How To 

This site makes browsing Netflix simple again – CNET

We’ve all been there. You sit down for movie night, open Netflix and start looking for something to watch. And you keep looking. And keep looking. And you look until you reach the point of not wanting to watch anything anymore. This is the modern-day version of going to the movie rental store, walking around for an hour and walking out empty-handed. While I would partially attribute this to having so much to choose from that it’s just too hard to pick one movie or show, I’d also blame the Netflix interface.…

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Space 

Finnish president signs space act as country’s first commercial SAR microsatellite launched

WARSAW, Poland — Shortly after a Finnish company successfully launched the country’s first commercial SAR microsatellite, Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö signed the country’s first comprehensive space legislation. The act was drafted by a working group set up to establish a clear framework for the country’s space industry. The legislation creates regulations for local satellite operators, a licensing scheme for space industry players, and the rules for maintaining a national satellite register. The act’s signing Jan. 12 was preceded by the launch of the country’s first commercial synthetic aperture radar (SAR)…

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How To 

What to do if you lose your phone while traveling – CNET

“Oh, no, I left my phone in Finland!” Kent German/CNET During a recent trip to New York, I found myself walking through midtown, lost in thought. Glancing down at my phone, I tripped; the phone went flying and came to rest right at the edge of a sewer grate. Had it fallen through, I’d have been seriously screwed. At that moment, I realized just how vital that phone was to my entire trip. It had the name and address of my hotel (neither of which I could remember). It had…

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Lifestyle 

Aussie flu MAPPED: Countries across the globe hit by influenza virus – with cases rising

Almost 200 people were admitted into intensive care during the second week of January, the latest report from Public Health England (PHE) revealed.  Aussie flu – the H3N2 strain of the influenza virus – was responsible for 20 of those patients. In total, 598 people were hospitalised with flu during the second week of January, and almost 50 of the hospital patients were infected with Aussie flu. But influenza isn’t just sweeping the UK – the report published by PHE also revealed other countries in the world to see an…

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Top Stories World 

WORLD WAR 3 WARNING: Sweden sends emergency guide to five million residents as fears peak

The advice booklet, titled “If Crisis or War Comes”, will be sent out to all 4.7million Swedish households by June. It will updated giving advice on how to handle terrorist attacks and cyber warfare, as well as conventional war tactics. Christina Andersson, from Sweden’s civil contingencies agency, which will produce the guide, said the decision to update procedures came as a result of intensifying Russian military manoeuvres in the region. Experts believe Russia has rehearsed military drills involving the capture of Sweden, within the last year. Vladimir Putin’s eastern superpower…

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Top Stories World 

Russia targets Europe’s weak links to bring down EU from the INSIDE, US government claims

Bulgaria as well as Scandinavian nations are also high on the hit list for the Kremlin’s propaganda machine.  The 206-page report on Russian influence, written by the minority Senate foreign relations committee, said the Hungarian government had enabled Kremlin interference to shore up its own political strength. And Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has welcomed Russian propaganda in his eastern-European country, as “it aligns with the themes that he promotes”, such as being anti-EU, anti-US and anti-migrant. The report, named ‘Putin’s asymmetric assault on democracy in Russia and Europe’ said:…

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Senate report tells Trump told to lead the fight against fake news coming from Russia

Countries around the globe are at risk of the Kremlin spreading malicious fake news, fuelling corruption and even assassinating political enemies, the report said. The US has the muscle power to lead a global fight against Russia, but has so far ignored the “international threat” and instead proposed cuts to dedicated strategic operations, the report said. The 206-page document, written by the minority Senate foreign relations committee, said: “Vladimir Putin has used the security services, the media, public and private companies, organised criminal groups, and social and religious organisations to…

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Science 

American Babies Are Less Likely to Survive Their First Year Than Babies in Other Rich Countries

America’s infant mortality rate is higher than in other wealthy countries, a new study found Babies born in America are less likely to reach their first birthday than babies born in other wealthy countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a new study found. While infant mortality rates have declined across the OECD since 1960, including in America, the U.S. has failed to keep pace with its high-income peers, according to a report published in the journal Health Affairs. Compared to 19 similar OECD countries, U.S. babies…

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Russia launched ‘full-scale war’ simulation against Nato, commander claims

General Riho Terras said the Zapad (or ‘West’) exercises that were held last year were used to simulate a large-scale conflict with the US-led alliance as well as to show off Russia’s ability to deploy a large amount of troops at short notice in the event of an outbreak of conflict. The exercises, which were held in Belarus and the Baltic Sea as well as Kaliningrad between 14-20 September last year, took place to test the response to an attack from militants, according to Russia’ defence ministry. But Mr Terras…

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United States of Europe dream CRUMBLES – Martin Schulz’s scheme PANNED in shock poll

Earlier this month Martin Schulz said he wanted a “United States of Europe” by 2025 but dire approval ratings for the superstate may scupper the former European Parliament president’s vision.  A poll by YouGov has put pressure on Mr Schulz to prove a United States of Europe is desired by the bloc – let alone beneficial.  The survey of 8,138 people earlier this month showed disapproval for the project in six European Union member states. Only France of the seven countries surveyed were in favour. Citizens of seven countries –…

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