In This Week’s Newley’s Notes: Apple’s Newest Gadgets; Frontline on the election; Super-Sophisticated Poker Cheating

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Amazing Video: Hippo Devouring a Watermelon in One Bite

This Vine, embedded above and online here, is mesmerizing. I saw it posted to Twitter recently. There’s a slightly longer version, with an alternate — and more frightening, given how close the camera is to the creature’s maw — view on YouTube here. And then there’s the original video, which includes a bit more footage […]

Quote of the Week: David Letterman Visits India

“You talk about the energy of New York City — India makes New York City look like nap time.” That’s from an in-depth New York Times story this week on what the late-night icon has been up to since retirement (beyond growing an impressive beard). Letterman apparently traveled here to world’s second-most-populous country to film […]

In This Week’s Newley’s Notes: Thai King Dies; iPhone 7 Photography; Galactic Revelation; Lil Wayne

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In This Week’s Newley’s Notes: Google’s Internet Bikes; James Paan; Bradley to Swansea; Trump Fallout

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Video: The Things You See in New Delhi Traffic

​​ Traffic here in New Delhi is often many things: chaotic, congested, beguiling.  It is never, however, boring.  Here’s a video I recorded one recent night on the way home from work.