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Code On vows to dramatically speed up Wi-Fi, cell, satellite transmissions — with math

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Code On Technologies<p>Who wouldn’t want to watch streamed video over a Wi-Fi connection without the dread “wheel of …

Funny animals of 2013 - in pictures

A selection of amusing images from the animal kingdom captured by photographers over the past 12 months

Materialism: a system that eats us from the inside out

Buying more stuff is associated with depression, anxiety and broken relationships. It is socially destructive and self-destructive<p>That they are crass, brash and trashy goes without saying. But there is something in the pictures posted on Rich Kids of Instagram (and highlighted by the Guardian last …

How America Blew It in the Middle East

Put in context, the simultaneous raids in Libya and Somalia last month, targeting an alleged al-Qaeda fugitive and an alleged kingpin of the …

Associated Press News

Apple's 'Spaceship'-Inspired Campus 2 Approved By Cupertino City Council

The Cupertino City Council issued final approval for Apple's long-awaited Campus 2 on Tuesday night -- a project that was one of the final visions of the company's late founder, Steve Jobs.<p>In a vote of 4-0, the council unanimously approved the massive 37 million-square-foot campus, reported …

Inside look at the internal strife over Al Jazeera America

<b>(updated below)</b><p>When Al Jazeera last December purchased Current TV in order to launch its own "Al Jazeera America" (AJAM) network, it seemed clear …

The Ancestral Link Between the Bush Family and the Slave Trade Is Confirmed

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Researchers claim that a notoriously vicious slave-trader who brought captive slaves from West …

A third of women worldwide abused by partners, study finds

Around the globe, 30 percent of all women aged 15 and older have suffered intimate partner violence - including physical and sexual attacks, according to the first systematic study of available data on assaults against women, released Thursday.<p>The rates of abuse vary widely by world regions: in …

Domestic Violence

The NSA has us snared in its trap – and there's no way out

Watching William Hague doing his avuncular routine in the Commons on Monday, I was reminded of the way establishment figures in the 1950s used to …

Turkey's protests fuelled by leader's quest to restore Islam

Some say the nationwide protests that rocked Turkey's government the past two weeks were only about a grove of sycamore trees in the middle of the country's biggest city, a trifling issue for a local planning board to work out. But to the country's unapologetic Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, …

South Asia

iOS 7 looks great, but can it lure this Android user?

Apple's new mobile OS looks beautiful, but Crave's Eric Mack is still waiting for an irresistible "one more thing" to woo him away from Android.<p>iOS 7 is still not quite the Droid I've been looking for in an iPhone.<p>I've been an Android devotee for about three years now, but ever since the …

Google Glass

Who Will Watch the Watchers?

(Photo: OZinOH / Flickr)It's time to completely end the privatization of national security.<p>Business Week recently pointed out that 99 percent of …

Never trust anyone who is rude to a waiter

I remember my grandmother telling me that if I were ever to marry, I should make sure he was kind. But she might just as well have said: "Find …

27 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

So we've pulled together the essential reading list for entrepreneurs — from our own reading, and recommendations from founders, VCs, and CEOs.<p>Are there any other important books you think should've made the cut? Let us know in the comments.

Self-improvement

Consumerism and Its Discontents

(Photo: Rachel / Flickr)A quiet revolutionary struggle is brewing in the minds of the US "millennial" generation, those 80 million Americans between …

Pew Research Center

How to buy a new phone in 2018

Phones may get slightly new designs and features in 2018, but you'll wind up buying them the same way you always have: either through your carrier -- the method of choice for almost 90 percent of US buyers -- or through an online or big-box retailer. A small number of you even buy them online …

Mobile Technology

How To Take Professional Quality Portrait Photography

Portraiture can be one of the most satisfying forms of photography for an enthusiastic amateur. The tips below can be of use whether you are using a …

Photography

Israel's Second Attack in Syria Was a Big One

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>For the second time in as many days, Israel mounted a late night air raid on Syrian military …

America’s tech talent shortage is a myth

So it turns out the United States is not, in fact, the educational wasteland tech industry lobbyists would have you think.<p>Companies like Microsoft often claim that America is suffering from an economically hobbling shortage of science, math, and computer talent. The solution, they argue, is to let …

Computer Science

HTC One review: The gorgeous HTC One is a winner - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>HTC One</b> flaunts a stunning metal design, a powerful quad-core processor, and a beautiful 4.7-inch, 1080p screen. It runs Android Jelly Bean, takes great pictures, and has a feature-packed camera app.<p><b>The Bad</b> The sealed case design means no SD expansion slot or user-replaceable battery. …

Phones

The Sick Madness of Tom Friedman’s Culture

<i>NYT‘s Friedman</i><p><b>New York Times</b> columnist Tom Friedman doesn’t understand how on earth the Boston bombers could rationalize their act of violence–and …

What caused the Boston Marathon bombings? It's complicated …

So it's settled, then: the suspects in last week's Boston bombings were "motivated by their religious views". That's the essence of an Associated …

Jeremy Scahill: America's Secret Wars Around the World

The Obama administration’s foreign bill of goods is a massive covert op that goes far beyond drone strikes. “We know everything about the bin Laden …

Drone War ‘Terrorizes’ Yemenis, Expert Tells Senate Committee

The Obama administration’s drone war in Yemen “terrorizes” the local population, kills civilians regularly, and helps al-Qaeda recruit new members by …