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Unpublished Photos Of Amy Winehouse Show A Side Of Her Few Have Seen

"Before FRANK" is a compilation of photos taken before the singer's debut album release.<p>"The first time I met Amy Winehouse was the day I shot her album cover," photographer Charles Moriarty recalled in a video featured on Kickstarter. The year was 2003 and Winehouse was about to release her debut …

Framing

India hospital transfusions infect thousands with HIV

<b>At least 2,234 Indians have contracted HIV while receiving blood transfusions in hospitals in the past 17 months alone, say officials.</b><p>The information was revealed by the country's National Aids Control Organisation (Naco) in response to a petition filed by information activist Chetan Kothari.<p>Mr …

India

Harambe the gorilla: the zoo killing that’s set the internet on fire, explained

Harambe, a western lowland gorilla, turned 17 at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden on Friday. The zoo celebrated his birthday. The next day, zoo officials shot and killed the critically endangered ape.<p>The reason? Harambe acted like a gorilla.<p>On the day Harambe died, a 4-year-old boy managed …

Google's Echo-Killer May Be Very Similar to Its Streaming Device

Google is set to release a rival to Internet-connected, home automation device Amazon Echo later this year, and details are already being …

No surprise, Google Home is based on Chromecast, not Android

When Google announced its Home speaker to take on the Amazon Echo, I made a big assumption: it was essentially a super-powered Chromecast device at its tiny little heart. Making assumptions is a stupid thing for a tech reporter to do, but turns out this one was accurate. Amir Efrati at <i>The</i> …

Android News

Microsoft Office Certification bundle is now 99% off

We’d all like to consider ourselves proficient in Microsoft Office, but let’s be honest – the majority of office professionals could stand to polish up on Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Access.<p>Take your skill-set from basic functionality and educated guessing to in-depth fluency with the Complete …

The new president of the Philippines says many slain journalists deserved it

Many slain journalists in the Philippines had been corrupt and had "done something" to warrant being killed, the country's president-elect said.<p>"Just because you're a journalist you are not exempted from assassination if you're a son of a bitch," Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday, Agence France-Presse …

Asia

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Teachers put Shanghai ahead in global tests

<b>The quality of teaching is the most important ingredient in Shanghai's success in education, according to a study by the World Bank.</b><p>Pupils in the Chinese city have been ranked in top place in international school tests, and the World Bank, which provides financial and technical assistance to …

Education

Tony Hsieh explains why he sold Zappos, how he reinvented its corporate culture and what he thinks of Amazon

"It’s a work in progress, like any startup."<p>Depending on whom you ask, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh is either a prophet or a madman for instituting the leaderless "holacracy" management structure at the company he founded.<p>But according to what Hsieh told Kara Swisher onstage at the first <b>Code Commerce</b> …

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The Zero-Calorie 'Miracle' Noodle

Shirataki noodles are a unique food that's very filling yet low in calories.<p>These noodles also contain a type of fiber that has impressive health …

Knife Skills Every Home Cook Should Master

No matter how refined your palate may be, a cook who lacks good basic knife skills is a liability in the kitchen. Since we think visual aids are the …

Food Preservation

Millions of users are going to miss out on a free Windows 10 upgrade

Microsoft announced today that the end of its Windows 10 upgrade offer is in sight, with the free option to be replaced with a $119 fee for a new copy of the OS.<p>In a blog post, the company confirmed that the free upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or 8.1 would end July 29. It also says that …

Windows 10

Overnight bus with bed will take travellers from San Francisco to Los Angeles while they sleep

A new California start-up is hoping that getting a little shut-eye will help make bus travel more tolerable, launching a new non-stop bus that will take travellers from San Francisco to Los Angeles overnight.<p>SleepBus is a new service, which according to the website will see buses leave one city at …

These are the best indoor HDTV antennas

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon So you've cut the cord, and you love your Roku, but you still want to watch "The Bachelor", "Masterpiece Theatre", and the Super Bowl …

New Jersey

8 Things You Should Do Every Day Before 8 A.M. to Be More Productive

When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie?<p>When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie? If you're like most people, you probably feel like a zombie.<p>Most people's mornings are a chaotic mess. Exhausted. Stimulant-driven. Rough.<p>However, …

Biblical texts might have been written earlier than thought, study finds

Israeli mathematicians and archaeologists say they have found evidence to suggest that key biblical texts may have been composed earlier than what some scholars think.<p>Using handwriting analysis technology similar to that employed by intelligence agencies and banks to analyze signatures, a Tel Aviv …

Fake CEO scammer is 'seduction machine,' director says

PARIS (AP) — The man who nearly stole over 70 million euros from France's business and banking elite is a serial manipulator who sees fraud not as a crime but as a way of life, according to those behind a new film based on the con artist's exploits.<p>"Je Compte sur Vous" — released in English as …

Gyulka Atanasova

Xiaomi's new TV is a 65-inch curved Samsung monster with 4K

Xiaomi has announced a new TV, but this isn't just any old television set. We're talking about a 65-inch curved experience with Samsung technology …

eggs in purgatory, puttanesca-style

If the theme of late here is simple, cozy meals we can assemble even when we’re not, perhaps, having the most well-rested, worry-free weeks ever, we …

Italian Food

Brussels attacks: U.S. airports and transit systems step up security

U.S. cities have stepped up security measures in the wake of the deadly bombings in Brussels, although Department of Homeland Security officials said no credible threats have been detected against U.S. targets.<p>Airports and transit systems around the country were placed on heightened alert because …

Terrorism

Glass slide airlifted onto U.S. Bank Tower in downtown L.A.

A glass slide perched 1,000 feet above downtown Los Angeles got one step closer to reality Saturday, as the building owner announced it had been airlifted by helicopter onto the 69th floor of the U.S. Bank Tower.<p>Slated to open in June, the enclosed outdoor slide will allow thrill seekers to scoot …

California

You're Probably Not Washing Your Sheets and Towels Often Enough

Here's how frequently you should do it.<p><i>Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert and advice columnist. She'll be here</i> <i>every week</i> <i>helping to answer your filthiest questions. Are you dirty?</i> <i>Email her</i><i>.</i><p><b>I love all your tips on how to clean but my question is more about when to clean. How often should I change my</b> …

Sensitive Skin

Meet the Trainer Building Hollywood’s Most Fit Superheroes

To play Superman or Wonder Woman or a Spartan warrior, an actor needs a different body. Enter Mark Twight, whose physical and psychological regimen has redefined star power.<p>When the filmmaker Zack Snyder cast Gal Gadot to play Wonder Woman in this month’s <i>Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,</i> he …

Comic Books

Scientists find a planet so young it isn't even really a planet yet

The earliest stage of planetary development ever seen has been found in a disc of dust around a new star imaged in 2014.<p>An image taken using the Atacama Large Millimeter /submillimeter Array in Chile and released in 2014 shows something rather special. It's a disc, taken from an angle, with …

Universe

SeaWorld Agrees To End Captive Breeding Of Killer Whales

In a major concession to critics and animal welfare groups, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Inc. says it will stop breeding captive killer whales.<p>SeaWorld's treatment of its killer whales, or orcas, was put in the spotlight three years ago by <i>Blackfish</i>, a documentary that examined the death of …

SeaWorld

Diane Von Furstenberg Paid $100,000 to Clone Her Dog

DVF owns the wrap dress—and an identical set of puppies. Page Six reports that Diane Von Furstenberg and her billionaire husband Barry Diller have cloned their dog.<p>The couple paid a Korean cloning firm $100,000 to create two duplicates of their Jack Russell terrier, Shannon. And who said money …