Wedding on the high seas made legal

For couples dreaming of tying the knot in true pirate fashion, it’s time to grab your parrot and treasure chest: weddings at sea just got a whole lot easier.

Thanks to the Bahamas’ recently passed Marriage Act, couples can now be legally married onboard ships registered in the country while in international waters.

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Using kitchen scrap

There’s no way around it, we have to spend our hard-earned money on food. And since our option is to either comply or starve, why not make the most of this monetary obligation? We don’t mean throwing a smile on your face and pretending you like it; we mean getting all you can out of . . . → Read More: Using kitchen scrap

Windows Phone 7.5 Mango in-depth preview

Make no mistake, Microsoft isn’t playing coy in the smartphone market any longer. The folks in Redmond are making a significant jump forward in the mobile arena, announcing that the upcoming version of Windows Phone, codenamed “Mango,” will be heading to a device near you in time for the holidays. As its competitors have raised the . . . → Read More: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango in-depth preview

IPHONE or I-SPY?

Researchers display evidence that iOS 4 records all your travels, again (updated)

If you didn’t already think your smartphone knows too much about you, here’s a handy reminder. A duo of UK researchers have uncovered a potentially worrying (and oddly enough, undocumented) feature iniOS 4: it asks your iPhone to record your location constantly, then . . . → Read More: IPHONE or I-SPY?

The iPad is taking away American jobs, Jesse Jackson Junior’s sanity (video)

You know how ebooks are gradually taking over paper books as the most popular format for the consumption of the written word? Well, that’s bad, mmkay? Publishers, librarians, and booksellers are losing their jobs and It’s all entirely the iPad’s fault. Forget the Kindle’s millions of sales, the iPad did it. In a technophobic rant to rival all . . . → Read More: The iPad is taking away American jobs, Jesse Jackson Junior’s sanity (video)

5000 Baloch youths to join Pakistan Army

In pursuance of the directives of COAS Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kiyani, the Pakistan Army and the Balochistan government have launched similar projects in health, education and social sectors, aiming to mainstream Baloch people and alleviate their plight.

This is indeed a good sign and a remarkable step towards integrating Baloch people with Pakistan, and . . . → Read More: 5000 Baloch youths to join Pakistan Army

Gamers and ‘geeks’ meet at first ever animation conference

The country’s first-ever gaming and animation conference was held on Thursday at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture with the organisers miraculously managing to persuade the giants of the Pakistani industry to attend.

Pioneers such as Trango, TinTash, Mindstorm studios, Sharpimage and Folio3 showed up to assure the pleasantly surprised students that there . . . → Read More: Gamers and ‘geeks’ meet at first ever animation conference

Skype crash blamed on Windows bug

Server overloads and a bug in Skype for Windows caused the two-day outage for the net phone firm

Details of what caused the service to be unusable for millions of users prior to Christmas have been posted on the firm’s blog.

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