Steffen Olesen

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Google Maps makes it possible to send directions from PC to Android

It happens to me all the time. I am sitting in my desk minding my business and suddenly I need to find directions to a location. I use Google Maps to find them on my computer and then decide to head out the door. I can’t do much with my Google Maps desktop search, so I have to search the location …

Android News

Create chat rooms that disappear when you're done with them

There’s no shortage of ways to chat anonymously or otherwise online but Hack.chat is a really great new addition to the mix. Plus, it plays nice with code and even LaTeX markup.<p>The site lets you create your own instant and disposable chat channel, simply by adding ? and the name you want to use at …

The East India Company: The original corporate raiders

For a century, the East India Company conquered, subjugated and plundered vast tracts of south Asia. The lessons of its brutal reign have never been more relevant<p>One of the very first Indian words to enter the English language was the Hindustani slang for plunder: “loot”. According to the Oxford …

History

How Yarmouk refugee camp became the worst place in Syria

On 18 January 2014, barely five miles from the centre of Damascus – with President Bashar al‑Assad’s office complex visible in the distance – a small crowd of desperate people emerged from a seemingly uninhabited wasteland of bomb-shattered buildings. News had spread throughout Yarmouk, a district …

Middle East

Eve Online: how a virtual world went to the edge of apocalypse and back

The video game Eve Online is one of Iceland’s biggest exports and has become the world’s largest living work of science fiction. While rival games have come and gone, it has survived – thanks to a unique experiment in democracy<p>Nataliia Dmytriievska was 15 years old and enveloped by flames when she …

Virtual Reality

How Isis crippled al-Qaida

The inside story of the coup that has brought the world’s most feared terrorist network to the brink of collapse<p>On 5 February, Jordanian officials confirmed that the intellectual godfather of al-Qaida, Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, had been released from prison. Though he is little known in the west, …

Middle East

My Taco Truck Was Extorted by Local Gangbangers

I’ve had a taco truck in LA for 13 years now, but I will never forget the first day I opened for business. I nearly got shot by local gangbangers, and it only got worse from there.<p><i>Welcome back to</i> Restaurant Confessionals<i>, where we talk to the unheard voices of the restaurant industry from both the</i> …

Mexico

Rembert Explains America: Texas. Forever.

I drove through Massachusetts in 90 minutes. I did Atlanta to the Florida-Georgia line in an always-surprising four full hours. I made it through …

El Paso

The Final Days of Randy 'Macho Man' Savage

From the driver’s seat of his 2009 Jeep Wrangler, just before the turn off Florida State Road 694 into the Seminole Mall, Randy “Macho Man” Savage stared through the windshield at the sun-washed commercial strip and sensed that something bad was about to occur.<p>“I think I’m going to pass out,” he …

Vince McMahon

The End and Don King

The crumbling of an American icon<p>In the back room of Manhattan’s Carnegie Deli, Don King picked at a pastrami sandwich with his fingers. He had just …

Cutting edge: the life of a former London gang leader

Jean-Claude Dagrou sits in his living room, changes his baby's nappy, and explains why he became a gang member: "I wanted people to be scared of me. That's the only reason I got involved, to tell you the truth." Dagrou is built like a wardrobe, with huge, scarred arms, a deep voice and a disarming …

The Great Smartphone War

For three years, Apple and Samsung have clashed on a scale almost unprecedented in business history, their legal war costing more than a billion dollars and spanning four continents. Beginning with the super-secret project that created the iPhone and the late Steve Jobs’s fury when Samsung—an Apple …