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New FIFA ethics chief won't be pushed around

ZURICH (Reuters) - Younger than some professional footballers, Swiss attorney Cornel Borbely is at first sight an unlikely choice as the man to step into Michael Garcia’s shoes and try to keep corruption out of FIFA.<p>FIFA's new chief ethics investigator Swiss attorney Cornel Borbely speaks during an …

Corruption

Technology Quarterly | The Economist

I know what you’ll do next summer<p>The relationship between information and crime has changed<p>Walls have eyes<p>Police have many new ways of monitoring …

Crime

Supersonic Plane Will Have Livestream Of The Outdoors Instead Of Windows

Actual, transparent windows would be too difficult to install on a Mach 1.8 plane.<p>A supersonic passenger jet would be exposed to such extreme forces, it would just be easier for the plane not to have windows. That's why the makers of one proposed Mach 1.8 passenger jet—due out in 2018—have decided …

Let's point a satellite at GCHQ and the NSA, and see how they feel

Psssst! Wanna come in on a private satellite with me? They're available, and they cost about $2m a year to run, so it would need an awful lot of us to club together via Kickstarter or some such.George Clooney's got one. He trains it between Sudan and South Sudan, keeping a particular eye on the …

Assam's modern slaves: the real price of a cup of Tetley tea - video

Attacks on Adivasi tribal migrants, largely tea plantation workers, blamed on banned National Democratic Front of Bodoland<p>Published: 23 Dec 2014<p>The Nobel winner’s NGO, Bachpan Bachao Andolan, champions children’s rights by tackling education and poverty in tandem. <b>KumKum Dasgupta</b> reports<p>Published: …

The crisis in Crimea could lead the world into a second cold war

This is perhaps the most dangerous point in Europe's history since the end of the cold war. Direct confrontation between Russian and Ukrainian forces will draw in the United States, one way or another. While there is still time, it's extremely important to understand what each party involved is …

Cyclist follows sat nav on to M25

Cyclist holds up rush hour traffic after following his sat nav on to the M25 motorway<p>Most people who use the M25 during rush hour might joke that they could get around faster on their bike.<p>But one cyclist accidentally put the theory to the test after following a satnav app on his mobile phone onto …

Google Street View Adds New Underwater Sites In Monaco, Mexico And San Francisco

Google Street View is brilliant - and here's even more proof.<p>Not only can you wander from the street outside your house straight to the world's …

Why Nebraska should win the best picture Oscar

Why American Hustle should win the best picture Oscar

FGM: Malala Yousafzai supports Guardian campaign

Dyslexia may not exist, warn academics

Experts at Durham and Yale Universities are calling for the term ‘dyslexia’ to be abandoned because it is unscientific and lacks meaning<p>Millions of children may have been wrongly diagnosed as dyslexic after academics found the condition probably does not exist.<p>Experts at Durham and Yale …

Why have researchers created a "contagious" computer virus? And what's it got to do with the common cold? http://bbc.in/1cmOBOO

Zero Gravity with Jon Ronson | Guardian Docs

Student Life: The 8 Stages Of A Hangover

There is nothing worse than waking up after a great night out to a case of selective amnesia and a thumping headache. Questions fill your head and …

Turn people into virtual characters with motion capture

Have you ever wondered how computer-generated characters are created in the movies?<p>BBC Click's Spencer Kelly puts on a special motion capture suit that can turn him into a cartoon character in an instant and looks at the technology that is transforming the cinema and giving new creativity to …

Here’s why you should double-check your Facebook privacy settings before you die

Facebook on Friday announced a new privacy change that will affect the accounts of users who pass away. Instead of only letting deceased users’ …

Engadget's smartphone buyer's guide: winter 2014 edition

You don't need to cast bones or read entrails to know that smartphones arrive in predictable cycles. February, home of Mobile World Congress, is likely to see the launch of new handsets from heavy hitters like HTC, Samsung and LG. Those new flagships will rule the mobile hill until the fall, when …

CCTV hacked to train the next generation

Today an ethical hack aims to penetrate an artificial CCTV network in a bid to identify the cyber-fighting talents of tomorrow, says Dr Mary Haigh<p>The cyber threat to the UK has never been greater. The number of attacks increases on a daily basis and is affecting people in every walk of life. It is …

Data privacy, machine learning and the destruction of mysterious humanity

Recently, I wrote an article about Disney’s new RFID location- and transaction-tracking technology, the MagicBand. Perhaps more magical for Walt than …

Dizzying photos of Sochi athletes in flight

Olympic photography is a competitive business, especially for the veteran professionals who have to go toe-to-toe with drone cameras, photo agencies installing lightning-speed fiber optic networks at the games, and astronomically expensive and rapidly changing camera technology.<p>As such, …

Figure Skating

Winter Miracle

How Apple's Understated Technology Can Transform Entire Industries

A little over a month ago, Apple released their much-anticipated iOS 7 update. Hidden well under the covers of iOS7 is a new technology that could potentially transform the way businesses engage with their customers and power entirely new business models.<p>iBeacon is a technology based on Bluetooth …

Microsoft Surface 2 review: a second chance for Windows RT?

We get the sense Microsoft wants to distance itself from the original Surface RT. After taking a $900 million hit on unsold inventory, the company held a press event where it saved the Surface 2 for last and billed it as a major redesign. "Surface 2 is not subtle, but a revamp," Panos Panay, …