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  • London Bike Show preview: ‘Two-wheeled temptation at every corner’

    You still have time to make it down to ExCel for the last day of the London Bike Show The London Bike ShowEntry £16 Date 25 February Where ExCel London For most of us mortals, staying upright on a bicycle is usually the horizon of our ambitions, with maybe the odd hands-free descent or nifty track stand at the lights completing our repertoire of tricks. But for some, bikes were invented to fly. For the third year running, the FMB World Tour is hosting the jaw-dropping ‘Air to The Throne’...

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  • SsangYong Rexton review: ‘It’ll go anywhere and you can’t break it’

    This large and comfortable 4x4 from Korea has established itself as a contender in the UK mud-wrestling world SsangYong Rexton Price £27,995 0-62mph 11.5 secondsTop speed 116mphMPG 35.8CO2 208g/km It’s the last day of the Winter Olympics. Were you hooked? Or did it all slide past you as silently as a chubby German lying on a frictionless carbon sled? I’ve felt a strong sense of connection with the event this year as for the past week I’ve been at the wheel of the all-new SsangYong Rexton, a...

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  • Bollywood legend Sridevi dies at 54 of cardiac arrest

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian actress Sridevi, arguably Bollywood's first female superstar, died in Dubai after cardiac arrest, media reported on Sunday. She was 54.Sridevi is survived by her husband - producer Boney Kapoor - and daughters Jhanvi and Khushi. She was in Dubai to attend a family wedding and died late on Saturday.

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  • India's Bollywood legend Sridevi dies at 54 of cardiac arrest

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian actress Sridevi, arguably Bollywood's first female superstar, died in Dubai after cardiac arrest, media reported on Sunday. She was 54.Sridevi is survived by her husband - producer Boney Kapoor - and daughters Jhanvi and Khushi. She was in Dubai to attend a family wedding and died late on Saturday.

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  • India's Bollywood legend Sridevi dies at 54 of cardiac arrest

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian actress Sridevi, arguably Bollywood's first female superstar, died in Dubai after cardiac arrest, media reported on Sunday. She was 54.Sridevi is survived by her husband - producer Boney Kapoor - and daughters Jhanvi and Khushi. She was in Dubai to attend a family wedding and died late on Saturday.

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  • North Korea Could Easily Nuke Tokyo (the Largest Urban Area on the Planet)

    Kyle Mizokami Security, Asia And millions of people would lose their lives.  Tokyo has a population of 13.491 million, making it by far the largest city in Japan and home to more than 10 percent of the nation’s population. The greater Tokyo area, home to thirty-seven million, is the largest urban area on the planet. It is also squarely in the crosshairs of North Korea’s nuclear weapons. In the event of nuclear attack, Tokyo could experience enormous destruction the likes of which it hasn’t...

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  • Turkey May Try to Build an Unmanned Tank

    Zachary Keck Security, Middle East And that would be a really big deal.  Turkey may try to build an unmanned tank. That’s according to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Speaking at a meeting at the presidential palace on February 21, Erdoğan declared: “We will carry it a step further [after domestically produced unmanned aerial vehicles] . . . We should reach the ability to produce unmanned tanks as well. We will do it.” Erdoğan’s comments came weeks after five Turkish soldiers were...

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  • The Marine Corps May Finally Get a New Sniper Rifle—Just Not the One They Need

    Task and Purpose, Jared Keller Security, North America And that could be a big problem.  The Marine Corps is throwing down cash to test-drive the same compact sniper rifle the Army has pursued in recent months. But while its 7.62mm rounds pack the punch required by scout snipers facing increasingly protected enemies downrange, its effective range falls well short of the sniper systems used by both foreign militaries and militants — a limitation that makes it unclear just what the Corps could...

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  • A Secret for 40 Years: Navy Jets Secretly Battled Russian Jets in a Siberian Snow Storm

    Sebastien Roblin History, Asia Thanks to North Korea.  On the afternoon of November 18, 1952 four sleek jets painted an inky navy blue soared off the deck of the carrier USS Oriskany into a swirling Siberian snow storm gusting over the Sea of Japan. The carrier was part of Task Force 77, a fleet of twenty-five ships which included three carriers used to launch daily airstrikes on North Korean bridges and logistics during the Korean War. Earlier that day, its warplanes had struck the...

