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Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Released from Prison

Pirate Bay cofounder Peter Sunde has been released from a Swedish prison after serving a five-month sentence for assisting in copyright infringement. Pirate Bay, which calls itself “the galaxy’s most resilient bittorent site” on its web page, is an online resource for downloadable content including …

How To Photograph The Northern Lights

<b>Dave Morrow</b> <i>is a landscape photographer, workshop instructor, and word slinger with a passion for travel, the truth, and all things strange. He …

Landscape Photography

How the 2015 Kia Sedona SXL Compares to a K900

News flash: the new 2015 Kia Sedona minivan is NOT a full-size luxury sedan. After spending some time recently in a fully loaded 2015 Sedona SXL, however, I couldn’t help but compare the two expensive Kias, especially since my daily-driver is a K900 V-8. Kia says a full 30 percent of all minivans …

Shamed by bigoted England rugby fans at All Blacks game

Robert Kitson: foul mouths and boo boys undermine game<p>I went to Twickenham on Saturday to watch the England v All Blacks international (England sunk by inability to think quickly under attack, 10 November). As a lifelong rugby fan, a straight man in his 60s, I could not believe that a bunch of men …

Which is the best tablet for Christmas?

A quick guide to six of the best tablet computers across Android, iPads and Windows to suit all budgets and needs<p>Tablets can do almost anything a desktop computer can and in some cases more. But the number of tablet computers available is dizzying. So here’s our guide to six of the best, covering …

Natalie Dormer: the truth behind her new Hunger Games hair

The Game of Thrones star reveals the reasons behind the shaved, tattooed head she sports in the new Hunger Games film<p>In the forthcoming Hunger Games sequel, <b>Mockingjay Part One</b>, <b>Game of Thrones</b> star Natalie Dormer will play a character named Cressida. The Hunger Games films, based on the books by …

Movies

OnePlus Has Sold Over 500,000 Smartphones Since April

The rise of Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has been impressive, and today it has revealed that is has sold more than 500,000 OnePlus One handsets since it was first announced in April this year.<p>The figure was revealed in an interview with Forbes, and the company’s co-founder Carl Pei said there’s …

Jaguar Confirms AWD F-Type, Races It Toward Fighter Jet

Hakskeen Pan. When Bonneville and the Black Rock Desert simply don’t offer enough clear distance for hyper-banzai speed trials, you find yourself here, out in BFE. Or more properly, BF South Africa. Situated on a finger tucked between the southern nethers of Botswana and Namibia, the Bloodhound SSC …

Military Aircraft

10 Things You Need to Know About Marvel's The Inhumans

There were a lot of surprises in <b>Marvel’sPhase Three reveal,</b> but arguably one of the biggest was the announcement of an Inhumans movie in 2018.<p>There …

Comics

Aston Martin Cleared to Sell DB9, Vantage without Curtain Airbags

It wasn’t because the Republicans dominated the midterm elections, but, really, who cares how it happened: The government is letting Aston Martin continue to sell the DB9 and the Vantage for the next two to three years.<p>The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, taking mercy on Aston’s …

Profit

U2's Bono on Collaborating With Apple: 'They Let Us Into the Labs'

With the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple announced a partnership with U2 that saw the band's latest album distributed to iTunes users for free. In interviews following the launch of the album, U2's manager suggested Apple and U2 had formed a "long-term" relationship that would see them …

Gallipoli rewatched – Weir scathingly deconstructs war as a big adventure

What starts as an archetypal sports movie ends with the most horrifyingly high-impact finale of any Australian film<p>(Warning – contains spoilers)<p>• Paul Daley: Anzac and Gallipoli are the writer’s terrain as much as the historian’s<p>Few films impact the national psyche with as much force as Peter …

It’s Nadella’s Microsoft now as the company decouples Windows and Office

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images<p>What Microsoft has done in the last eight months under new CEO Satya Nadella has been …

"Green Flash" is the Next Camaro SS Special Edition, Arrives in Spring

Since the fifth-generation Camaro launched, we’ve seen Transformers editions (<i>ack</i>), a Synergy edition (<i>erp</i>), a Neiman Marcus edition (<i>er</i>), a 45th Anniversary edition (<i>natch</i>), a pair of Indy Pace Cars (<i>ditto</i>), the Camaro Dusk (<i>wha?</i>), and, unsurprisingly, a Hot Wheels edition. Chevy just announced …

Sports Cars

Zuckerberg Answers Big Questions About Facebook, Forced Downloads Of Messenger, And Page Reach

Today at his first public Q&A, Mark Zuckerberg boldly responded to some of the top gripes and questions about his company. Here’s a look at the top questions and a summary of the Facebook CEO’s answers.<p><b>Why were people forced to download the separate Messenger app to chat?</b><p>People were forced to …

In an alternate universe, Motorola is making weird Android phones for cops

A few years ago, Motorola split into two parts. One of those parts made lots of things that <i>Verge</i> readers care about — phones, mainly — and ended up getting bought by Google before landing in Lenovo's lap. This is the part that makes things like the Moto X and the Moto 360. The other part, Motorola …

The Best Ford at SEMA Is this ’67 Fairlane 427 on Miura Wheels

Hot-rod builders sometimes give their cars a fictional backstory, and Los Angeles–area car builder Steve Strope reckons his custom stock-car tribute could have been a Ford Motor Company racing test bed built between the 1966 and ’67 seasons. The 1967 Fairlane packs one of the famous Ford “cammer” …

Sports Cars

Go on an American Road Trip with the World's Greatest Photographers

[Young Couple in Parked Open-Air Car, Ossining, New York], 1932–34 © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Walker Evans<p>1 of …