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Warren Buffett's 10 largest current stock bets

There are more than 40 stocks in Berkshire Hathaway's stock portfolio, but some holdings are much larger than others.<p>The majority of Berkshire Hathaway's stock portfolio was hand-selected by CEO Warren Buffett himself. This is especially true of the portfolio's largest stock positions. With that in …

Research Says This Required Job Skill Will Trump Emotional Intelligence by the Year 2020

World Economic Forum's "Future of Jobs Report" reveals the top 10 job skills required for workers to thrive by 2020.<p>Last year the World Economic Forum (WEF) published its <i>Future of Jobs Report</i>, forecasting thetop 10 job skills required for workers to thrive by 2020, according to global chief human …

A 26-year old Bitcoin entrepreneur was handed prison time, and the experience only confirmed his belief in the cryptocurrency

The rise of 26-year old Charlie Shrem was swift. So was his fall.<p>The self-professed computer geek turned divisive digital currency entrepreneur won notoriety as the founder of BitInstant. The firm took off, attracting investors like the Winklevoss twins, and helping popularize bitcoin.<p>Then, his …

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This $5 device can hack password-protected computers in just 30 seconds

Even the strongest passwords are fallible, and as Samy Kamkar demonstrates, sometimes it doesn’t take much.<p>Kamkar’s new exploit, PoisonTap, uses free software and a $5 Raspberry Pi Zero microcomputer. After attaching the Raspberry Pi to a USB adapter and plugging it in, the device goes to work. In …

Following The Eccentric Habits Of These 10 Geniuses Can Make You Smarter

Failure occurs everyday, in school, jobs, housework, and within families. It is unavoidable, irritating and causes pessimism.<p>While the thought of …

The mathematically proven strategy to win 14 of the most popular games

By Ana Swanson<p>Ana Swanson<p>Reporter<p>Bio Follow<p><i>Originally published May 8</i><p>From Risk to tic-tac-toe, popular games involve tons of strategic decisions, probability and math. So one happy consequence of being a data nerd is that you may have an advantage at something even non-data nerds understand: …

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How a Kid Running an Obscure Music Forum Became the Target Of the UK's Biggest Ever Piracy Case

From his bedroom in North East England, Kane Robinson ran a music forum for 12,000 enthusiastic indie fans. But did a uni student with no prior convictions really deserve two years in prison?<p>It’s 5pm on a Friday and Kane Robinson is sat in his parents home in North Shields, a fishing town on the …

“Unsexy Plumbing,” Integrated Data And The Future Of The Healthcare System

Healthcare, like so many other sectors of the economy, is being transformed by technology. The changes are most obvious at the front end of healthcare, where health payment solutions, data analytics tools, telehealth, wearable devices and other products and services are addressing the needs of both …

8 Authentic Italian Dishes You May Never Have Heard Of

<i>Each week, Italian local</i> <b>Emiko Davies</b> <i>takes on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p>Most of us are familiar with Italian food heavy-hitters. We know and love caprese salad, risotto, and spaghetti carbonara. But there's a whole word of regional dishes …

6 Predictions About The Future Of Digital Transformation

Gazing intensely into their respective crystal balls, Gartner, IDC, and Forrester have come up with predictions for 2016 and beyond, highlighting digital transformation and its impact on businesses and consumers worldwide.<p>According to Forrester, only 27% of today’s businesses have a coherent …

11 Successful Women in Tech

11 Successful Women in Tech<p>Last month, a hashtag spread across social media about women in tech: #thisiswhatanengineerlookslike.<p>Female engineers …

Google Glass

Try Apple's Swift language in IBM's online sandbox

Apple recently announced that it has open sourced its Swift programming language that lets developers code software for iOS, OS X, tvOS and watchOS. You can now try it for yourself without installing anything, thanks to IBM.<p>The company has launched a Web-based Swift sandbox where you can write code …

These Women Want Girls to Play With Tech-Savvy Toys

They had dreams of growing up to become a lawyer, a dancer, and a pilot. The career paths they ended up taking look very different, and now they are …

These are the 10 smartest countries in the world when it comes to science

That's partly why the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) tracks new college degrees in 40 of the world's most advanced countries.<p>Now the group has released its 2015 Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard report, which includes data up to 2012.<p>The ranking is based on …

