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Detroit With a Boardwalk

Why Atlantic City is dying.<p>Thirty years ago, disgraced Atlantic City Mayor Michael Matthews stood in front of a federal judge and pleaded guilty to accepting a bribe from an FBI agent posing as a mobster.<p>It was 1984. Atlantic City was a boomtown then, just six years into the casino gambling era …

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

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Amazing Facial Hair Designs from the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships

It's that time of year again! Time to enjoy the results of the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships. For the annual event, men flock to the competition to show off their amazing facial hair designs. The website explains, “From delicate Dali moustaches to anything-goes full beard freestyles …

US Candidates in Final Push: Pictures

Top 10 reasons to visit Singapore in 2015

Peering over the rooftop pool deck of Marina Bay Sands, shopping up a storm on Haji Lane, or ogling at the supertrees in Gardens by the Bay, it’s almost impossible to imagine Singapore was little more than a fishing village just over a century ago. On the eve of its golden jubilee, there’s no …

Autonomous Cars May Change Our Lives In Unexpected Ways

A detailed report lists dozens of great and terrible possibilities.<p>One of the test vehicles for Google's Self-Driving Car project.<p>In the future, we may not be dealing with the hassles and frustrations that come with driving cars everyday. Autonomous automobiles can make our lives better! But are …

Samsung's new induction stovetop projects 'virtual flames' onto pots and pans

Since the dawn of man, we've associated flames with heat. But since induction stovetops don't emit any flames, it seems like they're just waiting to roast your hand. That's why Samsung's latest induction range has "Virtual Flame Technology." A set of blue LEDs around the edge of each burner …

Photo Of The Rock Next To A 7'9" Chinese Basketball Player Shows How Huge Basketball Players Really Are

The Rock is 6'5". But that's nothing compared to China's Sun Ming Ming, a 7'9" basketball player.<p>The pair took a photo together while The Rock was in China promoting his movie, Hercules. Ming Ming is one of the tallest basketball players ever. And it shows. He wears size 20 shoes and weighs 370 …

As Jake Gyllenhaal’s new film Nightcrawler hits our screens, we delve into the world of LA’s real-life ambulance-chasers<p>“Horror: Black Bear Eats Man”. That was the headline ABC Los Angeles’s Eyewitness News chose to lure viewers to its nightly 11pm broadcast. Over on KCAL 9, the 11 o’clock news was …

Ray Winstone's East End: My Kind of Town

<b>Why east London?</b><p>Because it’s home to me, and its streets hold great memories for me – I have a romantic view of it. I remember heading down Prince Regent Lane and seeing the ships in the docks, the trolley buses and the milkmen with their horses and carts. There’s a mystery about the East End. When …

The world's most hard-to-get visas

Have you got tales of visa woes? By the age of 35, Chris Guillebeau had visited every country in the world. Here, he reveals the visas that proved …

Danny Green, NBA Player, Apologizes For Holocaust Selfie

Danny Green of the San Antonio Spurs is apologizing for taking a selfie at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin and posting it on Instagram with a caption that drew criticism on social media.<p>Green's selfie at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe initially included the caption: "You know I had to …

American sued over baccarat game after owners of London Crockfords Club claimed ‘edge-sorting’ technique was illegitimate<p>Top poker player Phil Ivey has lost his high court case against the owners of Crockfords Club in London over his £7.7m ($12.5m) winnings.<p>The 38-year-old American sued over a …

Jose Mourinho is out of touch when it comes to racism in football, says Fifa vice-president Jeffrey Webb

Football’s anti-discrimination tsar has accused Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho of being “out of touch” over the problem of racism in football<p>Football’s anti-discrimination tsar has accused Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho of being “out of touch” over the problem of racism in football.<p>Jeffrey Webb, the …

Day of the Dead: An authentic Mexican experience

Bathed in the glow of hundreds of flickering candles, I breathed in the heady perfume of copal incense. As my eyes adjusted to the gloom, I …

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Women-led Ghostbusters reboot is official: who they gonna cast?

A new Ghostbusters film is on the way, and this time women will be doing most of the busting.<p>Director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat) confirmed on Twitter Wednesday long-swirling rumors of a Ghostbusters reboot, and announced that Katie Dippold (Parks and Recreation, The Heat) is helping write …

This Gun Makes And Fires Paper Airplanes

Yes, you read that correctly.<p>Sometimes, a person accomplishes something so great, so revolutionary, that all they can do is smile as wide as humanly possible and show off the thing. This paper airplane gun, crafted by a 3-D printing and paper airplane enthusiast, is such a device. Wordlessly, the …

Go on an American Road Trip with the World's Greatest Photographers

[Young Couple in Parked Open-Air Car, Ossining, New York], 1932–34 © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Walker Evans<p>1 of …

King of click: the story of the greatest keyboard ever made

The first thing you notice about the IBM Model M keyboard, when you finally get your hands on it, is its size. After years of tapping chiclet keys and glass screens on two- and three-pound devices, hefting five pounds of plastic and metal (including a thick steel plate) is slightly intimidating. …

The Great British Bake Off final: episode 10 – as it happened

So that’s it for the series, and another year of Bake Off! Can I just say how bloody brilliant you’ve all been – I adore this show and the liveblog is a joy every week, but it would be nothing without you all taking the time and effort to join in, so a heartfelt thank you. And whilst Bake Off may …

Facebook Launches Hyper-Local Ads Targeted To People Within A Mile Of A Business

Facebook’s mobile ubiquity and push for always-on location sharing came to fruition today with the launch of hyper-local advertising that could convince people to visit stores they’re nearby. Soon, brick-and-mortar businesses will be able to target ads to anyone who lives or was recently within a …

10 things you need to know about e-finance

There is now a vast array of apps and online services that allow us to manage our money – whether that means saving it, spending it <b>admiring it</b> or fretting about the lack of it <b>- and they are dramatically changing the way we engage with the financial services companies looking after our cash</b>.<p>1 The …

Bring on Bitcoin: why Richard Branson and Bill Gates support the currency

Blockchain President Peter Smith discusses the company's business model and the security concerns surrounding Bitcoin<p>Blockchain Ltd., which runs the world’s most popular wallet for storing bitcoins, raised more than $30m in its first outside round of funding.<p>Lightspeed Venture Partners, Wicklow …

EE in 'stronger position' than Virgin Media with new TV service

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Netflix Usage On PlayStation, Xbox Is Declining

Even though video game consoles are aiming to try and become “living room PCs” in this new era of tech, they’re starting to face challenges from cheaper alternatives offering many of the same services.<p>Namely, video game consoles like the PS3 and Xbox 360 were some of the first living room devices …

Inherent Vice: 'stupendous'

Around half an hour into Inherent Vice, you realise that you are going to have to see the film again. Larry "Doc" Sportello, a dishevelled Los Angeles private eye played by Joaquin Phoenix, has been padding round southern California trying to solve three cases, but it feels more like 17.<p>A property …

Laboratory-grown penises will be available in five years, say researchers

No snark here, dear readers: We sincerely hope you never lose a body part, especially not a reproductive organ. In the event that <i>do</i> you suffer a terrible accident, or if you were born with some kind of abnormality, there's a team of researchers dedicated to making sure patients not only recover …