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 …

Free Things to Do in Prague

TravelFree Things to Do<p>Not long ago, Prague was hailed—in hushed tones—as one of the greatest European cities vacationers had yet to discover. Those days are gone, and the city is now well known as a major destination for art, history, and culture. Naturally, its prices have grown along with its …

Prague

Gary Numan: Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind) – review

There's a hermetic quality to Gary Numan's latest album: it gazes inwards with such intensity you wonder if he's addressing anyone but himself. You'd say he it made for his own pleasure, except that this is the sound of emotional pain. Numan has talked candidly about the depression, mid-life …

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.<p>Europe is home to some of the world's most enchanting …

Italian Riviera

Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas

Home > Recipes by Category > Appetizers & Snacks > Meat & Poultry Appetizers > Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas<p>September 17, 2013 // 40</i> …

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 …

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 …

Hammer of the Gods – review

Farren Blackburn's likable debut transports us to Britain in 871, where the Viking Steinar (Charlie Bewley) must journey across hostile Saxon terrain to find his renegade brother, heir to the throne of the dying King Bacsecg (Game of Thrones's James Cosmo). His gang wanders into a few …

BMW R75/6 by Maria Motorcycles

You don’t see many vintage BMWs with red frames. But to my eyes, this R75/6 strangely works. The project comes from Portugal’s Maria Riding Company, and started with an order for a seat.<p>“Our client also had a rebuilt engine and a few other parts,” reports Luis Correia of Maria. “But there was no …

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Saudi Arabia outlaws domestic violence

Landmark legislation is aimed at protecting women, children and domestic workers against domestic abuse, official says.<p>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 …

With Britain Out, Allies Abandon Obama on Syria

After the battle to secure a broad international coalition collapsed in disarray, President Obama has indicated that he is willing to act alone in …

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 …

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 …