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Destination misery: seven ways they turned airports into hell

From duty free rip-offs to no wifi, weary holidaymakers face more than just queues<p>The scenes in airports across Europe this week, with holidaymakers queuing for four hours or more to pass through security, were utterly dispiriting. But then airport operators, with help from government border …

Duty-free

How to Set Up Your Mac for Wi-Fi Calling

You can, in fact, make phone calls from your Mac. Wi-Fi (<i>WiFi</i>) calling is one of the perks you get when you choose to go with Apple’s complete …

Man Pleads Guilty After Pulling Woman's Hijab Off on Plane

A man pleaded guilty to religious obstruction on Friday after pulling off a woman’s hijab on an airplane last year.<p>Gill Parker Payne, 37, was on a …

Crime

David Tredinnick, Tory MP, Says NHS Doctors Could Use Astrology To Treat Patients

A Tory MP has said the NHS could use astrology to treat its patients, while branding anyone that doesn’t believe in it "racist" (that’s astrology – …

Feng Shui

Apple Watch Just Got a Major Health and Fitness Upgrade

Endorphin junkies, rejoice! Fifteen apps—for everything from running and yoga to weight loss—are now available on the Apple Watch<p>If you weren't …

Holidaymakers accuse Airbnb of not protecting them from scams

Defrauded British users claim the holiday rental website has washed its hands of them<p>Airbnb faces accusations that it is leaving its users vulnerable to fraud after previously unseen figures revealed that a growing number of people have fallen victim to scammers while trying to book a break via the …

Identity Theft

How to watch BBC iPlayer on Apple TV

Last month, an open source app called Auntie Player was released to access on demand programs from the BBC. This app can be sideloaded on an Apple TV …

Is Streaming Plasma the New Fossil Fuel?

French physicists may have developed a way to blast to Mars using a 100 million times less fuel than a traditional rocket thruster. The scientific …

Japanese Researchers Make Glass That's Nearly Unbreakable

Scientists in Japan say they’ve fashioned glass that’s almost as strong as steel.<p>The ability to make super strong glass could lead to a whole new …

A stool for people who can’t sit still. 

Medicine

Technology isn't a tool, it's an instrument

Aaron Sorkin's <i>Steve Jobs</i> movie has been sitting with me — or maybe I've been sitting with it — for a few days now. I think it's a pretty good play that was made into a pretty good movie even though it belongs on a theater stage. I also think that it's seriously flawed in a lot of ways — but I'm …

Ann Arbor

Extreme altruism: should you care for strangers at the expense of your family?

The world is full of needless suffering. How should each of us respond? Should we live as moral a life as possible, even giving away most of our earnings? A new movement argues that we are not doing enough to help those in need<p>For many years, Julia Wise wondered if she would ever meet another …

Empathy

UK Parking Control admits staff altered photos to increase fees

<b>A car park operator has admitted some of its employees have been altering photographic evidence to unfairly impose parking charges.</b><p>UK Parking Control said it will refund everyone potentially given unfair tickets by the employees, who have been changing timestamps on photos.<p>It operates more than …

Employment

DirectLinks: Safari Extension That Circumvents Google and Facebook Link Redirects

Great little Safari extension from Canisbos:<p>This extension circumvents certain techniques used by Google and Facebook to track link clicks.<p>When you …

Part of A Rocket Engine Landed in This Guy's Living Room

Part of a rocket engine crashes through the roof of a house in northeast China’s Shanxi province early Friday morning.<p>It appears to be a nozzle from …

Minecraft Billionaire Markus Persson Hates Being a Billionaire

A warning to would-be billionaires: It's lonely at the top.<p>It has been nearly a year since the software giant Microsoft paid $2.5 billion to acquire Mojang AB, the Swedish company that created the worldwide gaming sensation Minecraft.<p>The deal made Markus Persson — best known by his in-Minecraft …

Beverly Hills

The newest Tomb Raider is a beautiful mobile puzzle game

Lara Croft Go is part Tomb Raider, part Monument Valley<p><i>Hitman Go</i> was a wonderful surprise. The mobile game took the core of the <i>Hitman</i> franchise — sneaking around and killing people — and turned it into digital board game, where a cold-blooded assassin was just a piece you moved around a board. It …

Tomb Raider

By request: Dropbox file submissions without the hassle

I use Dropbox a lot. I still don’t know what to do with a terabyte of cloud storage, but I continue to use it—to store working copies of my projects …

10 pop culture influences on baby names: Game of Thrones, Marvel, Frozen and more - Office for National Statistics

The most popular baby names in 2014 were Amelia and Oliver. However, the latest data has shown that more parents appear to be looking to modern …

TV Series

Corbynmania storms Scotland – part revivalist fervour, part Spinal Tap

Jeremy Corbyn is on the campaign trail in Glasgow and Edinburgh, and even the stewards in the packed halls are applauding<p>Scotland, summer 2015, and a couple of very odd things are happening in the Labour movement. On the one hand, of course, it’s filling halls in ways undreamed of three months ago. …

United Kingdom

#weneedtotalkaboutjeremy

The long summer break can’t have come too soon for Jeremy Hunt. In the last 10 days alone, two separate waves of vitriol from the medical profession …

Labour leadership: Beware the muddled middle

<b>I've been off on a course for a week or so and feel rather detached from the news of the day.</b><p>Still, I can't help noting that the Labour leadership has been having an attack of the vapours.<p>Commentators, both well-meaning and mischievous, have been playing the role of maiden aunt to our fainting …

Labour Party

Apprentice star Stuart Baggs death: Family 'shattered'

<b>The sister of former Apprentice contestant Stuart Baggs has said the family's world has been "shattered" by his sudden death.</b><p>Baggs, 27, who ran a communications firm on the Isle of Man, was found dead at a his home in the island's capital Douglas at about 09:00 BST on Thursday.<p>In a Facebook …

Entertainment

Green groups express 'major concern' over Tory policies in letter to Cameron

Heads of 10 groups, including National Trust, Greenpeace and RSPB, call the cutting or watering-down of 10 key environmental policies woeful and shocking<p>Environment and conservation groups representing millions of people have written to David Cameron to register their “major concern” at the …

National Trust

Student sexual violence: 'leaving each university to deal with it isn't working'

Victims of rape and sexual assault say they are not being taken seriously by elite universities, with devastating results, a Guardian investigation reveals<p>When Lindsay’s friends dropped her off a block from her home in a cab after a night out, they expected that the Oxford law student would return …

Sociology

Save 86% on the Mac app that analyzes and optimizes your Wi-Fi [Deals]

For many of us, when our Wi-Fi connection drops out it’s time to freak out. Whether you work from home or in a sprawling office, common things like fluorescent bulbs, microwaves, even an inconveniently placed wall can disrupt an internet connection at just the wrong moment. <b>NetSpot Pro Wi-Fi</b> …

Pocket for iOS adds the ability to listen to articles with new text-to-speech feature

Pocket, the popular app that allows users to save articles and read them later, has received an update that adds another way to consume saved articles. Announced in a blog post, Pocket for iOS now supports Listen, the company’s popular text-to-speech feature that was previously available only on …

Children who watch most TV more likely to be bullied

Youngsters who watch excessive amounts of television when they are young do not develop sufficient social skills to make friends<p>Infants who spend more than two hours in front of the television are more likely to be bullied in later life because they do not develop the social skills to engage with …