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Ethically sourced iPhones are ruining the Congo. Go see the gorillas and help save it

Your iPhone is, first and foremost, a phone. It is also an Internet browser, a personal calendar, a memo pad, an MP3 player, a gaming console, a weather forecaster, and much more. But, on top of all that, your iPhone is a symbol—of affluence, of style, of comfort and convenience; a symbol of …

Africa

Mobile recap: Sony Smartwatch 3 arrives; helpful Android tips

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Kevin C. Tofel/Gigaom<p>Last weekend, I took advantage of a Google Play Store deal and ordered a Sony Smartwatch 3. The …

Fans scramble for iPod Classic, the music player Apple killed off

Two months after model discontinued, fans pay up to four times more for last gadgets<p>One of this year’s hottest Christmas presents is no longer available in the shops. Two months after Apple announced the demise of its iPod Classic MP3 player, the model is selling secondhand for up to four times its …

Nexus 5 (black) is back in stock on Google Play

Nexus 5 units have been out of stock in multiple countries since even before the launch of the Nexus 6, leaving those who feel the Nexus 6 to be too big or too pricey unable to purchase the less expensive and smaller N5 from the Play Store. But if you’re living in the US and are looking to get your …

Android News

Parrot Zik 2.0 Headphones Review: A Portable Studio For Your Ears

Parrot's Zik 2.0 are available now for £288 from Amazon.<p><b>Key Features:</b><p>6 microphone noise cancellation<br>• 6 hour battery life<br>• App-based equaliser and …

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

Here's our monthly list of the best smartphones you can buy.<p><i>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are available</i> …

Phones

Lady Gaga's Lead Keyboard Player Develops Innovative Circular Piano

A regular, linear piano with 88 keys was just not enough for musician Brockett Parsons. So, the Lady Gaga lead keyboard player put together a team of designers to develop The Piano Arc, also playfully known as the Brockettship.<p>The innovative keyboard design is a circular instrument composed of 294 …

Piano

How Much Arsenic Is In Your Rice?

All rice and rice products are not created equal, according to a new study released today by <i>Consumer Reports</i>. Some types of rice, and some rice grown …

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Charles Napier admits historical sex offences against young boys

Half-brother of Conservative MP John Whittingdale, admits abusing 21 boys between 1967 and 1972<p>A former senior member of a paedophile group has admitted exploiting his position of trust to abuse a string of young boys.<p>Charles Napier, former treasurer of the Paedophile Information Exchange, pleaded …

3 Ways We Can Better Prepare For The Next Ebola Outbreak

<i>Checking the temperature of personnel working in an Ebola Hot Zone</i><p>One month ago Ebola was a topic of conversation at dinner tables everywhere. With no new cases in Europe or the United States in the last few weeks, international media interest is declining. The outbreak was an internationally heard …

Disease

Why the UK could face millions of pounds in EU recycling fines - for using less paper

Environment

A brief history of Hong Kong’s 30-year fight for democracy

Today, Hong Kong authorities started clearing away part of the main protest site of the pro-democracy movement that has partially paralyzed the city for almost two months. Police and court bailiffs dismantled metal barricades and dragged away tents, in some cases helped by protesters who didn’t …

Hong Kong

Indonesia Urged To Stop 'Virginity Tests' For Female Police Recruits

A human rights group is calling on Indonesia to scrap "virginity tests" given to female police recruits.<p>"The Indonesian National Police's use of 'virginity tests' is a discriminatory practice that harms and humiliates women," Nisha Varia, associate women's rights director at Human Rights Watch, …

Romania's ethnic Germans get their day in the spotlight | DW | 18.11.2014

"Romanian Germans" is an umbrella term for the German minority living in what is now part of modern-day Romania. Some 40,000 Romanian citizens …

Europe

This Map Shows How Many Asteroids Have Hit Earth In The Last 10 Years

Since an asteroid impact represents a real risk to life and property, this is a question that has been begging for answers for decades.<p>But now, scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have received data from a variety of US Department of Defense assets and plotted a startling set of data …

Asteroids

Drones 'flying off the shelves' ahead of UK's festive season

LONDON — The skies will be busier on Christmas morning, thanks to this year's big ticket item. Drones, in all shapes and sizes, are filling …

