Noor Kadiwala

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EVEN thieves, it seems, now have a smartphone app. Makkie Klauwe (it means something like “easy pickings” in Amsterdam slang) reveals the city’s best …

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WHEN plans to build Masdar City were unveiled in 2006, the project felt like something out of the science-fiction classic “Dune”. In the desert in …

5 ways the mobile world has influenced the next generation consoles

Mobile gaming is becoming more and more popular. Smartphone and tablet games have evolved to a point where they nearly match the graphics and …

SmartDrive hack creates a real HUD for your car via Google Glass - http://tcrn.ch/17JzZcw

Kovert is a GPS that lets you keep your phone in your pocket to foil would-be muggers - http://tcrn.ch/17PKEAC

Weekly Roundup: Galaxy Gear hands-on, iPhone 5S and 5C rumors, Microsoft / Nokia acquisition, and more!

<i>You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past seven days -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click</i> …

Spruce Crowned The Disrupt SF 2013 Hackathon Grand Prize Winner, Cloudiverse And AdFree Take Second And Third

TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013’s Hackathon wrapped up today, with a demo session that spanned around five hours, after a marathon 24 hour session of actually building hacks. We had a record 264 registered entrants this time around, crushing the previous record of 164 set at Disrupt NY. As a result the …

Nissan launches Nismo smartwatch for drivers

<b>A smartwatch that monitors the performance of a vehicle as well as the driver has been launched by car manufacturer Nissan.</b><p>Like many other smartwatches, the Nissan Nismo measures the user's heart rate, temperature and other biometrics.<p>But it also allows users to keep an eye on their car's …

One-year-old boy shot dead while father walked him in his pram

A gunman has shot a one-year-old boy in the head, killing him as he sat in his pram.<p>The incident happened on a street in the New York borough of …

Why does The Economist call itself a newspaper?

<i>Editor’s note: This week, to mark the 170th anniversary of the appearance of the first issue of</i> The Economist <i>on September 2nd 1843, this blog will</i> …

Attacking Syria

Did Syrian rebels have sarin gas? Your questions on the crisis answered

The US has evidence that sarin nerve gas was used in chemical attacks outside Damascus last month that killed at least 1,429 civilians, more than 400 of whom were children, the secretary of state, John Kerry, has said.<p>Barack Obama has now begun the task of persuading members of Congress to …

Since when did obedience become the epitome of good parenting?

Two stories caught my attention recently. One was a report that breastfed babies are more challenging in their behaviour and the other was about a new book called French Children Don't Throw Food: about how French children apparently behave really well, in restaurants and just generally.<p>(Hmm. Can I …

"When artists and poets depict what seems significant to them, then perhaps it is significant to mankind as well," said Meret Oppenheim, a surrealist artist, in an interview in December 1984. Visitors to the Martin Gropius Bau Museum in Berlin can now judge the significance of Oppenheim's work for themselves. A rare retrospective of 200 works is now on view in honour of what would have been her 100th birthday http://econ.st/17aeXTg

The Hold

<b>How Devotees Are Brainwashed Into Fandom</b><p>Systematically create a sense of powerlessness in the person<br>• Control the physical and social environment; …

Robin Guthrie - Monument (Live on KEXP)

Electronic Observations 2013 #7.2

Yep, this is the second half of this month’s Electronic Observations, which covers the second half of the alphabet (approximately) and any numbers …

5 Utterly Insane Cults Still Active Today

For some, the kool aid from their cults never goes sour -- a fascinating look at the five of the most utterly insane cults in America still active …