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Why an Indian girl chose to become an American woman

I was born in India. What can I say about India that hasn’t already been said about this big, beautiful country, where the culture and history run so deep that the people there have been killing each other for centuries and centuries? India is the most interesting, smelly, soulful melting pot of …

Computer Science

Putin said Russia has developed a new generation of unstoppable nuclear weapons — and showed an animation of them heading for the US

Russia has tested a new generation of nuclear weapons that can't be intercepted and are capable of hitting the US, Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.<p>The Russian president accompanied his announcement with a computer-generated video which showed the missiles arcing towards the US on a map of the world.<p>…

Russia

Burberry and Coach not in active merger talks: sources

PARIS (Reuters) - Britain’s Burberry (BRBY.L) and U.S. firm Coach COH.N> are not in active merger talks, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday, in reaction to a report that suggested the two fashion companies were considering a tie-up.<p>A detail of a handbag is seen at a Burberry store in …

Burberry

THE PRESIDENTS’ WATCH

Since 1956, the Day-Date has made the strongest of statements about its wearer. The history of its advertisements traces the model’s lineage as the international mark of success and achievement. Known as the “presidents’ watch”, instantly recognizable on the wrist, the Day-Date distinguishes its …

How to stop Apple's Mail app from messing up your inbox in iOS 10

For all the newfound utility, though, some other changes aren't so polished. The annoyance of actually unlocking your phone is one, but another common source of complaints in the weeks since iOS 10's launch is the Mail app.<p>More specifically, iOS 10 makes it so email exchanges are threaded together …

Threading

Russia, Saudi Arabia plan oil output task force

Oil prices rose Monday after Russia and Saudi Arabia announced they would cooperate on stabilizing oil output.<p>The two top oil-producing countries plan to hold a Russia-Saudi Arabia task force on oil and gas next month, the Russian and Saudi energy ministers Alexander Novak and Minister Khalid …

Oil

Apple bought a lot of startups that we don't even know about

Eddy Cue, Apple's head of internet services, told Backchannel how Apple buys smaller companies primarily for their talent — at a relatively prolific rate.<p>A large portion of Apple's talent in artificial intelligence comes from acquisitions.<p>"We've recently been buying 20 to 30 companies a year that …

Kashmir and Palestine: The story of two occupations | War & Conflict

The India and Israel alliance has been described as a full-blown romance, but the ongoing siege of Kashmir makes this a bloody affair - covert for years.<p>India has bought arms from Israel since the 1960s. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to visit Israel in 2017, marking the 25th anniversary of …

Israel

Stocks dive as US proposes more China tariffs; Dow falls 700

NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks are ending the week the way they began it: tumbling as investors worry that tariffs and harsh words between the U.S. and China will touch off a trade war that derails the global economy. That came with the U.S. considering duties on an additional $100 billion in goods …

India will have 730 million internet users by 2020 and is already in a 'Post-PC' era

Steve Jobs probably didn't have India in mind when in 2010 he made his ambitious claim about the arrival of post-PC era. Though Jobs was hoping the …

The Mercedes-Maybach 6 Concept Is a 738-Horsepower Electric Luxury Yacht

Maybach's latest concept boasts 200 miles of all-electric range, all-wheel-drive, and 0-60 in less than four seconds. Yes please.<p>We've seen teaser shots all week of the newest concept car from Mercedes-Benz, and now, it's finally, officially here. Say hello to the fully-electric Mercedes-Maybach …

5 up-and-coming Chicago neighborhoods for buying a home

Downtown Chicago. Richard Cavalleri/Shutterstock Chicago and its suburbs comprise dozens of unique neighborhoods, each of them offering their own array of dining, entertainment and housing options. Some are well-known, while others fly under the radar.<p>If you hope to move into the city without …

8 of the craziest perks we've seen in luxury real estate listings

It turns out that convincing billionaires to invest millions in luxury real estate is not the easiest sell.<p>In big cities across the US, glass skyscrapers and sprawling spec homes that broke ground to fanfare just years ago are now standing with empty units left to sell. Some have said there has …

15 small bathrooms to see before renovating yours

There is a place in the home where great transformations happen. This is a room that is used to perform ordinary tasks, such as showering, but it …

Dubai is building the world's first hotel with its own rainforest — here's what it's like inside

