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Zimbabwe’s military has placed Robert Mugabe, the country’s only leader since gaining independence in 1980, under house arrest in a move that has the trappings of a coup.
Military officials announced on television early Wednesday that the military had taken custody of Mugabe and that he and his family are “safe and sound, and their security is guaranteed.” They didn’t characterize their actions as an attempt to unseat Mugabe or to take over the country in the long term.
“We are only targeting criminals around him who are committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country in order to bring them to justice,” Maj. Gen. Sibusiso Moyo, a [...]
Australia, rejoice! Australians have voiced their opinion on same-sex marriage — and they are overwhelmingly in favor of it.
According to the results of a historic national postal survey announced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday, 61.6 percent of Australian voters said yes, same-sex marriage should be legalized. A majority in every single state and territory voted in favor of marriage equality, with a turnout of 79.5 percent of eligible voters nationwide.
The results now go to the government, which opted to survey the population before the parliament took up its own vote on the issue.
A bill is expected to pass, with many opponents of marriage [...]
Guys! Clear your schedules gather up all your vacation days: A massive virtual reality theme park is opening just in time for New Year’s in Guiyang, China.
The park, called the East Valley of Science and Fantasy, was designed to be a science fiction world. The park’s website says it will include VR recreation halls, movie theaters, restaurants, and a children’s area.
Images of the park came online a few weeks ago, showing a 174-foot mecha statue and several buildings that look like alien motherships. Overall, the park seems as though it’ll be pretty impressive to look at through normal eyes, let alone a VR filter. It reportedly cost $1.5 billion to [...]
HTC unveiled its Vive Focus all-in-one VR headset in China today, with a bold design, a handheld controller and the ability to allow users six degrees of freedom as they explore virtual environments.
It features an AMOLED display, and is powered by a Snapdragon 835 chip, the same processor that’s in many of this year’s flagship phones. It also comes with front-mounted depth cameras to allow for what’s called world-scale inside-out tracking (so your movements in the physical world are accurately mirrored in a VR space). All that works together to let you enjoy VR experiences without having to connect a phone or PC.
HTC also noted that you’ll be able to access content [...]
I could write an entire novel chronicling my love for samosas, but even that would fail to fully describe how I feel.
While I don’t cook it that much at home, we tend to get Samosa for takeout at least once every couple weeks. Perhaps my favorite kinda samosa is the vegetable samosa. Crispy crust stuffed with tender potatoes and peas, perfectly spiced, and begging to be dipped in chutney.
How can you go wrong?
The problem with samosas is two-fold
They’re fried. I’m pretty much terrified of frying anything, so that’s a no-go.