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50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year – in pictures

Natural History Museum’s new book released on Wednesday marks five decades of the WPY competition, celebrating the art of wildlife photography. Started in the 1960s, the 160 prize-winning and commended images represent 50 years of different times, styles and specialisms – showcasing some of the …

Oscar Pistorius Convicted of Culpable Homicide in Death of Reeva Steenkamp

PRETORIA, South Africa - Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius walked free from court Friday after a judge convicted him of culpable homicide and extended his bail until his sentencing next month.<p>The double amputee was acquitted of murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. …

Crime

Man shot from behind by police, family says; prosecutors: he lunged with sword

To hear prosecutors tell it, Darrien Hunt lunged at officers with a "samurai-type sword" before he was killed.<p>To hear his family tell it, police shot the 22-year-old several times while he was running away. An independent autopsy proves he was shot from behind, his family's attorney said.<p>And while …

Take A Look At Qatar's Astounding New $16 Billion Airport

Qatar Airways has been named the Best Airline in the World for 2015 by leading aviation consumer website Skytrax.<p>However, the carrier's one glaring weakness over the years has been the antiquated and over-crowded Doha International Airport. In fact, the overcrowding affected the airline's on-time …

Oscar Pistorius Found Not Guilty of Premeditated Murder

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has been found not guilty of the most serious charges …

Jack the Ripper was Polish immigrant Aaron Kosminski, book claims

Infamous killer is identified from blood samples on a shawl found next to one victim’s body, says ‘armchair detective’<p>• Five other (unlikely) suspects<p>A self-confessed “armchair detective” claims to have solved perhaps the most notorious whodunit ever by claiming to have discovered the identity of …

China Mobile Begins Accepting Preorders for Unreleased iPhone 6

Chinese carrier China Mobile has begun taking preorders for the upcoming iPhone 6 ahead of the device's official launch, reports <i>China Daily</i>. Available at China Mobile Beijing, the preorder campaign appears to be aimed at drumming up interest for Apple's new devices.<p>On a website, China Mobile …

This face-tracking projection is the craziest thing you'll see today

We've seen a whole bunch of projection-mapping videos, but this demo raises the bar, training the projection to recognize a model's face and follow her as she moves it. The result is basically real-life CGI — a real-time layer of animated light that's inseparable from the object itself. People say …

10 First-Class Airplane Seats That Are Nicer Than Your Apartment

As some airlines gut their frequent flyer programs, increase fees and cram more seats into coach, others are pushing the boundaries of flying luxury with of over-the-top first class suites.<p>Airlines are betting that these opulent accommodations will drive up profit margins and yield greater revenues …

Bitcoin is ripe for fraud and Ponzi schemes, warns SEC

Government agency cautions about the use of cryptocurrencies, saying they’re more likely to be used by “fraudsters to perpetrate fraudulent investment schemes.”<p>The US Securities and Exchange Commission issued an advisory Wednesday that warned investors to be wary of Bitcoin or other …

Cryptocurrency

Shopping with Nick Young and a Peek Inside Swaggy P's Epic Shoe Room

Although the Los Angeles Lakers continue to have a rocky season, crowd favorite Nick "Swaggy P" Young continues to play well, ultimately giving Lakers fans and NBA fans alike something to cheer about.<p>While Young may have a slick offensive game on the court, "Swaggy" became his nickname because of …

Basketball

MMA Fight Ends in Brutal 1-Second KO, Crowd Is Somehow Not Impressed

We still like skull-smacking knockouts, right?<p>It’s an honest question: Do MMA fans continue to enjoy the sight of someone getting kicked in the face and falling lifeless to the ground?<p>I only ask because a world record for the fastest knockout in MMA may have been set Saturday, and the crowd reacted …

Rob Gronkowski

LeBron gets own Sprite drink

LeBron James has had limited edition shoes and even a limited edition gum, and now he'll have his own limited edition drink.<p>Sprite announced on …

Flavors

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen Reportedly Selling Massive Year-Old LA Estate

Link to Media<p>After spending four years and $40 million to build it, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen have put their massive Los Angeles estate on the market, according to TMZ.<p>Brady and Gisele have listed the property, which features a …

Gisele Bundchen

'Flappy Bird' Creator Says He's Bringing The Game Back To The App Store

<i>Flappy Bird</i> is coming back, but not anytime soon according to the game’s creator.<p>This morning on Twitter, Dong Nguyen was asked whether or not he would be putting the game back on the App Store, to which he replied: “Yes. But not soon.”<p>Nguyen took <i>Flappy Bird</i> down in February, after admitting that …

This Guy Makes Millions Playing Video Games on YouTube

What?!<p>The YouTube personality with the most subscribers isn’t Justin Bieber (8 million) or Rihanna (12.5 million). That honor goes to a 24-year-old Swede named Felix Kjellberg, better known by his YouTube handle, PewDiePie.<p>PewDiePie doesn’t sing or dance, no. PewDiePie has made his name—and a …

Fitbit Force users report roughly 10,000 cases of skin irritation

Itchy skin and rashes? You're not the only one. The activity tracker-maker offers a full refund to all users of the device.<p>Some side effects can come with activity monitoring with a Fitbit Force health tracker, but they're not sore muscles or an accelerated heart rate -- rather, they involve skin …

Product Recalls

Candy Crush Saga developer to make history when it floats on stock market

Games studio King Digital will be Britain's most valuable publicly listed internet company after pricing New York IPO at $7.6bn<p>King Digital Entertainment, the London games studio behind the mobile hit Candy Crush Saga, is to make history as the most valuable British internet company to join the …

ThL W200S full review and hands-on

The Chinese smartphone maker ThL has been releasing some interesting phones recently including the ThL T100S which featured MediaTek’s true octa-core processor. The performance of the T100S was impressive, especially for non-GPU related tasks and when a review unit of the ThL W200S arrived on my …

Phones

Xiaomi's next-gen budget phone shows up with octa-core chip, larger screen

Xiaomi's sub-$130 budget line, the Redmi (previously known as Hongmi aka "Red Rice"), has been credited for accelerating the company's expansion into Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore, with nearby countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand soon to be added to the list. While this is a recent …

Singapore To Regulate Bitcoin Exchanges

Singapore’s central bank announced today (via BBC) that it will regulate virtual currency intermediaries which operate within the country, including Bitcoin exchanges. This is to address the issue of digital currencies being used potentially for money laundering and terrorist …

The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out

Last April, Dong Nguyen, a quiet 28-year-old who lived with his parents in Hanoi, Vietnam, and had a day job programming location devices for taxis, …

Angry Birds

Sheriff urges charges against Aaron Hernandez in jailhouse fight

Aaron Hernandez, who already faces first-degree murder and weapons charges, could face even more trouble after a jailhouse fight last week.<p>The Bristol County, Massachusetts, sheriff is asking that the former New England Patriots star face a simple assault-and-battery charge for allegedly punching a …

5 Greatest Aerialists

Easily one of the most adept aerialists today, Josh Kerr is as qualified as any to assess the field. Photo: Shield<p><b>MATT ARCHBOLD</b><br>Archy was the original …

Aquatic Sports

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Who Buried the $10 Million in Coins Found by a California Couple—and Why?

What they found, where it's from—and what are the odds?<p>The dream of discovering buried treasure came true for a California couple who found a real pot of gold while walking their dog. The largest such hoard ever found in the U.S. is comprised of 1,411 gold coins, minted between 1847 and 1894, worth …