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DJI+ Discover is a New Social App for Drone Photographers

DJI, the world’s leading drone maker, has launched DJI+ Discover, a new mobile app that provides a social network for drone owners to connect with …

Why Are Music And Journalism Going In Opposite Directions With Micropayments?

You are currently reading this article for free. In fact, Forbes has no paywall, so you can access any article on this website free of charge. Yet, if you are like me or any publisher or, incidentally, a growing cohort of the tech world, you would agree that journalism is not worthless.<p>How do we …

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New, Cool Stuff at CES 2016: Pictures

Star Wars

Nikon KeyMission 360: A Waterproof 4K Action Cam for 360° Photos and Videos

Nikon surprised everyone today by announcing an entirely new type of camera at CES 2016 in Vegas. The Nikon KeyMission 360 is a new wearable, …

China Xinjiang Daily editor sacked after 'anti-terror criticism'

<b>The editor of Chinese state newspaper Xinjiang Daily has been criticised for not following official policy.</b><p>The official Communist Party watchdog also promised to prosecute Zhao Xinwei for "serious discipline breaches", which generally refers to corruption.<p>His paper covered the restive western …

China

German aid worker hostage released in Afghanistan

<b>A German aid worker who was kidnapped in Afghanistan in August has been released and is in good health, her employer has said.</b><p>The condition of the woman, who has not been named, was "good, considering the circumstances", the GIZ development organisation said.<p>She is "very relieved and happy" at …

Save the Children

Why Sale of National Geographic To Fox Signals Perilous Times For Photojournalism

When the news broke that <i>National Geographic</i> was sold to Rupert Murdoch, fans of the magazine gasped.<p>A magazine known for its photo essays paired with …

Secret Files Reveal the Structure of Islamic State

An Iraqi officer planned Islamic State's takeover in Syria and SPIEGEL has been given exclusive access to his papers. They portray an organization …

Thousands of refugees expected to take to boats for new life as Asia's monsoons end

UNHCR expects surge of ‘irregular’ migrants fleeing Bangladesh and Myanmar to use ‘sailing season’ to reach southern south-east Asian countries<p>Thousands of “irregular” migrants fleeing Bangladesh and Myanmar are expected to board boats for new countries in coming weeks as the end of the Asia’s …

Afghanistan Helmand violence: At least 19 police killed

<b>At least 19 Afghan border police officers were killed when Taliban fighters overran their posts in Nawzad district of the southern province of Helmand, police have told the BBC.</b><p>Officers said the insurgents overran three police checkpoints and that five policemen were missing in addition to those …

Afghanistan

China hits back at US in row over South China Sea

<b>China has hit back at the US in a row over marine territorial claims.</b><p>Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying alluded to the US when she blamed "some countries" for flexing "their military muscles again and again" in the South China Sea.<p>Last week, US officials said they were considering sailing …

China

Australia country profile

<b>Australia ranks as one of the best countries to live in the world by international comparisons of wealth, education, health and quality of life. The sixth-largest country by land mass, its population is comparatively small with most people living around the eastern and south-eastern coastlines.</b><p>The …

Australia

Papua New Guinea country profile

<b>Papua New Guinea occupies the eastern part of the world's second largest island and is prey to volcanic activity, earthquakes and tidal waves.</b><p>Linguistically, it is the world's most diverse country, with more than 700 native tongues.<p>Some 80% of Papua New Guinea's people live in rural areas with few …

Papua New Guinea

History of 5-Eyes – explainer

During the second world war intelligence officers from Britain and the US would crouch over bulky radio transmitters listening in on crackling enemy exchanges. In the years since then, communications technology has changed drastically – and intelligence gathering is far easier in the digital …

Thailand's great political divide

Thailand's political crisis has reached breaking point. It began with protests last month against a proposed blanket amnesty that would have exonerated former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was forced out by a military coup in 2006 and later found guilty of corruption. The government, led …

America's 'army of lawyers' is almost as deadly as its drones

"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it." Some ascribe this quote to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels; others say Hitler authored the idea. In Mein Kampf he did speak of the invention of a lie so "colossal" that few would believe that someone …

Typhoon Haiyan - before and after

These before and after images from the typhoon-struck region of the Philippines reveal the full extent of the catastrophic destruction <br>Follow live updates on Typhoon Haiyan aftermath <b><br>Click here</b> to find out how you can help

Why so many people died from Haiyan and past southeast Asia typhoons

By Dennis Mersereau<p>Super Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the central Philippines on November 7 as potentially the most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded upon landfall with estimated sustained winds 195 mph hours before the storm blew ashore.<p>Most weather experts expected reports of horrific damage and …

Obama's secret kill list – the disposition matrix

When Bilal Berjawi spoke to his wife for the last time, he had no way of being certain that he was about to die. But he should have had his …