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Experience ancient China in Pingyao

The 14th-century city escaped the ravages of the Cultural Revolution. Simon Willis walks its narrow alleys<p>Many visitors to China speed directly from …

Wooden plates pose a risk of food poisoning, council says as it fines restaurant £50,000

Wooden “plates” used by restaurants pose a food poisoning risk to people eating from them, a council has warned as it issued a £50,000 fine to a steakhouse where 14 people fell ill.<p>Birmingham City Council brought the case against Ibrahim’s Grill and Steak House because it kept using the boards to …

City Politics

Consider These Digital Currency Exchange Alternatives to Coinbase

Over the past few months, Coinbase has almost become synonymous with Bitcoin and other mainstream cryptocurrencies. The popular digital currency …

Cryptocurrency

This Chart of How Long Foods Last in the Freezer Will Blow Your Mind

If you've ever reached into your freezer for something — anything — to make for dinner and spent a good 15 seconds wondering how long it's been in there (and the follow-up question: Is it still good?) before anxiously deciding if it belongs on your plates or in the garbage, you are going to want to …

Food

Best shelf apps for iOS 11 so far

iOS 11’s neat Split View and Drag and Drop implementation has spawned a new class of apps, for iOS at least: shelf apps. These apps provide a slide-out shelf, or junk drawer, into which you can drag items for temporary storage.<p>This proves useful for all kinds of reasons. You may want to gather up a …

Apps

Epix Finally Comes to Apple TV

Apple TV first debuted in 2007, and the Epix movie service launched in 2009. Now the two are coming together at long last. Starting Wednesday, Epix …

Smart TV

Mobile app that replaces the pill approved as contraceptive - can you trust it?

A mobile app has been granted medical approval to be used as a contraceptive in the European Union in a breakthrough that could spell the end for hormonal and intrusive birth control measures.<p>Natural Cycles is a fertility tracking app that tells users whether they're fertile or not by monitoring …

Contraception

Why the movie that HBO's 'Westworld' is based on was way ahead of its time

From time to time since, I've remembered that visual of a robotic Yul Brynner roaming around the futuristic amusement park going on a killing spree. But watching the movie again on iTunes earlier this week, I pinpointed what my major fear was back then: helpless isolation.<p>The main character, Peter …

TV Series

27 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire Your Success and Happiness | Inc.com

Feeling down in the dumps? Or uninspired? Don't worry, the blues always come and go. Check out these 27 super inspiring quotes for the motivation you need to kick start your path back to success--and joyous well-being.<p>1. "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced." Soren …

Motivation

Ken Hom's Chicken fried rice recipe

The best chicken fried rice I have ever had was from a street food stall in China. Instead of tough, over-cooked chicken, with the fried rice as an afterthought, the dish was cooked fresh from scratch. The cooking time was literally minutes and the result was delicious. I have created a version …

Top-Down Management Structures Are Crumbling– How Will You Adapt?

Originally published on CEO.com<p>Not long ago, employees succeeded in the workplace by producing consistent, high-quality work as specifically directed …

The 168 best classical music recordings

This selection of the finest classical recordings available, which first appeared in 2009, is the most authoritative and entertaining guide of its kind. However, after five years any guide needs sprucing up a little. I didn’t want to compromise the inimitable style of the original, so rather than …

The GQ guide to Rolex

In our latest series, we explore the most noteworthy watch brands any man expanding his watch collection needs to know - and the new and vintage …

5 Iconic Bollywood Characters Who Really Shouldn’t Be Our ‘Heroes’

Bollywood and sexism have been BFFs for decades. This toxic relationship is seen in the huge pay gap between male and female actors, the scarcity of …

Bollywood
Mobile Technology

Apple's 29W power adapter charges the iPad Pro crazy fast

Tired of waiting around for your iPad Pro to finish charging? Here's how to speed it up.<p>Ask anyone who owns the 12.9-inch iPad Pro how long it takes to fully charge and they'll likely tell you it takes far too long.<p>In fact, during my testing with the standard 12W power adapter included with the …

