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Turkish press silence over Gezi Park protests - animated film

This short animation illustrates the the violence of 2013's Gezi Park protests in Istanbul. Filmmaker Ayce Kartal wanted to show what he says was a stark contrast between the serious events on the city's streets and the Turkish press's bare coverage. He says fellow Turks were forced to watch news …

The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> yesterday conveyed assessments from top financial experts describing Iran as “Turkey with oil” and outlining “a growing …

The 10 Worst Product Fails of All Time

The larger the company, the greater its capacity for taking risks. While pouring millions of dollars into market research and advertising campaigns …

Turkish PM might shut down Facebook and YouTube ‘if needed’

ISTANBUL<p>Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan referred to the popular microblogging website Twitter as a 'troublemaker' during the Gezi protests. AA …

Special courts abolished as Turkish President Gül signs law

ANKARA - Hürriyet<p>President Abdullah Gül (C) approved a law abolishing the notorious specially authorized courts, where the Balyoz and Ergenekon cases …

Turkish PM Erdoğan admits meddling in judiciary, trade deals

ANKARA<p>PM Recep Tayyip Erdoğan addresses the crowd during an election rally in Kirikkale, March 4. REUTERS photo<p>Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan …

North Africa

Turkish President Gül orders probe into wiretapping, corruption fight

ANKARA<p>Turkish President Abdullah Gül his under pressure to speak out over the scandals rocking the government. AFP Photo<p>President Abdullah Gül has …

South Korea Reveals Plans for 5G

4G and even LTE-Advanced seem so last generation now that South Korea has revealed plans to build a 5G network. According to Yonhap News, the country’s communications technology ministry will put in 1.6 trillion won ($1.5 billion) and work with local firms through 2020.<p>The 5G network is expected to …

Top ten emerging technologies which will change your life

Computers controlled by thought and other cutting edge developments have been named in a list of the top ten technologies which could shape our future<p>Computers operated by the power of thought, wearable technology and advanced cancer treatments are among the top ten emerging technologies which will …

World Economic Forum

Ukraine's People Power in Photos

A makeshift photo studio provides a captivating look at the Ukrainian upheaval.<p>In an improvised studio in a graffiti-strewn alley, photographer Anastasia Taylor-Lind has been quietly capturing images of the people who have been taking part in the dramatic protests in Kiev. Last week those violent …

China

'Flappy Bird' creator breaks silence, says he pulled hit game because it was 'addictive'

Indie developer Dong Nguyen has broken his silence following the sudden removal of his popular <i>Flappy Bird</i> game recently. In an interview with <i>Forbes</i>, Nguyen says the game was originally designed to be played "when you are relaxed." However, the notoriously difficult game, created in mid-2013, rose …

Wickr Is The Messaging App You'll Turn To If Snapchat Screws Up Again

Nico Sell is an entrepreneur and privacy advocate who co-founded Wickr, an app for sending and receiving self-destructing messages. If the description stopped there, you'd probably decry it as a Snapchat knockoff. It's just not. The comparison is laughable.<p>The gist of the app is similar, however: …

Electronic Frontier Foundation

7 Steps to Mindfully Manifest Your Goals

As a mind-body therapist and an international trainer I've helped thousands of patients and workshop participants learn how to mindfully access their core creativity and manifest their goals. Mindfulness is a powerful tool that can help one go beyond their fears and resistances to tap into their …