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Technology killed manufacturing jobs; trade is what will bring their replacement

Welcome to the new world order. After years of liberalization, globalization is in retreat. Populist political victories and backroom deals to<p>strongarm encourage firms to keep manufacturing jobs at home are our new realities.<p>One could argue the revolt is deserved. Proponents of globalization …

Economics

Eoniq wants to change the way you buy watches

I wrote last year about how I felt about smartwatches, being an amateur watch collector. One of my main gripes with current-gen favorites like the now-defunct Pebble and Apple Watch was that they offered little choice when it came to the overall design of the timepiece, as compared to the wide …

One of Wall Street's most accurate tech analysts predicts the 10 biggest surprises for 2017

RBC Capital's managing director Mark Mahaney has covered internet stocks since 1998, and is consistently rated as one of the most accurate tech analysts in the market.<p>Earlier this week, Mahaney published a new report with a list of predictions that he thinks would be the most surprising for tech …

The Search for Aliens Has Become a Grassroots Movement for Billionaires

The last few years demonstrate that extraterrestrial research has finally moved into the mainstream — and money is pouring in fast.<p>Aside from a …

GO:MIXER | Audio Mixer for Smartphones

Perform, Mix Audio, and Record Video with Your Smartphone—All at Once<p>Compact, portable, and easy to use, GO:MIXER makes it simple to record …

Can IBM’s Watson Do It All?

Big Blue’s artificial intelligence division is a sprawling effort to corner seemingly every market in AI.<p>From winning <i>Jeopardy</i> in 2011 to helping write a sad song last year, IBM’s Watson cognitive computing platform is all over popular culture. Press releases fly out about Watson producing a movie …

3 Traditional Industries Finally Embracing New Technologies

Maybe restaurants are not as old as time itself, but they are certainly as old as civilization. Everyone loves leaving their dishes in the cabinets at home and going out to eat, and we all like being spoiled by a good server while eating food prepared by a chef. It is a no-brainer sometimes to bail …

Emerging Technology

The Italian Street Style Star Inspiring All of Our Summer Looks

Dressing for the sticky Summer months can be difficult. Not only is your skirt sticking to the back of your legs and your makeup sliding down your …

Israel harnessing sunshine with world's tallest solar tower

In sunny Israel, solar energy supplies only a small percentage of the nation's power needs, leaving it far behind countries with cloudier and colder climates.<p>Now the fledgling solar industry is trying to make a leap forward with a large-scale project boasting the world's tallest solar tower, as a …

Climate change: Fresh doubt over global warming 'pause'

<b>A controversial study that found there has been no slowdown in global warming has been supported by new research.</b><p>Many researchers had accepted that the rate of global warming had slowed in the first 15 years of this century.<p>But new analysis in the journal Science Advances replicates findings that …

Climate Change

Investing Tips to Get Kids Started With Mutual Funds

Best Mutual Funds for Kids<p>How to Get Kids Started With Mutual Funds<p>Updated August 31, 2017<p>The best mutual funds for kids are not unlike the best …

Investing

CES 2017: Adorable LG Robots Will Clean Airports, Mow Your Lawn

The robots are coming, and they want to make your life a little easier.<p>LG Corporation unveiled its new lineup of intelligent robots at CES in Las …

Robotics

New SuperBatteries are Finally Here

It’s been a long time coming, but the wait is now over for a battery that lasts longer than your milk. Having to replace batteries in games, remotes, …

Clean Energy

Kick off the New Year with this insanely steep mountain biking line

How did you celebrate New Year’s Eve?<p>Did you get out and enjoy the great outdoors in the waning moments of 2016? Did you stay at home and pop a …

Honda's amazing self-balancing motorcycle defies gravity

Keeping a motorcycle upright at high speeds is simple -- mostly you just have to hang on. Yet when a bike is slowly cruising through a parking lot, in traffic, or at a stop, balance is handled by the rider. That can be difficult on larger, heavier cycles like cruisers. Honda's trying to make bike …

London Fashion Week Men’s Fall 2017: The Scene

The best exhibitions, stores and restaurants to visit during London Fashion Week Men's fall 2017.<p>From the new Cutler and Gross vintage store in …

Growing Between Zenefits And Workday, Namely Raises $50 Million And 'Sees A Path To IPO'

Living and growing between public leader Workday and a host of fellow startups, Namely CEO Matt Straz continues to amass investor dollars in the pursuit of an eventual public listing for his HR software.<p>Zenefits has gotten most of the headlines in the category on its rollercoaster from hottest …

Venture Capital

The 27 most important finance books ever written

With that in mind, we've highlighted 27 classic works that every Wall Streeter should read.<p>Many of these books show up time and again in lists of books recommended by the pros themselves.<p>Topics covered include everything from the most important principles of investing to inside stories of the worst …

One in three children send naked selfies online because parents let them 'roam free' on the internet

Children are being bullied, lured into sharing sexually pictures and groomed by abusers online because parents have left them to “roam free” on the internet, the Government’s young people’s tsar has warned.<p>Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England, said “wholly irresponsible” adults …

Fake News

The 'internet of things' is going to invade your home, whether you like it or not

In the coming years, chips and digital components are going to creep into everyday objects and appliances. It promises to transform how we interact with our possessions — but also poses huge security risks, could drastically undermine privacy, and even poses a threat to the very concept of …

Stressed Over Higher Interest Rates?

Mortgage rates have risen since the election of Donald Trump, from 3.5% to the recent 4.2%. Bond investors are perceiving an economic stimulus package to uplift the economy. More business activity, greater commerce, and faster job growth are certainly good news, which thereby also no longer …

Interest Rates

Evidence that Russia leaked emails obtained after U.S. elections, officials say

U.S. intelligence agencies obtained what they considered to be conclusive evidence after the November election that Russia provided hacked material …

Habit sends you meals based on your unique DNA profile

In a world where new meal subscription services are popping up every day, is there really room for one more?<p>That’s a tough one to answer, but Habit is unlike any of the others and when it launches nationally later this year/early next year, it’s certainly worth your consideration.<p>What is it?<p>Habit …

Biomarkers

Get a look at the innards of a 270-foot wind turbine

Don’t watch if you’re scared of heights.<p>The video above was taken at the National Wind Technology Center, a research facility run by the Department of Energy outside Boulder, Colorado. In it, DOE’s Simon Edelman scales the inside of a 270-foot GE wind turbine, pointing out various features of the …

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WordPress

The Strong Dollar Could Bash the Economy—and It’s Just Getting Started

The headlines are full of scary reports about the dollar’s rise to a 14-year high against a basket of six major currencies. Its strength will hurt …

Coros debuts its Linx smart cycling helmet with bone conduction audio

Coros Wearables is introducing its Linx Smart Cycling Helmet, which has an interesting new technology called “open-ear bone conduction.”<p>The helmet uses vibration through the bones on the side of your head to play music, conduct phone calls, and communicate with other bikers. The company announced …

Earbuds

UFO And Alien Signs Hidden In Antiques

Conspiracy theorists have come up with a novel claim, yet again. This one is associated with aliens and UFO. In accordance with them, century old …

Paranormal

Barclays Flags ‘Black Swan Threats’ to Commodities This Year

Watch out for the unexpected in commodities in 2017. Barclays Plc said raw materials markets from energy to metals face the high likelihood of …

Economy