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The world's most progressive democracy is being born. Don't let it get strangled

<b>(CNN) —</b> We are only three weeks into the invasion of Afrin in Northern Syria by Turkey and their quislings in the Free Syrian Army, a dangerous turn for the Syrian civil war, and yet it no longer features on our front pages and television news.<p>The mounting daily death toll of civilians, pictures of …

Middle East

This simple mistake could help you find cheap flights, according to a man who frequently flies first and business class for free

As owner of air miles site God Save the Points, he spends his time travelling the globe in first class, writing about the latest hacks in the travel industry. He even once bagged a free ride on a private jet.<p>But while the power of air miles is widely recognised, Ott says there's another, largely …

7 great tools for testing your responsive web designs

Every modern web designer should know the principles of responsive web design – how to get your sites to render perfectly on whatever device or …

How to create better wireframes

Wireframes are a necessary part of the web design process. Acting like blueprints for web and app projects, they help you discover early on what …

How To Find Your iPhone's Mobile Data Hog

When you’re constantly connected to your home and/or work Wi-Fi network, it’s easy to be complacent about data use. If an app or system service like Siri is going to chew through data, it doesn’t really matter when you’re on Wi-Fi.<p>It’s when you take a trip or a vacation and find yourself relying on …

Apps

These billion-dollar startups didn't exist 5 years ago

Business Insider analyzed Pitchbook data to find the startups based in the US who reached the $1 billion mark in that timeframe — in other words, the youngest crop of the "unicorn" companies.<p>Here are the 17 privately held startups that have created businesses worth more than a billion dollars in …

Venture Capital

The Information Age is over; welcome to the Experience Age

Mike Wadhera Contributor<p>Mike Wadhera is the founder of Teleport.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The future of mobile video is virtual reality<p>Twenty-five years after the introduction of the World Wide Web, the Information Age is coming to an end. Thanks to mobile screens and Internet everywhere, …

10 Easy (and Cheap) Renovations That Will Instantly Boost the Value Of Your House

Any man can make these simple home improvements<p>A man’s home might be his castle, but few of us have the funds to live like kings.<p>“It’s easy to say ‘I’ve got what I’ve got, and that’s that,’” says Stephen Fanuka, host of DIY Network’s <i>Million Dollar Contractor</i>. But just because you can’t splurge on a …

2015 CNN Hero of the Year Maggie Doyne helps women, children in Nepal

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Maggie Doyne, a New Jersey woman who used her babysitting savings to change the lives of hundreds of Nepalese women and children, was named the 2015 CNN Hero of the Year in November at a star-studded awards ceremony in New York.<p>A decade ago Doyne's backpacking trip to Nepal …

Miami Heat

How an 18-year-old from a Kolkata slum cracked the IIT exam this year

By the time the motley group of teenagers—sons of farmers, daily labourers and shopkeepers—woke up on June 18, the tripods, microphones and television cameras had already started arriving for their annual ritual at Anand Kumar’s house.<p>In 2002, Kumar established the Super 30 programme, a free …

Meet the fast disappearing community of Indians and Pakistanis of African origin

When people think of Africans in Indian history, Malik Ambar tends to be the first name to come to mind. Brought to Ahmadnagar as a warrior-slave in the 16th century, he rose to be the general of the Deccan sultanate’s army—and eventually its regent.<p>Yet, Ambar was only the most successful of …

The 50 Most Essential Kitchen Secrets

Helpful tips and tricks.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money. This article originally appeared on countryliving.com.

Juicing

The best iPad apps of 2014

iPad,Apps,Apple,iOS,Tablet computers,Technology,Microsoft,Gruff Rhys,Programming,Children's tech,Ebooks,Radio Times,Brian Cox,First world war,Antonio Vivaldi,Star Wars,Walt Disney Company,Winston Churchill,BBC,iPlayer,Software<p>From Pixelmator and Auxy to Microsoft Word and Gruff Rhys, the best apps …

Moving To The Cloud? How To Keep Your Data Safe From Hackers

Cloud computing is now an accepted mainstream IT model, with benefits that are clear and tangible. The federal government even has a “<b>​</b>cloud first” mandate, pushing for government agencies to move their software services to the cloud wherever and whenever they can.<p>What’s less clear to some is the …

Visual listening is the next big thing in social. Here’s why.

