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Khurram Aziz - Journalist

A professional writer and journalist with over a decade's experience in publishing, Khurram Aziz has written for a variety of offline and online publications covering many topics.

He's a recognised name in covering the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) and the UFC. and, as an uber nerd, Khuram writes extensively on technology, internet and the media.

Other than his interests as a writer, he's an entrepreneur with several web-based businesses which afford him to live a life without physical constraints.

In the little downtime he has he loves training and competing in combat sports, in particular MMA.

Having spent most of his professional life in London, he currently resides in Ontario, Canada, allowing him to offer a trans-Atlantic perspective on the world to his readers.

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World's First Crowd-Funded Tablet 'Jolla' Now Accepting Pre-Orders
Jolla's tablet is now available to the public for pre-order. Customers can reserve one of these tablets from a limited batch. The tablet is scheduled for dispatch at the end of October.
05:43 Aug 28, 2015 PST
Currency Devaluation No Longer Relevant in Today's Economy
The reason for this change in the dalue of devaluation is the greater integration of countries like China into the world economy.
16:15 Aug 26, 2015 PST
Australia Promotes Automatic Brakes For All New Vehicles
In a recent announcement, Australia's assessor of automotive safety has suggested that automatic brakes should become a standard feature of every new car sold in Australia.
22:23 Aug 17, 2015 PST
Iodine Supplement for Expectant Mothers May Lower Child's Health Cost
Recommending iodine supplements to expectant mothers could lower total health cost of children and, therefore, save the economy money.
05:44 Aug 17, 2015 PST
NASA Federal Credit Union Announces New Star Trek Themed Credit Cards
The announcement has come at a perfect time with the Star Trek convention in Las Vegas about to commence this weekend.
16:33 Aug 14, 2015 PST
Apple's Motivations for Android Platform Creating a Stir in Internet World
The divide between Apple and Android users may be narrowing. Apple has quietly announced ambitions to bring some of its apps to Google's Android market.
21:43 Aug 11, 2015 PST
Animal psychic reveals Cecil the lion's comforting message
The murder of Cecil, Zimbabwe's most famous lion, sparked an outpouring of sorrow and anger across the world. Messages of support and love for Cecil filled social media.
08:23 Aug 8, 2015 PST
Brockton Casino Supporters Urging State Officials to Maintain Timeline
Since the beginning of the year, proposals for the New Bedford and Brockton casino have been undergoing delays in schedule.
07:17 Aug 5, 2015 PST
Australian Business Confidence Reaches Two-Year High
Australian business confidence has improved to a two-year high, but this improvement may be transitory due to concerns about China and Greece.
19:28 Jul 15, 2015 PST
Chicago Judge Rules: Banning Newspaper in Jail Violates 1st Amendment
A federal judge in Chicago has ruled that the blanket ban, with no exceptions, on newspapers in Cook County Jail violates the first amendment.
16:11 Jul 10, 2015 PST
High Fat Diet Provides Benefits for Metabolic-Related Disease
Researchers at the Salk Institute found a diet high in fat may provide benefits for human patients suffering with mitochondrial disease.
16:04 Jul 6, 2015 PST
Salma Hayek's No Exercise Muscle Activation Debunked
Salma Hayek, the 48-year-old superstar, says she does not exercise. Instead, she holds her body in such a way that keeps muscles activated all day long.
06:16 Jun 21, 2015 PST
Is Vaginal Plumping Worth The Risks?
Health workers are warning of the dangers involved with the fashionable new trend of vaginal plumping - it won't be worth it if it doesn't work in the long term
15:47 Jun 20, 2015 PST
Cosmetic Surgery Patients Need More Time to Think, Urges Medical Charity
As more and more people use cosmetic surgery to improve their bodies and faces, the General Medical Council (GMC) is urging plastic surgeons to give their patients more time to think.
06:23 Jun 19, 2015 PST
Did You Know Herpes Virus Can Kill Cancer Cells?