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  • Uber rival Taxify plots London comeback

    A European Uber rival that was forced out of the UK after just three days last year is plotting a return to London, in a new challenge to the US taxi app.

    The Telegraph
  • You probably shouldn't buy the 2017 Lexus RX 350 F Sport

    CNBC reviews the 2017 Lexus RX 350 F Sport.

    CNBC
  • 'They are strong and attractive': Vespa Club Uganda – in pictures

    Once seen as a status symbol in Uganda and the capital Kampala, the iconic Piaggio Vespa is now derided as an anachronism. For devotees, though, old habits die hard Continue reading...

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  • I wore this $279 device over my heart to track stress — here's what I learned

    The Lief Therapeutics stress tracker might be good if you need data to improve your habits, but most of us should just remember to breathe deeply.

    CNBC
  • Why Facebook's co-founder wants the wealthy to fund a guaranteed paycheck for the working poor

    Guaranteed income is an idea that's gaining proponents in Silicon Valley — and one that the co-founder of Facebook is pushing hard.

    CNBC
  • The Average Salaries of Tech Works in Major Cities (Infographic)

    In 2017, most tech workers brought in a enviable yearly salary.

    Entrepreneur
  • The Navy's 4 Most Powerful Battleships Ever Unretired 3 Times (Think North Korea and Russia)

    Kyle Mizokami Security, Could it happen again?  On June 25, 1950, the forces of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, backed by the Soviet Union, invaded pro-American South Korea. The invasion triggered an intervention by the United States, and USS Missouri was sent to provide support for American forces. Although Missouri did not directly participate in the amphibious landing at Inchon, it did support the landing by bombarding nearby Samcheok, South Korea, in order to convince North...

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  • South Korea's Army Has 560,000 Troops Ready to Take on Kim Jong Un

    Kyle Mizokami Security, In the last seventy years, the Republic of Korea Army (ROK Army) has evolved from a constabulary force into one of the largest, most powerful, technologically advanced armies in the world.  The Republic of Korea Army is a large, powerful land force capable defending the border from North Korean invasion. It’s no accident that the North Korean military has evolved asymmetric means such as long range border artillery, light infantry, infiltration forces, and chemical...

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  • 'We're watching a company explode': is Snapchat becoming irrelevant?

    A diss from Kylie Jenner, an ‘annoying’ redesign, competition from Facebook and Musical.ly ... why does Snapchat keep getting it wrong? More than 1.2m Snapchat users signed a petition urging the company to reverse its “annoying” redesign – but it was a single tweet from Kylie Jenner that may havecaused real damage. After the celebrity tweeted “sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me” to her 24m followers, shares of the app’s parent company Snap plummeted 6% – a $1.3bn...

    the Guardian
  • The best music streaming services: Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon Music compared

    We have all become familiar with music streaming apps, creating playlists, sharing music, listening to radio and enjoying tens of millions of songs across Spotify, Apple Music and more.

    The Telegraph
  • Apple moves to store iCloud keys in China, raising human rights fears

    Chinese authorities will no longer have to use the U.S. courts to seek information on iCloud users.

    CNBC
  • Dropbox seeking to raise $500 million in stock market debut

    One of the world's largest online services for backing up documents, photos and other video is opening its files in an initial public offering of stock. Dropbox is hoping to raise $500 million in an IPO that comes 11 years after it started in San Francisco. The company confidentially filed...

    ABC News
  • Astronomers spotted Elon Musk’s Tesla in orbit

    Two astronomers spotted Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster floating space.

    CNBC
  • Teens are watching a surprising amount of hardcore porn — and parents need to start talking to them about it

    Oli Scarff/Getty Images Pornography has become more widespread violent, degrading and misogynistic than ever. There are major implications for the emotional, physical and mental health of teens.  Parents are concerned about the access their kids now have to porn via mobile devices. Editor's note: This article includes references to graphic sexual content that may be inappropriate for some readers. Today teenagers are viewing far more pornography than their parents realize. And the porn...

    Business Insider
  • Facebook sees backlash after demoing VR shooter game at conservative event

    In light of the Florida massacre, the company expresses ‘regret’ over its decision to bring the game to CPAC Facebook is facing backlash for bringing a virtual reality shooting game to a rightwing conference where the National Rifle Association (NRA) has promoted gun rights in the wake of a Florida school shooting. The social media company, which has since removed the demonstration game and expressed “regret”, was already facing scrutiny for attending the Conservative Political Action...

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