At The Awl, Maria Bustillos authored an excellent feature about the Keep Calm and Carry On poster, which became a huge hit 60 years after it was first printed by the British government. An entrepreneur recently obtained a trademark on the phrase and is already firing papers at competitors, even those who popularized the vanishingly rare poster before he did.
Britain has become the world's capital of bank fraud—and criminals' test-bed for new scams. It's enabled partially by Britain's instant electronic transfers (in the U.S. and elsewhere such transfers float for a day or so before being settled) which makes it hard to intercept fraud and recover funds. Moreover, fraud is weakly policed there. Fraudsters… READ THE REST
Wayne Couzens, a police officer in London, was nicknamed The Rapist by his colleagues on the Metropolitan force. Couzens, 48, was today sentenced to spend his whole life in jail for the kidnapping, rape and murder of Sarah Everard in March. Wayne Couzens, 48, was handed a whole life order for the "grotesque" killing of… READ THE REST
Far right activist Tommy Robinson was today convicted of libel in a London court over his false claim that a Syrian child filmed being bullied was himself a violent aggressor. Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon, was ordered to pay £100,000 to Jamal Hijazi. The judge said Yaxley-Lennon's defence that the "very serious"… READ THE REST
Anyone who travels knows that multipurpose products are the way to go when you're trying to pack light. Who has room for tech, storage containers, and all their little knickknacks in one overnight bag? Something usually has to be left at home. But not with the Battpak Power Bank & Travel Safe, a backup battery with… READ THE REST
There's nothing quite like the feeling of lighting your favorite candle and having the scent instantly uplift your mood. However, a broken lighter can be the ultimate mood killer. Instead of replacing gas lighters or resorting to complex lighter fluid hacks containing harmful substances, you can switch to a reusable and eco-friendly alternative. After all,… READ THE REST
For any online business, blogger, or website owner who wants a smoother, more established connection to the world wide web, a cloud-based web host is the way to go. You won't get far connecting to your online audience without the use of a host that has unlimited bandwidth and storage, and a secure connection. Luckily,… READ THE REST