The Journal of Clinical Oncology claims scientists used a genetically modified herpes virus to treat patients suffering from an aggressive form of skin melanoma.
22:45 Jun 18, 2015 PST
Digital Coupon Customers Spending More Than Double At Stores
A new study shows that customers who use digital coupons go shopping more for groceries and other household goods more often and spend more on their shopping trips.
06:17 Jun 12, 2015 PST
Thirteen Indicted in Drug and Money Laundering Scheme in Jacksonville
Several people involved in a money laundering scheme, involving $700,000 and drugs, have been arrested. Other arrests are expected to follow.
06:10 Jun 12, 2015 PST
Bulging Veins Becoming 'Trendy' in Bodybuilding
Vascularity is the new six-pack. Whatever one's aesthetic thoughts on bulging veins may be, they can be a sign that a person is working out enough.
19:38 Jun 11, 2015 PST
Maersk Line Orders 11 New Vessels in $1.8bn Deal
Maersk Line, in an effort to remain in the top position as the biggest container shipping company, ordered 11 new container ships, while its competition struggles to catch up due to losses.
06:17 Jun 10, 2015 PST
New Solar Panel Farm Brings Power to 800 Homes in Northumberland
The council of Northumberland County is planning to construct a 16,000 solar panel farm in the area.
07:23 Jun 5, 2015 PST
Dubai RTA Introduces an Hourly Car Rental Scheme
Dubai Road and Transport Authority considers offering a new car rental scheme to metro users, reducing car ownership, emissions and congestion.
07:08 May 28, 2015 PST
Dry Bulk Shipping Facing Anaemic Demand Growth
Global shipping consultancy Drewry released a report on Friday stating that they do not expect a return to profitability until 2017.
13:08 May 24, 2015 PST
Goodyear Prepares to Invest $550 Million in Mexican Plant.
Goodyear Chairman Kramer announces $550 million investment to build new plant in central Mexican state of San Luis Potosi.
06:11 May 21, 2015 PST
Channel 4 Flaunts 'Humans' Show With Fake and Creepy Storefront
The U.K.'s Channel 4 decided to advertise their upcoming TV show 'Humans' by opening a fake storefront and creeping everyone out.
16:16 May 18, 2015 PST
Facebook Testing New Search Engine to Compete With Google
Looking for ways to stay innovative, Facebook is testing a new search engine and instant news feature that could put it in direct competition with Google.
06:51 May 17, 2015 PST
Michelin Acquires UK Company Blackcircles.Com for $75.5 Million
International tire giant Michelin acquired 100 percent of tire internet distributor for $75.5 million on Wednesday.
08:14 May 14, 2015 PST
Global Shipping Freight Rates To Stay Low For A While
Goldman Sachs reported on Thursday that they expect shipping freight rates worldwide to remain low until at least 2020 due to a glut in ships, lower fuel costs, and a slowing Chinese economy.
22:25 May 13, 2015 PST
Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn break up
Tiger Woods and Olympic ski racer Lindsey Vonn have broken up after three years of dating.
18:20 May 10, 2015 PST
Warren Buffett: Reinsurance will slip due to Hedge Funds
Warren Buffett, the chairman of conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc., talked with shareholders about reinsurance at the annual company meeting last weekend.
06:02 May 9, 2015 PST
President's emails hit by Russian hack on White House
Hackers more than likely working for the Russian government were able to access President Barack Obama's emails during a cyberattack last October.
16:00 May 2, 2015 PST
Hormones At Work in New Organic Pesticide Project
Scientists are now focused on using insects' own hormones to rid otherwise healthy crops of debilitating pests.
14:29 May 1, 2015 PST
China on a Mission to Crack Down Insider Trading and Market Manipulation
As the Chinese stock market soars, new efforts are underway to minimize insider trading and stock market manipulation.
