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Draw Pad Pro on iOS is now available for free on the App Store (Reg. $3)

Draw Pad Pro : Amazing Notepads and Sketchbooks! for iOS is now available for <b>free</b>. Regularly as much as $3 on the App Store, you can now download the app to all your iOS devices for nothing. Rated 4+ stars from over 1,100 users.<p><b>iOS Universal:</b> Draw Pad Pro : Amazing Notepads and Sketchbooks!: <b></b><b>FREE</b> …

Apps

So You Want to Read Dystopian Fiction: Here’s Where to Start

Consider this book your introduction to dystopiana. Believe it or not, <i>1984</i> is totally hot right now. There have been reports of retailers actually …

Top 10 New Tech Inventions that Will Blow YOUR Mind

HUB: The first Hi-Fi<p>Here we make a list of Top 10 new amazing tech inventions that will blow your mind. In this post you found some amazing gadgets …

Tiny New Zealand town with 'too many jobs' launches drive to recruit outsiders

Kaitangata, in South Island, offers attractively priced house and land packages in hope of tempting city-dwellers to relocate<p>A tiny New Zealand town has a unique problem – too many jobs, too many affordable houses and not enough people to fill them.<p>So the 800 residents of picturesque Kaitangata, in …

The 4 biggest challenges facing Apple's rumored wireless earbuds

The new earbuds will be sold separately from the iPhone, and will dovetail with Apple's reported plans to eliminate the 3.5 mm headphone jack in the next iPhone.<p>But the Beats earbuds will not only be free of the wire connecting the earbuds to the phone — they'll also be free of the wires connecting …

Earbuds

How a 29-year-old basketball player landed a star role as the new Chewbacca in 'Star Wars'

In the midst of finding lesser-known actors to play the new leads of the "Star Wars" saga, like Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, the casting department of "The Force Awakens" also had to try to find a double for one of the franchise's best-known roles: Chewbacca.<p>Actor Peter Mayhew, the 71-year-old, …

Star Wars

Give Me One Reason (Manic Focus Remix) - Tracy Chapman

Remixes

How Arctic Monkeys’ debut single changed the music industry and ‘killed the NME’

Exactly 10 years ago, the Sheffield teenagers mined their giant online following to send I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor to No 1 and revolutionised the way music was sold in the UK for ever<p>In a noisy London pub, former NME editor Conor McNicholas stops mid-sentence to point out a man standing …

Arctic Monkeys

World’s first fully modular Android device, Fairphone 2, to arrive in December

If you were paying very close attention to the Android scene, then you might remember the Fairphone 1, a mid-tier device that put an emphasis on acquiring all of its parts and labor in an ethical way. That meant that everyone who built it earned a fair wage and none of its metal was scraped out of …

Alphabet (i.e. Google) hits another record as mobile booms

Google's new parent company Alphabet is off to an impressive start.<p>Alphabet posted a shockingly good profit and better-than-expected sales in the third quarter, sending the stock up 10% to an all-time high. (Amazon also posted surprisingly strong results and shares soared to a record in after-hours …

The origins of… ellipses, commas, and other punctuation marks

Everyone is now expected to add punctuation when writing, but that wasn’t always the case. It took centuries for the English language to build up the list of rules that has now become commonplace. Here’s a brief look at how we came to use these well-known punctuation marks.<p><b>Colons, commas, and</b> …

Linguistics

Men 'feel threatened by intelligent women'

Despite claiming to find intelligent women attractive, men choose not to date someone who is smarter than themselves, according to new research<p>The next time a man tells you that he's attracted to intelligent women, you might want to ask him whether he's ever actually dated one.<p>No, that's not a …

Royal National Mòd underway

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Excess baggage: will the 5p charge finally kill the plastic bag?

Photograph: Roger Whiteway/Getty Images<p>Plastic bags are a very visible form of environmental pollution.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/9/30/1443629316312/2951c4b0-3342-45b0-afdf-7c07398ae7b6-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Roger Whiteway/Getty Images<p>Plastic bags are a …

Pollution

Sea-kayaking along Scotland’s wild west coast: an adventure in the Highlands

Highlands holidays,Canoeing and kayaking holidays,Scotland holidays,Adventure travel,Wildlife holidays,Water sports holidays,Travel<p>Crystal clear sea, stunning natural surroundings and abundant wildlife make exploring this part of Scotland by kayak an inspirational experience, and with many sights …

Croatia Closes Its Border Crossings With Serbia as Thousands of Refugees Enter the Country

Croatia closed seven out of eight border crossings with Serbia Thursday after 10,000 refugees entered in two days.<p>Croatia’s Interior Minister Ranko …

Russia forgot to send toothbrush with first woman in space

Dr Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, realised she did not have her toothbrush upon reaching orbit<p>It’s happened to the best of us. You open your suitcase only to find you have forgotten to pack your toothbrush.<p>But while most of us could pop to a nearby shop, spare a thought for Russian …