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WIRED Awake: 10 must-read articles for 13 January

Your WIRED.co.uk daily briefing. Today, Google has formed a new division to develop virtual reality technology, self-driving car makers have …

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for girlfriend's killing

<b>(CNN) —</b> Oscar Pistorius' fall from grace culminated Tuesday with a five-year sentence in the shooting death of his girlfriend.<p>The sentence was imposed for the charge of culpable homicide, which in South Africa means a person was killed unintentionally, but unlawfully.<p>Under South African law, he …

Easyjet passengers taken off 'too heavy' plane

<b>A number of passengers on an Easyjet flight to Spain were asked to get off before take-off as the aircraft was "too heavy", the airline has said.</b><p>The decision was put down to weather conditions before the flight from London Southend to Malaga.<p>Those who did not travel were offered £250 compensation. …

Drip coffee 101: Secrets to brewing the perfect cup

We usually think of brewing a pot of drip coffee at home as a simple chore. While performing the basic task of pouring hot water over coffee grounds itself isn't too complicated, consistently achieving great-tasting results is far from easy.<p>After putting a big group of home coffee machines through …

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Oscar Pistorius 'unlikely to compete again' after jail term

<b>Oscar Pistorius is unlikely to want to compete in Paralympic events again, according to the psychiatrist who assessed him during his trial for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.</b><p>South African athlete Pistorius was given a five-year prison sentence after being convicted of culpable homicide.<p>The …

Which foreign passports are most common in London?

Part one: foreign passport holders in London<p>For the first time, the 2011 Census asked "What passports do you hold?" While 5.8 million Londoners ticked "United Kingdom"; 1.7 million named another country.<p>Here, we show the number of foreign passport holders from each country. With 156,500 of its …

At long last: scientists create a real hoverboard

Ever since Marty McFly hopped aboard his pink hoverboard in 1989's Back to the Future Part II, the world has been waiting for real scientists and engineers to catch up. Now, finally, it appears that you can get your hands on one - if you have $10,000<p>Ever since the fictional hoverboards in 1989’s …

Bear bites off boy’s arm at Chinese zoo, parents blamed

Chinese internet users angry at "irresponsible parents" after boy’s arm is bitten off in zoo bear attack<p>The parents of a nine-year-old boy who lost his arm trying to feed a bear at a Chinese zoo have drawn criticism from Chinese internet users for their alleged neglectful behavior.<p>The boy, named …

Top Gear number plate row: Argentina complains to BBC about Jeremy Clarkson

Ambassador visits BBC to demand public apology about Jeremy Clarkson's 'entirely false accusations' after Top Gear number plate row<p>Argentina’s ambassador to the UK has made a formal complaint to the BBC about Jeremy Clarkson’s “provocative behaviour” in the recent <b>Top Gear</b> special, and demanded a …

13 must-own apps for transforming your phone into the ultimate toolkit

The best utility apps are designed to make your hectic life a little bit easier, and maybe even more enjoyable.<p>From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it’s going to rain, there’s something for every lifestyle.<p>We’ve collected the best of the best in this …

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Shows Why Azure Is A Serious Threat To Amazon And Google

At a press event held in San Francisco, Nadella gave a bunch of figures that show Azure's rapidly growing business. He said more than 80% of Fortune 500 companies used Azure, resulting in a revenue run rate of nearly $4.4 billion.<p>Although the revenue run rate is not the actual sales amount — but …

Cut Out Cookies

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 cup butter, unsalted<br>• 1/2 cup light brown sugar<br>• 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour<br>• 1/2 tsp kosher salt<br>• 1/2 cup all purpose flour for</b> …

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Chocolate Brownie Recipe

If I ever have my own hall or wall of favorite brownie recipe, this recipe for chocolate brownie is going to make it to the top. Not just because my …

Giant Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

So I do realize that we’re, like, two weeks out from Thanksgiving and that now is the key time for me to be posting all sorts of fall-ish …

Arctic Blue Galaxy S4 Arrives at Best Buy November 14th

This week Best Buy announced they’ll be getting another exclusive smartphone color for those who direct their shopping experience to the big box …

WiFi-only Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2 gets its FCC clearance

How big is too big for a tablet? Samsung is clearly unsatisfied with a Galaxy Note series topping-out at 10.1 inches, and for the past couple months, …

Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2-inch Tablet Release Inches Closer

Lately there’s been several reports and rumors regarding Samsung getting into some larger tablets, beyond the traditional 10-inch slates Apple and …

Samsung: Folding Display Coming in 2015

Samsung is always innovating, and screen technology is a major facet of the company’s R&D. Recently Samsung released the Galaxy Round, sporting a …

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Easy Cream of Tomato Soup

Cream of tomato soup always reminds me of the standard Friday fare in the school cafeteria. It was my favorite hot lunch day of all, although I am …

Apple Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Thanks to applesauce and chopped apples, these chewy oatmeal cookies have a delicious fruit flavor.<p><b>Note:</b> Because there is enough sugar in the dough to sweeten things, be sure to use unsweetened applesauce. Applesauce made from nothing but apples can be found at most supermarkets and health food …