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Five Reasons Why You Need To Watch Rob Lowe’s Hilarious New Series ‘You, Me & The Apocalypse’

As the winter months creep in and the prospect of curling up on the sofa in your PJs sounds about a hundred times more appealing than going outdoors, …

The innovators: the pulsating wristband that sets your daily rhythm

As the post-lunch slump sets in, many office workers opt for a coffee or chocolate to keep their eyes open, risking sleeplessness or a sugar crash. It is at times like this, its inventors believe, that a new wearable device can stimulate users via a tiny pulse that will heighten their mood or bring …

Wearable Tech

Steve Borthwick's guide to the Japan Rugby World Cup giantkillers - Telegraph

Modern capitalism needs an opponent. It needs Jeremy Corbyn

The broader background to the elevation of Jeremy Corbyn to the leadership of the Labour party is the inegalitarian trend of modern capitalism, brilliantly analysed last year in Thomas Piketty’s bestseller <i>Capital</i> and this year by the <i>Financial Times</i> columnist John Plender in his book <i>Capitalism</i>, …

Great Britain

'History changes for Japanese rugby' as world wowed by defeat of Springboks

The rugby world has reacted with praise and astonishment after Japan pulled off the biggest upset in the sport’s history with a last-gasp victory over South Africa in their opening game of the World Cup.<p>As Japanese sports fans digested the enormity of their compatriots’ feat in Brighton in the …

Rugby World Cup

Gorgeous glass objects created with a 3D printer

Once the basics for 3D-printer technology were established with plastic filament, the next step was experimenting with a variety of materials, which sees us pretty much smack-bang where we are now. Metal, ceramics, sandstone, sugar and even living tissue are all materials that have seen their way …

3D Printing

Photograph: Mohammad Sayyad/AP<p>A cartoon of Salman Rushdie in the Iranian newspaper Abrar asks readers to cut the head off the British writer on the 10th anniversary of the fatwa.<p>84<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/1000d29e8bd8a2a6e4b016ac95caec3407e35f7a/0_125_1900_1139/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Ebrahim …

South Asia

10 Tips for Doing an Underwater Photo Shoot

My brain is officially underwater. Photographically, that is.<p>I see everything in terms of underwater. A friend shows me the gorgeous wedding dress …

Scuba Diving

iSkin On-Body Touch Sensors Sets New Meaning as Wearable Technology

Stretch it, wrap it, just do whatever you want to <b>iSkin</b>, it is flexible enough to follow your body curves. iSkin is a stretchable on-body touch …

The Week in Review: Most Livable Cities Report Reflects Global Issues

Melbourne, Australia, topped the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) list of most livable cities for the fifth year running earlier this week. Rounding out the top five were, in order: Vienna, Vancouver, Toronto, and Adelaide, Australia, and Calgary, Canada, tied for fifth.<p>A noteworthy finding was …

The New Orleans Superdome: a great American comeback story

Of all the stadiums in all of the US, none is more improbable than the dome that rises like an autumn moon over Poydras Street. Earlier this month, the Superdome turned 40 and anyone who stood in its corridors in those days after Hurricane Katrina with the roof ripped open, rain pouring in and …

New Orleans

Jeremy Corbyn wins economists’ backing for anti-austerity policies

More than 40 leading economists, including a former adviser to the Bank of England, have made public their support for Jeremy Corbyn’s policies, dismissing claims that they are extreme, in a major boost to the leftwinger’s campaign to be leader.<p>The intervention comes as the Corbyn campaign reveals …

United Kingdom

Millennials: The Customer-centric Generation

Millennials (80 million in the U.S. alone) are about to become your business’s most important customers. This cohort of young Americans born between …

Customer Experience

How can we measure progress towards development?

Beyond the cold calculus of GDP and TFP and FDI, development is about promoting strong societies as well as propelling powerful economies. But how …

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

Articles about cost panels plummets energy utilities rethink solar on Dwell.com - Dwell

Tech breakthroughs are bringing solar power to the people, and upsetting electric utilities' business models.<p>Hal Harvey, the head of clean energy think tank, Energy Innovation, shares his vision for the future of solar power.<p>When fashion meets technology, the results can be electrifying.<p>How do you …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Here’s the map of the world, if size were determined by market cap

Bank of America Merrill Lynch this month published a report transforming many of their investment themes into maps.<p>One of note is what the world …

Just because European companies can trade with Iran doesn’t mean they should

Iran uses cranes to hang citizens for offences such as ‘waging war against God’ and ‘crimes against chastity’. These cranes are often made in Europe.<p>Now, with sanctions against the Iranian regime lifted, European companies are are clamouring to get back into the Iranian market. The CEO of the …

South Asia

Is Capitalism Ending?

“Without us noticing, we are entering the post-capitalist era,” writes Paul Mason in the <i>Guardian</i> in an article entitled “The End of Capitalism Has Begun.” “At the heart of further change to come,” he continues, “ is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways …

Innovation

Eight Songs Noel Gallagher Would Take To A Desert Island And Why – Playlist

More so than any other rock musician of his generation, Noel Gallagher has never been shy to acknowledge the influence his musical forefathers wield …

David Bowie

Whether Greece votes yes or no, the euro cannot survive in its current form

Best case scenario? The EU will undergo years of painful convulsions, precipitating a new treaty that imposes greater centralisation and restrictions on the fiscal independence of nation states<p>Whether Greece votes to back or reject austerity on Sunday, the euro in its current form is dead, and …

Six female rappers you should be listening to right now

Way back in 2003, Missy Elliott was asked why she hadn’t joined in with that iconic, faux-lesbian love-in between Madonna, Britney and Christina at the MTV VMA Awards. She apparently looked aghast. “No, no, no” she said. “Hip hop would never do that. Never, never, never in a million years.” Well, …

Big Data's Big Impact on the Future of Advertising - News Center

The big broadcast nets are beginning to book their first big upfront deals—deals that are showing signs of today’s complex media world. Technology …

AdTech

FIFA and the World Cup: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Late Night Television

'Viewability' of online ads eyed as new marketing industry standard

The purchase of ad space is not a perfect science. A TV commercial could air, but the viewer could be in the kitchen; a magazine reader might flip past the page; a pedestrian might not look up at a billboard. But at the very least, the broadcast actually appeared on the screen; the page was …

Lady Gaga covers John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ – watch

The singer performed the classic track on the piano at the opening of the inaugural European Games<p>Lady Gaga covered John Lennon‘s ‘Imagine’ at the …

How Your Brain Understands Visual Language

Or, “why email is still represented by an envelope.” Design professor Josiah Kahane explains.<p>Semioticians classify signs or sign systems in relation to the way they are transmitted. To illuminate one way semioticians look at things, let us peek at stage and film semiotics, which study the various …