17:26 Apr 29, 2015 PST
More Victims Fall Prey to 'Psychic' Scams
A young woman claiming to have psychic powers has swindled hundreds of thousands of dollars from an elderly woman in Brevard County, Fla.
13:13 Apr 23, 2015 PST
College Student Drops The 'Herpes Bomb' to Fight STD Stigma
Ella Dawson isn't one to shy away from a fight. Even if that fight is with an incurable STD like herpes.
23:10 Apr 22, 2015 PST
The NHL Beard-A-Thon Is Back
If you see more beards than usual, they might be attached to some charitable hockey fans. Yes, it is NHL beard-a-thon time again.
07:27 Apr 21, 2015 PST
Study Shows More Female Chimps Than MaleS Use Tools to Hunt Prey
Further studies in the hunting habits of a group of chimpanzees prove more females than males use tools to hunt prey.
06:44 Apr 20, 2015 PST
Kansas Poised to Limit Spending Among Poor Residents
Kansas, in an attempt to fill a massive budget hole, is poised to pass a social services bill that will severely limit spending for those living on state assistance.
06:09 Apr 14, 2015 PST
Admedus Herpes Vaccine Ready for Second Phase of Clinical Study
Australian biotech Admedus Limited is proceeding this month with Phase II of their Herpes Simplex 2 (HSV-2) study, a therapeutic vaccine that could treat and prevent the spread of the herpes virus.
22:32 Apr 12, 2015 PST
North Dakota Residents Gear Up for Spring Turkey Hunting Season!
For residents of North Dakota, spring turkey hunting season begins 30 minutes before sunrise this Saturday April 11 and ends at sunset on Sunday May 17.
06:43 Apr 12, 2015 PST
Free Microsoft Windows 10 Upgrade May Come With Strings Attached
The update is scheduled to roll out this summer, which gives Microsoft plenty of time to clarify its position on offering a free upgrade to pirated copies of Windows 7 and 8.1.
05:49 Mar 27, 2015 PST
Washington Health Officials Warn of Increased Hantavirus Risk
With the coming of spring, the warnings from the Washington state health department have increased about the dangers of Hantavirus exposure.
06:26 Mar 23, 2015 PST
Amazing Tip From Stranger Brightens Kansas Waiter's Smile and Life
A hard-working waiter, Brian Maixner of Wichita, Kansas, has received a tip that will change his life and give him plenty of reasons to smile.
14:52 Mar 20, 2015 PST
Dyson Launches 'Fluffy' Handheld Vacuum in UK
With recent technological advances in battery power and life, Dyson launched its 'Fluffy' cordless vacuum, claiming it has twice the suction of other cordless models.
16:22 Mar 19, 2015 PST
Politicians Attempt Humor At Annual Boston St. Patrick's Day Breakfast
Boston's annual St. Patrick's Day political breakfast brought out the political jokers withe their mainly flat jokes, with just a few highlights.
12:52 Mar 18, 2015 PST
DirecTV Releases 4th Quarter Profit
Although DirecTV was expected to release performance figures that were better than its competitors in the Pay-TV market, it was not expected to show a profit.
06:01 Mar 5, 2015 PST
Bing Remains Horsepower in Predictive Modeling
Having a successful track record in predictive modeling is important if Bing intends to replace Google as the industry standard for predictive technology.
03:42 Mar 4, 2015 PST
UK Leads The World in Digital Advertising
In the UK, television advertising is expected to rise 3 percent in market share but still fall to less than half of digital advertising. Traditional print media, newspapers and magazines, have taken the worst hit on advertising
17:33 Mar 2, 2015 PST
Partners HealthCare Withdraws Bid to Acquire South Shore Hospital
Attorney General Healey has opposed the deal between Coakley and Partners and threatened legal action to stop the acquisition from going through.
14:33 Mar 1, 2015 PST
Congressional Action Crucial to Normalize US-Cuba Relations
Although the relationship between the United States and Cuba is the warmest it has been for 50 years many obstacles remain in the Obama administration's stated goal of normalizing the relationship.
