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The zodiac nailed what's going on in the Chinese stock market right now

In his "Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets" blog earlier this year, veteran investor Mark Mobius noted, "According to the Chinese calendar, 2015 is the Year of the Goat (or sheep), creatures that are typically peaceful in nature but can also be stubborn, while exhibiting <b>herd-like …

Stock Markets

Google just showed us one area where it's miles ahead of Apple

Arguably the most exciting announcement at Google I/O was the introduction of Google on Tap: A more advanced version of Google Now that can actually anticipate what you need before you ask.<p>It does this by assessing the information on your phone to pull up relevant bits of data, such as locations, …

Machine Learning

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

Business School

Here's where the world's $263 trillion worth of stuff is

Credit Suisse's 2014 Global Wealth Report analyzed the amount and distribution of wealth across the planet. They estimated that the sum total of global wealth in mid-2014 was a massive $263 trillion dollars, more than double the level in 2000.<p>Most of that wealth is concentrated in the developed …

Credit Suisse

Selling GE Capital Was Both a Brave and a Good Idea

Steven Moore for HBR<p>Imagine that you have a business with two business units. And for the sake of simplicity let’s say that business unit A is in financial services and all its offerings have an 80% ROI, and business unit B is in manufacturing and all its offerings earn a 20% ROI.<p>It turns out that …

Investing

投票支持加强煽动恶法<br>——这108名议员是谁?

Autonomous car down-time may make us sick, study warns

Autonomous cars sound like a great idea, right? No driving, just shuffling around safely thanks to an always-aware network of connected cars. Those …

Driverless Cars

If Google brings Android Wear to iPhone, the Apple Watch is in trouble

Steve Jobs, so incensed by how similar the first version of Android was to his precious iPhone, vowed to destroy it completely, famously promising to …

2015 Nissan Murano

40,000 miles of rock-steady road tripping.<p>Not to sound like Michigan’s tourism bureau, but the northern reaches of <i>Car and Driver</i>’s home state contain dozens of charming places. And it seemed as though our long-term Nissan Murano visited most of them during its 40,000 miles with us. It went to …

Nissan

10 reasons why the new MacBook isn’t for you

The new MacBook goes on sale this week, and while the first reviews have raved about its incredible design, unbelievable thinness and jaw-dropping display, it’s probably not for you.<p>While early critiques might have alleviated concerns that the new MacBook’s CPU is about as powerful as a 2011 …

Exclusive: Google is close to making Android Wear work on the iPhone

But will Apple let it happen?<p>Google is working on getting its Android Wear smartwatch platform to work with the iPhone, and it is close to finishing the final technical details, according to a source close to the development team. If Google released it and if Apple allowed it on its platform, it …

Wear OS

Asiana Airlines flight crash-lands at San Francisco airport; 2 dead, many injured

<b>San Francisco:</b> An Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul, South Korea, crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, killing …

12-inch MacBook review

<i>(Shot on location at WeWork. Also available on YouTube)</i><p>Apple's latest laptop is simply called the MacBook.<p>Actually, I suppose, you're going to see everybody refer to it as "the new MacBook" for a little while, but that's just temporary. The name is a signal. Apple could have called it the MacBook …

MacBook Air

Why your iPad’s virtual keyboard might be getting a whole lot better real soon

One of the longstanding complaints about iOS was that Apple, in stark contrast to Android, wasn’t open to third-party keyboards. Thankfully, with the …

How to use your MacBook in closed-clamshell mode

I was setting up my MacBook Pro with Retina display to work with a new external monitor today, thinking that when I connected to the monitor via HDMI and closed the lid, I’d see the display up on the new monitor.<p>I was disappointed when I saw absolutely nothing up on my new monitor, so I went …

For Thieves, Legos are Like Uncut Diamonds: Untraceable & Invaluable

Gloria Haas stole enough Legos last week to build her own plastic prison cell, according to authorities in Nassau County, New York. The 53-year-old …

Japanese Investors Lost Tons Of Money In US Assets, How Much Will Chinese Investors Lose?

