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'Blade Runner 2049': Watch Ryan Gosling in Mysterious First Clip

Long-awaited sequel reveals 90-second sequence ahead of October 6th release<p>Ryan Gosling's Officer K investigates a replicant-filled sweatshop in the …

Did a Mole-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named Leak Plot to Elect Trump?

A brave lawyer defending people the Russian government accuses of treason says the case of cyber experts charged with working for the CIA is about …

Globalisation: the rise and fall of an idea that swept the world

It’s not just a populist backlash – many economists who once swore by free trade have changed their minds, too. How had they got it so wrong? By Nikil Saval<p>The annual January gathering of the World Economic Forum in Davos is usually a placid affair: a place for well-heeled participants to exchange …

Globalization

17 hidden useful tricks and shortcuts for your new Apple TV

As opposed to older Apple TV models, the latest version can install apps and is a fairly sophisticated computer that hooks up to your TV. Apple calls it "the future of television."<p>You can tell if you have the latest Apple TV by looking at the remote: the new version's remote has a touchpad and six …

Smart TV

Rauner vetoes budget in Illinois showdown

Attempting to avoid becoming the first state ever to see its bond rating downgraded to “junk” status, the Illinois legislature on Tuesday sent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner a $36 billion spending plan in a dramatic showdown that culminated in an extraordinary Fourth of July vote.<p>Rauner, who called …

U.S. Politics

America's Amazon Problem

To understand the depth and breadth of Jeff Bezos’ ambitions for the company he built, type www.relentless.com into your browser. The domain Bezos registered in 1994 will redirect to Amazon, the company aptly, and ambitiously, nicknamed The Everything Store. He tells his shareholders that the …

eCommerce

Embracing an Ordinary Economy

In his new book, economist and historian Marc Levinson explains why no one should expect a return to the growth of the post-war boom years.<p>In the past half century, many politicians have promised to return the country to the golden years following World War II: an era of continuous, strong economic …

Economics

Google Makes So Much Money, It Never Had to Worry About Financial Discipline—Until Now

Earlier this year, Astro Teller, a ponytailed scientist and science fiction writer, gave a TED Talk.<p>It was a first for Teller, but not for X, or …

Google Glass

The Best Business Reads of December

The month’s most interesting stories about money and business from around the web<p>At the end of each month, the editors of <i>The Atlantic</i>’s Business channel round up their favorite stories about money, business, and economics from around the web. The list includes pieces that are informative, unique, …

Dominican Republic

The master key to understanding the IoT Revolution

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been labeled as "the next Industrial Revolution" because of the way it will change the way people live, work, entertain, and travel, as well as how governments and businesses interact with the world.<p>In fact, the revolution is already starting.<p>That brand new car that …

Internet of Things

Photogrammar

Interactive Map<p>The map plots the approximately 90,000 photographs that have geographical information. Customize your search by by photographer, date, …

Great Depression