15:36 Feb 16, 2015 PST
Three Transactions Can Now Single Out Identity of Credit Card
According to a new study, all it takes is cross-referencing the clues from three transactions to single out a person's credit card transactions.
03:50 Feb 9, 2015 PST
Pluripotent Stem Cells Hold The Key to Cure Human Baldness
Pluripotent stem cells - which are cells that can develop into any other type of cell - may hold the key to a cure for baldness in humans.
05:21 Feb 6, 2015 PST
Target Opens Plus-size Clothing Line Both In-store and Online
A week since Target announced they would be offering their plus-size line Lilly Pulitzer Plus online only and taking them out of the stores, the retail chain has announced a new plus-size line that will be offered both online and in-store.
13:34 Jan 29, 2015 PST
Sony Offers Discount, Extended Membership After Network Attack in December
In compensation to the PlayStation Network (PSN) users who suffered service interruptions and down-time in December, Sony is offering 10 percent discount codes and a five-day extension to their PS Plus subscribers.
11:58 Jan 25, 2015 PST
Ford to Build 'Greenest and Cleanest' Plant Site
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and administration members, to take a fact-finding trip through Europe in March to research ideas to develop the Ford site.
10:35 Jan 25, 2015 PST
Lavish Condo Breaks $100M Sale Price Ceiling in Manhattan
Shattering the record set almost four years ago, an incredibly sumptuous apartment on 57th Street has sold for $100.47 million dollars. The previous city record was for $88 million paid for a Central Park West address.
12:31 Jan 24, 2015 PST
London Undergoing Staggering Population Growth
London reversed the trend from the 70s and 80s with staggering population growth. It is on the brink of surpassing the population record set during WWII.
04:18 Jan 15, 2015 PST
Cancer Surge Threatens UK's Health Services
It is estimated that over 2.5 million people will be living with cancer in the UK during 2015. This number, up 500,000 in the last five years, will create a crisis of unmanageable proportions.
22:21 Jan 10, 2015 PST
Cruise Ships No Longer Exempted From Medical Malpractice Suits
A decision to end lack of medical liability by the Atlanta-based federal appeals court will overturn years of exemptions for medical care onboard cruise ships.
12:15 Dec 28, 2014 PST
OSU Student Hit By Truck on Campus Settles Lawsuit
The Ohio State student who was hit by a dump truck and lost his leg while riding his bike on campus has been awarded $500,000 and free undergraduate tuition in a court settlement.
15:37 Dec 25, 2014 PST
Military Humvees Now sold at auction to public
If you have ever wanted to own a military Humvee, now is your chance to buy one.
04:36 Dec 22, 2014 PST
Liverpool Reigns for Boob Jobs in Britain
A new study has revealed that more women are getting breast augmentation surgery in Liverpool than in any other part of the country.
13:13 Dec 21, 2014 PST
USDA and EPA Collaborate to Stop Food Waste
Food waste has become the single largest category of waste in the United States and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are trying to reduce it across the country
12:59 Dec 19, 2014 PST
Psychic's Warning Alarms Brazil's TAM Airlines to Change Flight Number
TAM airlines, of Brazil, found itself on the wrong side of a psychic prediction forcing it to change the flight number.
16:06 Dec 17, 2014 PST
New Medications to Reduce Stress for Piglets
According to veterinary researchers at Iowa State University pain medication can be delivered to piglets through sow's milk as the piglets nurse.
16:08 Dec 15, 2014 PST
DDA Probes Housing Applications After Allegations of Inconsistencies
The Delhi Development Authority is reviewing applications of the recent drawing for its housing program after allegations of inconsistencies were made public.
12:00 Dec 8, 2014 PST
Pineau De Re Predicted to Win 2015's Cheltenham Gold Cup
The last time a horse won back to back Grand Nationals was almost three decades ago, but Dr. Richard Newland believes that Pineau De Re can do it.
