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Is airline food taking off?

AMERICAN airlines are increasingly focusing on their food as a way to distinguise themselves from competitors. So says Jami Counter, the senior …

Age shall not weary her

AS THE holiday season of 1913 drew near, only one thing stood between Woodrow Wilson and a long-awaited vacation on the Gulf of Mexico. Congress was …

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Swedish ambition

MOBILE payment platforms have suffered several false starts over the past few years. <i>The Economist</i> noted that usage of mobile wallets, where …

Housing bubble fears renewed after price surge of 8.4% last year

House prices across the UK rose by an average of 8.4% last year, helped by a late surge in property values which recorded £40 a day being added to the price tag of an average British home in the final weeks of last year.<p>However, the headline data on prices, collected by the Nationwide Building …

J.P. Morgan adds former GE Capital CEO to its board

Severe weather along Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast leaves five dead

Severe weather along Saudi Arabia's Red Sea coast claimed five lives on Tuesday, including three children who drowned, and closed schools and universities, the country's Civil Defence said.<p>An 11 year-old child drowned in the western province of Yanbu, apparently due to a valley flooding. Another …

Tech industry sales forecast uneven for 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — As the consumer tech industry kicks off 2014 at its annual convention in Las Vegas, it's looking forward to a year in which it is expected to grow twice as fast as the U.S. economy.<p>Yet pockets of weakness remain in tech sectors, where new technologies are replacing the old.<p>As that …

Facebook Isn't Actually A Good Way To Judge Potential Employees, Say Researchers

Back in 2012, we learned that Facebook stalking would tell you if a person was worth hiring. Researchers at Northern Illinois University found that they could predict job performance based on just 5-10 minute reviews of college students’ Facebook pages, based on interviews with their employers six …

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Why Hillary Clinton Is Making Headlines Right Now

Everyone is buzzing about Hillary Clinton this morning. Why? Did she make some sort of political announcement? No, friends. She got bangs.<p>Yes, following in the fringed footsteps of Michelle Obama, Hillary has joined Club Bangs, and she debuted her new hair element at the inauguration of New York …

How to dress: the teddy bear coat

What do Carine Roitfeld, Kim Kardashian and I have in common? This coat. Nothing else, to be fair, but no matter. Such is the barrier-crashing, agenda-setting power of the teddy bear coat, which may well be the world's very first It coat. Carine, to give her her dues, owned the grungy-fur look – as …

From white shirts on men to wedge-heel trainers: what's hot and what's not on planet fashion this week

Going up<p><b>White shirts on men</b> Ed Burstell on Liberty Of London has made them a key component of his very stylish uniform. We approve.<p><b>Rose-gold hair</b> Totally a thing, thanks to Sienna Miller. Reboot your highlights sharpish.<p><b>Opaque tights</b> Silver lining of the boring post-Christmas bit of winter: you can …

21 Films to Look Forward to in 2014

World War II dramas, dystopian teen trilogies, time travel, Bible stories, and more<p>The coming year in cinema is shaping up to be strikingly symmetrical: As one major dystopian YA franchise arrives, another winds down. As one World War II drama kicks off the year, another caps it off. The first …

Billboard: Digital music sales decrease for the first time ever, vinyl continues to grow

It was inevitable: After years of highs and then a plateau, digital music sales saw their first decrease in 2013. Last year, digital song purchases dropped almost six percent according to a <i>Billboard</i> report, while digital album sales dropped 0.1 percent. Compact discs continued their downward spiral …

7 stories to read this weekend

Happy new year! It is time to get your year started with some good, quality writing from around the web. Here are my picks for the weekend — I hope …

Motorola's New Year's resolution is to sell more smartphones, drops unlocked Moto X to $400

It's no secret that Motorola's flagship Moto X hasn't been a <i>tremendous</i> hit with consumers, and with considerable inventory likely building up, it's time to move some product. Google's smartphone arm is kicking off the new year with some aggressive new pricing. The base configured Moto X will now …

Most Economists Say Happy New Year — Really

As the new year begins, most economists' annual forecasts are brimming with good cheer.<p>"The economic news remains broadly encouraging," the Goldman Sachs forecasters write in their 2014 outlook.<p>And the brighter prospects are not limited to this country. "The global economy is likely to emerge in …

Samsung Electronics drops 5 percent on weak earnings outlook, soaring won | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd fell more than 5 percent on Thursday to its lowest in over four months, weighed down by analysts’ forecasts of lower quarterly earnings due to the strong won currency and weaker margins at its display business.<p>Visitors look at the latest Samsung products …

Government set to make profit from rail fares, study shows

Rail fares are rising so quickly that the government will soon be making a profit from the commuting public, campaigners claimed as the new year ushered in higher annual season ticket prices.<p>According to a report from the consultants Credo, for the Campaign for Better Transport (CBT), by 2018 the …

See New Year's Eve Through Google Glass in Times Square

Amid the sea of smartphones and handheld cameras capturing the iconic Times Square ball drop on New Year's Eve was at least one pair of Google</i> …

Sherlock – TV review

So that's how <b>Sherlock</b> (BBC1) did it. He had a bungee cord attached to him when he jumped, bounced back up before hitting the ground, hopped in through a window, had a cheeky snog with Molly, then disappeared to the forests of eastern Europe in order to dismantle Moriarty's network. Watson, …

Switched On: The 2013 Switchies, Part One

<i>Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.</i><p>It's that special time of year between holiday sales and the pre-CES hype cycle that presents an opportunity to consider some of the most innovative devices of the year. Switched On is proud to present the 2013 …

Fitbit's New Year Resolution Uses The iPhone 5S And Its Innovative M7 Chip For Growth

I suspect that right now many people building their New Year’s Resolution around fitness. That means a surge of interest in wearable fitness trackers. Fitbit is well established in this area, but the latest update to their iOS app is gong to give them a short-term advantage and help them attract …

iPhone users smartest, Test of Wits says. BlackBerry? Sorry

You are your smartphone, and your smartphone is you.<p>It is, by now, an accepted wisdom that your choice of pocket computer says more about you than perhaps even you might articulate.<p>These pages are evidence that such a choice elicits a competitive element. So might I present a supposedly objective …

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Google and Audi’s new connected cars are really just about selling you apps

Expect a lot of hype this coming year about the “connected car.” At the Consumer Electronics Show, the industry’s main event, which starts on Jan. 7 in Las Vegas, the big car firms are all due to show off how their cars are taking advantage of internet access, and Google and Audi will announce that …

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Why I’m interested in Bitcoin

Some people assume that all Bitcoin advocates are motivated by a libertarian political agenda. That is certainly not my agenda. I’m a lifelong …

AOL Sells Winamp And Shoutcast Music Services To Online Radio Aggregator Radionomy

Some more detail on the fate of Winamp and Shoutcast, the legacy digital music services that owner AOL (which also owns TechCrunch) originally planned to shut down but then halted pending a sale. They are not being bought by Microsoft, as we had heard when we first reported news of a sale. The …

2013: The Year in Apple and Technology at Large

Christopher Mims, writing for Quartz, “2013 Was a Lost Year for Tech”:<p>2013 was the year smartphones became commodities, just like the PCs they …