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Too poor to vote: how Alabama’s ‘new poll tax’ bars thousands of people from voting

In Alabama, money keeps thousands of people away from the ballot box – and the state’s felon disenfranchisement policies are probably unconstitutional<p><i>This story is published in partnership with AL.com</i><p>Randi Lynn Williams assumes she will never be able to afford to vote again.<p>The 38-year-old resident …

Polling

The Nintendo Switch costs $300

The Nintendo Switch will cost $300 (£280) when it hits store shelves (of the digital and physical variety) March 3rd. Nintendo revealed the price and release date -- we had only a release month previously -- during its Switch live stream on the evening of Thursday, January 12th.<p>The Switch is …

A bond market insider explains why the market is illiquid

It was there that a friend and I invented the scenario involving a Russian and Chinese gold-backed currency that we played out in the Pentagon-sponsored financial war game described in that book.<p>Now I had returned for another private conversation with another friend. But this time we were not …

Stock Markets

The HyperDrive hub solves one of the new Macbook’s biggest problems

With just one USB Type-C port, the latest Macbook has minimalism perfected. But sometimes we want a little more — and that’s where the HyperDrive …

WhatsApp to stop working on older phones - find out if your model is affected

WhatsApp has said that its messaging app will cease to work on older phones and operating systems as early as the end of this year.<p>The announcement comes after a warning earlier this year that the Facebook-owned company would be pulling support for older models, and that the deadline to upgrade was …

What Role Should Medicine Play in Fighting Obesity?

<i>The Reed family we’re following on their weight loss journey in Austin, Texas, offers one perspective.</i><p><b>By James McWilliams</b><p>(Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty …

Weight Loss

New Hampshire police use Pokémon Go to lure fugitives to headquarters

The city of Manchester department’s Facebook post invited people to capture a rare character called Charizard in the booking area<p>Police in New Hampshire’s largest city are using Pokémon Go in an attempt to lure fugitives into their clutches.<p>Related: Pokémon Go: how the overnight sensation was 20 …

New Hampshire

Should autonomous vehicles save passengers or pedestrians?

Oh, humanity. New research published in <i>Science</i> shows that we, as a race, want to have our cake and eat it too when it comes to autonomous vehicles. Specifically, we're totally okay with self-driving cars that will sacrifice their passengers in favor of not harming pedestrians -- so long as we …

Microsoft Corporate VP confirms their next phone will be "high end and category innovating"

At the BUILD Tour London event Microsoft Corporate VP of Windows Kevin Gallo confirmed Microsoft’s direction for their own-branded handsets will …

Roma in Kosovo: 'My children are poisoned by lead' | Human Rights

<b>Mitrovica, Kosovo -</b> "H.I." That was the reading Xhavit Haziri got when his blood was tested for lead levels while he was living in a contaminated camp set up by the United Nations after the war in Kosovo.<p>"We found out late that [at our camp] there was some kind of lead - poisonous lead - and when …

The evolution of the mobile payment

It’s anticipated that there will be more than 4.8 billion individuals using a mobile phone by the end of 2016. A recent report noted that 39 percent of all mobile users in the U.S. had made a mobile payment in 2015. This is up from 14 percent in 2014 and by my estimations will in the 70 percent …

Chief Syrian opposition peace negotiator quits over failed talks

The Syrian opposition's lead negotiator has resigned in protest at stalled peace talks in Geneva. It appears the UN-brokered peace talks are unlikely …

What is a podcast and where can I find the best ones to listen to?

What’s a podcast?<p>A podcast is an audio show, usually spread across a series of episodes, which can be downloaded from the Internet and listened to either on a computer or an Mp3 player. The term, which was coined in 2004, is portmanteau of ‘iPod’ and ‘broadcast’.<p>Who makes them?<p>Anyone with a …

No 'hoverboard' is safe from UK Trading Standards

"Hoverboards" are getting a pretty bad rap of late, and not just because their common name is annoyingly misleading. Several UK retailers have stopped selling the things due to serious concerns over battery safety -- they have a habit of spontaneously combusting, you see -- with Amazon even …

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นิวซีแลนด์ออกประกาศตามกฎหมายการแต่งงานอนุญาตให้โบสถ์แห่งศาสนาสัตว์ประหลาดสปาเก็ตตี้บินได้ (Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster) …

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The Wall Street Journal รายงานว่าแผนกเพื่อความปลอดภัยของสหรัฐฯ กำลังพิจารณาเพิ่มกระบวนการตรวจสอบเนื้อหาบน Social Media ของผู้ยื่นขอวีซ่าเข้าประเทศ …