13:51 Dec 6, 2014 PST
Black Sea Devil Anglerfish Caught on Video for The First Time in Natural Habitat
For the first time, one of the most mysterious denizens of the deep, the Deep Sea Anglerfish, has been caught on video in its natural habitat.
17:32 Nov 30, 2014 PST
Soccer Legend Pele Hospitalized for Urinary Infection
Less than two weeks after spending three days in the hospital to have kidney stones removed, Pele was back in the hospital to have a urinary tract infection treated.
02:14 Nov 28, 2014 PST
Sports Betting in New Jersey Attracting Organized Crime
'The whole premise was that people in New Jersey approved gambling because they had confidence the regulatory process would be in charge,' said Steven Perskie, former lawmaker and co-writer of the law. 'Casinos would not have a complete free hand.
10:49 Nov 12, 2014 PST
How to Get Big in India's E-Commerce Boom; Delivering The Goods
India's e-commerce landscape is dominated by three companies; Amazon India, Flipkart and Snapdeal. For smaller companies trying to get into the surging market the best avenue may be delivering the packages.
15:33 Nov 2, 2014 PST
FTC Sues AT&T For 'Throttling' Cell Phone Data Speeds
The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint against AT&T Mobility alleging that the company did not sufficiently disclose to its customers the limitations on their data usage
03:05 Nov 2, 2014 PST
Body Hair Removal Getting Trendy Among Men
Male grooming has extended past the simple shave and 55 percent of men say they removed hair from their head, 13 percent removing hair from their chest.
02:32 Oct 13, 2014 PST
T-Mobile Launches New Router for Wi-Fi Calling and Texting Services
The router reportedly delivers top home-networking and Wi-Fi performance in addition to relief from spotty service in the home or office.
13:52 Sep 27, 2014 PST
Coca-Cola Brings Back The Citrus-Flavored Soda 'Surge'
Facebook and social media has become a popular way for companies to test the market and launch their products-something that is getting easier and easier these days.
13:09 Sep 18, 2014 PST
College Rankings for 2015 Keep Princeton on Top
Khurram Aziz checks out the 2015 U.S. News and World Report college rankings, to discover that Princeton once again retains the title of top private university.
08:13 Sep 12, 2014 PST
Banks Will Reinvestigate 2.5M PPI Claims Following FCA Inquiry
Bank and card companies plan to reinvestigate 2.5 million PPI mis-sell complaints following a recent inquiry by the Financial Conduct Authority, or FCA.
06:52 Sep 6, 2014 PST
iPhone 6 to Function as 'Mobile Wallet'
Apple has plans to add mobile wallet technology to the iPhone 6 following a deal with Visa, MasterCard and Amex that will allow users to make contactless, card-less payments.
06:21 Sep 4, 2014 PST
American Casinos Suffering From Oversaturation of Internet Gaming
Many towns, such as Atlantic City, NJ and Las Vegas, NV have built both their reputations and their economies on the foundation provided by their casinos and the industries that have sprung up in support of them.
07:49 Aug 28, 2014 PST
Donald Trump Sues Atlantic City Casinos for Defaming 'Trump' Brand
Trump is ready to sue two casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey, due to the accusation that they damage the Trump brand by having fallen into 'an utter state of disrepair.'
12:14 Aug 13, 2014 PST
Vodafone Boosts 3G Coverage to Rural UK
Coverage in rural areas of UK will soon see improvements, with Vodafone's announcement to expand services and close gaps in the telecoms network. Over 100 communities, to be announced Tuesday, will be offered Vodafone service for the first time.
08:00 Jul 29, 2014 PST
Ruffalo Retrieves Wallet From Stranger Through Tweets
Avengers actor Mark Ruffalo has his wallet returned by a Good Samaritan thanks to the communications abilities of social media.
23:01 Jul 27, 2014 PST
BitXatm to Install 1,000 Bitcoin ATMs Across America
A German manufacturer of ATM and POS solutions - BitXatm - recently announced that it would be installing 1,000 Bitcoin ATM machines across the United States.
