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New Zealand beats Australia in Netflix’s Internet Speed Index

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While Australians are watching an episode of Daredevil buffer repeatedly, it will come as cold comfort to know their friends across the Tasman Sea are probably enjoying the same video, uninterrupted

On Monday night, Netflix launched its first Australia and New Zealand Speed Index — a service that measures the primetime Netflix performance of Internet service providers in all territories the streaming service operates. It is not a measure of overall Internet performance.

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French lawmakers vote to ban anorexic models

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PARIS — France’s lower house of Parliament has approved a measure that would make it a crime to use anorexic models.

Other countries including Israel and Spain have also cracked down on the glorification of dangerously thin models. The French measure would only apply within France, but could have symbolic impact beyond because of its outsized influence on the fashion world.

Agencies that employ models who are considered too thin could face a fine of up to €75,000 (US$81,660) and six months…

Street workout app Madbarz helps you get fit without a gym

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Street workout is a simple — not easy, but simple — way to get fit. You don’t need a gym membership or fancy machines; all you need is a couple of bars in a park somewhere, and you’re good to go, if you’re ready for a challenge

Madbarz, a Zagreb, Croatia-based startup founded by street workout enthusiasts, recognized the potential of this niche early, in January 2013, starting out as a news and resources web site. In August 2014, Madbarz announced a mobile app designed to provide guided…

‘House of Cards’ campaign posters inspired by famous presidential slogans

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No presidency is complete without a proper slogan. And for a man who has quite a way with words, we can only imagine what Frank Underwood’s would be.

The House of Cards character left us anticipating his transition from VP to POTUS at the end of Season 2. While his strategy to the executive chair was more internal (save for the fourth wall), there are plenty of famous campaign slogans from real U.S. presidents that are perfect for Underwood with just a little tweaking.

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Oh crap! E.L. James reportedly wants to write the ‘Fifty Shades’ sequel script

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LOS ANGELES — That “Fifty Shades of Grey” author E. L. James was demanding, difficult and control-freaky throughout the process of adapting her zillion-copy selling book into a quadrillion-dollar box office smash is one of the worst kept secrets in Hollywood. But that was just the beginning of this lurid bondage tale.

When James and her literary agent Valerie Hoskins were taking meetings around Los Angeles in the spring of 2012, the buzz was that a good measure of creative control for the…

Vaccine debate approaching fever pitch in the midst of measles outbreak

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New Jersey Governor and likely 2016 GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie made headlines Monday during a visit to the United Kingdom when — amid a measles outbreak in the United States — he said parents should have a “measure of choice” in deciding whether or not to vaccinate their children

The measles outbreak began in December at California’s Disneyland and has begun to spread across the United States, reigniting a debate about vaccines.

Facebook Expands Its Tools For Measuring When Ads Lead To Online And Offline Sales

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Engineers create a temporary tattoo that tests blood sugar

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A painful prick of the fingertip reveals a mountain of medical information for many diabetes patients. But health professionals have long struggled to find a reliable and painless way to gather blood sugar measurements. Just last year, Google announced that it was developing contact lenses that measure glucose levels in its user’s tears. But now, nanoengineers may have found an even easier way for diabetes patients to monitor their vital levels: temporary tattoos.

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Hailing a taxi with UberT now cost $2 extra in New York City

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Uber has quietly added a $2 booking fee to its taxi-hailing feature, UberT — just in time for Christmas. Now any time a user books a ride using UberT (also known as UberTaxi), there’s an extra fee automatically tacked onto the bill

UberT allows users to hail non-Uber yellow or green boro cabs (the only ones you can legally hail on the street in non-Manhattan boroughs). This differs from UberX, which hails the company’s own non-limo drivers.

Hailing a taxi with UberT now cost $2 extra in New York City

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Uber has quietly added a $2 booking fee to its taxi-hailing feature, UberT — just in time for Christmas. Now any time a user books a ride using UberT (also known as UberTaxi), there’s an extra fee automatically tacked onto the bill

UberT allows users to hail non-Uber yellow or green boro cabs (the only ones you can legally hail on the street in non-Manhattan boroughs). This differs from UberX, which hails the company’s own non-limo drivers.