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How to Make Your Home Look Expensive

Buying a room full of pricey furniture and accessories does not guarantee that it will look elegant and high-end. And styling a space on a tight budget doesn't mean that it will look cheap. Instead, achieving a rich, refined look is all about adding key pieces and using some styling tricks. Check …

Sofa

Elderly couple tortured and made to walk on glass in their home by burglars

An elderly couple were tortured and made to walk on glass in their own home by burglars who raided their house as they watched Foyles War, a court heard.<p>The couple, aged in their 70s, had been watching TV together when four men, wearing forensic suits and balaclavas and wielding a hammer and …

Crime

Facebook builds virtual reality team in London

Facebook has hired a team of virtual reality experts in London, creating the first European base for its burgeoning Oculus division as Mark Zuckerberg aims to be at the forefront of the new technology.<p>Oculus, which Facebook bought for $2bn (£1.4bn) in 2014, has substantially expanded its UK team of …

A terrorist attack is the most likely explanation for the EgyptAir flight disappearance, experts say

Both France and Egypt have been leading targets for Islamist extremists in recent months.<p>In October, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for bombing an A321 plane belonging to Russian charter company Metrojet that crashed into the Sinai desert on its way from the Egyptian resort of Sharm …

GoPro launches a Developer Program to make its cameras do more

100-plus partner projects aim to make your camera way more functional.<p>GoPro's recent integration with Periscope was only the start. The company announced its Developer Program at a press conference in San Francisco on Thursday morning. The program, which has actually been operating under stealth …

Apps

Amazon quietly acquired a Californian AI startup that can tell what's in your photos

The publication bases its story on an unidentified source "familiar with the matter" — as well as the fact the startup's website is now owned by an Amazon subsidiary.<p>If you visit the website of Orbeus— the company Amazon has apparently acquired — now, you're greeted by by a short message saying it …

Scientists Unmask Hundreds Of Galaxies Shrouded In The Milky Way's Dust

Step inside the Zone of Avoidance, if you dare.<p>Astronomers have peered through of the fog of the Milky Way to discover hundreds of previously hidden galaxies.<p>The dust and stars of our Milky Way had obstructed the view of these galaxies from Earth. Scientists knew of cosmic objects in the region, …

Design Lessons From The Amazing 1980s Books That Taught Kids To Code

From the earliest era of programming come design ideas that are still surprisingly relevant.<p>1982 was a big year for early computing, with the release of the Commodore 64 and the first computer with a graphical user interface, Apple’s Lisa, the following year. Computers were miniaturizing fast, and …

Month In Space: October 2015

Mars Mission

National Guard airlifts dinosaur fossil from New Mexico desert

Remains of a baby Pentaceratops, a plant eating dinosaur, taken away in Blackhawk helicopter, but further missions planned to retrieve remainder of skeleton<p>A National Guard Blackhawk helicopter plucked the skull of a baby Pentaceratops- encased in plaster – from the wilderness and airlifted it to a …

My Manic-Depressive Cereal Spoon Just Lost Consciousness

Science & InnovationCuriously Krulwich<p>I’ll get to the spoon in a minute. But first I’d like to mention zippers. Because the guy who made the spoon once had a problem with zippers. He thought he could make a better zipper. Here’s what he came up with:<p>OK, the advantage gained may be awkwardly small …

Your PC may update to Windows 10 if you don't pay attention

Microsoft really, really wants you on Windows 10. We noticed last month that it was downloading the optional Windows 10 updater whether you asked for it (and had space for it) or not. Now it's actually pre-ticking the update box, as <i>Ars Technica</i> reports. That means if you're not watching closely and …