Mark Butteriss

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Could Google Glass ease air travel?

High-tech eyewear may help ease boarding queues, speed up security lines and find lost baggage, as soon as 2014.<p>Google’s internet-enabled eyewear, Glass, is undoubtedly the star of a nascent market in wearable computers. But while BBC News has reported that the tech giant won’t sell Glass until …

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Starbucks caught in China's crosshairs over posh prices

BEIJING – Starbucks is the latest foreign company to draw fire from China’s state media due to its high prices.<p>The government-controlled TV broadcaster, China Central Television (CCTV), accused Starbucks of unfairly setting higher prices in China than in other markets, discriminating against …

Yemen drones strikes cause civilians to 'fear the US as much as al-Qaeda'

Human Rights Watch accuses the US of breaking international law with drones strikes in Yemen.<p>America's campaign of drone strikes in <b>Yemen</b> have violated international law and led Yemenis to "fear the US as much as they fear al-Qaeda", according to a report by Human Rights Watch.<p>The new study …

US jobs data suggests economic recovery stalling before shutdown

Even before the shutdown in Washington, the US economy was struggling. That was the message from the September payrolls data, which showed the world's biggest economy having difficulty creating jobs. Employment was up but by far less - 148,000 - than expected, and well below what is usual for this …

As Smoke Blankets Sydney, Australians Brace For Worse Days

From 'Morning Edition': From Sydney, Stuart Cohen talks with Steve Inskeep about the fires<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>Wildfires are burning to the north, south and west of Sydney, Australia, and smoke "has been rolling in for days," correspondent Stuart Cohen said Tuesday on <i>Morning Edition</i>.<p>While the fires …

Chocolate Fashions Make For A Truly Sweet Little Black Dress

If you find yourself sauntering down the runway wearing 40 pounds of chocolate, don't sweat it. Seriously — you might find yourself dripping on the audience.<p>So warns Fiona Bitmead, one of 10 models who showed off edible chocolate creations Friday night at the Salon du Chocolat in London. Five …

Barack Obama calls François Hollande following NSA revelations in France

White House highlights intelligence review after Le Monde published details from Edward Snowden which suggest the NSA has intercepted French phone traffic on a massive scale<p>The White House conceded on Monday that revelations about how its intelligence agencies have intercepted enormous amounts of …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

Steve Buscemi: 'I hope people remember the shutdown in the next elections'

Dressed in dark colours and a black baseball cap, in person the 55-year-old Steve Buscemi cuts basically the same slight, rumpled figure we met a quarter-century ago in Jim Jarmusch's Mystery Train. He might be a roadie coming off a world tour. His famously exophthalmic eyes are a washed-out blue …