Set to open in 2018, the Rosemont Hotel and Residences will boast over 2 million square feet of hotel, residential, and leisure space, an artificial beach, and a glass-bottom pool suspended above the streets of Dubai.<p>The hotel, designed by ZAS Architects, will be accommodated by a 47-storey tower …

Employers 'more cautious' on hiring post Brexit, survey says

<b>UK employers have become more cautious about hiring new staff following the vote to leave the EU, a report claims.</b><p>The proportion of employers expecting to increase staff over the next three months dropped from 40% ahead of the vote to 36% after it, according to a survey by HR body the CIPD and …

Employment

Russia Restarts Oil Freeze Talks With Saudi Arabia: Reports

Russia is opening up to an agreement with other major oil producers to freeze output, in a bid to boost crude prices, according to media reports on Monday. Alexander Novak, Russia's energy minister, said his country is consulting with Saudi Arabia and other producers to jointly cap production "if …

Oil

Hyatt and Starwood hotel chains suffer credit card breach

HEI, the holding company behind a wide number of hotel brands including Marriott and (<i>wait for it</i>) Hyatt, has announced that it suffered a data breach via its payment tools. According to the outfit, hackers installed malware inside payment processing systems that harvested data at point-of-sale …

Man Attacks Train Passengers With Knife and Flammable Liquid

A 27 year old Swiss man has attacked passengers on a train in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Several people have been injured.

A look into how much it costs to fly America's military planes per hour

The US Defense Department's latest financial-management report on reimbursement rates offers a glimpse of how much it costs to fly America's Air Force and Navy planes per flight hour.<p>The annual report from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) lists rates for "other DoD …

Walmart buys Jet.com for $3 billion to take on Amazon

Jet.com was supposed to give Amazon a run for its money.<p>It's still going to do that, but with Walmart's backing.<p>Walmart has acquired ecommerce …

Tesla driver killed in Autopilot crash was speeding, report says

Joshua Brown, the Tesla driver who on May 7 died in a crash in Florida while the car's Autopilot was engaged was speeding, according to a National …

iPhone 7 might be much more exciting than we thought

The iPhone 7 might look two years old when it goes on sale this September, but it will be much more exciting than you anticipated, according to the latest claims from Deutsche Bank analysts.<p>Apple’s 4.7-inch model is expected to get an upgraded camera with optical image stabilization, a Force Touch …

Mobile Technology

Dining Room design ideas, inspiration & pictures

What is the perfect dining room?<p>Ah, the perfect dining room. The truth is that perfection is a very personal thing. The ideal dining room will be one …

The Fastest Self-Made Billionaires

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.</i><p>There are 1,826 billionaires in the world. Becoming one is an extremely impressive feat. However, some …

Meet the Chinese Tech Billionaire Who Says He'll Take Down Tesla

Tomorrow’s cars will be all-electric, self-driving, connected to high-speed communications networks … and free.<p>And probably Chinese.<p>That, at least, …

These are the 19 happiest cities in Europe, according to the people who live there

The survey asks people to rank their satisfaction with everything from the sports facilities available in their area to how good the public transport system is.<p>We took the European Commission's data and chose those cities where the highest percentage of citizens said they were "very satisfied with …

Amir Khan Reveals Kell Brook Snub, Discusses Canelo Alvarez Title Fight and More

Amir Khan has revealed his camp made a lucrative offer to Kell Brook over a potential all-British showdown, but their proposal was snubbed.<p>It was a decision that paved the way for Khan’s next bout, as the boxer announced a shock showdown with Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on May 7, via …

Boxing

Microsoft's Selfie app has been downloaded by over half a million iPhone users in 2 weeks

The app, which seemingly came out of the blue, is iPhone-only and does exactly what it says: Takes selfies, offers editing options, and can upload to social media.<p>"Within two weeks after releasing, our app has achieved more than half a million downloads, which is a lovely surprise for our team," …

Floyd Mayweather Confrontation Described by Amir Khan After Danny Garcia Victory

Amir Khan has revealed he clashed with Floyd Mayweather while the pair watched Danny Garcia win the vacant WBC welterweight belt at Los Angeles' Staples Center on Saturday.<p>Khan was passed over to face Money on several occasions during the American's career, most recently when he opted to fight …

Boxing