The human brain can process images in as little as 13 milliseconds, according to research from MIT released this year. That’s a hell of a lot faster than earlier studies, which suggested it takes 100 milliseconds. Visuals are just easier to consume: fact.<p>This is no secret to marketers. It’s the …

Indian Entrepreneur Taps into a Global Offline Market

Some companies see value in spilling the beans. That is, sharing their secrets.<p>Earlier this year, Tesla announced that it would open up its blueprints, enabling innovators across the world to see the design behind their famous electric car.<p>Deepak Ravindran, a young entrepreneur, and founder of …

The Sabah Dealer

Based in NYC, The Sabah reinvents the traditional handmade Turkish slipper with a modern silhouette. Founder Mickey Ashmore first fell in love with the slipper after receiving one as a gift while living in Istanbul four years ago. Comfort persuaded him to wear the shoes on worldly travels, but the …

Dwolla wants you to stop using ancient technology to pay for stuff

Apple’s new payments business and its in-the-news competitor, MCX, have something in common: They’re both built on the aging financial infrastructure (paywall) of credit-card networks and bank transfers—as though you were trying to build the worldwide web on telegraph wires.<p>That’s one reason the …

This week’s top new iPhone app is helping kids cheat on their math homework

The hottest recent iPhone app debut isn’t about photo sharing or social networking: PhotoMath, which just launched last week, uses an iPhone’s camera to read and solve math problems in real time. It led Apple’s iOS store in overall US downloads last Wednesday and remained there into early this …

This App Will Let You Call an Uber Just by Clicking Your Heels

Every little girl who watched <i>The Wizard of Oz</i> thought one thing: I want those ruby slippers. They were so beautiful—sparkly, colorful, and bright, like Christmas molded into a low heel and round toe. And the idea that you could get home with three ladylike clicks of the heel warmed our lazy little …

Ex-Googler’s Robotic Butler Launches On Kickstarter

Keecker, part home entertainment system, part smart home analytics system, should be shipping to a house near you by next spring.<p>When the egg-shaped robotic butler Keecker debuted earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Shouw in Las Vegas, it was billed as the future of home entertainment: a …

Pedras Salgadas Spa & Nature Resort, Portugal

by Ross Belfer<p>As much as one can plan ahead, living in the moment is certainly a fulfilling way to travel. After several days spent in Portugal's bustling second city of Porto, we felt in need of a tranquil getaway wherein a calming atmosphere and verdant landscapes take precedent over late-night …

Weekly Apps: FlightTrack, SketchBook, Pennies and more

Today I feature 3 amazing apps that deserve a special mention, I'm talking about FlightTrack, Pennies and Autodesk SketchBook, I'm pretty sure you …

The Perfect Roast Chicken from The Kitchn

Sara Kate Gillingham and Faith Durand, the editors of the popular blog The Kitchn, hold forth on tools, techniques, and cooking the perfect bird. For more recipes, check out The Kitchn Cookbook.<p><i>Photo: Leela Cyd</i><p>Skillet-Roasted Whole Chicken Serves 4<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon coarse salt<p>1 teaspoon …

Recipes

How to Take Amazing Vacation Photos With Your Phone

While the smartphone camera's point-and-shoot feature makes it easy to use, choosing the right image-enhancing app can prove more difficult.<p><i>Roberto Trm / Flickr</i><p>There may be no better travel companion than your smartphone. Beyond putting useful information at your fingertips, these devices allow you …

DSLR Cameras

Gorgeous Traditional Temari, Embroiedered By a 92 Year Old Woman

Temari (meaning handball), is a Japanese folk art form of embroidering balls for handball games or just plain decoration. Back in the day (around 7th century AD), the spheres were made from old kimono remnants that were wadded up into a ball and then wrapped with strips of fabric. Over time, the …

29 Free Internet Tools To Improve Your Marketing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Aren’t shortcuts just the best?<p>While everyone else takes the long way, you and your shortcut get to breeze right through, skipping a few steps and feeling pretty smart doing it.<p>Finding a good marketing shortcut feels especially great, considering all …

GoodData gets $25.7M to grow, grow, grow in business intelligence

GoodData, a startup that sells cloud-based business-intelligence software, said today that it has closed a $25.7 million round of funding, placing it in a better position to compete with the largest enterprise software companies, not to mention a bunch of startups.<p>“This place is getting serious, so …