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New Year sales and holiday deals for 2015

The January sales aren’t just for clothes. There’s a slew of holiday offers available throughout this month. We pick some of the best flight, beach, city and UK deals – and include our own expert tips on how to make the most of each destination<p><b>Flights</b><p><b>British Airways</b> is offering discounts on …

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Ten tips to get the most out of your new Chromecast

Advertisement<p>58 Comments<p>So you got yourself a Chromecast, either as an early holiday gift, or you just bought it for yourself. You unpacked it, …

The smartphone companies that shook up India and China are ready to colonize the world

You’ve never heard of Micromax (slogan: “Nothing like anything“) but in just five years it’s gone from a standing start to commanding over a fifth of the Indian smartphone market, behind only Samsung. Its stated ambition to is to control a third of the market. Its swift rise mirrors that of China’s …

Mobile

Obamacare's tech no easy fix

Silicon Valley always knew it couldn’t fix Washington and its bureaucratic messes. Now it has even more proof.<p>The HealthCare.gov debacle has reinforced the divide between the global capital of innovation and an establishment culture known for clunky methods, stilted processes and government …

Snowden aide Harrison takes refuge in Berlin | DW | 08.11.2013

National security leakers lead a precarious existence these days. Julian Assange has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for over a …

Surveillance
The Oscars

18-Year-Old Reports $1 Million Bitcoin Theft From 'Bank' He Controlled — And Says He Can't Call The Cops

The man ran a Bitcoin bank called Tradefortress.<p>Bitcoin transactions cannot be reversed if the receiving party doesn't agree to the refund. ABC noted:<p>The bitcoin transaction trail is designed to be anonymous, which has led to speculation this was an inside job and that TradeFortress took the coins …

Bitcoin

Drones: Alien Invaders or Governmental Cover-up of Alien Invaders?

President Obama’s use of unmanned drones has attracted considerable criticism from those who are concerned about both the casualties caused during targeted killings and also the prospect of covert surveillance here in the United States.<p>You would think these very serious concerns would lead the …

Paranormal

A Fictional Journey Into Stephen Elop's World Without Xbox

An article at Bloomberg today posits that if selected as Microsoft’s next CEO, Stephen Elop may opt to sell or shut down the company’s Xbox and Bing brands. While this should be treated as speculation (it’s based on sources “with knowledge of [Elop’s] thinking”), it did supercharge my imagination. …

4 Scams To Watch Out For In Paris

It was a misunderstanding, says snake on a plane owner

The man who caused chaos by sneaking a snake onto an easyJet flight claimed it was all a “misunderstanding”<p>A man who caused panic on an easyJet flight by releasing a pet snake from his hand luggage dismissed the drama as a “misunderstanding”.<p>Passengers were horrified when <b>Adam Gubbay’s</b> …

German exports soar to hit new trade surplus record | Business| Economy and finance news from a German perspective | DW | 08.11.2013

In September of this year, Germany exported goods worth 94.7 billion euros ($126 billion), while imports only amounted to 74.3 billion …

How To Have More Sex With Your Wife

You may envy the wild life of young, single men. You might imagine their escapades, that they sleep with a different woman every night. Maybe you remember sowing your own wild oats -- or regret that you didn't sow more while you had the chance.<p>But I have news for you: Research has shown that …

Relationships

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Shoes<p>Fancy rich-guy designer slippers aren't just for fancy, rich, designer-wearing guys anymore.<p>By Matt Sebra1 day agoView More<p>Gift Ideas<p>All …