Leo Novel

40 Flips | 2 Magazines | 1 Like | 3 Following | 33 Followers | @leonovel | I translate the light. Photojournalist based in Paris, France available for assignments worldwide.

The Fires of Paris

Why do people still fight about the Paris Commune?<p>The Paris Commune of 1871 was one of the four great traumas that shaped modern France. It stands alongside the 1789 Revolution, the ascent of Vichy, in 1940, and (odd though it seems, given how nonviolent and small-scale they were) the Events of …

Exclusive: Gorbachev Blames the U.S. for Provoking 'New Cold War'

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Sony uses hacker techniques to fight back over stolen data

As revelations from the stolen files over executive pay, actor strife and poor security continue, Sony Pictures tries to stop people downloading its data<p>Sony Pictures is employing hacking techniques in an attempt to prevent computer users from downloading its stolen data from file-sharing websites, …

What's on Peter's Yosemite Mac dock right now!

<b>Launchpad</b>: Many people ignore Apple's Launchpad, but I actually use it quite frequently. Launchpad makes it trivially easy to find apps I need to run.<p>…

4 Apps For Managing the Absolute Chaos That Is Your Email Inbox

Email is no longer just about communicating with friends or colleagues. These days, our inboxes are also the repository for office tasks, travel …

Do we really need all those endless updates to iTunes?

Leave a product alone for a year and people – even those who love it – assume it’s been forgotten<p>“What’s happened to the song list?” Complaints of that sort have been loud and long since Apple updated iTunes in October. The new version is officially iTunes 12 – though there have been so many …

NYPD Chief: A Black Man in NYC 'Doesn't Have Anything to Fear From Us'

Jason DeCrow—AP<p>Jim Lo Scalzo—EPA<p>Andrew Burton—Getty Images<p>Elijah Nouvelage—Getty Images<p>Shannon Stapleton—Reuters<p>Mark Makela—Getty Images<p>Mark …

How Apple keeps your SMS/MMS and call relays private and secure

With Continuity you can relay your SMS/MMS and calls from your iPhone to your iPad or Mac. That means, if your iPhone isn't close by, you don't have …

Pentagon Chief Chuck Hagel Is Stepping Down

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is resigning from the post after less than two years on the job, President Barack Obama announced Monday.<p>Obama said …

Smoking News to Make You Cringe

Thursday marks the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout (GASO), a nationwide event encouraging smokers to kick the habit.<p>We know today …

What To Do When Your Email Gets Hacked

Last week, I got an email from a friend urging me to check out an amazing page. Between the grammatical errors and a link obviously pointing to a …

French Isis fighters filmed burning passports and calling for terror at home

A film released by Islamic State (Isis) shows jihadi fighters burning French passports and calling on others to bring terror to the streets of the European country.<p>Released by one of Isis’s main media outlets, Al Hayat, the video shows four men who purport to be from France, including three who …

Watch a Black Hole Get Evicted From a Galaxy

A couple of years ago, astronomer Michael Koss was searching the heavens for active galactic nuclei (AGN). In plain English, those are giant black …

Moleskine and Adobe team up to put your sketches in the Creative Cloud

Each page of the notebook has a marker in each corner. A user would draw or sketch on a page as they normally would, then open Moleskine's new app, …

Williams-Sonoma raises 2018 net revenue outlook

May 23, 2018<br>7:55 PM<p>Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, unhappy with media coverage of Tesla Inc., said he plans to create a Yelp-like site to let people rate the credibility of journalists and news organizations, and suggested he would name it after the former Soviet Union’s main propaganda …

The Apple years while Steve Jobs was away

As one of the founders of Apple Computer Inc., Steve Jobs became synonymous with the brand. But his relationship with the company wasn't always so hallowed and harmonious. After internal disputes with Apple's board of directors in 1985, Jobs left the company to pursue other projects, including NeXT …

In Case You Needed A Reason Not To Take A Selfie With A Squirrel

Humans will spend $15k on reconstructive surgery to look better in selfies. Squirrels, on the other hand, believe selfies are basic and will attack …

North Korea's new tablet is surprisingly good

North Korea is best known for its crushingly oppressive government and comically inept space program — but new reports suggest that the country may be producing a surprisingly respectable touchscreen tablet. A state-produced device called the Samjiyon has been making the rounds at Asian trade shows …

Google+: Down but not out

<i>By Vishal Sankhla, Co-Founder of Viralheat</i><p>When Google+ was first released 2011, I was one of the many people who followed it blindly into the new frontier. “Google is a great company,” I thought. “This digital god and ruler of Internet can do no wrong!”<p>But as months rolled by, the hype died down …

UN inspectors leave Syria 'with no conclusions drawn'

United Nations chemical weapons experts left Syria and crossed into neighbouring Lebanon on Saturday as the organisation said its investigation into whether chemical weapons were used in the country is ongoing.<p>UN personnel crossed into Lebanon from <b>Syria</b> through the country's Masnaa border crossing …

Ancient Samson Mosaic Uncovered In Israeli Synagogue; Beautiful Art Fascinates Scholars (PHOTOS)

Beautifully preserved mosaics unearthed in a fifth-century Israeli synagogue have intrigued religious scholars with their depictions of both Biblical and possibly non-Biblical figures.<p>The stunning artwork was discovered as part of an ongoing excavation at a synagogue in Huqoq, an ancient Jewish …

Obama calls for congressional approval for military strike on Syria

WASHINGTON -- President<p>Obamasaid Saturday that he believes the United States “should take military action” in response to last week’s chemical attack in Syria, but he will seek congressional approval for ordering a strike.<p>In a brief statement delivered in the<p>White HouseRose Garden, Obama said …