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World War I body armour was never standard issue



In 1914, at the beginning of the First World War, body armour was not found on the battlefield. Not until October 1915 were British soldiers issued that most basic piece of equipment, the steel helmet. Even then, the number of helmets given out was so restricted that soldiers wore them in rotation, as they marched to the front line.

In 1915 the British Army Design introduced the Dayfield body shield, a canvas jacket with layered metal plates.

In late 1916, the German army introduced…

Hungary suspends Internet tax after huge protests



Hungary’s prime minister says the government will suspend a planned tax on Internet usage and reconsider the matter next year after backlash

Two protests within the past week attended by tens of thousands of people were sparked by a scheme to make Internet service providers pay 150 forints ($0.62) per gigabyte of Internet traffic, later proposed to be capped at different monthly rates for individual and business users.

Snowball Debuts A Unified Inbox For All Your Messaging Apps


5 Robots Booking It to a Classroom Near You



Robots are the new kids in school

The technological creations are taking on serious roles in the classroom. With the accelerating rate of robotic technology, school administrators all over the world are plotting how to implement them in education, from elementary through high school

In South Korea, robots are replacing English teachers entirely, entrusted with leading and teaching entire classrooms. In Alaska, some robots are replacing the need for teachers to physically be present at…

Uber Cuts Prices in NYC, Claims It’s Now Cheaper Than Taxis



With great funding comes great pricing power

Uber announced Monday that it is cutting the price of UberX rides in New York City by 20% in an effort to undercut the city’s yellow cabs.

“We just dropped uberX fares by 20%, making it cheaper than a New York City taxi,” Uber said in a blog post. “From Brooklyn to the Bronx, and everywhere in between, uberX is now the most affordable ride in the city.”

New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission did not…

Vine Update Introduces Loop Counts So You Know How Great You Are


Study Shows How Ethical Lapses Start Small and Grow Over Time



Just one small ethical lapse can snowball into big trouble, according to a study released June 25.

The same kind of slippery slope that Bernie Madoff said led to his $18 billion Ponzi scheme can make workers and companies vulnerable to scandal — unless managers snuff out ethical transgressions that may seem minor, write four business school professors in the study.

In what they say is the first empirical study on how unethical decisions compound over time, the researchers tested college…

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U.S. House Votes to Limit NSA Spying



The road to NSA reform took another unexpected turn

In a surprise vote late Thursday night, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly sided in favor of an amendment that would stop two key NSA surveillance activities: searching government databases for information on U.S. citizens without a warrant — the so-called “backdoor searches” — and ask hardware and software makers to build backdoors for surveillance purposes.

What’s Up With This Green Coca-Cola?



U.S. consumers this fall may start seeing a green bottle of Coca-Cola on their shelves, a mid-calorie cola known as Coca-Cola Life that’s the first Coke launch since 2006.

Coca-Cola Life, which is based on a mix of sugar and stevia, has 89 calories for a 330ml serving vs. 139 calories for the same serving of regular Coke, hit Argentina and Chile last year. Last week, the product launched in the UK market. Industry bible Beverage Digest reported last week that Coke Life will hit the U.S….