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UK jobs market 'could be cooling off'

<b>The UK unemployment total has fallen slightly, but the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said the jobs market could be "cooling off".</b><p>Unemployment fell to 1.69 million between January and March, down 2,000 from the previous quarter.<p>The jobless rate remained at 5.1%, the ONS said.<p>There were …

Economy
Oil & Gas Industry

A Minimum Wage Problem or a Lifestyle Problem?

As a country, we have shouted, preached, and tried to portray America as the richest country in the world. Over the past several decades, it has become more difficult to claim that. Recent Census Bureau data puts the number of people living in poverty by government standards at almost 47 million …

Get your apps to load faster with Neumob’s new iOS app

It may be the epitome of a first world problem, but there’s little that causes more consternation than an app that just won’t load, or one that shuts …

Apps

GoPro's New Mobile Apps Are Designed To Make Editing Easy

Watch: GoPro has a new mobile creative editing suite with the apps Quik and Splice.<p>Quik is hailed by GoPro as the fastest and easiest way to create …

China’s debt-fueled economy ‘eerily’ echoes U.S. on brink of 2008 crisis, George Soros warns

Billionaire investor George Soros said China’s debt-fueled economy resembles the United States in 2007-08, before credit markets seized up and …

The Taliban app’s publication points to holes in Google’s app review process

A propaganda application developed by the Islamist fundamentalist group the Taliban was live on the Google Play store for two days before being booted, raising questions about Google’s app review process, which today includes a combination of human editors and algorithms. The app’s content, written …

Japan’s printing 1.23 billion 10,000-yen bills as people hoard cash at home

captionWhite-gloved Japanese Finance Minister Masajuro Shiokawa uses a loupe to examine new 10,000 yen ($84) notes hot off the press at a printing …

Economy
Hong Kong

3D-printed cartilage could restore ears, shoulders, knees and nose

A new technique for 3D printing cartilage could "revolutionise tissue engineering and regenerative medicine".<p>Cartilage is pretty important. It provides structure to parts of the body and softens the joints between bones. When cartilage is damaged, it can cause a lot of pain. And, unfortunately, …

New emulator transforms 2D NES games into 3D hallucinations

Super Mario Bros. 3 and Mega Man get real weird<p>A unique web-based emulator is breathing new life into old Nintendo games like <i>Super Mario Bros. 3</i> and <i>Mega Man</i> by taking their traditionally flat visuals and transforming them into a glitchy mix of two and three dimensions. Called 3DNES, the software …

Retrogaming

MWC 2016: HTC Vive Pre hands-on review

Go home Oculus Rift, VR has a new king of the virtual castle

Oculus Rift

Beauty Brand Posts Selfies With Lipstick-Kissed Hands to Fight Cyberbullying

With more people posting selfies on Instagram every day, the chance that others will leave negative comments is at an all-time high. But Tarte …

Advertising Industry

Social Media Affects Child Mental Health Through Increased Stress, Sleep Deprivation, Cyberbullying, Experts Say

Without the internet, Rebecca believes her bullies would have lost interest beyond the school gates.<p>But in the always online world of social media, …

Mental Health

Oak Bay High School basketball team suspended amid allegations of cyberbullying

Police say they're working with the school<p>A top-ranking high school basketball team in the Victoria area has been withdrawn from an upcoming …

‘Time has come’: Iraqi Kurd leader wants referendum to pave way for independence

The leader of Iraq's Autonomous Kurdistan Region has called for a referendum on independence, saying “the time has come” for Kurds to make a decision …

This Secret Texting App Is Raising New Fears Of Cyberbullying

<b>Jerusalem:</b> It was supposed to be another fun way of connecting with people, but the anonymous messaging app Blindspot, launched last month by Israeli …

Europe's 'new nationalism' is problematic, Austrian cardinal warns

Vatican City, Jan 19, 2016 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archbishop of Vienna has warned that as Europe’s migrant crisis reaches a fever pitch, …

Christianity

Chinese soldiers implicated in U.S. military hacking case

The co-conspirators<p>Prosecution “books of record,” recently released by a Vancouver court to The Globe and Mail, make explicit Chinese military ties that were not publicly alleged when a rare cyberespionage prosecution was launched in 2014. Two Chinese government soldiers stand accused of being part …

War

Beijing Taps Old Playbook: Nationalism

As its economy declines at home, China appears intent on distracting its citizens with muscular displays abroad<p>SHANGHAI—As Chinese financial markets went berserk last week, Beijing activated a jumbo-sized airstrip it has built among the shipping lanes of the South China Sea by piling sand on top of …

China

US intelligence director's accounts next on the hacking block

Personal email and phone accounts associated with James Clapper were hijacked, hackers tell Motherboard.<p>A few months after breaching the CIA director's email account, hackers turned their attention to the personal online accounts of James Clapper, the director of US National Intelligence.<p>Hackers …

NASA Mars Photo Shows ‘Ancient Writing’ In Egyptian Style — ‘History Being Made!’ UFOlogist Declares

A photo snapped on the surface of Mars by the NASA Curiosity Rover appears to show evidence of “ancient writing,” similar to the writing seen in …

Planets

Solved! How Ancient Egyptians Moved Massive Pyramid Stones

The ancient Egyptians who built the pyramids may have been able to move massive stone blocks across the desert by wetting the sand in front of a …

Egypt pyramids scan finds mystery heat spots

<b>An international team of architects and scientists have observed "thermal anomalies" in the pyramids of Giza, Egyptian antiquities officials say.</b><p>Thermal cameras detected higher temperatures in three adjacent stones at the bottom of the Great Pyramid.<p>Officials said possible causes included the …

Egypt

Canal Linking Ancient Egypt Quarry to Nile Found

Steven Stanek in Cairo, Egypt<br>for National Geographic News<p>October 24, 2007<p>Experts have discovered a canal at an Aswan rock quarry that they believe was used to help float some of ancient Egypt's largest stone monuments to the Nile River.<p>It has long been suspected that ancient workers moved the …

Archaeology

TSA: Banks move N1.2 trn to CBN

Banks were, yesterday, busy with the transfer of an estimated N1.2 trillion of public sector funds to the Central Bank of Nigeria in compliance with …

Nigeria

Nigeria ministries get single bank account to fight fraud

<b>A deadline for Nigerian government departments to ensure all financial transactions pass through a single bank account expires at the end of Tuesday.</b><p>The move is intended to make it easier to monitor government spending and stamp out corruption.<p>The account will be managed by the central bank and it …

Banking