tools, reopening missing persons cases more than 40 years old.<p>The remains of six people have been discovered in two cars that had sat rusting for more than 40 years at the bottom of an …

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