Two decades ago, Japanese investors lost tons of money by selling, at a loss, US assets they purchased a few years ago at inflated prices.<p>Now, Chinese investors seem to be going down the same path, buying up US commercial real estate at inflated prices, and running the risk of suffering similar …

Real Estate

Samsung's Dangerous Rush To Innovation Leads To Galaxy S6 Edge Shortages

With the public availability of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge opening up on April 10 (alongside the regular Galaxy S6), news that the South Korean company is struggling to meet demand for the curved screen smartphone is a double-edged sword.<p>The immediate reaction should be ‘great, demand outstrips …

Electronics Industry

Obama says China bullying smaller nations in South China Sea row

Rapid building on Spratly archipelago risks destablalising the region amid competing claims for territory<p>US president Barack Obama said Washington is concerned China is using its “sheer size and muscle” to push around smaller nations in the South China Sea, just hours after Beijing gave a detailed …

China

Windows 10 will offer a one-stop shop for apps, music and video

If you're a Windows user who's tired of flipping back and forth between the Xbox Music and Video stores to get your media fix, then you'll be pleased to know that will all change with the next version of Windows. Microsoft has revealed that, at long last, it plans on combining music, video and apps …

To Keep Bugs Off Airplane Wings, NASA Is Trying Out Anti-Stick Coatings

Houston, we have a problem<p>NASA has a bug problem. While cars on long road trips might suffer from bug guts on the windshield, bugs also splatter on aircraft wings during flight. This can interrupt the flow of air over the wings, increasing drag and making the flight less efficient.<p>In order to …

Aviation

ICYMI: Apple Watch pre-order how-tos and early reviews

This week, Lewis has the inside look at the best way to pre-order that Apple Watch, Buster and Luke have a ton of insight on the wristband based on early reviews, and there’s even more, like the straight dope on the new Macbook from Buster, top keyboard shortcuts for all Mac users from Rob, and a …

Did Apple Flub The Timing Of The Apple Watch?

The Apple Watch reviews are already in, and the verdict is pretty consistent: Apple’s long-awaited smartwatch looks great, but it’s slow, the interface is a little confusing, and too many of the apps are half-baked.<p>The decidedly mixed reviews are unusual for Apple, even for an entirely new product. …

Smartwatches

First reviews: New MacBook is gorgeous, but limited

Apple Watch has been hogging so much of the tech spotlight lately that you could be forgiven for forgetting that Apple is also about to release a revolutionary new computer.<p>The first reviews of the new MacBook landed on the web to remind us that the first gold MacBook will be available to order …

Lego is going after a $3 billion video game juggernaut

Lego is betting against that prediction. On Thursday it introduced a new game that brings its classic construction toys into the digital era.<p>Players build Lego creations in the traditional way - with plastic Lego building blocks and a set of instructions - which can then be transferred from real …

Lego

New Windows 10 Mail and Calendar apps appear in leaked build

While Microsoft’s Windows 10 preview program is starting to supply updates on a regular basis, the leakers are always one step ahead. A new Windows 10 build (10051) has surfaced on the internet today that includes some welcome changes. The most obvious additions are new Mail and Calendar apps that …

Apps

Analysts are clashing over whether the euro's slide against the dollar has started a 'currency war'

War language is no stranger to modern monetary policy.<p>The massive bond buying programmes, or quantitative easing (QE), that central banks have used in response to the financial and economic crises that have rocked the global economy since 2008 are often referred to as a bazooka.<p>After lowering …

Economy

One of Microsoft's Best Apps Is Now on iPhone and Android

Microsoft released paper-scanning app Office Lens for iPhones and Android on Friday, opening one of its most popular apps to a wider world of mobile …

Apps

The 10 Best Things From April 2015

Gear & Gadgets