Simon O'Connor

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Gunn Audio's SX Smart Speaker Series Is World's First Sound System That Runs Android (video)

CES will see the launch of the world’s first Android sound systems with built-in Wi-Fi and LCD touch screen with Gunn Audio’s SX Smart Speaker …

National Geographic Travel

Lake of doom: deadly waterway calcifies any animal that dares to dive in

Sometimes, truth is indeed more terrifying than fiction. In what could easily make for prime horror film fodder, a renowned photographer has captured stunning images of wildlife calcified by the caustic waters of a deadly Tanzanian lake.<p>Nick Brandt, well-known for his photography of East Africa's …

Europe's Most Beautifully Precarious Villages

Europe is home to some of the world's most enchanting villages; small, rustic towns where time seems to slow down and travelers can explore narrow streets, ancient buildings, and farm-fresh country taverns to really soak up the local flavor. Europe is also home to some of the most unusual villages …

European Travel

Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas

Home > Recipes by Category > Slow Cooker Recipes > Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas<p>September 17, 2013 // 40 <i>Comments »</i><p>As far as I’m …

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX tablets pose real threat to iPad dominance

Amazon's new HDX tablets are a huge technological leap beyond last year's models, but are still priced aggressively.<p>Amazon's first trick was selling a tablet so cheap, it was hard not to buy it, despite the shortcomings. Amazon's next trick was to build a second, larger tablet, to show it could …

Gear & Gadgets

How Imagination Works

A small new study images the brain's "mental workspace."<p>Look at these shapes for a few seconds. Then close your eyes, and try to imagine how they look. Try to take the mental image of one of them and break the shape into pieces in your mind, or combine it with another shape to make something …

A Current Affair: Have $770 and a Brain? You’ll Want This Top-Notch Motorcycle Helmet | WIRED

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Saudi Arabia outlaws domestic violence | Saudi Arabia News

Saudi Arabia has adopted a law that criminalises domestic violence, usually targeting women and children, in a decision hailed by activists.<p>We are always in favour of an explicit law that does not need interpretations or personal judgment<p>Khaled al-Fakher,<br>National Society for Human Rights<p>The …

With Britain Out, Allies Abandon Obama on Syria

Will the U.S. now go it alone in Syria?<p>After the battle to secure a broad international coalition collapsed in disarray, President Obama has …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

Follow the Leaders: A Corporate City in Ruins by Isaac Cordal | Colossal

<p>In one of his most ambitious artworks ever, artist Isaac Cordal (previously) spent three months constructing a corporate city in ruins for his …