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Watch Elon Musk’s TED talk on his grand tunnel plan, self-driving cars and more

Elon Musk, the CEO of at least three companies that we know of, was onstage at the 2017 TED conference in Vancouver last Friday, mostly blowing minds with a demonstration video for his vision of how a network of underground tunnels might ease traffic concerns. Musk talks about The Boring Company in …

Tom Kerridge's crayfish 'popcorn’

You can buy prepared crayfish tail meat from your fishmonger or supermarket. The cornmeal coating batter I’ve used here gives them great crunch, and they’re ideal party food with some mayonnaise to dip them into.<p>SERVES<p>8<p>INGREDIENTS<p>500g crayfish tail meat, cleaned<p>vegetable oil, for deep-frying<p>plain …

Blockchain and IoT: Automating machine transactions in the fourth industrial revolution

Dr Carsten Stöcker of the innogy Innovation Hub explores IOTA for the machine economy.<p>Historically, trust has been "added on" to products or …

Blockchain

Demystifying the Dark Web: What It Is and Where to Find It

As you may know, the “web” runs deeper than that network of hyperlinked pages you’re browsing right now.<p>Technically, the portion of the web that …

Bitcoin hits 3-year peak, nears record high on U.S. ETF approval talk

LONDON (Reuters) - Digital currency bitcoin hit its highest levels in more than three years on Thursday and came within $3 of an all-time peak, on speculation that the first bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) is set to receive approval from the U.S. financial regulator.<p>Traditional financial players …

Cryptocurrency

Banco Santander Invests in Artificial Intelligence Startups

Spanish lender Banco Santander SA has invested in two artificial-intelligence companies, part of the financial industry’s increased focus on …

Artificial Intelligence

Overnight cinnamon buns with cream cheese frosting

If you're in a hurry, you can skip the overnight chilling step. This just brings out a yeastier flavour in the bun which I prefer. Instead, just proof the raw buns in a warm place for two hours and then bake.<p><b>MAKES</b><p>8 large buns<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>3/4 cup (150g) warm water<br>• 2 1/4 tsp (8g) active dry yeast<br>• 1/2 cup …

Baking

Anna Jones’s recipe for golden miso roast potato salad

Potatoes are magical in all their forms, but there’s nothing like a baked spud, full of flavour and comfort, to lift your spirits – here are my favourite ways to fill them<p>Potatoes are just about my favourite thing to eat. They have been a comfort and solace for me through good times and bad. …

Chickpea and potato-curry-stuffed flatbread recipe

If you've never had curry for breakfast, you're missing out. Try this veggie one in a homemade flatbread<p>I know curry seems a bit full-on first thing in the morning but with a strong cup of tea and a downpour outside it works fabulously well.<p><b>SERVES</b><p>6<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>2 tbsp olive oil<br>• 1 large red onion, …

Recipes

Sea bass in crazy water

I fell in love with this dish from the Amalfi coast because of its name. Nobody knows why it’s called “crazy water” but it may be because it was often cooked at sea by fishermen using seawater, or because it has a little heat from the chilli. The dish isn’t actually crazy at all – it’s pure, simple …

Italy

The Food Lab: These Fried Chicken Sandwiches Take Only 5 Ingredients to Make

Look at that fried chicken sandwich. Check out the crisp, craggy crust with that <i>come bite me</i> sheen that promises juicy, tender meat underneath. Look at that potato bun, its buttery, golden dome beckoning to you. And then...the pickles. The most playful little pickles! Cradling the chicken in a …

52 Recipes to Get Your Braise On

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Here’s the Secret to a Perfect Networking Meeting

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>A few months ago, I worked with a client (let’s …

23 Creative Lentil Recipes That Go Way Beyond Soup

Cooking

HSBC faces second grilling by UK lawmakers over Swiss tax scandal

LONDON (Reuters) - HSBC’s faces a second grilling by British lawmakers on Monday as fallout from the bank’s Swiss tax scandal continues.<p>Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee said it will question HSBC Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver, former group general manager of its global private banking arm …

Private Banking

Easy, Cheesy Chicken Cordon Bleu Dip: A Slow-Cooker Crowd-Pleaser

My boyfriend James calls me the "crazy crock lady" because I'm constantly coming up with new ways to use my slow cooker. He might make fun of me for it, but I'll tell you, he always scarfs down whatever I make.<p>Sometimes it's juicy shredded chicken, sometimes it's bubbly dips, and sometimes I toss …

Chicken Liver Toasts with Date Jam and Herb Salad

Cooking the liver till just medium-rare keeps it from tasting chalky; straining it through a fine-mesh sieve gives the finished mousse a silky texture.<p>Ingredients<p>CHICKEN LIVER MOUSSE<p>½ lb. chicken livers, excess fat removed<p>2 cups whole milk<p>2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, divided<p>½ medium onion, thinly sliced<p>…

20 best chicken recipes: part 2

Brilliant recipes from top chefs, including Nigella Lawson and Elizabeth David, selected by Observer Food Monthly<p>• 20 best chicken recipes: part 3<p>Fuchsia Dunlop’s gong bao chicken with peanuts<p>Serves 2 as a main dish or 4 as part of a Chinese meal<b><br>boneless chicken breasts</b> 2 (300-350g in total), with …

Cheese Expert's Picks: 10 Essential Cheeses to Know and Love

One of the questions I'm most frequently asked as a cheese person is, "What cheese do you have at home?" The honest answer is that it's rarely the newest, weirdest offering from some creamery no one's heard of. Most of the time I stick to my greatest hits list.<p>The following ten cheeses are what I'm …

16 Noodle Soup Recipes to Slurp Your Way Through All Winter

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Deliciously Ella spiced turmeric hummus recipe

A healthy snack with a spicy twist<p><b>Serves</b><p>Makes one large bowl<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>2 400g/14oz tins of chickpeas<p>2 lemons<p>1 tsp paprika<p>1 tsp turmeric<p>2 tsp ground cumin<p>½ tsp ground chilli<p>3 cloves of peeled garlic<p>10 tbsp olive oil<p>4 tbsp water<p>3 tbsp tahini<p>Salt<p><b>Method</b><p>Drain and rinse the chickpeas.<p>Squeeze the lemons …

Healthy Eating

Massive Worldwide Layoff Under Way At IBM

<i>IBMers: Please share your experience with me directly at t.perry@ieee.org, on Twitter @teklaperry, or in the comments below. Keep yourself anonymous</i> …

IBM Launching Web-Based Email Service

Company to Offer IBM Verse Free to Individuals and Hopes to Sell Commercial Version to Businesses<p>International Business Machines Corp. is launching a new offensive against Google Inc. and others in the email market, offering a Web-based service it plans to market directly to end users, a rare …

Alphabet Inc.

Bringing IBM Research to South Africa

Solomon Assefa, IBM, and Zeblon Vilakaz, Wits University<b>By Solomon Assefa</b>When I first visited South Africa more than a year ago from IBM’s research …

South Africa

IBM to pump R700m into SA innovation

At the heart of IBM's R700 million investment is a research lab, for which it has great expectations. (Artist's impression.)<p>Global tech giant IBM …

Cognitive Computing

Google Advisors Say No To Global Right To Be Forgotten

An advisory council, formed by Google, has backed its decision to apply Europe’s ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling only in the European Union. Regulators had previously called on the company to apply the rule globally.<p>Google put together the eight-person committee in May last year to advise it on …

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