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Brooklyn lawyer James Donovan finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate …

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Bridge of Spies review: Oscar bait season begins

With summer out of the way, the movie industry has begun its annual migration towards the land of gravitas and Things That Make You Think. In other words, it’s the season of thirsty awards movies, where superheroes are largely swept aside so slower, more thoughtful fare can have a brief taste of …

Guantanamo Bay

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting | Inc.com

Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a variety of disciplines.<p>Websites like Coursera and edX have leveled the playing field, allowing curious students from around the world to explore …

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Take a look inside Monese, the app that lets you apply for a bank account in 3 minutes

It makes a difficult task for people arriving in a new country much easier.<p>The 2-year-old startup can verify your identity with just a picture of your passport and a selfie, using a custom built platform.<p>Monese told BI that it now has 56,000 people on its waiting list wanting to sign up (it is …

Apps

The Next Big Competitors for Android Pay and Samsung Pay: Banks

Capital One just became the first U.S. bank to release tap-to-pay functionality in its Android app. Others are expected to follow suit.<p>Eighteen months ago, rulings by Visa and MasterCard gave banks the chance to become big players in the emerging industry of mobile payments. They are finally …

FinTech

Apple Quietly Killed Off One Of The iMac's Best Features

When Apple unveiled its refreshed iMac line-up on October 13, it made the 5K Retina display standard issue across all of its 27-inch iMacs.<p>Sounds good, looks even better. However, what Apple <i>didn’t</i> announce was the ability to use these 5K Retina iMacs as an external display using Target Display …

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Intel reportedly partnering with Apple to provide chips for the next-gen iPhone

According to a report out of VentureBeat, Intel has built a team of more than 1,000 people to build chips for the next-generation iPhone. Specifically, Intel hopes to supply its 7360 LTE modem chip to Apple for the device, and if all goes well, even take part in the manufacturing.<p>The iPhone 6s and …

Microsoft will give you a $300 discount for your old MacBook

Microsoft is currently offering a trade-in deal worth up to $300, InformationWeek reports.<p>The so-called Easy TradeUp deal allows customers to trade …

Customers

Intel reportedly has 'army' of people working on Apple's next iPhone chip

Intel is pouring resources into a project to supply Apple's next iPhone with its next-generation LTE modem, according to a report today from <i>VentureBeat</i>. The team responsible for integrating the Intel 7360 LTE modem chip into what will inevitably become the iPhone 7 may be as large as 1,000 people. …

Fabrication

Google is invading Apple and Samsung's turf with primetime Nexus ads

Google's Nexus line has long been a type of fan service — the phones themselves might even be just ads for Android — but the company seems to be aiming higher with its latest devices. Ads for the 5X have recently been spotted during major commercial blocks; people watching NFL action today probably …

Nexus

OPPO R7s announced: affordable, good-looking and coming in November

Those looking to get a mid-end phone that actually manages to look great should take a look at the newly announced OPPO R7s. It has been under a week since we first learnt about the incoming handset, and today OPPO took the stage at Gitex in Dubai to share the good news. Is it the right phone for …

Phones

U.S. to force drone owners to register devices soon, report says

The general rules governing the use of commercial and non-commercial drones are still in flux, but one major rule is reportedly set to be enacted …

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Lockheed Mounted A Laser Turret On Business Jet

Just for testing<p>Lasers could be the future of aerial warfare. Defense giant Lockheed Martin, which has already tested a directed energy weapon (or laser) on the ground, announced yesterday 60 successful tests of a laser turret on a business jet between 2014 and 2015. While the turret only fired a …

Aviation

Amazon takes 1,114 fake reviewers to court

Amazon continues its streak against suing fake reviewers on its site with a fresh lawsuit filed in Seattle, the BBC reports.<p>The 1,114 defendants, collectively labeled “John Does” as the identities of the accused are not known, sell their services for as little as $5 on Fiverr, the micro-services …

The Instagram artist taking on North Korea

North Korea isn't exactly known for being a country of bold artistic expression. It's probably down to that whole “tyrannical regime” thing. In fact, nowadays, it's more about human rights violations and eerie silence – a mysterious land that probably won't ever make it onto your top ten list of …

Soho’s new sex shop is completely made of felt

London’s Soho may be undergoing a gross period of sanitisation and gentrification with rents leaping up, and sex shops and brothels being swept away while Britain’s laws on porn are getting tighter, but somewhere in the narrow streets, a new enterprise has opened – albeit a temporary one.<p>Welcome, …

Why Karl Lagerfeld binned his Warhols and Basquiats

Karl Lagerfeld is famously an art conoisseur. As well as having a library of over 60,000 fashion and art books, he’s a known fan of Wassily Kandinsky and Lyonel Feininger and staged Chanel’s SS14 show in a cavernous room turned into an art gallery. However in a new interview with Andrew O’Hagan for …

Designer Heikki Salonen makes a comeback

Heikki Salonen’s eponymous label burst onto the London scene in 2009 from under the wing of Fashion East, but in 2012 the Finnish designer put things on pause – leaving for Paris and jobs at prestigious labels including Diesel. After a few years off the schedule, the brand is back with Deadstock, a …

David Bowie’s most fearless fashion moments

<i>UPDATE 11th January 2016: Music and style icon David Bowie has died. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.</i><p>With a career spanning six decades (yes, really) David Bowie has long cemented himself as pop culture’s most fashion-forward music icon. From his emergence as a monochrome teen mod in …

Got tattoos? Science says you’re aggressive and rebellious

Last month we learned that if you like wearing black, you’re more likely to be associated with “good” personality traits such as confidence, intelligence and sexiness. But what about if you’ve got tattoos?<p>A new report compiled by six academics from psychology faculties around the world suggests …

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How to get the best deals on phuket golf packages

Phuket golf holidays are a great way to spend time with people that you love and care for and golfing in Thailand is very affordable compared to other Asian countries. Phuket golf packages are available in short and long trips and can include many great golf courses and resorts.

Phuket Town

Long before flip-flops and selfie sticks, Phuket was an island of rubber trees, tin mines and cash-hungry merchants. Attracting entrepreneurs from the Arabian Peninsula, China, India and Portugal, Phuket Town (เมืองภูเก็ด) was a colourful blend of cultural influences. Today, it stands as a …

Asia Travel

Six Senses Yao Noi: A Hidden Oasis Due East of Phuket

Thailand’s heavenly island of Phuket is certainly no secret. It is so well known in fact, that it seems almost every part has been taken over by beach umbrellas and rowdy EDM clubs. If you’re in search of true seclusion, set your course due east for the smaller island of Ko Yao Noi and the Six …

Phuket's Luxury Retreat on the Rocks

Nestled in rocks above Kamala Beach in Phuket, Thailand, you will find Villa Amanzi, the ultimate luxury getaway. Designed by Original Vision architects, this six-bedroom residence features a 50 ft (15m) infinity pool and breathtaking views over the Andaman Sea.<p>The defining elements of the luxury …

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