18:09 Jul 24, 2014 PST
Eminem's Wembley Show Criticized for Poor Sound
Poor sound mars Eminem's first performance at Wembley Staium in London. Many people want their money back, but will probably not get it.
06:40 Jul 22, 2014 PST
Stocks Fall as Yellen Details Exorbitant Valuations
The Fed's Janet Yellen released a report last week, illustrating her concerns over the substantially stretched valuations on smaller social media, biotechnology firms.
05:29 Jul 21, 2014 PST
UK Government Enhances Cyber Security Measures
Cyber-security is at the top agenda, at least in the UK, where minister met to discuss its impact on the digital economy.
12:35 Jul 3, 2014 PST
New Study Probes Link Between Online Gaming With Mental Health
A new study is set to investigate the link between online multiplayer role-playing games with mental illness in young men.
13:40 Jun 5, 2014 PST
Forex Faces Tighter Oversight Under Osborne
New regulations will be underway on the foreign exchange in London, most often referred to as the Forex.
13:00 Jun 5, 2014 PST
Are E-Cigarettes An Effective Weapon in The Fight to Quit Smoking?
E-cigrattes were once touted as the answer to all the smoking-related illnesses that cost healthcare services millions. But are they really a panacea?
13:41 May 21, 2014 PST
Bieber and Kylie Jenner on Instagram - An Item?
Justin Bieber may be her ex, but chances are Selena Gomez may not be too thrilled with Bieber's latest Instagram post featuring himself with Kylie Jenner.
12:52 May 9, 2014 PST
High-Tech Interconnectivity Launched by Telecom Namibia
VPN technology is expanding across sub-Saharan Africa, with Namibia becoming the first country bring high-tech interconnectivity to international customers.
09:01 Apr 29, 2014 PST
Lucky Virginia Couple Wins Lottery Three Times
The Luck 'o the Irish hit Calvin and Zatera Spencer this March, who collected on lottery winnings three times in just one month.
19:27 Apr 1, 2014 PST
The Psychology of Finance
While systemic change in any well-established industry can only occur over time; every revolution has a point of origin. The financial institutions that will be able to create a positive financial exemplar will undoubtedly incorporate proactive meth
17:18 Feb 3, 2014 PST
Does Dove Have a Valid Point About Social Media and Beauty?
Dove's latest film, which premiered at this week's Sundance Film Festival, asks us to re-access the 'selfie'
03:45 Jan 30, 2014 PST
Reputation Management - Online Tools to Successfully Manage an Online Presence
There are many tools available to help you and your business manage their online reputations. Here's a breakdown of some of the more popular ones.
02:24 Nov 29, 2013 PST
Record Setting Pink Diamond Sold for $83 Million
Khurram Aziz checks out Sothebys auction room, as the stunning pink star diamond excited those in attendance, the massive sparkling beauty selling for a record $83 million.
04:32 Nov 28, 2013 PST
Online Eyeglasses Retailer ClearlyContacts To Open More Retail Locations
Growing expansion for Canadian contact lens retailer in Vancouver and elsewhere
12:40 Oct 27, 2013 PST
Top 5 US TV Shows You Should Be Watching
With the fall season in full swing, here's the pick of the hottest shows currently on TV
18:48 Oct 21, 2013 PST
Top US Cities To Find Finance Jobs
Despite the current economic climate, there are plenty of options available, depending greatly on the type of finance job you are looking for and where you want to live.
17:33 Oct 11, 2013 PST
Rogers Making Home Feel Closer While You're Away
Smart home monitoring from a Canadian cable company allows you to stay connected with your home no matter where you are
17:37 Oct 10, 2013 PST
Will Skype Save 3D?
On its 10th anniversary, Skype reveals that its developing 3D video calling - can it revive a flagging sector?
16:29 Aug 30, 2013 PST
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