Graeme Wiles

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

A savage journey to the heart of the American dream<p>We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I …

Samsung debuts wearables and latest Galaxy smartphone | Reuters

BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics unveiled a new smartwatch and fitness band along with the latest version of its Galaxy smartphone on Monday, demonstrating how the battleground for innovation is shifting from the hand to the wrist.<p>New Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphones are seen on a …

Stitcher for Android: Unlimited Offline Podcasts

We’ve previously noted that Stitcher Radio is one of 8 great apps for listening to podcasts on the move, letting you tap-in to your favorite online radio shows on demand, encompassing tens of thousands of live stations.<p>And with its latest update for Android, you’ll now be able to download and make</i> …

Security failings in home routers exposed

<b>Serious security failings in home routers are getting more attention from both attackers and researchers.</b><p>In recent weeks, attacks have been mounted on Linksys and Asus routers via loopholes that thieves could exploit.<p>In Poland, reports suggest one gang has successfully adjusted router settings in a …

Routers

Here’s why you should double-check your Facebook privacy settings before you die

Facebook on Friday announced a new privacy change that will affect the accounts of users who pass away. Instead of only letting deceased users’ …

The special effects firms transforming the film industry

<b>BBC Click takes a look behind the scenes at three of the latest visual effects technologies being used in films.</b><p>Gravity's digital technology<p>If you are looking for a sure thing at this year's Oscars look no further than Gravity to win the best visual effects category. Despite containing the combined …

Animation

"We could see the jolt of electricity running through his body... and then there was a total silence and I knew I'd killed another human being." A former US jail chief recalls the painful moments of administering capital punishment in a testimony against "the most premeditated of any murders": http://bbc.in/1leH3Ws

Hunt for Swedish PM killer takes Stieg Larsson twist | Reuters

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden’s greatest unsolved murder mystery has taken another twist - revelations that Swedish crime blockbuster novelist writer Stieg Larsson had sent police evidence linking Prime Minister Olof Palme’s 1986 murder to South Africa.<p>Roses are laid on a plaque marking the location …

Thai trade slumps alongside tourism as protest violence takes toll | Reuters

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand announced a slump in trade figures on Tuesday with the biggest drop in imports in more than four years in January, as months of anti-government protests extended their economic toll beyond falling tourism numbers.<p>Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra (C) leaves …

Pistorius murder trial can be televised, South Africa judge rules | Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African judge ruled on Tuesday that the murder trial of Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius can be televised, giving millions around the world direct access to one of the most sensational celebrity trials since O.J. Simpson’s.<p>Olympic and Paralympic …

Iran a threat not just to Israel, says Germany's Merkel | Reuters

Palestinians, settlements)<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during their meeting at the Prime minister's residence in Jerusalem February 24, 2014. REUTERS/Sebastian Scheiner/Pool<p>By Andreas Rinke<p>JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Germany views Iran as …

Piers Morgan needs a lesson on how to win US friends and influence people

Americans, it seems, don't take kindly to a self-important Brit telling them how to run their country. Who knew?<p>"One day you're the cock of the walk, the next a feather duster" reads Piers Morgan's bio on Twitter. Well, it appears that acting like a cock has finally rendered Morgan the feather …

Will there be another world war? As Britain marks the centenary of the start of World War 1, our World Affairs Editor John Simpson asks if the world has got safer: http://bbc.in/1cfMfBl

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books