You’re more rational on a smartphone than on a PC

Engadget | 2017-05-25

Could the device you're using -- smartphone versus PC -- affect the moral decisions you make when using the device? A study published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior suggests that it's possible. The results reveal that people are more like... ......

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T-Mobile’s “Digits” program revamps the phone number [US]

Ars Technica | 2017-05-25

T-Mobile has announced the launch of its "Digits" program, coming May 31. Digits is a revamp of how T-Mobile phone numbers work, virtualizing customer numbers so they can work across multiple devices. It sounds a lot like Google...


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Gold steady as Fed minutes keep dollar under pressure

The Times of India | 2017-05-25

* Asian shares scale two-year highs after Fed minutes * Fed says prudent to confirm recent slowdown transitory * Spot gold seen retesting resistance at $1,264 per ounce- technicals (Updates prices) By Vijaykumar Vedala May 25 (Reuters) - Gold held steady on Thursday to keep most of its gains from...


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Hillary Clinton Calls Trump's Budget Unimaginably Cruel | 2017-05-24

The former Democratic presidential nominee delivered remarks after being honored by the Children's Health Fund in New York City on Tuesday night that tore into the recently released budget of President Donald Trump, according to Reuters. Clinton said that the budget shows "shows an unimaginable...

First shots fired in avocado armageddon

Irish Independent | 2017-05-24

The award for world's most controversial fruit goes to the avocado. Millennials were last week warned that frittering away their savings on avocado toast and other luxuries (but mostly avocado toast) could deal a kiss of death to dreams of home ownership. Meanwhile, emergency rooms across the world...


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San Diego schools sued over anti-Islamophobia campaign

The Associated Press | 2017-05-25

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Six parents have sued the San Diego school district, alleging that its anti-Islamophobia campaign favors Islam over other religions and grants special protections to Muslim students. Charles LiMandri, an attorney for the parents, called the campaign a "politically correct...

Jury rules with school in fight over California strawberries

The Associated Press | 2017-05-25

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A renowned strawberry researcher in California broke patent law and violated a loyalty pledge to his former university by taking his work with him to profit from it in a private company, a jury in San Francisco decided Wednesday. Professor Douglas Shaw formed his own company...


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Tennis-Venus could rise again in Paris, says Shriver

DNA India | 2017-05-25

Veteran Venus Williams could blast through the huge holes in the women's draw and win her first French Open at the age of 36 next month, according to former world number three Pam Shriver. With Williams' pregnant sister and three times French champion Serena absent, Russia's twice winner Maria...

Totti confirms end of Roma career

ROME - AS Roma&aposs talismanic playmaker Francesco Totti confirmed that Sunday&aposs Serie A match at home to Genoa will be his last after 25 years at the club, but left his future shrouded in mystery by saying he...

Rooney dropped by England

Former captain Wayne Rooney was dropped from the England squad on Thursday, a day after his Manchester United side won the Europa League. England manager Gareth Southgate wasn't persuaded by ......

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CNN | 2017-05-26

Tillerson to visit UK amid anger over Manchester investigation leaks

(CNN)US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will make his first official visit to the UK on Friday amid a transatlantic spat over intelligence leaks in the wake of...

The Guardian | 2017-05-26

Russia investigates 'gay purge' in Chechnya

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NOAA Warns Impending Hurricane Season in Atlantic Will Be Intense

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SOS mystery in remote Western Australia stumps police

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Hong Kong Standard | 2017-05-26

21 charged with trafficking Thai women to US brothels

Hundreds of women were brought from Thailand to the U.S. and forced to be "modern day sex slaves,'' according to an indictment that charges 21...

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Financial Express | 2017-05-26

In times of Amazon Kindle, books seem to be back in vogue

When Amazon introduced its first version of Kindle in 2007, many had predicted an end for the...

Business Day Online | 2017-05-26

Living in slums amidst unoccupied mansions

Millions of people who live in Nigerian cities find homes in the slum areas of those same cities...

The Washington Post | 2017-05-26

How Saudi Arabia played Donald Trump

The administration’s foreign policy puts Saudis, not Americans, first. ......

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The conservative mind has become diseased

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The Washington Post | 2017-05-26

How the world can prepare for the ‘day after’ the Islamic State

Policymakers should avoid a continuation of the sectarian catastrophe that has befallen Iraq and...

The Washington Post | 2017-05-26

Don’t blame the CBO for problems in the House health-care bill

Proponents of repeal and replace keep colliding with the budget office and then rebuking it. ......