“บางคนกล่าวหนักกว่านั้นด้วยข้อหาที่มอบให้ผมเป็น ‘ไอคนไทยทรยศ’ ที่ไม่เห็นใจคนไทยด้วยกัน แต่กลับไปอยู่กับ ‘พวกมุสลิม’ บางคนภาวนาให้ผมถูกยิงตายในเร็ววัน และมีอยู่คนหนึ่งทำท่าจะสั่งหมาตัวเดิมให้เข้ามากัดผม” - มลายูที่รู้สึก - ‘บันทึกเรื่องเล่าของนักวิจัยที่ฝังตัวอยู่ในชุมชนช่วงเวลาหนึ่ง’ งานบันทึกเหล่านี้เสียอีกที่บอกให้เรารู้จักพฤติกรรมของคนในเงื่อนไขวัฒนธรรมหนึ่งๆ ได้ดีกว่าตัว งานวิจัย ที่มักจับคนใส่กรอบของคำถามการวิจัยที่เคร่งครัดตายตัว “ความรู้เกี่ยวกับชาวมลายูมุสลิมในภาคใต้ตอนล่างที่เรารู้ๆ กันทั่วไปนั้น ถูกหนังสือเล่มนี้ตั้งคำถามไว้มาก หนึ่งในคำถามที่ผมสนใจเพราะเป็นนักเรียนประวัติศาสตร์ก็คือ แม้แต่ประวัติศาสตร์ที่ถูก “ชำระ” เพื่อตอบโต้กับการบิดเบือนอดีตของประวัติศาสตร์รัฐไทยนั้น ก็ยังวนเวียนอยู่กับความคิดและการกระทำของชนชั้นนำกลุ่มเล็กๆ เท่านั้น หาได้ขยายลงมาถึงประชาชน “นายู” ทั่วไปไม่ หากประวัติศาสตร์นิพนธ์เหล่านี้เป็นส่วนหนึ่งของการต่อสู้เพื่ออิสรภาพของประชาชนที่นั่น ถ้าจบลงที่ชัยชนะเด็ดขาดของรัฐไทย ประชาชนชาว “นายู” ก็ยังเหมือนเดิม ถ้าจบลงที่ชัยชนะของผู้ต่อต้านรัฐไทย ปาตานีดารุลสลาม ไม่ว่าจะเป็นรัฐเอกราชใหม่หรือเขตปกครองพิเศษ หรือเขตปกครองตนเอง ประชาชน “นายู” ก็ดูจะยังอยู่เหมือนเดิม เพียงแต่เปลี่ยนชนชั้นนำใหม่เท่านั้น” (นิธิ เอียวศรีวงศ์) - มลายูที่รู้สึก ศรยุทธ เอี่ยมเอื้อยุทธ เขียน สำนักพิมพ์ Patani Forum จัดพิมพ์ จำนวน 192 หน้า ราคา 150 บาท สั่งซื้อออนไลน์ http://candidebooks.com/book/697/มลายูที่รู้สึก

Forget Wi-Fi: You may soon access the internet via ordinary light bulbs

Light-speed internet may be upon us. A technology called “Li-Fi” uses light waves from ordinary LED light bulbs to deliver internet connectivity that that is cheaper, more secure and 100 times faster that broadband internet.<p>Velmini—a tech company in Tallinn, Estonia—is the first to test visible …

Your paper brain and your Kindle brain aren't the same thing

Would you like paper or plasma? That's the question book lovers face now that e-reading has gone mainstream. And, as it turns out, our brains process digital reading very differently.<p>Manoush Zomorodi, managing editor and host of WNYC's New Tech City, recalls a conversation with the Washington …

Here's everything coming to Netflix in December that you should watch

Other originals include two comedy specials, an Adam Sandler-led comedy film, and a documentary crime series.<p>The final season of "Parenthood" is also making its way to the site, as well as all seven seasons of Showtime's "Nurse Jackie."<p>Here's everything you should check out come December on Netflix:<p>…

Entertainment

Tesla's cheapest Model X is priced at $80,000

If you don't mind waiting on delivery, the Tesla Model X is now on sale to the public. Like the Model S before it, there's three different versions to choose, but the 70D starts at $80,000 -- before incentives like federal (and possibly state) tax credits. The 70D has an estimated range of 220 …

Religion doesn't make kids more generous or altruistic, study finds

Here's a discovery that could make secular parents say hallelujah: Children who grow up in nonreligious homes are <i>more</i> generous and altruistic than children from observant families.<p>A series of experiments involving 1,170 kids from a variety of religious backgrounds found that the non-believers were …

Religion

Associated Press News

BlackBerry Priv review: Android with a hardware keyboard is wonderful

BlackBerry has finally given in: The Canadian company has created an Android phone. Not only that, but the BlackBerry Priv is a beautiful, expensive, and powerful device.<p>My first smartphone was a BlackBerry. Like many fans, I have long missed having the hardware keyboard that made BlackBerry phones …

Mobile Technology

BlackBerry Priv review: Android alone can't save the company

Sports fans often say that their team could pull itself out of a losing streak <i>if only</i> it'd play that exciting but untested, kid who's usually consigned to the bench. Gadgets fans sing a similar hymn about BlackBerry, opining that it would have remained relevant if it'd adopted Android to run on its …

Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canada's second youngest prime minister ever

The 43-year-old former schoolteacher and son of late prime minister Pierre Trudeau will face the media with members of his cabinet later on Wednesday<p>Justin Trudeau has been sworn in as Canada’s prime minister, following in the footsteps of his storied father.<p>The 43-year-old Trudeau, a former …

Canada