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Apple’s Swift programming language is now open source

As promised earlier in the year, Apple’s Swift team has now posted source code for the Swift compiler and standard library functions and objects. Open-sourcing Swift is a big win for the developer community as it means Swift can now be setup to run on a server and many other use cases, bringing …

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Apple’s Swift programming language is now open source, and has its own website

Apple had until the end of the year to make good on making Swift open source, and now it has. The language, along with its compiler, libraries and debugger, are all open source.<p>Swift has been released under the Apache 2.0 license, which means developers can use it as they like — even in commercial …

How The Brains Of Happy, Successful People Are Wired

Greater connectivity in the brain may be linked to greater happiness and life satisfaction.<p>It seems that some people may really have all the luck. According to the "general intelligence g factor" theory, if you're adept at one cognitive function (like working memory), you're likely to be adept in …

Immersive Virtual Reality gaming center opens in Australia

A new gaming center has opened its doors in Melbourne, Australia, and it's not quite your typical after-school haunt. This place, called Zero Latency, offers true immersive virtual reality experience: if you want to kill zombies, you'll literally have to walk/run around, aim and shoot a VR gun. <i>CNET</i> …

For Benedictine Monks, The Joy Of Making Albums And Beer

"The monastic life is very plain and ordinary," says Father Cassian Folsom, the founder and prior of the Monks of Norcia, ensconced in the St. Benedict Monastery in central Italy. "You get up, and you pray, and you do your work and go to bed and then the next day you do the same thing."<p>A large …

India's 2nd Largest IT Services Firm, Infosys, Could Be Coming Out Of Its Growth Funk

India’s second-largest IT services firm Infosys posted vigorous first-quarter earnings numbers to the credit of its new CEO, Vishal Sikka, who is trying to revive the flagging fortunes of a once-iconic firm and bring it up to speed with the industry.<p>“Our efforts in redesigning our clients’ …

WATCH: A Japanese hermit's serene mountain retreat

Take a few minutes to let your stress melt away with this gorgeous film about a Japanese ascetic who pursues awakening via Shugendō in a secluded …

The 10 Words You Should Never Use In Your LinkedIn Profile

Sure, you may be motivated, passionate, and creative, but these buzzwords just make you sound like everyone else.<p>When you’re describing your experience and applying for a job do you let potential employers know that you’re motivated? Nice word—but everyone else uses it, too. “Motivated,” in fact, …

Articles about five-best-audio-products-market-today on Dwell.com - Dwell

A creative imagination is a key ingredient in timeless, luxury designs.<p>Here at Dwell, we love music.<p>With its community market initiative, PPS reinvents the public square on the international scale.<p>Although we shouldn’t admit it, the Dwell reception area doesn’t always resemble the best of modern …

Ghetto Tarot

Staged re-enactments of tarot cards symbolize the power of superstition in Haitian slums, conveying the people’s deep-running belief in the power Voodoo.<p><b>Photographs and text by Alice Smeets</b><p><i>We first discovered this work after it was submitted to the Portrait Awards 2015. Although it was not chosen</i> …

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Spotify vs. Apple Music: Is there a difference in sound quality?

If you're still waiting to pull the trigger on either an Apple Music or Spotify streaming subscription, will any difference in sound quality help you make a decision?<p>Apple Music officially launched this week on iOS devices for$9.99 (£9.99/AU$11.99) a month, and it comes into a marketplace that is …

Artist manipulates photos into surreal and dreamlike scenes

Typically, when we feature Sarah DeRemer's artwork, we're weirded out by her animal mashups. But this time, we're going to peek into her dream …

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For a More Creative Brain, Travel

How international experiences can open the mind to new ways of thinking<p>There are plenty of things to be gained from going abroad: new friends, new experiences, new stories.<p>But living in another country may come with a less noticeable benefit, too: Some scientists say it can also make you more …

The Saudi Princess and the Multi-Million Dollar Shopping Spree

Saudi princess Maha bint Mohammed bin Ahmad al-Sudairi reportedly tried to stiff some of Paris’s most exclusive boutiques for $20 million and skip out on a $7 million dollar hotel bill. James Reginato follows her trail.<p>It’s an old gambit—slipping out of a hotel in the dead of night to dodge the …