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QNET Opens Myanmar

<b>QNET</b>, a company of Asian heritage and a part of the US$178.5 billion global direct selling industry, has entered the buoyant direct selling sector in …

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France decrees new rooftops must be covered in plants or solar panels

Rooftops on new buildings built in commercial zones in France must either be partially covered in plants or solar panels, under a law approved on Thursday.<p>Green roofs have an isolating effect, helping reduce the amount of energy needed to heat a building in winter and cool it in summer.<p>The argument …

UWE delivers distance learning with Polycom video solutions

0<p>SHARES<p>The University of the West of England (UWE) has overhauled its IT infrastructure and upgraded to a high definition unified communications …

Mercedes revolutionises trucking with self-driving semi

Gallery: Mercedes revolutionises trucking with self-driving semi<p>Gallery: Mercedes revolutionises trucking with self-driving semi<p>+ 5<p>+ 4<p>+ 3<p>The latest …

George Steinmetz’s Eye From the Sky

What is it like strapping yourself into the equivalent of a leaf blower, getting a running start, then taking off into the air with a camera in your hand?<p>“You have 180-degree horizontal and vertical visibility and you’re going about 27 or 28 miles per hour. You don’t need a plexiglass windscreen in …

10 Luxury Hotels for Long Weekends

Get out of town! No, really. There's always a long weekend on the horizon, so here's 10 of the best places across four regions -- North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific -- for a short but sumptuous escape where you're guaranteed to get spoiled rotten. Think private pools, spa …

Luxury Lifestyle

The secret behind Apple’s design excellence is a simple one, says former senior designer & UX specialist

The secret behind Apple’s design excellence is a simple one, says former senior designer and user experience specialist Mark Kawano in an interview with Fast Company: it’s not just something left to the designers.<p>It’s actually the engineering culture, and the way the organization is structured to …

Thailand army continues crackdown after coup

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Putin Fires Sharp Jabs at President Obama

Russia

US ship finds hull of missing yacht

<b>The hull of the missing UK yacht Cheeki Rafiki has been found in the North Atlantic by a US Navy warship, the US Coast Guard has said.</b><p>A surface swimmer identified the name on the back of the boat and knocked on the hull but there was no response.<p>The Coast Guard said the yacht's life raft had not …

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8 Reasons to Plant a Great Tree

What better way to celebrate Arbor Day than by planting a tree in your garden or on a neighborhood street? Trees help mitigate heat-island effects by …

Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart

It’s no secret that the world’s population is on the move, but it’s rare to get a glimpse of where that flow is happening. In a study released in Science, a team of geographers used data snapshots to create a broad analysis of global migrations over 20 years.<p>The study was conducted by three …

Africa

Apple's CarPlay: What You Need to Know

Apple finally took the wraps off its in-car software platform, CarPlay on Monday. Now that that we've had some time to take a look at its …

Volvo Ditches Buttons and Knobs In Favor Of Tablet-Like Touchscreen On Future Models

Volvo, a company known for making cars with user-friendly interiors, will be doing away with buttons and knobs in favor of touchscreen controls in the future.<p>Its Concept Estate, debuting at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, shows what the next generation of Volvo interiors will look like. At the center …

Wearable tech multiplies and goes mainstream at MWC 2014

BARCELONA, Spain -- Smartphones are the traditional draw here at Mobile World Congress, but this year wearable tech products created lots of buzz as well. In fact, many industry heavyweights and electronics giants chose the conference to make significant wearable technology product announcements.<p>We …

Google Barge bids farewell to San Francisco, to make Stockton its new California home

Still think of the Google Barge as a wacky idea from a company that makes more money than it knows what to do with? Well, Mountain View will soon prove that a floating building has its merits: for one, when the company gets in trouble with authorities, it can get the hell out of dodge... literally. …

Stop coddling your dog—he’s 99.9% wolf

SANTA CLARITA, California—Cesar Millan crosses the road to meet me. Two pit bulls, a Chihuahua, and a Yorkshire terrier—named Junior, Taco, Alfie and Kaley Cuoko—follow. Off leash and at heel, the dogs are calm, almost languid. If Millan communicates with them, I do not notice.<p>For the past few …

Dogs

25 Decor Ideas That Make Small Bathrooms Feel Bigger

Before you contemplate moving, you need to check out this list.<p>Whether it's a tiny powder room or a shower stall with barely enough room to scrub, a small bathroom can make mornings even worse than they already are. But you don't need to move, you just need some strategic styling. We've got 20+ …

Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Travel<p>Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram</i> …

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A gorgeous, colorful look at the cellphone signals we never see

Invisible signals are all around us, and now we can finally see what we've been missing. Data visualization artist Nickolay Lamm created psychedelic images of the cellphone signals that live in the air, but are invisible to us.<p>At first glance, the visualizations look like tiny mountains illuminated …

Twitter’s Latest Partnership, With Truecaller In India, Links Phone Number Look-Ups With Tweeting

Twitter has been inking deals with third parties outside of the U.S. to drive more international usage, both in emerging and mature markets. Today comes news of yet another deal that it hopes will expand its presence in one country in particular: India.<p>Truecaller — a startup out of Sweden that has …

Who’s afraid of driverless cars?

With companies as different as General Motors and Google investing in the technologies, self-operated cars are speeding towards road-going reality.<p>The most recent reminder of this came from Nissan, which promised to put an autonomous vehicle in consumers’ hands by 2020. Luxury sedans from …

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How to Become A Millionaire – 5 Steps to Becoming Wealthy

My wife reads my site and often sends me links to stories and other ideas. One day she sent me a link to an article called 8 Ways to Make a Million …

Auto Lane Keeping

Models from Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz bring the self-driving car one step closer this year, thanks to available systems that leverage cameras and sensors to keep an electric eye on the road ahead and can automatically make minor steering adjustments to help keep a car centered between highway lane …

Altered Images: 'Chemical weapons' videos under scrutiny

<b>After a UN report concluded that chemical weapons were used in Syria last month, efforts to determine who was to blame rage on via websites.</b><p>UK Foreign Secretary William Hague believes the weapons inspectors' findings are "fully consistent" with his belief that Bashar al-Assad's government was …

iPhone 5S, 5C hunters hit up NYC, but 64GB gold is elusive

NEW YORK -- Long lines awaited the launch of theiPhone 5Sin New York City, but many customers soon found out the stores had shortages of the gold version.<p>The first people in line at Apple's flagship store on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue waited 15 days for the 64GB gold iPhone 5S only to find out the …

Kerry insists Syria strikes still an option as Obama defends deal with Russia

The White House scrambled to regain the political initiative over Syria on Sunday, insisting that US military strikes remained an option despite its deal with Russia to secure chemical weapon stockpiles through a United Nations resolution.<p>Under pressure from hawks in Washington and Israel, …