Stuart Buckmaster

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The State of Mobile Device Performance and Health

In today’s highly competitive marketplace, mobile carriers and device manufacturers must deliver maximum value for their customers and improve the …

Unrest slows UK travel to Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey

A series of terrorist attacks, geopolitical unrest and an unabating migration crisis have dealt a severe blow to the tourist economies of north Africa and the near east, figures suggest.<p>Office for National Statistics (ONS) data released on Friday show that the numbers of British nationals …

Human Geography

England's 27 most beautiful villages

Gin, glorious gin! 15 reasons why we're fascinated by the "infamous liquor"

Did you know gin shops were once open seven days a week, 24 hours a day? We've extracted the key facts from a fascinating book on the nation's favourite spirit<p>Olivia Williams' book <b>Gin Glorious Gin (Headline, £14.99)</b>, subtitled How Mother’s Ruin Became the Spirit of London, charts the dizzying ups …

Lake District

Tory fury as David Cameron suggests Brexit vote is more significant than Labour election win

David Cameron has "betrayed" Conservative activists and MPs by suggesting that a Labour Government inside the EU would be better than the Conservatives under Brexit, a senior Cabinet source has warned.<p>Asked if the UK would be "stronger, safer and better off" in the EU under Labour or out under the …

KFC is getting killed by a restaurant half its size — and now it's making huge changes to get customers back

In 2014, Chick-fil-A's average sales per restaurant were $3.1 million, the greatest of any fast-food chain in the US, reports QSR magazine. In comparison, KFC sold $960,000 per restaurant that year.<p>The reason for Chick-fil-A's dominance is a mix of excellent food and superior customer service, …

Chromebooks are about to take over and Apple and Microsoft should be worried

A few days ago, Google announced that Chromebooks will soon be able to run Android apps from the Google Play app store, finally making them fully capable computers and putting them in a position to put a real dent in Apple and Microsoft's dominance in PCs.<p>The announcement was perfectly timed too. …

Apps

This is how to add $6.7 billion to the global economy

The report, prepared for Facebook by PwC's strategy consultants Strategy&, looks at mechanisms for encouraging global inclusion and connecting the world through the internet.<p>With access to the internet being declared a basic human right by the United Nations, the importance of connecting the 55% of …

7 reasons why Austria's top ski destinations are even better in summer

Think Austria’s only good for polishing up your off-piste skills and sporting your best salopettes? Think again. Here’s why Austria triumphs in …

Google isn’t merging Android and Chrome OS, it’s just stealing their best parts

Rumors that Google would merge Android and Chrome OS, or even just outright kill Chrome OS, have been coming and going for years. At its I/O 2016 developer conference, the company finally unveiled its grand plan: Android and Chrome OS aren’t merging (yet?), but their best features, respectively, …

Android News

How to cook the perfect stir fry

There are certain cooking techniques that don’t come as second nature if you haven’t grown up with them.<p>I didn’t even taste Chinese food until I was 20, so stir-frying is not in my blood. But when I ate a dish of stir-fried greens cooked by food writer Kay Plunkett-Hogge that was so delicious I …

Food & Dining

Microsoft won't bug you to upgrade to Windows 10 after July 29th

Now that Windows 10's free upgrade period is nearly over, you're probably wondering how soon those seemingly inescapable upgrade prompts will go away on Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs. According to Microsoft, you won't have to wait <i>too</i> long. The developer tells <i>WinBeta</i> that it will start disabling the Get …

Easy fish pie

Although this doesn’t have a dairy-based white sauce like a traditional fish pie, it retains many of the same comforting qualities and is a lot easier to make. If you are not allergic, add a little grated cheese to the mixture and on top before grilling.<p>SERVES<p>a family of 4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>¼ small onion, …

Fish Pie

How Italian Cuisine Became as American as Apple Pie

If you’re wondering about how and why food gets appropriated—i.e. when Americans consider it their own—think about this: Eating Italian food was once considered “slumming.” So what does it take for a foreign cuisine to melt into America’s pot? We talked to Krishnendu Ray, the director of NYU’s Food …

Italian Food

Why Can't We Fire Electrons Across Space For Wireless Power?

<i>My understanding of how old tube-type televisions worked is that a “gun” at the back of the tube – the cathode – fired electrons at the screen. So, my question is, if it is possible to “fire electrons” through space, why is it not easy to transmit electrical power wirelessly?</i><p>Your understanding of …

Wireless Charging

The Science of Baking, In One Graphic

Baking is a science as well an art, and the key to better baking is understanding the chemical forces at play. Thankfully this graphic explains all …

Why car & energy companies have a hard time experimenting like Google does

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>There seems to be a misunderstanding out there about why Google (s GOOG) and some other internet companies do so much …

NASA wants to put your name on a spacecraft headed to an asteroid

Forget those dime-a-dozen "name a star" gifts -- wouldn't you rather put your name on a spacecraft that advances human understanding? NASA certainly thinks you do. It's teaming up with the Planetary Society to etch your name on chips inside its OSIRIS-REx probe, which will head toward the asteroid …

Playboy.tv wants to bring porn to Chromecast, but Google may not be game

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Porn is coming to Chromecast, if Playboy.tv (obviously, NSFW) has its way: The X-rated subscription service has been …

No, Larry Page and Sergey Brin are not to blame for the decline of the media industry

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / George Kelly<p>Over the past several months, we’ve seen billionaire tech-company founders invest substantial …

Gravity Is an Unprecedented Achievement

It's the rare actual must-see movie that lives up to the hype<p><b>Already, two weeks before its release,</b> the hype surrounding Alfonso Cuar<i>ó</i>n's new film, <i>Gravity,</i> appears to be the sort that no movie can possibly live up to. I saw it for the first time (and not by any means the last) at the Toronto …

Magic

September 2012

Dave Grohl And Krist Novoselic Share Memories, Unreleased Tracks From 'In Utero'

Few bands ever reach the popularity, influence and status of the early-'90s rock group Nirvana. Anyone who's old enough to remember knows that the trio from Aberdeen, Wash., helped pioneer grunge rock. But more than that, Nirvana became a symbol for an entire generation of ideas and popular …

Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Bee-Holder

For a lot of people, the sight of a bee or wasp is enough to elicit some kind of visceral reaction. But a bee at 1:1 magnification becomes something a little more awe-inspiring.<p>"We know the average American reaction to insects," says Sam Droege, head of the U.S. Geological Survey Bee Inventory and …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

The Google Difference on the S4

By now you’ve probably heard of the Google Editions of the Galaxy S4 and HTC One that have hit the Play Store and are available for purchase without …

Android News

Solar Impulse Finishes Its Trek

Solar Impulse, a solar-powered airplane, finished its trek across the United States yesterday to become the first solar-powered airplane ever to fly …