Jeremy Needleman

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Steve McQueen: my hidden shame

Steve McQueen has known about slavery for as long as he can remember. To the son of West Indian parents, slavery's history is the story of his very existence: "So there is a weight on your chest, on your back, from a very early age." Yet he cannot recall having ever felt angry about it.<p>"Angry?" He …

Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing receives royal pardon

Alan Turing, the second world war codebreaker who took his own life after undergoing chemical castration following a conviction for homosexual activity, has been granted a posthumous royal pardon 59 years after his death.<p>The brilliant mathematician, who played a major role in breaking the Enigma …

Are you a psychopath?

An Oxford professor has developed a test to answer the question once and for all<p>Lorraine Murphy<p>December 24, 2013 4:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Daily Dot.<p>Year after year, decade after decade, even century after century, as extended families who see each other all too seldom …

Two men arrested after Ukrainian journalist beaten and hospitalised

Pictures from a dashboard camera capture the incident during which a car belonging to a Ukrainian journalist was run off the road.<p>Tatyana Chornovol was driving home when her vehicle was repeatedly rammed by a sports utility vehicle.<p>Although she tried to reverse out of danger, the SUV followed.<p>Three …

Is nothing sacred any more? The death of artisan coffee – Julian Baggini

You’ve just had dinner at one of the best restaurants in the country, the kind of place where the chef talks about his passion for perfection, …

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Engadget's Black Friday 2013 roundup

Don't think that the Black Friday shopping rush this year is all about the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. We've rounded up a smorgasbord of Thanksgiving week deals that should appeal to tech-savvy shoppers of all stripes, whether they're looking for entry-level smartphones or giant 4K TVs. Hop past …

Consumed By Violence, With Hope For Peace: Britten's 'War Requiem'

I'm a bit of a cynic when it comes to composer anniversaries but this year, marking 100 years since the birth of Benjamin Britten, has been absolutely fascinating for me. I am now living proof that such centenaries can indeed change the way we look at a composer and provide us with opportunities to …

How To Fix Your PC, The Right Way

It’s happened to us all. You get home from a long day at work and you want to blow off some steam with an hour of gaming or maybe browsing the web, …

Horrors of India's brothels documented

<b>British photojournalist Hazel Thompson has spent the last decade documenting the lives of girls trafficked into India's thriving sex industry. She spoke to Atish Patel about her experiences.</b><p>Guddi was only 11 years old when her family was persuaded by a neighbour to send her to the city of Mumbai …

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How an infuriated mom chased revenge-porn slime-king Hunter Moore offline

In a long and moving account of an annus horribilis to rival the worst of them, Charlotte Laws explains how she waged war on Hunter Moore, the …

The Sound of Struggle Tempered With Terror: Penderecki At 80

There's a beguiling photo of Krzysztof Penderecki, who turns 80 today, inside the brochure of this week's Warsaw music festival that bears his name. It shows the lauded Polish composer standing in his immense garden, surrounded by a labyrinth of trees and shrubbery trimmed to symmetrical perfection.<p>…

London slaves: three women freed after 30 years' captivity

Three women have walked to freedom from a south London house where they were held for 30 years in what police described as the worst case of modern-day slavery ever uncovered in Britain.<p>Police said on Thursday the youngest woman, a 30-year-old British citizen, had had "no contact with the outside …

Half of angel investors regret investments they made this year (survey)

Angel investors invest approximately $20 billion into 60,000 companies a year, but a recent survey shows that 46% regretted making an investment in 2013.<p>The data comes from Worthworm, a company that uses analytics to “take the guess work” out of “premoney” startup valuations. It designed its tools …

Android vs. iOS Development: Fight!

The eternal startup question “Android or iOS first?” grows ever thornier, with news that Android’s market share exceeds 80%. But never mind the managers and non-technical founders: what do <i>developers! developers!</i> think of that divide? Whoever makes life easier for them gains a sizable edge.<p>And by …

Nokia brings its biggest Lumias yet, including a Windows RT tablet

New Lumia phones sport 6-inch displays.<p>To open Nokia World 2013 in Abu Dhabi, former CEO Stephen Elop unveiled Nokia's first tablet alongside several …

Second-generation Retina MacBook Pros get a boost from Haswell

13" model now starts at $1,299, 15" at $1,999, shipping today.<p>More than a year after introducing the first Retina MacBook Pro at the 2012 Worldwide …

Apple unveils redesigned 9.7” iPad Air, available November 1

New thinner device keeps the same big retina display, will be available soon.<p>The big iPad just got a little smaller. Apple has announced the …

Apple gives iPad mini the Retina treatment, $399 for 16GB

The second-generation mini launches sometime in November.<p>Apple took the wraps off of its next-generation iPad mini tablet today during its media …

OS X 10.9 Mavericks: The Ars Technica Review

No longer an apex predator, OS X takes some time for introspection.<p>After a dozen years and nine major releases, OS X has had a full life: the …

The ultimate tablet comparison chart, with the new iPads

Windows, Android, iOS, Samsung, Nokia, Microsoft all commingle here.<p>Today Apple unveiled significant updates to both of its tablets: the iPad was …

The non-retina MacBook Pro lives on, awkwardly priced and specced

MacBook Pro hangs around long after the normal resolution party is over.<p>It wasn’t clear from Apple’s presentation at Yerba Buena today, but the …

Hands-on with the new iPad Air and Retina iPad mini (update: video)

The new tablets fix the iPad's biggest problems, if you're OK with what they cost.<p>SAN FRANCISCO—Apple dropped a massive amount of hardware on the …

Apple releases iOS 7.0.3 to fix bugs, add iCloud Keychain support

The small update also fixes iMessage and an iPhone 5S sensor calibration problem.<p>Hot on the heels of its big hardware and software announcements …

Mavericks: An operating system in pictures

Apple's latest OS arrived on Macs today... for free.<p>Today Apple announced that its long-anticipated operating system, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, would be …

OS X Mavericks is out, walkthrough: iBooks, Maps, and more

Today Apple released version 10.9 of Mac OS X, codenamed “Mavericks.” The new OS includes several new features and enhancements over the previous version, “Mountain Lion.” The update is available for free for all compatible Macs from the App Store<p>Below you’ll find a closer look at some of the new …

Nokia tablet: new Lumia 2520 joins 1520 phablet

Nokia has launched a new Windows-based tablet, the 2520, and 1520 'phablet', which it hopes will steal market share from rivals Apple and Samsung, even as Microsoft edges closer to completing its purchase of the Finnish company's devices arm.<p>Nokia has unveiled its first Windows-based tablet, the …

Apple Introduces The iPad Air

Three years ago, Apple unveiled the original iPad, boxy and thick and heavy by comparison. Four iPads later, we’re here, welcoming the fifth generation iPad into the world.<p>And boy is it a beauty!<p>You’ve been waiting long enough, through a summer of rumors, so let’s just get right down to business on …

How Ridley Scott Turned Footage From the Beginning of The Shining Into the End of Blade Runner

Flopping in 1982 but ultimately accruing more critical acclaim and cinephile esteem than perhaps any other science-fiction film, <i>Blade Runner,</i> …