Australia doesn’t exist! And other bizarre geographic conspiracies that won’t go away

A theory denying the existence of the country is gaining ground. But the suggestion that countries and cities are mere figments of our imagination is a meme that dates back to the birth of the web Australia doesn’t exist. The signs were there the whole time: in what country is the only thing more poisonous […]

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Facebook uploaded email contacts of 1.5 m users without permission

Company says it has stopped employing password verification feature that collected data Facebook has admitted to “unintentionally” uploading the address volumes of 1.5 million users without consent, and says it will delete the collected data and apprise those affected. The discovery follows criticism of Facebook by security experts for a feature that asked new users […]

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Going offline: the benefits of a transgres from the internet

On the first day we kept checking our phones, even after they had died. Maddy, who was quite young at the time, seemed to find the absence of screens inexplicable, as if she was being unfairly penalise. What kind of a holiday fails to deliver the basics of human existence, like an iPad? She slept […]

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Quadcopters to Alzheimer’s solutions: readers’ best Raspberry Pi projects

Imaginative readers shared their home tech projects here are some of our favourites, from their visionary solutions to the delightfully pointless Solutions for a relatives Alzheimers disease, a time lapse camera and a gingerbread robot which dances when it detects a human face these are just some of the projects youve been telling us about […]

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Folding bike helmet wins James Dyson design award

International prize goes to US designer who was worried about use bike-hire strategies without a helmet The inventor of a foldable bicycle helmet has won a 30,000 prize to take it towards commercialisation. The EcoHelmet is the brainchild of Isis Shiffer, a 28 -year-old designer and bike enthusiast from New York who came up with […]

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International prize goes to US designer who was worried about using bike-hire schemes without a helmet The inventor of a foldable bicycle helmet has won a 30,000 prize to take it towards commercialisation. The EcoHelmet is the brainchild of Isis Shiffer, a 28-year-old designer and bike enthusiast from New York who came up with the […]

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14 Men Reveal The Subtle Way That A Woman Depicts Them She Has Low Self Esteem

1. ” When she talks herself down and won’t accept your arguments to convince her otherwise. Or when she has to have everybody’s attention all the time at all cost .” 2. ” She only contacts you when things are going wrong in her current relationship .” 3. ” Sleeps around, constantly constructs sex gags […]

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How to get rich quick in Silicon Valley | Corey Pein

The long read: Corey Pein took his half-baked startup notion to Americas hottest billionaire factory and determined a wasteland of techie hustlers and con men T he most desirable career of the 21 st century, with numerous advantages over other fast-growing occupations such as hospice carer and rickshaw driver, is being a billionaire. Prior to […]

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Billionaire claims he has been harassed after blocking access to public beach

Silicon Valley venture capitalist Vinod Khosla sues two California bureaux as part of protracted legal battle over public access to beach on his property Silicon Valley venture capitalist and billionaire Vinod Khosla, who has been engaged in a legal battle over public access to a beloved surfing beach that sits on his land, is suing […]

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