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  1. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Anything goes as Milan Fashion Week opens in breathtaking style

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 09:37am by Jing Zhang

    ... emblazoned on walls at the venue and bizarre little camera drones buzzing overhead, Fendi launched into a wonderful feast of ideas. Model du jour Cara Delevingne headlined wearing a sleek black coat ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Jose Padilha confronts automated death-dealing in his RoboCop remake

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 06:13pm by Kavita Daswani

    ... a conglomerate helmed by CEO Raymond Sellars (Michael Keaton), makes drones and robotic troops which are used around the world. In the US, however, the technology is illegal. So Sellars has an idea: make ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - POPULAR SCIENCE

    Book review: Smarter, by Dan Hurley

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 05:19pm by David Wilson

    ... whiz-bang career as a science writer and lecturer. Hurley's weakness is he gets mired in data, and drones on to the point of straining your concentration. Still, his self-mockery and titbits ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ALBUM (1968)

    Rewind album: The Sounds of India

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... to produce the drone sound that underlies Indian music. The instrument was invented in the 13th or 14th century. Shankar, who started as an Indian classical dancer, studied the sitar for six years ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - TECHNOLOGY

    The pros and cons of robot weapons

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... of autonomous weaponry are we happy to use calculation, accuracy and efficiency? The spectre of man-free warfare isn't new. Unmanned aircraft and drones are used for surveillance in Pakistan, Yemen ... firing is done remotely by a human. More common are drones, otherwise known as an unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAV), such as the latest Northrop Grumman X47B, which, for the first time ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICAL THEORY

    Book review: The Garments of Court and Palace

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... both political parties. His Machiavellian prince would quite happily endorse drone strikes, mass interception of communications or the imprisonment of foreign subjects without trial, provided ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - FICTION JAMES KIDD

    'The White Princess' by Philippa Gregory

    Posted Aug 04th 2013, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... What did put a spanner in the works is the desultory reading by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, who drones on as if recounting a boring day in his life. Do yourself a favour: buy the e-book. ...



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