Monkeys Steer Wheelchairs With Their Brains, Raising Hope for Paralyzed People

New technologies offer a window into how the brain creates movement.<p>WASHINGTON, D.C.—Experimental wheelchairs and exoskeletons controlled by thought alone offer surprising insights into the brain, neuroscientists reported on Monday.<p>Best known for his experimental exoskeleton that helped a paralyzed …

Spanish parliament to call for recognising Palestine state

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish lawmakers on Tuesday urged their government to recognise Palestine as a state, albeit only when the Palestinians and Israel negotiate a solution to their long-standing conflict.<p>Palestinian delegate to Spain Musa Amer Odeh (C, with the scarf) celebrates after Spanish …

Hong Kong: Pro-Democracy Protestors Break Into City's Legislature

Protestors used stones and barricades to try to enter the main Hong Kong Government building.<p>Police wielded pepper spray in an attempt to stop the …

Anniversary protest marred by night clashes in Athens

More than a dozen people were reportedly injured and at least 70 others detained during clashes with riot police in Athens on Monday night.<p>Police fired tear gas at groups of youths who hurled stones and plastic bottles while burning US and EU flags.<p>All but 10 of the detained were later released.<p>The …

Labour vows to clamp down on in-work tax credits for EU migrants

Shadow work and pensions secretary says social security system was never designed for current levels of migration<p>Labour would clamp down on tax credits claimed by working EU migrants, it announced , as the main parties scramble to prove they are tough on immigration.<p>The shadow work and pensions …

'I used to see my dad in my dreams:' Syria's children recall horrors of war

Maram scrunches up her little nose and pauses as she remembers. The eight-year-old was daddy's favorite.<p>"When he was going to work he was shot," she says. By whom, no one can say for sure, but Syria's merciless war does not differentiate between combatant and civilian -- and it is leaving behind …

Danny Alexander 'Happy' To Fight Alex Salmond For Commons Seat

Danny Alexander has said he would be "happy" to see Alex Salmond challenge him for his seat in the Westminster parliament at the general election in …

Welby warns offering asylum to Christians could 'drain' Middle East of 2,000-year-old communities

Archbishop of Canterbury says UK must press for safe havens for Christians and other religious minorities from Iraq and Syria<p>Offering asylum in Britain to Christians fleeing the forces of the so-called Islamic State risks "draining" the <b>Middle East</b> of communities which have been there since the time …

Christianity

German sees no optimism on Ukraine after talks in Moscow, Kiev

MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - Germany’s foreign minister saw “no reason for optimism” after talks on Tuesday in Moscow and Kiev on the Ukraine conflict that has claimed more than 4,000 lives and caused a deep rift between Russia and the West.<p>Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (L) talks …

Labour MP Given 'No Help' from Miliband on Plan to End 'Exploitative' Zero-Hours Contracts

A Labour MP has been given "no feedback" from his party's front bench on his plan to end "exploitative" zero-hours contracts despite Ed Miliband's …

Scientists Are Trying To Clone A Woolly Mammoth

A woolly mammoth carcass recently unearthed in Siberia could be the best hope yet for scientists aiming to clone the massive, long-extinct beast.<p>The mammoth specimen, which was discovered in 2013 in a remote part of Siberia, oozed a deep red liquid when it was first discovered. Scientists have now …

Paleontology

Andy Coulson Set To Be Released From Suffolk 'Holiday Camp'

Andy Coulson could be released from prison later this week.<p>The former News of the World (NoTW) editor and Downing Street communications boss is set …

The Hoxton Hotel, Holborn

When its doors opened in 2006, The Hoxton Hotel garnered the tag of being the "no bullshit" hotel. This autumn, the successful anti-hotel flung open the doors to a new space in the center of London, The Hoxton Holborn, bringing its guests more of the same pared-back ethos that made its …

England

Song of the Car: 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe 2.0

Welcome to Planet Cadillactica, a far-off galaxy where cars are creations from the past that feel like the future. The storied automaker's past has been celebrated by a new generation, who have transformed 1970s Cadillacs into works of unapologetic grandeur. Custom Cadillac fever has thrived …

Cadillac ATS