IPad Pro

The 9to5Mac team’s favorite wireless headphones for the iPhone 7

Without a doubt the biggest consumer-facing news from Apple’s September event yesterday was the removal of the iPhone’s headphone jack. This “courageous” move is seen to help push forward wireless audio technology, all the while giving Apple a few more millimeters to work with in the device’s …

Movie Review – Don’t Breathe (2016)

<b>Don’t Breathe</b>, 2016.<p>Directed by Fede Alvarez.<br>Starring Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto and Stephen Lang.<p><b>SYNOPSIS:</b><p>A trio of reckless thieves …

Horror

Rodrigo Duterte: Philippines president calls Barack Obama a 'son of a bitch'

Controversial Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte has labelled US counterpart Barack Obama a “son of a bitch” and warned him not to question his …

Asia

Second Opinion - Morgan (2016)

<b>Morgan</b>, 2016.<p>Directed by Luke Scott.<br>Starring Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Rose Leslie, Michael Yare, Toby Jones, Michelle Yeoh, Brian Cox and Paul …

The best VPN for Apple products now has support for teams

There’s a chance you’re reading this on a public Wi-Fi network, being completely unprotected to dangers from people wanting to do your computer serious harm. You should use a VPN.<p>Even though they are widely promoted, not enough people use them yet. At TNW, we actively support everyone on our team …

Netflix codes: How to access full library of hidden genres, films and TV shows

There are tens of thousands of secret codes that can give you full access to everything on Netflix.<p>The site usually requires you to either search for …

19 of the best secret categories on Netflix and how to find them

Netflix has an insane amount of content, but it's not always easy to find what you want.<p>The categories Netflix gives you access to are broad, which is made more frustrating by the knowledge that Netflix splits movies and TV shows into incredibly specific micro-categories.<p>Luckily, it's pretty easy …

Entertainment

How to use Twitter for iPhone or iPad

How to post and delete a Tweet<p><b><br>To post a Tweet:</b><p>Tap the <b>Tweet</b> icon<br>• Compose your message and tap <b>Tweet</b>.• <b><br>To save a draft:</b> Tap the <b>X</b> in the Tweet compose …

26 movies you have to see this fall

This fall includes anticipated movies like the all-star cast in the reboot of "The Magnificent Seven," Oliver Stone's "Snowden," and Tom Hanks playing the Miracle on the Hudson pilot in the Clint Eastwood movie "Sully."<p>There are also smaller films that should have your attention like the Sundance …

Film Industry

A quick way to fix your internet connection and make it faster: Update your router's firmware

Updating a router's firmware can help improve or even repair a faulty internet connection.<p>Updating the firmware (a process often called "flashing the firmware") can help a router work better and sometimes even repair an annoying bug or add support for faster internet speed. This is especially when …

Wi-Fi

Making a Murderer: Federal Judge Overturns Brendan Dassey’s Convictions

Steven Avery’s nephew was convicted of first-degree intentional homicide, mutilation of a corpse, and first-degree sexual assault.<p>A federal judge in Milwaukee overturned <i>Making a Murderer</i> subject <b>Brendan Dassey</b> conviction on Friday. Dassey had been serving a life sentence since 2007, when he was …

Crime

I've been trying to find the perfect Bluetooth headphones since 2009, and I've finally found them

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>@beoplay / Instagram In late June I tried what have turned out to be my favorite headphones of all time, Bang & Olufsen's H6s.<p>Thanks …

Consumer Tech

20 modern classic movies everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

There's never a bad time to dive back into the archives and watch some good movies.<p>And if you have some time on your hands, this might be a good time …

The beard products you need for the best facial hair of your life

When it comes to beard care, there's a very fine line between slick and scruffy. And despite what you might think, the difference between the two …

Men's Fashion