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Mystery writer P.D. James dies aged 94

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Mystery writer P.D. James, who brought realistic modern characters to the classical British detective story, has died, her publisher said. She was 94.

Faber and Faber said publisher said James died Thursday at her home in Oxford, southern England.

James’ books, many featuring sensitive sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, sold millions around the world, and most were just as popular when adapted for television.

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These are the tablets to put on your Black Friday hit list

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The retail sales battle lines have been drawn: Black Friday is upon us. Some deals will be genuinely rare and valuable, while others will simply be normal discounts dressed up in Black Friday camouflage

Distinguishing between the two will be fairly difficult, but you can cut through some of the false signals by properly establishing your targets early on. If you’re thinking of snagging the latest and greatest tablet, we’ve devised a short list to make composing your battle plan a little…

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How technology is changing the way we plan and experience events

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Events and event planning are evolving into new, dynamic formats. Old models are falling away and technology is giving both planners and event participants an opportunity to grow and revisit the underlying ideas about how event spaces work.

“It’s been fascinating watching just how fast things have changed,” said Brian Solis, principal at Altimeter Group, at a New York conference this year. He spoke about next steps and generational shifts in the ways we approach and interact with the events…

Dropbox Drags Its Expensive, Forgotten Photo App Carousel To Web And Tablets

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‘Seeing-eye vest’ could help the blind navigate via vibration

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Imagine if instead of swinging a white cane, a visually impaired person could wear clothing that senses things in the environment and relays that information through touch.

That’s the dream of a team of scientists and engineers at a company called Tactile Navigation Tools, which is developing a vest embedded with sensors that can detect objects or people nearby and convert the signals into vibrations felt by the body.

The device, known as

Real-life Mario Kart races down Tokyo streets

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Drivers in Tokyo had to watch out for Koopa Shells and banana peels this weekend

Mario Kart fans drove go-karts based on the Nintendo video game series through the streets of one of Tokyo’s busiest districts on SundayCosplayers decked out in full Mario costumes revved their engines to the delight of bystanders

Get your ticket to The Future of Digital event in Sydney, Australia

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Mashable Austalia has partnered with General Assembly to present The Future of Digital, A Festival of Learning, a day-long event with 25 speakers sharing ideas on technology, design, digital trends and the future of work.

The tickets are now on sale for The Future of Digital, which will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 26 in Surry Hills, Sydney

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A number of digital leaders and influencers will host a series of talks and panel discussionsJenni Ryall, Mashable’s Australia Editor, will launch the…

8 weird things banned at the G20 in Australia

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Look, if we are going on past record, Australia hasn’t done so well with security at global events. Well one in particular ruined it for all the others.

In case you don’t recall, this magnificent event happened at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders Summit Summit in 2007. The Chaser, a satirical Australian comedy group got waved through checkpoint after checkpoint of security barriers until they were right outside George Bush’s hotel, with one member dressed as Osama bin Laden. If…

Fireball meteor whizzes over Japan

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A meteor was seen in the night sky over western Japan on Monday

After reviewing footage of the event, experts at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, having reviewed footage of the event, said the meteor was likely a “fireball meteor,” meaning that it was a fragment of an asteroid that burns vigorously upon entering Earth’s atmosphere.